LISFF is Lisbon based international short film festival that focuses on narrative film. The festival aims to bring together and inspire short filmmakers from all around the world, as well as support original cinematographic approach and talented fimmakers.
Global technological changes have greatly and inevitably reshaped the face of cinema. The digital era has not only simplified the complicated technical process, but it also made it much cheaper and so, more available in terms of its production.
One of the targets of this festival is to create debates and to give a chance to short filmmakers to share their experiences as well as to explore new possibilities of filmmaking through the workshops and seminars which will take place during the festival.
All the screenings and events will take place in Lisbon at the venue which will be confirmed by the end of March 2019. For further information please visit our official website:

Best Movie
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay

Jury Special Mention

Festival trophies will go to all winners.

We accept fiction films of any genre up to 20 minutes.
Films that have been completed prior to April 30, 2019 are not eligible to submit to the competition category of the festival.
All content that is submitted in a language other than English is required to have English subtitles included.
All films must be submitted on NTSC DVD or PAL or as an online screener. We do NOT screen films in any other format.
No porn content.
We reserve the right to promote your film via our social media channels or website. This may include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
In regards to intellectual property, you are fully responsible for the copyrights of any images, music, sound or graphics contained in your entry.
By submitting your film to the LISFF, you agree that you have read and accepted rules of the festival.
LISFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.
Lisboeta International Short Film Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.

Overall Rating
  • Herman Perera

    It was a great feeling that my short drama 'DEEPER' was an Official Selection. Unfortunately I could not attend. A big thank you to all in your team.

    May 2019
  • Pratish Shrestha

    it was really a great moment to be part of icsff as my short film got best cinematography award for the first time in my film making career. Thank you so much icsff for award and prize money .

    July 2018
  • Arapuá Filmes

    Wonderful festival with great communication. They took good care of our film!

    May 2018
  • Great Festival!, amazing people and thanks again for selecting 'preferentes'.

    May 2018