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 filmmakers.
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 discover new talents and create a sustainable network between filmmakers within the industry.
All the screenings and events will take place in Lisbon at the venue which will be confirmed by the end of March 2022. For further information please visit our official website:

Best Short Film
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Female Actor
Best Male Actor
Best Child Actor

Jury Special Mention

We accept fiction films of any genre up to 20 minutes.
Films that have been completed prior to April 30, 2022 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
  • Lam Can-zhao

    An awesome festival that my team and I were privileged to be a part of!

    June 2022
  • viviano romero

    it was awesome and a great opportunity to show muy work to the world

    May 2022
  • Javier Beltramino

    I am very grateful. It is a professional festival. The jury they have chosen has given legitimacy to the prizes awarded. I recommend everyone who has new short films to send them to this festival. It has a great future.

    May 2022
  • Nikolaos Falcone Georgiadis

    Good film festival... and thank you

    May 2022
  • 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