Iranian Youth cinema Society (IYCS) is an independent educational film organization which has been established over 40 years ago.

IYCS is associated to the Iranian Ministry of Culture and has 70 branches around the country; the main branch is located in Tehran.

The main activity of IYCS is concentrated in 3 fields.
1- educating the youth in the field of cinema in a compacted one-year film course
2- producing short films and their distribution in and outside the country.
3-Submission of the selected Short Films produced in Iran to the Best Short Film Festivals around the world.

IYCS Organizes Tehran International Short Film Festival every year in October (TISFF).
It is one of the oldest short film festivals not only in Iran but also in the region.
The Festival has hosted international well-known festival directors and cineasts from around the world.
Tehran Short Film Festival is a member of the International Short Film Conference (ISFC) enabling different players in the short film world to work together and share their experience in an informal, non- Political, and flexible atmosphere.

IYCS organizes Tehran International Short Film Festival every year in October (TISFF). It is one of the oldest short film festivals not only in Iran but also in the region. The festival has hosted international well-known festival directors and cineasts from around the world.

Tehran Short Film Festival is a member of International Short Film Conference (ISFC) enabling different players in the short film world to work together and share their experience in an informal, non-political and flexible atmosphere.”

- Grand Prix: Trophy + Diploma + $2000

-Best Fiction: Trophy + Diploma + $1000
-Best Documentary: Trophy + Diploma + $1000
-Best Animation: Trophy + Diploma + $1000
-Best experimental: Trophy + Diploma $1000

Regulations:
1. Entry requirements
- Films must have been completed after January 1st, 2021.
- Films of 30 minutes or less are eligible.
- Fiction, animation, documentary, and experimental genres, can be submitted to the festival.
- Each film can be submitted in just one section. The sections include “Main competition.”
- Films which have already been publicly broadcast or distributed in any form or screened-in Iran are not accepted.
- Films already submitted to the previous TISFF are not accepted - even in a newer version.
- Industrial and commercial films are not accepted.

2. Entry procedure and selection
-Films must be submitted in English online and uploaded via platforms.
-Complete transcription of dialogues with time code in their original language with translations only in
English (even if the language of the film is English).
-Email at least one still of the film to the event.
-The deadline for the online entry is June 20, 2021.
-There is no submission fee.
-The list of the selected films will be published on the Festival's website (http://www.tisff.ir) by
September 1st, 2021.
-Directors or producers or distributors of selected films will be notified via email prior to the event.

3. Screening format and Resolution
- Screening format: Mpeg4- (H.264) - MOV (H.264), with inlaid subtitles.
- Resolution: Full HD, 1920 x 1080
- Frame rate: (25p – 50i)

4. Non-specified cases
The festival committee will decide on any case which has not been stipulated in this regulations document. The signature of the applicant implies full understanding of and consent to the rules.

5- The Sender of the submitted film or screenplay is responsible for all copyrights. He is legally authorized to enter his film or screening permission.
Filmmaker agrees that film entered into festival may be selected for screening at the Festival.
The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and the exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any right, including but not limited to music, images, and content.
If Screening or information is inaccurate or flawed, the organizer is only liable in case of gross negligence.

The applicant has to read and accept the regulations and guidelines for participation.

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  • Arthur B. Senra

    Tehran International is a wonderful film festival! I'm so glad to be a part, with my short film.

    November 2021
  • NewBorn Short Film Agency

    Although, we are glad to have our film selected at TISFF, which used to have a good reputation in the festival cycle, this was far but the case.
    We are understand that the covid19 could create some problems to the festival, but we have no communication with the festival about the screening of our film not even for the festival dates.
    We still don't know what happened with their 2021 edition. I am sorry for the poor feedback, we had higher expectations from a popular festival like this. Nevertheless, we are still thankful for the selection and we hope that you will solve your problems to the future editions. Thank you again.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    New Born short film agency
    To whom may concern,
    Tehran international short film Festival's closing ceremony was on October 24.
    For more details: www.tisff.ir/category/news/
    Thanks
    TISFF Team

  • Filmes do Gajo

    Great to be selected for Tehran International Short Film Festival!!! Thank you so much!

    September 2021