'Celebrating diversity in film'

We offer discount codes for multiple submissions, please enquire via email.

The International Short Film Festival an up and coming Film Festival that actively strives to bring a wonderful variety of films to its audience.

Aiming to be one of the leading short film festivals in the United Kingdom, every year at the end of October the festival is all about International Short Films.

The International Short Film Festival encourages fantasies, to create tension, to create an international desire for short films.

Screening in the heart of london, SFF welcomes films of all genres and types from all over the World. Encouraging and connecting filmmakers.

Our Mission

To Discover, Support and display ground-breaking and original work by Artists from all over the world.

Best Long Short Film (1 hour and under)
Best Medium Short Film (45 minutes and under)
Best Short Film (30 minutes and under)

Best Film United Kingdom
Best Film Europe
Best Film The Americas
Best Film Asia
Best Film London

Best Performance by Lead role (Male)
Best Performance by Lead role (Female)

Best Screenplay International Award

Custom Trophies
Custom Certificates

1. All films that have made the Official Selection will be notified 6-8 weeks prior to the festival.
2. All films submitted are eligible for nomination of their submitted categories.
3. All foreign submissions MUST be subtitled in English.
4. All winners will receive Winner Laurels, Custom Certificates, Custom Trophies and Cash Prizes.
5. All films must have been made in or after 2015
6. The Entry is non-refundable
7. ISSF only accept online submissions via FilmFreeway or a Vimeo Via FilmFreeway downloadable link to your film.
8. All Students MUST provide proof of student status within a 3 days of submitting their film. No proof in student status will result in disqualification.

Overall Rating
  • Emily Haigh

    Communication throughout was great. I sadly couldn't attend, but my co-producer attended and really enjoyed the festival and the wide selection of films shown. We were thrilled to win Best UK Short Film!

    November 2018
  • Howard Wimshurst

    Great venue! Very well organised with lovely hosts, showed a diverse range of films that were all interesting. Made new friends there. Thank you!

    November 2018
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great festival, thank you so much for having us there!

    November 2018
  • Thank you for your selection and your hospitality. It was very kind and special for me.

    November 2018
  • Keith Large

    We had the pleasure of attending this fantastic festival. Such a friendly and warm welcome and a very diverse range of quality films. The organizers need praising for their selection of movies and documentaries and for choosing a wonderful location. There was plenty of time to network and we made some great contacts for the future. This is a must attend festival. Thank you again to everyone involved for a brilliant day.
    Keith Large,
    Writer and Producer,
    'A Date with Shillelagh'

    November 2018