You’ve chosen to film. Chosen to put together a visual piece of art if we may say so. Today when anyone with a camera can, in theory, make a film... how will you make your short film stand out? What you intend to do with your film is what the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival is all about. We will be what you create. 

After the tremendous success that was BISFF 2022, we are all set to host the 13th edition. Just as every year, this is an attempt to understand the medium a little better and go a little further in inventing new forms of storytelling as filmmakers.

This year the Festival will be a HYBRID Version, having both Online and Venue Screenings. Online Screenings will be only for INDIAN Geography

The festival showcases shorts from across the world, creating a physical space for a great audience experience and bringing together a keen audience for the filmmakers. BISFF also exhibits works by past masters who have dabbled in short filmmaking that today is viewed as an art form that needs a unique approach. Additionally, the festival presents talks and panel discussions with leading thinkers and industry practitioners, enabling budding makers to interact with the best in the industry. BISFF also includes hands on learning experiences in workshops and demonstrations by professionals, putting together an exclusive audience experience and perhaps space for makers to find what they are looking for.  

Genre: Only fiction short films are accepted
Running Time: 30 minutes or less. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.
Formats: Video Link (any digital format)
Production Country: All
Production Year: The film must have been produced after January 1, 2022 for all.
Language: All languages are accepted.
Subtitles: English subtitles are required for all submissions.
Screenings: Will be both Online and Venue Screenings

Overall Rating
  • Prince Shadwal

    I liked the Bengaluru festival very much. The best thing about them was that their communication was regular and they updated me on the multiple screenings and other sessions. It was thoughtful of the organisers to conduct an online session with all the film directors before the screenings to talk about everyone's creative process. Hope they get bigger and better with each year.

    August 2022
  • Yazh Thamizh Creations

    Thank you for selecting our "Liquor Kills" silent short film for the Non competition section and it's a wonderful and inspiring festival to participate in.

    August 2022
  • BISFF is really a fantastic short film festival in India. It was an amazing experience to be there.
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to exhibit my work ' A day under the sky'.

    All coordinators were very hardworking. Good communication and systematic workflow.
    Wish to visit again in future.

    August 2022
  • Thank you for the opportunity our film ANJELA to be seen in Asia! Wish you lots of successful editions to come!

    August 2022
  • Alejandro Gonzalez

    Thank you for the opportunity and for having "280 Days" World Premier at BISFF

    August 2022