Cairo International Short Film Festival devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films , advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The Cairo International Short Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less

We know how hard it is for an independent filmmaker to produce and distribute their works.

The mission is to celebrate the independent filmmakers by providing
a platform for short films and documentaries

The festival is intended to provide audiences and experts insight into recent short films and documentaries to stimulating the production of the film in Egypt enhance cooperation among Filmmakers in production

Cairo Shorts only Brings the best films focusing on everything new, brave, daring and challenging that is out of the mainstream

All films will be screened in a live theatrical venue with Q&A

On the sidelines of the festival there will be special seminars and workshops

Festival services and film screening will continue throughout the year to help independent filmmakers produce and distribute their films

1- The Festival only accepts Short Film,Documentaries and Student Films from 4 to 30 min.

2- The Festival only accepts online registrations and submissions to be assessed. Films must have an English subtitles

4- We are only accepting films that have been produced during and after January 2022 at this time

5- By submitting a film to The Festival, the submitter agrees that the film will be screened in a live theatrical venue during the festival

6- All films entries selected for the festival grant Cairo Shorts (CiSff) the rights to use provided stills, footage, clips, trailers and information from the film for promotionā€‹

7- All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition

8- The Festival will never share or streaming your Film (s) online without your permissions

9-Cairo Shorts Film Festival reserves the right to change any information contained in this document(including Festival dates, venues, events, awards and eligibility requirements)without further notice

10- Filmmakers will be notified no later than October 15 of their submission status

Overall Rating
  • Shaymaa Tafish

    Great Festival support Film makers

    January 2023
  • The festival is very good

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much

  • Glad that I've been a part of this festival, the atmosphere was great and the communication was nice, I'm also honored to win the Mohamed Bayoumy Best Director and Best Film Award!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much

  • Omar Aly

    Such an honor to be a part of this amazing welcoming festival.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much

  • Amazing festival
    Not only care about filmmaking as industry
    But , there is a lovely and huminstic care about film makers with really kind and supportive help
    The films also are amazing ,
    The slogan of festival this year is " keep dreaming
    And they are really dreaming and let others dreaming also
    Great thanks for festival Team and managers
    Help our passion to glow and grow
    All my support for my favorite festivalšŸŒøšŸŒø

    December 2022