ISFFC is an international short film festival organized by the 1895 Film Society in Guangzhou. The festival features top films from the world's leading filmmakers as well as introduces new talent from around the world.

As always, we’re proud to welcome both China and international submissions. In 2019 ( the first edition of the international short film competition), we screened 50+ films carefully curated from over 1000 submissions including Oscar® Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Emmy® and Grammy® wining artists from around the world.

ISFFC is an IMDb Award-listing qualifying festival! All winners will receive IMDB winning accreditation and an official awards certificate.

Best Short Film
Special Mention
Audience Award

*Awards are subject to change.

• Competition Films should be produced within the years 2019 to 2022.

• Short films produced before the 1st of January 2019 can participate in Non-Competition section.

• All Films must have English subtitles.

• ISFFC does not require Premiere status for submissions. 

• ISFFC welcomes any film in any genre, under 60 minutes in length.

• ISFFC is a non-profit organization and we do not pay Screening Fees.

• Only digital submissions will be accepted: please upload films via FilmFreeway.

• The organizers reserve the right to change the date, venue and rules of the festival.

• Filmmakers whose films are selected by the festival will be informed through email.

• Once selected for screening, the film shall not be withdrawn. 

• Producers or distributors who enter the festival grant permission for their entries to be presented at any festival screening or event unless we are otherwise notified at the time of entry.

Overall Rating
  • barbara peikert

    Thank you ISFFC team for all good messages informing us about the non-competitive and spread screenings of this year's special edition of the ISFFC festival under Covid-restriction and for the really fantastic selection of my film SNOWSHINE.

    November 2021
  • Thank you for supporting small indie productions

    November 2021
  • Thanks you so much to have supported my movie . Wish you a long way successful with your festival and see you soon maybe with a new project .
    My best regards
    Galiam Bruno Henry

    November 2020
  • Thankful to the ISFFC for supporting independent films during 2020. It is my great honor that my short film 'Violet' was selected and screened in the incredible ISFFC in Guangzhou, a beautiful southern city in China. I am glad to be a part of this wonderful festival. I look forward to submitting my film again.

    November 2020
  • It was a great experience. Everyone was very professional and our film got a lot of exposure. Thank you so much.

    September 2020