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.

Jury Selection Award
Audience Choice Award

*Awards are subject to change.

• Competition Films should be produced within the years 2020 to 2023.

• Short films produced before the 1st of January 2020 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• Once selected for screening, the film shall not be withdrawn.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
  • Dear ISFFC
    Thank you for including my short film LOVELY RITA in your festival. For my film it was chinese premiere. I hope you had a succesful festival and wish you for the future all the best.

    November 2023
  • Hakan Ünal

    Thank you so much for having my short film 'Allegoria' selected to your festival. Its such an honor to be a part of the festival.

    February 2023
  • Thank you very much for selecting our film " Mad Scientist". The organizers gave clear instructions and great support for the event. Thank you very much for such a great experience!

    January 2023
  • Alexandre de Villeneuve

    A festival really interested in cinematographic exploration. I was very happy to present two movies during the last edition !

    January 2023
  • Nevelin Vulchev

    A fantastic festival with great communication and very well organized. Thank you for the screening of our film "Good Night, Lily" and I hope we have the chance to show our next films at your wonderful festival.
    Thank you again and good luck with everything!

    January 2023