Chennai International Short Film Festival has been started by persons having long associations with film festivals under the ages of Chennai Academy of Motion Picture, a non-profit trust to promote good cinema to the film enthusiasts of Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu. Short films have emerged as a universal experimental platform for both professional and amateur film makers alike. With proliferation of high quality digital technology at relatively low prices, every film enthusiast wants to embark on film making and short films are the first stepping stone in that effort.

CISFF is the unique event in India which showcases talents to short film making. It is the only annual International Short Film Festival happening in India with awards in all categories.

Awards & Prizes

5th Chennai International Short Film Festival -2018 (20th to 27th January 2018)

Awards & Prizes

The Jury will announce the awards during awards function (27th January 2018 @ 6.30 pm)

2.1 Animation awards :

The Best Short Animation award will carry a trophy, a certificate and Rs. 20,000/- to the Director and a certificate & Rs. 20,000/- to the Producer

The Second Best Short Animation award will carry a trophy, a certificate and Rs. 10,000/- to the Director and a certificate & Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer

The Special Jury Award will be given to an individual (either to a director or cinematographer or an editor etc...) with a memento, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/-

2.2 Documentary Awards:

The Best Short Documentary award will carry a trophy, a certificate and Rs. 20,000/- to the Director and a certificate & Rs. 20,000/- to the Producer.

The Second Best Short Documentary award will carry a trophy, a certificate and Rs. 10,000/- to the Director and a certificate & Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer.

The Special Jury Award will be given to an individual (either to a director or cinematographer or an editor etc.) with a memento, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/-

2.3. Best Short Fiction Award:

The Best Short Fiction award will carry a trophy, a certificate and Rs. 20,000/- to the Director and a certificate & Rs. 20,000/- to the Producer.

The Second Best Short Fiction award will carry a trophy, a certificate and Rs. 10,000/- to the Director and a certificate & Rs. 10,000/- to the Producer.

The Special Jury Award will be given to an individual (either to a director or cinematographer or an editor etc…) with a memento, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- .

Rules & Terms

Regulations:

The Festival is meant for short films of maximum 20 minutes duration and will have the following sections

i) World Competition for short fiction films (maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2016
ii) World Competition for Short documentary films (maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2016
iii) World Competition for short animation films (maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2016
v) World Cinema films (Short / documentary / animation films of maximum 20 minutes) produced after 1st November 2016
v) Country Focus (films from one or two countries & duration will be restricted to maximum 20 minutes each film)
vi) Special section (tributes / homage/country focus etc)

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    Burak Dogan

    Very good quality festival. Thank you so much for the Festival Director Mr.Srinivasa Santhanam. My short documentary was selected second best documentary. My award came from India to Turkey. Thanks again. Good luck for new festivals.

    August 2017
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    Harvan Agustriansyah

    I have been here with my short film work The Silent Mob and so honour be part with all unique short film from around the world on 4th Chennai International Short Film Festival program. Thank you so much for the Festival Director Mr. Srinivasa Santhanam, all Jury members and all very kind festival staff for appreciate my work.

    May 2017
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    afroj ansari

    my movie was selected in cisff. there was any gift for selected movie ?
    please conform me

    April 2017
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    Maria João de Almeida

    Fantastic short film festival, glad to be part of it! Congratulations.

    March 2017
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    laurent rouy

    Very pleasant experience! Now we wait for the list of awarded films!!! THUMBS UP!!!

    March 2017