"TiSFF is a festival for purists and film lovers.
It has the best selection of films of any festival we have attended.
I watched over 50 of the best short films at TiSFF 2016".
Dejan Mrkic , director of SILENCE /U.K.
It always struck me how audacious the program of TISFF was.
Something I profoundly admire as pushing boundaries is exactly what art and here more specifically, short films should be all about....people start to realize getting selected for TiSFF means a lot, even more so than for other Oscar Qualifying or big name short film festivals... what TISFF stands for: giving a voice to people who might one day change the landscape of Cinema.
Wim Vanacker, director & Head of NISI MASA
The quality of the films presented was extremely impressive, which made me even more proud of being part of the game…The creativity of the films chosen was fantastic. And the way films were combined to provide some amazing programs was clever and sensitive.
Patrick Guedj www.patrickguedj.fr
..priceless !!!, when visiting directors from Paris, Brussels, Moscow, London, Denmark,Serbia, Kosovo, Istanbul, write words as the above !
TiSFF takes place since 2007 in Thessaloniki, Greece and is highly focused on cutting-edge shorts cinema that indeed advance the art of cinema.
Shorts initially screened in TiSFF have reached prestigious festival as nominees and very often winners, CEZAR awards, OSCARS, EFA etc. etc.
The 11th edition will take place in late September 2017 in Thessaloniki.
Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2016
*** English subs are required even if dialogues are in english.
Awards & Prizes
Cinematic Achievement Awards
..."As I work with many European Film Professionals as NISI MASA’s Head of the Script Department, it’s something I notice over and over again, how TISFF is growing and gaining importance as people start to realize getting selected for TISFF means a lot, even more so than for other Oscar Qualifying or big name short film festivals as in Yiannis and his vision of Cinema we trust"
Wim Vanacker, awarded director and Head of NISI MASA
Rules & Terms
ALL FILMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES ***(even if dialog is in english)
*** Judging Status:
"Semi-Finalist" indicates "short-listed", not a final selection for the program.
Final selections are affected by total screening hours available for the festival.
Films should a duration of 30min. maximum
TiSFF reserves the right to select films and organize "best of TiSFF" or "TiSFF focus" programs in other venues withing and out of Thessaloniki.
This is of definite advantage to all directors as it extends the audience and the appreciation of the director's cinematic work !