Wiz-Art is an annual International Short Film Festival, which takes place in Lviv, Ukraine at the beginning of August. The festival was started by art formation Wiz-Art, which was founded in 2008. The festival shows more than 100 brand new short films every year. Wiz-Art is a powerful cultural and educational platform that unites Ukrainian and foreign filmmakers and introduces them to the Ukrainian audience experienced professionals.

Early bird deadline - June 1st, 2019
Late bird deadline - June 15th, 2019
Festival dates - August 5-11, 2019

We offer free submissions for student films, but only if film schools ask for a waiver.
Please, contact us at festival@wiz-art.ua to do so.

Wiz-Art Showreel

The festival jury is elected by the administration of the festival. Usually, there are several foreign guests in the jury and necessarily representative of Ukrainian cinema. The participants of the jury are professional directors, movie creators, and producers.

The Grand Prix is money award as well as best UA film.

Short films up to 28' minutes made in 2018-2019 from all around the world.

Overall Rating
  • Mariia Ponomarova

    LISFF has an absolutely great atmosphere, hospitable organizers and high-quality film selections.
    Definitely worth going and enjoying it fully!

    August 2018
  • Leopold Dewolf

    Fantastic festival! I couldn't recommend it more. I had such an awesome time. there The city is lovely, the movie selection is top quality and inspiring, and the festival team is so welcoming. Thank you, Wiz-Art :)

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for good words, Leopold! We were so glad to have you with us this year!

  • Nice festival, beautiful city! Wish all the best for Wiz-Art!

    October 2017
    Logo fest 01 04
    Response from festival:

    Come again!

  • Great festival located in a wonderful city. The staff is really nice and it's easy to meet and share with other directors. Every night is a party, every day is about discovering films from all over the world.

    August 2016