My short review for perhaps the most exciting short film festival :
"What is is about TiSFF that sets it apart from other short film festivals around the world? I have a feeling it is down to two things:
First, a daring, risk-taking, boundary-pushing curating that discovers new and showcases established film artists, all of whom precipitate the collapse of social prejudices and prefabricated notions of what the body, the city, gender, emotions, future or even art is.
And second, because it takes place in this surprisingly edgy and experimental city of Thessaloniki - one of Europe's best kept secrets - fleshing out its radical heart with a rare pride of place."
Prof. A. Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos * Univ. of Westminster

....with deep love and respect for human & cinematic values
....from our 2018 edition
* 4 films short-listed for OSCARS 2019
* 9 films nominees for CESAR 2019
...from our 2019 edition
* 6 films short-listed for OSCARS 2020 , 2 in the final 5
* 7 films nominees for CESAR awards 2020

Since 2007 in Thessaloniki, and 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.

*** attention: English subs are required even if dialogues are in english.

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

Submit films in H264 /mp4 , ideally about 3Gb.
ALL films MUST have embedded ENGLISH SUBTITLES ***
(even if dialog is in english)

JUDGING STATUS *** IMPORTANT NOTICE *
* "Semi-Finalist" indicates "short-listed", not a final selection for the program.

Final selections are affected by total screening hours available for the festival.
Film duration of 35min. maximum
TiSFF reserves the right to select films and organize "best of TiSFF" or "TiSFF focus" programs in other venues within 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 !

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Valentina Tziali

    it was great, everything was good

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    thanks, Valentina....worth the 10 month preparation if you enjoyed !

  • Manuel Marmier

    From the very begining the communication with the festival was good.
    Unfortunatly I couldn't attend to the festival, and I didn't present my work to the audience as I would have loved it.
    I hope the film received a good welcome.
    I wish all my best to the festival team, and once again thank you for selecting my film, I'm very happy it has been screened in the TiSFF.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    thanks very much, Manu....everybody liked and applauded your film...waiting for you next gem
    yiannis

  • Laurent Louis-De Wandeleer

    Very nice communication with the boss of TiSFF. I was very glad that my film was part of it :)

    October 2019
  • Anastasia Sima

    Α fantastic festival! Very warm team, nice location, great atmosphere and hospitality, superb selection of films. Yiannis Zachopoulos and his team marry successfully high profesionalism and true love for movies and filmmakers. They all welcomed us in the warmest way. I highly recommend TiSFF! Thank you!

    October 2019
  • Fantastic festival! Everything was perfect and very professional! I'm honored that "The Funeral Dancer" got to be part of this wonderful festival! Thank you!

    October 2019