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2020 WINNERS ***

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 2- 3Gb.
ALL films MUST have embedded ENGLISH SUBTITLES ***
(even if dialog is in english)
Final selections , in additions to the above. MUST provide us
with a clean file without any subs AND separately the appropriate srt file of english subs.

* "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 2- 40min. maximum

Important :
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
  • Katerina Douma

    It's an honor to give a shot and win the attention of such a great festival! Thank you for the recognization by your extraordinary artists and filmakers. Our film "Musical?" at Semi - Finalists it's Ok!

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    thanks & love & hugs, Katerina !

  • Great Festival with excellent quality of films in every program I watched, thanx for the experience!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    thanks much, Michalis....we do try hard..we are completely independent...and we award cinema

  • George Leontakianakos

    Just an amazing festival! I recommend it 100%! Perfect communication! 100% professionals! Thank you very much and good strength!

    November 2020
  • Eirini Karagkiozidou

    Great festival with great movies all over the world, so excited to have been part of it!

    November 2020
  • Michalis Kalopaidis

    TiSFF has a great programming. The selection of films is always top-notch. It is definitely a festival that you should have on your watch list.

    November 2020