Calcutta International Short Film Festival

Calcutta International Short Film Festival
Kolkata Independent Film Society
B-160, Survey Park
Kolkata, India

Tel: +91- 98362 63064

2020, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Tue 31st Mar 20
Fri 19th Jun to Sun 21st Jun

2020, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Tue 31st Mar 20
Fri 19th Jun to Sun 21st Jun

Festival Overview


CISFF-2020 seeks to enlighten, educate, and entertain the viewers’ community through the exhibition of short length cinema. We believe that cinema is a magical tool that speaks a universal language, enabling the ability to unite people across the globe in an instant.

The CISFF-2020, as an international short film festival, has the objective of creating awareness among the cine-viewers through the projection of short films. We aim to encourage independent as well as professional filmmakers across the globe to share their passion for our platform. The CISFF-2020 primarily focuses on short films of the diverse genres and encourage the filmmakers to submit their projects.

The CISFF-2020 strives to bring filmmakers from all over the world under one set. We continue to represent filmmakers from all levels and experiences.

The members of our jury belong to a network of professionals, with years of experience in the industry. The quality standard of this competition is very high and only awards the best films, so winners of this competition can be very proud of their achievement. We believe our film festival will give filmmakers a chance to showcase their work to a very wide range of audiences.

We wish everyone the best of luck and hope to see you at our event this year!


The CISFF-2020 awards shall be given in the following Categories:
1. Best Short Film
2. Best Student Film
3. Best Animation
4. Best Experimental Film
5. Best Documentary
6. Best Director
7. Best Acting
8. Best Editing
9. Best Sound Designing
10. Best Cinematography


Action Adaptation Adventure Advertising Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Erotic Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language French Gangster Gay and Lesbian Ghost Historical Horror Independent Jewish Legal Martial Arts Medical Murder Mystery Music Video Musical Mystery National Natural History Noir Period Political Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Travel TV War Western Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Shubhankar Mazumdar
Festival Director
Ankit Bagchi
Programming Director


Open to the public


Short films, Short Animation, and Short Documentaries


Regular Deadline:
Standard: $30
Student: $20

Late Deadline:
Standard: $ 40
Student: $ 30

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