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© 2018 The International Short Film Festival  For Questions /  Contact us at shortfilmfestuk@gmail.com


The International Short Film Festival an up and coming Film Festival that actively strives to bring a wonderful variety of films to its audience.

Aiming to be one of the leading short film festivals in the United Kingdom, every year at the end of October. The festival is all about International Short Films.

The International Short Film Festival encourages fantasies, to create tension, to create an international desire for short films.


Screening in the heart of London, ISFF welcomes films of all genres and types from all over the World. Encouraging and connecting filmmakers.


Our Mission


To Discover, Support and display ground-breaking and original work by Artists from all over the world. 

At the International Short Film Festival London, we believe that the role of a festival is to help filmmakers bring their work to bigger audiences and not to profit off of their ambition.


We are committed to helping filmmakers get their films screened and we believe that it is the responsibility of a film festival to make it as easy as possible for filmmakers to submit their films.

We keep our submission fees and ticket prices low so that filmmakers and audience members can contribute equally to the International Short Film Festival community.

We keep our submission fees and prices as low as possible so every filmmaker, be it first-time filmmaker or professional all have an equal chance in submitting their films and being selected for screening at our festival.

No film will ever be turned away due to lack of funds. If you are submitting multiple films or are unable to pay the submission fee for any reason contact us via email to request a fee waiver.


Rules and Guidelines

The International Short Film Festival is committed to providing the most spectacular venues, an audience and a community for the wide selection of short length films.


We want films which tell us stories that touch us deep within, films that tell us about you, about your life. We encourage all stories, just as long it’s a story and a film created from the heart.




Films that break down boundaries, innovative and eccentric.


We love animation, satire, fiction comedies and dramas, experimental and abstract films, personal and political documentaries, and every other form of film, entertainment or video art.



The Festival

International Short Film Festival will run annual over three days. It will be a red-carpet event. There will be a range of local press from London and photographers on the day. 

However, our main aim is to create 

The Festival will take place in two of our wonderful cinemas in the heart of London. The Lexi Cinema and The Watermans Cinema.




Winners will be awarded a wide range of prizes. ISFF is offering cash prizes, custom trophies, Certificates and Gift Vouchers for professional Camera Equipment. Please see our categories page for full details on fees and categories.