Call for Entries on First Short Film Festival in Georgia - Leave your Footprints

KISFF – Kutaisi International Short Film Festival will be held from 3rd to 7th November 2020.

The First Edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival launched the open call for short films around the world. Deadlines: August 20th (Regular), September 20th (Late)

KISFF – Kutaisi International Short Film Festival will be held from 3rd to 7th November 2020. As a historic city of moving pictures, Kutaisi regains cinematic position in the industry offering a wide variety of programs including retrospectives of Georgian and international classics plus contemporary International Short Film Competition. 

KISFF decentralizes the Georgian film industry mainly kept in the capital city. Soon the festival will become the leading destination for the cinephiles and filmmakers around the world as the crew will also be offering masterclasses and workshops from professionals in various topics. 

Unfortunately, this year the festival cannot get guests worldwide because of locked borders caused by Coronavirus however international films will be accepted and the prizes will be received to the winners to any part of the world. 

 Kutaisi International Short Film Festival provides four types of award categories. The jury will honour two prizes in the main competition: Golden Dinosaur for the best film and the most outstanding director. Winner of Super Shorts the second competition will get the Dinosaur’s Footprint. Additionally Film Critics Jury will present the respective special prize.


 KISFF is looking for two categories of fiction films: 

 1. The Main Competition - 10-30 minute movies.

 2. The Second Competition – Super Short 1-5 minute movies.

 Considering the COVID-19 situation the festival will allow films from 2018, 2019 and 2020 years to complete.

Deadlines for submissions are August 20th (Regular), September 20th (Late);

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by September 25, 2020;

To make your application you need to have a Film Freeway Account;

Please check all the fees for submitting your film, according to each deadline before making the application. You can submit your film here.


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