You’ve chosen to film. Chosen to put together a visual piece of art if we may say so. Today when anyone with a camera can, in theory, make a film... how will you make your short film stand out? What you intend to do with your film is what the Bengaluru International Short Film Festival is all about. We will be what you create. 

After the tremendous success that was BISFF 2021, we are all set to host the 12th edition. Just as every year, this is an attempt to understand the medium a little better and go a little further in inventing new forms of storytelling as filmmakers.

This year the Festival will be a HYBRID Version, having both Online and Venue Screenings. Online Screenings will be only for INDIAN Geography

The festival showcases shorts from across the world, creating a physical space for a great audience experience and bringing together a keen audience for the filmmakers. BISFF also exhibits works by past masters who have dabbled in short filmmaking that today is viewed as an art form that needs a unique approach. Additionally, the festival presents talks and panel discussions with leading thinkers and industry practitioners, enabling budding makers to interact with the best in the industry. BISFF also includes hands on learning experiences in workshops and demonstrations by professionals, putting together an exclusive audience experience and perhaps space for makers to find what they are looking for.  

Genre: Only fiction short films are accepted
Running Time: 30 minutes or less. No exceptions. Running time includes end credits.
Formats: Video Link (any digital format)
Production Country: All
Production Year: The film must have been produced after January 1, 2021 for all.
Language: All languages are accepted.
Subtitles: English subtitles are required for all submissions.
Screenings: Will be both Online and Venue Screenings

Overall Rating
  • Really happy that this festival keeps trying to do the best in exhibiting good quality films. Best wishes to the entire Team.

    December 2021
  • Alfredo M. Gómez Vicente

    Thanks to BISFF for having selected and screened my short film "Father, daughter and old woman". I am very happy to have been part of a festival where you can breathe and feel quality, professionalism and commitment.

    October 2021
  • Michael Støen

    Fantastic festival. They did a great job despite the pandemic, with a professional streaming plattform and filmmaker discussions online. We're very honored that our short The Intimate Touch won second runner-up in the international category.

    September 2021
  • Harish K Rajendran

    Too good in all perspective!!

    September 2021
  • Michael Greco

    It was a pleasure and an honour to have my film Green Grass selected to BISFF for 2021. And the festival organizers were friendly, prompt in responding to inquiries, and very well organized. Participating was an excellent experience all around.

    September 2021