International Short Film Festival of India 2015


ISFFI is undoubtedly the biggest international short film festival in India. Started in 2007 by Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts in collaboration with Das management Services, Canada with 176 entries from 23 countries, the festival has grown very much with the recent edition having 632 entries from 33 countries. The screening of short films in this festival will be in cinema theatres, and each year the festival is growing towards greater heights. With the great support and encouragement from our festival partners, and collaboration of a good number of colleges, media institutes and organizations in Chennai, ISFFI is expected to make more impact and reach out to a great number of film lovers offering the Chennaites the best of World’s Short film Cinema. It is our dream and hope that ISFFI will become one of the sought after short film festivals of Chennai.

The Mission:

The mission and objective of the International Short Film Festival of India [ISFFI] is to give short films an identity that differentiates this art form, from the conventional big screen. ISFFI displays short films that celebrate diverse cultures, aesthetic traditions, social and relevant themes and other works that challenge and transcend expectations. Our particular interest is in short films that deal with novel themes, cutting‐edge technology and unusual visualization, traditional as well as those that dissent in form, technique or content from the mainstream.

ISFFI continues to display the latest and best in the world’s short filmmaking, blending diverse cultures, aesthetic traditions, day-to-day life events, social and political themes and artistic creations that challenge and transcend expectations.

The 9th edition of the ISFFI is scheduled for 27th & 28th of February, 2015 and all the filmmakers are welcome to submit their entries on or before 20th December 2014.


  • To bring International short films to the audiences in India, and offer film lovers and critics an opportunity to enjoy films from all over the globe.
  • To encourage international, national and local cultural exchanges and interaction among film professionals.
  • Provide suitable avenues for young film makers and experienced film makers to showcase their short films
  • To illustrate the viability of short films to deal with different themes and genres.
  • To create an ideal platform to promote short films as an art form.
  • To expose local film makers to high quality films, cutting-edge technology in cinematography, editing and animation.
  • To make young people creative and socially responsible.
  • To make short films a good alternative to the main stream cinema
  • Make it an important moment of learning for all Visual Communication Colleges.