California International Shorts Festival

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Years running: 12 (since 2011)

California International Shorts Festival

International Short Film Festival in California.

About

The CISF is extremely excited for its Fall showcase season and plans on becoming one of the bigger independent short film showcase arenas around. The passion and commitment that each filmmaker and writer puts into his or her work deserves to be acknowledged. This is why we here at the California International Shorts Festival take tremendous pride in putting on a memorable event and screening the works of the many talented, dedicated and unsung filmmakers. CISF’s 9 categories of competition: Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Animated Shorts, Experimental Shorts, Student Shorts, Foreign Shorts, Music Videos, Commercials and Short Scripts. Screenings will take place in Santa Monica CA (Los Angeles). 

Awards

  • Best Narrative Short
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Best Animated Short
  • Best Experimental Short
  • Best Student Short
  • Best Foreign Short
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Commercial
  • Best Script
  • Honorable Mention

Rules

  • Fill out on-line entry form (via Filmfreeway systems);
  • Pay entry fees;
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or download film via Filmfreeway system.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Timothy Zafer (Director).

Documents

Place

United States
Santa Monica

Official Website

calshorts.com

Contacts

Address:

16060 Ventura Blvd. #508
Encino, CA 91436
United States

Email: info@calshorts.com

 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    June 12, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline
    June 24, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    July 15, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    August 05, 2022
  • Extended Deadline
    August 26, 2022
  • Notifications
    September 05, 2022
  • Event Dates
    17 — 18 September 2022
Categories & Fees

Student produced or directed films. All Genres Accepted (Under 45 Minutes)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — free

Screenplays, Stage plays, and Teleplay's. All Genres and Topics Accepted. (Under 50 Pages).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — free

Animated Shorts. (Under 45 Minutes).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — free

Experimental Films that do now follow a traditional narrative format. (Under 45 Minutes).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — free

Documentary Shorts. All Topics Accepted. (Under 45 Minutes).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — free

Narrative short films. All Genres Accepted. (Under 45 Minutes).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films produced outside of the United States. All Genres Accepted. (Under 45 Minutes)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — free

Music Videos. All Genres Accepted. (Under 25 Minutes).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — free

Commercials. All topics and genres accepted. (Length of: 30 seconds minimum and maximum 10 minutes)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — free
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