Years running: 12 (since 2011)
International Short Film Festival in California.
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).
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Timothy Zafer (Director).
Student produced or directed films. All Genres Accepted (Under 45 Minutes)
Screenplays, Stage plays, and Teleplay's. All Genres and Topics Accepted. (Under 50 Pages).
Films produced outside of the United States. All Genres Accepted. (Under 45 Minutes)
Music Videos. All Genres Accepted. (Under 25 Minutes).
Commercials. All topics and genres accepted. (Length of: 30 seconds minimum and maximum 10 minutes)
Animated Shorts. (Under 45 Minutes).
Experimental Films that do now follow a traditional narrative format. (Under 45 Minutes).
Documentary Shorts. All Topics Accepted. (Under 45 Minutes).
Narrative short films. All Genres Accepted. (Under 45 Minutes).