International Short Film Festival Canton


Years running: 10 (since 2013)

International Short Film Festival Canton

International Film Festival.


ISFFC is an international short film festival organized by the 1895 Film Society in Guangzhou. The festival features top films from the world's leading filmmakers as well as introduces new, talent from around the world.

As always, we’re proud to welcome both China and international submissions. In 2019 ( the first edition of the international short film competition), we screened 50+ films carefully curated from over 1000 submissions including Oscar® Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Emmy® and Grammy® wining artists from around the world.

ISFFC is traditionally held on the last weekend of October, at several remarkable venues in Guangzhou city, with free admission to the whole program.


ISFFC is an IMDb Award-listing qualifying festival! All winners will receive IMDB winning accreditation and an official awards certificate.

Best Short Film
Special Mention
Audience Award

*Awards are subject to change.


• Competition Films should be produced within the years 2019 to 2022.

• Short films produced before the 1st of January 2019 can participate in Non-Competition section.

• All Films must have English subtitles.

• ISFFC does not require Premiere status for submissions. 

• ISFFC welcomes any film in any genre, under 60 minutes in length.

• ISFFC is a non-profit organization and we do not pay Screening Fees.

• Only digital submissions will be accepted: please upload films via FilmFreeway.

• The organizers reserve the right to change the date, venue and rules of the festival.

• Filmmakers whose films are selected by the festival will be informed through email.

• Once selected for screening, the film shall not be withdrawn.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



NO.199 Guangming Nan Road, Shiqiao Area
Panyu District
GuangDong 511400

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 09, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 15, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    May 15, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    August 15, 2022
  • Extended Deadline
    November 15, 2022
  • Notifications
    December 15, 2022
  • Event Dates
    23 — 25 December 2022
Categories & Fees

All shorts under 60 minutes and with a completion date after January 1, 2018 will be accepted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $6
  • Late Deadline — $7
  • Extended Deadline — $8

Short films under 60 minutes and produced before the 1st of January 2018 can participate in Non-Competition section.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $6
  • Late Deadline — $7
  • Extended Deadline — $8

This category is only for filmmakers who have been personally invited to screen their films at ISFFC.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

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