Years running: 7 (since 2012)

Kyiv International Short Film Festival

Kyiv International Short Film Festival.


The widest panorama of contemporary short films, classical and latest achievements of Ukrainian cinema, special events and world premieres, educational and professional sections — all in our five-day marathon in the city center.


  • Best Film Award
  • Best Director Award
  • Audience Award
  • Two of more Special Mentions


  • All kind of short films with the duration up to 30 minutes.
  • Ukrainian premieres are preferred.
  • The films must be created not earlier than January 1, 2016.
  • You are eligible for a free submission if you are: 1. film school representative, submitting films of your students; 2. Ukrainian filmmaker.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Submit the film using Filmfreeway.
  • Specify the preview (vimeo/youtube) or download (wetransfer/dropbox) link or send the DVD Screener.

The director of each film will be invited to Kyiv with accommodation provided for all the dates of the Festival.

Screening Media Type: 35 мм, Blu-Ray, HD

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Festival Director: Кирило Марікуца/Kyrylo Marikutsa
  • Program Director: Naталя Ільчук / Natali Ilchuk
  • PR-Director
  • Катерина Макогон / Kateryna Makogon





Official website



Kyrylo Marikutsa 
Shota Rustaveli str 19 

Phone: +38093-129-1309


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    May 23, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 31, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    February 28, 2018
  • Notifications
    March 15, 2018
  • Event dates
    25 — 29 April 2018
Categories & Fees

Please select this option if your film is 15 minutes or shorter

  • Earlybird Deadline — $6
  • Regular Deadline — $8

Please select this option if you film is longer than 15 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $8
  • Regular Deadline — $10

Please select this option if you are a film school submitting films of your students. Film schools are eligible for a free submission. Please request a promo-code at

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free

Please chose this option if your film has been produced in Ukraine, no matter how long it is

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
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