Years running: 25 (since 1997)

International Festival of Student Films in Pisek

International Student Short Film Festival.


The objective of the festival is to arrange a meeting of young filmmakers, to introduce the work of local and international film schools, and to award films chosen for the competition by the international jury.

The festival's main goal is to prepare and offer viewers a remarkable competitive program that will be the platform for confrontation between student films of all genres (up to 30 minutes). The traditional participants of the festival have been addressed for this purpose.

We have been able to establish partnerships with a number of schools from these countries such as in the Dominican Republic, Finland, Indonesia, Israel, the United States of America, Uruguay and so on. The festival is not open only for its own purposes but includes the general public in festival events as well. Its goal does not lie simply in the practicality of including students from our schools in preparing the festival but also in the fulfilling the meaning of the word "international". The ISFF Písek offers visitors and filmmakers alike an opportunity to become acquainted with films of various cultures, each having its own distinct perspective. The festival is open to all countries and their beginner filmmakers who, like us, love film and want to share their work with us.


  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (feature films, documentaries or animated)



  • The Grand Prix, the Primary Award of the Festival - The Award of Václav Krška, a classic of Czech cinematography and local native – presented by the town of Písek, also giving a financial contribution of 50 000 CZK;
  • The Award for the Best Fiction Film;
  • The Award for the Best Documentary Film;
  • The Award for the Best Animation Film;
  • Vladana Terčová Award, founder of the festival, presented by Miloň Terč;
  • The Award of the Prague Scientific and Technological Society - award for the Best Philosophical Interpretation of the Use of Technology, donated CZK 8,000.

The winning films will be broadcast after the festival on Czech state TV – Česká televize (Czech Television).


  • Length of up to 30 minutes made by students from secondary schools, colleges or universities with the education in audiovisual work;
  • Only films made within the years 2016 and 2017 which have not been submitted yet to our festival can be registered.
  • Fill out the entry form and provide Preview copy (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Director of festival — Vladana Terčová



Czech Republic

Official Website



FILMFEST Písek, s.r.o.
Lipová alej 2068
397 01 Písek
Czech Republic

phone/fax: + 420 382 264 212

director of festival: Vladana Terčová
mobil: + 420 603 838 342

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    June 30, 2018
  • Event Dates
    16 — 18 October 2018
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