Yerevan International Short Film Festival


The Yerevan International Short Film Festival chooses short films in the International and National Competition.

The spirit of the Yerevan international Short Film Festival is one of friendship and universal cooperation. Its aim is to build the platform for screening world’s best short films and support film industry of Armenia.

The festival pays for the participant of the competitive program accommodation and meals.

If possible, it partially covers the cost of travel.


  • Grand Prix for The Best Film
  • Best Short film National Competition 
  • Best Short film International Competition
  • Award for the Best Director
  • Award for the Best Screenplay
  • Award for the Best Actress
  • Award for the Best Actor
  • Award for the Best Cinematography
  • Award for the Best artistic achievement
  • Audience Award
  • Jury's Special Prize
  • Special awards from the sponsors and partners of the Festival



All genres


The person submitting this film warrants to Yerevan international short film festival Festival that they have obtained all the necessary permissions to enter this film and that the film does not infringe the rights, including copyright, of any third party.


The person submitting this film agrees that Yerevan international short film festival Festival it's board, sponsors and partners, and judges, individually and collectively will not be held responsible for losses, damages, costs and liabilities relating to any films submitted to this festival.

Only films that meet the following requirements will be chosen into the Official Selection:

  • Films From All Over the world are eligible to apply.
  • Films that have been produced in the 24 months prior the Festival.
  • Films that have not been exhibited on the Internet or Television.
  • Films that do not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits.
  • The festival in the International competition only accepts fiction short films.
  • The festival in the National competition accepts fiction and documentary short films.

  • Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program during the event.
  • The Yerevan International Short Film Festival designates three members of the Jury for the all competitions.
  • No person having taken part in the production or exploitation of a film in competition may be a member of the Jury.

Film language: Original. 

Subtitles language: English. 

Film submissions will be accepted via

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival Director Guzh Tadevosyan




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    June 17, 2023
  • Regular Deadline
    August 27, 2023
  • Late Deadline
    September 27, 2023
  • Notifications
    September 28, 2023
  • Event Dates
    20 — 24 October 2023
Categories & Fees

Feature films from all over the world from 1 to 30 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — $5
  • Late Deadline — $6

Feature and documentaries films, the country of production of which is Armenia. From 1 to 30 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
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