33rd Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF)

8 – 14 November, 2016 Tehran, Iran



The festival is organized by The Iranian Youth Cinema Society (A member of “International Short Film Conference”).

1. International sections:

The International Competition section of the festival consists of different parts. Every film could be submitted in just one of this sections.

-International main competition:

Films of this section compete for prizes which will be awarded by the juries.

-Grand Prix: Trophy + Diploma + € 6,000

-Best Fiction: Trophy + Diploma + € 3,000

-Best Documentary: Trophy + Diploma + € 3,000

-Best Animation: Trophy + Diploma + € 3,000

-Best experimental: Trophy + Diploma + € 3,000

-International video art Section:

This section will be held as non-competitive, but the films will be screened at the festival and published in the festival catalogue.

-Films from Asian countries:

This section will be held in order to strengthen cultural relations among Asian countries.

The best film in this section will be awarded with trophy, diploma and € 2,000

-Films about Islam:

This section is dedicated to the films which have an artistic point of view to the principles of Islam.

The best film in this section will be awarded with trophy, diploma and € 2,000

2. Entry requirements

-Films must have been completed after January 1st 2014.

-Films of 30 minutes or less are eligible.

-Any type of film (fiction, animation, documentary and experimental) can be submitted to the festival.

-Films already submitted to previous TISFF are not accepted even in newer version.

-Industrial and commercial films are not accepted.

33rd Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF)

8-14 November, 2016 Tehran, Iran


3. Entry procedure and selection

-Films must be submitted on-line and uploaded via shortfilmdepot, Reelport & Click for festival.

-Complete transcription of dialogues with time code in their original language with translations in ENGLISH (even if the language of the film is English).

-At least one still of the film

-The deadline for the online entry is May 5th 2016. -There is no submission fee.

-The list of the selected films will be published on the Festival’s website,(http://www.tisff.ir) on Aguste 5th 2016.

-Directors, producers and distributors will be notified about the selected films via email.

4. Screening format & Resolution:

-* Screening format: Mpeg2- Mpeg4 (H.264) – MOV (H.264), with inlaid subtitles.

-* Resolution: Full HD, 1920*1080

-Frame rate: (25p – 50i)

5. Non- specified cases:

The festival committee will consider on any cases of doubt which have not been mentioned in these regulations. All applicants must carefully read, understand and agree what is written in this document. The signature of the applicant implies full understanding of and consents to the rules

6. Festival Address:

Tehran International Short Film Festival

No 9, 19th Alley, Ahmed Ghasir Ave, Arjantin Sq.

151 39 15 311Tehran, Iran

P.O.Box: 15875/ 9544

Tel/ Fax: +98 21 88106836



For submitting the films to TISFF, please visit the following websites: