33rd Tehran International Short Film Festival (TISFF)
Iranian Youth Cinema Society (IYCS) is an independent film organization which has been established almost 40 years ago.
IYCS is associated with the Iranian Ministry of Culture and has 60 branches around the country; the main branch is located in Tehran.
The main activity of IYCS is concentrated on 3 fields; educating mainly the youth in the field of cinema, production of short films and distribution of them to the
IYCS organizes Tehran International Short Film Festival ( TISFF ) annually in Autumn. It is one of the oldest film festivals not only in Iran but also in the region.
The festival has been the host of the International well-known festival directors and cineastes from around the world.
TISFF is holding annually in Autumn with National and International Competitions.
First TISFF had been held in 1983 as a non-competitive.
In 1984 the first regulation and entry form of international festival had been prepared and sent to the addresses of foreign filmmakers.
By attending at Clermont-Ferrand Film Market and other international events, many film makers from different countries had been familiar with TISFF therefore the festival had received more films.
In 2005 the festival joined International Short Film Conference.
In 2007 TISFF became member of SHORTFILMDEPOT and in 2015 a member of REELPORT.
In 2014 the festival had received almost 3000 films from 104 countries and in 2015 it reached to 3601 films from 108 countries around the world.
The next edition of festival will be held in November 2016.