Tehran International Short Film Festival


Rules & Terms


  1. Entry requirements

– Films must have been completed after January 1st, 2019.

– Films of 30 minutes or less are eligible.

– Fiction, animation, documentary and experimental genres, can be submitted to the festival.

– Each film can be submitted in just one section. The sections include “Main competition.”

– Films which have already been publicly broadcast or distributed in any form or screened in Iran are not accepted.

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

– Industrial and commercial films are not accepted.

  1. Entry procedure and selection

-Films must be submitted in English on-line and uploaded via platforms.

-Complete transcription of dialogues with time code in their original language with translations only in

English (even if the language of the film is English).

-Email at least one still of the film to the event.

-The deadline for the online entry is June 20, 2020.

-There is no submission fee.

-The list of the selected films will be published on the Festival’s website (https://www.tisff.ir) by

September 1st, 2020.

-Directors or producers or distributors of selected films will be notified via email prior to the event.

  1. Screening format and Resolution

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

– Resolution: Full HD, 1920 x 1080

– Frame rate: (25p – 50i)

  1. Non-specified cases

The festival committee will decide on any case which have not been stipulated in this regulations document. The signature of the applicant implies full understanding of and consent to the rules.

5- The Sender of the submitted film or screenplay is responsible for all copyrights.

He is legally authorized to enter his film or screening permission.

Filmmaker agrees that film entered in to festival may be selected for screening at the Festival.

The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and the exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any right, including but not limited to music, images, and content.

If Screening or information are inaccurate or flawed, the organizer is only liable in case of gross negligence.