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About IKSFF

Welcome to the 5th IKSFF 2025. IKSFF stands tall in its fifth glorious year, a testament to its resounding success and unwavering dedication. What began as a humble endeavour has blossomed into a global phenomenon, with each passing year promising even greater triumphs.

 

As we stand on the cusp of our fifth-year milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has been a part of the IKSFF family. From the filmmakers who poured their hearts into their craft to the audience members who embraced our vision with open arms, the invaluable support of our associates, partners, sponsors, jury members, advisors, and volunteers. Each interaction has been a stepping stone towards our collective success. 

A FEW KEY POINTS:

  • It will be a hybrid event.

  • Selected short films will be screened both online and offline.

  • This year Long Short Film of 45 minutes max is also welcome.

  • All films selected for screening will get laurels from us.

  • There will be multiple awards.

  • Festival Start: 21st January 2025 – Festival End: 26th January 2025

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Festival Chairman: Sourav Chakraborty

Festival Director: Saswati Guha Chakraborty

In addition to FilmFreeway, you can also 

Submit Your Short Films Here.

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Festival Mission & Objective

In our fast-paced world, time is a precious commodity. To harness it effectively, condensed experiences are gaining traction. Just as T20 cricket delivers thrilling action in a shorter format, Short Films are rising in popularity, offering succinct yet potent narratives tailored to audiences with limited time or attention spans.

At the International Kolkata Short Film Festival (IKSFF), our mission is to champion the art of short filmmaking. We provide a dynamic platform that fosters creativity, celebrates diversity, and rewards excellence in storytelling. Our aim is to curate a diverse selection of compelling short films, showcasing the talents of both emerging and established filmmakers. Through transcending cultural boundaries, we aim to unite audiences with captivating narratives and fresh perspectives.

IKSFF is more than a festival; it's a vibrant community of filmmakers, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts. We promote collaboration, innovation, and the exploration of new frontiers in short filmmaking. Our vision is to expand our influence, advocating for diversity, inclusivity, and artistic freedom. We aspire to be a catalyst for positive change in cinema, enriching culture and society through the power of short films.

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Call for Entry Opens: 15 April 2024

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Festival Dates :

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Early Bird Deadline : May 31, 2024

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Regular Deadline : July 15, 2024

Festival start: 21 January 2025 Festival End: 26 January 2025

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Extended Regular Deadline : August 15, 2024

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Late Deadline: : September 30, 2024

Kindly Note that the films will be screened either online or offline or on both platforms. Kindly note, all Selected/Nominated/Awarded films may not be screened during the physical screening due to time constrain. The choice of the festival committee will be the final in this regard.

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Final Deadline: November 15, 2024

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Extended Final Deadline: December 05, 2024

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Festival Categories :

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Short Film (Less than 30 Minutes)

Long Short Film ( Less than 45 minutes )

Short Documentaries ( Less than 30 Minutes )

Music Video (Less than 10 Minutes)

Advertisement/Commercials (Less than 6 Minutes)

Public Service Announcements (Less than 6 Minutes)

In addition to FilmFreeway, you can also 

Submit Your Short Films Here

Our venue

21st – 26th January 2025

Online Festival :

Rotary Sadan on

24th – 26th January 2025

Physical Festival:

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