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Welcome to IKSFF 2024. The International Kolkata Short Film Festival 2023 was a grand success. More than 170 short films and short documentaries from over 25 countries got submitted. It also received the support and association of many eminent personalities, celebrities, and popular brands. The gala award ceremony was a huge success in the presence of renowned celebrities. Now in its Fourth Year, IKSFF 2024 is again ready to attain greater heights.

A few key points:

It will be a hybrid event.
Selected short films will be screened both online and offline.
This year music videos, Advertisements/Commercials are also welcome.
All films selected for screening will get laurels from us.
There will be multiple awards.
Festival Start: 23 January 2024 โ€“ Festival End: 28 January 2024

Festival Chairman: Sourav Charkraborty

Festival Director: Saswati Guha Charkraborty

Festival Mission & Objective

International Kolkata Short Film Festival which will take place for the third time from 23 January, 2024 to 28 January ,2024 , is now open for entries. The IKSFF will strive to screen short movies. We would like to invite both professional (established broadcasters, film or television production companies/distributors and independent filmmakers) and non-professional filmmakers from anywhere in the world to participate in the festival. The festival and judgment of the competition will take place in Kolkata, India.

Festival Mission & Objective

International Kolkata Short Film Festival which will take place for the third time from 23 January, 2024 to 28 January ,2024 , is now open for entries. The IKSFF will strive to screen short movies. We would like to invite both professional (established broadcasters, film or television production companies/distributors and independent filmmakers) and non-professional filmmakers from anywhere in the world to participate in the festival. The festival and judgment of the competition will take place in Kolkata, India.

Our venue
Online Festival :

23th – 25th January 2024

Physical Festival:

Rotary Sadan on
26th – 28th January 2024

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Rules and Regulations

Online Festival: 23 January 2024 to 25 January 2024

Physical Festival: 26 January 2024 to 28 January 2024

Award Ceremony: Sunday, 28 January 2024 (Kolkata)

Kindly Note, 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.

1. ย Submission to the Festival is open to Short Film, Short Documentary, Short Animations, Music Video, Advertisement/Commercials & Public Service Announcements.
2. All the films Submitted by Film Makers to the Festival under Short Film, Short Documentary, Short Animation, and Public Service Announcement Categories and Created after 1 January 2018 will be included under the Competition Section of the festival program. If any filmmaker wants the screening of his/her film which is completed before 2018, it will be accepted but will be excluded from the competition.

Rules and Regulations

Online Festival: 23 January 2024 to 25 January 2024

Physical Festival: 26 January 2024 to 28 January 2024

Award Ceremony: Sunday, 28 January 2024 (Kolkata)

1. ย Submission to the Festival is open to Short Film, Short Documentary, Short Animations, Music Video, Advertisement/Commercials & Public Service Announcements.
2. All the films Submitted by Film Makers to the Festival under Short Film, Short Documentary, Short Animation, Public Service Announcement Categories and Created after 1 January 2017 will be included under the Competition Section of the festival program. If any filmmaker wants the screening of his/her film which is completed before 2017, it will be accepted but will be excluded from the competition.

Nomination 2023, IKSFF

  • 2023

    BEST SHORT FILM

    Jacob and the QuislingNorway
    ZuniIndia
    SpeechlessRussian Federataion
    MasterpieceBULGARIA
    The Horse From HeavenINDIA
  • 2023

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM


    Never Ask Me WhyIndia
    The MaskIndia
    KataaiIndia
    Singhara ChowIndia
    Jhanklai- The MysteryIndia
  • 2023

    BEST INDIAN (SHORT FILM)

    ZuniIndia
    TaamIndia
    The Horse From HeavenIndia
    The InvitationIndia
    First Second ChanceIndia
  • 2023

    BEST BENGALI (SHORT FILM)

    Bhalo AchiIndia
    BodhonIndia
    Chatim Fuler KothaIndia
    BanaparboIndia
    AwaitingIndia
  • 2023

    BEST CONCEPT (SHORT FILM)

    Hater SporsoIndia
    Kosha MangshoIndia
    ReportIndia
    First Second ChanceIndia
    MoreIndia
  • 2023

    BEST DIRECTOR (SHORT FILM)

    Maharshi KashyapThe Horse From The Heaven
    Dasha KorolevaMasterpiece
    Ashok SaminathanAdhiyamaanum Aalamaramum
    Anders TeigJacob And The Quesling
    Sanjay Mathew & Joyoti BajajZuni
  • 2023

    BEST DEBUT FILM DIRECTOR (SHORT FILM)

    Mintu MaitiHeadlight
    Diana KadiSpeechless
    Debargghya DuttaChatim Fuler Kotha
    Santodeb DuttaInterview
    Arnab PathakBanaparbo
  • 2023

    BEST ACTOR (SHORT FILM)

    Nakul MehtaTasalli Se (India)
    Rwitobroto MukherjeeInterview (India)
    Divya DuttaZuni (India)
    Aishwarya SenBodhon (India)
    Lleiying LaunMedea (China)
  • 2023

    BEST CHILD ACTOR (SHORT FILM)

    Ganit MaityHeadlight (India)
    K.N. DheehaanAdhiyamaanum Aalamaramum (India)
    Ziyan Rajan SaikiaThe Invitation (India)
    Maharudra SiddhusarePanchvis (India)
    Harshiv ValechaStar (India)
  • 2023

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (SHORT FILM)

    Arnab BiswasPoila Boishak (India)
    Payel RoyThe Watched Women (India)
    Padmini SardesaiZuni (India)
    Ketan TankarPanchvis (India)
    Satakshi NandyBin Boy (India)
  • 2023

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (SHORT FILM)

    Viktor GusarovSpeechless (Russian Federation)
    Bin XueMedea (China)
    Oyvind Svanes LundeJacob & The Quisling (Norway)
    Mohosin Shaikh & Sagar Devran MindeHer Canvas (India)
    Vidyanath BhartiTaam (India)
  • 2023

    BEST EDITOR (SHORT FILM)

    Roly Lyssand BjoroJacob & The Quisling (Norway)
    Zhenhe Lin, Jiangyong Wang, Yisheng HouMedea (China)
    Pulkit PhllipThe Horse From Heaven (India)
    MasterpieceHungary
    Madan KaleHer Canvas (India)
  • 2023

    BEST BACKGROUND SCORE MUSIC (SHORT FILM)

    Thomas Endresen & Fredrik SeelandJacob & The Quisling (Norway)
    Chandradip GoswamiKosha Mangsho (India)
    Somnath Gogoi & Arnab BorahThe Horse From Heaven (India)
    Mandar KamalapurkarHer Canvas (India)
    Megh BanerjeeThe Watched Women (India)
  • 2023

    BEST DIRECTOR (DOCUMENTARY FILM)

    Rangpravesh(India)
    Never Ask Me Why(India)
    Katai(India)
    Singhara Chow(India)
    Aldhara(India)
  • 2023

    BEST ENVIRONMENTAL (SHORT FILM)

    Adhiyamaanum Aalamaramum(India)
    Chatim Fuler Kotha(India)
    Water(India)
    Udak(India)
    Bin Boy(India)
  • 2023

    BEST MUSIC VIDEO

    Amar Mukti Aloy Aloy(India)
    Dikshunyo(India)
    Buro Gachh o Shoishob(India)
    Safe Distance(Israel)
    Sohor Chobi(India)
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