About Festival

Welcome to IKSFF 2023. The International Kolkata Short Film Festival 2022 was a grand success. More than 190 short films and short documentaries from over 26 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 third year, IKSFF 2023 is again ready to attain greater heights.

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In its third year, IKSFF 2023 is all set to continue the success and achieve greater heights and has already started the submission procedure with FilmFreeway as our Global Submission Partner.

Kolkata, a culturally rich city of India is the hub of many budding filmmakers, actor-actress, eminent personalities related to the film industry, and obviously huge cine-lovers since the past century. The objective of IKSFF is to empower short films across the globe and to nurture the development of newborn filmmakers.

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Festival Chairman – Sourav Charkraborty

Festival Director – Saswati Guha Charkraborty

Executive Director – Manas Banerjee

Festival Mission & Objective

International Kolkata Short Film Festival which will take place for the third time from 10 January, 2023 to 15 January ,2023 , 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. 

IKSFF 2022 Winning List

IKSFF 2022 Programme Schedule

Nomination 2022, IKSFF

Winners of 2021 IKSFF

Rules and Regulations

Festival Categories :

  • Short Film (Less than 30 Minutes)
  • Short Documentaries ( Less than 30 Minutes )
  • Short Animation ( Less than 30 Minutes )
  • Music Video (Less than 10 Minutes)
  • Advertisement/Commercials (Less than 6 Minutes)
  • Public Service Announcements (Less than 6 Minutes)
Festival Dates:

Online & Offline Festival: 10 January 2023 to 15 January 2023 Award Ceremony: Sunday, 15 January 2023 (Kolkata)


1.  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.

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