14th Kinemastik Short Film Festival 2018

From July 27, 2018 until July 29, 2018


Submissions are now open for the 14th Kinemastik International Short Film Festival 2018.

Submissions for the 14th Kinemastik International Short Film Festival are now open.
Running on July 27th and July 29th 2017, the 14th KISFF will play host to some very special events and screenings.
KISFF plays a rich selection of the best of contemporary global short cinema and is always on the lookout for interesting new voices.

Submission deadlines and fees:
Early bird: Until midnight GMT, Wednesday, 20th May – Maltese Shorts €10 / International Shorts €10 /
Regular submissions: Until midnight GMT Monday 15th June– Maltese Shorts €15 / International Shorts €15
Late submissions: Until midnight GMT Wednesday 1st July – Maltese Shorts €20 / International Shorts €20

There are audience prizes only at the Festival.

Categories for entry
Entries are invited in the following categories:
Short Films,
Short Documentaries and
Maltese Short Films.
We welcome all forms of film production – animation, experimental, student work, digital work, etc. All films must be Maltese premieres.

Conditions for Entry
To be eligible for the short film competitions, films must have been completed since 1 July 2016.

Criteria for Maltese Shorts
Filmmakers not from and from Malta and who are based in Malta;
Filmmakers from Malta but based elsewhere; and/or
Films shot by non-Maltesers throughout the archipelago (Gozo, Comino, Cominotto, Filfla).
Non-English language films
To qualify for selection, all non-English language films must have an English-subtitled screening copy available.

Due to the large amount of submissions received, KISFF will only contact those filmmakers with work selected for the festival.
The selection of films will be announced on the Kinemastik’s website by mid July when the programme is launched.
Due to the large amount of submissions received, KISFF cannot offer feedback regarding films that are not selected for the Festival.

We do not pay screening fees for films submitted to the festival.

International Shorts

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Maltese Shorts

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.


This Festival was founded in 2005

Kinemastik is an NGO responsible for a year-round cultural programme based around screenings, talks, exhibitions and concerts that culminates with the Kinemastik International Short Film Festival.
The festival will be held over several days between July 26th and July 30th at Garden of Rest, Floriana (Malta). The highlight of the festival is the Westside Selekt weekend, open-air screenings held at one of the most beautiful garden cemeteries.
Kinemastik collaborates with international festivals and filmmakers to bring to our shores a selection of incredible film and directors to experience Malta and meet local residents.
In the past couple of years, Kinemastik has worked with Ben Russell, Eduardo Teddy Williams, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Basma Alsharif, Lucas Abela etc.
We have hosted representatives from Sundance Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, Sheffield Doc Fest etc.


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