21.-24.6.2018: Save the Date!

Be ready for the next round. We are looking forward to meet you in 2018!

Submission is over!

Thank you for all the submissions for this edition of ISFF.


Selection in progress

Thank you for all this wonderful short films. The selection for the 2018 program is in progress. We will inform you as soon as possible about the selections.

14 years of International Short Film Festival

2018 the ISFF will be in the 14th edition! Yeah! We show short films from all over the world in Hangar 21, Detmold. We are glad to welcome a graet number of international filmmakers and artists in Detmold. The programm is accompanied by video installations, concerts and workshops. There will be beautiful tents for your well-being in front of the Hangar 21 and a bunch of spectacles are waiting for you! That's for sure!"

Thank you for 2017!!

We had a realy lovel festival with lots of brilliant short films. A big thank to all of the filmmakers arround the whole world for over 3.000 films, which were sent to Detmold. 6 mounts long we was watching, watching, watching. All films have been beautifull, but in 3 days we can't show all of your films. We are very sad that we can't show all of them. Thank you for all the lovely films.

Lokking for music, art & exhibitions!

Do you have pictures, streetart, images, sculptures that you want to show to an audience? Write us an email, we are looking for some art that will be presented in the area of the Hangar 21 during the ISFF. If you are interested please write us an Email to info@fest-der-filme.de

Why do we love short films?

Cinema is the seventh and the last kind of art and has begun with short films. Formerly people told themselves stories. Since 2500 years they are shown us - in the theater, paintings & sculpting, music, dancing, literature, architecture and in cinema. They are everywhere and for everyone in the atmosphere – as it were we have inhaled them. Short films give us the possibility to recognize all kinds of the structures that we met. Every filmmaker has got his own aura, his own way to show us what is need to shown. So let’s enjoy that at least some of them mirror us. That’s our story and we were not happy, if we wouldn’t have one.