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The International Short Film Festival Detmold (ISFF) is an annual event taking place in the beautiful town of Detmold, showcasing a variety of high-quality short films from around the globe. In 2024, the ISFF will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The happening has become a fixture of fascinating cultural events being held in the region of Ostwestfalen-Lippe. The renowned film event brings together filmmakers and film fans from the entire world in the heart of Detmold.
From 2002 onwards, “Kultur & Art Initiative” has been organizing the event in “Hangar 21”. Like in the previous years, we’re glad to announce the ISFF Detmold takes place in Stadthalle (town hall) located in the heart of the city, right between Detmold Castle and Landestheater Detmold.
The ISFF Detmold is dedicated to high-quality films by creative filmmakers from all around the world. Each year, more than approx. 3,000 short films from about 80 countries in the world are submitted to the festival. The ISFF Detmold is happy to cooperate with schools and has thus been able to present a selection of short films for kids in previous years.