Ljubljana International Short Film Festival

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Ljubljanski mednarodni festival kratkih filmov
http://lisff.blogspot.com/
transitfilmbazaar@gmail.com
Masarykova 24, SI-1000 Ljubljana
RegionSI-1
Organised byTransit Film Bazaar
Frequencyannual
Festival dates30.3.2015 - 1.4.2015
12.5.2017 - 14.5.2017
15.1.2019 - 17.1.2019
3.3.2020 - 6.3.2020
Sašo Niskač
transitfilmbazaar@gmail.com
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The Ljubljana International Short Film Festival (LISFF) (alternately called the Transit Film Bazaar or the Transit Short Film Festival) is the first trans-border migrating short film cinema and travelling festival with independent short and documentary screenings, established in 2009. It is a firmly localised independent film festival held yearly at Klub Gromka and at the same time a transitory, highly unconventional entity producing film presentations, screenings and festivals around Europe and beyond.

Background

The festival promotes non-commercial and independent fiction, documentary, experimental and animated short films and realises its programme and its international projects in a solid DIY (do it yourself) manner. The entrance to all of the screenings is free of charge. The festival, which took off in 2009, is involved in a network of art cinemas, cinematheques and film clubs from Oslo to Tirana and Beirut. Its partner festival, more or less also stationed in Klub Gromka, is the autumn DokuBazaar, Ljubljana Independent Documentary Film Festival.

The festival acquired its international, travelling nature in 2010, when it co-produced events like Graz Short Film Night. Later, it established the Balkan Film Bazaar vehicle, which showcased a selection of Ex-Yugoslavian short films (gathered for the Ljubljana edition) in the cities of Graz, Oslo and Helsinki.

International programme

In 2013, LISFF started country-focused film selections like "Zoom Austria", "Zoom Sweden" or "Zoom Hungary" and travelled to the cities of Tirana, Belgrade, Oslo, Budapest, Sofia, Grachanica, Prishtina, Munich, Maribor and Jerusalem. The project was broadened in 2015 with the "Zoom Short Film Night", which was also hosted in Tel Aviv, Prishtina, Tirana and Grachanica. In last years it screens a selection of European shorts, named "Europanorama" and the "Nordic Film Days". It has traveled also to Riga, Beirut, Belgrade, Skopje and several other Balcan cities.

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