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We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2016 Lancaster International Short Film Festival (LISFF.) Get connected to our Facebook page to be the first to learn when we open the 2017 Call for Entries.

This year, our Selection Committee received 158 short films for review. We requested short films (40 mins or less) in five categories: Drama, Comedy, Animation, Documentary and Horror. Submissions compete for placement in the film festival as Official Selections, the Grand Prize/Best of the Fest of $1000 and other cash awards. We have received films from over 20 different countries outside of the USA. We will choose around 35 as Official Selections to be screened from 20-22 October 2016 at the Elk’s Lodge in beautiful, downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

We expect to announce the Official Selections on 15 September 2016. On that date we will also announce the schedule of screenings and special events, as well as tickets to individual screenings/events. For now, we are selling Early Bird Passes. We will end early bird passes on 15 September 2016.


Upcoming Events

2 September 2016

First Friday at The Elk’s
Best of 2016
Admission: Free


Snag your free ticket


15 September 2016

Early Bird Pass Sales End
Official Selections Announced


7 October 2016

Past Horror Shorts (TBA) at Zoetropolis
Admission: TBA


15 October 2016

Sneak Preview/Kickoff
Admission: TBA, Free with Festival Pass


20-22 October 2016

The 2016 Official Selections
Admission: TBA, Free with Festival Pass