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The festival develops a national and an international short film platform and aims to discover new filmmaking forms and methods in Ukraine and abroad. It is a meeting point for filmmakers, a source for inspiration and new knowledge for experts, students and cinema lovers. KISFF is a hotbed for talent development and promotion of cinema as an attractive leisure for all target groups possible!
 
We strive for giving access to contemporary short films from all over the world to Ukrainian viewers so that they can enjoy the work of the leading curators in the industry, get acquainted with the best cinema creations worldwide and in Ukraine.

Moreover, we understand that there is no future without education. Therefore, informal education is one of the festival’s activities and aims to encourage potential filmmakers to expand their knowledge through adopting practices and communication with foreign colleagues.