LISFF Wiz-Art is an annual International Short Film Festival, which takes place in Lviv. The festival was started by art formation Wiz-Art, which was founded in 2008.
In 2017 LISFF celebrated its 10th anniversary. For every event the team chooses a new theme, which is relevant for our society, as well as works on the original visual design.
The festival screens more than 100 brand new films every year. Lviv International Short Film Festival is a powerful cultural and educational platform that unites Ukrainian and foreign filmmakers and introduces Ukrainian audience with the experience of professionals in the field.
Short films from all around the globe participate in the competition program. Participants from all countries are welcomed to apply. The audience will also be offered to watch films of non-competitive selection. Apart from Grand Prix — main award of the festival — other major awards are given to the winners in such nominations: “Best script in International Competition”, “Best Directing in International Competition”, “Best Ukrainian Film”. The additional ones are the special awards of jury and “Audience choice award”.
The jury is selected by the festival’s board of directors and usually consists of a few foreign guests and a mandatory representative of Ukrainian cinema. The members of the jury are usually professional directors, producers and video artists.
Olha Reiter, program director
Valentyna Zalevska, program coordinator
Ulyana Vdovychyn, financial director
Anton Tkachuk, PR and marketing
Anastasiya Zhyshchynska, translation and subtitles
Iryna Kovalchuk, industry
Yuriy Romanko, technical coordinator
Irynka Hromotska, guest coordinator
Magdalyna Dymyd, project manager
Taras Salo, logistics