Kyoto International Student Film & Video Festival


Business Overview

The Kyoto International Student Film Festival is the largest international student film festival in Japan, planned and operated mainly by university students from the Kansai region centered on Kyoto. The aim is to collect independent films produced by students from all over the world and discover the talents and talents who will lead the future of cinema.
Historically, Kyoto is a “movie town” that still inherits the cultural heritage of the early days of Japan cinema, and it is also a “university town and student town” where students account for 10% of the population of Kyoto City. The festival aims to revitalize Kyoto by creating a place for international exchange and mutual understanding by discovering and introducing talents who can add new fields to cinema from among the many possibilities of films from around the world.

Outline of the event

27th Kyoto International Student Film Festival Competition Call for Films

Application period: Thursday, May 9, 2024 10:00 a.m. ~ Wednesday, July 31, 2024 4:00 p.m. (JST)
For more information, please visit the Kyoto International Student Film Festival official website.
Official website of the festival

27th Kyoto International Student Film Festival

Scheduled to be held in February 2025


Scheduled to be published in January 2025

Result of Submission

Event Year domestic overseas plan
FY2023 134 works 300 works 434 works
FY2022 160 works 221 works 381 works
FY2021 172 works 143 works 315 works
FY2020 100 works 272 works 372 works
FY2019 101 works 176 works 277 works
FY 2018 98 works 490 works 588 works
FY 2017 129 works 356 works 485 works

Implementation Report

Scheduled to be published in March 2025

Special Site

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@kisfvf official website

executive committee

The Kyoto International Film Festival is looking for students who will enliven the festival.
You can learn the know-how of festival management through a series of activities such as solicitation of films, judging, public relations activities, and sponsorship requests.
Please feel free to contact us.

Places of activity Campus Plaza Kyoto (6th floor office, 5th floor joint laboratory, online)
Activity Frequency Approximately 1 meeting per week (combined online)
Plenary meeting about once a month (face-to-face)
Planning Review Committee meets about 5 times a year
Workshops held about 3 times a year
Participating Universities Kyoto University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto Women’s University,
The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Saga Art University, Doshisha University,
Doshisha Women’s University, Bukkyo University, Ritsumeikan University, Ryukoku University, Osaka University, Shingi University, Akita International University, etc.
sponsorship University Consortium Kyoto

Contact us

Kyoto International Student Film Festival
〒600-8216 Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji Shimoru Campus Plaza Kyoto
TEL: 075-353-9189 (Tue~Sat 9:00~17:00) FAX: 075-353-9101
E-MAIL: info-kisfvf-ml■ (Please replace ■ with @)