The 13th edition of International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) scheduled to be held in Thiruvananthapuram during 25-30 September 2021 has been postponed. The revised dates will be announced as per the government instruction.  

The Festival will follow the guidelines of the Government of Kerala prevailing at that time.

The dates for the 13th IDSFFK are the following due to the Covid19 situation:

  • Festival Dates: 25 – 30 September 2021
  • Films Completed between 1st May of 2019 and 30th April 2021
  • Preview Material deadline: 10 August 2021
  • Publishing of List of Selected Films: 10th September 2021
  • Deadline for Screening Materials: 15 September 2021


Competition Long Documentary

Competition Short Documentary

Competition Campus Films

Competition Short Fiction

The Archive as Memory: Curated by Bina Paul

Animation Films


  • Still people tend to take shortfilms on melodramatic ideas. Feel like shortfilm industry is trying to imitate Feature films. In short, it was mainly a pack of tear-jerkers. But i felt refreshed as i watched the documentaries

    Medha PR
    Medha PR Media Student
  • IDSFFK showcases the contemporary  trends is shortfilms and documentaries. but for me in focus is the interesting segment as it shows works of Wang Bing and Sanjay Kak

    Amrit Gangar
    Amrit Gangar Film Scholar and Curator
  • Such kind of festivals have initiated good docuementaries as well as given words to new masters this festival is truly notable for its increased participation and enthusiasm among newcomers

    Dr Preeya nair
    Dr Preeya nair Film Critic and Academic
  • Quality of films seems elevated thatn the previous festivals, still it doesn't sync when it comes to Music Video Category. 9th IDSFFK witnesses a new generation of documentary makers keen on documenting life in various hues.