About us

Dedicated to celebrating short-form independent filmmaking, the Oslo Short Film Festival opened its doors for the first time in 2019 attracting both a local and international audience. Our vision is to highlight the importance of short films and bring upcoming filmmakers to the foreground.

Therefore, our screening programme showcases various genres and cinematic styles that cover a wide range of themes, from social issues to life challenges and the complexities of human relations. We welcome submissions from filmmakers of different backgrounds, ethnicities, and experience levels and we are bound to promote independent cinema and showcase new talents.

Meet the team

IOANNIS TELLIS

GENERAL MANAGER

IOANNIS TELLIS

GENERAL MANAGER

APOSTOLIA KATSIANTRIDOU

HEAD OF OPERATIONS & PROGRAMMING

APOSTOLIA KATSIANTRIDOU

HEAD OF OPERATIONS & PROGRAMMING

GEORGE PANOPOULOS

FESTIVAL & PARTNER COORDINATOR

GEORGE PANOPOULOS

FESTIVAL & PARTNER COORDINATOR

ALIKI SEFEROU

PRESS & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

ALIKI SEFEROU

PRESS & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

VICKY KAMPOURIDOU

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

VICKY KAMPOURIDOU

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

NIKOS GRAVANIS

JUNIOR FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

NIKOS GRAVANIS

JUNIOR FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

KOSTAS KAMPERIS

CREATIVE DESIGNER

KOSTAS KAMPERIS

CREATIVE DESIGNER

ALKMINI NIKOPOULOU EXINTARI

BRAND COORDINATOR & COMMUNITY MANAGER

ALKMINI NIKOPOULOU EXINTARI

BRAND COORDINATOR & COMMUNITY MANAGER

OUR PROGRAMMERS

IOANNA MICHA

PROGRAMMER

Ioanna holds a BA in English and American Literature from Deree – The American College of Greece. Combining her passions for analysis and cinema, she chose the career paths of film criticism and programming. Her work can be found in online magazines such as Photogénie, Leiden Shorts, Cinema Year Zero and others and she has selected films for numerous short film festivals.

IOANNA MICHA

PROGRAMMER

PELIN CILGIN

PROGRAMMER

Pelin Çılgın is a film critic, scholar, curator/programmer, and occasional filmmaker based in Istanbul, Turkey. She holds a BA degree in Business Chinese from Beijing Language and Culture University and is currently doing her MA in Film and Television at Istanbul Bilgi University. Pelin has curated film programmes for international organisations, festivals, and NGOs and has participated in numerous workshops including the 2024 Berlinale Talents program, the 2023 Talents Sarajevo program and the Cineuropa’s GoCritic! workshop at the 2023 Fest Anca Animation Festival in Slovakia.

PELIN CILGIN

PROGRAMMER

WELLINGTON ALMEIDA

PROGRAMMER

Wellington Almeida is an independent filmmaker and programmer and the co-founder and programmer of Soura Film Festival, a queer film festival focused on the MENA region. He works as a collaborator for the selection team at the Berlinale (Forum section) and the DTLA Film Festival in Los Angeles. He has contributed to The Huffington Post as a film writer and currently covers film festivals in Europe for the online magazine Cinema7Arte.com.

WELLINGTON ALMEIDA

PROGRAMMER

YANNIS KORRES

PROGRAMMER

Born in Athens in 1986, Yannis Korres studied filmmaking in the Film and Television Department of the New York College in his hometown. Ever since he has worked as an assistant director in short and feature films as well as in festivals and casting. His debut feature film as a writer and director is «Kissing?» and he currently develops more projects as a director and/or producer.

YANNIS KORRES

PROGRAMMER