SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL 2019

Bern–Buenos Aires–Cape Town–Cairo–San Jose-Hong Kong–New York - Switzerland

From October 17, 2019 to October 29, 2019


SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL
SHNIT FOUNDATION
MARKTGASSE 36
CH-3011 BERN
SWITZERLAND

41 (0)76 572 14 92 / 0041 76 572 14 92

entry@program.shnit.org

www.shnit.org

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is a premier venue for the exhibition and promotion of short films. The festival is an exceptional twelve-day event with a unique concept – a transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in eight cities on five continents worldwide. The festival includes three main segments:

shnit EXPANDED
shnit FINALE
shnit PLAYGROUNDS

The shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival includes five award categories with cash prizes of US $24.000* and attracts award-winning short filmmakers from around the globe. As a result, shnit presents a competition program of exceptional quality and density.

In it‘s seventeen years of existence, shnit has become a major international short film festival that reinvents itself in ever new forms. What started as a local initiative is now an exceptional transnational event that connects and inspires makers and fans of short films across the globe. shnit embraces diversity, originality and exchange between creators and an audience from different cultures and backgrounds. It is the main goal to actively increase the perception of short filmmaking by creating a multi-platform event for high-quality short films. With its cinematic treats, the popular festival fascinates more than 35.000 visitors and therefore belongs to the leading short film festivals in the world.

shnit is a non-profit organization. The annual festival is created and centrally coordinated by the shnit FOUNDATION in cooperation with the executives. The organization is built on principles of excellence and professionalism, enabling the global expansion of the festival possible.


Opening submissions: March 1, 2019
Earlybird deadline: May 1, 2019 25 USD
Regular deadline: June 1, 2019 35 USD
Final deadline: June 20, 2019 45 USD
Notification of results: October 1, 2019


Preview format:
-Standard DVD
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2017
2) Maximum duration: 40min (including credits)
3) Country of production: All countries
4) Screening format: FULL HD
5) Accepted genres: All genres
6) Language: if the dialogue language is not English the film must provide English subtitles.


The shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival includes four award categories with cash prizes of US $24,000 and attracts award-winning short filmmakers from around the globe. As a result, shnit presents a competition program of exceptional quality and density. The prestigious award THE FLAMING FAUN is granted to the winners during shnit FINALE in New York.


 Regulations (PDF)


NATIONAL COMPETITION(S)

The organizers nominate one national jury per PLAYGROUND*. The kind of honoring per NATIONAL COMPETITION varies and is specified in the letter of confirmation. The following films are eligible for a NATIONAL COMPETITION:
• Origin of the film production from one of the PLAYGROUND* countries • Origin of the film director from one of the PLAYGROUND* countries
Submissions for a NATIONAL COMPETITION automatically qualify as entries for all INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONs. Double submission is not necessary.

*.shnit PLAYGROUNDS
shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival takes place simultaneously in the following cities, shnit PLAYGROUNDS, on five continents: Bern [Switzerland], Buenos Aires [Argentina], Cairo [Egypt], Cape Town [South Africa], Hong Kong [China], Moscow [Russia], San José [Costa Rica].


Opening submissions: March 1, 2019
Final deadline: June 20, 2019 Free
Notification of results: October 1, 2019


Preview format:
-Standard DVD
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: June 1st, 2017
2) Maximum duration: 40 minutes (including credits)
3) Country of production: ARGENTINA, CHINA, COSTA RICA, EGYPT, RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SWITZERLAND.
4) Screening format: FULL HD
5) Accepted genres: All genres
6) Language: if the dialogue language is not English the film must provide English subtitles.


 Regulations (PDF)