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shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival

17 October - 28 October 2019

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Address: Bern

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shnit Worldwide Short Film Festival is a premier venue for the exhibition and promotion of short films. The festival is an exceptional eleven day event with a unique concept – a transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in 8 cities on five continents worldwide.

The INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION includes four award categories 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 sixteen 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.

Theme(s): Shortfilms - all genres

Year established: 2003

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival

Submission deadline:
1 June 2019

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $45


  • THE FLAMING FAUN – shnit TRIBUTE AWARD Category up to 10 Minutes (incl. credits) | US-$ 5.000
  • THE FLAMING FAUN – shnit TRIBUTE AWARD Category up to 20 Minutes (incl. credits) | US-$ 5.000
  • THE FLAMING FAUN – shnit TRIBUTE AWARD Category up to 40 Minutes (incl. credits) | US-$ 5.000
  • THE FLAMING FAUN – shnit AUDIENCE AWARD All Audience Votes | US-$ 5.000

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  • Short Film Depot
  • Withoutabox

Films completed after: 1 June 2016
Max. running time: 40 minutes (including credits)
Genres and countries of production: all

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