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SHNIT

International short film festival.

About

The «shnit International Shortfilmfestival» is a premier venue for the exhibition and promotion of short film. The festvial is an exceptional event with a unique concept – a transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in ten PLAYGROUND cities on five continents worldwide.

Program:

  • shnit OPEN. The international competition.
  • shnit PLAYGROUNDS. National competitions
  • shnit CINEMAS
  • shnit FINALE

Awards

In total a prize money of US-$ 20.000* is awarded. The following prizes will be awarded in the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2018: 

  •  THE FLAMING FAUN – shnit TRIBUTE AWARD. Category up to 10 Minutes (incl. credits), US-$5000
  •  THE FLAMING FAUN – shnit TRIBUTE AWARD. Category up to 20 Minutes (incl. credits), US-$5000
  • THE FLAMING FAUN – shnit TRIBUTE AWARD. Category up to 40 Minutes (incl. credits), US-$5000
  • THE FLAMING FAUN – shnit AUDIENCE AWARD All Audience Votes, US-$ 5.000

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION winners must attend the award ceremony on October 28nd 2018 in New York City in order to receive the award, the cash prize and the statuette THE FLAMING FAUN. NATIONAL COMPETITION winners must attend the relevant national awards ceremony to receive their award. 
All awards will be handed personally to the director.  In exceptional cases only, a representative can be put in charge (upon agreement with the festival board).  

Rules

  • Maximum running time: 40 minutes (including credits),
  • Films must have been completed after 1st of June 2016.
  • The festival does not require any premiere status but notes that this  may come into consideration during the selection process.
  • Several films may be submitted.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Preview copies are accepted on the following formats by mail (PAL or NTSC): DVD, BluRay, hard drive or USB pen drive. Send DVD with film or upload via Filmfestivallife, Filmfreeway, Uptofest, Shortfilmdepot, or Withoutabox.
  • Film stills: preferably 2 different high-definition film stills, TIFF or JPEG, 300dpi or higher. Email to: stills@shnit.org.

The participant is responsible for the costs of sending the screening copy to the festival. The festival covers the costs of returning or forwarding screening copies.

The directors of selected films are invited to be guests of the festival and the festival may cover the expenses of their stay (private accommodations, professional accreditation).

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Olivier van der Hoeven - FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Documents

Place

Switzerland
Berne

Official website

shnit.org

Contacts

Address:

shnit International Shortfilmfestival
shnit FOUNDATION
Marktgasse 36
CH-3011 Bern
SWITZERLAND

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    December 01, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 01, 2018
  • Early Deadline
    March 01, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    May 01, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    June 01, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    June 20, 2018
  • Notifications
    October 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    18 October 2017 — 28 October 2018
Categories & Fees

All countries of production, all genre accepted, maxium 40 minutes (including credits). Categories: - up to 10 Minutes - up to 20 Minutes - up to 40 Minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Early Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $45

Films produced within Switzerland or films directed by a Swiss director, all genre accepted, maxium 40 minutes (including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Early Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films produced within Costa Rica or films directed by a Costa Rican director, all genre accepted, maxium 40 minutes (including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Early Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films produced within Egypt or films directed by a Egyptian director, all genre accepted, maxium 40 minutes (including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Early Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films produced within Argentina or films directed by a Argentinian director, all genre accepted, maxium 40 minutes (including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Early Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films produced within China or films directed by a Chinese director, all genre accepted, maxium 40 minutes (including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Early Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films produced within Russia or films directed by a Russian director, all genre accepted, maxium 40 minutes (including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Early Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films produced within South Africa or films directed by a South African director, all genre accepted, maxium 40 minutes (including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Early Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Films produced within Thailand or films directed by a Thai director, all genre accepted, maxium 40 minutes (including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Early Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free
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