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shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival

Edition 16 | 18 - 28 OCTOBER 2018

shnit International Shortfilmfestival is a premium venue for the exhibition and promotion of short films. Once safely confined within Swiss borders, it has become an exceptional transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in 8 cities on five continents worldwide, including three main events: shnit PLAYGROUNDS, shnit CINEMAS and shnit FINALE. In its twelve years of existence, shnit has become a major international festival that reinvents itself in ever new forms. Award winners are determined by international JURY and PLAYGROUND & CINEMAS audiencs worldwide. The shnit OPEN competition attracts short filmmakers from around the globe. As a result, shnit presents a competition programme of exceptional quality & density! shnit embraces diversity, originality and exchange between creators and an audience from different cultures and backgrounds. With its cinematic treats, the popular festival captivates up to 40.000 visitors around the world, ending in style at the international awards ceremony in New York. 




Regular Deadline Approching

Spring is in the air
shnit is everywhere
Our regular deadline is at the door!

In the heat and in the cold
we watch submissions
from young and old
and waiting incipiently
for your great short!
From Fiction to Docu
Romance to Horror
Animation to Silent
Music clip to Historical period drama

We covet them all
Them all we want 
Submit your film,
it’s easy as it seems
We are waiting,

You can either submit your film on our website or on one of the common platforms (e.g. Filmfreeway, Withoutabox, Filmfestivallife, Shortfilmdepot, Reelport, Festhome). Find all information for submission under Regulations 2017 or FAQ.

Best wishes,
shnit Team


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