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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. 




CALL FOR ENTRIES: shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival 2018

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival 2018

The 16th edition of shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival will take place from 18.-28. October 2018. Submit your short film to shnit now and be part of one of the biggest short film competitions worldwide.

As ambitious as it is unforgettably bold, shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival unfolds simultaneously in multiple cities on five continents, bringing together more than 30,000 filmmakers and film lovers in ways rarely experienced elsewhere on the festival circuit. Over its 11 days, shnit celebrates more than 200 short films of all genres and styles and gives away US$20,000 in cash prizes.


Registration Deadline: 1 June 2018

Films completed after: 1 June 2016

Max. running time: 40 minutes (including credits)

Genres and countries of production: all

Visit our homepage ( for more informations and enter your short film here:

We are looking forward to receiving your short films!


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