shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival (17)



Deadlines

28 Mar 2019
Call for entries

01 May 2019
Early deadline

01 Jun 2019
Standard deadline

10 Jun 2019
Late deadline

20 Jun 2019
Festival closed

01 Oct 2019
Notification date

17 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019

Address

Marktgasse 36,  CH-3011, Bern, Bern, Switzerland


Festival description
Short film festival 40'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 July 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  40'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English


Festival start: 17 October 2019      Festival end: 29 October 2019

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 PLAYGROUNDS
shnit EXPANDED
shnit FINALE

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.

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.

The shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival includes five award categories with cash prizes of 24,000 USD 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.

AUDIENCE AWARD – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION & WORLDWIDE COMPETITION
The audience decides by voting in all INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS (INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION & WORLDWIDE COMPETITION) the following award (will be given to the film director(s)):
• shnit AUDIENCE Award: Festival trophy THE FLAMING FAUN for the best film in this competition

WORLDWIDE COMPETITION
The organizers will nominate an international Jury of three members. Films with PLAYGROUNDS* premiere status will be considered primary. The following prizes will be given to the film directors:
• shnit JURY Award: Festival trophy THE FLAMING FAUN & 5.000 USD for the best film in this competition

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
The organizers will designate a president of the shnit TRIBUTE to elect the three winners out of the nine nominated films. Nominations are done by the shnit TRIBUTE members. The members of the shnit TRIBUTE are former participants of INTERNATIONAL and NATIONAL COMPETITIONS who can give their vote on the shnit TRIBUTE platform. The following prizes will be given to the film directors:
• shnit TRIBUTE Award | Category up to 10 minutes: Festival trophy THE FLAMING FAUN & 3.000 USD for the best film in this category
• shnit TRIBUTE Award | Category up to 20 minutes: Festival trophy THE FLAMING FAUN & 3.000 USD for the best film in this category
• shnit TRIBUTE Award | Category up to 40 minutes: Festival trophy THE FLAMING FAUN & 3.000 USD for the best film in this category

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
• all genres
• maximum length of 40 minutes (including credits)
• completed July 1st, 2017 or later
• completed productions only (working copies will not be previewed)
• a film can be submitted only once
• premiere not required
• accepted screening formats digital file
(Apple ProRes 422 or H.264)
• screening copy must be in or subtitled in English
• by submitting the film, you commit to the screening if the film is selected

HOW TO SUBMIT
• deadline 1st of June | extended deadline 20th of June 2019 (late submissions will not be previewed)
• fill in the submission form
• upload at least one still photo of the film
• make sure the preview file is working correctly
• preview file must be in or subtitled in English
• make the payment
• final selection is announced on October 1st, 2019 at www.shnit.org
• only the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally

IF THE FILM IS SELECTED
• please note that ONLY the submitters of the selected films will be notified personally
• information is given in the entry form (synopsis, credits, etc.) will be used as such in all printed publications and on the website
• please have your screening copy ready for sending in from 1st of July
• screening copy must have English subtitles and be identical to the preview copy
• the festival is authorized to make excerpts not exceeding 10% or max. 3 minutes of the total running time of the selected films to be used in promoting the festival in various media and the Internet and for promotional (incl. shnit-postcards), archival and other non-commercial purposes
• the festival will ensure the screening copy while in the festival's possession (The insurance will follow the regulations of FIAPF)
• the festival offers the representative of the film (1 person) accommodation for three nights in Bern during the festival
• ensure that nominated filmmakers are ready to travel to the shnit FINALE in New York (October 28th, 2019) to be part of the award ceremony

SHNIT ONLINE FILM LIBRARY AND BEST OF PROGRAM
Films selected to the competitions can automatically be entered into shnit film festival’s online film library without separate notification. The online film library is available for accredited professionals only and is open for four weeks till November 14th, 2019.
After the festival, a few films from the official selection may be screened as a BEST OF–program, in cinemas and cultural centers in various countries. Best efforts will be made to ensure that filmmakers whose films are being screened as BEST OF will be informed about the place(s) and date(s) of the screening(s).

NON-SPECIFIED CASES
Any such cases not mentioned in these regulations will be left to the festival's consideration (in accordance with FIAPF International Regulations). By submitting the entry form, the submitter acknowledges that they have read, understood and accepted the regulations without reservation. The extended regulations and explanations are at www.program.shnit.org.





  

 
  

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