The Shnit International Shortfilmfestival is a premier venue for the exhibition and promotion of short film. Once safely confined within the Swiss borders “Shnit” has become an exceptional event with a unique concept – a transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in ten cities on five continents worldwide. “Shnit” is dedicated to celebrating and sharing the exciting world of short films. We embrace diversity, originality and exchange between creators and an ever growing audience across the globe. It therefore is our aim to actively increase the perception of short film making and with this exchange of culture encourage understanding among nations.
Along with the international competition including five award categories with cash prizes The Flaming Faund of chf 100,000 (~ EUR 85,000) – and the national competitions, the festival curates programmes presenting around 250 short films of all genres – a collection of masterpieces with charm an wit.
In addition «shnit EXPANDED» takes filmmakers , professionals and visitors into a playground beyond the silver screen: masterclasses and panels as well as interactive events and concerts. «shnit» offers a unique opportunity for filmmakers and industry representatives to connect, converse and conduct business beyond geographical borders. Filmmakers explore their craft, meet professionals and gain valuable insight into the world of short films.