ABOUT shnit

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is a premier venue for the exhibition and celebration of short films. The festival is an exceptional twelve day event with a unique concept – a transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in multiple cities on five continents worldwide, with three main components: shnit PLAYGROUNDS, taking place in all of our PLAYGROUND cities around the world, shnit SHORTS, in cinemas in various cities, and our shnit FINALE awards ceremony.

The international competitions includes five award categories and attracts award-winning short filmmakers from around the globe. As a result, shnit presents a competition program of exceptional quality and density. Every year thousands of short films reach the programme commission. Once even over 10.000 from 142 countries. Last year more than 130 masterpieces from 43 countries were selected for the international competitions.

In addition, each PLAYGROUND presents National Jury and Audience Awards, in a CLOSING NIGHT ceremony held before the FINALE in each PLAYGROUND city.

In its 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 in in the heard of Europe is now a transnational event that connects and inspires makers and fans of short films across the globe. With its cinematic treats and air of celebration of the art of the short, shnit fascinates over 35.000 visitors around the world and is fast becoming spoken of as one of the most exciting short film festivals in the world.

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is a non-profit organization. The annual festival is curated and centrally coordinated in cooperation with our PLAYGROUND executives. The organization is built on principles of excellence and professionalism, rendering the global expansion of the festival possible. As such, shnit delivers a highest quality program of new and established international short films. shnit is a member festival of the Short Film Conference and operates within a code of conduct accepted and agreed upon by its network of short film festivals.

 

OUR GOAL | MISSION

Right from the start, shnit has dedicated itself to celebrating and sharing the exciting world of short film. shnit embraces diversity, originality and exchange between creators and an audience from different cultures and backgrounds. It is one of our main goals to actively increase the perception of short filmmaking by creating a multi-platform event for high quality short films. The festival feels blessed with an enthusiastic and supportive audience around the world, which continues to grow each year.

Along with the international competitions and the national competitions, the festival curates programs presenting around 100 short films of all genres, out of competition. shnit has made its mark for its bold selections, its sly, edgier take on the world and its perpetually raised eyebrow. A collection of masterpieces with charm and wit – but perhaps most importantly, with a raw humanity.

In addition, the fringe program [EVENT CIRCUS | TALENT FOCUS] 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.

 

ABOUT shnit

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is a premier venue for the exhibition and celebration of short films. The festival is an exceptional twelve day event with a unique concept – a transnational film festival simultaneously taking place in multiple cities on five continents worldwide, with three main components: shnit PLAYGROUNDS, taking place in all of our PLAYGROUND cities around the world, shnit SHORTS, in cinemas in various cities, and our shnit FINALE awards ceremony.

The international competitions includes five award categories and attracts award-winning short filmmakers from around the globe. As a result, shnit presents a competition program of exceptional quality and density. Every year thousands of short films reach the programme commission. Once even over 10.000 from 142 countries. Last year more than 130 masterpieces from 43 countries were selected for the international competitions.

In addition, each PLAYGROUND presents National Jury and Audience Awards, in a CLOSING NIGHT ceremony held before the FINALE in each PLAYGROUND city.

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In its 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 in in the heard of Europe is now a transnational event that connects and inspires makers and fans of short films across the globe. With its cinematic treats and air of celebration of the art of the short, shnit fascinates over 35.000 visitors around the world and is fast becoming spoken of as one of the most exciting short film festivals in the world.

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival is a non-profit organization. The annual festival is curated and centrally coordinated in cooperation with our PLAYGROUND executives. The organization is built on principles of excellence and professionalism, rendering the global expansion of the festival possible. As such, shnit delivers a highest quality program of new and established international short films. shnit is a member festival of the Short Film Conference and operates within a code of conduct accepted and agreed upon by its network of short film festivals.

OUR GOAL | MISSION

Right from the start, shnit has dedicated itself to celebrating and sharing the exciting world of short film. shnit embraces diversity, originality and exchange between creators and an audience from different cultures and backgrounds. It is one of our main goals to actively increase the perception of short filmmaking by creating a multi-platform event for high quality short films. The festival feels blessed with an enthusiastic and supportive audience around the world, which continues to grow each year.

Along with the international competitions and the national competitions, the festival curates programs presenting around 100 short films of all genres, out of competition. shnit has made its mark for its bold selections, its sly,

 

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edgier take on the world and its perpetually raised eyebrow. A collection of masterpieces with charm and wit – but perhaps most importantly, with a raw humanity.

In addition, the fringe program [EVENT CIRCUS | TALENT FOCUS] 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.