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Winterthur International Short Film Festival

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
Postfach
8402 Winterthur
Switzerland
phone +41-5221-2 11 66
fax +41-5221-2 11 72
http://www.kurzfilmtage.ch
email: info@kurzfilmtage.ch

Artistic Director
John Canciani

Year of Foundation 1997

Event Date from 03 November 2020 till 08 November 2020

Event Date

in Winterthur, Switzerland

International Competition

Sections International Competition, National Competition, Special Programs, Retrospectives, Children & Youth Programs, Panels, Workshops, Producers Day

Category Short

Terms of Entry International Competition: all genres, up to 30 min, produced in 2019/2020, Swiss premiere

Genre Animation, Children & Youth, Comedy, Drama, Documentary Films, Experimental, Family

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format Digital File

Registration Deadline 12 July 2020

Attendance Figures 17,000

Participants of the Film Industry 650 film professionals: directors, producers, festivals, buyers

Prizes/Awards Grand Prize of the International Competition (CHF 12,000)
Promotional Award of the International Competition (outstanding directional achievement, CHF 10,000)
Prix George - Best Documentary (CHF10,000)
Prize for the Best Swiss Film (CHF 10,000)
Audience Award (CHF 10,000)
Award for the best Film in the Youth Category 12+ and 16+ (CHF 1,000 per category)
Award for the Best Swiss School Film (CHF 5,000)
Postproduction Award (CHF 20,000 in-kind prize)
Music for Your Short Film Award

German Films

2020

International Competition
THE GHOSTS WE LEFT AT HOME by Faris Alrjoob (DE/JO)
INFLORESCENCE by Nicolaas Schmidt
THE NATURAL DEATH OF A MOUSE (DER NATÜRLICHE TOD DER MAUS) by Katharina Huber
THE TAWNY OWL (STECKBRIEF NATUR: DER WALDKAUZ) by Aleksandar Radan
THERE MUST BE SOME KIND OF WAY OUT OF HERE by Rainer Kohlberger (AT/DE)
WHAT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE HAPPENED, IF I HADN’T STAYED AT HOME (WAS WAHRSCHEINLICH PASSIERT WÄRE, WÄRE ICH NICHT ZUHAUSE GEBLIEBEN) by Willy Hans

Cultivated Landscapes: No Stone Left Unturned
IMPERIAL VALLEY (CULTIVATED RUN-OFF) by Lukas Marxt (DE/AT)
KALTES TAL by Johannes Krell, Florian Fischer

Expanded Cinema
SFUMATO by Robert Seidel

Number of Films Shown 224 Films shown

Media Coverage broad coverage in national media

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film. The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation The most important short film festival in Switzerland is run by a dedicated team of programmers and sets a very high standard for short film festivals worldwide. It offers a wide range of special programs and side events and is visited by a high number of professionals from the international short film scene.

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