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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 06 November 2018 till 11 November 2018

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 2017/2018, Swiss premiere

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

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format Digital File

Registration Deadline 15 July 2018

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)
Prize for the Best Swiss Film (CHF 10,000)
Audience Award (CHF 10,000)
Swiss Cinematography Award (CHF 11,500 in-kind contribution)

German Films


2018

International Competition
ANIMISTICA by Nikki Schuster (MX/AT/DE)
BIGGER THAN LIFE by Adnan Softić (MK/IT/DE)
MASKIROVKA by Tobias Zielony (DE/UA)
TODAY IS 11TH JUNE 1993 by Clarissa Thieme (DE/BA)
TOURNEUR by Yalda Afsah

Magic Lantern - Shorts for Kids
CARLOTTA'S FACE by Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
CAT DAYS (NEKO NO HI) by Jon Frickey
LINK by Robert Löbel
LION (LÖWE) by Julia Ocker

Recording Georgia
THREE STEPS by Ioseb Bliadze (GE/DE)

Nocturne: Dismissed - Kill Your Darlings
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SUDDEN BIRTH* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) by Scott Calonico
FEST by Nikita Diakur

Short Matters
UGLY by Nikita Diakur
WANNABE by Jannis Lenz (AT/DE)

Number of Films Shown ca. 40 films in international competition, 20 films in national competition, 150 films in the special programs

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.

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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