11 May 2011
Call for entries for 2011 SHNIT International Shortfilmfestival (South
Now in its ninth edition, shnit 2011 will take place from 5 to 9
October in Bern, Cologne, Vienna, and for the second year, Cape Town.
In addition to the existing three international jury awards (SMART
JOE, MAGIC JACK and LONG JOHN), there is an INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE
PRIZE and this year will be the first to boast an award category for
each host country, BEST SWISS-MADE, GERMAN, AUSTRIAN-MADE and SOUTH
Films MUST be submitted internationally through the online webform at
www.shnit.org, or through reelport.com or shortfilmdepot.com. PLEASE
NOTE: Films CAN be eligible for both INTERNATIONAL and SA NATIONAL
competition, there is one submission and we will decide where they
Hard copy screeners can be delivered to:
Shnit International shortfilmfestival
47 Ritchie Street
or to the festival address in Bern, Switzerland, available as per
address at shnit.org
Submission deadline: 1st of July 2011
Entry fee: no fee
1) Films completed after : 2009
2) Maximum running time : 15 minutes (excluding credits)
3) Country of production : all
4) Screening formats : HDV, Beta SP, Digital BetaCam, DVCam, MiniDV,
DVD (preferably standard PAL for all formats), .mov (sent on CD-R /
DVD-R, USB pen drive, by FTP, online sending service or e-mail)
5) Genres accepted : all genres accepted
6) if the dialogue language is not English the film must provide
subtitles preferably in English.
Prize money of more than CHF 42000 (~ 32'000 €/EUR ~ 43'600 $/USD ~
R300,000) will be awarded.
SMART JOE under 4 min, CHF 13'000 ~ 5'300 €/EUR ~ 7'300 $/USD ~ R50,000
MAGIC JACK from 4 to 10 min, CHF 10'000 ~ 7’600 €/EUR ~ 10'400 $/USD ~ R75,000
LONG JOHN over 10 min, CHF 7'000 ~ 9'900 €/EUR ~ 13'500 $/USD ~ R98,000
shnit AUDIENCE AWARD all films, CHF 5'000 ~ 3'800 €/EUR ~ 5'200 $/USD ~ R35,000
Additionally four national prizes* will be awarded:
SWISSMADE Jury award
MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA Jury award
MADE IN GERMANY Jury award
MADE IN AUSTRIA Jury award
* The prize money for all national competitions is calculated based on
the current per capita GDP. The exact amount will be announced at the
end of May 2011 on www.shnit.org.
Note: There is no single application for the national competitions all
the films will be chosen from the submitted films to the international
competition shnit-Open 2011.
NON-COMPETITION – KAAPSE BOBOTIE
In this second year of hosting shnit in Cape Town we expand our KAAPSE
BOBOTIE programme to include a larger and more diverse variety of
local treats, including a special focus on music videos. Entries for
this non-competition category are locally curated. Please submit
through the webform at https://www.shnit.org/home-cape-town.html and deliver hard copies
to the local shnit address above.
Please contact submissions_cape@shnit,org for information. We will
accept films longer than 15min in this category.
WE ENCOURAGE AS MANY LOCAL FILMMAKERS AS POSSIBLE TO ENTER
IN-COMPETITION AND TO SUBMIT THEIR FILMS TO THE KAAPSE BOBOTIE
shnit is expanding rapidly, adding new cities to the family each year.
With prospects including South American, American and Australian
cities, it's on its way to becoming a truly global film celebration.
To join our Cape Town team, or for information on volunteering,
For general information get us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up to date on shnit progress at http://www.shnit.org/