The Aaretalerkurzfilmtage is one of the cutest shortfilm Festivals in Europe! - "Small is Beautiful" is our Motto.
Screening takes place in 6 different Rooms around the historical Center of Münsingen, Switzerland. With this event we want to offer a respectful platform to independent filmmakers of short films. There will be no competition - each film is the best!

“Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage…is a wonderful festival, it has a bijou friendly feel, located in stunning surroundings, truly exceptional”
(Clifford Milner, Director of “Breaking and Entering")

“Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage est un festival organisé avec beaucoup de générosité, de simplicité et de talent. Organisation impeccable, équipe très accueillante, sélection exigente, équipement professionnel, tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour faire de ce festival un grand festival”
(Delphine Poudou, Director of "My inner child")

Audience awards:

1st place, winner: 700 CHF

2nd place: 500 CHF

3rd place: 300 CHF

• Maximal film length allowed: 20 minutes

• Year of production: not before 2019

• Several films can be submitted by one person. For each film the submission form has to be filled out separately

• Submission fee 5 USD

• For films in German language: Please send them without subtitles (Clean version).

• For films in other languages than German: English or German subtitles are required. (German preferred!)

The submission deadline for the Aaretalerkurzfilmtage 2022 is: February 28, 2022.
 The submission process has to be completed according to or via

Incomplete submissions cannot be accepted! All filmmakers who submit a film within the given deadline receive a definite answer in June 2022. Films submitted by postal service (preview copies) cannot be sent back due to budget reasons.

Copyright/data confidentiality

By submitting your film you confirm that no copyright infringement takes place by screening the film. The Aaretalerkurzfilmtage are not liable for possible copyright infringements!

Apart from technical reasons, submitted films may be copied to other storage devices. The organising committee of the Aaretalerkurzfilmtage will use the submitted films exclusively for this festival.

Contact information may be given to other film events if their inquiries are to promote film culture and have no commercial interest. Email contact and/or websites will be mentioned in film descriptions of the printed program. If this is not desired, notice has to be given until September 1st, 2022. No films or other personal data will be passed on to third parties.

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