The Ascona Film Festival is a unique event that showcases the best of international short film, video art, and documentary filmmaking. Over the course of 5 days, filmmakers and video artists have the opportunity to present their work to a selected audience in the stunning setting of Ascona, Switzerland.

The festival features a wide range of films, from experimental and abstract works to narrative shorts and documentaries. There is something for everyone at the Ascona Film Festival, and audiences can be sure to discover new and exciting voices in cinema.

In addition to film screenings, the festival also features a variety of other events, such as live broadcasts of interviews and social events. This gives filmmakers and audiences the chance to connect with each other and discuss the films in person.

The Ascona Film Festival is a must-attend event for anyone interested in short film, video art, and documentary filmmaking. It is a unique opportunity to see the best new work from around the world and to network with other filmmakers and industry professionals.

The Ascona Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging filmmakers and video artists. These awards provide financial assistance to filmmakers so that they can continue to create innovative and thought-provoking films.

In addition to the prize money, award-winning films are also promoted by the festival through its social media channels and website. This helps to reach a wider audience and expose filmmakers' work to a new generation of viewers.

These awards are given to the best short films, video art, and documentary films in the festival, as determined by the public and the jury. The public awards are voted on by festival attendees, while the jury award is chosen by a panel of industry experts.

All films must be no longer than 30 minutes in length for short films and 60 minutes for feature-length films.
All films must have been completed within the past two years.
All films must have English subtitles if the original language is not English.
All films must be submitted online through filmfreeway.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
The festival reserves the right to select which films are screened.
All filmmakers must agree to the festival's terms and conditions before submitting their films.

By following these rules and regulations, filmmakers can ensure that their films are eligible for the Ascona Film Festival and that they have a fair chance of being selected for screening.

Overall Rating
  • Jenell Diegor

    I wasn't able to attend but top marks for excellent communication!

    March 2017