We are pleased to open the fifth season of the Switzerland International Film Festival.
No matter if you have never made a movie before, but have a burning wish to do so, or you have already made hundreds, this is the Festival for you.
What sort of movies you make, whether you create complex dramas set in medieval times, prefer fast-paced action thrillers or make nothing but western shaky-cam romantic comedies, we want to hear your story and see your vision!
Your submission can be new or old, long or short, everything we require is that you are proud of what you made!
Just a reminder, this year the Festival will be held with online screenings. But all prizes and awards remain the same. This decision was made due to the lack of support from sponsors. Because of this, we are giving all participants of the current season, free participation in the physical screenings next year, as well as taking the right to pay all expenses upon arrival.
Awards are given in the following categories:
- Best Short Film
- Best Foreign Film
- Best Drama Film
- Best Documentary Film
- Best Animation Film
- Best Experimental Film
- Best Music Video
Screenplay Award categories:
There aren't many rules to follow when participating at Switzerland International Film Festival, but the few we have are really important:
☆ The movie must be one of the following genres:
- Short Film
- Foreign Film
- Drama Film
- Documentary Film
- Animation Film
- Experimental Film
- Music Video
☆ All non-English films (or other forms of media) must have English subtitles.
☆ All screenplays must be in English.
☆ The film production could be from any year.
☆ Any decisions made by the judges and/or competition administrators must be considered final and cannot be disputed.
☆ Important: this year the Festival will be held with online screenings. But all prizes and awards remain the same. This decision was made due to the lack of support from sponsors. Because of this, we are giving all participants of the current season, free participation in the physical screenings next year, as well as taking the right to pay all expenses upon arrival.
☆ If your film is selected for screening, you will be asked to send us all the necessary materials.
☆ Please note, that the "Films about Swiss culture" category is a separate category and will be judged by our judges. Who can appraise the film more worthily than native cultural experts.
☆ All entrants will be notified of acceptance by E-mail. Make sure your email address is valid.
☆ By submitting your work to the Switzerland International Film Festival you represent that you have read and agree to all rules, terms and conditions.