We are pleased to open the second 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!

The Festival will be held online to reach as large an audience as possible. Your submission can be new or old, long or short, everything we require is that you are proud of what you made!

Opening Date - January 18, 2018
Notification Date - December 12, 2018
Event Date - December 17 – 21, 2018

Festival Program:
17.12.2018 - The opening of the Festival and Short Film screenings
18.12.2018 - Foreign Film screenings
19.12.2018 - Drama and Experimental Film screenings
20.12.2018 - Documentary Film screenings
20.12.2018 - Animation Film and Music Video screenings
21.12.2018 - Award Winners of the Festival

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:
Best Screenplay

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.
☆ If your film is selected for screening, you will be asked to send us all the necessary materials.
☆ All entrants will be notified of acceptance by E-mail. Make sure your email address is valid.
☆The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
☆ By submitting your work to the Switzerland International Film Festival you represent that you have read and agree to all rules, terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Heaven Kid

    This is indeed a great film festival. Not only is the organization perfect, but the service is wonderful as well. We enjoyed being part of it.

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review!
    We are pleased that you took part in our Festival.
    Glad to see you next year.

  • This festival gave me an award how could I say anything but good. They are kind generous and professional. Thank you!

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    For our team it's a great joy to hear such words.
    Thank you so much for the review.
    We hope to see you next year!

  • James Carroll

    Absolutely a great festival. It was an honor to be selected by them.

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for participating in the SIFF - Festival, we are very pleased that you liked the Festival.
    Wish you all the best!

  • Janice Walker

    I was thrilled to be a finalist in this FF, and enjoyed the online experience of being able to view the films. I only gave them three stars in the last two because I did not go to the FF, so they were not applicable in the online setting!! This is a worthwhile FF and to go from selected, to semi-finalist to finalist was a blast and adrenaline rush!

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for the kind words and wonderful review.
    We were very happy to see you at our Festival.
    Good luck!

  • I´m very grateful to have been able to participate in the Festival. Good communication in all respect. Besides, I´ve had the chance to get to know highly thought provoking, educational and entertaining independent films from around the planet which are worth watching several times. Thanks a lot!

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review and participation at the SIFF - Festival.
    See you next year!