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!

Our website: http://www.festti.com/

Opening Date - January 17, 2022
Notification Date - October 10 , 2022
Event Date - October 24 - 28, 2022

Festival Program:
24.10.2022 - The opening of the Festival and Short Film screenings
24.10.2022 - Foreign Film screenings
25.10.2022 - Drama and Experimental Film screenings
26.10.2022 - Documentary Film screenings
27.10.2022 - Animation Film and Music Video screenings
28.10.2022 - Award Winners of the Festival

Look forward to seeing You at this Grand Event!

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.
☆ By submitting your work to the Switzerland International Film Festival you represent that you have read and agree to all rules, terms and conditions.

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  • I am thrilled that Perry was a semi-finalist at the SIFF - Switzerland International Film Festival and thankful for the recognition given to the issue of human and sex trafficking around the globe. The staff was completely professional and provided excellent communication.

    February 2022
  • I’m truly honored my drama/fantasy feature “The Seedling” was selected as a finalist, my thriller feature “Protector of the Emerald City” was selected as a semi-finalist and my horror feature “Faithful Shadow” was an official selection! Thank you so much for the attention you gave my work!

    February 2022
  • SHAKESPEARE: The Truth Behind the Name was honored to have been chosen by SIFF. Your festival is top notch!! After a 13-month trajectory our film has won 192 BEST FILM Awards from 86 festivals around the world. Switzerland is a favorite. We won for BEST Biographical, Documentary, Experimental, Historical and Sound Design. Thank you for being a wonderful part of this journey!

    January 2022
  • Elizabeth Stevens

    First Class Festival. We are honored that our screenplay, FREEDOM, was selected.

    January 2022
  • SIFF is an incredible film festival, if you are a filmmaker send your work in. The SIFF time is professional and supportive.

    December 2021