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
  • Good communication, great people- happy to be accepted

    January 2019
  • Thank you for the selection of my film. It is wonderful to have my work appreciated.
    Keep up the good work!

    January 2019
  • Fantastic! Great taste, great communication, great festival!

    January 2019
  • Sofia-Chryssanthi Touboura

    Thank you for being so supportive and open. And for the best experimental award :) Looking forward for the live screenings next year!

    January 2019
  • Zlila Helman

    I want to thank you for believing in my vision by including in this unique festival 2 of my short doc. " Girls Soccer beyond borders" and " We have a dream".you are providing a creative space to filmmakers across the continents and the ability to exchange ideas. A very important mission for every one who believes in the beauty of storytelling which unites people. hope to attend there next time

    January 2019