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.

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

    December 2021
  • Vanessa Belt Brancato

    It was a big surprise to appear my short movie "Gastronomy" as winner in Best Short Films. So many great short movies in competition. I'd like to thanks all the organisation for this digital edition.
    Hope next time to live this festival in real.

    December 2021
  • Donna Serbe-Davis

    A terrific film festival, I highly recommend it! It was an honor to be selected and I'll definitely follow their programs in the future. I hope to submit again to the next time around. A really great experience!

    December 2021
  • Evan Hancock

    I was thrilled to have two short films selected for SIFF 2021. The organising team was fantastic and I really appreciated the user-friendliness of the online screening platform. Here's hoping next year's event can be hosted in-person!

    December 2021
  • Scott Shoemaker

    Can you believe that a surf/Windsurf movie was selected in the Switzerland International Film Festival? The judges at SIFF must have recognized the epic adventure in water sports that we presented and hopefully recognized the passion and love that the Schweitzer family gave to establish the sport of Windsurfing. Thank you SIFF!

    December 2021