shnit Call For Entries


schnit film festival

The eleventh edition of the festival will be held 2 to 6th October 2013 in ten cities across 5 continents including Cape Town, South Africa.

International submissions are open for films of all genres, with a total length up to 40 minutes. In five categories, 100.000 CHF / 80.000 € / US$105.000 in total prize money will be awarded.

Submission information, entry forms and regulations at

Submissions accepted via DVD or online screener.  Films are to be programmed in International Competition and in multiple out-of-competition categories. South African entries are also considered for MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA award category and KAAPSE BOBOTIE out-of-competition category.

All film selections to take place in Bern, Switzerland.  South African screeners can however be delivered to Shnit International Shortfilmfestival SA, 47 Ritchie Street, University Estate, Cape Town, 7925.

F E E D B A C K   S Y S T E M

shnit OPEN – pro entry (with entry fee): With the «shnit OPEN – pro entry» the festival provides a feedback system which is unique within the scope of film festivals. The aim is to give filmmakers valuable feedback on their work to enhance their artistic potential for future projects and for other festival submissions. Usually festivals do not give substantial nor personal feedback.

The submitter gets the following extra add-on package:

  • Short-list Preselection by the Artistic Directors (final rounds of selection)
  • Personal individual feedback for every film you enter by the Artistic Directors
  • Free online access to shnit CINEMA

There is a submission fee to enter your films to the «shnit OPEN – pro entry». These costs equate to the administration of these entries in order to guarantee individual treatment for the feedback system.

Deadline for all entries is the 1st of June 2013.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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