Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

Tue 27th Feb 18: Call for Entry 2018

We are glad to announce that the call for entry for the International and Swiss Competition of the 22nd edition of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is now open. We would like to invite you to participate and send us your submission.

With over 17 000 visitors, the Kurzfilmtage is the most important short film festival in Switzerland. 650 accredited guests make it a popular meeting point for short film professionals from all over the world. The Kurzfilmtage are an OSCAR® and BAFTA-qualifying festival. The competition is open to films of all genres produced in 2017 and 2018. The maximum length for films in the International Competition is 30 minutes, for the Swiss Competition it is 40 minutes.

The jury awards the following prizes (Cash prizes with a total value of CHF 42 000.– and an in-kind-prize with a total value of CHF 11 500.–):
Grand Prize worth CHF 12 000.– for the best film in the International Competition
Promotional Award CHF 10 000.– for the best achievement in directing
Award for the best Swiss film CHF 10 000.–
The ZKB Audience Award CHF 10 000.– for the audience's favorite film
The Swiss Cinematography Award is awarded to the best camera work in a Swiss film in form of an in-kind award consisting of a film camera including lenses worth CHF 11 500.–.

The application deadline is 15 July 2018 – the earlier you submit the better!

How to apply:
Fill in your data with the application form and then transfer your film to us ( You can find the rules and regulations here, as well as further information on our festival. There is no entry fee.

We don't work with any external upload platforms. It's mandatory to upload the film through our website.

For any further questions, please write to We are looking forward to a lot of great films and would like to thank you in advance for your participation.

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