Today marks a very exciting long weekend in the city. It’s time for Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur - Switzerland’s most significant short film festival.
Today is annual Swiss Film School Day, showcasing Switzerland’s five major undergraduate degree programmes. Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), and the Lucerne School of Art and Design, Video and Animation, present a selection of their recent short films.
The jury of the Swiss Competition gives feedback to the students and awards the prize for the Best Swiss School Film.
Admission to the Swiss Film School Day is free – a great opportunity to get a first glimpse of Kurzfilmtage!
Established in 1997, the festival takes place each year in November attracting thousands of film fans to the many and varied kinos in Wnti. The International and Swiss Competitions are at the heart of the festival and at the pulse of current filmmaking from around the world, offering awards with a total value over CHF 40,000!
Films of the "Kurzfilmtage" competitions can also even qualify for nomination consideration for the OSCAR®, the British Academy Film Award BAFTA, the Swiss Film Award Quartz, and the Zurich Film Award Cadrage.
The festival screens historic as well as contemporary films, with programmes that focus on social issues, give insight into institutions, or highlight the oeuvre of individual filmmakers and artists.
Locations taking part: