From the 2nd to the 6th of October, the 11th edition of shnit has celebrated the art of short film and captivated audiences on five continents. Pink was in the air from Kyoto to Bangkok, Capetown to Cairo and from Bern to San José and Buenos Aires. 37’500 spectators worldwide were drawn in by the outstanding international competition shnit OPEN. Bern, Capetown and San José additionally held national competitions and awarded their respective winners on Sunday.
For the first time, shnit enters a second festival-week with the international competition coming to its decisive phase. In a total of five categories, «THE FLAMING FAUN» will be awarded to the well-deserved winners. The international jury – consisting of six acclaimed personalities of the film industry and headed by the jury president - has nominated three shortfilms in three distinct time categories. The international audience and the artistic direction have each designated three nominees for the Audience Award and the Festival Award. Here you find more details concerning the procedure and the international jury. This year's head of the jury is Asger Hussain.
Before the winners will be awarded at shnit FINALE, taking place for the first time in New York on the 13th of October, we are sharing all nominated films with the audience online. We are therefore proud to introduce shnit CINEMA, which is accessible from the 9th to the 12th of October on the shnit Vimeo-channel. For a small fee the nominated films can be viewed on the first virtual shnit PLAYGROUND - shnit CINEMA.
In the category FESTIVAL AWARD, users of shnit CINEMA have the unique possibility to participate in the voting online. This procedure is yet another premiere and we are confident that the shnit online community will appreciate this form of participation!
And these are nominees for THE FLAMING FAUN 2013:
Jury Award • Category up to 10 Minutes
I AM TOM MOODY by Ainslie Henderson, United Kingdom, Scotland, 2012, 7 Min, Animation
HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Yonni Aroussi & Ben Genislaw, Israel, 2012, 6 Min, Animation
SHE IS LOVE by Nicolaj Brüel, Germany, 2012, 7 Min, Fiction / Experimental
Jury Award • Category up to 20 Minutes
I LOVE HOOLIGANS by Jan-Dirk Bouw, Netherlands / Belgium, 2013, 12 Min, Animation / Documentary
BUHAR by Abdurrahman Oner, Turkey, 2013, 12 Min, Fiction / Experimental
NASHORN IM GALOPP by Erik Schmitt, Germany, 2013, 15 Min, Animation / Fiction
Jury Award • Category up to 40 Minutes
GREAT by Andreas Henn, Germany, 2013, 23 Min, Fiction
BRUCHIM HABAIM VE MISHTATFIM BATZAARCHEM by Leon Prudovsky, Israel, 2012, 26 Min, Fiction
THIS IS VANITY by Oliver Goodrum, United Kingdom, 2012, 23 Min, Fiction
M. LEROI by Charles Henry, Simon Masnay, France, 2012, 13 Min, Fiction
ALFONSO by Jan-Eric Mack, Switzerland, 2013, 19 Min, Fiction
DIT IS RONALD by Jules Comes, Belgium, 2012, 19 Min, Fiction
LA PRIMA LEGGE DI NEWTON by Piero Messina, Italy, 2012, 20 Min, Fiction
WSPOMNIENIE POPRZEDNIEGO LATA by Ivo Krankowski, Kuba Gryżewski, Poland, 2013, 11 Min, Fiction
AMSTEL by Jaap van Eyck, Netherands, 2012, 10 Min, Fiction