Switzerland International
Film Festival


May 25 - 29, 2020

Especially for filmmakers from around the world!


   Set in the enchanting country of Switzerland International Film Festival for filmmakers. 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!

Last news

Unfortunately, due to quarantine, it was decided to hold the Festival online.

On the first day of screenings (May 25), on our site - http://www.festti.com/, will appear a tab - "Screenings", on which you can go and watch any submitted film.
The judges of this season will be all viewers, who can give an appropriate rating, as well as leave a comment to share impressions of the film.

To determine the winners, 3 factors will be taken into account:
1) Number of voters
2) Overall rating
3) Comments

All awards and prizes remain the same.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. For our part, we will do our best to make this event grandiose.


Switzerland International Film Festival

How to be a part at SIFF 2020!

All submissions should be made through a secure platform FilmFreeway.

Rules & Terms

There aren't many rules to follow when participating at Switzerland International Film Festival, but the few we have are really important:

Rule number 1: The movie must be one of the following genres:
Short Film
Foreign Film
Drama Film
Documentary Film
Animation Film
Experimental Film
Music Video

Note: We don't mind wether your film is animated or filmed, as long as it is good. Thus, you can submit your animation film as either a short or feature, depending on it's length.

Rule number 2: 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.

Rule number 3: The movie must be made by you, and the director/creator/producer needs to have all rights associated with it, including the rights to all audio and the manuscript.

More detailed rules are described on the platform FilmFreeway.

Awards & Prizes

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

Festival Program

The opening of the Festival and Short Film screenings

Foreign Film screenings

Drama and Experimental
Film screenings

Documentary Film screenings

Animation Film and Music Video screenings

Award Winners of the Festival

Attention: Please, note that the category "Films about Swiss culture" is outside the program of the Festival.
This category is free, so our experts will be the judges. And since the Festival this year due to quarantine will be held in an online format, we decided to allow all projects of this category to participate.

The list of winners in this category will be published on our website - (http://www.festti.com) on May 29.

The venue of the Festival

We are on FilmFreeway: