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shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival

18–21 October 2018


shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival takes place at theend of October in Moscow. Moskino, partner of the national contest "shnit Made in Russia", will award the winner of the audience vote. The festival will take place at the cinemas in the Moskino network, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and Illusion cinemas and the State Central Film Museum.

Traditionally the festival’s program includes international and national contests. This year within the out-of-competition program two short film compilations will be introduced—shnit Comedy (short comedies from all over the world) and Playgrounds Winners 2017 (prize-winning films from the national contests of eight countries participating in shnit).

shnit's theme for 2018 is Going wild. Over 3 000 applications from young directors from 136 countries were submitted to the international contest. The program, as always, is rich with the variety of genres, from dark comedies to deep dramas. Russia is represented with a grotesque comedy by Ruslan Bratov Lalay-Balalay. The winners of the four nominations of the international contest will be announced in New York on October 28. The prize fund of the festival will be 20 000 dollars.

Over 250 applications were submitted to "shnit Made in Russia" this year and 21 films were selected, which formed four miscellanies. Among them is the winner of the Kinotavr-2018 short film contest Calendarby Igor Poplaukhin, an animation film by Janna Beckmambetova, a debut by a restaurateur Denis Simachev, a brilliant example of modern Yakut cinema—Happinessthe social tragedy by Vladimir Munkuev, and much more. The films’ authors will participate in all of the screenings.

On October 21 the Moscow jury, run by Nikolay Kulikov—screenwriter of the films Legend 17, Gorko!, and Upward Movement—as well as the audience will choose the winners.


shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival—the worldwide short film festival first took place in 2013 in the Swiss city of Bern and over the last sixteen years has grown into an event which takes places in seven countries and four continents—Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Cairo, Moscow, San Jose and Bangkok. The total audience numbers 40 000 people. The winners of the international competition are traditionally announced in New York.

shnit Made in Russia—Russia first hosted shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival in 2014, at the same time the national contest "Made in Russia" was held, with only Russian films participating. Over the last four years the jury for the national contest has included film critics Anton Dolin, Anton Sazonov, and Denis Ruzaev, directors Zhora Kryzhovnikov and Oksana Bychkova, actor Artur Smolyaninov, curator of Kinotavr’s pitching Anna Gudkova, producer Elena Glickman, president of the Academy of Russian Television "TEFI" Alexander Akopov, and others


Standard: 350 RUB

 Garage Members: 175 RUB

Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB*

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

*Please bring proof of eligibility

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