Festivals & Promotion Short Films
SWISS FILMS promotes the distribution and the general public’s awareness of short film productions in their broad spectrum of diverse forms: short fiction, documentary, animation and experimental film productions.
Short films are fiction, experimental and animation film productions up to 59 minutes and documentary films up to 49 minutes.
SWISS FILMS is represented at major international festivals and markets. Such platforms play a key role in the promotion of short films. The promotion agency also supports participation at festivals by contributing to promotional and transport costs and by purchasing subtitled copies. It supports the distribution of Swiss short film productions on international VoD platforms and offers programme organisers in Switzerland a broad selection of short film productions with its short film distribution services.
SWISS FILMS fosters networking among filmmakers and provides information to professionals in the film industry with, for example, the Short Films catalogue and the Swiss Shorts DVD with a selection of the most recent Swiss short film productions. Staff members at SWISS FILMS establish contact between filmmakers and delegates of international festivals, film distributors, film clubs and other special-interest groups. They consult short film directors and up-and-coming directors on matters concerning marketing, festival strategies and film distribution and develop new marketing strategies for the digital distribution of the short genre.
SWISS FILMS is a member of the International Short Film Conference (ISFC), the worldwide organisation of all institutions and organisations responsible for distributing and screening short film productions.