Less than 70 days are left before the 17th edition of Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur kicks off six days of short films, including the highly coveted competition programmes. The title of the special programme series focus is «Independent Cinema USA».
The number of films submitted for the national and international competition has been rising continuously over the past few years, and this year we have seen more films submitted than ever before: over 5,000 shorts from a total of 101 countries are currently being viewed by the festival’s programming committee. The final selection will be announced at the beginning of October, which is also when Switzerland’s most important short film festival will reveal all the facets of its rich programme. But one thing after another: apart from the competition programmes, some curating for the special programmes has been done already and here are some of the highlights.