Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Shnit is a 12-day celebration of short film, hosted simultaneously in multiple cities around the world as shnit Playgrounds & shnit Cinemas. Last year Tinsel & Tine covered Couch Fest Shorts Film Festival hosted by The MadLap Post This year, Couch Fest became a part of shnit, allowing more communities to have access to exceptional films. Nicole Ayers of Madlab will once again host the screenings in the Philly area.
Background: What started as a local initiative in Bern Switzerland is now an exceptional transnational event that connects and inspires makers and fans of short films across the globe, ending in the star-studded New York Finale. Shnit embraces diversity, originality and exchange between creators and an audience from different cultures and backgrounds.
DATE: Saturday, October 17, 2015
PLACE: Taller Puertorriqueño - Roberto Hernandez Theater ( 2557 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133)
PRICE: Advance ticket Price $6 BUY TICKETS. Or Tinsel & Tine Subscribers receive $1 off $8 TICKET AT THE DOOR with code #TTshnit
Films screened during shnit International Shortfilm Festival are eligible to receive coveted Flaming Faun trophy and cash prizes of $100.000 are awarded to filmmakers in five categories every year. In addition, Jury awards will be given to each nation’s best short film in these 2015 national competitions: SWISS MADE, MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA, MADE INCOSTA RICA, MADE IN ARGENTINA, MADE IN RUSSIA, MADE IN THAILAND. In 2014, Oscar-winning producer and screenwriter Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Casino Royale) served as the festival’s jury president. From cheeky visual clips and touching documentaries to heart-melting drama, absurd comedy and mystical fairy tale, shnit presents a competition program of exceptional quality and density.
One of the films scheduled to screen in Philly during my shnit International Film Festival exhibition is the successfully Kickstarter backed thriller titled Contrapelo. The film is about about a kidnapped barber who is forced to shave the leader of the drug cartel.
The film stars Hugo Medina from the Netflix series Orange is the New Black and the HBO series True Blood and was selected as IndieWire's "Project of the Day" during it's 2013-2014 crowdfunding campaign.
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