As ambitious as it is unforgettably bold, shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival unfolds simultaneously in multiple cities on five continents, bringing together more than 40,000 filmmakers and film lovers in ways rarely experienced elsewhere on the festival circuit. The INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION includes 100 short films with four award categories and attracts award-winning short filmmakers from around the globe. As a result, shnit presents a competition program of exceptional quality and density. In addition, each PLAYGROUND presents National Jury and Audience Awards, in a CLOSING NIGHT ceremony in each PLAYGROUND city. Over its 12 days, shnit present more than 300 short films of all genres and styles.