Shnit Short Film Festival Returns to Southampton

Still from 'The Bathtub', Germany/Austria, 2015 - Shnit Film Festival 2016

The Bathtub‘, Germany/Austria, 2015


Date: Saturday 15 October 2016
Time: 7.00pm
Place: Immaculate Conception Church Hall, Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 3SB (Map).
Ticket Price: FREE
Event Information: Recommended 15+
The venue is accessible to disabled guests.

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This year the best of international short film comes to Southampton courtesy of Shnit – a film festival that’s held in people’s houses and alternative venues around the globe – from Luanda to Bogota, from St Petersburg to Seattle – and at the Immaculate Conception Church Hall, Southampton. According to Urban Dictionary ‘shnit’ means “funky, freaky, and full of style; something shnitty is unique and extraordinary in any positive way” – and this years’ award-winning film selection certainly lives up to this description.

Those who recall last years’ screenings are in for a treat as this years’ screening at our new venue in Portswood presents a unique 90 minute selection – none of which are available to view online.

We haven’t settled on a running order, but the following  are in the programme:

The Bathtub One Bathtub – Three Brothers – Many Splashes! Three brothers try to dive back into their childhood through an old family picture in the bathtub. fiction | live action Tim Ellrich, Germany/Austria, 2015

Clermond-Ferrand International Special Jury Prize

Bon Voyage During a cruise on the mediterranean sea, Swiss holiday sailors encounter a sinking refugee boat. fiction | live action Marc Wilkins, Switzerland, 2016

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival – Best Live Action Short

Ellis A young father is forced to share custody of his daughters with his ex-wife, whose new boyfriend has a history of sexual assault. fiction | live action Nolan Cubero, US, 2016

Official selection at LA Shorts Fest

El Corredor (The Runner) 5 years ago the boss closed the company and fired 300 workers. The first day that he goes out to run he meets one of them. fiction | live action José Luis Montesinos, Spain, 2014

Best European Short Film – Valladolid Film Festival

Drôle d’oiseau (Strange Bird) The film is a portrait of a man with bipolar disorder painted through the eyes of his 11 year old daughter. The picture turns into a bittersweet adventure with two un-conventional heroes on a path of innocence and crude behavior. fiction | live action Anouk Fortunier, Belgium, 2015

Best Debut -Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven

A very lonely cock It is a hard day for the very lonely cock. Perhaps tomorrow it’ll be better. Who knows? Anyway, it can’t get any worse. Or can it? Not only is the production of eggs at stake for the very lonely cock, in this strange world everything is getting stranger by the minute. fiction | animated Leonid Smelkov, Russia, 2015

Best Animated Short – Children’s Film Festival Seattle, 2016