The shnit ENCOUNTERS fringe program focuses on interpersonal and intercultural exchange, skills development, networking and of course celebration.

The TALENT FOCUS section provides a platform for industry events, panels or workshops for attending national and international filmmakers and guests. These events not only act as an exchange platform for festival participants, but also as a meeting point between industry players and the public, allowing shnit to function as a place of mediation and encounter between professional filmmakers and the enthusiastic audience. 

The EVENT CIRCUS section includes parties, concerts and special performances. shnit takes pride in providing those extra special meeting places for audience and filmmakers during the five festival days and nights. Not to mention that, no matter where in the world you are, shnit throws a hell of a party.


shnit TALK with director and screenwriter Reto Caffi

Date: October 8

Location and time: Moscow Film School, 19:00

A talk about national and global cinema, and which stories are typical for most Swiss filmmakers.



PEEPING shnit Party

Date:  October 7

Location and time: Science&Art, 20:00

Some of them shorter, some of them longer… This night is going to reveal the craziest fantasies framed into several short films about the most talked-about part of our life. Music from our guest DJ will add to the very special atmosphere of Science&Art bar.  With the support of Sexprosvet 18+


Date: October 9

Location and time: House 12 (Mansurovsky lane 12), 21:00

After all winners have been elected and all prizes awarded it is time to party! The directors, organizers, jury members and festival guests gather to celebrate in the beloved club House 12.