Announcement of the 2017 semi-finalists


The pre-selection jury has selected this year’s semi-finalists. The jury observed a strong artistic development and understanding of the art form and 60 seconds format in the 279 films submitted this year, and we are excited to experience the raising artistic quality of the films.


A lot of the submitted films were filled with horror and anxiety, MANY had several image layers, reflections in water or mirrors, soundtrack with whispering voices or voiceovers and suspicious body fluids as props.


The jury was especially impressed by the films that made original and creative choices in content and form, and demonstrated a conscious use of the 60 seconds format. The final semi-finalists selection reflects the diversity of the art form in expression, ideas and execution.


Thanks to all artists who submitted to this year’s competition and good luck to the semi-finalists!


The finalists will be announced on March 31st, 2017.