SHIFT Film Forum 2023 reveils official competition

Shifting Distance.

For the ninth edition of the SHIFT Film Forum six short films will compete for several awards.

SHIFT Film Forum 2023

For its ninth edition, the SHIFT Film Forum comes back on September 13-17 at the ECI Cultuurfabriek Roermond, The Netherlands. With this edition we bring you the SHIFT Film Pitch, SHIFT Masterclasses, Short Film Competition & Short Films SHIFT Special, other special screenings, networking drinks and various possibilities to learn all there is to know about the film world: discover international new talents, learn from experienced professionals, get to know each other and exchange.

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Official selection

In the official competition, six films will compete for several jury and audience awards. The films are selected by our lead programmer Alexandr Gusev (FIPRESCI journalist). 

SHIFT Short Film Competition

The following six films from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands will be competing for the Best Film Award, a Special Jury Mention and the Audience Award.

  • About Me | Ali Asgari | fictionthe Netherlands202215min
  • The Show | Frederic Kau | fictionGermany202212min
  • Thank you for your patience! | Simon van der Zande | fiction Belgium202217min
  • Zeebenen | Sam Dijkstra | fiction | the Netherlands | 20227min
  • At a Glance | Ruud Satijn | fictionthe Netherlands202216min
  • Sleeping Dogs | Jenia Bayat Mokhtari, Amelie Befeldt, Samuli Salonen & Sarah Veith | documentaryGermany202213min

Below you can read more about the films. Make sure to catch them on the big screen at SHIFT Film Forum 2023