SHIFT Film Festival 2022

Shifting Distance.

The SHIFT Film Festival invites all filmmakers and film viewers to an experience of connecting with like-minded people in a festival space: take part in Short Film Competition & Director's Village and network with filmmakers from all over the world!

SHIFT Film Festival 2022

We celebrate the eighth edition of the SHIFT Film Festival from september 14-18, 2022 and we do so in spite, and maybe especially because, of the crazy times that 2020 & 2021 have brought us so far.

This year’s edition of SHIFT Film Festival will run onsite in Heerlen. Filmmakers will enhance their filmmaking skills during our new, unique program Director's Village and the SHIFT Workshops. We also host the Limburg Film Pitch, where you can win a grant of €2.000. Last but not least, we have lots of short films, feature films in collaboration with Filmhuis De Spiegel and a special Ukrainian Focus

Program & Tickets

10:00 tot 12:00
Pitch Training (Online)
Get your tickets here!

Please note: tickets for the feature film screenings can only be bought via partner Filmhuis De Spiegel.

    Great networking opportunities, valuable workshops and training options all at one location. Remy Kooi

    Meet the Jury! 

    Film Selection

    Curious which films are selected for SHIFT Film Festival? We will unveil new titles every week in the sections below.

    Film Selection | SHIFT Special 

    Read more on the selected films and enjoy them during SHIFT Film Festival 2022! 

    Film Selection | Ukrainian Focus

    Read more on the selected films and enjoy them during SHIFT Film Festival 2022!

    Film selection | Short Film Competition: Made in Limburg 

    Read more on the selected films and enjoy them during SHIFT Film Festival 2022!

    Shift to everyone: filmmakers and the audience

    Whether you are general film lover, a new filmmaker or a professional one, SHIFT Film Festival offers a dynamic and high quality festival experience, with films from all over the world, inspiring workshops, lectures and more. 

    Moreover, SHIFT gives a podium to upcoming talents to present their works, organizing special networking events, meet & greets and workshops, so that they can make shifts in their way of filmmaking, expand their network, collaborate with each other, talk with the audience and create new projects. 

    We are constantly seeking for productions and professionals that set changes in the world. Be the one to shift your boundaries by shifting distance!

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