The MADE IN COSTA RICA competition returns as the national part of the shnit International Shortfilmfestival.
Costa Rica is one of only six countries that are participating as shnit PLAYGROUND locations where the International Shortfilmfestival will include a national competition of filmmakers. The additional five participating countries are are as follows: Thailand, Switzerland, Argentina, South Africa and Russia.
MADE IN COSTA RICA at a Glance
WHAT: A national competition of short films within an international festival
WHEN: Friday October 9th, 2015 at 8:30pm
WHERE: Cine Magaly (see below)
The shnit organization is “built on principles of excellence and professionalism, rendering the global expansion of the festival possible.” In addition to the cash awards given out to winners of the international OPEN category, each PLAYGROUND location will present a Jury and Audience Choice Award at the end to local film producers. Last year’s winners in Costa Rica were:
- JURY AWARD: “Funeral” directed by Alejandro Bonilla
- AUDIENCE AWARD: “El Arca” directed by Esteban Araya
Audiences from the PLAYGROUNDs will also get a chance to caste their vote for one of the OPEN winners.
According to their website:
[quote_box_center]This exchange of culture and expression is a fundamental element of shnit. Festival venues are more than just a cinema venue – they are interactive, living, breathing spaces, with activations, vendors, music and performance, as well as collaborative work from a number of local artists. And of course, the audience is involved in creation too, with interactive installations, and constant filming and photography pictures being uploaded daily to the world on social media platforms.[/quote_box_center]