II : Short Film

SONSGALLERY (formerly Art Gallery J316) currently invites artists submitting independent films from anywhere in the world, to be screened at the monthly exhibition of our gallery. As an endeavor to contribute to the advancement of our contemporary art society, we have planned short-film exhibitions. These exhibitions will provide an opportunity to promote the art of short filmmaking. We especially encourage the submission of low-budget films from amateur directors, as Sonsgallery’s purpose is to offer a chance to exhibit artworks which align with their objectives of independent filmmaking.

Sonsgallery welcomes submissions of short films of almost every category. Please, remember when you submit your film(s) that the selected films will be screened during the exhibition. For more detailed information about submission, please, read the prospectus carefully before submitting your works.

For this exhibition, we have decided on various themes as the short-film theme. Additionally, works selected for Sonsgallery's exhibition of short films may be eligible for the Sonsgallery Award and the Audience Award. 



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All submitted works must be original and not previously exhibited at Sonsgallery.


             - Submissions from international directors and filmmakers

             - Submission of up to two films from one filmmaker or director

             - Films should not exceed 20 minutes in length.

             - Narrative or non-narrative  

: documentary, animation, multimedia, digital imaging, music video, virtual reality, etc. (excluding video art, video games, and experimental films)

 - Films in any language other than English must have English subtitles 

   for international audiences.

            - Please include the below information when submitting your film(s).

1. First name Last name_Title of artwork_Date completed_Medium

2. YouTube Video links

3. Artist’s Statement:

Please explain the artistic process of all artworks submitted, interesting stories concerning your artworks, your perspective on art, techniques used for the artworks, etc.

4. Synopsis (in English) in pdf file

5. Short CV or Resume in pdf file

6. Application fee (pay online with paypal or credit card)


: The results will be notified individually.



: Two weeks in Rämistrasse 28, Zurich, Switzerland.




Submission of up to three original works possible.


Sonsgallery Award: $200

Audience Award: $100

All accepted works are registered in the exhibition brochures.



Sonsgallery staff and the exhibition audience.

Criteria: originality, innovation, and technical and artistic quality.



Artists can confirm acceptance of their submitted work(s) on the Sonsgallery website after the notification time. Additionally, Sonsgallery will announce selection results by sending an email to each accepted artist. All selected artworks will be posted on the Sonsgallery website concurrently with the notification of acceptance.


The judge’s decision will be announced about two weeks after the submission deadline. The winner of ‘Sonsgallery Award’ will be announced about one week after the notification of the selected works, and the winner of ‘Audience Award’ will be announced the day after the exhibition closes.



All artists are cordially invited to submit to our current call for artists. If you have inquiries or concerns or need any additional information please contact Sunyoung Lee, curator of Sonsgallery's exhibitions, sonsgalleryswiss@gmail.com.


More information Prospectus