The Kurzfilmtage Residency @ Villa Sträuli is a two-month residency fellowship for filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe offered in collaboration with Villa Sträuli, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and the Locarno Film Festival.

Participants of the Locarno Film Festival who have been selected for the Open Doors, Filmmakers Academy, or Pardi di domani sections are eligible to apply. In October and November, the residency fellow lives and works in the inspiring environment of Winterthur’s arts center Villa Sträuli, where they can research and develop their projects. During Kurzfilmtage, they can mingle with the local and international film industry, and the Meet the Artist Event offers an additional opportunity for networking and encounters with audiences.

Residencies @ Villa Sträuli

2023: Mohammadreza Mayghani (Iran)

2022: Gorana Jovanović (Serbia)

2021: Leonardo Martinelli (Brazil)

2019: Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana)

2018: Mahde Hasan (Bangladesh)

2017: Pradeepan Raveendran (Sri Lanka)

2016: Hiwot Admasu Gataneh (Ethiopia)

2013: Humberto Díaz (Cuba) – pilot project

Anniversary Residency @ Fotomuseum Winterthur

2021: Douwe Dijkstra (Netherlands)