Do you want to submit to festivals following a strategy,

and not feeling like you’re throwing your work and your budget into a black hole?

In the past years we have consulted more than 500 shorts from all over the world, of all genres.



Reserve your spot for an one-on-one consulting with one of the founders:

We watch, discuss and evaluate your film.

We analyze the festival potential.

We shade some light on premiere statuses and how to deal with them.

We analyze your submissions and selections up to now if there are any.

We discuss possible next steps or changes to your festival strategy.

We evaluate if and when an online release could make sense.

We answer all your questions regarding your film or the festival run.


Andrea Sponring

Nature Scientist (Biology) / University Innsbruck, Austria

Founder & CEO of the casting agency

Crew member of many award winning films

Producer of short films, commercials and music videos. 


Moritz Schneider

Economics and Communications / University of Zurich, Switzerland

Festival Director and other posititions (Fantoche Jugendfilmage, etc.)

Producer of award winning student short films, commercials and music videos

Locarno Industry Academy Alumni

Festival Distribution & Sales at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)


Consulting is CHF 190 per hour (~180 EUR ~ 190 USD).


Please note that watching your film (runtime minutes) is also charged. For most films one hour is suficient.
We can schedule shorter follow-up consultings if needed.

If you plan to subscribe to our strategy tool CUT-UP HUB, check our PRO offer!






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