SWISS FILMS

Annual Report

2012

2012

The international presence and awareness of Swiss film productions increased once again in 2012: with support from SWISS FILMS, Swiss film productions were invited to the 12 top festivals worldwide, and more than 100 works were screened in the main sections of the 50 most important festivals. This amounts to an increase of approximately 10% compared to the previous year. Furthermore, the promotion agency intermediated 26 programmes encompassing a total of 280 Swiss films at international events. The data of 3'800 Swiss films are accessible online and serves as the basis for numerous institutions in the industry. “For Swiss films, visibility is the key to the audience,” adds Josefa Haas, the Foundation’s president.

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2011

2011

The international presence and popularity of Swiss films increased clearly in 2011: There were 97 Swiss film productions screened in the main sections of major festivals (+ 52%); 286 Swiss films were presented in retrospectives and thematic film programmes (+ 16%);
306 awards were presented to Swiss film productions (+ 51%); as well as monetary prizes amounting to CHF 600’000 (+ 25%). “Such visibility is the result of systematic cooperation in all the areas which form the key prerequisites for filmmaking: education, production, distribution and promotion. SWISS FILMS serves as the contact address in Switzerland for the latter,” summarises Josefa Haas, chairwoman of the foundation board. The annual report provides background information and details.

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2010

2010

SWISS FILMS worked with 20 feature films, 40 feature- or medium-length documentaries and 50 short films in 2010. The promotion agency provided financial support to approximately 60 films for festival participation. With retrospectives, themed programmes and homages throughout Europe and worldwide, SWISS FILMS highlights specific connections and trends. The awareness of Swiss filmmaking at home is bolstered effectively with special events: for example, the “Appellations Suisse” series at the Locarno International Film Festival attracted 36% more viewers; the Short Film Night Tour recorded some 15,500 viewers. SWISS FILMS plays a key role in the Swiss Film Prize «Quartz». The annual report provides information about the services provided and success in 2010.

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2009

2009

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2008

2008

SWISS FILMS, the national film promotion agency, provides an insight into its efficient promotion of Swiss film productions at home and abroad in its Annual Report 2008. Supporting participation at festivals, promoting distribution and organising film programmes abroad all serve to reinforce the international awareness of Swiss film productions. By means of continual documentation and provision of information on domestic filmmaking as well as the organisation of public relations events - the Swiss Film Prize «Quartz» in Lucerne, the Swiss Cinema Day in Locarno or the Short Film Night which toured throughout all of Switzerland - SWISS FILMS draws attention to Swiss film productions at home. You can read more information in the Annual Report 2008.

(only available in German or French)