Events & Programmes
SWISS FILMS is the ambassador for Swiss film productions and bolsters the awareness of the Swiss film culture at home and abroad with film programmes and events.
Committed staff members at SWISS FILMS focus on intermediating the Swiss film culture by targeting film programmes in neighbouring countries, by collaborating with international festivals and by offering film programmes in select countries. The film programmes showcase film classics as well as current Swiss film productions. They highlight historical and present-day aspects or prominent figures in Swiss filmmaking. The programmes are realised in collaboration with institutional partners on site and in part with the Swiss Arts Council (Pro Helvetia). In addition, SWISS FILMS facilitates the cultural exchange between Swiss and international filmmakers.
The archive of film prints is utilised for distributing Swiss film productions abroad. The archive’s volume, which is constantly increasing, currently comprises approximately 1'000 films with subtitles, dating from 1923 to today.
SWISS FILMS draws the general public’s attention to Swiss filmmaking effectively in Switzerland with special events. As the organiser of the Short Film Night, which tours throughout all of Switzerland, SWISS FIILMS presents a selection of the best national and international short films in numerous cinemas every year. The film promotion agency is responsible for organising the Appellations Suisse series at the film festival in Locarno. It carries out mandates for the Swiss Film Academy and is involved in organising the Swiss Film Award.