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.
Within the frame of the Solothurn Film Festival, the Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon and the Festival del film Locarno, SWISS FILMS invites internationaly renowned film journalists to discuss Swiss filmmaking at the “Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse”. SWISS FILMS participates in the European Shooting Stars events at the Berlinale. On behalf of the Federal Office of Culture, SWISS FILMS processes the applications for the Swiss Film Award.