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Cannes 2013: Films by Basil Da Cunha, Marie-Elsa Sgualdo and Kaveh Bakhtiari in Directors’ Fortnight
This marks the third year Basil Da Cunha has been invited to Cannes, this time with his feature-length fiction film debut “Até ver a luz” in the 45th Directors’ Fortnight.
Two Swiss directors honoured with Student Oscar
Switzerland celebrates a historic success with two winners of the Student Academy Award 2013: Talkhon Hamzavi won the award for his short film “Parvaneh” and Mauro Mueller for “Un mundo para Raúl.”
Peter Mettler featured as guest in Warsaw and Wroclaw
The Swiss-Canadian artist Peter Mettler is featured as the special guest at this year’s Planete + Doc Film Festival in Warsaw and Wroclaw with a retrospective comprised of five of his films.
“Der Imker” celebrates international premiere in Munich
Mano Khalil’s “Der Imker” will celebrate its international premiere with a screening in competition at the Munich International Documentary Film Festival.
Nadasdy Film guest in Trebon, Czech Republic
Swiss film producers Zoltán Horváth and Nicolas Burlet will present eleven films from their Nadasdy Film studio at the international Festival of Animated Films Anifilm in Trebon and provide insight into their experience with international coproductions.
Two short films from Switzerland in Oberhausen
Two short film productions from Switzerland will be screened in Oberhausen at Germany’s oldest and most renowned festival for the short film genre at the beginning of May.
Successful weekend for Swiss documentary films
“More Than Honey” was honoured with a Lola in Berlin and “Karma Shadub” with the Grand Prix in Nyon; “Vaters Garten” won an award in both Nyon and Linz; and “Paul Bowles: The Cage Door Is Always Open” was voted as the audience’s favourite in Turin.
German Film Award 2013: LOLA for box-office hit “More Than Honey”
Markus Imhoof’s “More Than Honey” was honoured with the German Film Award 2013 for Best Documentary Film.
Grand Prix for “Karma Shadub” at Festival Visions du Réel
The Swiss documentary film “Karma Shadub” was honoured with the Grand Prix at the Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon.
Two short films from Switzerland in the running for a Student Oscar
Two short films From Switzerland are on the shortlist of finalists for a Student Academy Award.
Peter Mettler and Marcel Gisler in North America
The Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival in Toronto, which ranks among the most important festival for the genre in North America, will honour the Swiss-Canadian director Peter Mettler with a retrospective.
Awards for Swiss films in Europe, Latin America and the USA
Two feature-length films and two documentaries were honoured with awards at festivals in Bozen (Italy), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Tiburon (USA).
Films by emerging directors at “IndieLisboa” Festival
The “IndieLisboa” International Festival of Independent Cinema is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Major laurels for “La nuit de l’ours” and “Un mundo para Raúl” in USA
All three Swiss short films screened in competition at the Aspen Shortsfest were honoured with awards.
Langjahr, Cattin, Argerich and Mettler in Buenos Aires
The 15th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) will pay tribute to the Swiss filmmaker Erich Langjahr with a retrospective comprised of four of his documentary films.
Three Swiss films screened in competition in Aspen (USA)
One short fiction film, one animation documentary film and one animation film coproduced with Switzerland will be screened in the International Competition at the festival in Aspen, one of the most important platforms for the short film genre in North America.
Award for “Glauser” at Festival of Films on Art in Montreal
Christoph Kühn’s portrait film “Glauser” was honoured with the Award for Creativity at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal.
Catherine Ann Berger appointed director of SWISS FILMS
The SWISS FILMS Board of Trustees has selected Catherine Ann Berger as the director of SWISS FILMS.
“Hiver nomade” wins award in Thessaloniki
The double-winning Swiss Film Prize 2013 documentary film “Hiver nomade” was also honoured with an award at the Documentary Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece.
Winners of 2013 Swiss Film Award ceremony announced
The 16th Swiss Film Award was held on the evening of 23 March in the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, Geneva. This gala event, which was also streamed live for the first time on www.schweizerfilmpreis.ch, honoured outstanding Swiss cinematic achievements over the last year.
Robin Harsch’s documentary film in competition in Paris
The eighth film by the Genevan actor and filmmaker Robin Harsch will be screened in competition at the “Cinéma du Réel” Festival in Paris, one of the most important documentary film festivals in Europe.
Awards for Swiss films in Germany, Portugal and Greece
Five awards were presented to Swiss film productions and coproductions at three international festivals within the past five days.
Hit film “More Than Honey” scores worldwide
The multi-award-winning Swiss documentary film “More Than Honey” is attracting ever more attention beyond Europe and making excellent progress in North and South America, Asia and Australia.
Film portraits from Switzerland at FIFA in Montreal
The building portrait “Sagrada” by Stefan Haupt and the “Glauser” portrait by Christoph Kühn will be screened in the International Competition at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal.
Strong Swiss presence at short film festival in Saguenay
Switzerland will be represented with eleven entries at the International Short Film Festival in Saguenay, Canada.