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Positive results for 10th Short Film Night Tour
After having toured in 21 cities in spring and autumn, the anniversary edition of the Short Film Night concluded successfully last Friday.
“Hiver nomade” and “Einspruch VI” garner awards in France
Manuel von Stürler’s documentary film “Hiver nomade” and Rolando Colla’s short film “Einspruch VI” were honoured with awards at festivals in France this past weekend: at the “Cinessonne” Festival held just outside Paris and at the Amiens International Film Festival.
Selina Willemse joins promotion team at SWISS FILMS in January 2013
Selina Willemse will join the international promotion team at SWISS FILMS in January 2013.
Osaka honours Bruno Ganz and screens Swiss films
The Osaka European Film Festival will honour the Swiss actor Bruno Ganz with a retrospective and also place the current films by the Swiss directors Ursula Meier and Sophie Heldmann in the limelight.
Eleven Swiss films honoured with awards at international festivals
Swiss film productions garnered eleven awards at ten international festivals this past weekend.
Switzerland is country-in-focus at exground filmfest in Wiesbaden
Swiss filmmaking will be the focus of the exground filmfest in Wiesbaden.
Swiss documentary film highlights in Amsterdam
The high quality and broad thematic spectrum of Swiss documentary filmmaking will be presented at the world’s most important festival for documentary film productions, the IDFA in Amsterdam.
Swiss films win in Duisburg, Denver and Seville
Dieter Fahrer’s documentary film “Thorberg,” which has been very successful in the cinema, won its first international award in Duisburg.
Much acclaim for “Sister” as Oscar entry
The screenings of “Sister” in Los Angeles as a contender for an Academy Award nomination have been so successful that the film’s director Ursula Meier will travel to the USA for further screenings.
Platform in Florence for Swiss documentary films
Films from Switzerland are prominently present in Florence at Italy’s largest documentary film festival.
“Die Wiesenberger” in New York
The Swiss documentary film “Die Wiesenberger” about a yodel choir from Central Switzerland will be screened at the DOC NYC in Greenwich Village.
Swiss films win in Leipzig and São Paulo
Olivier Zuchuat’s film “Comme des lions de pierre à l'entrée de la nuit” was honoured with an award at the International DOK Leizpig Festival, the most important festival in Germany for documentary film productions.
Swiss documentary films open for discussion in Duisburg
The Swiss cineastes Dieter Fahrer, Mirjam von Arx and Robert-Jan Lacombe will present their most recent works at the “Duisburger Filmwoche".
Swiss films about guilt and atonement in Bogotá
The documentary film festival in Bogotá has invited the Swiss film director Juan José Lozano of Columbian descent to present his films.
Homage to Jacqueline Veuve in Germany
The “Französischen Filmtage” in Tübingen and Stuttgart are paying homage to Jacqueline Veuve, the “Grande Dame of Swiss documentary filmmaking.”
Triple in Lisbon for filmmaker Sergio Da Costa
Sergio Da Costa’s most recent documentary film – together with Maya Kosa – was honoured with an award in Lisbon.
Prix Europa for “Vol Spécial”
The documentary film “Vol Spécial” was honoured with the Grand Prix IRIS in Berlin for the Best Intercultural TV Programme on October 27, 2012.
Micha Schiwow resigns as director of SWISS FILMS
Micha Schiwow will resign from his position as the director of the SWISS FILMS Foundation at the end of January 2013.
Leipzig – major showcase for films from Switzerland
An impressive number of documentary and animation film productions from Switzerland will be screened at the tradition-steeped International Leipzig Film Festival.
Swiss animation filmmaking honoured in Moscow
Swiss animation film productions will be showcased in a homage at the Big Cartoon Festival in Moscow.
“Hiver nomade” in the running for the European Film Award 2012
The Swiss film “Hiver Nomade” by Manuel von Stürler is one of the three documentary films nominated for the European Film Award 2012, as announced by the European Film Academy today.
Strong presence for Swiss films in Hof, Germany
The bicycle-courier comedy “Dead Fucking Last” and the documentary film “Aladin – Weg ins Paradies” will celebrate their world premieres in the city of Hof, Germany.
Film about the discoverer of LSD showered with awards
Martin Witz was honoured with the Special Jury Prize at the 360° Contemporary Scientific Film Festival in Moscow for his film about Albert Hoffmann, who had discovered LSD.
Enormous interest in Swiss films in the Ukraine
Five feature-length and two short film productions from Switzerland will be screened at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival – the most important in the Ukraine.
Focus on Swiss documentary films in Buenos Aires
The Doc Buenos Aires film festival focuses on Swiss documentary filmmaking.