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“Swiss Girls on the Rocks!”, Basil Da Cunha and a Master Class in Vila do Conde (Portugal)
Portugal’s most important short film festival – “Curtas” Vila do Conde – will present a programme comprised of six films, all of which were made by female directors.
Balance 2012: SWISS FILMS reinforces the international presence of Swiss productions
SWISS FILMS reports a successful year in 2012.
“Harry Dean Stanton” and “Vaters Garten” in Karlovy Vary
The award-winning documentary films “Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction” and “Vaters Garten – Die Liebe meiner Eltern” will pursue their international careers in Karlovy Vary.
Animated colour images by Schwizgebel and films from Cannes in La Rochelle
The film festival in La Rochelle has extended an invitation to Georges Schwizgebel with ten of his animated films.
Kick-off in Russia with Ursula Meier
Ursula Meier is a member of the international jury at the International Film Festival in Moscow.
Record attendance for Short Film Nights
The Short Film Night, organised by SWISS FILMS, successfully concluded the first half of its tour for this year with a stop in Lucerne last Friday.
Trophées Francophones du Cinéma: Nominations for three Swiss productions
Three Swiss film productions have been nominated for the “Trophées Francophones du Cinéma”: the two fiction films “Sister” (L’enfant d’en haut) and “À perdre la raison”; as well as the animation film “La nuit de l’ours.”
Silver and Bronze Student Oscars for Swiss directors
The 40th Student Academy Awards were presented on June 8, with Talkhon Hamzavi’s “Parvaneh” winning the Silver Medal in the Foreign category and Mauro Mueller’s “Un mundo para Raúl” the Bronze Medal in the Narrative category.
Swiss animation films captivate in Annecy
The Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the world’s largest and most important festival for animation filmmaking, celebrates the genre for six days.
2013: Focus on Swiss films in Poland
Poland is the focus country for film programmes intermediated by SWISS FILMS in 2013.
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.
“Der Imker” wins in Munich
The Swiss film “Der Imker” was honoured with the Grand Prix of the “DOK.deutsch” German Language Competition, endowed with EUR 5,000, at the Munich Documentary Film Festival.
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.