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International success for “L’escale”

International success for “L’escale”

08.10.2013

After having been honoured with the Special Jury Award in Namur last week, the documentary film “L'escale” by Kaveh Bakhtiari will now be screened in the International Competition at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal.

 
“Traumland” in the running for the Audience Award in Busan

“Traumland” in the running for the Audience Award in Busan

01.10.2013

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is presenting four Swiss feature-length films including “Traumland” by Petra Volpe, which is competing for the new Audience Award. Multiple Swiss filmmakers will be present at the screening of their films.

 
Large presence from Swiss Romandie at Namur

Large presence from Swiss Romandie at Namur

26.09.2013

Thirteen Swiss productions can be seen at the francophone film festival in Namur, the biggest event of its kind in the world.

 
Pierre-Yves Borgeaud presents his films in Beijing

Pierre-Yves Borgeaud presents his films in Beijing

23.09.2013

Swiss director Pierre-Yves Borgeaud will be featured at the “Filmmaker in Focus” at the Crossing Festival in Beijing. He is the tenth documentary filmmaker from Switzerland to present works in Beijing and participate in a cultural exchange with Chinese filmmakers.

 
“More Than Honey” in the running for an Oscar

“More Than Honey” in the running for an Oscar

20.09.2013

Markus Imhoof’s “More than Honey” is the Swiss candidate for a nomination in the category of Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

 
Debut film in competition in San Sebastian

Debut film in competition in San Sebastian

18.09.2013

The 61st San Sebastian international Film Festival, the most important film festival in Spain, has invited two fiction films coproduced in Switzerland and one school film. All three works are in the running for an award.

 
Haifa: Tribute to Xavier Koller

Haifa: Tribute to Xavier Koller

18.09.2013

The 29th Haifa International Film Festival (September 19-28, 2013) has organised, in collaboration with SWISS FILMS, the promotion agency, a special programme called “Tribute to Xavier Koller”.

 
Two Swiss films win a First Steps Award in Berlin

Two Swiss films win a First Steps Award in Berlin

17.09.2013

Both the Swiss documentary film “Neuland” and the short film “Parvaneh” are winners of a First Steps Award – the highest distinction in Germany for films by talented newcomers.

 
“Focus on Switzerland” at Festival in Bristol

“Focus on Switzerland” at Festival in Bristol

16.09.2013

Short film productions from Switzerland have a strong presence at the Encounters Festival in Bristol: the festival has compiled in collaboration with SWISS FILMS – a “Focus on Switzerland” programme comprised of 29 Films.

 
Ursula Meier: theatrical release and retrospective in Latin America

Ursula Meier: theatrical release and retrospective in Latin America

13.09.2013

Ursula Meier’s fiction film “Sister,” which was honoured with a Silver Bear at the Berlinale 2012, continues to steer a successful course, also in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay as of September 18.

 
Twice in Saint Petersburg: documentary and fiction

Twice in Saint Petersburg: documentary and fiction

12.09.2013

The Saint Petersburg International Film Festival pays tribute to Swiss director Christoph Schaub with a retrospective and an invitation as a member of the international jury.

 
“Rosie” up for a nomination for the European Film Award

“Rosie” up for a nomination for the European Film Award

10.09.2013

The fiction film “Rosie” by Swiss director Marcel Gisler is up for a nomination for the European Film Award, which will be presented on December 7, 2013.

 
Mostra in Venice: awards for productions by Ventura Film

Mostra in Venice: awards for productions by Ventura Film

09.09.2013

Elena Cotta won the award for Best Actress at the festival in Venice. She stars in the fiction film “Via Castellana Bandiera,” coproduced by Ventura Film in Ticino, which was also honoured with four further prizes from independent juries.

 
Multifaceted Switzerland at film festival in Toronto

Multifaceted Switzerland at film festival in Toronto

03.09.2013

Coproductions from all parts of Switzerland – by Vega Film, Oko Productions, Ventura Film, Rita Productions – and Swiss artist films will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

 
Two Ventura Film productions at the Mostra in Venice

Two Ventura Film productions at the Mostra in Venice

26.08.2013

Two of the competition entries at the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica were coproduced by Ventura Film in Ticino. Two further films from Switzerland will celebrate their world premieres in the Short Film Competition and in the Critics’ Week in Venice.

 
Student Oscar and Quartz winners in competition in São Paulo

Student Oscar and Quartz winners in competition in São Paulo

21.08.2013

Three Swiss short films, including the winner of the Swiss Film Award for Best Animation Film, as well as a winner of the Student Academy Awards, will be screened at the São Paulo International Short Film Festival.

 
Debut films in competition in Montreal

Debut films in competition in Montreal

20.08.2013

Two Swiss fiction films will celebrate their world premieres in the First Films World Competition at the Montreal World Film Festival.

 
Four awards for “Tableau noir” in Locarno

Four awards for “Tableau noir” in Locarno

19.08.2013

The documentary film “Tableau noir,” which was screened in the International Competition, and four Swiss short films screened in the “Pardi di domaini” national section were honoured with awards at the 66th Festival del film Locarno (August 7-17, 2013).

 
Locarno 2013: Amka Films and Ventura Film honoured with award

Locarno 2013: Amka Films and Ventura Film honoured with award

15.08.2013

The winners of the Premio Cinema Ticino, awarded at the Festival del Film Locarno, goes to the production companies Amka Films and Ventura Film. This year marks the third presentation of the award endowed with CHF 30,000.

 
Baier and Bron on Piazza Grande, Imbach and Yersin in competition

Baier and Bron on Piazza Grande, Imbach and Yersin in competition

10.08.2013

Eight Swiss feature-length films and twelwe short films will celebrate their world premieres in Carlo Chatrian’s first edition as new director of the film festival in Locarno.

 
Liechti’s “Vaters Garten” wins Documentary Film Award

Liechti’s “Vaters Garten” wins Documentary Film Award

05.08.2013

The multi-award-winning Swiss film “Vaters Garten – Die Liebe meiner Eltern” won the Documentary Film Award, endowed with EUR 3,000, ex aequo with the German documentary “Still” at the Five Lakes Film Festival in Bavaria.

 
“Swiss Fondue of Shorts” in Saint Petersburg

“Swiss Fondue of Shorts” in Saint Petersburg

29.07.2013

More than 40 Swiss film productions will be screened in Saint Petersburg at the Open Cinema International Short and Animation Film Festival, in collaboration with SWISS FILMS, the promotion agency.

 
“More Than Honey” on course for further success in the USA and Great Britain

“More Than Honey” on course for further success in the USA and Great Britain

19.07.2013

Michael Moore has invited the triumphant Swiss documentary film “More Than Honey” to the Traverse City Film Festival.

 
Swiss music documentaries in Wroclaw (Poland)

Swiss music documentaries in Wroclaw (Poland)

16.07.2013

This year Poland is a focus country for film programmes intermediated by SWISS FILMS. A total of 14 Swiss music documentaries will be screened at the upcoming New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland.

 
“Swiss Girls on the Rocks!”, Basil Da Cunha and a Master Class in Vila do Conde (Portugal)

“Swiss Girls on the Rocks!”, Basil Da Cunha and a Master Class in Vila do Conde (Portugal)

04.07.2013

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.

 
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