Swiss Presence in Cannes 2013
Three Swiss films in the 45th Directors’ Fortnight
Shooting Star Carla Juri and five Swiss films in Berlin
Switzerland is present with five films in all major festival sections of the Berlinale
Ursula Meier and Markus Imhoof in Palm Springs
Directors Ursula Meier and Markus Imhoof present their films at the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14, 2013).
European Film Award for “Hiver Nomade”
The European Film Academy awarded “Hiver Nomade” as the Best Documentary Film.
Swiss presence in Busan, South Korea
Five Swiss films and coproductions were in the spotlight at the 17th Busan International Film Festival.
Excellent Swiss appearance in Toronto
Peter Mettler’s essay “The End Of Time” (coprod. Maximage) and Markus Imhoof’s documentary “More Than Honey” (coprod. Thelma Film) attracted the attention of the international audience at the 37. Toronto International Film Festival.
“Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction” in Venice
The first feature-length film by Bernese director Sophie Huber is screened at the 69th Mostra International Film Festival.
SWISS FILMS at the Locarno Film Festival 2012
Swiss filmmaking is represented in all of the sections at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival (August 1–11, 2012).
Swiss Cocktail at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2012
On Wednesday, 6th June 2012, SWISS FILMS hosts a cocktail in honour of the Swiss films at the 36th Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 4 - 9, 2012).
Cannes 2012: “Opération Libertad” in the limelight of the world's most important film festival
The film “Opération Libertad” by Nicolas Wadimoff was in the limelight of the Directors' Fortnight.
Special programme Bande à Part at the festival Indie Lisboa 2012
The young Swiss cinema had an attractive appearance at the International Independent Film Festival Indie Lisboa. The festival showed 9 feature-length films made by the directors group Band à Part as well as a special programme with films from the ECAL.
Richard Dindo retrospective at the Documenta 2012 in Madrid
This year’s Documenta (Festival internacional de documentales) in Madrid presented 11 films by Richard Dindo from the years 1977 to 2010. The programme was developed by the festival in partnership with SWISS FILMS and the filmmaker.
Swiss Film Prize «Quartz 2012»
The Swiss Film Prize «Quartz» was awarded in the KKL Luzern on March 17, 2012.
A Silver Bear and a Shooting Star for Switzerland at the Berlinale 2012
The outstanding Swiss presence at the Berlinale (February 9-19, 2012) arose the interest of the public and film professionals.
SWISS FILMS in Clermont-Ferrand 2012
The SWISS FILMS short film team was present in Clermont-Ferrand at both, the 34th edition of the International Short Film Festival (January 27 to February 4, 2012) and the Short Film Market.
“Summer Games” in Palm Springs
The fiction film “Summer Games” by Roland Colla was presented at the Awards Buzz at the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 5-16, 2012).
Swiss presence at the 17th Kolkata International Film Festival
Opening of the Swiss film programme in Kolkata with “Tandoori Love” by director Oliver Paulus
Producers' Day in Winterthur: Symposium “How to produce a Short” and “Short Drink” Cocktail
The Producers' Day took place on November 11, 2011 during the Winterthur Short Film Festival
Significant Swiss presence at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2011
Seven Swiss film productions where presented at the 16th Busan International Film Festival (October 6-14, 2011) in South Korea.
SWISS FILMS Lunch with the “Junge Talente 2011” at the Zurich Film Festival
On Friday, September 23, SWISS FILMS hosted a lunch in partnership with the Zurich Film Festival and the Junge Talente.ch at the festivalcenter Sechseläuten-Platz in Zurich.
World premiere of “Summer Games” in Venice
The Swiss-Italian coproduction “Summer Games” celebrated its world premiere in the official selection at the 68th Mostra International Film Festival in Venice (August 31 to September 10, 2011).
SWISS FILMS Cocktail for the Premiere of "Vol spécial" in Locarno
On Saturday, August 6, SWISS FILMS celebrated the premiere of the Swiss documentary «Vol spécial».
Strong presence for Swiss films at the Film Festival Locarno
With almost 50 films, Swiss film production is very well presented in all sections of the 64th Locarno Film Festival (August 3-13, 2011).
“Filmmakers Live”: Swiss Directors at the Munich Filmfest
On June 26, Swiss directors Michael Steiner und Lionel Baier were guests of “Filmmakers Live”, a talk hosted by Robert Fischer, member of the programme team of the Filmfest Munich (June 24 to July 2, 2011).
SWISS FILMS Pavilion in Cannes 2011
The Swiss Pavilion at this year’s Marché International du Film in Cannes was again a popular place to meet for Swiss and international Film professionals and prominent cultural and political personalities.
SWISS FILMS at the Visions du Réel Film Festival in Nyon
SWISS FILMS was present at the 17th Visions du Réel Film Festival (April 7-13, 2011) to promote the numerous Swiss documentaries in the programme and the Doc Outlook Market.
Alain Tanner and Renato Berta honoured in Paris
Tribute to Alain Tanner and Renato Berta in the French capital in March 2011
SWISS FILMS at the Berlinale 2011
SWISS FILMS was as every year the representative for Swiss movies on site at the European Film Market in Berlin and lobbied for the international promotion and network of the Swiss cinematic work.
SWISS FILMS in Clermont-Ferrand 2011
The SWISS FILMS short film team was present in Clermont-Ferrand at both, the 33rd edition of the International Short Film Festival (February 4 to 12, 2011) and the Short Film Market.
Swiss presence at China Independent Film Festival in Nanjing
With three current feature films, three documentary films and homage paid to three directors, Swiss filmmaking was presented as innovative and extensive at the 7th China Independent Film Festival in Nanjing (October 21-25, 2010).
SWISS FILMS at the 51st Festival dei Popoli in Florence 2010
The documentary film retrospective at the 51st Festival dei Popoli in Florence (November 13-20, 2010) encompassed 24 Swiss film productions from the past 50 years and was compiled together with SWISS FILMS.
SWISS FILMS at the Locarno International Film Festival 2010
SWISS FILMS was present at the Locarno International Film Festival (August 4-14, 2010) with the traditional information pavilion and numerous activities highlighting Swiss filmmaking.
Swiss Cineastes at the Film Festival La Rochelle 2010
Peter Liechti and Jean-Stéphane Bron presented their films during the 38th International Film Festival in La Rochelle (July 2-11, 2010).
Swiss Cocktail at the The Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2010
Along with the Swiss consulate in Lyon, the animated film group GSFA, the festivals Fantoche in Baden and Cinématou in Geneva, SWISS FILMS invited to an aperitif in honor of the Swiss presence in Annecy.
Swiss animation strongly represented at Animafest 2010 in Zagreb.
Swiss animation was very well represented with more than 60 animated short films from Switzerland at the Animafest Festival in Zagreb (June 1-6, 2010).
Strong Swiss presence at film festival in
Together with Jean-Luc Godard's most recent work "Film Socialisme", which celebrated its premiere in the official selection of "Un certain regard", Jean-Stéphane Bron's documentary film "Cleveland vs. Wall Street - Mais mit dä Bänkler" was placed in the limelight at the world's most important film festival.
Vadim Jendreyko at the Caochangdi Workstation
Vadim Jendreyko's presence in Beijing marks the fourth continuous year of the collaborative project carried out between SWISS FILMS and the Caochangdi Workstation founded by Wu Wenguang and Wen Hui.
Palm Springs Film Festival 2010
The French-Belgian-Swiss fiction film “Home” by Ursula Meier represented Switzerland at the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival, which took place in Southern California from January 5-18.
“Je me souviens... du nouveau cinéma Suisse”: film series in Belfort
With a homage to The New Swiss Cinema and five of its heirs, EntreVues, the Belfort International Film Festival (November 28 - December 6, 2009) has created an extraordinary platform for Swiss filmmaking.
Young Talents at Festival Cinéma Tous Ecrans 2009 in Geneva
The promotion agency SWISS FILMS presented the participant of Film festival Cinéma Tous Ecran and Geneva filmmakers Swiss Romande young talent.
Feature Film “Home” in New York
Feature film “Home” had a special press screening in New York at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on November 13 in the presence of director Ursula Meier and actress Isabelle Huppert.
Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica
di Venezia 2009
The fiction film "Pepperminta" by Pipilotti Rist (production: Hugofilm, Zurich) celebrated its premiere at Mostra, the 66th Venice International Film Festival in (September 2-12, 2009).
Strong Swiss presence at film festival in Montreal
Four Swiss film productions and coproductions was screened in the World Competition at the 33rd Montreal World Film Festival (WFF), along with five additional films in other sections.
Swiss art and architecture films at DOKU.ARTS in Amsterdam
Four Swiss documentary films will be screened at the 4th DOKU.ARTS - International Festival for Films on Art, which will take place in the Filmmuseum Amsterdam (June 11-14, 2009).
“Beyond The Chocolate Mountains”: Film Festival Torun
Two extensive Swiss film programmes will be presented at the 7th International Film Festival Tofifest in the Polish city of Torun (June 26-July 3, 2009).
Focus Switzerland in Shanghai
Five Swiss films will be screened at the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival (June 13-21, 2009), which ranks as the most important international film festival in China. Denis Rabaglia's film "Marcello Marcello" will open Focus Switzerland on June 16.
Swiss Cocktail at the Festival International du Film d’animation Annecy 2009
The annual SWISS FILMS aperitif in Annecy has become a tradition by now. This year, however, it was held as an open-air event at a new location: right next to the Bonlieu Festival Center.
Animated Film Festival Monstra in Lisbon, 2009
Switzerland was guest of honour at The 8th Monstra Lisboa Animated Film Festival (March 9-15, 2009).
59. Berlinale 2009
The Swiss presence at the 59th International Berlin Film Festival 2009 concentrated on the first half of the event.
Palm Springs Film Festival January 2009
Four Swiss film productions and co-productions had been screened in the programme of the 20th Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs from January 6-19, 2009.
Swiss Delegation at the Festival des films du monde Montréal 2008
Two Swiss fiction films celebrated their premieres in Montreal at the 32nd World Film Festival (August 21-September 1, 2008): "Sunny Hill" by Luzius Rüedi in the "First Films World Competition"; and "Du bruit dans la tête" by Vincent Pluss in the "Focus on World Cinema" section.
“Pastores, amantes y sueños”: Swiss films are touring Latin America
“Pastores, amantes y sueños” last screening for the swiss films that are touring Latin America at the Cinemateca Boliviana in La Paz (August 21-27, 2008).
Journée du Cinéma Suisse in Locarno, 2008
The third Swiss Cinema Day took place on August 12th, 2008. The event, which was presented by the Federal Office of Culture, the Film Festival Locarno, and Swiss Films, was being held in honor of Swiss film-makers.
Shanghai 2008: Focus “Swiss Female Filmmakers”
In the forum "Women´s film and Women in Film", this year´s exclusive platform for Chinese, German and Swiss female filmmakers, four Swiss female directors of the new generation have put five of their films forward up for discussion.
On the occasion of the 61st Filmfestival in Cannes, taking place from May 14-25, 2008, the Swiss producers where- next to the films - at the centre of the Swiss presence.
“Fuori dalle corde” at “Picture Europe!” in Munich
Film director Fulvio Bernasconi, from Ticino, was attending the screening of his film “Fuori dalle corde” at the Gloria Filmpalast in Munich on February the 24th, 2008.
“Letter To Anna” by Eric Bergkraut was presented at “Cinema For Peace” in Berlin
Eric Bergkraut's documentary film "Letter to Anna" - dedicated to Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaja, who was well known for her opposition to the government and murdered in Moscow in October 2006 - has premiered in Berlin within the framework of "Cinema for Peace" on Sunday, February 10.
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Film "Late Bloomers" ("Die Herbstzeitlosen") directed by Bettina Oberli was selected at the "Palms Springs International Film Festival 2008" in the showcase "Awards Buzz - Best Foreign Language Films".
Swiss presence at film festival in Havana
Six Swiss films was screened in the "Muestra de cine Suizo" section at the 29th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which run in Havana from December 4 - 14, 2007.
Innovative film release in Peru – with support from SWISS FILMS
Twenty-five fiction, documentary and short films from Switzerland was on tour in Peru from November 1 to December 9, 2007.
Journée du cinéma Suisse 2007
The Locarno International Film Festival and the Swiss Federal Office of Culture will be presenting the second edition of the Swiss Cinema Day, organised by SWISS FILMS, on Tuesday 7 August 2007.
“Vitus” at Shanghai Film Festival
At the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival, which is taking place from June 16-26, 2007, and is the largest Chinese film event, four Swiss films have been invited to screen in the Panorama section.
DOK.fest 2007 - 22nd Munich International Documentary Festival
With eight Swiss productions in the international selection, the 22nd Munich International Documentary Festival, taking place from Mai 2-10, 2007, presents an impressive selection of Swiss documentary working.
Cannes Film Festival 2007
Shooting Stars at the Berlinale 2007
SWISS FILMS has nominated the talented swiss newcomer Nils Althaus as Switzerland’s Shooting Star at the Berlinale 2007.
“Vitus” in Los Angeles at the AFI International Film Series
At the 20th AFI Fest in Los Angeles, California, which ended on November 12, 2006, “Vitus” by Fredi M. Murer won the Audience Award.
“Das Fräulein” by Andrea Staka: «Heart of Sarajevo Award» at 12th Sarajevo Film Festival
Director Andrea Staka won the main prize for her film “Das Fraulein” at the 12th Sarajevo Film Festival, which ended on August 26th, 2006.
Hiroshima International Animation Film Festival 2006
The 11th edition of the biannual Hiroshima International Animation festival, taking place from August 24-28, 2006, presented a comprehensive overview of Swiss animated films.
Swiss Day at Cannes 2006
Switzerland was one of the guest countries for the “All the Cinemas of the World” program, along with Russia, Singapore, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Israel, and Venezuela.
Swiss Pavilion Cannes 2006
For the fourth time, SWISS FILMS and Locarno International Film Festival hosted the Swiss Pavilion at the Cannes International Village.
Clermont-Ferrand, Festival international du court métrage 2006
Three Swiss short films participated at the International Short Film Festival - Clermont-Ferrand.
Tokyo FILMeX 2005
The film series "Swiss Treasures" at the Tokyo FILMeX Festival comprises six classics from the 1920s to the 1940s, masterpieces which were either directed or produced in Switzerland.
“New Faces of European Cinema” at AFI Fest 2005
in Los Angeles
Switzerland will be represented by director Ruxandra Zenide with her movie “Ryna” (Production: Pacific Films, Geneva).
Osaka European Film Festival 2005
Two Swiss films - "Nordwind" by Bettina Oberli and "Tout un hiver sans feu" by Greg Zglinski - will make their Japanese premiere from 18 to 23 November at the 12th Osaka European Film Festival.
Bittersweet: Swiss films in Denkmark
Thirteen Swiss feature, documentary, and short films from the past five years have been invited to Denmark, the "miraculous film country".
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
"All About Me? Japanese and Swiss Personal Documentaries", a Japanese-Swiss film program comprised of films by, among others, Robert Frank, Peter Liechti, Peter Mettler, Martina Jacoma and Lionel Baier at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF).
Clermont-Ferrand 2005 - The short film is thriving!
Two animated films were screened in the international competitions at the 27th International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand (28 January - 5 February 2005).
Havana welcomes Swiss Films
At the 25th International Festival of New Latin American Film in Havana, Cuba (December 7-17, 2004), a selection of seven Swiss films were shown.
8. International Short Film Festival Winterthur
At its 8th edition from November 11-14, 2004, the International Short Film Festival Winterthur presents seventeen Swiss short films.
Second Swiss-American Film Festival in New York
The Swiss-American Film Festival, which took place for the second time in New York from November 5-11, 2004, focused on US and Swiss film culture and presented new talents and trends.
SWISS FILMS in Locarno 2004
For the second time, the SWISS FILMS both was located in the Spazio Cinema where numerous festival visitors and film professionals could find information about Swiss productions.
Swiss Accents in Karlovy Vary
At the 38th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), taking place from July 4-12th, 2003, three Swiss films will again be presented this year.