Festivals & Promotion Long Films
SWISS FILMS facilitates the presence of current Swiss film productions abroad and reinforces international networking among filmmakers.
Long films are fiction, experimental and animation film productions over 60 minutes and documentary film productions over 50 minutes.
By purchasing subtitled prints and contributing to promotional and transport costs, SWISS FILMS supports the participation of Swiss film productions at international festivals and markets. These platforms play a key role in promotion. In order to improve market opportunities for Swiss film productions abroad, SWISS FILMS supports the distribution of Swiss films.
In conjunction with fostering the distribution of film productions, staff members at SWISS FILMS utilise their national and international network when consulting filmmakers on festival planning and distribution strategies. At stands at major film markets they establish on-site contact to world sales agents, distribution firms and television stations. Delegates of international festivals are invited to Switzerland by SWISS FILMS to discover the most current Swiss film productions.
The European and international networking of the Swiss film industry is actively fostered. SWISS FILMS is a founding member of the European Film Promotion (EFP), the network for European film promotion agencies.