Distribution Support

Supporting the export of Swiss films (in European countries)

In order to improve market opportunities for Swiss films in foreign countries, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC), in collaboration with SWISS FILMS, subsidises the distribution of Swiss films for cinema release in Europe.
Applications will be reviewed by the FOC's Release and Diversity Committee. There are four application deadlines per year; applications must be submitted at least two months prior to the scheduled release of the film in cinemas.

Application deadlines, guidelines and application forms:


Distribution Support Non-European Countries

The «Distribution Support Non-European Countries» is a measure which supports the theatrical release of current Swiss feature films in ten selected non-European countries. Its aim is to strengthen the visibility and the distribution of Swiss films outside of Europe. The subsidies are granted according to the «Guidelines for Distribution Support of Swiss films in non-European countries» PDF.

This is a support measure by SWISS FILMS in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC). The applicant is the foreign distributor. Applications can be submitted quarterly, but at latest eight weeks prior to the theatrical release.

Entry deadlines 2018: February 28 / June 30 / August 31 / October 31

Contact + application form:
SWISS FILMS, Janine Frey

++41/43/ 211 40 63