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THE DIVINE ORDER is Switzerland’s entry for the Oscar race

THE DIVINE ORDER is Switzerland’s entry for the Oscar race

04.08.2017

Switzerland sends THE DIVINE ORDER by Petra Volpe into the running for an Oscar nomination for Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.

 
New international measures for Swiss film productions

New international measures for Swiss film productions

03.08.2017

The Swiss promotion agency SWISS FILMS expands its VOD promotional activities. In collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, SWISS FILMS offers new VOD support measures for Swiss producers.

 
GOLIATH in the International Competition of the 70th Locarno Festival

GOLIATH in the International Competition of the 70th Locarno Festival

12.07.2017

Dominik Locher’s GOLIATH will celebrate its world premiere in the International Competition of the 70th Locarno Festival (August 2-12).

 
8 Swiss short films at Palm Springs ShortFest

8 Swiss short films at Palm Springs ShortFest

19.06.2017

Eight short films from Switzerland will be screened at the renowned Palm Springs International ShortFest, three of which are animation films. Furthermore, FACING MECCA by Jan-Eric Mack (Dschoint Ventschr) will celebrate its world premiere. The Palm Springs ShortFest is the largest short film event in North America and is an Oscar® and BAFTA®-qualifying festival.

 
8 Swiss films in Annecy and George Schwizgebel as honorary guest

8 Swiss films in Annecy and George Schwizgebel as honorary guest

06.06.2017

Eight animated Swiss (co)productions will be screened at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival, six of these in the festival’s competition sections. Furthermore, Georges Schwizgebel will be awarded the Honorary Cristal in Annecy for his exceptional work.

 
Four Swiss coproductions and SWISS FILMS with a new look in Cannes

Four Swiss coproductions and SWISS FILMS with a new look in Cannes

03.05.2017

Four films with Swiss participation will be screened at the 70th Festival de Cannes: THE VENERABLE W. will be presented in the Special Screenings programme; THE INTRUDER has been selected for screening in the Directors’ Fortnight section; SICILIAN GHOST STORY starring Sabine Timoteo will open the Critics’ Week parallel section; and BEFORE SUMMER ENDS will open ACID, the parallel section of the Association for Independent Cinema and its Distribution in France. Furthermore, producer Ivan Madeo will represent Switzerland as the Producer on the Move, and SWISS FILMS presents itself in Cannes with a new look and a new pavilion redesign.

 
SWISS FILMS with a new look

SWISS FILMS with a new look

25.04.2017

A new and fresh look for Swiss filmmaking! SWISS FILMS has revised its appearance together with nationally and internationally acclaimed Swiss designers.

 
Zucchini superstar and women’s power at Swiss Film Awards 2017

Zucchini superstar and women’s power at Swiss Film Awards 2017

24.03.2017

The internationally acclaimed animation film “My Life as a Zucchini” by Claude Barras was honoured with the Swiss Film Award for Best Fiction Film. The Swiss box-office hit also won the award for Best Film Score (Sophie Hunger) as well as the Special Academy Award. Three trophies were also awarded to Petra Volpe’s fiction film “The Divine Order” about the women’s suffrage movement in Switzerland. Heidi Specogna’s documentary film “Cahier africain” received two awards. These three Swiss film productions predominated the 20th edition of the Swiss Film Awards.

 
Personal visions: Swiss documentaries in Nyon

Personal visions: Swiss documentaries in Nyon

21.03.2017

Twenty-six Swiss film productions will be screened in various competitions at the 48th Visions du Réel in Nyon (21 to 29 April 2017), four of which will celebrate their world premiere in the International Feature Film Competition: “A Campaign Of Their Own” by Lionel Rupp; “Adieu à l'Afrique” by Pierre-Alain Meier; “La fureur de voir” by Manuel von Stürler; and “Retour au Palais” by Yamina Zoutat. Many of the films are distinct due to the directors’ personal stories.