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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.

 
Two Césars for “Ma vie de Courgette”

Two Césars for “Ma vie de Courgette”

24.02.2017

“Ma vie de Courgette” (“My Life As a Zucchini”) by Claude Barras was honoured with the César for Best Animated Feature and for Best Book Adaption at the 42nd César Award Ceremony.

 
Berlinale 2017: “Tiere” screened in the Forum and short films in competition

Berlinale 2017: “Tiere” screened in the Forum and short films in competition

03.02.2017

Greg Zglinski’s fiction film “Tiere” will celebrate its world premiere in the Forum section of the 67th Berlinale (February 9–19, 2017). Laurence Bonvin’s documentary short film “Avant l’envol” will compete in the Berlinale Shorts; the short animation films “In A Nutshell” by Fabio Friedli and “Der kleine Vogel und die Raupe” by Lena von Döhren will be screened in competition in the Generation section. A number of prominent Swiss actors starring in new films will also be screened at the Berlinale.

 
 “My Life As A Zucchini”, “La femme et le TGV” and “I Am Not Your Negro” nominated for the Oscars

“My Life As A Zucchini”, “La femme et le TGV” and “I Am Not Your Negro” nominated for the Oscars

24.01.2017

Swiss recognition at the Oscars: The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences announced today that “My Life As A Zucchini” and “La femme et le TGV” have been nominated for an Oscar in the categories of Animated Feature Film and Live Action Short Film. Nominated in the category for Documentary Feature is “I Am Not Your Negro”.