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FACING MECCA in the running for an Oscar

FACING MECCA in the running for an Oscar

12.12.2017

The multi-award-winning Swiss short film FACING MECCA by Jan-Eric Mack (production: Joël Jent, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion; ZHdK; SRF) has been selected for the Oscar shortlist in the Live Action Short Film category.

 
Swiss director Christian Frei competing at the Sundance Film Festival for the third time

Swiss director Christian Frei competing at the Sundance Film Festival for the third time

29.11.2017

GENESIS 2.0, the new documentary by Swiss filmmaker Christian Frei, has been selected for the prestigious World Cinema Documentary Competition section of the Sundance Film Festival. This marks the third time Frei presents a documentary film at the most important film festival in the USA and one of the leading international film festivals. His films THE GIANT BUDDHAS (2005) and SPACE TOURISTS (2009) were also screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, the latter of which was honoured with the World Cinema Directing Award 2010. The Sundance Film Festival takes place in Park City from January 18-28, 2018.

 
Transfer of Film Copies to the Swiss Film Archive

Transfer of Film Copies to the Swiss Film Archive

15.11.2017

Information for All Swiss Holders of Rights

 
Swiss short films screened in Winterthur

Swiss short films screened in Winterthur

03.11.2017

A diverse selection of current short films from Switzerland will be screened in various festival sections of the Short Film Festival Winterthur (Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, November 2-12, 2017).

 
THE CONGO TRIBUNAL in the International Competition at DOK Leipzig

THE CONGO TRIBUNAL in the International Competition at DOK Leipzig

24.10.2017

Swiss documentary and animation filmmaking is represented at the 60th International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (October 31-November 5, 2017) with a total of 10 short and feature-length film productions.

 
Swiss Showcase at the International Film Festival São Paulo

Swiss Showcase at the International Film Festival São Paulo

09.10.2017

Switzerland is the guest of honour at the 41st International Film Festival São Paulo (Mostra Internacional de Cinema), one of the most important film festivals in Latin America. The focus lies on Swiss films currently attracting international attention. Another spotlight is on films by the Swiss “maître du cinéma” Alain Tanner as well as on Swiss animation by Georges Schwizgebel. A delegation of up-and-coming Swiss filmmakers will travel to São Paulo personally to present their films. The Swiss Showcase is an initiative by SWISS FILMS in cooperation with the Mostra and supported by the Swiss diplomatic and consular missions in Brazil.

 
GOLITAH in Busan

GOLITAH in Busan

20.09.2017

The 22nd Busan International Film Festival (October 12–21, 2017) is screening the Swiss feature film GOLIATH along with three Swiss coproductions. Director Dominik Locher is further presenting his film in South Korea within the EFP programme EUROPE! goes Busan.

 
Swiss World Premiere in San Sebastian

Swiss World Premiere in San Sebastian

15.09.2017

BLUE MY MIND by Lisa Brühlmann is celebrating its world premiere at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (September 22–October 3, 2017), Spain's most important festival.

 
ZFF: 15 Swiss films and new SWISS FILMS industry activities

ZFF: 15 Swiss films and new SWISS FILMS industry activities

14.09.2017

The 13th Zurich Film Festival (September 28–October 8, 2017) is showing a great variety of Swiss films, eight of which are world premieres and six of which are in competition. Further, SWISS FILMS is expanding its industry activities at ZFF.