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Cannes 2018: CHRIS THE SWISS and SCHÄCHER in the Critics’ Week, and two Swiss coproductions in competition

Cannes 2018: CHRIS THE SWISS and SCHÄCHER in the Critics’ Week, and two Swiss coproductions in competition

16.04.2018

CHRIS THE SWISS, Anja Kofmel‘s highly anticipated debut animation film will be screened in the Critics’ Week, the renowned parallel section of the Festival de Cannes. Flurin Giger‘s second short film SCHÄCHER celebrates its world premiere in the same section, as announced by the Critics’ Week today. Furthermore, two Swiss coproductions will be screened in the prestigious competition in Cannes: Jean-Luc Godard‘s LE LIVRE D’IMAGE and Alice Rohrwacher’s HAPPY AS LAZZARO. The award-winning Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier will preside over the jury for the best first feature film in Cannes: the Caméra d’Or.

 
Swiss Film Award 2018: BLUE MY MIND and THE PARIS OPERA garner main awards

Swiss Film Award 2018: BLUE MY MIND and THE PARIS OPERA garner main awards

23.03.2018

Lisa Brühlmann’s internationally acclaimed debut film BLUE MY MIND dominates the 21st edition of the Swiss Film Award, which was held in Zurich on March 23. The film is honoured with no less than three awards by the Swiss Confederation, including Best Fiction Film and Best Screenplay.

 
Visions du Réel: 27 Swiss films and Industry Market Preview by SWISS FILMS

Visions du Réel: 27 Swiss films and Industry Market Preview by SWISS FILMS

14.03.2018

A diverse range of Swiss films will be presented at Visions du Réel International Film Festival Nyon (April 13-21), twenty of which will be screened in various competitions. GENESIS 2.0 by Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev, which won an award at the Sundance Film Festival, will celebrate its Swiss premiere in the International Competition. Markus Imhoof’s ELDORADO, which premiered at the Berlinale, will have a special screening. In addition, new films by Cyril Schäublin, Peter Entell, and Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond can be discovered in the festival programme. SWISS FILMS will be hosting a Market Preview for accredited industry professionals in Nyon together with Visions du Réel.

 
Peter Mettler is the Artist in Focus at CPH:DOX 2018

Peter Mettler is the Artist in Focus at CPH:DOX 2018

12.03.2018

The Canadian-Swiss filmmaker Peter Mettler will be featured as the Artist in Focus at the Festival CPH:DOX in Copenhagen (March 15-25, 2018). Mettler's latest documentary BECOMING ANIMAL was selected for the main international DOX: Award Competition. In addition, his award-winning films GAMBLING, GODS AND LSD (2002) and PICTURE OF LIGHT (1994) will be screened in the Science programme. Mettler will also give a Masterclass and participate in an improvised live performance. A total of nine Swiss film productions will be screened at the 15th edition of the renowned documentary film festival.

 
Berlinale: success for Swiss films and much attention for Luna Wedler

Berlinale: success for Swiss films and much attention for Luna Wedler

26.02.2018

Three awards and two Special Mentions went to Swiss film productions at the 68th Berlinale. Germinal Roaux garnered the two major awards from the prestigious Generation 14plus section for his second feature-length fiction film FORTUNA: the Grand Prix of the International Jury for Best Film and the Crystal Bear of the Youth Jury for Best Film.

 
Significant Swiss presence at the Berlinale 2018

Significant Swiss presence at the Berlinale 2018

06.02.2018

Approximately one dozen films with Swiss participation will screen in the 68th Berlinale programme, three of which celebrate their world premiere in competition such as, ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof. There is a strong presence from French-speaking Switzerland: Ursula Meier and Lionel Baier from Bande à part Films will present their fiction films in the Panorama.

 
Swiss documentary GENESIS 2.0 awarded at the Sundance Film Festival

Swiss documentary GENESIS 2.0 awarded at the Sundance Film Festival

28.01.2018

GENESIS 2.0, the documentary by Swiss filmmaker Christian Frei was awarded with the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival. The Swiss cameraman Peter Intergand and the russian filmmaker Maxim Arbugaev are responsible for the cinematography, Arbugaev also co-directed the film. This marks the third time Frei presented 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) also screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, the latter of which was honoured with the World Cinema Directing Award 2010.

 
Switzerland guest of honour at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Switzerland guest of honour at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

08.01.2018

Switzerland will be featured as the guest of honour at the 40th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (February 2-10, 2018), the most important international festival for the short film genre. Three Swiss productions will be screened in competition, and Swiss cinema will be showcased with an extensive retrospective at the festival’s anniversary edition. Furthermore, Swiss filmmakers Peter Volkart and Rolando Colla will each be honoured with a programme of their own, and the animation artist Georges Schwizgebel will present his work in a master class. Dominique de Rivaz will participate in the international jury.

 
Illustrious awards and notable debut films characterise Swiss filmmaking internationally in 2017

Illustrious awards and notable debut films characterise Swiss filmmaking internationally in 2017

20.12.2017

The two multi-award-winning Swiss films MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI by Claude Barras and THE DIVINE ORDER by Petra Volpe are the most successful Swiss productions in 2017. Furthermore, a number of emerging filmmakers from Switzerland attracted a great deal of attention at international film festivals with their debut and short film productions.