SWISS FILMS with a new look
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
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
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”
“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
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
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”.
2017 kicks off with new vigour: films by emerging directors and short films at international festivals
Films by young Swiss filmmakers and a diverse number of short films will be screened at international film festivals: Saarbrücken, Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand at the start of the year
Swiss films on online festival "My French Film Festival"
My French Film Festival - the online French film festival – presents two Swiss coproductions in collaboration with SWISS FILMS: “Moka” by Frédéric Mermoud; and “D’ombres et d’ailes” by Elice Meng and Eleonora Marinoni. The festival programme is simultaneously available on roughly 30 VOD partner platforms around the world, including iTunes in 90 countries.
Swiss filmmaking more successful than ever internationally. An interim review
Swiss filmmaking shines with international successes in the year 2016. Two outstanding productions give rise to an unparalleled success story: “Heidi” by Alain Gsponer and “My Life as a Zucchini” by Claude Barras. Further highlights include excellent documentary films, promising up-and-coming filmmakers and striking short and feature-length animation films. Positive international box-office figures and high-calibre awards attest to this magnificent ascent of Swiss filmmaking.