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.
“My Life as a Zucchini” and two Swiss short films shortlisted for an Oscar
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Switzerland’s official entry “My Life as a Zucchini” (“Ma vie de Courgette”) has made the shortlist of the 89th Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.
Golden Globe nomination for “My Life as a Zucchini”!
“My Life as a Zucchini” honoured with European Film Award 2016
“My Life as a Zucchini” (“Ma vie de Courgette”) by Claude Barras (Rita Productions, Geneva) was honoured with the European Film Award for Best European Animated Feature Film. The award ceremony was held in Wroclaw, Poland, this year’s European Capital of Culture, on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
Oscars 2017: These Swiss films are in the running
It is looking to be a fantastic year for Swiss films in the race for the 89th Academy Awards.