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ELDORADO is Switzerland’s official entry for the 91st Academy Awards

ELDORADO is Switzerland’s official entry for the 91st Academy Awards

03.08.2018

Switzerland sends the documentary film ELDORADO by Oscar nominee Markus Imhoof into the race for a nomination in the category of Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. The film about the current refugee crisis celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale 2018. In addition, four short films from Switzerland are eligible for an Oscar in the short film categories as a result of winning festival awards.

 
Corina Schwingruber Ilić with ALL INCLUSIVE in Short Film Competition in Venice

Corina Schwingruber Ilić with ALL INCLUSIVE in Short Film Competition in Venice

25.07.2018

ALL INCLUSIVE, the short documentary film by Corina Schwingruber Ilić about mass entertainment on the high seas was selected for the Short Film Competition in the Orizzonti section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8, 2018).

 
Locarno 2018: Thomas Imbach’s GLAUBENBERG selected for the International Competition, two Swiss films for Cineasti del presente and three Swiss coproductions for the Piazza Grande

Locarno 2018: Thomas Imbach’s GLAUBENBERG selected for the International Competition, two Swiss films for Cineasti del presente and three Swiss coproductions for the Piazza Grande

11.07.2018

Thomas Imbach’s GLAUBENBERG will celebrate its world premiere in the International Competition of the 71st edition of the Locarno Festival. Nicole Vögele’s documentary CLOSING TIME and Antoine Russbach’s first feature THOSE WHO WORK will compete in Cineasti del presente. And no less than three Swiss coproductions will be screened on the Piazza Grande: WITH THE WIND by Bettina Oberli; MY BELOVED ENEMY by Denis Rabaglia; and THE GUEST by Italian director Duccio Chiarini. In addition, SWISS FILMS is supporting the participation of three up-and-coming Swiss producers in the renowned networking programme Match Me!

 
Lora Mure-Ravaud in EFP’s Future Frames programme in Karlovy Vary

Lora Mure-Ravaud in EFP’s Future Frames programme in Karlovy Vary

26.06.2018

The young director Lora Mure-Ravaud will participate with her ECAL graduation film BLACKJACK in EFP’s Future Frames – Ten Filmmakers to Follow programme at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF). This year a total of eight Swiss productions will be screened at the prestigious A-festival in the Czech Republic.

 
Annecy 2018: 10 Swiss animation films and SWISS FILMS at the Mifa film market

Annecy 2018: 10 Swiss animation films and SWISS FILMS at the Mifa film market

01.06.2018

Ten animation films from Switzerland have been selected for this year’s programme at the Annecy Festival (June 11-16). Five of which will be screened in competitive sections.

 
Cannes 2018: Special Palme d'Or for Swiss film IMAGE BOOK by Jean-Luc Godard

Cannes 2018: Special Palme d'Or for Swiss film IMAGE BOOK by Jean-Luc Godard

19.05.2018

The Swiss-French director Jean-Luc Godard was honoured with the Special Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes for IMAGE BOOK. This Award was handed out for the first time in history in Cannes. HAPPY AS LAZZARO by Alice Rohrwacher was awarded for Best Screenplay.

 
Katrin Renz is Producer on the Move in Cannes

Katrin Renz is Producer on the Move in Cannes

24.04.2018

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

Cannes 2018: CHRIS THE SWISS and SCHÄCHER in the Critics’ Week, and three 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, three Swiss coproductions will be screened in the prestigious competition in Cannes: Jean-Luc Godard‘s LE LIVRE D’IMAGE, Alice Rohrwacher’s HAPPY AS LAZZARO and KNIFE + HEART by Yann Gonzalez. 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.