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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.

 
Luna Wedler is Shooting Star 2018

Luna Wedler is Shooting Star 2018

19.12.2017

Swiss actress Luna Wedler will be honoured as a Shooting Star at the Berlinale 2018.

 
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).