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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.

 
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.

 
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).

 
THE CONGO TRIBUNAL in the International Competition at DOK Leipzig

THE CONGO TRIBUNAL in the International Competition at DOK Leipzig

24.10.2017

Swiss documentary and animation filmmaking is represented at the 60th International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (October 31-November 5, 2017) with a total of 10 short and feature-length film productions.

 
Swiss Showcase at the International Film Festival São Paulo

Swiss Showcase at the International Film Festival São Paulo

09.10.2017

Switzerland is the guest of honour at the 41st International Film Festival São Paulo (Mostra Internacional de Cinema), one of the most important film festivals in Latin America. The focus lies on Swiss films currently attracting international attention. Another spotlight is on films by the Swiss “maître du cinéma” Alain Tanner as well as on Swiss animation by Georges Schwizgebel. A delegation of up-and-coming Swiss filmmakers will travel to São Paulo personally to present their films. The Swiss Showcase is an initiative by SWISS FILMS in cooperation with the Mostra and supported by the Swiss diplomatic and consular missions in Brazil.

 
GOLITAH in Busan

GOLITAH in Busan

20.09.2017

The 22nd Busan International Film Festival (October 12–21, 2017) is screening the Swiss feature film GOLIATH along with three Swiss coproductions. Director Dominik Locher is further presenting his film in South Korea within the EFP programme EUROPE! goes Busan.

 
Swiss World Premiere in San Sebastian

Swiss World Premiere in San Sebastian

15.09.2017

BLUE MY MIND by Lisa Brühlmann is celebrating its world premiere at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (September 22–October 3, 2017), Spain's most important festival.

 
ZFF: 15 Swiss films and new SWISS FILMS industry activities

ZFF: 15 Swiss films and new SWISS FILMS industry activities

14.09.2017

The 13th Zurich Film Festival (September 28–October 8, 2017) is showing a great variety of Swiss films, eight of which are world premieres and six of which are in competition. Further, SWISS FILMS is expanding its industry activities at ZFF.

 
FACING MECCA wins the Student Academy Award 2017

FACING MECCA wins the Student Academy Award 2017

13.09.2017

As announced today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, FACING MECCA by Jan-Eric Mack (produced by Joel Jent, Dschoint Ventschr; ZHdK; SRF) wins the Student Academy Award in the category «Narrative (International Film Schools)».

 
Swiss Films and Coproductions at the Toronto International Film Festival

Swiss Films and Coproductions at the Toronto International Film Festival

05.09.2017

Five Swiss films and coproductions are celebrating their world or North America premieres in different sections of the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival TIFF (September 7–17, 2017).

 
Swiss world premieres at Venice International Film Festival

Swiss world premieres at Venice International Film Festival

25.08.2017

The Italian-Swiss coproduction IL COLORE NASCOSTO DELLE COSE by Silvio Soldini and the debut film SARAH PLAYS A WEREWOLF will celebrate their premieres at the 74th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica (August 30-September 9, 2017).

 
THE DIVINE ORDER is Switzerland’s entry for the Oscar race

THE DIVINE ORDER is Switzerland’s entry for the Oscar race

16.08.2017

Switzerland sends THE DIVINE ORDER by Petra Volpe into the running for an Oscar nomination for Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.

 
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