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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.
Swiss documentary and animation films at international festivals this autumn
There is a strong presence of Swiss documentary and animation filmmaking at numerous festivals again this autumn. Many of the films will be screened in competition in Leipzig, Duisburg, Montréal and Amsterdam.
Three Swiss films in the running for the European Film Awards
The European Film Academy has announced all the films in its preliminary selection for the European Film Awards. Two Swiss productions have made the shortlist for the preliminary selection of the “European Oscars”, one is already nominated.
Swiss documentary films on tour in Latin America
In collaboration with the international documentary film festivals in Mexico, Argentina and Chile, SWISS FILMS has launched the “Nuevas voces, otros ámbitos” (new voices, different settings) film programme.
Two Swiss films nominated for the Trophées Francophones du Cinéma
The two Swiss productions – “Keeper” and “La vanité” – have each received two nominations for the Trophées Francophones du Cinéma 2016.
Busan International Film Festival presents four Swiss (co)productions
Filmmakers Milagros Mumenthaler and Tobias Nölle will travel to South Korea to present their films personally to the festival audience.
Swiss coproductions at Toronto International Film Festival
Three Swiss coproductions celebrate their North American or world premieres in various sections of the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF (September 8-18, 2016).
Andreas Bühlmann new at SWISS FILMS
Andreas Bühlmann will join the SWISS FILMS team at the beginning of October 2016.
Swiss films at the Venice Film Festival
Two Swiss productions will celebrate their world premieres in the official competition sections of the 73rd Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica in Venice: the Italian-Swiss documentary film “Spira mirabilis” and the short film “Ruah”.
«Ma vie de Courgette» is Switzerland's entry for the Oscar race
Switzerland sends the animated film “Ma vie de Courgette” (“My Life As A Courgette”) by Claude Barras (Rita Productions, Geneva) into the running for an Oscar nomination as Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.
Suiza en Lima – Discovering Switzerland
In partnership with the Festival de cine de Lima SWISS FILMS selected nine engaging films, all of them acclaimed international festival hits.
Swiss Films at Festival del film Locarno: “Marija” and “La idea de un lago” in International Competition
Two Swiss film productions will celebrate their world premieres in the international Competition of the 69th Festival del film Locarno (August 3–13, 2016): Michael Koch’s fiction film debut “Marija” as well as “La idea de un lago”, Milagros Mumenthaler’s second feature-length work.
Christoph Daniel new on SWISS FILMS board of trustees
Swiss film producer and distributor Christoph Daniel joins the SWISS FILMS board of trustees, effective immediately
Swiss talents and productions in Karlovy Vary
Four Swiss productions will be screened this year at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in the Czech Republic. The young film director Julia Furer will participate in the FUTURE FRAMES programme as one of the 10 European next-generation directors with her film “Julian”.
Swiss animation films in Annecy
Seven animation films from Switzerland will be screened in various competition sections at this year’s International Animation Film Festival in Annecy (June 13–18, 2016).
Swiss animation film “My life as a Courgette” celebrates world premiere in Cannes 2016
The Swiss-French coproduction “My life as a Courgette” by Claude Barras has been selected for the prestigious Directors’ Fortnight section at the 69th Festival de Cannes. In addition, the Swiss animation film “Whatever The Weather” by Remo Scherrer, a graduation film from the Lucerne School of Art and Design, will be screened in the Cinéfondation section.
Switzerland featured as guest of honour at Eurocine Festival in Bogotá
Following an extensive presentation of Swiss cinema in Mexico in March, Switzerland is now featured as the guest of honour at Eurocine, the festival for European film in Columbia (April 6 - May 11, 2016). In addition, the festival will showcase works by the film director Lionel Baier.
“Köpek” & “Above And Below” honoured as Best Swiss Films 2016
“Köpek”, “Above And Below” and “Vanity” all won a Swiss Film Award 2016 in two categories. The two maximage productions “Köpek” and “Above And Below” were honoured as Best Fiction Film and Best Documentary Film
Muestra de cine suizo: Swiss films in Mexico City
Seven films that are being screened at the Guadalajara International Film Festival FICG are now showing in the renowned Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City from March 10-17.
Mexico and Switzerland sign letter of intent on coproduction in Guadalajara
As part of the activities taking place to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Switzerland, the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) and the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC) signed a letter of intent on cinematographic coproductions between the two countries.