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

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

04.08.2017

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

 
New international measures for Swiss film productions

New international measures for Swiss film productions

03.08.2017

The Swiss promotion agency SWISS FILMS expands its VOD promotional activities. In collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, SWISS FILMS offers new VOD support measures for Swiss producers.

 
GOLIATH in the International Competition of the 70th Locarno Festival

GOLIATH in the International Competition of the 70th Locarno Festival

12.07.2017

Dominik Locher’s GOLIATH will celebrate its world premiere in the International Competition of the 70th Locarno Festival (August 2-12).

 
8 Swiss short films at Palm Springs ShortFest

8 Swiss short films at Palm Springs ShortFest

19.06.2017

Eight short films from Switzerland will be screened at the renowned Palm Springs International ShortFest, three of which are animation films. Furthermore, FACING MECCA by Jan-Eric Mack (Dschoint Ventschr) will celebrate its world premiere. The Palm Springs ShortFest is the largest short film event in North America and is an Oscar® and BAFTA®-qualifying festival.

 
8 Swiss films in Annecy and George Schwizgebel as honorary guest

8 Swiss films in Annecy and George Schwizgebel as honorary guest

06.06.2017

Eight animated Swiss (co)productions will be screened at the 41st Annecy International Animation Film Festival, six of these in the festival’s competition sections. Furthermore, Georges Schwizgebel will be awarded the Honorary Cristal in Annecy for his exceptional work.

 
Four Swiss coproductions and SWISS FILMS with a new look in Cannes

Four Swiss coproductions and SWISS FILMS with a new look in Cannes

03.05.2017

Four films with Swiss participation will be screened at the 70th Festival de Cannes: THE VENERABLE W. will be presented in the Special Screenings programme; THE INTRUDER has been selected for screening in the Directors’ Fortnight section; SICILIAN GHOST STORY starring Sabine Timoteo will open the Critics’ Week parallel section; and BEFORE SUMMER ENDS will open ACID, the parallel section of the Association for Independent Cinema and its Distribution in France. Furthermore, producer Ivan Madeo will represent Switzerland as the Producer on the Move, and SWISS FILMS presents itself in Cannes with a new look and a new pavilion redesign.

 
SWISS FILMS with a new look

SWISS FILMS with a new look

25.04.2017

A new and fresh look for Swiss filmmaking! SWISS FILMS has revised its appearance together with nationally and internationally acclaimed Swiss designers.

 
Zucchini superstar and women’s power at Swiss Film Awards 2017

Zucchini superstar and women’s power at Swiss Film Awards 2017

24.03.2017

The internationally acclaimed animation film “My Life as a Zucchini” by Claude Barras was honoured with the Swiss Film Award for Best Fiction Film. The Swiss box-office hit also won the award for Best Film Score (Sophie Hunger) as well as the Special Academy Award. Three trophies were also awarded to Petra Volpe’s fiction film “The Divine Order” about the women’s suffrage movement in Switzerland. Heidi Specogna’s documentary film “Cahier africain” received two awards. These three Swiss film productions predominated the 20th edition of the Swiss Film Awards.

 
Personal visions: Swiss documentaries in Nyon

Personal visions: Swiss documentaries in Nyon

21.03.2017

Twenty-six Swiss film productions will be screened in various competitions at the 48th Visions du Réel in Nyon (21 to 29 April 2017), four of which will celebrate their world premiere in the International Feature Film Competition: “A Campaign Of Their Own” by Lionel Rupp; “Adieu à l'Afrique” by Pierre-Alain Meier; “La fureur de voir” by Manuel von Stürler; and “Retour au Palais” by Yamina Zoutat. Many of the films are distinct due to the directors’ personal stories.

 
Two Césars for “Ma vie de Courgette”

Two Césars for “Ma vie de Courgette”

24.02.2017

“Ma vie de Courgette” (“My Life As a Zucchini”) by Claude Barras was honoured with the César for Best Animated Feature and for Best Book Adaption at the 42nd César Award Ceremony.

 
Berlinale 2017: “Tiere” screened in the Forum and short films in competition

Berlinale 2017: “Tiere” screened in the Forum and short films in competition

03.02.2017

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

“My Life As A Zucchini”, “La femme et le TGV” and “I Am Not Your Negro” nominated for the Oscars

24.01.2017

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

2017 kicks off with new vigour: films by emerging directors and short films at international festivals

19.01.2017

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

Swiss films on online festival "My French Film Festival"

13.01.2017

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 more successful than ever internationally. An interim review

21.12.2016

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

“My Life as a Zucchini” and two Swiss short films shortlisted for an Oscar

15.12.2016

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”!

Golden Globe nomination for “My Life as a Zucchini”!

12.12.2016

 
“My Life as a Zucchini” honoured with European Film Award 2016

“My Life as a Zucchini” honoured with European Film Award 2016

10.12.2016

“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

Oscars 2017: These Swiss films are in the running

09.11.2016

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

Swiss documentary and animation films at international festivals this autumn

31.10.2016

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

Three Swiss films in the running for the European Film Awards

25.10.2016

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

Swiss documentary films on tour in Latin America

11.10.2016

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

Two Swiss films nominated for the Trophées Francophones du Cinéma

30.09.2016

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

Busan International Film Festival presents four Swiss (co)productions

30.09.2016

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

Swiss coproductions at Toronto International Film Festival

02.09.2016

Three Swiss coproductions celebrate their North American or world premieres in various sections of the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF (September 8-18, 2016).

 
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