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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.

 
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

 
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