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

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

08.08.2017

 
 «My Life as a Zucchini» is Switzerland's entry for the Oscar race

«My Life as a Zucchini» is Switzerland's entry for the Oscar race

22.07.2016

«My Life as a Zucchini» is Switzerland's entry for the Oscar race

 
SWISS FILMS at the Festival de Cannes 2016

SWISS FILMS at the Festival de Cannes 2016

25.05.2016

Guests at the SWISS FILMS Pavillion at the Marché du Film in Cannes.

 
Switzerland - Guest of Honor in Guadalajara

Switzerland - Guest of Honor in Guadalajara

09.03.2016

Switzerland is Guest of Honor at the 31st FICG Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara

 
Reception at the Swiss Embassy - Berlinale 2016

Reception at the Swiss Embassy - Berlinale 2016

16.02.2016

 
HEIDI in Switzerland, Germany & Austria

HEIDI in Switzerland, Germany & Austria

18.12.2015

«Heidi» by Alain Gsponer (production: Zodiac Pictures) is now playing in cinemas in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

 
SWISS FILMS in Annecy 2015

SWISS FILMS in Annecy 2015

24.06.2015

Eight short film productions from Switzerland were invited to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 15-20, 2015.).

 
Internationale Erfolge für «Der Kreis»

Internationale Erfolge für «Der Kreis»

13.03.2015

«Der Kreis» ist an über 100 internationale Filmfestivals eingeladen worden.

 
Swiss Films, Cocktails and a Shooting Star at Berlinale 2015

Swiss Films, Cocktails and a Shooting Star at Berlinale 2015

06.02.2015

Several Swiss productions will be screened in the most important programme sections of the 65th Berlinale.

 
Thomas Imbach at the Cineteca Mexico

Thomas Imbach at the Cineteca Mexico

19.12.2014

The Cineteca Nacional de México in Mexico City presented the retrospective “Inside Outside: The Films of Thomas Imbach”

 
Swiss Get Together at Dok Leipzig

Swiss Get Together at Dok Leipzig

31.10.2014

SWISS FILMS and the Swiss Embassy in Germany invited international guests and the Swiss filmmakers attending Dok Leipzig to a Get Together.

 
International success for “The Circle”

International success for “The Circle”

19.09.2014

“The Circle” has been invited to over 100 international film festivals.

 
SWISS FILMS at the Festival del film Locarno

SWISS FILMS at the Festival del film Locarno

12.08.2014

In collaboration with the Industry Days for the first time SWISS FILMS hosted networking lucheons in Locarno.

 
“Filmer la Suisse”: Masterclass with Bande à part Films at the 12th Festival Regards d'Ailleurs in Dreux

“Filmer la Suisse”: Masterclass with Bande à part Films at the 12th Festival Regards d'Ailleurs in Dreux

01.04.2014

The festival Regards d’ailleurs, SWISS FILMS and the Swiss Embassy invited the filmmakers Ursula Meier, Lionel Baier, Jean-Stéphane Bron and Frédéric Mermoud of the production company Bande à part Films to a masterclass on March 29.

 
“L‘escale” nominated for European Film Award 2013

“L‘escale” nominated for European Film Award 2013

17.12.2013

The Swiss documentary feature film “L‘escale” (Stop-over) by Kaveh Bakhtiari was nominated for the 26th European Film Awards.

 
Christoph Schaub from Saint Petersburg

Christoph Schaub from Saint Petersburg

17.09.2013

The Saint Petersburg International Film Festival pays tribute to Swiss director Christoph Schaub with a retrospective.

 
Swiss filmmaking at the Locarno Film Festival 2013

Swiss filmmaking at the Locarno Film Festival 2013

22.08.2013

Eight Swiss feature-length films and twelve short films celebrated their world premieres at the 66th film festival in Locarno (August 7-17, 2013).

 
Georges Schwizgebel and three Cannes films in La Rochelle

Georges Schwizgebel and three Cannes films in La Rochelle

17.07.2013

With more than 80'000 admissions, the 41st La Rochelle International Film Festival (June 28 - July 8, 2013) closed it's third best edition ever. Georges Schwizgebel was one of four filmmakers invited to present his films in an hommage on aminated film.

 
Ursula Meier and “Rosie” in Moscow

Ursula Meier and “Rosie” in Moscow

16.07.2013

Switzerland was present in the competition of the International Film Festival in Moscow (June 20-29, 2013) with Marcel Gisler’s fiction film “Rosie.”

 
Swiss Presence in Cannes 2013

Swiss Presence in Cannes 2013

14.05.2013

Three Swiss films in the 45th Directors’ Fortnight

 
Swiss Filmmakers in Buenos Aires

Swiss Filmmakers in Buenos Aires

22.04.2013

An the 15th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) five Swiss films were screened in the international competition as well as in other sections.

 
Shooting Star Carla Juri and five Swiss films in Berlin

Shooting Star Carla Juri and five Swiss films in Berlin

15.02.2013

Switzerland is present with five films in all major festival sections of the Berlinale

 
Ursula Meier and Markus Imhoof in Palm Springs

Ursula Meier and Markus Imhoof in Palm Springs

09.01.2013

Directors Ursula Meier and Markus Imhoof present their films at the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14, 2013).

 
European Film Award for “Hiver Nomade”

European Film Award for “Hiver Nomade”

03.12.2012

The European Film Academy awarded “Hiver Nomade” as the Best Documentary Film.

 
Swiss presence in Busan, South Korea

Swiss presence in Busan, South Korea

01.11.2012

Five Swiss films and coproductions were in the spotlight at the 17th Busan International Film Festival.

 
Excellent Swiss appearance in Toronto

Excellent Swiss appearance in Toronto

26.09.2012

Peter Mettler’s essay “The End Of Time” (coprod. Maximage) and Markus Imhoof’s documentary “More Than Honey” (coprod. Thelma Film) attracted the attention of the international audience at the 37. Toronto International Film Festival.

 
“Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction” in Venice

“Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction” in Venice

07.09.2012

The first feature-length film by Bernese director Sophie Huber is screened at the 69th Mostra International Film Festival.

 
SWISS FILMS at the Locarno Film Festival 2012

SWISS FILMS at the Locarno Film Festival 2012

15.08.2012

Swiss filmmaking is represented in all of the sections at the 65th Locarno International Film Festival (August 1–11, 2012).

 
Cannes 2012: “Opération Libertad” in the limelight of the world's most important film festival

Cannes 2012: “Opération Libertad” in the limelight of the world's most important film festival

06.06.2012

The film “Opération Libertad” by Nicolas Wadimoff was in the limelight of the Directors' Fortnight.

 
Special programme Bande à Part at the festival Indie Lisboa 2012

Special programme Bande à Part at the festival Indie Lisboa 2012

22.05.2012

The young Swiss cinema had an attractive appearance at the International Independent Film Festival Indie Lisboa. The festival showed 9 feature-length films made by the directors group Band à Part as well as a special programme with films from the ECAL.

 
 Richard Dindo retrospective at the Documenta 2012 in Madrid

Richard Dindo retrospective at the Documenta 2012 in Madrid

16.05.2012

This year’s Documenta (Festival internacional de documentales) in Madrid presented 11 films by Richard Dindo from the years 1977 to 2010. The programme was developed by the festival in partnership with SWISS FILMS and the filmmaker.

 
Swiss Film Prize «Quartz 2012»

Swiss Film Prize «Quartz 2012»

16.03.2012

The Swiss Film Prize «Quartz» was awarded in the KKL Luzern on March 17, 2012.

 
A Silver Bear and a Shooting Star for Switzerland at the Berlinale 2012

A Silver Bear and a Shooting Star for Switzerland at the Berlinale 2012

22.02.2012

The outstanding Swiss presence at the Berlinale (February 9-19, 2012) arose the interest of the public and film professionals.

 
“Summer Games” in Palm Springs

“Summer Games” in Palm Springs

31.01.2012

The fiction film “Summer Games” by Roland Colla was presented at the Awards Buzz at the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 5-16, 2012).

 
Swiss presence at the 17th Kolkata International Film Festival

Swiss presence at the 17th Kolkata International Film Festival

15.12.2011

Opening of the Swiss film programme in Kolkata with “Tandoori Love” by director Oliver Paulus

 
Significant Swiss presence at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2011

Significant Swiss presence at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2011

28.10.2011

Seven Swiss film productions where presented at the 16th Busan International Film Festival (October 6-14, 2011) in South Korea.

 
SWISS FILMS Lunch with the “Junge Talente 2011” at the Zurich Film Festival

SWISS FILMS Lunch with the “Junge Talente 2011” at the Zurich Film Festival

23.09.2011

On Friday, September 23, SWISS FILMS hosted a lunch in partnership with the Zurich Film Festival and the Junge Talente.ch at the festivalcenter Sechseläuten-Platz in Zurich.

 
World premiere of “Summer Games” in Venice

World premiere of “Summer Games” in Venice

06.09.2011

The Swiss-Italian coproduction “Summer Games” celebrated its world premiere in the official selection at the 68th Mostra International Film Festival in Venice (August 31 to September 10, 2011).

 
SWISS FILMS Cocktail for the Premiere of

SWISS FILMS Cocktail for the Premiere of "Vol spécial" in Locarno

13.08.2011

On Saturday, August 6, SWISS FILMS celebrated the premiere of the Swiss documentary «Vol spécial».

 
Strong presence for Swiss films at the Film Festival Locarno

Strong presence for Swiss films at the Film Festival Locarno

12.08.2011

With almost 50 films, Swiss film production is very well presented in all sections of the 64th Locarno Film Festival (August 3-13, 2011).

 
“Filmmakers Live”: Swiss Directors at the Munich Filmfest

“Filmmakers Live”: Swiss Directors at the Munich Filmfest

28.06.2011

On June 26, Swiss directors Michael Steiner und Lionel Baier were guests of “Filmmakers Live”, a talk hosted by Robert Fischer, member of the programme team of the Filmfest Munich (June 24 to July 2, 2011).

 
SWISS FILMS Pavilion in Cannes 2011

SWISS FILMS Pavilion in Cannes 2011

27.05.2011

The Swiss Pavilion at this year’s Marché International du Film in Cannes was again a popular place to meet for Swiss and international Film professionals and prominent cultural and political personalities.

 
SWISS FILMS at the Visions du Réel Film Festival in Nyon

SWISS FILMS at the Visions du Réel Film Festival in Nyon

27.04.2011

SWISS FILMS was present at the 17th Visions du Réel Film Festival (April 7-13, 2011) to promote the numerous Swiss documentaries in the programme and the Doc Outlook Market.

 
Alain Tanner and Renato Berta honoured in Paris

Alain Tanner and Renato Berta honoured in Paris

05.04.2011

Tribute to Alain Tanner and Renato Berta in the French capital in March 2011

 
SWISS FILMS at the Berlinale 2011

SWISS FILMS at the Berlinale 2011

23.02.2011

SWISS FILMS was as every year the representative for Swiss movies on site at the European Film Market in Berlin and lobbied for the international promotion and network of the Swiss cinematic work.

 
SWISS FILMS at the Locarno International Film Festival 2010

SWISS FILMS at the Locarno International Film Festival 2010

31.08.2010

SWISS FILMS was present at the Locarno International Film Festival (August 4-14, 2010) with the traditional information pavilion and numerous activities highlighting Swiss filmmaking.

 
Swiss Cineastes at the Film Festival La Rochelle 2010

Swiss Cineastes at the Film Festival La Rochelle 2010

14.07.2010

Peter Liechti and Jean-Stéphane Bron presented their films during the 38th International Film Festival in La Rochelle (July 2-11, 2010).

 
Strong Swiss presence at film festival in <br />Cannes 2010

Strong Swiss presence at film festival in
Cannes 2010

03.06.2010

Together with Jean-Luc Godard's most recent work "Film Socialisme", which celebrated its premiere in the official selection of "Un certain regard", Jean-Stéphane Bron's documentary film "Cleveland vs. Wall Street - Mais mit dä Bänkler" was placed in the limelight at the world's most important film festival.

 
Palm Springs Film Festival 2010

Palm Springs Film Festival 2010

20.01.2010

The French-Belgian-Swiss fiction film “Home” by Ursula Meier represented Switzerland at the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival, which took place in Southern California from January 5-18.

 
“Je me souviens... du nouveau cinéma Suisse”: film series in Belfort

“Je me souviens... du nouveau cinéma Suisse”: film series in Belfort

28.12.2009

With a homage to The New Swiss Cinema and five of its heirs, EntreVues, the Belfort International Film Festival (November 28 - December 6, 2009) has created an extraordinary platform for Swiss filmmaking.

 
Feature Film “Home” in New York

Feature Film “Home” in New York

14.11.2009

Feature film “Home” had a special press screening in New York at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on November 13 in the presence of director Ursula Meier and actress Isabelle Huppert.

 
 Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica <br />di Venezia 2009

Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica
di Venezia 2009

15.09.2009

The fiction film "Pepperminta" by Pipilotti Rist (production: Hugofilm, Zurich) celebrated its premiere at Mostra, the 66th Venice International Film Festival in (September 2-12, 2009).

 
Strong Swiss presence at film festival in Montreal

Strong Swiss presence at film festival in Montreal

10.09.2009

Four Swiss film productions and coproductions was screened in the World Competition at the 33rd Montreal World Film Festival (WFF), along with five additional films in other sections.

 
Cannes 2008

Cannes 2008

25.05.2008

On the occasion of the 61st Filmfestival in Cannes, taking place from May 14-25, 2008, the Swiss producers where- next to the films - at the centre of the Swiss presence.

 
“Fuori dalle corde” at “Picture Europe!” in Munich

“Fuori dalle corde” at “Picture Europe!” in Munich

24.02.2008

Film director Fulvio Bernasconi, from Ticino, was attending the screening of his film “Fuori dalle corde” at the Gloria Filmpalast in Munich on February the 24th, 2008.

 
“Letter To Anna” by Eric Bergkraut was presented at “Cinema For Peace” in Berlin

“Letter To Anna” by Eric Bergkraut was presented at “Cinema For Peace” in Berlin

10.02.2008

Eric Bergkraut's documentary film "Letter to Anna" - dedicated to Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaja, who was well known for her opposition to the government and murdered in Moscow in October 2006 - has premiered in Berlin within the framework of "Cinema for Peace" on Sunday, February 10.

 
“Letter To Anna” by Eric Bergkraut was presented at “Cinema For Peace” in Berlin

“Letter To Anna” by Eric Bergkraut was presented at “Cinema For Peace” in Berlin

10.02.2008

Eric Bergkraut's documentary film "Letter to Anna" - dedicated to Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaja, who was well known for her opposition to the government and murdered in Moscow in October 2006 - has premiered in Berlin within the framework of "Cinema for Peace" on Sunday, February 10.

 
Innovative film release in Peru – with support from SWISS FILMS

Innovative film release in Peru – with support from SWISS FILMS

09.12.2007

Twenty-five fiction, documentary and short films from Switzerland was on tour in Peru from November 1 to December 9, 2007.

 
Journée du cinéma Suisse 2007

Journée du cinéma Suisse 2007

07.08.2007

The Locarno International Film Festival and the Swiss Federal Office of Culture will be presenting the second edition of the Swiss Cinema Day, organised by SWISS FILMS, on Tuesday 7 August 2007.

 
“Vitus” at Shanghai Film Festival

“Vitus” at Shanghai Film Festival

24.06.2007

At the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival, which is taking place from June 16-26, 2007, and is the largest Chinese film event, four Swiss films have been invited to screen in the Panorama section.

 
DOK.fest 2007 - 22nd Munich International Documentary Festival

DOK.fest 2007 - 22nd Munich International Documentary Festival

10.05.2007

With eight Swiss productions in the international selection, the 22nd Munich International Documentary Festival, taking place from Mai 2-10, 2007, presents an impressive selection of Swiss documentary working.

 
Cannes Film Festival 2007

Cannes Film Festival 2007

08.05.2007

 
“Vitus” in Los Angeles at the AFI International Film Series

“Vitus” in Los Angeles at the AFI International Film Series

14.01.2007

At the 20th AFI Fest in Los Angeles, California, which ended on November 12, 2006, “Vitus” by Fredi M. Murer won the Audience Award.

 
“Das Fräulein” by Andrea Staka: «Heart of Sarajevo Award» at 12th Sarajevo Film Festival

“Das Fräulein” by Andrea Staka: «Heart of Sarajevo Award» at 12th Sarajevo Film Festival

01.09.2006

Director Andrea Staka won the main prize for her film “Das Fraulein” at the 12th Sarajevo Film Festival, which ended on August 26th, 2006.

 
Swiss Day at Cannes 2006

Swiss Day at Cannes 2006

23.05.2006

Switzerland was one of the guest countries for the “All the Cinemas of the World” program, along with Russia, Singapore, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Israel, and Venezuela.

 
Swiss Pavilion Cannes 2006

Swiss Pavilion Cannes 2006

18.05.2006

For the fourth time, SWISS FILMS and Locarno International Film Festival hosted the Swiss Pavilion at the Cannes International Village.

 
Tokyo FILMeX 2005

Tokyo FILMeX 2005

27.11.2005

The film series "Swiss Treasures" at the Tokyo FILMeX Festival comprises six classics from the 1920s to the 1940s, masterpieces which were either directed or produced in Switzerland.

 
 “New Faces of European Cinema” at AFI Fest 2005 <br /> in Los Angeles

“New Faces of European Cinema” at AFI Fest 2005
in Los Angeles

23.11.2005

Switzerland will be represented by director Ruxandra Zenide with her movie “Ryna” (Production: Pacific Films, Geneva).

 
Osaka European Film Festival 2005

Osaka European Film Festival 2005

23.11.2005

Two Swiss films - "Nordwind" by Bettina Oberli and "Tout un hiver sans feu" by Greg Zglinski - will make their Japanese premiere from 18 to 23 November at the 12th Osaka European Film Festival.

 
Bittersweet: Swiss films in Denkmark

Bittersweet: Swiss films in Denkmark

23.10.2005

Thirteen Swiss feature, documentary, and short films from the past five years have been invited to Denmark, the "miraculous film country".

 
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

13.10.2005

"All About Me? Japanese and Swiss Personal Documentaries", a Japanese-Swiss film program comprised of films by, among others, Robert Frank, Peter Liechti, Peter Mettler, Martina Jacoma and Lionel Baier at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF).

 
Havana welcomes Swiss Films

Havana welcomes Swiss Films

17.12.2004

At the 25th International Festival of New Latin American Film in Havana, Cuba (December 7-17, 2004), a selection of seven Swiss films were shown.

 
Second Swiss-American Film Festival in New York

Second Swiss-American Film Festival in New York

11.11.2004

The Swiss-American Film Festival, which took place for the second time in New York from November 5-11, 2004, focused on US and Swiss film culture and presented new talents and trends.

 
SWISS FILMS in Locarno 2004

SWISS FILMS in Locarno 2004

14.08.2004

For the second time, the SWISS FILMS both was located in the Spazio Cinema where numerous festival visitors and film professionals could find information about Swiss productions.

 
Swiss Accents in Karlovy Vary

Swiss Accents in Karlovy Vary

12.07.2004

At the 38th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), taking place from July 4-12th, 2003, three Swiss films will again be presented this year.