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134 articles available in total starting from 06/08/2003. Last article published on 17/03/2011.

Waintrop heads his last Fribourg fest

Waintrop heads his last Fribourg fest

“Celebration, rhythm and blood” will be the keynotes at the opening of the 25th FIFF – Fribourg International Film Festival (March 19-26). Under the influence of its artistic director the renowned...  

17/03/2011 | Festivals | Switzerland

Coveted Swiss Quartz awards to be announced tomorrow

Coveted Swiss Quartz awards to be announced tomorrow

On Saturday, March 12 in Lucerne, the winners of the 2011 Quartz Swiss Film Awards will be announced. For the moment, only the Honorary Award laureate has been revealed: producer Marcel Hoehn (T&C...  

11/03/2011 | Awards | Switzerland

Cinema and human rights in Geneva

Cinema and human rights in Geneva

There is no doubt the debates will be lively at the 9th Film Festival and International Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH), which opens tomorrow in Geneva against the backdrop of the “Arab spring”....  

03/03/2011 | Festivals | Switzerland

Kummer appointed head of film at OFC

The job of Film Section head at the Swiss Federal Office for Culture didn’t remain vacant for long. As a replacement for Nicolas Bideau, who left his post on November 30, 2010, Jean-Frédéric...  

07/02/2011 | Institutions | Switzerland

Frédéric  Mermoud  • Director

Interview: Frédéric Mermoud • Director

"Shattering the stereotypical image of the butch female cop in a leather jacket"

After several acclaimed shorts, Swiss-born, French-based director Frédéric Mermoud has made an impressive transition to features with a film presented at Locarno and lauded at Chicago  


Swiss festivals unite

To make their voice heard in Swiss political circles and improve their coordination, the main Swiss film festivals have got together to set up the Festivals Conference. Ivo Kummer, president of...  

04/10/2010 | Festivals | Switzerland

Bea Cuttat • Distributor, Look Now!

Interview: Bea Cuttat • Distributor, Look Now!

European Distributors Up Next! 2010 - Switzerland


Frei named new president of Swiss Film Academy

Presided by filmmaker Fredi M. Murer since its creation in 2008, the Swiss Film Academy will now be headed by film director Christian Frei. With around 300 film professional members, the Academy...  

31/08/2010 | Institutions | Switzerland

Locarno in France and Italy

After the recently closed 63rd Locarno Film Festival, helmed by Olivier Père, some of the films presented at the festival are heading to France and Italy. From September 1-6, the “I Grandi...  

31/08/2010 | Festivals | Switzerland

Wehrlin gets back to film matters

Nicolas Bideau, resigning head of the Film Section at the Federal Office for Culture (OFC), will leave his post in October. However, no call for applications has been launched yet to find a...  

23/07/2010 | Institutions | Switzerland

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