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Panorama Suisse
Sidebar curated by SWISS FILMS

Christian Frei
Director of the Accademia del Cinema Svizzero

Catherine Ann Berger
Director of SWISS FILMS

Anita Hugi 
Director of the Solothurn Film Festival

David Wegmüller

Semaine de la critique
Organized under the aegis of the Swiss Film Critics’ Association (ASJC)

Loïc Valceschini



Film Festival Association

In March 2010 organisers of the major Swiss film festivals joined forces to form the Swiss Film Festivals Association. This step initiates a structured exchange of information between the most important film festivals in Switzerland. 

The point of departure for the Association is the mutual conviction that film festivals make a substantial contribution to the national film culture. The Swiss Film Festivals Association aims to represent these common interests in the public sphere and bolster collaboration with respect to the operative, technical and film-political areas.

The founding members of the association are: Geneva International Film Festival, Fantoche (Baden), Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains (Geneva), the Locarno Film Festival, the Fribourg International Film Festival, the International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Solothurn Film Festival, Visions du Réel (Nyon) and the Zurich Film Festival and Castellinaria (Bellinzona). 

Members of the Board 
Locarno Film Festival; International Short Film Festival Winterthur; Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival; Solothurn Film Festival; Visions du Réel, Nyon. 

President: Annette Schindler
Managing Director: Esther Widmer


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