Andreas Bühlmann (ad interim)
"There is a strong commitment by all EFP members to highlight the quality and diversity of European films and to build bridges to audiences throughout the world. As a founding member, it is a privilege and honour for SWISS FILMS to be part of and contribute to this intention."
Catherine Ann Berger (Former Managing Director)
Facts & Figures (2019)
Population 8.5 million
Screens total 609
Admissions 12.8 million
Number of Swiss films, new releases: 71
National market share (by admissions) 6.81 %
Number of Swiss feature-length fiction films produced 20
Number of Swiss feature documentaries produced 64
(Source: Bundesamt für Statistik)
Major national film funds: Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC), SRG SSR (Swiss public broadcasting), Zurich Film Fund, Cinéforom (Fondation Romande pour le Cinéma), Film and Media Art Fund, Basel Region, Bern Film Fund, Ticino Film Commission
The promotion agency SWISS FILMS with offices in Zurich and Geneva is dedicated to promoting Swiss cinema abroad and supports Swiss films and talents at festivals and markets around the world.
SWISS FILMS is partner to Swiss producers and filmmakers to develop international strategies and to establish contacts with festival delegates, sales agents and distributors. We advise buyers and festival delegates on Swiss release support schemes. With a database of almost 6,000 films, the agency also provides an essential source of information for international film professionals and trade publications. SWISS FILMS is funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture.
SWISS FILMS is one of the 10 founding members of EFP. Managing Director of SWISS FILMS Catherine Ann Berger has been Board Member of EFP as of May 2019.
European Film Promotion e.V.
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