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Country Focus: Switzerland

Six Swiss films get export funding


- With support from the Federal Office for Culture, film promotion agency Swiss Films has granted a total of €81,400 for the foreign distribution of six Swiss films.

Sums totalling €25,000 and €12,500, respectively, have been allocated for the German release of Micha Lewinsky’s Will You Marry Us? [+see also:
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(distributed by Schwarzweiss Filmverleih) and Oliver PaulusTandoori Love [+see also:
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(Arsenal Filmverleih).

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Lorber Digital has obtained €25,000 for the US release of Ursula Meier’s Home [+see also:
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Meanwhile, €15,000 has been granted for the French launch of the documentaries Letter to Anna [+see also:
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by Eric Bergkraut (Nour Films) and Far from the Villages by Olivier Zuchuat (Hevadis Films).

Finally, Against Gravity has received €3,900 for Polish distribution of Peter Liechti’s The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy.

With an annual sum of €270,000, Swiss Films has since 2007 been promoting the export of Swiss films and majority co-productions to boost their theatrical exhibition abroad. A maximum of €25,000 is granted per film and per territory, with preference given to distributors from member countries of the MEDIA programme.



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