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Swiss Film Award unveils its nominees

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- The 17th awards ceremony is to take place on March 21 2014 in Zurich

Swiss Film Award unveils its nominees

On January 29 2014, around 600 guests from the Swiss film industry gathered in Solothurn for the Nominations Night gala, one of the key events in the Swiss film industry’s calendar. Isabelle Chassot , the newly appointed director of the Federal Office of Culture, opened the event that aims to announce the nominees for the 2014 Swiss Film Award.

A jury made up of Swiss Film Academy members compiled a shortlist of nominees based on recommendations submitted by the 254 academy members. In February, 340 members of the Academy will vote for the winners of the eleven categories of the awards.

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This year, the Academy will present the Special Academy Award for outstanding technical and artistic achievement and the new Award for Best Film Editing. Also, for the first time, the Best Animated Film Award will be attributed annually instead of every two years. 

Many films of this years’ competition contributed to a remarkable box office success. 2013 marked a very strong year for Swiss films with a market share that climbed from 4.7 percent in 2012 up to 8.5 percent, and more than one million tickets for Swiss films were bought by Swiss audience.

The 17th Swiss Film Award ceremony will then take place on March 21 2014 at the Schiffbau, in Zurich, and it will host leading figures from the worlds of film, politics, industry and culture. Since 2013, the cities of Geneva and Zurich take turns at hosting the ceremony in order to encourage greater exchanges between German and French speaking Switzerland, and demonstrate that quality films have the power to transcend borders.

Nominations for the 2014 Swiss Film Award

Best Fiction Film – each nominee will receive CHF 25,000
I Am The Keeper - Sabine Boss
Left Foot Right Foot [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Germinal Roaux
Longwaves [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lionel Baier
festival scope
film profile
]
- Lionel Baier 
Mary Queen Of Scots [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Thomas Imbach
Dreamland - Petra Volpe

Best Documentary Film – each nominee will receive CHF 25,000
Irbo - Mano Khalil
Stop-Over [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Kaveh Bakhtiari
The Blocher Experience - Jean-Stéphane Bron
Unknown Territory - Anna Thommen
Father’s Garden – The Love Of My Parents [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Peter Liechti


Best Short Film – each nominee will receive CHF 10,000
'A iucata - Michele Pennetta,
Age 17 - Filippo Demarchi,
You Can't Do Everything At Once, But You Can Leave Everything At Once - Marie-Elsa Sgualdo
Off The Road - David Maye and Tristan Aymon,
The Green Serpent - Benny Jaberg

Best Animation Film – each nominee will receive CHF 10,000
Hasta Santiago - Mauro Carraro
The Kiosk - Anete Melece
Vigia - Marcel Barelli

Best Screenplay – each nominee will receive CHF 5,000
Sabine Boss, Jasmine Hoch, Pedro Lenz - I am The Keeper
Lionel Baier - Julien Bouissoux - Longwaves
Petra Volpe - Dreamland

Best Actress – each nominee will receive CHF 5,000
Ursina Lardi - Dreamland
Sonja Riesen - I Am The Keeper
Bettina Stucky - Dreamland

Best Actor – each nominee will receive CHF 5,000
Stefan Kurt - Akte GrüningerPatrick Lapp - Longwaves
Marcus Signer - I Am The Keeper

Best Performance in a Supporting Role – each nominee will receive CHF 5,000
Leonardo Nigro - The Black Brothers
Pascal Ulli - I Am The Keeper
Dimitri Stapfer - Left Foot Right Foot

Best Film Score – each nominee will receive CHF 5,000
Christian Garcia - The Blocher Experience
Peter Von Siebenthal, Richard Köchli - I Am The Keeper
Adrian Weyermann - Lovely Louise

Best Cinematography – each nominee will receive CHF 5,000
Denis Jutzeler - Left Foot Right Foot
Lorenz Merz - Cherry Pie
Felix von Muralt - The Black Brothers

Best Film Editing – each nominee will receive CHF 5,000
Stefan Kälin - I Am The Keeper
Karine Sudan - The Blocher Experience
Tania Stöcklin - Father’s Garden – The Love Of My Parents

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