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AWARDS Switzerland

Nominations to the Swiss Film Awards 2006

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15 films and 6 actors compete in the 9th edition of the Swiss Film Award, which will take place the 18th of January Soleure. In the section of best fiction film, the nominees are Fragile by Laurent Nègre, My Name is Eugen [+see also:
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by Michael Steiner (500,000 tickets in German Switzerland), Ryna [+see also:
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by Ruxandra Zenide (Grand Price for best film in the Burdeaux International Women’s Film Festival and the Geneva Tout Ecran Film Festival) Snow White [+see also:
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by Samir (83,000 tickets in German and French Switzerland) as well as Die Vogelpredigt by Clemens Klopfenstein.

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The documentaries nominated are Exit by Fernand Melgar, Gambit by Sabine Gisiger, The Giant Buddhas by Christian Frei, Jo Siffert – Live Fast / Die Young by Men Lareida and Klingenhof by Beatrice Michel. TThere will also be awards given for performance. Carlos Leal (Snow White), Max Rüdlinger (Die Vogelpredigt) and Sandra Utzinger (Falling Stones by Judith Kennel) compete for the Award to best main actor, while Marthe Keller (Fragile), Zoé Miku (Snow White) and Mike Müller (My Name is Eugen) have been nominated for the category of best secondary actor.

A Special Price for "particularly remarkable artistic contribution" will also be given by the "Swiss-Oscars" jury, third year composed of the chief operator Séverine Barde (Garçon stupide [+see also:
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), the journalist Martin Blaney ("Screen International", Berlin), the director of the Swiss film archive Hervé Dumont, the filmmaker Ulrike Koch (La caravane du sel au Tibet), the producer Alfi Sinniger (Catpics Coproductions), the journalist Christina Trezzini (Télévision suizo-italiana) and chaired by Pietro Scalia, Swiss editor in "exile" in Hollywood and honored with two Oscars.

(Translated from French)

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