Call for Entries 2021 Closed
The Call for Entries for the 35th edition is now closed.
The selection of the artistic committee and the Festival programme will be online on 3rd March 2021.
36th edition of the FIFF
The Call for Entries for the 36th edition will open in September 2021.
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For more than three decades, the International Competition: Feature Films is the core of the FIFF and has been the place of many discoveries. Each year in March, winners share nearly CHF 70,000.– in awards (Grand Prize, Special Jury Prize, Audience Award, Ecumenical, Critics’ Choice Award, FICC, COMUNDO, CH Cinema Network)
The winners perpetuate the impressive list of personalities who have made up the list of recipients of the FIFF award over the past three decades: Gaston Kaboré, Souleymane Cissé, Shaji N. Karun, Ömer Kavur, Raoul Peck, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Fernando Pérez, Abderrahmane Sissako, Stanley Kwan, Pablo Trapero, Edward Yang, Jia Zhang-ke, Carlos Sorín, Bahman Ghobadi, Ernest Abdyjaparov, Lav Diaz, Eric Khoo, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Brillante Mendoza, Lee Chang-dong, Júlia Murat, Wang Bing, Lee Su-jin, Christian Díaz Pardo, Yaelle Kayam, Boo Junfeng, Valentyn Vasyanovych, Alejandra Márquez Abella and for sure, Amjad Abu Alala, winner of the 2020 Grand Prix for You Will Die at 20!
In 2014, the FIFF launched the International Competition: Short Films for films of less than 30 minutes, with prizes worth a total of CHF 10,500.– for the winner.
The best short film will be awarded with a prize of CHF 7,500.– and a Jury made up of film students from the Réseau Cinéma CH will be awarding an additional prize of CHF 3,000.– as well.