Results of the 28th session
At the last session of the Swiss fund visions sud est the experts have decided to support one documentary and one fiction film in postproduction, as well as three fiction films in production, for a total amount of 160'000 Swiss francs:
Since its creation in spring 2005 the fund visions sud est has supported 146 projects from different parts of the globe. 119 of these films have already been completed and many have been invited to numerous festivals around the world, some being awarded with prizes such as the Golden Bear in Berlin, the Golden Shell in San Sebastián, the Black Pearl Award in Abu Dhabi or the Golden Kapok Award in Guangzhou. From Cannes to Venice, from Busan to Toronto, the logo of visions sud est has been seen everywhere. More than half of the accomplished films have already been distributed and released in Swiss cinemas thanks to the trigon-film foundation. In collaboration with Open Doors at the Festival del Film Locarno and with the Industry activities of Visions du Réel in Nyon, additional projects are elected and supported. Apart from supporting the production of these projects, it is visions sud est's goal to enhance the development of local production structures and to offer film directors a possibility to enter the international film market. The fund visions sud est is a joint initiative by the trigon-film foundation, the festivals of Fribourg, Locarno and Nyon and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The Short Film Festival Winterthur has joined the fund this year.