Results of the 31st session
At its session in November the experts of the Swiss fund visions sud est have decided to support two fictional films in production and five films in postproduction, two fictional films and three documentaries, with a total amount of 155'000 Swiss francs:
Since its creation in spring 2005 the fund visions sud est has supported 159 projects from different parts of the globe. 126 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 four festivals Festival International de Films de Fribourg, Locarno Film Festival, Visions du Réel in Nyon and the Short Film Festival Winterthur and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).