Awards 2018


INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

Contemporary documentary filmmaking through a selection of original and singular feature films. Only world, international or European premieres are eligible.

The International Feature Film Competition Jury will award the Sesterce d’or to the best feature film (CHF 20,000) and the Jury Prize to the most innovative feature film (CHF 10,000) in the International Feature Film Competition.

BURNING LIGHTS COMPETITION

An international competition dedicated to new vocabularies and expressions, to research and to narrative and formal experimentation (medium-length and feature films). Only world, international or European premieres are eligible.

The Burning Lights Competition Jury will award the Sesterce d’or to the best medium length or feature film (CHF 10,000) and the Jury Prize to the most innovative medium length or feature film (CHF 5,000) in the Burning Lights Competition.

NATIONAL COMPETITION

A competition dedicated to feature and medium-length films (co)produced by Switzerland. Only world, international or European premieres are eligible.

The National Competition Jury will award the Sesterce d’or to the best medium length or feature film (CHF 15,000) in the National Competition. It will also award the Jury Prize to the most innovative feature film (CHF 10,000) in the same section.

INTERNATIONAL MEDIUM LENGTH AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Contemporary documentary filmmaking through a selection of original and singular medium length and short films. Only world, international or European premieres are eligible.

The International Medium length and Short Film Competition Jury will award the Sesterce d’argent to the best medium length film (CHF 10,000) and the Sesterce d’argent to the best short film (CHF 5,000).

The Youth Jury, composed of students from the region, awards the Youth Jury Prize to the most innovative medium length film (CHF 5,000), as well as the Youth Jury Prize to the most innovative short film (CHF 2,500) in the International Medium Length and Short Film Competition.

GRAND ANGLE – AUDIENCE AWARD

Feature films that have already wowed audiences at other festivals or that shall mark the coming year. Presented at least as Swiss premieres.

The Sesterce d’argent Prix du Public (CHF 10,000) is awarded by the audience’s vote for the best feature film in the Grand Angle section.

Interreligious Award & Buyens-Chagoll Award

The Interreligious Jury awards a feature film from the International Competition that sheds light on issues dealing with meaning and sense of direction in life (CHF 5,000).

The Buyens-Chagoll Jury awards a film of humanist dimension focusing on stories that develop values that provide meaning to the future of mankind (CHF 5,000).