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:

  • Sesterce d’or La Mobilière to the best feature film (CHF 20,000)
  • Jury Prize Régionyon to the most innovative feature film (CHF 10,000)

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:  

  • Sesterce d’or Canton de Vaud to the best medium length or feature film (CHF 10,000)
  • Jury Prize Société des Hôteliers de la Côte to the most innovative medium length or feature film (CHF 5,000)

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:  

  • Sesterce d’or SRG SSR to the best medium length or feature film (CHF 15,000)
  • Jury Prize SSA/Suissimage to the most innovative feature film (CHF 10,000)

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

  • Sesterce d’argent George Reinhart to the best medium length film (CHF 10,000)
  • Sesterce d’argent Fondation Goblet to the best short film (CHF 5,000)

The Youth Jury, composed of students from the region, awards:

  • Youth Jury Prize George Reinhart to the most innovative medium length film (CHF 5,000)
  • Youth Jury Prize Mémoire Vive to the most innovative short film (CHF 2,500)

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 audience awards:

  • Sesterce d’argent Prix du Public Ville de Nyon for the best feature film (CHF 10,000)

PRIX RAIFFEISEN MAITRE DU REEL

This year’s lifetime achievement prize goes to the French filmmaker Claire Simon, invited to give a Masterclass in discussion with Lionel Baier (Head of the Film Department at ECAL Lausanne University of Art and Design, and filmmaker) and Emilie Bujès, while some of her films will be included in the programme. Simultaneously working in documentary and fiction, her films have been presented at the Festival de Cannes, at the Locarno Festival, at the Berlinale and at the Entrevues International Film Festival in Belfort among others. In parallel, the Cinémathèque Suisse is dedicating a retrospective to Claire Simon in collaboration with Visions du Réel.


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).


OPENING SCENES

A non-competitive section dedicated to first short films or student films, presented as world, international or European premieres. 

  • Prize of the Meta Cultural Foundation - Slon Residency
  • Tënk Award – Purchase of broadcasting rights for three films of the section Opening Scenes.