International Feature Film Competition
Contemporary non-fiction filmmaking through a selection of original and singular feature films, presenting films in world, international or European premieres.
Burning Lights Competition
An international competition dedicated to new vocabularies and expressions, to narrative and formal freedom. A selection of medium length and feature films, presented in world, international or European premiere.
A competition dedicated to feature and medium length films (co)produced by Switzerland and presented in world, international or European premiere.
Jury Prize in the National Competition offered by SRG SSR
CHF 15 000*
*of which CHF 2 500 for the acquisition of online rights to the film
International Medium Length & Short Film Competition
Contemporary non-fiction filmmaking through a selection of original and singular medium length and short films, presented in world, international or European premiere.
Jury Prize for the best Medium Length Film offered by Clinique de Genolier
CHF 6 000
Jury Prize for the best Short Film offered by la Fondation Goblet
CHF 5 000
Special Youth Jury Award for a medium length film
CHF 4 000
Guest of Honour
Honorary award to Marco Bellocchio
Opening Scenes Award
Purchase of distribution rights for one film of the Opening Scenes section and an editing residency at the Documentary Village of Lussas (France) for the filmmaker of the awarded film.
Docs Up Award
Prix Istituto Svizzero
Invitation of a Swiss filmmaker from the selection for a one-month residency in Rome at the Istituto Svizzero.
Prize awarded to a film that sheds light on the current issues that will define the world of tomorrow. Offered by the Director General of the Geneva UN with the support of the Diplomatic Club
CHF 5 000