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 Long Journey Home Wenqian Zhang

Jury Prize in the Burning Lights Competition offered by Canton de Vaud
CHF 10 000

Herbaria Leandro Listorti

Special Jury Award offered by la Société des Hôteliers de la Côte
CHF 5 000

National Competition

A competition dedicated to feature and medium length films (co)produced by Switzerland and presented in world, international or European premiere.

Fuku Nashi Julie Sando

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

Le Film de mon père Jules Guarneri

Special Jury Award in the National Competition for a feature film directed by a filmmaker of Swiss nationality or resident in Switzerland offered by SSA/Suissimage
CHF 10 000

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.

Without Luka Papić

Jury Prize for the best Medium Length Film offered by Clinique de Genolier 
CHF 6 000

Aralkum Daniel Asadi Faezi & Mila Zhluktenko

Jury Prize for the best Short Film offered by la Fondation Goblet
CHF 5 000

Churchill, Polar Bear Town Annabelle Amoros

Special Youth Jury Award for a medium length film
CHF 4 000

Marianne Rebecca Ressler & Lara Porzak

pecial Youth Jury Award for the best Short Film offered by Mémoire Vive
CHF 2 500

Audience Award

Fire of Love Sara Dosa

Audience Award in the Grand Angle Competition offered by  Ville de Nyon
CHF 10 000

Guest of Honour

Honorary award to Marco Bellocchio 

Interreligious Award

Ma vie en papier Vida Dena

The Interreligious Jury awards a prize to a work that highlights questions of meaning and direction in life
CHF 5 000

International Critics’ Award – FIPRESCI Award

First feature film presented in the International Feature Film Competition or the Burning Lights Competition.

Zonta Award

Fuku Nashi Julie Sando

ZONTA Awards for creative support
Prize for a female filmmaker whose work reveals mastery and talent and calls for support for future creations.
CHF 5 000

Opening Scenes Award

TËNK 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   

Le Thé et le Temps Salah El Amri

A grant of 1’000 € and an individual consultation offered for the next feature length film of a film director from Opening Scenes section.

Prix Istituto Svizzero

TBA – Invitation of a Swiss filmmaker
Swiss filmmaker from the selection for a one-month residency in Rome at the Istituto Svizzero. 

Perception Change Project Award

Children of the Mist Hà Lệ Diễm

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