Geneva International Film Festival
Mr. Emmanuel Cuénod
Year of Foundation 1995
Event Date from 02 November 2018 till 10 November 2018
in Geneva, Switzerland
Sections Official International Competition: 10-15 international films; International TV-Series; International Selection of Short Films; New Releases: Selection of audiovisual productions proposed by the channels; Major Film Directors on small screen: tribute to an important author who has worked for cinema as well as for television
Terms of Entry All genres are accepted. Films may be produced in 2017 or 2018. Short films must not exceed 30 minutes; for International Competition: minimum 60 min., World or European premiere; for other sections: prior screenings accepted; for TV Series Competition: runtime should be 25-80 min./episode and a minimum of 3 episodes; for all films: no prior broadcasting in Switzerland and France.
Subtitles English subtitles recommended
Format 35 mm, DCP, DigiBeta PAL, HDCAM, Digital File
Registration Deadline 31 July 2018
Attendance Figures 30,000
Participants of the Film Industry around 200-300 representatives from the fields of cinema and TV
Prizes/Awards Reflet d'Or in the Official Selection (CHF 10,000), in Short Competition (CHF 1,500), in TV Series Comp., in Web Series Comp. (CHF 3,000), in Transmedia Comp.
Number of Films Shown approx. 100 films
Media Coverage more than 100 journalists from 14 countries (regional, national and international) and from different media: TV, radio, newspapers, Internet
Evaluation The festival forges links between cinema and television; excellent quality produced by/for TV stations. The productions are shown on the cinema screen. The international competition presents ten to fifteen feature films from all over the world. Prizes with a total value of $20,000 are awarded. Parallel to this, the festival invites visitors to discover new TV-series and presents ten programs of selected international shorts within a competition. Each year, the festival focuses on a different broadcasting institution as its guest of honor whose representatives also take part in a colloquium on current themes. The festival also organizes the Geneva Select Market, which is meeting with increasing interest among TV buyers. It defends and acts as a promotional network for Swiss films, without ignoring foreign productions.
Services Carriage costs are the responsibility of the sender, the cost of importing film prints into Switzerland is paid by the Festival. For return, the Festival pays for exporting the films from Switzerland and transport to the home address, excluding all others costs (re-import charges, TVA, storings, etc.)