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Xavier Koller is a member of the Executive Board of the Foreign Language Film Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, LA. His work Gripsholm was honoured with the Prix C.I.C.A.E. (Confederation des Cinémas d'Arts et d'Essai Européan) and represented Switzerland to compete in the Academy Awards. Journey of Hope received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991, and the Bronze Leopard at the Film Festival Locarno. Tanner - The Rebellion was granted the National Award of the Ministry of Culture, the FIPRESCI Award at the Montreal Film Festival, and represented Switzerland at the Academy Awards in 1986. The Frozen Heart won the National Award of the Ministry of Culture, Movie of the Year, and was the biggest grossing Swiss film of 1980.