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The Association Base-Court has made an appeal to all producers of short films in Switzerland!

The Lausanne-based association is inviting both professional and amateur film producers in Switzerland to submit their own film reels for consideration in the “Court du mois” – a new initiative whereby a short film is selected for screening before the main film in local cinemas on the first Friday of each month – at no additional cost to the audience!

With a maximum running time of 4 minutes, the films can be either fictional, animated, or in the form of a documentary, and must be produced in Switzerland.

Simone Jenni, Short Film Project Manager at Base-Court, explained the rationale behind the new project to knowitall.ch. “Everyone remembers the good old days when films were preceded by a short film, many of which were successful in their own right and provided a focal point for further discussion amongst the viewers. They gave film makers the opportunity to showcase their talents to a wider audience, and often provided the breakthrough they needed to make their way in the film industry. With the reintroduction of the “court-métrage” we hope to rekindle the magic of the short film for both filmmakers and their audiences.”

Since the launch of the Court du mois in May 2018, Base-Court has been offering one Swiss short film every month, as a pre-screening before ALL the official screenings of the day/evening in no less than 159 cinemas, split between 82 venues in French-speaking Switzerland, 67 in the German part and 10 in the Italian part of Switzerland. For some lucky film producers, this means not only that their films will be seen by around 11,000 viewers on the day of the screening but also that they can expect to receive some financial remuneration through film rights!

To give you an idea of the kind of film the association is looking for, the August Court du mois was a patriotic football comedy, produced by This Lüscher (see photo above).  The May, June, and July films were animations on very different topics, more details here: https://base-court.ch/evenements/le-court-du-mois/films-projetes

For more information on how to submit your film, visit the website: https://base-court.ch/evenements/le-court-du-mois/presentation Alternatively you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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