6–11 September 2016

Fantoche Festival 2016

The 14th edition of the international festival for animated film celebrated humanity in its most moving form. Switzerlands biggest animation film festival registered about 24’000 entries and in the past six days was frequented by Swiss and international animation film fans. The varied programme whith special programmes like ”Humanité Animée”, ”Hors Concours” and the ”Bagno Popolare”, which took place in the baths district, addressed a broad audience including industry professionals and generated a large interest. The international jury selected the following films as competition winners: ”Before Love” by Russian Igor Kovalyov as ”Best Film” in the International Competition. In the Swiss Competition, ”Das Leben ist hart” by Simon Schnellmann was honoured as ”Best Swiss”. Lucie Sunkova won the ”Best Kids” award in the category ”For a young audience”.