Competitions & Awards
The core of Fantoche are the competitions for animated short films. Since its first edition in 1995, the international competition has been held. In 2009, the Swiss and the children's film competitions were added. Since 2018, the Swiss Animation Industry Award (SAIA) has also been presented at Fantoche as part of the Industry Day.
About this year's competitions
Swiss Competition 2023
A fish is attacked by seagulls (“Pond”), a young woman searches for clues in Armenia (“Armat”), and a plumber ends up in a gay fetish club (“Pipes”) – the diversity of stories in the Swiss Competition is vast, ranging from films with and about animals to political family stories and the confrontation of one’s own fears.