19 March 2021

Fantoche am Fumetto

Am 20. März startet das Fumetto in Luzern in hybrider Form. Auch Fantoche ist mit einem kleinen, feinen Kurzfilmprogramm mit dabei.

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30 January 2021

Call for Entry 2021

The International Competition 2021 is open: Submit your new animated short films by 16 May 2021!

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5 November 2020

Helle Nacht on November 20, 2020

The Helle Nacht will take place throughout Aargau on November 20, 2020 as part of the event series #ZeitsprungIndustrie. Fantoche is involved as well.

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23 September 2020

Best of Fantoche on Tour

Starting in October, Best of Fantoche will go on tour again and present the award-winning short films from the 18th edition of the festival.

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30 June 2020

Fantoche is happening!

Fantoche 2019 Award Ceremony

Fantoche will be the first Swiss film festival to physically take place after the lockdown. We’re looking forward to a great programme.

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16 April 2020

After Lockdown Pleasures

The shutdown in Switzerland has been extended until 26 April. Fantoche will constantly review the situation and adapt to the changing conditions.

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4 September 2019

This was our opening ceremony

Our opening ceremony was a huge success. You'll find pictures of it in our galeries. Click on «read more» to find out what's happening today.

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18 September 2018

Fantoche on Tour

Fantoche will be on tour with two different programmes in Switzerland and other countries.

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10 September 2018

Winners Fantoche 2018

In the International Competition Nicolas Keppens and Matthias Phlips won the title «Best Film» with «Wildebeest».

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5 September 2018

Our wednesday programme

Our opening ceremony was a full success. You'll find pictures of it in our galeries. And that's our today's programme.

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4 September 2018

We are ready!


The big opening day starts immediatelly. Our opening ceremony is ready and we wish you a really wonderful festival.

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24 July 2018

2018s selection is set

Out of 2349 submitted films, the Fantoche selection team has made its choice: 73 animated short films will run in competitions in the categories «International

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10 September 2017

Winners Fantoche 2017

Winners 2017

"The Burden" by Niki Lindroth von Bahr wins "Best Film" and "Airport" by Michaela Müller wins "Best Swiss" – congrats to

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4 July 2017

Selection 2017

The selection team has chosen: 81 animated short films will compete for the favor of the jury and the audience from 5 September 2017 onwards.

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17 May 2017

Last call for GIFs

Introspection, Tania Falcao & Luis Lucas, PT 2015

Last call: extended deadline until 27 June. Fantoche takes the small animations to the big screen!

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1 April 2017

Fantoche visits Fumetto

Fantoche visits the Comix-Festival Fumetto in Lucerne and presents a varicoloured film programme of animated worlds from 6 to 9 April 2017.

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16 March 2017

Call for Entries 2017

Fantoche calls up innovative, courageous, and creative filmmakers to submit their new films by 25 May 2017.

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29 August 2016

The festival programme 2016

This year's festival programme contains innovative animation art from all around the world. The festival trailer is made by Georges Schwizgebel!

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17 August 2016

14 feature films

Innovative animation technology, social criticism or light entertainment – Fantoche illustrates the impressive spectrum of current international productions in

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3 August 2016

Industry Day 2016

Scan, Cornelius Heinzer, Immanuel Wagner, CH 2009

The Industry Day takes place on 9th of September 2016 in Baden. It is the new interdisciplinary expert conference and national networking platform.

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28 June 2016

Selection 2016

A total of 1,394 film submissions from 79 countries, 81 of which are from Switzerland. The selection 2016 for the three film competitions is completed.

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24 May 2016

Call for GIFs

Energif, Thorsten Fleisch, DE 2015

Send us your best GIF! Fantoche takes the small animations to the big screen!

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14 April 2016

Fantoche seduces at Fumetto

Beguile and bewitch - Fantoche shows animation films on the theme "Seduce Me!" at the International Comix Festival Fumetto in Lucerne (21-24.4.2016).

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15 September 2015

Festival Video 2015

During the festival, time passed so fast, but luckily, we kept many great memories in the festival video 2015.

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6 September 2015

Fantoche is framous!

In collaboration with HSLU, Fantoche asked filmmakers during the festival to share their creativity in 24 prepared frames.

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1 September 2015

Opening night in Baden

Finally: Starting today and for the next six days, Baden will be the place to be and meet for all animation-aficionados.

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27 August 2015

New app available!

The anniversary app offers a special highlight: The «Magic-Eye»-function makes film-stills move!

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14 August 2015

"Inside Out" with Making of

Inside Out – Alles steht Kopf

Fantoche is proud to be hosting the exclusive premiere of the new feature film "Inside Out" from Pixar / Disney in German-speaking Switzerland.

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26 June 2015

Fantoche at NIFFF

Fantoche is presenting partner at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival and shows the animated feature film "On the White Planet" from

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15 April 2015

Festival trailer is assigned

Fantoche is proud on the emerging Swiss talent Nils Hedinger (director of the award-winning film «Timber») who will create the new festival trailer!

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4 March 2015

Call for Entries 2015

The international competition 2015 is closed: Fantoche is looking for new animated shortfilms from all over the world.

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3 December 2014

Poland in the focus

Fantoche festival director Annette Schindler is jury member at the Grand OFF – World Independent Film Awards in Warsaw, Poland.

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24 October 2014

What's going on, Japan?

Three short film programmes of the Fantoche focus «What’s going on, Japan?» are on tour with CULTURESCAPES.

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22 October 2014

bugnplay 2014 Award ceremony

The search is on for robots, video animation, sound collages and games.

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12 September 2014

Best Kids

PIK PIK PIK - Dmitry Vysotskiy

Film-makers can tell stories without uttering a single word...

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6 September 2014

What's going on, Japan?

Mind Game - Masaaki Yuasa

With the focus on ‘What’s going on, Japan?’ Fantoche is diving into the fascinating culture of Asian animation.

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6 September 2014

Animation goes Multimedia

Modern Polaxis

Fantoche has always set about building bridges with related artforms and animation applications in other communication and entertainment media.

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5 September 2014

Loulou, l'incroyable secret

Loulou, l'incroyable secret

25 years have come and gone since we came to know and love the wolf Loulou, brought to life on the page by the unmistakable Grégoire Solotareff.

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5 September 2014

Make a GIF!

Bunny Bird

Digital micro animations are experiencing a real renaissance, even though the GIF was invented back in 1987.

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3 September 2014

War and Peace

Trois petits points - Lucrèce Andreae et al.

Armed conflicts and how people deal with them occupy many film-makers as subject matter for their independent films, as metaphors in promotional films or in pro

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14 August 2014

Animation goes Multimedia

Fantoche will be exploring the art of combining traditional crafts with the very latest technology in the programme "Animation goes Multimedia".

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7 August 2014

The BoxTrolls Premiere

The BoxTrolls

Fantoche has good cause to be proud: it will be exclusively holding Switzerland's first screening of the latest sensation from the Laika Studio.

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27 June 2014

War and Peace

The second main topic in this year's festival is the conflict of war and peace.

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