Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Fantoche is happening!

Fantoche 2019 Award Ceremony

After a long period of doubt regarding the exact format of this year’s Fantoche, we’re very happy to announce that we’re the first film festival in Switzerland to physically take place after the lockdown. We’ll be celebrating our 25th anniversary from the 1st to 6th of September on location in Baden with a great programme. Comprehensive protection measures ensure a safe and welcoming atmosphere. And for those who are unable to attend this year, we’ve prepared a complementary online selection.

Thematically, Fantoche will be looking at heroines from all walks of life to provide engaging and thought-provoking moments – animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger, for example, is one of the many strong women who will be featured. This year’s country focus puts the spotlight on the past and present of Danish animation, thereby offering an opportunity to learn about unique films with their own storytelling tradition and visual language. When selecting the feature-length films, we turned the “corona emergency” into an “animation virtue”: Since only a few current releases are available at the moment, we had our community choose the reprises they would most love to see after the lockdown. The programme is rounded off by a marathon of TV series which was specifically designed for our 25th anniversary. Further details will follow shortly.

We are greatly looking forward to welcoming you all personally in September!