SIWSS Flying Film Festival

SWISS Flying Film Festival

24 Oct 2019

During the months of November and December SWISS will be showing 13 short documentary films alongside its usual inflight entertainment programme on its long-haul flights.

The “Flying Film Festival” is a collaboration between SWISS and the Fribourg-based Système D association, and has been running every year since 2015. The festival is designed to support and promote innovative young directors in the short documentary and docu-animation genres. 

The impressive works will be able to be viewed by all travellers on SWISS’s long-haul service to and from Zurich and Geneva. 

This year’s film selection includes 13 varied documentary films from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, and Slovenia.

The Festival will also see the awarding of two jury prizes – the “Golden Wings” and the “Silver Wings” – to its two best films in January 2020. The jury for this year’s Festival comprises Caroline Bachmann, artist and professor of painting & drawing at the HEAD art school in Geneva, Patrick Kovaliv, programme director at Cinema Eden in Château-d’Oex, Julia Bendlin, arts editor at Swiss Radio & TV, and the programme committee of the Fribourg-based CinéBrunch Regards D’Ailleurs association.