GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – No week seems to go by without a film festival in town, here’s my ultimate guide to Geneva’s film festivals. Enjoy!
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - This week catch all the movies nominated for the Swiss Film Awards 2013 at the Grutli Theater for only CHF5 a movie; then attend the Swiss equivalent of the Oscars’ in one of the most beautiful buildings in Geneva, the Batiment de Forces Motrices.
Organizers say “originality, bravery, poetry and social commentary characterize the films selected for the  Swiss Film Awards,” which will take place on 23 March in Geneva.
The QUARTZ Swiss Film Awards - as it is officially known – takes place in a different city each year.
The awards are not only a way to recognize national talent, but also a means to promote Swiss filmmakers; the nominees receive between CHF5,000 and CHF25,000 each.
Among the nominees are Swiss heavyweights Ursula Meier, shortlisted as the Swiss entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Oscar’s Academy Awards and Markus Imhoof, nominated for the same award in 1981.
The movies can be viewed at the Grutli from 19-25 March.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If this is your first summer in Geneva, cheer up, the city in summer is nothing like the rest of the year, there are loads of things happening.
First in my list of free fun events this summer is CinéTransat or free outdoor films by the lake. A chance to watch a movie under the stars while enjoying one of the city’s best outdoor scenery – Lake Geneva.
This city-sponsored fest hits the Perle du Lac park for its fourth year, offering a six week run of mostly popular and classic flicks like Flashdance or the cult 1942 romantic film Casablanca. Get there early with your crew to nab a prime picnicking spot (kids are welcome).
One of CineTransat attractions are the thematic eves such as (see if you can match the theme to the right movie): the 60′s, Drag Queen eve, night surfing, princes and princesses, sci-fi and more.
In case of rain, CinéTransat is canceled. Here’s the 2012 film list: Read more…