Saturday, March 12, 2011
La petite chambre (The Little Room) came out on top with awards for Best Fiction Film and Best Screenplay for writer-directors Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond. It won out over Cosa voglio di più (Come Undone), Der Sandmann (The Sandman), Sennentuntschi, and Stationspiraten (Ward Pirates) for the main Best Fiction Film prize.
Der Sandmann (The Sandman), Michael Steiner’s Sennentuntschi and Mike Schaerer’s Stationspiraten (Ward Pirates) had led with three nominations each. The only award won between the three of them was a Best Actor prize for Scherwin Amini of Stationspiraten. However, a Special Jury Award was given to Gerald Damovsky for his Production Design for Sennentuntschi.
The winner for Best Documentary was Cleveland vs. Wall Street, one of several English-language films amongst the French, Italian and German-speaking titles representing Switzerland's official languages.
Producer Marcel Hoehn was given an Honourary Award. His career dates back to Rolf Lyssy’s Die Schweizermacher (The Swissmakers) in 1978, which remains the most successful Swiss film of the last forty years
Complete list of winners for the Schweizer Filmpreis, Quartz 2011
Best Fiction Film
La petite chambre (The Little Room), Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond
Best Documentary Film
Cleveland vs. Wall Street, Jean-Stéphane Bron
Best Short Film
Yuri Lennon's Landing On Alpha 46, Anthony Vouardoux
Best Animation Film
Miramare, Michaela Müller
Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, La petite chambre (The Little Room)
Isabelle Caillat, All That Remains
Scherwin Amini, Stationspiraten (Ward Pirates)
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Carla Juri, 180°
Best Film Score
Marcel Vaid, Goodnight Nobody
Special Jury Prize
Gerald Damovsky for his production design in Sennentuntschi
Marcel Hoehn, Producer T&C Film