Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be launching the Flying Film Festival, a young and innovative film event focusing on short documentaries and docu-animations, on 1 November. The Festival has been jointly devised by SWISS and the Le Système D association, which is based in Fribourg, Switzerland; and this is its second manifestation after the début event in 2015. The aim of the Flying Film Festival is to support promising young directors all over the world and make their brief but powerful documentaries available to a broader audience by including them in the inflight entertainment programme on SWISS’s long-haul flights.
Best film award
The Flying Film Festival will be available to SWISS long-haul passengers in all seating classes. A judging panel will also be awarding a prize to the best film in this year’s selection in January 2018. This year’s judging panel will consist of Madeline Robert (member of the selection committee for Visions du Réel, Festival International de Cinéma Nyon), Thierry Jobin (Director of the Festival International de Films de Fribourg) and Enrico Vannucci (Short Film Programme Director of the Venice Film Festival).
A varied programme
The selection for this year’s Flying Film Festival extends to ten short documentaries and docu-animations, and includes productions from Switzerland, Ukraine, Mexico, Japan, Italy, the UK and Germany.