arrow Film concert SIERRE ET VAL D’ANNIVIERS on 27th July in Saas-Fee


SFFF meets Talis showcases film concert SIERRE ET VAL D’ANNIVIERS 


Like the years before, the SFFF will celebrate halftime for the following Saas-Fee Filmfest and together with its partner Talis Festival & Academy and with kind permission of Médiathèque Valais – Martigny will present a film classic in Saas-Fee.

Robert Parlier d'Ollon's exceptional cinematic document of cheese production in Valais SIERRE ET VAL D’ANNIVIERS (1944) will be acompagnied live by a Talis-ensemble. At the film concert a newly composed score by Talis composer Sunny Knable will come to its world premiere.

27th July, 8pm, Reformierte Kirche, Saas-Fee

The Crystal Larch goes to ...

... the bittersweet mother-daughter-story DEMAIN ET TOUS LES AUTRES JOURS by Noémie Lvovsky (picture). 
​The audience award went to Antonio Piazza's and Fabio Grassadonia's mafia fairytale SICILIAN GHOST STORY.
​Congratulations to our wonderful prize winners!

Hasso Hartmann, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Götz Spielmann and Stefan at the opening of the 5th SFFF

Let the games begin!


With the introduction of the jury and the lecturers of the script camp the 5th Saas-Fee Filmfest celebrated its kick off.  
Exciting festival days ahead of us ...

The programme is out now!
​5. SFFF-Tickets on pre-sale!


Tickets and the printed catalogue are available at the Tourism office Saas-Fee.
Venerable Cinema Rex is waiting ...

5. SFFF meets Wintercard Gold


Snow sport fans are lucky to slide directly from the slope into the cinema: discounted SFFF-tickets are part of the Wintercard Gold advantage-pack!

Christmas deal for SFFF-Tickets

What will you put under the tree? Saas-Fee Filmfest tickets will from 22th November uhtil 24th December 2017 again be available at a special X-Mas deal.
The Festivalpass can be purchased for 100 CHF instead of 140 CHF and the 3-ticket set for 25 CHF instead of 35 CHF at the Tourism Organisation Saas-Fee.
For ticket requests via mail, please contact schoeberl@sfff.ch

And with a little bit of luck you'll win one of three 3-ticket-sets for the 5. Saas-Fee Filmfest, just subscribe here for the next festival newsletters! 



Please welcome film critic Tommaso Tocci who will support the festival team from September 2017. Together with festival director Stefan Fichtner he will be responsible for the programme selection of the feature film competition FILMS FROM FIVE COUNTRIES. Tommaso has covered international film festivals for various publications like The Film Stage, Filmmaker Magazine, Cinema Scope and Indiewire.

He has worked for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Berlinale Talents and the Berlinale European Film market. Tommaso will return to Saas-Fee after being a member of the Critics Jury of 3th Saas-Fee Filmfest. The Festival Team is looking forward to a great collaboration!

Warm thanks!


to Gabriel Zurbriggen, who since the closure of 4th SFFF has started to dedicate himself again to his other projects, mainly his acting. Warm thanks for 4 years, in which together with co-founder Stefan Fichtner he brought the festival to where it is now. Thanks to his untirable graas root work SFFF has gained strong support in Saas-Fee and can look towards the future with confidence.

After 4 successful festival editions a 2-man-show has become a 20-person team who embraces this event. The entire festival team wishes Gabriel joy and success with his new projects and is looking forward to reuniting at future festival editions - in front of the screen and on screen!

SFFF meets Talis Film concert


Like the years before, the SFFF celebrated halftime for the following Saas-Fee Filmfest and together with its partner Talis Festival & Academy presented a Film concert in Saas-Fee.

Acompagnied live by a four-person Talis-ensemble, Robert Parlier d'Ollon's poetic film document FEUX D'AUTOMNE AU VALAIS (1937) excited film fans in Saas-Fee's Dom Bar. At the film concert a newly composed score by Talis Academy alumnus Sergio Herrera came to its world premiere.

Edward Berger mit Hauptdarsteller Ivo Pietzcker und den Produzenten Jan Krüger und René Römer bei der Verleihung des Deutschen Filmpreises in Silber für JACK

3. SFFF-Critics Choice WILD awarded with Bronze Lola


SFFF sends its congratulations to its 2016 Critics Choice WILD. Nicolette Krebitz's seductive, dark trip into the soul of civilized humanity received the Bronze Lola for Best Film on 28.04.17 at Palais am Funkturm, Berlin.

The Crystal Larch goes to ...

... the competition entry HIDDEN RESERVES by Valentin Hitz, who was in Saas-Fee to receive the award.

The Critics Choice went to  director Ronny Trocker with his film THE EREMITES. The audience award went to MERCY by Swiss director Fulvio Bernasconi. A Special Mention by the Critics Jury was given to the French entry THE STOPOVER by Delphine and Muriel Coulin.
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Oscar-Academy Neuzugang Ursula Meier


3. SFFF-Jurymitglied Ursula Meier entscheidet künftig mit, an wen die Oscars gehen. Nachdem ihre beiden Spielfilme HOME (mit Isabelle Huppert und Olivier Gourmet in den Hauptrollen) und L’ENFANT D’EN HAUT (mit Léa Seydoux und Kacey Mottet Klein) als Schweizer Beitrag für den Auslandsoscar eingereicht worden waren,

erhielt die schweizerisch-französische Regisseurin diese Woche eine Einladung in die Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts and Sciences.

Die jüngste Aufnahme von Neumitgliedern in die Akademie war eine Reaktion auf die Kritik an der mangelnden Vielfalt in ihren Reihen.

Unsere herzliche Gratulation an Ursula Meier!