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Bande à part Films is the name that Ursula Meier, Lionel Baier, Jean-Stéphane Bron and Frédéric Mermoud chose for their production company, created in 2009, to develop their work at a national as well as international level. The company’s priority is to produce and co-produce films by the founding members, yet is also open to other projects.

 NEWS 

Two Bande à part Films productions at the Beldocs festival in Belgrade. Lust for Sight by Manuel von Stürler in international competition, and L'Opéra de Paris by Jean-Stéphane Bron closing the festival on May 15.
02/05/2017

The Venerable W. by Barbet Schroeder, coproduced by Les films du Losange and Bande à part Films, Arte, the RTS ans the SRG SSR, in the official selection at Cannes.
28/04/2017

20/03/2017


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02/08/2016

09/05/2016

28/01/2016

21/01/2016

FILM FESTIVAL LOCARNO
The new full-lenght directed by Lionel Baier La vanité will be screened on the Piazza Grande on Thursday (13 August). The film features Patrick Lapp, Carmen Maura and Ivan Georgiev.
It will be released in France on 2 S
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15/07/2015

CASTING
Frédéric Mermoud is still looking for three amateur actors for his new full-lenght film A sa place. For this shooting, that will last two-three days between September and October, the production looks for three amateurs. The first one
18/06/2015

FESTIVAL DE CANNES
La vanité by Lionel Baie is selected for the ACID Cannes. The film introduces Patrick Lapp, Carmen Maura and Ivan Georgiev.
Theatrical release in Switzerland and France in September.
21/04/2015

SWISS FILM AWARD 2015
Quiet Mujo by Ursula Meier is nominated for the Swiss Film Award. A Short Lesson In Cinema : The Documentary by Jean-Stéphane Bron is also nominated for the Best Short Film category.
04/02/2015

KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR
Yesterday the film festival closes with the Awards ceremony: Quiet Mujo, Ursula Meier’s contribution for the collective film The Bridges of Sarajevo, wins the Best Swiss Film !
All the awards on 10/11/2014

THEATRICAL RELEASES
The film The Bridges of Sarajevo is released in Switzerland from 19 November. Exceptional screenings from 12 November with Ursula Meier’s presence who has contributed for this collective film (Quiet Mujo, also indivi
03/11/2014

FESTIVAL DE CANNES
The collective film The Bridges of Sarajevo, selected at Cannes in Special Screenings, will be projected in the Soixantième Theatre on Thursday 22 May at 6:45 p.m. Quiet Mujo by Ursula Meier is among the contributions
16/05/2014

TELEVISION
The Blocher Experience by Jean-Stéphane Bron will be broadcast on RTS1 on 28 May 2014 at 20h10 in the introduction of the TV program Infrarouge presented by Esther Mamarbachi.
A second broadcast will follow on 29 May 201
14/05/2014

TELEVISION
Toulouse (2010) directed by Lionel Baier and selected in several festivals (Lisboa, Solothurn, Locarno, München), will be broadcast on RTS1 on Thuesday 06 May 2014 at 11:45 p.m.
30/04/2014

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
The Bridges of Sarajevo, collective film constitutes by 13 European directors’ contributions whose Ursula Meier and Jean-Luc Godard for Switzerland, will be screening in Official Selection (Special screening) in the next
17/04/2014

SOCIETE SUISSE DES AUTEURS
Les particules, new project by Blaise Harrison, has won the SSA grant 2014 for the fiction full-length writing.
31/01/2014

SWISS FILM AWARD
Both The Blocher Experience by Jean-Stéphane Bron and Longwave by Lionel Baier –coproduce with Rita Productions– are nominated three times for the Swiss Film Award :
Best Documentary Film, Best Film Editing, Best S
30/01/2014

AWARDS
The series The Returned (8X52’), produces for Canal+ by Haut et Court whose episodes 5 to 8 were directed by Frédéric Mermoud, has been rewarded by the International Emmy Award for the Best dram series on 25 November 2013 in New York.
02/12/2013

THEATRICAL RELEASE
The Blocher Experience by Jean-Stéphane Bron will be preview shown with its director’s presence to the Cinéma Capitole of Lausanne on Saturday 27 October 2013 at 7 p.m.
Theatrical release in Swiss German on 17 October a
23/09/2013

FILM FESTIVAL LOCARNO
3 films shown for the first time in the Film Festival Locarno: Longwave by Lionel Baier, shown on the Piazza Grande, on 11 August 2013. The Blocher Experience by Jean-Stéphane Bron, shown on the Piazza Grande, on
19/07/2013

SWISS FILM AWARDS
Sister by Ursula Meier win the 3 Quartz for which it was nominated for the Swiss Film Awards 2013 : Best Fiction Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Kacey Mottet Klein.
23/03/2013

SERIES
The series The Returned (8X52’), which episodes 5 to 8 were directed by Frédéric Mermoud, is one of the most audience successes of the Canal+ history for an original production, with an average of 1,5 M spectators.
The Returned
06/02/2013

SWISS FILM AWARDS
The Bande à part Films gathers 4 Nominations for the Swiss Film Awards (Quartz) !
Sister by Ursula Meier is nominated for the Best Fiction Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor categories. The Social Contract
31/01/2013

AWARDS
Sister (Ursula Meier) is one of the five nominated for the Best International Film in the Independent Spirit Awards 2013. Those awards reward each year in Hollywood the alternative productions that cost less than 20 millions dollars.
29/11/2012

The Hollywood Reporter ranks Sister by Ursula Meier among the 5 favorites for a nomination to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
21/11/2012

IN PRODUCTION
The Blocher Experience by Jean-Stéphane Bron, currently in editing. Theatrical release for 2013.
10/10/2012

Awards
Sister by Ursula Meier was selected by the Office fédéral de la culture for taking part in the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
27/09/2012

FESTIVAL
Ursula Meier is jury of the International competition for the 69th Venice International Film Festival 2012.
http://www.labiennale.org
20/08/2012

THEATRICAL RELEASE
After a very good start in Switzerland, the film Sister by Ursula Meier releases on the French screens today. Diaphana distributes it.
18/04/2012

FESTIVAL
The festival IndieLisboa, in collaboration with Swissfilms, presents a special program for films directed by the four directors who have founded Bande à part Films.
A round table about this new film production company
18/04/2012

CASTING
For the next full-lenght film by Lionel Baier, produce by Rita Productions and Bande à part Films, we looking for one of the main role : a young Portugese between 15 and 22 years old. The film is a comedy that takes place during the Carnation
19/03/2012

AWARDS
Sister by Ursula Meier won the Silver Bear – Special Award at the Berlinale 2012 http://www.berlinale.de
Theatrical release is on 4 April. For the trailer
18/02/2012

DVD RELEASE
Complices, the Frédéric Mermoud’s first full-length is from now on available on DVD in French Switzerland, online, on shop and FNAC.
As bonus DVD : two short films, Rachel (with Nina Meurisse) and Parallel Parking
03/10/2011