Welcome to the
Swiss Film and Video Directory
The Swiss Film and Video Directory is a checklist of the motion picture films and videos shot in Switzerland or by Swiss directors or photographers. All available information will be collected in this database. We include not only films and videos, that are preserved by public archives or private collectors, but also the works considered today as lost, about which we know through secondary sources.
As possible we are trying to analyse on a rewinding or an editing table all the films that still exist. For each copy we make out a record where are indicated: filmographical data, physical and chemical state, synopsis, places persons (see the thesaurus structure). So the checklist will build a basis for future desirable preservation projects.
The access to the Swiss Film and Video Directory on this website is free. However you are very welcome to made a voluntary donation at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) to support their efforts for the field. Thank you!
The database has been updated on 11 May 2013: about three thousand entries have been improved! The archives holding the preservation masters and the video on demand offer by artfilm.ch are now mentioned. Also an experimental mobile version is available.