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Film Awards
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UNOFEX Swiss Film Awards 2021 - Informat


Honoring the best Swiss films


Submission Opening: 03. March, 2021 

Submission Closing: 30. April 2021

Nomination Date: 23 May 2021

Digital Award Night, Award Ceremony: 28 May 2021*

* Please note that the entire schedule can be optimized or adapted under certain circumstances.

The UNOFEX Swiss Film Awards is an independent Swiss film competition that honors outstanding achievements in the national and international film industry and is considered a qualification competition for the UNOFEX International Film Awards. A jury made up of producers, directors, actors and filmmakers selects the winners in 3 categories of best film, best short film and best actress/ best actor.

As an organization, UNOFEX (Union of Excellence) brings together an extraordinary network of professionals and award-winning members who work in the film, television, art and entertainment industries. Over the years UNOFEX has nominated and accredited hundreds of members who have achieved our UNOFEX Standard of Excellence.

Our mission with the UNOFEX Swiss Film Awards, is to honor outstanding achievements in the art of film. This year our jury will honor the best in the film through private screenings and hold a special interview with the winner of the UNOFEX Swiss Film Awards. 


You can submit your film via the UNOFEX platform at from March 03, 2021.


The deadline for entries is April 30, 2021.

Nomination date: May 23, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.


The winner of a UNOFEX Swiss Awards will receive:

  1. Prize money for the best film. 

  2. The certificate of the UNOFEX Film Award (printed and as pdf, png)

  3. will be listed as an award winner on the UNOFEX website - Winners section.

  4. Receives a portrait "Focus On" page of our platform

  5. A follow-up interview / article that will be published on UNOFEX website and partner networks

  6. Entitled to use the expression "Winner of the UNOFEX Swiss Film Awards 2021" and the award in advertising material and media

  7. Automatically be selected to be a nominee for the 2021 UNOFEX International Film Awards in New York City and skip the pre-selection phase. 


All nominations will be announced by the notification deadline on May 23, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.

1. The nominees are entitled to use the expression "Nominee of the UNOFEX Swiss Film Awards 2021" and the nomination badge in advertising material and in the media.

2. The nominees are automatically qualified to participate in the UNOFEX International Film Awards 2021.

Award Categories

FEATURE FILM | Over 40 minutes:

Best Narrative Feature

Best Drama

Best Comedy

Best Sport Film

Best Thriller

Best Action

Best Sci-Fi

Best Fantasy Film

Best Crime Film

Best Western

Best Documentary

Best Animation

Best Indie Film


SHORT FILM | Less than 40 minutes in length

Best Documentary Short

Best Indie Short

Best Inspirational Film Short

Best Animation Short

Best Sport Film Short



Best Actress

Best Actor


Awards & Prizes
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Film submissions for the UNOFEX Swiss Film Awards will open from March 3rd, 2021.

Language: English
Language: German
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