Bundesamt für Kultur BAK
The Federal Office of Culture supports film production and access to film culture and helps to ensure the diversity of offerings in Switzerland. Cinematic films are of formative importance for the identity of a country. In multilingual and multicultural Switzerland, however, the film market is fragmented. Compared to those in neighboring countries such as France or Germany, the film industry in Switzerland is of too small a size to exist on its own. The federal government’s contributions to the production and distribution of films therefore strengthen and secure the quality and diversity of film offerings in all regions of the country. The Federal Office of Culture also supports this offering through contributions to film festivals in Switzerland. These guarantee access to national and international film culture outside the cinemas.