The non-commercial film is alive! The fascination for moving pictures drives us to film extraordinary stories with smartphones or camcorders. The short movies can be seen in the social media and at our festivals. Simply small cinema for our soul!
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cinemakers.ch encourages the exchange of 500 mainly retired leisure film makers. They choose extraordinary topics. In a mutual exchange, short films are produced covering topics such as documentary, motion pictures or art-house films.
Around 1935, Swiss amateur filmmakers founded the «Swiss association of film amateurs» (now swiss.movie and sifa). Various festivals and the international association UNICA (1937) emerged from this international exchange.