SOUTH of FRANCE FOR O FIM DO MUNDO
Three screenings of O FIM DO MUNDO from Basil Da Cunha are coming up : On the 9th of october at the Festival Cinespaña in Toulouse the 16th of october at the Festival Image de Ville in Marseille and on the 17 october at the Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen à Montpellier. In presence of Basil in Marseille and Montpellier.
Julietta's STILL WORKING won the "Best Short Film" Award at the very dynamic New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival in Russia. The "Best Actor" Award of the Castrovillari Short Film Festival 2020 in Italy goes to Beat Wittwer for his interpretation of the main character in STILL WORKING. Congrats.
Important award for O FIM DO MUNDO
O FIM DO MUNDO from Basil Da Cunha got the "Best Portuguese Feature Film" from the Jury of "IndieLisboa 2020". We congratulate Basil and all of his crew for this great award.
AWARD IN PALM SPRINGS
STILL WORKING won best Student film in the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. Thank you Palm Springs !!
Special sessions with Basil Da Cunha
Basil will attend his film O FIM DO MUNDO's return on screen during the following special sessions :
Neuchâtel : 06.10 5:30pm Cinéma Apollo
La Chaux-de-Fonds : 06.10 8:00pm Cinéma ABC
Genève : 06.11 7:30pm Cinémas du Grütli
Sion : 06.19 6:00pm Cinéma Lux
UNDER THE FISH SCALES in Huesca, in Norway and in Pantin !
From June 10th to 14th, Colombe's film will be attending the Norwegian Short Film Festival and from June 17th to 27th the 29e "Coté Court" of Pantin. Congratulations to Colombe and her team !
JURY AWARD for Still Working
The Jury of the festival Ciné Jeunesse gave out the 20-30 year old category prize to Still Working by Julietta Korbel. Congrats !
STILL WORKING on TV
STILL WORKING will be screened Friday March 27th at midnight on the show Cinémaniak and will then be on RTSplay during the next days.
TWO SWISS FILMS AWARDS FOR THERA
Congratulations to Basil da Cunha who won the "best photography" prize at the Swiss Cinema Academy for O FIM DO MUNDO and to Julietta Korbel who won the "best diploma film" category prize for STILL WORKING
O FIM DO MUNDO CINEMA RELEASE
In GENEVA by February 26th.
In LAUSANNE by March 11th.
Screenings with the presence of director Basil Da Cunha :
→ Premiere Cinéma Nord-Sud,
Geneva February 26th at 7:45pm
→ Premiere at the Cinemathèque Suisse
Lausanne March 10th at 8:00pm
→ Cinema Scala, La Chaud-de-Fonds March 24th
→ Cinema Rex, Neuchâtel March 25th
→ Cinema Rex, Fribourg, April 2nd at 8:30pm
Don't miss the marvelous O FIM DO MUNDO.
Nominations for the Prix du Cinema Suisse 2020
Basil da Cunha's work with O FIM DO MUNDO is nominated for best photography by the Academy of Swiss Cinema. STILL WORKING by Julietta Korbel is nominated for the best diploma film category. Congratulations for these nominations ! The prizes will be given out on March 27th.
Thera's 2020 starts in Solothurn
The three films produced by Thera in 2019 will be shown at the 55th Solothurner Filmtage. O FIM DO MUNDO is selected for the "Prix de Soleure". UNDER THE FISH SCALES and STILL WORKING will be presented in the section "Upcoming Talents".
Best cinematography award
Basil Da Cunha has won the best cinematography award at Les Arcs Film Festival. Congratulations to the whole crew of O FIM DO MUNDO and especially to Rui Xavier for the lighting and Jean-Baptiste Perrin who did the color grading.
O FIM DO MUNDO AT CABO VERDE
The "Festival Internacional de cinema da Praia Cabo Verde" has selected O FIM DO MUNDO. More information here.
STILL working in Winterthur
Still working will be shown in the swiss competition at the "Kurzfilmtage Winterthur" which begins on the 5th of November. You may find the screening schedules here.
AWARD FOR O FIM DO MUNDO AT SEMINCI
The director Basil Da Cunha won the main award in the "Punto de encuentro" section at the "64. semaine du cinéma à Valladolid". We are grateful to the festival for inviting O FIM DO MUNDO to Spain.
O FIM DO MUNDO IN BRAZIL
We are very happy to announce that O FIM DO MUNDO will be screened at the 43° Mostra of Sao Paulo.
International Premiere for O FIM DO MUNDO
We are very happy to announce the international Premiere of "O FIM DO MUNDO" at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival.
STILL WORKING screenings in Locarno
Premiere Monday August 12 at 2:00 pm - La Sala
Rehearsals on Tuesday 13 - 5:00 pm - Palavideo, and Wednesday 14 at 9:30 am - L'altra sala.
O FIM DO MUNDO screenings in Locarno
Premiere : Tuesday August 13 - 4:30 pm - Palexpo (FEVI) with a Q&A at the Spazio Cinema after the screening
Rehearsals : Wednesday August 14, 10:00 pm at La Sala and Thursday August 15, 11:00 am at the Palavideo.
STILL WORKING running for PARDI DI DOMANI
Julietta Korbel's diploma film will celebrate its premiere in the short film section at Locarno on 08.12. STILL WORKING, shot in Chavalon's old power station, is an École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne co-production.
O FIM DO MUNDO AT LOCARNO
We are thrilled that Basil Da Cunha's second feature film has been selected in the LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL international competition that will take place August 7-17 2019. Check out the first film stills on the "O FIM DO MUNDO" website.
ANYWHERE AT CAPITOLE
October 9th, come discover ANYWHERE, directed by Juliette Menthonnex and coproduced by Thera Production, during the ECAL graduates' screening.
"Fedor's" premiere, directed by Hugo Radi and coproduced by ECAL and Thera Production, will take place at the Kurzfilmtage of Winterthur on November 11th 2016 in the Swiss competition.
VENUSIA, BEST MID-LENGTH FILM IN RIGA
Venusia wins the prize for best mid-length film at the 2016 Riga International Film Festival 2Annas.
VENUSIA AT OBERHAUSEN ISFF
Venusia is selected for the international competition of the Oberhausen Festival ! The film will also participate in Pantin's Côté Court festival in the Art and Video category.
On display on Mubi's platform during the month of May.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
In January 2016, Kaspar Schiltknecht joined Thera Production as partner and producer. Best New Year wishes from the Thera team!
COUPLE OF SHORT FILMS IN SOLEURE
Our latest projects are both selected at the Solothurn Film Festival (22 - 29 january)!
Colia Vranici's "Honey is sweeter than blood"
will compete in the Upcoming Talents selection Friday 23rd (2.30pm) and Sunday 25th (12pm) at Kino Capitole.
As of Carina Freire's documentary, "The little prince in the land that passes by", it will be screened at the Swiss Panorama competition Monday 26th (09.30 am) at Kino Palace.
DOUBLE SELECTION IN LUSSAS
Louise Carrin and Carina Freire's documentaries will be screened on August 20th and 23th at the Etats généraux du documentaire in LUSSAS
FIRST SCREENING IN LOCARNO
Colia Vranici’s short film, "Honey is sweeter than blood ", will be screened during the Locarno film festival Monday August 11th at 2pm at La Sala.
"18 year old Lucia is on edge. Her grandfather is seriously ill and she refuses to accept the fact that he’s dying. In an unsuccessful attempt to take her mind off it, she seeks comfort in the arms of Rabah, a local guy, with whom she has a tumultuous fling."
THE LITTLE PRINCE AT VISIONS DU RÉEL
Stéphane Lambiel is a famous ice skater and a world champion. Today, he goes from galas to galas on a weekly basis. " The little prince in the land that passes by" draws an intimate portrait of this young man.
SHOOTING IN DUNKERQUE
In March, Colia Vranici will shoot her short film "Le Miel est plus doux que le Sang" in Dunkerque (F) with the actors Rabah Nait, Oufella and Jacques Nolot. This film is a coproduction between Thera, ECAL and RTS.
IN SWISS THEATERS
" Black Butterflies" by Louise Carrin will be released on June 12th at Zinema (Lausanne) and at Bio (Geneva).
Special screenings on June 12th 8pm at Cinéma Minimum (Neuchâtel), and on June 16th 8pm at Zinema. The director will be attending.
ATÉ VER A LUZ IN CANNES
The first feature film by Basil Da Cunha "Até Ver a Luz" (After the Night), produced by Box Productions is selected at Cannes Director's Fortnight.
Good luck to the film from the Thera crew!
CARINA FREIRE IS FILMING STÉPHANE LAMBIEL
Thera Production is the coproducer of Carina Freire's diploma film "The little prince in the land that passes by", currently being shot.
"The idea for this documentary was born the day I personally met Stéphane Lambiel, an ice skater who became famous after winning two world championships. The contrast between his shining public image and the much more humble one he let me see really touched me.
With my small camera, I decided to follow him on his tour through Russia and Eastern Europe, filming the other side of his life as a star."
Thera Production will produce two diploma films this spring.
"Prisoner" by Guillaume Brandt (coproduction with ECAL - Lausanne) will be shot at the beginning of April. Oumar by Badra Haidra (coproduction with HEAD - Genève) will be shot in May in Paris.