Introducing the Marché du Film's 2024 Country of Honour!

The Marché du Film is delighted to welcome Switzerland, our Country of Honour for the 2024 edition!

Switzerland’s participation in Cannes is organized by Swiss Films, in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture and the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR, who will work together with the Marché du Film this year to celebrate their country’s outstanding contributions to the audiovisual industry, revel in its cinematic excellence, and marvel at its groundbreaking strides in innovation and technology.

Discover how Switzerland will be spotlighted across this year’s prestigious event! 👇

Switzerland: A Leader in Innovation

Switzerland’s influence in the fields of innovation and technology is garnering increasing recognition and this year’s Marché du Film will spotlight its prowess through the all-new Swiss Hub (Palais -1, Palais des Festivals)! Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to explore the latest cutting-edge tools & technologies from pioneering Swiss startups, while also connecting with Swiss visionaries, influential decision-makers and film funding entities.

Recognized as the global leader in innovation for 2023 by a UN study conducted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Switzerland impressively continues to hold top ranking in the Global Innovation Index (GII) for a 13th consecutive year. This recognition highlights Switzerland’s steadfast commitment to fostering creativity and driving technological advancements.

Attractive Co-Producing Partner

Switzerland is rapidly emerging as a pivotal co-production hub, with 43% of their feature-length films being international coproductions! Moreover, Switzerland actively participates in approximately 80 productions annually. From high-profile European films to major and minor co-productions, the Swiss film industry is witnessing remarkable growth and earning acclaim at major international film festivals.

With established treaties in 44 countries across Europe, North America and Central America, Switzerland’s commitment to co-production extends globally. Producers collaborating with Swiss counterparts can benefit from substantial rebates of up to 40% of their investment costs. Additionally, the Swiss film landscape offers approximately €100 million in annual production funds at the national level, creating a dynamic environment for creative collaboration and cinematic innovation.

Visit the Swiss Pavilion (N°125) at the Village International (Riviera)!

Participation at the 2024 Marché du Film

As this year’s distinguished Country of Honour, Switzerland takes center stage at the Marché du Film, offering an immersive journey into its vibrant cinematic landscape.

Join us for a series of enlightening conferences led by notable industry speakers from renowned Swiss institutions, including the Locarno Film Festival, Cinémathèque Suisse, European Film Awards and MEDICI – The Film Funding Journey.

Switzerland’s most promising projects and talents will also be highlighted across the Marché du Film’s key programs:

  • Producers Network
  • Cannes Next
  • Cannes Docs
  • Goes to Cannes
  • Spot the Composer
  • Shoot the Book!

Celebrating Swiss Excellence in Cannes’ Official Selections

Experience the essence of Swiss cinema through the Cannes’ Official Selections! This year, the Festival de Cannes and Semaine de la Critique has selected Swiss films in their prestigious selections, highlighting the nation’s significant contributions to the global film industry and its collaborative spirit with other nations.

Congratulations to the selected films!

  • The Shameless | Konstantin Bojanov (Un Certain Regard)
  • Who Let the Dog Bite? | Laetitia Dosch (Un Certain Regard)
  • Las Novias Del Sur | Elena López Riera (Short Film Selection/Special Screenings, Semaine de la Critique)
  • Savages | Claude Barras (Special Screenings)

Switzerland is proud to present its audiovisual creations in the field of film and innovation as our 2024 Country of Honour. Discover the limitless possibilities of partnering with Switzerland — where innovation meets artistic excellence. Join us at this year’s Marché du Film and come explore the vibrant Swiss film industry!


With its impressive numbers in co-productions and its growing influence in innovation, Switzerland is proud to present its current achievements!

#1 Innovation Leader

20-40% in Tax Rebates

43% of features per year are co-productions

44 countries with co-production treaties

€100 million in public & regional funding