trigon-film is a foundation with exceptional films from Africa, Asia and Latin America ant the aim to dismantle cultural barriers and prejudices. Since 1988 trigon has distributed approximately 400 titles to Swiss and Austrian cinema houses and on DVD. Among these have been wonderful productions such as «Bodhi Dharma» by Korean director Bae Yong-kyun, «The Lost Collar of the Dove» by Tunisian director Nacer Khemir, or «El Viaje» by Argentinian director Fernando Solanas, films which have captivated an audience of more than 100,000. There have been smaller, subtle works such as «The Puppet Master» by Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien, or «Zan Boko» by Gaston Kaboré from Burkina Faso, which were able to find their own responsive audience and are still circulating throughout Europe. We have dreamlike visions such as the Cuban movie «La vida es silbar» by Fernando Pérez. The overwhelming success of this last trigon film of the 20th century (120'000 entries) has shown us that dreams are dreamt everywhere on this planet and that the art of cinematic story-telling repeatedly brings forth its adepts in unexpected places. However, they have to be discovered and offered to the public for discovery.


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BODY, IXCANUL and EL BOTON DE NACAR win awards at the Berlinale 2015 More


Jordan filmmaker Naji Abu Nowar receives Awarc for Best Director for his first feature film THEEB. More


The trigon-film foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary More


trigon-film is a label that unites more than 200 wonderful titles of outstanding movies on DVD, all in original versions, several of them with english subtitles. More


The motion picture has been the medium of the 20th century, the movie house the place where dreams can become true. It is here that there is a particularly intensive and indelible transmission of realities, be they readyfound or fabricated. The film is a global form of communication, moving pictures convey moving stories to all corners of the world. And this continues to be so at the beginning of the 21st century. More


With the help of the new Swiss "visions sud est" Fund, film producers from countries in the South and East are to receive production and promotional support for their film projects. More

Worlds Apart