Fantoche International Animation Film Festival



Fantoche is Switzerland’s most prestigious animated film festival and is one of the leading events for the medium in the world. It takes place every year in September over the course of six days in the Swiss town of Baden. The festival, which benefits from broad media coverage, attracts both industry professionals and the general public – with around 20’000 ticket sales. The diverse festival programme comprises more than 250 animated short and features films from around the world every year. The schedule is augmented by a wide range of presentations, panels, lectures and exhibitions. Each year, Fantoche holds both an international and a Swiss competition for short animated productions. Under the guidance of the curators, it addresses and explores an array of key themes and shines the spotlight on new, multimedia-based and interactive forms of animation. Fantoche maintains various partnerships with national and international cultural events and festivals, and is involved in cultural exchange throughout the year.

Event date

03.09.2023 ⟶ 08.09.2024

International Competition: Total prize fund 25’000 CHF
Swiss Competition: Total prize fund 20’000 CHF
Kids Film Competition: Total prize fund 2’000 CHF

Event Adress (map)
Bruggerstrasse 37,
5400 Baden,

Entry fee: n/a

Ivana Kvesić


Ivana Kvesić is the director of Fantoche – International Animation Film Festival in Baden, Switzerland. She is the former Co-Director of the youth film festival Schweizer Jugendfilmtage in Zurich and was part of the selection committee of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and Rote Fabrik Zurich. She is president of the executive committee at the cinema club Xenix in Zurich and member of the foundation council  Filmbulletin (film magazine Switzerland). Until recently she was also co-opted member of SWAN (Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network). She is also known as a curator, artist and cultural project manager.