Pacte de l'audiovisuel

We let Swiss film take centre stage by serving as a media partner for film festivals and supporting numerous productions made either by us or in collaboration with other film-makers. Aside from the Federal Office of Culture, we are the most important patron of Swiss filmmaking.

We therefore make it possible to produce independent Swiss films which could not be financed through the market in a small country like Switzerland. Since 1996, we have been pooling our efforts with those of partners from the Swiss film industry under an agreement known as the “Pacte de l’audiovisuel”.

As part of its commitment to this pact, SRG contributes CHF 32.5 million each year towards the production of films for television and cinema. Of these funds, CHF 19.5 million is dedicated to television productions and multimedia projects, CHF 9 million to cinema projects and animated film and CHF 4 millions for "Succès Passage Antenne".

Under the Pacte de l’audiovisuel, we have invested CHF 400 million into domestic film production, resulting in the release of more than 3,000 films and 20 series and over 140 co-productions. 

Web documentary "Nuclear Games"

Trailer: Nuclear Games

The award-winning, interactive web documentary "Nuclear Games" was written by the Zurich studio Docmine and the SRF "Sternstunde" editorial team. It depicts the history of nuclear power through a mixture of documentary and illustrated sequences.

As a user, you can scroll through the picturesquely animated, tragic chapters. From uranium mining, nuclear bomb testing and proliferation of nuclear weapons, to catastrophic accidents and the problem of nuclear waste disposal, five stories take you through five continents. This complex topic was made easily accessible by Patrick M. Müller and his 17-member team. 

The same team also produced the project "Dada.Data" in 2017, which received the Grimme Online Award. 

Release: 2021

Submitting co-productions

To apply for funding from the Pacte de l’audiovisuel, producers can submit their dossiers to the relevant editors at SRF, RTS, RSI or RTR. The editors put forward suitable projects to a national group of experts, who decide whether or not to grant funding. 

Multimedia projects can also be submitted to the SRG’s General management.

Meeting dates and contacts Pacte de l'audiovisuel

Documentary, fiction, series  
SRF at any time
RTS 16.03.2022
RSI at any time
RTR at any time
Animation films    
Deadline dossier   Decision
21.12.2022 Solothurn 21.01.2023
20.03.2023   20.04.2023
05.07.2023 Locarno 05.08.2023
08.10.2023   08.11.2023


Sven Wälti (Leiter Pacte de l'audiovisuel)
058 136 12 68

Gregory Catella (Play Suisse)
058 136 12 59

Benjamin Bobst (Succès passage antenne)
058 136 12 67

Alina Corradi (Medienpartnership)
058 136 12 64


Redaktion SRF

Baptiste Planche (Fiktionale Programme)
058 135 03 53

Urs Augstburger (Dokumentarfilme)
058 135 03 49

Gabriela Bloch Steinmann (Animation)
058 135 03 41

Redaktion RTS

Françoise Mayor (Fiktionale Programme)
058 236 95 77

Steven Artels (Dokumentarfilme)
058 236 76 76

Bettina Hofmann (Dokumentarfilme)
058 236 95 60

Izabela Rieben (Animation) 
058 236 84 29


Redaktion RSI

Alessandro Marcionni (Fiktionale Programme)
058 135 53 04

Silvana Bezzola (Dokumentarfilme)
058 135 55 47

Walter Bortolotti (Animation)
058 135 54 70


Redaktion RTR

Bertilla Giossi (Koproduktionen)
058 136 30 99