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 2,800 films and 20 series and over 140 co-productions. 


Offizieller Trailer: Zwingli

His life's work made him world famous: Within a few years only the reformer Huldrych Zwingli turned the entire city of Zurich and a firmly established canon of values upside down. With razor-sharp intellect, he dissected the religious and social system, denounced abuses and was not afraid of confronting the most powerful people of his time. In the end, he died, the opponent of war in a war he himself had endorsed.

  • Release: 17 January 2019 
  • Duration: 123 Min.
  • World premiere: Zurich, 09 January 2019
  • Director: Stefan Haupt
  • Script: Simone Schmid
  • Cast: Max Simonischek, Sarah Sophia Meyer, Charlotte Schwaab, Anatole Taubman, Andrea Zogg, Stefan Kurt
  • Production: Anne Walser, Mario Krebs & Roland Stebler, C-Films AG, Zürich
  • Koproduction: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Eikon Film Südwest, Teleclub AG, 3sat Zürich, SRG SSR
  • Distribution CH: Ascot Elite Entertainment Group

Broadcasting time devoted to Swiss films on SRG’s channels:
32,718 minutes a year – i.e. 90 minutes a day on average across the six SRG networks.

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 01.02.2021
RSI at any time
RTR at any time
Animation films    
Deadline dossier   Decision
22.12.2021 Solothurn 22.01.2022
20.03.2022   20.04.2022
06.07.2022   06.08.2022
09.10.2022   09.11.2022


Sven Wälti (Leiter Pacte de l'audiovisuel)
031/350 94 60

Gregory Catella (Succès passage antenne)
031 350 95 99

Alina Corradi (Medienpartnership)
031 350 97 30


Redaktion SRF

Urs Fitze (Fiktionale Programme)
044/305 58 23

Urs Augstburger (Dokumentarfilme)
044 305 58 29

Gabriela Bloch Steinmann (Animation)
044 305 58 02

Redaktion RTS

Françoise Mayor (Fiktionale Programme)
058 236 95 77

Steven Artels (Dokumentarfilme)
058 236 76 76

Izabela Rieben (Animation) 
058 058 236 84 29

Redaktion RSI

Alessandro Marcionni (Fiktionale Programme)
091 803 53 04

Silvana Bezzola (Dokumentarfilme)
091 803 55 47

Walter Bortolotti (Animation)
091 803 54 70

Redaktion RTR

Bertilla Giossi (Koproduktionen)
081 255 74 32