FANTOCHE Presents “Best of FANTOCHE”
(curated by Annette Schindler, Director of FANTOCHE)

Screening time and screen information

Nov 4th 15:10〜 Theater3

With this handpicked selection of animated films I present the 2018 edition of Fantoche – international animation film festival. Fantoche is Switzerlands largest festival for this genre and annually presents international premieres to a professional and a wide audience. The festival stands in for unusual cinematic contents, experimental narratives and visual ventures. This film programme brings together films of this years competition programmes. It holds films selected by the Fantoche juries or audiences for awards, but also a number of my own personal favorites. It is fit to give the viewer an overview of techniques, styles and narratives, which Fantoche presents in it’s programme. Of course it’s a concern of Fantoche to show some of the most interesting Swiss films of this years crop to an international audience. Interestingly, many of the selected films deal with trips and traveling. Viewers may find that animation filmmakers have many stories to tell about travel and the way in which it makes us change, gives us different and new perspectives in life. Please note, that the film programme is recommended for 16 years and up, it has some sexual content in some of the films.


Travelogue Tel Aviv

Samuel Patthey
Switzerland / 2017 / 6’


Elodie Dermange
Switzerland / 2017 / 5’

The Cannonball Woman

Albertine Zullo, David Toutevoix
Switzerland, France, Canada / 2017 / 14’25’’


Claudius Gentinetta,
Switzerland / 2018 / 3’40”


Nicolas Keppens, Matthias Phlips
Belgium / 2017 / 19’08’’


Paul Bush
Portugal / 2018 / 5’42“

Five Minutes to the Sea

Natalia Mirzoyan
Russia / 2018 / 7’10“



In 2012, Annette Schindler was appointed as the artistic director of Fantoche, in 2013 she became the festival director. She considers the increasing proximity between animation, gaming and media art is a promising departure point for the development of the festival. Under her direction the festival was able to grow in various realms. Annette Schindler has established her reputation as director, initiator and co-founder of several institutions and festivals, most recently the House of Electronic Arts Basel (2010), the Shift Festival of Electronic Arts (2007–2010), the Digital Art Collection/Store (since 2005) [] and Art and New Media Basel (2000–2010). Previously, she was involved with the Swiss Institute in New York (1997–2000) and the Kunsthaus Glarus (1995–1997). In 2010, the Federal Office of Culture honored Annette Schindler with the Swiss Art Award Prix Meret Oppenheim.