Honorary Award 2018

Georges Schwizgebel erhält den Ehrenpreis 2018
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Georges Schwizgebel receives Honorary award

Georges Schwizgebel is considered one of the world’s best-known and most compelling designers in the animation film genre. With his fluid metamorphoses, he is a "painter of the big screen". The sweeping camera movements in his film paintings transcend spatial and temporal boundaries with astounding continuity.
Georges Schwizgebel is a founding member of GSFA (Groupement Suisse du Film d’Animation), which was established as an association for professional animation filmmakers in a kitchen in Geneva on 12 October 1968. GSFA celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018.
(appreciation nomination committee Swiss Film Award 2018)