important changes in the list of eligible countries and in the regulations are in progress and will be published in January on our website.
therefor, no applications are accepted at the moment.
Thank you for your understanding.


The Swiss fund visions sud est was initiated in 2005 by the Foundation trigon-film Baden and the Fribourg Film Festival, with the collaboration of Nyon's Visions du Reel and the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. In 2011, the Locarno Film Festival has joined the fund and since 2019 the Festival Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is also part of it. The fund supports film productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, aims at making them visible worldwide and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland. In case a project is being supported, all rights for Switzerland are automatically transfered to visions sud est.

Next Application Deadlines

23 February 2023

27 July 2023

The form on the website as well as all other documents must arrive at our office not later than on the day of the deadline (local Swiss time).

please note:

we do not accept incomplete applications!

Application Procedure

Please read the following instructions carefully and note that we will not accept any incomplete or delayed application. The application consists of two parts: the webform submitted online and the documents which can be uploaded in a separate window. The whole application has to be went electronically.

If you wish to apply for funds from visions sud est, we kindly ask you to proceed as follows:

1. Criteria:

Make sure your project meets our criteria by reading the regulations on our website carefully. Applications which do not meet our criteria will not be taken into consideration.

2. Application

Send us your complete application consisting of: For PRODUCTION SUPPORT and POST-PRODUCTION SUPPORT:

a) The form on our website, filled out in English or French. All fields must, without exception, be completed and the form must be submitted electronically via the "submit" button on our website.

b) Documents which can be uploaded in a separate window (only in pdf or jpg format!):



All documents must be in English or French.

Download Checklist (pdf)

Please note that we do not accept incomplete applications!

3. Deadline

Make sure to meet the deadline! The form on the website as well as all other documents must arrive in our office not later than  on the day of the deadline (Swiss local time). Applications that arrive later may be considered for the following selection round in case they meet our criteria and are complete.

4. Postal mail

We do not accept applications sent by postal mail.

5. Administration

We try our best to answer your requests and applications quickly. At the same time, it is our intention to keep administrative costs low in order to devote as much as possible of visions sud est's funds to the film projects. We therefore kindly ask you to note also the following:

We wish you success with your project!