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BMC Films (Be More Creative) is a Zurich based film production company founded in 2005 by writer, director Timo von Gunten.

The mission is to bring exceptional, entertaining and unique stories to an international audience. BMC Films is currently focused on the development of feature films for cinema and online content. In 2017 it earned an Academy Award nomination for its production ‘La femme et le TGV’.

At the core of BMC Films lie heartfelt, extraordinary stories with a touch of magic realism and humor.

 

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2011: Winner: Int. Filmfestival Luzern, Best Picture „Acht Blumen“

2011: Winner: Int. Social Media Film Festival, Las Vegas „Acht Blumen“

2011: Winner: Haba Youth Prize, Uster „Acht Blumen“

2012: Winner: Swiss Hotel Film Award „Monsieur du Lit“


2012: Winner: Film Festival Schaffhausen „Monsieur du Lit“

2012: Winner: Unica Award Swiss Youth Film Festival „Monsieur du Lit“

2012: Winner: Short Short Film Festival, Rhode Island, USA „Monsieur du Lit“

2013: Director’s Choice Award, Lucerne Dance Film Festival „Eastern Winds“

2013: Winner: Swiss Short Film Festival, Los Angeles „Poupée“

2014: Closing Ceremony Film, BBC Film Festival Aan Korb, London „Eastern Winds“

2014: Winner:
NYC Picture Start Film Festival, Best Cinematography „Mosquito“

2015: Winner: Int. Jaipur Film Festival, India, Best Picture „Mosquito“

2015: Grand Jury Prize, Best Screenplay: trms Award for „La femme et le TGV“

2015: Winner: Best Screenplay: CWA Competition LA for „La femme et le TGV“

2015: Scholarship from the canton of Zurich to work creatively abroad

2016: Winner: Audience Award at Heartland Film Festival for „La femme et le TGV“

2016: Winner: Jury Award: Noves Visiones Sitges Film Festival for „La femme et le TGV“

2016: Winner: Audience Award at Shnit Short film festival for „La femme et le TGV“

2017: Winner: Audience Award at Max Ophüls Preis for „La femme et le TGV“

2017: Winner: Audience Award Boulder Int. Film Festival for „La femme et le TGV“

2017: Grand Jury Award, Underexposed Film Festival for „La femme et le TGV“

2017: QUARZ: Winner 20th Swiss Academy Awards for „La femme et le TGV“

2017: CÉSAR: Nuit en or Tour, Best European Shorts for „La femme et le TGV“

2017: OSCARS: Nomination 89th Academy Awards for „La femme et le TGV“

2018: SCHOLARSHIP: Zurich Film commission for development of projects

2018: STUDY GRANT: Hirschmann Foundation

2020: NOSTOS: Writing Retreat in Elba for „The Big Prince“

2020: eQUINOX: Script Lab Selection in Munich for „The Big Prince“

2020: EDI Film Award for best commercial film of Switzerland - category: Corporate Communication Marketing Film for "Dreamcolor" (spot for HP)

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars®)

Swiss Film Academy

Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network (SWAN)

ARF (author’s and director’s guild Switzerland)

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