Fantoche is Switzerland’s most prestigious animated film festival and is one of the leading events for the medium in the world. It takes place every year in September over the course of six days in the Swiss town of Baden. The festival attracts both industry professionals and the general public.
The diverse festival programme comprises over 300 animated short and 17 features films from around the world. The schedule is augmented by a wide range of presentations, lectures and exhibitions. Each year, Fantoche holds an international, a Swiss and a best kids' film competition for short animated film productions. Under the guidance of the curators, it addresses and explores an array of key themes and shines the spotlight on new, multimedia-based and interactive forms of animation.