Organised by the audiovisual production company mediaprofil – directed by Bertrand Saillen – the Swiss Web Festival created in 2014, is the very first event in Switzerland to bring authors, producers, filmmakers, scriptwriters, editors, comedians, graphic designers, community managers, journalists and broadcasters of contents designed specifically for the web together.
The festival is a meeting point for all stakeholders of audiovisual production, new media and communication sectors and aims at highlighting Swiss and international, audiovisual works designed for the web.
The Swiss Web Festival promotes creativity within the fields of web production and communication. Visitors will not only be able to meet international professionals from the audiovisual media and web sectors, but they will also be offered the possibility to attend conferences and workshops dealing with today’s progress and development of broadcasting and distribution possibilities through the Internet.
There are three main lines to the Festival:
- The Competition: the best videos of the 7 categories will be awarded by the public and a jury of professionals
- Conferences and workshops, dealing with the development of new media and audiovisual contents for the web
- Networking afterworks and the award ceremony
The main goals of the festival are:
To present and award the best of web programmes
To analyse the strategies of various stakeholders of the communication sector who use new media and audiovisual
To create a convivial setting, bringing professionals and the general audience together
Outside of the conferences and workshops that will take place during the three days of the event, the Swiss Web Festival will also be a place for sharing a drink and meeting other professionals from the industry.