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Working in audiovisual production since 2009, Bande à part Films Sàrl – which brings together directors Ursula Meier, Lionel Baier, Jean-Stéphane Bron and Frédéric Mermoud – has produced many films presented in major international festivals (Cannes, Locarno, Berlin , Venice). Their films have been very well received critically and publicly in Switzerland and abroad. The company based in Lausanne has also been active since 2017 in the field of distribution under the label Bande à part Distribution. Discover without waiting all our productions and our catalog of films in distribution.

  • Brain Stories
  • Particles
  • Our Lucky Hours
  • Pearl
  • Healers
  • Lust for sight
  • SHOCK WAVES – First name : Mathieu
  • SCHOCK WAVES – Diary of my Mind
  • The Paris Opera
  • MOKA
  • Vanity
  • Bridges Of Sarajevo
  • L’Harmonie
  • The Blocher Experience
  • Les grandes ondes (à l’ouest)
  • L’enfant d’en haut
  • Bon vent Claude Goretta
  • Toulouse
  • Cleveland versus Wall Street
  • Low Cost (Claude Jutra)
  • Accomplices
  • Un Autre Homme



Photographer and director David Nicolas Parel follows paramedics on their nocturnal journeys and questions, through what they are and what they see, the moods of society. Throughout this immersive journey, he seeks to understand how men save each others, repair themselves and how each one is in search of meaning in a world made more fragile than ever by a global pandemic.

“A dog in court” wins a SSA grant

The project by Laetitia Dosch wins one of the 3 SSA grants 2020 for the support of a first feature writing.

Press release

“Saving Night” wins a SSA grant

The documentary feature project by Lionel Baier wins one of the 3 SSA grants 2020 for the support of documentary projects development.

Press release


Frédéric Mermoud’s thriller will be broadcast on Tuesday August 18 at 10:45 p.m. on RTS 2

PARTICLES nominated for the swiss film award !

Blaise Harrison’s film obtains a nomination in the category “Best fiction film”.

“Un autre homme” available in HD

Shot in 2008 in the Joux’s Valley and Lausanne, (re)discover now Lionel Baier’s film in a restored version and in HD (with eng. subtitles), on all the good platforms VOD

“Although he hasn’t got a clue about film, François writes reviews for a small local weekly in the Vallée de Joux. Rosa is a well-known critic working for a benchmark-setting daily. A kinky relationship develops between the two of them.”


Maïs im bundeshuus available in HD

(re)Discover the documentary by Jean-Stéphane Bron and explore the backstage of the Swiss parliament,
Now available on VOD.

A powerful political thriller, a success of Swiss cinema: 100’000 spectators in theaters in 2003


CRIMINAL on Netflix – 3 episodes directed by Frédéric Mermoud

“CRIMINAL”, the new police series, which Frédéric Mermoud directed the French part, will be released this Friday, September 20th on Netflix. 4 countries (France, England, Spain, Germany) and 12 suspects, including the magnificent Sara Giraudeau, Nathalie Baye and Jérémie Renier.
Check out the trailer and complete infos of this new Netflix production.

Particles – Swiss release

Discover Blaise Harrison’s film during special screenings in his presence, accompanied by Lionel Baier, producer:

29 aout – Genève, Cinélux, 20h30
1er septembre – La Chaux-de-Fonds, Cinépel, 10h00
1er septembre – Neuchâtel, Cinépel, 17h30
1er septembre – Fribourg, Rex, 20h40
3 septembre – Aubonne, Rex, 20h30
4 septembre – Lausanne, Capitole, 20h00 (With the main cast, followed by a concert show from Èlg)
12 septembre – Sainte-Croix, Royal. 20h00
13 septembre – Versoix, CinéVersoix, 20h30
26 septembre – Petit-Lancy, CinéSaussure, 19h00

From September 4th in all the good cinemas of French-speaking Switzerland.

Two evenings with “Bande à part” on TV

The Swiss-german-austrian channel 3Sat will broadcast Wednesday, July 31 at 22:25 Diary of my Mind, by Ursula Meier, followed by First Name : Mathieu, by Lionel Baier.
And on Thursday August 1st, Complices, by Frédéric Mermoud, at 10:25 pm.

“Particles” Swiss Premiere at the NIFFF

Movie by Blaise Harrison will premiere at the Neuchatêl International Fantastic Film Festival on July 8th !

More info

Particles – France release

After its premiere at the Canne’s Director’s Fortnight, Blaise Harrison’s film is released this Wednesday, June 5 in French theaters.

The release in French-speaking Switzerland is scheduled for September 4th.

Lust For Sight on the RTS

The movie by Manuel von Stürler will be broadcasted on Monday, May 13th at 8:45 pm on RTS Un.

Pearl available on VOD

Pearl, by Elsa Amiel, starring Julia Föry and Peter Mullan is now available on VOD exclusively on

“PARTICLES” by Blaise Harrison selected for Director’s Fortnight

PARTICLES, by Blaise Harrison produced by Lionel Baier in association with Les Films du Poisson has been selected for the 51st edition of the Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight

Complete selection

“Our Lucky Hours” wins special mention in Visions du Réel

The movie by Martine Deyres, produced by Jean-Stéphane Bron, in association with Les Films du tambour de soie and Lux Fugit received a special mention in the national competition of the documentary film festival in Nyon.

Awards List


“Acting pain” wins “Perspectives d’un doc”

The Prix RTS: Perspectives d’un doc 2019 goes to ACTING PAIN (JOUER LE MAL), by Elena Avdija.
More infos

Produced by Bande a part Films, ACTING PAIN portrays 3 stuntwomen in a changing world, and offers a look at how relationships of power and hierarchy between genders are anchored in bodies and how they shape them in the world of cinema.



Ursula Meier’s film will be broadcasted  on Wednesday 13 February at 8:55 pm.
With Kacey Mottet-Klein and Léa Seydoux.

More infos

MOKA on Arte

Frédéric Mermoud’s film will be broadcasted on Wednesday 9 January at 8:55 pm.



The film by Elsa Amiel is selected in the official competition during the 54e Journées de Soleure.

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