The Swiss Film Award is divided into two parts. The first is “Nominations Night”, which is traditionally held in late January. It is at this ceremony that the Federal Office of Culture officially announces the nominees in each of the eleven categories of the Swiss Film Award.
Subsequently follows the actual award ceremony, which is traditionally held in March. A series of public side events in the cities of Zurich and Geneva, Nominees Week, are also held in conjunction with the main gala event.