Xavier Koller is a member of the Executive Board of the Foreign Language Film Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, LA. His work "Gripsholm" (2000) was honoured with the Prix C.I.C.A.E. (Confederation des Cinémas d'Arts et d'Essai Européan) and represented Switzerland to compete in the Academy Awards.
"Reise der Hoffnung" ("Journey of Hope", 1990) received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991, and the Bronze Leopard at the Film Festival Locarno. "Der schwarze Tanner" ("Tanner - The Rebellion", 1986) was granted the National Award of the Ministry of Culture, the FIPRESCI Award at the Montreal Film Festival, and represented Switzerland at the Academy Awards in 1986. "Das gefrorene Herz" ("The Frozen Heart", 1981) won the National Award of the Ministry of Culture, Movie of the Year, and was the biggest grossing Swiss film of 1980.
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