Michael Steiner's comedy Mein Name Ist Eugen, which with 500,000 admissions has become the third most successful Swiss film in the last 30 years, is among the nominated films for the 2006 Swiss Film Prize.

A nine-person nomination commission selected 15 films for the best feature film, documentary and short film categories and six names for the best lead and supporting actor categories from 95 submitted films.

The judges included Federal Office of Culture's new Film Section head Nicolas Bideau, Locarno festival director Frederic Maire, and distributor Pascal Traechslin of Cineworx.

The nominees are:

Best Feature Film
Laurent Negre's Fragile
Michael Steiner's Mein Name Ist Eugen
Ruxandra Zenide's Ryna
Samir's Snow White
Clemens Klopfenstein's Die Vogelpredigt

Best Documentary
Fernand Melgar's Exit, Das Recht Zu Sterben
Sabine Gisiger's Gambit
Christian Frei's The Giant Buddhas
Men Lareida's Jo Siffert Live Fast - Die Young
Beatrice Michel's Klingenhof.