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2021 SHORTS

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FICTION ACTION BLACK HOLE CHUTE DIRT DEVIL 550 XS DREAM RACING EUROPA I FEEL MORE LIKE A STRANGER, EACH TIME I COME HOME LETTRES EN TON NOM MARGINALIA (WORKING TITLE) OLDSCHOOL PEOPLE ON SATURDAY SABOTAGE SEEKING ALINE STRAY SUPREME THE LIFE UNDERGROUND THE TIME OF A NIGHT TO BE THERE TUFFO VINCENT DROPS BY WE WILL BE THE GREATEST YOU

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ANIMATION IN NATURE MR. PETE & THE IRON HORSE STALEMATE

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DOCUMENTARY A BRIEF APPEARANCE OF NEON ALASKA BRISTLING BROTHERS – A FAMILY FILM BURNT. LAND OF FIRE DESERT DOGS IMPERIAL IN GOOD HANDS I’VE BEEN HERE ALL DAY SPIRITS AND ROCKS: AN AZOREAN MYTH 37 THE PEEPUL TREE 38 YOUR STREET

39 EXPANDED CINEMA 39 DO KNOW WHERE THE FEAR COMES FROM 40 OUT OF ORDINARY

SWISS FILMS would like to thank Louise Rinaldi, Programmer of the Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers, for contributing to this selection.

YOUR SWISS FILMS CONTACT

SYLVAIN VAUCHER Consultant Short Films svaucher@swissfilms.ch T +41 79 542 83 80


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directed by Benoît Monney 2

On a film set, there are always unforeseen events. Some days, it’s all there is. And sometimes it’s even worse.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Bad Taste Pictures, Lausanne www.badtastepictures.ch

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 6 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: English, French SCREENPLAY: Naomi Cahen, Benoît Monney CAST: Piera Bellato, Barbara Tobola, Sean Biggerstaff, Roland Vouilloz, François Nadin, Antonin Schopfer, Alexandre Hoesli, Alexandra Karamisaris, Isaline Prevost PRODUCER: Benoît Monney

BENOÎT MONNEY * 1986. Benoît Monney graduated with a Bachelor in International Relations from the University of Geneva in 2012. He is known for his short films MELVIN (2012) and ENORA (2016), which he co­­directed with Sami Kali. MAMIE (2018) was selected in various renowned inter­national film festivals. He is the cofounder of the film collective Bad Taste Pictures and also works as 1�� assistant director.


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BLACK HOLE directed by Tristan Aymon

TRISTAN AYMON * 1986. Tristan Aymon has a Bachelor in Cinema from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL). His diploma short ULTIMA DONNA (2010) won awards at several European festivals. In 2012 he cofounded the association Terrain Vague. OFF THE ROAD (2013), codirected with David Maye, THE LESSON (2016) and BLACK HOLE (2020), all premiered in the Pardi di Domani of the Locarno Film Festival. BLACK HOLE among others was awarded the Pardino d’argento Swiss Life 2020.

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 29 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French SCREENPLAY: Tristan Aymon, Marianne Brun CAST: Martin Barras, David Evora, Tilo Kübler, Martin Pittet, Anthony Maurer, Stefanie Günther Pizarro PRODUCTION: Terrain Vague, Lausanne / RTS PRODUCER: Isabelle Zampiero

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When Vincent, a young skateboarder, meets a vulnerable animal at the bottom of a hole, the encounter will get him to confront his own fears of the unknown.

WORLD SALES: Lights on, Turin www.lightsonfilm.com WORLD PREMIERE: Locarno Film Festival 2020


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CHUTE written & directed by Nora Longatti In an anonymous city, a person collapses, appearing to have lost consciousness. Some strangers pass by, others embrace her. In a solitary quest for intimacy, blinded by a world of indifference, her gaze, her body are staggering. A graciously choreographed act.

SWITZERLAND WORLD RIGHTS: Fiction, 20 min., 2021 GoldenEggProduction, Geneva www.goldeneggproduction.ch ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Swiss-German, Russian CAST: Fhunyue Gao, Barbara Kurth, Agathe Lecomte, Jeff Nsingi Ambassi, Julian Gyphens, Yevgenia Korolov PRODUCTION: GoldenEggProduction, Geneva / ECAL École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne PRODUCERS: Yan Decoppet, Gabriela Bussmann

NORA LONGATTI * 1989. Nora Longatti gradu­ated from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. In 2017, she started film studies at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) where she directed the short film BLOC B (2019) awarded Best School Film at the Internationalen Kurzfilmtagen Winterthur. She graduated in 2020 with a special mention of the jury with her short film CHUTE.


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written & directed by Rolf Hellat

ROLF HELLAT * 1984. Rolf Hellat studied film at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) from 2005 to 2009. He attended an exchange programme at the Film Institute of India in Pune in 2008. He currently works as a freelance director and editor, developing feature films and short films. Apart from that he makes music with sensor kinetic object instruments (www.oszilot.com).

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 16 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German CAST: Julia Gräfner, Markus Urbscheit, Giorgina Hämmerli, Pablo Aguilar, Yann Schmidhalter, Jonas Rüegg, Gwendolin Kircali PRODUCTION: Rolf Hellat, Zurich /  Nordhang Film GmbH, Zurich /  CognitoFilms, Zurich PRODUCERS: Rolf Hellat, Dario Schoch

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Residents of a flat share discuss the purchase of a new vacuum cleaner. A genuine film about group dynamics, democracy and daily living together, in which banality, poetry and humour are mixed.

WORLD RIGHTS: Rolf Hellat, Zurich www.hellat.ch NATIONAL PREMIERE: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2020 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Festival Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro 2020 MORE INFORMATION: www.hellat.ch/Dirt-Devil-550-XS


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written & directed by Juliette Riccaboni 6

Oscar, 18 years old, is passionate about horse racing. At night, he dreams of winning horses and bets on them every day with success at the popular bar in his neighbourhood. When one evening he sees a former lover of his mother’s, everything falls apart. The return of this man in his life causes Oscar a real emotional shock that brings back dark memories and tragically affects his premonitions.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Adok Films, Geneva www.adokfilms.net

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 20 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Victor Bonnel PRODUCER: Emilie Moor

JULIETTE RICCABONI * 1990. Juliette Riccaboni has joint Swiss and Italian citizenship. She studied Film at Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) and received her Bachelor’s in 2014. BRISSOGNE ISLANDS (2018) was her first directorial work after her studies. It premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and screened in Competition at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. She also works as camerawoman, lighting technician and casting director.


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EUROPA written & directed by Lucas del Fresno

LUCAS DEL FRESNO * 1993 in Spain. Lucas del Fresno is a Spanish filmmaker based in Switzerland. After graduating in Cultural Studies in Madrid he attended the master programme created by Béla Tarr at the Sarajevo Film Academy in 2018. He directed ONCE AND AGAIN (2019) his first short film, which premiered at the Vilnius Short Film Festival. In 2020 he graduated with a Master in Directing from ECAL / HEAD with the film EUROPA. He is currently working on the screenplay of his first feature-length film.

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 26 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: French, Spanish CAST: José Lillo, Magali Heu PRODUCTION: Master Hes-so ECAL / HEAD (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne / Geneva University of Art and Design) PRODUCERS: Ketsia Stocker, Nicolas Wadimoff, Lionel Baier

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Pedro, a foreign worker in Switzerland, learns that his mother is in hospital in Spain. Isolated from the world on his employer’s farm, he is asked to take one of the cows to slaughter before leaving for his home country. Awaiting news from Spain, he arrives late at the slaughterhouse, already closed.

WORLD RIGHTS: Master Hes-so ECAL /HEAD jean_guillaume.sonnier@ecal.ch www.ecal.ch

www.hesge.ch/head FESTIVAL DISTRIBUTION: Yaq Distribucion, Bóveda www.yaqdistribucion.com WORLD PREMIERE: Solothurner Filmtage 2021


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I FEEL MORE LIKE A STRANGER, EACH TIME I COME HOME written & directed by Beatrice Minger

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On her jogging route Barbara is followed by a jogger. But when he overtakes her and collapses, Barbara is torn between fear and her duty to help this stranger. In the ensuing struggle between fight and dance, Barbara gradually becomes aware that she is facing herself.

WORLD RIGHTS: Cinédokké Sagl, Savosa www.cinedokke.ch

SWITZERLAND  Fiction, 10 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: German CAST: Julia Hummer, Simon Frühwirth PRODUCTION: Cocoon Productions, Zurich /  Cinédokké Sagl, Savosa PRODUCERS: Rhea Plangg, Michela Pini

BEATRICE MINGER * 1980. Beatrice Minger is an author and director. She studied Film Studies, German Studies and Modern History in Zurich, Berlin and Lausanne. Since 2005 she has directed short films and video clips. In 2018 her illustrated book HIER SASS ER was published. Her short film LOVE A LITTLE (2018) screened at international short film festivals. She is currently developing her first feature-­ length film UNDERCURRENTS (working title) with which she is participating in Sources 2 in 2020 / 21.


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written & directed by Alexandre Schild

ALEXANDRE SCHILD * 1999. Alexandre Schild is a self-taught filmmaker. He directed his first short film, GRANULEUSE RÊVERIE, during the summer of 2017. His second short film IDYLLE MARTYRE (2019) was selected for several festivals and won second prize at the Schaffhausen festival. In 2019 and 2020 he directed video clips for the Rebels of Tijuana, Kacimi and Lukas Ionesco. LETTRES EN TON NOM is his latest short film.

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 22 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Maxime Huriguen, Cyril Metzger, William Frey, Ella Pellegrini, Paulina Dubey PRODUCTION: Tell me the Story SA, Geneva /  RTS PRODUCER: Hélène Faget

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Robert drives his car along the country roads in the company of his two friends Antoine and Louis. He is obsessed with the incandescent feeling of his childhood love, Hélène. After several years of absence and many letters exchanged, he receives a final letter announcing her return. Passionate and unrestrained, Robert will have to face the resurgent memory, taking with him all forms of reasonable reality.

WORLD RIGHTS: Tell me the Story SA, Geneva www.tellmethestory.ch


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Zurich, in summer. The morning coolness in the river does not last long, the heat covers the city like a magnifying glass under which supposedly trivial everyday nuisances suddenly take on weight. Eli tries to escape the narrow­ness and agitation of the city – and yet she is always confronted with aggression. And the rage builds up within her.

WORLD RIGHTS: Langfilm – Bernard Lang AG, Freienstein www.langfilm.ch

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 12 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German CAST: Sofia Elena Borsani PRODUCTION: Langfilm – Bernard Lang AG, Freienstein / SRF PRODUCERS: Olivier Zobrist, Anne-Catherine Lang

JELA HASLER * 1986. Jela Hasler studied Photography in Zurich and Istanbul and Video in Lucerne. Her short films THE MEADOW (2015) and WHERE WE ARE HEADING (2018) premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, and screened at festivals including IDFA, Hot Docs, Tampere and Torino Short Film Market. She has been a jury member of several festivals as well as film funds. She is currently a board member of Pro Short, the Swiss association for short films.


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OLDSCHOOL written & directed by Yasmine Bahechar

YASMINE BAHECHAR * 1995. Yasmine Bahechar is of Moroccan and Swiss origin. In 2020 she completed a Bachelor’s degree in filmmaking from the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève), with honours for her film OLDSCHOOL (2020). The film was selected at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur in the school film section.

SWITZERLAND Docufiction, 19 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Aisla Candelaria, Caroline Genoud, Mwauka Mukendi, Tania R PRODUCER: Nicolas Wadimoff

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Somewhere in Geneva, a friendship between a group of girls has been forged between the Rhône and the Arve, right where the two rivers meet and mix homogeneously. A departure can turn things upside down. There are those who leave and those who stay. Those who leave, leave behind memories. Those who see people leaving, keep the memories.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) head.hesge.ch/cinema WORLD PREMIERE: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2020


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PEOPLE ON SATURDAY

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written & directed by Jonas Ulrich A sunny Saturday afternoon in Zurich. Ten tableaux show people struggling with the small and big challenges of their daily lives.

SWITZERLAND WORLD RIGHTS: Fiction, 10 min., 2020 Dynamic Frame GmbH, Zurich ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: www.dynamic-frame.ch Without dialogue WORLD PREMIERE: PRODUCTION: Locarno Film Festival 2020 Dynamic Frame GmbH, MORE INFORMATION: www.menschenamsamstag.ch Zurich / SRF PRODUCER: Nicole Boner

JONAS ULRICH * 1990. Jonas Ulrich is a filmmaker based in Zurich. He has been working as a writer, director and editor since 2012, often in close cooperation with his core team at the production company Dynamic Frame, of which he is a cofounder. His short, THIN AIR (2018), was nominated for the Zurich Film Prize in 2019. PEOPLE ON SATURDAY (2020) won the Pardino d’oro at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival. He is a graduate of the University of Zurich, where he studied History and Film.


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A security guard is seriously injured in a failed sabotage action by a young political activist group. They take him to the alpine hut where they have their temporary hideout. When it turns out that the guard has identified two members of the group, the group is faced with the choice of either accepting the guard’s death or turning themselves in. Which is worth more – the life of the individual or the fight for a just cause?

JULIAN M. GRÜNTHAL * 1981 in Germany. Julian M. Grünthal works as independent director for film and theatre and as cinematographer. He studied stage acting in Zurich 2000–05 and cinematography, film directing and screenwriting at Prague Film School 2014–15, graduating with honours. He codirected MARY & JOHNNY (2011) (Berner Filmpreis) &  POLDER (2015) (Prix Melies d’argent). His short TO THE SEA (2019) toured international festivals. Winner Bündner Music Award 2020 best Music video with “Hakuna Matata”.

PRODUCTION AND SWITZERLAND Fiction, 19 min., 2021 WORLD RIGHTS: ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Presence Production, Zurich English, French, Swiss-German www.presenceproduction.com CAST: MORE INFORMATION: Steve Devonas, Charlotte www.sabotage-shortfilm.com Engelbert, Tizia Florence Holzer, Olivia Lina Gasche, Aidan Neeson, Christof Oswald, Christian Sprecher, Sira Topic PRODUCERS: Simone Häberling, This Lüscher

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written & directed by Rokhaya Marieme Balde

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À LA RECHERCHE D’ALINE

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) head.hesge.ch/cinema

Rokhaya, a young director, returns to her home in Dakar to make a film about a local historical figure. Throughout her research, which consists of interviews with local personalities, discussions with her team and fictional scenes shot on location, we discover the story of Aline Sitoe Diatta.

SWITZERLAND Docufiction, 27 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: French, Wolof CAST: Nga Nga Barro, Moise Diatta PRODUCER: Nicolas Wadimoff

ROKHAYA MARIEME BALDE * 1995 in Senegal. Rokhaya Marieme Balde began her studies at Sup Imax Dakar (Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers du Numérique) in 2017. she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking at Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) in 2020. She is currently following a Master’s degree in screenwriting at the ECAL / HEAD. Her first short film SPOILS OF WAR (2019) premiered in Angers and was awarded the Public Prize at the Vevey International Funny Film Festival.


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Joana has just moved in with her boyfriend and her dog Bubi. In their new apartment they have everything they need. Everything except a mattress. Buying the right one seems to be harder than expected and suddenly Joana finds herself on a unexpected journey.

SARAH RATHGEB * 1991. Sarah Rathgeb graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Film from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). After an exchange semester at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) in Leipzig, she moved to Lausanne to pursue her Master in Directing at École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne and Geneva University of Art and Design (ECAL /  HEAD – Genève). Graduating in 2020 with her film STRAY, she now works on the Manage­ ment Board for the Gässli Film Festival in Basel.

WORLD RIGHTS: SWITZERLAND Master Hes-so ECAL / HEAD Fiction, 16 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: jean_guillaume.sonnier@ecal.ch French www.ecal.ch SCREENPLAY: www.hesge.ch/head Sarah Rathgeb, Elias Jutzet WORLD PREMIERE: CAST: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Sarah Calcine, Antonio Troilo Winterthur 2020 PRODUCTION: Master Hes-so ECAL / HEAD (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne / Geneva University of Art and Design) PRODUCERS: Lionel Baier, Nicolas Wadimoff

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written & directed by Youssef Youssef In the euphoria at the end of one of their shows, seven drag queens are confronted with violent adversaries who put their bonds to the test. Although this community is still subject to hostile demonstrations, the film highlights gestures of tenderness and the desire for love and reconciliation through three characters: endearing, beautiful, extroverted and fragile all at once.

SWITZERLAND WORLD RIGHTS: Fiction, 20 min., 2020 GoldenEggProduction, Geneva www.goldeneggproduction.ch ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French WORLD PREMIERE: CAST: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Hugo Marinoni, Edouard Winterthur 2020 Cabrera, Charley Klein, Sebek Krivaqa, Nina Lebrun, Yannick Geiser, Beatriz Anguita PRODUCTION: GoldenEggProduction, Geneva / Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) PRODUCERS: Yan Decoppet, Gabriela Bussmann

YOUSSEF YOUSSEF * 1989. Youssef Youssef spent his youth between Cairo and Geneva. He studied Business and Socio-economics at the University of Geneva, and fashion at La Central Saint Martins in London. He pursued his studies in cinema at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) where he graduated in 2020 with his short film SUPREME. The film was awarded Best Swiss School Film at Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2020. In his films he likes to address themes around sexuality, gender and identity.


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Noah, a young man in search of his identity, is invited by his best friend, Ethan, to take part in the expeditions he organises with his gang in the depths of the metro. In this in-between world, where they compete to find their place, Ethan will challenge the teenagers to jump over the rails before the train arrives. For Noah, risking his life seems to be the only way to be accepted and above all to exist in Ethan’s eyes.

LOÏC HOBI * 1997. Loïc Hobi is a Swiss and French filmmaker. He graduated with a Master from Luc Besson’s film school École de la Cité in Saint Denis in 2019. His short L’HOMME JETÉE (2019) screened in Winterthur, Berlin, Busan and various other festivals worldwide. His filmography includes more experimental work such as NEW GODS (IDFA 2020) and FACE TO FACE IN THE NIGHT (2019). He is currently working on his next short film ALEXX196 & THE PINK SAND BEACH and developing his first feature.

WORLD RIGHTS: SWITZERLAND Tell me the Story SA, Geneva Fiction, 20 min., 2021 www.tellmethestory.ch ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French SCREENPLAY: Youri Najdovski, Loïc Hobi CAST: Lucas Faulong, Arcadi Radeff, Jérémie Nicolet, Léa Gigon, Paulin Jaccoud, Lucile Jaillant, Yannick Merlin PRODUCTION: Tell me the Story SA, Geneva /  Imaginastudio Sàrl, Lausanne /  Skopéô Films, Chaumont / RTS PRODUCER: Hélène Faget

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THE TIME OF A NIGHT

LE TEMPS D’UNE NUIT

written & directed by Alice Fargier 18

Nora disappeared for several months. One summer evening, she reappears at a party at Samuel’s home. Camille, her best friend, comes to find her, unsure of how to act. The night progresses, a trio forms and time stands still.

WORLD SALES: Manifest, Paris www.manifest.pictures WORLD PREMIERE: Clermont-Ferrand 2021

SWITZERLAND / FRANCE Fiction, 23 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Salomé Richard, Tomas Gonzalez, Natalie Beder PRODUCTION: Tipi’mages Productions sàrl, Geneva / La Belle Affaire Productions, Paris SWISS PRODUCERS: Francine Lusser, Gérard Monier

ALICE FARGIER * 1984 in France. Alice Fargier is a Franco-Swiss who graduated with a Master’s in directing from University of Paris 8. THE WATER AND THE WALL (2014) was selected for and awarded at various international festivals, as well as nominated for the Best Short Film at the Swiss Film Prize 2016. In 2017, KÂBUS, shot in Istanbul, was presented at the FID Marseille. RETURN TO WONDERLAND (2019) received the jury’s special mention at the Vienna short film festival in 2019.


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TO BE THERE written & directed by Nefeli Chrysa Avgeris

NEFELI CHRYSA AVGERIS * 1993. Since graduating from the Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU), Nefeli Chrysa Avgeris has pursued her film directing career, combining sculptural installations and poetic texts to create her essay­istic films. Her graduation film THRILL OF YOUTH (2017) premiered at the Solothurner Filmtage. Her recent film TO BE THERE (2020) screened at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and was nominated for Basel Short Film Award in 2020.

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 17 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German CAST: Annina Polivka, Julie Burkardt, Vjosa Azemi, Martha Benedict PRODUCTION: Nefeli Chrysa Avgeris, Basel /  Julie Burkardt, Berlin PRODUCER: Julie Burkardt

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Four young women grappling with themselves and their self-esteem, far from everyday life and social media. A multitude of subtle revelations in the constant process of being a woman.

WORLD RIGHTS: Julie Burkardt, Berlin julie_burkardt@icloud.com Nefeli Chrysa Avgeris, Basel nefeliavgeris@gmail.com WORLD PREMIERE: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2020


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TUFFO written & directed by Jean-Guillaume Sonnier 20

Bernardo is a police officer from Ticino. Though scared of water, he’s forced to investigate a series of disappearances on the edges of the Lake Maggiore, where women have been mysteriously vanishing for generations. Facing the myths and beliefs of a region where the lake seems to be the only suspect of his impossible investigation, Bernardo, along with his daughter Aline, will have to strive to face up to this unfathomable body of water.

WORLD RIGHTS: Casa Azul Films, Lausanne www.casa-azul.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Solothurner Filmtage 2021

SWITZERLAND / FRANCE Fiction, 30 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Italian, Swiss-German CAST: Bruno Todeschini, Nora Generelli, Noah Bettschen, Anahì Traversi, Philippe Schuler, Jasmin Mattei, Claudia Biber Pražák, Nakia Schaerer, Ximena Marro PRODUCTION: Casa Azul Films, Lausanne / Cinédokké Sagl, Savosa /  Norte Productions, Paris / RTS SWISS PRODUCERS: Jean-Guillaume Sonnier, Fabrice Aragno, Michela Pini

JEAN-GUILLAUME SONNIER * 1988 in France. Jean-Guillaume Sonnier graduated from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) in 2011. He worked as a director and producer for Box Productions, Rita Productions, Bande à part Films and Casa Azul Films. Since 2012 he is responsible for the production and distribution of the Bachelor and Master films of ECAL /  HEAD. With ANOTHER GAME (2011) he won the prize for the best Swiss talent at the Locarno Festival. With PETIT HOMME he won a Pardino d’argento at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival.


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VINCENT DROPS BY written & directed by Benjamin Bucher

BENJAMIN BUCHER * 1991. Benjamin Bucher worked as radio journalist and musician. In 2018 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) with the short documentary HUNTERS. Since then he has worked as an editor and composer for documentary and feature films and directed the two short films TRIO (2020) and VINCENT DROPS BY (2020). His films have been shown at inter­ national festivals such as Nyon, Doclisboa, IDFA and Palm Springs. In 2020 he was part of the IDFAcademy.

SWITZERLAND  Fiction, 12 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French CAST: Rodrigo Muñoz, Roberto Andrea Daverio PRODUCTION: Artist Collective Revolta, Lausanne / Kino Kabaret, Geneva PRODUCER: Aurel Ganz

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A young military recruit returns home over the weekend and is compelled to spend time with his father who follows an alternative lifestyle.

WORLD RIGHTS: Artist Collective Revolta, Lausanne www.revoltaproductions.com WORLD PREMIERE: Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2020


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written & directed by Jelena Vujović 22

Kosovo 1998: When Dunja, a young Serbian woman, finds out that she’s pregnant she decides to run away to her aunt in Switzerland. Amir, her secret Albanian boyfriend, promises to follow as soon as possible. In Switzerland and heavily pregnant she is suddenly unable to reach him anymore. Without knowing what has happened to him, her contractions start.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK moritz.schneider@zhdk.ch NATIONAL PREMIERE: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2020 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2021

SWITZERLAND Fiction, 20 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Serbian, Albanian, Swiss-German, German CAST: Aleksandra Jovanović, Petar Đurdević, Dejana Gajdaš, Hadži Nenad Maričić, Valentina Vujović PRODUCER: Filippo Bonacci

JELENA VUJOVIĆ * 1992. Jelena Vujović graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Film from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). In 2018 she did an exchange semester at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Her diploma film WE WILL BE THE GREATEST (2020) premiered at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and had its international premiere at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis.


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STEFANIA BURLA * 1988. Stefania Burla initially worked in theatre before graduating with a degree in Cinema and Communication Studies from the University of Zurich in 2015. Since 2017 she has been pursuing a Bachelor in Film at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). In 2019, during an exchange semester at the School of Visual Arts in New York City she directed her short film TALKS (2021).

PRODUCTION AND SWITZERLAND Fiction, 16 min., 2021 WORLD RIGHTS: ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: Zurich University of the Arts German, Swiss-German ZHdK CAST: moritz.schneider@zhdk.ch Lena Conrad, Lise Terpoorten, Nadège Kanku, Anja Becher, Elias Reichert, Mina Wehrli, Andreas Ricci, Martina Reichert PRODUCER: Filippo Bonacci

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WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva www.nadasdyfilm.ch

In nature, a couple is a male and a female. Well, not always! A couple is also a female and a female. Or a male and a male. You may not know it, but homosexuality isn’t just a human story.

SWITZERLAND Animation, 5 min., 2021 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D Computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: French, Italian SCREENPLAY: Marcel Barelli, Fleur Daugey PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva /  RSI PRODUCER: Nicolas Burlet

MARCEL BARELLI * 1985. Marcel Barelli is an animation filmmaker. Passionate about animals and nature. He develops all his projects around these themes. His short films have been selected in various international film festivals and won numerous awards around the world, such as GYPAETUS HELVETICUS (2011), VIGIA (2013), LUCENS (2015), HABITAT (2017), RALPH AND THE DINOSAURS (2017) and a STRANGE TRIAL (2018) to name a few. He lives in Geneva with his wife and two children.


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KILIAN VILIM * 1987. Kilian Vilim studied illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. In 2017 he completed his Bachelor of Arts at the Lucerne School of Arts and Design (HSLU). His graduation film OOZE (2017) participated in various festivals and won several awards including the Basel Short Film Award, Fantoche’s New Talent Award and Animateka’s Young Talent Award. MR. PETE & THE IRON HORSE, produced by the YK Animation Studio, is his debut film as an independent animation director.

SWITZERLAND Animation, 8 min., 2021 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Drawn animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: YK Animation Studio, Bern /  SRF PRODUCER: Fela Bellotto

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The diligent soldier Mr. Pete does everything to meet the high standards of his baroness. To satisfy her insatiable lust for speed, he shovels madly on her new iron horse’s voyage.

WORLD RIGHTS: YK Animation Studio, Bern www.yk-animation.ch


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STALEMATE written & directed by Domino Macherel We find ourselves in a futuristic world populated by jellylike creatures, the jelly people. Life here is automated. A sensor in the wrist activates and controls practically every activity in everyday life. But now, as in every society, there are individuals who step out of line. In four parallel running episodes we accompany the protagonists as they disrupt everyday life.

SWITZERLAND  WORLD RIGHTS: Animation, 5 min., 2021 prêt-à-tourner Filmproduktion, ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Zurich 2D Computer animation www.pretatourner.ch ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: prêt-à-tourner Filmproduktion, Zurich / Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) / SRF PRODUCER: Lina Geissmann

DOMINO MACHEREL * 1994. Domino Macherel graduated from the Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) with a Bachelor in Animation 2D in 2017, followed by a Master in Animation in 2019. She lives and works in Basel.


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MATTHIAS SAHLI * 1988. Matthias Sahli is currently pursuing a Master in directing at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). His shorts have been screened and awarded at various festivals. IMMANUEL ESSER * 1990 in Germany. Immanuel Esser studied Philosophy at Humboldt University in Berlin. He currently studies film at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His first feature film PARADIES (2020) screened in competition at the 41�� Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis.

SWITZERLAND / GERMANY Documentary, 16 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCTION: Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK / Academy of Media Arts Cologne KHM SWISS PRODUCER: Filippo Bonacci

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Once a year, the operators of a potassium mine host a race across their mine dump. A white path guides the guests across the machine-made landscape. Their appearance is as sudden as their disappearance.

WORLD RIGHTS: Matthias Sahli, Winterthur www.matthiassahli.ch Immanuel Esser, Cologne www.immanuelesser.com WORLD PREMIERE: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2020


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From the garden of his house in the Swiss countryside Luca, 19, dreams of another life, deep in the hostile northern wilderness. This fantasized territory could be called Alaska. But around skulls, brains and deer skins, hasn’t he already reached his destination?

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Close Up Films, Geneva www.closeupfilms.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Solothurner Filmtage 2021

SWITZERLAND Documentary, 29 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French PRODUCERS: Joëlle Bertossa, Flavia Zanon

LOUIS HANS-MOËVI * 1994. Louis Hans-Moëvi has joint Swiss and Spanish citizenship. He first studied acting before he graduating with a Bachelor in Film from the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) in 2018. His bachelor film, INTERCONTINENTAL (2019), screened in International Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Inter­ national Short Film Festival and at Palm Springs ShortFest. ALASKA (2021) is his third short film.


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BRISTLING written & directed by Marlen Schmid

MARLEN SCHMID * 1997. Marlen Schmid completed an internship at the Filmhaus Bern after graduating from high school in 2016. She works as a freelance filmmaker and since 2018 also studies at the Lucerne School of Arts and Design, Video department. BRISTLING (2020) is her second-year bachelor film.

SWITZERLAND  Documentary, 8 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German PRODUCER: Edith Flückiger

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Everybody has body hair and yet people often pretend it doesn’t exist. The film addresses this taboo and playfully portrays five people and the ways in which they deal with their bodily hair.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Lucerne School of Art and Design HSLU Video Department www.hslu.ch/video WORLD PREMIERE: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2020


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After twenty years of separation, brothers Adi and Valentin spend a week together. Adi is 32 years old, doesn’t work and lives with his parents. Valentin, barely older, is a filmmaker and seems to have found his autonomy. The film delves into a relationship where violence and tenderness seem one and the same.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Andrea Film, Zurich www.andreafilm.com WORLD PREMIERE: Visions du Réel Nyon 2020

SWITZERLAND Docufiction, 18 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Swiss-German PRODUCERS: Valentin Merz, Maxi Schmitz

VALENTIN MERZ * 1985. Valentin Merz took his first steps into film while living in Mexico City and working as a typographer. After stations in Berlin and Paris, he graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor in Cinema from Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD –  Genève). In 2018 he cofounded the production company Andrea Film. He is currently completing his first feature film.


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BURNT. LAND OF FIRE written & directed by Ben Donateo

BEN DONATEO * 1988. Ben Donateo studied filmmaking in Los Angeles and then proceeded to attend the Sapienza University of Rome. In Italy he founded D.R.C. Creativity Productions, a cultural association for film enthusiasts. In Lugano he continues to work on social and environmental projects such as BURNT. LAND OF FIRE (2020) which was selected for Locarno, IDFA and the Solothurner Filmtage 2021. In 2021 he’ll be part of the second film accelerator Colombian Jungle with Werner Herzog.

SWITZERLAND  Documentary / Expanded cinema, 14 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Italian PRODUCTION: Ben Donateo, Lugano /  Jenny Covelli, Lugano /  Enea Zucchetti, Massagno /  D.R.C. Creativity Productions, Rome PRODUCERS: Ben Donateo, Jenny Covelli, Enea Zucchetti

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A portrayal of life in a small village of southern Italy. Hit by the migration of the young people to the north, it tells about what’s left and how the older generation live. Just like the elderly people ravaged by suffering, the walls of the un­­finished houses have slowly faded into nature. The film is about a place that actually became like the citizens of the area, old.

WORLD RIGHTS: Ben Donateo, Lugano www.bendonateo.com NATIONAL PREMIERE: Locarno Film Festival 2020 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: IDFA 2020


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Aya and Ibrahim are two young Moroccans who live life by their own rules, from one moment to the next. They represent what they call “the new generation of Morocco”, with the uprising Skateboarding culture in its centre.

WORLD SALES: CUT-UP, Zurich www.cut-up.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Warsaw International Film Festival 2020

SWITZERLAND Documentary, 20 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Arabic PRODUCTION: HILLTON AG, Zurich PRODUCER: Gilles Germann

SAMUEL MORRIS * 1992. Samuel Morris is a self-taught director of both short and long film formats. He directed the first two seasons of the SRF series NR. 47 for which he won the Zurich Television Award in 2018. His films have been selected and awarded at various national and international film festivals. He lives between Basel and Berlin.


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COLINE CONFORT * 1998 in France. Coline Confort graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, specialisation cinema, from École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) in 2020. She is a member of the artist collective Revolta.

SWITZERLAND Documentary, 22 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: French PRODUCTION: Association Climage, Lausanne / ECAL École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne PRODUCER: Stéphane Goël

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At dawn, a cannon shot shatters the plain. Horses gallop across the beaten earth. Eva, 21 years old, wants to join the hunters of the Imperial Guard, a Napoleonic regiment of historical re-enactment reserved for men. In her quest for romanticism, she hides her identity so that she can set foot in the stirrup, braving a 200-year-old ban. In this world of gunpowder and smoke, Eva discovers herself as she has always dreamed: a handsome soldier at the side of a beautiful princess. WORLD RIGHTS: Association Climage, Lausanne www.climage.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Festival Premiers Plans Angers 2021


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The lines are busy at the telephone helpline. A life coach records an encouraging video while concerned parents consult a child psychologist. A spectrum of cinematic tableaus shows people trying to counteract the increasing loneliness and create closeness.

WORLD RIGHTS: Philipp Ritler, Bern philipp.ritler@hotmail.com Kezia Zurbrügg, Luzern kzurbruegg@hotmail.com

SWITZERLAND  Documentary, 13 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: German, Swiss-German PRODUCTION: Dynamic Frame GmbH, Zurich PRODUCER: Philipp Ritler

KEZIA ZURBRÜGG * 1993. Kezia Zurbrügg trained in photography. She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Video from Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU). Since 2017 she works as an independent filmmaker and cinematographer. Philipp Ritler * 1994. Philipp Ritler graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Video from Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) in 2017. Since 2017 he works as a filmmaker and producer at Dynamic Frame.


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written & directed by Michèle Flury

MICHÈLE FLURY * 1990. Michèle Flury is a director, writer and editor. After studying Psychology, she graduated with a Bachelor in Film from the Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) in 2018. Her short THE SOUND OF BIRDS STOPS THE NOISE IN MY MIND (2019) screened at various festivals and was awarded Best Documentary at the Beirut Women Film Festival. She also edited the awardwinning film ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK (2019). She is currently developing her next short film WAKING UP IN LAS VEGAS.

SWITZERLAND  Docufiction, 14 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue CAST: Mirjam Fuhrer PRODUCER: Michèle Flury

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A documentary-like camera follows the main character, a young woman, on her exploratory journeys through a small Mediterranean town. We know neither where she comes from nor where she is going. The film is an excerpt from her quest for herself; a mood portrait.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Michèle Flury, Basel micheleflury@hotmail.com


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On a volcanic island, inhabitants are caught between the threat of impending eruptions and the burden of past traumas. Some draw upon myth and religious beliefs to interpret their situation, while others demonstrate resilience, rebuilding their villages from the volcanic rocks. Mirroring the ethereal atmosphere of the landscapes, the film gradually takes on the appearance of the stories it recounts.

WORLD RIGHTS: Aylin Gökmen, Sion aylin.gokmen.ch@gmail.com NATIONAL PREMIERE: Locarno Film Festival 2020 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: Sundance 2021

SWITZERLAND / PORTUGAL Documentary, 14 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Portuguese PRODUCTION: À Vol d’Oiseau, Sion /  DocNomads, LisbonBudapest-Brussels SWISS PRODUCER: Aylin Gökmen

AYLIN GÖKMEN * 1990. Aylin Gökmen is a SwissTurkish filmmaker. She holds a Bachelor in Arts from the University of Lausanne and a Master in Documentary Filmmaking from the DOCNOMADS Erasmus Mundus programme. Combining documentary and experimental, her works revolve around themes of memory, imagination and landscape, and have been screened internationally. In 2020 she cofounded A Vol d’Oiseau, a production structure dedicated to the development of various Swiss and international projects.


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THE PEEPUL TREE written & directed by Sonja Feldmeier

SONJA FELDMEIER * 1965. Sonja Feldmeier has a degree in painting from Schule für Gestaltung Basel. Since 1990 she works as a multi-media artist. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Her objects, paintings and installations have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in different countries of Europe and in India, and were awarded on various occasions.

SWITZERLAND  Documentary, 25 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCER: Stella Händler

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Travelling through India, the filmmaker witnesses the spectacular felling of a tree: A holy peepul tree is being cut down by seven lumbermen using handsaws and axes. Over the course of several days, she is in the thick of the activity with her camera. The language barrier however impedes verbal communication. From this subjective experience she creates audio portraits, which provide each lumberjack with their own musical presence in the film.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: freihändler Filmproduktion GmbH, Basel www.freihaendler.ch WORLD PREMIERE: VIS Vienna Shorts Festival 2020


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A street in the industrial area of Bonn, faceless, unobtrusive, unfinished. Warehouses, construction sites and washing lines dominate. But little by little the grey present of the street is being charged with its past, which is linked to one of the most painful episodes in the history of reunified Germany. Are public memorials collective remembrance or collective repression?

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Güzin Kar, Zurich www.guzin.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2020

SWITZERLAND  Documentary, 7 min., 2020 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: German PRODUCER: Güzin Kar

GÜZIN KAR * 1967 in Turkey. Güzin Kar is a Swiss screenwriter, director and columnist and a graduate of the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy. Her first feature film FLIEGENDE FISCHE (2011) received, among others, the Script Prize of the SSA and the Director’s Prize at the Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken. Her series SEITENTRIEBE /  MONOGAMISH for Swiss television sold worldwide and won the European Script Award.


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written & directed by Wendy Pillonel

WENDY PILLONEL * 1986. Wendy Pillonel received her Master in Film Directing from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in 2017. Her short films have all screened at international festivals and her graduation film BLACK HOURS (2017) won the 2019 Swiss Film Award. In 2020 the collective film LES NOUVELLES-EVES won the 10�� Migros Documentary Competition. She directed two docudramas for SRF in 2020.

SWITZERLAND  Expanded Cinema, 13 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCER: Wendy Pillonel

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A visual and sonic journey through my deepest fear of a dehumanized world. An experimental short film inspired by the song “Do Know Where The Fear Comes From” and made for the Swiss band Ogmasun.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Wendy Pillonel, Zurich www.wendypillonel.ch


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What if we could wander through frames and screens? The film takes the viewer on an imaginative journey through a world of images fused with body and music.

PRODUCTION AND WORLD RIGHTS: Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK moritz.schneider@zhdk.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Flatlands Dance Film Festival Urbana 2020

SWITZERLAND  Expanded Cinema, 9 min., 2021 ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Without dialogue PRODUCER: Filippo Bonacci

LUCA SIGNORETTI * 1982 TOBIAS BUCHMANN * 1981 ALICJA PAHL * 1980

The directing trio met at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) while studying for a Master in Film, Cinematography or Choreography. OUT OF ORDINARY was a finalist of the Student Academy Awards 2020.


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