Short Films (Alphabetical Order)
Bornkamm is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a film scholar. She holds PhD in Film Studies. Her documentary "When you are gone, I’ll still be there" about children who try to make the world a better place has been shown at film festivals worldwide.
SIMONE BUCHER VAN LIGTEN
Bucher van Ligten works at ETH Zurich’s Office of the President, where she curates science exhibitions in cooperation with artists and designers. She teaches storytelling to scientists and has travelled the world for over two decades for Swiss national TV SRF, where she produced award-winning reports and documentaries.
Capizzi graduated in Critique and History of Cinema. He works in the cinema field as critic, organizer of cultural events and film festivals.He is the Founder and Director of Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival in Torino, Italy. Gaetano is also the Founder & General Coordinator of the Green Film Network, an international consortium of environmentally themed film festivals with 37 members.
Publishers, a global publisher for scientific and medical content based in Basel. The publishing program comprises over 110 specialist journals in over 30 specialist areas as well as content for patients and medical professionals. Due to many trips around the globe, she has a large network in the scientific world and insights into exciting new developments in the industry.
After studying Biology at the ETH in Zurich, Sedivy has been working at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL for 3 years. She then changed to Swiss national TV SRF where she worked for 11 years producing nature documentaries for the Swiss program called “Netz Natur”. Currently she works at the Swiss program called “Mission B”, where she is mainly reporting on nature and environment.
Scientists-as-Filmmakers (Alphabetical Order)
Hall teaches environmental humanities courses in a science-based environmental studies program at the University of Zurich. Holding a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Hall is a historian of science and the environment, recently serving as Vice-President for the European Society for Environmental History. His research focuses on restoration, biological invasion, and disease ecology.
Vallotton studied biology at the University of Lausanne. He has been studying bird migration in the Swiss Alps since 1994 and he co-authored a comprehensive book on the birds of Switzerland. Since 2003, he is scientific assistant at the Natural History Museum of the City of Geneva. Has been a jury member of several documentary festivals.
Weikl is Deputy Head of the Graduate Campus, a cross-faculty platform for the promotion of junior researchers, interdisciplinary exchange and public outreach at the University of Zurich. As a curator, film maker and science communicator Katharina is focused on promoting the dialogue between art and science.