Program 2021

  Short Films

Zurich (Filmpodium Cinema)

Saturday 27 November,14:00

Bern (Kino REX)

Sunday 28 November, 20:00

IN NATURE

GENRE: Animation   COUNTRIES: Switzerland

YEAR: 2021  LENGTH: 5 min

LANGUAGES: German with English subtitles

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DIRECTOR

Marcel Barelli is an animation filmmaker. He attended the Haute école d’art et de design - Genève, cinema department. He develops all his projects around animals and nature. His short films have been selected in hundreds of international film festivals and won numerous awards around the world. 

STORY

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. 

Zurich (Filmpodium Cinema)

Saturday 27 November,16:30

Bern (Kino REX)

Sunday 28 November, 20:00

THE ASCENT OF THE ROBOTS

GENRE: Documentary   COUNTRIES: Switzerland

YEAR: 2020  LENGTH: 14 min

LANGUAGES: English with German subtitles

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DIRECTOR

Leon Riener is a young talent, who produced films since his early years and decided to start a career as a freelance filmmaker for documentaries, outdoor and image films.  

STORY

Three teams of the ETH Zurich are trying to explain science by using art. Once the scientists had their hiking gear and robots ready, their only mission was “Over hill and dale to the summit”. How easy will it be to climb a peak with a four-legged walking robot and an exoskeleton? 

Zurich (Filmpodium Cinema)

Saturday 27 November,19:30

Bern (Kino REX)

Sunday 28 November, 20:00

BIG BANG BOOMERANG

GENRE: Drama   COUNTRIES: Switzerland

YEAR: 2021  LENGTH: 6 min

LANGUAGES: No dialogues

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DIRECTOR

Pablo Martin Torrado While majoring in English literature and philology, he began evolving towards cinema. After finishing a master of Theory and Criticism of Cinema at the University ômpeu Fabra, Barcelona, Pablo moved to Geneva to make his first feature film. 

STORY

A hypothesis about the whole human wisdom, enlightened in a bureaucratic waiting room. 

Zurich (Filmpodium Cinema)

Sunday 28 November,11:30

Bern (Kino REX)

Sunday 28 November, 20:00

DARWIN'S NOTEBOOK

GENRE: Animation   COUNTRIES: Switzerland

YEAR: 2020  LENGTH: 9 min

LANGUAGES: No dialogues

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DIRECTOR

Georges Schwizgebel attended the School of Fine Arts and Decorative Arts in Geneva (1960-65), then worked in an advertising agency. In 1970, he founded GDS Studio and began producing and directing short animated films.   

STORY

The return of three Anglicized natives to their country, or the beginning of a meeting with the modern world that will destroy them.

Bern (Kino REX)

Sunday 28 November, 20:00

WANDERNDE LEBENSWELT

GENRE: Documentary   COUNTRIES: Switzerland

YEAR: 2021  LENGTH: 16 min

LANGUAGES: German with English subs.

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DIRECTOR

Eileen Schilliger is a master’s student in geography at the University of Bern. As part of her final thesis in geography, she produced a film with the intent to foster the co-production of knowledge between practice and academia.    

STORY

This is the everyday life of a Swiss shepherdess who walks with 450 sheep in winter. A portrait of her ongoing challenges and the future prospects of this profession in decline.

Bern (Kino REX)

Sunday 28 November, 20:00

JAKUB, 115110, JACQUES, JAKE, JAKOB

GENRE: Documentary   COUNTRIES: Switzerland

YEAR: 2021  LENGTH: 11 min

LANGUAGES: German with English subs.

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DIRECTOR

Anna Fersztand is a social anthropologist. Using the various possibili- ties of film, she tries to reflect the complexity of the human being and thus also of language. The focus is on trauma and the unspeakable, which has an invisible and silent presence. This film was part of her master thesis at the University of Bern.    

STORY

A man of Jewish origin, who survived the concentration camps, begins to tell his granddaughter the story of his youth. They put themselves together in quarantine following the corona pandemic.