Marcy Goldberg is a film historian, media consultant, university lecturer and translator. She studied cinema and cultural studies in Toronto, Canada, and has been based in Zurich since 1996. She writes and speaks about film, culture and politics, and is a regular guest on the arts & culture talk show “Kultur-Stammtisch” on Swiss public radio SRF 4. She enjoys moderating at film festivals, conferences and a variety of other cultural events.Read More
The Swiss-Canadian filmmaker Léa Pool was born in 1950 in Geneva. She graduated with a degree in directing in Montreal, where she has since lived. Her best-known cinema films include ANNE TRISTER (1986), EMPORTE-MOI (1998, Swiss Film Award) and MAMAN EST CHEZ LE COIFFEUR (2008). This sensitive storyteller’s LA PASSION D’AUGUSTINE (2015) was a huge hit with audiences in Canada. The film will screen as a ZFF Gala Premiere.Read More
“He who carves himself to suit everyone whittles himself away” a credo exemplifying Ruddy’s belief in remaining true to his own instincts which are shown through his consistent ability to spot promising material and creative talent. Ruddy, born 1930 in Canada, got his start in 1965 by pitching an original, yet offbeat, television idea. After succeeding in television, Ruddy decided to try his luck at movies, he cast an unknown Robert Redford in LITTLE FAUSS and BIG HALSY, this film led to his involvement in THE GODFATHER for which he won the best picture Oscar in 1972. His cult-classicTHE LONGEST YARD was one of the highest grossing films of its time and further successes secured Ruddy’s continued respect in the industry. He won the picture Oscar for MILLION DOLLAR BABY in 2004. In addition to the two Oscars, Ruddy’s commitments have brought him two Golden Globes, three Festival Lifetime Achievement awards and the National Association of Theater Owners’ Producer of the Year Award.