Monika Schärer

Monika Schärer

Monika Schärer is a culture and travel journalist and is working since 1989 in TV and radio. In 2011, she acquired Topicfilm together with her husband, one of the oldest production companies in Switzerland. 2012 Schärer directed her first documentary feature for Swiss television, ROUSSEAUS CHILDREN, about an emigrated family. The film won the "Best Documentary" Award at the Anchorage International Film Festival in the section Snowdance and was shown at the Solothurner Filmtage. Schärer is also a moderator, speaker and panelist for cultural and political topics. 

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Rolf Lyssy

Rolf Lyssy

With EUGEN HEISST WOHLGEBOREN and KONFRONTATION, this Zurich-born, multi-talented filmmaker was an exponent of the ‚new Swiss film’ movement throughout the 60s and 70s. His 1978 film DIE SCHWEIZERMACHER, a satirical look at the Swiss naturalisation procedure, is the most successful Swiss box office hit to date. Rolf Lyssy received the Swiss Film Award’s ‚Quartz’ prize for his life’s work in 2012.

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Léa Pool

Léa Pool

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.

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Tobias Weber and Baptiste Planche

Tobias Weber and Baptiste Planche

Tobias Weber and Baptiste Planche are entrepreneurs exploring new ways of cinematic storytelling. Tobias Weber studied filmmaking at the London Film School. Baptiste Planche holds an MA in Sociology, History and Political Sciences. Together, they run the film production company &SÖHNE and the start-up for interactive movies CtrlMovie. With their award-winning productions for clients such as NIKE, FREITAG or UBS they always strived for attractive new ways of storytelling enabling unique branded entertainment experiences...

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