AGASH – Zurich’s drug history

«Swiss Social Archives F 5107-Na-15-095-006»

Facts & Figures

Format: TV series
Director: TBD
Script: Julia Zutavern and Stefan Staub
Production company: 8Horses GmbH

Story

Zurich 1991: Europe’s largest needle park is located on the «Platzspitz». Syringe distribution, emergency care and punishment-free consumption save lives, but also attract more and more fixers. The situation threatens to get out of control, and criticism of the city council’s soft course is growing louder. When the decides to take the next step towards «opening up», a vigilante group forms and forces the eviction of the park.

Becoming Astronaut

Facts & Figures

Format: Documentary
Director: Roman Hodel
Script: Roman Hodel
Production company: Ensemble Film GmbH

Story

The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for new astronauts. An event that last took place in 2008. The aspiring astronauts have to prevail in a demanding selection process against eight thousand competitors – and only four will make the cut. They will then complete basic training, an amazing odyssey that will literally take them around the globe.

Resilience

Facts & figures

Format: Short film, documentary
Director: Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah
Script: Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah
Production company: –

Story

«We didn’t think you’d make it.»
Stephen Kofi loses about 70 percent of his blood during a routine operation. The doctors don’t give him a transfusion. His nervous system breaks down, and his optical nerve is damaged. «RESILIENCE» shows us the strength Stephen has to overcome the challenges of his new life as a disabled, visually impaired man in unusual circumstances.

Futura!

Facts & Figures

Working title: «Futur.e.x.s»
Format: Documentary series
Directors: Ten film directors
Script: Ten film directors
Production company: Akka Films

Story

Ten young film directors hailing from different backgrounds offer ten eclectic and fascinating depictions of communities ranging from extremely secretive to reflecting an era of fast change. Discussing their predictions for the future, the protagonists focus on living together, marginalization, otherness, commitment, and the diversity of possible futures.

EQUINOX

EQUINOX (AT)

Facts & Figures

Format: Miniseries with six to eight episodes of 15 to 20 minutes each, digital
Director: Garrick Lauterbach
Script: Garrick Lauterbach, Ann Mbuti, Lia Von Blarer
Production company: Letterbox Collective Filmproduktion
Moodclip: https://vimeo.com/542815244

Story

A pen and paper game inspires stories based on crowdsourced biographies. The resulting miniseries, «EQUINOX», tells the story of a single day – a day on which an accident has mysterious consequences, as everyone’s consciousness is placed in another person’s body. Funny, melancholic but also hopeful, «EQUINOX» shows how every person has an entire universe inside them.

Peace Untold

Facts & Figures

Working title: «Arise» – Virtual History
Format: VR
Director: Inlusio Interactive
Production company: Inlusio Interactive

Story

«Peace Untold» is an interdisciplinary VR project that transforms Winston Churchill’s famous 1946 Europe speech in Zurich into a multiple-perspective interactive story using volumetric film recordings, AI and deepfake technology. This demonstrates the potential of new story formats and shows how history can be brought to life responsibly, critically, and digitally.

Pour ne pas oublier

Facts & Figures

Format: Documentary
Director: Laura Gabay
Script: Laura Gabay
Production company: Ecran Mobile

Story

«A brother and sister are exiled from their homeland. Because of the distance, they communicate through audio tapes. Life goes on, babies are born, family members die. This film offers a glimpse of a phenomenon that is still happening today.»

Julia and Rami

Facts & Figures

Format: Film, cinema, 90 minutes
Director: Stefan Hillebrand and Oliver Paulus
Script: Stefan Hillebrand and Oliver Paulus
Production company: Motorfilm GmbH

Story

The Kapeller family encounters a group of refugees that have made themselves at home in their holiday home in Greece, and teenage daughter Julia falls in love with a Syrian boy called Rami. This is too much even for the liberal left-wing Kapeller family. They have to deal with their very own refugee crisis. The script was created using character-based improvisation (CBI).

Dévoration

Facts & Figures

Format: Animated short film
Director: Marina Rosset
Script: Marina Rosset
Production company: Marina Rosset productions

Story

«Dévoration» centers on the story of a young woman’s unsuccessful attempts to find her partner after he has been eaten by a bear.

Mon nom est Warda

Facts & Figures

Format: Fiction film
Director: Sami Kali
Script: Sami Kali et Wendy Pillonel
Production company: –

Story

Upon his return home after the death of his mother, a young man from a Muslim family tries to support his father. But he finds himself confronted by the unspoken prejudices of the Tunisian community from which he hails regarding his femininity, which he is tired of repressing. Inspired by gender-usurping drag queen art, he decides to free himself from other peoples’ judgement and embarks on a quest to find himself.