Leo Zero: How to Save the World

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Format: Serie
Director: open
Script: Dominik Bernet
Production company: open

Story

Leo is a twelve-year-old climate activist. To demonstrate what he believes our economy should have done long ago, he stops growing. Not only his parents are forced out of their lazy attitude toward the environment by his act of rebellion …
The series is a comedy about the climate crisis aimed at greenhouse gas emitters of all backgrounds and ages and talks about strategies for dealing with the crisis and its potential to create societal conflict.

La Bâtardise

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Format: feature film
Director: Julie-Yara Atz
Script: Julie-Yara Atz
Production company: –

Story

In 2011, the lives of Marah and Souad, two young Swiss-Syrian girls, are turned upside down by the Arab Spring. Their mother loses interest in anything other than news from her home country, prompting their father to return to care for the girls. In 2015, after her uncle’s release, Marah goes to visit her family in Syria. But her joy is cut short when she is kidnapped at a checkpoint.

Free to leave

Italian women’s migration in Switzerland from past to present (1971–2021)

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Format: Web Doc
Director: Manuela Ruggeri (in collaboration with Mattia Lento)
Script: Mattia Lento (in collaboration with Manuela Ruggeri)
Production Company: madframe

Story

Free to leave is a multimedia project with an as-of-yet undefined form, aiming to present fragments from the past and present of the women of the Italian diaspora in Switzerland. Faces, stories and migratory paths of Italian women in Switzerland from the present are interwoven with historical snippets from the 1970s onwards.

Les réputations

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Format: feature-length animated film
Directed by: Juan José Lozano
Script: Antoine Germa, Juan José Lozano
Production company: Intermezzo Films (CH), Dolce Vita Films (FR)

Story

Based on the eponymous novel by J.G. Vásquez, Les Réputations (Reputations) tells the story of Javier Mallarino, a political cartoonist capable of making any Colombian politician tremble. After a resounding national celebration of his work, a young woman visits him and he is dragged back to the events of an evening 28 years previously. What had politician Adolfo Cuellar done that night and what exactly had Mallarino witnessed? Delving back into the troubled past of the civil war, the famous illustrator is forced to undergo a painful examination of his conscience.

Shadowcatch

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Format: Acoustic 3D Video Game
Game Developer: Lenz Baumann
Lead Designer: Eileen Rüegg
Lead Programmer: Alex Rynkowski
Animation: Alvaleia Thorson
Sounddesign: Maurizius Staerkle-Drux
Production company: Maxdrux GmbH

Story

Sneak up on a mythical beast, entice it with music, and steal its soul. Whoever wants to catch a shadow must be able to listen in order to see. So play your songs with care and drift along the echo of the night! Shadowcatch is a 3D video game in which acoustic interaction plays a primary role. It creates the space for silence and music for which we have been longing.

Subterranea

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Working title : Grotesque
Format : short documentary
Director : Valeria Mazzucchi
Script : Valeria Mazzucchi
Production company : Futur Proche

Story

Subterranea plunges the viewer into the Swiss underground, delivering an introspective journey into the heart of the climatic fears and anxieties of an entire generation.

Letzte Nacht

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Project: Letzte Nacht
Format: short film
Director: Lea Bloch
Script: Lea Bloch
Production company: Sarah Baumeler

Story

The 15-minute short film “Last Night” revolves around the non-consensual sex between Samira and Gian the night before. In the film, the event is rewound in a group of women and men who are in two different apartments at the same time. Questions arise around guilt, responsibility and credibility.

Les Noctuelles

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Working title: Naufragée
Format : Feature film
Director : Géraldine Rod
Screenplay: Julie Gilbert, Géraldine Rod
Production Company: Nocturne Films

Story

After being humiliated by her boss, Ariane, a hard-working and dedicated maître d’ in a deluxe hotel, undergoes a profound metamorphosis. In order to keep her job and reconnect with her sons, she does everything she can to try to conceal her strange transformation.
With a script inspired by the actors’ improvisations, Les Noctuelles takes us deep behind the scenes of the luxury hotel industry.

Belle-Île

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Format: Cinema HD, 100 minutes
Director : Elie Grappe
Script : Elie Grappe & Victor Jestin
Production company : Pointprod SA

Story

One afternoon in August 1934, 55 boys escape from the Belle-Île-en-Mer juvenile prison and scatter out across the island. Overwhelmed, the prison offers a reward of twenty francs for the return of each escapee. Everyone joins in the hunt, including locals, fishermen, and tourists.
Belle-Île is a fictional feature film, loosely based on a real event.

WAX

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Format: documentary
Director: Nina Fritz
Script: Nina Fritz
Production company: –

Story

The Sexy Lady Package in a waxing studio in Zurich costs CHF 170 and includes legs, armpits, and a Brazilian bikini wax, including between the buttocks. Depending on body type, the session can last between 60 and 90 minutes. Almost as long as a trip to the movies. We follow various conversations between women and also their bodies during the course of a treatment and take a look behind the scenes of how norms are conceived.