UPCOMING

DON'T WORRY ABOUT INDIA

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2022, Documentary, 98'
Director: Nama Filmcollective

In co-production with Tamtam Film GmbH, Germany, SRG/SRF

Festival Premiere April 2022

An Indian filmmaker returns to his homeland during the national elections. With voting spread over a period of six long weeks, he starts travelling the country, turning the camera towards his family. Their privileged life contrasts starkly with the lives of the ordinary Indian citizens working for them. With a dry sense of humour and eye for the absurd, the director tries to comprehend the India of today, connecting collective and family history, and confronting the recent rise of right-wing populism. A bittersweet and often hilarious tale about the biggest and most chaotic democracy in the world.

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LOST IN PARADISE

in cinemas May 2022

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Evžen (38), a Swiss-Czech, lives a bohemian life in Prague, the city his father emigrated from in 1968 to escape Communism. He has founded his own music club and his life seems to be at its peak as his nightclub is a success and he has just started a romance with Anna, a woman that deeply intrigues him. But an unexpected journey back to Switzerland confronts him with the smuggled crocodile Karlchen, the grotesque charm of the bourgeoisie and the lie his father has built his exile life on.

Fiction
Script/Director: Fiona Ziegler

With: Dominique Jann, Hanka Vagnerová, Ivan Pokorný, Andri Schenardi, Heidi Maria Glössner, Peter Jecklin

In co-production with Cinémotif Films (Kristýna Michálek Květová)

Distribution: Frenetic Films

THE DRIVEN ONES

in post-production

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A generation portrait in which we follow the lives of five international economy students from their studies at the University of St. Gallen over the course of five years: during their academic education, in their private lives and the first years of their professional careers.

​Documentary, 2017-2022
Script/Director: Piet Baumgartner
Distribution: Filmcoopi

World Sales: Autlook

In co-production with SRF/SRG

Selected for IDFA Forum 2020

FALLING

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in post-production

Adam and Helena spend their traditional summer holidays together with friends in southern Italy by the sea. When their son Finn collapses on his way home from the beach it is a shock for everyone involved. Although the boy is well again the next day the incident lingers and triggers an existential crisis for the parents. Old role patterns come to light and Helena and Adam are forced to make a decision: Do they deepen their bond by being radically honest with each other or is their marriage at an end? 

Fiction 

Script: Samuel Perriard & Markus Ziegler

Director: Samuel Perriard

Cast: Julia Jentsch, Florian Lukas, Sami Loris & Sarah Hostettler

In co-production with Helios Sustainable Films, Italy (Martin Rattini), SRG/SRF

Distributor: Cineworx

ONCE WE WERE PITMEN

in post-production

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In times of society conflicts around climate change and gender identities, several miners embark on a tragic and humorous journey to begin a new chapter in their lives, triggered by the closure of their anachronistic place of work: The last underground coal mine in Germany.

Documentary
Script/Director: Christian J. Koch & Jonas Matauschek

In co-production with Elemag (Tanja Georgieva), ZDF, SRF/SRG

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

in post-production

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1962. A physics congress in Switzerland. An Iranian guest. A mysterious pianist. A bizarre cloud formation in the sky and a booming secret under the mountain. The theory of everything. A quantum mechanical thriller in black and white.

Fiction
Script: Roderick Warich, Timm Kröger

Director: Timm Kröger

In co-production with Ma.ja.de, Panama Film

SIMON AMMANN - THE DREAM OF FLYING

in production

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Simon Ammann is the only ski jumper in history to have won four gold medals at the Olympic Games. The 39-year-old from Toggenburg embodies the myth of ski jumping. Now he wants to crown his career with another medal at the Beijing 2022 Winter Games. For his dream of flying, the father of three is ready to put everything on the line once again.

Documentary
Script/Director: Daniel von Aarburg

Distributor: Ascot Elite

50 MILES FROM BOOMTOWN

in development

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After years of saving for her hard-earned dream, the only woman working on the fracking fields of North Dakota can finally quit but unexpectedly finds herself falling in love with the young man she’s training to take her place.

Fiction
Script: Flo Baumann

CITRUS LAND

in development

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The family stability of Esme, a Salvadorian teenager, is shattered when her father suddenly dies and her mother is thrown into prison. Esme decides to put on her father's costume, to bet everything on her great ability to endure pain and to take part in a Lucha Libre competition. She hopes to win the prize money to be able to bail out her mother.

Fiction

Script: Klaudia Reynicke & Diego Vega

Director: Klaudia Reynicke

In co-production with Cinédokké Sagl (Michela Pini)

CARNIVALESQUE

in development

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Fiction

Script/Director: Pascal Reinmann

Selected for LES ARCS-  TALENT VILLAGE 2020

Nico Stettler runs a car repair business and is an active member of a local carnival brass band. He grew up in the community and over time, he has adapted himself to the norms of the Swiss midlands – a life hidden behind a mask.

However, Nico’s steady life gets disrupted through the return of his childhood friend Max. When Nico’s apprentice claims that Max sexually harassed him, Nico’s mask begins to slip. At the same time, the arrival of carnival transforms the Swiss midlands into a four-day long state of ecstasy. Before long, Nico’s need for belonging and his yearning for social status reveal moral abysses, since he tries everything to be part of the community again.

MIRROR WORLDS

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Fiction
Script: Christa Capaul
Idea & Research: Tanja Meding

in development

Zurich, 1853, Emilie Spyri, the niece of famous author Johanna Spyri, is born into one of the most exciting time in Swiss society.

Strong willed and extremely gifted, Emilie is the apple of her father's eye, but has a very different idea of life than society accepts her to have. She not only marries the freethinker Walter Kempin against her fathers will but also enrolls at the law school at the University of Zurich. A decision with far reaching consequences as her father withholds her dowry.

In spite of having three children, she soon earns her doctorate as the first Swiss and European female lawyer ever! Thus she has already exceeded too many limits from a male perspective. Her will to change society, especially the status of women, must be broken.

TV

SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS

in financing

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SCHOOL OF CHAMPIONS is a coming-of-age-action-drama series about a group of young athletes and their mentors, all struggling to succeed in a highly competitive total institution: an elite boarding school for future world ski-champions.

Fiction / 8 x 45', 

COMING OF AGE ACTION DRAMA SERIES
Script: Clemens Aufderklamm
In co-production with Superfilm Austria (John Lüftner) & ORF

FIO LINA AND THE MAESTRO

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in development

The three episodes of Fio Lina and the Maestro tell of the adventures of the music witch Fio Lina with the maestro of an instrument orchestra in the world of classical music in a humorous, warm-hearted way.
 

Animation / 3 x 25' 
Script: Matthias Keilich

Character Design: Lena von Döhren

Background Design: Oswald Iten

Based on the THE WITCH AND THE MAESTRO, A Musical Fairy Tale by Howard Griffiths.

In co-production with SRF/SRG

SHORT

THE LAST ASCENT

in production

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Alberto and Susana, married for 60 years, have lived their daily lives in Tepoztlán the same way for decades. Hand in hand they cope with the hard work in the fields and in the house. Their relationship now has noticeable scars. There seems to be no trace of love any more. One last project unites the two: on their anniversary they want to climb "their" mountain once again.

Short-Anima-Documentary
Script/Director: Remo Scherrer

In co-production with SRF/SRG

TÜMPEL

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in production

A school of fish is out at sea. When the school is attacked by hungry seagulls, one of the fish flees towards the shore. The tide is out and the fish finds itself cut off from the sea in a tidal pool.

The inhabitants of the pond eye the intruder curiously and defend their territory in their own way. Suddenly a seagull appears and it becomes dangerous for the animals. With their combined strength, they manage to drive the troublemaker away.

Animation
Script/Director: Lena von Döhren & Eva Rust

In co-production with SRF/SRG