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Résumé

  • Currently working on a feature-length documentary in co-direction with the performance artist Marinka Limat with the production company DOK MOBILE from Fribourg.
2014 – 2016 MA of Arts in Film Direction at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK)
2010 – 2014 BA of Arts in Film at the ZHdK
2007 – 2010 BA of Arts in Art Education at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB)
2006 – 2007 Preparatory Course at the HKB
2002 – 2006 Maturité at the Collège Saint-Michel Fribourg
07.11.1986 born in Estavayer-le-Lac

 

Filmography

 

2017 Les Heures-Encre

29 min / Arri Alexa / Fiction / Production Peacock Film in coproduction with ZHdK

Festivals

  • 38. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2017 / in competition category: best mid-length film
  • 52. Solothurner Filmtage 2017 / in competition: Upcoming Talents
  • Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2017 / nominated in the category Best Short Film
  • International Film Festival LA Shorts Fest 2017 / in competition
  • First Steps Awards Berlin 2017 / nominated in the category best mid-length film
  • 15ème Festival international des Signes de Nuit, Paris 2017 / international competition
    * Edward Snowden Award
    This award honors films, which offer sensible (mostly) unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.
    Jury statement: For having treated the difficult topic of suicide at work, that concerns the working organisation’s bases in its new forms of exploitation and domination, transforming workers in victims and executioner, we give the Snowden award to Black hours by Wendy Pillonel.
  • 16th International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy (ISFVF) 2017 / international competition
    * Audience Award
  • Camerimage, International Film Festival Bydgoszcz, Poland 2017 / Student Etudes Competition
  • Filmz, Festival des Deutschen Kinos 2017, Mainz / Best mid-length film competition
  • 23rd International Leuven Kort Film Festival 2017 / European competition
    * Audience Award

 

2016 Periphery

81 min / Arri Alexa / Fiction / collective anthology film / Production ZHdK

Festivals

  • 12th Zurich Film Festival, Programme: Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria / Competition
  • 52. Solothurner Filmtage 2017 / in competition: PRIX DU PUBLIC
  • 11. Internationales Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2017 / in competition: Perspektive junges Kino
  • Mostra Internacional de Cinema – IFF – Sao Paulo Int.Film Festival  Sao Paolo | Brasilien / special Focus Schweiz

 

2015 Destiny

16 min 20 / Arri Alexa / Fiction / Production ZHdK

Festivals

  • 51. Solothurner Filmtage 2016, Programme: Upcoming Talents
  • Festival du film étudiant Québec, 2015
  • Ascona Film Festival, 2017
  • 8th Chalon Tout Court Film Festival, 2017
  • Gässli Film Festival 2017, Basel

Awards

  • Best Swiss Short Film, Gässli Film Festival 2017
  • Best Director, Gässli Film Festival 2017

TV Broadcasts

  • 2015.04.23 at 00.10 on SRF1 | Kurt Früh Reloaded
  • 2016.10.05 at 21.40 on SRF2

 

2014 Mirages

14 min 50 / Arri Alexa / Fiction / Production ZHdK

Festivals

  • Bangalore Short Film Festival 2014, India
  • Upcoming Filmmakers, 2014, Lucerne
  • International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing, 2014, China
  • Ascona Film Festival, 2015
  • Festival du film étudiant Québec, 2015
  • The 4th International Water and Film Event, 2015, Daegu, South Korea
  • International Nature Film Festival 2015 Gödöllő, Hungary
  • Gässli Film Festival, 2015, Basel
  • Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2015, Austria

Awards

  • 1st Prize at the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in the category Best Short Film

 

2013 Eldorado

11 min 50 / Arri Alexa / Fiction / Production ZHdK

Festivals

  • Nuit du court-métrage Fribourg, 25.10.13, opening film
  • Festival du film étudiant Québec, 2014
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014, York, UK

 

2012 Parachutes

5 min 50 / 35 mm, Arri Alexa / Fiction / Production ZHdK

Festivals

  • Shnit Festival 2012, Bern
  • Kurz und schön 2012, Köln, Germany
  • 48. Solothurner Filmtage 2013, Soleure
  • Swiss Panorama 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Amalty Film Festival 2013, Kazakhstan
  • Jugendfilmtage 2013, Zürich
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013, York, UK
  • Ascona Film Festival, 2014
  • Festival du film étudiant Québec, 2014
  • Ciné Globe, Meyrin, 2014
  • Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, 2014
  • Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2014, Austria
  • The 4th International Water and Film Event, 2015, Daegu, South Korea

TV broadcasts

  • 17.11.2012, at 23:45 on WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk | Köln
  • 23.12 2012, at 22:25 on WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk | Programm Eins Festival | Köln.

 

2011 Transit

4 min / HDV / Fiction

2010 On est déjà vendredi

10 min / HDV / Fiction

2009 1,N-tetraoniroexocyclobutamine

4 min / HDV / Fiction

2008 Portes et clés

6 min loop / HDV / Fiction