AS I CLOSE MY EYES
by Konstantin Bojanov
90′ FEATURE FILM
SHOOTING JANUARY 2020
In coproduction with Klas (Bulgaria), with the support of BAK, Free Studio and Cineforom (Switzerland), UDI (France), The National Cinema Center (Bulgaria)
As a Devadasi, Devika (14) is dedicated to the Godess Yellama and intended for prostitution. On the day of her sister’s departure for Mumbai, she meets Renuka (17), a free-wheeling sex worker. 18 years later, she hits the road to secretly find the woman she had once loved more than anyone else. A Shakespearean love story taking place in Southern India.
by Rusudan Chkonia
90′ FEATURE FILM
SHOOTING FALL 2019
In coproduction with Nike Studio and 20 Steps (Georgia)
With the support of BAK and Cinéforom (Switzerland) and the Georgian National Film Cente
After seven years of construction freeze, 12 desperate co-owners of the residential house « Venice » finally got a chance to complete the building. But one of them will have to give up his apartment. Who will they force to do so ?
PALÉO, BEYOND UTOPIA
by Marco Dellamula
4×45′ DOCUMENTARY SERIE
IN PRODUCTION, SHOOTING JULY 2019
Commissioned by RTS (Switzerland)
A worthy heir of the seventies music festivals, Paléo gathers more than 250,000 festival-goers every year. By following 4 volonteers, before during and after the festival, the series makes us live their visceral attachment to the festival.
by Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind
90′ FEATURE FILM : SCIENCE-FICTION
with the support of AFAC (Lebanon) and DOHA FILM INSTITUTE (Qatar)
In a post-apocalyptic Bethlehem, Dunia is the dying founder of an underground orchard. Young scientist Alia is designated to be Dunia’s successor. As the young lady was born after the catastrophe, she actualy is a total stanger to the land she is suppose to reseed. Soon a strong relationship binds the two women and Alia fights against memories not belonging to her.
by Valeria Mazzuchi & Antoine Harari
In coproduction with Temps Noir (France)
Despite its victory in the fight against the airport, the future of the Z.A.D Notre-Dame-des-Landes is threatened from both inside and outside. Its inhabitants know that the year 2019 will be decisive. We tell their doubts, their struggles but especially their dream of creating a new form of society.
MARIA COBRA PRETA
by Erika Nieva da Cunha
In coproduction vith HEAD – Geneva and RTS, with the support of Cinéforom
In a Lisbon neighborhood worn by gentrification, young female rapper Maria expects expulsion. An unknown voice is mixed with her own songs whispering her exile and the one of the past black generations.
The trauma of yesterday, might give Maria the strength to deal with the present.
by Dea Gjinovci
In a Geneva suburb, a camping not quite like the others…
Here, two communities cohabit: precarious Swiss citizens settled for two decades, and newly-arrived refugee families in transit. As the children refugees begin to form a brass band, the Swiss workers are facing the outsourcing threat of the nearby cement plant.
At the sometimes impossible intersection of these two communities, the film offers a subtle reflection on our contemporary society.
by Nicolas Wadimoff with Emmanuelle Walter
90 MINUTES DOCUMENTARY
AND 10 X 20′ DOCUMENTARY
In coproduction with Coop Vidéo (Canada), Temps Noir (France), RTS (Switzerland) and Radio-Canada
In 2015, a dozen students from Collège de Maisonneuve went on jihad to Syria and Iraq.
Three years later, how does this Quebec school take up the challenge of living together?
by Juliana Fanjul
In coproduction with Cactus Films Doc (Mexico), RTS (Switzerland)
With the support of BAK, CINEFOROM, and Suissimage.
Mexico, March 2015. Carmen Aristegui, incorruptible journalist, has been fired from the radio station where she has worked for years. Supported by more than 18 million listeners, Carmen continues her fight. Her goal: raising awareness and fighting against misinformation.
The film tells the story of this quest: difficult and dangerous, but essential to the health of democracy. A story in which resistance becomes a form of survival.
written by Sarah Farkas, Marine Flores-Rumy and Claire Kanny
6 X 52′ THRILLER, TV SERIE
Produced by Philippe Coeytaux
Directed by Jean-Laurent Chautems, commissioned by the RTS
The ski season is coming to an end at Les Cimes, Switzerland. The melting snow uncovers the corpse of a woman, murdered in a gruesome yet intriguing way. Detective Sterren Kälin is leading the investigation. One evening, her life is turned on its axis when she finds out that her son has accidentally killed a seasonal worker while driving her car.
She’s ready to do anything to prevent her son going to prison. She decides to disguise the crime by reproducing the staging of the killer she’s been investigating. However when she arrests the actual murderer, the situation becomes way more complicated.
by Shyaka Kagame
By deciphering the history, implementation and creative force of this fabric, “Africa Wax” offers a plunge into the African aesthetic imagination, where political and economic factors, gender and fashion intersect.
written by Karine Sudan and Nicolas Wadimoff
IN DEVELOPMENT : WRITING
written by Ercan Kesal and Ufuk Emiroglu
IN DEVELOPMENT : WRITING
with the support of Cinéforom and Migros Foundation
Standing in the rain in a cemetery of which she organizes the displacement, Sevda (35), has only a few hours left to evacuate it in order to fulfill her ambitious real estate project in the center of Istanbul. The same night she learns that her father, exiled in Switzerland when she was a baby, will probably very soon die. Convinced to be able to successfully balance everything, she takes the first flight to attempt to recompose the life of a man that she does not know if she must love or eventually hate.