Archive | 3. SFFF | 2016


Ursula Meier
is a Swiss-French director who studied film at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Belgium. She was second assistant director on two films by  Alain Tanner while also making her own short films. Her first feature for cinema HOME premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week. Her next film SISTER was shown in Competition at the 2012 Berlinale and won a Silver Bear Special Award. Both films were the Swiss submissions for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, HOME in 2009 and SISTER in 2013.

2015 Kacey Mottet Klein, Birth of an Actor (short documentary) 
2014 Bridges of Sarajevo (segment „Quiet Mujo“, short feature) 
2012 L’enfant d’en haut 
2008 Home 
2002 Des épaules solides (TV ) 
2002 Pas les flics, pas les noirs, pas les blancs (long documentary) 
2001 Tous à table (short feature)
2000 Autour de Pinget (long documentary) 
1998 Des heures sans sommeil (short feature) 
1994 Le songe d’Isaac (short feature)

Andreas Lust
was born in Vienna and lives in Berlin. He became known to international audiences for his leading role in Benjamin Heisenberg’s DER RÄUBER (2012 on competition at Berlinale) and Götz Spielmann’s REVANCHE  (Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009). In 2011 he won the  Austrian Film Award as Best Actor in DER RÄUBER. Since 1993 he was part of numerous TV and cinema productions including the ORF TV series SCHNELL ERMITTELT .

2016 Die Einsiedler 
2016 Kings Choice
2016 Der Einsiedler 
2015 Einer von Uns 
2012 Grenzgänger 
2010 Der Räuber 
2008 Revanche

Sigrid Andersson
After she finished acting school, Andersson was trained by George Shdanoff at the Los Angeles Theater Company to become a film coach. 2002 she founded Die Tankstelle - für Künstler zum Auftanken! For more than 28 years Sigrid Andersson has been coaching actors and directors and has assisted them for over 400 feature- and TV films. During the last 9 years she has trained 14 coaches according to the Andersson-System.

Has coached for: 
2012 Iron Sky 
2010 Goethe 
2010 Drei 
2010 Vinzent will Meer 
2009 Männerherzen
2009 Ein Teil von mir 
2008 Buddenbrooks 
2002 Fickende Fische

Critics Jury

Madeleine Hirsiger
was journalist and presenter of the „Tagesschau“ of Swiss Television. Also working in the cultural department. Correspondent in Berner Bundeshaus. From 1986 chief editor and presenter of various film magazines. Continuous coverage of the film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Locarno and Solothurn. Film producer at Swiss television in the departments for Cinema, TV-film and documentary. Today she works as a free-lancer.

Andreas Busche 
had two cinematic epiphanies: the italian cannibal-movie and later the movies from Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Since more than fifteen years he is a cultural journalist in Berlin (i. e. for Die Zeit, taz, epd Film) and was working as a restorer at the Nederlands Filmmuseum. He faces the end of analogue cinema with mixed feelings.

Tommaso Tocci
Born in Rome and educated in London, Tocci is a freelance film critic. He has written about and covered international film festivals for The Film Stage, RogerEbert.com, Filmmaker Magazine, Filmkrant, the Indiewire blog Press Play and Cinefile.biz, among others. In the past he has worked for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Berlinale Talents platform and the European Film Market in Berlin. Outside the film industry, he is also a copywriter and book translator.