Almost everything

2017 | Drama | 24 min | BA Film

Directed by Lisa Gertsch

Collection: Degree Films 2017

Leandra has to bring her husband Paul into a retirement home. At the age of 47 years, he suffers from Alzheimer's. But Paul doesn't want to go to the home. He'd rather make holidays with his wife. And so the two of them drive to the sea, just like an ordinary couple.

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Runtime24 min
Year of Production2017
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatProRes, DCP
Aspect Ratio2.39:1
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shot onARRI ALEXA, Canon 5D Mark II
Shooting FormatProRes
Spoken LanguageSwiss German, Italian
Available SubtitlesGerman, English
Director, Screenplay Lisa Gertsch
Cinematography Simon Bitterli
Production Design Sina Knecht
Music Dimitri Käch
Editor Florian Geisseler
Lisa Gertsch
Production Manager Antonella Barone
Leading ActorsOriana Schrage
Michael Neuenschwander
Supporting ActorsJan Pezzali
Lorenzo Lisato
Location Sound Engineer Robert Rezo
Michael Karrer
Daniel Loepfe
Sound Design, Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Digital Colorist Ramón Königshausen
Graphic Artist Christian Baltzer
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Norbert Kottmann
Yasmin Joerg
Project Mentoring Sabine Boss
Bernhard Lehner
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Head of Programme BA Film Bernhard Lehner


20. November 2018
CAMERIMAGE 2018: "ALMOST EVERYTHING" Simon Bitterli wins the Silver Tadpole

At the CAMERIMAGE International Film Festival for cinematographers in Bydgoszcz Poland, Simon Bitterli wins the Silver Tadpole for his work in the bachelor degree film 2017 "ALMOST EVERYTHING" by Lisa Gertsch.

Silver Tadpole

12. October 2018
Student Academy Awards 2018 - Silver Student Oscar for "ALMOST EVERYTHING" by Lisa Gertsch

The Bachelor Degree Film 2017 "ALMOST EVERYTHING" by Lisa Gertsch wins the Silver Student Oscar in the section Narrative - International Film Schools. The award ceremony took place on 11 October 2018 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles.

Student Academy Awards - Oscar 2018

13. May 2018

The bachelor degree film 2017 by Lisa Gertsch was honored with the STUDENT AWARD at the LISFE - Leiden International Short Film Experience. Jury statement: "Magnificently well-acted, and exceptionally brilliant in terms of rhythm and narrative tension span, and a score that brought it all home, this film stole the heart of all jury members. The film narrates the story of two people on a path together. The undercurrents of emotions are covered by the at times bland, fearful, joyous, and harsh reality of everyday life. The film pays tribute to the fragility of life - but not of love."


8. May 2018
FAST ALLES wins in Brussels the AUDIENCE AWARD 2018

The Bachelor degree film by Lisa Gertsch wins the AUDIENCE AWARD 2018 at the Brussels Short Film Festival.

Brussels Short Film Festival

13. December 2017
"FAST ALLES" - Best short -LeKino-Lab Competition 2017

Interview mit Lisa Gertsch

30. November 2017
"ALMOST EVERYTHING" by Lisa Gertsch wins in Hannover the Int. Young Film Makers Award 2017

The Jury says: Lisa Gertsch's FAST ALLES is a confident, mature film that addresses a dramatic situation — that of dementia — with great sensibility, lightness and humor through exquisite active and natural cinematography. An honest, humble film, FAST ALLES is able of leading the audience into the core of its two characters' bare love and humanity

International Young Film Makers Award 2017

22. November 2017
Der CADRAGE Kurzfilmpreis 2017 Winterthur geht an "FAST ALLES" von Lisa Gertsch

Begründung der Jury: Ein Film, der uns mit seinem Wechselspiel zwischen Witz und Schönheit auf der einen und Tragik auf der anderen Seite auf feinfühlige Art und Weise die Geschichte von Entfremdung, Abschiednehmen, Fremdbestimmung wie auch von der Beständigkeit und Kraft der Liebe mit grosser Feinfühligkeit erzählt.

CADRAGE Kurzfilmpreis 2017 Winterthur


28. March 2019 – 31. March 2019
Underexposed Filmfestival YC
South Carolina | USA

18. March 2019 – 24. March 2019
Swiss Film Award 2019 | Nominees week | Geneva
Cinémas du Grütli

18. March 2019 – 24. March 2019
Swiss Film Award 2019 | Nominees week | Zurich
Filmpodium Zürich

20. February 2019 – 20. February 2019
CINEMA Jahresbuch "Qualität" Vernissage
Filmpodium der Stadt Zürich

7. January 2019 – 7. January 2019
Kino Kosmos
Zurich | Switzerland

21. December 2018 – from 22:50
SRF Swiss Radio and Television

10. November 2018 – 17. November 2018
CAMERIMAGE International Film Festival
Bydgoszcz | Poland

18. October 2018 – 28. October 2018
shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival

29. May 2018 – 4. June 2018
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts
Vienna | Austria

27. May 2018 – 3. June 2018
Krakow Film Festival - International Documentary & Short Film Festival
Krakow | Poland

10. May 2018 – 13. May 2018
LISFE - Leiden International Short Film Experience
LISFE - Leiden International Short Film Experience
Leiden | Netherlands

24. April 2018 – 5. May 2018
Brussels Short Film Festival
Brussel | Belgium

24. March 2018 – 24. March 2018
Short Film Night 2018 - local premiere

23. March 2018 – 23. March 2018
Nominees Week - Swiss Film Award Quartz 2018
Cinéma du Grutli | Geneva
Films of the Film Schools

23. March 2018 – 23. March 2018
Short Film Night 2018 - local premiere

22. March 2018 – 22. March 2018
Nominees Week - Swiss Film Award Quartz 2018
Zurich | Filmpodium
Films of the Film Schools

25. January 2018 – 1. February 2018
Solothurner Filmtage
Solothurn | Switzerland
Upcoming Talents

22. January 2018 – 28. January 2018
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Saarbrücken | Germany

22. November 2017 – 26. November 2017
up and coming - int. film festival hannover
Hannover | Germany
International Competition

7. November 2017 – 12. November 2017
intern. kurzfilmtage winterthur - The Short Film festival of Switzerland
Winterthur | Switzerland
Swiss Competion