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Degree Films 2024

Winners

Edgar Gomes Ferreira | 2024 | Drama, Coming of Age | 19.5 min

A young soccer player is overwhelmed by the closeness of his friendship with a teammate.

Three nights until tomorrow

Flavio Araujo | 2024 | Documentary, Experimental | 20 min

A chemical plant transforms a beach into a white paradise - a whale becomes stranded.

Lux Carne

Gabriel Grosclaude | 2024 | Science Fiction | 18 min

Anyone who wants to eat meat must pass a test.

Going on holiday

Stella Mach | 2024 | Drama, Experimental | 8 min

A train journey disrupts the family’s idyll.

Freight

Max Carlo Kohal | 2024 | Documentary | 80 min

Between thousands of tonnes of container steel, Rudmer is on his way to becoming a captain

Motel Molotov

Mina Tomic | 2024 | Drama | 13 min

A woman and a married man meet in a motel room for their secret affair.

1:10

Sinan Taner | 2024 | Drama, Comedy | 18 min

A harmless argument between two children ends in death threats between the two fathers.

Maya and the Present Tense

Dominic Curseri | 2024 | Drama, Experimental, Science Fiction | 19 min

Maya carries memories of someone else in her head and has to face her own past.

Syncope

Linus von Stumberg | 2024 | Dance, Thriller | 21 min

Whim and the Ensemble have to dance for their lives in the piece SYNCOPE.

Passagères

Camille Briffod | 2024 | Documentary, Drama, Experimental | 16 min

The airport, the melting-pot of different symptoms of our times.

Under the Ice

David Oesch | 2024 | Adventure, Experimental, Science Fiction | 23 min

A researcher finds her own past in glacial ice.

Who Runs The World

Aiyana de Vree | 2024 | Coming of Age, Drama, Fantasy | 13 min

Three friends, their “safe space”, the impending end of the world and colorful milkshakes.

Winter monologues

Manuel Karel Seiler | 2024 | Drama, Comedy | 18.5 min

As Hanka and her grandfather Bobek open preserved jars, they delve into the past.

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Le Dimanche en famille

Annie Gisler | 2013 | Documentary | 25 min

"Sunday with the familiy" is an intimate portrait of a family observed from the kitchen.

Paradox

Moris Freiburghaus | 2013 | Drama | 17 min

A portrait of an manic-depressive teenager

King

Jan-Eric Mack | 2015 | Drama | 24 min

Ein frischer Blick auf Früh: Studenten interpretieren Frühs wichtigste Werke filmisch neu.

Cafe Gilberte

Maria Sigrist | 2010 | Drama | 5 min

It’s a normal day in a coffee shop of a small American town. Suddenly the oxygen runs out.

Balazher

Lesia Kordonets | 2013 | Documentary, Road Movie | 29.5 min

A Ukrainian bus, old in years and kilometers.

Supernova

Bettina Oberli | 2000 | Coming of Age | 14 min

Today is his best day, today is the supernova.

Tauchä

Dominik Locher | 2013 | Drama | 14 min

Aus dem Master-Projekt "Käufliche Liebe in Zürich"

Sonnenhalb

Martina Fischbacher | 2006 | Documentary | 29 min

Toggenburg. Since the day I left the valley, I have missed it.

Oscar

Roberto Martinez | 2003 | Comedy | 10 min

Oscar and his father watch Oscar's son play a football match.

Grüne Weihnacht

Thomas Hess | 1998 | Comedy | 7 min

A man goes into the forest to steal a Christmas tree to decorate his living room.

Un dia y nada

Lorenz Merz | 2008 | Drama | 21 min

An abandoned tourist resort at the end of the world.

Digital Immigrants

Dennis Stauffer and Norbert Kottmann | 2016 | Documentary | 21 min

A group of seniors is trying to find their place in the digital age.

Blush

Barbara Kulcsar | 1999 | Drama | 11 min

Zurich Central Station. She is from Berlin, he is from New York. Their eyes meet...

Eddy

Matthias Frey | 2011 | Children, Commercial | 5.5 min

Eddy just wants to throw some baskets at his favorite basketball court.

Peggys Parade

Bigna Tomschin | 2011 | Documentary | 15 min

Peggy fights for her womens group to be part of the parade called "Sechseläuten".

Fledermäuse im Bauch

Thomas Gerber | 2004 | Comedy, Fantasy | 18 min

Viktor is a vampire who feels like a failure because he has not managed to bite anyone.

Echo

Jelena Pavlovic | 2018 | Experimental, Coming of Age | 18 min

A journey into the depths of the subconscious.

Meyers

Steven Hayes | 2003 | Comedy | 12 min

Married for 30 years, Ernst and Edna lead the usual life of couples their age.

Blue blue sky

Bigna Tomschin | 2014 | Children | 8 min

"In summer everyone goes on vacation, to the beach I guess."

Bei Parish

Yaël Parish | 2003 | Documentary | 30 min

This film should have been about the former nannies of the director.

Die Burg

Simon Jaquemet | 2005 | Drama, Coming of Age | 27 min

Antoine and Meier were best friends as teenagers.

Dark Black Eyes

Franziska Schlienger | 2010 | Documentary | 51 min

Paul Haller led a life of yearning for the absolute truth.

The Kids are alright

Rafael Kistler | 2014 | Coming of Age, Road Movie | 9.5 min

Luka is clattering through the night with his Piaggio Ciao until he met a little boy..

Millimeterle

Pascal Reinmann | 2016 | Drama, Coming of Age | 15 min

Swimming. Night. Adolescents. A dangerous balancing act between game and reality.

Männer

Stefan Künzler | 2014 | Comedy | 15 min

The quest for happiness between hotdogs, free parking spaces, and self-assembly furniture.

Nightglow

Fabienne Andreoli | 2017 | Coming of Age | 15 min

Lea is in the middle of her preparation for an important figure skating competition.

Journey to Jerusalem

Monica Amgwerd | 2012 | Comedy | 10 min

Emma and Gloria are having coffee before work.

Schonzeit

Irene Ledermann | 2009 | Drama | 20 min

The brothers Oli and Jan are confronted with the absence of their parents.

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Nowrooz

M. Reza Jafari | 2023 | Experimental, Drama | 17.5 min

Thorns turn into flowers through love.

Theory of Change

Dennis Stauffer | 2023 | Documentary | 72 min

A political hero's journey without a happy ending

Electric Fields

Lisa Gertsch | 2023 | Drama | 80 min

An inexplicable shift in the rules of the world brings to light people’s forgotten dreams.

A Monster called Love

Sophia Lara Nimue Schweizer | 2023 | Experimental, Fantasy, Horror, LGBTQIA, Dance | 13 min

Once upon a time O. wakes up from a nightmare...

Without Reason

Vanessa Blättler | 2023 | Drama | 25 min

Frida goes through a rollercoaster of emotions, told in a surprising and multilayered way.

To The Sun

Ivan Avramović | 2023 | Comedy | 21 min

Can homeless Nia escape her predicament?

Klemens - For the love of things

Tobias Wanner | 2023 | Documentary | 20 min

The restless collector Klemens is alone with his vision, he has to clear his storerooms.

Heimisch

Zoë Bayer | 2023 | Experimental, Drama | 7.5 min

A night on an empty campsite turns into a nightmare for three young camp leaders.

Remeber, broken crayons colour too

Urša Kastelic and Shannet Clemmings | 2023 | Documentary, LGBTQIA | 13.5 min

Shannet shares her journey of healing the wounds caused by transphobia.

Hemmli

Achille Lietha | 2019 | Fantasy | 9 min

A lonely artist is called by a disembodied voice.

Mr. Karlsen

Basil Burger | 2023 | Drama, Coming of Age | 15 min

Book antiquarian Karlsen can not get away from his store.

Eyes Shut

Angela Kuhn | 2023 | Drama, Coming of Age | 11 min

The bond between two siblings suffers the burden of domestic violence.

The Value of Things

Tobias Luchsinger | 2023 | 69 min

Three people, a film crew, one goal. They want to make a sustainable change in society.

On my Way Home

Konstantin Shishkin | 2023 | Coming of Age, Drama | 14.5 min

I’m on my way. It leads me through my memories. All the way to home.

Where the Wild Bees Are

Pascal Kohler | 2023 | Documentary | 9.5 min

Wild Bees are being displaced from their habitat by farmed honey bees.

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Utopia

Michael Schwendinger | 2022 | Documentary, Experimental | 18 min

A visual study of the ambivalence of human needs.

Motherland

Stefania Burla | 2022 | Drama | 15 min

Due to the current political state, a Polish grandma is asked to emigrate to her family.

Chagrin Valley

Nathalie Berger | 2022 | Documentary | 62 min

A journey to a crystallized past through the residents and workers of an elderly home.

Bird's nest

Julie Olympia Cahannes | 2022 | Comedy | 13 min

A flat search through death notices

The true face

Emanuel Hänsenberger | 2022 | Drama | 16.5 min

A stormy concert. A winemaker. And her blind father who won't listen.

Time Stranger

Lara Jacobs | 2022 | Drama | 9.5 min

An easily distracted young woman loses her grip on time.

Ukopan

Andrea Popović | 2022 | Drama | 28 min

A story of belonging, melancholia and ripped roses.

Der Molchkongress

Matthias Sahli | 2022 | Experimental, Fantasy, Science Fiction | 15 min

Stop feeding the salamanders!

get up and go

Aurelio Ghirardelli | 2022 | Road Movie | 14 min

To feel the wall you are running against, it is necessary to move.

The Glasbox

Lena Imboden | 2022 | Drama | 19 min

Play becomes serious: a journey into the depths of repressed memories.

Motër

Dorentina Imeri | 2022 | Drama, Mobile | 12 min

So that the silken thread does not tear, the firstborn takes over the parental tasks.

Heart Fruit

Kim Allamand | 2022 | Drama, Comedy, LGBTQIA, Dance | 20 min

5 episodes about imperfection in relationships.

Thing

Pascale Egli and Aurelio Ghirardelli | 2022 | Documentary | 23 min

Is love more than just a projection?

Sorry No Vacancy

Lars Wicki | 2022 | Comedy | 10 min

Mrs. Bünzli does not want to take in a refugee.

Half Conversations

Valentin Raeber | 2022 | Comedy | 8 min

A listless young man suffers from the expectations of those around him.

Belcanto

Ian Oggenfuss | 2022 | Drama | 17.5 min

The opera singer Enrico is confronted with his mothers death on the premiere night.

Degree Films 2021

Antes de Cenar

Manolo Zacate Lizárraga | 2017 | Fiction | 17 min

A portrait of a family is revealed through their dreams.

L’autre côté de son âme

Kathrin Schweizer | 2021 | Coming of Age, Drama, Experimental, LGBTQIA | 23.5 min

The twins Lucie and Pierre believe they have switched bodies.

Folly for Two

Nicole Doppmann | 2021 | Coming of Age, Drama, Experimental | 8 min

On her magical search for freedom, Mia also finds herself.

Domiz 2

Shafa Semo | 2021 | Documentary | 22 min

It seems all difficult for the family. But the hope is still there.

The Evil Witch

Valentin Räber | 2021 | Adventure | 11 min

In a medieval village, Valesquita discovers the sinister machinations of her mother.

Onur Calling

Annik Faivre | 2021 | Documentary, LGBTQIA | 37 min

Onur leads the filmmaker to the gay prides in lstanbul and Zurich.

A town still standing

Marvin Meckes and Lukas Fuhrimann | 2021 | Documentary | 18.5 min

Everything ticks in Triberg, the birthplace of the cuckoo clock. Only time stands still.

Forget me not

Lea Gygli | 2021 | Fiction | 22 min

In the care of the forest Yuna finds acceptance for the cycle of life.

So far, so good

Leon Schwitter | 2021 | Experimental, Comedy | 13.5

Four groups sweat without noticing that the water is up to their necks.

Smoke Break

Alan Sahin | 2021 | Documentary | 9.5 min

Seven places where people are on a cigarette break.

It must

Jumana Issa and Flavio Luca Marano | 2021 | Drama | 18.5 min

Silvia is going through a day of defeat.

Love will come later

Julia Furer | 2021 | Documentary | 81 min

A young Maroccan in search for love and a brighter future. What price will he pay for it?

Phlegm

Jan-David Bolt | 2021 | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy | 6 min

Crush. Crush. Crash.

Fishfingers

Lars Mulle | 2021 | Comedy, Short, Drama | 8.5 min

Summer is over, it's hard to let it go.

Talponi

Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola | 2021 | Fiction, Comedy | 15 min

Unable to afford a fancy holiday, a family hides at home to save their reputation.

Supernova

Rapahel Schulze-Schilddorf | 2021 | Essay | 18.5 min

Destruction is a part of us, we are part of it.

Degree Films 2020

Next

Beryl Guhl | 2020 | Drama | 16 min

Larissa, a young woman seeks recognition using socialplatforms as guidelines.

Das Ende der Unschuld

Daniel Best Arias | 2020 | Fiction | 69 min

Manuela erlebt auf dem Geburtstag ihrer Freundin Vanessa eine unvergessliche Nacht.

The sad Ballad of Isabell K.

Carlo Beer | 2020 | Satire, Black Comedy | 20.5 min

Unable to overcome the death of her dog, Isabell decides that no one should have a dog.

Mother

Daniel Grabherr | 2020 | Drama | 21 min

A mother is confronted with her son’s suicide.

Milk

Florian Hinder | 2020 | Drama | 29 min

A peasant couple loses everything, but they discover love.

Gaia

Flurina Gutmann | 2019 | Children | 9.5 min

Gaia lives alone in the forest. To save the planet, she needs to go to town.

Café Zentrum

Fabienne Steiner | 2020 | Documentary | 20.5 min

The end of an era is near – for a generation as for the Café Zentrum

Oh my dear child

Seraina Scherini | 2020 | Drama | 18 min

Mother, daughter and cat are looking for love.

The Nitwits

Jan Linhart | 2020 | Comedy, Serie | 19 min

Hate your job? Don’t jump! Watch THE NITWITS instead.

Jesus loves you

Urs Berlinger | 2020 | Drama | 15.5

A father-son story about faith and heavy metal.

Pushing Boundaries

Lesia Kordonets | 2020 | Documentary | 100 min

A portrait of a country, being incapacitated by the war – it had lost its limbs.

Human Resources of Ugago

Ennio Ruschetti and David Oesch | 2019 | Science Fiction, Comedy, Animation | 13.5 min

Dave is the last human in an office full of hip robots.

we are fine.

Lukas Bösch | 2020 | Direct Cinema | 15 min

A digital shopping experience.

Bićemo Najbolji

Jelena Vujovic | 2020 | Drama | 20 min

A Romeo & Juliet story set in the Kosovo War 1998.

The train station

Elias Jutzet | 2020 | Comedy, Fantasy | 13 min

Four strangers are waiting for a train in an remote train station.

Arada

Jonas Schaffter | 2020 | Documentary | 83 min

Arada – displaced to a foreign homeland.

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