Official Festival Guests

Beat Oswald
Filmmaker
Geboren 1982 in Frauenfeld, Schweiz. Besuch des Lehrerseminars Kreuzlingen. Studium der Ethnologie und Publizistik an der Universität Zürich. Seit 2010 freischaffender Filmemacher. Mitinhaber der Film Lodge GmbH im Bereich Auftragsarbeiten. Inhaber der Produktionsfirma Conobs GmbH – Contemporary Observations, für Produktionen im Bereich Dokumentarfilm.
Born in 1982 in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. Attended teacher's college in Kreuzlinger. Studied Ethnology and Media Studies at University of Zurich. Since 2010 works as an independent filmmaker. Cofounder of Film Lodge GmbH and Conobs GmbH – Contemporary Observations.
Fabrizio Fracassi
Cinematograph

Fabrizio Fracassi hat Dokumentarfilme für das Fernsehen und Kino geschnitten, Werbe- und Kurzspielfilme realisiert und auch Drehbücher geschrieben. Die Mechanismen und vielfältigen Möglichkeiten des Geschichtenerzählens über digitale Medien faszinieren ihn und das Thema rund um soziale, partizipative Plattformen nimmt einen wichtigen Stellenwert in seinem Berufsleben ein. Im 2017 entwarf und lancierte er das soziale Schreibnetzwerk «Fuel».
Fabrizio Fracassi has edited documentaries for television and cinema, created commercials and short fiction films, but has also written screenplays. He is fascinated by the mechanisms and multiple possibilities of storytelling through digital media and the topic around social, participatory platforms occupies an important place in his professional life. In 2017, he designed and launched the social writing network «Fuel».
Frank Matter
Filmemacher*in

Geboren 1964 in Basel, Schweiz. Seit 1991 freischaffender Produzent und Filmemacher sowohl im fiktionalen wie auch dokumentarischen Bereich. 1993-2006 In New York tätig. Inhaber der Firma soap factory GmbH in Basel.
Born 1964 in Basel, Switzerland. Since 1991 freelance producer and filmmaker in both fiction and documentary. 1993-2006 Active in New York. Owner of the company soap factory GmbH in Basel.
Sara Stijovic
Filmmaker in Residence

Sara Stijovi? (Podgorica, 1997) is a senior in college studying Film and TV directing at Faculty of Dramatic Arts Cetinje, with a GPA 10.00. Now, she is specializing in Documentary film. For being the Best student at FDU Cetinje, she has been awarded by both the City of Cetinje and the University of Montenegro. During three years of studies, she had directed several short fiction and documentary films. Her film “Bars, walls” has won an award for the Best documentary film at the 17th Hyperfest film festival (Bucharest, Romania). Besides that, it was in official selection in: Montenegro/ Herceg Novi film festival, MicroFAF, Krajina FF, DUFF – Dubrovnik film festival (Dubrovnik, Croatia), Sombor FF, Document Vranje 2018, First Frame Sarajevo, Motovun FF, Jahorina film festival, etc. She is holding an Al Jazeera Ambassador certificate from a Investigation documentary training lead by Oscar nominees and Emmy winners, Giovanni Ulleri and Ekrem Rrahmani, that took place during the first Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary film festival 2018 in Sarajevo, BiH. In April of 2019 she took part in Talent Campus of the 37th Fajr International film festival in Tehran, Iran. In June and May she took part in Looking China Film Youth Project in Harbin, China where she has created and produced short documentary film “Sincerely yours”. Also, in June of 2019, she has been selected for an Artist residency in the city of Campobasso, region Molise, Italy where she independently created short documentary film “Italian treasure”. Now, she is developing a feature documentary film with the work title Gina, her first feature film. During the Balkan Film Market that took place in Tirana, Albania, she has pitched the Djina project, and won an award for BEST PITCH for Documentary film.
Susanne Meures
Regiesseurin