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Experience

Juries

2017 Global Eco Film Festival Zurich - jury for the feature length film prize: www.globalecofilmfestival.com
2008 - 2016 The Annual Symposium on Documentary Filmmaking ZDOK at the Zurich University of the Arts - jury and editorial team: www.zhdk.ch
2006 Pink Apple Film Festival - Jury for the Short Film Prize: www.pinkapple.ch
2005 Artists-in-Labs - Selection Committee Member: www.artistsinlabs.ch
2005 Promotion Prize of the State Government of Nord Rhine Westphalia for Artists (Camera) Jury Presidency

Consulting / Moderation / Mentoring

2017 13. Zürcher Film Festival ZFF: ZFF Masters with film director Léa Pool: www.zff-masterclass.com
2017 Consulting the Director of the Art Festival Drehmoment - Produktionskunst fo the Region Stuttgart: www.kulturregion-stuttgart.de
2017 Mentoring Student Films by alumni film students of the Zurich University of the Arts
2016 20. Pink Apple Film Festival Zürich: Masterclass with Filmdirector Léa Pool: www.pinkapple.ch

Workshops / Teaching

2016 "Storyboarding Science Workshop" for the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences SCNAT - Platform Biology, co-director and coordinator of a novel interdisciplinary film practice workshop for PhD science and film students to develop alternative cinematic approaches to science communication www.naturwissenschaften.ch
2015 - 2016 "Activist Filmmaking": a lecture series based on a set of current environmental documentary films. What is activism in this day of climate change and how can film makers make any difference to the transfer of knowledge to the public? The series includes an analysis of content, technics and impact and was first implemented in the film department of the Zürich University of the Arts for film and environmental science students.
2002 - 2016 Professor for Filmmaking in the Department of Performing Arts and Film in the study degree areas Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Film at the Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland: www.zhdk.ch
1993 - 2001 University Teacher in Filmmaking at the University of Design and Art HGKZ Zurich, Diploma Study Area Film/Video, Zurich Switzerland
1991 - 1993 Lecturer for many universities and institutions such as: the Goethe Institute Munich, the Max Mueller Bhavan Institute, Hyderabad, India, the HFF University for TV and Film, Munich, the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.
1984 - 1993 Assistant Teacher in Film Design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany
1982 Assistant Teacher in Film at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, USA

Leadership

2000 - 2016 Co-Initiator and Leader of the International Cooperation Project Building Bridges between the School of Visual Arts NY, USA, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Art, Sweden, Experimental Theater Wing, Tisch, NYU, USA, Aalto University Helsinki, Finland and Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich Switzerland: filmandanimation.sva.edu
2006 - 2012 Concept Development, Initiator and Director of the Master of Arts in Film Degree Program at the Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland: www.zhdk.ch
1998 - 2006 Co-Director of the study area Film/Video at the University of Design and Art Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Research

2007 - 2011 Artists in Labs Research Project Documentation II ( project leader Prof. Dr. Jill Scott) supported by the Federal Office of Culture FOC, Switzerland and Pro Helvetia, Switzerland
2004 - 2006 Artists in Labs Research Project Documentation I (project leader Prof. Dr. Jill Scott) supported by the Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI, Switzerland and 9 Swiss Research Labs: www.artistsinlabs.ch
2004 - 2006 Digital Cinema, Research Project (Head of Research) supported by the Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI, Switzerland und the industry partners SONY Overseas und Swiss Effects, Zürich. Case Study in this project was the first Swiss HIGH DEF film feature "Little Girl Blue" (Director: Anna Luif): www.digitalcinema.ch
1989 Development of computer-assisted methods for film sound design, research initiative for the state of Nord Rhine Westphalia (in collaboration with Prof. Adolf Winkelmann)

Education / Degrees

1981 MFA Master of Fine Arts (Film), School of the Art Institute, Chicago Illinois, USA
1978 Diploma Engineer for Precision Tool Engineering (FH), University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany