“Sennentuntschi” and five further Swiss films at the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco
Films by six Swiss filmmakers will be screened at the 16th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco (October 20-26, 2011). Before film director Michael Steiner presents “Sennentuntschi” in other cities in the U.S, he will also participate in this festival on the West Coast. Peter Luisi will also present his film “Der Sandmann” in the Californian metropolis. Furthermore, Scherwin Amini and Nicolas Hugentobler, the two leading actors in Schaerer’s “Stationspiraten,” will also attend the festival to present the film.
"Sennentuntschi: Curse Of The Alps" was screened at the end of September at the Austin Fantastic Fest (September 22-29, 2011), the largest festival for this film genre in North America. Following the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco, Michael Steiner will present his film at further festivals and universities in Los Angeles, Denver and San Diego until November 10.
A total of five feature films by notable Swiss directors, including Stefan Haupt's "How About Love" and Alain Gsponer's "Lila, Lila," coproduced in Germany, will be screened at the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival. Michaela Müller's internationally award-winning animation film "Miramare" and the documentary film "Joschka und Herr Fischer" by German director Pepe Danquart (coproduction: Dschoint Ventschr, Zurich) round off the strong Swiss presence in San Francisco.
The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival is organised by the Goethe-Institut in San Francisco and serves as a gateway for its audience to experience a selection of new films from German-speaking countries. The audience votes on the winner of an award endowed with 5,000 dollars.
Zurich, October 19, 2011