Swiss animated film is currently in one of its most productive, ambitious and successful historical periods. Never before have so many films been made and never before have these films enjoyed such international success. At the centre of animation.ch are conversations with 20 film makers who represent the variety and uniqueness of Swiss animated film - from short author films to children"s productions, from television series to feature film projects, not to mention art and commercial productions. animation.ch explores the development of Swiss animated film over the last 20 years, examines current trends and looks at what"s to come in the future.
With Georges Schwizgebel, Jonas Raeber, Samuel and Frédéric Guillaume, Ted Sieger, Yves Netzhammer, Claudius Gentinetta, Claude Barras, Isabelle Favez, Jadwiga Kowalska, Rafael Sommerhalder, Adrian Flückiger, Marina Rosset, Basil Vogt, Dustin Rees, Zoltán Horváth,Izabela Rieben, Maja Gehrig, Anne Baillod, François Chalet and Claude Luyet.
Preface by Prof. Dr. Gabriela Christen
Introduction by Christian Gasser
Soaring and Morphing!: Developments in and Prospects of the Swiss Animated Film
Conversations: Georges Schwizgebel, Jonas Raeber, Yves Netzhammer, Ted Sieger and Sam & Fred Guillaume
Lucerne Inbetweens by Prof. Jochen Ehmann
Portraits: Anne Baillod, Claude Barras, François Chalet, Isabelle Favez, Adrian Flückiger, Maja Gehrig, Claudius Gentinetta, Zoltán Horváth, Jadwiga Kowalska, Claude Luyet, Dustin Rees, Izabela Rieben, Marina Rosset, Rafael Sommerhalder and Basil Vogt
Assiduous Money Men and Hidden Wolves by Chritstian Gasser
Applied and Commissioned Animated Film in Switzerland
Text in English & German
Christian Gasser (born 1963) studied Germanic and Romance literature in Bern and Paris and now lives in Lucerne, Switzerland. He is an author, journalist, radio producer, co-editor of the comic magazine STRAPAZIN, research assistant at the School of Art & Design of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and member of the selection jury of the Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Baden, Switzerland.