GIFF @ BEIJING

The film content proved to be innovative, entertaining and diverse: During the week-long event, two selected films from Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF), four works of students from the College of Art and Media of Tongji University, a special 360° flight footage from SOLAR IMPULSE, as well as the latest masterpiece of renowned Swiss film director Prof. Juerg Neuenschwander were featured in the swissnex Dome.
With more than 1500 visitors, 80 shows and 100 guests queuing at one time for a screening, the swissnex Dome was a great success during the Swiss Innovation Week, from July 2 to July 6, 2018, hosted by the Embassy of Switzerland in China (Beijing).
Apoptose by Sophie Le Meillour and Fabrice Starzinskas is an immersive animated short movie about life, death, and the relation of scale between chaos and perfection. The name refers to the process by which cells trigger their self destruction in response to a signal. This is one of the possible pathways of cell death which is necessary for the survival of multicellular organisms. The project, a collaboration between Sophie Le Meillour and Fabrice Starzinskas, results from an experimentation aiming to blend Sophie’s hand drawn universe and Fabrice creative technology research. It features an original soundtrack by Juan Pablo Espinoza & Hervé Moire and was awarded by Swissnex Boston and Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF).
Les lendemains d’hier by Benjamin Muzzin is a short film that explores antiquated visions of the future, with imaginary 3D worlds populated by vestiges out of retro science-fiction. It travels through rubble and ruins; a landscape of missed utopias. Directed by Benjamin Muzzin and music by Opuswerk/Hendrik van Boetzelaer.