Thursday 17.09.2020
ECAL, Renens

The Leenaards Foundation has awarded its 2020 cultural grants. The ECAL was doubly honoured with two of the eight scholarships awarded to two of its alumni: Shirin Yousefi, a graduate of the Bachelor and Master Fine Arts, and Giliane Cachin, a graduate of the Bachelor Graphic Design, each received a scholarship of CHF 50,000.

Presentation film of Shirin Yousefi

Presentation film of Giliane Cachin

In addition, Jean-Stéphane Bron, a graduate of the Bachelor Cinema, was awarded the Cultural Prize 2020, endowed with CHF 30,000.

Self-portrait of Jean-Stéphane Bron

Finally, the work of Pierre Keller, director of the ECAL from 1995 to 2011, was honoured with a posthumous Cultural Prize of CHF 30,000. This sum will be used to finance the Pierre Keller Prize, which has been awarded since September 2020 to an ECAL graduate whose work is distinguished by a particularly committed character (first laureate: Tara Ulmann, Bachelor Photography).

Presentation film on Pierre Keller, directed by Stéphanie Serra and Bruno Deville.


Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez

Image ECAL/Jimmy Rachez