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2006 2022
Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

FILM STUDIES

Documentary film workshop with Guillaume Brac

Studio project with Guillaume Brac

The 2022 documentary workshop was lead by Guillaume Brac. In partnership with the Lausanne Sport!

Workshop Heidi News

FILM STUDIES

Workshop Heidi News

Workshop with Benoit Rossel, Arthur Lecoeur

Heïdi News asked the Ecal film department to create ten films based on a series of articles on the theme of food. The students had to make very short films of two to three minutes that could be broadcast on the newspaper's website and social networks.

Dario Willommet – Spiders in the heart (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Dario Willommet – Spiders in the heart (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

My diploma project consisted in accompanying the production of a short fiction film as a cinematographer. I was in charge of the camera and the lighting on the set.

Loris Theurillat – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Loris Theurillat – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

Strongly attracted to cinematography in documentaries, I did the photography for Olivia Calcaterra’s short documentary film for her degree.

Marion Reymond – Drifiting away (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Marion Reymond – Drifiting away (Direction)

Diploma project with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

A young caregiver uses her imagination to cope with the mourning of her mother and to escape from the nursing home where she works.

Solène Mercier – Les mouches de Beni (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Solène Mercier – Les mouches de Beni (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

For my degree, I did the photography of the short film Les mouches de Beni, directed by Alice-Denyse Matthey.

Alice Denyse Matthey-Jonais – Les mouches de Beni (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Alice Denyse Matthey-Jonais – Les mouches de Beni (Direction)

Diploma project with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

Beni, a young woman with bipolar disorder, forms a musical friendship with her 65-year-old neighbour Gégé.

Laurine Joyeux – Les mouches de Beni (Script supervisor)

FILM STUDIES

Laurine Joyeux – Les mouches de Beni (Script supervisor)

Diploma project with Julie Lupo

As a script supervisor, I worked with the director on her film, from the writing stage to the shooting.

Pierre Daendliker – Drifting Away (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Pierre Daendliker – Drifting Away (Photography)

Diploma project with Céline Bozon

For my end-of-study work, I had to design the photography for a graduation film.

Yan Ciszewski – The great disappointement (Screenplay)

FILM STUDIES

Yan Ciszewski – The great disappointement (Screenplay)

Diploma project with Emmanuel Bourdieu

Two women come down from the top of a mountain, following a great disappointment.

Olivia Calcaterra – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Olivia Calcaterra – The wonderful pain of the wild Broom (Direction)

Diploma project with Valentina Novati, Stéphane Demoustier

In the desert of southern Spain, a film designed to bring together animal and human emotions through the trauma of abandonment.

Keerthigan Sivakumar – Doosra

FILM STUDIES

Keerthigan Sivakumar – Doosra

Diploma project with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

Vinoth, a refugee, is looking for a volunteer activity to escape his loneliness, but no one is willing to accept his help.

Avril Lehmann – The Heiresses

FILM STUDIES

Avril Lehmann – The Heiresses

Diploma project with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

Luna returns to the family home where still lives her younger sister, Diana. Diana has been living alone in this large, dilapidated house since the death of their father.

Matias Carlier – Fever

FILM STUDIES

Matias Carlier – Fever

Diploma project with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

Two young skateboarders decide to go to a party, their evening gets complicated.

Gabriel Colban – Balthazar and Madalena

FILM STUDIES

Gabriel Colban – Balthazar and Madalena

Diploma project with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

In the midst of an aerobatic flight, a canonball woman meets a trapeze artist. A haunted love story.

Yael Vallotton – Sleeping Water

FILM STUDIES

Yael Vallotton – Sleeping Water

Diploma project with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

In the small kitchen of a family home, two women in their fourties are chatting. Out of the blue, one of them kisses the other.

Alexandre Brulé – The new millenium

FILM STUDIES

Alexandre Brulé – The new millenium

Diploma project with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

On the eve of Y2K, Christine finally introduces her lover, Mina, to her parents. The evening promises to be strange.

Sebastián Friedmann – Being a ghost

FILM STUDIES

Sebastián Friedmann – Being a ghost

Diploma project with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

Serge discovers what being a ghost is like but Martial, an old spirit, prevents him from having fun.

Axel Bezençon – Being a ghost (Editing)

FILM STUDIES

Axel Bezençon – Being a ghost (Editing)

Diploma project by Axel Bezençon

Serge discovers what being a ghost is like but Martial, an old spirit, prevents him from having fun.

Elias Ben Khalifa – We are the others

FILM STUDIES

Elias Ben Khalifa – We are the others

Diploma project with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

Karim and Adin are childhood friends. They haven't seen each other for a long time and get together for a drink to make up for lost time.

Michaela Theus – Dehors (Photography)

FILM STUDIES

Michaela Theus – Dehors (Photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

It is raining in the park. Natacha and her son Eli are looking for a shelter for the night. Walter wanders alone with his guitar.

Charlène Girel – Outside (Direction)

FILM STUDIES

Charlène Girel – Outside (Direction)

Diploma project with Gilles Marchand, Marie Monge

It is raining in the park. Natacha and her son Eli are looking for a shelter for the night. Walter wanders alone with his guitar.

Screening at the Swiss Culture Centre, Paris

FILM STUDIES

Screening at the Swiss Culture Centre, Paris

Studio project

ECAL and the Centre culturel suisse, Paris present the films made during the "Selfportrait and violence" workshop led by Mio Rau (playwright and theatre director at NTGhent Theatre) and Giacomo Bisordi (playwright and director).

Lucas Giordano – Askêsis

FILM STUDIES

Lucas Giordano – Askêsis

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Two imprisoned brothers, with no dreams or realities, seek a bit of air to breathe.

Coline Confort – Imperial (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Coline Confort – Imperial (direction)

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

At dawn, a cannon shatters the silence. The horses gallop across the beaten ground. Eva, 21, wants to join the Imperial HorseGuards, a historical reenactment of a Napoleonic regiment reserved for men.

Rodrigo Muñoz – Tarmac (direction)

FILM STUDIES

Rodrigo Muñoz – Tarmac (direction)

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Wednesdays after school Inès meets Julien on the train. The other passengers watch them.

Thibault Villard – Those who care to know each other (photography)

FILM STUDIES

Thibault Villard – Those who care to know each other (photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

Two figures meet in a pitch black room to make love. Once the lights are on, Lucien and Anton are faced with their differences but are drawn even closer together.

Nora Longatti – Strangers

FILM STUDIES

Nora Longatti – Strangers

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

A young woman challenges the daily grind with an unusual habit: getting in touch with strangers.

Nikita Merlini – Rondinella

FILM STUDIES

Nikita Merlini – Rondinella

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Staying with her mother after the fire, Sofia dreams of freedom. But the smell of smoke doesn't leave..

Théodora Menthonnex – Tarmac / Nebraska (sound)

FILM STUDIES

Théodora Menthonnex – Tarmac / Nebraska (sound)

Diploma project by Théodora Menthonnex

My graduation project consisted of doing the sound recording for two films, one in the heart of the Swiss mountains, the other in the hustle and bustle of the city.

Thibault Rodrigues – Taking the desert (editing)

FILM STUDIES

Thibault Rodrigues – Taking the desert (editing)

Diploma project by Thibault Rodrigues

Cevennes, 1702. In a totalitarian political state, four men take up arms.

Lou-Théa Papaloïzos – Nebraska

FILM STUDIES

Lou-Théa Papaloïzos – Nebraska

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

Two stories temporalities each other ultimately :  the encounter between a Swiss farmer and a Portuguese traveler, and a cow’s pregnancy.

Fanny Reynaud – Nebraska (photography)

FILM STUDIES

Fanny Reynaud – Nebraska (photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

The movie tells two stories that temporalities each other ultimately :  the encounter between a Swiss farmer and a Portuguese traveler, and a cow’s pregnancy.

Kimyan Flückiger – Montana 1977

FILM STUDIES

Kimyan Flückiger – Montana 1977

Diploma project with Laurent Larivière

A short film by Kimyan Flückiger

Aurel Ganz – Montana 1977 (photography)

FILM STUDIES

Aurel Ganz – Montana 1977 (photography)

Diploma project with Josée Deshaies

Rey and Moretti are two undercover narc in the middle of a police operation in the Swiss mountains of Valais. It’s during a routine operation that one of them will do a terrible mistake and together they will have to escape from this difficult situation.

Natasha Degrandi – Imperial (editing)

FILM STUDIES

Natasha Degrandi – Imperial (editing)

Diploma project by Natasha Degrandi

At dawn, a cannon shatters the silence. The horses gallop across the beaten ground. Eva, 21, wants to join the Imperial HorseGuards, a historical reenactment of a Napoleonic regiment reserved for men.

«Heidi en Chine», une affaire de famille

FILM STUDIES

«Heidi en Chine», une affaire de famille

Other

Diplômé de l'ECAL en 2002 Après deux documentaires remarqués ( Le Mariage en Afrique  et  Des Bleus dans la police ), il décidait en 2009 de filmer l’installation en Chine d’une famille fribourgeoise, restant sagement derrière sa caméra, en observateur, comme pour éviter de devoir affronter lui-même cette immersion dans un pays dont il est, qu’il le veuille ou non, issu. C’est alors, pour la première fois, qu’il a ressenti le besoin de partir à la découverte de ses racines. Car ne dit-on pas qu’il est impossible de savoir où l’on va si on ne sait pas d’où l’on vient?

ECAL Cinema book 2019

FILM STUDIES

ECAL Cinema book 2019

Other

Summer University in Tokyo

FILM STUDIES

Summer University in Tokyo

On the occasion of a workshop organised in the framework of the Summer University programme organised by the State of Vaud , a group of students from the ECAL Cinema Department wrote and directed four short movies (documentary and fiction) in Tokyo, in partnership with the Laboratory of Tsuchida/Kore-eda/University of de Waseda.

Belle Dune - "See You Later, Alligator..."

FILM STUDIES

Belle Dune - "See You Later, Alligator..."

Diploma project with Thomas Cailley, Josée Deshaies, Elsa Amiel

A police investigation in Belle Dune, a small seaside resort in the north of France. This graduation film is a pilote of a series.

Colombe Rubini – Under The Fish Scales

FILM STUDIES

Colombe Rubini – Under The Fish Scales

Diploma project with Thomas Cailley, Elsa Amiel

Max, a 23-year-young man, works in his father's fish shop. In this family business, the days are long and repeat themselves. The arrival of Zoe, an enthusiastic and full of life trainee, disturbs the routine of Max and leads him to rethink his future with seemed to him to be a foregone conclusion.

Moreno Cabitza – Bats In The Night

FILM STUDIES

Moreno Cabitza – Bats In The Night

Diploma project with Thomas Cailley, Elsa Amiel

Beamo has a dare given by his brother: sneak into an abandoned house and bring back an object.

Agnese Làposi – Alma in the herd

FILM STUDIES

Agnese Làposi – Alma in the herd

Diploma project with Thomas Cailley, Elsa Amiel

Alma visits her older sister, who lives in a commune in the countryside. She meets a boy and a stolen cow in the garden.

Adèle Beaulieu – Playing Hell

FILM STUDIES

Adèle Beaulieu – Playing Hell

Diploma project with Thomas Cailley, Elsa Amiel

22 year old Ava, goes to stay with her grandfather who lives in the Franches-Montagnes. They walk through forests together looking for Antoine who had disappeared that morning.

Léonard Vuilleumier – Dans ces rues / These streets will never look the same

FILM STUDIES

Léonard Vuilleumier – Dans ces rues / These streets will never look the same

Diploma project with Thomas Cailley, Elsa Amiel

Leandre goes looking for a stranger named Tristan in order to give him some bad news about a mutual friend.

Suze

FILM STUDIES

Suze

Diploma project with Thomas Cailley, Josée Deshaies, Elsa Amiel

After their passionate night, Suze will find out she is allergic to her new friend.

Julietta Korbel – Still Working

FILM STUDIES

Julietta Korbel – Still Working

Diploma project with Thomas Cailley, Elsa Amiel

The guardian of a factory doomed to be demolished is faced with the end of his universe…

ECAL book 2018

FILM STUDIES

ECAL book 2018

Other

Juliette Menthonnex – Anywhere

FILM STUDIES

Juliette Menthonnex – Anywhere

Diploma project with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

Mia, a former trapeze artist from Florida finds herself at the head of a small circus with her husband in German-speaking Switzerland. Despite an exhausting nomadic lifestyle, Mia has faith in the circus tradition and patience while passing on this cultural heritage to her daughter Simone.

Garage

FILM STUDIES

Garage

Diploma project with Olivier Loustau, Alain Gomis

At the edge of a rail traffic, in an abandoned garage four people of different backgrounds live in a perfect harmony.

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