Love, Loss, and Other Lessons Learned

On 28 April 2014 the University of St. Gallen published their new promotional film, produced by instantview and Zense, and with music by Pierre Funck. After a couple of days the film got over 10,000 YouTube clicks. Here are two reviews, one by St. Galler Tagblatt and one by NZZ Campus.

Production details can be found on the Facebook page of the film, including photos of the studio session with Antonello Messina (accordion) and David Schnee (viola). The recording was made by Jacques Kieffer at Tonmanufaktur.

49th Solothurn Film Festival

Four films with music by Pierre Funck will be screened at the Solothurn Film Festival (23–30 January 2014):

  • Alfonso by Jan-Eric Mack – screening times: Thursday 23 January, 8:30 pm, cinema Palace, and Monday 27 January, 12:45 pm, cinema Canva
  • Elite by Piet Baumgartner – screening times: Friday 24 January, 5:45 pm, cinema Canva, and Thursday 30 January, 12:00 noon, cinema Landhaus
  • From Earth and Ink by Jonathan Laskar – screening times: Saturday 25 January, 8:30 pm, cinema Capitol, and Wednesday 29 January, 5:45 pm, cinema Canva
  • Vielen Dank für nichts by Oliver Paulus and Stefan Hillebrand (additional music by Pierre Funck; main composers: Rod González and Marcel Vaid) – screening times: Saturday 25 January, 9:00 pm, cinema Reithalle, and Monday 27 January, 5:45 pm, cinema Reithalle

Details here, tickets here

Hazel Wins Two Awards in Saint-Étienne

At the Festival Face à Face in Saint-Étienne, the film Hazel by Tamer Ruggli (original music by Pierre Funck) has won the audience award for short films and the “Prix spécial du Jury” for short films. Details here.

Alfonso on Tour

The film Alfonso by Jan-Eric Mack (music by Pierre Funck) has been screened or will be screened at the following festivals:

  • shnit Berne, Cape Town, Cairo, Bangkok, Kyoto, Buenos Aires, San José (Costa Rica), New York (2–6 October), international competition.
    Alfonso is one of the 12 films (out of 6729 from 141 countries) that got nominated for the award “The Flaming Faun”!
  • International Short Film Festival Winterthur (5–10 November)
    Screening dates:
    Thursday 7 November, 4:50 pm, Casino Festsaal (film school day)
    Friday 8 November, 7:30 pm, Casino Theatersaal (CHurzfilm III)
    Saturday 9 November, 17:00 pm, Theater Winterthur (CHurzfilm III)
    Details here.
  • Cork Film Festival (9–17 November)

Elite to Be Screened at Zurich Film Festival

The short film Elite by Piet Baumgartner (music by Pierre Funck) will be screened on 4 Oktober at 5:30 pm at the Filmpodium in Zurich, details here.

Hazel on Tour

The film Hazel by Tamer Ruggli (original music by Pierre Funck) has been screened or will be screened at the following festivals:

Alfonso Awarded in Locarno

The film Alfonso by Jan-Eric Mack (music by Pierre Funck) has been awarded the prize “Best Swiss Short Film” by the jury “Cinema & Gioventù” at the Locarno Film Festival. Details here.

Festival Fantoche 2013

The animation film De terre et d’encre by Jonathan Laskar (music by Pierre Funck) got nominated for the Swiss competition at the festival Fantoche 2013.

Screening dates:

  • Wednesday 4 September 2013, 8:45 pm, cinema Trafo 4
  • Thursday 5 September 2013, 6:30 pm, cinema Trafo 4
  • Friday 7 September 2013, 10:00 am and 8:45 pm, cinema Trafo 5
  • Saturday 8 September 2013, 6:30 pm, cinema Trafo 5

Details here.