Andreas Fontana

Andreas Fontana was born in Geneva in 1982. After studying comparative literature, he moved to Buenos Aires to work as a translator and interpreter. Back in Switzerland in 2007, he pursued a master’s degree in filmmaking at the ECAL in Lausanne and at the HEAD in Geneva. His first short film COTONOV VANISHED (2009) was awarded by Visions du Réel. PEDRO M, 1981 (2010) was nominated for the Swiss Film Prize.

AZOR, his first feature film (Alina Film / Ruda Cine / Local Films, 2021), was presented at the 71st Berlinale, in the “Encounters” Section.

and now works as a mentor at various schools and institutions, including the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design à Genève (HEAD-GE), the Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) and the Elias Querejeta Zine-Eskola (EQZE) in San Sebastian, Spain.

All films by Andreas Fontana