Juerg Neuenschwander

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Juerg Neuenschwander
Juerg Neuenschwander Filmregisseur.jpg
Juerg Neuenschwander in 2013
Born1953
NationalitySwiss
EducationPrimary school in Signau; Diploma in education from the University of Bern, Switzerland; studied psychology at University of Bern, Switzerland[2]
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer[2]
Years active1978–present
Notable work
  • My Mother is in Sri Lanka, (1986, co-directed with Remo Legnazzi)[3]
  • Shigatse – eine Spritze kommt selten allein (An injection never comes alone, 1989-1990)[4]
  • Kräuter und Kräfte (The Power of Healing, 1995)[5]
  • Früher oder später (Sooner or later, 2000-2003)[6]
  • Q – Begegnungen auf der Milchstrasse (Encounters on the Milky Way, 2000)[7]

Juerg Neuenschwander (born 1953) is a Swiss independent documentary film director, film producer and founding member of Container TV AG for film and television in Bern, Switzerland.[8] He is a media consultant and lecturer in film and audiovisual design; director of short and feature-length documentary films, of artistic projects and interactive Multimedia productions.[1]

Career[edit]

Documentary films

Juerg Neuenschwander has made a name for himself with cinematic documentaries such as früher oder später (sooner or later), Kräuter und Kräfte (The Power of Healing), and Q – Begegnungen auf der Milchstrasse (Encounters on the Milky Way).[9] He developed and directed a community TV project in Bern's Tscharnergut neighbourhood.[8] He worked on location in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China (Tibet), Mali, Nepal, Switzerland and the US.[10]

Lectureships, professorships

Juerg Neuenschwander is an expert and consultant in visual communication, he teaches film studies at Bern University of the Art, a Department of Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland, (1999 – 2016), and at the College of Design & Innovation D&I, Tongji University, Shanghai, China (visiting professor, 2009 – 2015).[11]

1999 – 2008 Founder and director of the Media Lab at Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, Switzerland.[10]

2016 Juerg Neuenschwander has got a call under the Recruitment Program of Global Experts” (上海千人计划) for three years as an Overseas High-Level Talent National Chair Professor at the College of Arts & Media 艺术于传媒学院 at Tongji University, Shanghai.[12]

Memberships

1987 - 1995, member of the Film Commission of the Canton of Berne[10]

2005 - 2008, member of Expert Committee for Non-fiction of Zürich Film Foundation (Zürcher Filmstiftung).[13]

Select filmography[edit]

Feature-length documentaries

  • Daughters of a Rebel (in preparation)[14]
  • Simply different/ Gleich und anders (2011-2016)[15]
  • The Chinese Recipe: bold and smart (2012-2016)[16][17][18][19]
  • Sooner or later (früher oder später, 2000-2003)[6]
  • Encounters on the Milky Way (Q – Begegnungen auf der Milchstrasse, 1998-2000)[7]
  • Kräuter und Kräfte (The Power of Healing, 1994-1995)[5]
  • Shigatse – eine Spritze kommt selten allein (An injection never comes alone, 1989-1990)[4]
  • My Mother is in Sri Lanka (1986, co-directed with Remo Legnazzi)[3]

Television productions, short documentaries

  • The Magic of the Chinese Opera (in development)[20]
  • Seitenblick (Side Glance, experimental, in development) [20]
  • Fear has a Thousand Eyes (Die Angst hat 1000 Augen, 2011, producer)[21]
  • Boggsing (Boggsen, 2011)[22]
  • Bao, the Upright Judge (Der rechtschaffene Richter BAO, 2011)[23]
  • The Swiss Parliament Building (Kuppel über Bern, 2006–09)[23]
  • Living with Orangutans (Unter Orang-Utans, 2008)[11]
  • Wound Ballistic (2008)[24]
  • The World in-between (Zwischenwelt, 2007)[11]
  • The Rasheda Trust (2006)[25]
  • Amadou’s Friends (Les Amis d’Amadou, 2005)[11]
  • Imprisonment (Freiheitsentzug, 1996-1997)[2]
  • Hey you! (1998)[2]
  • The Promise (Das Versprechen, 1996)[2]
  • The Magic of Simulation (Simulationszauber, 1995–96)[2]
  • Rasheda – no time for a chat (Rasheda – keine Zeit für einen Schwatz, 1993-1994)[2]
  • Confrontation HIV/Aids (Konfrontation HIV/Aids), six episodes (1991-1993)[11]
  • Seeing means living (Sehen ist alles, 1991)[2]
  • On the mountain (Auf dem Berg, 1993)[2]
  • Fri-Art NY- Made in Switzerland, video installation, with Peter Guyer (1984)[2]
  • So Berne – Youth on the Street (So Bern – Jugend auf der Strasse, 1980), with Alex Sutter et al.[2]
  • Video5 (1978)[11]
  • Space to live – Occupation of Houses (Raum zum Leben – Häuserbesetzung, 1975, a fragment)[11]

Awards

  • Encounters on the Milky Way (Q – Begegnungen auf der Milchstrasse), Berner Filmpreis for Documentary Film (2002)[26]
  • Sooner or later (früher oder später) was nominated for the Documentary Award Pare Lorentz 2003, Los Angeles[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Neuenschwander, Juerg (2001). Documentary filmmakers from Switzerland. CH Pieterlen: Edition Clandestin. pp. 134–135. ISBN 3-905297-18-3.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Neuenschwander, Juerg (2001). Documentary filmmakers from Switzerland. CH Pieterlen: Edition Clandestin. p. 134. ISBN 3-905297-18-3.
  3. ^ a b "My Mother is in Sri Lanka". Bern für den Film. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Shigatse". ContainerTv. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Kräuter und Kräfte". Swissfilms. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Früher oder später". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Encounters on the Milky Way" (PDF). Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b Graezer Bideau, Florence (2014). "Lausanne Summer School 2014". College of Humanities. Centre for Area and Cultural Studies (Part 2, summer 2014): 26.
  9. ^ "Jürg Neuenschwander". bernfilm.ch. Verein Bern für den Film. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Staff, Jürg Neuenschwander". Hochschule der Künste Bern. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Jürg Neuenschwander, Biography". swissfilms.ch. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  12. ^ "College of Arts & Media, Tongji University, Juerg Neuenschwander". Tongji University. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Jahresbericht 2008/2009". Zürcher Filmstiftung: 34.
  14. ^ "juergneuenschwander.com". Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Gleich und anders". Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Eat & Digest". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Made in China: Making or faking". youtube.com. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  18. ^ Jahrbuch der Hochschule der Künste Bern 2014. Berner Fachhochschule. 2014. pp. 57–68. ISBN 978-3-9524091-2-1.
  19. ^ "Interview: Swiss film director says Chinese-style entrepreneurship booming". news.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  20. ^ a b "juergneuenschwander.com". Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  21. ^ "The Fear has a 1000 Eyes - Cities in the age of terrorism". German-documentaries.de. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Boggsing". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  23. ^ a b "Aufträge: Arbeitswelt, Sozial- und Kulturbereich". container-tv.com. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  24. ^ "Aufträge: Schule, Bildung, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit". container-tv.com. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  25. ^ "The Rasheda Trust". container-tv.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  26. ^ "Filmpreis des Kanton Bern und Annerkennungspreise" (PDF). Berner Filmförderung. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  27. ^ "Nominees: 19th Annual IDA distinguished documentary achievement Awards 2003". documentary.org. Retrieved 16 June 2015.

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