Jury Feature Films
Romain Le Verne
Struck by Tod Browning’s Freaks, and passionate by what happens outside the mainstream, he knew from a very young age that he wanted to become a cinema journalist. At the beginning of 2000, he works for the DVDrama webzine as well as the Mad Movies and Première magazines. In 2013, he creates the website Chaos Reigns (chaosreigns.fr) as an answer to the exhausting standardization, in order to defend a “different” cinema and shed a light on singular filmmakers.
Born in Moutier (Swiss Jura), Gaël Bandelier is a curious and serendipitous polygraph author. Self-taught, he practises several artistic and scientific disciplines (sound poetry, writing, comics, artist’s books, quantum physics, cosmology, mathematics, biology). Fascinated by explorations of language and artistic, scientific and philosophical systems of representation, he practises experimentation as a game, as formal encounters and as cosmic openings. Ambidextrous, he also collaborates with the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne.
Plastic and video artist and performer, she is preoccupied with the subjects of time, real or recorded, its perception and the acceleration experienced by our societies. Practicing live video art, she endeavours to deconstruct the spectacular through a combination of “new” technologies and insignificant and “poor” objects. Regularly working in partnership with experimental musicians on the relationships between sound(s) and image(s), she plays theremin, poorly, but with passion, in a foetus noise-experimental-trance band, “Bise Noire”, the duo “AdA” and in her solo project “Loutre Apparente”. In 2016 she joined the team of festival Akouphène in Geneva.
Jury Short Films
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Marie is originally from France and has been living in Switzerland for almost 9 years. She is getting her master’s degree in sociology, art, culture and cultural mediation in Grenoble, following her bachelor’s degree in art history in Montpellier. Experienced in project management, she has participated in the creation of numerous events in France and Switzerland. She has joined the programming team of the Festival 2300 Plan 9 – Les Étranges Nuits du Cinéma de la Chaux-de-Fonds, to finally become its director. She is also at the origin of the concert and cinema hall Le Kremlin in Monthey and is currently working as the cinema manager for the ABC Culture Center in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Operation Covid: 2300 Plan 9
Co-founder and co-director from 2012 to 2019 of La Fête du Slip – “Panties Party” – a multidisciplinary festival dedicated to gender and sexuality, Viviane Morey has been a member of the board of directors of eracom, school of arts and communication since 2018. A graduate in social sciences, literature and education sciences, she is also a certified educator in sexual and reproductive health. Constantly curious and passionate about both political issues and cultural expressions, Viviane is now investigating about mental health, anti-racism, ecology, and their intersections.
Operation Covid: Fête du slip
He directed the feature film Niblock’s Sound Spectrums – Within Invisible Rivers on Phill Niblock, one of the main American minimalist music composers. In 2014, he created the Hydraphonies festival which focuses on audiovisual performances in churches, chapels and cathedrals. Its participants are major figures of the experimental scene, such as Phill Niblock, Christian Fennesz, Pierre Bastien, Paul Clipson, Carl Stone, Jozef Van Wissem, etc. He is an art educator, currently teaching graphic design and digital studies in Paris.