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Nicolas Wadimoff



Nicolas Wadimoff was born in 1964 in Geneva and is a Swiss director, documentary filmmaker, producer, rock guitarist.

In 1988 he graduated from UQAM (Université du Québec a Montreal) in communications with a specialization in cinema.

Nicolas made his first documentary in 1990. He worked as a film director at Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) and the French Swiss Broadcasting Service (TSR).

In 1996-2001 he was a producer and director of films at his own company, Caravan Films. In 1997 he made his first fiction feature. In 2003 he founded Akka Films, devoted to the development of fiction films and production of documentaries. Opération Libertad is his fifth feature.

In 2010, he received the Ecumenical Jury prize at the Berlin Film Festival for his film Still Alive in Gaza shot in 2009 in the Gaza strip.


2014 Chasseurs de crimes
2012 Opération Libertad
2010 Aisheen (Still Alive In Gaza)
2005 L'accord
2005 Last Supper
2003 Alinghi – The Inside Story
2002 Kadogo, l'enfant soldat
2000 15, rue des Bains
2000 Mondialito
1998 Nuit et jour la télé…
1997 Clandestins
1996 Cyber-Guerilla
1995 Quand on allait voir Carlos
1994 Silence, on développe
1993 Le temps des clandestins
1992 Les Gants d'Or d'Akka
1991 Le bol
1990 Arménie-Jerusalem
1989 Yehudi Arabi Yemeni
1987 Ouskestekaché
1986 Trachéotomie
1984 Johnny Kichenin, poids moyen


Aisheen (Still Alive In Gaza)

Aisheen (Still Alive In Gaza) (Orig.) / 2010 / France, Qatar, Switzerland / 86 min

“Where's the ghost town?”, asked the little boy to the theme park attendant. “It's there, right there. But it has been bombed… Do you want to see it?” It is with these words that the film begins - an impressionist journey through a devastated Gaza after the war. The ghost town? Gaza is the ghost town…



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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