Christian Frei (Switzerland)

Christian Frei (born 1959 in Schönenwerd, Solothurn) is a Swiss filmmaker and film producer. He is mostly known for his films War Photographer (2001), The Giant Buddhas (2005) and Space Tourists (2009). Since 2006, Frei has been an associate lecturer on Reflection Competence at the renowned University of St. Gallen. From 2006 to 2009 he was president of the “Documentary Film Commission” for the film section of the Swiss Ministry of Culture. Since August 2010 he is president of the Swiss Film Academy.

Filmography

  • Die Stellvertreterin
    1981
  • Fortfahren
    1982
  • Der Radwechsel
    1984
  • Ricardo, Miriam y Fidel
    1997
  • War Photographer
    2001
  • The Giant Buddhas
    2005
  • Space Tourists
    2009
  • Sleepless in New York
    2014
  • Heidi beim Geräuschemacher
    2016

Doc Alliance Members

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