Alex Mayenfisch (Switzerland)

Alex Mayenfisch was born in 1954 in Lausanne where he has stayed ever since. In 1972 - 1987 he was trained as a graphic designer. He later developed and managed a printing association. He also worked as a computer graphics artist and layouter at the Swiss magazine L'Hebdo and contributed to cultural and social publications. In 1985 Alex founded the Bellevue Video Studio and Climage and started his independent filmmaking career. He also collaborated with Musée l'Elysée (photography), the Lausanne History Museum, the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Lausanne Bureau for Immigrants.


  • "Le grand charivari"
    15´,Switzerland, 1987
  • The Field of the Spirits
    10´, Switzerland, 1990
  • La conquęte du temps libre/ Leisure Time
    52´, Switzerland, 1992
  • Class Photo - (26´, Switzerland, 1993) - collective film
  • La moitié de la gloire/ Half the Glory
    45´, Switzerland, 1995
  • Lorsque mon heure viendra/ When My Time is Up (55´, Switzerland, 1995) - collective film
  • The Devil's Money
    15´, Switzerland, 1996
  • Chronique d’une bonne intention/ Chronicle of a Good Intention
    51´, Switzerland, 1999
  • Statut: saisonnier/ Seasonal Workers
    52´, Switzerland, 2003
  • To Live Together
    18x2´, Switzerland, 2003
  • The Factory
    48´, Switzerland, 2005
  • Pya Hug
    24´, Switzerland, 2006
  • Un delai de 30 ans - L'avortement en Suisse
    50', Switzerland, 2008
  • 700 Bornes, une frontiere
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