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 (52', Switzerland, 2012)

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