Born in 1937, Zurich, Switzerland. Diploma in commerce and physical education. From 1972, assistant in Swiss film productions and from 1974, free lance documentary filmmaker.
Collaborated during several years as interpreter and all-round assistant with the film festivals of Solothurn, Nyon, Locarno, Oberhausen and Bludenz. President and member of the international Jury, film festival Bludenz (Austria 1990, 1993,1997) and member of the international Jury, film festivals Bilbao (Spain 1978), Imola (Italy 1996), San Giovanni Lupatoto (Italy 1997), Oberhausen (Germany 2001). 1995 to 1998 Delegate to the European coordination of film festivals for the film festival Bludenz (Austria).
2008: Lecture on film analysis at the “Haute École fribourgeoise” of social work in the context of the Fribourg (CH) International Film Festival.
Winter 1993/94: Direction of a work-shop on “creation in film-making” for prisoners of the Penitentiary Institution “de la Plaine de l’Orbe”, Orbe, Switzerland.
2001: Digital tools for directors
1999: Seminary of character and story with Robert McKee
1993: Seminary of the art of decoupage with Slawomir Idziak.
1993: Seminary of story-board with Norbert Iborra.
1992 and 1993: Seminaries of film direction with Wojciech Marczewski.
1990: Seminary of actors direction with Jeremy Chance. Training period as
director with Heiner Carow, German director of longfeature films.
1981: Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service, Artists
Honorary member of the Swiss Film Maker Association. During 5 years committee member of the Swiss Film Society. 8 years member of the Photo, Film and Video Commission of the Canton of Bern. 15 years active member of the study-group for film of the Alpinale-Vorarlberg, Austria, and 6 years active member of the art commission of the Gallery 2016 in Hauterive, Switzerland. At the present time member of the associations INTERFILM and “Berne (CH) für den Film”.
2007 Histoire du Cinéma Suisse 1966 – 2000, directed by Hervé Dumont and Maria Torajada, Swiss Film Archive, Lausanne, publisher Gilles Attinger, Hauterive.
2004 “Pionnières et Créatrices en Suisse romande XIXème et XXème siècles”, Service for the promotion of equality between men and women, publisher Slatkin, CH-Geneva.
2002 “Clé d’art”, cultural French language electronic directory, Canton Bern (CH)
2001 doc vision ch, swiss documentary filmmakers, publisher “Clandestin”, CH-2542 Pieterlen.