Biography

NEWS : 

Janine Piguet has just finished acting the main part of Bibi in Old Boys, Jean-François Amiguet’s latest feature film, coming out in 2021 in theaters and on TV (TSR). In Old boys, she is a cheeky barmaid, trying to find out who is her father (Zoé, Bernard Verley). She also acted the main part in The interphone (T.Pradervand, German), a short film in which she is a jazz singer, and the main part in the shorfilm Fortissimo (Inredproduction, french), where she is a crazy pianist. She has also acted in two more features in smaller parts : Chroma, by Jean-Laurent Chautems (PS production, TSR) and Deathcember by Alyosha Saari (segment “ring my bell”, Epic Pictures Group) which is in festivals all over the world at the moment. She has been nominated for the Swiss Film Award 2019 for the film Bacha Posh, (best producer). Janine works in English, French, Italian, German and Swiss German.

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY

Janine only opens her luggage to take summerdresses out and put walking shoes in. She trades a plane for a train, a train for a bicycle, a bicycle for a rowing boat … She knows train agents as well as her neighbours and airport halls as thourougly as her garden.
She travelled so much being first a tropical biologist and then an actress, that she feels home in the funniest places, even those without electricity or running water.
She has favourite cafés all over the world for coffee or white earl grey where she loves to write and to dream. Earth is her home.

In love with stories and keen to tell them, she yearns to act in movies all over the world, in many different langages. For the parts she acts, she is happy to take up challenges like singing, dancing, playing the piano, learning romanian, fighting and many more (just come up with them !).

She likes long walks in nature and going through towns. Jazz and opera, but mainly shootings on the other side of the globe where she can get with a plane, a train, a bycicle, a rowing boat… as long as she travels, everything’s good.

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AWARDS

2020 : Best actress : sweden film awards
2020 : Honourable mention best actress : New York movie awards
2020 : Best female performance : Best istanbul film fest
2020 : Best actress : soundance international film fest
2020 : Best actress : silver award , hollywood gold awards
2020 : Best actress gold award : Actor awards New York
2020 : Honorable mention : best actress, venice film awards
2020 : Best actress, Fortissimo, soundance film festival, Barcelona
2020 : Best music film, Fortissimo, soundance film festival, Barcelona
2020 : Best comedy : Fortissimo, Montreal independent film festival
2020 : Best comedy : Fortissimo, New York movie awards
2020 : Honorable mention, short film : Fortissimo, Firenze awards
2020 : Honorable mention, best film : Fortissimo, Stokholm city film festival
2020 : Best international film, Fortissimo, Tamil Nadu festival, India
2020 : Best short film of the month : Fortissimo, Cine Fern festival
2020 : Best short : Fortissimo, Soundscreen Ravenna
2020 : Honorable mention for best comedy: Fortissimo,Venice film awards
2020 : Nomination for best film : Fortissimo, Feel the reel festival
2020 : International moving festival, Iran : best actress, best DOP, best comedy (semi finalist)
2020 : Semi finalist for best film : Premio fausto rossano festival, Catharsis festival, Vinilonga festival, Jelly film festival
2019 : Nominated for the Swiss Film Award for Bacha Posh (producer)
2017 : Best actress at Actors Awards LA, Jusqu’aux étoiles
2017 : Medor of the best animal film for Faeryland
2016 : Jusqu’aux étoiles (director), honourable mention at Noida festival, special mention at Indian cine festival, award of merit at Global shorts festival.
2014 : Nomination for Frictions (scriptwriter),  Prix Beaumarchais, Cannes

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