Janine Piguet has directed two short films “Fortissimo”, (74 festivals, 26 awards and 52 nominations) and “to the stars” (30 festivals and 4 awards) and. She is also known for directing the music video representing Switzerland at the Eurovision 2020 (gjon’s tears, répondez-moi) and the music clip of the pianist HJ Lim. Janine is writing scripts for various production companies and directors like F.Reusser, Cab production, Dreampixies, Rufus. She also writes her own films. Sometimes a producer, she has been nominated for the swiss film award (equivalent of Baftas) for the short film Bacha Posh.

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AWARDS

FORTISSIMO
2020 Best comedy : Montreal independent film festival
2020 Best comedy : New York movie awards
2020 Honorable mention : short film :Firenze awards
2020 Best music comedy : Soundance international film fest
2020 Honorable mention Stokholm city film festival best film
2020 best international film Tamil Nadu festival
2020 best short film of the month : cine fern
2020 Best short : soundscreen Ravenna
2020 Honorable mention : best comedy, Venice film awards
2020 Best actress : Sweden film awards
2020 Honorable 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 : Best actor award New York
2020 Honorable mention : best actress, Venice film awards
2021 Best music film : Europa film festival (fin mars 2021)
2021 : best short film of the festival : fisheye film festival UK
2021 : Best sound design : fisheye film festival UK
2021 : honorable mention best artistic director : Thierry Pradervand
2021 : Mumbai film awards : best actor (Janine Piguet)
2021 : Asti film festival: best film of international film festival
2021 : cannes ifilm award : best comedy
2021 : Berlin capital filmmakers festival : Jury award
2021 : Monza film festival : honorable mention
2021 : Aarethaler film festival

JUSQU’AUX ETOILES
2017 Actors Awards LA (J.Piguet),
2017 Award of Merit, Global shorts US
2016 special mention, Indian ciné fest.
2016 jury honorable mention, Noida

NOMINATIONS

FORTISSIMO
2021 Best short fest : semi finalist
2021 : Bobrista film festival : finalist
2021 Madrid film awards, semi finalist
2021 Falcon international film festival
2021 Asti film festival : best actress (réponse le 29 mai)
2021 Festpro film festival : semi finalist
2021 Fisheye film festival : best sound design (Mitch Gasser)
2021 Fisheye film festival : best cinematography (Thierry Pradervand)
2021 Fisheye film festival : best Music, HJLim, Voxset,…
2021 Fisheye film festival : best screenplay
2021 Fisheye film festival : best editing (Julie Quintard)
2021 Fisheye film festival : best Hair and Makeup (Sonia Geneux)
2021 Fisheye film festival : best director
2021 Fisheye film festival : best short film of the festival
2021 UVFF : best Hair and Makeup (Sonia Geneux)
2021 Unrestricted view film festival : best comedy
2021 UVFF : best costume design (Christelle Santabarbara)
2021 UVFF : best artistic direction (Thierry Pradervand)
2020 feel the reel best short film
2020 UTSIFF, best editing
2020 international moving festival, Iran: best actress, best DOP,
2020 international moving festival, Iran: best comedy, best poster
2020 Premio fausto Rossano : best film
2020 Catharsis film festival : best film
2020 Vinilonga film festival
2020 Jelly film festival

BACHA POSH
2019 nominated for Swiss film award, as producer of the short

FRICTIONS
2014 nominated for Pitch Beaumarchais award, Cannes

DIRECTOR

2021 MUSIQUE POUR TOUS : 20 min film for the Neuchâtel music school
2020 EUROVISION : Music video répondez-moi, Gjon’s tears, SRF
2020 BALLADE with CHOPIN : music video for the pianist HJ Lim
2019 FORTISSIMO : Fiction 18 min Inred production, Cinéforom, OFC, Stadt Solothurn, in festivals in April 2020
2018 BACHA POSHS, une tradition : documentary 15 min : Inred production, shown with Vanessa Redgrave’s documentary
2016 JUSQU’AUX ETOILES : Inred Production, 30 min, 30 festivals, 4 awards
2011 SEULE : co-directed with Yannick Ramon, Tübingen film festival, RIFF

SCRIPTWRITER

2020 DEEP DOWN THE ROOTS OF HOPE : feature, INRED production, Last tour of the Jerusalem FIlm lab, FOCAL
2019 FACE AU MUR : Inred production, short film, T.Pradervand
2019 BALLADE AVEC CHOPIN : Inred production, Music video for HJ Lim
2018 LA PASSION HODLER : feature, Cab production, treatment for the director and cowriter (with C.Stadelmann) Francis Reusser
2017 FORTISSIMO : short film, Inred production, Cinéforom, OFC, Stadt Solothurn
2016 FRICTIONS : short film, Inred production, nomination : prix Beaumarchais du pitch
2016 LE FRUIT DU DESIR : short film, Inred production, cosc.: E.Raynaud, dir. T. Pradervand, 25 festivals
2015 JUSQU’AUX ETOILES : short film, Inred production, dir Janine Piguet, 30 festivals
2014 VINCENT : feature, Dreampixies, treatment
2006 LES PORTES DU PARADIS : feature, Emotion pictures (FR) co-writing with Rufus, based on an idea of Francis Hallé

Press

Article le Temps du 23 juin 2021 de l'actrice Janine Piguet dans le cadre du Festival international de films de Fribourg

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