FilmmakersChristoph Schaub (*1958)
Christoph Schaub is essentially known for his features JEUNE HOMME, STERNENBERG and STILLE LIEBE. These films were widely acclaimed and well received by audiences and film critics both in Switzerland and abroad. But Christoph Schaub also makes documentaries, focusing on architectural and urban themes. Internationally known films are DIE REISEN DES SANTIAGO CALATRAVA, IL GIRASOLE - UNA CASA VICINO A VERONA, IL PROJECT VRIN and LIEU, FUNCZIUN e FURMA – l'architectura da Peter Zumthor e Gion A. Caminada. The film director was born in Zurich in 1958. He discontinued his German studies in 1982 to devote himself to the cinema. Christoph Schaub became a member of Videoladen Zurich and contributed to founding Dschoint Ventschr AG (1988-94). From 1996 to 2004 he was a freelance lecturer for film/video making at the higher institute of design and at F+F, Zurich. He acted as an artistic director of the ONOMA exhibition at EXPO 2002. www.schaubfilm.ch
Michael Schindhelm (*1960)
Grew up in the former GDR. After his studies of quantum chemistry in Woronesh, Russia, he worked at the East Berlin Academy of Science which he left early against the official planning committee’s wishes. He then translated works by Gogol and Tchekov into German. After the reunification he became theatre director in Gera, Altenburg and then in Basle. The Basle theatre was “theatre of the year 1999” and received the Bavarian Theatre Award in the same year and in 2001. In 2003 Schindhelm appeared as a TV anchorman and as a host in the Swiss German TV talk show “Der Salon”. In the same year, he made the documentary “Lied von der Steppe” (TV 60’, Arte, ZDF, 3-sat, SFDRS). In April 2005 he was appointed general director of the Opera Foundation in Berlin. He has been a cultural director in Dubai since 2007. He has published several novels (“Robert’s Trip”, 2002), publications and essays.