Acme Studios — Séverine Cornamusaz

Supporting Artists since 1972

Séverine Cornamusaz

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Séverine Cornamusaz is a film director from Lausanne. She studied at the School of Photography in Vevey Switzerland, the New York Film Academy, and the Wajda Film School in Warsaw, Poland.

Séverine has written and directed five short fiction films. Her debut feature Animal Heart was a festival hit, gleaning several international awards and winning the Swiss Cinema Prize in 2010 for Best Film and Best Actor. Her second feature Cyanide received three awards for best screenplay. In 2018, she directed a historical documentary based on a collection of archives: 14-18 Belgian children in Switzerland.

In 2022, she founded script savages, an international script lab with Pierre Hodgson and Razvan Radulescu. Séverine is the co-president of Swiss Film Academy.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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