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Matthias "This" Brunner has over 40 years of intense experience in the film industry. He began his career as a filmbuff who organised filmclubs, filmseminaries and who wrote filmcritics. Soon afterwards (1972-76) he became a producer for NEMO FILM, a filmproduction company based in Zürich, which was owned by 7 of the best Swiss filmdirectors like Fredi M. Murer, Alexander J. Seiler, Yves Yersin , etc. During the same years he was on the board of the SWISS FILM CENTER where he managed the distribution dept. and was responsible fo the wide commercial success of the major work of ALAIN TANNER, MICHEL SOUTER, CLAUDE GORETTA, etc. Later he managed the first programs of Zürichs FILMPODIUM (kind of a a side-arm of the SWISS CINEMATHEQUE in Lausanne).

From 1975 to-2009, he was the director of Zürich-based ARTHOUSE COMMERCIO MOVIE AG, Switzerland's leading art house theatre group and founded the DOUGLAS SIRK FOUNDATION, which he runs to date.

As a renowned observer of world-cinema and the international film festival scene Matthias Brunner worked for countless festivals as member on the board, like Locarno, CINEMA TOUT ECRAN in Geneva, FILMEX in L.A., THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE in Miami, or as a free consultant for the film festivals in Cannes, Berlin and Venice.

He has been the film curator for ART BASEL since 1992 and 2002 for ART MIAMI respectively. In 1994, he became co-founder and a board member of EUROPA CINEMA in Paris. He is also a member of the EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY of the SWISS FILM ACADEMY, and is president of the donators club of the ZÜRICH FILM FESTIVAL.
 
AWARDS 
 
 
2009 
"Best European Exhibitor" by EUROPA CINEMA, Paris-Strasbourg
2005 
"ZÜRICH FILM AWARD" for his artistic engagement in films, city of Zürich
2000 
"OFFICIER DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES" for his artistic engagement in
 
French cinema, by the French government, Paris
 


 

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