CINEMA TOUS ECRANS (Cinema for all screens)

Aiming to establish itself firmly as an international platform of discussion concerning developments and important matters in the audiovisual industry, Cinema Tous Ecrans is hosting a series of meetings, conferences and masterclasses. These are designed for professionals and amateurs, for those actively involved in the fields of cinema, television and New Media, and those who are curious about them.


Tuesday November 2nd / 15.00 / at Geneva’s Uptown, in the “Rive”

«Or, How to set ready for a film shoot»

Presented by FOCAL along with the presentation of the Swissperform competition awards

Main points:

  • How actors individually get ready for a film shoot.
  • The work the director does with the actors before a film shoot.
  • The position of actors in French-speaking Switzerland (and the rest of the country).

Featuring : Jacob Berger, filmmaker / Dominique Othenin-Girard, filmmaker / Noemie Kocher, actress and screenwriter

Free entry only after registration: Deadline: October 25th

Tuesday November 2nd / 17.15 / at Geneva’s Uptown, in the “Rive”

Workshop: «Vision of a filmmaker in the news»

In collaboration with TSR

By alternating screenings and discussions, the workshop will attempt to define – on the basis of accounts in the newscast “Regard du cinéaste” – how the eye of the filmmaker, can change and enrich the narrative approach of televised news.

Speakers: Denis Rabaglia, Laurent Nègre, Jacob Berger

Free entry only after registration:

Thursday November 4th/ 16.30-18.30 / at Geneva’s Uptown, in the “Broadway” room

Meeting and Masterclass with film music composer Alexandre Desplat «Composer, 3rd auteur»

He gave us the soundtracks to The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Girl with a Pearl Earring. The multiple award-winning French composer has been given carte blanche by CTE, and is presenting a selection of 5 films, presenting a masterclass open to the public. With a master of the genre, find out how film music is made!

Free entry only after registration: Deadline: October 25th

Friday November 5th / 9.30 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 17.30 / Uptown, in the “Rive” room

New Media Day: Interactive storytelling

In collaboration with FOCAL, Pro Helvetia, Arte, Final Draft, Pacte Multimedia, SSR SRG idée suisse

Using case studies of several video games and interactive features, the goal of the day’s discussions is to encourage the exchanging of different kinds of expertise, between professionals familiar with traditional screenwriting, linear audiovisual creativity, and new auteurs involved in the interactive communication market.


  • Participatory narrative: the active role of the vi-user (viewer + user) in interactive storytelling
  • The video game experience: creators present their recent work and talk about the job of writing in this genre
  • To write a text or create a world: dialogue between classic screewriters and developers of narrative video games
  • Production and narration strategy: analysis of concrete case studies in new interactive fiction formats
  • Social Networks: across different examples and accounts, an analysis of the influence of social networks and methods of consumption, marketing and creating fiction

Free entry only after registration: Deadline: 25 octobre

November 2nd-5th / 3 hour session / twice a day / 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00

ART Computer Workshops

In collaboration with ART Computer

The festival is offering free sessions to develop editing skills on Final Cut Pro, in collaboration with ART Computer. All the sessions are hands-on and will be lead by professionals, experts in a range of different fields.

Objective: to quickly provide insight about Final Cut Studio, and chiefly to go into more specific areas such as coloration and sound, in greater depth. Participants will learn how to improve their own video projects by working with colour, light, and framing, and how to optimize sound – even how to create new soundscapes.

Program: Tuesday November 2nd - Making the Grade / Wednesday November 3rd - Dynamic Soundtracks / Thursday November 4th - Making the Grade / Friday November 5th - Dynamic Soundtracks

ART Computer, 3 rue de Coutance , Geneva

Free, only by registering with (Limited seats available)

Saturday November 6th, 16.30, at Geneva’s Uptown, “Rive” suite

Writing for the mobile phone: Talk with filmmaker Lionel Baier

Special screening of the film “Low Cost (Claude Jutra)”, on the occasion of our New Media program

“Creating fiction with a mobile phone puts narrative processes in motion that borrow from cinematic formulae, whilst also claiming their own kind of illusion. How can an object which sinks to the bottom of everyone’s pockets and handbags, usually alongside wallets and keys, be able to tell tales?”

Lionel Baier

Tuesday – Saturday / Geneva’s Uptown / Tues-Weds until 2 a.m., Thurs-Sat until 5 a.m.

Screen Bar

From Tuesday until Saturday, the Screen Bar awaits you for drinks alongside personalities and professionals from the audiovisual world.