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Fred Truniger

studied the History & Theory of Film as well as German Language and Literature at the University of Zurich and the FU Berlin. He received his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. He has been a member of the program committees of the film festivals Viper, Lucerne, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, and Documentary Filmfestival, Duisburg and is a co-publisher of the DVD with the restored version of the urban riot video Züri brännt. His research interests cover Film and Landscape, history and theory of Avant-Garde Film, Documentary forms and formats in film, Ultrashort Films, and the intersections of Film and installative Art. Presently he is the head of the MA Film Programme at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the project leader of the research project "Moving in Every Direction", funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
  • aesthetics of film
  • film theory
  • Video art
  • contemporary art