Swiss film premiere in Geneva of ‘Otto Neururer – Ténèbres pleines d’espérance’ for the first time with French subtitles!

After almost two years of interruption caused by the Coronavirus, finally a cinema evening was back, and what a cinema evening it was! Intercultural… very touching… with a great discussion with the audience… a welcoming finale in the foyer of the Cinemas du Grütli in Geneva… the magic called cinema is back!

Very special thanks to the Austrian Society of Geneva and its partners for the great organisation of the event! And to the Austrian Cultural Forums in Bern, Brussels and Paris and to the Austrian Ministry for supporting the production of the French subtitles…

In the foyer…
Austrian Ambassador Dr. Maria Rotheiser Scotti with director Hermann Weiskopf
Master Ottfried Fischer on the big screen
In front of the Cinemas du Grütli in Geneva…
Margot Leboyer and Dr. Brigitte Lüth from the Austrian Geneva Society with director Hermann Weiskopf

“My Israeli Friend” – wins the “Special Mention Award” at the 24th Religion Today Film Festival in Trento – Italy!

The story deeply touched and convinced the jury and the audience: the teenager Enzo, who lives in the virtual world of his computer games, discovers what really matters in real life through his unusual friendship with the Jew Abraham Gafni…


A very special thank you goes to our friend and eye witness Abraham Gafni! But also to the teenager Enzo Weiskopf and all those who worked together behind the camera. The artist Jacqueline Seeber provided a very special approach to this true story with her 16 paintings telling the life story of Abraham…

Film Festival President Lia Beltrami (2nd from left) with our film team and paintings from our film
Special Mention Award 2021
Jury members viewing the film
The award ceremony including live broadcast
AVG film team on the red carpet shortly before the film premiere
The artist Jacqueline Seeber with director Hermann Weiskopf
Happy Hour at the Film Festival