International jury 2023e

Fiona Ziegler graduated in literature, history and international politics before studying film directing at the Prague Film Academy FAMU. She has written and directed seven short films that have been screened and awarded at international festivals. Her debut fiction Lost in Paradise, being the first Swiss-Czech co-production, was released in 2022, both in the Czech Republic and in Switzerland. Her tragic-comedy features the themes of emigration, belated coming of age and identity. Fiona is member of the Bern Film Fund in Switzerland, lives in Prague and works on her first feature length documentary as well as on her first series project Palace of Worries.