Beyond the Obvious – Daniel Schwartz. Photographer

DOC | 1:10/00:52 | SWITZERLAND

The film follows Swiss photographer Daniel Schwartz during the final stages of ‘While the Fires Burn’, a project documenting global glacier retreat and collapse. At the same time it sheds light on both the protagonist’s past an his work – a work rooted in humanist tradition and guided by a deep sense of history and understanding for the intertwined issues of our time.

Bio | Filmography


Vadim Jendreyko, Director

Vadim Jendreyko was born in Germany in 1965 and has been living in Switzerland since 1969. After attending high school, he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel and the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. From 1983 to 1986 he worked as an assistant film editor, cameraman and operator. In 1986 he directed his first full-length documentary film. He established Mira Film GmbH (Zürich) together with Hercli Bundi in 2002. He won the Swiss film prize in 2002 and 2010 with his documentary films “Bashkim” and “The Woman with the 5 Elephants” respectively. Vadim Jendreyko makes films as an author and director and works as a producer and co-producer. He is a project lecturer at the HEAD Film School in Geneva and accepts coaching assignments in documentary film productions. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the Swiss Film Academy.

Filmography (selection)

The Beekeeper and his Son, documentary, 2016
Where the Condors fly, documentary, 2012
Die Singende Stadt, documentary, 2010
The Woman With The 5 Elephants, documentary, 2009
Leistung am Limit, documentary, 2004
Transit – Zürich Flughafen, documentary, 2003
Bashkim, documentary, 2002


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2018: Solothurner Filmtage (Switzerland)
2018: International Festival of Films on Art (Canada)
2018: Deauville Green Awards (France)


2018: Silver Award | Deauville Green Awards


Let Me Go hits theaters in French-speaking Switzerland

• From October 25 in theaters

Flores del otro Patio is a candidate for the EFA

• Eligible for the European Film Awards (Best Short)

Let Me Go's World Premiere in Cannes

• Selection in Cannes' ACID

Flores del otro Patio & As Sacrificadas selected in Solothurn

• Panorama Section & Eligible for the Swiss Film Award

Flores del otro Patio awarded in Winterthur

• Best Swiss Short

Chute (Strangers) awarded in Locarno

• Pardino d'Oro | Pardi di Domani


• is selected for the Alliance 4 Development program of the Locarno Festival 2021

Menschenskind ! (Our Child)

• Official Selection at Visions du Réel & DOK.fest Munich


• Selection to the Torino Script Lab 2020


• Selections to the Coproduction Village of Les Arcs 2019 & Atelier Grand Nord 2020

Putin's Witnesses

• Nomination to the European Film Awards

Silent Storm awarded in Locarno

• Pardino d'Argento | Pardi di Domani

The Jarariju Sisters awarded at the Berlinale

• Special Mention of the International Jury

Putin's Witnesses

• Official Selection at TIFF 2018
• Grand Prix for Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary IFF

Dressed for Pleasure awarded at the Berlinale

• Special Mention of the Youth Jury