Gabriel Baur

Gabriel Baur has been a freelance director/author since 1984. After completing her MA in Cultural Anthropology, Psychology and Mass Communication, she made her first short films at the Film school of the New York University. In-depth study of writing and directing with Krzysztof Kieslowsky (PL), Wojciech Marczewski (PL) and Frank Daniels (USA). Gabriel Baur received national and international awards for her films, and is a member of the European Film Academy EFA and the Swiss Film Academy. Her films and scripts as director and author include: „Cada Dia Historia“ (Every Day History, NIC/CH 1986/87); „Die Bettkönigin“ (Queen of Bed, CH, 1994), „Venus Boyz“ that has become a classic in its field (CH/DE/USA, International premiere at the Berlinale 2002, theatrical release in Europe and the USA as well as 50 festivals worldwide like Karlovy Vary, IFF Locarno, IFF Moskau, IFF Warsaw, Taipei Golden Horse or Mostra Sao Paolo a.o.) or her latest film „Glow “, world premiering at the Zurich Film Festival and theatrically released 2017. Baur co-founded ONIX Film 1983 and ONFEATURES Film in 2008 and was lecturer at the Zürich University of the Arts ZHDK/ MA Film till 2010. She was Member and Vice-President of the Executive Committee of FERA from 2010-2014. Since 2018 she is Co-President of Swiss Women's Audiovisual Network SWAN. Presently she is living and working between Zurich and Lisbon.