Director, Screenwriter, Animator, Producer, Character Designer. Retrospectives and exhibitions, among others, in Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Osaka, Paris and New York. 2002 Awarded Swiss Film Prize, Best Short Film for “La jeune fille et les nuages”. 2016 Swiss Film Award, Best Animated Film for “Erlking”. 2021 Swiss Film Award, Best Animated Film for “Darwin's Notebook”.
Born in Reconvilier, Switzerland, in 1944, Georges Schwizgebel is among the
biggest name in contemporary animation.
This well-rounded author of 20 short films has seen his work pick up prizes at
Cannes, Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Stuttgart, Ottawa and Espinho.
Two of his films-78 R.P.M. (1985) and The Ride to the Abyss (1992)- rank
among the hundred most influential animated films on a list published
by the Festival d'Annecy In 2006. The Man without a Shadow (2004),
his first collaboration with the National Film Board,
garnered 19 international awards.
Though he first used rotoscoping (Perspectives, 1975: Off-side, 1977), Schwizgebel later traded in this tool for a freer approach marked by the gestural application of colour and the frequent use of geometric shapes (Fugue, 1998; The Young Girl and the Clouds, 2000).
In 2022, he joins the web3 movement and mints his first unique NFT's world premiering at SP3CE Crans-Montana