Official Selection 3rd Ascona Film Festival by Artistic Director Julian Martin

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Aquel No Era Yo Esteban Crespo Spain 2012
Argile Michaël Guerraz France 2012
Blinder Passagier 3rd Price   Maria Brendle Switzerland 2013
Chippendale Kamila Safina Russia 2012
Cushion Ninian Green Switzerland 2013
Drunk Histrory Christmas Jeremy Konner/Derek Waters USA 2012
Electric Indigo 2nd Price Jean-Julien Collette France 2013
Finale Balazs Simonyi Hungary 2012
Freunde Luca Ribler Switzerland 2013
Hogar Hogar Carlos Alonso Ojea & Spain 2013
Fernando Polanco
Hylas und die Nymphen Lisa Brühlmann Switzerland 2013
Io Sono Qui Mario Piredda Italy 2011
La Donna Nicolás Dolensky Argentina 2013
La Lampe Au Beurre de Yak Wei Hu China 2013
le début de la fin Jean-Francois Vercasson Switzerland 2011
Merry Christmas Pablo Palazón Spain 2013
Metube: August sings Daniel Moshel Austria 2013
Carmen’ Habanera’
Mousse Fredrik Bjelke Sweden 2012
My Friend Nietzsche  1st price Fáuston da Silva Brazil 2012
Où je mets ma Pudeur? Sébastien Bailly France 2013
Pain Staking Adolfo Martinez Perez USA 2012
Parachutes Wendy Pillonel Switzerland 2012
Red Light District Bar Sarah Bellin Switzerland 2013
Saloperie de Pruneaux Rinaldo Marasco Switzerland 2012
Tauchä Dominik Locher Switzerland 2013
The Mass of Men Gabriel Gauchet UK 2013
Vigia Marcel Barelli Switzerland 2013
Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten Piet Baumgartener Switzerland 2013
Without You Torben Lunding Denmark 2013

We selected films from 15 country in all.

Some of the them will be displayed live on Sa. march 1st, 20h00 GMT+1

Film Program follows

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Ascona Film Festival presents DEAD HEARTS Written & Directed by Stephen W. Martin



A young mortician learns that not even death can stand in the way of true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung Fu, and biker werewolves.

Writer/Director’s Bio

Stephen W. Martin is an award-winning writer and director from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His first short film, “Dead Friends,” was the winner of the Crazy 8’s Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada and was awarded Best Short at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival. It went on to screen at over 40 film festivals around the world, receiving a Tabloid Witch Award and a Leo Award nomination. Stephen is also the author of “Pop Manga,” the #1 best-selling ‘how-to-draw’ book on, published with Random House. His first children’s picture book, “Robot Smash,” published by Owlkids, will debut in April of 2015.

Producer’s Bio

Alexander Glua’s ongoing passion for filmmaking has been evident in his diverse film career that spans over 14 years.  During this time he has contributed his experience to over 80 feature films and television series.  The first two feature films he produced (Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido, Toxin 3D) found audiences through foreign and domestic distribution by IndustryWorks Pictures.  Alexander has also delved into the realm of short-form storytelling, having produced dozens of national TV spots primarily aimed at furthering the conversation on important cultural issues.  He continues to broaden his range as a producer with the fantasy-infused action tale “Dead Hearts”.


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The Jury of this 67th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Jane Campion, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Awards Ceremony.


The Jury of this 67th Festival de Cannes, presided over by Jane Campion, revealed this evening the prizes winners during the Awards Ceremony.

Lambert Wilson hosted Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to award the Palme d’or to Nuri Bilge CEYLAN for his film WINTER SLEEP.

Sergio Leone’s Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars) presented by Quentin Tarantino, was screened at the end of the ceremony.

Palme d’or


Grand Prix


Best Director Award


Jury Prize ex-aequo


ADIEU AU LANGAGE (Goodbye to language) by Jean-Luc GODARD

Best Screenplay Award


Best Actress Award


Best Actor Award

Timothy SPALL in MR. TURNER by Mike LEIGH


Palme d’or


Special Mention – Ex-aequo


JA VI ELSKER (Yes we love) by Hallvar WITZØ


Un Certain Regard Prize

FEHÉR ISTEN by Kornél Mundruczó

Jury Prize

TURIST by Ruben Östlund

Un Certain Regard Special Prize

THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Ensemble Prize

PARTY GIRL by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis

Best Actor Award

David Gulpilil in CHARLIE’S COUNTRY by Rolf de Heer


PARTY GIRL by Marie AMACHOUKELI, Claire BURGER, Samuel THEIS presented in the Un Certain Regard Selection


First Prize

SKUNK by Annie Silverstein
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Second Prize

OH LUCY! by Atsuko Hirayanagi
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, Singapore

Joint Third Prize

LIEVITO MADRE by Fulvio Risuleo
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy

National Film and Television School, United Kingdom

The Jury of the CST has awarded the VULCAN AWARD OF THE TECHNICAL ARTIST to:

Dick POPE, director of photography, for bringing to light the works of Turner in the movie MR. TURNER by Mike LEIGH

Hope you all had a great festival and looking forward to seeing you at AFM or sooner!



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“Waking Marshall Walker” (with Sarah Drew) : Welcome to Ascona Film Festival !

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Sarah Drew

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sarah Drew
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Drew in 2012
Born October 1, 1980 (age 33)
CharlottesvilleVirginia, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Peter Lanfer (2002–present)
Children Micah Emmanuel

Sarah Drew (born October 1, 1980) is an American actress, best-known for her role as Dr. April Kepner in the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy (2009–present). Drew is also known for her role as Hannah Rogers in The WB family drama Everwood (2004–2006) and for her lead role in the 2014 film Moms’ Night Out.



Early life

Drew was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and raised in Stony Brook, New York, on Long Island where she also attended The Stony Brook School. Her mother, Dr. Jeannie Drew is now teaching biology at the independent private school for girls, Brearley, in Manhattan. Her father, Rev. Charles Drew, is the senior pastor at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City. Her second cousin is actor Benjamin McKenzie.[1] Drew began acting in school plays, community theater with Take One Theatre Arts, and summer stock. Drew received a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from the University of Virginia in 2002.[2]


In 1997, while still in high school, Drew lent her voice to the animated television series Daria, playing the character Stacy Rowe. She also voiced that same character in the Daria animated television movies Is It Fall Yet? and Is It College Yet?. In 2001, Drew made her professional stage debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. She made her Broadway debut in 2003 in Vincent in Brixton, which later took her to London’s West End. She made the move to television with a guest-starring role in the series Wonderfalls, and was in the feature film Radio, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. She appeared in the 2007 theatrical feature American Pastime, as Katie Burrell, the daughter of a Japanese relocation camp sergeant.

From 2004 to 2006, Drew starred as Hannah Rogers in The WB drama series Everwood. She later guest-starred on Cold CaseLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitMediumCastleGleeSupernatural, and Shonda RhimesPrivate Practice.[3][4] In 2009, Shonda Rhimes cast Drew in her legal drama pilot, Inside the Box.[5] She also starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Front of the Class (2008), and from 2008 to 2009 had a recurring role in the AMC drama series, Mad Men, as Kitty Romano.[6]

In 2009, Drew was cast as Dr. April Kepner, a resident from Seattle Grace’s rival hospital, Mercy West, for the sixth season of Shonda Rhimes’ medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.[7][8] On June 9, 2010, she was promoted to a series regular on show.[9] In the summer of 2013, she played the lead role in the film Moms’ Night Out with former co-star Patricia Heaton, whom she previously worked with on Front of the Class. The film is scheduled to be released on May 9, 2014.[10]

Personal life

Drew married Peter Lanfer, a lecturer at UCLA and visiting faculty member at Dartmouth in June 2002. They reside in Los Angeles.[citation needed] On January 18, 2012, Drew and Lanfer welcomed their first child, a son named Micah Emmanuel.[11] She is Presbyterian Christian.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Is It Fall Yet? Stacy Rowe TV movie, voice
2002 Is It College Yet? Stacy Rowe TV movie, voice
2003 Radio Mary Helen  
2005 The Baxter Serena  
2006 Locked Upstairs Jo Short film
2007 American Pastime Katie Burrell  
2007 The Violin Judit Short film
2008 Wieners Karen  
2008 Front of the Class Nancy Lazarus TV movie
2010 Tug Ariel  
2014 Moms’ Night Out Allyson  


Year Title Role Notes
1997-2001 Daria Stacy Rowe 26 episodes, voice
2004 Wonderfalls Bianca Knowles Episode: “Karma Chameleon”
2004-2006 Everwood Hannah Rogers Series regular, 38 episodes
2006 Cold Case Jenny Episode: “Static”
2007 Reinventing the Wheelers Becky Conner TV pilot
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Becca Rice Episode: “Responsible”
2008 Medium Suzie Keener Episodes: “Wicked Game: Parts 1 & 2″
2008 Privileged Caryn Episode: “All About Insecurities”
2008-2009 Private Practice Judy Episode: “Know When to Fold”, “Nothing to Fear”
2008-2009 Mad Men Kitty Romano Episodes: “For Those Who Think Young”, “Flight 1″, “The Gold Violin”,”The Arrangements”
2009 Inside the Box Molly TV pilot
2009 Castle Chloe Richardson Episode: “Nanny McDead”
2009 Numb3rs Piper St. John Episode: “Angels and Devils”
2009 In Plain Sight Rachel Rosenzweig Episode: “Aguna Matatala”
2009 Glee Suzy Pepper Episode: “Ballad
2009–present Grey’s Anatomy Dr. April Kepner Recurring role (season 6)
Series regular (season 7-present)
2010 Supernatural Nora Episode: “Swap Meat”
2010 Miami Medical Emily Episode: “What Lies Beneath”
2010 Seattle Grace: Message of Hope Dr. April Kepner Webisodes


“Sarah Drew – Biography”. IMDb. Retrieved 2010-05-23.

  1. Jump up^ “Sarah Drew Biography”. 1980-10-01. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  2. Jump up^ “‘Everwood’ Actress Heads to ‘Private Practice'”. 2008-09-03. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  3. Jump up^ “Sarah Drew Credits”. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  4. Jump up^ Matt Mitovich (2009-02-27). “Sarah Drew and Jason George Join Shonda Rhimes’ Inside the Box Pilot – Today’s News: Our Take”. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  5. Jump up^ “Sarah Drew Talks Grey’s & Mad Men | Grey’s Gabble”. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  6. Jump up^ Perlman, Jake (2009-09-30). “‘Grey’s Anatomy’ picks up ‘Everwood’ alum | PopWatch |”. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  7. Jump up^ May 08, 2014 (2009-09-29). “Sarah Drew Lands Recurring Role on Grey’s Anatomy”. TV Fanatic. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  8. Jump up^ “Exclusive: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ promotes Sarah Drew”Entertainment WeeklyTime Inc. June 9, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
  9. Jump up^ Justin Chang Chief Film Critic @JustinCChang (2014-04-28). “‘Moms’ Night Out’ Review: Family Audiences Deserve Better”. Variety. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  10. Jump up^ “Sarah Drew Welcomes Son Micah Emmanuel – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids – Moms & Babies –”. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  11. Jump up^ October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01). “Interview: Grey’s Anatomy’s Sarah Drew Gets Real on Faith and Career”. Retrieved 2014-05-02.