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TIGHT SPOT – Kevin Haefelin (Switzerland, 2018) 4′

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Annual Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018, LA Comedy Short Festival 2018, 20MinMax Kurzfilm Festival 2018

Shining the shoes of a walk-in customer, a shiner discovers his client’s dark secret.


Kevin Haefelin (born 1989 – Geneva Switzerland) is a film director, editor and screenwriter based in New York City.

He is a graduate from the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) where he obtained a BFA in film directing in 2011. Haefelin’s thesis film Tirages en série won much critical acclaim and garnered number of awards and nominations worldwide, including nominations for the Leopard of Tomorrow at the 64th Festival del film Locarno, the Max Ophüls Preis and the Golden Palm at the 12th Beverly Hills Film Festival.

His short film Maman was co-produced by academy award nominated producer Max Karli from Rita Productions (My Life as a Zucchini, The Guardians, La rançon de la gloire) and was distributed on DVD as part of the short film collections La Faute a Rousseau which contains films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Alain Tanner, Lionel Baier and Nicolas Philibert. Maman reached more than two million views on Youtube, was broadcasted on the Swiss National Television (RTS) and premiered at the 18th Visions du Réel International Film Festival.

Haefelin’s film Le Dernier Cigare starring French actor Didier Flamand was co-produced by the Swiss National Television (RTS), nominated for the Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken and selected as part of the New York City Int. Film Festival.

He is currently an MFA candidate in film Directing/Screenwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts in New York, where he studies under Professors Amos Gitaï, Ramin Bahrani, Annette Insdorf, Tom Kalin, Eric Mendelsohn.

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