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AYA DOMENIG
Film Director

Aya Domenig

Aya Domenig was born in Japan in 1972 and grew up in Switzerland. From 1992 until 2000 she studied Social Anthropology, Film Studies and Japanology at the University of Zurich, specializing in Visual Anthropology.
During an exchange year at the Hitotsubashi University of Tokyo (1997) she shot her first documentary film OYAKATA (The Master). OYAKATA was part of her master thesis when she graduated from University three years later.

From 2001 to 2005 Aya Domenig studied Film Directing at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Her graduation film HARU ICHIBAN (Spring Storm) was screened at various international Filmfestivals such as Locarno and Clermont‐Ferrand and was awarded the Prix Cinécinéma at the Premiers Plans Film Festival in Angers. Her latest film THE DAY THE SUN FELL premiered at the 68th edition of the Locarno International Filmfestival (Critics Week).

Filmography (Selection)

2015
ALS DIE SONNE VOM HIMMEL FIEL
(The Day the Sun Fell)
Documentary, 78 min., DCP

2005
HARU ICHIBAN (Spring Storm)
Fiction short, 22 min., 35mm
Produced by: ZHdK

Festivals:

  • Locarno International Film Festival, Pardi di domani
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
  • Solothurner Filmtage
  • Stuttgarter Filmwinter
  • FIPA Biarritz
  • Premier Plans, Festival d’Angers,
  • Award: Prix Cinécinéma
  • International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand
  • Potsdam-Babelsberg, Worldwide Student Film Festival
  • Festival du Film Court de Lille
  • Poitiers International Film Schools Festival
  • Mediawave

2004
HITORITABI (Iio-sans Journey)
Documentary, 21 min., DV
Produced by: ZHdK

2002
JE T’AIME
Fiction short, 6 min., DV
Produced by: ZHdK

Festivals:

  • Schweizerisches Film- und Videofestival Spiez
  • Award: Goldener Drache für einen bemerkenswerten Spielfilm
  • Vevey Images ’02
  • Festival der Nationen, Ebensee (Österreich)

1999
OYAKATA (The Master)
Documentary, 37 min., DV

Festivals:

  • Internationales ethnografisches Filmfestival, IWF Göttingen
  • 7th International Festival of Ethnografic Film, London,
  • Award: JVC Student Video Prize
  • 36. Solothurner Filmtage
  • University of Texas, Festival of Ethnografic Film