Bettina Oberli

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Bettina Oberli (born November 6, 1972 in Interlaken ) is a Swiss film director and screenwriter .

Live and act

Bettina Oberli grew up in Samoa and Meiringen , completed the teachers' seminar in Bern and studied film / video at the Zurich University of Art and Design from 1995 to 2000 . In 2000 she made her HGKZ diploma as a film director . This was followed by various assistants in New York and Berlin . Her most successful film so far was Die Herbstzeitlosen (2006). The short and long feature films have been shown at festivals around the world and have been shown in cinemas in different countries. Bettina Oberli also makes music videos and short films. In April 2013 she presented her first stage production at the Basel Theater with “Anna Karenina”.

Oberli is married to the French-Swiss cameraman Stéphane Kuthy .

Filmography (selection)

  • 2000: Supernova (short film; screenplay, director)
  • 2002: Ibiza (short film; screenplay, director)
  • 2004: Im Nordwind (screenplay, director)
  • 2006: Die Herbstzeitlosen (screenplay, director)
  • 2009: Tannöd (screenplay, director)
  • 2012: Déposer les enfants (co-script, co-director with Antoine Jaccoud)
  • 2013: Lovely Louise (screenplay, director)
  • 2017: Private Banking (two-part television film: director, screenplay)
  • 2018: Le Vent Tourne (co-script, director)
  • 2020: Wanda, mein Wunder (Screenplay, Director)


  • 2001: Nomination for the Max Ophüls Prize in the “Best Short Film” category for Supernova
  • 2001: Prix Suissimage for the best young Swiss film for Supernova
  • 2002: Winner of the children's short film award at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival for Ibiza
  • 2004: Nomination for the Zabaltegi Young Talent Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival
  • 2005: Nomination for the Swiss Film Prize in the “Best Fiction Film” category for Im Nordwind
  • 2005: Director award at the Filmkunstfest Schwerin for Im Nordwind
  • 2005: Zurich Film Prize for Im Nordwind
  • 2006: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Setubal Film Festival (Portugal) for The Autumn Timeless
  • 2007: Prix Walo for Die Herbstzeitlosen - best film, best actress
  • 2010: Nomination for the Swiss Film Prize in the "Best Fiction" category for Tannöd
  • 2010: Special prize of the jury of the Swiss Film Prize for the camera work on Stéphane Kuthy for Tannöd
  • 2010: Zurich Film Prize for Tannöd
  • 2013: Nomination for the Swiss Film Award in the category "Best Short Film" for Déposer les enfants
  • 2014: Nomination for the Swiss Film Award in the category "Best Film Music" for Lovely Louise
  • 2018: "Best Lead Actress" and "Best Supporting Actress" at the Swiss TV Film Award for Private Banking


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Sylvia Vogel: Swiss dream team. In: Schweizer Illustrierte , November 11, 2009, accessed on June 29, 2018 .
  2. Cinzia Venafro: «We do not want to separate work and family». In: Blick , September 4, 2013, accessed June 29, 2018 .