Kevin Haefelin (He/Him) is a writer/director from Switzerland based in between New York and Geneva. He holds a bachelor’s degree in film from the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), finishing an MFA in Directing & Screenwriting at Columbia University, is a member of the Swiss Film Academy and a father to one daughter.


His films have screened in 32 countries at numerous film festivals, including 12 Academy Awards® qualifying festivals, winning over 40 international awards and have been showcased at many museums and landmarks such as Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center & Apollo Theatre in New York and TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.


He was nominated for the Pardi di Domani Award at Locarno Film Festival, IMDb New Filmmakers Awards, BAFTA Student Film Awards, Swiss Film Award (Quartz) and his work has been broadcast and prebought by the Swiss National television (RTS) and appeared on demand on Xfinity by Comcast NBCUniversal, Mubi and Amazon Prime.


Chosen as a script reader for the 2020 Sundance Institute's Screenwriters Lab, he is now writing his first feature film.



“It's a sad and beautiful world.”  Jim Jarmusch

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