Honorary Award 2020 for Markus Imhoof
Markus Imhoof has written Swiss film history with his works. Numerous awards and honours bear witness to the well-merited worldwide recognition of this great director. “More than Honey” (2012) is still the most successful Swiss documentary film of all time. Coupling the political with the personal… and always in search of humaneness. This is how to describe Markus Imhoof’s work.
Imhoof repeatedly ran into trouble with his cinematic art. After his prison film “Rondo” (1968) was banned, he took on a job as a prison guard and wrote the screenplay for his first feature film “Escape Risk” (1974). He later worked undetected as “Eisenwichser” in the underground canals in his native city Winterthur.