Ruth Waldburger is the owner and business manager of the swiss production company Vega Film AG, which she founded in1988.
It stands for international co-productions, films by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Gianni Amelio, or the box office hit ‘‘THE CHORUS’’ by Christophe Barratier, but also produces numerous Swiss films, amongst which successful comedies such as‘‘KOMIKER’’ or ‘‘ERNSTFALL IN HAVANNA’’. Ruth Waldburger has also produced for television, for example the 26-episode TV-series “DIE DIREKTORIN“.
Many of the films Ruth Waldburger has produced have been awarded; amongst them ‘‘JOHNNY SUEDE’’ starring Brad Pitt and directed by Tom DiCillo, that won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 1991 or ‘‘SAME OLD SONG’’ by Alain Resnais (amongst other prizes, the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1998) and ‘‘OUR MUSIC’’ by Jean-Luc Godard (San Sebastian Film Festival, The FIPRESCI Grand Prix «Best film of the year 2004»).
VEGA Distribution AG was created in 2000 in order to distribute the films from VEGA and on occasion, externally produced films. More than 50 titles have been released under this label.
In 2003 the Locarno Film Festival awarded Ruth Waldburger with the Raimondo Rezzonico life achievement award for the entirety of her production activities. In 1994 Ruth Waldburger also founded the French film production company Avventura Films SA in Paris. With this company she has produced numerous Franco-Swiss films, including the last three films of Jean-Luc Godard.
In 2014, VEGA Production was founded in order to strengthen our position in the Frenchspeaking part of Switzerland. This new company is based in Lausanne and deals mainly with French-speaking projects.
At the beginning of the year 2015, Ruth Waldburger has been awarded the Bremer Filmpreis for her contribution to the European film industry, with over 80 produced films.
UN JUIF POUR L’EXEMPLE 2016
Director: Jacob Berger
Screenplay: Jacob Berger, Aude Py, Michel Fessler
Cast: Bruno Ganz, André Wilms, Aurélien Patouillard
Festival del Film Locarno 2016, Thessaloniki IFF 2016, Palm Springs IFF 2017
Director: Germinal Roaux
Screenplay: Germinal Roaux
Cast: Kidist Siyum Beza, Bruno Ganz, Patrick D’Assumçao, Yoann Blanc
Director: Tim Fehlbaum
Screenplay: Tim Fehlbaum, Mariko Minoguchi