Questions to the Editors of NEMESIS

Open jury session of the nominees for DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe

DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe, will be awarded for the first time at DOK.fest @home 2021. We consider editing an essential part in the creative process of making a narrative documentary. This session is a conversation between the Jury of DOK.edit and editors Thomas Imbach and David Charap who will give insight into their work for NEMESIS. Registered participants can actively join the conversation.

Jury DOK.edit Award
Mary Stephen, Editor
Peter Indergand, Directory of Cinematography
Rûken Tekes, Director

Thomas Imbach, Editor and Director
David Charap, Editor

Prof. Michael Leuthner, Hochschule Macromedia


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The event will be held in English.







Schweiz 2020 – Director: Thomas Imbach – Original language: English, German – Subtitles: English

Destroying, stripping, smashing, demolishing: in the staccato rhythm of the heavy machinery, the film reconstructs the dismantling of a Zurich freight railway station to make way for a prison and police station. A swan song to our lack of connection to history and the illusion of total security.

We present the German premiere of the film.

No youth rating

Production: OKOFILM PRODUCTIONS, GmbH. Producer: Flora Grolitsch. Length: 132 min. International Sales: Frenetic Films.

  • Tuesday
  • 17:00
  • @home
David Charap
Filmeditor - Nomineé DOK.edit Award (Arcimboldo)

David Charap has a varied career editing all drama and documentary formats. He has cut several feature films for distinguished directors including Terence Davies (SUNSET SONG, DEEP BLUE SEA) and Pawel Pawlikowski (MY SUMMER OF LOVE, LAST RESORT. His European credits include YEAR OF THE DEVIL, for which he was awarded both a Czech Lion and a Slovak Academy nomination, as well as the provocative new Swiss documentary NEMESIS, about a station being transformed into a prison. David’s most recent work includes Kevin Macdonald’s WHERE HAVE I BEEN? as well as the Netflix original TELL ME WHO I AM about identical twins facing their past, and the immersive plunge into non verbal autism with THE REASON I JUMP (ScreenDaily “It won't take up much of your time. But The Reason I Jump will change how you think, and how many films can say that?” ).

Thomas Imbach
Nomineé DOK.edit Award (Okofilm Productions GmbH)

As one of Switzerland’s most innovative and internationally renowned filmmakers, Thomas Imbach moves with virtuoso mastery between documentary and fiction. He has acquired a reputation for courageous experimentation both formally and as a storyteller. The feature films HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN (01), LENZ (06) and I WAS A SWISS BANKER (07) as well as the autofiction DAY IS DONE (11) premiered at the Berlinale. His English-language period drama MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2013) was selected for Toronto. His latest feature film MY BROTHER MY LOVE (2018) premiered at Locarno in competition. His documentary NEMESIS (2020) won Best Cinematography at IDFA 2020 and was screened as part of MoMA Documentary Fortnight.

Peter Indergand
Jury DOK.edit Award

Peter Indergand is a Swiss cinematographer. Since graduating from the American Film Institute AFI in Los Angeles, he has photographed over 50 feature and documentary films. The collaboration with Christian Frei (War Photographer, The Giant Buddhas, Genesis 2.0) plays a central role in his work. These films have won various camera awards (among others: Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, Emmy Award nomination). The documentary ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof also received considerable attention. In 2019, Peter Indergand received the Swiss Film Prize for his camera work on this film. Peter Indergand is a member of the European and the Swiss Film Academy. He is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland.

Mary Stephen
Jury DOK.edit Award

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Canada, living in Paris, Mary was French New Wave director Eric Rohmer’s film editor and sometimes co-composer. In the last 15 years, she also worked extensively with fiction and documentary filmmakers from several continents as film editor, associate-producer or script advisor. A partial list of these include Yoïchiro Okutani’s “Odoriko: Nude At Heart”, Japan-France coproduction for Arte; Ann Hui’s « Love After Love » (Venice Biennale 2020 Life Achievement Award), « Our Time Will Come », “Septet, a story of Hong Kong” (Cannes 2020); Nicole Shafer’s « Buddha In Africa » (NHK Award); Tiffany Hsiung’s « The Apology » (Busan Audience Award, Peabody Award); Seren Yüce’s « Majority »(Venice Lion of the Future); Du Haibin’s «Umbrella», «1428» (Venice Biennale Orizzonti Doc Award), and « A Young Patriot »; Lixin Fan’s« Last Train Home »(IDFA Grand Prize); Li Yang’s « Blind Mountain »(Cannes Un Certain Regard) ; Hüseyin Karabey’s « My Marlon and Brando »(Tribeca Best New Director), and « Do Not Forget Me Istanbul » omnibus film with directors from the Baltic region : Hany Abou-Assad (Palestine), Aida Begic (Bosnia), Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia), Stergios Niziris (Greece), Eric Nazarian ( Armenia)... Nominated for Golden Horse, Independent Eye, and other awards. Mary continues to direct her own films, and guest-teaches in institutions in China, Australia and elsewhere. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the CCE (Canadian Cinema Editors) and Rough Cut Service, and
was named Chevalier in the French Order of Arts and Letters.

Ruken Tekes
Jury DOK.edit Award (Sarya Films Collective)

Born in Diyarbak?r – Turkey; Teke? is an international human rights expert, worked for the United Nations and as lecturer at Koç University. She is a self-made filmmaker; started scriptwriting, directing and producing on social, political and environmental issues in 2015. Her multi-award-winning first fiction short THE CIRCLE (2016) has participated in over two hundred festivals worldwide and nominated for 30th European Film Awards - European Short Film 2017. Her feature documentary debut AETHER (2019) premiered in International Competition of Visions du Réel FF, screened as part of DocFest München 2020 Programme, and continues screening and receiving awards. She is in development phase of her feature fiction debut PHILAX and currently based in Istanbul. Teke? is a member of the European Film Academy.