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Kevin Haefelin

Kevin Haefelin


Director, Scriptwriter


Kevin Haefelin (he/him/his) is a writer/director from Switzerland based between New York and Geneva. He holds a bachelor’s degree in film from the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), an MFA in Directing & Screenwriting from Columbia University, and is a member of the Swiss Film Academy. He recently completed a trilogy of short films on New York City and is now developing his first feature and a limited TV series in which themes of innocence, hopelessness, and redemption through art are explored. Kevin's work revolves around societal issues and uses comedic tones. He is particularly sensitive to social injustice and misrepresentation and has been striving to voice concerns and anchor his pieces in contemporary settings.

His films have been invited to 32 countries within international film festival programs, including 13 Academy Awards® qualifying festivals, and have won over 40 awards. His body of work has been showcased at museums and landmarks such as Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center, World Trade Center & Apollo Theatre in New York City, 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.