cinéforom – Fondation romande pour le cinéma was created in May 2011 in close concertation with the representatives of the moving picture industries in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Our founding members are the Cantons of Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud as well as the City of Geneva and Lausanne. Our annual budget of approximately 10 MCHF is currently funded via public grants (68%) and lottery funds from the Loterie Romande (32%).
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Cine-regio representative - Mr Stéphane Morey

After a B.A. in Social Studies from Université de Lausanne and a M.A. in Visual & Media Anthropology in 2012 from the Freie Universität Berlin, Stéphane Morey (born in 1987) created the multidisciplinary festival La Fête du Slip in Lausanne in 2012, where he led the artistic and administrative direction until 2021.
In 2014, he also became head of the Bureau Culturel Vaud, an association that helps artists and cultural workers with technical and administrative support. Iin 2016 he started working in parallel as secretary general for AROPA, the regional film producers association. In 2018 he also became administrator for the cultural policy specialized magazine Culture Enjeu.
After almost ten years of this diverse experience in cultural work and lobbying, Stéphane Morey was appointed as head of Cinéforom starting June 1st 2021. 


Cine-Regio representative Mrs. Patrizia Pesko

Head of selective and automatic funding.

Born in Berlin (D), 1968, with both German and Swiss nationality, Patrizia Pesko graduated 1997 in Film History at the Università Cattolica in Milan. She worked at the Press office at the International Film Festival Locarno from 1993 to 1999, and from 1999 to 2008, she was a commissioning editor for fiction, animation and documentary at RSI – Radiotelevisione svizzera (Swiss Television SRG SSR).

2003 to 2006, she was a member of the selection committee of short film section at the International Film Festival Locarno, and from 2008 to March 2012, she worked as a consultant for Swiss films and crossmedia projects at SRG SSR head-quarters in Berne.
Patrizia joined Cinéforom – Fondation romande pour le cinéma in April 2012.




cinéforom - Fondation romande pour le cinéma
Maison des Arts du Grütli
16, Rue du Général Dufour
1204 Geneva

Tel: +41 22 322 81 30