Reto Caffi is working as a director and screenwriter since 1995. After studies of English literature and journalism, he has been working as a journalist in print and radio, since 2001 for Swiss national TV SRF. From 2004 till 2007 he studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
"Reto Caffi brings the art of cinema to the point - in both form and content."
(Kölner Stadtanzeiger, Germany)
"An undeniable talent."
"A mesmerizing drama."
"Reto Caffi shows us how deep shortfilms can go . . . and how suspense- and truthful fiction can be."
(Jurystatement, Zürich Film Prize, 2008)
"Motives for great cinema, wrapped into half an hour."
(Cinema Filmyearbook, Switzerland)
"Contemporary cinema of high viruosity"
(Nomination, First Steps Award, 2008)
"Has more impact than many feature films."
(taz Bremen, Germany)
"Wins one award after the other. Deservedly."
"Reto Caffi develops subtly but with great intensity and sensitivity a drama of tremendous proportions"
(Nomination German Short Film Award, 2008)
"Dense and gripping!"
(Tages Anzeiger Online, Switzerland)
"A superbly controlled, well performed and layered narrative about human values in the age of surveillance."
(Clermont Ferrand Jurystatement, "Grand Prix" for "On the line", 2008)
"Social relevance and promising creative power have found together in a most impressive manner."
(Jurystatement, "best director", "best production" & "best screenplay", Filmschoolfest Munich, 2008)