"TRUMPET" Shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Film Awards


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the shortlist for the 2020 GSA BAFTA Student Film Awards.

meet filmmaker kevin haefelin


Film Fest Magazine writer Precious Ringor sat down with director Kevin Haefelin to talk about his journey as a filmmaker and his latest film Trumpet, which recently won two awards at Japan Connects Hollywood for Best Short and Best Director.

audience award for best short film at

42. max ophuls preis


"Trumpet" wins the Audience Award at the 42nd Max Opüls Preiss in Saarbrücken.


The award comes with a very generous check of 5000 euros donated by Energie Saarlorlux AG.






SR Talk: trumpet


Interview on the short film "Trumpet" on the German TV SR1 as part of the 42nd Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken.






Short Film Review: Trumpet (2020)

by Kevin Haefelin


Combined with Haefelin’s sense of slapstick comedy and the texture of the city and supported by Leandro Monti’s cinematography, the film reminiscent of the works of Jim Jarmusch or Woody Allen, as well as Mao Sone’s score. “Trumpet” becomes not only a quite funny short, but also filed with a certain love for the city, its street and its people.






‘Trumpet’ Wins Maverick Award at Woodstock Film Festival 2020


The jury described the film as “a fresh, well crafted, and funny look into what can happen when someone is separated from their devices and plastic cards in the dead of night in an unfamiliar city.”






Filmmaking Masterclass - Kevin Haefelin & Mao Soné / short film "Trumpet"


Writer/director Kevin Haefelin & actor/musician Mao Soné conduct a unique Filmmaking Masterclass teaching about their collaboration and experiences working on their latest award-winning short film "Trumpet". The class is moderated by Hayato Mitsuishi as part of Japan Connects Hollywood. You’ll learn about all the aspects of film production from development to post-production.







"Trumpet" wins two awards at the Academy Award® Qualifying 25th Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival.


Best Comedy Short Film & Ambassador Award, "Presented to an individual who inspires and empowers communication and cultural understanding."








Q&A on the film "Trumpet" with writer/director Kevin Haefelin, producer Youmi Haefelin-Roch and lead actor/composer Mao Soné.


Presented by Swiss Society of New York and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.






RIIFF Filmmaker Spotlight Series: “Trumpet” directed by Kevin Haefelin


"I’m a big fan of the NYC indie film scene from the 70’s to the early 90’s, and the filmmakers who inspired me are Scorsese with Taxi Driver and After Hours, and Jim Jarmusch’s Permanent Vacation and Night on Earth, but also, further away from New York, Down by Law and Mystery Train. I love films dealing with lonely romantic characters either escaping reality, trying to break free from a society in which they don’t seem to conform, or [who are] just night drifters discovering unexpected people or treasures through their wanderings."






Freestudios soutient Kevin Haefelin nommé au 2020 Bafta Student Film Award


Le jeune réalisateur genevois Kevin Heafelin a été retenu dans la shortlist des BAFTA Student Film Award pour son court-métrage Trumpet. Etalonné chez freestudios, le film résonne avec d’autant plus d’acuité aujourd’hui à la lumière des événements qui se déroulent aux États-Unis.







"Trumpet" is part of the 22 fiction short films representing Switzerland on the international markets on the Swissfilms Shorts Booklet 2020.


SWISS FILMS represents Swiss filmmaking with a stand at the film markets in Clermont-Ferrand, Berlin, Cannes, Annecy, Locarno and Toronto.





"TIGHT SPOT" NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 IMDb New filmmaker award


"Tight Spot" is among the five international short films nominated for the 2019 IMDb New Filmmaker Award given by IMDb CEO Col Needham in Bath, UK.


The jury is composed of Rebecca O’Brien, James Bobin, Briony Hanson & Kate Leys.





© Kevin Haefelin 2022