Elisa Garbar is a Commissions member and online producer of SWAN.
She was born in 1959. In 1983, she graduated in Film and Audiovisual Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (DERCAV). A year later, she obtained her Master’s degree in Film and Literature at Paris III University. She then attended the film section of the Ecole Nationale Louis Lumière, where she graduated in 1986.
For ten years she worked as a camera assistant on about fifty films. In 1996, she became director of photography for film and television. She moved then to production where she held responsibility on about fifteen feature length films.
In 2005, she founded Louise Productions Sarl in 2008 with Heinz Dill. In 2014, she founded Louise Productions Lausanne.
Her productions include Guillaume Sneeze’s feature film «Keeper», which was selected 2015 at the Locarno Film Festival and Toronto’s TIFF. The film has been awarded the Europa Cinema’s Label and won numerous awards around the world. The same year, she produced «Burning Out», a documentary feature by Jérôme le Maire, which hat its international premiere at IDFA Amsterdam in 2016 and has been selected at FIPA Biarritz 2017, before its theatrical release in Switzerland. The short film «Soltar» by Jenna Hasse has been selected at FIFF in Namur and at 25° Curtas Vila do Conde.
Most recently, she produced «Worst Case we get Married» by Léa Pool, «An ordinary Emergency» by Mohcine Besri and the documentary «The man we loved most» by Danielle Jaeggi.
Elisa Garbar is a board member of the regional Producer’s Association AROPA, member of the Foundation Council of the Regional Fund Cinéforum, member of the European Film Academy and member of the Vaud Green Party.