Category Archives: sifb

Liter of Light – Commercial

Liter of Light Europe is part of a global open source network with the aim to spread an alternative cheap source of light. A normal PET-Bottle filled with water can be used as a light bulb to bring light into underprivileged households during the day. The plastic bottle is filled with only water and bleach. The liquid inside the bottle harnesses the light from the sun, capturing and diffracting the light to all parts of the room. It is equivalent to a 55 watt light bulb. The Swiss organization was founded by 10 graduate students from the University of St.Gallen in Fall 2011. Directed by Kamal Musale. Music by Yello. Produced by Curry-Western Productions, Mumbai, India.

directed by Kamal Musale – Music by Yellow

Liter of Light – Making light with recycled plastic bottle

Liter of light brings the eco-friendly bottle light to underprivileged communities living without electricity.What do you get with sunshine and an old plastic bottle filled with water and chlorine? You get a 55-watt solar bulb that refracts sunlight!
The Liter of Light began in the Philippines and now is present in India, Indonesia, and even in Switzerland.

directed by Kamal Musale – music by Yellow

Liter of Light – Mumbai Workshop

The Consul General of Switzerland in Mumbai, Mr Mr. Werner Nievergelt, met Swiss and Indian students from the movement Liter of Light, during their workshop in Mumbai.
The Swiss Indian Film Bridge coordinated the activities of the Swiss students during their stay in Mumbai, where they brought light in the slums, and helped create independent movement with Indian students and activists.

SIFB at the KFF

Kolkota festival crowdThe Swiss Indian Film Bridge is visiting the Kolkota Film Festival, which is held from 10 to 17th of November 2012. The crowd is always very eager to engage into watching some of the most innovative cinema in India. Bengali cinema is especially prone to dare morphing his social realism background with new ventures into a more modern and accomplished expression of contemporary Indian cinema. Promising realities.

A presentation at the Visual Merchandising Design, Centre Doret in Vevey, Switzerland


Kamal Musale introduces Bollywood and the changes in art and business communication in India to a master class.

The class will visit Mumbai in March and be in touch with the film Industry through the Swiss Indian Film Bridge.


Unique in Switzerland, one of the 1st in Europe to offer advanced training in Visual Merchandising Design the School of Applied Arts in Vevey meets the needs of today’s world, economic, institutional and cultural.

A workshop at the Swiss Institute for Postindustrial Design HyperWerk

Conducted by Kamal Musale, the workshop is about the need for nomadic designers innovate tools and methods for dealing creatively with the digital potential.

A film production within the HyperWerk institute is planned in 2013, as an experimental documentary road-movie, in the form of a making-of, to be directed by Kamal Musale, and with the active participation of the Students of several Graphic and Art Schools in Europe and India.






[singlepic id=59 w=320 h=240 float=right]Hyperwerk is an institute of the academy of art and design HGK FHNW in Basel, Switzerland.

Within the interdisciplinary and project oriented institute, around 80 students learn how to approach seemingly overwhelming problems and how to get surprising results through an intense exchange with the world.

To fulfill its claim as an institute for postindustrial design HyperWerk applies aspects of technology, design and management to influence and use the energies of social transformation.

Swiss Indian Film Bridge Festival in Geneva

Dev D

The Swiss Indian Film Bridge – SIFB, a production of Les Films du Lotus (Switzerland) andCurry Western Productions (India) – is organizing an Indian Festival in Geneva during the annualFêtes de Genève, one of Europe biggest open-air Summer Festival in Europe, where India is this year’s guest of honor.  The 3 days festival will take place at the CineLac Open-Air Cinema,by the lakeside, the 10-11-12 August 2011.

The films screened each night are :

Dev D– 10 August – 9.15 pm

Peepli Live – 11 August – 9.15 pm

The Three Idiots – 12 August – 9.15 pm

Peepli Live

Wednesday 10 of August, the opening night will feature a presentation of the BNA GermanyAnnual Central European Bollywood Awards, rewarding the best

films of 2010 (a 20 min. presentation from 8.45 pm) A special delegation is formed for this special evening, composed of the Indian Ambassador in Switzerland, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai, 
the Ambassador of Switzerland in India, and the Mayor of Geneva town.

These films are to be shown in partnership with CineLac Open-Air Cinema, a unique open-air film facility, in a beautiful site near the shores of Geneva’s famous landmark lake. This idyllic spot is the perfect place to chill out, and enjoy happy hours,

3 Idiots

before indulging in an Indian buffet and an entertaining evening of Indian Cinema at its best.

The Swiss Indian Film Bridge is organized by Curry Western Productions in India and Les Films du Lotus in Switzerland.


Taj Enlighten European Film Festival

Taj Enlighten Film Society, supported by the Consulate of Switzerland organised an European Film Festival in Mumbai in June 2011 .
The selection included a retrospective of Jean-Luc Godard and a Swiss film package.
The festival was inaugurated by Swiss-Indian filmmaker Kamal Musale and Indian filmmaker Amole Gupte. There was also a workshop on documentary filmmaking by Kamal Musale.
The screenings were held across five venues in Mumbai: National Centre for Performing Arts, Cinemax Versova, Metro Big Cinemas, World Media College and Mumbai Times Cafe.

Kamal Musale at the opening of the European Film Festival

A workshop at World College – School of Media Studies (Malad)

A workshop with Kamal Musale interspersed film film screenings at World College- School of Media Studies (Malad) on 4th June,2011 at 4.00 PM.
World college, school of media studies has invited Swiss-Indian film maker Kamal Musale as a guest lecturer for a workshop were he will give special lectures and share his knowledge, experience and understanding of cinema . He will share his views on emphasizing the importance of documentary film practice even in conventional, narrative cinema and the importance of filming over script construction. Kamal will present different Swiss films : Sound of Insects (Peter Leichti,2009) and Tosca’s Kiss (1984, Daniel Schmidt,87 minutes). Kamal Musale will also screen some of his work, including the poetic documentary Courrier Du Pacifique (1998, 35 minutes) and Raclette Curry (2000, 8 minutes).