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Graduation Ceremony, 25 June, ECAL, Renens

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Bachelor Awards
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BNP Double Clap Award – CHF 10'000.-
A prize that highlights young film talent from ECAL and contributes to the production of a Bachelor's degree film.

Presented by Mr. Jean Guillaume Sonnier, Head of Film Production and Distribution at ECAL on behalf of BNP Paribas.

- Avril Lehmann - BA Cinema – CHF 10'000.-

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Residence swissnex San Francisco MID Award

In collaboration with swissnex San Francisco and supported by the DGES, a residency awarded to a Bachelor Media & Interaction Design graduate, which supports the development of diploma work, in particular through a mentoring programme and a professional stay in San Francisco (USA).



Presented by Mr Michael Fiaux, Operational Director in charge of Universities, DGES


 - Michael Pica – BA Media & Interaction Design  

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Pierre Keller Award – CHF 5'000.-
In memory of Pierre Keller, Director of ECAL from 1995 to 2011. A prize awarded for a particularly committed diploma project.


Presented by Mr. Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director of ECAL


- Rayane Jemaa – BA Media & Interaction Design – CHF 5'000.-

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La Foncière Award – CHF 3'000.-

A prize awarded by La Foncière, a real estate investment fund, to a deserving student for the work accomplished during the year in Photography.


Presented by Mr Arnaud de Jamblinne, Director of La Foncière.


- Antoine Martin – BA Photographie – CHF 3'000.-

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HES-SO Award for Excellence in Design and Visual Arts – CHF 2,500.-

A prize awarded to an ECAL student who has distinguished him/herself by the excellence of his/her diploma work.


Presented by Mrs Christine Pirinoli, Vice-rector Research and Innovation of the HES-SO


- Keerthigan Sivakumar – BA Cinéma – CHF 2'500.-

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Ernest Manganel Award – CHF 2’000.- x3
A prize awarded by the jury of the Ernest Manganel Foundation to graduate students in Fine Arts, to reward the relevance of their research and the very professional quality of their diploma work.

Presented by Mrs Catherine Othenin-Girard, member of the Board of the Manganel Foundation.


- Lara Marino – BA Fine Arts – CHF 2'000.-
- Eliot Möwes – BA Fine Arts Visuels – CHF 2'000.-
- Virginie Sistek – BA Fine Arts – CHF 2'000.-

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Prix BG Ingénieurs Conseils Award – CHF 1’500.-

A prize awarded to a graduate student, author of a project that takes into account sustainable development, in particular its economic, environmental and social aspects.


Presented by Mrs Anne-Claire Pliska, Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at BG Consulting Engineers


- Julie Neuhaus – BA Graphic Design – CHF 1'500.-

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ECAL Award – CHF 1’000.- x3

A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL.


Presented by Pauline Saglio, Head of Bachelor Media & Interaction Design.


- Adeline Vermot – BA Photography – CHF 1'000.-
- Margaux Mandrou – BA Industrial Design – CHF 1'000.-
- Juri Römmel – BA Industrial Design – CHF 1'000.-

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METAA Award – CHF 1’000.-

A prize awarded to a graduate student in Media & Interaction Design who has distinguished himself/herself by the excellence of his/her work.


Presented by Mr. David Colombini, Vice President of METAA: Media Experiments in Technology and Art Association

 

- Paul Fritz – BA Media & Interaction Design – CHF 1’000.-

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Risk Award – CHF 1’000.-

A prize awarded to a particularly talented student in the field of Fine Arts.


Presented by Mr. Stéphane Kropf, Head of the Bachelor Fine Arts.


- Mara Meier – BA Fine Arts – CHF 1’000.-

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BCV Award - CHF 1,000.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student in Graphic Design who has distinguished himself or herself by the overall quality of his or her work.

Presented by Mr. Angelo Benedetto, Head of Bachelor Graphic Design.


- Hugo Hectus – BA Graphic Design – CHF 1'000.-

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EXECAL Award - CHF 1,000.-

A prize awarded to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her Bachelor's thesis.


Presented by Mrs Catherine Othenin-Girard, EXECAL President.


 - Rayane Jemaa – BA Media & Interaction Design – CHF 1'000.-

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Visarte Vaud Award - CHF 1,000.-

A prize awarded to a graduate student in Fine Arts who has distinguished himself or herself by the excellence of his or her work.


Presented by Mrs Patricia Glave, President of Visarte Vaud.


- Virginie Sistek – BA Fine Arts – CHF 1,000.-

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Profot Award (Kit D Lite RX One)
An award for a Bachelor Photography student who has completed an excellent diploma thesis.

Presented by Milo Keller on behalf of Profot

- Axel Bruniau – BA Photography– Kit D Lite RX One

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Elinchrom Award (Kit D Lite 4)

A prize for a Bachelor of Photography student who has done an excellent diploma work.


Presented by Milo Keller on behalf of Elinchrom.


- Emeline Courcier – BA Photography – Kit D Lite 4

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Master Awards
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Images Vevey x ECAL Award (Monographic exhibition in Vevey presented by Images Vevey in collaboration with ECAL)
A prize offering the opportunity of a first public visibility through an exhibition to a graduate of the ECAL's Bachelor's or Master's degree in photography, while reinforcing the existing links between ECAL and Images Vevey.

Presented by M. Stefano Stoll, founder and director of Images Vevey.

- Sara Bastai – MA Photography

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 FLOKK Internship (6-month internship program at Flokk HQ in Oslo)
Six-month internship programme at Flokk HQ in Oslo, Norway, to a Master Product Design graduate. Flokk is the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe.

Presented by Mr Camille Blin, Head of Master Product

- Oscar Kwong – MA Product Design

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Eyes on Talents Award (Professional support)
Three prizes awarded by the Paris-based agency Eyes On Talents to graduate projects with high potential in terms of sustainability, social impact or technological integration. The winners will benefit from a professional support and a media follow-up as well as an increased visibility among the agency's network of partners.

Presented by Mrs. Cécile Cécile Vulliemin, ECAL Strategic Partnerships, on behalf of Eyes on Talents.


- Chiachi Chao – MA Type Design

- Maxwell Ashford – MA Product Design

- Sara Bastai PH – MA Photography

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 De Bethune Award – CHF 6'000.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student in the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship for the quality of his/her work.

Presented by Mr Denis Flageollet, master watchmaker & creator of De Bethune

- Sarah Yao – MAS in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship – CHF 6'000.-

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HES-SO Design & Fine Arts Excellence Award – CHF 2'500.-
A prize awarded to an ECAL student who has distinguished himself/herself by the excellence of his/her diploma work.

Presented by Mrs Christine Pirinoli, Vice-Rector Research and Innovation of the HES-SO.

- Lucile Billot – MA Type Design – CHF 2’500.-

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BG Ingénieurs Conseils Award – CHF 1’500.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student, author of a project that takes into account sustainable development, in particular its economic, environmental and social aspects.

Presented by Mrs Anne-Claire Pliska, Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at BG Consulting Engineers


- Nadav Goldenberg – MA Product Design – CHF 1'500.-

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BCV Award – CHF 1'000.-
A prize awarded to a Master's degree student in Product Design who has distinguished himself/herself by the overall quality of his or her diploma work.

Presented by Mr Camille Blin, Head of Master Product Design.


- Maxwell Ashford – MA Product Design – CHF 1'000.-

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David Rust Award – CHF 1’000.-
A prize awarded by In Rust We Trust to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her typographic work. The winner is offered the opportunity to publish a visual that will be used to collect donations for the Design against Cancer action (led by the association).

Presented by Mr Angelo Benedetto, founding member of the association in rust we trust*

- Chiachi Chao – MA Type Design – CHF 1'000.-

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Jacqueline Veuve Award – CHF 1'000.-
A prize awarded to a student in Cinema who has distinguished herself during the year by the quality of her achievements or technical work.

Presented by Mrs Rachel Noël, Bachelor Cinema Coordinator

- Rokhaya Balde – MA Cinema ECAL/HEAD – CHF 1'000.-

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ECAL Award – CHF 1’000.- x2
A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL.

Presented by M. Milo Keller, Head of Master Photography.

- Manqin Zhang – MA Photography – CHF 1'000.-

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ECAL Award – CHF 1’000.- x2
A prize awarded to graduate students who have distinguished themselves by the excellence of their work throughout their studies at ECAL.

Presented by M. Milo Keller, Head of Master Photography.

- Simone Nicola Filippo – MA FIne Arts – CHF 1’000.-

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EXECAL Award – CHF 1’000.-
A prize awarded to a graduate student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her Master's diploma project.

Presented by Mrs Yoo-Mi Steffen, EXECAL Secretary


- Silvio Rebholz – MA Product Design – CHF 1'000.-

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Profot Award (Tripod 3-Legged Think)
A prize awarded to a graduate student in the Master's degree in Photography who has carried out excellent diploma project.

Presented by Mr M. Milo Keller, Head of the Master Photography, on behalf of Profot


- Olivia Wünsche – MA Photography – Tripod 3-Legged Think

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Other Awards (out of diploma)
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Casino Barrière of Montreux Foundation Grant – CHF 8'000.- x2
Two scholarships awarded to students about to complete their graduation year. The choice was made on the basis of their talent and creativity.

Presented by Mrs Stéphanie Moisdon, Head of MA Fine Arts, on behalf of the Casino Barrière de Montreux Foundation


- Benjamin Fanni – 1st year MA Fine Arts – CHF 8'000.-
- Laura Csocsán – 1st year MA Type Design – CHF 8'000.-

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Scholarships Walter + Eve Kent Foundation (Bachelor) – CHF 5'000.-
Two scholarships awarded to particularly talented students in the fields of painting and sculpture, to support the continuation of his or her studies at ECAL

Presented by Mr. Alexis Georgacopoulos, member of the Board of the Walter + Eve Kent Foundation.


- Diogo Esteves – 2 year BA Fine Arts – CHF 5'000.-
- Léna Gelsomino – 2 year BA Fine Arts – CHF 5'000.-

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Scholarships Walter + Eve Kent Foundation (Master) – CHF 5'000.-
Two scholarships awarded to particularly talented students in the fields of painting and sculpture, to support the continuation of his or her studies at ECAL

Presented by Mr. Alexis Georgacopoulos, member of the Board of the Walter + Eve Kent Foundation.

- Djellza Azemi – 1st year MA Fine Arts – CHF 5'000.-
- Leonardo Pellicanò – 1st year MA Fine Arts – CHF 5'000.-

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Encouragement Award – City of Renens - CHF 2'000.- x2
An encouragement prize awarded to a student who has distinguished himself/herself by the quality of his/her work. The winner is offered the opportunity to exhibit his/her work at the Ferme des Tilleuls in Renens.

Presented by Mrs Karine Clerc, Municipale à la Ville de Renens.

- Jamy Herrmann – 2 year BA Media & Interaction Design – CHF 2’000.-
- Mayara Yamada – 1st year Master Fine Arts –  CHF 2’000.-