markus otz

filmmaker / screenwriter / art director

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September 2020 / Fiction currently in production "Il Segreto della Serpe - Episode 2"

September 2020 / Documentary currently in production "Malleus maleficarum - Witches and sorcerers on trial"

6 Awards and 15 nominations for "The Legend of the White Ibex" / "Indie Spirit Award" @ Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2020, Riverside County USA / "Award of Prestige" as "Best Romance" @ Vegas Movie Awards February 2020 edition, Las Vegas USA / "Award for Best Director of a Short Foreign Language Film" @ East Europe International Film Festival 2019, Warsaw PL / "Award for Best Cinematography" @ Free Spirit Film Festival 2019, McLeod Ganj, India / Award "Best Indie Featurette" @ LAFA Los Angeles Film Awards 2019 September edition, Los Angeles USA / "Award of Recognition" @ Best Shorts Competition 2019 September edition, La Jolla (San Diego) USA

"The Legend of the White Ibex" was tribute screened @ Capanna Scaletta and World Premiere @ Silver State Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, September 2019

"Alone" screened @ the iconic TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood during the Golden State Film Festival!
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA

4 Awards and 10 nominations for "Alone" / "Best Switzerland Short Film" @ World Film Fair, New York USA 2018 / "Best Foreign Short" and "Marshall Hawkins Best Original Score Short Film" Awards @ Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Riverside County USA / "Best Editing of a Short Film" @ "London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema" 2018, London UK


Production goes from travelogues, documentaries and commercials to shorts and feature films

Stories follows realistic or fantasy rules depending on the desired genre

Projects on demand and new documentaries are shot with professional gear in format RAW, XAVC and Pro Res HQ, 4K, 2K, HD 1080, 10 bit 4:2:2

Travelogues, older documentaries and personal stuff are shot ProRes 10 bit 4:2:2 and AVCHD 8 bit 4:2:0

Post-production is performed with FCPX


Direction, cinematography and art consulting

Screenplays, adaptations, dialogs and storyboard developments

Art creations for stage sets, decorations, animatronics and scene accessories


Ticino Film Commission





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