Due to bad weather conditions, we are unfortunately forced to cancel the open air cinema sessions of Thursday 24th and Friday 25th September.

The first two dates were a great success, with seats reserved in just a few hours. Thanks to the GIFF who ensured this great programming.

Good news: ArtLab’s open air cinema will continue. See you in a few months!

Following a time of cultural scarcity, ArtLab is celebrating the start of the new academic year with an open air cinema at the heart of the EPFL campus. Four evenings of screenings under the stars, with a customized program prepared by the GIFF – Geneva International Film Festival, 100% science and technology.

The program
Practical information

September 17 and 25, 20h


Michael Frei / 9 mins / 2019 / Switzerland / animation / in English

How do we define ourselves when we’re all equal? Who leads the people? What if they’re going in the wrong direction? Where does the individual end and the group begin? What do we do by choice or under duress?
The trailer


Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis / 21 mins / 2018 / France / animation / in English with French subtitles

‘Swatting’, a potentially deadly menace of cyber-bullying that hovers over online gamers every time they play. Through YouTube videos and fascinating computer-generated images, they describe their struggle between fascination and horror.
The trailer

OPERATION LUNE [Dark Side of the Moon]

William Karel / 52 mins / 2002 / France / mockumentary / in French

An intriguing documentary offering a subtle blend between fact, fiction and hypotheses about an event that has marked the twentieth century: the race for the moon. Was Nixon prepared to do anything it took to ensure American supremacy in conquering space? Were there really “live broadcasts” from the Moon? What was Stanley Kubrick’s connection to NASA? Built around real-life interviews with Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld and Buzz Aldrin, this film stirs things up and reminds us of the power of images and their possible manipulation.
The teaser

September 18 and 24, 20h


Jessica Hausner / 105 mins / 2019 / France / drama, science fiction / in English with French subtitles

A geneticist develops a plant capable of making its owners happy. But as the new species grows, she realizes her creation is far from harmless. A creepy dystopian reflection on happiness, Little Joe won Emily Beecham the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actress Award for Best Actress in 2019. Chilling.
Le trailer

Practical information

Location: AGORA Lombard Odier on Place Cosandey, just in front of ArtLab
Time: screenings start at 8:00 p.m.

  • Admission is free but bookings are required.
  • Limited to 100 people max.
  • Face masks mandatory.

The screening will be cancelled in the event of bad weather.


Since its creation in 1995, the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) has been supporting the role of independent authors in creative processes. At the crossroads of genres and disciplines – a place to experiment, get together and celebrate – the Festival showcases a program featuring films, TV series and digital arts for ten days every year. It also devotes considerable attention to innovation, music and up-and-coming talent in its various programs.

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