About – Noël Dernesch - Director

Noël Dernesch


Noël Dernesch, born and bred in Zurich, educated at the School of Art and Media Design in Zurich, where he specialized in Film/Video. Since then he worked as an independent director and video artist. He directed several music videos and commercials, including international productions, and realized a number of short films. Noël Dernesch first feature length documentary JOURNEY TO JAH has been among the most successful German documentary films in 2014, he was awarded among others with the Audience Award Zurich Filmfestival 2014, DEFA-Price MAX-OPHÜLS and was preselected for the German Acadamy Award LOLA Best Documentary Film and shown at many international Filmfestivals.

Noël Dernesch


  • 2016, Gold, SWISS EFFIE, Best Swiss Activation Campaign, Mazda, Voilà ma Suisse
  • 2015, Gold, Comprix Award, Novartis, Dr. Mücke
  • 2015, Gold, Best of Swiss Web, Mazda, Voilà ma Suisse
  • 2015, Bronze, Best of Swiss Web, Mazda, Voilà ma Suisse
  • 2015, Swiss Marketing Award, Mazda, Voilà ma Suisse
  • 2014, Bronze, eurobest Award, Mazda, Voilà ma Suisse
  • 2014, Digital Communication Award, Mazda, Voilà ma Suisse
  • 2014, Maui Film Festival Hawaii, Narrativ Feature Audience Award, ”Journey to Jah”
  • 2014, Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival, German Cinema – LOLA@Berlinale, “Journey to Jah”
  • 2014, German Academy Award, Pre-Selected, “Journey to Jah”
  • 2014, DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection, “Journey to Jah”
  • 2014, Max-Ophüls-Preis, DEFA-Price, “Journey to Jah”
  • 2013, IDFA, Official Selection, “Journey to Jah”
  • 2013, Zurich Film Festival, Audience Award, “Journey to Jah”
  • 2012, Berlin Music Video Award, best Music Video, Nomination, Gentleman “You Remember”
  • 2011, JPS-Player Award, best Commercial
  • 2005, MINIInternational Zurich, “Atelier Zukunft”, Video Installation “Ego Boost”
  • 2004, Winner of the One-Minute-Festival Zurich, “Stille”
  • 2002, Kiefer-Hablitzel Award, Video Installation “Selbstbedienung”