Q&A with LOVING HIGHSMITH
Filmmaker Eva Vitija,
Moderated by novelist Megan Abbott
Saturday, September 3
Born 1973 in Basel Eva Vitija earned her diploma in screenwriting from the DFFB (German Film and Television Academy Berlin) in 2002. She has been working as a screenwriter in Switzerland and Germany since her screenplay training. She has written many feature film scripts for cinema and television, including MEIER, MARILYN, MADLY IN LOVE as well as SOMMERVÖGEL. In 2015, as part of her Master’s degree at the ZHdK (Zurich University of the Arts), she made her first feature-length documentary film as a director: DAS LEBEN DREHEN. It was nominated as best documentary for the Swiss Film prize and for an award from the International Documentary Association, Los Angeles, and won various prizes, including the Prix de Soleure, the Basel film Prize and the Zurich Film Prize. Eva Vitija lives in Zurich. Photo © Martin Guggisberg
Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of ten crime novels, including the bestselling You Will Know Me and Give Me Your Hand. She also served as co-showrunner and co-creator of the television show Dare Me, now streaming on Netflix. Her latest novel, The New York Times bestseller The Turnout, is in bookstores now.