IIFF 2020 Opening Event  – DAY 1

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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2018 | 58 min | UK, CH

Directed by Claudio von Planta 

18:00-19:00 Apéro – Cinématte Restautand/Bar

19:00 – Opening Address the Mayor of Bern Alec von Graffenried

19:15 – Keynote Speaker: Marc Hauser

19:30  Short Film – “Daughter”

            Main Film –  “Chasing the Jet Stream”  E/d

21:00 -21:30 – Followed by panel discussion


Marc Hauser

Keynote Speaker

Marc Hauser is a Swiss entrepreneur and adventurer. He holds the world record for the fastest horizontal free fall and the Guinness world record for the first skydive into the jet stream. Hauser is also the founder of Erfolgswelle AG, a communications agency.

Mayor of Bern, Switzerland

Opening Address

18:00-19.00 – Apéro

19:00 – IIFF 2020 Opening Day address from the Alec von Graffenried Mayor of Bern

19:15 – Keynote Speaker: Marc Hauser

19:30 – Film Start – In English w. German Subtitles

21:00-21:30 – Panel discussion @ 21.00-21.30

Alec von Graffenried

On our Panel

After the film stay and enjoy another 30 minutes of  Q & A with our prestigious panel guests.

Claudio von Planta

cameraman, director & filmmaker

Claudio von Planta is a multi award winning Swiss documentary filmmaker based in London who worked in over 90 countries all around the world. He built a reputation with current affairs investigations in war zones but he also won fame with major expeditions promoting new technologies.

So far Claudio filmed 2 electric vehicle world records. In 2010 he produced RACING GREEN, a BBC TV series about the first electric car driving the full length of North and South America and in 2019 he covered LONG WAY UP for Apple TV where he filmed the actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman riding all across South America with electric Harley Davidson motorcycles. A world record story is also the basis of CHASING THE JET STREAM where Claudio focused on pioneering technologies capable to harness high-altitude wind power.


Dino Costa

Co-founder & Head of Test Operations

Dino is a mechanical engineer with a great passion for kite surfing and paragliding. During his studies at ETH he setup his own company to produce and market surf kites. With a solid background in mechatronics and embedded programming, combined with a theoretical and practical understanding of aerodynamics, Dino is able to make anything fly.

Michael Perlberger

Founder & CEO

Life was good to me so far. Now it is my turn to give back something to humanity. Standing still is moving backwards so I prefer to create the future. Somehow this venture is closing a cycle. I have started my career as an aerospace engineer and with a second Master degree moved on into sales. As a consultant with Accenture and others big corporations I advised others about what they should be doing. I am now coming back to my aerospace roots realizing that if you want to change the world, you should start with changing yourself by doing what you are best in. Combining my attitude of asking open ended questions with my academic knowledge I assembled a team and created Brainwhere Airborne Wind Turbine System with the ambition of satisfying human kind’s need for energy needs of tomorrow in a sustainable way by harvesting the Jet Stream.


Solar Impulse Foundation

Venture Kick

Reinout brings a proven entrepreneurial spirit combined with more than 25 years of commercial and operational executive leadership roles in the power generation and wind energy industry, solidified by a mechanical engineering decree.