THE GIANT BUDDHAS, his third documentary feature, wins the 2005 Silver Dove at the Leipzig Film Festival and enters competition at the renowned film festivals of Sundance and Toronto.
In 2009, his newest doumentary feature SPACE TOURISTS is invited again to numerous international film festival and enters competition in Amsterdam and Sundance, where he is the first Swiss film to win the "World Cinema Directing Award".
Christian Frei is an associate lecturer on Reflection Competence at the University of St. Gallen.
2006 - 2009 he was president of the «Documentary Film Commission» of the Swiss Ministry of Culture.
Since August 2010 he is President of the Swiss Film Academy.
He lives and works in Zurich.