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Zurich Film Festival offers its 79’000 visitors insight into the work of the most exciting and promising filmmakers from around the world. In the International Documentary and Feature Film Competitions emerging directors have the opportunity to present their films in Zurich to the wide attention of the entire German-language market. Participants include both rising and renowned filmmakers as well as buyers, sellers, distributors, media professionals and industry leaders.

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The prestigious Pathé prize for film journalism will be awarded at this year’s 15th Zurich Film Festival

The prestigious prize for film journalism will be awarded at this year’s 15th Zurich Film Festival. It will be presented to a film journalist for an outstanding review of a cinema film. Funded by the cinema chain Pathé Schweiz and the distribution company Pathé Films, the Prix Pathé aims to promote excellence in film journalism, and has been honouring film critiques and film essays for this purpose since 2006. The award is endowed with a 10’000 Swiss fran...

ZFF Co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri to step down after the 15th Zurich Film Festival!!

In accordance with the long-term strategy of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), Co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri are planning for their succession after 15 years of operational leadership. The co-directors will be stepping down from their current posts at the beginning of 2020 but continue to work with the festival on a strategic level. Christian Jungen, chief cultural editor at “NZZ am Sonntag” will serve as the festival’s new Artistic Director. The search for th...

CALL FOR ENTRIES for 15th Zurich Film Festival!!

7Submission for the 15th Zurich Film Festival is open from February 15 to June 30, 2019! The 15th Zurich Film Festival will take place from September 26 to October 6, 2019. Films can be submitted via the platform Withoutabox. COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM The Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 25'000 cash prize will be awarded in each of the two categories International Feature Film Competition and International Documentary Film Competition by two separate juries. The cash...

A Zurich tribute to...Award to German Director Wim Wenders

      Internationally renowned German director Wim Wenders will receive the A Tribute to... Award on October 6. The award will include a retrospective of his work screened in his honour at the 14th Zurich Film Festival. Wim Wenders will collect the 14th Zurich Film Festival’s A Tribute to... Award in person during the Award Night ceremony at Zurich Opera House on October 6. A retrospective of twelve of the German director’s most important films will be screen...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Zurich Film Festival 2018

  Submission for the 14th Zurich Film Festival is open from February 15 to June 30, 2018. The 14th ZFF takes place from September 27 – October 7, 2018. Films can be submitted via the platform Withoutabox. Competition Categories The competition comprises of the following three categories:       •    International Feature Film Competition     •    International Documentary Film Competition  &...

Women on the rise / strong Swiss presence with 160 productions / 41 debut works / 12 world premieres

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  All eyes once again face Zurich from September 28 when the eleven-day Zurich Film Festival shows the most recent films from around the globe. There are emerging filmmakers in the competition categories, the most important and exciting productions of the year in the Gala Premieres section, more films than ever by female directors and a strong presence of Swiss cinema.   Festival Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri unveiled the 13th Zurich Film Festival programme today and...

Zurich Fest will offer a Tribute to Director Rob Reiner

     The American director, actor and writer Rob Reiner will receive the 13th Zurich Film Festival’s A Tribute to...Award at this year’s ZFF, which takes place from September 28 to October 8, 2017. Reiner will be in Zurich to receive the prestigious award in person on Saturday September 30.   ZFF will host the World Premiere of his latest film SHOCK AND AWE, which screens on the same evening with cast member James Marsden also in attendance. As well as dir...

Partner offer for the Zurich Summit

Academy Award-winning actress turned producer Alicia Vikander is anything but your average household name. Ready to get inspired? www.zurichsummit.com Discount code FEST21 expires on September 28.   In a short time, she has transformed into an international su...

Aaron Sorkin to receive ZFF Career Achievement Award

  MOLLY’S GAME to screen as Gala Premiere Aaron Sorkin: photo credit MasterClass   Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri announced today that Aaron Sorkin will receive the Festival’s Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, which takes place from September 28 to October 8, 2017.   The Academy-Award® winning screenwriter and renowned playwright will receive the Award for his life’s work on October 4 at ...

New World View Section Focuses on New Hungarian Cinema

Hungary has recently astounded the film world with its creative, innovative and superbly crafted cinema. The ZFF presents a comprehensive overview of Hungary’s cinematic output with 18 films by a thriving new generation of Hungarian filmmakers.     Hungarian cinema has a long history of creating great masters. During the 1970s, a period of cultural thaw in the then socialist state, Hungary was regarded as one of the most important film producing countries in the world. M...

BORG/McENROE to open Zurich Film Festival

Director Janus Metz Pedersen and actor Sverrir Gudnason to attend as honorary guests   Based on actual events, Danish director Janus Metz Pedersen’s tennis thriller BORG/McENROE will open the 13th Zurich Film Festival on September 28, 2017. Director Janus Metz Pedersen and Björn Borg-actor Sverrir Gudnason will attend as the Zurich Film Festival’s honorary guests.   Wimbledon, July 5, 1980: tennis pros Björn Borg and John McEnroe square up at the Wimbledon f...

Alicia Vikander to present EUPHORIA as a Gala Premiere at the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF).

  In addition to the already confirmed Gala Premieres, the ZFF announces new films from Tonie Marshall, Destin Daniel Cretto, Amanda Sthers and Silvio Soldini.   EUPHORIA will receive its European premiere at the Zurich Film Festival on 29 September. Star and producer Alicia Vikander will attend, along with writer/director Lisa Langseth, cast members Charles Dance, Mark Stanley and fellow producers Charles Collier, Patrik Andersson and Frida Bargo. Alicia Vikander ...

First look at the Zurich Film Festival Gala Premieres

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Just shy of three weeks before it is revealed at the media conference, this year's Zurich Film Festival programme is beginning to take shape. After announcing the inclusion of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER with Al Gore and THE WIFE with Golden Icon Award recipient Glenn Close, the 13th Zurich Film Festival is now able to confirm further major productions screening in its Gala Premieres section.  Films from Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, Mike White, Claire Denis, Sean ...

Former US Vice President Al Gore to attend The Zurich Film Festival and present AN INCOVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will attend and present AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, the long awaited follow-up to AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, on Sunday October 8th at the Corso Cinema.   A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tire...

The 13th Zurich Film Festival Calls For Entries!

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The 13th Zurich Film Festival is  open for submissions! The festival season officially starts with the Call for Entries, which began February 15th. Films can be submitted via the platform Withoutabox. Competition categories The competition comprises of the following three categories: -International Feature Film Competition -International Documentary Film Competition -Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Feature Films and Documentary Films) The Gold...

Call for Entries: Early Bird Deadline approaches for 13th Zurich Film Festival!

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  Dear filmmakers, the festival season officially starts with the Call for Entries, which began February 15th. Early Bird submissions end on March 31st! Films can be submitted via the platform Withoutabox. Competition categories The competition comprises of the following three categories:   International Feature Film Competition International Documentary Film Competition Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Feature Films and Documentary Films) ...

The 13th Zurich Film Festival Calls For Entries!

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Dear filmmakers, The 13th Zurich Film Festival is now open for submissions!   The festival season officially starts with the Call for Entries, which began February 15th. Films can be submitted via the platform Withoutabox. Competition categories The competition comprises of the following three categories:   International Feature Film Competition International Documentary Film Competition Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Feature Films ...

A Tribute to... Award to French Director Olivier Assayas Retrospective in Zurich with twelve films

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    The French screenwriter and film director Olivier Assayas will receive the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s A Tribute to... Award. The 61-year-old filmmaker will travel to Zurich to pick up the prestigious distinction in person during the Award Night at Zurich Opera House on October 1. A retrospective of Assayas’ works will be screened at the Filmpodium. Olivier Assayas has been regarded as one of the most important directors of French film and a star of European aute...

The Zurich Film Festival gala premiere lineup has been revealed.

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Lorenzo di Bonaventura to be honored with Zurich Career Achievement Award

    Legendary Producer Will Present His Latest Film “Deepwater Horizon” at the Festival     The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that legendary movie producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Transformers” and “GI Joe” franchises” “RED,” “Salt”)  will be the recipient of ZFF’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 &nd...

Hugh Grant will receive the Zurich Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 – October 2

  Grant’s Latest Film “Florence Foster Jenkins”, Directed by Stephen Frears and Co-Starring Meryl Streep, To Screen in Zurich   The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Hugh Grant will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 – October 2. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.   Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recogniti...

Last chance for film submissions to Zurich Film Festival!

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Deadline for submissions for Zurich Film Festival approaching! SUBMIT YOUR FILM UNTIL JUNE 30TH   The 12th Zurich Film Festival will take place from September 22nd to October 2nd 2016 and is accepting film submissions until June 30th.  Zurich Film Festival offers its over 85’000 visitors insight into the work of exciting, upcoming directors in the international documentary and feature film competitions. Emerging directors have the opportunity to present their fi...

12th Zurich Film Festival: Submit your film now!

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Dear filmmakers, Zurich Film Festival is now open for film submissions! The 12th Zurich Film Festival will take place from September 22nd to October 2nd 2016 and is accepting film submissions until June 30th. Zurich Film Festival offers its over 85’000 visitors insight into the work of exciting, upcoming directors in the international documentary and feature film competitions. Emerging directors have the opportunity to present their films in Zurich to the wide attention of the entire G...

Program of the second edition of ZURICH SUMMIT.

Filmfestivals.com and Bruno Chatelin are proud, as a partner of the Summit, to present the second edition of ZURICH SUMMIT. A few word from the organizers.   Zurich Summit is an exclusive gathering for innovative entrepreneurs, business leaders and creative luminaries from the entertainment and media industries. It revolves around the exchange of cutting-edge ideas and exploring new business models. The spectrum and speed at which these groundbreaking models mo...

Wanda and Huayi Bros Join Zurich Summit Lineup this Week

2nd Annual Zurich Summit | September 26 - 27, 2015 | Zurich, Switzerland   Zurich Summit, the biggest industry event within the framework of the Zurich Film Festival addresses innovative financing, marketing and distribution strategies and brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders and c...

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September 26 - October 6, 2019

The Zurich Film Festival presents the most promising new filmmakers and films.

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