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Zurich Film Festival


 

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.

Submit your film now to 15th Zurich Film Festival


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CALL FOR ENTRIES for 15th Zurich Film Festival!!

Submit your film now to 15th Zurich Film Festival

 

Submission 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 endowment is to be shared equally between director and producer of winning films in all three categories. Winning films with Swiss distribution further profit from P&A contribution for a theatrical release in Switzerland.

Submissions to the competition must fulfill the following criteria:
   
•    Director’s 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature-length film (> 60 min)  
   
•    Projects completed after October 1, 2018   
   
•    Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF


COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY 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 endowment is to be shared equally between director and producer of winning films in all three categories. Winning films with Swiss distribution further profit from P&A contribution for a theatrical release in Switzerland.

Submissions to the competition must fulfill the following criteria:
    
•    Director’s 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature-length film (> 60 min)  
   
•    Projects completed after October 1, 2018   
   
•    Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF


COMPETITION FOCUS SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, AUSTRIA
The Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 20’000 cash prize will be awarded in the competition category "Focus" by a separate jury. The cash endowment is to be shared equally between director and producer of winning films in all three categories. Winning films with Swiss distribution further profit from P&A contribution for a theatrical release in Switzerland.

Submissions to the competition must fulfill the following criteria:
  
•    Director’s 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature-length film (> 60 min)  
   
•    Projects completed after October 1, 2018   
   
•    Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF
   
•    Switzerland, Germany or Austria has to be main production country


COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL SERIES
The International Series Competition is endowed with a 10’000 CHF cash prize.

Series of all genres are eligible for the competition as along as they comprise the following criteria:
    •    a minimum of four episodes at 40-60 minutes per episode
    •    Projects completed after October 1, 2018
    •    Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF



OUT OF COMPETITION
Documentary and fiction films can be submitted to the following sections:

   
•    Gala Premieres 
   
•    Special Screenings   
   
•    New World View
   
•    Border Lines  
   
•    Window to the World
   
•    ZFF for Kids



Submissions to the Out of Competition sections must fulfill the following criteria:
    
•    Films must be at least 60 minutes long 
   
•    Projects completed after October 1, 2018    
   
•    Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF



Submission fee
-From April 1 until June 30: 75 Euro

For questions regarding submissions, please contact Christine Albrecht (christine.albrecht@zff.com)
We look forward to receiving your submission!

About Zurich Film Festival


September 26 - October 6, 2019

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

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)

Furthermore the Zurich Film Festival includes other fascinating sections:
-Border Lines
-New World View
-Gala Premieres
-Special Screenings
-Series
-ZFF for Kids

Call for Entries! Submit your film now and take a chance to screen your film at the Zurich Film Festival 2019.

Submit now!

 

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