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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.

 


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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

  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 auteur cin...

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...

Marc Forster and Christoph Waltz Join Zurich Summit Keynote Lineup

2nd Annual Zurich Summit | September 26 - 27, 2015 | Zurich, Switzerland   Zurich Summit, ...

US Producer Steve Golin to Receive Career Achievement Award during The Zurich Fest

US producer Steve Golin will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award this year. He will attend the festival together with showrunner Sam Esmail and the actors Christian Slater and Rami Malek from the TV series MR. ROBOT. Golin will also bring along his latest feature film SPOTLIGHT, which will screen at the festival as a Gala Premiere. The award and celebration will include a retrospective featuring some of his most popular hit films. Steve Golin...

'Reconquest of the Useless' has its world premiere in Zurich

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RECONQUEST OF THE USELESS   Inspired by Werner Herzog’s FITZCARRALDO and Les Blank’s BURDEN OF DREAMS   Created by Harley Adams, Sam Pressman and Luke Wigren Produced by Edward R. Pressman Written and Directed by Sam Pressman   World Premiere ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 September 24 – October 4      In Werner Herzog’s adventure film FITZCARRALDO, the eccentric explorer Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald – embodied by Klaus Kinski &ndas...

Liam Hemsworth will be awarded a special Golden Eye Award in Zurich

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Liam Hemsworth will be awarded a special Golden Eye Award recognizing “The New A-Lister” at this year’s Festival, taking place September 24th – October 4th. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.   ZFF’s Golden Eye Award stands to recognize achievement on the highest levels and in his case distinguishes young talent who have made their mark on a global scale and are o...

Kiefer Sutherland to receive Zurich Film Festival's Golden Eye Award

Sutherland’s latest Film FORSAKEN selected for Gala Premiere   Golden Globe®, Emmy®, and Screen Actors Guild® winner, Kiefer Sutherland will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s prestigious ‘Golden Eye’ award. The Golden Eye tribute will take place on September 25, 2015 at the Corso Cinema with Sutherland in attendance. Kiefer Sutherland’s latest western-inspired film, FORSAKEN, in which he stars alongside his father Golden...

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About Zurich Film Festival


September 28 - October 8, 2017

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, the newly introduced TVision and also a section for our youngest, ZFF for Kids.

Call for Entries! Submit your film now and take a chance to screen your film at the Zurich Film Festival 2017.

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