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Masterclass with Frank Darabont ...and more at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the revered group of industry professionals that will headline the Festival’s signature Master Class series. 2012 ZFF Master Class instructors include: ●          Three-time Academy Award® nominated writer, producer and director Frank Darabont ("The Green Mile,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Walking Dead”) ●          Two-time Academy Award® nominated producer Michael Shamberg (“Pulp Fiction...

Richard Gere will receive the Zurich Golden Icon Award

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  Richard Gere will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Mr. Gere on the evening of Sunday, September 23 at the Corso Cinema. In addition to receivi...

Father of Karate Kid and Ocean...Jerry Weintraub to be honoed in Zurich

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that legendary producer and entertainment industry icon Jerry Weintraub (“Ocean’s Eleven” series, “Karate Kid” series) will be the recipient of the Festival’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. Weintraub will receive the ‘Golden Eye’ for his life’s work and also celebrate his birthday in Zurich on Wednesday, September 26th. The awa...

Zurich Film Festival Awards were revealed

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Competition winners at the 7th The Zurich Film Festival were revealed tonight at a packed awards ceremony held at Zurich's famed Opera House.   Competition winners were announced by their respective juries. ZFF 2011 winners are:   German Language Feature Film                                 "Atmen" (Director: Karl Markovics / Austria)    International Feature Film "Take Shelter" (Director: J...

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir to premiere in Zurich

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The Zurich Film Festival tonight revealed that the surprise film of the Festival is the World Premiere of the documentary "Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir." It was announced by Festival Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadia Schildknecht. “Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir” is the extraordinary story of both the man and the filmmaker. In an unprecedented encounter, Polanski talks to his friend, producer Andrew Braunsberg, about his childhood, his career in both Europe and America, the tragedy of Sharon ...

Zurich got talent...

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ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL COMES OF AGE; ATTRACTING MAJOR STAR POWERJeremy Irons, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Tate Taylor, Maximilian Schell join Sean Penn, Roman Polanski, Paul Haggis, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jeremy Thomas Among Others in ZurichThe 7th edition of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) promises to be the biggest yet, with a lineup of hot new films and more star power than ever. 96 films from around the world, including 10 World Premieres, will be showcased from September 22nd to October ...

Roman Polanski will return (free) to Zurich Fest

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Roman Polanski is returning to Zurich (you remember the arrest fiasco at ZFF 2 years ago that made international headlines). He is claiming his award and unveiling a BRAND NEW SURPRISE FILM!  Director Roman Polanski will attend the upcoming 7th Zurich Film Festival to accept the lifetime achievement award that was intended for him two years ago, to honor his outstanding career achievements as a filmmaker. The announcement was made today by Zurich Film Festival Directors Karl Spoerr...

Zurich Film Festival to honor Paul Haggis

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present multiple Oscar® winner Paul Haggis (“Crash,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Casino Royale”) with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life work as a screenwriter and filmmaker. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Haggis will receive the “Golden Eye” for his life’s work on Saturday, October 1st within the framework of the prestigious “A Tribute t...

Alejandro González Iñárritu will be feted with a Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival

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  It was announced today that Academy Award® nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Amores Perros” “21 Grams” “Babel” “Biutiful”) will be feted with a Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), taking place September 22 – October 2. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Iñárritu will be on hand to receive ZFF’s coveted Golden Eye Award for his career achievements as a director, writer...

Laurence Fishburne To Serve as International Jury President at next Zurich festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the two juries that will preside over the international competition categories at the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 22 – October 2, 2011. Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Mystic River,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) will serve as Jury President for the ZFF’s international section. The Festival will also be honoring Fishburne with a special achieve...

Sean Penn will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that multiple Academy Award® winning actor and humanitarian Sean Penn will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22nd – October 2nd. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be...

Film Finance Forum Zurich wrapped

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The first annual Film Finance Forum Zurich proved to be a major success for organizers and attendees. Held on Saturday, September 25th, the event attracted over 100 participants who descended on the Dolder Grand Hotel, which sits atop the outlying hills of Zurich, overlooking the city and Swiss countryside. Winston|Baker and Millbrook Pictures presented the first Film Finance Forum Zurich in association with the Zurich Film Festival and Variety and sponsored by Magnet Media Group.The forum was c...

2 weeks to the 6th Zurich Film Festival

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The 6th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will open in two weeks time (taking place September 23 – October 3) with the world premiere screening of Michael Steiner’s mystery thriller “Sennentuntschi.” The public can expect a broad spectrum of film-related offerings, from the screening of films in the three Golden Eye competition sections to the much-loved red carpet gala evenings and many more screening series and fringe events. As announced to the press in Zurich on Thursday by the Festival’...

NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010 THE SUMMER WRAP NEWSLETTER Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter ...

Frank Langella has accepted the role of Jury President for the Zurich Film Fest

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  The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the three juries that will preside over competition categories at the 6th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 23 - October 3, 2010. The juries were revealed today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Academy Award® nominee Frank Langella ("Frost/Nixon" "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" "Superman Returns") has accepted the role of Jury President for the ZFF's ...

Zurich Film Fest will honor Milos Forman

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Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present multiple Oscar® winner Milos Forman (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” “Amadeus”) with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life work as a director. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Milos Forman is regarded as one of the most boundary pushing filmmakers of our time and will receive the “Golden Eye” for his life’s work as a director on Saturday, October 2nd within the fram...

Zurich Festival wraps eventful Festival with awards

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Best International Feature Film Presided over by actress Debra Winger, the jury of the International Feature Film Competition awarded its Golden Eye to the Russian drama Wolfy by Vasilij Sigarev. In this competition category curated by Nikolaj Nikitin, the jury chose the film for "its haunting and single-minded vision, extraordinary lead performance and imaginative use of cinematic language". Best International Dokumentary Film The International Documenta...

Zurich Film Festival ends with awards

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5th Zurich Film Festival: September 24 – October 4, 2009Sunday, October 4, 2009The three prize winners of the Zurich Film Festival’s “International Feature Film”, “German-Language Feature Film” and “International Documentary Film” competition categories have been announced: The Russian contribution Wolfy by Vasilij Sigarev won the International Feature Film Competition, the best German-Language Feature Film award went to 66/67 – Fairplay is over by Carsten Ludwig and Jan-Christ...

Polanski busted before his Zurich Fest homage

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The Zurich Film Festival received an unexpected international focus in the media when the news of Polanski's arrest became public. Polanski Le Locataire The tenant Roman Polanski was arrested september 27th by Swiss police in connection with a 32-year-old sex case at the request of U.S. authorities as the director arrived in the country to...

Polanski busted before his Zurich Fest homage

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The Zurich Film Festival received an unexpected international focus in the media when the news of Polanski arrest became public.Roman Polanski was arrested september 26th by Swiss police on his arrival at the Zurich airport in connection with a 32-year-old sex case at the request of U.S. authorities as the director arrived in the country to receive his award at the Zurich Film Festival. French minister of culture Frederic Mitterand, declared "There is a face of USA that we love, but today Americ...

A successful start at Zurich Film Festival’s with Lila, Lila

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The Zurich Film Festival is off to a wonderful start! Attracting prominent national and international guests from the fields of politics, business and the entertainment industry, the dazzling opening night will be followed by ten jam-packed days of cinematic highlights. Fifty films will be screened, most of them in the presence of their directors, who will then be available to answer questions from the audience immediately after the premieres. Evening side events at the Seefeld-Razzia, Valzer Ba...

Check Zurich Film Festival entire festival program

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5th Zurich Film Festival: September 24 – October 4, 2009Thursday, September 10, 2009Thirty Films in Three Competitions, Ten World Premieres and Celebrated GuestsThe 5th Zurich Film Festival has announced further film highlights, introduced the three competition juries and presented the entire festival program.Festival directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri and curators of the Competition Program Christine von Fragstein and Nikolaj Nikitin, announced the Competition and the Out of Compet...

Master Class with Morgan Freeman at Zurich Festival

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The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that revered screen icon and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 24 – October 4. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.The Zurich Film Festival will present the Golden Icon Award to Mr. Freeman during its Closing Night on Saturday, October 3, 2009. The Icon Award stands as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol ...

Lila Lila to open Zurich Film Festival

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The 5th Zurich Film Festival will celebrate its opening with the world premiere of the German language comedy Lila Lila, which will screen at the Cinema Corso on Thursday night, September 24th. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.On hand for the world premiere screening will be the film’s lead actors Daniel Brühl (Good Bye Lenin!, The Edukators) and Hannah Herzsprung (4 Minutes, The Reader), Director Alain Gsponer (Kiki and Tiger, Rose) and the...

Zurich Festival To Present a Special Roman Polanski Retrospective

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It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present Oscar® winner Roman Polanski with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life’s work as a film director. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht.Roman Polanski is regarded as one of the most unconventional filmmakers of our time and will receive the Golden Eye Award on Sunday, September 27th, as part of ZFF’s ongoing “A Tribute To...” series during the 5th ...
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