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  • 03. September 2015

    Kiefer Sutherland to receive ZFF Golden Eye Award

    Golden Globe®, Emmy®, and Screen Actors Guild® winner, Kiefer Sutherland will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s prestigious ‘Golden Eye’ award. Kiefer Sutherland’s latest western-inspired film, FORSAKEN, in which he stars alongside his father Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Donald Sutherland (“Citizen X,” “The Hunger Games”), Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Demi Moore (“If These Walls Could Talk,” “Ghost”) and Golden Globe® nominee and Emmy® winner Brian Cox (“Nuremberg,” “L ...

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  • 02. September 2015

    Four Swiss Films Nominated for Filmmaker Award

    Established in December 2014, the Association for the Promotion of Film in Switzerland will award its first 100’000 Swiss-franc endowed prize to one or more Swiss filmmakers whose projects are currently in the late production or post-production phase. In addition to distributing the prize money, the Association’s jury will also honour the winner with the Filmmaker Award. “There’s a lively filmmaking industry in Switzerland, employing many talented people. However, the financial backing required to see ...

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  • 02. September 2015

    Actor Christoph Waltz Honorary Guest at ZFF

    German-Austrian actor Christoph Waltz will attend the Zurich Film Festival. The two-time Academy Award winner will arrive in Zurich on Saturday, September 26 for a packed programme of activities.


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  • 01. September 2015

    Lifetime Achievement Award to Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Lifetime Achievement Award to Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl

    German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Following the award ceremony, Mueller-Stahl will present Jim Jarmusch’s NIGHT ON EARTH in person at the Arthouse Le Paris cinema on Monday, September 28.


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  • 28. August 2015

    Directors from around the globe set to tread green carpet

    Numerous directors from around the globe will join the Green Carpet during the Zurich Film Festival’s popular Gala Premiere series this year. Tickets are available from September 14 to those who want to experience the film’s makers up-close in the theatre.    We eagerly await Sabine Gisiger and her documentary film DÜRRENMATT – EINE LIEBESGESCHICHTE. Swiss-born Léa Pool will accompany her Canadian production LA PASSION D’ AUGUSTINE to the ZFF. And we look forward to ...

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  • 25. August 2015

    Opening Film: THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

    Matthew Brown’s dramatic bio-pic THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY has been selected to open the 11th edition of the Zurich Film Festival. He directed the film from a screenplay he adapted from Robert Kanigel’s novel "The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan". The film stars Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry,Devika Bhise, Jeremy Northam and Kevin McNally.

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  • 20. August 2015

    SWISS FILMS AT ZFF

    Four Swiss films will be screened out of competition at ZFF 2015:


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  • 20. August 2015

    Tickets for the Film Music Competition

    The five finalists of the 4th International Film Music competition have been selected. An international jury chose the soundtracks by the five composers Nicolas Alvarez (Japan/Columbia), Faris Badarni (Germany/Israel), Wonkyung Lee (South Korea), Nico Maas (Germany) and Toby Sherriff (USA/Canada). The compositions of these five nominees will be premiered at the Arena Cinemas Sihlcity on September 25 by the Zurich Jazz Orchestra and the Zürcher Kammerorchester under the baton of André Bellmont ...

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  • 18. August 2015

    Tribute to... Award to British film director Mike Leigh

    This year’s ZFF Tribute to... award goes to British film director Mike Leigh, one of the most significant exponents of New British Cinema. Mike Leigh will collect the Golden Eye in person during the Award Night ceremony at the Zurich Opera House on October 3. Screened during the ZFF, a comprehensive retrospective comprising a number of his productions will offer insight into his work. Mike Leigh will also head a ZFF Public Master Class. The ...

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  • 12. August 2015

    Six new Gala Premieres

    Together with the Competition section, ZFF’s Gala Premiere section forms the core of the Zurich Film Festival, and once again features numerous prominent names. Among the approx. 30 productions in this year’s line-up are new films from such international directors as Florian Gallenberger, Scott Cooper, Denis Villeneuve and others.


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