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  • 28. August 2015

    Directors from around the globe set to tread green carpet

    It’s not only stars and starlets who will strut the Green Carpet during the Zurich Film Festival’s popular Gala Premiere series this year; numerous directors from around the globe will also join them. 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 ...

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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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  • 07. August 2015

    Film Music Competition: The Nominees are announced

    This is the fourth time that the Zurich Film Festival collaborates with Forum Filmmusik to organise the International Film Music Competition. Participants were invited to score the 6?minute short film THE CONTROL MASTER by Run Wrake (1963–2012) for an approximately 40?piece orchestra. The submission deadline was on 12 June 2015, and 137 composers from 28 countries all over the world have participated in the competition. An expert jury comprising internationally renowned composers and filmmakers (see ...

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  • 04. August 2015

    ZFF announces first Gala Premieres

    The 11th ZFF announces its first Gala Premieres: the comedies KILL YOUR FRIENDS by Owen Harris and MISTRESS AMERICA by Noah Baumbach; the dramas HIGH-RISE by Ben Wheatley and MON ROI by Maïwenn and the biopic thriller THE PROGRAM by Stephen Frears. Music manager Owen Harris (Nicholas Hoult) goes to extremes to find his next Britpop hit in dark comedy KILL YOUR FRIENDS. HIGH RISE is a film adaptation of J.G. Ballards' 1970s novel ...

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  • 03. August 2015

    ZFF recommends: KELLY & CAL at openair cinema

    A total of three films will be screened, one each Monday from July 20 until August 3, in the "Selected by Zurich Film Festival" section at the openair Salt Cinema in Zurich.


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  • 29. July 2015

    New World View: Iranian Cinema at ZFF

    The 11th ZFF will present the latest generation of Iranian filmmakers in the NEW WORLD VIEW section. The programme contains approximately a dozen new feature and documentary films. The film producing country Iran has garnered international attention through the work of such masters of the medium as Abbas Kiarostami (Golden Palm in Cannes 1997 for TASTE OF CHERRY), Asghar Farhadi (Oscar 2011 for A SEPARATION) and Jafar Panahi (Golden Bear at the 2015 Berlinale for ...

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