• 23. August 2016

    Lorenzo di Bonaventura to receive Career Achievement Award

    The 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 – October 2. Di Bonaventura will receive the ‘Golden Eye’ for his life’s work on Wednesday, September 28th at the Corso Cinema, which will be followed by a gala premiere screening of his latest film DEEPWATER HORIZON, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate ...

  • 16. August 2016

    Hugh Grant to receive Golden Icon Award at ZFF

    British actor Hugh Grant will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s ZFF. 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 Grant on the evening of September 27 at the Corso Cinema. In addition to receiving ZFF’s Golden Icon Award, Grant will present his latest film, the Stephen Frears comedy drama FLORENCE ...

  • 05. August 2016

    ZFF celebrates with retrospective – Lifetime Achievement Award for producer Marcel Hoehn

    Swiss Producer Marcel Hoehn will receive the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Hoehn’s production company, T&C Film, has hugely influenced the Swiss film scene over the past 40 years. To celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, the festival will show a comprehensive selection of his most important works.

  • 04. August 2016

    PARADISE by Sina Ataeian Dena hits Swiss Cinemas

    Today PARADISE (original title: Ma dar Behesht) by the Iranian director Sina Ataeian Dena opens in Swiss cinemas. The drama is a trenchant study of state education and control. Shot clandestinely in Tehran, Sina Ataeian Dena’s debut garnered two awards in Locarno and screened as part of the "New World View" at ZFF 2015.

  • 28. July 2016

    Oliver Stone's SNOWDEN with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley at ZFF

    The ZFF has landed one of the first screenings of Oliver Stone’s latest film SNOWDEN, announcing today that the much anticipated film will have a gala premiere screening in Zurich on Saturday, September 24th.

  • 25. July 2016


    SWISS FILMS, in collaboration with the online streaming provider MUBI, launches a Video-on-Demand offering with three successful Swiss festival hits.   MUBI is a curated online platform streaming cult, classic, independent and award-winning masterpieces. A new film is added to the programme every day and every film runs for 30 days. Three successful festival favourites are available this month and next month: Esen Isik's ZFF 'Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria' competition entry KÖPEK is available for ...

  • 08. July 2016

    THE MIRACLE OF TEKIR in swiss cinemas – LunchKino with director Ruxandra Zenide

    The drama THE MIRACLE OF TEKIR (original title: MIRACOLUL DIN TEKIR), which screened as part of the International Feature Film Competition in 2015, celebrates its cinema preview in the presence of its director this coming Tuesday, July 12. A preview screening of the film in the presence of director Ruxandra Zenide and producer Alexandre Iordachescu takes place two days before the film opens to the public on July 14. The film screens as part of ...

  • 30. June 2016

    HIGH-RISE hits cinemas today

    HIGH-RISE, the ZFF's Gala Premiere from 2015, hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzeland today. An apartment block is at the centre of a social experiment in this widely anticipated adaptation of James Graham Ballard's novel with the same title. The Brit Tom Hiddleston excels in his role as the doctor Robert Laing.

  • 27. June 2016

    Open-air cinema: special pre-presale tickets available for "Selected by ZFF" films

    Enjoy great open-air cinema moments this summer at Zürichhorn in Zurich and at Münsterplatz in Basel: "Allianz Cinema" presents three film gems in this "Selected by Zurich Film Festival"-line-up that were not screened in Swiss cinemas. Get your tickets now before regular presale begins on Friday, July 1!

  • 02. June 2016

    Midnight Special GREEN ROOM hits Swiss cinemas

    The Thriller GREEN ROOM hits Swiss German cinemas today. Director Jeremy Saulnier skilfully combines genre and auteur film. GREEN ROOM Directed by Jeremy Saulnier, USA 2015 The struggling four-part punk band ‘Ain’t No Rights’ tours the country penniless. Desperate for any gig, the four antifascist musicians have agreed to perform at a remote venue. Their first song (a rendition of the Dead Kennedy’s ‘Nazi Punks Fuck Off’) antagonises the predominantly shaved-headed audience, which is obviously ...