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  • 25. April 2016

    Support and Funding for Swiss filmmakers endowed with CHF 100'000

    In 2016, the «Association for Film Funding in Switzerland» provides again support and funding for films in production or post-production endowed with CHF 100'000. Swiss filmmakers can submit their projects up to and including June 30, 2016.The «Association for Film Funding in Switzerland» provides CHF 100'000 of funding for films in the production or post-production phase. The cash is provided by IWC Schaffhausen and awarded annually during the IWC Gala Evening held ...

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  • 21. April 2016

    New Main and Co-Partner to join Zurich Film Festival

    The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) is looking forward to the addition of two tradition-steeped brands in 2016: the automobile manufacturers BMW will back the ZFF as its new Main Partner. The Swiss jeweller Bucherer will join the list of Co-Partners.


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  • 19. April 2016

    ZFF 72 enters the next round

    The ZFF 72 film contest enters its third round: register now at zff72.com to take part. Entrants are given 72 hours to create a film clip lasting no longer than 72 seconds. There are prizes totalling CHF 10’000 to be won. The award ceremony takes place during the 12th Zurich Film Festival.

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  • 31. March 2016

    In Swiss cinemas: MISS YOU ALREADY and MON ROI

    Today two ZFF Gala Premieres hit Swiss cinemas. The emotional drama MISS YOU ALREADY from the director of TWILIGHT, Catherine Hardwicke, is a wonderful ode to friendship. MON ROI is a tale told in the best French cinema tradition of the amour fou between two completely opposite personalities.


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  • 18. March 2016

    KÖPEK wins Swiss Film Award

    Director Esen Isik’s feature film debut KÖPEK won the Swiss Film Award. Set in Istanbul, the anthology film garnered the top Quartz for Best Fiction Film. The award was presented on Friday evening at Zurich’s Schiffbau venue. The sensitive drama was among the evening’s grand victors, celebrating a total of three wins. In addition to the main award, the film also scooped the Quartz for Best Actress (Beren Tuna), and the academy’s special award for ...

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  • 25. February 2016

    Oscar-nominated journalist thriller SPOTLIGHT in cinemas

    Starring Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton, director Tom McCarthy's crime drama turns the spotlight on a team of courageous journalists. Screened as a Gala Premiere during the 11th ZFF, the film has received six Academy Award nominations including for Best Picture. The 2016 Academy Awards take place on February 28.

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  • 03. February 2016

    Sponsorship Prize-winner EUROPE, SHE LOVES at Berlinale

    Zurich-born Jan Gassman’s film EUROPE, SHE LOVES opens the 66th Berlinale’s "Panorama Dokumente" section. The film project received the Association for Film Funding in Switzerland’s first ever CHF 25'000 prize in September 2015. The aim of the Association for Film Funding in Switzerland is to offer financial support to Switzerland’s film and media industry.

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  • 28. January 2016

    Nominations for the Swiss Film Award 2016

    The nominations for the Swiss Film Award have been announced. The ZFF competition films AMATEUR TEENS, KÖPEK and NICHTS PASSIERT have joined the race in multiple categories, including best fiction film. The nominations for the Swiss Film Award 2016 were revealed yesterday during ‘Nominations Night’, a celebratory announcement event at the concert hall in Solothurn attracting 600 guests from the film industry.   

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  • 25. January 2016

    Max Ophüls Prize for EINER VON UNS

    Stephan Richter's Austrian drama EINER VON UNS screened in the "Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria" competition section during the 11th Zurich Film Festival. The film received the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken last Saturday. In granting the prize, the jury stated: "The jury was unanimous in choosing EINER VON UNS. In his drama, director Stephan Richter showed us in an impressive manner the hopelessness of people who find themselves trapped on a daily basis in ...

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  • 21. January 2016

    DIE DUNKLE SEITE DES MONDES and POSTHUMOUS hit Swiss cinemas

    Today the thriller DIE DUNKLE SEITE DES MONDES (ZFF 2015) and the comedy POSTHUMOUS (ZFF 2014) open in Swiss cinemas. DIE DUNKLE SEITE DES MONDES is the first released film adaption based on the book of the same name by swiss writer Martin Suter.


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