• 01. December 2016


    After screening in our competition section, the conspiracy thriller OPERATION AVALANCHE by Canadian filmmaker Matt Johnson hits cinemas today in German-speaking Switzerland. A mysterious death turns a G8 summit on its head in the drama LE CONFESSIONI. Brooklyn, New York: teenagers Jake and Tony fight for their friendship in LITTLE MEN. In cinemas from today!

  • 24. November 2016


    The Zurich Film Festival screens the year’s most anticipated productions in its “Gala Premieres” section. Three films from our past programme open today in cinemas across German-speaking Switzerland. Rolando Colla’s SETTE GIORNI world premiered during the 12th ZFF. The director will present his film in person at selected screenings.

  • 17. November 2016

    Ewan McGregor's directorial debut AMERICAN PASTORAL and comedy WAR ON EVERYONE in cinemas

    Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut AMERICAN PASTORAL is the long-awaited adaptation of the eponymous novel by Philip Roth. With WAR ON EVERYONE the irish director John Michael McDonagh (THE GUARD) returns with a delightfully farcical cop comedy. Both ZFF Gala Premieres hit Swiss cinemas today.

  • 10. November 2016

    Provocative and outrageous: MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES in Swiss cinemas

    "Where does art end and pornography begin?" The only thing more outrageous than the great artist Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs was his life. MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES screened at the 12th ZFF in the "Special Screenings" section and opens today in Swiss cinemas.


  • 27. October 2016

    Absurdly amusing: SWISS ARMY MAN in cinemas – island fun with a corpse

    Renowned film clip maker The Daniels’ absurdly surreal debut SWISS ARMY MAN is one of the most fascinating – and controversial – films of the year. We ride on a wave of fantasy and experience a broad spectrum of emotions with the film’s stars Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. Having been shown in the 12th ZFF’s "Special Screenings" section, this comedy caper hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today.  

  • 20. October 2016

    Bridget Jones is back! BRIDGET JONES'S BABY in cinemas

    Returning to cinema screens, cult single character Bridget Jones hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today. Once again, Bridget’s head is turned by more than one man… Sharon Maguire’s comedy screened in the "Gala Premieres" section at the 12th ZFF.

  • 13. October 2016

    Wild and loud: AMERICAN HONEY and AFFENKÖNIG in cinemas

    Andrea Arnold’s road movie AMERICAN HONEY and Oliver Rihs’ comedy AFFENKÖNIG hit cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today. AMERICAN HONEY is a must see for fans of cool soundtracks and poetic images. The film screened in the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s "Gala Premieres" section. Guaranteed to get you giggling, AFFENKÖNIG is a film that also screened at the ZFF in its "Special Screenings" section.

  • 03. October 2016

    Closing Figures: Resounding Success with 90'500 Visitors – Fabulous Relaxed Festival Atmosphere Throughout

    The figures of the Zurich Film Festival’s 12th edition show once again that it was a resounding success across the board. The number of viewers rose by around 6.5% to approximately 90’500 (previous year: 85'000). 172 films  (previous year: 161), including 43 debut works (previous year: 36), and 17 world premiere screenings (previous year: 14), as well as 607 invited guests from around the globe (previous year: 503), proves that the Zurich ...

  • 02. October 2016

    Olivier Assayas and a Veritable Firework of Films as We Cross the Festival Finish Line

    The ZFF draws to a close today, but before it ceases screening for another year, we have a jam-packed programme for your delight. The day begins with two „ZFF Masters“ events. In the first, Daniel Radcliffe chats about his life and works (Filmpodium, 12:00) and in the second, French star director Olivier Assayas takes to the rostrum for a Q&A session (Filmpodium, 14:00, tickets available). Assayas remains in Zurich this evening to present his ...

  • 01. October 2016

    The Award Winners of the 12th Zurich Film Festival

    The main juries of the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s three competition categories have awarded their Golden Eyes to THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kuosmanen from Finland (International Feature Film), MADAME B. HISTOIRE D'UNE NORD-CORÉENNE by Jero Yun from France (International Documentary Film) and STILLE RESERVEN by Valentin Hitz from Austria (Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria).  All the winner films will be screened for the last time tomorrow on ...