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  • 26. May 2017

    "Connect to Reality" - new project at Zurich, Locarno and Geneva Film Festivals

    ZFF, Locarno Festival and Geneva International Film Festival Tous Écrans join forces to launch "Connect to Reality." The new trilateral initiative will facilitate a platform serving as dialogue and exchange for Swiss filmmakers and is meant to investigate and carefully examine the challenges regarding development, production and distribution of Swiss movies. It aspires to contribute to the success of Swiss productions, both at home and abroad.

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  • 18. May 2017

    #workinprogress: Olivier Assayas mixes with the Mafia

    Olivier Assayas' planned Mafia thriller IDOL'S EYE was almost stranded in deep water - first the film’s financier jumped ship, then he crossed swords with lead actor Robert De Niro - but now the project is back on course with a new cast.


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  • 11. May 2017

    #Cannes2017: A new dawn on the horizon for German filmmaking?

    One year after TONI ERDMANN, Fatih Akin is representing Germany in the art of filmmaking at the Croisette with his latest production AUS DEM NICHTS.


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  • 10. May 2017

    Production Funding 2017 - Call for projects

    For the third time the «Association for Film Funding in Switzerland» provides CHF 100'000 of funding. 


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  • 04. May 2017

    #Cannes2017: Uma Thurman presides over ‘Un Certain Regard’ section

    American actress Uma Thurman is set to preside over the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Thurman presented the 12th ZFF’s Filmmaker Award in Zurich last autumn.


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  • 30. April 2017

    TWO LOTTERY TICKETS – from no-budget project to surprise hit

    Paul Negoescu’s TWO LOTTERY TICKETS is one of Rumania's most successful box office hits an extraordinary coup for a film produced pretty much without funds. The film celebrated its international premiere in competition at the 12th ZFF.


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  • 26. April 2017

    #Cannes2017: A HAPPY END for Michael Haneke?

    The Austrian cineaste and honorary winner at the ZFF is on track to become the first filmmaker to win a third Golden Palm at the "Croisette".


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  • 20. April 2017

    Treatment Award 2017 – Support for Authors

    Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) and Telepool Zürich collaborate with Zurich Film Festival to present the fifth Treatment Award. Authors are invited to submit a feature-film treatment on the theme “Selfie”. A three-person jury will judge the submitted treatments and choose both the finalists and the overall winner.


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  • 19. April 2017

    TRIVISA wins 5 Hong Kong Film Awards

    The 36th edition of the Hong Kong Film Awards was dominated by the stylish action crime thriller TRIVISA. The film was produced by Johnnie To and screened as part of the ZFF’s "Hong Kong Window" section.


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  • 12. April 2017

    #Cannes2017: Cristian Mungiu President of Cinéfondation Jury

    Cristian Mungiu scooped the award for best director in Cannes last year for his father-daughter drama BACALAUREAT, which screened as a Gala Premiere at the 12th ZFF. The Rumanian director has now been chosen to preside over the juries of the Short Film and the Cinéfondation sections of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.  

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