Film Submission

 

Submission for the 13th Zurich Film Festival is open from February 15 to June 30, 2017. The 13th ZFF takes place from September 28 – October 8, 2017.

Please submit your film via Withoutabox (click here).

Competition Categories

The competition comprises of the following three categories:
 
    •    International Feature Film Competition
    •    International Documentary Film Competition
    •    Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Feature Films and Documentary Films)

The Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 25'000 cash prize will be awarded in each of the two categories International Feature Film Competition and International Documentary Film Competition by two separate juries. The Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 20,000 cash prize will be awarded in the competition category Focus by a separate jury. The cash endowment is to be shared equally between director and producer of winning films in all three categories. Winning films with Swiss distribution further profit from P&A contribution for a theatrical release in Switzerland.

Competition Entry Requirements

Submissions to the competition must fulfill the following criteria:
    •    Director’s 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature-length film (> 60 min) 
    •    Projects completed after October 1, 2016   
    •    Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF
 

Out of Competition

Documentary films, fiction films and series can be submitted to the following sections:
    •    Gala Premieres
    •    Special Screenings  
    •    New World View
    •    Border Lines 
    •    Window to the World
    •    TVision (Series)
    •    ZFF for Kids

Out of Competition Requirements

Submissions to the Out of Competition sections must fulfill the following criteria:
    •    Films must be at least 60 minutes long (except TV Pilots)
    •    Projects completed after October 1, 2016   
    •    Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF
 

Submission Fee per Film

    •    Early Bird until March 31: 50 Euro
   
    •    From April 1 until June 30: 75 Euro
 

Please submit your film via Withoutabox (click here)

For technical questions regarding the use of Withoutabox, please contact Withoutabox Support (click here). For questions regarding submissions, please contact Stefanie Rusterholz stefanie.rusterholz@zff.com

We look forward to welcoming you at the 13th ZFF!