SRF Writer's Day


Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) and Telepool Zurich will present the fifth Treatment Award at the Zurich Film Festival. The finalists’ pitches on Wed, 4.10., will kick off the “SRF Writer’s Day with ZFF Master Class”. The highlight of the day will be script readings by previous winners and graduates from the Munich Screenplay Workshop.

For the first time, Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) and SRF will dedicate an entire day to the promotion of authors in Switzerland. During the “SRF Writer’s Day with ZFF Masterclass”, a jury chaired by actress Marie Leuenberger (THE DIVINE ORDER) will select the best treatment on the theme “Selfie”. SRF and Telepool Zurich have used the Treatment Award since 2013 to emphasize the importance to the Swiss film industry of treatments in story and screenplay development.

The first Treatment Award winner STORM – UNTIL I’M DEAD OR FREE is at the stage of production financing, according to its producer Ivan Madeo. Two other projects, RENATAS ERWACHEN (winner 2015) and COLD TURKEY FOR EMERGENCIES (winner 2016), have been further developed, and the first screenplay versions are ready.

The highlight of the Writer’s Day will be a public script reading at the Flux Laboratory at 17.30. Actors will read excerpts from STORM – UNTIL I’M DEAD OR FREE and from screenplays written during the Munich Screenplay Workshop, who has been collaborating with SRF since 2011.


Public Script Reading:

WINNETONI by Adrian Perez
INSHALLA by Omar Siegenthaler