Treatment Award


Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) and Telepool Zürich collaborate once again with ZFF to launch the Treatment Award this Spring.

The Treatment Competition award is endowed with a CHF 5'000 cash prize. The winner also receives a screenplay development agreement worth up to CHF 25'000 for the creation of a feature-length cinema or TV film screenplay.

A jury comprising one SRF representative, one Telepool Zürich representative and an external expert will judge the submitted treatments and announce five to seven finalists. The best treatment will be announced during the festival's Award Night.

SRF has exhibited exceptional commitment to domestic film production over the years and continues to be an important sponsor and reliable partner of the Swiss film industry. SRF considers the promotion of screenplay writing crucial. As one of Switzerland’s main co-producers, SRF stands as a guarantee for the continual development of an independent and diverse Swiss film industry.

Treatment Award winners of the past years: Dave Tucker («Stürm – Bis ich tot bin oder frei»), Christine Wiederkehr («Änneli»), Stefanie Klemm («Renatas Erwachen») and Anna Schwingenschuh («Cold Turkey for Emergencies»).

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Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF)
Matthias Bienz