ZFF Talks


The ZFF TALKS series presents the opportunity to speak with personalities from the film industry. International actors and film workers offer the public fascinating insight into the challenges they face both behind and in front of the camera. The ZFF TALKS take place in the Festival Centre at Sechseläutenplatz.

Entry to all ZFF Talks is free of charge.

Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda is a legend: He not only enjoys international renown as an actor, screenwriter and director, but also as an icon of the 1960s counter culture. His role as the chopper-riding Wyatt in the cult film classic EASY RIDER (1969) turned him into an overnight global star – and gave him his rebellious born to be wild image. This member of the Fonda family, which includes Henry, Jane and Bridget Fonda, is still making waves as an actor today.

Tuesday, September 30, 12.00-13.00, Festival Centre. Language: English

Greg Gorman

„Greg Gorman is the only person I’d let photograph my corpse”, said John Waters about this sought-after star photographer. Celebrities of all ages and calibre have already stood in front of his lens – including Andy Warhol, Robert De Niro and Sophia Loren. Nine photo-books, countless awards and international exhibitions mark decades of Gorman’s photography, which he uses to bring the individual character of his models to the surface.

Thursday, October 2, 12.00-13.00, Festival Centre. Language: English

Casting: Finding the right actors

Some films work so coherently that it seems like its roles have been tailored to its actors. Casting is as much about matching actors to roles as it is about financial and promotional criteria. As the casting director of such films as ROSIE and GIULIAS VERSCHWINDEN, Corinna Glaus selects the right cast, from the leading roles to minor parts. In her talk, she explains how she goes about finding the right cast for a film.

Friday, October 3, 16.00-17.00, Festival Centre. Language: German
Speaker: Corinna Glaus, casting director

Make-Up: Fake wounds that look real

As a viewer, it’s very difficult to imagine what a film would be like without make-up: Deftly making actors look fresh and beautiful or old and haggard, painting fake wounds and ensuring film corpses leave us shuddering: Marc Hollenstein is a pro at all this. He has conjured up the right effects for such films as SENNEN-
TUNTSCHI and EINE WEN IIG, DR DÄLLEBACH KARI. In is talk, Hollenstein discusses his career as a make-up artist and throws light on his daily life during shooting.

Friday, September 26, 16.00-17.00, Festival Centre. Language: German
Speaker: Marc Hollenstein, make-up artist