ZFF Talks


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

Entry to all ZFF Talks is free of charge. No ticket necessary.

William Broyles Jr., Screenwriter

William Broyles Jr. is one of the most successful screenwriters to come out of America. He has penned the stories for APOLLO 13 (1995), CAST AWAY (2000), PLANET OF THE APES (2001) and FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (2006). Born in 1944, this Texan offers insight into his work and discusses his experiences in the Hollywood dream factory.

Friday, 25.09.15, 15.00-16.00, Festival Centre

Profession: Stuntman

Speaker: Manuel Schweizer, Stuntman

Stunt performers jump in when things get too dangerous for the actor. They dive off roofs, jump from moving cars and scurry up cliff faces. Stuntman Manuel Schweizer’s ZFF Talk casts a light on this fascinating job. The 28-year-old from Toggenburg has appeared in productions such as TATORT and ACHTUNG, FERTIG, WK! How do you prepare for a stunt? What dangers do you face on set? Manuel Schweizer discusses his passion in his talk.

Saturday, 26.09.15, 16.00-17.00, Festival Centre

Nouvelle Vague au féminin

French auteur cinema has experienced an upsurge after a new generation of female directors, most of them born in and around 1980, set new standards. This new “Cinéma au féminin” is less sociological and academic than that of the last generation of filmmakers. It reflects the state of modern woman without being overly feministic. Experts and exponents will discuss this “new wave” at a ZFF panel discussion.

Tuesday, 29.09.15, 13.00-14.00, Festival Centre