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  • 30. November 2011

    First International Film Music Competition

    The first International Film Music Competition will take place within the framework of the 8th Zurich Film Festival. Participants are invited to compose a piece for orchestra to accompany a 6-minute short film. Composers from around the world aged 35 and under are eligible to enter. The Golden Eye is endowed with a CHF 10’000 cash prize which is offered from our Main Partners Credit Suisse, Die Schweizerische Post, Audi. The winning composition will be ...

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  • 02. October 2011

    Competition winners have been announced

    At the Award Night in Zurich's Operahouse, the competition winners of 7th edition of the Zurich Film Festival have been announced. The Golden Eye for each of the category winners is endowed with a CHF 20'000 cash prize. And the winners are...   International Feature Film Competition Golden Eye: TAKE SHELTER (Jeff Nichols, USA) Special mentions of the jury: Actors Deon Lotz (BEAUTY) and Corinne Masiero (LOUISE WIMMER) International Documentary Film Competition Golden ...

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  • 01. October 2011

    Sunday at a glance

    Following 10 days of intensive film-viewing pleasure, the Zurich Film Festival finally draws to a close. The US box office hit THE HELP is billed as the festival’s Closing Film. Emma Stone, Viola Davies, Octavia Spencer and the film’s director Tate Taylor are expected to adorn the Green Carpet (corso 1, 19:45). But before the 2011 festival ends for good under this star-studded constellation, there are still a number of cinematographic gems to see ...

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  • 01. October 2011

    Saturday 10/01 Overview

    Red Carpet glamour? The Zurich Film Festival’s carpet is green – but there’s glamour galore this evening when filmmakers gather for the grand Award Night. In addition to Alejandro González Iñárritu and Paul Haggis, who are both set to receive lifetime achievement awards, filmmakers such as Marc Forster and Maximilian Schell are also expected to tread the Green Carpet in front of Zurich’s spectacular Opera House. Photos and autographs from 20:00 onwards. Before the ...

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  • 30. September 2011

    Friday at a glance

    Did you ever want to discuss the films of Alejandro González Iñárritu with the man himself? Now you can go for it within the framework of today’s Public Zurich Master Class (Filmpodium, 18:15) – prepare yourself beforehand by taking in his film 21 GRAMS (Filmpodium, 15:00). Escorted by his entire film crew, filmmaker Oliver Rihs is on hand for the world premiere screening of DATING LANZELOT (Arena 9, 19:00) – laugh attacks ...

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  • 29. September 2011

    Thursday at a glance

    At noon, "Zurich Talks" goes into its next round with the panel discussion on opportunities and risks of "Video on Demand". Lung time screenings include  ALLES EIS DING (12.15, corso 2), GROMOZEKA (12.30, Arena 8) and SCHWARZKOPF (12.45, corso 4). One of the highlights of the day is the ‘Special Screening’ of CLIMATE REFUGEES (17:00, corso 4), which is immediately followed by a panel discussion aimed at exploring the topic of ...

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  • 28. September 2011

    Wednesday at a glance

    Sean Penn is the star of the moment on this festival day. The American acting icon is in Zurich to pick up the ‘Golden Icon Award’. Green Carpet photo opportunities, interviews and autographs at 19:45. Please find some information on his Haiti project by clicking here. Away from the media mania numerous other film delights remain to be discovered. For those of you wanting to take stock of the current German-language film scene, take ...

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  • 27. September 2011

    Award Ceremony Roman Polanski - Tickets now available

    Roman Polanksi will accept the Zurich Film Festival's A Tribute to... Award that was intended for him two years ago tomorrow, September 27 at cinema corso (21.20). The World Premiere of a full-length non fiction film will follow the tribute ceremony. Secure your tickets for this unique event by clicking here.

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  • 27. September 2011

    Tuesday at a glance

     Today is of course all about Roman Polanski, who will be on hand this evening to collect his ‘A Tribute To…’ lifetime achievement award – two years after receiving the honour. A few tickets are still available - and on general public sale. Autographs and cam-flash-frenzy at the Green Carpet from 20:30 onwards. A Turkish ‘New World View’ will round off the evening for all those who remain seated in Arena 9 (screening of four ...

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  • 26. September 2011

    Monday at a glance

    The Zurich Film Festival is guaranteed to get off to a great weekday start – particularly for the film-famished out there! Competition highlights include the world premiere screening of the Swiss documentary UNTER WASSER ATMEN in the presence of its entire crew (20:15, corso 2). Leading actress Sabine Timoteo has travelled to Zurich for the European premiere of DIE FARBE DES OZEANS (21:00, Le Paris). The Green Carpet will be rolled out over ...

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