• 30. September 2012

    Awards for Great Britain, the USA, Germany and Austria

    The four juries of the 8th Zurich Film Festival competition categories have presented their awards to Great Britain (International Feature Film), the USA (International Documentary Film), Germany (German-Language Feature Film) and Austria (German-Language Documentary Film).   The awards go to BROKEN by Rufus Norris (Great Britain), THE IMPOSTER by Bart Layton (USA), AM HIMMEL DER TAG by Pola Beck (Germany) and DER PROZESS by Gerald Igor Hauzenberger (Austria). Each of the awards is endowed with ...

  • 30. September 2012

    Sunday's Highlights

    The festival ends today with another brim-full film programme. Before the ZFF screen curtain draws shut for the final time this year with the Closing Film DANS LA MAISON by Francois Ozon (corso 1, 21:00), there are still a number of highlights to be seen in each of the competition categories, including the Swiss entries AVANTI (18:30, Le Paris), LEUCHTTURM, LEICHEN & PASTETEN (19:45, Arena 8) and PAUL BOWLES: THE CAGE DOOR IS ...

  • 29. September 2012

    Penultimate Day of Festival Fun – Take in a Film!

    The awards go to their respective owners this evening, and the Award Night’s Green Carpet is rolled out before the Zurich Opera House – don’t miss it!  We welcome Jury President Frank Darabont today at 15:00 in the Filmpodium for his Public Zurich Master Class. Catch his masterpiece THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION immediately afterwards (17:00). Tickets for the master class are available here.Four exceptionally interesting works can be seen in the Special ...

  • 28. September 2012

    The ZFF’s Friday Highlights

    Only three days left of the ZFF – all the more reason for a jam-packed programme! Discover great films in all four competition categories starting at 13:00. Click here for an overview. Don’t miss German star director Tom Tykwer’s Public Zurich Master Class – a real highlight of the day (Filmpodium, 18:30, tickets available on-site). Produced by Tom, the Kenyan feature NAIROBI HALF LIFE will be screened immediately afterwards.  Look out for the adorable ...

  • 27. September 2012

    Thursday at the ZFF

    Today there is not just one but four Gala Premieres on the ZFF programme: The US indie production CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER (18:30, corso 1), the amusing US documentary THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES (20:30, Arena 5), the sci-fi thriller LOOPER (21:00) with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Thomas Vinterberg’s Drama JAGTEN (21:30, Le Paris).The Austrian production ANFANG 80 (19:00, corso 2) and the Bulgarian insider’s tip SOFIA’S LAST ...

  • 26. September 2012


    Today’s honorary guest is Jerry Weintraub: The legendary producer picks up the ZFF’s Career Achievement Award today, his 75th birthday. The documentary HIS WAY offers a wonderful insight into Jerry’s work. Presentation of the award and film screening at 18.15 in corso 1. Meanwhile in Arena 8, don’t miss the opportunity to compare the two KARATE KID films when the original from 1984 and the 2010 remake are screened back-to-back.   The powerful and visually impressive ...

  • 25. September 2012

    Tuesday at a glance

    Til Schweiger is expected on the Green Carpet for the premiere of his latest work SCHUTZENGEL. Autographs and photos in front of the cinema corso from 20.15 onwards. The International Competition section sees the premiere screenings of the Rumanian relationship drama ONE MONTH IN THAILAND (16:30, Le Paris), the Chinese competition entry SONG OF SILENCE (corso 4, 20:45) and the American festival hit BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Le Paris, 21:00). EL ...

  • 24. September 2012

    Monday: A Cinematic Start to the Week

    Monday sees the screening of three huge premieres: Ben Affleck's ARGO, Helen Hunt's new film THE SESSIONS and last but not least THE WORDS. Lovers of glamorous premieres as well as friends of outstanding indie cinema will find what they like at ZFF. Christian Labhart’s highly anticipated new work APPASSIONATA celebrates it's World Premiere at the ZFF (19:00, Le Paris). British competition entry FOUR HORSEMAN takes a thoroughly interesting look at the economic crisis (19 ...

  • 23. September 2012

    Sunday at a glance

    Sunday is about Richard Gere, who receives the Golden Eye today prior to the screening of his latest work ARBITRAGE. The laudation will be held by his friend and colleague Susan Sarandon. Autographs and photos at the Green Carpet from 20:00.  The world premiere of AM HIMMEL DER TAG takes place at 18:15. The International Competition sees the screening of two huge premieres with BROKEN (19:00, Le Paris) and EAT SLEEP DIE  ...

  • 22. September 2012

    Saturday Overview

    Today is packed full of film festival delights! Three world premieres top the bill: AVANTI, by Lausanne-based artist Emmanuelle Antille, sees Hanna Schygulla deliver an impressive performance (19:45, Le Paris). LEUCHTTURM, LEICHEN & PASTETEN (19:00, corso 2), screened in the presence of the film’s entire crew, is one of the festival’s highly anticipated films. THE MOSUO SISTERS, by American filmmaker Marlo Poras, follows the paths of two unlikely sisters in China (19:15 ...