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  • 06. December 2013

    New film magazine Frame

    The NZZ am Sonntag will collaborate with the Zurich Film Festival to launch the film magazine Frame in March. It will take a look behind the scenes of the film and entertainment industry, and provide in-depth reports about its most important players. Although watching films is one of the Swiss population’s favourite pastimes, there is currently no contemporary magazine in this country that gets really close to stars and directors. «According to a MACH survey ...

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  • 24. October 2013

    Gala Premiere AM HANG now in Swiss theaters

    The film adaptation AM HANG by director Markus Imboden, which celebrated its world premiere on the 9th Zurich Film Festival is being released today in all Swiss theaters. AM HANG is the film adaptation of Markus Werner's literary masterpiece of 2004.   Felix has hit rock bottom. Since leaving his wife Valerie, the cellist no longer sees the point of living – she was, after all, his one great love. In order to find ...

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  • 07. October 2013

    Closing Figures

    The 9th Zurich Film Festival was a tremendous success. With a total of 71'000 visitors (previous year: 58'000), the festival has seen a more than 22% increase in viewer numbers. With 345 screenings (previous year 250) of 122 film titles (previous year: 111) and some 450 national and international guests (previous year: 350), the ZFF has once again experienced considerable growth.   „This has been a phenomenal year for us across the board“ ...

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  • 06. October 2013

    ZFF Day by Day / 11

    Beginning with the US documentary film about GORE VIDAL (12:30, Filmpodium), the ZFF closes today with a dazzling display of film fireworks – and offers film fans another opportunity to catch up on missed competition screenings. A total of 7 of the 12 competition films are on today’s programme.   The first cinematic treat begins at 11:00: The ZFF Masters session with Austrian Palme d’or winner Michael Haneke.   Further highlights include the ...

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  • 06. October 2013

    Main Awards to Mexico, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland

    The four juries of the 9th Zurich Film Festival competition categories have presented their respective main award, the Golden Eye, to Mexico (International Feature Film), Denmark (International Documentary Film), Germany (German-Language Feature Film) and Switzerland (German-Language Documentary Film).   The awards go to LA JAULA DE ORO from Diego Quemada-Diez (Mexico), LEJ EN FAMILIE A/S (RENT A FAMILY INC.) from Kaspar Astrup Schroeder (Denmark), FINSTERWORLD from Frauke Finsterwalder (Germany) and NEULAND from Anna Thommen ...

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  • 05. October 2013

    ZFF Day by Day / 10

    Saturday sees the presentation of the prizes at the ZFF Award Night. The Green Carpet will be rolled out in front of Zurich Opera House ready for the likes of Michael Haneke, who will collect his A Tribute To… Award this evening. Autographs and photos at the Green Carpet from 19:00 onwards. Friends of exceptional Austrian cinema can also look forward to the impressive portrait film MICHAEL H. – PROFESSION DIRECTOR and DAS WEISSE ...

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  • 04. October 2013

    ZFF Day by Day / 9

    Harrison Ford is the centre of this evening’s festival celebrations. An 80s cinema Icon, Ford will receive the Golden Eye for Lifetime Achievement at the corso 1 cinema. He will personally accept the Golden Eye following a screening of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK beginning at 18:00. Harrison Ford will be available for interviews, photos and autographs on the Green Carpet in front of the corso cinema at around 19:00.   We look ...

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  • 03. October 2013

    Live Streaming of ZFF Masters and Award Night

    The final days of this year’s festival will see a concentrated gathering of big names in Zurich. The following four celebrities will lead ZFF Masters sessions at the Filmpodium: US actor Harrison Ford, Swiss directors Marc Forster and Markus Imhoof, and Austrian director Michael Haneke.  Announced at the last minute, Harrison Ford’s ZFF Masters session was sold out within a matter of days. The ZFF Masters session with Marc Forster, this year’s international film ...

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  • 03. October 2013

    ZFF Day by Day / 8

    FILTH is this year’s most anticipated ZFF programme title and James McAvoy will join us on the Green Carpet today for its premiere screening. Get your photographs and autographs in front of the corso cinema starting 19:30. Further top-class Gala Premieres include THE SPECTRACULAR NOW from James Ponsoldt (18:30, corso 1) and EXIT MARRAKESCH  from Caroline Link.   We have two world premieres in the international competition section today: Eric Bergkraut’s latest film SERVICE ...

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  • 02. October 2013

    ZFF Day by Day / 7

    Prior to presenting his latest comedy production ABOUT TIME (21:00, corso 1) and receiving the Career Achievement Award this evening, one of Europe’s most successful producers, Tim Bevan, will also hold a public ZFF MASTERS session (17:30, Filmpodium).  The two beautifully shot Swiss films LEFT FOOT RIGHT FOOT (20:15, corso 4) from Germinal Raoux and GERGIEV: A CERTAIN MADNESS (18:00, Arena 5) are also on the programme today. The international ...

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