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  • 16. September 2013

    Lifetime Achievement Award: Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford has starred in some of the most successful and acclaimed films in cinema history, including the landmark STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises and a total of eight Best Picture Oscar-nominated movies. Ford earned an Academy Award nomination for his compelling portrayal of Detective John Book in Peter Weir’s 1985 Oscar-nominated hit WITNESS, for which he also received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations, all for Best Actor. Ford subsequently garnered three more ...

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  • 16. September 2013

    Border Lines Film Section

    The international medical and humanitarian aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is once again the Zurich Film Festival’s charity partner. In its Border Lines sidebar the ZFF, in cooperation with MSF, will screen six films dealing with conflict situations and people in need.   Celebrating its world premiere in this section will be Anna Brass’ German documentary LEAVING GREECE, which uses Greece as a basis to explore the imponderableness and contrariness of ...

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  • 12. September 2013

    Eleven Days of Pure Cinema. ZFF programme announced

    This year we have a total of 122 films from 27 countries, including 22 debut films – most of which are in the four competition categories – and 16 world premieres. The two festival directors, Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri, unveiled the programme and structure of the 9th Zurich Film Festival in Zurich on Thursday. They are delighted that the ZFF continues to show „sustainable growth“.As always, the focus is on emerging cinema in ...

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  • 10. September 2013

    Directors at Gala Premieres

    Stars on the Green Carpet: Not only actresses and actors but also a range of high-profile directors will present their films as Gala Premieres at Zurich Film Festival. The most established filmmakers among the big-name directors from the USA, Canada, Australia, Great Britain and Germany. All directors will be available for autographs and pictures on the Green Carpet. The following directors have confirmed their attendance in Zurich: Jia Zhang-Ke / TIAN ZHU DING / Gala Premiere / Friday ...

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  • 09. September 2013

    German-Language Feature Film Competition

    The eight films in the German-Language Feature Film Competition present a cross-section of contemporary film production from this corner of the world. The films selected are:   Finsterworld A journey through a surreal Germany with a handful of protagonists who could not be more different. They are all beautiful, polite, successful and happy. Until, that is, they reveal their darker side, and we discover that the step from idyll to inferno is a short one ...

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  • 09. September 2013

    Prominent Speakers at ZFF Masters

     This year’s ZFF Masters will be held by four prominent guests. ZFF Masters offers the general public an opportunity to listen in on famous-name international cinema celebrities and gain a first-hand insight into their work. The ZFF Masters will once again take place at the Filmpodium.    This year’s ZFF Masters will be held by:   Marc Forster Swiss Director   Saturday, October 5             13.30-14.30       Filmpodium         in German Marc Forster is one ...

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  • 06. September 2013

    Career Achievement Award goes to Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

    This year’s Zurich Film Festival Career Achievement Award goes to the producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of the British production company Working Title Films. Born 1958 in New Zealand, co-founder Tim Bevan will accept the award on behalf of his remarkably productive creative workshop, which has been responsible for numerous internationally acclaimed British cinema productions over the past several years.   The ZFF presents a comprehensive retrospective of 12 Working Title Films productions: MY ...

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  • 03. September 2013

    Programme „New World View“ Brazil

    The 9th Zurich Film Festival’s guest country is Brazil. This year’s „New World View“ programme category presents a cross-section of filmmaking output from an emerging nation, rich with a long and varied cinematic tradition. DOM?STICA / HOUSEMAIDSGabriel Mascaro asked seven youths to follow their nannies with a video camera. His compilation of the material highlights the complex relationship between the nannies, their employers and the children in their care. A working environment where intimacy and ...

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  • 30. August 2013

    Hugh Jackman gets Golden Icon

    The Golden Icon Award of this year’s Zurich Film Festival goes to Hugh Jackman. The ceremony will take place on September 28th at the cinema corso 1. In addition to receiving ZFF’s Golden Icon Award, Jackman will present his latest film, the intense thriller PRISONERS, directed by Denis Villeneuve and co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Festival. Tickets for the Golden Icon Evening will be ...

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  • 29. August 2013

    Michael Haneke receives Tribute to… Award

    The 9th Zurich Film Festival will present its coveted A Tribute to… Award to Austrian screenwriter, TV, film, theatre and opera director, Michael Haneke, thus honouring an extraordinary artist whose work continues to shine on the European film landscape. A comprehensive retrospective of five representative productions will allow an insight into the ‚world of Haneke’. The ceremony will take place during the Award Night.       Born 1942 in Vienna, Haneke initially studied philosophy, psychology ...

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