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  • 23. August 2013

    The five finalists of the Film Music Competition are announced

    The five finalists of the second International Film Music Competition, a collaboration between the Zurich Film Festival and the Forum Filmmusik, have been chosen. On September 27, Laurent Courbier (France), Aaron Kenny (Australia), Felipe Senna (Brazil), Nathan Stornetta (Switzerland) and Jan Torkewitz (Germany) will compete at the Arena Cinemas Sihlcity for the Golden Eye for “Best International Film Music 2013”, an award endowed with a 10'000 CHF cash prize. Over 100 entrants from 25 ...

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  • 22. August 2013

    Opening Night with RUSH by Ron Howard

    Opening Night with a premiere in the German-speaking world: The Zurich Film Festival opens on Thursday, September 26 with the brilliant Formula 1 drama RUSH by US director Ron Howard. The racing drama RUSH re-creates the legendary rivalry between the two Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). The well-disciplined, hard-working Austrian dueled for years with the charismatic English playboy. The film focuses on the 1976 season, when Lauda suffered ...

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  • 15. August 2013

    Further Gala Premieres at the 9th ZFF

    In GRAVITY, Alfonso Cuarón presents an intimate, two-protagonist chamber play that pulls the audience into an extraordinary spectacle. The two astronauts Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) and Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), are on a space mission when a seemingly routine spacewalk turns into a disaster.   Canadian-Armenian auteur filmmaker Atom Egoyan is renowned for his powerful and haunting film dramas. Loss and mourning form two key aspects of his œuvre – and also apply to ...

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  • 09. August 2013

    First Swiss World Premieres announced

    The 9th Zurich Film Festival announces its first films. Three Swiss productions are each set to celebrate their out-of-competition world premiere in the Limmat city: The remake of the classic and highly successful children’s book DIE SCHWARZEN BRÜDER by Oscar-winner Xavier Koller; Markus Imboden’s AM HANG, a screen adaptation of the bestselling novel bearing the same title by Markus Werner; and the documentary GERGIEV – A CERTAIN MADNESS.   A remake of the classic and ...

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  • 25. July 2013

    Marc Forster Presides Over International Feature Film Jury

    This year, the Zurich Film Festival has once again secured a top-class head for its International Film Competition Jury. The Jury will be presided over by Swiss-German director, producer and screenwriter Marc Forster, whose most recent and highly successful film WORLD WAR Z is currently sending shivers down the spines of Swiss audiences.  Marc is delighted by his Limmat city appointment: “I have followed the success story of the Zurich Film Festival from afar ...

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  • 22. July 2013

    Applications for accreditation open!

    Applications for industry accreditation are now accepted until September 15. Only press representatives covering the Zurich Film Festival are eligible to apply for media accreditation.   Industry accreditation entitles you to:- attend all regular screenings (additional tickets required*)- attend all ZFF MASTERS events (additional tickets required*)- attend all ZFF FILMBOUTIQUE SCREENINGS   Further benefits include:- access to the online who’s who of attending industry professionals- free WLAN in the Festival Centre- Happy Hour, daily from ...

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  • 15. July 2013

    ZFF-entry BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD at OrangeCinema

    The Zurich Film Festival traditionally presents an exceptional production from its previous year’s programme during OrangeCinema Zurich. This year’s chosen film is Behn Zeitlin’s directing debut and fantastically moving cinematic tableau BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, which was screened as part of last year’s ZFF International Feature Film Competition. The film will be presented by its producer Michael Gottwald and screened for celebration by critics and audiences alike at OrangeCinema on August 6.   Shown ...

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  • 23. June 2013

    ZFF and San Sebastián to Establish Collaboration

    Taking place almost simultaneously, the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) and San Sebastián International Film Festival will joinforces from this year 61th edition onwards. In a first step, Zurich will open a “San Sebastián Window“ offering aninsight into contemporary Spanish cinema by showcasing entries from the different sections of San Sebastián’sprogramme. In return, the Zurich Film Festival will enhance the San Sebastián programme with a “ZurichWindow“ featuring contributions from German-speaking countries, most particularly Switzerland. Both parties agreethat this shoulder-to-shoulder alliance, which ...

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  • 16. May 2013

    Registration for ZFF Master Class has opened!

    The ZFF MASTER CLASS will be held from October 2nd to the 6th, 2013 at Hotel Widder. Applications for ZFF MASTER CLASS 2013 will be gladly accepted now. ZFF MASTER CLASS is a platform that facilitates networking between talented young filmmakers and leading international experts in the film industry. It aims to inspire, motivate and promote the exchange of practical skills amongst workshop participants. Renowned experts will discuss their process and experience. The ZFF MASTER ...

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  • 29. April 2013

    Treatment Competition – An Initiative for Swiss Filmmaking

    This year, Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) and Telepool launch a Treatment Competition in collaboration with Zurich Film Festival. In doing so, ZFF and its partners highlight the important role screenwriting plays in Swiss film production. Authors can enter the competition until August 1, 2013. Entrants are asked to write a cinema or TV film treatment with a strong link (as regards content or production) to Switzerland. A three-person jury will judge the submitted treatments and the ...

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