• 08. April 2013

    Film Music Competition - a commitment to film music of the future

    Introduced in 2012, the International Film Music Competition will now become an integral part of the Zurich Film Festival’s supporting programme. The competition venue will alternate between one of the festival cinemas and the Tonhalle Zürich. Composers from around the globe are once again invited to enter their film scores and compete for the Golden Eye for ‘Best International Film Music 2013’, an award endowed with a 10’000 CHF cash prize. The select short film for this ...

  • 04. April 2013

    Another ZFF competition film celebrates its release

    Daniel Young’s film PAUL BOWLES: THE CAGE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN will be released in Swiss cinemas on Thursday April 4, 2013. The film celebrated it’s world premiere as part of the Zurich Film Festival’s German-Language Documentary Film Competition, and has since enjoyed screenings at the Mostra de Cinema de Sao Paulo and the Berlinale (Panorama section).   Set amongst the beatniks and hippies with New York and Morocco as its backdrop, former Zurich Master ...

  • 13. March 2013

    All Eyes on Brazil at the 9th Zurich Film Festival

    ZFF showcases Brazilian cinema in its "New World View" section Each year, ZFF takes a look at the current film landscape of a flourishing film region in its „New World View“ section. Countries previously spotlighted were Russia, Israel, Argentina, Australia, Turkey and most recently Sweden. This year, ZFF will focus on Brazil, one of the most exciting film producing countries in Latin America. Brazil’s thriving economy has gained international recognition and further large-scale projects, including ...

  • 27. February 2013

    Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) as Springboard / ZFF Highlights at the Oscars 2013

    Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) screens films and invites honorary guests that generate impressive headlines throughout the awards season. ARGO and AMOUR triumphed at the Golden Globe Awards, the British BAFTA awards and at the Oscars. Other films presented in Zurich in 2012, including the ZFF highlight BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, received Oscar nominations. With an ever-increasing number of ZFF film entries finding their way into local cinemas, Zurich Film Festival can also celebrate its ...

  • 06. February 2013

    4th Film Finance Forum @ Zurich Film Festival

       Save the Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013 The Film Finance Forum at The Dolder Grand Hotel has rapidly developed into a premier meeting place for producers and investors in the German-speaking world. In addition to panel discussions and round-table talks, this year’s forum has further developed to include one-on-one discussions with the speakers. The legendary dinner and afterparty will take place at the Restaurant Conti on Sunday evening.   Take this opportunity to profit ...

  • 23. January 2013

    FOC extends its 'Success Festival' list to include the Zurich Film Festival

    It is now even more attractive for filmmakers to present their films at the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF). Swiss films participating in the ZFF’s International Competition will receive credits as part of the Federal Office of Culture’s (FOC) success-related film funding (Succes Cinema).

  • 21. January 2013

    First important dates for the 9th ZFF announced

    Call for Entries (February 15 - June 30, 2013) The submission process for the four competition categories and the ZFF Filmboutique begins on February 15, 2013 and runs until June 30, 2013. For more information and to see the conditions of participation, please visit:   4th FILM FINANCE FORUM ZURICH (September 28, 2013) The successfully established Film Finance Forum Zurich takes place for the 4th time at the Dolder Grand ...