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  • 02. September 2016

    Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connelly present AMERICAN PASTORAL at ZFF

    Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, AMERICAN PASTORAL, will have a gala premiere screening in Zurich on Monday, September 26th.

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  • 01. September 2016

    A Tribute to... Award to French Director Olivier Assayas

    The French screenwriter and film director Olivier Assayas will receive the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s A Tribute to... Award. The 61-year-old filmmaker will travel to Zurich to pick up the prestigious distinction in person during the Award Night at Zurich Opera House on October 1. Starring Kristen Stewart in the lead role, the ZFF will screen his most recent work PERSONAL SHOPPER as its closing night film. A retrospective of Assayas’ most important works will ...

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  • 30. August 2016

    Zurich Summit – The Leading Platform for the Creative Industries

    Sat 24 – Sun 25 Sept. | The Dolder Grand – Zurich Switzerland Over the first weekend of Zurich Film Festival, Zurich Summit is where Filmmakers, Investors, Startups and Tech Moguls gather with like-minded Game Changers. Entrepreneurs and creatives meet to exchange ideas and discuss current trends in art, technology and entertainment. In its third year, our goal at the Zurich Summit is to explore challenges and opportunities surrounding the age of emerging and disruptive technology ...

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  • 29. August 2016

    LION as Opening Film

    Zurich Film Festival will open it's 12th edition with the European premiere of LION, directed by Garth Davis, on the evening of Thursday, September 22nd.

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  • 26. August 2016

    Film Music Competition and music by John Williams

    Festive concert evening at the Tonhalle Zürich: the scores of the five International Film Music Competition finalists will be world premiered on September 23. The jury will choose the best composition on the same evening and present the winner with the CHF 10’000 cash-endowed Golden Eye for ‘Best International Film Music 2016’. The Film Music Concert that follows is dedicated to the great U.S. film composer John Williams.

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  • 26. August 2016

    Daniel Radcliffe to present IMPERIUM and SWISS ARMY MAN at ZFF

    Daniel Radcliffe will present two of his most recent films, IMPERIUM and SWISS ARMY MAN, at the upcoming Zurich Film Festival. Daniel Ragussis’s highly touted thriller IMPERIUM will have a gala premiere screening at the festival on Friday, September 30th, with both the director and star in attendance to present the film. In addition to presenting the gala premiere of IMPERIUM, Radcliffe will host a special screening of the critically acclaimed SWISS ARMY MAN, directed ...

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  • 25. August 2016

    Gala Premieres at ZFF

      In addition to the feature films SNOWDEN, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS and DEEPWATER HORIZON, which have already been announced, the 12th Zurich Film Festival can now confirm several more illustrious Gala Premieres. The ZFF will screen the latest films from such internationally renowned directors as Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh.  

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  • 23. August 2016

    Lorenzo di Bonaventura to receive Career Achievement Award

    The legendary movie producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (TRANSFORMERS and GI JOE franchises RED, SALT) will be the recipient of ZFF’s coveted ‘Golden Eye’ Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 22 – October 2. Di Bonaventura will receive the ‘Golden Eye’ for his life’s work on Wednesday, September 28th at the Corso Cinema, which will be followed by a gala premiere screening of his latest film DEEPWATER HORIZON, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate ...

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  • 16. August 2016

    Hugh Grant to receive Golden Icon Award at ZFF

    British actor Hugh Grant will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s ZFF. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Grant on the evening of September 27 at the Corso Cinema. In addition to receiving ZFF’s Golden Icon Award, Grant will present his latest film, the Stephen Frears comedy drama FLORENCE ...

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  • 05. August 2016

    ZFF celebrates with retrospective – Lifetime Achievement Award for producer Marcel Hoehn

    Swiss Producer Marcel Hoehn will receive the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Hoehn’s production company, T&C Film, has hugely influenced the Swiss film scene over the past 40 years. To celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, the festival will show a comprehensive selection of his most important works.

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