ZFF 72 enters the next round – registration is now open

01. June 2017

Switzerland's biggest film contest is about to start its fourth round: register now at zff72.com to take part! Entrants are given 72 hours to create a film lasting no longer than 72 seconds. There are prizes totalling CHF 10’000 to be won. The award ceremony takes place during the 13th ZFF.

This year sees the fourth edition of the Zurich Film Festival`s ZFF 72 Film Contest. The aim of the contest is to encourage and inspire filmmakers of all kinds to reach new creative heights by making a film within 72 hours.

Entrants are invited to register at zff72.com before 12 noon on Friday, September 29, 2017 – this is also the time when the theme of the contest will be announced. From then on, participants have exactly 72 hours (until 12 noon on Monday, October 2, 2017) to finish and upload their short film. A jury of experts will rate all the films that are approved for entry into the contest. The worldwide online community is also offered the chance to rate these films at zff72.com until 12 noon on October 5, 2017.

This competition is aimed at film fans, filmmakers and filmmakers in the making. Although the theme of the film is given, entrants are free to choose the genre; films can be either fictional or documentary.

The members of a jury present the Jury Award, which is endowed with a CHF 5’000 cash prize. The jury is made up of experts from the film and media industry; the list of jury members will be announced at a later date. The winner elected by the international online community will receive the Viewers Award, which is endowed with a CHF 4’000 cash prize. 

The two winners will be announced on Friday, October 6, 2017 during the ZFF 72 Award Ceremony.

In 2017 the ZFF 72 contest is supported by Credit Suisse and Samsung. ZFF 72 also collaborates with various other film festivals in the emerging filmmaker and short film sectors.

Click HERE to register.