• 17. August 2017

    To die for: LADY MACBETH - In cinemas now

    This British drama about a bloodthirsty Lady won over the Swiss jury to win the Critics’ Choice Award at the ZFF in the autumn of last year. And the international media seems more than just a little enthusiastic about William Oldroyd’s film, which finally hits cinemas in Switzerland today. 

  • 17. August 2017

    #spotlight: a balance between cinema and TV - Cary Joji Fukunaga

    Cary Joji Fukunaga first attracted worldwide attention in 2014 with his bleak crime series TRUE DETECTIVE. His feature film debut and indie hit SIN NOMBRE, however, slipped almost unnoticed under the international radar when it was released five years earlier. A master of both the TV and cinema formats, Fukunaga never consciously favours one over the other.  

  • 10. August 2017

    Glenn Close to receive Golden Icon Award at ZFF

    Glenn Close will receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award and present THE WIFE alongside Jonathan Pryce, Annie Starke and director Björn Runge.

  • 09. August 2017

    10 outstanding debut feature films

    The biggest wish of any emerging film worker is for their debut film to get positive feedback from critics and audiences. A debut film is often the key to playing with the industry’s big shots. We have put together a list of the ten most outstanding debut feature films, all of which have gone on to enjoy international success and acted as a springboard for the directors.

  • 05. August 2017

    Connect to Reality: First Edition today in Locarno

    The new think tank «Connect to Reality» will feature its first edition today at 14 pm at the Locarno Festival. The trilateral platform was born out of a collaboration between the Zurich Film Festival, the Locarno Festival and Geneva International Film Festival Tous Écrans.

  • 04. August 2017

    Al Gore to attend ZFF and present AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

    Former US Vice President Gore will attend and present AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, the long awaited follow-up to AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, on Sunday October 8th at the Corso Cinema.

  • 03. August 2017


    Adam Smith’s celebrated debut about an impulsive outlaw family starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson hits Swiss cinemas. 

  • 02. August 2017

    #spotlight: Why MR. ROBOT creator Sam Esmail only shows real code

    Newcomer Sam Esmail presented his cyber series MR. ROBOT at ZFF two years ago.  Season three of this highly successful series, which garnered much critical acclaim for it’s realistic portrayal of the hacker world, is now set to air in October. 

  • 30. July 2017

    #spotlight: The seven faces of Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has just celebrated his 70th birthday. To mark the occasion, we have compiled a list highlighting the various facets of the ZFF Golden Icon Award-winner’s life. 

  • 27. July 2017

    ZFF 72: new contest category Mobile Filming

    This year’s edition of the ZFF 72 film contest features an important novelty: in addition to the Viewers Award for the film with the highest number of online voting points and the Jury Award that will be chosen by a jury out of all contestants, there will now be a third contest category: Mobile Filming.