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  • 20. July 2017

    #workinprogress: Mike Leigh brings PETERLOO to the screen

    ‘A Tribute to...’ award-winner Mike Leigh’s latest production highlights the British Peterloo Massacre of 1819. 

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  • 19. July 2017

    ZFF 72: Top 10 favourite short films

    ZFF 72 is a contest created by the festival for all those who want to demonstrate their creative ability and efficiency in a short space of time. We have put together a list of the ten best entries.

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  • 13. July 2017

    #spotlight: Hong Kong film classics on the silver screen

    Each year, the ZFF presents the latest discoveries from Hong Kong cinema in its ‘Window: Hong Kong’ section. The classics of the 80s and 90s, the country’s golden age of cinema, can be seen in Zurich, Berne and St. Gallen prior to the start of the ZFF in September.

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  • 12. July 2017

    Films for the Summer

    These films use a particular aesthetic, backdrop or mood to awaken in us a longing for the warmest season of the year. We have compiled a list of the hottest, most atmospheric and most refreshing summer films of recent years. 

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  • 07. July 2017

    HELL OR HIGH WATER at OpenAir-Cinema: Pre-sale tickets now available

    Enjoy great OpenAir-Cinema this summer on the banks of Lake Zurich and at Münsterplatz in Basel: "Allianz Cinema" presents the 2017 ZFF Gala Premiere HELL OR HIGH WATER in its "Selected by Zurich Film Festival" section. 

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  • 06. July 2017

    Treatment Award 2017: Marie Leuenberger is Jury President

    Organised by SRF and Telepool Zürich in collaboration with ZFF, this year’s «Treatment Award» will be presented by Jury President and Swiss actress Marie Leuenberger.

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  • 05. July 2017

    #workinprogress: Ryan Coogler’s rapid rise on the Hollywood ladder

    After presenting his indie hit FRUITVALE STATION in competition at the ZFF four years ago, Coogler now takes the director’s chair for Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER. Despite garnering numerous awards for the short films he made between 2009 and 2011, Coogler was still forced to complete his feature film debut FRUITVALE STATION on a miserly $ 900’000 budget. The production, based on the true story of African-American Oscar Grant, who was shot by police on New Year’s ...

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  • 29. June 2017

    #ZFFmasters: Susanne Bier on Hollywood, Europe and vodka for stage fright

    Susanne Bier was a guest at the ZFF Masters in 2014. See a complete recording of the director’s talk here:During her ZFF Masters session, Susanne Bier highlighted the similarities and differences between Hollywood and European film, saying at the time that European films could profit from a pinch of Hollywood. She talked about difficult shooting conditions, creative film work and why it is absolutely imperative to stick to the budget. She also recounted her ...

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  • 26. June 2017

    #workinprogress: an end to Terry Gilliam's suffering

    Seventeen years after he began, the cult director has now finished shooting his mammoth project THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE.

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  • 22. June 2017

    ZFF Kids Jury

    Once again this year, the ZFF is looking for a Kids Jury within the framework of the "ZFF for Kids" section. German-speaking pupils aged between 10 and 13 may register from now on.

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