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  • 28. March 2017

    Swiss Film Award to MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE

    Claude Barras' multi award-winning animation MA VIE DE COURGETTE scooped the Swiss Film Award for Best Feature 2017.  Screened at the 12th ZFF, this highly successful Swiss film also won the award for Best Film Music (Sophie Hunger) and the academy’s special film prize. Petra Volpe's feature DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG, about the fight for women's right to vote in Switzerland, also bagged three trophies. Heidi Specogna's documentary CAHIER AFRICAIN scooped two awards ...

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  • 17. March 2017

    Swiss Film Award – Nominees Week

    The 2017 Swiss Film Award ceremony will take place on March 24, 2017. The public can watch all of the nominated films in Geneva and in Zurich. MA VIE DE COURGETTE and EUROPE SHE LOVES, screened at ZFF 2016, are nominated for Best Fiction Film and Best Documentary Film.

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  • 02. March 2017

    Romanian cinema: BACALAUREAT by Cristian Mungiu

    Cristian Mungiu’s masterfully told drama is the portrait of a lost generation, and the story of a country consumed by its moral decay. Out now in Swiss cinemas.

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  • 27. February 2017

    Participate now in the 6th International Film Music Competition

    One film – five musical experiences – one winner The Zurich Film Festival and the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich collaborate once again this year with the Forum Filmmusik to present the sixth International Film Music Competition. Film composers from around the world are now invited to participate.

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  • 09. February 2017

    Monster adventures and hipster parents: A MONSTER CALLS and WAS HAT UNS BLOSS SO RUINIERT in cinemas from today

    Two films from the 12th ZFF's programme open in cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today. The fantasy adventure A MONSTER CALLS sees 13-year-old Conor face his fears, while the comedy WAS HAT UNS BLOSS SO RUINIERT questions whether it's possible to be parents without being completely square.

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  • 02. February 2017

    SKIZZEN VON LOU – Now in Swiss cinemas

    Lisa Blatter's popular Swiss festival film SKIZZEN VON LOU opens today in German-speaking cinemas. Shot in Zurich, the drama premiered last year in the ZFF's 'Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria' competition section.

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  • 05. January 2017

    Theatrical releases in January

    This month sees eight films from the 12th Zurich Film Festival's programme open in cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland - click here for a complete overview including trailers.

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