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  • 07. October 2018

    First time more than 100'000 visitors

    With a total of 104’000 visitors (previous year: 98’300), ZFF has cracked the 100’000 mark for the first time. Despite the sunny and warm autumn weather, viewers streamed into theatres morning, noon and night.

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  • 07. October 2018

    Final sprint and last chances at 14th ZFF!

    The Golden Eyes have found their winners. The winner of the International Documentary Film Competition HEARTBOUND (18.15, Corso 4) as well as the Audience Award Winner COLD NOVEMBER (18.45, Filmpodium) will be screened today for the last time.

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  • 06. October 2018

    The Awards of the 14th ZFF

    The main juries of the 14th Zurich Film Festival’s three competition categories have awarded their Golden Eyes to GIRL by Lukas Dhont (International Feature Film), HEARTBOUND by Janus Metz and Sine Plambech (International Documentary Film) and L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein (Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria). The awards in the two international competition categories are each endowed with a CHF 25’000 cash prize; the award in the Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria category is endowed with a CHF 20’000 cash prize.

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  • 06. October 2018

    Golden Eyes and Wim Wenders on the penultimate day of the festival

    Which films will be crowned winners at this year’s ZFF? Have you chosen your favourite? Our jury members have now viewed every film and will announce the winner of the Golden Eye in each of the competition categories this evening.

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  • 05. October 2018

    ZFF 72 Contest Winners

    Three entries from Switzerland win the awards of this year’s sixth ZFF 72 Film Contest. Chosen by a panel of experts, the Jury Award goes to THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS by Danay Gijzen. The Viewers Aw ard, chosen by the worldwide online community, goes to Alain Tomas Noguez Alfaro for his entry UMBRAL. And finally, the Mobile Filming Award goes to READY GAMER ONE by Valérie Catricalà. Prizes totalling more than CHF 10’000 ...

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  • 05. October 2018

    Johnny Depp, Natalie Dormer and the refugees of Berlin Tempelhof on day 9 of the festival

    Johnny DeppJohnny Depp at ZFF! We are delighted to welcome a great acting icon whose talent can be seen in everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest blockbuster. In the afternoon he will attend a chaired discussion within the framework of a „Conversation with“ (15:30, Filmpodium). In the evening he will present the dramedy RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE (20:30, Corso 1) together with director Wayne Roberts. Onlookers, photographers and autograph hunters can check him out on ...

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  • 04. October 2018

    #BigData, film music and the great German balloon escape – welcome to day 8 of the festival

    The existence of a ‘data rush’ and the fact that the collecting of information as a source of money and power has been common knowledge since Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013. Data is the oil of the 21st century. What happens to this data? The ZFF enters this interesting and controversial debate with its #BigData section: THE TRUTH ABOUT KILLER ROBOTS (15:00, Riffraff 1) highlights the most recent developments in the field of robotics ...

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  • 03. October 2018

    Judi Dench on the Green Carpet, strong women in front of and behind the camera

    Judi Dench From the Queen of England to secret agent James Bond’s superior: there’s no character that Judi Dench cannot play – and we’re delighted to be presenting her with the Golden Icon for her life’s work today. The British Dame will present her brand new film RED JOAN (20:45, Corso 1) immediately after the award ceremony. The Green Carpet event in front of the Corso cinema begins at 19:30.

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  • 02. October 2018

    The female orgasm, the moon landing and southern Italian exorcisms

    Welcome to the 6th day of the Zurich Film Festival and another jam-packed, multifaceted programme with discoveries ranging from the moon landing to the female orgasm. 

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  • 01. October 2018

    The daily mayhem that is co-habitation, Italian film gems and a meeting with Julian Schnabel

    C'EST ÇA L'AMOURNew day, new film delights and new guests from around the globe at ZFF. The competition sees director Claire Burger present her wonderfully heart-warming drama C’EST ÇA L’AMOUR (21:30, Corso 2), which highlights the mayhem of day-to-day family life. Ismet Sijarina, a refreshing directorial voice from Kosovo, has brought to Zurich his drama COLD NOVEMBER (18:15, Arthouse Piccadilly). And we take an amusing look at the Near East conflict in the ...

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