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  • 11. July 2019

    ZFF celebrates Colombian cinema

    The 15th edition of the Zurich Film Festival which runs September 26 through October 6, will shine a light on Colombian cinema. The programme will highlight a new generation of filmmakers whoes work reflects on the country’s recent history.

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  • 08. July 2019

    Finalists of the 8th Film Music Competition Announced

    Over 300 composers from 46 countries entered the 8th International Film Music Competition. Headed by the US American composer Don Davis, the Jury has now selected five compositions to take part in the final. The compositions will be world premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and followed immediately by the Award Ceremony and the Film Music Concert entitled BEYOND THE MATRIX.

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  • 04. July 2019

    Zurich Film Festival To Be New Host of Prix Pathé

    The prestigious prize for film journalism will be awarded at this year’s 15th Zurich Film Festival. It will be presented to a film journalist for an outstanding review of a cinema film.

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  • 04. April 2019

    ZFF prepares succession planning

    In accordance with the long-term strategy of the ZFF, Co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri are planning for their succession after 15 years of operational leadership. The co-directors will be stepping down from their current posts at the beginning of 2020 but continue to work with the festival on a strategic level. Christian Jungen, chief cultural editor at "NZZ am Sonntag" will serve as the festival’s new Artistic Director. The search for the future commercial ...

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  • 26. March 2019

    Strong Partners for the 15th Zurich Film Festival: Mercedes-Benz is new Main Partner

    The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has been able to count for many years now on the support of its loyal partners. As of 2019, our new Main Partner Mercedes-Benz will join the ranks of the ZFF’s current long-standing Main Partners Credit Suisse, UPC and Samsung. The ZFF has thus been able to secure another strong brand name for future editions of the festival. The premium motor vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz will provide an all-electric fleet of ...

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  • 07. March 2019

    Start of the 8th International Film Music Competition featuring DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH

    A springboard for talented film music composers from around the globe, this year’s International Film Music Competition asks entrants to score the award-winning short film DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH by Robert Rugan, which can be downloaded as of now.

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  • 28. February 2019

    Züri, Mon Amour: 10 Films from our beloved Limmat city

    Cities are melting pots, places of discovery and dens of iniquity. They can evoke fear, offer protection and appear both threatening and liberating. In films, a city is not just a setting, but often itself a clandestine protagonist. It is of course no surprise to us that our beautiful Zurich also frequently basks in the limelight. Whether it’s the River Limmat, Bellevue, Wiedikon or in the Dörfli, here are ten Zurich films in which the ...

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