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  • 24. September 2020

    Three, two, one ... cinema! The festival throws its doors open

    Today marks the celebratory start of the ZFF’s 16th edition! With its highlights and tips, our Festival Newsletter is designed to keep you up to date with all things at ZFF.

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  • 23. September 2020

    Olivia Colman receives Golden Eye Award

    The 16th Zurich Film Festival honours the actress Olivia Colman with its Golden Eye. She excels alongside Anthony Hopkins in the drama THE FATHER.

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  • 10. September 2020

    Lots of world premieres, record number of women and a Golden Eye for Iris Berben

    In the year of COVID-19, the Zurich Film Festival once again offers an extensive programme: 23 of the fest’s 165 films screen as world premieres, that’s more than ever before. More than half of the films in the competitions are by women. Young French cinema bathes in the limelight. Stars like Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche and Til Schweiger come to Zurich. Iris Berben receives the Golden Eye for her career achievements.

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  • 09. September 2020

    #GetUpStandUp: Fight the status quo!

    Each year, the ZFF’s Hashtag # section shines a spotlight on a highly topical issue. This year’s Hashtag sidebar, #GetUpStandUp, is dedicated to those people who raise their voices against prevailing conventions and draw attention to wrongdoings. One of the highlights is the documentary film THE DISSIDENT by Academy Award winner Bryan Fogel about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, which will be shown as an international premiere.

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  • 04. September 2020

    ZFF confirms twelve new gala premieres

    The 16th Zurich Film Festival will celebrate the comeback of cinema and will show eagerly awaited autumn and winter titles in its gala section. Among the twelve newly confirmed titles are films like the spy thriller THE COURIER and the erotic drama PASSION SIMPLE.

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  • 02. September 2020

    Maïwenn to receive A Tribute to... Award

    The Zurich Film Festival honours the French director, producer and actress for her contribution to the resurgence of auteur cinema, and screens her directorial works in a retrospective. Maïwenn receives the award on 01 October and presents her most recent film ADN (DNA).

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  • 27. August 2020

    Juliette Binoche to receive Golden Icon Award

    The 16th Zurich Film Festival will award its most prestigious accolade to the French actress. The Academy Award-winner stands as much for engaged auteur cinema as she does for high-end Hollywood entertainment. She will present her most recent movie LA BONNE ÉPOUSE at the festival.   

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  • 25. August 2020

    Bettina Oberli’s MY WONDERFUL WANDA opens the 16th Zurich Film Festival

    It is one of the year’s most anticipated releases: The Swiss tragicomedy WANDA, MEIN WUNDER (MY WONDERFUL WANDA) by Bettina Oberli opens the 16th Zurich Film Festival. The world-premiere screening takes place in the presence of Federal Councillor Alain Berset, and the Mayor of Zurich Corine Mauch on September 24.

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  • 19. August 2020

    Zurich Film Day highlights importance of local film scene

    The Zurich Film Festival and the Zürcher Filmstiftung have joined forces to organise the very first Zurich Film Day on September 29. The event aims to make known how socially and economically important filmmaking is to the city and canton of Zurich. Various Zurich films from the ZFF programme will be shown throughout the day, including the first ever Zurich-based Tatort episode entitled ZÜRI BRÄNNT directed by Viviane Andereggen with the two actresses Anna Pieri ...

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  • 14. August 2020

    First gala premieres at ZFF confirmed

    The 16th Zurich Film Festival will celebrate the comeback of cinema and will show eagerly awaited autumn and winter titles in its gala section. Among the first ten titles announced are films including the French comedy UN TRIOMPHE (THE BIG HIT) with Kad Merad, KAJILLIONAIRE by Miranda July with Evan Rachel Wood and Debra Winger and THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw.

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