• 18. June 2020

    ZFF expands music programme

    The Zurich Film Festival joins forces with five partners to launch SoundTrack_Zurich, a Swiss congress on film and media music. Musician Ray Parker Jr., composer of the GHOSTBUSTERS theme song, will be guest of honour at the event and present the world premiere of WHO YOU GONNA CALL, a documentary about his career.

  • 28. May 2020

    ZFF 2020 will go ahead

    The Federal Council announced further easing of lockdown measures on Wednesday, May 27. Cinemas re-open on June 6 and events with up to 300 are again allowed. What does this mean for the planning of the 16th Zurich Film Festival? Artistic Director Christian Jungen provides the answers.

  • 29. April 2020

    Corona Update: ZFF Committed to Promoting Cinema Comeback

    The Federal Government decided today that a ban on large-scale events where more than 1000 people gather together will remain in effect until the end of August 2020. The ZFF takes place from September 24 until October 4, 2020 and will not be affected by the 1000-person rule, even if this date is extended.

  • 31. March 2020

    San Sebastián and Zurich Film Festival to introduce new film market

    In a sign of solidarity for the independent film industry and in response of their request, José Luis Rebordinos, Director of the San Sebastián Film Festival, and Christian Jungen, Artistic Director of the Zurich Film Festival, today announced plans to introduce a film market at their respective festivals. Marking a first for both events, SSIFF and ZFF will include buyers from across the globe, with programming that includes films originally selected to be showcased at ...

  • 09. January 2020

    «The rural American Spirit, it's quite beautiful.» - An interview with Anthony Jerjen

    The debut film INHERIT THE VIPER by Geneva-based Anthony Jerjen celebrated its World Premiere at last year's ZFF. The Swiss production with Josh Hartnett in the leading role is now being released in cinemas in the US. In this interview, Jerjen reveals what prompted him to making this film and how he managed to get big American names for his project.