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  • 18. October 2021

    Looking Back at ZFF 2021

    Last Sunday, the 17th Zurich Film Festival came to an end and showed: People are back at the cinemas! With around 102,000 visitors, the ZFF is now the largest film festival in Switzerland for the second year in a row. Hollywood icon Sharon Stone was just as pleased, as auteur filmmakers Paolo Sorrentino and Paul Schrader, to be back in touch with their audience. Moreover, up-and-coming filmmakers were able to present their debut works ...

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  • 03. October 2021

    Over 100 000 visitors – ZFF is the #1 film festival in Switzerland

    The 17th Zurich Film Festival, which ends this Sunday evening, continues to grow, with 50 percent more visitors than last year. Welcoming more than 102’000 visitors, it is the largest festival in Switzerland for the second time in a row. Hollywood icon Sharon Stone was delighted, as were auteur filmmakers Paolo Sorrentino and Paul Schrader, to once again be able to make personal contact with the audience. In addition, NO TIME TO DIE, the most ...

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  • 02. October 2021

    These are the winners of the 17th Zurich Film Festival

    The prizes of the 17th Zurich Film Festival were presented this evening during the Award Night at Zurich Opera House. The main prizes were awarded in the festival’s three main competition categories: A Golden Eye goes to each of the films LA MIF by Fred Baillif (Focus Competition), A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano (Feature Film Competition) and LIFE OF IVANNA by Renato Borrayo Serrano (Documentary Film Competition). The ZFF Children's Jury further presented the Little ...

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  • 02. October 2021

    Golden Eyes, turns of fate and the last Masters appearance on day 10 of the festival

     #Spotlight  Ceremonial presentation of prizes at the Award Night

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  • 01. October 2021

    Paul Schrader honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Zurich Film Festival rewards the American director and screenwriter Paul Schrader for his life’s work. The icon of New Hollywood accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday evening at the Zurich Convention Center, emphasized his connection to the city and looked back on his career.

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  • 01. October 2021

    Paul Schrader, visionaries and a longing for freedom on day 9 of the festival

     #Spotlight  Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Schrader

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  • 30. September 2021

    Award-winning composers: Career Achievement Award for Mychael Danna, Golden Eye for Andrey Mordovsky

    The 17th Zurich Film Festival honours the film music composer Mychael Danna. The Canadian accepted the ZFF’s Career Achievement Award on Thursday evening at the Tonhalle Zurich. Danna also presented the Golden Eye for “Best International Film Music 2021” to Russian composer Andrey Mordovsky, the winner of the 9th International Film Music Competition. Finally, the new audiovisual signet including the ZFF Suite by Composer Trio Diego Baldenweg with Nora Baldenweg & Lionel Baldenweg was world ...

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  • 30. September 2021

    Musical, melancholic, moving! Dawn breaks on day 8 of the festival

     #Spotlight  9. Internationaler Filmmusikwettbewerb

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  • 29. September 2021

    Paolo Sorrentino receives A Tribute To... Award

    The Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino was honoured with the 17th Zurich Film Festival’s highest accolade for an auteur filmmaker, the A Tribute To... Award. The Oscar-winner accepted the Golden Eye in person on Wednesday evening and thanked the Festival for the honour. Following this, his latest work È STATA LA MANO DI DIO celebrated its Premiere in the German-speaking realm.   

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  • 29. September 2021

    Winner of the Science Film Award 2021

    The Science Film Award was presented today for the third time and will be awarded to Theo Anthony for his documentary film ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE.

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