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  • 21. September 2021

    Daniel Brühl is Jury President

    The German actor presides over the jury for the 17th Zurich Film Festival’s Feature Film Competition. Brühl, known for his roles in RUSH and THE FIRST AVENGER: CIVIL WAR, is one of the few actors from Germany to become established in Hollywood. He is joined in the jury by, among others, the former director of the Berlinale Dieter Kosslick. The other ZFF juries also comprise big-name personalities: the Documentary Film Jury is headed by British ...

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  • 17. September 2021

    MGM’s Pamela Abdy to receive Game Changer Award

    Pamela Abdy, MGM’s Motion Picture Group President to be honoured with the Game Changer Award during the Zurich Summit industry conference at the 17th Zurich Film Festival. Abdy will be joined by Michael de Luca, MGM’s Motion Picture Group Chairman, for a conversation on how they have created a home for every kind of storyteller at MGM. 

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  • 15. September 2021

    ZFF Brings Series to the Big Screen

    The “Series” section celebrates episodic storytelling. The 17th Zurich Film Festival will show eight new and highly prestigious series on the cinema screen – instead of in the small-screen TV format. With THE BILLION DOLLAR CODE, a Netflix series will be presented for the first time in the history of the ZFF, as a world premiere and in full length. NEUMATT, the new SRF drama series, will also "go to the movies" at ZFF. All ...

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  • 14. September 2021

    The new ZFF label "Sounds" celebrates film music

    The 17th Zurich Film Festival is turning up the volume with its new “Sounds” label this year in order make the subject of film and music even more audible. The section, which presents half-a-dozen films about musicians or on the topic of music, is complemented by additional musical events such as concerts and panels as well as a live scoring and a live commentary.

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  • 09. September 2021

    Strong Comeback Of Hollywood and 38 Debut Works From Around the Globe

    Cinema regains its old strength at the 17th Zurich Film Festival: star directors from Hollywood demonstrate the uninterrupted appeal of American movies and the year’s most highly anticipated production, NO TIME TO DIE, is presented. Academy members such as auteur filmmakers Paolo Sorrentino and Paul Schrader are expected in Zurich as well as acting icon Sharon Stone. They will set the stage for 164 films from 53 countries, of which three dozen competition films are ...

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  • 08. September 2021

    Careers are Launched at the ZFF Academy

    The ZFF Academy unites emerging filmmakers. They meet for a five-day support programme and attend masterclasses by renowned personalities from the world of film. This year’s Academy brings together 19 talents from the fields of directing, producing and screenwriting. Previous alumni include Lisa Brühlmann (BLUE MY MIND) and Jonas Carpignano (A CIAMBRA).

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  • 07. September 2021

    Paul Schrader to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    The 17th Zurich Film Festival honours the American director and screenwriter Paul Schrader for his life’s work.

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  • 06. September 2021

    Committed filmmaking: "Border Lines" at ZFF

    The 17th Zurich Film Festival places its finger on the open wounds of the present in its “Border Lines” section.

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  • 02. September 2021

    #letSEXplore: The ZFF Dedicates Itself to Desire

    Each year, the Zurich Film Festival’s "Hashtag" section shines a spotlight on a highly topical issue. The hashtag chosen for the 17th ZFF, #letSEXplore, is all about sex – uninhibited and in all its many forms.

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  • 01. September 2021

    Tunisia is Guest Country 2021

    Ten years ago, the "Tunisian spring" began: the country's cinema has taken the momentum with it and is flourishing. The "New World View" section at the 17th Zurich Film Festival celebrates a new generation of Tunisian filmmakers. Riding on the wave of the revolution, they tackle pressing issues without fear and tell urgent stories about a society caught between tradition and a spirit of awakening. 

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