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  • 31. August 2021

    SAVE THE DATE: SoundTrack_Zurich 02

    After the successful kick-off in 2020, the second edition of SoundTrack_Zurich (28.09.2021 - 1.10.2021) at ZFF will again host big names from film and series music. Guest of honor is Mychael Danna (Academy Award for ‘Life of Pi’), who will receive the Career Achievement Award at the 17th Zurich Film Festival. Other renowned composers at SoundTrack_Zurich include Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka (‘Monte Verità’), Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen (‘OSS 117: Alerte rouge en Afrique Noire’ ...

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  • 27. August 2021

    JAMES BOND - NO TIME TO DIE celebrates Swiss premiere at 17th ZFF

    It is the most highly anticipated movie in years: On the same day of the world premiere in London, the 17th Zurich Film Festival will show the new James Bond movie NO TIME TO DIE. The Swiss premiere is set to take place on Tuesday, September 28 – two days before its official theatrical release – at the Zurich Convention Center. A retrospective of Daniel Craig’s Bond movies accompanies one of the most sensational premieres ...

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  • 26. August 2021

    Sharon Stone to receive Golden Icon Award

    The 17th Zurich Film Festival honors the US actress with its highest accolade. Sharon Stone will be in Zurich to accept the award in person on Saturday, September 25. The award ceremony will be followed by a screening of Martin Scorsese’s thriller CASINO, which won the highly versatile character actress an Oscar Nomination. Moreover, Sharon Stone will hold a ZFF Masters where she will offer the public a fascinating insight into her creative process and ...

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  • 24. August 2021

    AND TOMORROW WE WILL BE DEAD by Michael Steiner opens the 17th Zurich Film Festival

    Michael Steiner's hostage drama has been one of the most eagerly and long-awaited Swiss films: now AND TOMORROW WE WILL BE DEAD (UND MORGEN SEID IHR TOT) opens the 17th Zurich Film Festival. On September 23, the world premiere of the film about two Swiss Taliban hostages will take place in the presence of Swiss Federal President Guy Parmelin and the Mayor of Zurich Corine Mauch. It will be the first screening in the freshly ...

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  • 19. August 2021

    The ZFF announces first Gala Premieres

    The Zurich Film Festival’s “Gala Premieres” section presents the year’s most anticipated international auteur cinema productions. Eight titles have already been confirmed, including the world premieres of the German-language prestige productions IT'S JUST A PHASE, HONEY / ES IST NUR EINE PHASE, HASE by Florian Gallenberger and CHASING THE LINE / KLAMMER by Andreas Schmied, as well as the star-studded major Hollywood movie THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes Anderson.

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  • 17. August 2021

    How Successful Films are made in Zurich

    The Zürcher Filmstiftung and the Zurich Film Festival continue to pursue their joint aim: the second Zurich Film Day on Tuesday, September 28, once again focusses on Zurich as a centre of film production, and highlights the economic and social importance of filmmaking to both the city and canton by organising the second open-day 'film stroll' along the value chain of the filmmaking business. In addition, the ZFF will screen local films from its official ...

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  • 12. August 2021

    Paolo Sorrentino to receive A Tribute to... Award

    The 17th Zurich Film Festival honours the Italian director and screenwriter for his cinematic oeuvre with the prestigious A Tribute to... Award. Sorrentino will receive the honorary award on Wednesday, September 29, at the Gala Premiere of his new autobiographical film THE HAND OF GOD. Furthermore, the ZFF will also screen a retrospective of Sorrentino’s work throughout the festival.

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  • 23. July 2021

    Career Achievement Award for Film Composer Mychael Danna

    The Zurich Film Festival honours the Canadian film score composer Mychael Danna with the Career Achievement Award for his life’s work. The award will be presented to Danna on September 30 during the 9th International Film Music Competition at the Tonhalle Zurich, where he presides over this year’s competition jury. Among Danna’s list of best-known works is the score for the literary adaptation of LIFE OF PI, which brought him an Oscar in 2013.

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  • 15. July 2021

    These are the Finalists of the 9th International Film Music Competition

    More than 180 composers from 37 countries entered the 9th International Film Music Competition. The jury, presided over by the Canadian Academy Award-winning film composer Mychael Danna, chose three compositions to enter the final. These compositions will be world premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich on September 30 prior to the winner being announced on the same evening during an award ceremony. A Film Music Concert and special guest appearance by the Swiss-Australian composer trio ...

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  • 23. June 2021

    Jelmoli is Official Co-Partner of the Zurich Film Festival

    The Green Carpet will be rolled out at Jelmoli this coming September. As a new Co-Partner of the Zurich Film Festival, the spotlight of the Zurich-based premium department store this autumn will be on film, fashion and the perfect Green Carpet look.

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