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  • 20. May 2022

    ZFF launches talent development programme

    The Zurich Film Festival enables eight young industry talents to learn from Hollywood's finest. As part of the new ZFF Summit Climber programme organised in partnership with the International Screen Institute, the up-and-comers get to learn from Hollywood heavyweights like Alana Mayo, President of Orion Pictures, Tom Quinn, CEO of NEON, and Roeg Sutherland, Co-CEO of CAA Media Finance how to successfully finance, produce and distribute films in Hollywood. The inaugural edition of the ...

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  • 12. May 2022

    Spain is ZFF guest country

    The 18th Zurich Film Festival (Sept. 22 - Oct. 2, 2022) celebrates cinema from the Iberian Peninsula and dedicates its "New World View" section to young Spanish filmmaking. Befittingly, Spanish shooting star María Cerezuela is the campaign face on this year's festival poster. The Goya-winner was photographed by leading Swiss photographer Gabriel Hill during a photo shoot in Zurich.  

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  • 12. May 2022

    3 questions for: María Cerezuela, actress

    The 18th Zurich Film Festival celebrates cinema from the Iberian Peninsula and dedicates its "New World View" section to young Spanish filmmaking. Befittingly, Spanish shooting star María Cerezuela is the campaign face onthis year's festival poster. The Goya-winner was photographed by leading Swiss photographer Gabriel Hill during a photo shoot in Zurich. We took the opportunity to aks her some questions about what it's like to be the face of our campagne and ...

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  • 28. April 2022

    ZFF expands work to promote young talent

    In view of the rapidly increasing screen time among children and young people, the ZFF plans to promote media literacy. Zurich Film Festival and Generali Switzerland already teamed up last year to make its "ZFF for Kids" a year-round event at Sihlcity. Due to high interest, the "ZFF Studio by Generali and filmkids.ch" was also recently launched to compliment the bi-monthly workshops and film premieres. The six-month programme (course language: German) sees children aged ...

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  • 24. March 2022

    Swiss Film Award: Interview with Sven Schelker

    Last fall, the gripping Swiss hostage drama UND MORGEN SEID IHR TOT opened the 17th Zurich Film Festival. In it, director Michael Steiner tells the true story of Daniela Widmer and David Och, who were kidnapped by the Taliban in 2011. Sven Schelker, who is now nominated for a Swiss Film Award as Best Actor, shines in the leading role. We talked to the actor about the challenge of embodying a real person.

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  • 17. March 2022

    Swiss Film Award: Interview with Andreas Fontana

    With his debut feature AZOR, director Andreas Fontana impressed audiences at the last Zurich Film Festival. The financial thriller was screened in our Focus Competition and can now hope for no less than four awards at the Swiss Film Award ceremony on March 25. We talked to Andreas Fontana about his dual role as director and screenwriter.

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  • 10. March 2022

    Swiss Film Award: Interview with Fred Baillif

    At the 17th Zurich Film Festival, the authentic social drama LA MIF was awarded the Golden Eye in the Focus Competition. Now director Fred Baillif can hope for further awards: LA MIF is nominated in six categories for the Swiss Film Award. We asked the filmmaker how he experienced the shooting and what film awards mean to him.

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  • 03. March 2022

    Swiss Film Award: Interview with Julia Furer

    The Swiss Film Awards will be presented in Zurich on March 25. Among the Quartz-hopefuls is Julia Furer, a documentary filmmaker whose debut film LOVE WILL COME LATER is in the running for "Best Graduation Film". The world premiere of her documentary took place last autumn during the 17th Zurich Film Festival. We talked with Julia Furer about the making of her film and its premiere at ZFF.

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  • 08. February 2022

    Oscars 2022: These ZFF films are in the running

    On February 8, the nominees for this year's Academy Award were announced. As many as nine films from the past ZFF program are in the running for the popular golden statue. The western THE POWER OF THE DOG by Jane Campion is one of the biggest favorites with twelve nominations. We can hardly wait for the Oscars and keep our fingers crossed for our nominees!

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