Tickets for the 17th ZFF go on sale on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 12:00 noon. The festival will take place from September 23 to October 3, 2021.

Sold out doesn’t always mean sold out
In the case of sold-out screenings, it is possible to purchase any returned tickets 30 minutes before the respective film begins.

Filmmakers on site
Many filmmakers are in Zurich to present their films in person. You can find further information at the respective film.

Covid certificate check
If possible, please arrive at the respective cinema 30 minutes before the start of the film for the Covid certificate check. Due to the certificate check and ID check, longer admission times must be expected. More info at

Where can I buy tickets?

Only cashless payment is possible at all ticket booths and at the festival center. Thank you for your understanding. 

Ticket sale online

Tickets will be available on from Monday September 13, from 12.00 noon. All tickets are available via the respective film pages under Programme. Click on a film and select a screening. A My ZFF account is not required to purchase tickets.

Ticket booths

  • Ticket booth Paradeplatz: 13.9.–3.10., 12:00–19:00 (Sundays excluded)
  • blue Cinema Corso: 13.9.–29.9., 16:00–21:00 (22.9. excluded) | Note: A Covid certificate is required for admission. It will be checked at the entrance.
  • Ticket booth  Sihlcity: 20.9.–3.10., 11:00–20:00
  • Festival Centre: 23.9.–3.10., 11:00–21:30

The following payment options are available: Mastercard, Visa, PostFinance, TWINT.

Hotline / Wheelchair spaces: +41 44 286 60 00 (Mon-Sat: 8:00–12:00 and 13:00–17:00) / [email protected]

Ticket Prices

Tickets Regular Reduced**
Afternoon* ***17.– 12.–
Evening / Weekend ***23.– 16.50
Gala Premieres ***29.– 21.–
Special Gala 59.– / 49.– / 39.– / 29.–  
Golden Icon Award 89.– / 69.– / 39.–  
ZFF for Kids (from 15 yrs. / to 14 yrs.) 15.– / 10.– 11.50
ZFF Masters 39.– 29.–

* Afternoon screenings are all screenings that begin before 6:00 p.m. on weekdays (Mon-Fri).

** AHV/IV/Student card /KulturLegi: The corresponding card must be presented upon admission.

*** Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, extraordinary measures still apply. In order to implement the appropriate regulations, ticket prices have increased by CHF 1.- analogous to 2020. We thank you for your understanding.

Festival Passes

Day Pass CHF 49.- / Reduced CHF 37.-

Holders of a Day Pass can obtain one ticket per screening free of charge for a maximum of 4 screenings per day. The Day Pass is personalised and non-transferable.

Festival Half-Fare Card CHF 59.-

Holders of a Festival Half-Fare Card can purchase one ticket per screening with a 50% discount for a maximum of 4 screenings per day. The Festival Half-Fare Card must be presented upon admission and is non-transferable.

Holders of a, Arena Card, Filmpodium General/Half-Fare Card, Kosmos Card or Carte Bleu can obtain the Festival Half-Fare Card at staffed points of sale for CHF 51.-.

Festival-GA CHF 280.-

Holders of a Festival-GA can obtain one ticket per screening free of charge for a maximum of 4 screenings per day. The Festival-GA must be presented upon admission and is non-transferable.

Notes on Festival Passes:
Excluded for all Festival Passes and Vouchers are the Special Galas and the Golden Icon Award. Festival Passes can be used to obtain tickets as long as they are available, but there is no entitlement to a ticket.


Voucher CHF 29.-

A voucher can be used to purchase 1 ticket of your choice at a maximum price of CHF 29.–. Please note: No return money will be given out after purchase.

Ticket Donation

Optional: Buy a ticket and donate additional CHF 1.- / 3.- / 5.- to our Human Rights Partner Amnesty International.

Thanks for your support!

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is committed worldwide to defending human rights, such as freedom of expression, of assembly and of the press, to promoting fair trials and to fighting against torture and death penalty. Please support us in making the world a more humane place!

Admission to all films from 16 years (exception: ZFF for Kids). You can find our general terms and conditions here.