Industry Events


ZFF Masters


Big names, compelling discussions

The ZFF MASTERS are chaired discussions with celebrated personalities from the international film industry. They offer the public a fascinating insight into the creative process and attitude to film of directors, screenwriters, producers and actors. These renowned experts are also available for public question-and-answer sessions.

The discussions are publicly accessible events aimed both at representatives of the film industry and festival visitors.

You can find Videos of past ZFF MASTERS here.

ZFF Master Class


Discover, network, collaborate

The ZFF MASTER CLASS has facilitated networking between young, talented filmmakers and leading experts from the film industry, and imparted creative filmmaking know-how for the past ten years. The ZFF MASTER CLASS serves as a source of motivation and inspiration for young filmmakers. This five-day event takes place during the festival and is aimed exclusively at specially selected filmmakers. This event is not open to the general public. For further information, please visit:

ZFF Talks


Experts in dialogue

With film as its focus, the ZFF TALKS series offers experts from various sectors the opportunity to explore controversial issues currently affecting culture, science and politics. These cutting-edge speakers search for innovative answers to the questions of our future. The ZFF TALKS are free of charge and take place at the NZZ Foyer and the Festival Centre at Sechseläutenplatz. The schedule will be announced at the beginning of September. 

Zurich Summit


Art, technology & innovation

Zurich Summit is one of the leading platforms for the creative industries. Producers, stars, start-ups, investors, tech minds and game changers gather from around the world to discuss the primary aspects and current trends in the fields of art, technology, business and entertainment. This two-day event offers panels and keynotes by world-class guests, a charity tennis tournament and the exclusive Investors Dinner with after party. The 4th ZURICH SUMMIT takes place at the ***** Hotel The Dolder Grand in September 2017. The event is organised by Spoundation Motion Picture AG in collaboration with Winston | Baker and the Zurich Film Festival. For further details, please visit: