Side Events & Initiatives

Awards Special Screening

Together with SWISS FILMS and SRG SSR we organize the exclusive Awards Special Screening, which takes place during the Zurich Film Festival.

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Film Music Competition

In the International Film Music Competition film composers are asked to write their own score for a chosen short film.

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How to Kinderfilm

Together with the Zurich Film Foundation, we put the spotlight on children's and family films with the How to Kinderfilm format.

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Industry Spotlights

In cooperation with industry partners, the Industry Spotlights highlight current industry topics and invite you to network with your peers.

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Leading FeMales in Film

LFIF focuses on inspiring women who talk about their careers and the various challenges they face in the film industry.

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SoundTrack_Zurich is a two-day specialist event on film and media music that takes place as part of the Zurich Film Festival.

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SRF Writer's Day

With SRF Writer's Day, Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) and the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) are setting an example for the work of authors by focussing on screenwriting and script development in the early stages.

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ZFF Masters

The ZFF Masters are moderated discussions with well-known personalities from the international film industry. The audience gains an exciting insight into their creative work and their attitude as filmmakers.

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Zürcher Filmnacht

At the ZFF, local filmmaking makes a strong impression. With the Zurich Film Night we emphasize, together with the Zürcher Filmstiftung, the economic and social importance of filmmaking in Zurich.

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Zurich Summit

The Zurich Summit is the biggest industry event at the ZFF. The boutique conference takes place on the first weekend of the festival at The Dolder Grand. A high-calibre line-up of international and national film producers, sales executives and creators in film, TV and entertainment come together to discuss the latest trends in the industry.

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Talent Promotion

ZFF Academy

Every year, the ZFF Academy talent development programme brings together up-and-coming filmmakers with international film experts, providing a platform with international appeal and a programme tailored to the specific needs of the participants.

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ZFF Summit Climber

The three-day ZFF Summit Climber training programme takes place from 4 to 6 October during the Zurich Summit weekend. The ZFF Summit Climber is designed as a mentored talent development programme that acts as a knowledge and networking platform.

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Industry Services

Film Einreichen

Film submissions for the Zurich Film Festivals 20th jubilee edition are open. Films for our competitions and other film series can be submitted directly via Film Freeway by 30 June at the latest.

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Industry Akkreditierung

Industry representatives will soon be able to apply for industry accreditation for the 20th ZFF (3.10. - 13.10.2024) in order to take advantage of our specially curated Industry events and initiatives.

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P&I Screenings

The Press & Industry Screenings are exclusive film screenings from the official festival programme for the accredited industry and press. They are accessible with the personal Industry or Press Badge.

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