How to Kinderfilm
Together with the Zürcher Filmstiftung, we put the spotlight on children's and family films with the How to Kinderfilm format. The matchmaking is by invitation only, but the subsequent panel discussion is open to all industry accredited.
Matchmaking: 14:00 – 15:30 | Panel Discussion: 16:00 – 17:00 | Frame
The Industry Reception and the subsequent Satellite After Party at the Kunsthaus are the official festival kick-off for our industry guests and launch our diverse supporting program.
Industry Reception: 21:00-22:30 | Satellite After Party: 22:30-02:00 Kunsthausbar
The Industry Screenings are exclusive screenings from the official festival program for the accredited Industry and Press. They are accessible with the personal Industry or Press badge.
Meet the Filmmakers
All attending filmmakers with a film in this year's ZFF program will meet for relaxed networking drinks and get to know each other and our program team better.
Each year, the talent development program brings together emerging filmmakers with international film experts, providing a platform with international appeal and a program tailored to the needs of the participants.
The ZFF Masters are moderated talks with well-known personalities from the international film industry. The audience gets an exciting insight into their creative work and their attitude as filmmakers.
ZFF Serve & Slice
Our attending film guests and journalists get together for a friendly table tennis tournament. In the style of the legendary Zurich Summit Tennis Tournament, a new memorable tournament is launched with the ZFF Slice & Serve.
Tennis tournament: 18:00 – 21:30 | Amboss Rampe
Industry Party with Zurich for the film and IG: 21:30 – 02:00 | Amboss Rampe
ZFF Summit Climber
The three-day ZFF Summit Climber training program will take place from September 29 to October 1 during the Zurich Summit weekend. The ZFF Summit Climber is designed as a mentored talent development program that acts as a knowledge and networking platform.
At the Zurich Film Festival, local filmmaking is convincing. The upswing in Swiss cinema is due not least to Zurich as a film location. With the Zurich Film Night, together with the Zurich Film Foundation, we want to highlight the economic and social importance of filmmaking.
18:00 – 20:00 | Folium
The Zurich Summit is the largest industry event at the Zurich Film Festival. The boutique conference takes place on the first weekend of the festival at The Dolder Grand. A top-class line-up of international and national film producers, sales executives and creators in film, TV and entertainment as well as technology entrepreneurs and financiers meet to debate the latest and most groundbreaking trends in the industry.
Conference: 09:30 – 17:15 | The Dolder Grand
Zurich Summit Dinner
At the prestigious Zurich Summit Dinner, Summit Speakers, film guests, international film executives and other high-profile guests meet at the most exclusive dinner in the entire city. The Game Changer Award is also presented at the Zurich Summit Dinner.
Zurich Summit Charity Tennis Tournament
The legendary Zurich Summit Tennis Tournament has been an integral part of the Summit program for years. Play doubles and enjoy a BBQ on the most beautiful tennis court in Zurich. GAME – SET – MATCH.
Film submissions for the 19th Zurich Film Festival are closed! Your films will be accepted again in February 2024.
In order to participate in Industry events, industry representatives can apply for Industry Accreditation for the 19th ZFF (Sept. 28–Oct. 8, 2023) starting July 10. An additional processing fee will be charged for all applications after September 17.