How to Festival

Find all important information about your festival visit as an industry accredited person at a glance - from the opening hours of the industry desk to online ticket purchases.

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Auf Einladung – 1. Okt.

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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Mit Ticket – 30. Sept.

Film Music Competition

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

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Mit Industry Badge – 3. Okt.

How to Kinderfilm

Together with the Zurich Film Foundation, we put the spotlight on children and family films with our new How to Kinderfilm format. The matchmaking is by invitation only, but the subsequent panel discussion is open to all accredited industry representatives.

Mit Industry Badge – 29. Sept.

Industry Reception

The Industry Reception is the official festival kick-off for our industry guests and marks the beginning our diverse Industry programme during the festival.

Mit Industry Badge

Industry Screenings

Die Industry Screenings sind exklusive Filmvorstellungen aus dem offiziellen Festivalprogramm für die akkreditierte Industry und Presse. Sie sind mit dem persönlichen Industry oder Presse Badge zugänglich.

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Mit Industry Badge – 6-8. Okt.

Industry Spotlights

With the Industry Spotlights, we are putting the spotlight on hot topics that currently impact the film industry.

Auf Einladung – 29. Sept.

Leading FeMales

Leading FeMales in Film stellt inspirierende Frauen in den Mittelpunkt, welche über ihren Werdegang berichten und die unterschiedlichen Herausforderungen in der Filmbranche aufzeigen.

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Auf Einladung – 30. Sept & 2. Okt.

Meet the Filmmakers

All present filmmakers with a film in this year's ZFF programme meet for relaxed networking drinks to connect with each other and the ZFF programme team.

Mit Industry oder STZ Badge – 29. & 30. Sept.


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

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Mit Industry Badge – 2. Okt.

SRF Writer's Day

With the SRF Writer's Day, Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) and the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) put the focus on screenwriting and early-stage story development.

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Auf Bewerbung – 6-8. Okt.

ZFF Academy

Every year, the talent development programme brings together aspiring filmmakers with international film experts and offers a platform with international appeal and a programme tailored to the needs of the participants.

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Mit Ticket

ZFF Masters

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.

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Auf Einladung – 30. Sept

ZFF Serve & Slice

Our film guests and journalists come 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.

Auf Bewerbung – 29. Sept. - 1. Okt

ZFF Summit Climber

The three-day training programme will take place from 29 September to 1 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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Auf Einladung – 2. Okt.

Zurich Film Night

The upswing in Swiss cinema is due not least to Zurich as a film location. With the Zurich Film Night, the Zurich Film Festival, together with the Zurich Film Foundation, highlight the economic and social importance of filmmaking in Zurich.

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Industry Business Badge – 30. Sept.

Zurich Summit

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.

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Auf Einladung – 1. Okt.

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.

Auf Einladung – 1. Okt.

Zurich Summit Charity Tennis Tournament

The legendary Zurich Summit Tennis Tournament has been an integral part of the Summit programme for years. Play doubles and enjoy a BBQ on the most beautiful tennis court in Zurich. GAME - SET - MATCH.

Film Submission

Film submissions for the 19th Zurich Film Festival are closed! Films can again be submitted com February 2024.

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Industry Akkreditierung

In order to participate in the industry events, industry representatives can apply for accreditation for the 19th ZFF (28.9. - 8.10.2023) from 10 July. An additional processing fee will be charged for all applications after 17 September.

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