Press Releases

  • 30. November 2011

    First International Filmmusic Competition

    The first International Filmmusic Competition will take place within the framework of the 8th Zurich Film Festival. Participants are invited to compose a piece for orchestra to accompany a 6-minute short film. Composers from around the world aged 35 and under are eligible to enter. The Golden Eye is endowed with a CHF 10’000 cash prize.

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  • 02. October 2011

    Zurich Film Festival Competition Winners Announced

    Zurich, Switzerland – October 1, 2011 – Competition winners at the 7th The Zurich Film Festival were revealed tonight at a packed awards ceremony held at Zurich’s famed Opera House.

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  • 15. September 2011

    Roman Polanski To Pick Up His A Tribute To Award

    Surprise Film World Premiere Director Roman Polanski will attend the upcoming 7th Zurich Film Festival to accept the lifetime achievement award that was intended for him two years ago, to honor his outstanding career achievements as a filmmaker. The announcement was made today by Zurich Film Festival Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. The World Premiere of a full-length non fiction film will follow the tribute ceremony. Details regarding the film and the world premiere ...

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  • 08. September 2011

    ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS OFFICIAL 2011 PROGRAM

    Details of the 2011 Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) program lineup were revealed today by Festival Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadia Schildknecht at a press conference in Zurich. An impressive lineup of 96 films from around the world, including 10 World Premieres, will be showcased from September 22nd to October 2nd as all eyes turn to Zurich for a festival that has become a marquee destination for the hottest films and biggest talent. This year ZFF will screen many highly ...

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  • 06. September 2011

    ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR PAUL HAGGIS

    It was announced today that the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will present multiple Oscar® winner Paul Haggis (“Crash,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Casino Royale”) with the Festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award for his life work as a screenwriter and filmmaker. Haggis will receive the “Golden Eye” for his life’s work on Saturday, October 1st within the framework of the prestigious “A Tribute to...” series at the 7th Zurich Film Festival taking place September 22nd – ...

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  • 01. September 2011

    ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU TO RECEIVE ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    It was announced today that Academy Award® nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Amores Perros” “21 Grams” “Babel” “Biutiful”) will be feted with a Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), taking place September 22 – October 2. Iñárritu will be on hand to receive ZFF’s coveted Golden Eye Award for his career achievements as a director, writer and producer, and will participate in the Festival’s signature Master Class series, now in its 6th instalment. This exclusive ...

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  • 30. August 2011

    ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS INTERNATIONAL JURIES; OPENING NIGHT FILM

    The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the two juries that will preside over the international competition categories at the 7th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 22 – October 2, 2011. Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Mystic River,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) will serve as Jury President for the ZFF’s international section.  Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion,” which stars Fishburne, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Bryan ...

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  • 19. August 2011

    SEAN PENN TO RECEIVE THE ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL’S GOLDEN ICON AWARDn

    Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be awarded to Mr. Penn on Wednesday, September 28th at the corso theatre. As part of the award ceremony, the Festival will pay tribute to Penn’s unprecedented achievements as a legendary actor and filmmaker and will present Penn’s most recent directorial effort, “Into the Wild”. Also, a special retrospective will be featured during the ...

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