Press Releases

  • 30. September 2012

    Final Outcome

    The final outcome of the 8th Zurich Film Festival is thoroughly positive. More films in more cinemas with more screenings, more guests, more stars and significantly more viewers mean that this year’s ZFF was a huge success.

  • 29. September 2012

    Golden Eyes at the Award Night

    The four juries of the 8th Zurich Film Festival competition categories have presented their awards to Great Britain (International Feature Film), the USA (International Documentary Film), Germany (German-Language Feature Film) and Austria (German-Language Documentary Film).

  • 27. September 2012

    Finalist Concert at the Film Music Competition

    All five of the selected works performed by the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under the baton of David Zinman at the Finalist Concert were emotionally charged and compositionally strong. The winner of the first International Film Music Competition has now been announced – and he is from Switzerland: 21-year-old Michael Künstle was delighted on Thursday evening to receive the Golden Eye, endowed with CHF 10’000, for his composition to the animation film EVERMORE.

  • 17. September 2012

    Nine New Film Titles

    The 2012 Zurich Film Festival will now be even bigger! The festival management has included a further nine films in the programme: A Gala Premiere, four Special Screenings and four titles in a Helen Hunt retrospective. The ZFF will now show a total of 120 films at 315 screenings.

  • 13. September 2012

    German Screen Star Til Schweiger at the ZFF

    German screen star at the Zurich Film Festival: Actor, screenwriter, director and producer Til Schweiger presents his new film SCHUTZENGEL in Zurich on Tuesday (25.09., corso 1, 21:15). His emotional action thriller hits regular cinemas two days later. For the past 20 years, Til Schweiger, born1963 in Freiburg im Breisgau, has been one of the best-loved German film and TV actors. The last 15 years has seen him write, direct, and produce his ...

  • 11. September 2012


    Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt (AS GOOD AS IT GETS, TWISTER, WHAT WOMEN WANT) will be the first female recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s coveted Golden Eye Award for her outstanding acting career. The announcement was made today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Hunt will be honored in Zurich on Friday, September 21, prior to the Festival’s screening of Fox Searchlight’s THE SESSIONS (European Premiere), which she stars in.

  • 06. September 2012

    Celebrating Cinema - 111 Films Over 11 Days

    Celebrating cinema – celebrating Zurich. For 11 days, from September 20 – 30, all eyes will once again face Zurich – and the festival eye will look back from all corners of the city. And there’s lots to see: 111 films from 22 countries, nine world premieres and a remarkable shower of stars, including Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, John Travolta, Emmanuelle Riva, John Hawkes, Carlos Leal, Julia Jentsch, Jerry Weintraub, Tom Tykwer, Oliver Stone, Asghar ...

  • 05. September 2012

    Esteemed talent to lead Zurich 2012 Master Class Sessions

    The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the revered group of industry professionals that will headline the Festival’s signature Master Class series.

  • 30. August 2012

    A Tribute to... Award to German Director Tom Tykwer

    This year’s A Tribute to... award goes to author, director and producer Tom Tykwer. This is the first time that a German filmmaker has ever received one of the Zurich Film Festival’s honorary awards. Tykwer will collect his award in person during the Award Night at the Zurich Opera House. The ZFF will screen his most important films in a retrospective held at the Filmpodium.    

  • 28. August 2012

    New World View with Guest Country Sweden - Eleven Films and a Party

    Each year, the ZFF selects a new guest country for its New World View programme thus highlighting the current body of films from an emerging film producing region. This year’s New World View focuses on innovative film productions from Sweden. First, second and third works by directors cover the whole spectrum of topics found on the Swedish film landscape, and illuminates North European cinema from a number of angles.     The New World View programme ...