Press Releases

  • 03. October 2015

    The Awards of the 11th Zurich Film Festival

    The three juries of the 11th Zurich Film Festival’s main competition categories give their Golden Eyes to HRÚTAR by Grimur Hakonarson from Iceland (International Feature Film), LOS REYES DEL PUEBLO QUE NO EXISTE by Betzabé García from Mexico (International Documentary Film) and THANK YOU FOR BOMBING by Barbara Eder from Austria (Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria). The two international competition awards are each endowed with a CHF 25’000 cash prize; the Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria competition ...

  • 03. October 2015

    Double Victory for Switzerland in the ZFF 72 Film Contest

    Swiss entries win both awards in this year’s ZFF 72 Film Contest. Chosen by a jury of experts and endowed with a CHF 5’000 cash prize, the Jury Award goes to STEPS (UNE HISTOIRE COMME LES AUTRES) by Jason Sereftug, Kevin Personeni and Danilo Neto from Switzerland’s French-speaking region. Endowed with a CHF 4’000 cash prize, the Viewers Award was chosen by the public and bestowed upon MEIN ERSTES MAL / NICHT MEIN LETZTES MAL by ...

  • 28. September 2015

    US Film Producer Harvey Weinstein Cancels Visit to ZFF

    US film producer Harvey Weinstein has had to cancel his visit to the Zurich Film Festival at the last minute because of a production emergency. His Masters session, due to take place at 15:30 tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Filmpodium, has been cancelled. Tickets already purchased for the Masters session will be reimbursed. The Gala Premiere screening of his latest film CAROL, billed for Tuesday evening at corso 1, will take place as announced in ...

  • 27. September 2015

    First 'Filmmaker Award' to Michael Steiner and Jan Gassmann

    Oscar winner Christoph Waltz presented the first-ever 'Filmmaker Award' on Saturday Evening to the two Swiss directors Michael Steiner and Jan Gassmann. Michael Steiner’s project UND MORGEN SEID IHR TOT received CHF 75'000 and Jan Gassmann’s project EUROPE, SHE LOVES received CHF 25'000. The two winners were chosen from a total of four nominated projects.

  • 25. September 2015

    4th International Film Music Competition - Golden Eye for German composer Faris Badarni

    Faris Badarni is the winning composer of this year’s 4th International Music Festival, which took place within the framework of the Zurich Film Festival at Arena Cinemas Sihlcity on Friday evening. Badarni takes home the Golden Eye for ‘Best International Film Music 2015’, which is endowed with a 10’000 Swiss franc cash prize.

  • 23. September 2015

    11th Zurich Film Festival Opening Night with Abundance of Celebrities

    The 11th Zurich Film Festival opens on the evening of Thursday, September 24 in the presence of numerous celebrity guests. The list below details the most prominent personalities to join the team of the opening film THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY on the Green Carpet in front of the Festival Centre tomorrow evening. The evening’s honorary guest and main speaker is Federal Councillor Alain Berset; mayor Corine Mauch will represent Zurich. The celebratory opening also ...

  • 22. September 2015

    Distinguished Juries for the Three Competition Categories

    The Zurich Film Festival screens first, second and third directorial works in the three competition categories International Feature Film, International Documentary Film and Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria.

  • 21. September 2015

    US Producer Steve Golin to Receive Career Achievement Award

    US producer Steve Golin will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award this year. He will attend the festival together with showrunner Sam Esmail and the actors Christian Slater and Rami Malek from the TV series MR. ROBOT. Golin will also bring along his latest feature film SPOTLIGHT, which will screen at the festival as a Gala Premiere. The award and celebration will include a retrospective featuring some of his most ...

  • 08. September 2015

    Arnold Schwarzenegger to receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

    The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that Arnold Schwarzenegger will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 24 – October 4. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. 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 bestowed to Schwarzenegger on the evening of Wednesday ...

  • 03. September 2015

    Film Contest ZFF 72 Enters Second Year

    Entrants given 72 hours to make a clip lasting no longer than 72 seconds. Chance to win more than CHF 10'000 in prizes. Workshop for participants and trip to YouTube Space Berlin for winners.