Press Releases

  • 30. August 2019

    Film about Bruno Manser Opens Festival

    BRUNO MANSER – DIE STIMME DES REGENWALDES, one of the year’s most anticipated films, will open the 15th Zurich Film Festival on September 26. The world premiere screening takes place in the presence of Swiss Federal President Ueli Maurer and the Mayor of Zurich Corine Mauch.

  • 29. August 2019

    Oliver Stone to be Jury President

    The three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone will head the Jury of the 15th Zurich Film Festival’s International Competition. He will also present a restored version of the “The Doors” and his doc series “The Putin Interviews”. The other two juries are also top notch: the jury of the International Documentary Film Competition is chaired by two-time Oscar winning producer Simon Chinn, while German producer Thomas Kufus heads the jury of the Focus Competition.

  • 11. July 2019

    The ZFF celebrates Colombian cinema

    The 15th edition of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) which runs September 26 through October 6, will shine a light on Colombian cinema. The programme will highlight a new generation of filmmakers whoes work reflects on the country’s recent history. Media Release

  • 08. July 2019

    Finalists of the 8th Film Music Competition Announced

    Over 300 composers from 46 countries entered the 8th International Film Music Competition. Headed by the US American composer Don Davis, the Jury has now selected five compositions to take part in the final. The compositions will be world premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and followed immediately by the Award Ceremony and the Film Music Concert entitled BEYOND THE MATRIX. Media Release 2019-07-08

  • 04. April 2019

    Zurich Film Festival prepares succession planning

    In accordance with the long-term strategy of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), Co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri are planning for their succession after 15 years of operational leadership. The co-directors will be stepping down from their current posts at the beginning of 2020 but continue to work with the festival on a strategic level. Christian Jungen, chief cultural editor at “NZZ am Sonntag” will serve as the festival’s new Artistic Director. The search for ...

  • 26. March 2019

    Strong Partners for the 15th Zurich Film Festival: Mercedes-Benz is new Main Partner

    The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has been able to count for many years now on the support of its loyal partners. As of 2019, our new Main Partner Mercedes-Benz will join the ranks of the ZFF’s current long-standing Main Partners Credit Suisse, UPC and Samsung. The ZFF has thus been able to secure another strong brand name for future editions of the festival. The premium motor vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz will provide an all-electric fleet of ...

  • 07. March 2019

    Start of the 8th International Film Music Competition featuring DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH

    A springboard for talented film music composers from around the globe, this year’s International Film Music Competition asks entrants to score the award-winning short film DANNY AND THE WILD BUNCH by Robert Rugan, which can be downloaded as of now.