Fringe Events

 

Film Music Competition

Experience the world-premiere performance of the five finalists’ compositions and the thrilling James Bond-themed Film Music Concert that follows at the new and distinctly urban Tonhalle Maag. An appearance by the Swiss musician and film composer Fabian Römer will round off the evening.

189 composers from 38 countries took part in this year’s competition to score for symphony orchestra Erhan Yürük’s five-minute short film TAMAH. The five best entries will now be premiered by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in the presence of the finalists, before the jury chooses the winner of the Golden Eye for „Best International Film Music 2017“, an award endowed with a CHF 10’000 cash prize.

 
Thrilling Film Music Concert: a tribute to James Bond – the hunt for 007

The second half of the evening sees the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of Frank Strobel, and the exceptionally talented singer Tertia Botha, perform soundtrack highlights from the James Bond films. Nobody readily forgets the name „Bond…James Bond“! Equally unforgettable is the music that his name evokes. With title tracks, villain motifs and funky fanfares from such films as „Goldfinger“, „Licence to Kill“, „Casino Royale“ and „Skyfall“ igniting musical memories since the 1960s, it’s high time we paid homage to the agent with a license to kill!

The evening will also see a guest appearance by Swiss film music composer Fabian Römer, who will present a compilation of film excerpts and music from his score to the film GOTTHARD (2016).

The International Film Music Competition is organised by the Zurich Film Festival and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in collaboration with the Forum Filmmusik.

News:

> Italian composer Giuseppe Onofrietti is the winner of the 6th International Film Music Competition

ZFF Masters

 
The ZFF MASTERS are chaired discussions with greats from the international film industry. Experience renowned actors, directors and producers up-close and use this opportunity to ask them questions.

Tickets for the ZFF Masters are available online and at all ZFF pre-sale ticket outlets. (For industry accredited cardholders there is a contingency reserve of tickets at the industry desk).

ALICIA VIKANDER

She’s not even 30 years old and Alicia Vikander has already taken Hollywood by storm. This extraordinarily talented Swedish actress first attracted international acclaim for her role in the period drama A ROYAL AFFAIR and then stunned with her performance in THE DANISH GIRL, for which she earned the Academy Award for best supporting actress. In her ZFF Masters session, Alicia Vikander will present her most recent movie EUPHORIA, and discuss her role as both producer and actress.

Friday, September 29, 2017, 15.30 – 16.30 Uhr, Filmpodium, Language: Englisch

ROB REINER

Been there, done that – Rob Reiner seems indeed to have done it all. If there were a hit list of cult movies, then he would be right up there at the top. He has directed such masterpieces as the mockumentary THIS IS SPINAL TAP, the Academy Award-nominated A FEW GOOD MEN and one of the most legendary romcoms of all time WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… Reiner more recently played Jordan Belfort’s father in THE WOLF OF WALLSTREET.

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 15.15 – 16.15 Uhr, Filmpodium, Language: Englisch

GLENN CLOSE

Regarded as one of the most famous actresses of her generation, the Grand Dame of Hollywood has spent a successful 40 years working in the film business. Her roles in FATAL ATTRACTION, DANGEROUS LIAISONS and, more recently, ALBERT NOBBS are unforgettable. But the multitalented Close is also a celebrated and successful screenwriter and producer with a highly respectable six Academy Award nominations to her name. Younger audiences will know Close for her award-winning portrayal in the TV series DAMAGES. Glenn Close will discuss her work in this ZFF Masters session.
Monday, October 2, 2017, 17.00 – 18.00 Uhr, Filmpodium, Language: Englisch

ANDY SERKIS

With his legendary portrayal of Gollum in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, Serkis raised motion-capture acting to a completely new level. A computer-animated character filled with so much life had never been seen before. He went on to use his talent for playing unusual characters when he embodied Caesar in the PLANET OF THE APES remake. For his latest project, Serkis went behind the camera to direct the film BREATHE. We look forward to an exciting ZFF Masters session.

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 14.30 – 15.30 Uhr, Filmpodium, Language: Englisch

ZFF Talks

With film as its focus, the "ZFF Talks" series offers experts from various sectors the opportunity to explore controversial issues currently affecting the fields of culture, science and politics. Free entry.
  

Producers – Get trained, stay connected!

Host: Lucie Bader (Cinébulletin), Language: German
Friday, 29.9., 14.00 – 15.00, Festival Center

An overview of the EU MEDIA Programme’s international training opportunities with testimonials by Swiss producers: which seminar is suitable for whom? A discussion with Corinna Marschall (Executive Manager MEDIA Desk Suisse), Mauro Mueller (Fidelio Films), Rajko Jazbec (Cognito Films), Dario Schoch (Cognito Films) and Franziska Sonder (Dschoint Ventschr).

In collaboration with MEDIA Desk Suisse and Cinébulletin

 

 

Junge Talente.ch at Zurich Film Festival

Meet & Greet 
Friday, 29.9., 15.00 – 16.00, Festival Center

Come to this meet & greet with Swiss cinema’s future screen greats and get to know the successful support and promotion project „Junge Talente.ch“. The anthology film RIEN NE VA PLUS presents six emerging Swiss actors/actresses who may soon be playing a role in your next film project.

In collaboration with Junge Talente.ch and Glaus Casting

 

 

Can crimes be predicted?

PRE-CRIME by Matthias Heeder and Monika Hielscher 
Saturday, 30.9., 17.30 – 18.30, NZZ Festival lounge

Big Data analysis allows us to examine large amounts of data to uncover hidden patterns and thus soon to predict crimes. The documentary PRE-CRIME takes a look behind the scenes of analytical software designed to detect crime. Experts discuss the issues of a digitally monitored society. A discussion with Dr. Ivo Wallimann-Helmer ("Advanced Studies in Applied Ethics“, University Zurich) and Karin Frick (Head of Research, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut)
Host: Jürg Bünzli Language: German.
Presented by Entrepreneurs' Organization

 

 

Science, Research and Film

Host: Daniel Saraga (Swiss National Science Foundation), Language: English
Saturday, 30.9., 17.30 – 18.30, Folium Sihlcity

Films arouse emotions, science provides clarity and understanding. But what influence does science have on the film world? And how does science profit from the film industry? We get to the bottom of these questions with Massimiano Bucchi (Professor of Sociology of Science and Communication in Trento).

Presented by Eye On Science and Swiss National Science Foundation

 

 

Mobile Films: From Smartphone to Star

Host: Sandeep Abraham, Director of Photography, Language: German.
Sunday, 1.10., 13.30 – 14.30, Festival Center

Today’s Smartphone is a ubiquitous all-rounder. The film technology currently found in Smartphones is so far advanced that it produces a quality of video suitable for making entire film productions, so-called mobile films. In this ZFF Talk, Sandeep Abraham, film producer and director of photography, discusses his national and international experiences with mobile filming.

Presented by UPC and Samsung

 

 

What values are important to us?

IMPREZA – DAS FEST by Alexandra Wesolowski 
Monday, 2.10., 16.00 – 17.00, Festival Center

The documentary film DAS FEST sees Alexandra, who lives in Germany, confronted with the conservative views of her relatives, who live in Warsaw. A profound conflict develops. Can there be such a thing as a common consensus on values in a globalised world? Experts from the fields of film and politics discuss how to deal with traditions, values and changing values.
Host: Dr. Béatrice Acklin, Language: German.

In collaboration with Paulus Akademie

 

 

AIDS: Between Death, Normality and Healing

120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE by Robin Campillo
Tuesday, 3.10., 16.00 – 17.00, Festival Center

The film 120 battements par minute is set in Paris in the 1990s. The activist group Act Up is attempting to inject dynamism in and create more political discussion around the topic of AIDS through awareness raising initiatives. Has the virus been hushed up for too long and therefore hardly researched? Where do we stand today? Experts discuss with the public.
Host: Monika Schärer, Language: German.

Presented by Eye On Science and Life Science Zürich

 

 

Hot Debate on Climate Change

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER by Al Gore 
Friday, 6.10., 16.00–17.00, Festival Center

Al Gore attends the ZFF 2017 with his most recent film. But are we really on the verge of a global energy revolution? How long will it be before there are no more glaciers in Switzerland? And what influence does the climate have on our life and health? Researchers from the ETH and University of Zurich clarify and explain where climate research interests are focussed.
Host: Beat Glogger, Language: German.

Presented by Eye On Science and Life Science Zürich

ZFF VR Lab

September 29 – October 8 (exception: closed on October 4)
Flux Laboratory

Our virtual reality laboratory invites the audience to discover most recent VR movies. The three film programmes present new means of artistic expression and a different approach to immersive entertainment. The ZFF VR Lab is a collaboration between Flux Laboratory, We Are Cinema and ZFF. Tickets are free of charge but need to be reserved in advance at the Festival Centre.

 

REAL VISION

In this section acclaimed 360° VR documentaries are shown. Get overwhelmed by impressive nature or feel like an inmate in a high-security prison. Films:
BASHIR’S DREAM by Angel Manuel Soto
I SAW THE FUTURE by François Vautier
MELTING ICE by Danfung Dennis
STEP TO THE LINE by Ricardo Laganaro

Daily (except 4.10.), 12.15

FAMILY AFFAIRS

ASHES TO ASHES by Ingejan Ligthart Schenk, Jamille van Wijngaarden, Steye Hallema
THE DREAM COLLECTOR by Li Mi 
KINOSCOPE by Philippe A. Collin, Clément Léotard

Daily (except 4.10.), 15.15

BEYOND REALITY

Experience poetic, surreal and fantastic travels through virtual worlds. Under water, in outer space or to the breath-taking  spectacle of “Cirque du Soleil” – there are no limits in VR. Films:
I PHILIP by Pierre Sandrowicz
DREAM OF “O” by Francois Blouin, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël
ORBITAL VANITAS by Shaun Gladwell
PLANET by Momoko Seto
Daily (except 4.10.), 18.15

 

Nightlife & Special Offers

 
DAILY OFFERS

Daily 11.00 - 00.00 

Festival Centre @ Sechseläutenplatz

Ticket sales, information, shop, accreditation, bar & lounge.

Enjoy the festival vibe with a delicious drink inside the ZFF Festival Centre at Sechseläutenplatz. 

Daily from early till late

Food Lounge @ Globus am Bellevue 

Festival-Special:
Various wraps with truffle chips from CHF 14.-
ZFF Special Tartar CHF 32.– 

Tue - Sat, 22.00 – 02.00

ZFF @ Widder Garage Late Night & Drinks

Celebrate the Zurich Film Festival with a trendy cocktail and late night music at the fashionable Widder Garage.

 

 
NIGHTLIFE

Friday, 29.09., from 19.00

ZFF Silverscreen Night @ Globus

DJ ZsuZsu 

Entry: CHF 15,- / accreditation free (with Kinoticket Welcome Drink incl.)

Tickets: on the door or via ticketfrog.ch/SilverscreenNight

Friday, 29.09., from 19.00

Uf Dä Kippi @ Club Bellevue

DJs: Ronny Grauer, Phil z’Viel, Nici Faerber

Entry: CHF 25.-

Saturday, 30.09., from 19.00

Saturday Night Fever @ Festival Centre

DJ Ujo

Free entry

Saturday, 30.09., from 23.00

The Bellevue Suspects @ Club Bellevue

DJs: Muri, Jovi

Entry: CHF 25.–

Monday, 02.10., from 17.00

Monday French Kiss @ Urbano Bar Four Points 

Music: Saint Germain
All you can eat tarte flambée: CHF 25.–
The fitting French film, JEUNE FEMME, screens at 19.00 at Arena Sihlcity.
Free entry

Wednesday, 04.10., from 22.00

Talent Night @ Widder Garage

International DJ: DJ-Cruz
Street-graffiti-artist: Joel
Illusionist: Josh 

Free entry

Thursday, 05.10., von 19.00 - 02.00

Sushi Loves Movies Party @Yooji’s Dreikönig

Thursdays Afterwork with Live DJ’s and sushi snacks.
Special Music Act: DJ ZSUZSU
Details at: yoojis.com 

Free entry (incl. welcome saki)

Friday, 06.10., from 23.45

ZFF 72 Award Party @ Folium Sihlcity

Entry: CHF 10.–
Tickets: zff72.com, starticket.ch, folium.ch

Friday, 06.10., from 23.00

Bellevue Night @ Club Bellevue

Entry: CHF 25.– 

Saturday, 07.10., from 22.00

Saturday Night Fever @ Festival Centre

DJ Muri

Free entry

Saturday, 07.10., from 23.00

Afterparty Overground @ Club Bellevue

Entry: CHF 25.– 

 

 
SPECIAL OFFERS

Tuesday, 03.10., from 18.00

Movie Cruise 

Round trip with sumptuous flying dinner, drinks à discretion and captivating film music on the beautiful Lake of Zurich, followed by a trip to the cinema to see the Austrian comedy and ZFF highlight DIE MIGRANTIGEN.
Round trip from 18.00 - 19.30 + Film screening 20.00 - 22.00
CHF 159.–, Tickets: moviecruise.ch

Friday, 06.10., from 18.30

Movie Cruise 

Thrilling ZFF film drama NUMÉRO UNE followed by an exclusive round trip on Lake Zurich, with sumptuous flying dinner, drinks à discretion and captivating film music.
Film screening 18.30 - 20.30 + Round trip from 21.00 – 22.35
CHF 159.–, Tickets: moviecruise.ch

Saturday, 07.10., from 18.00

Exklusive Pre-Award Night Dinner @ Pier 7

Reception at 18.00 followed by dinner & ZFF After Party at Zurich Opera House. Four-course meal incl. drinks à discretion,

Price: CHF 147.–
Bookings: restaurant@pier7.ch
or tel.: 044 261 70 55 

BMW Shuttle Service

Benefit from the free BMW shuttle service at Sechseläutenplatz and Shilcity Utoplatz or drive by yourself (driver's licence required)! Details at your local BMW team at Festival Centre or Sihlcity.

Standorte: Festivalzentrum Sechseläutenplatz & Sihlcity Utoplatz
30.09. / 07.10. Saturday, 16.00 – 21.00 
01.10. / 08.10. Sunday, 16.00 – 21.00 

Get the Festival Look

The official festival beauty lounge by Valentino & Dior
Beauty Villa Valentino, Bellerivestrasse 15, Zürich 
From 28.9. to 7.10. Mon – Sat 11 – 19 Uhr
Reservation: 044 388 60 35 

Complete festival look CHF 100.– / make-up only CHF 50.– / hairs only CHF 50.–

 

Programme Overview

Exhibition: Framing [Science]

 
Scientific Image Exhibition, Folium Sihlcity 

Opening/talk: Saturday, 30.09., 17.00 – 20.00
Opening times: Sunday, 01.10., 15.00 – 18.00
Opening times: Monday, 02.10. until Saturday, 07.10., 11.00 – 14.00

Free entry

(© Tobias Günther, ETH)

Whether it’s an eye, a nanoparticle or a cell structure: the exhibition Framing [Science] invites you into a fascinating visual world. Curated by Eye on Science, this exhibition presents a selection of photographs and illustrations from the SNSF Scientific Image Competition.

Presented by Eye On Science and Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung

ZFF 72

ZFF 72 is Switzerland’s biggest filmmaking contest organised by the Zurich Film Festival. The competition is open to all film enthusiasts. ZFF 72 gives filmmakers 72 hours to produce a film clip based on a given theme lasting no longer than 72 seconds. Entrants are free to choose the genre of their film: from fiction and documentary to CGI and stop motion - everything is allowed. Up for grabs is a Jury Award chosen by a panel of experts and a Viewers Award chosen by the online voting community. Find more information and register on www.zff72.com

 

Programme Overview

Green Carpet

Once again, this year’s ZFF red Carpet is green and leads from the Festival Centre at Sechseläutenplatz to the entrance of the cinema Corso. Enjoy the atmosphere when celebrated personalities from the film business pose for fans and photographs as they make their way to the cinema.

Janus Metz (Director), Sverrir Gudnason (Cast), Ronnie Sandahl (Screenplay)

Thu, 28.09.17, 19:25, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Opening Night: BORG/MCENROE

Thomas Haemmerli (Director, Screenplay), Mirjam von Arx (Production)

Fri, 29.09.17, 17.20, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

International Documentary Film Competition: DIE GENTRIFIZIERUNG BIN ICH: BEICHTE EINES FINSTERLINGS

Juri Steinhart (Director, Screenplay), David Fonjallaz (Production)

Fri, 29.09.17, 17.30, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Special Screening: LASST DIE ALTEN STERBEN

Luca Guadagnino (Director), Marco Morabito (Production)

Fri, 29.09.17, 17.55, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Kaleo La Belle (Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Production), Emma Marxer (Production)

Fri, 29.09.17, 20.00, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria: FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL

Alicia Vikander (Cast), Lisa Langseth (Director, Screenplay), Frida Bargo (Production), Patrik Andersson (Production), Charles Dance (Cast), Mark Stanley (Cast)

Fri, 29.09.17, 20.20, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Special Gala: EUPHORIA

Ildikó Enyedi (Director, Screenplay), Alexandra Borbély (Cast)

Fri, 29.09.17, 21.00, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

New World View Hungary: ON BODY AND SOUL / TESTRÖL ÉS LÉLEKRÖL

 

Rob Reiner (Director, Production, Cast), Michele Reiner (Production), James Marsden (Cast)

Sat, 30.09.17, 17.45, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

A Tribute To ... Award

Gala Premiere: SHOCK AND AWE

Jaron Albertin (Director), Greg Shapiro (Production)

Sat, 30.09.17, 20.20, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

International Feature Film Competition: WEIGHTLESS

Andrew Haigh (Director, Screenplay), Charlie Plummer (Cast)

Sat, 30.09.17, 20.30, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: LEAN ON PETE

Özgür Yildirim (Director, Screenplay), Moritz Bleibtreu (Cast, Production), Kida Khodr Ramadan (Cast), Birgit Minichmayr (Cast), Edin Hasanovic (Cast), Christian Becker (Production), Matthias Bollinger (Cinematography), Sebastian Thümler (Editing)

Sun, 01.10.17, 17.30, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: NUR GOTT KANN MICH RICHTEN

Glenn Close (Cast), Björn Runge (Director), Annie Starke (Cast)

Sun, 01.10.17, 19.45, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Golden Icon Award for Glenn Close

Special Gala: THE WIFE

Alexandra Wesolowski (Director, Screenplay), Julian Anselmino (Production)

Sun, 01.10.17, 21.00, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria: IMPREZA / DAS FEST

Roman Polanski (Director), Emmanuelle Seigner (Cast), Wassim Béji (Production)

Mon, 02.10.17, 18.00, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: D’APRÈS UNE HISTOIRE VRAIE

Lisa Brühlmann (Director, Screenplay)

Mon, 02.10.17, 18.25, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria: BLUE MY MIND

Matt Ruskin (Director, Screenplay, Production), Colin Warner

Mon, 02.10.17, 20.15, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: CROWN HEIGHTS

Marc Forster (Director, Screenplay, Production)

Mon, 02.10.17, 20.25, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: ALL I SEE IS YOU

Michaël R. Roskam (Director)

Tue, 03.10.17, 17.45, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: LE FIDÈLE / RACER AND THE JAILBIRD

Jake Gyllenhaal (Cast)

Tue, 03.10.17, 20.15, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Golden Eye Award

Special Gala: STRONGER

Rolf Lyssy (Director), Cast

Wed, 04.10.17, 17.30, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Special Screenings: DIE LETZTE POINTE

Aaron Sorkin (Director, Screenplay)

Wed, 04.10.17, 20.20, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Career Achievement Award

Gala Premiere: MOLLY'S GAME

Léa Pool (Director, Screenplay)

Wed, 04.10.17, 20.45, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: ET AU PIRE, ON SE MARIERA / WORST CASE WE GET MARRIED

Simon Baker (Director, Producer, Cast)

Thu, 05.10.17, 17.40, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: BREATH

 

Rose-Marie Schneider (Production)

Thu, 05.10.17, 20.10, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Special Screening: GIRAFFEN MACHEN ES NICHT ANDERS - DIE VATER-SPUR

Ed Guiney (Production)

Thu, 05.10.17, 21.05, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

Jared Moshé (Director), Bill Pullman (Cast)

Fri, 06.10.17, 17.30, Festivalzentrum, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN

Tonie Marshall (Director, Screenplay, Production)

Fri, 06.10.17, 18.10, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: NUMÉRO UNE / NUMBER ONE

Andrew Garfield (Cast), Andy Serkis (Director), Claire Foy (Cast), Jonathan Cavendish (Production)

Fri, 06.10.17, 20.00, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Golden Eye Award for Andrew Garfield

Special Gala: BREATHE

Ruben Östlund (Director, Screenplay, Editing)

Sat, 07.10.17, 19.30, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: THE SQUARE

Valeria Golino (Cast)

Sat, 07.10.17, 20.00, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Gala Premiere: IL COLORE NASCOSTO DELLE COSE / EMMA

Al Gore (Cast)

Sun, 08.10.17, 20.30, Festival Centre, Sechseläutenplatz

Special Gala / Closing Film: AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

 

Programme Overview