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Zurich Film Festival

Zurich Film Festival
Spoundation Motion Picture GmbH
Bederstrasse 51
Zürich, Switzerland

Tel: +41 44 286 60 00
Fax: +41 44 286 60 01

2013, In progress
Thu 26th Sep to Sun 6th Oct


Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Art-house, Asian, Black, Black Comedy, Bollywood, Children, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, French, Gay and Lesbian, Hindi, Historical, Horror, Independent, Jewish, Musical, Romance, Science Fiction, Silent, Student, Thriller, Women

Festival Overview

The Zurich Film Festival is one of the most important upcoming international film festivals, held annually in Zurich, Switzerland.
Over the course of 11 days, it attracts both big names and new talents and celebrates the most exciting international productions. It is our aim to discover up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world and place them centre-stage in the Zurich Film Festival's international competition.


The Zurich Film Festival was successfully launched in October 2005.
Previous guests include a.o. Costa-Gavras, Peter Fonda, Oliver Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Terry Gilliam, Morgan Freeman, Danny DeVito and many others.


Best International Feature Film ($75'000)
Best International Documentary Film ($75'000)
Best German Language Feature Film ($75'000)
Best German Language Documentary Film ($75'000)
Audience Award for the best Film of the competition


Open to the public

Eligible for the Competition are international feature films and documentary films with a minimum length of 60 minutes. The films have to be the debut, second or third films by the director. The films must be made within the years 2010 and 2011 and must be in English or have English subtitles.

Films which were either shown in a Swiss cinema before the Festival, or have already been entered in another Swiss Festival will be disqualified.

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Karl Spoerri
Festival Director
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Iria Suppiger
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Viviana Vezzani
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