Zurich Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Zurich Film Festival
SINCE: 2005
WHERE: Zurich, Switzerland
WEBSITE: www.zff.com
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The aim of the Zurich Film Festival is to offer audiences an insight into the work of the most promising filmmakers from around the globe and to promote the exchange of ideas between established film workers, creative talent and the public.

Academy Award Nominated-German Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Academy Award Nominated-German Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Armin Mueller-Stahl, one of the few German actors whose careers have spanned East Germany, West Germany and Hollywood, will be the recipient of the 2015 Zurich Film Festival’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Following the award ceremony, Mueller-Stahl will present Jim Jarmusch’s NIGHT ON EARTH (1991), where he played an East German taxi driver trying his luck in New York. His most noteworthy films include LOLA (1981), OBERST REDL (1985), MOMO (1986), MUSIC BOX (1989), NIGHT […]

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY Starring Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel to Open Zurich Film Festival

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY Starring Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel to Open Zurich Film Festival

Matthew Brown’s dramatic bio-pic THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY has been selected to open the 11th edition of the Zurich Film Festival. He directed the film from a screenplay he adapted from Robert Kanigel’s novel “The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan”. The film stars Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry, Devika Bhise, Jeremy Northam and Kevin McNally. THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY tells the true story of Srinivasa […]

Director Mike Leigh To Receive A Tribute to… Award at Zurich Film Festival

Director Mike Leigh To Receive A Tribute to… Award at Zurich Film Festival

Zurich Film Festival will honor British film director Mike Leigh, described as “one of the most significant exponents of New British Cinema” with A Tribute to… award during the Award Night ceremony at the upcoming festival taking place September 24 to October 2, 2015. Screened during the ZFF, a comprehensive retrospective comprising a number of his productions will offer insight into his work. Mike Leigh will also head a ZFF Public Master Class. Mike Leigh is […]

9th Zurich Film Festival Winners; LA JAULA DE ORO, RENT A FAMILY INC., FINSTERWALDE WORLD, NEULAND Wins Golden Eye Awards

9th Zurich Film Festival Winners; LA JAULA DE ORO, RENT A FAMILY INC., FINSTERWALDE WORLD, NEULAND Wins Golden Eye Awards

2013 zurich film festival winning films LA JAULA DE ORO, RENT A FAMILY INC, FINSTERWALDE WORLD , NEULAND, 2013 Zurich Film Festival, Golden Eye for Best Film 

The 9th Zurich Film Festival awarded its main prize, the Golden Eye for Best Film in the International Feature Film Competition to to LA JAULA DE ORO by Diego Quemada-Diez (Mexico); Golden Eye for Best Film at the International Documentary Film Competition to LEJ EN FAMILY A / S (RENT A FAMILY INC.) by Kaspar Astrup Schroeder (Denmark); Golden Eye for Best Film in the German-Language Feature Film Competition to FINSTERWALDE WORLD by Frauke Finsterwalder (Germany), and Golden Eye for Best Film in the Documentary Competition Germany, Austria, Switzerland to NEULAND by Anna Thommen (Switzerland).

Hugh Jackman to Receive Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival

Hugh Jackman to Receive Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival

Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored with the Golden Icon Award of this year’s Zurich Film Festival. In addition to receiving ZFF’s Golden Icon Award, Jackman will present his latest movie, the intense thriller PRISONERS, directed by Denis Villeneuve and co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  The festival describes Jackman as an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award winning actor, who from his award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970’s singer / songwriter Peter Allen, to […]

AMOUR Director Michael Haneke to be Honored at Zurich Film Festival

AMOUR Director Michael Haneke to be Honored at Zurich Film Festival

Michael Haneke, director of the Oscar®-winning film “Amour” The 9th Zurich Film Festival will honor Austrian screenwriter, television, film, theater and opera director Michael Haneke with ​​the coveted A Tribute to … Award.  Hanele’s international breakthrough came with the 1989 drama THE SEVENTH CONTINENT, followed by further successes such as BENNY’S VIDEO (1992), FUNNY GAMES (1997), THE PIANO TEACHER (2001), CACH É (2005), THE WHITE RIBBON (2009) and AMOUR (2011), which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language […]

“THE FIRST SEA” Among Films in the German Documentary Series at 9th Zurich Film Festival

“THE FIRST SEA” Among Films in the German Documentary Series at 9th Zurich Film Festival

THE FIRST SEA, Clara TrischlerTHE FIRST SEA, Clara Trischler

The 9th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced its competition films in the series German documentary. All eight films are world premieres: THE FARMER YOU REMAIN Benedict Kuby (Germany), WHO IS THOMAS MULLER? by Christian Heynen (Germany), NEULAND by Anna Thommen (Switzerland), Nan Goldin – I REMEMBER YOUR FACE by Sabine Lidl (Germany), THE FIRST SEA Clara Trischler (Austria), THE FAMILY by Stefan Weinert (Germany) JOURNEY TO JAH by Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer (Germany) and SERVICE epitome of Eric Bergkraut (Switzerland).

Swiss Films “THE BLACK BROTHERS” “HILLSIDE” “GERGIEV – A CERTAIN MADNESS” are First Films Announced for 2013 Zurich Film Festival

Swiss Films “THE BLACK BROTHERS” “HILLSIDE” “GERGIEV – A CERTAIN MADNESS” are First Films Announced for 2013 Zurich Film Festival

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The 9th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced its first films – three Swiss films that will have their world premiere at the upcoming festival.  The films are the remake of the youth’s classic THE BLACK BROTHERS by Oscar-winner Xavier Koller, Markus Imboden HILLSIDE, the cinema adaptation of the eponymous bestseller by Markus Werner, as well as the documentary GERGIEV – A CERTAIN MADNESS, in which the photographer Alberto Venzago the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev exception comes into focus.

2011 Zurich Film Festival Winners US films Take Shelter and Buck take the Top Prizes

2011 Zurich Film Festival Winners US films Take Shelter and Buck take the Top Prizes

Take Shelter

After 10 days of screening attended by over more than 50’000 people, the 2011 Zurich Film Festival closed. The US box office hit THE HELP is billed as the festival’s Closing Film with Emma Stone, Viola Davies, Octavia Spencer and the film’s director Tate Taylor are expected to adorn the Green Carpet.

At the Award Night in Zurich’s Operahouse, the competition winners of 7th edition of the Zurich Film Festival were announced.

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