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.

2015 Zurich Film Festival Awards, RAMS Wins Top ‘Golden Eye’ Award

2015 Zurich Film Festival Awards, RAMS Wins Top ‘Golden Eye’ Award

RAMS (HRÚTAR) by Grimur Hakonarson from Iceland continues its winning streak, grabbing the top award, the Golden Eye for International Feature Film at the 11th Zurich Film Festival. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Award at 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Rams “details the hardships of daily farm work in remote Iceland with humanism and humor,”  where two brothers who haven’t spoken in forty years will have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to […]

Swiss directors Michael Steiner and Jan Gassmann Win 1st Filmmaker Award at 11th Zurich Film Festival

Swiss directors Michael Steiner and Jan Gassmann Win 1st Filmmaker Award at 11th Zurich Film Festival

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” (“Tomorrow You’ll Be Dead”) 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. The presentation took place at the IWC gala dinner‚ For the Love of Cinema held as part of […]

Steve Golin Producer of SPOTLIGHT, to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award

Steve Golin Producer of SPOTLIGHT, to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award

US producer Steve Golin will be the recipient of the 2015 Zurich Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award. He will bring along his latest feature film SPOTLIGHT, which will screen at the festival as a Gala Premiere.  Golin will also attend the festival together with showrunner Sam Esmail and the actors Christian Slater and Rami Malek from the TV series MR. ROBOT.  The award and celebration will include a retrospective featuring some of his most popular hit films. Steve […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger to be Honored at Zurich Film Festival, Fest to Screen Latest Film “MAGGIE” | TRAILER

Arnold Schwarzenegger to be Honored at Zurich Film Festival, Fest to Screen Latest Film “MAGGIE” | TRAILER

Arnold Schwarzenegger will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival (ZFF), taking place September 24 to October 4, 2015. The award is considered the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress. In addition to receiving ZFF’s Golden Icon Award, Schwarzenegger will present his latest film, MAGGIE, and discuss his body of work in A Conversation With… Arnold Schwarzenegger’. “We are extraordinarily proud […]

Kiefer Sutherland to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s ‘Golden Eye’ Award; Latest Film FORSAKEN to Gala Premiere at Fest

Kiefer Sutherland to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s ‘Golden Eye’ Award; Latest Film FORSAKEN to Gala Premiere at Fest

Golden Globe®, Emmy®, and Screen Actors Guild® winner, Kiefer Sutherland will be the recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s prestigious ‘Golden Eye’ award.  Kiefer Sutherland’s latest western-inspired film, FORSAKEN, in which he stars alongside his father Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Donald Sutherland (“Citizen X,” “The Hunger Games”), Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Demi Moore (“If These Walls Could Talk,” “Ghost”) and Golden Globe® nominee and Emmy® winner Brian Cox (“Nuremberg,” “L.I.E”), has been selected […]

4 Finalist for 2015 Zurich Film Festival Filmmaker Award, Christoph Waltz to Preside Over Jury

4 Finalist for 2015 Zurich Film Festival Filmmaker Award, Christoph Waltz to Preside Over Jury

German-Austrian actor Christoph Waltz (pictured above in INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) will preside over the jury for Filmmaker Award at the 2015 Zurich Film Festival.  Waltz will also hold a keynote conversation at the Zurich Summit, and strut the Green Carpet for press and public before presenting the screening of Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS at the corso cinema. The four finalists competing for the Filmmaker Award are: EUROPE, SHE LOVES; GOLIATH; UND MORGEN SEID IHR TOT; and WAFFENLÄUFER. The […]

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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