Zurich Film Festival


Years running: 20 (since 2005)

Zurich Film Festival

International Film Festival in Zurich.


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. Emerging directors have the opportunity to present their films to the wide attention of the entire German-language market. Participants come from all over the world and include both rising and renowned filmmakers as well as buyers, sellers, distributors, media professionals and industry leaders.


  • International Feature Film Competition: Director’s 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature-length film (minimum 60 min);
  • Projects completed after October 1, 2023;
  • Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF.

For questions regarding submissions, please contact Stefanie Rusterholz stefanie.rusterholz@zff.com

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Artistic Director — Mr. Karl Spoerri 
  • Program Director — Mr. Karl Spoerri




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    February 15, 2024
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 31, 2024
  • Regular Deadline
    June 30, 2024
  • Notifications
    August 31, 2024
  • Event Dates
    3 — 13 October 2024
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $70
  • Regular Deadline — $100

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