CALL FOR ENTRIES: Zurich Film Festival 2018

    • CALL FOR ENTRIES: Zurich Film Festival 2018

      Submission for the 14th Zurich Film Festival is open from February 15 to June 30, 2018. The 14th ZFF takes place from September 27 – October 7, 2018. Films can be submitted via the platform Withoutabox.




      Competition Categories


      The competition comprises of the following three categories:


      • International Feature Film Competition
      • International Documentary Film Competition
      • Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Feature Films and Documentary Films)


      The Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 25'000 cash prize will be awarded in
      each of the two categories International Feature Film Competition and
      International Documentary Film Competition by two separate juries. The
      Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 20,000 cash prize will be awarded in the
      competition category Focus by a separate jury. The cash endowment is to
      be shared equally between director and producer of winning films in all
      three categories. Winning films with Swiss distribution further profit
      from P&A contribution for a theatrical release in Switzerland.


      Competition Entry Requirements


      Submissions to the competition must fulfill the following criteria:
      • Director’s 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature-length film (> 60 min)
      • Projects completed after October 1, 2017
      • Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF




      Out of Competition Categories


      Documentary films, fiction films and series can be submitted to the following sections:
      • Gala Premieres
      • Special Screenings
      • New World View
      • Border Lines
      • Window to the World
      • TVision (Series)
      • ZFF for Kids


      Out of Competition Requirements


      Submissions to the Out of Competition sections must fulfill the following criteria:
      • Films must be at least 60 minutes long (except TV Pilots)
      • Projects completed after October 1, 2017
      • Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at ZFF




      Submission Fee per Film

      • From April 1 until June 30: 75 Euro


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


      We look forward to welcoming you at the 14th ZFF!