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Zurich Film Festival

Zurich Film Festival

Sep 23, 2021Oct 03, 2021
Zurich

Taking place every autumn, Zurich Film Festival promotes cultural interplay in many forms between emerging directors, successful film professionals, the film industry and the general public. Its main aim is to promote the work of up-and-coming film directors. If you're planning on being in Zurich and are looking to expand your film knowledge this September, don't miss out!

About Zurich Film Festival

The first edition of Zurich Film Festival took place in 2005 and the festival quickly established itself as a renowned forum for film excellence on the European film festival landscape. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Zurich Film Festival would typically attract more than 117.000 festival attendees and 1.500 media professionals from around the globe. And even throughout the tough times for the film industry brought on by coronavirus, the festival is as strong as ever, gearing up towards the 17th edition of the festival in 2021.

An important component of the festival is the competition. The competition consists of three main sections: International Feature Film, International Documentary Film and "Focus: Switzerland, Germany and Austria".

Zurich Film Festival venues 2021

The recently renovated Zurich Convention Centre, on the shore of the magnificent Lake Zurich, is the latest addition to the venues for film screenings at Zurich Film Festival. The building is equipped with the most advanced state-of-the-art technology imaginable and its spacious hall can seat up to 1.665 visitors. Zurich Convention Centre overlooks the lake and is only a few minutes walk from the Festival Centre and the Green Carpet at Sechseläutenplatz.

The other cinemas that are showing films during Zurich Film festival include:

  • Corso 
  • Arthouse Le Paris cinemas
  • Arena Cinemas
  • Kosmos 
  • Filmpodium 

Zurich Film Festival flags

Get your tickets to Zurich Film Festival

Plan your memorable visit to the festival! Check out the full festival programme and get your tickets on the Zurich Film Festival website. Most of the festival venues are easy to reach by public transportation.