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call-for-entries 16th Zurich Film Festival calls for entries!

Film submissions for ZFF 2020 are now open!


We kick-off our festival season with the Call for Entries! Films for the 16th Zurich Film Festival can be submitted via the platform Filmfreeway.

We are looking for cinematic discoveries from all over the World: Our competitions see first, second and third directorial works. In addition, we host an International Series Competition and we do also welcome submissions to our Non Competitive Sections.

Submissions categories
  • International Feature Film Competition
  • International Documentary Film Competition
  • Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Feature Films and Documentary Films)
  • Non Competition Features (Documentary Films and Fiction Films)
  • International Series Competition

Prize Money

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 and CHF 20'000 in the Focus Competition. The Golden Eye for Best International Series is endowed with a CHF 10'000 cash prize.

Submission fee
  • Early Bird until March 31, 2020: $ 55
  • From April 1 until June 30, 2020: $ 80
Find information regarding film submissions and entry requirements on our website. For technical questions regarding the use of Filmfreeway please see the FilmFreeway Support.

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Albrecht (christine.albrecht@zff.com)

We look forward to receiving your film entry!

The ZFF-Team


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