Cannes 2012: Zurich Film Festival to Launch Mini-Market For German-Language Productions

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The new industry platform, called ZFF Filmboutique, will feature productions made in Germany, Austria and Switzerland over the past 12 months.

CANNES - The Zurich Film Festival will launch a mini-market for German-language films.

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The 8th annual Zurich Film Festival, which runs in the Swiss capital Sept. 27-29, will include an industry platform for German-language feature and documentary films. Titled ZFF Filmboutique, the market will include a selection of features produced in Germany, Austria and Switzerland over the past year.

The festival will also screen around 20-30 German-language features, along with works-in-progress. The new initiative is intended to provide a platform for local-language filmmakers to introduce themsleves to the industry as well as giving insiders a one-stop overview of the current state of German production.

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