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Zurich: ‘Emma,’ ‘Chocolat’ Composer Rachel Portman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor

The Zurich International Film Festival will honor English composer Rachel Portman with its career achievement award at its 2022 edition. Portman will receive the honor in Zurich on Sept. 29, during the festival’s 10th annual international film music competition, for which she will preside over the competition jury. Portman made history in 1996 when she […]

Zurich Film Festival Launches Training Program

The 2022 Zurich Film Festival will launch a new industry training program, ZFF Summit Climber, to offer up-and-comers in the film industry insights and practical training on how to successfully finance, produce and distribute films in Hollywood. ZFF Summit Climber will sponsor eight young industry talents on a mentored three-day training program during the 18th […]

Zurich Festival to Screen New James Bond Film Same Day as World Premiere

The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will premiere the new James Bond film, No Time to Die, on Sept. 28, the same day as its world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This will be the first time a Bond movie has ever played in the official selection of a major film festival. Christian […]

Sharon Stone to Get Zurich Festival’s “Golden Icon” Award

The 17th Zurich Film Festival will honor Sharon Stone with the Golden Icon Award, its highest accolade. The star will be in Zurich to accept the honor in person Sept. 25. The award ceremony will be followed by a screening of Martin Scorsese’s thriller Casino, for which the actress won an Oscar nomination. Stone will […]

Taliban Hostage Film ‘And Tomorrow We Will Be Dead’ to Open Zurich Film Festival

Michael Steiner’s And Tomorrow We Will Be Dead, a true-life hostage drama about a Swiss couple kidnapped by the Taliban, will open this year’s Zurich International Film Festival. Morgane Ferru and Sven Schelker star as Swiss couple Daniela Widmer and David Och who were traveling through Pakistan in 2011 when they were taken hostage by […]

Zurich Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Paolo Sorrentino With Career Award

The Zurich International Film Festival (ZFF) will honor Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino with its Tribute to…Award, which celebrates auteur filmmakers for their contribution to film history. Sorrentino will receive the award in person in Zurich on Sept. 29 before the screening of his latest feature, The Hand of God. The autobiographical coming-of-age story is set […]

Zurich Film Festival Lifetime Honor for ‘Life of Pi’ Composer Mychael Danna

The Zurich Film Festival will honor Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) with its 2021 career achievement award. The Canada-born Danna has worked with such directors as Terry Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), Joel Schumacher (8MM), James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted) and Denzel Washington (Antwone Fisher), but is perhaps […]

Mexican Drama ‘Identifying Features’ Wins Zurich Film Festival

Mexican migration drama 'Identifying Features' from first-time director Fernanda Valadez, has won the Golden Eye award for best film at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival. The drama, which premiered in Sundance, follows a mother in search of her missing son who joins forces with a young man recently deported from the U.S..

Zurich: Sony Pictures Television Buys ‘Who You Gonna Call?’ Doc

Sony Pictures Television has acquired the music documentary Who You Gonna Call?, about the life of Grammy-award-winning musician Ray Parker Jr., writer of the 'Ghostbusters' theme, following the film's premiere at the Zurich International Film Festival. 

Olivia Colman to Receive Zurich Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman will receive the Golden Eye lifetime achievement award at the 2020 Zurich International Film Festival. The British performer won an Academy Award for her leading role as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Favourite' and can be seen as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of Netflix series 'The Crown.'

Zurich Fest Sets Galas for ‘The Courier,’ ‘One Night in Miami,’ ‘Nomadland’

Several highlights of the fall festival season, including Oscar contenders 'One Night in Miami' and 'Nomadland,' will unspool at the 16th Zurich Film Festival as part of its gala program. 

Zurich: Juliette Binoche to Receive Golden Icon Award

Oscar-winning French actress Juliette Binoche will be honored with the Zurich Film Festival's Golden Icon award for her life's work.