Got what it takes to be a filmmaker?

Produce a film lasting no longer than 72 seconds in 72 hours and win prizes totalling CHF 10'000. The theme will be announced on Friday, September 29 at 12 noon. Register now!

1 Theme - 72 Hours - 1 Film - 72 Seconds

Take part in ZFF 72 and impress the online community with your film!

What it's all about

  • You have 72 hours to produce a film lasting no longer than 72 seconds.
  • The theme will be given by the Zurich Film Festival.
  • Create an original film using your own unique handwriting.

How the films are rated

  • Your film has 72 hours time to accumulate as many points as possible during online voting.
  • The film that receives the most points during online voting wins the Viewers Award.
  • The Jury Award is chosen by our jury from all submitted films.
  • The jury is looking for inventive films that best adhere to the given theme, in terms of content and cinematography.


The Prizes

Viewers Award: CHF 4'000

Jury Award: CHF 5'000

Important Dates

You can register for ZFF 72 until the theme is announced at noon on September 29, 2017.

Friday, September 29, 2017, 12 noon: theme will be announced
Monday, October 2, 2017, 12 noon: film entry deadline
Monday, October 2, 2017, 12 noon: start online voting
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 12 noon: end of online voting, jury decides on Jury Award winner
Friday, October 6, 2017: ZFF 72 Award Ceremony