Festival Edition: September 28 – October 5, 2018

Got what it takes to be a filmmaker? After the Summer Edition is before the Festival Edition! ZFF 72 enters another round taking place during the Zurich Film Festival. Take part in ZFF 72 and impress the online community with your film!

What it's all about

  • Create a free account and register for the ZFF 72 contest from Monday, September 3, 2018.
  • The theme will be announced on Friday, September 28, at 12 noon (CEST).
  • You have 72 hours to produce a film lasting no longer than 72 seconds.
  • 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 worth CHF 4'000.
  • A jury composed of professional filmmakers will select the winner of the Jury Award out of all submitted films. The prize is worth CHF 5'000.
  • ​The Mobile Filming Award will be given by a separate jury to the best film produced entirely with mobile devices.

For more information please see Regulations or FAQ

Important Dates

You can register for ZFF 72 until the theme is announced at noon on September 28, 2018.

Monday, September 3, 2018: registration opens
Friday, September 28, 2018, 12 noon: announcing of theme & start 72h countdown
Monday, October 1, 2018, 12 noon: film entry deadline
Monday, October 1, 2018, 18 evening: start online voting
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 18 evening: end online voting
Friday, October 5, 2018: announcement of winners ] ZFF 72 Award Ceremony and Award Party


Are you an actor looking for an opportunity to show your talent to the world? Or are you planning on participating in this year’s ZFF 72 film contest, but are still lacking a few crew members? This is your chance to grab the film community’s attention! Simply create your free ad here and find the perfect match for your upcoming film projects!