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 23 at 12 noon. Register now!

The Zurich Film Festival’s filmmaking contest ZFF 72 enters its third round

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 clips 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 the 72 films with the highest number of votes.
  • 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 23, 2016.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 12 noon: announcing of theme
Monday, September 26, 2016, 12 noon: film entry deadline
Monday, September 26, 2016, 12 noon: start online voting
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12 noon: announcing of 72 finalists, jury decides on Jury Award winner
Friday, September 30, 2016: ZFF 72 Award Ceremony and Award Party

Jury 2016

For this year’s edition, the ZFF 72 jury will again consist of leading experts from the film and media industry. The members of the jury will be announced at a later stage on our website.


Become a fan of ZFF 72 on Facebook!

We will regularly post online film production tutorials, give you interesting insights into the film world and provide you with all necessary information regarding ZFF 72. You will also receive answers to your questions via this site during the 72 hours of the contest. Click here!