Vote now!

We have received many fantastic films. Watch them, cast your vote and be in with a chance of winning a smartphone Huawei P9! The voting is on until September 29, 12 noon.

until voting time ends!

Vote your favourite film into the top 72!

The film with the most points will win the Viewers Award and a CHF 4'000 cash prize. Our jury will then choose the winner of its CHF 5'000 cash endowed Jury Award from these top 72. All voters are in with a chance of winning a smartphone Huawei P9.

Kaya Yanar is now a filmmaker himself

As ambassador for the third edition of ZFF 72 comedian Kaya Yanar also shot a film on this year's contest theme "Water". Take a look at his interpretation.

Jury 2016

The 72 nominees are determined via online voting. The jury will thereof select the winner of the Jury Award and further top 9 candidates as well.

ZFF 72 Award Party

Join us at the ZFF 72 Award Party at Folium Sihlcity on Friday, September 30 at 22:30.

Tickets available at

About ZFF 72

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.

What can be won

  • Viewers Award: CHF 4'000
  • Jury Award: CHF 5'000
  • Winner and Jury 9 Top Candidates: The shnit International Shortfilm Festival in Bern will show a selection of the Jury Top ten film at their festival.


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!