Take part in ZFF 72 and impress the online community with your film!
Produce a film lasting no longer than 72 seconds in only 72 hours and grab your chance to win prizes totalling over CHF 10 000.

The Prizes

Viewers Award: CHF 4 000
Jury Award: CHF 5 000
Mobile Filming Award: 1 Galaxy S8, 1 GalaxyTab S3
and 1 Gear 360 by Samsung

What it's all about

  • You have 72 hours to produce a film lasting no longer than 72 seconds.
  • The theme will be determined 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.
  • A jury composed of professional filmmakers will select the winner of the Jury Award out of all submitted films.
  • ​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.

Friday, September 28, 2018, 12 noon: announcing of theme
Monday, October 1, 2018, 12 noon: film entry deadline
Monday, October 1, 2018, 12 noon: start online voting
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12 noon: announcing of 72 finalists, jury decides on Jury Award winner
Friday, October 5, 2018: ZFF 72 Award Ceremony and Award Party

ZFF 72 Workshop

In the run-up to the announcement of this year's theme, we again offered a workshop in Zurich for anybody interested in filmmaking. There were numerous participants listening to speeches on Crowdfunding in the Film Industry, Mobile Filming and Screenwriting.

Here are some impressions.

Members of the Jury 2017

Mobile Filming

Sandeep Abraham
Flavio Gerber

Jury Award

Ramona Diaz
Eileen Hofer
Mirko Bischofberger
Nico Lypitkas


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