Take part in Switzerland's largest online film contest and inspire the online community and our jury with your film! Win prizes worth over CHF 10'000!

72 seconds. No longer than a cinema trailer and yet a cinematic masterpiecce. Implementing a subject that can be freely interpreted in just 72 hours. We are thrilled every year by the creativity and perseverance of the filmmakers.


Workshop before ZFF 72 – topic announcement

Immediately before the topic is announced, there will be an informative workshop, where you can get rid of all your questions! The workshop is aimed primarily at the participants of this year's competition.

Workshop: Friday, September 25, 2020, 10 a.m. (CET)
Topic announcement: Friday, September 25, 2020,12 noon (CET)

Wo: Festival center of the Zurich Film Festival, Sechseläutenplatz, 8001 Zürich


Important Dates

You can register for ZFF 72 from August 13 noon until the theme is announced at noon on September 25, 2020.

Thursday, August 13, 2020: start registration at My ZFF and ZFF72.com
Friday, September 25, 2020, 12 noon (CET): announcing of theme and start ZFF 72 Film Contest
Monday, September 28, 2020, 12 noon (CET): film entry deadline
Monday, September 28, 2020, 6 pm (CET): start online voting
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 6 pm (CET): end online voting
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7 pm (CET): announcing of 72 finalists, jury decides on Jury Award winner
Friday, October 2, 2020, 8:30 pm (CET), Doors open 7:30 pm: ZFF 72 Award Ceremony and Get Together







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