... until registration closes

Take part in Europe'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. Not longer than a cinema trailer and yet a cinematic masterpiece. 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.

Register now!

Produce a maximum 72 second film in just 72 hours! The theme will be announced on Friday, September 25 at 12.00 noon. At this time the registration will be closed.

Jury Award: CHF 5'000 and an audio post production provided by Jingle Jungle Tonstudios

Viewers Award: CHF 4'000

Mobile Filming Award: Samsung Galaxy S20


Who can take part?

All film enthusiasts and filmmakers, regardless of age, gender or nationality. The theme of the films is given, you are free to choose the genre: The films can be fictional, documentary or animated.

How does it work?

Here you have the opportunity to register yourself and your crew for the ZFF 72 contest. The registration phase ends on September 25th at 12:00 noon.

Immediately after our workshop on September 25th in the festival center, we will announce this year's ZFF 72 topic at 12:00 noon. From this point on you have exactly 72 hours to let your creativity run free.

What do you need to take part?

72 hours of time. Spontaneity and creativity, as well as a camera or smartphone. And of course: a lot of fun!




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)

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