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

Jury Award: CHF 5'000 and an audio postproduction in the amount of CHF 5'000 provided by Jinge Junlge Tonstudios
Viewers Award: CHF 4'000
Mobile Filming Award: Samsung Galaxy S10+ & TAB S5e LTE

And even more: Three of the submitted films will be shown at the shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival in Bern

And the three winning videos as well as the best rated videos will be shown at Wilmaa on the ZFF 72 Channel!

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 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 27, 2019.

Thursday, August 15, 2019: start registration at My ZFF and
Friday, September 27, 2019, 12 noon (CET): announcing of theme and start ZFF 72 Film Contest
Monday, September 30, 2019, 12 noon (CET): film entry deadline
Monday, September 30, 2019, 6 pm (CET): start online voting
Thursday, October 30, 2019, 6 pm (CET): end online voting
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7 pm (CET): announcing of 72 finalists, jury decides on Jury Award winner
Friday, October 4, 2019, 8:30 pm (CET), Doors open 7:30 om: ZFF 72 Award Ceremony and Get Together at Folium Sihlcity


Do you have any questions or suggestions? Contact us!


Nadine Jüdes
Project Manager ZFF 72
Bederstrasse 51
CH-8002 Zürich