... until registration closes

1 Theme - 72 Hours
1 Film - 72 Seconds

Take part in ZFF 72 and impress the online community and our jury with your film!
Win prizes totalling over CF 10'000

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 S10+ & TAB S5e LTE

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

Produce a film lasting no longer than 72 seconds in only 72 hours. The theme will be announced on Friday, September 27 at noon.

‚ÄčImportant Dates

Thursday, September 15, 2019: Registration opens at zff72.com
Friday, September 27, 2019, 12 noon: Announcing of theme & start of 72h countdown
Monday, September 30, 2019, 12 noon: Film entry deadline
Monday, September 30, 2019, 18 evening: Start of online voting
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 18 evening: End of online voting
Friday, October 4, 2019: Announcement of winners and Award Ceremony 

Are you looking for crewmembers? Have a look at our Talentpool !


Our Mobile Filming Jury 

Sandeep Abraham, Director and DoP
Daniela Berther, Producer and Consultant
Flavio Gerber, Producer and Director


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.
  • ‚ÄčThe 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