12th Annual

Zurich Film Festival

September 22, 2016 to October 02, 2016

 
Category

International Feature Film Competition

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Euro
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
June 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 31, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after October 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Switzerland

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 2    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 2    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Golden Eye Award
Cash Award Value: 25,000 Swiss Franc

Category Rules

For the International Feature Film Competition, only first, second and third directorial works with a minimum length of 60 minutes (year of production either 2015 or 2016) are eligible for entry.

The International Feature Film Competition consists of films from across the globe.

Films that have been shown in Swiss cinemas before the festival, or have already been entered in another Swiss festival or broadcast on German-speaking television before the beginning of the festival are not eligible.

Zurich Film Festival reserves the right to remove a film from the program and/or demand restitution of CHF 10,000 from the entrant if the festival is not informed of a previous screening of the film on Swiss or German-speaking television.

The festival reserves the right to exclude any film from the program if, after the film has been chosen for the competition by the festival, it is later discovered that a jury member has any connection with the film whatsoever.

The film cannot be withdrawn once the applicant has accepted the invitation for his/her film to participate in the Zurich Film Festival competition or program. The Zurich Film Festival reserves the right to demand restitution of CHF 10,000 if the film is withdrawn from the festival program.