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
Viewers Award: CHF 4 000
Mobile Filming Award: non cash prizes by Samsung

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.

Friday, September 27, 2019, 12 noon: announcing of theme
Monday, September 30, 2019, 12 noon: film entry deadline
Monday, September 30, 2019, 12 noon: start online voting
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12 noon: announcing of 72 finalists, jury decides on Jury Award winner
Friday, October 4, 2019: ZFF 72 Award Ceremony and Award Party


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