... 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 !


Once again workshops will take place this year prior to the announcement of the theme. There is interesting content and fascinating speakers waiting for you! The workshops are aimed at participants of this year's ZFF 72 film contest.

Time: Friday, September 27, 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 noon

Venue: Festival Centre of Zurich Film Festival, Sechseläutenplatz, 8001 Zürich


Please register until September 26, 2019 at 12 noon using the following link

The Jury 2019


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