Zurich Film Festival open for submissions
Submissions now open: The Zurich Film Festival.
The 9th Zurich Film Festival runs from 26 September – 6 October, showcasing the work of rising talent and established filmmakers.
The festival has grown rapidly since its inauguration: in 2012, around 58,000 visitors attended, along with over 500 accredited journalists. As well as the international competition for the main award, the Golden Eye, the festival hosts gala premieres, masterclasses, forums and fringe events, providing an international networking opportunity for filmmakers from around the world. Submissions are open until 13 June.
Each year, there is also a ‘New World View’ series, which highlights the current cinematic work of a given region or country. This year is the turn of Brazilian Cinema, with the screening of ten new features and documentaries by rising filmmakers, along with a short film section. Brazilian directors such as Fernando Meirelles , Oscar nominated for City of God, and Walter Salles, whose Linha de Passe was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, have played an important role in raising the profile of the country’s film industry in recent years. And, of course, Brazil is already in the international spotlight for other reasons, as it prepares to host both the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in Rio in 2016.