Story by Natalia Spivak, 7th of October 2023

Every year the most prestigious Film Festivals in Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Zurich are welcoming worldknown stars and surprising public.

One of the prestigious film festivals in the world was held from 28th of September till 8th of October in Zurich. Switzerland certainly is a unique country and Zurich Film Festival keeps its uniqueness by welcoming guests to the green carpet instead of red. In recent times, actors and actresses like Sharon Stone, Johnny Depp, Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Redmayne and other stars graced the green carpet in Zurich. In 2023 special guests: Jessica Chastain, Mads Mikkelsen, Diane Kruger, Todd Haynes, Michel Merkt, Volker Bertelmann, Ethan Hawke, Michael Steiner delighted ZFF green carpet.

Zurich Film Festival is an event not to be missed by film professionals or fans of cinema art. Since 2005 it has shown films from all over the world and has awarded the best works with the Golden Eye. The festival is becoming a symbol of the highest prestige of the world’s best designers dressing stars for the green carpet. You get to see films at the ZFF in the autumn that go on to win Oscars half a year later.

Swiss open mind makes Zurich Film Festival a home for new talents. With its commitment to young talent, the ZFF also provides a stage for the most promising new filmmakers from around the world and promotes exchange between up-and-coming directors, established filmmakers, the film industry and the general public. The goal: To bring first-class cinema experiences ever closer to audiences, to inspire even more people – and to be the home of talent for the stars of tomorrow.

The Zurich Film Festival took place for the first time in October 2005. The founders Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht served as co-directors of the festival until 2019. Today, the ZFF is headed by Christian Jungen, Artistic Director of the Zurich Film Festival, and Jennifer Somm, Managing Director of Spoundation Motion Picture AG. With more than 130’000 cinema visits, the ZFF is now the second largest film festival in the German-speaking world. It was listed among the Guardian’s top 10 coolest European film festivals.

19th Zurich Film Festival Golden Eye winners became movies: “Hesitation Wound”, “Hollywoodgate”, “In The Rearview”. Awards Ceremony traditionally was help in Opera House with great humouristic opening, as one more confirmation: swiss is a cool nation. VANITY VIP Magazine yearly attends all worldknow Film Festivals and would like to highlight: between all prestigious Film Festivals Zurich FF provides the warmest greets to the most important part of movie industry: its audience. It is a very smart step, as without audience it is no stars, no movies. Official Closing Party of Zurich Film Festival welcomes all fans, interested audience, and creates unforgettable memories with many entertainments for each of its guest. We would like to highlight: BRAVO and TOP rate to ZFF audience hospitality wich adds uniqueness to ZFF itself.

Zurich Film Festival will welcome stars next year between 3rd till 13th of October 2024. Don’t miss an opportunity to win next Golden Eye. Films must be a premiere for Switzerland. If you are a visitor or a movie lover, certainly add ZFF into your agenda, you will have a lot of fun.

Photo by: Sandro Moesli, SAMOPHO Productions,