The 19th Zurich Film Festival, set to unravel from September 28 to October 8, 2023, is poised to showcase a riveting collection of over 200 films from 65 countries. This year puts a spotlight on rising independent filmmakers, with a record number of debut films in the lineup, making it a haven for cinema enthusiasts.
Event details and Good to knows:
- Dates: September 28 – October 8, 2023.
- Festival Centre, located on Sechseläutenplatz, hosts most of the festival activities. You can come there by trams #2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 15 until the tram stop “Bellevue”.
- You will find a bar, lounge and the ZFF store at the Festival centre as well as the tickets centre. Moreover, Green Carpets and photo-calls are also taking place here.
- As for tickets, you can purchase them either on the ZFF official website, on starticket.ch or at the festival locations.
- The Zurich Film Festival is the only festival in the world where the carpet is green. The first festival and its Green Carpet took place in 2005. From that time forward, it has been its aim to raise the public’s awareness of the need to protect the environment.
ZFF MOVIE THEATRES
- Corso Cinema: Theaterstrasse 10, 8001, Zurich. You can reach it by trams #2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 15 until the tram stop “Bellevue”.
- Arthouse Le Paris: Gottfried-Keller-Strasse 7, 8001, Zurich. The trams #2, 4, 5, 8, 9 until the Bellevue tram stop; the trams #11, 15 till the Bahnhof Stadelofen tram stop.
- Arthouse Piccadilly: Mühlebachstrasse 2, 8008, Zürich. The trams #11, 15 to the Bahnhof Stadelofen tram stop.
- Arena Sihlcity: Kalanderplatz 8, 8045, Zurich. The trams #5, 13, 17 to the Sihlcity Nord.
- Filmpodium: Nüschelerstrasse 11, 8001, Zurich. The trams #2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13 until Paradeplatz; the trams #2, 9 to the Sihlstrasse tram stop.
- Riffraff Kino/Bar/Bistro: Neugasse 57-63, 8005 Zürich. Röntgenstrasse (bus 32) / Limmatplatz (tram 4, 13, 17)
- Kosmos: Lagerstrasse 104, 8004 Zürich. Bus 31, 32 until the stop Militär-/Langstrasse.
Diversity in Focus
ZFF 2023 champions diversity, with a significant portion of films directed by individuals from marginalized backgrounds. Honouring contributions from various spheres, the Golden Eye awards this year are expected to break conventions and highlight underrepresented voices.
Premieres, Indies, and Global Cinema:
With over 20 world premieres, the festival is buzzing with anticipation. High on the watchlist are potential Oscar front-runners, innovative projects, and heart-touching documentaries.
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