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LATEST ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe eyes directorial debut

3-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

At his Zurich Film Festival masterclass, the 27-year-old British actor also spoke about his role in Greg McLean’s forthcoming Jungle.

Juho Kuosmanen Zurich winner

'Olli Maki' wins Golden Eye at Zurich Film Festival

2-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Top brass at the 12th Zurich Film Festival have given the Golden Eye for international feature film to The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, the debut feature by Juho Kuosmanen.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson plots directorial debut 'Lost In London'

27-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LBJ star will write and direct London-set feature.

Zoology

'Zoology' scores North America, UK deals with expanding Arrow

27-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama scores deals for New Europe Film Sales.

Zurich 2016 Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor on 'American Pastoral', Danny Boyle and directing again

27-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell, Kaleem Aftab

McGregor’s directorial debut played at this week’s Zurich Film Festival.

Zurich 2016 gala dinner

Germinal Roaux and Sophie Huber win Swiss Filmmaker Awards

27-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Prize supports upcoming Swiss film projects.

Zurich 2016

Zurich Film Festival connects with social media influencers  Video

27-Sep-2016 | By

More than 20 social media personalities were invited to this year’s festival.

An Object At Rest

Spain’s Jason Bayon scores Zurich Film Festival music prize

25-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Bayon triumphed in the competition to score Seth Boyden’s animated short An Object At Rest.

The BFG

Packed market leaves Swiss distributors fighting for space

25-Sep-2016 | By

Studios saw healthy returns in Switzerland in 2015, but this left little room for local distributors to manoeuvre.

Aquarius

'Aquarius' US distributor to launch Oscar campaign after Brazil snub

25-Sep-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Vitagraph Films will be touting Sonia Braga for Best Actress at next year’s Academy Awards.

Oliver Stone: making 'Snowden' was a “desperate venture”

24-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell, Melanie Goodfellow

Maverick director discusses funding battle and says “evil” Hillary Clinton deserves “the [biopic] full treatment”.

eye in the sky

Zurich Summit: Economics of the gender gap don't add up, say experts

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Four of the five top-grossing independent films in the US this year have starred and centred on women.

Michael-Barker

"Movie business is in a better place than ever", says SPC boss

24-Sep-2016 | By

Michael Barker and Patrick Wachsberger were among executives to discuss the importance of early pre-buys during a Zurich Summit panel.

Snapchat

Zurich Summit: Snapchat, gaming, VR offer new creative opportunities

24-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Technology represents new opportunities for the creative industries, but that doesn’t mean the robots are taking over.

Lion Zurich

'Lion' opens Zurich with a roar

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Garth Davis’s Oscar hopeful had its European premiere at the festival’s 12th edition.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor to kick off ZFF Masters Video

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe and Olivier Assayas are all speaking at this year’s festival.

Oliver Stone

Heavy-hitters gather for Zurich Summit

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Lionsgate co-chair Patrick Wachsberger and director Oliver Stone are among this year’s speakers.

Lion

'Lion' team reveals journey behind emotional true story

23-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Harvey Weinstein, Iain Canning and Garth Davis discuss Toronto hit which had its European premiere in Zurich on Thursday night [Sept 23].

Lion

Zurich Film Festival reveals full line-up

8-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

European premieres for Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon and Garth Davis’ Lion are among highlights.

Lion

Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman drama 'Lion' to open Zurich Film Festival

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Director Garth Davis and Harvey Weinstein to present the true life story in Zurich.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe headed to Zurich Film Festival

26-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Harry Potter star to present two films at festival.

american honey

Zurich fest unveils gala titles

25-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh among directors with films in Gala strand.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura

Zurich to honour 'Transformers' producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura

23-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

US producer to present Deepwater Horizon at Zurich Film Festival.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant to receive Zurich fest honour

16-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Florence Foster Jenkins to screen in Zurich.

ZURICH DAILIES

Zurich 2016 Day 3

Zurich 2016: Screen's dailies

Dailies from the 12th Zurich Film Festival.

ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES

Woody Harrelson on 'LBJ', Trump and Spandex

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LBJ star talks politics, playing chess with Václav Havel and the possibility of donning Lycra.

Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas: Kristen Stewart is "the best actress of her generation"

By Melanie Goodfellow

Personal Shopper director discusses collaborating with Roman Polanski and a new bid to re-float passion project Idol’s Eye.

Patrick Wachsberger

Patrick Wachsberger talks franchises, highlights and Polanski

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EXCLUSIVE: “We’re going through a sea change,” Lionsgate executive says of the film business today.

rooney mara

Rooney Mara on 'Una': “I had to go to some dark places”

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Lion and Una star talks immersive roles, and the potential for a Dragon Tattoo sequel.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant: "I don’t view myself as a fan of rom-coms"

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Hugh Grant managed to orchestrate a graceful retreat from show business but Florence Foster Jenkins proved too compelling to stay away for good.

Marcel Hoehn

'The Swissmakers' producer Marcel Hoehn reflects on distinguished career

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Veteran producer talks to Screen as he receives a lifetime achievement award from Zurich Film Festival.

Zurich Film Festival: hot picks and what not to miss

By Michael Rosser

The starry Zurich Film Festival continues its upward trajectory. Michael Rosser reports.