Winner will receive a cash prize and a contribution towards screenplay development.

Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) is collaborating with Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) and Telepool Zurich for its second Treatment Award.

Authors are invited to submit a feature film treatment with a strong link to Switzerland on the theme of civil courage. The winner will receive a CHF5,000 cash prize and a contribution of CHF25,000 towards screenplay development.

Deadline for entries is Aug 15.

A three-person jury, soon to be announced, will comprise of one SRF representative, one Telepool Zurich representativ and an external expert, and will announce the five finalists on Sept 12.

These entrants will receive an invitation to the ZFF Master Class’s Script Day, where they will pitch their treatment to the jury who will then select a winner. The award will be presented during the festival’s awards night on Oct 4.