18th Zurich Film Festival

Call for entries 

(Feature, Narrative and Documentary) 

 The 18th Zurich Film Festival is currently accepting feature films for its upcoming 2022 edition.  

 Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeWay. 

  • Competitive: Yes 
  • Entry fees: Yes 
  • Director’s 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature-length film 
  • Film must be at least 60 minutes long 
  • Projects completed after October 1, 2021 
  • Minimum status requirement: Swiss Premiere at Zurich Film Festival
  • Films that have been shown in Swiss cinemas before the festival, or have already been screened in another Swiss festival or broadcast on German-speaking television/VoD before the beginning of the festival are not eligible.  
  • Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission. 

The Zurich Film Festival began in October 2005 and became firmly established upon the national and international festival landscape within a very short period of time. The festival has continued to grow rapidly since that inaugural edition: in 2019, the ZFF attracted approximately 117’000 cinemagoers and more than 600 accredited journalists and 600 media professionals from around the world. In 2020 and 2021 the festival took place physically with health and safety precautions in place. 

It provides a platform for the most promising filmmakers from around the globe. It aims to promote exchange between emerging directors, successful film workers, the film industry and the general public. Every autumn, the ZFF presents the year’s greatest discoveries and most anticipated films. 

Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in the Festival for applications to its International Promotion program. 


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890 

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