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The Swiss event
on film and media music

Within the framework of the Zurich Film Festival a new specialist event on film and media music is being held: the SoundTrack_ZurichSwiss Media Composers Association (SMECA), as the head of project works in close collaboration with ZFF, Forum Filmmusik (ZHdK) and SoundTrack_Cologne

The integration of the film music event within the ZFF offers CH & EU film composers the possibility to mingle and connect with industry representatives of the ZFF.  The aim is a mutual exchange of experience on an equal footing and a strengthening of Swiss film music.

Conference content: B2B matchmaking sessions, workshop discussions, case studies or live events (dubbing of silent films, live commentary on the soundtrack of a film). Programme will be annouced later. 

Dates: September 29 - October 1, 2020
More info: soundtrackzurich.com



In addition to SoundTrack_Zurich there is another event on film and media music during the ZFF. IMMSANE (International Media Music and Sound Arts Network in Education) is a young initiative that deals with the networking of students within the radius of film music and film industry. With the participation in film festivals a large network in the field of film and media music is to be created. 

The first ever conference is IMMSANE Zurich, which is being developed in collaboration with Forum Filmmusik (ZHdK) and the ZFF and will take place on the premises of Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

Dates: October 1 – October 3, 2020
More information: immsane.com

Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival
goes Zurich

The Zurich Film Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival enter into a partnership. Europe’s most prestigious music festival is on board to present concerts in Zurich as partner of the SoundTrack_Zurich event, which takes place during the Zurich Film Festival.     

In a bid to further expand its engagement in the field of music, the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced the launch of a new congress on music and film this year entitled SoundTrack_Zurich. It now enters into a strategic alliance with the Montreux Jazz Festival for the event. Founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, the music festival partners with SoundTrack_Zurich to present several concerts, including gigs by the Afro-American Ray Parker Jr., who penned the Oscar-nominated, Grammy Award-winning theme song for the hit movie GHOSTBUSTERS and will be at the ZFF to present the world premiere of the documentary about his life WHO YOU GONNA CALL. Parker Jr. has performed in Montreux on numerous occasions.


SoundTrack_Zurich is an event organised by SMECA Swiss Media Composers Association in collaboration with Zurich Film Festival, Soundtrack_Cologne, Forum Filmmusik and ZHdK. Among others it is supported by the Swiss Cultural Foundation for Audiovisual from SWISSPERFORM, FONDATION SUISA, SUISA and the Schweizerischen Interpretenstiftung SIS.