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Treatment Award 2020:
Intermediate Worlds


Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) have joined forces once again with the Zurich Film Festival to launch the eighth Treatment Award Competition. Authors are invited to submit a feature film exposé entitled «Zwischenwelten». The Treatment Award is endowed with a CHF 5'000 cash prize. The winner also receives a screenplay development agreement worth up to CHF 25'000 for the creation of a feature-length screenplay. The long-term partners primarily created the competition to emphasis the often-neglected treatment phase, which forms an important part of the material and screenplay development process. 

A jury will review the submissions and nominate the finalists by mid-September 2020. The finalists will be invited to pitch their exposés to the Jury, on September 30, 2020. The Treatment Award is conferred during the celebratory ZFF Award Night at the Zurich Opera House on Saturday, October 3, 2020. 


Ares Ceylan (FLESH AND BLOOD) receives Treatment Award 2020.


FLESH AND BLOOD by Ares Ceylan convinced the jury headed by President Rolf Lyssy, to award it the Treatment Award. Lyssy explains: “A fictional film story has to be convincing even at the exposé level. This is what Ares Ceylan's tragicomic road movie exposé FLESH AND BLOOD does in a partly funny, partly touching way.”

Contact: treatment.award(at)srf.ch