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Industry Talks

 

During the Industry Talks, on the one hand, industry representatives will use current events as an opportunity to discuss industry-specific topics. On the other hand, experts from various fields will use films from the festival program to discuss controversial topics from the fields of film, culture, science and politics.

Admission with valid Covid certificate and ID.


NO GLAMOUR IN THE PAY ENVELOPE: "ACTION!" FOR FAIR FILM ACTING FEES

The presentation of the SSFV questionnaire shows: daily salaries way below those recommended, alarmingly low income for professionals, a gender pay-gap of 23%, rarely a secure pension. Representatives of the Federal Office of Culture and the SRG SSR comment on the SSFV model salary guidelines.

With Roman Obrist (President SSFV), Ursula Häberlin (Deputy General Manager SSFV) and the guests Ivo Kummer (Chief of FOC’s film section), Sven Wälti (Director Pacte de l’audiovisuel SRG SSR)

Moderation: Bettina Spoerri

NZZ Festival Lounge left
Friday, 24.09.21, 14:00
German | Open to public

 

WHAT'S NEXT FOR FILM CRITICISM?

The good old newspaper is under pressure. Digital media and social platforms have penetrated deep into its business. What value does film criticism have today? How can traditional media keep up with the changes? Where do they have to work to counteract them?

Guests: Fabienne Liptay (Prof. für Filmwissenschaft, Uni Zürich), Mischa Schiwow, (Verleih Frenetic Films, Zürich), Denise Bucher (Kulturredaktorin «NZZ am Sonntag», Präsidentin SVFJ)

Moderation: Christoph Schelb, Redaktionsleiter OutNow

Festival Centre - Cube
Saturday, 25.09.21, 15:30
German | Open to public

 

© Finn Watanabe


DATA PROTECTION AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN THE CLINCH?

The documentary film HINTER DEN SCHLAGZEILEN provides an insight into the work of the renowned investigative team of the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". In the ZFF Talk, the Data Protection Commissioner of the Canton of Zurich Dr. Dominika Blonski discusses the boundaries between investigative journalism and data protection with director Daniel Andreas Sager and the President of the Swiss Press Council Susan Boos. Do they get in each other's way or are they mutually dependent?

Moderation: Nicole Althaus, Chief Editor NZZ Magazine

Festival Centre - Cube
Monday, 27.09.21, 14:00
Gerrman | Open to public

 

© Roman Schubert


FOCAL AMS TALK «LET’S CAST»

As a casting director, Luci Lenox has gained experience with some of the most important international players such as Netflix, Amazon or ABC, but also while working on independent productions. In the ZFF Talk she shares her tips and tricks for the casting process from a production perspective, and explains how a careful selection of talent can help to support the international marketing potential of a production.

Moderation: Barbie Heusinger and Mathias Noschis

KOSMOS - Forum
Monday, 27.09.21, 14:00-15:00
English | Open to public

 

CONNECT & COLLABORATE – MEDIA DESK SUISSE

In cooperation with foreign partners, films can be better financed and their content can be made more attractive.Participation in international training workshops is ideal for making connections abroad and receiving valuable feedback.

MEDIA Desk Suisse presents field reports from Adrian Illien (head writer DAVOS) on his participation in the Torino Series Lab; from Britta Rindelaub (producer Alva Film) in the EAVE+ company development workshop; and from Pascal Trächslin (producer Cineworx) and Arami Ullón (director APENAS EL SOL) in the IDFA Summer Academy.

Moderation: Corinna Marschall

KOSMOS - Forum
Monday, 27.09.21, 15:30-16:30
English | Open to public

 

© Josef Brunner


SERIES ON SRF - FROM TENDERING TO BROADCASTING

At this year's "SRF Writer's Day @ Zurich Film Festival", the authors and series editors of Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) will let us taking a look at their cards: How does a series survive the tough selection process from call for submissions to broadcast?

In a panel of experts, Béla Batthyany ("Wilder"), Mats Frey ("How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)," new SRF series "Tschugger"), Simone Schmid ("Bestatter," new SRF crime series from Basel), Marianne Wendt ("Eden," new SRF series "Neumatt") and SRF series director Bettina Alber will discuss about what makes a good series concept and how it survives the long road to broadcast.

The crowning event will be a reading from the latest script version of the historical spy drama series planned for SRF by and with author Adrian Illien as well as Rachel Braunschweig (cast "Neumatt") and Annina Euling (cast "Wilder"). 

KOSMOS - Forum
Monday, 27.09.21, 17:00-19:00
German | Upon reservation

 

© Josef Brunner


KOSMOPOLITICS – FILM & POLITICS = FILM POLITICS?

Film funding: does a national film institute guarantee the independence of the industry? The diversity of film production in Switzerland and throughout Europe would be reduced dramatically if it were not for state funding. But to what extent does cultural funding influence the creative realisation of films? The industry has long wished for the establishment of an independent national film institute in which national and regional subsidies could be brought together. Would this guarantee independence for the future?

Producers and representatives of the federal government and regional film funding discuss the issue.

KOSMOS - Forum
Monday, 27.09.21, 20:00
German | Open to public

 

DIETER KOSSLICK: INSIGHTS FROM A LEGENDARY FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

He was the director of the Berlinale for almost 20 years and met stars like Clint Eastwood, Cate Blanchett and George Clooney. Now, Dieter Kosslick presents his memoirs in „Immer auf dem Teppich bleiben“.

In an interview with ZFF Artistic Director Christian Jungen, Kosslick talks about how he came to film, what the highlights of his career were, and reveals how to create a successful film festival.

NZZ Festival Lounge left
Thursday, 28.09.21, 12:00
German | Open to public

 

© Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images for ZFF


TECH MONITORING AND THE NETWORK EFFECT

Nowadays, access to all the information we want is just one click away. We only need to "Google" our next vacation destination, and we can find out what our friends are up to with a simple "follow”. But what are the hidden costs of these ever-available and seemingly free modern conveniences? Tech companies are collecting, connecting and analysing large portions of our personal data - with serious consequences for human rights.

Discussing: Robert Thalheim and Oliver Ziegenbalg (creators of the Netflix series THE BILLION DOLLAR CODE), Anne-Marie Buzatu, Vice President ICT4Peace and other experts.

Host: Gordana Mijuk, NZZaS

NZZ Festival Lounge left
Friday, 01.10.21, 13:00
English | Open to public

 

 

© Luiz Feire