General information

What is the ZFF Academy?

  • The ZFF Academy is a 5-day intensive programme, designed for directors, scriptwriters or producers, being at the beginning of their career, organised within the framework of the Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland. In the context of the programme the selected participants get the chance to meet and learn from the film industry's most notable experts.

Who is behind the ZFF Academy?

  • As mentioned above, the ZFF Academy is organised within the framework of the Zurich Film Festival. The programme is organised by its Industry Team.

When and where does the ZFF Academy take place?

  • The ZFF Academy takes place from September 28 to October 2, 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland during the Zurich Film Festival (September 22 to October 2, 2022).


Programme questions

What is included in the ZFF Academy?

  • Participation in the programme of the ZFF Academy (Master Classes, Networking Events,...)
  • Industry accreditation for the 18th Zurich Film Festival.
  • First-class accommodation during the ZFF Academy
  • Breakfast, selected lunches and dinners.
  • Invitations to numerous events including the glamorous Award Night Afterparty.

What does the specific content of the programme look like?

The programme is refined and adapted each year to the selected participants. Check out the programme section for more information.