Applications are now closed for the ZFF Master Class 2017 please check back again next year.

The ZFF Master Class takes place within the framework of the 13th Zurich Film Festival. The package includes:

  1. Participation in the ZFF Master Class from October 4 until October 8, 2017.
  2. Access to the ZFF MASTERS events at Filmpodium Zurich.
  3. Industry accreditation for the 13th Zurich Film Festival.
  4. Accommodation in a central location.
  5. Breakfast, lunch, and selected dinners.
  6. Invitations to numerous parties including the glamorous Award Night After Party.


  1. You are an aspiring director, scriptwriter and/or producer who is interested in practical improvement.
  2. You have worked on either one feature length film, a number of short films, or a TV/web series that has been internationally recognised.
  3. You are fluent in English.
  4. You are in the first 10 years of your professional career in film and television.


The application procedure includes two steps:

1. Click on 'Apply Now' to complete the application form.

2. Send the following documents to

  • Letter of Motivation with details concerning current activities (max. 2000 characters)
  • Curriculum Vitae (including filmography)
  • Work Sample (sent as Vimeo-Link or via WeTransfer only). Directors and producers are required to send in a complete film from their personal Œuvre. Scriptwriters are asked to send in a treatment or script. Zurich Film Festival guarantees that the work sample is for preview purposes within the selection process only. It will be treated confidentially and not passed along to third parties.

For further questions please contact us.