The ZFF MASTER CLASS program takes place within the framework of the 15th Zurich Film Festival.

  • Participation in the ZFF MASTER CLASS from October 2 until October 6, 2019.

  • Industry accreditation for the 15th Zurich Film Festival.

  • First-class accommodation in the vibrant city center.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and selected dinners.

  • Invitations to numerous events including the glamorous Award Night Afterparty.


Anyone from all over the world can apply if she/he meets the following criterias:

  • is an aspiring director, scriptwriter or producer who is interested in practical improvement.

  • has worked on either one feature length film, a number of short films, or a TV/web series that has been internationally recognised.

  • is fluent in English.

  • is in the first 10 years of her/his professional career in film and/or television.


Your Application needs to include the following:

  • Letter of Motivation with details concerning current activities and why you are applying (max. 2000 characters)

  • Curriculum Vitae (including filmography)

  • Your most significant 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 from a concluded project.

  • The completed Application Form

Please fill in the online form below and send your Work Sample, the Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Motivation to daniela.engler@zff.com

Deadline of application: July 21, 2019.


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