Whatever it takes

Tourists and expats nominate Zurich along with Vienna as the uncontested number one city worldwide since years. And with good reason as Zurich does not only convince on economic grounds, but also functions as a creative and cultural platform. It is about time that filmmakers get to know the advantages of Zurich as a film location.

  • Green Filming

    With the website sustainablearts.ch, the Zurich Filmfunds, together with Migros Culture Percentage and Cinéforom, launched Switzerland's first information platform on sustainability in the cultural sector at the Solothurn Film Festival.

    The website brings the topic of sustainability to life in an inspiring and positive way and provides practical information on how sustainability can be integrated into cultural practice. It is designed as an information platform and offers a broad collection of national and international action guidelines, checklists and service offers.

    Sustainablearts.ch emerged as one of four fields of action from a working group on sustainable filmmaking in Switzerland, which was initiated by the Zurich Filmfunds in mid-2020. Currently, the focus of the site is on the film sector, as there is already a lot of experience in this area. However, many of the recommendations and measures apply across disciplines and can be applied to almost any cultural project with a little creativity. The site will be updated and expanded on an ongoing basis. In the medium term, other cultural sectors in particular are to be added. Cultural practitioners and anyone who cares about sustainability are encouraged to explore the site, ask questions, and share their ideas.

Akademie der Detektive

After the fan favourite "The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch" director Michael Steiner and the producers from Zurich based production company Turnus Film AG are teaming up again! This time for a brandnew criminal tv show for Swiss TV SRG/SRF. Filming will take place mainly in Basel, but also in Zurich.

In "Akademie der Detektive" Leo Brand, the ambitious ex-commissioner of the Basel police, founds a detective school out of financial necessity with a unique training concept: he gives his students real cases to solve. The unconventional amateurs approach the tasks in an unorthodox way, they fight each other and are regularly surprised by their teacher's creative solutions.

Production: Turnus Film AG, SRF
Director: Michael Steiner
Filming: November 2021 - February 2022 in Basel and Zurich

WILDER - Season 4

While the third season of the popular SRF series WILDER is currently being broadcasted on Swiss television SRF, Rosa Wilder is already investigating for her next case! Filming of the 4th season began on January 11th 2021 where it all began in its first season - in the canton of Glarus and at Urnerboden. The team is successfully braving that pesky pandemic. We are excited and feverish!

In the fourth season, Rosa Wilder returns to her home in Oberwies. There she supports her sick father on the farm, police work should play a subordinate role for a change. Of course she wouldn't let alone... When the village policeman dies under mysterious circumstances, Rosa has to solve the crime - together with her colleague Manfred Kägi, although she doesn't actually want to. During the investigation, the duo is confronted with corruption and family tragedies.

C-Films AG, Panimage and SRF
Director: Claudio Fäh
DOP: Tobias Dengler
Cast: Sarah Spale, Marcus Signer, Andreas Matti, Laszlo Kish, Jonathan Loosli and the lead roles for this season: Annina Euling, Sabine Timoteo, Dimitri Stapfer, Nicolas Rosat, Sebastian Rudolph
Shooting: 11th of January until end of April 2021 at Urnerboden and canton of Glarus

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Diversity at a glance

Convince yourselves of the diversity of our locations: picturesque old towns, urban big city feeling, bourgeois lives, shabby chic, romantic corners or even truly run-down suburbia; our city and canton offers the complete repertoire. Follow us on instagram!