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.

  • Information regarding filming in the city and canton of Zurich in times of Corona-sanctions

    Effective 18th of March 2020, 11:00 AM

    The Film Commission Zurich is in touch with the city and canton of Zurich and operates at full stretch to stay informed on what repercussions the national and local sanctions in relation to the Corona-crisis (might and will) have on audiovisual productions in Zurich.

    Update - filming in Zurich in regard to the Corona-sanctions:

    The municipal police of Zurich announced on Tuesday evening 17th of March 2020 new guidelines as a reaction to the new sanctions announced by the Swiss government on Monday 16th of March 2020 in association with the Corona crisis.

    Media release by the municipal police of Zurich, Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 04:50 PM (only in German)

    From now on gatherings of at least 15 people are not tolerated.

    The Film Commission Zurich can not yet officially confirm that these tightenings also count for already permitted filming in Zurich. However, we assume that the new guidelines by the municipal police also concern filming with at least 15 people.

    Also our industry must take responsibility by helping not to contain the Corona-virus as we quit filming with at least 15 people and support 

    Taking into account the current situation, we recommend to immediately stop all productions (even those with less than 15 people) and act self-responsible.

    As everybody else we have to take responsibility to not continue to help spreading the Corona virus and hereby support our health care system as much as we can.

    The situation can change daily and nobody knows how the sanctions will develop within the nexr weeks and months.

    Please inform the professional association SONART about all loss of earnings and cancelled/interrupted/stopped productions. SONART built a website due to the Corona-crisis - not only for musicians but also for all people working in film and the audiovisisual industry. The more documented cases they have, the better they can demonstrate what financial consequences the decisions by the national and local government had on the audiovisual industry.
    Members of the professional association SSFV can get more information here.

    The Film Commission Zurich can still be contacted by phone from Mondays - Thursdays. We will try to answer all of your questions as good as we can.

    Naturally we will keep you posted about all the new information and updates we will get.

    Thank you for your patience.

    Virus-free greetings,
    your Film Commission Zurich team

Advent, Advent

Nico, a village policewoman addicted to pills, attempts to uncover the disappearance of her brother 25 years ago together with her unusual partner Kevin. Christmas murder cases, withdrawal symptoms, and a difficult relationship with her mother stand in her way until an overdose sends her on a trip into her subconscious and reveals that secret of the past.

Director: Natascha Beller

Produktion: Spotlight Media Productions

Cast: Lara Stoll, Gabriel Vetter, Philippe Graber, Manuela Biedermann

Shooting: Februar - März 2020

WILDER Season 3
Season 2 of the successful Swiss TV Series WILDER will soon be available on TV and online at SRF. Meanwhile production fo season 3 has begun.
Sarah Spale will continue to investigate new cases. It's gonna be legen - wait for it - dary!


Director: Jan-Eric Mack

Produktion: SRF, C-Films

Cast: Sarah Spale, Marcus Signer

Shooting: January - March 2020

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Diversity at a glance

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