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.
We are the first and best address, because we are a lean organisation carried by the city and the canton of Zurich, Zurich Tourism and the Zurich Filmfunds. We ensure that you will get all the information needed for your shoot, we research and pull all our strings – all for free. We will get the best possible deals with the regional authorities and service providers and we will assist you in achieving a smooth shoot. On top of that you can also benefit from our multifunctional and steadily growing location and industry database.
The Film Commission Zurich is member of the European Film Commission Network (EUFCN) and in association with the worldwide network AFCI. Within the framework of these national and international associations, the Film Commission Zurich presents the diversity and professionalism of Zurich as a film location at globally significant film markets and film festivals.
Hello, I’m Zachariadis, Olga Zachariadis. I am the new Film Commissioner and manager of the Film Commission Zurich. It’s a pleasure to virtually meet you.
I was raised in the canton of Aargau, but have been living in the heart of Zurich since 17 years. I know this city like the back of my hand.
The first paths of my professional career brought me into the luxury industry, where I worked as a product- and project manager. But all roads lead to film.
At the age of 30 I started out as a runner and driver on film-sets such as David Fincher’s Swiss shoot of “The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo”. I soon took over the jobs of the location manager, location scout and unit manager. I secured several crime scenes for our “Tatort” police officers Flückiger and Ritschard, I mutated into a night owl during the shoot of “Lullaby Ride”, had to run after all those beauty pageants for “Missen Massaker”, found the locations for the first episode of the Zurich based TV-series “Borchert’s Fall”, placed “War” into the peaceful scenery where it takes place and prepared them ready for shoot and managed the shooting on set for Rolf Lyssy’s latest feature film “Die Letzte Pointe”.
Starting at the beginning of 2017 I gave the Film Commission Zurich a new face using all of my film and marketing experience combined to take on this new and exciting challenge: because shooting in Zurich and supporting you in doing so is the best! We make Zurich greater. I will do whatever I can to make the impossible possible.
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Only due to the valuable support of our partners and friends we are able to make the city and the canton of Zurich consistently more attractive as a film location. We continuously extend our contacts and look for a close collaboration with further possible partners who could be interesting for our work.