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.

  • New international measures for Swiss film productions: VOD Support


    We are over the moon to present to you the new measures of the Swiss promotion agency Swiss Films and the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (SFOC) to increase the visibility of Swiss films on international platforms.

    First in expanding the Swiss Films VOD promotional activities by offering VOD support for Swiss producers. The "VOD Support" measure facilitates the release of Swiss films productions on approximately 70 VOD platforms. It aims to improve international visibility for Swiss filmmaking as well as generating financial returns to Swiss film producers. Subsidies are allocated in accordance with the "Guidelines for distribution support of Swiss films on international VOD platforms." (in German and French).

    The list of all the VOD-platforms is published every six months. Applications can be submitted at the latest 2 weeks subsequent to the signing of both contracts/letters of intent with the international VOD platforms.

    But Swiss Films and the SFOC do not stop here. They also launched the "Non-European Distribution Support" for distributors who screen Swiss productions in cinemas in countries outside of Europe. This measure subsidies Swiss film productions that have an high potential for international distributors in selected countries.

    If you have further questions you can directly contact Swiss Films: support@swissfilms.ch

  • New fix location fees for filming at schools in Zurich

    We rose up to another challenge to simplify filming in Zurich! After discussions with Mr. Handler, head of the department of infrastructure of the local education authority, we managed to fix the fees for filming at schools in Zurich and renting the place for film catering. Big thanks to Mr. Handler for his understanding of our work and his cooperation!

    Are you looking for a classroom, schoolyard or a gym to shoot your next scene for your film? Or are you just in need to place your catering at the schoolyard next to your location? As of now the following fees are valid:

    Catering site on schoolyards (film AND commercials): CHF 250.00.-/day

    Location fee only for filming outside of schools: CHF 1000.00.-/day

    Location fee for filming inside and outside of schools: CHF 2000.-/day

    The location fees only apply for filming features. Due to their commercial purpose, filming commercials are forbidden by ImmoZH to film at schools. We will continue our negotiations with the local education authority. If you will be billed more than these fees please get in touch with us!

«It's a wrap!»

The filming of the much-anticipated adaptation of Thomas Meyer's bestseller "Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse" with Joel Basman just finished filming Zurich.

Wolkenbruchs wondrous journey into the arms of a shiksa

We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. But we are finally done waiting. Director Michael Steiner just finished shooting the Zurich part of Thomas Meyer's debut novel and Swiss bestseller "Wolkenbruchs wondrous journey into the arms of a shiksa ". Shooting began on 21st of August in Zurich and will now conitnue filming in Tel Aviv. The story follows the young orthodox Jew Motti Wolkenbruch (23) who, up to now, followed all the rules and lifestyles of his community especially the wishes of his Mame (59). As with all the devout Jews, Mame knows exactly how Mottis life is supposed to look like: she would like to get him married and continues to invite several young candidates, who look exactly like herself, to Schidech. But Motti hesitates as he secretly fall in love with beautiful Laura (22) whom he met at University. But she is a Schikse and absolutely forbidden for a devout Jew such as Motti. Production: Turnus Film, Co-Production: DCM Productions and SRF/SRG SSR, Director: Michael Steiner, Camera: Michael Saxer, Cast: Joel Basman, Noemie Schmidt, Inge Maux, Udo Samel

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The Swiss film industry should be treated as an economic industry sector by the public authorities. (Article in German)