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.

  • Here are the winners of the 2018 Swiss Film Awards!

    The critic's favourite BLUE MY MIND scored 7 nominations and took 3 Awards! First time director Lisa Brühlmann won Best Script, 18-year old Shooting Star Luna Wedler was awarded Best Actress and BLUE MY MIND won the big prize as Best Film. 

    FACING MECCA by Jan-Eric Mack won - as expected - Best Short meaning that with Facing Mecca and Blue My Mind two Master diploma film of ZHdK graduates scored big! We are looking forward to see more of you!

    L'OPÉRA DE PARIS by Jean-Stéphane Bron won Best Documentary Film and Michaela Müller took the Award for Best Animated Film for AIRPORT.

    MARIO had its big moments as well, as Marcel Gisler proved his directing-talent by bringing two of his actors big awards. Jessy Moravec won Best Performance In A Supporting Role and Max Hubacher was awarded Best Actor.

    Best Film Score went to the siblings Nora, Diego und Lionel Vincent Baldenweg for their beautiful music for DIE KLEINE HEXE.

    Pio Corradi won Best Camera for KÖHLERNACHTE and Gion-Reto Killias got another Best Film Editing Award for ALMOST THERE.

    One of the highlights of the night clearly was watching the Dude - Mr. Jeff Bridges - handing over the Special Award of the Academy to make-up artist Thomas Nellen for his work on VAKUUM.

    Congrats to all the winners! We are looking forward to another year of great Swiss films. You rock!

  • We love FTK!

    On 4th of march the Swiss public voted clearly NO to the dangerous NoBillag-initiative and saved our local film industry. This could not have happened without our many supporters - especially the filmtechnician collective FTK. On their own expenses they put huge magnetic signs saying "NO to the NoBillag" on all of their vehicles. We thank all of you for your dedication.

    We would like to make you aware of their internship-program. The FTK regularly offers a 12-months internship including training and deployment in their studio and on set and even offer a German class for free.

    If you are interested please contact them on ftk@filmtechnik.ch or call them +41 44 430 11 43. They are looking forward to your application.


C-Films is currently shooting the historical drama about Zurichs reformer Huldrych Zwingli by creating medieval Zurich.


Would you like to travel back in time and get a glimpse of medieval Zurich? C-Films is currently shooting a historical film about the Zurich reformer Huldrych Zwingli. After they transformed the Zurich cathedral and brought it back to its old charm they now moved to Stein am Rhein where the amazing art department build medieval Zurich. It is going to be legendary!

The film shows Zwinglis life that was hugely influenced by his grand love. Anna tells the stories and depicts Zwingli as a complex, vital man and and human who was much more than a historical character. The film is about courage and one's fight to stand up for what you believe in.

Production: C-Films AG, EIKON, Director: Stefan Haupt, DoP: Michael Hammon, Cast: Max Simonischek, Sarah Sophia Meyer

Di chli Häx
Bis ans Ender der Träume
Dene wos guet geit / Those who are fine
Der Klang der Stimme
Die vierte Gewalt
Das Erste und das Letzte
Die Gentrifizierung bin ich
Divercity 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 guide offers the complete repertoire.


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