Our two talent programs, the ZFF Academy and the ZFF Summit Climber, offer aspiring filmmakers and junior sales and distribution professionals a unique platform to expand their knowledge and learn from top-class experts. Be part of our talent development and get inspired by the best in the industry!

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ZFF Academy

In an effort to bring together as many film talents as possible, the Zurich Film Festival has been running the ZFF Academy (formerly ZFF Master Class) since 2006. Every year, talented producers, directors and/or screenwriters from all over the world are selected from hundreds of applications to take part in the five-day talent development program.

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ZFF Summit Climber

The three-day ZFF Summit Climber training program will take place from September 29 to October 1 during the Zurich Summit weekend. The ZFF Summit Climber is designed as a mentored talent development program that acts as a knowledge and networking platform.

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