8th Zurich Film Festival 20th – 30th September 2012

The 8th annual Zurich Film Festival is almost upon us! Starting on the 20th September until 30th September the festival is a great chance to see premieres, films you’ve been eagerly anticipating and lots of extra insights from the global film industry.The website is available here in English and one of our recommendations is the ZFF card which for a one-off payment of  CHF 29 allows you to see any regular film screening for a maximum price of CHF 14 per film. Holders of a kinokarte.ch, ArenaCard or the “Filmpodium’s GA or Half Card” can buy the ZFF card for CHF 24. There is also a special “Competitions Card” costing CHF 120 which allows you to see 10 of the films in the 4 competitions categories for free.

Click here to see the full programme of films on offer. Tickets can already be purchased online from either

  • www.zff.com (browse through the programme and click on ticket-links)
  • www.starticket.ch
  • or from any Starticket point of sale or from the Ticket Booth at Paradeplatz
  • From 17th September you can additionally purchase tickets from:
  • Ticket Booth at Sihl City (11.00 – beginning of last screening)
  • And from 20th September you can purchase from:
  • Festival Centre Sechseläutenplatz (11.00 – 21.30)
  • Ticket and Info tent next to Café / Bar Odeon
  • Arthouse Le Paris (13.00 – beginning of last screening)
  • Cinema Corso  (12.00 – beginning of the last screening)

Photos courtesy of ZFF.com

Knabenschiessen 8th – 10th September

  • “Knabenschiessen” takes place next weekend at Albisgüetli from Saturday 8th till Monday 10th September. The custom dates back to the seventeenth century, when all boys were required to practice their shooting during the summer holidays and the final was held in September. It is no longer compulsory and since 1920, the Riflemen’s Association of Zurich has hosted this traditional shoot.
  • Since 1991 it has also been open to girls too and in total there will be around 4,000 children aged 12 to 16 entering the contest. If you have a son or daughter in this age range, who would like to compete, they need to register here by 7th September
  • As well as hosting the shooting, Albisgüetli becomes one great big “Chilbi” or amusement park, with stalls and booths, rides and attractions and lots of fun!