This evening, the prizes of the 18th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) were presented during the Award Night at Zurich Opera House. The festival’s main awards were given in three competition categories: A Golden Eye goes to each of the films CASCADEUSES by Elena Avdija, LOS REYES DEL MUNDO by Laura Mora and SAM NOW by Reed Harkness.
F O C U S C O M P E T I T I O N
CASCADEUSES by Elena Avdija (Switzerland, France, 2022)
This category focusses on films from Switzerland, Germany and Austria. The winner of the Golden Eye in the category this year is CASCADEUSES by Elena Avdija.
Special Mention: FOUDRE by Carmen Jaquier
Jury: Christine Vachon (jury president), Fred Baillif, Katharina Mückstein, Maria Fantastica Valmori, Roger Schawinski
F E A T U R E F I L M C O M P E T I T I O N
LOS REYES DEL MUNDO by Laura Mora
(Colombia, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg, Mexico, France, 2022)
The 18th Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Eye for Best Feature Film goes to LOS REYES DEL MUNDO by Laura Mora.
D O C U M E N T A R Y C O M P E T I T I O N
SAM NOW by Reed Harkness (USA 2022)
The Golden Eye in the Documentary Film Competition category goes to SAM NOW by Reed Harkness.
THE NEW GREATNESS CASE by Anna Shishova
THE KILLING OF A JOURNALIST by Matt Sarnecki
Jury: Alexander Nanau (jury president), Atanas Georgiev, Joëlle Bertossa, Nina Numankadić, Sushmit Ghosh
Further prizes of the 18th Zurich Film Festival were awarded to:
ZFF for Kids – Jury Prize: LUCY IST JETZT GANGSTER by Till Endemann
The Little Golden Eye of the ZFF for Children section goes to the film LUCY IST JETZT GANGSTER from Germany / Netherlands.
Audience Award: BECOMING GIULIA by Laura Kaehr
The viewers also form a jury – among all the competition entries, people could vote for their favourite film via online voting. This year’s audience favourite is the Swiss film BECOMING GIULIA by Laura Kaehr, which was part of the Focus Competition.
ZFF for Kids – Audience Award: MY ROBOT BROTHER von Frederik Meldal Nørgaard
Emerging Swiss Talent Award (Critics‘ Prize): FOUDRE by Carmen Jaquier
Science Film Award: THE TERRITORY by Alex Pritz
Zurich Churches Film Prize: FOUDRE by Carmen Jaquier
Best International Film Music: Robert IJserinkhuijsen
The following honorary awards were given during the 18th ZFF:
A Tribute to … Award: Luca Guadagnino
Golden Icon Award: Sir Ben Kingsley
Career Achievement Award: Rachel Portman
Golden Eye Award: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Golden Eye Award: Eddie Redmayne
Game Changer Award: Michael Barker and Tom Bernard