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 deals with Zurichs Hotel Placid and 25hours Hotel

    Well, we all know this, right? For every shoot we are looking for low-priced Hotels for our crew and cast, in which we can adapt our breakfast times, get warm food until late in the evening and park all our vehicles. And yes, Zurich indeed poses quite a challenge when it comes to find such a place to stay...

    ... and that's where we come into play. We negotiated new conditions for film productions with the Hotel Placid in Zurich Altstetten and the 25hours Hotel close to the main station at Langstrasse and in Zurich West. If you book the rooms through the Film Commission Zurich you will get special conditions relative to the availability.

    For more information regarding price, parking or further conditions please get in touch welcome@filmzurich.ch


  • Zurichs department of sports issued a new scale of fees

    The Film Commission Zurich successfully negotiated with Zurichs department of sports (division of public baths and athletic grounds) a new scale of fees: 

    - The department of sports charges CHF 150.- per hour for film and foto shootings on sports facilities and public baths.
    - If the request is handed in by the Film Commission Zurich (upon the recommendation of Olga Zachariadis), a reduction of 60% will be granted leading to a fee of CHF 150.- per hour. This reduction is associated with the public interest to strengthen Zurich as a film industry location.
    - This fee includes the personnel costs of the department of sports. Particular expenses as electricity, water, waste disposal, floodlight, etc. will be charged additionally.
    - This special arrangement will be applied after inspection and does not form any legal claim.

    We would like to thank Zurichs department of sports for their complaisance and support to strengthen Zurich as a film industry location.

Zurich is getting represented more and more in Swiss and German TV

Filming of the 5th and 6th episodes of the beloved DER ZÜRICH-KRIMI has just wrapped and the preproduction for the 2nd seasons of the newest Swiss TV-Shows SEITENTRIEBE and WILDER are running hot.

SRFs newest beloved shows are going into the 2. round!


We laughed so hard watching the first season of the new SRF-TV-Show SEITENTRIEBE. And now the show will go on. Güzin Kars amazing show about long-term relationships, sex and love is getting a 2nd season.
Langfilm is now starting preproduction and will begin shooting the 2nd season by the end of September in the city and canton of Zurich.

But not only SEITENTRIEBE got a second season - so did WILDER. We are thrilled for this thriller to continue! C-Films and Panimage are working intensely in preproduction to also start shooting in September.

We can't wait to watch both shows next year on Swiss TV and get another wonderful glimpse of Zurich on screen!

Der Zürich Krimi

There is almost no other TV Shows that depicts Zurich more wonderful than DER ZÜRICH KRIMI. More than 7 million viewers are following the show on German TV. And now they came back and just wrapped the 5th and 6th episode. We are looking forward to see it on TV!

Production: Graf Filmproduktion GmbH, Service Production Zurich: Hugofilm Productions GmbH, Director: Roland Suso Richter, Cast: Christian Kohlund, Ina Paula Klink

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