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.

It's a wrap!

It has been really busy in the city and canton of Zurich. There were so many productions going on in the past few months that everybody had trouble finding enough additional crew and equipment. We would like to thank everybody working for the city who had to process all of our inquiries and did this so successfully.

Sabine Boss will shed light on suicides of high profile managers in "The Manager", Esen Isik just finishes filming her new film "Abdullah And His Sons", Swiss TV just finished filming the last season of "The Undertakter" and the 2nd season of their new comedy show "Seitentriebe" and is still filming the 2nd season of "Wilder". Greg Zglinski created a dok-fiction about the most successful Swiss circus Knie and that's just what we know of...

We are excited about everything that is happening and are especially looking forward to next year which will bring us even more fantastic and also historical cinematic adventures.

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