ZFF for kids: year-round film workshops

We are helping to expand the Zurich Film Festival’s (ZFF) programme for children. Now you can enjoy great film workshops, exciting film talks, poignant cinema moments and even the opportunity to shoot your very own short film as part of the six-month Studio programme by Generali & filmkids.ch. The workshops are for children aged between 8 and 13. Register now and get involved!

One-day workshop: ZFF for Kids – Workshops

The workshops are for children who want to know more about how films are made. Professional filmmakers give children the chance to have a look behind the scenes. During the morning, the kids will learn about how films are made and can get involved themselves, both in front of and behind the camera. After a delicious spaghetti lunch, the young directors can look forward to a film screening.

  • 2022 dates: 5 February | 2 April | 7 May | 2 July | 3 December
  • More information and registration: ZFF for kids


During ZFF, there are additional workshops and exciting kids’ films from across the world. The children’s programme will be published in September and can be viewed here: Festival Programme



Six-month course: ZFF for Kids – Studio by Generali & filmkids.ch

The Studio by Generali & filmkids.ch is a six-month course for children who want to get a deeper insight into the world of film. They shoot their own short film and feature in the lead roles themselves, direct and do the camera work, record the sound and organise the necessary props and costumes.


One weekend a month, the children attend a workshop with a specific theme: screenplay, acting, camera, etc. During the course of this, they develop their own idea for a film to be produced during one week in the summer holidays. The editing and post-production will be done the following week. To top it all off, the finished film will premiere at the 18th Zurich Film Festival. After a photo shoot on the Green Carpet and the film premiere on the big screen, aperitifs will be served to whole family.


Ten children a year can participate in the Studio. The course is already fully booked for 2022. Would you like to be notified as soon as registration for 2023 opens? Send an e-mail to kids@zff.com.


Follow the Studio on its journey. We regularly publish videos and updates here and on our social media channels.



ZFF for kids with the ZFF mascot “Goldie”