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Zurich Film Festival taps “Linsanity,” “The Manor”

Eighteen documentaries, including The Manor (pictured), will screen in competition at the11-day event, which takes place from September 26 to October 6.
September 12, 2013

The Zurich Film Festival has revealed this year’s line-up, with docs including The Manor (pictured), Inequality for All and Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia.

Running from September 26 to October 6, the annual Swiss event will screen 122 films from 27 countries, including 22 debut films and 16 world premieres. Eighteen films will screen in competition in the festival’s ‘International Documentary Film’ and ‘Germany, Austria, Switzerland Documentary Film’ categories. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on October 5.

“We want to grow at a healthy and moderate pace,” festival co-director Nadja Schildknecht said in a statement. “A higher budget of 6.1 million francs made it possible to optimize our corporate structure as well as further develop the contents of the program. In addition to that, we were able to increase the cinematic program as well as invite a larger number of guests and schedule more industry events.”

The docs screening in the ‘International Documentary Film’ category are Mariana Otero’s A ciel ouvert, Alejandra Grinschpun’s Anos De Calle, Nebojsa Slijepcevic’s Gangster te Voli, Nicholas Wrathall’s Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, Jacob Kornbluth’s Inequality for All, Kaspar Astrup Schroeder’s Lej En Familie A/S, Evan Jackson Leong’s Linsanity, Andreas M. Dalsgaard’s The Human Scale, Shawney Cohen’s  The Manor and Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq’s These Birds Walk.

The docs screening in the ‘Germany, Austria, Switzerland Documentary Film’ category are Clara Trischler’s Das Erste Meer, Benedikt Kuby’s Der Bauer Bleibst Du, Stefan Weinert’s Die Familie, Noel Dernesch and Moritz Springer’s Journey To Jah, Sabine Lidl’s Nan Goldin – I Remember Your Face, Anna Thommen’s Neuland, Eric Bergkraut’s Service Inbegriffe and Christian Heynen’s Wer Ist Thomas Muller?

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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