Two-time Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will head the competition jury for the 2022 Zurich International Film Festival, judging this year’s Golden Eye award winners. Farhadi will oversee a three-person jury, along with Swiss director Petra Volpe (Divine Command) and producer Daniel Dreifuss (NoBy Netflix All is quiet on the Western front), Swedish producer Peter Gustafsson (Border), and British director Clio Barnard (The Arbor, Dark River).
Producer Christine Vachon of the Famous Killer (Boys do not Cry, Far from heaven, I’m not there) will head this year’s jury for the Zurich Spotlight Competition sidebar. Swiss documentary director Fred Baillif (Family), Austrian filmmaker Katharina Mückstein (L’animale), film editor Maria Fantastica Valmori (Again to the transgression) and Swiss journalist and media executive Roger Schawinski, will join Vachon on the Focus jury.
Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau, Oscar-nominated director Group (2019) oversees the jury for the Zurich documentary competition, along with Write with fire director Sushmit Ghosh, film editor Atanas Georgiev (Honeyland), Swiss producer Joëlle Bertossa (Of sheep and men), and Nina Numankadić is the director of the documentary festival group Doc Alliance.
Each jury will award the Golden Eye title to the best film in their respective sections, each with a cash prize of $26,000 (CHF 25,000). This year’s winners will be announced at the Zurich Film Festival Awards ceremony at the Zurich Opera House on October 1.