- Golden Eye: three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone.
- Variety’s New Talent Award. To be announced on Oct. 6.
NEW THIS YEAR:
- Three new venues: Capitol 1 and 6, Arthouse Alba, Arthouse Le Paris.
- Fest expands from seven to 11 days, spread over two weekends for the first time.
- Expected attendance: 25,000, up from 18,000 in 2006.
- Albert S. Ruddy (president), two-time Oscar-winning producer (“The Godfather,” “Million Dollar Baby”)
- Moritz Bleibtreu, actor (“Run Lola Run”)
- Matthew Modine, actor (“Full Metal Jacket”)
- Bettina Oberli, Swiss director (“Die Herbstzeitlosen”)
- Justus von Dohnanyi, actor-director (“Das Experiment”)
- Dieter Meier, Swiss artist-musician-filmmaker. Part of electro pop band Yello.
“Savage Grace” (France/U.S./Spain); not in competition
- Director: Tom Kalin
- Stars: Julianne Moore and Stephen Dillane
- Drama based on the award-winning novel of the same name.
Zurich Master Class, a series of six intensive workshops for 25 promising young filmmakers. Stone joins Russian helmer Pavel Lungin (“Taxi Blues”) and producer Jim Stark (“Night on Earth”).