Cinema Around the Clock
This year, Swatch and the Festival del film Locarno are even more connected.
The 68th edition, in fact, gave the opportunity to launch a new collaboration which has involved and has been felt on several levels: on the one hand Swatch proposed a special, Pardo-like Swatch which has become one of the most wanted Festival gadgets.
On the other hand it introduced two new Prizes: the Swatch First Feature Award (Prize for Best First Feature) and The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award, a special mention offering a 3 to 6 month stay in the Shanghai hotel of the same name.
A special place where art and creativity are hosted by a historic luxury building, shaping unpredictable collaborations. One, however, has already been established: thanks to the Locarno Summer Academy, one of the artists coming from the Shanghai residency will be among the participants of this Festival initiative.Mattia Bertoldi