Inspiring people together

with Swisscom as the main sponsor of the Locarno Film Festival

Inspiring people together



A sponsor for the 22st time

Swisscom is proud to be a main sponsor of the Locarno Film Festival for the 23rd time.


The connection between the Locarno Film Festival and the Grand Hotel Locarno used to run very deep. Indeed, it was in the hotel’s gardens that the film festival was first held and gained international renown. Even after the screenings were moved to the Piazza Grande in 1971, famous names from the film industry continued to stay at the Grand Hotel and contributed to its glamorous reputation.

Grand Hotel Swisscom

Swisscom cannot bring back the glory days of the Grand Hotel Locarno. What we can do, however, is create a meeting place that revives the legend of days gone by. We would therefore like to invite you to raise a glass to 72 years of cinema history with us at the Grand Hotel Swisscom in laRotonda and to indulge in the glamour of old times. Come and quench your thirst at our large cocktail bar and help us celebrate into the early hours at our exclusive silent disco, a throwback to the parties for which the former Grand Hotel was so famous.

International reach

The Locarno Film Festival will be attended by around 900 journalists from many different countries. To ensure that they can report on the event without any problems and help the festival to maintain its international reach, Swisscom will provide the press centre with modern infrastructure and super-fast Internet access.

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