Welcome by Luca Pedrotti
Group Managing Director and
Regional Director UBS Ticino
Inaugurated in 1946, the Locarno Film Festival is the premier cinematic event in Switzerland and one of the most celebrated internationally. Every year, for several days, it turns Locarno into a capital city of cinema and culture – one whose main square, the Piazza Grande, is dominated by an enormous screen, heart and soul of the Festival. UBS takes particular pride in supporting the Locarno Festival, as its principal partner since 1981, and in other ways: since 2000, UBS has had the privilege of presenting the Prix du Public UBS to the film at the Festival voted best by the public. A category which, over the years, has included such hits as The lives of Others (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016).
Since 2017, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Festival, at the entrance of Piazza Grande, UBS has been offering an installation symbol of our long-term partnership, which we are glad to announce has been renewed for three more years.
We certainly look forward to welcoming you to the Locarno Film Festival, and we wish you an unforgettable experience!
UBS projects for the Locarno Film Festival