Prix du public UBS

in Piazza Grande, thanks to the Locarno Film Festival App, the public is the jury

Since 2000 the Prix du Public UBS, the only official award of the Festival to be awarded by the Piazza Grande audience, has been presented to films that are likely to make history. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Prix du Public UBS, and for the first time ever spectators can rate the Piazza Grande films digitally, using the new official Locarno Film Festival App. 

The Prix du Public UBS, worth CHF 30,000, is decided solely on the basis of the audience vote and will be presented at the official award ceremony on Saturday, 15 August 2020. 

Over the years, the Prix du Public UBS has often proved to be an important indicator of the commercial success of the films. In recent years, films such as Michael Showalter’s The Big Sick (2017), Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake (2016) and Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar (2011) have enjoyed considerable success. The film The Life of Others, winner of the “Prix du Public UBS” in 2006, also won an Oscar for best foreign language film. Recently, Spike Lee’s film BlacKkKlansman won an Oscar only a few months after thrilling the audience in the Piazza Grande. 

UBS has been a partner of the Locarno Film Festival since 1981 and is particularly pleased to promote the important role of the audience in the Piazza Grande with the Prix du Public UBS. 

Visitors are asked to vote while they are still in the Piazza Grande or at the Palexpo FEVI. The voting function is disabled outside of these places.

UBS wishes all the spectators of the Locarno Film Festival an unforgettable cultural experience. 

Past winners of Prix du Public UBS

"Camille", Prix du Public UBS 2019

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"BlacKkKlansman by Spike Lee, Prix du Public UBS 2018

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"The Big Sick" by Michael Showalter, Prix du Public UBS 2017

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"I, Daniel Blake" by Ken Loach, Prix du Public UBS 2016

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“Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer” by Lars Kraume, Prix du Public UBS 2015

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“Schweizer Helden” (“Unlikely Heroes”), Prix du Public UBS 2014

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“Gabrielle”, Prix du Public UBS 2013

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“Lore”, Prix du Public UBS 2012

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“Monsieur Lazhar”, Prix du Public UBS 2011

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“The Human Resources Manager”, Prix du Public UBS 2010

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“Giulia Verschwinden” (“Julia's Disappearance”), Prix du Public UBS 2009

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“Son of Rambow”, Prix du Public UBS 2008

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“Death at a Funeral”, Prix du Public UBS 2007

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“Das Leben der Anderen” (“The Lives of Others”), Prix du Public UBS 2006

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Prix du Public UBS

2019  

Camille 

2018  

BlacKkKlansman 

2017  

The Big Sick

2016

  I, Daniel Blake

2015

  Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer

2014

  Schweizer Helden (Unlikely Heroes)

2013

  Gabrielle

2012

  Lore

2011

  Monsieur Lazhar

2010

  The Human Resources Manager

2009

  Giulias Verschwinden (Julia's Disappearance)

2008

  Son of Rambow

2007

  Death at a Funeral

2006

  Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

2005

  Zaïna, Cavalière de l’Atlas (Zaina: Rider of the Atlas)

2004

  The Syrian Bride

2003

  Das Wunder von Bern

2002

  Bend it like Beckham

2001

  Lagaan, Once Upon a Time in India

2000

  Hollow Man

1996

  Microcosmos

1995

  Smoke

1994

  Senza Pelle
     

 

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