The Fuori concorso selection offers recent work – feature films and shorts, film essays, documentaries – by well-established filmmakers, out of competition, presented mostly as world or international premiere.
Swatch First Feature Awards
Swatch support the prizes awarded by a jury of international film critics to the two best first feature films selected for the sections Concorso internazionale, Concorso Cineasti del presente, Fuori concorso, Signs of Life and on the Piazza Grande:
- Swatch First Feature Award, in the value of 15,000 CHF to be shared equally between the director and the producer awarded to the best first film.
- The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award: a special mention, with a 3 to 6 month residency in the Shanghai hotel of the same name.