Locarno Festival 2017

Locarno Festival 2017

Locarno Piazza Grande

The Festival del Film Locarno took place from 2 – 12 August this year. Over its 70-year history, the international festival has grown into one of the most important major annual film events in the world, hosting over 160,000 film fans, 3,000 industry representatives and 900 media people each August. For ten days, Locarno's Piazza Grande becomes the global capital of arthouse film. SRG supports the Festival as part of a comprehensive partnership.

Pacte de l'audiovisuel

Film is an excellent means of conveying cultural and linguistic diversity, which is why promoting film is a cornerstone of SRG SSR’s cultural activities. It created the Pacte de l’audiovisuel in 1996 together with partners from the film industry. From 1997 to 2013, it investedmore than CHF 300 million in promoting film under the pact. Over 2,000 cinema, television, documentary, short and animated films have been released in the past 15 years thanks to the pact. Over the last five years, the SRG television companies have coproduced around 800 films. More about the Pacte de l'audiovisuel.