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Locarno Festival

The Piazza Grande of Locarno provides a unique backdrop for one of the most renowned film festivals in the world: the Locarno Festival.

August 7 – 17, 2019

Since 1981, UBS is main partner of the Locarno Festival, one of the most important film festival in the world. The Piazza Grande of Locarno, represented on the new 20 Swiss Francs bill, gives the Festival a unique setting, which attracts thousands of visitors each year.

For more than ten years, UBS has also been sponsor of the "Prix du Public UBS", the only prize of the Festival designated by the audience of Piazza Grande. Among the past winners of the Prix du Public are "The life of others", "The Syrian Bride" and "Bend it like Beckham". In 2017, the winner was "The Big Sick" by Michael Showalter. In 2018, the winner was "Blackkklansman" by Spike Lee.