Festival del film Locarno
August 2 – 12, 2017
The Piazza Grande provides a unique backdrop for one of the most renowned film festivals in the world: the Festival del film Locarno. The city's Mediterranean atmosphere combines with the film scene to create a truly unique event. Every year, it’s the audience members who decide which film will win the "Prix du Public UBS" (UBS People's Award) on the last evening of the festival. In 2016, the winner was "I, Daniel Blake" by Ken Loach. UBS has been the partner and main sponsor of the Locarno Film Festival since 1981.