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    Congratulations to the winner of the Swatch First Feature Award: Nele Wohlatz

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    Congratulations to the winner of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award: Maud Alpi

Festival del film Locarno 2016

A proud supporter of young talents across the broad spectrum of contemporary arts, Swatch has a new partnership with the 69th Festival del film Locarno (3 - 13 August). As Official Partner of the historic festival Swatch reinforces its commitment to supporting emerging talent in the creative arts: the Swiss watchmaker will award the “Swatch First Feature Award” to a young filmmaker. 

The Swatch First Feature Award Jury is comprised of three prominent film industry professionals: Chus Martínez, Jonathan Romney and Ryan Werner. 

The Swatch First Feature Award will go to an emerging filmmaker whose first feature film is shown at the Festival del film Locarno 2016. Additionally, the First Feature Jury will grant a Special Mention in the form of an invitation for a stay at the artists residence, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.


Meet the First Feature Jury

Locarno Summer Academy

As Official Partner, Swatch also supports the Locarno Summer Academy. The Festival’s training program accepts applications from young people all over the world to participate in five different programs addressing diverse aspects of the business and art of making films.

Follow the Summer Academy

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel

Swatch has been working closely with artists for over 30 years. The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, which was launched in 2011, is an additional example of the brand’s commitment to supporting talent and creation. Swatch loves art and artists. Their freedom and energy reflect a vision of the world which is simultaneously both very personal and universal.

The unique, innovative concept of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel includes 18 studios where artists live and work in a stimulating urban environment.


First Feature Award

Swatch First Feature Award - Teaser

Locarno Summer Academy

Lei Lei takes part in the Locarno Summer Academy. Learn more about him.