The Ticino Film Commission continues in its function of promoting and enhancing the territory: in a recently released note, it’s announced that the number of productions accepted and programmed after the stop due to the Covid-19 pandemic is positive.

To achieve this result the month of August was essential: the TFC issued an extraordinary measure to support the 2020’s productions affected by the health crisis: the necessary hygiene and social distancing measures, in fact, led to an increase in costs of 10%.

The objectives of this measure are to prevent the postponements and cancellations of planned projects, which would have a negative impact on employment, not only in the audiovisual sector, but also in tourism and culture.

So far the incentives have been granted to 7 projects, for a total of 87,000 Swiss Francs (80,767 €). The estimated expenses on the territory from the productions amount to 3.2 million francs (2,97 million €).

Nadia Dresti, director of TFC, emphasized how this gesture not only helps productions in this particularly delicate moment, but is also a clear and important message towards the Swiss film industry.

In this way two important productions have been confirmed: “40 & Climbing” by Bindu De Stoppani, produced by the Zurich production company Hugo Film in co-production with RSI, and “Monte Verità” by Stefan Jäger, produced by tellfilm (Zurich) in co-production with RSI, Coin Film (Germany), KGP (Austria) and MCC Movies Köln.

Overall, since the end of the lockdown, TFC has been able to support 14 new projects, including a commercial shot in Carona and Passo del Lucomagno starring the great Swiss tennis player Roger Federer.