More recently, TFC had a hand in the realisation of the film Monte Verità in the Ascona-Locarno region, due for release in 2021. The popular German film Die Schwarzen Brüder and Beldona’s 2021 summer campaign were also made in the Lake Maggiore region in cooperation with the TFC. But what is it that makes Ticino so attractive for cineastes? Its diversity! Nowhere else in Switzerland will you find such variety of landscapes in such a small area, ranging from palm trees by the lake to lush flower meadows and snow-covered peaks and glaciers. Not forgetting the Mediterranean architectural style around the lake featuring winding alleys and lakeside promenades, the grandiose villas on the slopes above Locarno and Ascona, and the traditional stone rustici in the valleys. Moreover, the Lake Maggiore region is home to many traditions, villages reminiscent of times long past and facilities boasting the latest technology. The perfect destination, then, for all kinds of production.
Do you have a house, barn, garden or anything else that would make a great location? Or perhaps you know of a hidden place that has what it takes to become a film star? If so, let the TFC know, as every tip is welcome. The TFC also offers services other than location scouting: it can help find specialists such as technicians, actors and professional extras, and arrange the provision of accommodation and catering. It advises on the obtaining of permits. The TFC also has a budget for providing cinematographic works with financial support.
Sustainability and regionality are important aspects of the TFC’s mission: it encourages the inclusion of local products on location and the use of environmentally friendly materials and ways of working. It also strives to use service providers and caterers from the region wherever possible.