Challenges and Chances & co-production, beyond coronavirus!


Nadia Dresti, Locarno Film Festival International Advisor
Alessia Sonaglioni, EWA Executive Director
Alexia Muiños Ruiz, EWA Deputy Director

Helene Granqvist, WIFTI President & Producer


Susan Newman, Eurimages Head of Programme: Co-production


Following the conversation, SWAN members were able to

network from the comfort of their home with fellow SWANs


This year, in lieu of of our annual Networking Breakfast, SWAN got serious by hosting a panel centered on important issues.

The "Beyond #metoo" round table with actresses Barbara Giordano, Marie-Eve Musy, Mona Petri and Corinne Soland from
#FemaleACT, moderated by SWAN Co-President, Author, Director Gabriel Baur, focused on concerns and stories all too familiar with actresses and was followed by a meaningful Q&A with the audience.

One year after signing the Pledge of Parity and Inclusion with the Locarno Film Festival, SWAN was pleased to welcome Locarno Festival's new artistic director Lili Hinstin to reveal the first gendered
numbers and discuss the issue of equality and diversity in Film Festivals. 

In the evening, SWAN gathered again in our usual hang-out, Sport Cafe, to chill to the beautiful music of local artist
Camila Koller Trio.

SWAN @Pardo provided a relaxed atmosphere to network, thanks to the generous support of our initial and ever strong sponsor

Photos © Delphine Luchetta


Locarno Festival Artistic Director Lili
swan_roundtable fltr Gabriel Baur (SWAN
swan_roundtable fltr Gabriel Baur (SWAN
Camila Koller
Chilling to the music
Lounge party late at night
Sport Cafe's Davide and Camila Koller


The third SWAN Networking Breakfast at the Locarno Festival was unforgettable. Right after the signing of The Pledge for Parity with Locarno Festival, SWAN was happy to welcome everyone. Thank you for attending. Highlight of the breakfast was the ceremony of the first Suissimage Award which granted 1 Mio. SFR to Ursula Meier and 400'000 Carmen Jaquier for their projects. Congrats!
SWAN thanks its sponsors* very much: without you it would not have been possible. See you in 2019!

* The SWAN Breakfast 2018 was supported by: ARF/FDS, Suissimage, SSA, ssfv, SWISSPERFORM and SSR-SRG.  

Enjoy the pictures of the SWAN Locarno Networking Breakfast 2018!
Thank you for the pictures @ Marie-Eve Musy!


It was amazing! We thank you for attending the second SWAN Networking Breakfast at the Locarno Festival, and our sponsors* for making it possible. SWAN was happy to welcome directors Petra Volpe, Sabine Gisiger and Rana Eid as special guests. They were celebrated as well as the thrilling news from Suissimage about a new
1 million Swiss Francs grant for 1 to 3 film projects by women. More soon on this page including photos by
Martin Guggisberg.
Thank you!

* The SWAN Breakfast 2017 was supported by: ARF/FDS, FOCAL, SSA, ssfv, Suissimage, Ticino Film Commission and SWISSPERFORM.