Following a hiatus of one year as a result of the pandemic, the Locarno Film Festival, the most significant cinematographic event in Switzerland and among the most important in Europe, will feature live screenings from August 4th to 14th, 2021. Throughout its 74-year history, the Locarno Film Festival has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals.
Supporting this live return is another iconic Swiss company, HeiQ, the materials innovator that aims to improve the lives of billions and trusted by 300 major brands worldwide. HeiQ lives up to Switzerland’s reputation for high-tech innovation, quality and sustainability with its bold claim of “Swiss Tech Inside” on all its products. Adding superpowers to textiles and materials best describes what HeiQ does.
HeiQ is supplying the Locarno Film Festival with personalized washable HeiQ Viroblock masks. Swiss Technology Award-winning HeiQ Viroblock is one of the fastest acting and longest lasting antiviral and antimicrobial textile technology in the world that is also safe and environmentally friendly. The masks are primarily for Festival staff that have the most contact with the audience but will also be available in the Festival online shop: boutique.locarnofestival.ch
HeiQ Co-Founder and CEO Carlo Centonze says: “Having grown up in the Canton of Tessin, I am really pleased that this world-famous festival in Locarno has returned live and that HeiQ has been able to show its solidarity with the cultural and events industry by contributing to the safety of staff and guests with our HeiQ Viroblock technology. We wish all attendees a safe and most enjoyable festival.”
Locarno Film Festival’s COO Raphaël Brunschwig: “We are glad to be able to present an almost normal edition, while introducing all the necessary safety measures to ensure the health of our audience, our guests, and all our professional accreditated. Thanks to the collaboration with HeiQ, our staff will also be able to welcome the audience to Locarno74 in complete safety.”
For more information: https://www.locarnofestival.ch/