About us

The Ticino Film Commission was created in 2014 thanks to substantial public funding assured by the regional economic policy departments of the Republic and the Canton of Ticino. It is a non-profit organisation and committed solely  to ensuring added value for all  particpants and for the cantonal territory as a whole.

Operational from 2014, it includes among its main objectives the promotion of the territory as a location for filming, and any form of audio-visual production, attracting national and international productions, at the same time supporting the local audio-visual industry and contributing to the creation of new work opportunities for those in the local sector.

The Ticino Film Commission – Southern Switzerland Ticino Film Commission Sagl – is a non-profit company constituted under Swiss law, created and run by the Fondazione Ticino Film Commission, through its operational staff

  • Nicola Pini, Chairman, Management Board
  • Mario Timbal, Management Board member
  • Elia Frapolli, Management Board member
  • Doris Longoni, Director
  • Cristiana Giaccardi, Project Manager

What we do

The Ticino Film Commission encourages and supports the making of all kinds of audio-visual production – film, television and multimedia –  in its region, by  international and international producers and production companies, promoting and incentivising the involvement of producers, professionals in the sector and local service/facilities companies.

Ticino Film Commission  offers a free and confidential service to the film, television and commercial production community including: information and advice on locations and permissions; contacts for cast, crew and facilities; information on accommodation and recce support.

From 2016, the Film Commission will dispose of a relatively limited budget for  location scouting – to cover location scouting costs and the eventual selection of professionals from the sector and cast members  -  and to make a partial contribution to logistical and/or local staff costs, exclusively for those productions that can assure economic benefit within Ticino.

For for detailed information see : Services

Fondazione Ticino Film Commission

The Fondazione Ticino Film Commission was founded on April 15,  2014, following approval by the Gran Consiglio del Canton Ticino of a substantial sum of public funding support, by the four founding members:

  • AFAT – Associazione film e audiovisivi Ticino
    (Ticino Film and Television Association)
  • GRSI – Gruppo registi e sceneggiatori indipendenti della Svizzera italiana.
    (The Italian-Switzerland Group of Independent Directors and Screenwriters)
  • Ticino Turismo
  • Festival del film Locarno

The Fondazione is the outcome of a specific and practical exercise in co-operation and finding consensus among the above mentioned founding members. The task entrusted to the Fondazione Ticino Film Commission  by the Republic and Canton of Ticino is to  augment initiatives in the regional audio-visual sector, providing productions with a quality service, able to attract to ever more substantial productions to Ticino.

Fondazione Ticino Film Commission:

  • Michela Pini, President
  • Niccolò Castelli, Vice - President
  • Mario Timbal,  Board Member
  • Elia Frapolli, Board Member