Hand in hand with the Swiss film industry

The Story Lab of the Migros Culture Percentage is being implemented in cooperation with partners from the film industry.

Locarno Film Festival

Francesco De Biasi, Head of Education Program, Locarno Film Festival

«The spirit of the Migros Culture Percent Story Lab fits perfectly with what the Locarno Film Festival wants to offer young Swiss talent: the opportunity to develop ambitious and original projects. In Locarno, these projects can be further developed through inspiration and exchange at an international level.»


The Locarno Academy and BaseCamp are two strategically important projects of the Locarno Film Festival and reflect the need of the new audiovisual scenario to bring together identities and techniques of great diversity in order to offer an avant-garde contemporary creation.

Solothurn Film Festival

Emilien Gür, program management for «Im Atelier»

«The ‘Im Atelier’ program series, which is dedicated to the film creation process, provides space for a creative exchange as well as public debate. Every year, the section focuses on a current topic. An international film lab is invited to this event. It provides Swiss filmmakers with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and expand their networks.»


The Solothurn Film Festival has been a gathering point for Swiss cinematographers for 55 years. The event is one of the driving forces behind Swiss film culture and a venue for the public and today’s filmmakers to meet. Every January, this exhibition of the work of the Swiss film industry attracts more than 65,000 visitors, making it one of the most prestigious cultural events in Switzerland. The Solothurn Film Festival was founded in 1966.


Sven Wälti, Head of Film at SRG:

«The approach of combining funding with coaching and networking impressed us from the very outset, as did the ambition to strike out in a new direction in terms of content development and narrative storytelling.»


Film funding: The SRG is actively involved in film festivals as a media partner and supports Swiss co-productions by providing financial funding and expertise. Besides the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, SRG is the most important sponsor of Swiss cinema.

Zurich Film Festival

Reta Guetg, Head of Industry, Zurich Film Festival:

«Since 2006, ZFF has made an important contribution to connecting emerging film talent with the industry through its talent development program ZFF Academy. Story Lab meets ZFF Academy aims to unite the talents of both funding vehicles to create creative synergies.»


The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) is the largest autumn festival in the German-speaking world and presents during 11 days the most beautiful discoveries as well as the most anticipated films of the year. The ZFF promotes exchange between up-and-coming directors, established filmmakers, the film industry and the public.