Festival del film Locarno

Festival del film Locarno

Type: Regular shortfilm festival
Location: Locarno, Switzerland
Start Month: August


Every August since 1946, for eleven days the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, becomes the world capital of auteur cinema. Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet here every summer to share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity. At Locarno they find a quality programme, rich, eclectic, surprising, and where emerging talent rubs shoulders with prestigious guests. The audience is the soul of the Festival, as exemplified in the famous evenings on the Piazza Grande, whose magical setting can accommodate up to 8,000 filmgoers every night. Geographically located at the crossroads of three great European regions, (Italian, German and French), Locarno is, precisely because of its enormous and multi-cultural audience, a unique launch platform for new films from all over the world.

Submission Requirements:

16mm, 35mm, High Definition and Standard Definition video. Entries must have been completed during the 12 months before the Festival and should not have participated in other European international film festivals. For complete information please refer to

Submission Deadline: June


100 CHF ( 65) except short films up to 60 minutes

Awards / Prizes:

Pardo d’oro (90,000 CHF for the best film in the Concorso internazionale), Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente Premio George Foundation (30,000 CHF for the best film of the Concorso Cineasti del presente), Pardino d’oro for the Best Short Film (first prize

Contact: Olivier P?re (info@pardo.ch)

Website: http://www.pardo.ch/

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