Festeggiamo – bringing the magic of the Locarno Film Festival to the region



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Festival films under the stars of the region

In 2022, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Locarno Film Festival, the Lago Maggiore and Valleys region decided to offer the population an interesting opportunity to meet and get closer to the Festival, an appropriate tribute outside the ten days of the national film event par excellence. Thus, was born the idea of proposing a traveling openair cinema event, bringing the experience of the big screen to various suggestive locations in the region. Given the success of the initiative in 2022, it has been decided to repeat the travelling film event annually, taking the magic of the Locarno Film Festival to the region.


The following screenings will start at 9.00 pm, after a short presentation of the project and the Locarno Film Festival:

Saturday 1 July 2023 – Piazzale ERL di Losone
Dramma della Gelosia by Ettore Scola

Saturday 8 July 2023 – Prato dei Doganieri di Minusio
Delta by Michele Vannucci

Saturda 15 July 2023 – Piazza di Cevio
L’uomo in più by Paolo Sorrentino

Sunday 23 July 2023 – Sagrato di Vira-Gambarogno
Paradise Highway by Anna Gutto

Saturday 29 July 2023 – Piazza della Gioventù di Cavigliano
Palombella rossa by Nanni Moretti

Thursday 17 August 2023 – Porto alla Resiga di Brissago
The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock

Any movements in case of bad weather will be promptly reported on the website and on the social channels (Facebook and Instagram)

Film selection

The selection of the films is curated by the Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, Giona A. Nazzaro, who offers the population eight exciting titles that have made the history of the Festival and that continue to arouse great emotions.

The films will be shown in their original language (Italian or English) and subtitled in Italian, in order to make the experience accessible to the region's public.

Participate and win!

During all the evenings, a person will be selected from the audience who will receive a general pass, kindly offered by the Locarno Film Festival, to attend the next edition of the Locarno Film Festival. There will also be competitions with day passes to the Festival as prizes on the social channels of the event and on Radio Ticino.


The project was born from the intercommunal Culture Commission of the region Lago Maggiore and Valleys, a group that brings together all the political heads of Culture of the region. To carry out the project, the Commission has formed a working group, whose members are: Claudio Berger, Simona Canevascini, Nancy Lunghi, Roberto Pomari, Peter Praz?a?k and Oliviero Ratti.

Memberships, collaborations and sponsors

All the Municipalities of the region contributed to the financing of the project:

Ascona, Brissago, Avegno Gordevio, Bosco Gurin, Brione s. Minusio, Campo Vallemaggia, Centovalli, Cerentino, Cevio, Cugnasco-Gerra, Gambarogno, Gordola, Lavertezzo, Lavizzara, Linescio, Locarno, Losone, Maggia, Mergoscia, Minusio, Muralto, Onsernone, Orselina, Ronco s. Ascona, Tenero-Contra, Terre di Pedemonte, Verzasca.

Furthermore, the project is made possible thanks to the close collaboration with the Locarno Film Festival, PalaCinema Locarno, Radio Ticino, the Amici del Cinema del Gambarogno and the Cinematografo Ambulante, and thanks to the precious sponsorship by enjoyARENA, the Fondazione Cultura nel Locarnese, the Organizzazione Turistica Lago Maggiore e Valli and the Società Elettrica Sopracenerina.

More information:
- Website: www.festeggiamo.ch
- Facebook: @festeggiamo.ch
- Instagram: festeggiamo.ch

Date: from 01.07.2023 to 17.08.2023

Place: different places in the region Lago Maggiore and Valleys

Time: 9.00 pm

Entry: free

Typology: Cinema, Open air


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