Locarno Film Festival



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Locarno Film Festival is the most significant cinematographic event in Switzerland and among the most important in Europe. Numerous are the movies presented in four different sections: Concorso Internazionale, Cineasti del Presente, Pardi di Domani and First Feature.

The heart of the festival is the daily evening projection in the magnificent Piazza Grande, which transforms itself into the "most beautiful open-air cinema". Producers, directors and actors who come to Locarno to present their films roam the red carpet and add a touch of glamour to the festival. In addition to the Piazza Grande, there will be projections in 13 other cinemas in the city.

In 2022, the Locarno Film Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary with a programme that also includes initiatives on the history of the festival and new projects such as the Pardo Verde WWF, the Green Film Fund and - in collaboration with Swiss Post - the Swiss Crypto Stamp 2.0, a special series of crypto stamps. The Locarno75 Retrospective was dedicated to Douglas Sirk curated by Bernard Eisenschitz and Roberto Turigliatto.

Among the various award-winners at Locarno75 were Kelly Reichardt, winner of the Pardo d'onore Manor; Laurie Anderson, winner of the Ticnomoda Vision Award; Gitanjali Rao, winner of the Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare; Jason Blum, winner of the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico; Costa-Gavras, winner of the Pardo alla carriera Ascona-Locarno; and Matt Dillon, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award..

Between a screening, a forum and a drink there are numerous opportunities for entertainment and fun: the Ascona-Locarno region with its lake, the rivers, botanical gardens, valleys and mountains will offer you unforgettable moments.

For further information, the program, tickets and passes we invite you to visit the festival website www.locarnofestival.ch.


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