Locarno Festival

72nd Edition

Locarno Festival

where:Locarno
when:August 7th - 17th, 2019
address:Via Franchino Rusca 1
6600 Locarno
Svizzera
tel:+41 91 7562121
fax:+41 91 7562149
email:info@locarnofestival.ch
website:www.locarnofestival.ch
deadline:June 3rd, 2019
entry form:Online Submission

The Locarno Film Festival aims to promote arthouse cinema of artistic merit; to provide a showcase for major new films of the year from around the world; to take stock, in its competitive sections, of the new perspectives of filmmaking expression, concentrating especially on such new film directors and industries as command international attention.
The Festival is composed of several sections which accept films shot in any format.
Sections open to submissions:
a) The Concorso internazionale presents as world or international premieres a selection of fiction feature films, documentaries, or animated films.
b) The Concorso Cineasti del presente is reserved for first and second full-length features.
c) Moving Ahead presents as world or international premieres a competitive selection of works by well-established filmmakers, exploring new narrative forms and innovative film language.
d) The Pardi di domani section is reserved for short and mediumlength films not more than 59 minutes in length by filmmakers who have not yet made feature-length films. This section is organized around two distinct competitions: one is reserved for Swiss productions and co-productions, while the other is open to work from the rest of the world.
Sections not open to submissions:
e) The Piazza Grande section offers as world, international or European premieres works intended for a mainstream audience.
f) The Fuori concorso selection offers recent works by well established filmmakers.
g) Histoire(s) du cinéma is the sidebar dedicated to the history of cinema.
h) The Retrospettiva is designed to make a contribution to the history of cinema or to enable the audience
to (re)discover the body of work of an important auteur.
i) Open Doors Screenings is a non-competitive section, focusing in 2019 on specific Countries, organized with the collaboration of the Swiss Foreign Ministry.
Two sections are independently organized within the framework of the Festival:
j) The Semaine de la critique, reserved for documentaries, is organized by the Swiss Film Journalists Association.
k) Panorama Suisse presents a selection of Swiss films, chosen by a commission with representatives of the Solothurn Film Days, SWISS FILMS and the Swiss Film Academy.
Official prizes and juries:
a) Concorso internazionale
A Jury composed of five personalities will award the following prizes:
– Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard), Grand Prize of the City of Locarno (CHF 75,000 to be shared equally between the director and the producer) to the best film;
– Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize) of the Cities of Ascona and Losone (CHF 30,000 to be shared equally between the director and the producer);
– Pardo per la migliore regia (Leopard for Best Direction) of the City and Region of Locarno (CHF 20,000 to the director) for the best directed film;
– Pardo per la migliore interpretazione femminile (Leopard for Best Actress);
– Pardo per la migliore interpretazione maschile (Leopard for Best Actor).
b) Concorso Cineasti del presente
A Jury composed of three personalities will award the following prizes:
– Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente (Cineasti del presente Golden Leopard), CHF 35,000 to be shared equally between the director and the producer) to the best film;
– Premio per il migliore regista emergente (Best Emerging Director Award) of the City and Region of Locarno (CHF 20,000 to the director);
– Premio speciale della giuria Ciné+ Cineasti del presente (Special Jury Prize): a promotional campaign to the value of CHF 25’000 on Ciné+ channels at the time of its theatrical release in France.
c) Moving Ahead
A Jury composed of three personalities will award the following prizes:
– Moving Ahead Award to the best film (CHF 5,000 to the director);
d) Best First Feature Prizes
A jury composed of three personalities will award the best films presented as international or world premieres in all the Festival sections, except for the independent sections Semaine de la Critique and Panorama Suisse. The Jury will award the following prizes:
– Swatch First Feature Award (CHF 15,000 to the director);
– Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award: A special mention which consists of a 3-6 months residency, including travel expenses, in the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.
e) Pardi di domani
A Jury composed of three personalities will award the following prizes:
– Pardino d’oro for the best Swiss short film – Premio Swiss Life (CHF 10,000);
– Pardino d’oro for the best international short film – Premio SRG SSR (CHF 10,000);
– Pardino d’argento Swiss Life for the Pardi di domani National competition (CHF 5,000);
– Pardino d’argento SRG SSR for the Pardi di domain International competition (CHF 5,000);
– Pardi di domani Best Direction Prize – PIANIFICA (CHF 2,000 to the director);
– Best Swiss Newcomer Prize;
– Premio Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Prize.

2019
2018
2017
2016
  • L'Amatore by Maria Mauti: Fuori Concorso

  • The Challenge by Yuri Ancarani: Cineasti del presente - Ciné+ Special Jury Prize

  • Feast by Franco Piavoli: Fuori Concorso

  • The Nature of Things by Laura Viezzoli: Fuori Concorso

  • The Nest by Klaudia Reynicke: Cineasti del presente

  • Valparaiso by Carlo Sironi: Leopards of Tomorrow - International Competition - Prize Film und Video Untertitelung

  • Where Is Rocky II? by Pierre Bismuth: Fuori concorso: Art Basel

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
  • DETOUR DE SETA by Salvo Cuccia: Cineasti del presente

  • FRAMMENTI DI ‘900 by Citto Maselli: Filmmakers of the Present

  • Private by Saverio Costanzo: Golden Leopard for Best Film, Leopard for the Best Actor (Mohammad Bakri)

  • PROMISED LAND by Michael Beltrami: In Competition

2003
2002
2001
2000