Information for the audience
The Films After Tomorrow is a project that is also aimed at the audience, who will get to take part in the Locarno Film Festival in a new way. The twenty directors chosen for the section have created a program of screenings, encounters and masterclasses, which will be available on various platforms. Each of these directors was asked to choose a film from past editions of the Locarno Film Festival that influenced them in a major way. These films are part of a new section, A Journey in the Festival’s History.
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The Films After Tomorrow is the first project of Locarno 2020, as part of this special year for the Festival. It focuses on the support for independent filmmaking by investing part of the finances meant for the feature film awards and redirecting them towards productions that had to be put on hold because of the health crisis.
The project takes the shape of a competition, with ten international and ten Swiss productions, chosen by the artistic team. Two international juries, also selected by the artistic team, will then assess the twenty films and give out awards, including two Pardi 2020 worth CHF 70,000 each. It is a tangible, concrete acknowledgement, which will enable these films to reach their natural destination: movie theaters. The twenty films that are part of this section were announced on 25 June.
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The Pardi di domani short films will be available for free on the on the Festival’s screening room play.festivalscope.ch. The films will be available online on 5-15 August. To view the films, you must reserve one of the 1,590 virtual seats that will be set aside for each title. The short films competition will also have physical showings, with proper evening premieres and repeat screenings. The complete Pardi di domani program will also feature additional audiovisual content and other initiatives still to be defined.
Concerning access to movie theaters, the Locarno Film Festival adheres to Pro Cinema’s protection plan for screening venues (available in Italian).
First and foremost, we thank all those who support us: like never before, even the smallest contribution from Festival patrons is vital.
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As the physical version of the 73rd edition of the Locarno Film Festival has been cancelled, laRotonda will not take place either.