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At the core of Italian-speaking Switzerland, but at the center of the world for 11 days, the Locarno Film Festival has been an international reference point for emerging quality cinema for 75 years. Supported by public and private partners, and a member of the Swiss Top Events, it can rely on a prestigious reputation based on values like integrity and artistic freedom, as well as environmental and social sustainability.
3 international competitions, for established and emerging filmmakers, and 8 more sections bring to life each new edition of the Locarno Film Festival, making its awards some of the richest and most prestigious in the world.
total public screenings
Countries represented in the official selection
Varied, dynamic, passionate, and, most importantly, precious: the Locarno audience is a priceless asset for the Festival. It’s the soul that contributes to the magic of the screenings in Piazza Grande and in theaters.
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Thanks to its program and the work done by its editorial team, TV channel and other services for more than 11 days per year, the Locarno Film Festival gets attention from national and international media, as shown by the large number of accredited journalists from all over the world.
accredited journalists and photographer
countries represented in the official selection
exclusive online video content
Talents in attendance during the 10 Festival days
Films from the region presented at the Festival
People connected via digital tools
Kids taking part in the workshops
Workshops and educational activities
Short films made by participants
Participating Swiss schools
Masterclasses, workshops, performances,
professional encounters, concerts
The digital revolution, embraced by the Festival organizers, has brought on a significant increase in importance for our existing platforms, from the website to our social media channels. The strategy is constantly evolving, due to a long-term vision that aims to intensify the event’s presence beyond the 11 days of the Festival proper.
With the support of over 200 public and private partners, the Locarno Film Festival is an opportunity for establishing projects and professional networks. In addition, by cooperating with over 500 local companies and over 200 international ones, the event provides concrete support to the economy of the territory, and beyond.
Suppliers for the Festival