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The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is the consulting body of the Locarno Film Festival made up of young men and women. It aims not only to bring the event, with its over seventy years of history, closer to the younger generation, but also to give a voice and a space to their thoughts and proposals. The task of the YAB is to support the Festival in its choices, especially concerning youth policies but also new artistic expressions and languages. Among other things YAB’s member present a report on each Festival edition, including concrete proposals and suggestions to help the event to grow and to improve thanks to a constructive and operational spirit.
The YAB is made up of five young people and it is part of the Festival’s operational structure, and it is involved especially in reflections on creating a digital community. This year, due to the lockdown, the interactions will be done remotely, but will still allow the new members to live and value the Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films edition. Starting from next year, the YAB will focus mainly on the BaseCamp.
After the first experience that began in 2017, this year the YAB is renewed, with four new names and a welcome return, that of Lily Landecy, in order to ensure some continuity between the two cycles of this project.