One small step for an animated character, a giant leap for the Locarno Film Festival: following in the footsteps of previous successful workshops, Locarno Kids confirms its focus on new generations through Locarno Kids HomeMade Movies, a digital project that aims to introduce younger viewers to the fascinating world of stop-motion animation, via direct contact with a professional.
It’s Claude Barras, the director of My Life as a Courgette (2016), which was nominated for an Oscar in 2017, who is invited to introduce the project by offering initial advice regarding this highly unique animation technique. Through a series of video tutorials, the kids, with help from parents, relatives, friends and classmates, can take part in the Festival by submitting their own short film. Inspired by the idea of rediscovering the wonders of the world beyond one’s own room, the themes chosen for the initiative are the environment and ecology, encouraging the participants to express their imagination in the name of sharing and collaboration. A jury is responsible for selecting and rewarding the best films among the submissions, thus including them in the Festival program for 2021.
The deadline for submitting your animated short to the Locarno Film Festival is Saturday, 10 October 2020.
Welcome to Locarno Kids HomeMade Movies
Claude Barras, director of My Life as Zucchini, welcomes you to Locarno Kids' new project dedicated to stop-motion animation.