Road to


August 4–14 2021

We are working for you, and for cinema: the Pardo will be waiting in Piazza Grande this August, ready to roar again.

What's Locarno74 going to be like? You will find out over the next few weeks, but in the meantime we wish to share our goal with you: to reconvene in front of a big screen, on August 4-14. On this page, we will tell you about the edition we're imagining and crafting, step by step. There are two cornerstones: everyone's health, and the films, be they in the Piazza or the other theaters within a city that becomes a Festival. 


Locarno is a film that lasts eleven days, in an endless location. it's for families, children, film lovers and filmmakers. Or, more simply, for those wishing to experience a unique adventure in a unique place.

A great international festival, with many souls and voices, such as the Locarno Film Festival, is like a workshop constantly brimming with ideas, projects and places of creation. Follow us: there's an entire festival to discover.



... And the Festival That Already Is

We started by opening up submissions, because where can the Locarno Film Festival begin, if not with the films? Then came the Retrospective, the first poster ever designed by you and a "short" addition to the competitions. Yes, Locarno74 has already begun...

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