Concorso Cineasti del presente

The Concorso Cineasti del presente offers a selection of first and second feature films, mostly world premieres, directed by emerging global talents. It’s the place devoted to the discovery of tomorrow’s cinema, which deserves to be supported beyond all genre distinctions. Besides the traditional Pardo d’oro and the best director award, the Concorso Cineasti del presente also offers prizes for the best actor and actress. 


Jury Members

Annick Mahnert (Producer)
Gitanjali Rao (Director)
Katriel Schory (Producer, senior consultant international co-productions)

The jury will award the following prizes: 

Pardo d’oro Concorso Cineasti del presente

To the best film: CHF 35,000 to be shared equally between the director and the producer. 

Best Emerging Director Award

Prize of the City and Region of Locarno: CHF 20,000 to the director. 

Premio speciale della giuria CINÉ+ Cineasti del presente (Special Jury Prize)

A promotional campaign to the value of CHF 25,000 on Ciné+ channels at the time of its theatrical release in France. 

Leopard for the Best Actress
Leopard for the Best Actor

The three first prizes may not be awarded ex aequo.