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Road to Locarno Pro 2022

The must-attend film industry event this summer!

The Locarno Pro universe is ready to celebrate the Festival’s 75th edition with a wide range of activities, from networking and pitching of projects in development, access to market activities for emerging film professionals, industry networking lunches and to Industry and Works in Progress screenings. For those who can’t be in Locarno, the opportunity to discover the variety of projects and professional opportunities through the Locarno Pro Online reserved area.

This year Locarno Pro offers:


Meetings and Networking

Locarno Pro is a place for networking, meeting new partners, and discovering new talents and projects in development:

Match Me!
Alliance 4 Development
Open Doors Hub


Additionally, every day from August 5 to 7 (from 6:30pm to 8pm), the Locarno Pro Meet & Greet will be organized at the brand new Davide Campari Lounge right behind the Piazza Grande screen.



Locarno Pro is all about discovering new films. Find out how to experience screenings, from First Look on German Cinema to Open Doors' first year in Latin America and the Caribbean, via the official competitions.

First Look
Open Doors Screenings
The program for the Industry Screenings and for the Press Screenings will be available around mid-July.


Workshops and consulting

Locarno Pro is the place where you can develop your projects and meet new business partners. Discover the selected participants of our initiatives:

Alliance 4 Development
Industry Academy
Open Doors Lab


Think Tanks

Reflections and in-depth analysis have always been at the heart of Pro's activities. This year in particular, the reflection between seniors and juniors, between present and future, is aimed at different current industry topics (Film Financing today and Streaming Platforms, Structural changes and transformation of some key industry professions, Film Markets and Industry Events in the hybrid era and Social Impact in Film Industry:



Conversations and Discussions

Locarno Pro is also a place for talks and discussions such as roundtables on distribution windows for classic films, on film financing opportunities today, on the new Open Doors’ region in focus; 3 masterclasses (Christine Vachon, Katriel Schory and Lucius Barre), one panel presentation on original language film distribution in the US (with Neon Distribution) and 4 Keynote Speeches on the status of the film industry today (from the Audience and audiovisual consumption in the post-pandemic era to the Social Impact in the Film Industry) open to Industry and Press accredited.

Check out all Pro activities


Online platforms active 365 days a year

Discover the activities and platforms serving film professionals 365 days a year.

Heritage Online
Open Doors Hotline
Open Doors Consultancy
Open Doors Toolbox


Find out how to experience Locarno75 with an Industry Accreditation


Locarno Pro is possible thanks to the support of the Federal Office of Culture / MEDIA Desk Suisse.

Open Doors is organised in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.