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A program aimed at younger viewers, with their curiosity and spirit of discovery at the core. To experience cinema firsthand, by exploring its secrets up close.
Locarno76 will be a deep dive into the world of film, including the involvement of new generations. And we don’t just mean a young audience; we mean proper participants in tomorrow’s filmmaking, thanks to our educational programs which allow for creativity and imaginative playfulness.
For those already familiar with the project, we suggest preparing for the arrival of many news, films, guests, new workshops and locations… And if you’re a newcomer, we recommend putting this in your backpack to be prepared for the adventures:
Locarno Kids la Mobiliare 2023 is going to be all this… and so much more!
Alfred Hitchcock used to say: "Cinema is the how, not the what". If you too are interested in discovering how moving images are made, how to bring a scene to life, how to work with lighting, photography, sound and much more, you just have to choose among the activities proposed for this new edition of the Festival.
Cinema is a complex universe all to be discovered: images, sounds, colors, people, stories, emotions. Locarno Kids is a key to open the door to this fantastic world and enter it as a protagonist.
Led by Claude Barras, the Oscar-nominated director of My Life as a Zucchini, a group of Swiss animators, flanked by experts in youth education, have made all their knowledge and experience in the field of animation available to the directors of tomorrow.
The Locarno Film Festival is a 72-year old kid, historic and young at the same time. It is so to such an extent that this year the thought that goes out to younger viewers, known as Locarno Kids, will be the first of the entire Festival, kicking off three days before the official start of Locarno72.
Thanks to the synergies with SUPSI’s Dipartimento formazione e apprendimento (DFA), Locarno Kids has had the chance to rely on a group of experts, which managed about twenty workshops specifically catered to children and teenagers between the ages of 3 and 14. Among the many partnerships we could also find the one with LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, which has enriched Locarno Kids with two workshops on animation and sound design, aimed at children between 11 and 15 years of age.
Locarno Kids, a space for the moviegoers of tomorrow, aims to attract youngsters to the Festival with its wide-ranging programme, featuring morning screenings of works capable of speaking out to childhood, accompanied by afternoon workshop – run in collaboration with LAC Edu – at which specialised industry professionals tell children all about the world of cinema.