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A programme designed for little ones, though the only thing that stays little now is the stature of its participants.
Locarno Kids la Mobiliare keeps expanding and growing, rightly following the footsteps of the much older Festival and assuring its presence as part of the new Locarno 75 adventure.
For those familiar with the project, we assure you of the usual quality of cinema, workshops and educational content. For those who are eager to learn, discover and even snoop behind the scenes, becoming enchanted by the magic of cinema once again, we are sure you won't be disappointed by the 2022 edition of Locarno Kids la Mobiliare.
If you are ready for an adventure and just can't contain your curiosity, here are a couple of tips to help you prepare for your next experience as a young festival-goer.
All this and so much more at Locarno Kids la Mobiliare 2022!
The Locarno Kids Screenings section proposes works aimed at children, adolescents and families, with particular attention to films that stimulate reflection on oneself and on the world, and restorations aimed at rediscovering the history of cinema.
Rediscover the magic of the movie theater, the lights going out, the curtain opening and that beam of light that has been telling myriad stories for over a century.
As Alfred Hitchcock once said: "Cinema is the ‘how’, not the ‘what’". If you are also interested in how cinema is made, how a scene is created, how lighting, photography, sound and so much more all work, you just have to choose from the activities in this new edition.
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.