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Screenings, guests, memorable encounters in a unique setting between the lake and the Swiss mountains... For 75 years, the Locarno Film Festival has illuminated Locarno's summers with cinema, bringing the most daring productions and talents destined to leave their mark on the Piazza Grande and its screening venues. To celebrate its anniversary in 2022, the Festival has many surprises in store.
The first is that, after two editions marked by the pandemic, this year, the event will return to being in all respects what it has always been: an appointment open to all types of audiences, to which access is unrestricted, with hundreds of film premieres presented, and many opportunities to meet and rediscover the pleasure of sharing the seventh art. But there's more because the Festival is becoming a platform active all year-round. As demonstrated by the many new projects you can already discover between August 3 and 13 in Locarno on many fronts.
The Festival team is enthusiastically preparing for this moment in which we will celebrate a glorious past and look to the future and how the event will be transformed in the coming years. We look forward to celebrating with us: find out how to participate in Locarno75 and enjoy the first previews of the program.
Pardo d’onore Manor, Excellence Award Davide Campari, Premio Raimondo Rezzonico, Vision Award Ticinomoda, Leopard Club Award, Prix du Public UBS, Premio Cinema Ticino, Pardo alla carriera, Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare... These are the Festival’s special awards that every year celebrate the personalities who are writing the history of cinema, electing them as symbols of dialogue between the films of yesterday and the films of today.