Film Sections

Pardi di domani

A platform for new talent, the Pardi di domani section screens short and medium-length films from all over the world, split into three competitions: two are devoted to filmmakers who have never made a feature, one to international directors exploring new storytelling modes. 

For many filmmakers short films are a stepping stone on the way to features; for some they continue to represent a specific choice in terms of language and expression, while for others they're the territory in which to experiment and evolve. Either way, each year the Pardi di domani section provides the selected directors with a platform to gain or confirm credibility on the international scene, sometimes laying the foundations for their future projects, sometimes unveiling new nuances in their work.

There are three competitions: two are meant for Swiss and international productions from directors who have never made a feature film (Concorso nazionale and Concorso internazionale); the third one is devoted to renowned Swiss and international filmmakers (Corti d'autore), who find new ground for narrative and formal experimentation in the short and medium-length format. 

A Jury composed of three personalities from the world of cinema and culture will award the following prizes:

Pardino d’oro SRG SSR for the best international short film

CHF 10,000 – awarded to the best short film in the Pardi di domani International competition.

Pardino d’oro Swiss Life for the best Swiss short film

CHF 10,000 – awarded to the best short film in the Pardi di domani National competition.

Pardino d’argento SRG SSR for the International competition

CHF 5,000 – for a film in the Pardi di domani International competition.

Pardino d’argento Swiss Life for the National competition

CHF 5,000  – for a film in the Pardi di domani National competition.

Pardi di domani Best Direction Prize – BONALUMI Engineering

CHF 2,000  – for a film in the Pardi di domani National or International competition.

Best Swiss Newcomer Prize

in the form of technical service vouchers from CinegrellFreestudios and Taurus Studio

Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Prize

in the form of subtitling in three languages from Central Europe.

Jury Cinema&Gioventù

The educational initiative of the Festival is aimed at students aged between 18 and 21 . Among the participants of Cinema&Gioventù are designated the youth juries called to evaluate the official competitions of the Locarno Film Festival.

  • Best Swiss short film (CHF 1,500)
  • Best international short film (CHF 1,500)

The selected short films eligible for the European Film Awards 2020 will compete for the Locarno Short Film Nomination


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