The sustainable goals of the Festival
DAY AFTER DAY, THE LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL TOGETHER WITH ITS STAKEHOLDERS TRIES TO GROW AS A CULTURAL AND CORPORATE BODY BY IMPLEMENTING GOOD PRACTICES AIMED AT SUSTAINABILITY AND BALANCED DEVELOPMENT OF THE FESTIVAL’S POTENTIAL.
Attract and support the younger generations
The Festival intends to bring in and empower a younger audience by offering a range of services and activities created along with emerging audiovisual talents. One step in this direction is the Festival’s openness towards embracing new forms and media of artistic expression that are typical of contemporary reality.
Strengthen the role of culture in the surrounding area
Over the years, the cultural asset that is the Locarno Film Festival has strengthened the identity of the region. Landmark instances of this process include the PalaCinema project and the purchase by the city of the Palexpo (FEVI). This made possible the development of the region as a district of Audiovisual excellence, in which the Ticino Film Commission and film schools like CISA also play their part. The Festival is therefore committed to cooperating with other regional partners towards the development, promotion, and optimization of the entire cultural scene in the city and in Canton Ticino. The Festival liaises constantly with other film players, such as Castellinaria, Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano, and local film clubs. Moreover, it has been instrumental in launching spin-off events such as L’immagine e la parola, the Eventi letterari at Monte Verità, and the recently founded FestivaLLibro in Muralto. Other important synergies include partnerships with the LAC arts center in Lugano and the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana (OSI) as well as with SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) and USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana).
Reduce the environmental footprint of the event in Locarno
The Festival works proactively to strengthen measures to encourage slow mobility and respect environmental balance in the city which is its permanent home and which, during the 11-day annual event, plays host to visitors from all over the planet. In the same way, the organization is committed to enhancing collective awareness around the issues of responsible consumption.
Investigate the ecological and inclusive potential of digitalization
Technological innovation, which made a sudden leap forward at Locarno2020, is a motor that the Festival intends to keep running, expanding its own services and creating new digital products that will assist, stimulate, and increase audiences near and far, year round.
Create a local network of sustainable players
As part of its activities, the Festival is committed to developing partnerships with local suppliers that share the same principles of sustainability.
Contribute to a fairer society that pays more attention to sustainability issues
The Festival plays an active part in the local economic and social development. Hence, the organization is keen to strengthen its commitment to the environment and to reaching out to increase awareness of sustainability issues.
Train and educate to nurture new talents
The Festival’s portfolio of expertise and resources is put to work on behalf of practical, solid and innovative education projects for children, adolescents, and aspiring film professionals.