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The 76th edition of the Locarno Film Festival is ready to welcome movie-lovers, professionals and creatives of all stripes for an unforgettable cinematic experience in one of the most picturesque cities in Italian-speaking Switzerland.
Locarno76 is an 11-day celebration of cinema. Expect more than 350 screenings, talks, events, art exhibitions, parties, and much more. Each evening, 8,000 people gather on the Piazza Grande, Europe's largest open-air theatre, to watch film premieres under the stars.
Cinema is better together!
More than 350 screenings and 110 world premieres spread across 11 days, and much more.
Europe's largest open-air theater that can accommodate up to 8,000 spectators a night. 17 films, including 10 world premieres, will be screened in the Piazza Grande under the stars.
Our main section exploring new territories of cinematic art with 17 world premieres coming from all over the globe to compete for the prestigious Pardo d'oro. This is where the best forms of contemporary cinema converge.
Luchadores, detectives, vampiros: A celebration of the vibrant colours of popular Mexican cinema between the 1940s and 1960s, including rare films as well as never-before-seen titles, all to be discovered and enjoyed in their spectacular glory.
Conversations, talks and roundtables with some of the most brilliant directors, actors and film professionals who, as guests of the Festival, share their experiences, ideas and visions.
An ideal arena of discovery for emerging directors around the world. We focus on the cinema of tomorrow, primary devoting the selection to world premieres of first and second features from up and coming talent.
Discover some of the must-see events, conversation and exhibitions at Locarno76.
A conversation exploring the power of diverse voices and narratives to challenge stereotypes and foster a more inclusive cinematographic industry.
An exceptional exhibition of the Taiwanese masters experimental works, open to the public, to be inaugurated at the Rivellino gallery in Locarno starting from August 5.
Music, food, artistic performances, and much more.
The Rotonda by la Mobiliare will set the mood every evening with great music, performances, immersive and culinary experiences, and more. Open every evening between July 28 and August 12th, from 6 PM and free of charge.
Cutting-edge art production, performances and experiments. BaseCamp PopUp at Locarno Film Festival is a place to discover and immerse yourself.
Meet the celebrities and notable talent who will be in attendance at this years Festival.
Initiatives, workshops and training programs aimed at supporting the industry's next generation.
Supporting the development of young filmmakers first full-length feature.
Supporting the next generation with professional training programs aimed at filmmakers and critics.
Cinema is for the whole family.
Rediscover the magic of the movie theater. We've selected nine films that stimulate reflection on oneself and on the world.
A world to discover firsthand with workshops, fun and educational activities. Use your creativity and imagination to experiment and create with moving images.
Everything you need to know for your Locarno76 visit.
Making your way to the Festival and moving around with public transport whilst you're here couldn't be easier.
Everything you need to know to access the screenings with your accreditation, ticket or pass.
Need somewhere to stay? We've put together a wide range of options to suit every need.
From the explorer to the socialite, we've put together six distinct itinenaries, designed to match your needs.
From the spectacular Piazza Grande to the intimate PalaVideo, find out more about the technical details and accessibility of our venues.