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Concorso
internazionale

Reflecting the Festival’s aim to cross and blur boundaries, the Concorso internazionale presents a stimulating panorama of contemporary auteur cinema, where young talent rubs shoulders with that of established directors. A jury of major figures in cinema is charged with choosing one of the competing fiction or documentary features from all over the world, screened as world or international premieres, to win the prestigious Pardo d’oro.

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

Golden Leopard

Festival Grand Prize of the City of Locarno, for the best film in the Concorso internazionale: 75,000 CHF to be shared equally between the director and the producer.

Special Jury Prize

Prize of the Cities of Ascona and Losone: 30,000 CHF to be shared equally between the director and the producer.

Leopard for the Best Direction

Prize of the City and Region of Locarno, for the best directed film in the Concorso internazionale: 20,000 CHF to the director.

Leopard for the Best Actress

 

Leopard for the Best Actor

 

First Feature Award

First Feature Award for the best first film: 15’000 CHF to the director.

The prize is awarded by a jury of personalities from the world of cinema, culture, journalism and film criticism to the best first feature film presented as world or international premiere in all sections of the Festival, except for the independent sections Semaine de la critique and Panorama Suisse.


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