Concorso Cineasti del Presente

The Concorso Cineasti del Presente offers a selection of first and second feature films, primarily world premieres, directed by emerging global talents. It’s the place devoted to the discovery of tomorrow’s cinema, which deserves to be supported beyond all genre distinctions. Besides the traditional Pardo d’Oro and award for directing, as of this year Cineasti del Presente also offers two prizes for the best performance. 



The jury will award the following prizes:  

Pardo d’Oro Concorso Cineasti del Presente

CHF 35,000 to be shared equally between the director and the producer.

Best Emerging Director Award

City and Region of Locarno: CHF 20,000 to the director.

Special Jury Prize CINÉ+

a promotional campaign to the value of CHF 25,000 on CINÉ+ channels at the time of its theatrical release in France.

Pardo for Best Performance (two prizes to be awarded)



The Jury may also award a maximum of two special mentions. 
The three first prizes may not be awarded ex aequo. 
A maximum of two prizes per film may be awarded.