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Submit your short film!

The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 3.

 

As part of Locarno 2020 - For the Future of Films, the Pardi di domani shorts will be presented online. All the short films selected will be viewable for free between 5 and 15 August on a protected platform accessible worldwide without geographical restrictions*. To watch a film, users will have to register and reserve one of the 1,590 virtual seats available for each title — the same as the number of physical admissions possible every year at Locarno for screenings of short films, and we are working on a reserved access for press and industry. 
The selected films will be accompanied by a variety of additional content featuring conversations with directors and other extras still being developed.  

*Films selected for the Pardi di domani national competition will have the option to limit their audience to Switzerland if necessary. Inline with the spirit of this year’s unique edition, however, we invite all filmmakers to share the selected films with our international audience. 

 

ENTRY CONDITIONS

  • Only short and medium-length films by directors who have not previously directed a full-length feature can be entered 

  • Films must have been completed in the twelve months prior to presentation at the Festival 

  • Films must not have been screened at a physical venue outside the countries where they were produced or co-produced. Preference will be given to films that are world premieres. Films previously shown online as world premieres (with or without geo-blocking) by a Festival organized in their country of production may be considered for selection. Films previously broadcast on television or marketed on VOD, DVD, Blu-ray or any other medium cannot be considered for selection 

  • For Swiss productions and co-productions, presentation as a world premiere is an essential condition for selection 

  • Films that are exclusively promotional, educational, or scientific in character cannot be considered for selection 

  • Films that have been submitted for previous editions of the Festival cannot be resubmitted, even if presented in a new version 


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SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM


SUBMISSIONS FOR SHORT FILMS ARE CLOSED!


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HAVE YOU ALREADY SUBMITTED A FEATURE FILM?

The Locarno Film Festival has decided that submission fees will be refunded. We will contact you directly should we need further information. Full details are given in our official FAQs.  

 

SUBMISSIONS FOR FEATURE FILMS ARE CLOSED!


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NEED EXTRA INFORMATION?

For further information don’t hesitate to contact our Programming Office: programming@locarnofestival.ch or the Office in charge of the short films shortfilms@locarnofestival.ch

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