Locarno72 in numbers
The data presented in this page refers to the following sections: Piazza Grande
(excluding retrospective films), Concorso Internazionale, Cineasti del presente, Fuori concorso, Moving Ahead and Pardi di domani.
1,250 feature films subscribed for the 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival. On the whole, 64 feature films are presented. The retrospective films presented in the section Piazza Grande (3 feature films and 1 short film) are not included in the total amount of films.
2,941 short films subscribed this year for the Locarno Film Festival. The total number of presented short films is 57. The retrospective films presented in the section PiazzaGrande (3 feature films and 1 short film) are not included in the total amount of films.
The number of first features presented at the Locarno Film Festival is 15.
Countries of production
The films presented at the Locarno Film Festival were produced in 50 different countries.
The staff of the Locarno Film Festival varies from 20 permanent members during winter to about 700 employees during the ten days of the Festival.
The selection committees of the Locarno Film Festival are two: one for feature films and the other for short films. They are organised as following:
Selection Committee for feature films: 3 women (including the artistic director), 3 men
Selection Committee for short films: 2 women, 2 men.
The official jurys of the Locarno Film Festival are five and they are organised as
Jury Concorso internazionale: 3 women, 2 men
Jury Cineasti del presente : 2 women, 1 man
Jury Pardi di domani : 1 woman, 2 men
Jury Moving Ahead : 1 woman, 2 men
Jury First features: 2 women, 1 man
1’532 female directors subscribed for the Locarno Film Festival. 370 of them subscribed with a feature film (27.1% of all subscribed directors with a feature film) and 1’162 with a short film (36.6% of all subscribed directors with a short film).
Amongst the directors that participate in the Locarno Film Festival, the number of
women is 45. 26 female directors (34.67% of all participating directors) present a feature film and 19 (30.65 % of all participating directors) present a short film.
Amount of Swiss films presented at the Locarno Film Festival during the last three years
Films with a Swiss contribution presented at the Locaro Film Festival in 2019 (all
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