Sections and Awards


With the physical event of Locarno73 cancelled, the Festival is temporarily reinventing itself by launching Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films.

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With 12 sections, 3 competitions and 20 awards, quality and variety are key. This is the framework of a Festival that explores cinema from every perspective, to discover in the present the filmmakers and films destined to have a future.  


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Special awards

Pardo d’onore Manor, Excellence Award, Premio Raimondo Rezzonico, Vision Award, Leopard Club Award. These are the Festival’s five special awards that every year celebrate the personalities who are writing the history of cinema, electing them as symbols of dialogue between the films of yesterday and the films of today.

Other awards

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