Cinema&Gioventù is an initiative of the Canton of Ticino’s Department of Education, Culture and Sport (Dipartimento dell'educazione, della cultura e dello sport: DECS), created in 1960 as “cinema studies days”, aimed at Swiss students.
Since 2012 Cinema&Gioventù is part of the Locarno Academy, thus joining forces with the Locarno Film Festival’s training/educational project. The event is open to 33 students who are in their final years of high school or vocational school, aged 18–21, and come from Switzerland and Northern Italy.
Participants in Cinema&Gioventù will also take part in the three Youth Juries that judge the Locarno Film Festival’s official competitions: the Concorso internazionale, the Concorso Cineasti del presente and the short film competition Pardi di domani (Swiss and international short films).
These young participants in the Locarno Film Festival become privileged delegates: they watch the screenings, meet directors and actors/actresses, attend specially organized introductory lectures on film language and have access to the sidebar events.
Starting from 2014 the initiavive is organized in collaboration with Castellinaria International Young film Festival.
Registrations can be made by following this link.