Locarno Film Festival


Throughout its 67 years history, the FF Locarno has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. Every August, around 160,000 cinema-goers, 1,000 journalists and 3,000 professionals converge on the small Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe.

The Concorso internazionale presents a stimulating panorama of contemporary auteur cinema, where young talent rubs shoulders with that of established directors. A jury of major figures in cinema is charged with choosing one of the twenty or so competing fiction or documentary features from all over the world, screened as world or international premieres, to win the prestigious Pardo d’oro.

Leopard for Best Actor (Artem Bystrov), Ecumenical Prize, FICC / IFFS Jury Special Mention, 1st Junior Jury Prize - THE FOOL
Jury Special Mention - AUGUST WINDS

Junior Jury Special Mention - THE SHELTER
Young Critics Award - ALIVE

An ideal arena for discovery, the Concorso Cineasti del presente is dedicated to emerging directors from all over the world and devoted to first and second features. Around fifteen feature films screening as world or international premieres, from documentary to fiction, compete for the Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente – Premio George Foundation.

Golden Leopard (Filmmakers of the Present) - NAVAJAZO Best Emerging Director (Simone Rapisarda) - THE CREATION OF MEANING
Special Ciné+ Jury Prize - LOS HONGOS
Junior Jury Prize - BROTHER AND SISTER

Variety Piazza Grande Award - MARIE'S STORY

Silver Leopard (International Competition), Nomination for the European Film Awards - SHIPWRECK
Silver Leopard (National Competition) - PETIT HOMME
Special Jury Mention - WHITE DEATH
Golden Leopard for Best Short (National Competition) - TOTEMS
Best Swiss Newcomer Award, Junior Jury Prize for Best Swiss Short Film - OFF THE HIGHWAY
Junior Jury Prize for Best International Short Film - SLEEPING GIANT
Junior Jury Special Mention - MOTHER EARTH