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Locarno International Film Festival 2021

04/08/2021 - 14/08/2021

Deadline:

Call for films Locarno Film Festival 2021 (early)

22/03/2021

Call for films LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (Regular)

05/05/2021

Call for films LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (Late)

14/05/2021

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Created in 1946, the Locarno International Film Festival has occupied a unique position in the landscape of major film festivals. Every August, around 160,000 spectators, 1,000 journalists and 3,000 professionals gather in the Italian-Swiss city, making it the European capital of auteur cinema for eleven days.

Awards

International competition prizes

  • Golden Leopard: The main prize, recognizes the best film in this competition.
  • Special Jury Prize: corresponds to the second best film in the competition.
  • Leoardo de plata: Award for best producer and best director.
  • Leopard for best female performance.
  • Leopard for best male performance.

Awards of the Filmmaker present competition

  • Golden Leopard Filmmaker present: Best film in the competition as a first or second feature film.
  • Special Jury Prize Ciné + Filmmaker present
  • Leopard in Best Premiere.
  • Leopard to the best emerging director.

Tomorrow's Leopard Competition Awards (short film)

  • Little Golden Leopard for Best International Short - SRG SSR Award.
  • Little Golden Leopard for Best Swiss Short - Swiss Life Award.
  • Little Silver Leopard for Best International Short - SSR SRG Award
  • Little Silver Leopard for Best Swiss Short - Swiss Life Award.
  • Locarno nomination for the European Film Awards - Planifica Award: Short made by a European director in one of the sections of the festival; includes a nomination for the European Film Awards
  • Award Film und Video Untertitelung.

Piazza Grande Award

  • UBS Audience Award
  • Variety Awards Piazza Grande

Special Awards

  • Swisscom honorary leopard: Awarded to the most appreciated director of the public.
  • Excellence Award Moët & Chandon: Assigned to a great personality in the world of cinema.
  • Raimondo Rezzonico Award for Best Independent Producer.
  • Vision Award: Award honoring personalities whose work has broadened horizons in the film field.
  • Lifetime Achievement: Awarded to personalities who are understood as film legends.

Catalan Films & TV organizes a shipment of Catalan productions at the festival.

Other editions

Locarno International Film Festival 2019


Switzerland - Locarno

07/08/2019 - 17/08/2019

Locarno International Film Festival 2018


Switzerland - Locarno

01/08/2018 - 11/08/2018

Locarno International Film Festival 2017


Switzerland - Locarno

02/08/2017 - 12/08/2017

Locarno International Film Festival 2016


Switzerland - Locarno

03/08/2016 - 13/08/2016

Locarno International Film Festival 2015


Switzerland - Locarno

05/08/2015 - 15/08/2015

Locarno International Film Festival 2014


Switzerland - Locarno

06/08/2014 - 16/08/2014

Locarno International Film Festival 2013


Switzerland - Locarno

07/08/2013 - 17/08/2013

Locarno International Film Festival 2012


Switzerland - Locarno

01/08/2012 - 11/08/2012

Locarno International Film Festival 2011


Switzerland - Locarno

03/08/2011 - 13/08/2011

Locarno International Film Festival 2010


Switzerland - Locarno

04/08/2010 - 14/08/2010

Locarno International Film Festival 2009


Switzerland - Locarno

05/08/2009 - 15/08/2009

Locarno International Film Festival 2008


Switzerland - Locarno

06/08/2008 - 16/08/2008

Locarno International Film Festival 2007


Switzerland - Locarno

01/08/2007 - 11/08/2007