Festival del film Locarno

Pardo // Festival del film Locarno

69th edition

Aug 03 - Aug 13, 2017
Estimated
Locarno, Switzerland

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description Throughout its 68 year history, the Festival del film Locarno has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. Every August, for eleven days the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, becomes the world capital of auteur cinema. Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet here every summer to share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity. At Locarno they find a quality programme, rich, eclectic, surprising, and where emerging talent rubs shoulders with prestigious guests. The audience is the soul of the Festival, as exemplified in the famous evenings on the Piazza Grande, whose magical setting can accommodate up to 8,000 filmgoers every night.

Created as a festival aiming to discover new talents and new trends, Locarno has established itself as an invaluable launch-pad for the new generation. It has often spotted the genius of young directors from all over the world who have then established themselves as the major filmmakers of their generation: examples include Claude Chabrol, Stanley Kubrick, Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee, Gus Van Sant, etc.

Last year’s guests included Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Gérard Depardieu, Claudia Cardinale and many more...

Thus for industry professionals Locarno is an unmissable rendezvous and a landmark in the festival calendar: an invaluable meeting-place, and opportunity to unearth the gems from a challenging selection of world premières, to take the pulse of new tendencies, and explore new terrain opening up in contemporary cinema.

Media coverage lives up the promise of the event. The Festival is closely chronicled by media from all over the world –including Le Monde, Libération, La Repubblica, Die Welt, El Pais, The Guardian, The Independent, all the specialist press –including Screen International, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Le Film français, Les Cahiers du cinéma, Sight and Sound, not to mention the whole of the Swiss press.
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Festival website www.pardo.ch

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Rating Summary

Overall

4.85
Atmosphere / Experience
5.0
/ 5
5 0 0 0 0
Industry Connectivity
4.6
/ 5
4 0 1 0 0
Quality of films
4.6
/ 5
3 2 0 0 0
Quality of screening
5.0
/ 5
5 0 0 0 0
Value for money
4.6
/ 5
3 2 0 0 0
Service/Guest Relations
4.8
/ 5
4 1 0 0 0
Special Activities
4.4
/ 5
3 1 1 0 0

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zoomion attended with Digital Immigrants in 2016

5.0
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No additional comment Dennis Last Year

christosmassalas attended with Flowers and Bottoms in 2016

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No additional comment Christos Last Year

Lir-Dela-Cruz attended with Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon in 2014

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No additional comment Liryc Around 3 years ago

8horses attended with CHERRY PIE in 2013

5.0
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No additional comment Olga Around 4 years ago

Nomada attended as a guest in 2014

4.0
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No additional comment Carlos Around 4 years ago