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Locarno Film Festival

Locarno Film Festival is the most significant cinematographic event in Switzerland and among the most important in Europe. Numerous are the movies presented in four different sections: Concorso Internazionale, Cineasti del Presente, Pardi di Domani and First Feature.

The heart of the festival is the daily evening projection in the magnificent Piazza Grande, which transforms itself into the "most beautiful open-air cinema". Producers, directors and actors who come to Locarno to present their films roam the red carpet and add a touch of glamour to the festival. In addition to the Piazza Grande, there will be projections in 13 other cinemas in the city, including this year the Cinema Otello in Ascona.

In 2022, the Locarno Film Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary with a programme that also includes initiatives on the history of the festival and new projects such as the Pardo Verde WWF, the Green Film Fund and - in collaboration with Swiss Post - the Swiss Crypto Stamp 2.0, a special series of crypto stamps. This year's retrospective is dedicated to Douglas Sirk, curated by Bernard Eisenschitz and Roberto Turigliatto.

Some awards have already been pre-announced, such as the Pardo d'onore Manor for Kelly Reichardt, the Vision Award Ticinomoda for Laurie Anderson, the Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare for Gitanjali Rao, the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico for Jason Blum, the Pardo alla carriera Ascona-Locarno for Costa-Gavras and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Matt Dillon, who will be present in Locarno.

In between film projections, forums and drinks, don't miss out on discovering the region and the many activities surrounding the festival: the Ascona-Locarno region with its lake, the rivers, botanical gardens, valleys and mountains will offer you unforgettable moments.

For further information, the program, tickets and passes we invite you to visit the festival website www.locarnofestival.ch.

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