Locarno Film Festival

Locarno Film Festival


Locarno Film Festival

1st – 11th August 2018


Locarno Film Festival

This year’s Locarno Film Festival is the 71st edition and is taking place in Locarno in Ticino from 1st – 11th August 2018. The key theme highlights human rights and the festival opens with a film by American author Leo McCarey from 1929, starring Laurel and Hardy. Artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival Carlo Chatrian emphasises the theme this year by saying that “Every human being is unique, valuable and irreplaceable”.

The ten day festival will showcase 18 films in the beautiful open air cinema in the  town square or “Piazza Grand”. There is enough space for 8,000 people to watch the films each night. 15 films, one of which is Swiss (Thomas Imbach’s love drama, Glaubenberg) will be competing to win the coveted Golden Leopard award.

There will be a number of well known international film directors present at the event this year. Spike Lee will be there as well as French director Bruno Dumont, who will be receiving an Honorary Leopard award, and Ethan Hawke who is in line to collect the Excellence Award.

Locarno Film Festival

When: 1st – 11th August 2018

Where: Locarno Open Air Cinema in Piazza Grand

For more information visit the Locarno Film Festival Website here.


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