From September 2022 to June 2023, on a monthly basis, the Casa del Cinema e dell'Audiovisivo will open its doors to Swiss film festivals, inviting ten directors to Locarno to present a film from their festival's history and discuss it with the Ticino audience.
The ten festivals have been chosen for their diversity and specificity and are an excellent representation of the global filmmaking. The initiative thus pays tribute to the world of festivals and cinema in all its expressions.
The evening of 6 October 2022 is organised in collaboration with the Ticino Film Commission and will be dedicated to the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. Director John Canciani will present a programme of short films from Ticino: Ticinema, which can also be discovered at the festival from 8 to 13 November 2022 in Winterthur.
These are the short films to be presented during the evening:
Alma in the Herd by Agnes Laposi
Piazzale d'Italia by Enea Zucchetti
Running in the air by Morena Henke
A strange trial by Marcel Barelli
Rondinella by Nikita Merlini
The other festivals joining the initiative are the Locarno Film Festival (Giona Nazzaro), which will open the event on 15 September just a few weeks after the conclusion of its 75th edition, Zurich Film Festival (Christian Jungen), Castellinaria - Festival del cinema giovane (Giancarlo Zappoli), Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (Ivana Kvesić), Festival International de Films de Fribourg (Thierry Jobin), Solothurner Filmtage (Niccolò Castelli), Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (Pierre-Yves Walder), Geneva International Film Festival (Anaïs Emery) and Visions du Réel (Emilie Bujès). Discover the complete programme at the following link.
From the diversity of the fantastic through to documentary cinema, from animated films to those aimed at younger audiences, taking a comprehensive look at cinema, the event aims to be a journey into film and the diversity of festival film offerings, often outside the traditional circuit.
Admission to the screenings, preceded by a discussion with the festival directors, will be offered at a reduced price of CHF 10. The films will be shown in Italian language or with Italian subtitles.
The project sees the collaboration of RSI - Radiotelevisione svizzera, the Organizzazione turistica Lago Maggiore e Valli (OTLMV) and Enjoy Arena.