Locarno Film Festival

The Locarno Film Festival celebrated its 76th edition this past August. For many years, the festival has welcomed and shone a light on short film authors. Running for nine days, Locarno boasts the largest program of short films among the FIAPF A-List festivals. The short film section is called Pardi di Domani (Leopards of Tomorrow) and includes all film genres, styles, aesthetics and themes, representing a vastly diverse group of authors from almost every continent, while all the films are selected by a four-person committee, consisting of Eddie Bertozzi, Anne Gaschütz, Julia Schubiger and myself. Our programming style aims to continuously challenge the audience, taking them on a rollercoaster of emotions in just 70 to 80 minutes. The titles in this program offer a cross-section of the efforts that the Pardi di Domani programming represents: discovering the best and most surprising cinematic expressions in contemporary short film.

Enrico Vannucci, member of the Selection Committee of the Pardi di Domani section, Locarno Film Festival