Concorso internazionale

2016 Pardo d’oro "Godless" by Ralitza Petrova

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2015 Pardo d’oro: “Jigeumeun matgo geuttaeneun teullida (Right Now, Wrong Then)” by HONG Sangsoo

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The 2014 Pardo d’oro: Filipino director Lav Diaz with “Mula sa kung ano ang noon” (“From What Is Before”)

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“Cavalo Dinheiro” by Pedro Costa, awarded in 2014 with the Pardo per la miglior regia (Best Director)

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel directed “Der Glanz des Tages”, competing in the Concorso internazionale in 2012

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Nadav Lapid’s Israeli film “Hashoter“ (“Policeman“) is one of the standouts of the 2011 Concorso internazionale

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One of the highlights of Locarno 2013: Destin Cretton’s “Short Term 12”, with Brie Larson

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Reflecting the Festival’s aim to cross and blur boundaries, the Concorso internazionale presents a stimulating panorama of contemporary auteur cinema, where young talent rubs shoulders with that of established directors. A jury of major figures in cinema is charged with choosing one of the competing fiction or documentary features from all over the world, screened as world or international premieres, to win the prestigious Pardo d’oro.

Awards

Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard)

Festival Grand Prize from the City of Locarno, for the best film in the Concorso internazionale: 90,000 CHF to be shared equally between the director and the producer.

Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize)

Prize from the Cities of Ascona and Losone: 30,000 CHF to be shared equally between the director and the producer.

Pardo per la miglior regia (Leopard for the Best Direction)

Prize from the City and Region of Locarno, for the best directed film in the Concorso internazionale: 20,000 CHF for the director.

Pardo per la migliore attrice (Leopard for the Best Actress)

Pardo per il migliore attore (Leopard for the Best Actor)

Swatch First Feature Awards

Swatch support the prizes awarded by a jury of international film critics to the two best first feature films selected for the sections Concorso internazionale, Concorso Cineasti del presente, Fuori concorso, Signs of Life and on the Piazza Grande:

  • Swatch First Feature Award, in the value of 15,000 CHF to be shared equally between the director and the producer awarded to the best first film.
  • The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award: a special mention, with a 3 to 6 month residency in the Shanghai hotel of the same name.
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