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74th Locarno Film Festival – Call for Entry 2021

Dear Asian filmmakers, the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland) is accepting films until May 24th, 2021. Here you can find more information about their call for entry.

About the festival:
The Locarno Film Festival aims to promote arthouse cinema of artistic merit; to provide a showcase for major new films of the year from around the world; to take stock, in its competitive sections, of the new perspectives of filmmaking expression, concentrating especially on such new film directors and industries as command international attention.

The festival has three main competitions: The Concorso Internazionale, the Concorso Cineasti del Presente, and the Pardi Di Domani Section.

* Concorso Internazionale:
– Accepts feature films, documentaries, and animation.
– Films must be over 60 minutes in length.
– Films must be world or International premieres.

* Concorso Cineasti del Presente:
– For first and second full-length features.
– Accepts feature films, documentaries, and animation.
– Films must be over 60 minutes in length.
– Films must be world or International premieres.

* Pardi Di Domani Section:
– Accepts all kind of genres.
– Only for filmmakers who haven’t done a feature films.
– Accepts short films under 59 minutes in length.
– Films must be world or International premieres.

Entry conditions:
– Following the extraordinary conditions due to the health situation, exceptionally for the 74th edition the Locarno Film Festival will be considering all works completed after January 1, 2020.
– Films selected must not have been previously released outside their country of origin prior to the official presentation at the Locarno Film Festival. World premieres (films never shown outside the country of production) are favored.
– Films available on the Internet, broadcast on television or commercially released on VOD, DVD, Blu-Ray or any other format are not eligible.
– All Swiss productions and co-productions must be world premieres.
– IMPORTANT: Exceptionally, for the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, feature films submitted for the 73rd edition may be submitted again as well as short and medium-length films that have withdrawn their submission during the 73rd edition. The films have to be completed after January 1, 2020 and must not have been previously released outside their country of origin, complying with the Rules and Regulations for participation.
– Submissions must be done via the official website (see link below).
– All films must be submitted in the original language with English subtitles. For pre-selection, English-language films do not require subtitles.
– The upload of the film and the entry fee payment must be completed before the chosen deadline (before midnight CET). Incomplete or misleading entries will not be considered. In case of cancellation of the submission, the registration fee will not be reimbursed.
– The accepted screening formats are: 35mm, DCP.
Submissions Fees & Deadline:

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: https://www.locarnofestival.ch/LFF/Film-Submission.html (This is also the submission link)

We remind readers that the 74th Locarno Film Festival will take place from August 4th – 14th, 2021 in Locarno, Switzerland.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call For Entries

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