Locarno Film Festival 2024

When: Wednesday, August 7, 2024 - Saturday, August 17, 2024
Photo: www.locarnofestival.ch
Locarno Film Festival - (Piazza Grande)
Photo: www.locarnofestival.ch

The Locarno International Film Festival takes place every year, usually in August. The festival began in 1946 and over the years, it turned to be the name and home of artistic films, full length films, documentaries and more.

Among the films, there are competitive and non-competitive sections. The first prize awarded to the winners of the festival’s is the famous “Golden Tiger” – the symbol of the old festival.

Unique to the Locarno Film Festival is the huge screening site in Piazza Grande, hosting 8,000 spectators, locals and many guests from abroad.

Like every year, hotel rooms are in high demand with surging prices during festival days. Therefore, it is highly recommended to book lodging accommodations ahead of time to enjoy preferable, better rates.

As in festivals of similar importance in the world, here too, the events attract a large audience, film professionals and well-known actors.

The festival’s program, venue, film submission information, film lineup information, tickets, shows time / schedule of events, etc. is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Locarno and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Accommodations around Locarno:

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Locarno Film Festival
via Franchino Rusca 1
Locarno, Switzerland 6600
Phone: +41 91 756 21 21

For your attention !

As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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