International Council for Film,Television
and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT)



Locarno International Film Festival



Location: Locarno, Switzerland
Founding year: 1946
Contact:, +41 91 756 21 21

Every August, for eleven days the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, becomes the world capital of auteur cinema.
The top prize of the Festival is the Golden Leopard awarded to the best film in the international competition. Other awards include the Leopard of Honour for outstanding career achievements, and the Prix du Public UBS, the public choice award.