What is it about?

To participate in the Locarno Film Festival as members of a youth jury, and learn to develop an attitude to film analysis by attending workshops on the language of cinema. To experience the Festival as protagonists, meeting, discussing and exchanging opinions with young people of the same age and with directors, actors and producers in a privileged way.


Who can enroll?

Students in the last years of high schools and vocational schools, university and film school students, aged between 18 (already turned 18!) and 23, from Switzerland and from abroad, can enroll.

A good knowledge of Italian, French and English or at least two of these languages is required.


Where and when does it take place?

In Locarno, from August 3 to 13, 2022.


How much does it cost and what does it offer?

The enrollment fee is CHF 500.00 and it includes:

  • accommodation, breakfasts, dinners at the Palagiovani in Locarno, a stone's throw from Piazza Grande.

  • free-access badge to all the screenings of the Festival.
  • lectures on the language of cinema held by experts in the industry.

  • get-togethers and meetings with directors and actors.

  • invitations to receptions and parties organized within the Festival.


What do you do?

  • you attend the Festival projections.
  • you are a member of one of the four youth juries (Concorso internazionale, Pardi di domani, Cineasti del presente and Open Doors).
  • you take part in meetings with directors, producers, actors, industry professionals.
  • you collaborate with radio, television and newspapers for the preparation of articles on the Festival and on the scheduled films.
  • you live a community experience with young people of your same age and from various backgrounds.

Learning cinema

Short course on the language of cinema

by Roberta Del Ponte

(in Italian)


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Introduction to the language of cinema

by Gino Buscaglia, with the collaboration of Roberta Del Ponte

(in Italian)


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