The Lokarno Film Festival puts the short film category online – diverse2 min read
The short film section of the Locarno Film Festival, Pardi di Domani, will go online this year as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
The episode will be available from August 5 to 15, with a limit of 1,590 viewers per film – equal to the number of possible physical admissions per year at Locarno for short film screenings. Movies with dialogues with directors will have bonus content.
Enthusiasm is also working with its partners to establish a screening circuit for short films in Swiss theaters.
As usual, entrants to the competition will be presented with four major Pardini prizes and a bunch of other prizes.
Lily Hinstein, the festival’s artistic director, said: “We felt that the festival was in a position to make a significant practical contribution to that short film’s significant creative laboratory, and in Lotorno’s symbolic utopian consciousness we decided to return to the Internet as a place to share knowledge without boundaries or classification. Come on “Through the online Pardi the Domani competition, we will work with filmmakers to create a unique and meaningful experience in the history of the festival.”
The Pardi de Domini selection committee, comprising Tizian Bachi, Liz Harkman, Stefan Ivanie and Charlotte Corche, commented: “Our aim is to make this edition a unique experience for filmmakers and audiences. Outside of the selection of the competition we will give multiple opportunities to give each film a place in the history of the platform and the festival. We hope that this unique moment enables us to reach a wider audience across the international film community. “