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Get ready for the 65th Festival del Film Locarno which will be held on August 1-11 in Locarno Switzerland.

Locarno is a city in southern Switzerland located on the north of lake Maggiore. It has about 15.000 citizens and the official language is Italian (more from Locarno-wikipedia).

The Locarno International film festival is held every year on August since 1946. In the city’s Piazza Grande an open-air screen is placed so that around 8.000 people can watch the festival’s films. But, only one of them will win the highest prize of the competition which is the Golden Leopard award for best film. Since 2000 president of the festival is Marco Solari (more from Locarno International Film Festival-wikipedia).

For more info about the festival you can visit its official website.

See also:

Locarno Film Festival 2012: Jury of the Concorso Internazionale

Locarno Film Festival 2012: Movies in Concorso Internazionale

Locarno Film Festival 2012: Jury of the Opera Prima

Locarno Film Festival 2012: Jury of the Pardi di Domani

Locarno Film Festival 2012: Jury of the Concorso Cineasti del presente

Famous directors who were awarded at Locarno Film Festival

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