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Visions du Réel @Locarno

Apéritif in Locarno

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our traditional apéritif in Locarno! We will unveil our new Festival poster and announce the country guest of honour for the Focus 2017...

Sunday 07.08 from 11:30, Il Rivellino, Via al Castello 1, Locarno

Two films from the 2016 selection screened in Locarno

Panorama Suisse at the Festival del film Locarno: a programme offered by the Solothurner Filmtage, the Swiss FilmAcademy and SWISS FILMS, shedding light on two films discovered as world premieres and prize winners at Visions du Réel 2016.

Raving Iran | synopsis and trailer
Prix du Jury SSA/Suissimage for the most innovative Swiss feature film

Sunday 07.08 11:00, Auditorium FEVI Locarno
and from 22:00, DJs Blade&Beard, laRotonda Locarno (free admission)


Calabria | synopsis and trailer
Special mention by the Jury Cinéma Suisse

Saturday 13.08 11:00, Auditorium FEVI Locarno

Doc Alliance Selection Award

Each one of the seven festivals members of the online platform Doc Alliance (CPH:DOX, Doclisboa, Docs Against Gravity FF, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, FIDMarseille and Visions du Réel) has nominated a "favourite" film among its selection to compete for the Doc Alliance Selection Award. Visions du Réel has nominated Gulîstan, Land of Roses, world premiere in the International Competition at the 2016 Festival.


The winner of the Doc Alliance Selection Award will be announced in Locarno on 7 August 2016 during an official ceremony in the presence of the directors of the seven Doc Alliance festivals.

Gulîstan, Land of Roses | trailer
Discover the seven nominees

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