75 Locarno Film Festival, August 3–13, 2022 showcasing six German documentary productions and co-productions...

and THE HAMLET SYNDROME is the winner of Grand Prix Semaine de la critique.



 Over the course of its 75-year history, the Locarno Film Festival has become one of the most important film events in the world, in one of the most charming locations. Situated between the lake and the mountains, every summer the entire Swiss-Italian city, in the heart of Europe, turns into the capital of international cinema, bringing the most innovative visions to the screen. It’s eleven days of stars, new talents, professionals and, most importantly, the audience.


German documentary productions and co-productions:


The Semaine de la critique is an independent section, created in 1990 by the Swiss Association of Film Journalists in partnership with the Locarno Film Festival. Every year, the Semaine de la critique showcases seven documentary features, all world or international premieres. The section promotes these innovative films whose themes and styles diverge from conventional trends. These are auteur films that strive to explore different realities, as well as push the boundaries of their audiovisual representation. They are bold, sometimes rough-edged works, always seeking to spark debate of our world and how it is perceived.  



 8,000 viewers a night, the Piazza Grande is both the Festival’s heart and its showcase. With its giant screen, one of the biggest in Europe, endowed with truly exceptional projection quality, the Piazza Grande is one of the finest open-air venues in the world. This magnificent and unique setting is where every night all the many and diverse festival audiences come together for a big cinematic event. The programming on the Piazza Grande offers prestigious screenings, most of them world, international or European premieres, introduced by the director and the cast.
The Piazza Grande audience also serves as the biggest jury on the planet, voting for the renowned “Prix du Public UBS” (Audience Award). In addition, there is the Variety Piazza Grande Award, chosen by a panel of film critics, and intended to assist the international career of a film in the selection.



Panorama Suisse showcases films that have enjoyed festival success, found an audience in cinemas or are currently unreleased. Film lovers from all over the world can thus discover contemporary Swiss productions at the Locarno Film Festival, through a specially curated section. A committee of representatives of the Solothurn Film Festival – Solothurner Filmtage, the Swiss Film Academy and SWISS FILMS is in charge of the selection.


Find the full programme of the 75th edition Locarno Film Festival, August 3–13, 2022 here and the description of all sections here.

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75 Locarno FF 2022

 ••• 76 Locarno Film Festival, August 2-12, 2023 •••
The full program for the 76th edition will be announced on July 5, 2023. The press conference announcing the program will be available for streaming on the website of the festival.