Locarno Film Festival focuses on innovation

Immersive works and more: with a series of initiatives, the Locarno Film Festival aims to become a place where the cinema of tomorrow is shaped.

Locarno wants to focus on hybrid and increasingly complex nature of the images of our time. This will be done, among other things, with a 24-hour talk about new media live on Twitch, with the works and reflections of artists such as Hito Steyerl and the collective Total Refusal.

For the is planned a virtual reality offer in collaboration with the GIFF. The VR booth at Largo Zorzi will offer a free program during the day with three immersive works by French artist François Vautier (and at night with works by Chou Tung-Yen and Mali Arun.

"Incubator of innovation"

Simona Gamba, Chief Innovation Officer of the Festival, says: "Thanks to its free spirit and openness to exchanges between different languages, Locarno is becoming a true incubator of innovation in the audiovisual field. The 75th anniversary is an ideal moment to broaden horizons and actively participate in shaping future ideas and reflections on new media."

Locarno Film Festoval will take place in 2022 from August 3 to 13. More information.

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