During the whole month of February 2023, the Locarno Shorts Weeks will be an open window to the world. For the fifth time in a row, audiences will be able to discover a selection of short films once presented in Locarno, every day, for free on the festival’s website.
The Locarno Shorts Weeks are back, for their fifth edition, with a lineup of carefully handpicked titles from the 2021 edition of the Pardi di domani and Open Doors sections of the Locarno Film Festival.
According to Eddie Bertozzi, Head of Pardi di domani Selection Committee, many names and many titles compose the puzzle of this year’s Locarno Shorts Weeks: old favorites, exciting newcomers, young talents and established filmmakers. Highlights from the selection include the top winners of the Pardi di domani’s long-running international and national competitions: Fantasma Neon by Leonardo Martinelli and Chute by Nora Longatti. Moreover, for the first time this year, the Locarno Shorts Weeks include a selection from the festival’s brand-new strand Corti d’autore Competition, dedicated to directors who have already ventured into the feature length, but who are still experimenting with the short form. Besides the winning film Criatura by María Silvia Esteve, this is also an unmissable chance to discover (or rediscover) new gems by top auteurs such as Radu Jude, Bertrand Mandico, Yann Gonzalez, Cyril Schäublin, Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan.