PNCA to organise Lecture on Locarno Film Festival on Jan 23

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in collaboration with Embassy of Switzerland will organise a lecture on Film and Locarno Film Festival on January 23 at PNCA Lecture Hall in Islamabad.


Head of Locarno Film Festival Sophie Bourdon will deliver a lecture on the topic in PNCA at Lecture Hall. The event would be attended by film students, filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

The Locarno Festival (formerly called the Festival del film Locarno and commonly referred to as the Locarno Film Festival) is an annual film festival held every August in Locarno, Switzerland.

Founded in 1946, it is one of the longest-running film festivals and is also known for being a prestigious platform for art house films.

The festival screens films in various competitive and non-competitive sections, including feature-length narrative and documentary, short, avant-garde, and retrospective programmes. The Piazza Grande section is held in one of the world’s largest open-air screening venues, seating 8,000 spectators.

The top prize of the festival is Golden Leopard, awarded to the best film in the International Competition. Other awards include the Leopard of Honour for career achievement, and Prix du Public UBS, the public choice award.

Since 2013, Carlo Chartian has served as Artistic Director  and the primary Selection Committee included Mark Peranson (Head of Programming), Lorenzo Esposito, Sergio Fant, and Aurélie Godet.

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