Throughout its 75-year history, the Locarno Film Festival has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major international film festivals. Right in the heart of Europe, every August for eleven days, the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno becomes the world capital of auteur cinema. Here guests find a rich, eclectic and surprising program. Over the years, the Locarno Film Festival has earned a reputation as a festival of discovery and a place where the creativity of young artists finds a place and a voice. Very often artists who took the first steps of their career in Locarno have become established personalities on the world cinema landscape. This is proof Locarno’s intuition and strong credibility towards public opinion. Besides the discovery of new talents, their cultivation is also among the goals of the Locarno Film Festival. Since 2000 the Festival focus on young professionals through specific training programs that lead them through an increasingly professionalizing path. On this online catalogue, you will discover short films from the Pardi di domani section and from the Locarno Residency participants. Pardi di domani is the Festival’s section devoted to short films: since 1991 it brings audacious and innovative shorts and medium-length films to Locarno as world premieres. The Locarno Residency is a new, ambitious program, aimed to accompany young directors in the conception of their first feature film through a tutoring and writing program.