In a note I was reading the other day from one of Daniels (marabu61) photographs, he made a reference to the Locarno Film Festival. I was lucky enough to have been there myself one time, albeit very long ago, so I thought I’d share on of my pictures from this fun event.
The film festival is held annually during August in the city of Locarno, Switzerland since 1946. After Cannes and Venice and together with Karlovy Vary, Locarno is the Film Festival with the longest history. The main feature of the festival is the open-air screening space in the astonishing Piazza Grande, with room for over 8,000 spectators, and with one of the largest open air screens in the world (26x14 metres).
The top prize of the Festival is the Golden Leopard awarded to the best film in the international competition. Other awards include the Leopard of Honour for outstanding career achievements, and the Prix du Public UBS, the public choice award.
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ktanska (29247) 2013-02-17 8:09
I've read that Locarno Film Festival is a big event, but never been there at that time. But I've been there during Moon and Stars festival, unfortunately the gigs tend to be sold out if you just happen to pop up there.
Those grey chairs certainly don't steal attention from colourful classic buildings.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-02-17 9:03
you had really good idea how to compose and frame this scene.I like rows of chairs in the foreground,which put us in a festival atmosphere.Also the architecture in the background is very nice and colorful.I like also graphics of the photo(for me looks like a soft HDR treatment).Well done!
Have a nice sunday
Eric_vd (289) 2013-02-17 9:20
Great scene, the chairs leading your eye to the white screen, well done!!
Nicou (151000) 2013-02-17 20:23
Le festival du film à Locarno très belle scène de cet évènement avec le graphisme de chaises et en fond cet écran blanc, superbe.
bravo et amitié
ikeharel (78249) 2013-02-18 0:29
Hope that it was not raining on the movie-night back than, Jason, as the sky looked threatening.
The many chairs in FG, made a nice returning patern on image4, and good clarity collected.
Nice contrast to buildings on the square.
Have a nice week ahead,