Photographer's Note

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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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-08-00
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-02-17 6:55
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