Once again this year Cinema&Gioventù, the youth jury organised and coordinated by Castellinaria Festival del cinema giovane during the Locarno Film Festival, is back, from 6 to 18 August. The 25 young members, divided into 3 different juries, are preparing to experience the 77th edition of Locarno as true protagonists. A unique experience to meet, discuss and exchange views with young people of their own age and with directors, actors and producers in a privileged way. There will also be educational moments on the language of cinema with experts in the field and opportunities to get to know our territory.


What is it about?

Through Cinema & Gioventù you participate in Locarno Film Festival as a member of a jury and learn to have a spirit of film analysis through workshops on film language and meetings with experts in the field.

C&G is an opportunity to experience the Festival as a protagonist, meeting, discussing and exchanging views with young people of your own age and with directors, actors and producers in a privileged way.


Who can enroll?

Anyone between the ages of 18 (completed!) and 23, from Switzerland and abroad, with a keen interest in film can apply.

Good knowledge of Italian, French and English or at least two of these languages is required.


When does it take place and where?

From August 6 to 18, 2024, in Locarno during the Locarno Film Festival.


What do you do?

  • you attend the Festival's screenings
  • you are part of one of the three youth juries: International Competition, Cinéastes du Présent, Pardi di Domani and Open Doors Shorts
  • you evaluate the films and award cash prizes
  • you participate in meetings with directors, producers, actors, film operators
  • you collaborate with radio, television and newspapers to write articles about the Festival and the films in the program
  • you participate in the social life of the Festival and all its outlines
  • you have a community experience with young people of the same age and from various backgrounds


How much does it cost?

The enrollment fee is CHF 500.


The deadline to pay the enrollment fee is June 15, 2024, via e-banking.


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Cinema & Gioventù

c/o Castellinaria

Festival del cinema giovane

Piazza Grande 3
CH-6512 Bellinzona




Sarah Simic

M. ‭+41 76 443 06 53‬