Locarno Film Festival poster competition 2022 for Graphic Designers

Locarno Film Festival poster competition for Graphic Designers

the Locarno Film Festival poster competition is a great celebration of cinema, both local and international, in which the public has been the protagonist for 75 years. This is why the image of the edition is such a central element of communication: it is the official invitation to discover all the worlds, characters and emotions conveyed by each new edition.

Locarno Film Festival poster competition Details

There are images that become indelible thanks to the screens of Locarno. And then there are those that become so thanks above all to your creativity.

This year the celebration will be even more important, as the Locarno Film Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary. It will be exciting to retrace this long journey together, and above all to discover how you have lived or interpreted our history, which is also yours.


Take a pencil and paper, or a PC and a graphics tablet, and get creative.

  • The image of the edition must evoke the leopard identity of the Locarno Film Festival and the nature of the event as a meeting place for different visions and imaginations.
  • The image of the edition must be original.
  • The Locarno Film Festival has the right to change the content of the graphic concept at its sole discretion should this be necessary for the Festival’s intended use.
  • The image of the edition includes the logo of the edition and the logos of the Main Partners in predetermined positions.

Who can enter the competition?

The competition is open to everyone: graphic designers, illustrators, designers, photographers, artists, but also creatives and enthusiasts from all over the world and without age limits, who interpret the spirit of the Festival for the graphic concept of the next edition.

Competition Entry fee

The Competition is free to enter.

Locarno Film Festival poster competition Prizes

The project chosen by the jury will win a prize of 5,000 Swiss francs. This prize also covers remuneration for the use of the graphic concept by the Locarno Film Festival. A further 10 projects deemed worthy according to the selection criteria will receive a general pass for the event. A selection of projects will be exhibited during the 75th edition of the Festival (August 3-13, 2022) in Locarno.

Application Guide

Each participant must submit the following material: an image in jpg/png format as a general preview of their concept; a vertical F4 pdf file; a horizontal F12 pdf file; a square F24 pdf file (optional).

Competition Deadline

The registration period ends on January 6th, 2022.

Competition Website

You can check the competition website following this link.

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