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The 68th Festival del film Locarno has always been one of the most unique spot amongst the European film festivals, with its precisely selected programme and stunning screening spot of the main square of Locarno, in Switzerland. They announced the winners on the 15th of August, here are the short films that took home the main award of the festival, the Golden Leopard. The short films were screened in the Pardi di domani (Leopards of Tomorrow) section, we wrote about the whole programme, here.

The winners of the international competition:

MAMA by Davit Pirtskhalava, Georgia – Pardino d’oro for Best International Short Film – the SRG SSR Prize and the Film und Video Untertitelung subtitling prize

Pardino d’argento SRG SSR per il Concorso internazionale
LA IMPRESIÓN DE UNA GUERRA by Camilo Restrepo, France/Colombia

FILS DU LOUP by Lola Quivoron, France – Locarno Nomination for the European Film Awards – Premio Pianifica

NUEVA VIDA by Kiro Russo, Argentina/Bolivia – Special Mention


The winners of the national competition:
LE BARRAGE by Samuel Grandchamp, Switzerland/USA – Pardino d’oro for Best Swiss Short Film

D’OMBRES ET D’AILES by Eleonora Marinoni, Elice Meng, Switzerland/France – Pardino d’argento Swiss Life per il Concorso nazionale

LES MONTS S’EMBRASENT by Laura Morales, Switzerland – Best Swiss Newcomer Award


Winners from the official website of Locarno, english translation from Cineuropa.