The 2021 edition of Locarno Film Festival started on July 4th and ended on 14th. This was the 74th edition of the festival which is Academy Award Qualifying with the prizes Golden Leopard – Best Short Film International Competition, Golden Leopard – Best Short Film National Competition.

Winners have been announced. Visit their website to find out about every award, we are only listing the short films.

Pardi di Domani Awards

Corti d’AutorePardino d’oro Swiss Life for the Best Auteur Short
Criatura by María Silvia Esteve (Argentina, Switzerland)

Concorso Internazionale Pardino d’oro SRG SSR for the Best International Short Film
Fantasma Neon (Neon Phantom) by Leonardo Martinelli (Brazil)

Concorso Internazionale Pardino d’argento SRG SSR for the International Competition
Les Démons de Dorothy (The Demons of Dorothy) by Alexis Langlois (France)

Pardi di domani Best Direction Prize – BONALUMI Engineering
Eliane Esther Bots for In Flow of Words (Netherlands)

Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Award
Imuhira (Home) by Myriam Uwiragiye Birara (Rwanda)

Special mention
FIRST TIME [The Time for All but Sunset – VIOLET] by Nicolaas Schmidt (Germany)

Locarno Film Festival Candidate for European Film Awards
In Flow of Words by Eliane Esther Bots (Netherlands)

Concorso NazionalePardino d’oro Swiss Life for the Best Swiss Short Film
Chute by Nora Longatti (Switzerland)

Concorso NazionalePardino d’argento Swiss Life for the National Competition
after a room by Naomi Pacifique (United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland)

Best Swiss Newcomer Award
Flavio Luca Marano, Jumana Issa for Es Muss (It Must) (Switzerland)