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    JazzAscona - ASCONA

    For ten days in early Summer, the pretty town of Ascona and the US city of New Orleans are united by their music. For more than twenty years, the town on the Lake Maggiore has played host to amazing performances from many of the finest international jazz artists during one of the most important European festivals.
Each year, the event's programme contains over 200 concerts and more than 400 hours of live music. Artists and bands are set to perform in bars, restaurants and hotels during the day, and on the stages on the lakeside in the evenings, transforming Ascona into a maze of small 'jazz clubs', producing a wonderful atmosphere between musicians and the diverse audience of fans and aficionado.
    Moon and Stars - LOCARNO  

To welcome Moon and Stars for ten days in July, the 'Locarno Lounge' changes its look and becomes a stage for great international pop-rock performers. A truly international festival offering ten concerts featuring the biggest international stars, with Piazza Grande as the stunning backdrop, filled with thousands. While still 'young', the Locarno event is already a must for the tours of musicians and singers, many now calling it the 'Montreux of the Southern Alps'. For fans, Moon & Stars Locarno is a unique chance to listen to and admire international artists, where quality music becomes the soundtrack for the entire city.


    Film Festival - LOCARNO

    For more than 60 years, the Film Festival has been transforming the city by Lake Verbano into the Swiss capital of cinema. Recognised as one of the most important cinema occasions in the world, over 11 days, Locarno becomes a meeting point for professionals, specialists and enthusiasts. Featuring evening projections under the stars, on one of the biggest screens in the world, Piazza Grande deserves its title of 'the most beautiful open-air cinema lounge'. The rich programme for the event offers a wide range of possibilities: from art house and innovative cinema, to the movies for larger audiences; from well established, to young and promising film-makers from different countries and very different cinema traditions.
This year's Festival programme is divided into a number of categories. First of all, the "International Competition", reserved for a series of feature-ength movies from around the world and open to both established and aspiring directors. "Cineasti del presente" represents works of both fiction and documentary relating to realities observed from a national perspective. The "Pardi di domani" category is reserved for shorts. Meanwhile the "Retrospettiva" pays tribute to a big name or particularly representative genres from the world of cinema. Other sections, as well as several seminaries and forums, complete the Festival's prodigious programme, over 11 event-packed days. With crowds from all across the globe enjoying the Festival, an intoxicating atmosphere is guaranteed throughout cinemas, squares and bars, from morning until late at night.