Islamabad: Pakistan National Council of the Arts in collaboration with Embassy of Switzerland will organise a lecture on film and Locarno Film Festival on Tuesday at PNCA Lecture Hall.

Head of Locarno Film Festival Sophie Bourdon will deliver lecture on the topic. The event would be attended by film students, filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

The Locarno Festival, formerly called Festival del film Locarno, and commonly referred to as the Locarno Film Festival is an annual film festival held every August in Locarno, Switzerland. Founded in 1946, it is one of the longest-running film festivals and is also known for being a prestigious platform for art house films.

The festival screens films in various competitive and non-competitive sections, including feature-length narrative and documentary, short, avant-garde, and retrospective programmes.

The Piazza Grande section is held in one of the world’s largest open-air screening venues, seating 8,000 spectators. The top prize of the festival is Golden Leopard, awarded to the best film in international competition. Other awards include the Leopard of Honour for career achievement, and Prix du Public UBS, the public choice award.–APP