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Locarno Pro presents the new U30 project

Locarno Pro is set to launch a new project that will give voice to the new generation of film professionals, listening to their opinions on the challenges posed by current changes in the industry. Named U30, the project will involve 24 participants, all aged under 30, recruited from Locarno Industry Academy International initiatives around the world. They will meet up during the Locarno Film Festival for an exchange of views and ideas on the theme The Audience of the Future. Loc...

Pardo alla carriera 2019 to Fredi M. Murer

Locarno 72 will pay tribute to Fredi M. Murer with the Festival’s Pardo alla carriera. The Swiss director, screenwriter, photographer and graphic artist will be a guest in Piazza Grande on Thursday 15 August. The tribute to the Swiss master will be accompanied by screenings of some of the landmark titles from his more than forty years of friendship with the Festival: Grauzone (1979), Wir Bergler in den Bergen sind eigentlich nicht schuld, dass wir da sind ...

Locarno 72 unveils Black Light Retrospective line-up

Featured titles will be announced today for the Black Light Retrospective, bringing to the Gran Rex theater an unprecedented overview of Black film in the 20th century. Piazza Grande will pay its own homage to the Retrospective with a Prefestival screening on Tuesday 6 August of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989) presenting the restored copy on the occasion of the...

Lili Hinstin is named new Artistic Director of the Locarno Festival, to replace Carlo Chatrian

Lili Hinstin will be the new Artistic director of the Locarno Festival, replacing Carlo Chatrian who is leaving Locarno to take over the artistic direction of the Berlinale. Hinstin will take up her appointment from December 1st 2018, while already devoting part of her time to the preparation of the next edition of the Locarno Festival, assisted by the teams of both the Chief Operating Officer and the Artistic Direction, together with the staff of the President’s Offi...

The 71st edition of the Locarno Festival, the last under the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian

    The prizes were awarded to the winners of the 71st Locarno Festival. The 2018 edition, the sixth and last under the artistic direction of Carlo Chatrian, confirms its expectations.   President Marco Solari officially closed the 71st Locarno Festival: “Once the 71st edition is over, the presidency and the Executive Board will focus during the week on the succession of Carlo Chatrian, to whom is owed the gratitude of ...

The 71st edition of the Locarno Festival closed: the award winners

      The 2018 edition, the sixth and last under the artistic direction of Carlo Chatrian, ended successfully and was crowned with the Pardo d'oro for A LAND IMAGINED by the director YEO Siew Hua. 293 films were shown in less than two weeks, 18 under the sky of Piazza Grande and 15 in the Concorso internazionale: among this year's star guests were the unforgettable greetings from Ethan Hawke and Ted Hope in Piazza G...

The Signs of Life Award to HAI SHANG CHENG SHI (The Fragile House)

 Locarno Festival’s Signs of Life Award ELECTRONIC-ART.FOUNDATION to the Best Film has been granted to HAI SHANG CHENG SHI (The Fragile House) by LIN Zi.   Signs of Life aims to explore new grounds, narrative forms and innovative cinematic languages. Originally out-of-competition when founded in 2014, Signs of Life is a competitive section since last year. This year’s jury is composed by Emilie Bujès, festival director ...

SWAN and Locarno Festival sign Pledge for Parity and Equality

At the initiative of the Swiss Women’s Audiovisual Network (SWAN) Locarno Festival President Marco Solari and Vice President Carla Speziali will gather on August 5th during the 71st Locarno Festival to sign the Programming Pledge for Parity and Inclusion in Cinema Festivals for new commitments for parity and equality in the industry. Locarno will be the first A list Festival after Cannes Film Festival to sign the Pledge, as well as the first Swiss film festi...

Locarno 71st edition ready to kick off: meet the jury

meet the Concorso internazionale Jury Jia Zhang-ke Filmmaker (Cina) President of jury Emmanuel Carrère Writer (France) Sean Baker Filmmaker (USA) Tizza Covi Filmmaker (Italy / Austria) Isabella Ragonese Actress (Italy)   ...

Locarno 2018 Vision Award 2018 to Kyle Cooper

  © Collection Cinémathèque suisse. All rights reserved.   Locarno71 will pay homage to Kyle Cooper with the Vision Award Ticinomoda, dedicated to those who have used their talents to create new perspectives in the world of cinema. The U.S. filmmaker and graphic designer will be a guest in Piazza Grande on Sunday 5 August and the tribute will be accompanied by a screening of the film Se7en. Born in 196...

The Locarno 2018 Leopard Club Award to Meg Ryan

The witty character with that unique ability to combine beauty with irony. For years she has been the undisputed queen of romantic comedy but has also been able, over time, to take on other genres such as dramas and thrillers. The fact that Meg Ryan occupies a central position in the popular collective imagination is demonstrated by the gallery of characters who have enlivened films and have become - in their field - cult films. Just think of the triptych of films that were bor...

The Locarno 2018 Best Independent Producer Award to US producer Ted Hope

The Best Independent Producer Award 2018 “Premio Raimondo Rezzonico”, the Locarno Festival award dedicated to those involved in independent international production, will go to the US producer Ted Hope. He, who has been able to credit the history of independent cinema, bringing new and unexpected voices into the spotlight, will receive the award in Piazza Grande on Thursday, August 2. On Friday August 3, at 10.30 am, the Festival public will have the chance to attend a conversation...

Open Doors 2017: Exploring South Asia (Year 2)

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The second year of Open Doors in South Asia: sharing visions, building film industries. 8 countries 8 film projects 8 proactive producers 22 films Directed by Ricardo Torres 70th Locarno Festival 2 – 12 | 8 | 2017 ...

Locarno Submissions Open Doors 2018

Open Doors is looking for South Asian talents for its co-production platform and producers lab, wrapping its 3-year cycle in the region.   Since 2016, Open Doors has been dedicating its program to 8 countries in the South Asian region: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.   In 2018, Open Doors is wrapping its focus, opening all its activities to the 8 countries at the...

Palmarès Locarno70

Pardo d'oro to MRS. FANG by WANG Bing © Locarno Festival Concorso internazionale Pardo d’oro MRS. FANG by WANG Bing, France, China, Germany Premio Speciale Della Giuria (Special Jury Prize) AS BOAS MANEIRAS by Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra, Brazil, France ...

The 70th edition of the Locarno Festival wrapped, awarding a chinese film

  Pardo d'oro to MRS. FANG by WANG Bing © Locarno Festival   The 2017 edition, the fifth under Carlo Chatrian as artistic director, has ended successfully and has been crowned by the Pardo d’oro for the film MRS. FANG directed by WANG Bing.   261 films in 11 days, 16 under the open sky in the Piazza Grande and 18 in the Concorso internazionale. Among great guests attending this year feature unforgettable greetings to the Piazza by...

Open Doors winners announced at Locarno Fest

One region, eight countries, twenty-two films.One section: Open Doors. Once again the Locarno Festival looked at a region where the light of cinema struggles to shine. The spotlight was on South Asia, with projects to develop, filmographies to support and ideas to share. Consider it done. At Locarno70 as well. The names of prizewinners for the Open Doors Hub coproduction platform and the Open Doors Lab producer-training workshop were announced today. The prizes, both cash and in the form...

Pardi di domani party

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Winners announced for 2017 Open Doors Hub and Lab

The names of prizewinners for the Open Doors Hub coproduction platform and the Open Doors Lab producer-training workshop were announced today, 8 August. The 2017 session was the second in the three-year cycle dedicated by Open Doors to exploring eight countries in Southern Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The prizes, both cash and in the form of tangible assistance, have been awarded to projects and participants in the international pla...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 8 !

1. Carlo Chatrian He is an icon of his country, who even when appearing in international productions is still able to embody the spirit of India. She is an actress who was banned by her country but who has never stopped representing its culture and speaking for the women of the world. The Song of Scorpions marks the meeting of Irrfan Khan and Golshifteh Farahani. 2. After the triptych of wonders that was Courgette–Elle–Toni Erdmann, what’s next for Michel M...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 7 !

Carlo Chatrian Film after film, Wang Bing is creating a personal homage to his people, whether workers or prisoners in labour camps, the mentally ill in a house with circular balconies or women confined to bed, emigrants or resisters. Mrs. Fang is the latest touching volet of this particular human comedy. 2. The search for a gunshot fired many years ago. The search for the roots of a hate that continues unabated. Somewhere between detective and traveler, in Did You...

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