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© Festival del film Locarno The Festival del film Locarno and the City of Milan, as part of a strong desire for a collaboration, announce their intention to establish the Pardo alla Migliore Opera Prima “Città di Milano” (Award for the Best First Film). The Festival del film Locarno’s President and Board of Directors, along with the City of Milan’s Assessore alla Cultura, Moda, Design, Stefano Boeri, are delighted to announce their desire to establis...

Carlo Chatrian, new Artistic Director with Locarno fest

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                                The Board of Governors decided, at a special meeting held on Tuesday 4 September 2012, to designate Carlo Chatrian as the new Artistic Director of the Festival del film Locarno. Carlo Chatrian will take up his post from 1 November 2012, following Olivier Père, who is leaving the Festival to head up Arte Fran...

The 65th edition of the Locarno fest has just concluded

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  © Festival del film Locarno  Last night, Saturday 11 August, the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno concluded with the awards ceremony on the Piazza Grande before an audience of 5,700 people. The President Marco Solari, expressing his gratitude to the whole Festival team, has reminded right away, that “the end of a Festival is the beginning of the next one. Among the priorities there is an increase of the worldwide marketing of the Festival and the suppor...

Inauguration of the Locarno's 65th edition

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The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will open on Wednesday 1 August. At the traditional Welcome Cocktail - attended by Federal Councilor Alain Berset and by Mayor of the City of Locarno and Vice-President of the Festival Carla Speziali, as well as by representatives from cultural institutions and Swiss and Ticino politicians - President Marco Solari and Artistic Director Olivier Père will open this edition, in the presence of the numerous directors, actors and film pro...

10 questions to Olivier Père: Locarno newly appointed Loacarno Artistic Director

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In an interview new artistic director Olivier Père outlines his vision of the Festival and ambitions for the future at Locarno. 1. How do you imagine "your" Locarno Festival? Locarno has a clear identity and a great tradition, since the early days it's been committed to discovering and revealing new filmmakers and new territories. That's an approach I've always been very keen on, too, and I intend to stick with it. Locarno is a major festival that gives a useful o...

A look back at Locarno's 2009 edition

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First reports show the 62nd Festival continues to be a major attraction, despite the global economic downturnThe 62nd Locarno International Film Festival drew to a close on Saturday 15 August with a surprise concert in the Piazza Grande given by Mongolian singer Urna, following the world premiere of the film The Two Horses of Genghis Khan by Byambasuren Davaa. At the final awards ceremony a few hours earlier, the Golden Leopard went to filmmaker and writer Xiaolu GUO (UK/Germany/France) for She...

Sponsors and partners of the 61th Locarno Festival edition

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The 61st edition of the Locarno International Film, which opens on August 6, has been made possible thanks to the contribution of numerous sponsors and partners in the private sector. For Marco Solari, Festival President, «all these businesses have contributed, each in their own way, and in varying proportions, to making the next edition possible. They are all immensely important to the Festival, not only for their generous financial support, but also for the experience and competence they agre...

Locarno International Film Festival opened last Wednesday,

The 60th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival was opened on Wednesday, 1st August, with world premiere of the Japanese animation Vexille by Fumihiko Sori, screened in D-Cinema (High Definition).The screening was followed by an homage to the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, recently deceased, with a D-Cinema projection of his last film, Saraband (2003), shot in digital. The 60th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday August 1st on the Piazza Grand...

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