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The Locarno Industry Academy arrives in Africa

  The Locarno Film Festival is pleased to announce the first edition of the Southern Africa-Locarno Industry Academy, in collaboration with the Realness Institute of Africa. The 2021 edition of the ongoing training project for young film industry professionals will take place online from 26 September to 2 October 2021 and will welcome participants from all over the African continent.  The Locarno Industry Academy is the workshop of Locarno...

Annual General Meeting of the Locarno Film Festival

The Annual General Meeting of the Locarno Film Festival was held on Wednesday 14 April in the form of a live webcast chaired by President Marco Solari. Newly appointed Artistic Director Giona A. Nazzaro presented the plans for the 74th edition, which must mark an opportunity for a major revival of the culture in Switzerland. During the online session the AGM also examined prospects for further development of the event and received the Festival’s first s...

Locarno74 to introduce new auteur shorts competition: Corti d’autore

Pardi di domani, the short film section of the Locarno Film Festival, is to be enhanced by a new competitive program, Corti d’autore, reserved for short works by auteur filmmakers already established on the international scene. The Artistic Director and his team are currently engaged in preparations for a 2021 edition that hopefully will be a grand relaunch towards the future. The new competition will open a significant window of opportunity to take part in the Festival for high-pro...

Writer Nicola Lagioia to be spotlighted by eighth edition of L’immagine e la parola

  The eighth edition of the Locarno Film Festival’s springtime event L’immagine e la parola will begin on 27 March. The focus for its regular interdisciplinary look at film and literature will be the Italian writer Nicola Lagioia, winner of the Strega Prize in 2015 for his novel La ferocia (Ferocity) and director of the Turin International Book Fair. The event will be held online, hosted on the Festival website. L’immagine e la parola will also prov...

A graphic and futuristic leopard on the Locarno74 poster

  With a leopard along futuristic lines, paying homage to the magic of the cinema on film, Swiss artist Luciano Baragiola has won first place in the competition for the design of the new poster of the Locarno Film Festival. There were nearly a thousand entries, sent in by graphic designers, artists, illustrators and passionate movie fans on every continent, with an age range from 6 to 74 — confirming the intergenerational appeal and global reach of the Festival, as well as the intens...

His name is Lattuada: the Locarno74 Retrospective

Giona A. Nazzaro, Roberto Turigliatto and Olaf Möller present the Retrospective of Locarno74 The Retrospective of the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival (4-14 August), curated by Roberto Turigliatto at the behest of newly-appointed Artistic Director Giona A. Nazzaro, will be dedicated to director Alberto Lattuada, an often under-rated filmmaker whose productive and fascinating career traversed more than four decades of Italian cinema, from his 1943 debut Giacomo l’idealist...

The Locarno Film Festival announces its new selection committees, led by Giona A. Nazzaro

  Giona A. Nazzaro, newly appointed Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, has picked the two selection committees to work alongside him in drawing up the program for Locarno74. His choice was endorsed by the Executive Board, and the call for entries has been brought forward to allow the new team to begin work on the selection process very soon. The new selection committees, ratified by the Executive Board of the Locarno Film Festival, will work alongside Giona A. Nazzar...

Giona A. Nazzaro appointed as new Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival

At its meeting on Wednesday 4 November 2020, the Board of Directors of the Locarno Film Festival decided unanimously to appoint Giona A. Nazzaro (LEFT) as the new Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival. Giona A. Nazzaro has been General Delegate of the International Film Critics’ Week at the Venice Film Festival since 2016 and is a member of the artistic committee of IFFR – International Film Festival Rotterdam. Born in Zurich in 1965, he has a degree in German and ...

Nadia Dresti appointed interim head of artistic direction of the Locarno Film Festival

Nadia Dresti appointed interim head of artistic direction of the Locarno Film Festival and coordination of Locarno Pro for the coming weeks The Executive Board of the Locarno Film Festival, under President Marco Solari, has conducted an initial, in-depth appraisal of succession planning for the role of Artistic Director, reaching a series of conclusions that will be put before the Board of Directors at its next meeting. The Executive Board also took the decision to appoint Nadia Dresti as int...

Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films wrapped a very special edition

Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films wraps up a special edition of the Locarno Film Festival in the year of the global pandemic With Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films, the Festival has managed a positive performance in terms of both audience participation – online and in theaters – and international attention from professionals across the sector and worldwide. A hybrid edition, for which the last physical screenings took place yesterday, 15 August, was p...

From Switzerland to Argentina, the Locarno 2020 verdict on the films of the future

Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films: award winners at the special edition Two female gazes, stretching from Switzerland to Argentina, have won the Pardi 2020 awards – each worth 70,000 Swiss francs – for productions halted by the COVID-19 crisis. The international jury for The Films After Tomorrow – made up of Nadav Lapid, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and Kelly Reichardt – picked out Chocobar, by acclaimed Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, a political docume...

From Switzerland to Argentina, the Locarno 2020 verdict on the films of the future

Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films: award winners at the special edition Two female gazes, stretching from Switzerland to Argentina, have won the Pardi 2020 awards – each worth 70,000 Swiss francs – for productions halted by the COVID-19 crisis. The international jury for The Films After Tomorrow – made up of Nadav Lapid, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and Kelly Reichardt – picked out Chocobar, by acclaimed Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel, a political docume...

First prizes awarded at Locarno 2020: the winners of Open Doors Hub and Lab

  The winners were announced today of the international co-production platform Open Doors Hub and the producer training workshop Open Doors Lab at this year’s edition, Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films.   Even in a year beset by the global pandemic, the Locarno Pro initiative Open Doors has continued its three-year cycle (2019-2021), focusing on Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines) and Mongolia, bringing...

Locarno 2020 to host the project Discutiamo, discutiamo and Once Upon a Time in America

The Festival remembers 20 great conversations from the past with a project drawing on its archives while paying tribute to Ennio Morricone with a special screening Today begins an edition of the Festival that looks to the future, yet also strengthened by firm roots in the past. Which is why the Locarno Film Festival is launching the project Discutiamo, discutiamo, a j...

Locarno 2020 launches the initiative Closer to Life in partnership with cooperative la Mobiliare

Locarno 2020 invites movie fans to join initiatives in solidarity with Swiss independent theaters, launching Closer to Life in partnership with cooperative la Mobiliare   This year’s special edition of the Festival "Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films" is dedicated to the future of cinema in all its dimensions. For its entire existence, the Festival has actively promoted independent film production, the global visibility of short films and the network...

Locarno jury line-up for The Films After Tomorrow

Locarno 2020 announces the jury line-up for The Films After Tomorrow and opens with First Cow, the new film by Kelly Reichardt.   The opening night feature at Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films on Wednesday 5 August will be First Cow, the latest film from U.S. director and screenwriter Kelly Reichardt, who will also be one of three jurors judging the international projects in The Films After Tomorrow section. Over the following ten day...

USI and the Locarno Film Festival to create a joint professorship on the future of cinema and the visual arts

The Locarno Film Festival and the University of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI) are to strengthen their partnership with the creation of a professorship dedicated to theoretical thought on the future of cinema and film festivals, entitled “Locarno Film Festival Professor for the Future of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts”. The call for applications, which will open in the coming months, will seek an individual with an international academic profile, capable of combining research...

Line-up for Open Doors films screening online and in theaters is announced

Open Doors, the Locarno Film Festival section that each year explores the cinemas of countries in the Global South and East, fostering the development of a collaborative, independent local film scene, is pleased to announce its program of screenings for audiences at Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films. Even in this exceptional year, Open Doors will hold true to its core mission with Open Doors Screenings which will take place online, plus a new, ad hoc ...

Final line-up of 43 short films for Pardi di domani is announced

The final selection of titles that from 5 to 15 August will compete in the short films section Pardi di domani has been announced. During the special edition Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films, the shorts will be available for viewing online throughout Switzerland and the rest of the world, with theatrical screenings in Locarno and Muralto. Twelve titles will be in the national competition, while the other thirty-one will compete for the international ...

Locarno 2020: cinema theaters re-open their doors

The twin pleasures of discovery and seeing movies in the theater, two of the hallmarks of the Locarno Film Festival, will not be missing even in an edition taking place mainly online. Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films will feature live streaming, video on demand, virtual master classes and Q&A sessions, but will also be physical, offering screenings in three different theaters in Locarno, with genuine premieres and repertory screenings over the eleven days of the Festival. There...

Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films: Line-Up of Projects for The Films After Tomorrow Is Revealed

The final selection has been made of the twenty full-length feature projects which will take part in The Films After Tomorrow, the Locarno Film Festival initiative that aims to offer concrete support to filmmakers who were forced to stop working by the global pandemic. On 15 August, two juries will award the prizes, allocated for the completion of the film and/or the resumption of production: two Pardo 2020 prizes, each worth 70,000 Swiss&nb...

Interview with Locarno Film Festival’s Artistic Director Lili Hinstin

In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, Locarno Film Festival’s Artistic Director Lili Hinstin says Federal Council in Switzerland and Locarno will adopt measures to support culture and filmmakers.   The global recession following the pandemic has impacted arts funding all over the world, but in Switzerland, the government wants to help. In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, Lili Hinstin, Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, tells C.M.Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld,...

Focus on Heritage Online the new Locarno Film Festival initiative

Heritage Online is a new Locarno Film Festival initiative: a digitally based service dedicated to extending the outreach and distribution of Heritage Films through Video on Demand, expanding the range of titles offered by such services.   What is Heritage Online?  1. A year-round database of international film heritage, where VOD broadcasters will be able to watch available titles, see detailed technical information including availability of films in the various territor...

Locarno73 cancelled, the Festival is launching Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films

  The Locarno Leopard and the shape of cinema to come With Locarno73 cancelled, the Festival is temporarily reinventing itself by launching Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films Having acknowledged that it is impossible to hold the physical event in its usual form, because of the ongoing health crisis and today’s decisions by federal authorities regarding major events in Switzerland, the Executive Board and Board of Governors of the Locarno Film Festival, unde...

Locarno 72 Thank You and Goodbye

    The Best of Locarno72   The Locarno Film Festival is a show and like every show it needs an audience...

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