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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...

Locarno Carte Blanche Award 2012

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Thanks to IMCINE, the Mexican Film Institute, and with the support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the Festival del film Locarno's Carte Blanche – initiative that offers a showcase for a number of films in post-production from a given country, dedicated this year to Mexico ¬– has shown seven films, each introduced by its producer, to the various international sales agents and festival programmers who pa...

Locarno Awards La fIlle de nulle Part Best film

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Concorso internazionale Pardo d’oro  LA FILLE DE NULLE PART by Jean-Claude Brisseau, France Premio speciale della giuria  SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME by Bob Byington, United States Pardo per la migliore regia (Best Director) YING LIANG for the film WO HAI YOU HUA YAO SHUO (When Night Falls), South Korea/China Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile (Best Actress) AN NAI for the film WO HAI YOU HUA YAO SHUO (When Night Falls) by Ying Liang...

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...

Carte Blanche 2012: Focus on Mexico © Festival del film Locarno

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The Festival del film Locarno's Carte Blanche offers a showcase for a number of films in post-production, from a different country in Asia, Africa, Latin America or South-East Europe. This year, Carte Blanche is dedicated to Mexico. The initiative is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Thanks to IMCINE, the Mexican Film Institute, seven films in post-production have been chosen for the sophomore edition...

Video coverage from the Future of Cinema Salon in Locarno

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Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both! Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us. Our first stop this year was Cannes where the series has been held for the past 3 years. The next stops on the festival circuit was Locarno with a panel held in partnership with the Festival, next stops will be Rome, Stockholm and many more. Video from the Locarno panel: Locarno conference future of cinema envoyé par filmfestivals-com ...

Report on the 61st édition: success despite some rain at the end

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The closing ceremony for the 61st edition of the Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday August 16 on the Piazza Grande. The Golden Leopard was awarded to Parque via by Enrique Rivero (Mexico). This first feature is also the first Mexican film to win the Locarno Golden Leopard ever.Initial statistics on the 61st edition confirm the Festival's vitality and appeal to the public, the professionals and the press. The figures are inevitably affected however by the changeable weathe...

Locarno International Film Festival Golden Leopard goes to...

The closing ceremony of the 61st Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday, August 16th 2008 at the Piazza Grande. The announcement of the Official Awards 2008 was followed by the screening of BACK SOON, a French / Islandic comedy by Solveig Anspach, as a World Premiere. Golden Leopard PARQUE VIA by Enrique Rivero, Mexico Special Jury Prize  33 SCENY Z ZYCIA (33 Scenes from Life) by Malgoska Szumowska, Germany/Poland Best Director for ELLE VEUT LE CHAOS, ...

Locarno International Film Festival Glden Leopard goes to...

The closing ceremony of the 61st Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday, August 16th 2008 at the Piazza Grande. The announcement of the Official Awards 2008 was followed by the screening of BACK SOON, a French / Islandic comedy by Solveig Anspach, as a World Premiere. Golden Leopard PARQUE VIA by Enrique Rivero, MexicoSpecial Jury Prize  33 SCENY Z ZYCIA (33 Scenes from Life) by Malgoska Szumowska, Germany/Poland Best Director for ELLE VEUT LE CHAOS, Canada Leopard for Best ...

Pictures from the panel at Locarno "Digital Distribution"

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    Jean Labadie, Le Pacte Founder, at the panel "Future of cinema distribution", Forum © FOTOFESTIVAL / DAULTE Jean Labadie, Le Pacte Founder, at the panel "Future of cinema distribution", Forum © FOTOFESTIVAL / DAULTE Brian Jones, Pathé Svizzera, at the panel "Future of cinema distribution", Forum © FOTOFESTIVAL / DAULTE Fabrice Testa, XDC International, panel "Future of cinema distribution" at the Forum ...

Pictures from the panel at Locarno "Digital Distribution"

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    Jean Labadie, Le Pacte Founder, at the panel "Future of cinema distribution", Forum © FOTOFESTIVAL / DAULTE Jean Labadie, Le Pacte Founder, at the panel "Future of cinema distribution", Forum © FOTOFESTIVAL / DAULTE Brian Jones, Pathé Svizzera, at the panel "Future of cinema distribution", Forum © FOTOFESTIVAL / DAULTE Fabrice Testa, XDC International, panel "Future of cinema distribution" at the Forum ...

Carte blanche in Locarno to Nanni Moretti, the Italian director, actor and producer

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Nanni Moretti, the Italian director, actor and producer was given a carte blanche to pick a set of films which will be screened during the 61st Locarno International Film Festival as a complete retrospective dedicated to him.19 full-length features are included in the selection, split into two parts with titles chosen by Moretti the exhibitor in one, and films dear to Moretti as spectator in the other. The first raft of titles includes movies which Moretti first enjoyed and later backed up by pr...

Carte blanche in Locarno to Nanni Moretti, the Italian director, actor and producer

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Nanni Moretti, the Italian director, actor and producer was given a carte blanche to pick a set of films which will be screened during the 61st Locarno International Film Festival as a complete retrospective dedicated to him.19 full-length features are included in the selection, split into two parts with titles chosen by Moretti the exhibitor in one, and films dear to Moretti as spectator in the other. The first raft of titles includes movies which Moretti first enjoyed and later backed up by pr...

Amos Gitai to speak at Locarno Future of Cinema Salon

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Amos Gitai will speak at the panel on Digital Distribution at Future of Cinema Salon Locarno 2008Future of Cinema Panel on Digital Distributionin association with XDC The Hollywood Reporter and  Cineuropa.org  Saturday August 9th, 2008: Forum, 11:00AM - 12:30AM What is the current International panorama of D Cinema, how many screens.Which business models prevail in Europe, what is the status in Switzerlan?Which content from film to opera and sports in the theatres?Which new consumers’ habits...

The Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to Youssef Chahine

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The Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to Youssef Chahine, the revered Egyptian auteur who passed away this weekend, with a special Piazza Grande screening of "Al Massir" (Destiny), which screened at the Swiss fest in 1997.A special screening of Al Massir (Destiny) will take place on Thursday August 7 as the second screening on the Piazza Grande –a film that was programmed at the Festival eleven years ago, at the time of its release.«We were greatly saddened at the passing away ...

Piazza Grande seats 8000

An enormous Renaissance square that can accommodate over 8,000 viewers every night, the Piazza is both the Festival’s heart and its showcase. With its giant screen, one of the biggest in the world, endowed with truly exceptional projection quality, the Piazza is one of the finest cinemas in Europe, and open-air to boot. Seating Capacity : 8,000 Classic Cinema (16 & ...

Industry Events at Locarno

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Open Doors Factory Besides taking care of the film industry professionals attending the Festival, the Industry Office has for a number of years organized various events in partnership with the Open Doors program, such as Open Doors Factory. This co-production workshop will also invite a special guest: the Cinéfondation from Cannes. Through the presence of the top European producers, the ...

Future of Cinema Salon in Locarno

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FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON SERIES IN LOCARNO FESTIVAL DE LOCARNO 2008 Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both!   Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us. Our first stop this year was Cannes where the series has been held for the past 3 years. The next stops on the festival circuit are Locarno, Rome, Stockholm and more Check out the video of Cannes events   Locarno Film Festival, Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada, XDC Cinema are pr...

Filmmakers of the Present Competition in Locarno

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The selection includes, among the 17 films confirmed to date, 12 world premières, and 5 international premières, of which 5 are first films. Two exclusives will screen out of competition. The selection for 2008 is distinguished by its strong Latin flavour: from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Spain, via Portugal and Italy to France – competing with three titles.Conceptual Films. The 2008 selection confirms the radical line that is this section’s hallmark, with a highly diverse range of narrat...

locarno Piazza Grande screenings

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The Piazza Grande programme for 2008 has 17 feature films confirmed to date, including 9 world premières. The selection is marked by a strong European presence, with five French (co)productions and five German films. The English language panorama varies, with three American films, two from the UK and one from Australia.Comedy and Social ChroniclesThe Festival will open with a major British film, screening as a european première, Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) starring E...

The Locarno Festival Official Juries

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Jury of the International CompetitionRachida Brakni , actress (France)Masahiro Kobayashi, filmmaker (Japan)Dani Levy, filmmaker (Switzerland)Bertha Navarro, producer (Mexico)Goran Paskaljevic, filmmaker (Serbia)Paolo Sorrentino, filmmaker (Italy)The Jury of the Filmmakers of the Present CompetitionBertrand Bonello, filmmaker (France)Benedek Fliegauf, filmmaker (Hungary)Cao Guimarães, filmmaker (Brazil)Corso Salani , filmmaker (Italy)Franz Treichler, musician (Switzerland)The Jury for the Best F...

Introduction of the festival by it's Director Frederic Maitre

61st Locarno Film Festival Introduction from Frédéric Maire, Artistic Director"After the festivities of the 60th anniversary, the 61st Locarno International Film Festival promises to be more lively and sassy than ever. The Festival is both streamlining - in its programming - and developing: two exhibitions, two books published, a totally revamped space for receptions and discussions around the superb Magnolia at the entrance to the Piazza, a «PardoWay» to facilitate socialising and good...

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...

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