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Tribute to Jane Birkin

The British actress and singer will be paid tribute at the 69th Festival del film Locarno.  A transgressive voice, persona and epitome of panache in the 1960s, Jane Birkin will be under the spotlight at the 69th edition of the Festival del film Locarno on the Piazza where, nine years ago, (2007) another tribute was paid to Michelangelo Antonioni, one of the masters with whom she worked.  Jane Birkin initially appeared on stage in musicals, prefiguring her dual career as both actre...

Program for the 69° Festival del film Locarno announced

Wednesday July 13, the official program for the 69° Festival del film Locarno was announced. Download the full press kit. The award to Bill Pullman (Excellence Award Moët & Chandon) was also announced today. Those attending Locarno will include: Mario Adorf, Stefan Arndt, Dario Argento, Yuri Ancarani, Gemma Arterton, Lionel Baier, Nathalie Baye, Joel Basman, Jacob Berger, Paulo Branco, Mélanie Bernier, Júlio Bressane, João Botelho, Bastien Bouillon, Jean-S...

Locarno First Look 2016 – Spotlight on Poland

  Locarno’s works in progress sidebar (6 – 8 August 2016), designed as a springboard for the films of the future, will be focusing this year on Polish Cinema, one of Eastern Europe’s most thriving film industries. Thanks to support from the Polish Film Institute and Fundacja Polskie Centrum Audiowizualne, between five and seven films in post-production will be selected at Locarno. The producers of the selected projects will attend the Festival and present t...

Open Doors 2016 reveals its line-up

  Eight projects and eight producers from South Asia have been selected and will be presented to potential European and international partners during Open Doors. Carlo Chatrian, the Festival's Artistic Director, comments: "This initial selection of projects from South Asia shows the productivity and energy of a region with major potential. This is the first stage in a work of exploration and support that will continue over three years." Over three years...

Pardo alla carriera to Mario Adorf

    The 69th Festival del film Locarno will pay homage to German actor Mario Adorf, honoring him with this year’s Pardo alla carriera. The award ties in with the 2016 Retrospective on film in the early years of the Federal Republic of Germany after World War II (1949 – 1963), but is also a tribute to his extraordinary range of performances across a career stretching over more than sixty years. Born in 1930, Mario Adorf is one of the best known German screen...

The "Premio Raimondo Rezzonico" 2016 goes to Independent Producer David Linde

American producer and executive David Linde will receive the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico at the upcoming 2016 Festival del film Locarno, an award known as a key industry tribute dedicated to the world’s most significant independent film producers. Previous award recipients include Arnon Milchan, Mike Medavoy, Christine Vachon and Margaret Ménégoz. Linde’s remarkable contributions to the making of dozens of international successes in his capacity as a production, acquisi...

Locarno awards, Zulawski best director

  Concorso internazionale Pardo d’oro JIGEUMEUN MATGO GEUTTAENEUN TEULLIDA (Right Now, Wrong Then) by HONG Sangsoo, South Korea Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize) TIKKUN by Avishai Sivan, Israel Pardo per la miglior regia (Best direction) ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI for COSMOS, France/Portugal Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile (Best actress) TANAKA SACHIE, KIKUCHI HAZUKI, MIHARA MAIKO, KAWAMURA RIRA for HAPPY HOUR by HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke, Japan Pardo...

68th Locarno wrapped up

Locarno has just drawn to a close. HONG Sangsoo, Pardo d’oro 2015  © Festival del film Locarno     Saturday August 15 saw the awards ceremony at the 68th Festival del film Locarno. The 2015 edition, the third under Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, was highly successful and was crowned with the award of the Pardo d’oro to the film RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN by...

Locarno Events, 15 August

  Press Conference of the Official Juries This year the press conference of the official juries awards will take place tomorrow, August 15, at 15.00 at the Press Center, without embargo. The press conference will be live streamed at this addess: The press release will follow and will include the independent juries awards.  The award ceremony will take place at 21.00 on the Piazza Grande. The independe...

Locarno Events, 14 August

Additional screenings DOM JUAN by Vincent Macaigne: Rialto 1 at 14.00 K2 TOUCHING THE SKY by Eliza Kubarska: Rialto 2 at 17.00 CHANT D'HIVER by Otar Iosseliani: Rialto 1 at 21.00 THE LOST CITY by Andy Garcia: Teatro Kursaal at 21.00 PAT GARRET AND BILLY THE KID by Sam Peckinpah: Ex*Rex at 23.00 Eventi Piazza Grande, 14 agosto Pardo d’onore Swisscom to Marco Bellocchio Screening of ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon  Screening of I P...

Locarno Events, 13 August

New screening ROUTE 66 / MON PETIT CHOU by Sam Peckinpah: Rialto 3 at 17.30 Additional screening BELLA E PERDUTA by Pietro Marcello: Rialto 2 at 11.00 TE PROMETO ANARQUÍA by Julio Hernández Cordón: Rialto 1 at 18.30 DER NACHTMAHR by AKIZ: Rialto 1 at 21.00 ALS DIE SONNE VOM HIMMEL FIEL by Aya Domenig: Rialto 3 at 21.30 Piazza Grande Events, 13 August Vision Award Nescens to Walter Murch Screening of LA VANITÉ by Lionel Baier ...

Luc Besson and Melanie Griffith video capture

Luc Besson and Melanie Griffith on the Red Carpet of the 67° Festival del film Locarno. On August 6, 2015.   ...

Locarno Events, 12 August

Additional screening COSMOS by Andrzej Zulawski: Rialto 1 at 09.00 BRACIA (BROTHERS) by Wojciech Staroń: Rialto 2 at 16.45 Piazza Grande Events, 12 August Premio Cinema Ticino to Teco Celio Screening of PASTORALE CILENTANA by Mario Martone  Screening of AMNESIA by Barbet Schroeder  Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) 12 August, 09.00, Concorso internazionale THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS by Ben Rivers ...

Locarno Events, 10 August

Additional screening COSMOS by Andrzej Zulawski: Rialto 1 at 09.00 BRACIA (BROTHERS) by Wojciech Staroń: Rialto 2 at 16.45 Piazza Grande Events, 12 August Premio Cinema Ticino to Teco Celio Screening of PASTORALE CILENTANA by Mario Martone  Screening of AMNESIA by Barbet Schroeder  Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) 12 August, 09.00, Concorso internazionale THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS by Ben Rivers ...

Locarno Awards for Open Doors 2015 announced

  © Festival del film Locarno Today saw the announcement of the awards for the Open Doors Co-production Lab, organized with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The 2015 session of Open Doors is devoted to films from the four Maghreb countries Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia. The Co-production Lab (August 8 – 11) aims to bring together the finalist directors and producers with potential ...

First Look Award 2015

              The fifth edition of First Look — the Festival del film Locarno initiative aiming to showcase films in post-production — has presented six Israeli films. Each one was introduced by its producer to various world sales agents and festival programmers attending the Industry Days. The jury for First Look 2015, comprising Karel Och (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s Artistic Director), J...

Michael Cimino Award acceptance video

  American director, screenwriter and producer, Michael Cimino received a Pardo d'onore Swisscom. Born in New York City, he had a classical education, graduating from Yale University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts. After the Army, he embarked on a successful career in advertising commercials. He moved to Hollywood where he wrote his first original screenplay (and made his directorial debut) with Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), starri...

locarno Events, 11 August

Additional screenings EL MOVIMIENTO by Benjamin Naishtat: Rialto 2 at 09.30 MA DAR BEHESHT by Sina Ataeian Dena: Rialto 1 at 09.00 K2. TOUCHING THE SKY by Eliza Kubarska: Rialto 2 at 17.30  Piazza Grande Events, 11 August Open Doors presentation Screening of BOMBAY VELVET by Anurag Kashyap Special Events/Conversations with guest Open Doors Awards Ceremony at 12.00 at the Spazio Cinema (Forum)  hosted by Tiziana Mona Conversation with Bulle Ogier...

Locarno Events, 10 August

  Additional screenings JAMES WHITE by Josh Mond: Rialto 1 at 18.15 PARDI DI DOMANI INTERNAZIONALE 1: L'Altra Sala at 22.30 Piazza Grande Events, 10 August Pardo alla carriera to Bulle Ogier Screening of ERLKÖNIG by Georges Schwizgebel Screening of GUIBORD S’EN VA-T-EN GUERRE by Philippe Falardeau  Special Events/Conversations with guest Round Table Retrospettiva Sam Peckinpah at 10.00 at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) hosted by Roberto T...

Locarno Events, 9 August

Piazza Grande Events, 9 August Pardo d'onore Swisscom to Michael Cimino Screening of FLORIDE by Philippe Le Guay  Screening of THE DEER HUNTER by Michael Cimino  Special Events/Conversations with guest Conversation with Catherine Corsini, Cécile de France and Philippe Le Guay at 11.00 at the Magnolia (Spazio RSI) hosted by Pierre-Philippe Cadert. StepIn, Hotel Belvedere, 14.30 – 16.30 Open plenary session on the future of distribu...

Carlo Chatrian, Locarno Artistic Director, introduces the festival in a few words

Locarno: The home of images Carlo Chatrian words of introduction to the festival Let’s start with the Piazza Grande films: Ricki and the Flash tells a story that is extraordinary for American cinema, to wit, a mother who, having abandoned the home (the classical luxury villa) for a modest apartment to pursue her independent dreams, returns when it is in crisis, and, even if walking on eggshells, animates it with her personality, her look, her spirit. A family home, solid as a rock, is...

Women in the Industry: Spotlight on Success Stories in Locarno (10 August, 2:30pm, Hotel Belvedere)

  This panel investigates the success of films made by women directors, producers, screenwriters, etc. Are women films doing well in box-office figures, awards, return on investment? Do they tell new stories? How do experienced women filmmakers reflect on their success? International experts will present their findings in a moderated debate with the audience.  This interactive panel investigates the success of films made by women directors, producers, screenwriters, camerawomen, etc....

Doc Alliance Selection Award (August 8, 11:30am, Hotel Belvedere)

The aim of the Doc Alliance initiative, a creative partnership of seven key European documentary film festivals: CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Doclisboa, Docs Against Gravity FF, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Jihlava IDFF, Visions du Réel Nyon, is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and continuously promote quality creative documentary films. The Doc Alliance platform awards the best European Documentary nominated independently by each of the platform’s festival members a...

PUENTES – Europe: Latin America Producers Workshop in Locarno (August 6 – 10)

Throughout the 6 years of its existence, PUENTES has become the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production. The programme will bring together fourteen producers and other professionals from Europe and Latin America to work on feature film projects in development. They will be working together throughout the year with leading experts from both continents on script development, pitching, co-production, financing, legal aspects, marketing...

Bridging the Dragon (bridging the European and Chinese film industries)

Bridging the Dragon (August 4 – 10, Hotel Monteverità) The process of bridging the European and Chinese film industries is related to the need to find content that can be appealing to both audiences, and which can overcome the differences in terms of culture, language and market. With this in mind, Bridging the Dragon is organising the first Sino-European content lab programme, taking place in Songjiang/Shanghai and Locarno. The labs gather 10 teams (director/producer) ...


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