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LATEST LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL NEWS

Locarno nabs Doc Award from Cannes

17-May-2015 | By

Locarno Film Festival is to host the 8th Doc Alliance Selection (DAS) Award, after being announced during Cannes for the past seven years .

Marco Bellocchio

Locarno to honour Marco Bellocchio

12-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

The Italian auteur is to receive the Pardo d’onore at the Locarno Film Festival in August.

Ken Loach

Locarno: filmmakers call to drop Israel focus

16-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Ken Loach, Simone Bitton, Walter Bernstein, Annemarie Jacir and Elia Suleiman among signatories of petition; Locarno Film Festival issues statement.

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES

Yury Bykov

Yury Bykov, The Fool

LOCARNO: The Russian director of fesitval hit The Major talks about his new film The Fool, about one man’s 24-hour struggle against corrupt local officials.

Fig Tree

Locarno 2014: a return to Africa

In her first year as head of Locarno Film Festival’s co-production lab Open Doors, Ananda Scepka brings the focus back to Sub-Saharan Africa. Martin Blaney discovers why

Unbalanced

Locarno 2014: Open Doors projects

Some 12 projects have been selected for Open Doors, from a sci-fi desert odyssey to a civil war story to a fishing adventure tale.

Carlo Chatrain

Locarno 2014: Carlo Chatrian, artistic director

Carlo Chatrian, Locarno Film Festival’s artistic director, talks to Louise Tutt about new talent, old faces and maintaining the festival’s vision.

Locarno Industry Days

Locarno 2014: Industry Days steps up

Locarno’s fifth annual Industry Days (Aug 9-11) will feature an increasingly proactive Swiss presence, as well as a more international approach with STEP IN.

Nise da Silveira

Locarno 2014: Brazil in the spotlight

For its fourth edition, Locarno’s Carte Blanche showcases the country of the moment - Brazil.

Locarno 2014: Piazza Grande, International Competition titles

The films set to get audiences talking in both the Piazza Grande and International Competition sections at the 67th Locarno Film Festival are profiled here.

Agnes Varda

Locarno 2014: Special honorees

Locarno’s 2014 edition will pay tribute to an eclectic mix of legendary film-makers, actors and producers. Screen takes a look at the recipients.

DIGITAL EDITION

Locarno 2014 cover

Locarno 2014: digital edition

Download the digital edition of Screen International’s Locarno Film Festival supplement here.

Horse Money

Horse Money

Dir: Pedro Costa. Portugal. 2014. 104mins

Pause

Pause

Dir: Mathieu Urfer. Switzerland. 2014. 82mins

White Nights On The Pier

White Nights On The Pier

Dir/scr: Paul Vecchiali. France. 2014. 94 mins

Swiss Heroes

Swiss Heroes

Dir/scr: Peter Luisi. Switzerland. 2014. 94mins

A Blast

A Blast

Dir: Syllas Tzoumerkas. Greece-Germany-Netherlands. 2014. 83mins

Men Who Save The World

Men Who Save The World

Dir/scr Liew Seng Tat. Malaysia-Netherlands-Germany-France. 2014. 93mins