Locarno casts wider net for Leopards


ROME -- The Locarno Film Festival announced Tuesday that it will add an increased international flavor to its "Leopards of Tomorrow" young directors competition, opening the competition to all helmers who have not yet made a feature film.

In the past, the competition has focused on Swiss directors in one sidebar and on one specific geographical region in another.

The 60th edition of the Locarno Film Festival runs Aug. 1-11.