Locarno looks to Greater China

Sidebar follows success of previous Latin America focus

LONDON -- Organizers of this year's Locarno International Film Festival said Thursday that the event will include a focus on movies from China.

The section, titled "Open Doors 2009: Greater China," has attracted undisclosed financial support from the Swiss Foreign Ministry's Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The sidebar launch follows on the success of last year's edition devoted to Latin America.

The festival is set to run Aug. 5-15.