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Markus Duffner Named Head of Locarno Pro

The Locarno Film Festival has named Markus Duffner the new head of its industry section Locarno Pro, effective as of January 1. 

Locarno Fest Names Giona Nazzaro Artistic Director

Giona A.Nazzaro, an Italian film programmer and critic, is the new artistic director of the Locarno International Film Festival. He takes over from Lili Hinstin, who…

Locarno Film Festival Director Lili Hinstin Resigns in Shock Move

Lili Hinstin, artistic director at the Locarno International Film Festival, has resigned "by mutual agreement," citing "diverging strategic views" with festival…

Zurich Opens Program to Other Swiss Festivals Shut Down by Corona

In a sign of national solidarity, the Zurich Film Festival will let other Swiss events, including the Locarno, Nyon, Freiburg, Basel and Neuenburg festivals, use their theaters to hold screenings…

Lucrecia Martel’s ‘Chocobar’, Mari Alessandrini’s ‘Zahori’ Win at Locarno

Two female directors take top honors at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival as Lucrecia Martel's 'Chocobar' and Mari Alessandrini's 'Zahori' take top honors, in the international and Swiss film sections…

Kelly Reichardt’s ‘First Cow’ to Open Locarno Film Festival

Kelly Reichardt is pulling double duty at this year's Locarno Film Festival. 'First Cow,' the latest feature from the American indie director, will open the fest, and he will also join Locarno's…

Locarno Festival: ‘Germany, Year Zero,’ ‘Stranger Than Paradise’ Among Lineup

Filmmakers forced to interrupt production of their current features due to the coronavirus pandemic have picked titles from the Locarno Film Festival's past seven decades, which will screen for Swiss…

Locarno Festival Unveils Films After Tomorrow Lineup

New projects by Lucrecia Martel, Lav Diaz and Miguel Gomes are among the 20 projects picked for the lineup of the Locarno festival's alternative program Films After Tomorrow, which will present…

South-East Asian Cinema in Focus at Locarno’s Open Doors Section

Filmmakers from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia and Myanmar will be in focus at this year's Open Doors section of the Locarno International Film…

Locarno Festival Launches Industry Platform for Classic Art House Films

The Locarno Film Festival has launched an industry platform for classic art house films. Rights holders, from producers and film sales companies to libraries and restorers' associations, will be able…