The Signs of Life Award electronic-art.foundation for Best Film at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival has been awarded to Cocote by Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias from the Dominican Republic.
Locarno Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Locarno Film Festival / Festival del film Locarno
WHERE: Locarno, Switzerland
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The summer of 1946 was a momentous one in the history of European cinema. In the space of ten days, two new international festivals came to life and a third was reborn. On the evening of the 23rd August, the Locarno film festival kicked off with a screening of Giacomo Gentiluomo’s O sole mio on the sloping lawn of the Grand Hotel. First launched on the Venice Lido in 1932 as part of the Biennale under the title “Esposizione d’Arte Cinematografica”, the Venetian “mostra” was re-launched on 31st August. On 1st September, the inaugural edition of the Cannes film festival began. It had been legally founded in 1939 on the eve of World War Two. The Locarno International Festival of Film began at short notice following the sudden demise of Lugano’s “Rassegna Internazionale del Film”, which ran for two years in 1944 and 1945, after Lugano’s citizens rejected the construction of an amphitheatre in a popular vote on 2nd June, 1946. The first edition was put together in less than three months.
The Locarno Festival will honor cinematographer José Luis Alcaine with the Vision Award TicinoModa, the prize dedicated to those who have used their talents to trace new perspectives in the world of film.
Director, screenwriter and producer Todd Haynes will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award at the upcoming Locarno Festival.
Mathieu Kassovitz will be honored with the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon at the Locarno 70 film festival.
Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody will receive the 2017 Leopard Club Award at the 70th Locarno Festival.
Olivier Assayas, Yousry Nasrallah and Sabine Azéma will be the jury presidents at the 70th Locarno Festival.
French filmmaker Jean-Marie Straub will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award at the 70th Locarno Festival
Swiss producer Michel Merkt will receive the 2017 The Best Independent Producer Award “Raimondo Rezzonico” at the Locarno Film Festival.
Nastassja Kinski will be guest of honor at the 70th Locarno Film Festival.
The Retrospective program of the 70th Locarno Festival will be dedicated to French filmmaker Jacques Tourneur (1904 – 1977).
The viewers have voted, and DONALD CRIED by Kris Avedisian has won the 2016 Cinelab Award at the Locarno Film Festival on Festival Scope.
The 2016 edition of the Locarno Film Festival came to a successful end on Saturday, and awarded its top prize, Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard) to Godless, directed by Bulgarian filmmaker Ralitza Petrova.
Kamar Ahmad Simon’s DAY AFTER TOMORROW is Big Winner of 2016 Open Doors Hub at Locarno Film Festival
The winners of the co-production platform 2016 Open Doors Hub at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival have been announced, and DAY AFTER TOMORROW by Kamar Ahmad Simon of Bangladesh won both the largest Open Doors Production Grant, and the ARTE International Open Doors Prize.
BIRDS ARE SINGING IN KIGALI by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, and ZGODA by Maciej Sobieszczanski are winners of the sixth edition of First Look at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival.
Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon (France) are winners of the first European Casting Director Award for STANDING TALL (LA TÊTE HAUTE) by Emmanuelle Bercot.
The Locarno Film Festival will celebrates and honor actor Harvey Keitel with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 69th edition of the festival.
Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait by Khyentse Norbu will world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival as the opening night film of Open Doors Screenings 2016, a platform for talent of contemporary cinema in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal.
The 69th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will pay tribute to the dearly beloved Italian actress Stefania Sandrelli who this year celebrates her 55 years’ career and her “70th springtime”. She will receive the Leopard Club Award 2016 on the Piazza Grande, on Friday, August 5.
British actress and singer, Jane Birkin, will be honored at the 69th Locarno Film Festival, taking place August 3 to 13, 2016, in Locarno, Switzerland.
The Locarno Film Festival launches the first European Casting Director Award, in partnership with the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN).
I HAD NOWHERE TO GO Based on Jonas Mekas’s Diary to Open Concorso Cineasti del presente Section of Locarno Film Festival
I Had Nowhere To Go, based on Jonas Mekas’s diary, and directed by the filmmaker and video artist Douglas Gordon, will have it’s World Premiere as the opening night film of the Concorso Cineasti del presente section of the Locarno Film Festival.
Producer, director, and actor, Roger Corman will be Guest of Honor at the Filmmakers Academy at the upcoming 69th edition of the Locarno Film Festival; and the festival will also screen two of his films.
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.
The 69th Festival del film Locarno will pay homage to German actor Mario Adorf, honoring him with this year’s Pardo alla carriera.