The world premiere of Magari, the debut from Italian director Ginevra Elkann will usher in the 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival.
Locarno Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Locarno Film Festival
WHERE: Locarno, Switzerland
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet at the Locarno Film Festival every summer to share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity.
In Locarno they find a quality program, rich, eclectic, surprising, and where emerging talent rubs shoulders with prestigious guests.
John Waters will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award during the 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival followed by a “Crazy Midnight” screenings featuring his film Cecil B. DeMented.
The Retrospective of the 72nd Locarno Film Festival will be dedicated to the American filmmaker Blake Edwards, featuring his complete filmography as director.
The 2018 edition of the Locarno Festival ended with A Land Imagined by director Yeo Siew Hua being crowned the winner of the Golden Lepoard for Best Film.
The Fragile House (Hai shang cheng shi) by Lin Zi, China is the winner of The Signs of Life Award ELECTRONIC-ART.FOUNDATION for the Best Film 2018 at the Locarno Festival.
Film producer Ted Hope will receive the Best Independent Producer Award 2018 “Premio Raimondo Rezzonico” at the Locarno Film Festival
The official program of the 71st edition of the Locarno Festival was announced at a press conference today, Wednesday July 11, 2018.
Filmmaker and graphic designer Kyle Cooper will receive the Vision Award Ticinomoda, dedicated to those who have used their talents to create new perspectives in the world of cinema at the upcoming 71st Locarno Festival.
The Locarno Festival will pay tribute to the remarkable career of the Taviani brothers and also honor the memory of Vittorio Taviani, who died last April
French filmmaker Bruno Dumont will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award at the 71st Locarno Festival.
Actor, director, Ethan Hawke will receive this year’s Excellence Award at the 71st Locarno Festival and attend the international premiere of his most recent film as director, Blaze
The Locarno Festival’s major Retrospective will be dedicated to three-time Oscar winner Leo McCarey (1898 – 1969)