At the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico (Best Producer Award) will be presented to Arnon Milchan, one of the most prolific and successful American independent film producer of the past 25 years, with over 100 feature films to his credit.
Given the problems related to the distribution of European cinema, the Festival del film Locarno’s Industry Office is launching a new industry initiative. Designed as an exchange platform where concrete proposals for the distribution, exhibition and sales of auteur cinema can be developed, the initiative STEP IN focuses in its first year on the access to European Cinema in the Eastern and Central European countries, where the situation seems to be particularly pressing.
12 projects from francophone Sub-Saharan Africa have been selected for Open Doors, the Festival del film Locarno’s co-production lab. Several leading figures in African cinema have already confirmed their attendance at the next edition of the Festival.
L’Assemblea generale ordinaria del Festival del film Locarno si è svolta lunedì 2 aprile 2012 nella sala del Teatro di Locarno, sotto la Presidenza di Marco Solari e in presenza del Consiglio Direttivo e del Consiglio d’Amministrazione.
The Festival del film Locarno’s Carte Blanche is this year dedicated to Mexico. Started in 2011 with Colombia, this now annual initiative aims to offer a showcase for a number of films in post-production, from a different country in Asia, Africa, Latin America or South-East Europe. Carte Blanche is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).