A Locarno intanto ….

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A festival for the public
Organizing an event that transforms the small city of Locarno into the cultural capital of Switzerland
for eleven days is a tough but stimulating challenge. At the operations office we take up that
challenge every year, with the aim of making sure a unique experience awaits the movie goer at
Locarno. It’s a challenge we could not face without the close participation of our audience, the
support of our public and private sector sponsors, and the commitment and motivation of our entire
workforce.
A festival is always a work in progress. Every year we try to add new items and perfect others, with
the aim of matching or even bettering the expectations of our spectators, and allowing visitors to
enjoy the huge program to the full. These developments take place in tune with our public, with
their way of attending and experiencing the Festival. That’s why this year we have tried to focus our
attention on what over the years have become the signature qualities of the event.
By developing our communications media (from print to on-line, with the website, web-TV, apps
and social networks) we are trying to ensure that participation in the Festival can be an ongoing,
all-round experience. An experience in which the emotions and reactions generated by the films can
be enhanced by additional content and extras, but also shared and discussed on social networks.
In this context, the interface that Locarno has always provided between the audience and the
people who actually make the films – just think of the daily Q&A sessions and the master classes
at the Forum – is increasingly broadening out to include the Festival’s online community, with the
possibility of following such events live online. In this way we can build up a real-time diary of each
year’s events and features, which will in turn become an archive and memory bank of the Festival as
a whole.
We’ve also made a big effort to make attendance at theaters as simple and pleasant an experience
as possible, as well as to ensure state-of-the-art screening quality, as the latest digital formats
increasingly replace film.
In what has become a consistent part of our mission in recent years, we have looked carefully at the
event’s environmental footprint, with measures to reduce the level of harmful emissions generated
and with a carbon offset scheme. The latter has found a point of convergence this year with the
artistic program. Thanks to our partnership with the MyClimate Foundation, the Festival’s offset
scheme will fund the introduction of more energy-efficient technologies in Madagascar, thus going
hand in hand with the Open Doors project, which this year is focused on French-speaking sub-
Saharan Africa, as always in concert with the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and
Cooperation.
The fact that every year the Festival can bring a high-quality program to Locarno and strive
constantly to improve its offer to our audience must be put down in large measure to the support of
our sponsors and partners, from both the public and private sectors. This is becoming increasingly
the case, too, because that support is not restricted to vital funding – which allows us to keep
in a healthy financial state – but also involves our partners more and more directly in the various
projects that make up the Festival. To these forms of active participation our sponsors and partners
bring their experience, their professional know-how and their enthusiasm. That enthusiasm is a
motivating force for our nearly 600-strong team, from the staff who work year-round to organize
the Festival to those who take up the many simpler but no less important roles during the eleven
days of the event itself.
On the training side, too, the Festival is introducing new items in the Locarno Summer Academy
project. Alongside the various offerings in cooperation with the several institutes that have been
part of the project since its inception, the Critics’ Academy initiative goes beyond national borders
from this year, welcoming six fledgling film critics from all over the world. In addition, the Summer
Academy umbrella will now also be covering Cinema&Gioventù, a long-established film education
scheme run by the Canton Ticino’s training department and addressing younger students aged 17-21.
In the hope that we will meet your expectations and – wherever possible – go beyond them, I wish
you a splendid Festival.
Marco Cacciamognaga, COO
RedazioneEventi, Newsletterno commentsAnnunciato il programma ufficiale della 65esima edizione del Festival del film Locarno che si terrà dall’1 all’11 agosto 2012.

Tra i personaggi più attesi di questa edizione Charlotte Rampling, Alain Delon, Ornella Muti, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gianni Morandi, Valerio Mastandrea, Elio Germano, Benoît Jacquot, Sarah Morris, Leos Carax, Claire Denis, Harry Belafonte, Vincent Lindon, Eric Cantona e Rachida Brakni, Arnon Milchan, Johnnie To, Krzysztof Zanussi, Ray Winstone, Naomi Kawase, Bertrand Bonello, Ingrid Caven, Elsa Martinelli, e i cineasti africani presenti per Open Doors Idrissa Ouédraogo, Gaston Kaboré, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Abderrahmane Sissako e Djo Munga.

Il programma completo, con la selezione dei film in concorso, gli ospiti attesi e gli eventi della prossima edizione, è consultabile sul sito (www.pardolive.ch), visitando le diverse sezioni: Piazza Grande, la selezione dei film per le serate all’aperto; Concorso internazionale, i 19 lungometraggi in competizione per il Pardo d’oro; Concorso Cineasti del presente, il concorso dedicato alle opere prime o seconde; Fuori concorso, una panoramica sul cinema contemporaneo; Pardi di domani, i concorsi dedicati ai cortometraggi; Histoire(s) di cinéma, i tributi ai protagonisti della storia del cinema; i film delle giurie, gli omaggi ai giurati del Festival; Premi speciali, i tre premi speciali del Festival agli artisti di fama mondiale; Open Doors, la finestra sull’Africa francofona subsahariana

RedazioneEventi, Newsletterno commentsAnnunciato il programma ufficiale della 65esima edizione del Festival del film Locarno che si terrà dall’1 all’11 agosto 2012.

Tra i personaggi più attesi di questa edizione Charlotte Rampling, Alain Delon, Ornella Muti, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gianni Morandi, Valerio Mastandrea, Elio Germano, Benoît Jacquot, Sarah Morris, Leos Carax, Claire Denis, Harry Belafonte, Vincent Lindon, Eric Cantona e Rachida Brakni, Arnon Milchan, Johnnie To, Krzysztof Zanussi, Ray Winstone, Naomi Kawase, Bertrand Bonello, Ingrid Caven, Elsa Martinelli, e i cineasti africani presenti per Open Doors Idrissa Ouédraogo, Gaston Kaboré, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Abderrahmane Sissako e Djo Munga.

Il programma completo, con la selezione dei film in concorso, gli ospiti attesi e gli eventi della prossima edizione, è consultabile sul sito (www.pardolive.ch), visitando le diverse sezioni: Piazza Grande, la selezione dei film per le serate all’aperto; Concorso internazionale, i 19 lungometraggi in competizione per il Pardo d’oro; Concorso Cineasti del presente, il concorso dedicato alle opere prime o seconde; Fuori concorso, una panoramica sul cinema contemporaneo; Pardi di domani, i concorsi dedicati ai cortometraggi; Histoire(s) di cinéma, i tributi ai protagonisti della storia del cinema; i film delle giurie, gli omaggi ai giurati del Festival; Premi speciali, i tre premi speciali del Festival agli artisti di fama mondiale; Open Doors, la finestra sull’Africa francofona subsahariana

 

 

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