SWITZERLAND / Locarno 2015: Creation of Alliance For Development

locarno2The 68th Locarno International Film Festival will be held from August 5th to 15th in the Swiss-Italian town. Every year the festival is a meeting place for film professionals, a place for film lovers to share their passion and make new discoveries through a rich and varied programme.

The festival is organized around ten sections, three of them competitive: the International Competition; Film-makers of the Present (first or second film) and Tomorrow’s Leopard (for short and medium-length films made by young film-makers who have not yet made a feature film). In addition, this year the Open Doors section will showcase film-makers and films from four North African countries: Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Libya.

Then in the Industry Days market (from August 8th to 10th) there will be something very new: the launch of the first “Alliance For Development”, a new platform connecting France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The aim being to encourage and facilitate co-development and co-productions between the four countries. Five projects will be offered to the European policy makers participating in Industry Days. You can consult the list of projects by clicking here.

Finally the “Carte Blanche” section is changing its name to “First Look”. Each year it shows a selection of films in post-production from a different country. This year it will be Israel.

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