Open Doors

Bubbles Project’s Fulsome Production Slate Looks Towards a Brazilian Film Production Renaissance (EXCLUSIVE)

A producer on Julia’s Murat’s Locarno competition player “Rule 34,” Brazil’s Tatiana Leite at Bubbles Project has unveiled a fulsome production slate which suggests a beginning of tentative…

‘Moa,’ ‘Kids Swimming,’ ‘Diamond,’ ‘Black Madonna’ Win at Locarno’s Open Doors

Inspired by director Marcel Beltrán’s walking on a dry, polluted lake in his hometown, Moa, in Cuba, “Moa” won the biggest prize on offer at this year’s Open…

Ecuadorian Queer Drama ‘Ñusta’ Builds Latin American Production Partnerhips (EXCLUSIVE)

Ecuador-based producer Daniela Fuentes Moncada of Epopeya is introducing the introspective queer feature, “Ñusta,” as part of three regional films on her development slate at Locarno’s Producer’s Lab,…

Unifrance Energizes Locarno

There’s a new giant in town, or at least at Locarno’s Match Me!, one of the festival’s biggest industry initiatives. For years, by a large head, France has…

Locarno Open Doors 2022: Projects, Highlights, Trends

Modern-day production in Argentina lifted off from its new Argentine Cinema, born over 1991-95, in Brazil with Walter Salles’ 1998 “Central Station,” in Mexico from Carlos Reygadas’ 2002…

Cannes Cinefondation Winner Michael Labarca, Patricia Ramirez Arevalo Talk ‘Kids Swimming in the Lake’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Cannes Cinéfondation winner Michael Labarca will hit Locarno’s Open Doors next week with his feature debut project, “Kids Swimming in the Lake,” produced by Venezuela’s Todos Los Ríos,…

Locarno Open Doors Standout ‘Diamond’: Empatía, Maravilla Team on the Andean Queer Universe Drama (EXCLUSIVE)

Buenos Aires-based Maravilla Cine, producer of 2018 Berlin Panorama player “Marilyn” and San Sebastian 2020 New Directors’ hit “That Weekend,” has boarded “Diamond” (“Diamante”), the first fiction feature…

Locarno Repositions Itself as Forward-Thinking Filmmakers’ Hub

For its 75th edition, Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival, long known as a global indie cinema temple, is looking to the future while repositioning itself as a forward-thinking hub…

Sanfic Productoras Lab Welcomes Emerging Female Producers from Latin America (EXCLUSIVE)

Argentina’s “FAN,” Colombia’s “Gloria and the Dragon” and Peru’s “Laureano” figure among seven titles at Sanfic Industria’s Productoras Lab, a novel pitching program and training facility for emerging,…

Jalen Rose talks style and fashion with Dapper Dan

You can’t talk about hip-hop without devoting a massive part of the conversation to the rappers’ tailor, Daniel Day, better known as Dapper Dan. He’s dressed everyone from Rakim to Salt-N-Pepa to Jay-Z in his designs, which he spun using logos from fashion houses such as Fendi, Gucci and Louis Vuitton and sold out of…

Viral Revivals: From Kate Bush to Tom Odell, Inside the Business of Oldies as New Hit Songs

What’s old is new again. Take Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill.” Resurrected by “Stranger Things” and overnight virality on social media, the synth-pop anthem is a chart…

Locarno Pro Sets Christine Vachon Masterclass, Neon Distribution Panel

Christine Vachon, the legendary U.S. indie film producer behind “Far from Heaven,” “Boys Don’t Cry” and HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce,” will deliver a masterclass at Locarno Pro, the…