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‘One Last Evening,’ ‘The Village Next to Paradise’ Win First Locarno Industry Awards

Lukas Nathrath’s “One Last Evening,” an often excruciating tragedy-laced dramedy set around a couple’s farewell dinner for friends, won big at Locarno’s First Look on Sunday, scooping the…

‘Normal People’ Star Daisy Edgar-Jones on ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ and the ‘Strangeness’ of Stardom

One of the breakout stars of the pandemic, Daisy Edgar-Jones, was finally out and about at Locarno Film Festival, where she picked up the Leopard Club Award and…

Hot Seller Locarno Title ‘Medusa Deluxe’ Closes More Deals for New Europe Film Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Tom Hardiman’s feature debut “Medusa Deluxe,” which premiered at Locarno on Saturday, has already seduced multiple international distributors with its mixture of humor, grief and competitive hairdressing. Now Warsaw-based…

Swiss Film Festivals Join Forces For Locarno PalaCinema Screening Series

10 Swiss film festivals with international standing are joining forces on a symbolically significant screening series to be held in Locarno’s PalaCinema multipurpose venue which is also known…

Director Tom Hardiman on Buzzy Locarno Hairytale ‘Medusa Deluxe’

Tom Hardiman becomes a director to track with “Medusa Deluxe,” a deliciously dark murder mystery set in the competitive hairdressing competition which is about to bow at Locarno.…

U.S. Streamers and Studios More Flexible in Engaging With European Producers – Locarno StepIN Takeaways

The rules of engagement between U.S. studios and streamers and European producers are starting to change. That was a key takeaway from the Locarno Film Festival’s StepIN think…

The Locarno Academy Confronts the Future of Criticism

For the tenth time in 11 years, the Locarno Film Festival is hosting 10 international film critics from various stages of development during the 10 days of the A-list Swiss…

Sundance Announces Fellowship and Scholarship for AAPI Artists

Sundance Institute, the organization behind the yearly film festival in Park City, has partnered with the Asian American Foundation to create a fellowship and scholarship, which will be…

Mariko Minoguchi, Mo Harawe, Mo Scarpelli Bring New Projects to Locarno’s Alliance 4 Development

Alliance 4 Development, a co-development initiative for film projects from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland hosted by Locarno Pro, has revealed 11 titles selected for its 7th edition.…

Sky Studios Deutschland Taps Tobias Rosen as Vice President

Sky Studios has appointed Tobias Rosen as vice president of Sky Studios Deutschland. He is set to join in the fall. In the role Rosen will oversee scripted…

San Sebastian New Directors Section to Feature Carmen Jaquier, Laura Baumeister, Dinara Drukarova

Three buzzy titles, all turning on women carving out their own destinies  – Carmen Jaquier’s “Thunder,” Laura Baumeister’s “Daughter of Rage” and Dinara Drukarova’s “Grand Marin” – feature in…

Ashley Judd Says She and Other Family Members Agree to Disagree About How to Grieve Naomi Judd’s Death

Ashley Judd has spoken up at greater length about the mental illness that led to the suicide of her mother, Naomi Judd, almost three months ago, and about…