Cineuropa partners up with Festival Scope to present films from the Locarno Film Festival
by Francesca Marilungo
- From 5 to 21 August, the films from the Filmmakers of the Present section of the Festival will be available free of charge on the online platform
This year in its 69th edition, the Locarno Film Festival is offering film enthusiasts from all over the world the opportunity to see the films from the Filmmakers of the Present section free of charge for the very first time. Just register here by 4 August to be in with a chance of being one of these 400 lucky cinephiles. The films will be available, in their original language and with English subtitles, as soon as the Festival opens, and will be available for a limited period between 5 and 21 August. Users will have one-time access to each film and the ‘virtual screening’, held in partnership with Cineuropa, will be available on the website Festival Scope or on iPad with Festival Scope Player. At the end of each screening, the user will be asked to evaluate the work of first time directors, one of whom will be awarded the Cinelab Award, a prize that comes with €22,000 in post-production services, courtesy of the Cinelab of Bucharest.
So far the following films have been announced (the line-up is currently being finalised):
Donald Cried - Kris Avedisian (USA), from 5 August
Mañana a esta hora - Lina Rodrìguez (Colombia/Canada), from 6 August
Fishing Bodies [+see also:
film profile] - Michele Pennetta (Switzerland), from 6 August
Still Life [+see also:
film profile] - Maud Alpi (France), from 8 August
Whitered Green (Akhdar Yabes) - Mohammed Hammad (Egypt), from 8 August
Daydreams [+see also:
interview: Caroline Deruas
film profile] - Caroline Deruas (France), from 8 August
Viejo Calavera - Kiro Russo (Bolivia/Qatar), from 10 August
El futuro perfecto - Nele Wohlatz (Argentina), from 11 August
Sister platform Festival Scope Pro has already been available to film industry professionals for six years, and this initiative represents an extension of the partnership between Festival Scope and one of the biggest European film festivals. “It is with great pleasure that we’re extending our pre-existing partnership with the Locarno Film Festival, helping it to reach an ever-widening audience; the aim of Festival Scope is to create an international community of film festivals that is inquisitive and passionate about discovering new talent”, explain Alessandro Raja and Mathilde Henrot from Festival Scope.
(Translated from Italian)
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