Cineuropa partners up with Festival Scope to present films from the Locarno Film Festival
- The movies from the Filmmakers of the Present section of the festival will be available free of charge on the online platform
This year in its 71st 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 3 August to stand a chance of being one of these 400 lucky cinephiles, who will be notified on 2 August. The films will be available the day after their premiere at the festival and until 31 August.
Users will have one-time access to each film, and the "virtual screening", held in partnership with Cineuropa, will be available on the Festival Scope website or on an iPad with the Festival Scope Player. At the end of each screening, the users will be asked to evaluate the work of first-time directors, one of whom will be presented with the Cinelab Award, a prize that comes with €22,000 in post-production services, courtesy of the Cinelab of Bucharest.
These are the films selected:
Closing Time [+see also:
film profile] - Nicole Vögele (Switzerland/Germany) (online on 8 August)
Faust - Andrea Bussmann (Mexico/Canada) (online on 10 August)
Long Way Home - André Novais Oliveira (Brazil) (online on 6 August)
Sophia Antipolis [+see also:
film profile] - Virgil Vernier (France) (online on 4 August)
Suburban Birds - Qiu Sheng (China) (online on 4 August)
Those Who Work [+see also:
interview: Antoine Russbach
film profile] - Antoine Russbach (Switzerland/Belgium) (online on 8 August)
Trot [+see also:
interview: Xacio Baño
film profile] - Xacio Baño (Spain/Lithuania) (online on 9 August)
We Are Thankful [+see also:
film profile] - Joshua Magor (South Africa/UK) (online on 11 August)
Young and Alive [+see also:
interview: Matthieu Bareyre
film profile] - Matthieu Bareyre (France) (online on 5 August)
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