10 Swiss movie festivals with worldwide standing are becoming a member of forces on a symbolically important screening sequence to be held in Locarno’s PalaCinema multipurpose venue which is also called the Swiss lakeside city’s home of cinema.
The revolutionary initiative – which is being launched with a press convention on Saturday on the Locarno Movie Competition – is the brainchild of Nadia Dresti, the Locarno fest’s grand dame, who lately joined the PalaCinema board.
The PalaCinema (pictured) homes the Locarno movie competition places of work, its movie academy, the CISA movie faculty, the Ticino Movie Fee, Swiss pubcaster RSI, in addition to a number of business cinemas and different screening venues.
“On the seventy fifth anniversary of the Locarno competition we wish to pay homage to all Swiss worldwide movie festivals, inviting their inventive administrators to every speak about their imaginative and prescient for his or her respective festivals, and likewise to selected a movie that represents this imaginative and prescient,” Dresti informed Selection.
“It is a technique to bolster the energy and visibility of those festivals,” she added.
“With this initiative we wish to underline the vary of range and the variety of festivals we’ve got in Switzerland, and likewise assist increase their international standing and attain,” Dresti went on to notice.
The “10 Movie Competition @ PalaCinema” initiative will contain the top honchos of ten prime Swiss movie occasions.
In addition to Locarno, these comprise the Zurich Movie Competition; the Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, which is Switzerland’s main brief movie competition; the Fribourg Worldwide Movie Competition; Solothurner Filmtage; Neuchâtel Worldwide Implausible Movie Competition; the Geneva Worldwide Movie Competition; the Competition del Cinema Giovane, which is devoted to youth cinema; the Fantoche Worldwide Animation Movie Competition; and Visions du Réel, which is devoted to docs.
Locarno Movie Competition inventive director Giona A. Nazzaro will open the month-to-month screening sequence on Sept. 15 with a screening of Roberto Rossellini’s “Rome, Open Metropolis” which screened in 1946 throughout Locarno’s first version.