After three years heading up the Festival del film Locarno’s Artistic Directorate Olivier Père is leaving the festival circuit to become the General Director of Arte France Cinema.
A Board of Governors meeting will be held on 4 September 2012, at which the President Marco Solari, in agreement with the Directorate, will present a suggestion for a successor to the Board of Governors – the nominating organ for the Artistic Director. Following the meeting, at 12 noon, in Locarno, there will be a press conference at which the outcome of these deliberations will be announced.
Marco Solari, President of the Festival, comments: “I wish to thank Olivier Père for his work and major achievements over the last three years, that have consolidated Locarno’s position in the international arena, and I am delighted for him at this next step in his brilliant career”.
Olivier Père comments: “useful, challenging and perfectly organised, the Festival del film Locarno is a major international film event with a solid reputation all over world. I am very sad to be leaving the Festival but am also immensely satisfied with what has been achieved.”