For its eight edition, Locarno Pro’s First Look initiative (3-5 August) will focus on Portuguese Cinema. Thanks to a partnership with ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, this year First Look will present six films in post-production chosen by Locarno Festival.
The selected film in progress are:
Before each screening the producers will introduce their film to the various international sales agents, funders, distributors and festival programmers.
On August 5, the First Look Jury composed by Janet Pierson (SXSW Film Head), José Luis Rebordinos (San Sebastian Film Festival’s Artistic Director) and Eva Sangiorgi (Viennale’s Artistic Director) will assign the First Look Award offered by Cinelab Bucharest that consists in post-production services in the value of 65,000 €, the Le Film Français’ Award for advertising services in the value of 5,600 € and the Kaiju Cinema D/ffusion Award (the designing of the international key art poster) valued 5,000 €.
The producers will also access a special matchmaking service provided by First Look Project Manager, Markus Duffner.
Portuguese cinema will also be represented in Locarno Festival’s official selection and Jury.
Signs of Life
Pardi di domani
Pardi di domani Jury Member
Previous editions of First Look have focused on Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Israel, Poland and Baltic Countries.
First Look benefits from the support of the Federal Office of Culture (OFC, Switzerland) in the context of the MEDIA compensatory measures.
Project Manager: Markus Duffner (firstname.lastname@example.org)