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Following the invitation of Radu Jude as the guest of honor of “L’Immagine e la parola” (11-12 March 2023), Locarno will be again the venue for a cinema workshop: ten young filmmakers, chosen through an international call, will produce their own short films, starting from a reflection on the activation of the role of the spectator within the cinematographic work.
In its third edition, the Spring Academy - a workshop with a strong focus on practice - marks the consolidation of the collaborations between the Locarno Film Festival and CISA (International Academy of Audiovisual Sciences), in collaboration with the Ticino Film Commission and thanks to the support of RSI and Hotel Du Lac.
After the successes of the workshops held by Béla Tarr and Michelangelo Frammartino, Locarno renews its commitment to training new talents with a ten days workshop led by Radu Jude, the Romanian director who won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2021. "Find a Film!" - the title of the workshop, will start during the days of the event “L’immagine e la parola” - will be an opportunity to expose ten filmmakers from all over the world to the Canton Ticino, exploring the archival images of The Swiss Italian Radio (which is also the regional television network) and going to interrogate some of the clichés of Switzerland to deconstruct them through montage films.
The selected young filmmakers will be able to make their short films in a theoretical and practical workshop, where an idea will be developed from some materials selected within the RSI archive through days of editing and post production. The ten short films will be shown at the 76th edition of the Locarno Film Festival (2-12 August 2023).
Born in 1977 in Bucharest, Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter who works from documents of his country's removed history. His short and feature films have been selected and awarded at several prestigious international festivals. In 2016 he won the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival with Scarred Hearts. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021), his most recent feature, received the Golden Bear at the Berlinale and has been sold to more than 20 countries worldwide.