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Olivier Père is leaving the Festival del film Locarno

Olivier Père is leaving the Festival del film Locarno



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.”



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