News from the Locarno Festival

New selection committee

New selection committee



The members of the selection committee for the 66th Festival del film Locarno, under its new Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, have been confirmed: Mark Peranson will take up the post of Head of Programming, accompanied by Lorenzo Esposito, Sergio Fant and Aurélie Godet. Nadia Dresti, Delegate to the Artistic Directorate and Head of the Industry Office, has been appointed Head of International, working on Locarno’s international activities.

Berlin and Vienna-based Canadian film critic Mark Peranson is editor and publisher of the magazine Cinema Scope and has been a programming associate for the Vancouver International Film Festival since 1999. In 2008 he directed Waiting for Sancho, a making-of documentary on Albert Serra’s film El cant dels ocells. He has been a programmer for the Festival del film Locarno since 2010.

Italian Lorenzo Esposito worked on programs for the Venice Festival in 2001, the Turin Festival from 2002 to 2006 and the Rome Festival in 2007. He writes for several Italian newspapers and magazines and has published numerous monographs and articles on cinema. Since 2003 he has been working for Fuori Orario, program of the Italian public TV channel Rai Tre, curating shows about films and directors.

Sergio Fant, Italian based in Germany, is a specialist in short, experimental, art and documentary cinema, and has worked for numerous events and institutions. He was a consultant and programmer at the Orizzonti section of the Venice Festival in 2010 and 2011 for short- and medium-length films. In 2012 he was appointed a member of the Pardi di domani selection committee and consultant on experimental and artists' films at Locarno.

Paris-born Aurélie Godet began her film career in New York in 2004, as an assistant to Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón. She took on the post of Deputy Director of the New York office of Unifrance in 2006 and relocated to Europe in 2010, where she is a consultant for production companies and writes for the French publication Cahiers du Cinéma.


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