Press Releases  ·  26 | 07 | 2019

Alliance for Development 2019

The Alliance for Development initiative unveils the seven projects chosen for the 2019 edition, which will be introduced to international professionals attending the Locarno Film Festival, to actively encourage the development of long-term partnerships between Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland.

For the 2019 edition of Alliance for Development (August 9-11), four projects were chosen among the beneficiaries of bilateral development funds between MiBAC (Italy), the FFA (Germany) and the CNC (France).

As Switzerland is a natural partner of these countries, also attending the initiative will be three Swiss projects that previously requested development help through MEDIA Desk Suisse and are now seeking German, French or Italian co-producers.

The seven selected projects are:

  • Der Kämpfer by Juri Steinhart, produced by David Fonjallaz and Louis Mataré (Lomotion) - MEDIA Desk Suisse
  • L’Amour du Monde by Jenna Hasse, produced by Olivier Zobrist (Langfilm) - MEDIA Desk Suisse
  • Maoz by Tancredi Campello, produced by Chiara Campara (Ang Film) - co-producer: Flavia Daina Oertwig (Tama Filmproduktion) - MiBAC/FFA
  • Mit Geist und Feuer (working title) by Domenico Distilo, produced by Kai Ehlers (Moon Jar Film), co-producer: Marco Lo Curzio (Sciara) - FFA/MiBAC
  • Musik by Angela Schanelec, produced by Kirill Krasovski (Faktura Film), co-producer: François D’Artemare (Les Films de L’Après-Midi) - FFA/CNC
  • Red by Mara Manzolini and Andrea Pellerani, produced by Gabriella de Gara Bucciarelli (AMKA Films) - MEDIA Desk Suisse
  • Tredici Giovedì by Berardo Carboni, produced by Aurora Alma Bartiromo (Piroetta) - MiBAC/CNC

Thibaut Bracq, Project Manager: We create networking opportunities for our selected teams through meetings with producers, sales agents, marketing and distribution companies, casting directors, mainly from France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland”.

The directors and producers will present their projects via a tailor-made program, consisting of individual meetings, open sessions and networking activities, in order to test their potential market in these linguistic regions, and forge creative and financial alliances for early development stages of films.

Individual meetings with directors and producers will take place on Sunday, August 11. To request a meeting, please write to

Locarno Pro has been hosting this annual initiative since 2015, with support from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC) / MEDIA Desk Suisse, MiBAC and the FFA.

Additional details on the projects are available here:


Project Manager: Thibaut Bracq


The 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival will be held on August 7-17, 2019.