The Festival del film Locarno is a festival that has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major auteur film festivals for 67 years. For artists working with the film medium Locarno offers an invaluable meeting-place, and opportunity to unearth the gems from a challenging selection of world premières, to take the pulse of new tendencies, and explore new terrain opening up in contemporary cinema. The course takes place between August 7 -11 2014 and will be structured around the films, lectures, round tables, labs, workshops and case studies the film festival offers. You will have the opportunity to attend several screenings per day. During each day or evening the group will meet for a joint discussion and critical reflection. Discussion leader and examiner of the course is Tobias Hering. Tobias Hering is a film curator and journalist. He co-organises the film series “Umbrüche: Film als zeitgenössischer Akteur” (Upheavals: film as a contemporary actor) at the Zeughauskino in Berlin in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.
The course curriculum can be found here.