Locarno Film Festival

Presentation of the Label Jury


Four Network exhibitors from Canada, Poland, Portugal and Spain will take part in the Europa Cinemas Label Jury at the upcoming 75th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. The Jury members will award one film among the 19 European films competing in both the Concorso internazionale and Concorso Cineasti del presente.

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The four Jury members this year are:


Marta Fernandes (Programmer and Communication, Cinema Ideal, Lisbon, Portugal)

Marta Fernandes has been working in film distribution and exhibition for over 20 years, first at Atalanta/Medeia and now at Midas Filmes and Midas II Cinemas, being responsible for the communication and marketing strategies of over three hundred film theatrical releases. She’s also member of the programming team and handles the press and social media of the cinema. Midas II Cinemas renovated and reopened Cinema Ideal in Lisbon in 2014, one of Portugal’s oldest cinemas (it originally opened in 1904).  Before working in the film business, she worked as a journalist and was member of the research team of OBERCOM – Communication Observatory, being author and co-author of several European reports.

Jean-François Lamarche (Deputy General Manager, Cinéma du Parc, Montréal, Canada)

A film lover from an early age, Jean-François now holds the position of Deputy General Manager for Films at Cinéma du Parc in Montreal, he also takes care of the programming of Cinéma Beaubien and Cinéma du Musée. One of its objectives is to introduce arthouse cinema to a wide audience.


Víctor Paz (Communication & PR, DUPLEX Cinema, Ferrol, Spain)

Víctor Paz is a film journalist and programmer that has experience in many film festivals, such as Play-Doc, Curtocircuíto, Gijón, Filmer à tout prix or Palić. As a critic, he founded the online magazine "A Cuarta Parede" and has contributed to many outlets, Senses of Cinema, MUBI:Notebook or Caimán. Cuadernos de cine among them. He was part of the programming team of the FIAF associate Filmoteca de Galicia for almost three years and is currently putting together a new distribution company, Lost & Found, which will be focused on classic cinema. He joined the ranks of DUPLEX Cinema in 2019 as its supervisor. He left this post in April, but keeps working for the cinema as a freelancer in its communication.


Katarzyna Pryc (Manager, Rialto, Katowice, Poland)

I worked as an actress and manager in independent, alternative  Cogitatur Theatre in Katowice. In 2005 I decided to change professionand I started working in  Rialto, very old, beautiful cinema, built in 1913.  It has been just renovated after 2 years of breake and rebuilding. It has changed the formula from cinema to cinema theatre. It means that Rialto is not only cinema, but also place of concerts, theatre performances, but  also fantastic place of meetings and discussions. I can not imagine more interesting and dynamic work place.

List of European films eligible for the Europa Cinemas Label:


Concorso internazionale

HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH by Helena Wittmann (Germany) 106'

IL PATAFFIO by Francesco Lagi (Italy) 117'

MATTER OUT OF PLACE by Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Austria) 110'

PIAFFE by Ann Oren (Germany) 86'

SATURN BOWLING by Patricia Mazuy (France) 114'       

SERVIAM – I WILL SERVE by Ruth Mader (Austria) 106'

STELLA IN LOVE by Sylvie Verheyde (France) 110'

TALES OF THE PURPLE HOUSE by Abbas Fahdel (France) 184’

TENGO SUEÑOS ELÉCTRICOS by Valentina Maurel (France, Belgium) 101'

THE ADVENTURES OF GIGI THE LAW by Alessandro Comodin (Italy) 98'

TOMMY GUNS by Carlos Conceição (Portugal) 120'


Concorso Cineasti del presente

ASTRAKAN by David Depesseville (France) 104'

IT IS NIGHT IN AMERICA by Ana Vaz (France) 66'

LITTLE ONES by Julie Lerat-Gersant (France) 90'

LOVE DOG by Bianca Lucas (Poland) 84'

MATADERO by Santiago Fillol (Spain) 106'

NIGHTSIREN by Tereza Nvotová (Slovakia, Czech Republic) 109'

SAFE PLACE by Juraj Lerotić (Croatia) 102'

SISTER, WHAT GROWS WHERE LAND IS SICK? by Franciska Eliassen (Norway) 80'


Join us for the official announcement of the award winning film on Saturday, 13 August at 5pm during the Award Ceremony for Independent Juries at the Forum @Spazio Cinema located next to the Palexpo FEVI (Via Alla Peschiera 9, 6600 Locarno)!


EC Label contacts:

Fatima Djoumer, COO /

Lisa Püscher, EC Label Coordinator /

Charles McDonald, Press Officer /


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