The Locarno movie pageant will shift to gender-neutral performing classes with its 76th version set to run August 2-12, 2023.

The pageant’s two primary competitions, the Concorso internazionale and Concorso Cineasti del presente, will now every current two Pardo awards for the very best performances. In a press release, the pageant stated the change will “enable each performer, regardless of their gender identification, to compete for the awards.”

Giona A. Nazzaro, creative director of the Locarno Film Festival: “We imagine that the selection we’ve made will additional improve our efforts to showcase and reward expertise and creativity, transcending particular person classes that are actually out of date. The world is shifting ahead on a path that’s most undoubtedly non-binary.”

Locarno Film Festival President Marco Solari added: “As President, I welcome this proposal from the Artistic Director and his group, which is completely in tune with the altering sensibilities which can be mandatory at the moment.”

Last 12 months, the pageant’s two prime performing prizes had been gained by Daniela Marín and Reinaldo Amien Gutiérrez for the Costa-Rican drama Tengo sueños eléctricos

. The flick follows Eva, a 16-year-old lady who lives together with her mom, her youthful sister, and their cat, however desires to maneuver in together with her estranged father. Clinging onto him, she tries to steadiness between the tenderness and sensitivity of teenage life.

In 2020, Berlin was one of many first distinguished European festivals to undertake gender-neutral. Instead of gendered classes, Berlin now awards a Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance and Best Supporting Performance.

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