The 64th edition will take place August 3-13 in Locarno Switzerland.
There are 6 films directed by women (one is co-directed) out of 20 in competition. That’s 30%. There is also only one female directed film, Patricia Mazuy’s SPORT DE FILLES (Of Women and Horses) out of 18 being featured on the Piazza Grande which can hold up to 8,000 people.
ABRIR PUERTAS Y VENTANAS (Back to Stay) by Milagros Mumenthaler
BEIRUT HOTEL by Danielle Arbid
CRULIC – DRUMUL SPRE DINCOLO (Crulic – The Path to Beyond) by Anca Damian
MANGROVE by Frédéric Choffat and Julie Gilbert
THE LONELIEST PLANET by Julia Loktev
UN AMOUR DE JEUNESSE (Goodbye First Love) by Mia Hansen-Løve
The rest of the lineup:
CARTE BLANCHE by Heidi Specogna
EL ÁRBOL DE LAS FRESAS by Simone Rapisarda Casanova
NANA by Valérie Massadian
Note- I am not sure that I got the gender right on all of the directors. Some names did not appear in google searches to give me an inkling as to whther they are male of female. Please let me know if I got anything wrong.
Locarno Sets Slate For 64th Edition (IndieWIRE)