26 episodes

The Locarno Film Festival podcast presented by UBS hosts an illustrious line-up of actors, change makers and innovators from the movie industry.
Expect to laugh, learn and be inspired by the untold stories and perspectives of guests ranging from Matt Dillon to Daisy Edgar-Jones.
Hosted by Gabby Sanderson, Futurespectives covers everything from finding one’s purpose to equality and representation in film, the freedom of expression through art, to green film making.
Prepare to immerse yourself in deep yet crisp conversations as the guests share stories about their life’s journey and deep dive into how arts will shape culture, society and cinema.
This podcast series is produced in collaboration with BrandAudio.

Futurespectives Locarno Film Festival

    • TV & Film

The Locarno Film Festival podcast presented by UBS hosts an illustrious line-up of actors, change makers and innovators from the movie industry.
Expect to laugh, learn and be inspired by the untold stories and perspectives of guests ranging from Matt Dillon to Daisy Edgar-Jones.
Hosted by Gabby Sanderson, Futurespectives covers everything from finding one’s purpose to equality and representation in film, the freedom of expression through art, to green film making.
Prepare to immerse yourself in deep yet crisp conversations as the guests share stories about their life’s journey and deep dive into how arts will shape culture, society and cinema.
This podcast series is produced in collaboration with BrandAudio.

    Gitanjali Rao: Expression in Animation

    Gitanjali Rao: Expression in Animation

    Gitanjali Rao is an original artist, animator and filmmaker who has caught the attention of both kids and adults with her touching, thought provoking work. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Gitanjali talks to Futurespectives host Gabby Sanderson about the landscape of animation film in India, why she chooses to continue to paint and shoot frame by frame, and the art of conveying emotion and connection without dialogue.
    Gitanjali also discusses writing for animation, how the 'feeling comes in the drawings' and why in India, filmmaking is considered more of a profession than an art.

    • 31 min
    Markus Duffner: A New Cinephile Audience is Emerging

    Markus Duffner: A New Cinephile Audience is Emerging

    Head of Locarno Pro, Markus Duffner, has been around the block more than once on the film festival circuit. Since 2014 he has worked for Locarno Pro taking charge of projects such as First Look and Match Me!, while in 2020 he became project manager of the new and highly innovative platform Heritage Online, devoted to digital distribution of classic and auteur movies, conceived by Duffner himself. Markus talks to Futurespectives host Gabby Sanderson about founding the Video On Demand platform 'Spamflix', the 360° role Locarno Pro plays in the support of auteur cinema, and why the Locarno Film Festival is such a driving force within the cinema industry. This episode was recorded in August of 2022. 

    • 38 min
    Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou: The Sociological Lens.

    Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou: The Sociological Lens.

    Sociologist and writer Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou's research spans social and political theory, political and economic sociology, and studies about social movements. Talking to Futurespectives host Gabby Sanderson, Aris examines the sociological lens and its imagination, the current radical uncertainty that dominates life, and the rise of speculative communities. Aris also discusses the attention economy and how that relates to film, sharing his observations in the distorted use of social media and in politics, and highlights the important role art plays in offering people more hopeful narratives to inspire them and improve lives in general.
     
    Aris' latest book 'Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialized World' is out now.

    • 39 min
    Kelly Reichardt: I Hope my Films Bring up Questions

    Kelly Reichardt: I Hope my Films Bring up Questions

    Film director, screenwriter and editor Kelly Reichardt is an author
    of free, independent, and brave cinema. She is best known for her minimalist films closely associated with slow cinema, many of which deal with working-class characters in small, rural communities.
    Kelly talks to Futurespectives Gabby Sanderson about why she is drawn to telling stories in which 'characters have to make only one mistake to see themselves sunk', about her continuing partnership and friendship
    with actress Michelle Williams, and how the animals that feature in her movies 'direct you'. Kelly also shares why she likes to personally edit the majority of her films, and reflects on the challenges she faced early on in her career due to her gender.

    • 15 min
    Stefano Knuchel: Life Will Push You To Some Conclusion

    Stefano Knuchel: Life Will Push You To Some Conclusion

    Director, Writer, Producer, Head of the Locarno Filmmakers Academy and Project Manager of Basecamp Stefano Knuchel has lived an extraordinary life and he's not slowing down! The self-taught director talks to Futurespectives host Gabby Sanderson about some of his incredible life adventures and how that is reflected in his films.
    Stefano also shares stories of a young Penélope Cruz and Spike
    Lee finding their way in Locarno, what it was like to grow up with a
    father who was a conman, and his hopes for the bright young
    creatives who take part in the Locarno Film Festival.

    • 48 min
    Michelle Serieux: The Resurgence of Caribbean Cinema

    Michelle Serieux: The Resurgence of Caribbean Cinema

    Michelle Serieux is an inspiring storyteller from St Lucia, working in fiction, documentary and interactive media, on projects that highlight unique stories and social issues. Michelle tackles social justice issues specific to the socio-cultural tapestry of the Caribbean and the global south. In her conversation with Futurespectives host Gabby Sanderson, Michelle talks about the resurgence of Caribbean cinema, being at the forefront of the wave, and her relentless fighting spirit as a woman working in film.

    • 41 min

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