Locarno to honour ‘Star Wars’, 'RoboCop’, ‘Jurassic Park’ VFX maestro Phil Tippett

Locarno to honour ‘Star Wars’, 'RoboCop’, ‘Jurassic Park’ VFX maestro Phil Tippett
The festival will also world premiere Tippett’s long-awaited personal project Mad God.

US special effects producer Phil Tippett will receive the Locarno Film Festival’s Vision Award Ticinomoda at its upcoming 74th edition, which is due to run from August 4-14 this year.

Tippett is due to attend the Swiss festival in person and will receive his award in a ceremony on the Piazza Grande on August 5.

This will be followed on August 6 by an in-conversation event and screenings of Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop and Starship Troopers, for which he created key effects.

The festival will also world premiere
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