Industry Academy
1 – 7 August 2018

Industry Academy International: call for entries


The Locarno Industry Academy, launched in 2014, is an initiative of the Locarno Festival taking place in the context of the Locarno Academy and Locarno Pro.

The Locarno Industry Academy is a training program with strong European and International dimensions, created to help young professionals extend their network in the field of international sales, marketing, distribution (including the new platforms), exhibition and programming (festival, cineclub and cinematheque).

The academy gives a unique chance to the young generation to have a better grasp of the industry world and its challenges, get connected with professionals, especially more senior ones attending the Festival or/and Locarno Pro and, last but not least, fully enjoy the special Locarno Festival experience (including its industry activities).

Since its first edition, the Locarno Industry Academy has grown as an intensive 6-day workshop offered to 10 participants from Switzerland, Europe, the Mediterranean, North America and Latin America where Industry Academies International have been developed with international partners such as Festival de Cine International de Morelia (FICM), Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo, Thessaloniki IFF, New Directors New Films Festival of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Australab of FICValdivia in Chile as well as Metropolis Cinema and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) in Beirut, Lebanon.


Practical information and deadlines

Beirut-Locarno Industry Academy International
March 22-25, 2018 / Submission closed!
Regional Project Manager: Omar el Kadi 

NYC-Locarno Industry Academy International
March 2018 / more info coming soon!

Locarno Industry Academy
August 1-7, 2018 / more info coming soon!
International Project Manager: Marion Klotz

Valdivia-Locarno Industry Academy International
October 2018 / more info soon
Regional Project Managers: Marion Klotz & Erick Gonzalez

Morelia-Locarno Industry Academy International
October 2018 / more info soon
Regional Project Manager: Sandra Gómez

São Paulo-Locarno Industry Academy International
October 2018 / more info soon
Regional Project Manager: Julia Duarte

Thessaloniki-Locarno Industry Academy International
November 2018 / more info soon
Regional Project Manager: Vanja Kaludjercic


This initiative is possible thanks to the support of the FOC (Federal Office of Culture) – MEDIA Compensatory Measures and the invaluable cooperation of three pan-European organisations (Europa Cinemas, Europa Distribution and Europa International).


Enquiries to:

Industry Academy
Locarno Festival
ph: +41 91 756 21 21



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