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The application process for the Industry Academy 2022 is now open.
Applications must be made by 8 May 2022.
Before applying, please read carefully the information given below, which will give you many useful pointers towards making a successful application.
A training program from the Locarno Film Festival dedicated to young professionals working in the field of international sales, marketing, traditional and online distribution, and programming (festivals, film clubs, film archives and libraries).
A place for encounters and exchange, where new ideas take shape and collaborations get off the ground.
A unique opportunity to experience the Locarno Film Festival hands-on, taking part in a specially created program of round tables and workshops and master classes with Festival guests and international film industry attendees in Locarno.
The Industry Academy will also give you a chance to see the world of the film industry and its challenges at close quarters, and network with other professionals – in particular the established players attending the Festival and/or Locarno Pro. And last but not least, the possibility of enjoying to the full the very special experience that is the Locarno Film Festival, including its Industry program.
Guests at recent editions have included high-profile names such as Dennis Ruh (EFM), Susan Newman (Eurimages), Roxane Arnold (Pyramide Distribution), Thorsten Ritter (Beta Cinema), Jon Barrenechea (MUBI), Vanja Kaludjercic (Rotterdam IFF), Sung Moon (Jeonju IFF).
Academy alumni have gone on to pursue careers in noted organizations in the industry: Nicolas Rebeschini (Charades), Maria Lafranchi (Intramovies), Yves Blösche (Filmcoopi Zürich), Laura Thomsen (Mindjazz pictures), Emmanuel Pisarra (Unifrance), Kevin Chan (MUBI), Emma Caviezel (MORETHAN), Claire Battistoni (Be For Films).
What is the perfect candidate profile?
Age from 18 to 35.
Fluent knowledge of English – you will need English to interact with all the other Academy participants and guests at Locarno.
Passionate about the cinema and, at the same time, keen to join the other participants in exploring new ways of promoting and disseminating cinema.
Proven work experience in the film industry (at least two placements, and/or currently in a position).
In addition to your personal data you will be asked to supply:
your CV in English.
a motivational letter explaining your commitment to cinema and your reasons for being a candidate. What are your objectives, interests and expectations, and what will you bring to the Academy?
an ID photo for your accreditation, should you be selected.
22 March 2022 – application process opens
8 May 2022 – deadline for sending in your application
15 June 2022 – after this date you will receive an answer in respect of your application
3-9 August 2022 – participation in the Locarno Film Festival
We can tell you right now it will be a unique experience, and we’re also pretty confident that you’ll enjoy it.
The Festival offers you:
Accommodation with breakfast at the Locarno youth hostel (from Wednesday 3 to Tuesday 9 August), in a twin-bedded room. Every participant will have to share a twin room with one other participant.
Accreditation giving admission to all screenings at the Locarno Film Festival.
Participation in the program of meetings organized by the Industry Academy.
Travel to and from the Festival, as well as meals will be payable by the participants themselves.
If all of the above falls in line with your expectations, then you’re ready to fill in the application form and become a candidate.
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