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Locarno Industry Academy goes to Thessaloniki

The first edition of the Industry Academy in the South Eastern Europe & Mediterranean in Thessaloniki starts today.

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The first edition of the Industry Academy International in the South Eastern Europe & Mediterranean in Thessaloniki starts tomorrow! 

The new joint initiative is the result of a great collaboration within the Festival del film Locarno and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

After completing successful editions in Mexico, Brazil and New York, Locarno extend the initiative to Thessaloniki, with a pilot edition that will take place from 7 – 11 November 2016 at the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 4 – 13 November, 2016.

The participants of the Locarno Industry Academy International in Thessaloniki will take part in a workshop during which they can truly interact, share experiences, screen films, meet with international key players for discussions, case study presentations and group works. They will also have the opportunity to take part in some activities of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Agora/Industry, including the networking events with key players.

The Industry Academy International (Marion Klotz) and the Regional (Vanja Kaludjercic) project managers have designed and develop this international project and choose the best group of participants for a productive, balanced and fulfilling session.

The participants:

  • Meriame Deghedi (Egypt)
  • Theodore Karamanolis (Greece)
  • Katja Lenarcic (Slovenia)
  • Badih Massaad (Lebanon)
  • Neda Milanova (Bulgaria)
  • Julia Schubiger (Switzerland)
  • Dejan Trajkoski (Macedonia)
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