News  ·  07 | 02 | 2018

The Beirut-Locarno Industry Academy International

Here we go! The Beirut-Locarno Industry Academy International officially announces the participants to this next Locarno Festival initiative.

In partnership with the Beirut based Metropolis Cinema, and with the support of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), the Locarno Festival is proud to announce the launch of the first Industry Academy International in the Arab world to be held in Beirut (Lebanon), in the frame of the Beirut Cinema Platform professional meetings, from March 22-25, 2018.

The participants, who will join the Beirut-Locarno Industry Academy International are 11. If you would like to know them better, you can find more information at the following link

The first edition of the Beirut-Locarno Industry Academy International, supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Lebanon, will be held in parallel to the Beirut Cinema Platform professional co-production meetings, organized by Beirut DC and Fondation Liban Cinema and will welcome up to 8 participants from the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

The Beirut-Locarno Industry Academy International is the 6th international initiative of the Locarno Festival’s Industry Academy. The five other Industry Academy International programs held in Morelia, NYC, Thessaloniki, Sao Paulo and Valdivia have been developed in a common spirit, offering a unique training program, with a strong international dimension, while also addressing local issues and the specificities of each region.