News  ·  25 | 03 | 2019

The Panama Eight

Here are the participants of the first edition of the Academy in Central America

Here are the first participants of the first edition. At this stage, the Panama - Locarno Industry Academy International has everything in place. The first edition of the Locarno Film Festival's new Academy International features seven girls and one boy, eight film professionals from Central America and the Caribbean who will experience four days (April 7-10) of encounters, debate and professional growth within the framework of the film industry of which they will be tomorrow's stars. These are the eight participants:

Laura Helena Bermúdez, Honduras - Emerging Film Curator
Mónica Crespo, Panamá - Distribution executive at Mallerich Films (Spain)
Katherine Bautista, República Dominicana - Director and Chief Executive at Hidden Lotus Entertainment Group (Distribution)
Estefani Peralta, Panama - Producer at Muestra de Cine Afro 
Ana Isabel Martins Palacios, Honduras - Producer at Icaro Honduras Festival 
Martin Proaño, Panamá - Director and Programmer at  MICROCINE ANIMAL
Alejandra Vargas-Carballo, Costa Rica - Founder at Noche Negra Producciones
Mariel Garcia Spooner, Panamá - Executive  Director and Programmer at Hayah Intl ShortFilm Fest

The first Locarno Industry Academy International in Panama is realized in cooperation with the International Film Festival of Panama and the Panama Film Commission.