People from Academy

The numbers of Locarno Industry Academy International 2020

The Locarno Industry Academy is a training program with a strong international dimension, created to help young professionals expand their network in the fields of international sales, marketing, traditional and online distribution, exhibition and programming. Born in Locarno in 2014, it soon grew by expanding its horizons, presence and activities in Mexico (2015), Greece and the United States (2016), Chile and Brazil (2017), Lebanon (2018) and Panama (2019). Over the course of seven years it has involved and trained nearly 300 young professionals from the international film industry, offering them experience, advice, meetings, insights, and above all a unique opportunity on which cinema itself is founded: to feel like a community.

In 2020 the Locarno Industry Academy International had to give up its appointments in Locarno, Panama, Beirut, New York and Morelia, but it was able to welcome 28 young professionals from 10 different countries, via dozens of streaming encounters, at the unprecedented online versions of São Paulo, Santiago and Thessaloniki.

São Paulo (10-18 novembre 2020):

  • Dalia Rosa Peña Flores - Programming Coordinator, PIANO Distribución (Mexico) 
  • Anna Paula Andrade - Director and Distributor, Tarrafa Produtora (Brasil) 
  • Marina Kosa - Founder and creative director, Tanto Produções (Brasil) 
  • Denise Haddad - International business, CAPAC (Argentina) 
  • Enock Carvalho - Director, producer & digital marketing coordinator, Gatopardo Filmes (Brasil) 
  • Isabel Collazos Gottret - Project coordinator, Cineclubcito boliviano (Bolivia) 
  • Henrique Amud - Distributor, Arapuá Filmes (Brasil) 
  • Marta Garcia - Programmer-Coordinator & Journalist, Doc Montevideo / Latam Cinema (Spain/Uruguay) 
  • Camila Juliana Soriano Wilches - Content & Communications Director, Boonet (Colombia) 
  • Juan Carlos Caruz Serra - Director & Co-Founder, FIC La Ventana (Chile) 
  • Elizabeth Aquino - Cultural manager and film programmer, Festival de Cine de Lima PUCP / CCPUCP en casa (Perù) 

Santiago (10-18 dicembre 2020):

  • Paula Gomes - Co-Founder / responsible for Acquisition and Projects, Olhar Distribuição (Brasil) 
  • Ambar Muñoz - Director, Cinema Nubo (Mexico) 
  • Enoc Figueroa Neira - Programmer, Ficwallmapu (Chile) 
  • Carlos Velandia - Head of programming, Equinoxio Film Festival (Colombia) 
  • Florencia Dupont - Distributor & Producer, Santiago Independiente / Nítida Producciones (Argentina/Chile) 
  • Karla Díaz-Montalba - Director and film programmer, Cinespacio (Chile) 
  • Anais Taracena - Director-Producer, Asombro Producciones (Guatemala) 
  • Katherina Harder Sacre - Co-founder & Artistic Director, Iquique IFF (Chile) 
  • Pedro Tinen - Brazilian Film Programming Coordinator, São Paulo Short FF / MixBrasil / Ecofalante (Brasil) 
  • Diana Castro - Exhibitor, Transcinema (Perù)   

Thessaloniki (10-14 novembre 2020):

  • Dafni Bechtsi - Cinobo / Founder, CEO, Managing Director (Greece)
  • Hermione Efstratiadou - asterisk* / Film Marketing Executive ( Greece)
  • Chrysanthi Karfi Koi - Haos Film / Producer (Greece)
  • Romanna Lobach - AKRAN / Producer ( Greece)
  • Sotiris Petridis - Freelance Film Producer / PhD, School of Film Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Magda Vaz - Thessaloniki Animation Festival / Festival programmer ( Greece)