Critics Academy
6 – 16 August 2014

The participants in the Critics Academy 2014


The Locarno Critics Academy is a Festival del film Locarno initiative open to 10 aspiring young film critics. The selected critics (4 from Switzerland and 6 from worldwide) will be covering the Festival with reviews of films in the selection, articles on sidebar events, in-depth reflection on the various program sections or interviews with the Festival’s guests. All the participants’ reviews and articles will have the possibility of being published on Pardolive (the Festival’s website and daily newspaper), Indiewire, Criticwire,, film Bulletin and the Swiss website

The program provides for round tables with Festival guests, and meetings with film journalists and other professionals attending Locarno, designed to introduce future film critics to the international film industry.

Indiewire: Meet the Locarno Critics Academy, Class of 2014

Locarno Critics Academy participants 2014

Tina Poglajen (Slovenia)

Julian Ross (the Netherlands)

Neil Bahadur (Canada)

Andrei Șendrea (Romania)

Michael Guarneri (Italy)

Mallory Andrews (Canada)

Pascaline Sordet (Switzerland)

Martina Viviani (Switzerland)

Walter Rohrbach (Switzerland)

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