Industry Academy


The Locarno Industry Academy is a training program with strong European and International dimensions, created to help young professionals extend their network in the field of international sales, marketing, traditional and online distribution, exhibition and programming (festivals, cine clubs and Cinematheques).

Launched in 2014 at the Locarno Film Festival, the Industry Academy has significantly grown on the international scene offering workshop in partnership with major film festivals and institutions: in Mexico with Morelia IFF and IMCINE, in Brasil with BrLab with the support of Cinema do Brasil, in Chile with Australab, in Panama with International Film Festival Panama, in Greece with Thessaloniki IFF, in the USA with the NYC based Film at Lincoln Center, and in Beirut with MC Distribution and BCP.

The Industry Academy gives a unique chance to the young generation to gain a better grasp of the industry world and its challenges, get connected with established professionals attending the Festival or/and Locarno Pro and, last but not least, fully enjoy the special Locarno Film Festival experience (including its industry activities).

Industry Academy International

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