Filmmakers Academy

Locarno Academy masterclass with director Olivier Assayas



Deadline: Friday, May 3rd 2019

Applications to the Filmmakers Academy are to be uploaded on this platform. Application fee: CHF 20 


  • Applications are open to filmmakers who have had at least one short film selected for an international festival 
  • You have completed not more than one full-length feature film 
  • The age limit is 35 years old. 
  • Application fee: CHF 20. 

Applications to the Locarno Filmmakers Academy must be made via this platform no later than Friday, May 3rd, 2019 and be accompanied by the following documentation:

  • Motivational letter (including your main participation aims/goals, interests and expectations).
  • Filmography and CV/Resume
  • Links to completed works (short films, videos, etc.)
  • A photograph of the applicant

Applicants will be informed by e-mail by Monday, 3rd June 2019.

The Locarno Filmmakers Academy offers participants, free of charge:

  • Bed and breakfast at the Locarno Youth Hostel, in twin-bedded accommodation from Wednesday, August 7th through Saturday, August 17th.
  • A voucher for one meal per day.
  • Professional accreditation throughout the Festival.
  • Invitations to Locarno Film Festival parties, receptions, and events.


Expenses payable by participants:

  • The LFA application fee is CHF 20.
  • The Locarno Academy does not undertake to pay participants’ travel expenses. Should an applicant be selected, he/she will be responsible for all travel and transportation costs incurred.

Project manager:
Stefano Knuchel

Enquiries to:


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