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Workshop for young film critics

Workshop for young film critics



This year the Festival del film Locarno inaugurates a partnership with the American film website Indiewire, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Swiss Association of Film Journalists (ASGC), by organizing a training program aimed at young professionals.

The Festival del film Locarno and Indiewire will select six aspiring young film critics from the applicants; the participants will be invited to Locarno to cover the Festival by filing reviews of films in the program, articles on special events, Festival section profiles and analysis, or interviews with Festival guests.

The program will be organized on a daily basis by Indiewire’s Chief Film Critic and Senior Editor Eric Kohn, and the reviews and articles may be published on Pardolive (the Festival’s website and daily newspaper), on Indiewire’s blog Criticwire, and on Film Society of Lincoln Center’s filmlinc website.

The Festival offers accommodation to the participants from 31 July to 12 August. Indiewire will contribute a share of travel expenses depending on the participant’s country of origin.

More information and application form

The Critics’ Academy is one of the four initiatives of the Locarno Summer Academy, the Festival’s educational program, which enjoys support from the Ernst Göhner Stiftung (Zug).

Complete program of the Locarno Summer Academy

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