The Hundred of the Academy
This year we are celebrating the sixth birthday of the Locarno Summer Academy, the training project of Festival del film Locarno aimed at young filmmakers, professionals, students and film critics. Born from the desire to give more value to Locarno as a place of meeting, exchange and reflection on cinema – taking advantage of the structure of the Festival and its many guests – the Academy will host also this year a hundred talented youngsters coming from around the world. They were selected and invited to take part to one of the five initiatives of the Locarno Summer Academy: Filmmakers Academy, Academy Critics, Industry Academy, Documentary Summer School and Cinema&Gioventù (Cinema&Youth, in English). The program offers a range of training proposals: from general education to the training for young journalists based on film criticism, not to mention the workshops for the new generation of industry professionals and emerging filmmakers preparing for their debut.