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58 TIFF: Thessaloniki - Locarno Industry Academy International - The second edition will take place in Thessaloniki (7/10/2017)

THESSALONIKI - LOCARNO INDUSTRY ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL
The second edition will take place in the upcoming 58th TIFF
 
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival is happy to present the second edition of Thessaloniki-Locarno Industry Academy International that will take place from November 6th to 11th 2017, during the 58th TIFF (November 2-11, 2017) in TIFF’s Agora / Industry section. 
 
The event is collaboration between the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the Locarno Festival, introducing the project in the South Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, following last year’s successful pilot edition.
 
The Locarno Industry Academy International, already launched successfully in Mexico (Morelia IFF) and New York (Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors New Films), is a training program created to help young professionals of the cinema industry –sales agents, distributors and new media professionals- to extend their experience and networking in the fields of international sales, marketing, distribution and programming.
 
The Thessaloniki-Locarno Industry Academy International will welcome in priority participants from Greece, as well as from South Eastern European and Mediterranean countries, but it will also include international participants from the Locarno Industry Academy’s partner regions (Europe, Latin America, Switzerland and USA).
 
The young sales agents, distributors and new media professionals who will participate in the Thessaloniki-Locarno Industry Academy International will take part in a special workshop during which they will have the opportunity to interact, share experiences and meet with key players of the international film industry, for discussions, case study presentations and group workshops. They will also be able to participate in a range of activities organized by the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival and its Agora/Industry, including networking events and seminars with representatives of the global cinema field.
 
The call for entries opens today, Monday July 10th, until Friday July 28th, 2017. For more information regarding the submissions please visit TIFF’s official website www.filmfestival.gr.
 
 
For applications and enquiries please contact: 
Vanja Kaludjercic (Project Manager – Thessaloniki-Locarno Industry Academy International)
Locarno Festival
Via Ciseri 23, CH–6601 Locarno
vanja.kaludjercic@pardo.ch
 
For media inquiries regarding the Locarno Industry Academy International, please contact:
Marion Klotz marion.klotz@pardo.ch
Vanja Kaludjercic vanja.kaludjercic@pardo.ch
 
For media inquiries regarding the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, please contact: Alexandra Kolia kolia@filmfestival.gr
 
More information about TIFF’s Agora/Industry: agora@filmfestival.gr.
 
The Thessaloniki-Locarno Industry Academy International is sponsored by the Greek production company Faliro House. 

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