Call for Applications Thessaloniki – Locarno Industry Academy

62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival || 4 - 14/11/2021  



Call for Applications

Thessaloniki – Locarno Industry Academy

8 – 13 November 2021


The Festival del film Locarno and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are launching applications call for ‘Industry Academy’, a joint initiative aiming to give a significant boost to the careers of new film professionals from South East Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa and the Mediterranean countries in priority, but it will also include international participants from the Locarno Industry Academy’s partner regions (Europe, Latin America, Switzerland and USA).


After the previous successful editions, the sixth edition of Industry Academy will take place during the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (November 4th to 14th 2021).


The THESSALONIKI - LOCARNO INDUSTRY ACADEMY will design a tailor-made program for 6-8 selected participants that will provide each with a better understanding of the local and worldwide film industry, at the same time encouraging them in active discussion about current global trends and developments. Of course, they will also get to enjoy the special experience of the Thessaloniki Film Festival.


What the Industry Academy offers to its participants


The Official Language of the Industry Academy is English


Enrolment for the Industry Academy

The Industry Academy in Thessaloniki is open to international participants. Those enrolled must attend the full 6-day program that runs between November 8th and 13th.


Applications are invited from young professionals who:

Can demonstrate at least one example of significant experience in the field of distribution, exhibition, sales, marketing, festival programming. They might have been recently hired by a company, or may currently be working on an internship within one of the fields described above



The Industry Academy in Thessaloniki offers to attendees, free of charge:


Applications to the THESSALONIKI - LOCARNO INDUSTRY ACADEMY can be submitted from 28th July through 27th August 2021 using the on-line submission form. To be complete each application must contain:


The results of the selection process will be notified by e-mail on Friday, September 10th 2021.


Applications and enquiries to: 

Konstantinos Aivaliotis
Project Manager – Thessaloniki - Locarno Industry Academy,
Locarno Film Festival

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