Thessaloniki Locarno Industry Academy, 5 – 10 November 2022

The Locarno Film Festival and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are launching applications call for ‘Industry Academy International’, a joint initiative aiming to give a significant boost to the careers of new film professionals from South East Europe, the 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, Middle East, Switzerland and USA). It 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 young sales agents, distributors and new media professionals who will participate in the Industry Academy International in Thessaloniki 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.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Thessaloniki  Locarno Industry Academy
5 – 10 November 2022
Applications now open!

The Locarno Film Festival 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 Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean countries in priority, while including international participants from the Locarno Industry Academy’s partner regions (Europe, Latin America, Switzerland, USA, Middle East, South Africa).

After the previous successful editions, the seventh edition of Industry Academy will take place during the 63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival (November 5th to 10th 2022).

The THESSALONIKI LOCARNO INDUSTRY ACADEMY will design a tailor-made programme 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 5-day program that runs between November 5th and 10th.
Applications are invited from young professionals who:

* Please note that we will give priority to participants under 35 years old 

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


Applications to the THESSALONIKI LOCARNO INDUSTRY ACADEMY can be submitted from 5th July through 2nd August 2022 using the on-line submission form. To be complete each application must contain:

The results of the selection process will be sent by email on Friday, September 10th 2022.

Applications and enquiries to: 

Konstantinos Aivaliotis

Regional Manager – Thessaloniki Locarno Industry Academy,

Locarno Film Festival

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TLIA Submission form - Applications are now closed