Call For Entries São Paulo – Locarno Industry Academy International (Entries closed)

Data: 17/08/2018


Organized by Cinema do Brasil and Locarno Festival, the São Paulo – Locarno Industry Academy International will have its 2nd edition during the 42nd São Paulo International Film Festival and the SP Audiovisual & Creative Market.

This 4-days’ workshop aims at helping young industry professionals in sales, marketing, online and traditional distribution, exhibition and programming, to understand the challenges of the independent movie industry within the Brazilian and the International scene.

The Industry Academy, launched for the first time at the Locarno Festival in 2014, is a program for young professionals working in the fields of international sales, marketing, distribution, exhibition and programming (festival, cine-club, museum, cinematheque) which has been created in order to help them to position themselves in the industry, and also to allow them to directly interact with regional and international industry professionals and key players.

The Industry Academy acts as a shortcut for a new generation of professionals entering the independent film industry, encouraging their progress, helping them to get a better understanding of the Industry’s challenges and broaden their network of contacts. The aim of the Locarno Industry Academies International is also to build bridge across different markets in Europe, North and Latin America, Mediterranean countries and Middle East.

After the success of the first edition in 2017, the 2018 Sao-Paulo Locarno Industry Academy International will take place from October 24 to 28 during the SP Audiovisual & Creative Market to be held in the São Paulo International Film Festival, in partnership with Cinema do Brasil. It will offer a group of 10 participants from Brazil and abroad (specially Latin America) the chance to meet with guest-speakers and tutors from the Brazilian and International Cinema Industry, as well as fully enjoying the festival’s experience. This edition counts with the partnership of Cinema do Brasil, program for promoting Brazilian cinema, supported by Apex-Brasil.

The Call for entries reminds open until Friday, September 14th (THIS DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED) for young professional interesting in the fields of sales, marketing, distribution, exhibition and programming / curating, preferably already working with an established company.

English is required for the participation at the workshop.

To apply, the following documents are needed

Selected participants will be announced on October 1st on Cinema do Brasil’s webpage.

Contact email:
Marion Klotz & Julia Duarte :

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