Applications for the next Critics Academy edition are currently open. Deadline for applications: 10th June.
The Locarno Critics Academy is a Locarno Festival initiative open to 10 aspiring young film critics. The selected critics (4 from Switzerland and 6 from worldwide) will be covering the Festival with reviews of films in the selection, articles on sidebar events, in-depth reflection on the various program sections or interviews with the Festival’s guests. All the participants’ reviews and articles will have the possibility of being published on Pardolive (the Festival’s website and daily newspaper), Indiewire, Criticwire, FilmComment.com, Filmbulletin and the Swiss website Cineman.ch.
The program for participants will be organized on a daily basis by Indiewire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
The Swiss participants will work under the editorial guidance of the Association of Swiss Film Journalists (ASFJ), the Centre for Publishing in the Arts of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and Cineman.ch.
The program also provides for round tables with Festival guests, and meetings with film journalists and other professionals attending Locarno, designed to introduce future film critics to the international film industry.
The Critics Academy is organized in collaboration with Indiewire, the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC), the Swiss Association of Film Journalists (SVFJ), the Centre for Publishing in the Arts of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and Cineman.ch.
The working language is English.
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