The Application request is closed
Following the cancellation of the physical edition of the 73rd Locarno Film Festival and the launch of Locarno2020 - For the Future of Films, the Locarno Academy must also stop and rethink its 2020 edition. For us, as for the whole Locarno Film Festival, meeting is at the basis of our activities, even before our spirit. Therefore, without a doubt, but with great sorrow, the Locarno Academy as we have known it over the last ten years will not be able to exist this summer.
Having to stop and cancel ten days of meeting, training and growth saddens us very much, both for the many projects and moments we were building for this summer, and because - as every year - many of you were applying and looking forward to it.
We have therefore decided to end the deadlines early and cancel the call for entries.
All Filmmakers Academy applicants that paid the application fee will receive a full reimbursement before the end of May. Furthermore, in the spirit and principles of the Locarno Academy, we assure you that your contact information and enthusiasm will not be forgotten, instead they will continue to be part of our network, hoping to see them show up again in 2021.
For any information and news about the new Locarno2020 - For the Future of Films and its initiatives, please continue to follow on our website www.locarnofestival.ch and on the official and social channels of the Locarno Film Festival.
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