The Morelia / IMCINE – Locarno Industry Academy International workshop is an initiative that the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) organizes since 2015 in collaboration with the Locarno Festival and the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE). Its main goal is to support young professionals who work in the areas of sales, marketing, online and traditional distribution, exhibition and programming, so that they understand the challenges and build bridges with the independent film industry in Latin America and the world. The selected participants will have the opportunity to work with professionals and tutors of international relevance, to make visible the importance of circulation in the film industry.
The Morelia-IMCINE Locarno Industry Academy International is also part of the Industry Academy International network which includes Australab in Chile (Valparaiso-Locarno Industry Academy International), Cinema do Brasil (Sao-Paulo-Locarno Industry Academy International), Thessaloniki IFF in Greece (Thessaloniki-Locarno Industry Academy International), The Film Society of Lincoln Center/New Directors New Films Festival in the USA (NYC-Locarno Industry Academy International), Metropolis/MC Distribution in Lebanon (Beirut-Locarno Industry Academy International).
For a fourth consecutive year, the 16th FICM will hold a tailor-made four-day workshop for eight participants from Mexico and abroad, which will take place from October 23 to 26. The four-day workshop will be designed and run by Sandra Gómez, distributor and producer at INTERIOR XIII, and Marion Klotz, Industry Academy project manager.
The selected participants are eight young professionals of very varied profiles, who work in exhibition, distribution or programming of festivals:
- Alejandra Villalba García (Salón de belleza, México)
- Facundo Lema (BAL, Argentina)
- Isabel Rojas (OaxacaCine, México)
- Leslie Alejandra Borsani Fernández (Cine La Mina, México)
- Louise Riousse (IMCINE, México)
- Miguel Ángel Mendoza Barrón (Ecocinema, México)
- Paula Amor (La corriente del Golfo, México)
- Priscila Andrade (Mutante Cine / ICAU, Uruguay)