Locarno’s Africa-Focused Industry Program; Reel Suspects ‘Bloodthirsty’ Deals; The Asylum Buys ‘Killer Advice’; ‘The Unreason’ Adds Cast; Hong Kong-Focused UK Film Season – Global Briefs

Locarno’s Africa-Focused Industry Program; Reel Suspects ‘Bloodthirsty’ Deals; The Asylum Buys ‘Killer Advice’; ‘The Unreason’ Adds Cast; Hong Kong-Focused UK Film Season – Global Briefs
Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival is launching a new industry event focusing on Africa. The Southern Africa-Locarno Industry Academy, hosted in collaboration with the Realness Institute of Africa, will take place online from 26 September to 2 October 2021 and will welcome 10-12 participants from all over the African continent. The project offers a tailored program featuring masterclasses and meetings with internationally established professionals. The aim is to enhance participants’ understanding of the challenges facing the film industry, while allowing them to expand their personal network of contacts and develop their professional skill set. “The Southern Africa-Locarno Industry Academy will allow us to introduce our program for young professionals in this region. Participants will be able to connect with Industry Academy alumni in Latin America, the Middle East, the USA and Europe, joining an international network of future industry players,” said Markus Duffner, the new head of Locarno Pro.

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