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Beirut – Locarno Industry Academy International
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Beirut – Locarno Industry Academy International

DEADLINE:12 March 2021

The “Beirut – Locarno Industry Academy International” is an initiative organized by the Metropolis Cinema Association, and takes place every year in parallel to the Beirut Cinema Platform (organized by Beirut DC).

This workshop aims at helping young industry professionals in sales, marketing, online and traditional distribution, production, exhibition and programming, to understand the challenges of the independent movie industry within the Arab world, and the International scene.

Under the current circumstances, the 2021 edition of “BLIAI” will take place online from April 7 to 12 2021.


Young professionals interested in improving their skills and network of contacts in the fields of sales, marketing, distribution, production, exhibition and programming /curating, preferably already working with an established company, or having a significant experience in the above-mentioned fields.

Eligible countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen


The workshop will offer a group of participants the chance to meet with International guest-speakers and tutors. The curriculum will be adapted to fit an online 6 days-workshop allowing all participants to be involved virtually in the different classes and networking sessions.