The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Locarno International Film Festival held the inaugural U.S. edition of Industry Academy International from March 20-23, 2016 here at the Film Society. Ten young film professionals were selected to take part in the program, which comprised a series of workshops, panels, and screenings aimed at helping them attain a better understanding of the industry’s challenges while also extending their network of contacts and building bridges across different markets. This year’s program had a focus on increasing inclusiveness within the film industry and film culture—one of the greatest challenges facing the film business today—and supporting women and people of color who are looking to gain a foothold in the industry.
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.