AUSTRALAB, the Austral Cinema Lab, is the cinema industry platform associated with the longest-running festival in Chile. Since 2009, in accordance with the state of the audiovisual sector and its current needs, in its different editions, it has contemplated coproduction meetings, work in progress, project development modules, specialized workshops for distributors, exhibitors and producers, among other activities.
In recent years, it has aimed its actions mainly at industry development in the areas of circulation (distribution, exhibition and internationalization), and at generating advances in education and development of audiences.
AUSTRALAB is conceived as a platform that evolves in alignment with a permanent diagnostic of the state of the sector.
This year, in collaboration with the prestigious Locarno International Film Festival, AUSTRALAB will carry out the activity Valdivia – Locarno Industry Academy International for the first time. Directed at young industry professionals in the areas of sales, marketing, online and traditional distribution, exhibition and programming, the objective of the academy is to prepare them for the current challenges in national and international independent film industry, and to build bridges across different markets in Europe, North and Latin America.