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Training Guide

This site provides information on training and mentoring courses which are currently receiving support from Creative Europe MEDIA.

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ANIDOX:LAB

Location — VIA University College, The Animation Workshop. Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg. Denmark. The Danish Film Institute. Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen. Denmark

ANIDOX:LAB is a tailor-made professional training course – for documentary and animation creatives, directors, producers and professionals with an animated documentary project in development.

This training is provided in collaboration with Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and GOBELINS, l’école de l’image.

  • Animation
  • Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition
  • Co-production
  • Documentary
  • Management & financing
  • Production
  • Project development
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APostLab Post-Production Workshops

APostLab offers workshops, training and mentoring for producers and post-production supervisors with the aim to increase understanding and appreciation of post-production management. With over 12 years of training experience and an international pool of industry-leading experts, APostLab helps European audiovisual professionals to advance their skills in managing the post-production of internationally co-produced feature films and series. APostLab’s annual activities consist of three programs, the APostLab Annual Workshop, the related Mentoring program, and the short-format APostLab On-Demand workshops. The APostLab’s flagship, 6-day, project-based residential Annual Workshop for producers and post-production supervisors gives the workshop’s 22 participants to get a better understanding of post-production management techniques, workflows, and their relation to traditional and new distribution methods, particularly in the context of international co-productions. The workshop is dedicated to facilitate international networking and spread best-practices among participants, and empower post-production supervisors to become competent and confident in helping producers plan post-production of their projects. As an extension of the Annual Workshop, APostLab has designed its Mentoring program with the focus on emerging post-production supervisors to further individual and professional development of the Annual Workshop’s post-production supervisor participants who want to work independently, or would like to expand their career to an international level. Finally, the APostLab On Demand workshops are short-format, 1-to-2 days, topic-driven programs that can be adapted and offered to broader European professional audiences. The On Demand workshops always focus on a topic with flexible training formats that best fit the audience and provide an effective way to the address the wider professional community about the importance and benefits of well-managed post-production.

  • Co-production
  • Management & financing
  • Post-production
  • Project development
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Art Department Masterclass

Art Department Masterclass is an educational programme, designed to encourage a professional dialogue between rising and experienced heroes of the art department. Our masterclass offers the tools to fuel imagination, strengthen the visual sense, and improve professional qualifications.

Art Department Masterclass consists of two 5-6 days long training sessions bringing into focus particular field of art department's work.

During each session, globally acknowledged experts will share their experience in seminars, case studies, and Q&A sessions, aiming to uncover the session's theme from all possible angles. We invite 20 participants - production designers and other art department crew

members to each of the training sessions, and 10 directors and/or scriptwriters to the 2nd training session; 50 participants in total.

Sessions:

1. World Building (June 2022, Vilnius)

2. Digital Postproduction: A Playground for Building and Rebuilding the Worlds (October 2022, Turin)

The experts of World Building training session came from USA, Spain, UK, and Germany:

- Production Designer K.K. BARRETT (Being John Malkovich, Her, Marie Antoinette)

- Costume Designer PACO DELGADO (Les Miserables, The Danish Girl, The Skin I Live In)

- Set Decorator CLAIRE NIA RICHARDS (The Theory of Everything, The Batman, Now You See Me 2)

- Art Director ADORJAN PORTIK (Dune, Foundation)

- Talent Agent HANNAH PHILLIPS (Lux Artists)

- Production Designer RUTA KISKYTE (Successful Alumni of Art Department Masterclass)

Our second training session also includes practical assignment, where we will select 5 TV Series or Feature Films in development. Guided by practical assignment mentors, production design participants will prepare 4 different visual presentations for each of the selected projects.

Art Department Masterclass contributes to the objectives of the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme. This project is designed to nurture the talents and increase their professional capacity to operate internationally, with a particular focus on digital transformation, environmentally respectful work ethics, and entrepreneurial skills, needed to successfully compete within the industry.

  • Digital & multimedia
  • Post-production
  • Production
  • Project development
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Arthouse Cinema Training & Mentoring programme

Location — San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy

The CICAE Arthouse Cinema Training and Mentoring Programme (ACT) is the evolution of the until now called “Art Cinema = Action + Management” programme, an international residential training programme for arthouse exhibitors, taking place in Venice.

With ACT the junior and executive training will be divided: a one-week intensive residential training in Venice for 35 participants who will take part in the workshop “Re-Start your cinema” and which programme will cover essential topics related to the 360° of arthouse exhibition; and a mentoring programme for 15 senior arthouse exhibitors throughout 6 months, who will follow one of the 3 lines of development: Be Diverse: diversity in film programming and film circulation; Be Green: green cinema development; Be Innovative: new business models and innovative projects.

  • Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition
  • Management & financing
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Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris

Location — Rue Francoeur 6, Paris, France

The ATELIER LUDWIGSBURG-PARIS is a one-year full-time continuous training program to enhance competitiveness of the European film industry. The program is organized by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg and La Fémis in Paris. The up to 18 participants are post graduates in equal parts from Germany, France and around the world up to around 30 years old, and form a class of future producers and distributors, every year. The curriculum covers all stages in the making of audiovisual projects: script and project development, financing, production, distribution and marketing for the global film industry. The teachers are all currently active in the European Film Industry and beyond. Learning objectives is a wide-ranging understanding of all aspects of the film business via theoretical and practical study units. The rate of graduates finding work in the Audiovisual Market has reached almost 100% in the previous years which proves the excellence and resulting reputation of the ATELIER LUDWIGSBURG-PARIS as post graduate training program. The program begins in Ludwigsburg, from there it moves to Paris, and in February all participants attend the Berlinale Film Festival. Then, they go to London for a session with the NFTS (National Film and Television School), before coming back to Ludwigsburg for the 2nd session. Followed by an internship with a European distribution company, before participants return to La Fémis for their May session. The program includes longer visits to film festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Berlin and Cannes. As a final project, the up to 18 participants produce a series of short films in international pairs either in Ludwigsburg or in Paris. The films are co-produced and broadcast by SWR/ARTE.

Co-production
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