Deadline for applications: May 31, 2009
Dates: September 20 - 26, 2009 (Tbilisi, Georgia)
TrainEastFilm is a project of film professionals from all over Eastern Europe, initiated by Romanian Film Sector (Bucharest) and Independent Filmmakers' Association South Caucasus (Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan), and supported by Alt Film (Chisinau), Ankara Cinema Association, Molodist Film Festival (Kyiv) and Film Studio Tanka (Riga).
The one-week residential workshop is designed for 24 debuting film professionals (producers, directors, CE's, distributors, media lawyers, etc.) with or without a feature/documentary or case study project. We welcome applications from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine and all East European EU countries, including from citizens of all these countries whol live and work abroad. Professionals from West European countries with a special interest for Eastern Europe will be considered as well, but are not eligible for scholarship from TEF.
Our training aims at providing relevant information on film culture and film business, to learning of know-how and training in "best practice" - all based on the principle of life-long learning. The training consists of 3 phases: Preparation Phase (case study project given prior to the workshop); Residential Workshop (lectures, case studies, screenings, group sessions covering aspects of project and script development, marketing and financing, intellectual property law, sales and distribution); Reporting Phase (participants draft a report on the outcomes of the training, to be revised by the trainers).