Alternative Financing for Independent Films

We're delighted to have Juliane Schulze talking about alternative Financing models in the audiovisual industry.

✅ Which alternative financing sources are suitable for independent audiovisual productions?
✅ What do these resources offer and what do we need to consider?
✅ How can we convince investors and financiers to come on board?
✅ Why and how do we best start the dialogue?



Through an online space where EWA members from all around can connect and know each other, we organise once a month a meeting where an expert introduces a topic followed by Q&A and members can interact.

Each meeting will last 90 minutes and include 20-25 members, who can introduce themselves and participate in the following Q&A.

An invitation to join the talk will be sent to EWA members next monday (first come, first served basis).

👉🏽 If you are not a member you can become one here


Juliane Schulze


Juliane, Senior Partner at Peacefulfish, is working in the creative industry since more than 25 years, providing business services to the audiovisual industries. As Executive Advisor, she holds an extensive cross-industrial knowledge, specialising in financing and business consulting for audiovisual companies and entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries. She is also member of the board of Media Deals, a pan-European investor network being constituted of business angels and early-stage venture capital funds focusing on creative industries and digital media. Since its creation in 2008, Media Deals has been promoting and encouraging early-stage equity investment in high-growth startup companies at the crossings of the audio-visual sector and digital technology as well as cutting-edge media content technologies. Media Deals is a member of EBAN, EBN and NEM.

As trainer and moderator, Juliane holds workshops on access to finance and entrepreneurship at investment and innovation forums, at business training events, as well as at leading business incubators. She is a strategic advisor for European funding institutions and development agencies and is a veteran project director of several EU-projects focusing on accelerating creative and digital businesses through innovation programmes. She developed international media positioning strategies for countries and regions e.g. in Asia, across Europe and in the United Arab Emirates.

Juliane is Director of the MEDIA supported investor training programmes ENTER Europe, guest lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin, teaches Creative Entrepreneurship at the MFG Academy, chairs EBN’S ‘Cultural, Creative and Digital Special Interest Group’ as well as the Creative Business Cup’s Investor Panel and is Member of the Advisory Board of the H2020-project InvestHorizon. Previously she headed the Multi-Platform Business School, lectured at the Media Business School and teaches at various international audio-visual labs, markets and business summits.


Juliane is a member of the EWA Network's board