The European Women's Audiovisual Network is pleased to announce a call for applications from European audiovisual professionals to participate in its innovative Multiple Revenue Stream Training Course For Future Films.
The goal of this course is to equip participants with the necessary technical skills to raise funds via crowdfunding and marketing and distribute their films and audiovisual projects so as to reach a wide international audience in the context of digital convergence.
Promoting and protecting cultural diversity of audiovisual content is one of the goals of EWA. The Network and its members strive to attain greater gender equality in the audiovisual sector for creative roles (producer, director and scriptwriter) and technical crew and to encourage greater reflection on representations of gender identity in audiovisual content. In order to ensure that cultural diversity of content is safeguarded and promoted it is vital that European producers and content creators assimilate a wider range of new business models, marketing skills, branding and crowd-funding knowledge and online distribution skillsets. The course “Multiple Revenue Stream Training For Future Films” will encourage producers and content creators to use new technologies and ensure their projects have diverse content. This will in turn help ensure their projects remain competitive in a digital context, which can see more users turning to VOD platforms.
The course will be carried out in partnership with two companies specialized in online marketing, distribution, new business models for the film industry and crowd-funding: Distrify Mediaand Seed&Spark.
During the course participants will attend three workshops in different European locations:
Workshop one - Glasgow, Scotland (26-28 June 2015)
Workshop two - Amsterdam, Netherlands (23-25 October 2015)
Workshop three - Barcelona, Spain (22-24 January 2016)
The training course will accompany producers/content creators with a project and with a desire to exploit new technologies in an innovative and up-to-date manner, through training in social marketing, strategizing, branding and crowd-funding for their projects (Workshop 1), specifically relevant negotiation and pitching in order to acquire the skillsets necessary to secure brand affiliation and other deals which can later feed into the multiple revenue streams, e.g. online distribution of the film (Workshop 2), and devising strategies for multiple media distribution of their projects (smartphones, VOD, traditional theatrical release, etc.), securing contracts for digital distribution and follow-on marketing support and credible business plans for multiple revenue stream income from projects (Workshop 3).
Apply By: March 15, 2015
You can download here the application form
You can find more details of the course here
For more information, please contact:
Ms Aurélie Grenet, Project ManagerEuropean Women's Audiovisual Network