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Closing Workshop of the 2019 EWA Mentoring for Emerging producers in Thessaloniki

Alexia Muiños Ruiz
Alexia Muiños Ruiz

2019 EWA Mentoring Programme for Producers concludes in Thessaloniki

In the context of the Agora co-production market at Thessaloniki Film  Festival, we had the pleasure to wrap the second edition of EWA Network's Mentoring scheme for female producers.

The workshop started with our attendance to the Crossroads pitching, where EWA members Sonja Prosenc and Christina Tynkevych pitched their projects. After listening to the pitches, the group started an inspiring session with Linda Beath, followed by 1-2-1 meeting with their mentors.

Martina Haubrich and Laurine Pelassy at European Women's Audiovisual Network (EWA) Mentoring Program

The film mentoring programme is specifically aimed at women cinema producers who already have a relevant experience at the national level and wish to evolve further to an international dimension. In most cases this growth also involves a strategic and business development of their company.

Sasha Kostina, Carlotta Calori, Cristina Zumárraga, Maite Woköck, Nancy Kokolaki

On the second day, the session focused on mentees needs as evaluated on the first day. The tutor Linda Beath went through subjects such as  Festivals & Markets, career moves, dialogue with funders, and development and production strategy.

In addition, the group attended a masterclass on how to adapt to changing markets and new key players. After lunch break, the pairs mentor-mentee had another opportunity to meet and be coached and to have meeting with industry people attending the market.

Discover the 2019 mentees of EWA Network's programme

Laurine Pelassy, Linda Beath (Tutor), Laura Briand (mentor), Martina Haubrich (mentor), Alessia Sonaglioni (EWA team), Maria Ibrahimova, Carlotta Calori (mentor), Sasha Kostina, Silvana Santamaria, Zeynep Atakan (mentor), Alexia Muiños (EWA team), Nancy Kokolaki, Maite Wokock, Maria Laskaridou (EWA team) and Cristina Zumárraga (mentor)