ProPro – The Producers’ Programme for Women 2019

Women producers can apply with a project (fiction, documentary or series) or, if they are company owners, they can choose to work on their business plan for their company. Applying producers must have taken or be ready to take the step to professional international cooperation. They must have produced at least one feature length film (fiction or documentary) which was distributed theatrically, or a series which was released on TV.
Date and venue
From 3 to 7 June 2019 + 2 days for producers who choose the ‹Strategic Planning› Workshop, in Vienna/Austria

Registration/Application deadline
FOCAL is taking over the participation costs for Swiss  producers, covering participation fees, facilitation of peda-gogical materials, subsistence on location. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.
English (and German), without translation

ProPro 2019 (3rd edition) supports women to further develop their film projects and/or company strategies. Participating producers will be supported by high ranging and successful international producers and experts who will mentor them with hands-on advice for their film projects and career as well as consultation for particular obstacles in their professional lives. They will also receive coaching on their leadership skills and encouragement to think big in their career planning and strategies for success.

Lectures, work groups and individual sessions deal with current needs and trends in the industry, such as digital distribution, crossmedia approach of various formats, new ways of storytelling and alternative ways of financing. A special focus of ProPro 2019 is the reach of young audiences. With the support of experienced business coaches, the participants work on their positioning, personal mission statement, leadership and communication skills, as well as their negotiation techniques.

A series of lectures handle ‹Company Management Tools›, such as ‹Innovative Business Models and Company Strategies›, ‹Hiring›, ‹Development Policies›, ‹Cash Flow Planning›, etc.

For producers who run companies with several employees and participate without a project, ProPro offers ‹Strategic Planning for the Coming Five Years›, a professional management workshop adapted for the screen industries.

Participants have numerous networking and pitching opportunities with experts, fellow producers and decision makers.

For further information and application >

Linda Beath, film financing expert (Italy)
Bettina Brokemper and  Katrin Schlösser, producers (Germany)
Gabriela Bacher, producer (USA)
Kate Leys, script editor (UK)
Bongiwe Selane (South Africa)
Lise Lense-Møller (Denmark)
Ewa Puszczynska (Poland)

and many more

Ursula Wolschlager (Witcraft Filmproduktion) and  Esther Krausz (Austrian Film Institute)

an initiative of

  • Österreichisches Filminstitut

    with the support of
    FC Gloria Women’s Film Network
    Austrian Film Institute, Gender Issues Vienna Economic Chamber –
    the professional representative association for the film and music industry

    in cooperation with
    SATEL Stiftung
    FOCAL Switzerland
    Norsk Film Institute Slovenian Film Centre
    Film Fund Luxembourg
    Film Center Serbia
    IDM Südtirol Alto Adige
    and others (work-in-progress)