Source: SOFA

(clockwise from top left): Eva Brazdžionytė, Agnieszka Kruk, Victoria Leshchenko, Róbert Vámos, Natia Nikoleishvili, Marat Parkhomovsky

The School of Film Agents (SOFA) has invited six projects to its 2018 workshop programme (August 26-31), providing opportunity for developing film infrastructure in Europe.

The sixth edition of the event, taking place in Warsaw, Poland, will offer guidance from industry professionals about practical development of ideas proposed by teams of cultural managers and film agents.

This year’s intake includes Victoria Leshchenko from FAQ Film Fest, an event that showcases film and lecture events on science and modern technologies.

Also present will be Eva Brazdžionytė of Women in Film and Television Lithuania (WIFT LT), which aims to foster networking of women working in Lithuanian audio-visual and creative industries.

Amongst the attending experts are Funa Maduka, creative and acquisitions executive, Netflix Original Films; Ewa Puszczyńska, producer (Cold War) and Anna Serner, CEO Swedish Film Institute.

A six-day workshop will cover issues including transnational communication, human resources and new media. The motto for this year’s event is ‘Agents breaking down borders’.

A joint project of Cologne’s Filmplus gUG and Tbilisi’s Institute for Democratic Changes, SOFA is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and Creative Europe’s MEDIA Programme. It is supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, and Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission.

SOFA 2018 participants

  • Eva Brazdžionytė – WIFT LT (Women in Film and Television Lithuania)
    WIFT LT aims to build and foster networking of women working in Lithuanian audio-visual and creative media industries, promote their professional activities, and promote Lithuanian AV industry from the gender equality perspective.
  • Agnieszka Kruk – Find Your Story
    An online platform where screenwriters and filmmakers who are looking for screenplays or new talents can meet and collaborate on a neutral ground.
  • Victoria Leshchenko – FAQ film fest – festival on science and technologies
    FAQ showcases film and lecture events on science and modern technologies delivering provocative answers to trivia questions
  • Marat Parkhomovsky – IFA Digital Experiences
    A web platform dedicated to unlocking the treasures of the Israeli Film Archive to local and world public. The platform will design various VOD experiences based on the archive’s historical documentary collection and its feature film collection.
  • Róbert Vámos – Satellite Trailers
    Satellite Trailers’ mission is to help Central and Eastern European films maximize their audience and increase the share of regional films across European markets by delivering trailers, teasers, and promos.
  • Natia Nikoleishvili – Post Production PlatformA map of post-production capabilities in the Georgian film industry offering access to technicians and artists, freelance specialists, and experienced companies.