North by Northwest, the popular Copenhagen-based training body for film professionals from across Europe, has expanded its pan European activities with a new programme, East of Eden.

From its new Prague office, the programme is open to participants from all over Eastern Europe from Latvia to Poland, Cyprus and Slovenia.

Deadline is Feb 29 and the three workshops for directors, screenwriters and producers will take place in Slovenia in April, Spain in June and Poland in October.

Tutors include veteran filmmaker Morten Arnfred (Move Me) and producer Lars Hermann (As White As In Snow). Among North by Northwest's partners are the UK's Script Factory and a number of European film funds and institutes. They held their board meeting in Berlin on Tuesday.