SOFA – School of Film Advancement

a workshop for up-and-coming film professionals

For its 8th edition, SOFA – School of Film Advancement is looking for up to eight film initiators, cultural managers, entrepreneurs, facilitators and catalysts with unique project ideas in the audiovisual world.

Selected participants will be trained in various creative ways to reach local and international cinema-goers and they will be given the opportunity to make connections beyond borders. With the help of experienced lecturers, SOFA participants will receive tailor-made coaching, enabling them to realise their dream project in an efficient manner.

SOFA is looking for professionals with previous experience in cultural management from Central or Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the republics of South Caucasus, Greece, Israel, Germany, or the MENA region.

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Who we look for

professionals with previous experience in cultural management.

from Central or Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the republics of South Caucasus, Greece, Israel, Germany, or the MENA region planning to establish a …

film festival, film fund, film commission / promotion, a project in digital distribution, a cinema theater, film museum / archive, film association, a project connected to copyright law, a print or online film magazine, VoD-platform, a a training initiative or another creative project in the field of film culture management

How to be part of it

If we drummed up your interest, submit the following documents (in English) to us: office@joinsofa.org:

max. two pages of project description: what’s your project idea about? What’s your
motivation? Where will the project be located and why? Tell us about your objectives and
tell us what’s so new and unique about your project! Why it is you who can make it?

a one-pager on the budget–not necessarily worked out, just some ideas about costs and how to finance your project

a professional biography and background info on how you got involved working in film

SOFA 2020/2021 Team

Founder and Director:
Nikolaj Nikitin

Supervision:
Berenika Partum

Project Manager:
Katarzyna von Matthiessen

Project Manager Georgia:
Tamara Tatishvili

Project Manager Poland:
Martyna Słomińska

Project Manager Lithuania:
Justė Michailinaitė

Editorial Office:
Oliver Baumgarten
Werner Busch

Social Media Management:
Werner Busch

Photography:
Ali Ghandtschi – www.ghandtschi.de

Videos:
Max von Matthiessen

Nikolaj Nikitin Director & Founder, nikolaj@joinsofa.org

Organizer Filmplus gUG
Design & Photo Oktober Kommunikationsdesign GmbH, www.oktober.de

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