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SÁMI PRODUCERS LAB: OPEN CALL

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International Sami Film Institute and Netflix invite emerging and mid-career Sami producers to apply for a unique workshop designed by the training organization EAVE.

This program, set to start in October 2024, offers several modules, including a residential session in Guovdageaidnu, Norway/Sápmi, and online follow-ups over a period of six months.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The workshop addresses project development, financing, budgeting, applications, and reporting; co-production, sales & distribution, defining the target audience; and company and business planning.

Starting in October 2024 with a residential module in Guovdageaidnu, followed by two online modules in November 2024 and January/February 2025.

Program Highlights:

  • Skills Development: Enhance your abilities in film development, financing, budgeting, funding applications and reports, co-production, distribution planning, and business strategy.
  • Methodology: The workshop will use the successful EAVE methodology, with group work, plenary sessions, and individual consultations. It will focus on real projects to produce tangible outcomes and have concrete case studies.
  • Networking: Build lasting professional relationships through our intensive group work and expert sessions.

First module: Residential in Guovdageaidnu

The first module and kick-off are set for Guovdageaidnu, Sápmi/Norway, at International Sami Film Institutes premises. It will be a four-day program from October 7th to 10th, 2024.

Second and third modules: Online sessions

The second and third modules are half–day online sessions.

2nd module dates: November 21st and 22nd, and November 25th to 29th, 2024

3rd module dates: January 27th to 31st, and February 3rd and 4th, 2025

Confirmed Key Experts

  • Head of Studies: Tamara Dawit (Gobez Media, CA)
  • Group Leader: Emile Hertling Péronard (Ánorâk Film / Polarama Greenland, GL/DK)
  • Expert on funding/applications & reports/company planning: Petri Kemppinen (P1 Kemppinen, FI)

HOW TO APPLY

We seek ten emerging and mid-career Sami producers developing documentary-, feature-, or short film projects.

Applicants should have produced at least one short film or completed a university course on film production (or have equivalent education or work experience in the film or media industry).

Application Requirements:

  • Company profile
  • CV/professional background
  • Project portfolio, including synopsis, script, or treatment (max 2 pages)
  • Estimated production budget and finance plan
  • Personal statement outlining your motivations and what you aim to gain from the program.

Submit your application through this application site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/prodlab

Submission deadline: August 12th, 2024

Selection Process:

Applications will be reviewed by ISFI, focusing on your motivation, professional potential, and project viability. You can expect to receive a response by mid-August.

Apply Now!

For questions or more information, please contact:

Maren Benedicte Nystad Storslett,

Project coordinator, International Sami Film Institute,

maren@isfi.no / +47 971 22 760.

Page published 21 June 2024. Updated 25 June 2024.


Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away in 2016. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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