SOFA call for proposals!!!

A unique training initiative is looking for 8 young film culture managers! Deadline for applications is 10th April.


In its third edition SOFA – School of Film Agents invites eight young professionals for an intense workshop to Wrocław from 21–30 August 2015. Eight selected participants will be trained in various creative fashions, to reach local and international cinema-goers, and given the opportunity to make ties beyond borders. 

With the help of experienced lecturers you will receive a tailor-made coaching which enables you to realise your dream project efficiently. SOFA supports film initiators and catalysers with unique project ideas in cinema promotion. All lectures are provided free of charge. SOFA workshop connects participants with decision-makers and high-level professionals in film industry. All participants are coached on-the-scene by Oliver Baumgarten (journalist, programe director), Ewa Puszczynska (producer, Ida) and Nikolaj Nikitin (film curator, head of SOFA– School of Film Agents). Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick acts as godfather for SOFA– School of Film Agents and assembles international film professionals. Among last edition’s experts were Marion Döring (European Film Academy), Karel Och (Karlovy Vary IFF), Roberto Olla (Eurimages), Peter Rommel (Rommel Film), Renate Rose (European Film Promotion) and Katriel Schory (Israel Film Fund).

Don´t forget and submit your project until

10 April 2015.


Submit the following documents (in English) to Nikolaj Nikitin, until 10th April

* 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

There is also opportunity to apply for a SOFA scholarship.