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MEDIA Training Opportunities August 2023

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Looking to continue your professional development in 2023? Here is a selection of European training programmes funded by MEDIA that have upcoming deadlines.

Search for training programmes on the Creative Europe MEDIA Training Guide website. The site provides information on training and mentoring courses which are currently receiving support from Creative Europe MEDIA. Search by level, country, sector and more.

In Ireland, you can apply for a Screen Ireland Training Bursary if you plan to participate in international or online international skills development programmes, workshops, and structured work programmes to assist your professional development.

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SERIES WOMEN | Apply by 18th Sep | Screen Ireland Scholarship Available

SERIES’ WOMEN is a career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry. The second edition of SERIES' WOMEN will kick-off in late 2022 and will once again combine a broad variety of elements: the producers will participate in state-of-the-art training opportunities addressing topics such as visibility, leadership and digital entrepreneurship as well as receive curated 1-1 mentoring and coaching. Networking opportunities at top European industry markets and direct access to decision makers and top industry players will complete the programme.

Scholarship Value

Screen Ireland has partnered with the Erich Pommer Institut to offer a scholarship to an Irish producer to attend Series’ Women, the first career enhancement programme for female producers in the European drama series industry. The programme participation fee is €2,500 of which the participant pays a fee of €500 and Screen Ireland pays the balance. The scholarship and participant fee cover: full tuition incl. materials; accommodation; meals during the on-site workshops; and market delegate fees. It excludes travel but Screen Ireland will in addition provide a €500 travel allowance for the workshops/markets.

Apply via the Erich Pommer Institut website by Monday, 18th September 2023, 23:59 CET.

For more information on the programme, sign up here for the Series' Women information session on Tuesday, 8th August. For further information, please email

EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP | Apply by 21st August

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop.

EAVE is for producers working in the film and television industries who wish to expand their operation internationally by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. They also welcome applications from commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, and media administration.

The Producers Workshop is a year long programme with three intensive weeks featuring professional development through working on the development of fiction, documentary and TV series projects.

  • Week 1 Luxembourg, 7 - 14 March, 2024
  • Week 2 June 2024
  • Week 3 Karlskrona, Sweden, 14 - 21 October, 2024

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 21st August, 2023. Check out or contact for more information. Start your application here.

TIES THAT BIND | Deadline 25th August

Ties That Bind from EAVE is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. Sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, public and private financing in the two regions, pitching, marketing and distribution.

  • Taipei, Taiwan, 5th - 9th Nov 2023
  • Udine Italy, 28th April to 2nd May, 2024

5 European and 5 Asian producers with feature fiction films, TV series or animation fiction films in development will be selected. Directors are welcome to attend the workshops.

Participation fees & conditions

  • Participants focusing on project development: 600 Euro
  • Participants focusing on career development: 400 Euro
  • The fee includes the tuition costs, accommodation and subsistence costs during the workshop stay.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 25th August, 2023. Find out all about the application criteria and regulations and apply by filling in the Ties That BInd application form.

AUDIENCE DESIGN LAB | Apply Now for the October Workshop

The Audience Design Lab is a hands-on workshop from International Screen Institute that is designed to introduce the methodology of Audience Design to the next generation of talented filmmakers, offering valuable perspectives into the contemporary landscape of the independent European industry.

From 10th – 13th October 2023, up to 5 film teams will each receive a tailored, creative workshop on their project led by a highly skilled Audience Designer in which they will explore and identify potential audiences and routes to market for their film. The Lab will be supported by one-on-one sessions with industry experts to better support participants.

This workshop is for fiction, documentary, and animated film teams who are either in late development, or have completed their feature. For projects in development, it will be most beneficial to teams that have developed their projects far enough that they can be clearly defined in terms of story, genre and thus audiences.

Apply now here for the October workshop.

BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS | Apply Now for September Workshop

The Business & Legal Affairs programme has been designed to inform participants on the legal framework that is required for a film or TV project from early-stage development, to financing, to production, to distributing and reaching an audience.

As the business aspects of an audiovisual production company are dealt with in contracts, the business and legal sides are intertwined. Business and legal affairs can appear quite daunting, especially in the earlier stages of a career in film and TV. Tailored to guide participants through these intricacies, the curriculum provides an encompassing view of the legal framework required to adeptly manage all facets of a film or TV series.

The course starts with the early stage development, to financing, to finally reaching your audience or, as the case may be, your customers like distributors, broadcasters or streaming services. The course will also cover the key areas of the legal knowledge needed to create confidence in the individual when negotiating the terms and conditions of various contracts.

Apply now here for the September workshop

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