Baltic Women in Film Mentorship

„Baltic Women in Film Mentorship“ is the first mentorship program exclusively for women in film and TV industries of the Baltic states. Through the mentorship activities, the network seeks both to pay attention to gender equality and to increase the exchange of best practice, knowledge, contacts, and interest in the Baltic film culture. The goal of „Baltic Women in Film Mentorship“ is to encourage women to develop their professional skills, competencies and create new audiovisual projects or services. 

Mentorship program welcomes women from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as Ukrainian women, who currently reside in the Baltic countries. Participants who already work in film or TV industries and would like to change or continue their careers by deepening their professional knowledge and networking are welcome to apply. 20 participants will be selected to take part in the “Baltic Women in Film Mentorship 2021-2022” program.

Duration of the program – 7 months (from October 2022 to April 2023).

The working language of the program is English.

The “Baltic Women in Film Mentorship” program is organized by Lithuanian short film agency “Lithuanian Shorts” together with “Women in Film & Television Lithuania” association, in partnership with Vilnius International Film Festival, Riga International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, EWA European Women’s Audiovisual Network, AVAKA and Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Lithuania.

Application deadline  – 26th of September, 2022

Rules and regulations:  here,

Application form: here.

 

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

“Baltic Women in Film Mentorship” welcomes women from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as Ukrainian women, who currently reside in the Baltic countries. Participants up to age of 30 who already work in film or TV industries and would like to change or continue their careers by deepening their professional knowledge and networking are welcome to apply. There are no application fees; however, the participants must attend the full program – both online and on-site events.

Selection criteria:

– Applicant’s motivation will be the key selection criterion;
– Clarity of their specific goal set for the mentorship program;
– Participant’s experience, motivation and professional growth potential.

 

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Over the course of 7 months, from October 2022 to April 2023, the participants will be involved in coaching sessions with their mentors, self-education webinars on mental health, mentorship, leadership, negotiations and self-promotion and similar themes, as well as industry events, during Estonian (PÖFF), Latvian (Riga IFF) and Lithuanian (Vilnius IFF) film festivals.