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SOFA – SCHOOL OF FILM AGENTS shares its 2018 news!

Press releases 2018-04-20

Film Agents are people who care for film culture and have outstanding ideas. Their projects are often created in a direct response to the most current film-related needs. They build and strengthen local structures and have great impact in enhancing the European production. Since 2013 SOFA offers them a tailor-made workshop programme.

TBILISI WORKSHOP / April 22-28, 2018

For the second time the Georgian edition of SOFA workshops will take place in Tbilisi. The participants of the 2017 edition: Agnieszka Sękowska (Poland), Nikolai Lavreniuk (Belarus), Liina Maria Lepik (Estonia), Nino Chichua (Georgia), Angelos Tsaousis (Greece), Gitit Wainer (Israel) and Tara Karajica (Serbia) will continue developing their projects with the support of the professionals from the film industry. This year they will include: Sonja Heinen (European Film Promotion); Renaud Redien Collot (Novancia Business School); Oliver Baumgarten (Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival); Natalia Ames and Melik Karapetyan (Golden Apricot Film Festival Pro Industrial Platform).

The programme of the workshop will include two public events. The first one will take place during the presentation of the European Film Promotion and will be led by its head – Sonja Heinen. The second one will be dedicated to young filmmakers and will cover the subjects of macro budgeting and guerilla filmmaking. Additionally, Alexey German Jr. will introduce his new film – “DOVLATOV” – to Georgian audience. The event will be followed by a meeting with the producer of the film – Artem Vasilyev.


Tara Karajica came to SOFA with an idea of creating an institution that would focus on supporting women in Serbian film industry and ended up creating the “Fade to Her” online magazine. It is about celebrating successful women working in the film industry – says Tara about the “Fade to Her” initiative. The website was launched two days before Berlinale – on February 13, 2018 and has been running ever since on: www.fadetoher.com.


Film-related cultural managers are invited to apply for the 6th SOFA edition that will be held August 26-31, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland and in April 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Project submission deadline: June 18, 2018. More information on: www.joinsofa.org. Don’t sit on your coach, join SOFA!