Vienna, Austria, April 25, 2023 – The International Screen Institute (ISI), founded in 2020 as a non-profit organisation, recently opened applications for its new training programs for European and International Film and TV creatives and executives.

    Thanks to the Creative Europe MEDIA funding, the institute can provide four courses this year. Starting in June with Sustainability Management, followed by Business & Legal Affairs in September, The Audience Design Lab in October and Market Ready later this year. “ISI brings together an exceptional team looking forward to not only to provide courses on current topics but to further connect participants across Europe with the international industry” states ISI chairwoman Dinah Czezik-Müller. Course details are available on our website: www.screeninstitute.eu/courses.

    The deadline is approaching on 28th April for Sustainability Management

    With sustainability as one of its five key values, ISI starts this year’s course series emphasising this topic. The unique Sustainability Management Course is to incentivise environmental and socially sustainable management across businesses of all kinds in the Film & TV industry. All sectors of the audio-visual industry need to contribute towards reaching United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    Our 360 degrees multi-dimensional Sustainability Approach adds cultural and social aspects (e.g. empowerment and mental well-being) to ecological and economic perspectives. Also embracing the use of new technologies, the aim is to help create an industry that respects the environment and the people within it. 

    “As we are interconnected with nearly every single industry, everything, we do, has got an impact. Therefore, our audio-visual output can foster climate protection empowerment.  Enfolding our potential multiplied by 360 degrees we are empowered to tackle present days' challenges. We can change uncertainty into improvement, unfairness into equity and liberation, and design a healthy working environment, where creativity can thrive. 
    How exciting for me to be part of this and coordinate the speakers for this one-of-a-kind course.” expresses Course Director Katja Schwarz.

    The course is open to all European and beyond film and audio-visual professionals who want to gain deep knowledge in the key areas of sustainability in a business or project context including a variety of helpful practical tools and techniques. Participants should have a project, challenge or sustainability goal(s) in mind to which they can apply the course learnings. Scholarships for Europeans from low-capacity countries are available and also non-Europeans can apply.

    More info under: https://www.screeninstitute.eu/courses/sustainability-management-2023

    About ISI

    ISI, the International Screen Institute, is a non-profit organisation providing first-class training for European and International Film and TV creatives and executives. The ISI Team brings years of practical, hands-on experience to the table to ensure all courses are delivered by high-profile industry practitioners, who will share their knowledge in a wide range of courses and webinars.  ISI’s ambition is to improve the skillsets of filmmakers and executives and to connect international industry professionals working both in fictional and factual content bringing international Film and TV experts to Austria. Apart from its emphasis on sustainability, ISI promotes equality across all its training programmes with a focus on inclusivity across gender, abilities, ethnicity and socio-economic status.Founding members of ISI are Terra Mater Studios GmbH, an award winning international production and distribution studio known for premium TV, cinema and digital content and SATEL Film GmbH, a renowned Austrian production company, known for its award winning international tv-series and fictionalized content. ISI´s courses are co-funded by Creative Europe Media. The institute is also supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, VAM and Unverzagt Rechtsanwälte.