Participants in Independent Cinema Office's Developing Your Film Festival training programme. Image courtesy of ICO.

NFTS, Doc Society and ICO receive support through Creative Europe's Training scheme

In the latest round of funding from the MEDIA sub-programme’s Training scheme, 49 training courses have been awarded funding sharing a total of over €7 million. Three UK courses continue to receive funding:

127 applications from 30 countries were submitted to the latest call, an increase of 39% on the previous call in 2016. 55% of the applications were new proposals, with eight new initiatives receiving support including:

  • Docu Rough Cut Boutique 2019-2021 (BG) - a regional training program aimed at creative documentaries at the post-production stage
  • Midpoint Feature Launch (CZ) - a training and talent scouting platform
  • Film+ (RO) - a training programme for filmmakers working with micro-budgets
  • CEE Animation Workshop (SI) – a support programme aimed at Central and Eastern European animation professionals 
  • Emerging Producers (CZ) – a programme for up-and-coming producers working in the field of documentary
  • Kids Film Pro (PL) - a one-year course for teams of professionals working in the development of children’s media 
  • NEXT WAVE (DE) - a cross-disciplinary nine-month post-graduate training programme in film and media distribution strategy
  • European VoD Meetings (FR) – an initiative designed to encourage European VOD platforms to collaborate on a technical, artistic, marketing and management level

Visit the EACEA website for the full set of results.

Image: Participants in Independent Cinema Office's Developing Your Film Festival training programme. Image courtesy of ICO.