Professional Development

Photo: Silke Weinsheimer

The Dortmund|Cologne International Women's Film Festival sees itself not just as a showcase for the presentation of films but also as a forum for the film business as a whole, for networking opportunities and for expert dialogue. Which is why seminars and workshops with experienced female directors, scriptwriters and cinematographers have been an integral component of the festival programme for many years. The range of services on offer is aimed both at women who are already professionally established and at those who are still trying to get their bearings. Inspiration from internationally successful experts, specialist knowledge at first hand, access to a network of women active in the film business and the chance to swap ideas with colleagues in a similar situation … these are central objectives at all the festival seminars and workshops.

This year, Anne Urban will be holding a one-day seminar on the topic of Post-production. At a two-day seminar, Juliane Thevissen, Claudia Droste-Deselaers and Jutta Krug will be working closely with their participants to crack the topic of Film Finance. And in the two moderated workshops, Sophie Maintigneux with Daniela Knapp will be looking at the life and career of a director of photography and Dorothee Wenner will be talking to Angelina Maccarone about the tasks facing a film director.

Tuesday, 12th April 2011
Seminar Post-Production
»Post-Production: Flow without cash flow problems«

10 to 17h (including lunch break)
Club room, 18th floor, Harenberg City-Center, Königswall 21, Dortmund

Wednesday, 13th April – Thursday, 14th April 2011
Practical Seminar Film Finance
»How much money for how much Film?«

10 to 17h (including lunch break)
Club room, 18th floor, Harenberg City-Center, Königswall 21, Dortmund

Friday, 15th April 2011
Special Guest Lecture with Melissa Silverstein

14 to 16h
Café Heimes, Ludwigstr. 4-6, Dortmund

Saturday, 16th April 2011
Cinemathography Workshop
with Daniela Knapp

11 to 16h (with break)
Festival cinema Schauburg, Brückstr. 66, Dortmund

Sunday, 17th April 2011
Film Direction Workshop
with Angelina Maccarone

11 to 16h (with break)
Festival cinema Schauburg, Brückstr. 66, Dortmund