ProPro 2023 – it´s a wrap!

ProPro – The Producers Programme for Women has wrapped up her 4th edition!

ProPro is an initiative of the Austrian Film Institute to strengthen Women Film Producers. ProPro 2023 took place from 27 November to 1 December in the Haus der Wiener Wirtschaft of the WKW in Vienna. 17 female producers from 8 European countries were selected as participants of ProPro2023. The one-week workshop programme with a following mentoring phase is designed for international women producers to work on their career planning, success strategies, leadership skills and the further development of their network, their film projects and company strategies, together with highly acclaimed international industry experts. 

A talented group of women came together from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, South Tyrol, Bulgaria, Poland, Luxembourg and Hungary. 7 participants chose the company planning focus, 10 are coming with a project: 3 documentaries, 1 comedy series, 1 historical drama series, 6 fiction features

We congratulate the graduates: Lola Basara (AT), Karin C. Berger (AT), Júlia Berkes (HU), Susanne Brandstätter (AT), Aurélie Brault (AT), Dorothea Braun (DE), Sabine Derflinger (AT), Barbara Eppensteiner (AT), Ralitsa Golemanova (BG), Andi G Hess (AT), Marta Krzeptowska (PL), Vera Lacková (AT), Adriana Montenegro (DE), Debora Nischler (IT), Franziska Sonder (CH), Catrin Strasser (AT), Emmanuelle Vincent (LU).

We thank our impressive line-up of mentors, experts, speakers, panelists who shared their knowledge and invaluable insights: 

Gabriela Bacher, Sarah Kirkegaard, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Aimara Reques, Salma Abdalla, Linda Beath, Juliane Buchroithner, Daniela Cölle, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Lixi Frank, Katherine Dennis Gonzalez, Sabine Gruber, Andi G Hess, Wouter Jansen, Colleen Keegan, Carole Kremer, Kate Leys, Bady Minck, Debora Nischler, Antonia Rahofer, Marion Wagner, Claudia Wohlgenannt, Iris Zappe-Heller

Heartfelt thanks to our international partners whose support make ProPro an international and diverse networking platform:

Hessen Film & Media (D), FOCAL – Foundation for professional training in cinema and audiovisual media (CH), IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige (I), Film Fund Luxembourg, Bulgarian National Film Center.

ProPro is proud to be the first gender equality-incentive that received the Eurimages Patronage in 2019.

We are grateful for the continuous commitment of the Austrian Film Institute and FC Gloria Women’s Film Network, Film Fatal, Linda Beath and many others who made ProPro 2023 possible.

ProPro 2023 was supported by WKW – professional representative association for the film and music industry; VGR – Verwertungsgesellschaft für Rundfunk; FILM in AUSTRIA; film-department of the Federal Ministry for the Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sports; Vienna Film Fund; Vienna Film Commission; CED MEDIA AT; Bachelor Programme “Film-, TV- and Media Production“ of the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna.

The ProPro Team – Esther Krausz, Tereza Šimíková, Klara Pollak, Hannah Delfauro