ProPro 2019

The third edition of ProPro will take place June 3-7, 2019 in Vienna. Participating producers will join in to be supported by successful international producers and experts who will mentor them with hands-on advice for their film projects.

Since 2015, every second year ProPro is being hosted by the Austrian Film Institute inviting mentors like film financing expert Linda Beath from Italy, producers Bettina Brokemper and Katrin Schlösser (GER), Gabriela Bacher (USA), script editor Kate Leys (UK), Bongiwe Selane (SA), Lise Lense-Møller (DK), Valerie Fischer (CH), Ewa Puszczyńska (PL), and many more.

The one-week programme is designed for international women producers to develop their career, projects and companies. Participants are assigned to hand-picked, highly acclaimed international women producers and experts, who mentor them in group sessions, individual meetings and two follow-up meetings. Our pool of experts includes award-winning producers and high ranging experts from all over Europe.

Lectures, work groups and individual sessions deal with current needs and trends in the industry, such as digital distribution, crossmedia approach of various formats, new ways of storytelling and alternative ways of financing. A special focus of ProPro 2019 is the reach of young audiences.

With the support of experienced business coaches, the participants work on their positioning, personal mission statement, leadership and communication skills, as well as their negotiation techniques.

A series of lectures handle ‘Company Management Tools’, such as ‘Innovative Business Models and Company Strategies’, ‘Hiring’, ‘Development Policies’, ‘Cash Flow Planning’, etc.

For producers who run companies with several employees and participate without a project, ProPro offers ‘Strategic Planning for the Coming Five Years’, a professional management workshop adapted for the screen industries.