Baltic Women in Film Mentorship

„Baltic Women in Film Mentorship“ – the first mentorship program exclusively for women in film and TV industries of the Baltic states. Through the mentorship activities, the network seeks both to pay attention to gender equality and to increase the exchange of best practice, knowledge, contacts and interest in the Baltic film culture. 

The goal of „Baltic Women in Film Mentorship“ is to encourage women to develop their professional skills, competencies and create new audiovisual projects or services. Mentorship programme welcomes women from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, who already work in these industries, would like to change or continue their careers by deepening their professional knowledge and networking. 15 participants (5 participants per each country) will be selected to take part in the “Baltic Women in Film Mentorship 2021-2022” program.

Duration of the programme – 8 months (from September 2021 to May 2022).

The working language of the program is English.

The “Baltic Women in Film Mentorship” program is organized by Lithuanian short film agency “Lithuanian Shorts” together with “Women in Film & Television Lithuania” association.

Mentorship program is financed by Nordic Culture Point and is organized in partnership with Meeting Point Vilnius, Riga IFF and PÖFF.

 

Application deadline  – 13th of August, 2021

Rules and regulations: here.

Application form: here.

Baltic Women in Film Mentorship 2021-2022

For the first year of this initiative, 44 applications have been submitted. 15 mentees of the three Baltic countries have been chosen to take part in the mentorship activities.

Lithuania:

Jogilė Ramoškaitė, content creator and actress

Indrė Juškutė, film director 

Vilma Razmutė, graphic designer and animator 

Ilona Stankevičienė, producer 

Bon Alog, visual artist

 

Latvia:

Gunda Bergmane, producer 

Zane Buksa, junior producer 

Līga Požarska, film journalist 

Beatrise Maija Krievina, art director and production designer 

Alise Zariņa, film director and writer 

 

Estonia:

Jaanika Arum, film director, writer and actress 

Nadya Tjuška, filmmaker 

Birk Rohelend, screenwriter 

Ragne Mandri, film director and writer 

Bojana Babic, film director and writer

Eligible participants

“Baltic Women in Film Mentorship” welcomes women from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, who already work in these industries, would like to change or continue their careers by deepening their professional knowledge and networking. There are no age restrictions or application fees; however, the participants have to attend the full program – both online and on-site events.

Application selection criteria:

applicant’s goals, experience and professional growth potential.

– motivation to participate in mentorship programme.

 

Mentorship program structure

Over the course of 8 months, from September 2021 to May 2022, the participants will be involved in 3 networking sessions to meet the tutors and each other, 3 self-education webinars on leadership, negotiation and self-promotion and 3 industry events during Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian film festivals. Moreover, there participants will have a chance to spend a whole working day with their tutor, film or TV professional with at least 5 years of experience.