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The sixth edition of School of Film Agents (SOFA 2018) will happen from August 26 to 31.

Acting as agents to the film industry and as ambassadors to the cinema audience, SOFA invites film-related cultural managers to a pan-European think tank for the future of cinema.

International industry experts provide participants with creative support for their film- related cultural projects, a statement from the organisers said.

“The sixth edition offers an exclusive group of cultural managers and film agents the opportunity to develop their projects for film infrastructure under the guidance of experienced experts. Following SOFA director Nikolaj Nikitin’s invitation to Poland’s capital Warsaw, a team of internationally renowned industry professionals will provide the participants with the necessary input for a practical development of their project ideas,” it said.

The six-day workshop will also stimulate an exchange about transnational communication, handling human resources in each of their home nation’s creative industries and especially focusing on New Media, gender issues and post-production.

With this year’s motto ‘Agents breaking down borders’, SOFA organisers are looking forward to welcoming the following SOFA Class of 2018/2019 participants with their projects in Warsaw:

Eva Brazdžionyte – WIFT LT (Women in Film and Television Lithuania)
WIFT LT aims to build and foster networking of women working in Lithuanian audio-visual and creative media industries, promote their professional activities, and promote Lithuanian AV industry from the gender equality perspective.

Agnieszka Kruk – Find Your Story
An online platform where screenwriters and filmmakers who are looking for screenplays or new talents can meet on a neutral ground and start fruitful cooperation.

Victoria Leshchenko – FAQ film fest – festival on science and technologies
FAQ showcases film and lecture events on science and modern technologies delivering the most provocative answers to the trivia questions.

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