AUDIOVISUAL WOMEN | October 2023 - March 2024


first call for application: May 04, 2023 | application deadline: September 04, 2023

AUDIOVISUAL WOMEN is a new leadership program for female professionals in mid- to senior-level management positions. It sets out to enhance the women's skillset to enable and empower them to master current industry challenges, develop innovative business models, and embrace the opportunities of digitization. Through a variety of elements, the women will increase their competitiveness, build professional networks, and gain more business opportunities, thus ensuring the sustainable and successful development of their businesses.

AUDIOVISUAL WOMEN addresses female managers working across the value chain in the European audiovisual industry, offering a highly interdisciplinary and unique approach to training and professional development. Besides the female professionals, the program also includes the hiring managers of their companies.

The program elements for the female professionals focus on topics such as (digital) leadership and entrepreneurship, innovation and change management in a VUCA world as well as communication and self-marketing. The combination of tailor-made live on-site and online training, 1:1 business coaching, exclusive networking opportunities, and a self-study phase with access to innovative online courses allows for a holistic and interactive experience. It equips women with the necessary skills to thrive in an ever-changing industry.

The hiring managers will be included in the program through a two-day training addressing gender equality and diversity management. The training provides them with tools to implement more diverse and gender-equal hiring practices to create change on a more significant level.

Application DeadlineMay 04 - September 04, 2023
LocationOnline as well as on-site at various locations in Europe
DateOctober 2023 - March 2024
FormatLive online and on-site training, 1:1 business coaching, on-demand online courses, networking
Target GroupFemale managers working across the audiovisual value chain as well as hiring managers of their companies
Participation Fee500 - 2.200 €
ScholarshipsScholarships and discounts available. For more information, see below.
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500.00 €
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500.00 €
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Application procedure

Info Sessions

Info sessions with alumnae and project coordinator 

Info sessions with alumnae and project coordinator 

Join the online information sessions, either on June 6, or July 25 to learn more about the program and get your questions answered! In each session an alumna of the first edition of Audiovisual Women will be present to talk about their experience of the program.

Get to know the program's different elements, content and benefits as well as the application requirements and technicalities. Furthermore, scholarships and other financing options will be presented. The organizers will be available for Q&As at the end.

Participation is free and non-binding.

Audiovisual Woman

How will you benefit from AUDIOVISUAL WOMEN?

How will you benefit from AUDIOVISUAL WOMEN?

  • Develop your entrepreneurial and leadership skills
  • Understand and master digital trends
  • Enhance your communication and conflict resolution abilities
  • Participate in online and on-site workshops led by experienced business coaches and industry experts
  • Take advantage of interdisciplinary networking opportunities within the group of fellow selected professionals
  • Boost your business opportunities
  • Address individual professional challenges in 1:1 business coaching sessions
  • Learn at your own pace through access to a selection of EPI's innovative online courses
  • For the participating hiring managers or decision makers: acquire the skills to implement more diverse hiring practices and support your company to become more competitive and relevant

Experts in 2022/23 were 

Annette Birkholz
Annette Birkholz
Zertifizierte systemische Beraterin, Coachin und Facilitatorin
Olga Brzezińska
Olga Brzezińska
Creative Consultant, Coach, Facilitator | Center for Leadership | Poland
Agnes Fleischer
Agnes Fleischer
Project Manager, Business Consultant | equalworks | Germany
Anna Różalska
Anna Różalska
Creative Consultant, Coach, Facilitator | Match and Spark | Poland


Module 1: Leadership and Communication
October 25.-28, 2023, Berlin

Understanding who you are and what drives you Motivating your team through mindful and healthy leadership Navigating levels of communication and conflicts Communicating who you are and positioning yourself as a female leader while staying true to your values

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On-site workshop, 4 days

Module 2: Development
November 2023 - March 2024

  • Access to a selection of EPI's innovative online courses​​​​​​​
  • 1:1 business coaching by a designated business coach
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Self-study phase, 30-50 hours of learning/coaching

Module 3: New Work and Entrepreneurship
January / February 2024

  • Challenges of traditional vs. agile leadership
  • Finding and making informed choices for sustainable business development
  • Balancing your role as entrepreneur, AV professional and business partner
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Live online workshop, 2 days

Module 4: Innovation and Change Management in the AV Industry
March 2024

  • Models of change and the psychological basics of change processes
  • Digital trends and innovation opportunities as well as risks
  • Introducing New Work and agility in your organization
  • Recognizing innovation potential, drivers and barriers in the AV industry
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On-site workshop, 4 days


Module 5: Modern Gender Equality Management
March 2024

  • Workshop for hiring managers in the businesses of the participating women to adress the issue of gender and diversity at the HR level
  • What is the point of gender equality management?
  • Implementing gender equality management in organizations
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Live online workshop, 2 days


Application Procedure

Formal application requirements:

  • Female professionals in mid- to senior-level management positions in the audiovisual industry
  • Companies from across the value chain in the European audiovisual industry (film / TV / games / digital, etc.)
  • At least 3 years experience in the audiovidual industry
  • Please note applications cannot be saved mid-process or changed after submission

Further information on the application and the selection process: 

Application evaluation criteria:

  • The level of industry experience
  • The motivation and reasons to be selected

Selection process:

  • Applications will be reviewed by a designated committee which may include the program's partners
  • All applicants will be informed about the status of their application in due time
  • If selected, information may be taken from the application form for publishing in print materials or in press releases (where stated and subject to the selected producer's revisions).

Application information to be submitted:

  1.  Personal and Contact Information
  2.  Professional or Employment Information (incl. a professional biography, max. 1200 characters ~200 words)
  3.  Company Information
  4.  Information about the Nominated Hiring Manager (incl. a professional biography, max. 1200 characters ~200 words)
  5.  Your Motivation to Apply (Letter of motivation // Questions to address: Why is this program important for you and your career at this moment in time? Why should we select you? What are your professional goals for the next ten years? max. 1000 characters)
  6.  Financing | Scholarships (incl. a letter of motivation, max. 1000 characters)

Participation Fees

The regular participation fee is 2.200,00 EUR. Various discounts and scholarships are available (see below).

We offer financing consultancy and financing plans to help producers enable their participation. Please contact us for further information. We encourage all applicants to seek financial support with their national/regional funding bodies.

Discounts and scholarships

FOCAL scholarship

Thanks to the support of FOCAL, there is a possibility of partial scholarship of 500€ for one selected team based in Switzerland.

MEDIA scholarships

A limited number of mostly partial scholarships will be available for nationals of the following countries thanks to our Creative Europe - MEDIA funding: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Participants from countries that are not part of European Union's MEDIA initiative may still be viable for a scholarship depending on their participation in the MEDIA strand. These countries include: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Ukraine.

EPI Scholarship

The Erich Pommer Institut encourages cultural and social diversity in their training activities and welcomes everyone to take part in our programs - regardless of their ethnic and social background, disability, or age. The EPI Scholarship sets out to ensure that our participants come from varied backgrounds and creates opportunities for those from marginalized groups and those who may otherwise not be able to participate.

EWA Network Discounts

Thanks to our partners EWA Network - European Women's Audiovisual Network, we are offering discounts of 100€ for one selected member of each organization.

EAVE Alumna Discount

Thanks to our partner EAVE, we are offering a 100€ discount for one selected alumna.

Please indicate in the application form if you want to apply for a scholarship.

Please note scholarships and discounts are non-combinable.


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Katarzyna von Matthiessen
Katarzyna von Matthiessen
Project Manager International Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-09 |
Sigi Bahr
Sigi Bahr
Student Assistant International Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-25 |
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