Annual workshop


Connecting with people who work outside my geographical area, made me want to work on international projects

Gabi Basalici (Romania), post-supervisor –  13th Annual Workshop (Luxembourg, 2023) and Mentorship Program (2023/2024)

The 15th APostLab annual post-production workshop is now open for applications. The workshop will take place in Halle (Saale), Germany from October 22 to 27, 2024.

About the Annual Workshop

The Annual Workshop is open to producers with a project (feature film or series) and to post-production supervisors.

The Annual Workshop is a 6-day, residential, project-based program involving plenary sessions, group work, and individual consultations. During this intensive workshop, participants get a better understanding of the technical, financial, and creative aspects of post-production in the European international production environment.

The Post-supervisors are teamed up with  producers, designing a workflow, a schedule and a budget for the producers’ project 

All participants  are split into two groups,  the groups are led by an experienced producer and a post-production supervisor who will guide participants on their assignments. The group leaders of our 15th Annual Workshop are producers Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Germany), Antoine Simkine (France), and freelance post-production supervisors Niko Remus (Germany) and Neeltje van der Heijden (The Netherlands).

The 15th Annual Workshop is organized in collaboration with IAMA and MDM Film Fund.

Who can apply?

The Annual Workshop is open to: 

Producers – with an internationally (co-)produced feature film or series at the stage of development, financing or pre-production.

Post-production supervisors – working independently (or are planning to do so), or inhouse at a post-facility or film production company.

The workshop selects 22 participants, with a maximum of 10 producers (with projects).

Eligibility criteria:

– The annual workshop is open to producers and post-supervisors.*

– Only producers with a project can apply and participate .

– The workshop is conducted in English, therefore a good command of English is required.  

*At least 70% of participants will be from Europe, or to be more specific: countries from the European Union or participating in the Creative Europe MEDIA Talent & Skills Program, a list can be found here.

Application process:

Applications will be evaluated by a committee consisting of trainers and members from the APostLab team. A selection of applicants will be invited for an interview, before the final selection will be made. The selected participants will be announced by mid-September 2024.

For a full description of one of our previous workshops click here.

Important dates

– Application deadline: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 midnight (CET)

– Interviews pre-selected participants: First week of September, 2024

– Announcement selected participants: Second week of September, 2024

– Workshop dates: October 22-27, 2024 in Halle (Saale), Germany.

Participation fees

– For producers (with a project): 1,600 EUR (+ VAT if applicable)

– For post-production supervisors: 1,300 EUR (+ VAT if applicable)

Participation fee includes: tuition fee, accommodation, meals and local transport, but excludes international travel costs to and from Halle. Halle is reachable by train from Leipzig or Berlin.

Financial support

Participants are encouraged to connect with their local and national film funds to request support for eligible expenses. 

A limited number of scholarships are available for applicants requiring financial support who are unable to obtain funding from their regional and national funds. 

There are three scholarships available for participants from the MDM region.

APostLab, in partnership with Creative Europe MEDIA, Canada Media Fund and IEFTA provides scholarships to potential participants based on merit and need. In general priority is given to participants coming from low-production capacity countries.  More specifically, the CMF will support one Canadian participant identifying as belonging to one or more diverse communities* and with a Canadian Broadcaster included in their financing.

*CMF’s definition of diverse communities: Indigenous, Black, racialized, regional, disabled persons / persons with disabilities, women, language minority, 2SLGBTQ+.

How to apply

The following materials will be requested in our application form: 

  • Participant’s profile
  • Resume
  • Motivation letter
  • Picture
  • Synopsis (producers only)
  • Script (producers only)
  • Top-sheet budget (producers only)
  • Post-production budget (producers only)
  • Financial plan (producers only)
  • Full production timeline (producers only)
  • Writer/Director/Producer note (if available) (producers only)
  • Full budget (if available) (producers only)

Click on the button below to start the application process.

About APostLab

Amsterdam Post Lab offers programs with the aim to increase understanding and appreciation of post-production. For more than a decade APostLab has provided professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage the post-production of international feature films and series. Whether working on international art house documentaries, feature films, or delivering a series to an international streamer; APostLab offers producers and professionals the knowledge, skills and network needed to succeed.

The 15th APostLab Annual Workshop is organized in collaboration with International Academy of Media & Arts (IAMA) and supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), IEFTA, Canada Media Fund and our APostLab Partners


Call for applications – Bucharest 2019!

Extended Deadline: Mon Oct 14th, 2019

The application deadline is extended to October 14th for our upcoming annual project-based workshop which will take place in Bucharest, Romania between the 28th November and 3rd December 2019.

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