Annual workshop

Call for applications workshop #11, January 2021

The application deadline is extended to November 23rd, 2020 for our 11th Annual Post Production Workshop. To align the regular 6-day program with the Covid-19 measures, the upcoming workshop will take place online over three weekends, including an optional live meeting event in Maastricht (The Netherlands) on the following dates:

– Online weekend #1: Fri, 8th – Sat, 9th January, 2021
– Online weekend #2: Fri, 15th – Sat, 16th January, 2021
– Meeting event Maastricht: Sun, 24th – Tue, 26th January, 2021

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In order to make our training accessible also to those who prefer not to travel and attend larger in-person meetings, we will stream each module of our live event online. Though in-person attendance of the meeting event is optional, each live session is part of the official coursework.


About the Annual Workshop

The APostLab Annual Workshop is a 6-day training that involves plenary sessions, group work, and individual consultation with trainers. During this intensive training participants get a better understanding of the technical, financial, and creative aspects of post-production with a focus on the challenges of the international co-production environment, leading up to a detailed post-production plan, schedule and budget for each project. The workshop is conducted in English.


Updated online training format

As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic we have transformed our workshop into an online training. Our aim is to create a training experience that is more than a just long list of Zoom calls or webinars spread over several weekends.

We have created smaller groups (3 instead of the usual 2), reworked to shorter sessions, created more breaks and spread the workshop time over more days to stay within acceptable limits of screentime.

There will be a Virtual Coffee Machine and we will spend more training time on coaching and one-on-one time between our participants & our trainers/coaches to keep the interactivity at the highest possible level.

We will offer streaming options for participants that can’t come to the meeting event. For the live meeting we will have a Covid-manager present to maintain & guard the Covid-safety measures. Please note that we may decide to cancel the meeting event completely depending on how Covid-19 develops worldwide.


Group leaders

Participants will be assigned into three groups, each of which will be moderated by two group leaders, a producer and a post-production supervisors. The group leaders of our 11th Annual Workshop are:

Antoine Simkine, producer, Les Films d`Antoine (France)
Ewa Puszczyńska, producer, Opus Film (Poland)
Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, producer, In Good Company (Germany)

Niko Remus, freelance post-production supervisor (Germany)
Neeltje van der Heijden, freelance post-production supervisor (The Netherlands)
Thomas Lüdemann, Post Production Manager, Netflix (Germany)



The Annual Workshop is open for
– producers with an internationally co-produced feature film or TV-series in the stage of development, financing or pre-production, and
– post-production supervisors working independently or with a post facility / at a film producer’s office.

The maximum number of participants is 32.


Participation fees

This year, due to Covid-19 and the shorter live event, we can provide a 20% discount from our regular participation fees:

– Producers (with project): 1,600 EUR – 20% = 1,280 EUR + VAT
– Post-production supervisors (without project): 1,300 EUR – 20% = 1,040 EUR + VAT

Participation fee includes tuition fee, accommodation, meals and local transport during the live event but does exclude travel costs.


Financial support

International participants
Applicants who need financial support and cannot obtain any from their film funds may apply for an APostLab scholarship. APostLab provides full and partial scholarships as well as travel allowances to potential participants based on merit and need. Priority is given to participants coming from low-production capacity countries that participate in the Creative Europe MEDIA program.


Dutch participants

With the support of the Netherlands Film Fund, a maximum of 12 Dutch participants are automatically eligible for partial participation fee waiver.
Recipient of the partial participation fee waiver will be charged a total fee of 300 EUR + VAT.

EXTENDED Application deadline: Monday, November 23rd, 2020, 24:00 CET


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The 11th APostLab Annual Workshop is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, Netherlands Film Fund, CineSud and in collaboration with FilmForward.


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