On October 9-13, 2023, the first stage of the "Rise of Producers" program, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, the Cinema Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (ARKA) and the Azerbaijan Producers Guild, was completed.
The training was conducted by the famous European producers Martin Hagemann and Titus Kreyenberg. Training participants will acquire basic knowledge in the field of preparation of film project documents according to European standards, and by the end of the year, they will prepare new film projects under the supervision and advice of foreign mentors through practical mentoring.
30 people successfully completed the first stage of the training. Participants will continue working on new projects for 7 weeks in contact with foreign mentors.
Project leader Martin Hagemann, emphasized that the training was organized at a high level and that among the participants were both experienced people and people taking their first steps in the field of cinema, that he believes that such training will serve to create stable relationships, establish modern management of traditional practices, and generally create more effective projects in the future.
It should be noted that special awards will be given by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Cinema Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan to projects selected by local and foreign experts.