The participants were sixteen writers, directors and producers developing TV projects supported by the national fund. They had access to half the course in pre-recorded modules, which they went through at their own pace over a week-end. We then followed with live Q&As and case studies during the week.
Here is a sneak peak of the online course, which is still a work in progress:
Although I couldn't travel from the UK, there was no COVID restriction within Latvia, so participants attended the live sessions together in a conference room. This hybrid set-up worked very well as it allowed everyone to indulge in refreshments and networking during the breaks.
We ended the week with a series of one to one meetings on Zoom to discuss individual projects lined up for production and put all the tools into practice.
Feedback from the participants was very positive and Lelda Ozola, from Creative Europe Desk Latvia, kindly summed it up:
Many thanks to Dita Rietuma from the National Film Centre of Latvia and to Lelda Ozola from Creative Europe Desk Latvia for their kind invitation, their fantastic organisation (with the precious help of Margarita Rimkus!) and their wonderful enthusiasm.