Being fresh in the film industry, it is not easy to handle new work challenges and opportunities. Our mentoring program gives our students the opportunity to have a mentor who will guide and accompany them on the student’s new journey.
To create film makes great demands on one’s social skills, and the professional roles are full of tricks. The mentor passes on lessons acquired through the experience of the work to the next generation.
A mentor is an invaluable resource. But having a mentor is to share a common responsibility. Students think through what goal they have with their studies and what they would like to ask their mentor about. The student should be well prepared for the talks. In a good relationship between the mentor and mentee, they are both equally enriched!
As a mentor you pass on your experiences. You are listening, thinking and you give advice. You talk about life and about the conditions of film. You meet with your mentee once every four to six weeks, you might give some advice over the phone. If the mentor relationship doesn’t work out well between you, just let us know at the school, and you go separate ways. But if things work out well, you might become friends for life.
We invite you as a mentor to a meeting once a year in which we serve some food and all the mentors meet. We will present a picture and a short text about you on our website. As a mentor you share your experience, and will also share a different perspective and a young person’s dreams!