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UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme: Get-together at CineEurope and launch of the 7th edition


On 21 June, mentors and mentees of the UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme met at CineEurope for a session of networking, insightful discussions and experience sharing.

The meeting was moderated by Monica Chadha, Independent Director, Mocha 8.

We kicked-off the session with a “networking with purpose” exercise for mentees and mentors to get to know each other. This was followed by a conversation with an inspirational speaker. We were honoured to be joined by Liz Bales, Chief Executive at British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and Industry Trust for IP Awareness, who shared her path to leadership and her own experience as mentor.

Following this, the floor was given to the 6th edition of mentors and mentees, who walked us through their mentoring journey and best practices. We also welcomed thoughts on their dos and don’ts. We then turned to the new intake of mentors and mentees who introduced themselves and talked more about the year to come.

As always, the session was empowering – and way too short!  To properly celebrate the get-together, UNIC also organised networking drinks in the same evening.

We cannot wait for the next in-person session of the group, which will take place during the UNIC Cinema Days in October 2023. Until then, mentors and mentees of the seventh edition will work on their mentoring goals, and UNIC will be there to facilitate their journey.

You can find more information about our programme and its participants here.


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