• ZFF Summit



ZFF Summit Climber is a training and networking programme of the Zurich Film Festival supported by International Screen Institute.


International Screen Institute

The International Screen Institute, is a non-profit organisation providing first class training for European and International Film and TV creatives and executives. The ISI Team brings years of practical, hands-on experience to the table to ensure all courses are delivered by high profile industry practitioners, who will share their knowledge in a wide range of courses and webinars. ISI’s ambition is to improve the skillsets of filmmakers and executives and to connect international industry professionals working both in fictional and factual content bringing international Film and TV experts to Austria. Apart from its emphasis on sustainability, ISI promotes equality across all its training programmes with a focus on inclusivity across gender, abilities, ethnicity and socio-economic status.


Mentoring support ZFF Summit Climber by

Julia Short

With over 25 years of working in the film industry from production to distribution Julia Short has always had a passion for training. She is keen that opportunities that weren’t available to her when she was developing her career are made available to those working in the industry now. Actively involved in delivering training … For 7 years Julia ran the Marketing & Distribution Course for the Media Business School in Ronda, Spain and was Director of Content for the Creative Europe/ScreenSkills funded senior executive training programme Inside Pictures, as well as delivering training programmes for Screen Skills Ireland, Film Distributor’s Association, Focus in Scotland, and Creative England.

Beatrice Neumann

Beatrice is a freelance film and distribution consultant, trainer and mentor. She works with filmmakers developing marketing and distribution strategies starting in the early stages of their project development including story and script consultancy through to distribution.