Sustaining your filmmaking career the healthy way

Event date 16/11/2022 • 10:30  −  16/11/2022 • 12:30
Entry FeeFree of charge

Motovila invites you to take part at the workshop entitled “Sustaining your filmmaking career the healthy way” with Rebecca Day from Film In Mind (UK) taking place in Ljubljana on 16 November from 10:30 to 12:20 as part of the 33. Liffe Film Festival.

Making films often comes with emotional and personal risk attached. The glamour can sometimes hide the stressful realities of working in the film business: job insecurity, low pay, burnout, rejection and intense periods with long hours away from family and friends is just the tip of the iceberg.

Online registration is open until 11 November, 17:00 CET, HERE.
Free admission. In English. Limited seats.


16 November 2022, 10:30-12:20


Cankarjev dom - Lili Novy Hall, Ljubljana

Register until

11 November 2022


In this session, Psychotherapist & Documentary producer Rebecca Day from Film In Mind (UK), will invite filmmakers to reflect on the unique and under-discussed issues related to mental health in the filmmaking industry and suggest ways to keep yourselves and your crew healthy and grounded.

The workshop is aimed at different filmmaking profiles; film (and event) producers and professionals from other related fields.

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The event is part of the 33. International Ljubljana Film Festival Liffe (9–20 November) industry programme.

About the lecturer

Rebecca Day is a psychotherapist and a documentary producer. After seeing a very real need to address the collective mental health of the documentary world she was working in, she created Film In Mind in 2018, grateful for being able to combine her two passions in this way.
Her filmmaking career began with the Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) in 2008, where she developed and produced several shorts and feature docs and worked on innovative impact and audience engagement campaigns. Her latest film, Becoming AnimaI (directed by Emma Davie & Peter Mettler) about human relationship with nature was released in 2018 at CPH:DOX and is screening internationally. She is currently producing Silent Men, a feature doc by award winning filmmaker Duncan Cowles, about men’s mental health.
Rebecca is a person-centred therapist who learnt to prioritise her own mental health, so that she could offer the strength and support that her therapy clients needed. During her professional training, Rebecca was struck by the duality of her work as a producer and as a therapist and started to explore how the risk factors and subsequent coping strategies she was learning as a therapist could be applied to filmmaking. When working with clients (either through training, individual therapy or consultation), Rebecca draws on her insight from both industries to create a safe and open environment that enables us to look at new ways of working – one that accepts the vulnerable spaces we find ourselves.

Online registration is open until 11 November, 17:00 CET (register below).
Free admission. In English. Limited seats.

Workshop venue

Cankarjev dom - Lili Novy Hall

Cankarjev dom, Prešernova cesta, Ljubljana, Slovenija

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