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Navigating the next step on your path for your career

In this circle we are focussing on your personal career path and the next step(s) in your career – be it a new position, becoming better in your job, working towards a promotion, or finally tackling a challenge.

My background is in producing animation and VFX in many different countries, continents and cultures, building and working with international teams. My goal for you is to discover new opportunities and perspectives, and taking your next steps with more knowledge, a better network and with Selbstvertrauen (* Selbstvertrauen in German means confidence, but literally translated “trust in yourself”). Apart from my support for your knowledge and network, I would like to help you to strengthen this trust in yourself and to build on it.

During the course we will look at everyone’s path and set individual and group goals for your development. Our topics are global networking, international communication and partnerships, leadership, work/life balance and time management. During the circle, we will also cover knowledge about development, producing and project management in Animation and VFX. Based on everyone’s goals and wishes, we will also include external speakers and coaches. In many ways – you as the circle will define the content. Please include your expectations and goals for the circle into your application.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
0-1 year
1-3 years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Meeting Times: Wednesday 5:30 pm (PST)

Circle Leader

Imke Fehrmann

Imke Fehrmann has been producing Animation and Visual Effects well as building and leading creative teams for almost 30 years.

Since the beginning of her career, she has been passionate about the art of animation and the people who create it. Imke has successfully worked in Producer roles for Animal Logic and Lucasfilm and as Executive VFX Producer for Framestore and Rodeo FX.

In 2016, Imke began working with award winning filmmaker and journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, initially starting with mentoring and coaching of Waadi Animations team in Karachi, Pakistan. Most recently, Imke has been Lead Producer on Sitara: Let Girls Dream, the first ever Pakistan animated short film that qualified for the Academy Awards.

Imke’s global experience in animation and VFX production combined with her passion and talent of not only bringing people- of different backgrounds, skill sets and talents- together but also helping them bring their optimum creativity and efficiency to the projects, is what sets her apart as a successful Producer.

Imke is now Executive Producer and COO at Akkord Film, Berlin.

Title/Expertise:  Executive Producer & COO

Company:  Akkord Film Produktion GmbH

Location:  Berlin

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