ESoDoc Inspirational Lab at When East Meets West

We are really glad to announce our renewed partnership with When East Meets West! ESoDoc will be organising one of the Inspirational Lab which will be taking place on site, in Trieste (Italy), during WEMW on Jan 22-25, 2023.


How to develop a coherent workflow towards a powerful Impact Strategy

ESoDoc's lab at WEMW will focus on the design of impact campaign strategies. Danielle Turkov, Amy Shepherd and Ugne Pilkionyte from Think-Film Impact Production (TFIP) will lead a guided co-creation workshop, in which selected fiction and documentary projects will develop impact loglines, goals and key action steps, taking participants on a coherent and cohesive journey from knowledge acquisition to impact activation.
The main goal is to enhance participants’ understanding of the value of impact and what it can achieve for their productions and society, introduce them to a range of tools they can use to design and deliver policy impact, give participants specific project advice and guidance.


Danielle Turkov is the Founder and Executive Director of Think-Film Impact Production. Danielle’s creative passion and specialist experience in political engagement provide the binding thread so vital to TFIP’s vision and success.

Amy Shepherd leads TFIP's global strategy and every aspect of impact campaigns. She brings a wide range of legal and policy experience to TFIP, having worked in the UK, The Philippines and at the EU on justice issues spanning prisoner rights, modern slavery, free speech, freedom of religion or belief and digital rights and data privacy.

Ugne Pilkionyte is Think-Film Impact Strategist and an experienced political researcher from Lithuania. Having studied political science in France and Canada, and worked in the practical application of EU mechanisms, she has a strong ability to strategise socio-political impact opportunities and inspire storytellers in how to lift policy off the page for meaningful change effect.


Submission is open to producers from Europe and Canada. 

All applications must include: 

  • complete online form
  • participant/company profile
  • accompanying letter (including participant's professional background, reasons and motivation to join the lab, project's short synopsis, project's target audience (+ impact goals, if any)
  • Project's 2-pager (providing a more detailed description of the project)

In order to submit your application and the required materials, you need to create your own account and fill in the following online form.
There is no submission fee and the deadline is November 25, 2022, 23.59 CET.
The selection will be announced in late December.

it is possible to apply to max. 2 different labs, but it will be possible to attend only one Inspirational Lab;
in case you already applied to other WEMW activities you can still apply to the Inspirational Labs. 


In case of selection in one of the labs, the participation fee is € 200 EUR, including accreditation, tuition fee, lunches and access to the on-site and online WEMW programme.


If you wish to get more info about the Inspirational Labs, please join WEMW's INFO DAY on November 2 from 10.00am to 11.00am (CET timezone). To confirm your attendance and get the direct link to the INFO DAY, you need to register by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than October 31.