BBG AD BOOTCAMP: Leadership & Communication

One for all and all for one!

Leadership and Communication in the AD’s department

10th May 2024 from 9:00 to 18:00 in Helsinki, Finland

Day looking into team leading in film. Going through theories of leadership, reflecting to film hierarchy and giving tools of conflict management and communication in larger scale projects. Focusing on individuals power and possibilities on creating a well functioning team in a hectic environment. This course is created based on a 1 week program of team leading held in Frans Schartaus Business Institute in early 2023 and 2024 and workshop held with FOCAL in February 2024.

Content of the course will form around 4 main subjects:

  • forming a well-functioning team
  • tones of communication
  • navigating through difficult discussions
  • tools for conflict management

Though these subjects are looked through an AD’s eyes we’re welcoming people from all departments to join the workshop. Our aim is to create space for self-reflection, testing of the tools and discussion of leadership and communication in film.

All participants will receive a handout of the course slides after the course.


Course is facilitated by our 1st AD Iiris Orasmaa. Soon 20 years in the industry Iiris has worked on 9 countries, with 25+ nationalities and is teaching regularly in Aalto University – besides having lectured in eg. Frans Schartaus Business Institute in Stockholm, Greenwich University in London and Academy of Moving People and Images in Helsinki. Iiris has paid a lot of focus on educating herself on team leading through the years eg. by recently completing EPI’s Audiovisual Women leadership education of 6 months. Get to know Iiris’ better via this link.


Course is open to anyone interested in the subject and best suits those who’ve either worked or look forward to work on management positions in the future.

Course is open only to participants joining live in Helsinki.

Our teaching language will be determined by the participants – please choose your preference when signing up!

Please note this course will require all participants to follow safer space guidelines.

Participation fees:

Participant typeFee per course
Filmmaker95 € (incl. VAT)
Student70 € (incl. VAT)
BBG’s members*35 € (incl. VAT)
Company representative150 € (incl. VAT)

*For BBG’s agency members participation is free.

For participants joining more than one BBG AD Bootcamp courses or more in the spring 2024 we offer 10% discount of the total course fees. For participants joining all courses in the spring 2024 we offer 25% discount of the total course fees.

We’re invoicing course fee(s) from all participants 2 weeks prior the workshops. Until then we’re offering free cancellation. Ask for a partial payment plan if needed.