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EAVE January News 2011


PUENTES 2011 - deadline extended!

For the third time in 2011, EAVE will organize a workshop for Latin American and European producers in cooperation with BAL and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon supported by MEDIA MUNDUS: The PUENTES Europe-Latin America Producers Workshop.

PUENTES consists of two workshops, workshop 1 taking place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) between April 7-11, 2011 within the framework of the BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) and workshop 2 being organized in Gijon (Spain) in November during the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon (TBC).

The workshop will enable feature film producers from both continents to work together in two four-day workshops and will offer the 10 selected participants:
-  top level professional and project development,
- work on the comprehensive development of European and Latin American projects,
- cooperation and co-production on these and future projects,
- the creation of in-depth awareness of the audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices in both continents,
- networking between the participants and their companies to create medium and long term co-financing and co-production relationships,
- access to a network of producers, markets, festivals and decision makers in both continents.

Target group:
Experienced feature film producers in their own countries wishing to work on an international scale and to create long term creative and business relationships between Europe and Latin America. Interested producers should apply with a feature film project in development stage.
European producers applying must be able to demonstrate a clear involvement with Latin America and vice versa. In exceptional cases, we can also consider applications of producers without project. Applications with project will be given priority.

Project criteria:
- feature-length fiction film (for theatrical release)
- projects suitable for an international co-production and looking for co-producers
- preferably a minimum of 20% should be in place
- projects suggested by European applicants should have a link to Latin America (thematic, cultural, technical) and the producer should be motivated to work with / in Latin America and vice versa
- projects suggested by Latin American applicants should have a potential for co-production
- producers must have completed at least one film released theatrically in the last 3 years
- 1st draft of the script must be available in English for the workshop

Application documents:
- completed submission form (available for download on www.eave.org)
- synopsis & treatment (8-10 pages max.)
- CV of the producer and the director
- profile of the production company
- note of intention of the producer & note of intention of the director
- motivation letter (1 page)
- previous works of the director
Scripts are to be sent only on request.
All documents have to be sent in English – the working language of the workshop will be English.

NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 7, 2011.

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be published by the end of February, 2011.


If you wish to have further information, please contact:
For applications from Europe: eave@eave.org
For applications from Latin America: bal@bafici.gov.ar

http://www.bafici.gov.ar/ / http://www.puentesworkshop.com/ / http://www.eave.org/

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Have a drink with EAVE and CineLink!

EAVE and CineLink are delighted to invite you to have a drink and network in Rotterdam.
 
Be our guest on
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 from 9.30 pm onwards
 
at L’OUEST
Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 139
3012 GT  Rotterdam
 
See you there!
 
RSVP before January 29

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Film Finance Forum 2011

Deadline for applications: February 24, 2011

EAVE Film Finance Forum 2011 takes place during March 31 – April 3 in Luxembourg. It is an intensive four day workshop for European and international professionals on European film finance.

The EAVE Film Finance Forum provides an exploration and update of the latest financial developments and funding sources in Europe. It includes sessions on public and private finance, co-production, tax incentives, the sales and distribution market, banking services and new industry trends. Since most films produced in Europe are made with low to medium budgets, the Finance Forum will focus on its participants’ real financial situation and provide them with solutions adapted to their needs and projects.

How does it work?

The workshop takes the form of an inclusive round table with presentations on various up-to-date topics followed by open discussion with the participants and leading industry experts from the finance and film businesses. In order to achieve a maximum level of interactivity the total number of participants is limited. This enables an approach focused on a small group and the specific needs of each participant as well as facilitating networking between participants and experts.

Leading European experts

The Film Finance Forum’s team is composed of leading experts (subject to change). The 2010 edition included: Christian Kmiotek (Head of Studies, Film Finance Forum & CFO, Samsa Film), Stéphane Cordier (Cofiloisirs), Joëlle Levie (independent finance expert), Chris Paton (Fortissimo Films), Katrine Schlüter-Schierbeck (Johan Schlüter advokatfirma), Bernhard Stampfer (Vice-President, Deutsche Bank), Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film) and Max Wiedemann (Wiedemann & Berg Film).

Who can apply?

The Film Finance Forum is targeted to producers and associated film industry professionals, members of the financial and legal communities, policy makers, and consultants. It is also open to non-EU applicants, thanks to the support of MEDIA Mundus (tbc).

The selection of the candidates is based on the application file submitted by each applicant according to the form provided. EAVE evaluates the quality of the candidate’s company, his/her and the company’s track record and the level of professional background of the candidate(s). Priority is given to applicants working within independent and/or small and medium sized companies.

Further information

For futher information about applying, participation fees, scholarships and more, please visit www.eave.org or contact EAVE workshop manager Satu Elo:  satu@eave.org

The EAVE Film Finance Forum is supported by Film Fund Luxembourg, MEDIA and MEDIA Mundus (tbc).

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EAVE January News 2011

**** 13 projects out of 33 selected at CineMart ****
**** Eurimages grants funding to 7 projects produced by EAVE graduates ****
**** EAVE graduates nominated: IFTA, Jussi, Guldbagge, Austrian Film Awards ****
**** Application deadlines for upcoming EAVE workshops: PUENTES, TIES THAT BIND, Film Finance Forum, INTERCHANGE ****
**** CineLink - Deadline for project submissions ****
**** Happy Birthday, Film Fund Luxembourg!!! ****

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In Development / Pre-production January 2011

Eurimages
- EURIMAGES has granted 5,05 Mio. Euro for 14 European co-productions, half of them made by EAVE graduates:
- THE CONGRESS by Ari Folman, co-producers: EAVE 1991 graduate Paul Thiltges and EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, receives 550.000 Euro
- QISSA by Anup Singh, producer: Heimatfilm (EAVE 2006 graduate Matthias Krause) gets 250.000 Euro
- MAN ON ASPHALT OR THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, co-producers: EAVE 2008 graduate Guido Schwab and EAVE 2010 participant Marcel Lenz of ostlicht filmproduktion gets 250.000 Euro
- UNE NUITE by Lucas Belvaux, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman
- THE SUICIDE SHOP by Patrice Leconte, co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum receives 600.000 Euro
- BEKAS by Karzan Kader, executive producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Sandra Harms of Sonet Film, co-producer: EAVE 2002 graduate and Finish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy, EAVE 2008 graduate Annika Sucksdorff of Helsinki Filmi receives 140.000 Euro.
- THE POLISH PLUMBER by EAVE 2010 graduate Boris Despodov, producers: Agitprop and Loopline Film
www.coe.int/eurimages

- BEKAS (EAVE 2008 graduate Sandra Harms of Sonet Film, co-producer: EAVE 2002 graduate and Finish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy,  EAVE 2008 graduate Annika Sucksdorff) also won the first prize in Nordic Film and TV funds pitch contest NORDIC TALENT and received production support from Swedish Film Institute, The Finnish Film Foundation. The Film is set in Iraqian Kurdistan in the beginning of the 1990s. It is a story about two homeless brothers; Zana and Dana, who sneaks into the town's first cinema, catches a glimpse of the film Superman and then decides to go to America to live with him. Shooting will take place in Kurdistan February - April 2011.
www.sonetfilm.se/

- AUGUSTINE by Alice Winocour, co-produced by EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart’s Versus Production received an advance on receipts by the French National Film and Moving Image Centre (CNC). The French/Belgian co-production is starring Benoît Poelvoorde. Shooting will start next summer.
http://www.versusproduction.be/

- EAVE 2010 graduate Olena Yershova is currently developing three films and has another project in the pipeline: Sergei Loznitsa’s third project KIEV. A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR is in pre-production. Already begun has pre-production for EAVE PUENTES 2009 project FUGA MORTIS, directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky. The feature film with a budget of 1,6m Euro has received a Screen Daily International Award for Best Pitch in Tallin IFF. Yershova is developing BOLD GUYS, the second feature film by Levan Koguashvili. And she has a Ukrainian-Turkish project in development with the directors Mehmet-Bahadir Er and Maryna Gorbach.
http://www.sotacinema.com/

- Eva Pervolovici is developing her first feature, ILEANA, produced by EAVE 2010 graduate Marcian Lazar. The Film tells the story of a young and innocent girl who decides to infiltrate the ghetto in order to save her boyfriend by leading the police to another drug smuggler. The script received a development grant of 4,000 Euro from the National Centre for Cinema, won the Manaki Brothers development award at the Manaki Film Festival 2010 and was also selected for the Balkan Fund script development at Thessaloniki 2010. Shooting is planned for spring 2012.
http://www.stradafilm.ro/

- EAVE 2010 project BILLIARD IN DOBRAY, produced by EAVE 2010 graduate Ida Weiss received 30.000 Euro development support by the Slovenian Film Fund.
http://www.belafilm.si/

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In Production January 2011

- In Summer 2010, the first half of TERRE OUTRAGÉE directed by Michale Boganim was shot in the Ukraine. The second part of the movie is being shot in January near Chernobyl. The story of TERRE OUTRAGÉE begins in a small Ukraine town under the shadow of the Chernobyl nuclear station. The timely film comes as the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster approaches and follows the travails of a group of characters from just days before the disaster and through the catastrophe. Fast-forwarding ten years, the film revisits the town and the devastation its landscape and inhabitants have suffered. TERRE OUTRAGÉE is produced by Les Films du Poisson, EAVE 2009 graduate Hanneke van der Tas’ Vandertastic Film, Apple Films and Arte France with support by Eurimages, CNC, Polish Film Institute and the FFA.
http://www.vandertastic.com/

- SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY by Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio began shooting in Torino on December 19. The film is an Italian-Romanian co-production between EAVE 2006 graduate Dan Burlac of Elefant Film and La Sarraz Pictures. The budget is 750,000 Euro. The producers received a grant from Eurimages of 100,000 Euro. The Italian Ministry of Culture, Film Commission Torino Piemonte, and private investors have supported the film. The film was pre-sold to RAI Cinema, and will be distributed in Italy by Cineccità Luce. The premiere is set for 2011.
http://www.elefantfilms.ch/

- EAVE 2004 graduate Taru Mäkelä's production company Kinosto  is shooting (Un)romantic comedy The Storage directed by Mäkelä herself and EAVE graduate 2007 Markku Tuurna as a producer. The theatrical release is scheduled for 30/12/2011.
http://www.kinosto.fi/

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In Post-production January 2011

- EAVE PUENTES 2010 project POLVO, produced by EAVE 2008 graduate Fernanda del Nido is in postproduction. Co-producers are: Melindrosa films (Guatemala) and Fabula (Chile). The film was developed in Cinéfondation (Cannes FF), and EAVE-Puentes, and has the support from the Ibermedia Programme.
http://www.tictacproducciones.com/

- THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Paolo Sorrentino, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Ed Guiney, is in post-production. The film about a retired rock star on a quest to find his father's Nazi executioner has Sean Penn and Frances McDormand in the leading roles.
http://www.elementpictures.ie/

- MY WORST NIGHTMARE by Anne Fontaine is in post-production. Isabelle Huppert and Benoît Poelvoorde play in this film about a chaotic family home who is taken control of by a man hired to do some work around the house. Production Companies: Entre Chien et Loup of EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, M6, Pathé, Ciné@, F.B Productions and Maison de Cinema.
http://www.entrechienetloup.be/

- LES CHANTS DE MANDRIN, written and directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, co-producer: EAVE 1988/89 graduate Paco Poch is in post-production. The film tells a story about eighteenth century France, where a group of smugglers organises illegal markets on the outskirts of villages and sell tobacco, fabric and other precious products. Production companies: Sarrazink Productions, Paco Poch, CCE and Moving Scope.
http://www.pacopoch.cat/

- THE MEANING OF OUR SUFFERING by Stéphane Cazes is in post-production. Co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, production companies: Dibona Films and Arsam International. The film tackles the subject of motherhood in a prison environment. Pre-bought by Canal + and CinéCinéma, the film has also received an advance on receipts from the National Film and Moving Image Centre (CNC), as well as backing from the Midi-Pyrénées region, the Gan Foundation, the Belgian French Community and Bruxelles Images.
http://www.entrechienetloup.be/

- L’ENVAHISSEUR by Nicolas Provost is in post-production. Producers of the descent into the living hell of an immigrant from Burkina Faso are EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri and Olivier Bronckart’s Versus Production, EAVE 2005 graduate Raymond van der Kaaij of Revolver Films, Avenue B Productions and Prime Time. Belgian French Community and Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds have supported the film.
http://www.versusproduction.be/

- Emily Atef finished the shooting of KILL ME. Producers are EAVE 2006 graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE 1995 graduate Ralph Schwingel, Hejo Emons, and Stefan Schubert. The film about a teen suffering her brother's death and an escaped murderer who travel to Marseille is a production of Niko Film and Wüste Film West in co-production with Ciné-Sud Promotion, Hugofilm Productions, Vandertastic and WDR, ARTE France Cinéma.
http://www.nikofilm.de/

- GIRLS’ SPORT by Patricia Mazuy finished shooting. The co-production between Lazennec (France), Maïa Cinéma (France), and EAVE 2009 graduate Hanneke van der Tas’ Vandertastic Film tells the story about a horse rider who struggles to maintain her position in the physically and financially difficult world of competitive horse training.
http://www.vandertastic.com/

- The experimental documentary SANS SOMMEIL by EAVE 2010 Film Marketing Workshop graduate Elise Tamisier, producer: EAVE 2010 Film Finance Forum graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis has just been completed. Sound mixing and colour correction took place in Austria in autumn 2010. SANS SOMMEIL is a short film made up of still images with live sound recording. It is a visual and sound journey across Paris, as a subjective sample of a 24-hour cycle including accelerations, pauses, and silences.
www.films-de-force-majeure.com

- In postproduction: MAPPAMUNDI by BAdy Minck, co-produced by Minotaurus Film (Luxembourg), Amour Fou (Austria) in cooperation with Films de Force Majeure (EAVE Film Finance Forum 2010 graduate Jean-Laurent Csindis).
http://www.films-de-force-majeure.com/

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Festivals & Markets January 2011

Festivals

Palm Springs International Film Festival  (January 6 – 17)
- BI, DON’T BE AFRAID, producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Claire Lajoumard and EAVE 2007 graduate Oliver Röpke
- DAVID WANTS TO FLY, producers: EAVE 1991 graduate Joachim Ortmanns, EAVE 1990 graduate Werner Schweizer
- DESERT FLOWER, co-producer: EAVE 1992 graduate and group leader Danny Krausz
- DOSSIER K., producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Peter Bouckaert
- ESSENTIAL KILLING, producers: EAVE 2002 graduate Jozsef Berger, EAVE 1991 graduate Ed Guiney, and EAVE 2009 graduate Ingrid Lill Hogtun
- LE QUATTRO VOLTE by Michelangelo Frammartino, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Andres Pfaeffli
- THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER by Eran Riklis, co-producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Tudor Giurgiu
- IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE, associate producer: EAVE 2010 participant Marcian Lazar
- ILLEGAL, producer EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
- THE LIGHT THIEF, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Denis Vaslin, EAVE 2009 graduate Sabine Groenewegen
- THE POLL DIARIES, co-producer: EAVE 1992 graduate & group leader Danny Krausz
- THE RUNWAY, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Macdara Kelleher
- A SCREAMING MAN, co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum and EAVE 2002 graduate Sébastien Delloye
- SON OF BABYLON, producer: EAVE Film Finance Forum graduate Isabelle Stead & Danny Evans
http://www.psfilmfest.org/


Tromso International Film Festival January 18 - 23
- A SCREAMING MAN, co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum and EAVE 2002 graduate Sébastien Delloye
- CARLOS, co-producer: EAVE 1995 graduate Jens Meurer, service producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
- EAVE 2007 project FIRST OF ALL, FELICIA, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
- I AM A TERRORIST by Valérie Gaudissart, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Juliette Grandmont.
- SLOVENIAN GIRL, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
- LE QUATTRO VOLTE by Michelangelo Frammartino, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Andres Pfaeffli
- EAVE 2007 project THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY by Veiko Ounpuu, produced by EAVE 2007 graduate Katrin Kissa
http://www.tiff.no/


Solothurner Film Festival January 20 - 27
- DAVID WANTS TO FLY, producers: EAVE 1991 graduate Joachim Ortmanns, EAVE 1990 graduate Werner Schweizer
- THE CAMERAMURDERER, producers: EAVE 1994 graduate and Austrian National Coordinator Erich Lackner and EAVE 2002 graduate József Berger
- LE QUATTRO VOLTE by Michelangelo Frammartino, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Andres Pfaeffli
- AURORA, co-producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Dan Wechsler
- THE ROBBER, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger
- THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE IS NOT BEING DEAD, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Saskia Vischer, is in official selection at the Swiss National Film Festival, Solothurner Filmtage, nominated for an Audience Award.
http://www.solothurnerfilmtage.ch/


Sundance Film Festival  (January 20 – 30)
- THE GUARD by John Michael McDonagh, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Edward Michael Guiney.
- CIRCUMSTANCE by Maryam Keshavarz, a co-production of EAVE 2006 graduate Antonin Dedet’s Neon Cinema with Marakesh films (Iran) and A space between (US).
www.sundance.org 


International Film Festival Rotterdam  (January 26 - February 6)
- WASTED YOUTH by Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel, executive producer: EAVE 2011 participant Konstantinos Kontovrakis has been selected for the Tiger Award Competition in Rotterdam and will also be the festival's official Opening Film
- CIRCUS FANTASTICUS (now: SILENT SONATA) by Janez Burger, Producers: EAVE graduate Jozko Rutar of Staragara Production and EAVE 2008 graduate Morgan Bushe of Fastnet Films
- GRANDE HOTEL by Lotte Stoops, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Ellen de Waele
- BLACK BLOOD by Zhang Miaoyan, produer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille

CineMart, the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s co-production market has selected 33 film projects - 13 of them produced by EAVE graduates and participants.
- EAVE 2011 project ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM by Ibrahim El Batout, producers: EAVE 2011 participant Hossam Elouan and EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille
- EL INSTRUCTOR by Santiago Otheguy, co-producer: EAVE Ties That Bind 2009 participant Luis Angel Ramirez
- IN THE FOG by Sergei Loznitsa, co-producers: EAVE 1995 graduate Heino Deckert, EAVE 1995 graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE 2007 graduate Marleen Slot
- KID by Fien Troch, producer: EAVE 1994 graduate Antonio Lombardo
- K.R.E.V. by Marietta von Hauswolff von Baumgarten, producers: EAVE 2002 graduate and Swedish National Coordinator Helena Danielsson, EAVE 2008 graduate Helle Ulsteen Jensen
- LOUD by Aneta Lesnikovska, procucer: EAVE 2011 participant Floor Onrust
- METAFISICA by Esther Rots, producer: EAVE 1994 graduate Stienette Bosklopper
- THE FIFTH SEASON by EAVE 1995 graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
- THE NIGHT OF THE 1000 HOURS by Virgil Widrich, producer: EAVE 2010 Film Finance Forum graduate Jean Laurent Csinidis
- EAVE 2010 project THE SKY ABOVE US by Marinus Groothof, producers: EAVE 2010 graduate Sander Verdonk, and EAVE 2007 graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic
- TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, producer: EAVE 2011 participant Monika Lazurean Gorgan
- WE ARE DEAD by Tobias Nölle, creative producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Jean des Forêts
- WELLENGANG by Hugo Vieira da Silva and Heidi Wilm, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Mathias Forberg
http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/


Göteborg International Film Festival (January 28 – February 7 )
- AURORA, co-producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Dan Wechsler
- ILLEGAL by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
- KAPITALISM, OUR IMPROVED FORMULA, co-produced by EAVE 2007 graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE 2002 graduate Aurelien Bodinaux and EAVE 2011 participant Cédric Bonin
- SILENT SONATA (former: CIRCUS FANTASTICUS) by Janez Burger, producers: EAVE 2008 graduate Jozko Rutar of Staragara Production and EAVE 2008 graduate Morgan Busshe of Fastnet Films

-  THE LAST FLIGHT OF FLAMINGO co-produced by EAVE 2006 graduate Antonin Dedet with Fado Filmes (Portugal), Potenza Producciones (Spain), Video Films (Brazil), Tim Slate One (Mozambique) and Carlo d'Ursi Produzioni (Italy)

http://www.giff.se/

 

Other festivals

Reel Music Festival, Portland  (January 7 - February 6)
- PIANOMANIA, co-producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Ebba Sinzinger
http://www.nwfilm.org/

New York Jewish Film Festival  January 12 - 27
- THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER by Eran Riklis, co-producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Tudor Giurgiu
www.thejewishmuseum.org/NYJFF

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Awards and Nominations January 2011

Awards

- The winning films of the 16th Festival on Wheels, Artvin, have been announced. Of the nine titles which competed in the Festival, Olivier Masset-Depasse's ILLEGAL took the Golden Bull Award.
http://www.versusproduction.be/

- EL SHOOQ ( LUST ) by EAVE PCP Duabi graduate Khaled El Hagar won the Golden Pyramid for Best Film at the Cairo International Film Festival. Lead actress Sawsan Badr received the Best Actress Award.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtscmXmaShI

 

Nominations

Jussis / Finnish National Film Awards
- Dome Karukoski has only six nominations for LAPLAND ODYSSEY (producer: EAVE 2002 graduate & Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy (associate producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Annika Sucksdorff) – last year’s biggest box office grosser – but they are in the leading categories, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Jussi Vatanen) and Best Screenplay (Pekko Pesonen).
- HEARTBEATS, produced by EAVE 1997 graduate Outi Rouso and EAVE 2010 graduate Essi Haukkamaa, has received 7 Jussi nominations (Finnish Oscar Awards) for 2011.
The Jussi ceremony will take place in Helsinki on February 6.

Guldbagge Awards
- BEYOND by Pernilla August, produced by EAVE 2002 graduate and Swedish National Coordinator Helena Danielsson and EAVE 2008 graduate Helle Ulsteen has eight Guldbagge nominations including Best Film, Director, Script and Actress
- MISS KICKI, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Lizette Jonjic: Best actress in a leading role
http://www.sfi.se/

IFTA awards
- SWANSONG , produced by EAVE 1998 graduate and Irish National Coordinator Edwina Forkin: Best Film, Best Script, Best Actor, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up
- THE RUNWAY, produced by EAVE 2004 graduate Macdara Kelleher: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best DOP, Best Production Design
- SENSATION, produced by EAVE 2005 graduate Katie Holly: Best Film, Best Director
- CHLOE, producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Edward Guiney: Best Lead Actor, Best Production Design
- SNAP, producer: EAVE 2001 graduate Martina Niland: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
- A PROPHET, co-producer: EAVE 2005 graduate Antonin Dedet: Best International Film, Best International Actor
- LAPLAND ODYSSEY, producer: EAVE 2002 graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Aleksy Bardi: Best Original Score
CRAFT / TECHNICAL CATEGORIES (across film and television)
- SILENT SONATA, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Jozko Rutar: Best Sound
- ESSENTIAL KILLING, EAVE 1991 graduate Edward Guiney: Best Sound
www.ifta.ie/


Austrian Film Awards
- THE ROBBER by Benjamin Heisenberg, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound
- PIANOMANIA by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis, co-producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Ebba Sinzinger: Best Documentary
- DER KAMERAMÖRDERER, 1994 graduate and Austrian National Coordinator Erich Lackner (Lotus Film): Best Actress
- WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, producer: executive producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Olena Yershova: Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design
- KILL DADDY GOOD NIGHT, producer: EAVE 1994 graduate & Austrian National Coordinator Erich Lackner, co-producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Lesley McKimm: Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up, Best Score, Best Production Design
www.oesterreichische-filmakademie.at/


- THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE IS NOT BEING DEAD, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Saskia Vischer is nominated for an Audience Award at the Swiss National Film Festival, Solothurner Filmtage.
http://www.solothurnerfilmtage.ch/

- ILLEGAL by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart is nominated for the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award at the Göteborg Film Festival.
http://www.giff.se/

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In Cinema and on TV in January 2011

In cinema

- LE PIANO, the short film by Lévon Minasian, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Jennifer Sabbah is shown at the Le Balzac cinema in Paris on January 22.
http://www.boafilms.fr/

- The short CHAIR DISPARUE by Pascal Mieszala, producer: EAVE 2005 graduate Aurélie Bordier, is running at the Le Balzac cinema on January 8.
http://www.lesenrages.com/

- PIANOMANIA, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Ebba Sinzinger, started in French cinemas on January 5.
http://www.pianomania.de/

- NAISSANCE by Sandrine Dryvers, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Isabelle Truc, started in Belgian cinemas.
http://www.iotaproduction.com/

- Pre-première of PLANÈTE EN QUESTION, a collection of four documentaries about sustainable development, produced by EAVE 2007 graduate Isabelle Truc, is projected at the BOZAR in Brussels on January 9 and at the Cinéma Le Parc in Liège on January 13.
http://www.iotaproduction.com/

- THE ROBBER, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger, starts in Switzerland on January 27.
http://www.geyrhalterfilm.com/

- RUBBER by Quentin Dupieux, producer: EAVE 2005 graduate Julien Berlan, is shown in Swiss cinemas from January 27.
http://www.rubberfilm.com/

- EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY, producers: EAVE 2009 graduate Hanneke van der Tas, EAVE 2006 graduate Nicole Gerhards, is released in Swiss cinemas on January 27.
http://nikovantastic.com/

- DER FÜRSORGER by Lutz Konermann, producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Paul Thiltges, is shown in a pre-premiére on January 11 at the Utopolis in Luxemburg.
http://www.ptd.lu/

 

On Tv

- SECRETS OF THE TRIBE, producer: EAVE 2004 gradduate Mike Chamberlain on January 10 at 22.30 h on Storyville, BBC 4
www.stampede.co.uk

- WENN DIE WELT UNS GEHÖRT by Antje Kruska and Judith Keil, producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Joachim Ortmanns was shown on January 15, 21:45 h on Arte.
www.lichtblick-film.com

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January 2011 Specials

- The Luxembourg Film Fund (LFF) celebrated its twentieth birthday this month with an official academic session in the Utopolis multiplex in the capital attended by numerous industry people as well as the ministers of Culture and Communication and the Hereditary Grand Duke, Guillaume.
The LFF was created in 1990 after the success of Frank Hoffmann and Paul Kieffer’s local film Schacko Klak, and has since supported over 400 films of all kinds: features, shorts, fiction, documentaries and animation. Since its inception 20 years ago, a small but fully equipped and qualified film industry has sprung up in the Grand Duchy. Between 500 and 600 people are currently active in the film sector in Luxembourg, with about 40 of them regularly sitting in the director’s chair and another 45 employed as actors and actresses. The bulk of the industry workers are active behind the scenes.
Luxembourg has about a dozen production companies that regularly produce and co-produce national and international features, and the many craftsmen have organised themselves in several national associations. There are currently three shooting studios in Luxembourg, six animation studios, some 15 post-production facilities and around 12 service industry providers. The Luxembourg Film Fund currently has an annual budget of around €6.5m.
Recent co-productions include THE RUNWAY, QUARTIER LOINTAIN, ILLEGAL and THE LITTLE ROOM, which represent Belgium and Switzerland respectively in the upcoming Foreign Language Oscar race. Local titles include the hotly anticipated HOT HOT HOT, the feature debut of laurelled shorts director Beryl Koltz.
www.filmfund.lu/


- SAMSA FILM (EAVE 1992 graduate and group leader Jani Thiltges) thanks everyone for visiting their website and Facebook page.
As a season's gift, they invite you to watch the documentary ROGER by Geneviève Mersch, on the Samsa website's main page (section "news"). The star character of this documentary, Roger Dahm, has been elected Second Most Liked Person in Luxembourg (in 2010).
http://samsa.ubistream.tv/simpleviewer.php?v=fcb4c0d45b0316e4f7a4b3f461b62a2c

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Upcoming Deadlines January 2011

PUENTES - EAVE EUROPE / LATIN AMERICA PRODUCERS WORKSHOP
Call for Proposals - PUENTES 2011 - DEADLINE: January 31, 2011

For the third time in 2011, EAVE will organize a workshop for Latin American and European producers in cooperation with BAL and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon supported by MEDIA MUNDUS: The PUENTES Europe-Latin America Producers Workshop.

PUENTES consists of two workshops, workshop 1 taking place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) between April 7-11, 2011 within the framework of the BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) and workshop 2 being organized in Gijon (Spain) in November during the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon (TBC).
Target group:experienced feature film producers in their own countries wishing to work on an international scale and to create long term creative and business relationships between Europe and Latin America. Interested producers should apply with a feature film project in development stage. ?European producers applying must be able to demonstrate a clear involvement with Latin America and vice versa. In exceptional cases, we can also consider applications of producers without project. Applications with project will be given priority.

If you wish to have further information, please contact:
For applications from Europe: eave@eave.org
For applications from Latin America: bal@bafici.gov.ar
http://www.bafici.gov.ar/
http://www.puentesworkshop.com/
http://www.eave.org/


TIES THAT BIND - ASIA / EUROPE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! DEADLINE: February 28, 2011

For the third time in 2011 and after the great success in 2010, Ties That Bind - EAVE Asia-Europe Producers Workshop will be organised again in 2011 in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Fareast Film Festival and Pusan International Film Festival / Pusan Promotion Plan.

Ties That Bind 2011 will consist of two workshops, workshop 1 taking place in Udine (Italy) between May 3-7, 2011 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 29 - May 7, 2011) and workshop 2 being organized from October 10-13, 2011 during the Pusan International Film Festival (October 6-14, 2011) in South Korea.

The workshops will bring together 10 film producers from Asian and European countries. Each producer will be selected together with a feature film project in development and will work with leading industry experts from both continents during the two workshops. Amongst a range of issues, sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, financing in the two regions, marketing and promotion, and the legal aspects of co-production. The workshop participants will work together as a group, as well as through individual consultation, and will have the unusual opportunity to get to know each other very well with the object of forming long term creative and business partnerships and networks. The programme will culminate in Pusan in October 2011 with meetings between the participants and leading Asian and European funders and sales agents.
 
Target group: Experienced feature film producers from Asia (Japan, Korea, China incl. Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia) and Europe wishing to work on an international scale and to create long term creative and business relationships between Europe and Asia. Interested producers should apply with a feature film project in development stage. European producers applying must be able to demonstrate a clear involvement with Asia and vice versa.
http://www.eave.org/


EAVE Film Finance Forum: March 31-April1, 2011 (Luxembourg)
Apply now! Application Deadline: February 24, 2011

EAVE Film Finance Forum 2011 takes place during March 31 – April 3 in Luxembourg. It is an intensive four day workshop for European and international professionals on European film finance.

The EAVE Film Finance Forum provides an exploration and update of the latest financial developments and funding sources in Europe. It includes sessions on public and private finance, co-production, tax incentives, the sales and distribution market, banking services and new industry trends by top level industry experts. Since most films produced in Europe are made with low to medium budgets, the Finance Forum will focus on its participants’ real financial situation and provide them with solutions adapted to their needs and projects.

The workshop takes the form of an inclusive round table with presentations on various up-to-date topics followed by open discussion with the participants and leading industry experts from the finance and film businesses. In order to achieve a maximum level of interactivity the total number of participants is limited. This enables an approach focused on a small group and the specific needs of each participant as well as facilitating networking between participants and experts.

The Film Finance Forum is targeted to producers and associated film industry professionals, members of the financial and legal communities, policy makers, and consultants. It is also open to non-EU applicants, thanks to the support of MEDIA Mundus (tbc).

For futher information: www.eave.org  or contact EAVE workshop manager Satu Elo:  satu@eave.org


Interchange 2011: apply now! Deadline: February 28, 2011

Interchange is the Middle East - Europe Training programme organised jointly by Torino Film Lab, EAVE and the Dubai International Film Festival. We select 12 teams of writer/director and producer coming from Europe or one of the listed Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The selected teams will develop their projects through 2 intensive 5 day workshops (end of May/beginning of June and December 2011) and two on-line sessions. The programme will culminate in a final pitch at the 2011 Dubai International Film Festival. The new call for applications for Interchange 2011 is open until February 28th, 2011.

For more information about the course and details on how to apply, please visit
http://www.torinofilmlab.it/

 

CineLink 2011 Call for Entries
Deadline for project submissions is March 1st 2011.

New call for entries for filmmakers from Southeast Europe to participate in the CineLink Project Development Workshop and Co-Production Market held within the framework of the Sarajevo Film Festival is open from the 13th of January, 2011.

CineLink project is a backbone of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section. It is a development and financing platform for carefully selected local features destined for European co-production. Around 10 most promising projects from Southeast Europe are selected every year in the CineLink category for a series of tailor-made development workshops culminating in a financing event taking place during the last three days of the Sarajevo Film Festival, to which another 5 projects selected in the CineLink Plus category are invited directly.

CineLink Project Development Workshop will take place in late April 2011, while the CineLink Co-production Market dates in 2011 are July 27th to 30th.

Every year CineLink Co-production Market attracts more than 500 participants from all spheres of the film business ready to network, discover talent, co-produce or commission new projects. It represents an annual hub for film professionals from the region and their own meeting point with the international film industry.

CineLink is open for feature-length fiction film projects in development with potential for theatrical distribution, created by authors from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and UNMI Kosovo.

To apply please check out: http://www.sff.ba/news/show/id/602/culture/en?sf_culture=en
or contact cinelink@sff.ba


 
Job Vacancies

Helsinki Film School
Professor of Practice positions open in the Helsinki Film School.
The fields of the professorships are:

A)  Film Sound Design and
B) Costume Design for Theatre and Film.

Application deadline: January 31, 2011.
Please see the advertisement and the application instructions as a whole at
http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/jobs/professor_film_sound_design/
http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/jobs/professor_costume_design_theatre_film/


Opportunity to work with Power to the Pixel
Power To The Pixel is looking for a super-organised and friendly Office Administrator to work across all of the company's projects; a self-starter who is able to multitask across numerous activities and has an interest in cross-media and innovation.
 
They will work directly with PttP Founder & CEO, Liz Rosenthal and COO & Producer, Tishna Molla. There is no deadline for applying so if you are interested please get in touch with us ASAP.

A full description can be found on: http://www.powertothepixel.com/news/uncategorized/opportunity-work-power-pixel

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REMINDER: PUENTES - EAVE EUROPE / LATIN AMERICA PRODUCERS WORKSHOP 2011

For the third time in 2011, EAVE will organize a workshop for Latin American and European producers in cooperation with BAL and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon supported by MEDIA MUNDUS: The PUENTES Europe-Latin America Producers Workshop.

PUENTES consists of two workshops, workshop 1 taking place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) between April 7-11, 2011 within the framework of the BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) and workshop 2 being organized in Gijon (Spain) in November during the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon(TBC).

The workshop will enable feature film producers from both continents to work together in two four-day workshops and will offer the 10 selected participants:
-  top level professional and project development,
- work on the comprehensive development of European and Latin American projects, 
- cooperation and co-production on these and future projects,
- the creation of in-depth awareness of the audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices in both continents,
- networking between the participants and their companies to create medium and long term co-financing and co-production relationships,
- access to a network of producers, markets, festivals and decision makers in both continents.

Target group:
Experienced feature film producers in their own countries wishing to work on an international scale and to create long term creative and business relationships between Europe and Latin America. Interested producers should apply with a feature film project in development stage. 
European producers applying must be able to demonstrate a clear involvement with Latin America and vice versa. In exceptional cases, we can also consider applications of producers without project. Applications with project will be given priority.

Project criteria:
- feature-length fiction film (for theatrical release)
- projects suitable for an international co-production and looking for co-producers
- preferably a minimum of 20% should be in place
- projects suggested by European applicants should have a link to Latin America (thematic, cultural, technical) and the producer should be motivated to work with / in Latin America and vice versa
- projects suggested by Latin American applicants should have a potential for co-production
- producers must have completed at least one film released theatrically in the last 3 years
- 1st draft of the script must be available in English for the workshop

Application documents:
- completed submission form (available for download on www.eave.org) 
- synopsis & treatment (8-10 pages max.)
- CV of the producer and the director
- profile of the production company
- note of intention of the producer & note of intention of the director
- motivation letter (1 page)
- previous works of the director 

 Scripts are to be sent only on request.

All documents have to be sent in English – the working language of the workshop will be English.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 31, 2011.The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be published by the end of February, 2011.

If you wish to have further information, please contact: 
For applications from Europe: eave@eave.org 
For applications from Latin America: bal@bafici.gov.ar

http://www.bafici.gov.ar/ / http://www.puentesworkshop.com/ / http://www.eave.org/

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TIES THAT BIND – ASIA / EUROPE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP

For the third time in 2011 and after the great success in 2010, Ties That Bind – EAVE Asia-Europe Producers Workshop will be organised again in 2011 in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Fareast Film Festival and Pusan International Film Festival / Pusan Promotion Plan.


Ties That Bind 2011 will consist of two workshops, workshop 1 taking place in Udine (Italy) between May 3-7, 2011 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 29 – May 7, 2011) and workshop 2 being organized from October 10-13, 2011 during the Pusan International Film Festival (October 6-14, 2011) in South Korea.


The workshops will bring together 10 film producers from Asian and European countries. Each producer will be selected together with a feature film project in development and will work with leading industry experts from both continents during the two workshops. Amongst a range of issues, sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, financing in the two regions, marketing and promotion, and the legal aspects of co-production. The workshop participants will work together as a group, as well as through individual consultation, and will have the unusual opportunity to get to know each other very well with the object of forming long term creative and business partnerships and networks. The programme will culminate in Pusan in October 2011 with meetings between the participants and leading Asian and European funders and sales agents.


The workshop will enable feature film producers from both continents to work together in two four-day workshops and will offer the 10 selected participants:
-  top level professional and project development,
- work on the comprehensive development of European and Asian projects,
- cooperation and co-production on these and future projects,
- the creation of in-depth awareness of the audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices in both continents,
- networking between the participants and their companies to create medium and long term informational co-financing and co-production relationships,
- access to a network of producers, markets, festivals and decision makers in both continents.

 

Target group:
Experienced feature film producers from Asia (Japan, Korea, China incl. Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia) and Europe wishing to work on an international scale and to create long term creative and business relationships between Europe and Asia. Interested producers should apply with a feature film project in development stage. European producers applying must be able to demonstrate a clear involvement with Asia and vice versa.

 

Project criteria:
- feature-length fiction film (for theatrical release)
- projects suitable for an international co-production and looking for co-producers
- preferably a minimum of 20% should be in place
- projects suggested by European applicants should have a link to Asia (thematic, cultural, technical) and the producer should be motivated to work with / in Asia and vice versa
- projects suggested by Asian applicants should have a potential for co-production and vice versa
- producer must have completed at least one film released theatrically in the last 3 years
- 1st draft of the script available in English for the workshop

 

Application documents:
- completed submission form (available for download on www.eave.org)
- synopsis & treatment (8-10 pages)
- CV of the producer and the director
- profile of the production company
- note of intention of the producer & note of intention of the director
- motivation letter (1 page)
- previous works of the director
Scripts are to be sent only on request.
All documents have to be sent in English – the working language of the workshop will be English.

 

Participation fees & conditions:
The participation at EAVE Ties That Bind is free of charge. Each participant will be offered accommodation during the workshop stay (full board including meals). In addition, we will offer a number of partial scholarships to contribute to the travel costs.

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 28, 2011.

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be published by the end of March, 2011.


For further information and the application form please contact:
For all applications: eave@eave.org

www.eave.org

 


 

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Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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