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EAVE July News 2011


EAVE July News 2011

**** Young German Cinema Award for THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN ****

**** BI, DON’T BE AFRAID awarded Best cinematography at Mediawave ****

**** FESTROIA Silver Dolphin for Best cinematography for LAPLAND ODYSSEY ****

**** Three awards for EAVE producers at Transilvania Film Festival Cluj and Sibiu ****

**** Jožko Rutar new Director of Slovenian Film Center ****

**** APPLY NOW for EAVE European Producers Workshop 2012 ****

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In development / pre-production July 2011

EURIMAGES is funding 19 European co-productions, ten of them are produced by EAVE graduates

- AGON by Robert Budina, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille; EAVE 2007 graduate Dan Burlac 

- IN THE FOG by Sergei Loznitsa, co-producers: EAVE 1995 graduate Heino Deckert, EAVE 1995 graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE 2007 graduate Marleen Slot 

- THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN by Felix van Groeningen, co-producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Celine Baggen

- POKLOSIE  by Wladyslaw Pasikowski, production company: Apple Film (EAVE 2011 participant Izabelle Woijcik)

- ALL THAT MATTERS IS PAST by Sara Johnsen , co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin

- OF SNAILS AND MEN, directed by EAVE 2008 graduate Tudor Giurgiu, producer: EAVE 2011 participant Oana Giurgiu, co-producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman

- KID by Fien Troch, producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart

- EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon. Solomon, co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate Stienette Bosklopper

- RAT KING by Petri Kotwica, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho

- IL COMANDANTE E LA CICOGNA by Silvio Soldini, co-producer: EAVE graduate Andres Pfaeffli

http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/eurimages/History/Coproduction/2011coproductions_EN.asp

 

- FIRUZA by Barmak Akram, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Dan Burlac has been selected for the MFI Script 2 Film Workshops in Nissyros, Greece. 

www.elefantfilms.ch

- POLVO by Julio Hernández Cordón, produced by Fernanda del Nido receives post-production funding by the World Cinema Fund. Co-producers are: Melindrosa films (Guatemala) and Fabula (Chile). The film was developed in EAVE-Puentes and Cinefondation (Cannes FF). Support comes from the Ibermedia Programme.

www.berlinale.de

- 40 DAYS OF SILENCE, written and directed by Saodat Ismailova is in pre-production. Producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Denis Vaslin (Volya Films), co-producers: Benny Drechsel and EAVE 2005 graduate Karsten Stöter (Rohfilm), Jean des Forêts (Petit Film).Shooting is planned in October 2011 in Tadjikistan.

www.volyafilms.com

- UPGRADE by Franziska Buch, producer: EAVE 1995 graduate Ralph Schwingel is in pre-production. Production Companies: Wüste Film Ost, Wüste Film West, Iris Films and Vito Films. Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Jessica Schwarz and Gérard Jugnot. The film about two people who meet on a flight to Paris where they both travel regularly albeit for very different reasons, is funded by Filmstiftung NRW (Nordrhein-Westfalen), German Federal Film Board (FFA) and NDR. Shooting is planned for 40 days from early October.

www.wuestefilm.de

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In production July 2011

- NOS ENFANTS by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart’s Versus Production, co-producers: EAVE president and 1992 graduate Jani Thiltges’ Samsa Film, Les Films du Worso, Box Productions and Prime Time, is in production. Niels Arestrup, Emilie Dequenne, and Tahar Rahim are in the cast. Shooting in Luxemburg, Belgium and Tunisia is due to end in July.

www.samsa-film.com

- SHADOW DANCER by James Marsh, producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Edward Michael Guiney is shooting in Dublin.

www.elementfilms.ie

- PAINLESS by Juan Carlos Medina is in production. The psychological thriller is co-produced by EAVE 2001 graduate Gonçalo Galvão Teles. Production companies: Les Films D'Antoine, Roxbury Pictures, Fado Filmes and Tobina Films. The film with a budget of €3.2m is financed with support of Canal +, Eurimages, ICAA, ICIC (Institut Catala de les Indústries Culturals), Ibermedia, Televisio de Catalunya, Backup Films and Instituto Do Cinema E Do Audiovisual. Shooting in Catalunya is planned for July/August. 

www.fadofilmes.pt

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In post-production July 2011

- EAVE 2006 project LORE by Cate Shortland, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Paul Welsh, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter, is in post-production. The film tells the story of a 14-year-old girl whose Nazi parents are imprisoned. She is left alone in charge of her four young siblings until they embark on cross-country journey to reach their grandmother’s house. Production companies: Edge City Films (UK), Rohfilm (GER), Porchlight Films (AUS). The film has a budget of 3.9 m Euro. Financing: Scottish Screen, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), German Federal Film Board (FFA), German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) and Screen Australia. www.rohfilm.de , www.digicult.co.uk

- ADALBERT’S DREAMS by Gabriel Achim, delegate producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Dan Burlac is in post-production.www.elefantfilms.ch

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Festivals July 2011

Moscow Film Festival (June 23 – July 2)

 - ANARCHY IN ZIMURNAI by director Saulius Drunga, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Ieva Norviliene

- I, VETERAN by by Darius Jarasunas, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Ieva Norviliene

http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru/eng/

 

EAVE is partner of: Moscow Co-Production Market (June 27-29)

- BE FREE / Drama / Russia, Germany, Ukraine / producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Simone Baumann

- JESUS LIVES IN SIBERIA / Documentary / Estonia / producer: EAVE graduate Margus Õunapuu

- MARUSSA / Drama / France / KinoElecktron / producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Janja Krali

- SEROJIC / Comedy / Armenia, Russia /Anniko Films / producer: EAVE Film Finance Forum 2010 graduate Victoria Lupik 

- FLIGHT TBLISI-TBLISI / Drama, Romance, Crime / Georgia, Estonia / 29 Films, Triamen Film OÜ / producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili www.miffbs.ru  

 

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 1 - 9)

 - A NIGHT TOO YOUNG by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Jirí Konecny (Work In Progress presentation)

- BLUE BIRD by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Tomas Leyers

- BULLHEAD by Michaël R. Roskam, co-producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Peter Bouckaert

- MATCHMAKING MAYOR by Erika Hníková, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Jirí Konecny

- MICHAEL by Markus Schleinzer, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger 

- PINA by Wim Wenders, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Gian Piero Ringel 

- SHE MONKEYS by Lisa Aschan, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Helene Lindholm, executive producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Kristina Åberg

- STOPPED ON TRACK by Andreas Dresen, producer: EAVE 1994 graduate & group leader Peter Rommel

- THEATRE SVOBODA by Jakub Hejna, produced by EAVE 2007 graduate Jiri Konecny 

- THE FATHERLESS, by Marie Kreutzer, producer: EAVE 2002 graduate Ursula Wolschlager co-producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder

- VOLCANO by Rúnar Rúnarsson, executive producer: EAVE 1993 graduate Thomas Gammeltoft

- WASTED YOUTH by Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel, executive producer: EAVE 2011 participant Konstantinos Kontovrakis 

www.kviff.com

 

La Rochelle International Film Festival (July 1 – 10)

- APRES LE SUD by Jean-Jacques Jauffret, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Antonin Dedet

- KHODORKOVSKY by Cyril Tuschi, co-producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Simone Baumann

- MICHAEL by Markus Schleinzer, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger 

- SHE MONKEYS by Lisa Aschan, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Helene Lindholm, executive producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Kristina Åberg

http://www.festival-larochelle.org

 

Festival Paris Cinema (July 2 - 13)

- CIRCUMSTANCE directed by Maryam Keshawar, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Antonin Dedet 

- HOSPITALITÉ by Koji Fukada, producer: EAVE TIES THAT BIND 2010 graduate Kiki Sugino 

- KHODORKOVSKY by Cyril Tuschi, co-producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Simone Baumann

- MICHAEL by Markus Schleinzer, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger 

- SHE MONKEYS by Lisa Aschan, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Helene Lindholm, executive producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Kristina Åberg

- SUR LA PLANCHE by Leila Kilani, co-producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Hanneke van der Tas

- THE FUTURE by Miranda July, produced by: Razor Film Production, EAVE 2009 graduate Verona Meier

- THE PRIZE (EL PREMIO) by Paula Markovitch, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Nicole Gerhards

EAVE is partner of: Paris Project Meetings:

- BIG FATHER, SMALL FATHER AND OTHER STORIES by Phan Dang Di, producer: EAVE TIES THAT BIND 2011 participant Hoang Diep Nguyen 

- ROSA F.C. by Michael Wahrmann, producer: EAVE PUENTES 2011 participant Renata Moura

- SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL by Vladimir Todorovic, producer: EAVE TIES THAT BIND 2011 participant and EAVE FILM FINANCE FORUM 2010 participant Fran Borgia

- WOMAN AND MAN by Asli Ozge, producer: EAVE 2011 participant Enis Köstepen

Paris Project Screenings

- FUTURE LASTS FOREVER by Özcan Alper, producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille

EAVE Seminar - In association with Media Desk FranceProducing independent films today: creativity is required!

In the context of an industry with fast changing rules, Lucie Kalmar (Festival Scope, Mômerade, after a 7-year experience at Wild Bunch) and Jean des Forêts (Petit Film, formerly at Les Films du Requin), who spent the first ten years of their professional career working on films they love, shared ideas on how to continue to do so.

The workshop included a case study of a micro-budget independent American film: 'Putty Hill', produced, promoted and sold from Paris by Jordan Mintzer. Panelists : Lucie Kalmar (Mômerade/Festival Scope), Jean des Forêts (Petit Film) & Jordan Mintzer

 www.pariscinema.org

 


EAVE is partner of: FIDLAb Marseille (July 6-11)

 - A GIRL AND A TREE, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Frenk Celarc

- THSE, producer: EAVE 2005 graduate Patrice Nézan

http://www.fidmarseille.org/dynamic/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=846&Itemid=142&lang=french

 

 

EAVE is partner of: Galway Film Fleadh  (July 6 – 11)

- LOTUS EATERS by Lance Daly, producers: EAVE 2004 graduate Macdara Kelleher and EAVE 2008 graduate Morgan Bushe 

- SILENT SONATA by Janez Burger, producers: EAVE 2008 graduate Jozko Rutar and EAVE 2008 graduate Morgan Bushe 

- SPECIAL TREATMENT by Jeanne Labrune, producer: EAVE 1992 graduate and President Jani Thiltges 

- THE GUARD by John Michael McDonagh, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Edward Michael Guiney. 

- THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP by Rebecca Daly, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Morgan Bushe and EAVE 2004 graduate Macdara Kelleher, co-produced by EAVE 2006 graduate Reinier Selen & EAVE 2009 graduate Ferenc Pusztai

- THE POLL DIARIES, co-producer: EAVE 1992 graduate & group leader Danny Krausz

In the framework of EAVE’s partnership with the Galway Film Fleadh, the following EAVE producers attended the market: Frank Geiger (Germany), Natasa Petrovic (Croatia), Edward Porembny (Poland), Maria Blicharska (Poland), Margus Ounapuu (Estonia)

Packaging European Projects for the US Market at Galway Film Fair

An insight into how to package European Projects for the US Market on Friday July 8 at 16.30 at the Radisson Hotel Galway.

The session was moderated by leading European producer Jani Thiltges and the panel consisted of Patricia V. Mayer and Patricia Quinn both of whom have an extensive background in packaging European film projects for the American market (please scroll down for short biographies of all speakers).

EAVE was represented in Galway by Workshop Manager Satu Elo. 

Biographies of the speakers:

Jani Thiltges - SAMSA Film (Luxembourg). President of EAVE

 Since 1986, Jani is co-founder, partner and CEO of Samsa Film Luxembourg. He is also partner of ARTEMIS PRODUCTIONS (Belgium) and FADO FILMES (Portugal). In 2003, he founded LIAISON CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE, based in Paris, in association with ARTEMIS PRODUCTIONS (Belgium) and ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP (Belgium). Jani Thiltges is also a member of European Film Academy.

Patricia V. Mayer - Partner in Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Los Angeles. Tutor Screenleaders EU, FAS Screen Training Ireland

 Patricia has legal expertise in entertainment law including development, production, financing and distribution of motion pictures, TV movies and series, home video and interactive projects. Also intellectual property, copyright, literary publishing, merchandising, licensing, recording and music publishing. Her Industry Focus is on major studios, independent financiers, producers and distributors for all media, including foreign companies doing business in the US, and US companies doing business abroad.

Patricia Quinn - Pat Quinn Media, Los Angeles. Tutor Screenleaders EU, FAS Screen Training Ireland

 Pat Quinn specializes in aiding entertainment companies in the packaging and development of projects for all media.  Covering all aspects of entertainment media sales, Quinn creates sales strategies, pitches and sales presentations. She also represents the creators of international television series and formats, which she packages for domestic networks and cable. Her clients include award winning screenwriters, and U.K. and international television series formats, which she packages for networks and cable.  She has sold projects recently to: Warner Horizon, Fox 2000, FX, ABC, CBS, A&E, NBC Universal Studios, ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN, TruTV, Sony, Showtime, Oxygen, HBO, and VH1.

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

Jerusalem International Film Festival (July 7 – 16)

 - BLUE BIRD by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Tomas Leyers

- BULLHEAD by Michaël R. Roskam, co-producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Peter Bouckaert

- CODE BLUE by Urszula Antoniak, co-producer: EAVE 2011 participant Floor Onrust

- ESSENTIAL KILLING, producers: EAVE 2002 graduate Jozsef Berger, EAVE 1991 graduate Ed Guiney and EAVE 2009 graduate Ingrid Lill Hogtun

- OUR GRAND DESPAIR by Seyfi Teoman, co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate Stienette Bosklopper

- MOTHER OF ASPHALT, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Ankica Juric Tilic

- SWANS by Hugo Vieira da Silva, producers: EAVE 2002 graduate Helge Albers and EAVE 2010 graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad

- THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975, producer: EAVE 2011 participant Annika Rogell 

- THE SLUT by Hagar Ben Asher, co-producer: PUENTES 2011 participant Benny Drechsel 

http://www.jff.org.il

 

Freiburg Filmfest  (July 7-17)

 - ARSCHKALT by André Erkau, producer: EAVE 1995 graduate Ralph Schwingel 

- MY BEST ENEMY by Wolfgang Murnberger, co-producers: EAVE 1992 graduate and president Jani Thiltges, EAVE 1999 graduate Josef Aichholzer

- THE GUARD by John Michael McDonagh, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Edward Michael Guiney. 

- THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER by Eran Riklis, co-producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Tudor Giurgiu

www.filmfest-freiburg.de

 

Revelations Perth Film Festival  (July 9 – 18)

- MATCHMAKING MAYOR by Erika Hníková, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Jirí Konecny

www.revelationfilmfest.org

 

NaturVision Neuschönau Bavaria  (July 14 - 17)

- UNTER DICKHÄUTERN – DIE RÜCKKEHR DER ELFEFANTEN by Peter Dreckmann, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Olaf Jacobs 

www.hoferichterjacobs.de

 

European Film Festival Palic  (July 17 – 23) 

During the 18th European Film Festival Palic(Serbia), a Mini EAVE workshop for the final year students of film production studies from Serbia and Russia is going to be organised. „This Film production workshop will, in the future, gather participants from the whole Eastern Europe, so hopefully, it will make a bridge between the East and the West”, states festival executive director Miroslav Mogorovic.

The workshop takes place from July 16-19 and a range of EAVE producers and experts will share their experiences with the attending Serbian and Russian film students.

- BLUE BIRD by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Tomas Leyers

- CZUKOR SHOW by Tamás Dömötör, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Ferenc Pusztai

- INNOCENT SATURDAY by Alexander Mindadze, Associate Producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Simone Baumann

- LAPLAND ODYSSEY by Dome Karukoski, producer: EAVE 2002 graduate & Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy, associate producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Annika Sucksdorff

- SHE MONKEYS by Lisa Aschan, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Helene Lindholm, executive producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Kristina Åberg

- STOPPED ON TRACK by Andreas Dresen, producer: EAVE 1994 graduate & group leader Peter Rommel

- SILENT SONATA by Janez Burger, producers: EAVE 2008 graduate Jozko Rutar and EAVE 2008 graduate Morgan Bushe 

- TEAM BUILDING by Réka Almási, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Ferenc Pusztai, co-producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Oliver Damian

- TENDER SON - THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT by Kornél Mundruczó, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Viktoria Petranyi, co-producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder 

www.palicfilmfestival.com

 

Sarajevo Film Festival  (July 22 – 30)

 - ABENDLAND by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger 

- AMNESTY by Bujar Alimani, producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille 

- CODE BLUE by Urszula Antoniak, co-producer: EAVE 2011 participant Floor Onrust

- DAD by Vlado Škafar, producer: EAVE 2007 Frenk Celarc 

- EAVE 2009 project BROKEN MUSSELS by Seyfettin Tokmak, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Serkan Cakarer

- EAVE 2008 project WHITE WHITE WORLD, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Uliks Fehmiu, co-producers: EAVE 2002 graduate Helena Danielsson, EAVE 2008 graduate Guido Schwab, EAVE 2010 participant Marcel Lenz

- LOVERBOY by Catalin Mitulescu, producer EAVE 2010 graduate Marcian Lazar

- MICHAEL by Markus Schleinzer, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger 

- MOTHERS by Milcho Manchevski, producer: EAVE 1989/90 graduate Christina Kallas

- OUR GRAND DESPAIR by Seyfi Teoman, co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate Stienette Bosklopper

- PINA by Wim Wenders, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Gian Piero Ringel 

- SCHWARZKOPF by EAVE 2009 graduate Arash T. Riahi 

- THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975, producer: EAVE 2011 participant Annika Rogell 

- THE GUARD by John Michael McDonagh, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Edward Michael Guiney. 

- LAS ACACIAS by Pablo Giorgelli, producer: PUENTES 2011 participant Paula Massa

- WASTED YOUTH by Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel, executive producer: EAVE 2011 participant Konstantinos Kontovrakis 
CineLink 

- 365 NEW YEARS by Paul Negoescu, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

- TIDEWAY by Hugo Vieira da Silva & Heidi Wilm, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Mathias Forberg

CineLink Plus 

- MOTHER by Vlado Škafar, producer: EAVE 2007 producer Frenk Celarc

- TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, producer: EAVE 2011 participant Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

- VIRUS by Angelos Frantzis, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Maria Tsigka


EAVE / ACE networking breakfast

Come and find out more about EAVE!

From 9:30 on July 29, 2011 at the Hotel Europa. EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp will be available to meet interested producers.

http://www.sff.ba

 

New Horizons Festival Wroclaw (July 21-31)

 - BROWNIAN MOVEMENT by Nanouk Leopold, co-producers: EAVE 1994 graduate Stienette Bosklopper and EAVE 2008 graduate Ellen de Waele

- EAVE 2008 project WHITE WHITE WORLD, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Uliks Fehmiu, co-producers: EAVE 2002 graduate Helena Danielsson, EAVE 2008 graduate Guido Schwab, EAVE 2010 participant Marcel Lenz

- ESSENTIAL KILLING, producers: EAVE 2002 graduate Jozsef Berger, EAVE 1991 graduate Ed Guiney, and EAVE 2009 graduate Ingrid Lill Hogtun

- EVERYONE ELSE by Maren Ade, line producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Jonas Dornbach

- PINA by Wim Wenders, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Gian Piero Ringel 

- TENDER SON - THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT by Kornél Mundruczó, co-producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder 

- THE DITCH, co-produced by EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum and EAVE 2002 graduate Sebastien Delloye, delegate producer: EAVE 1999 graduate and French National Coordinator Philippe Avril

- THE FORGOTTEN SPACE by Noel Burch and Allan Sekula, co-producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Ebba Sinzinger

- THE PRIZE (EL PREMIO) by Paula Markovitch, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Nicole Gerhards

- UPPERDOG, produced by EAVE 2008 graduate Dirk Decker- VOLCANO by Rúnar Rúnarsson, executive producer EAVE 1993 graduate Thomas Gammeltoft

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

 

Durban International Film Festival  (July 22 – August 1)

- BLACK BUTTERFLIES by Paula van der Oest, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Arry Voorsmit 

- BROWNIAN MOVEMENT by Nanouk Leopold, co-producers: EAVE 1994 graduate Stienette Bosklopper and EAVE 2008 graduate Ellen de Waele

- CIRCUMSTANCE directed by Maryam Keshawar, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Antonin Dedet 

- ESSENTIAL KILLING, producers: EAVE 2002 graduate Jozsef Berger, EAVE 1991 graduate Ed Guiney, and EAVE 2009 graduate Ingrid Lill Hogtun

- HOSPITALITÉ by Koji Fukada, producer: EAVE TIES THAT BIND 2010 graduate Kiki Sugino 

- MICHAEL by Markus Schleinzer, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger 

- RUBBER by Quentin Dupieux, producer: EAVE 2005 graduate Julien Berlan 

- THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975, producer: EAVE 2011 participant Annika Rogell 

- THE FUTURE by Miranda July, produced by: Razor Film Production, EAVE 2009 graduate Verona Meier

- THE GIANTS by Bouli Lanners, producers: EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart & EAVE president and 1992 graduate Jani Thiltges

www.cca.ukzn.ac.za

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Awards and Nominations July 2011

- BI, DON’T BE AFRAID, producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Claire Lajoumard and EAVE 2007 graduate Oliver Röpke was awarded best cinematography at the Mediawave Film and Music Festival, Gyor. www.mediawave.hu

- The Best Directing Award of the Transilvania International Film Festival Cluj and Sibiu went ex-aequo to PRINCIPLES OF LIFE by Constantin Popescu, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and VOLCANO by Rúnar Rúnarsson, executive producer: EAVE 1993 graduate Thomas Gammeltoft.SHE MONKEYS by Lisa Aschan, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Helene Lindholm, executive producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Kristina Åberg received the Best Cinematography Award.www.tiff.ro

- LAPLAND ODYSSEY by Dome Karukoski, producer: EAVE 2002 graduate & Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy, associate producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Annika Sucksdorff was awarded with the Silver Dolphin for Best cinematography at the FESTROIA - International Film Festival Of Setubal.www.festroia.pt

- INNOCENT SATURDAY by Alexander Mindadze, Associate Producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Simone Baumann won the Golden Iris Award for the best film and the Jameson Cinephile Award of the Brussels Film Festival. www.brff.be

- MICHAEL by Markus Schleinzer, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger was given a Special Mention at the Art Film Fest Bratislava.www.artfilmfest.sk

- THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN by Jan Zabeil received the Young German Cinema Award for best producer of the Filmfest München, producers: EAVE 2005 graduate Karsten Stöter and PUENTES 2011 participant Benny Drechsel.www.rohfilm.de

- WITHOUT SNOW by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE 2011 participant Marius Wlodarski won Best Film award in the Young Cinema Competition in Gdynia.www.fpff.pl

- Caviar Advertising Agency with producer EAVE 2010 graduate Peter de Maegd won three Bronze Lions at the Cannes Linos 2011 competition with THE CRYING INVOICE, SHARE YOUR PARENTS and DUTCHDRESS.http://caviarcontent.be

- FRAUENZIMMER by Saara Aila Waasner, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Caroline Daube won the prize for best cinematography (Eva Maschke) at the International Women's Film Festival (IFFF) in Dortmund. www.royalponyfilm.com

- UNTER DICKHÄUTERN – DIE RÜCKKEHR DER ELFEFANTEN by Peter Dreckmann, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Olaf Jacobs is nominated for the Deutsche Naturfilmpreis 2011 of the Darß Naturfilmfestival.www.hoferichterjacobs.de

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In Cinema July 2011

- TENDER SON - THE FRANKENSTEIN PROJECT by Kornél Mundruczó, co-producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder was released in Belgium on July 6.www.kgp.co.at

- AURORA by Christi Puiu, co-producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Dan Wechsler started in Belgium on July 20.www.bordcadrefilms.com

- ARSCHKALT by André Erkau, producer: EAVE 1995 graduate Ralph Schwingel can be seen in German theatres from July 27.www.wuestemedien.de

- BROWNIAN MOVEMENT by Nanouk Leopold, co-producers: EAVE 1994 graduate Stienette Bosklopper and EAVE 2008 graduate Ellen de Waele started in Germany on July 1.www.circe.nl , www.serendipityfilms.be

- DISTANT NEIGHBOURHOOD by Sam Gabarski, producer: EAVE 1992 graduate and president Jani Thiltges, and EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum was released in The Netherlands on July 7.www.samsa.lu

- LE QUATTRO VOLTE by Michelangelo Frammartino, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Andres Pfaeffli starts in Spanish cinemas on July 8. www.venturafilm.ch

- SWANS by Hugo Vieira da Silva, producers: EAVE 2002 graduate Helge Albers and EAVE 2010 graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad starts in German cinemas on July 14.

- THE VIDEO ART FOR ALL EXHIBITION, produced by EAVE 2002 graduate Stefano Barberi, which was first shown in 2010 at the Orient Foundation in Macau, is now open at AFA BEIJING CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE. Director Tobias Rosenberger’s work will be on display through July 31.http://nomadfilms.net

- THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE IS NOT BEING DEAD by OLPAMA (Olivier Pictet, Pablo Martín Torrado & Marc Recuenco), produced by EAVE 2008 graduate Saskia Vischer can be seen in Swiss-German cinemas from July 14. The Swiss pre-premiere was on July 5 at the cinema Riff Raff, Zurich.www.saskiavischer.com/projects.php

- BUILD SOMETHING MODERN, directed by EAVE 2008 graduate Nicky Gogan and Paul Rowley was showing in Cork at the Triskel Arts Center from July 10 – 12.www.stillfilms.org

- EAVE 2007 project ALIVE! by Artan Minarolli, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Ebba Sinzinger of WILDart Films started in Austrian cinemas on July 1.www.alive-derfilm.at

- WAYNE McGREGOR - GOING SOMEWHERE by Catherine Maximoff, produced by EAVE 2005 graduate Patrice Nezan had its preview on July 1 at the MK2 Bastille in Paris. Film start in the same cinema is July 6.www.lesfilmsdupresent.fr

- FRAUENZIMMER by Saara Aila Waasner, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Caroline Daube is broadcasted on Phoenix on August 9. www.royalponyfilm.com

- DDR AHOI!, two-part documentary by Lutz Pehnert, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Olaf Jacobs was broadcasted on Phoenix on July 2 at 20:15 h.- DER SAURIER-CODE by Jan N. Lorenzen, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Olaf Jacobs was shown by on  ARTE on July 2 at 20:15 h.DER OSTSEE-CHECK by Lutz Hofmann, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Olaf Jacobs is on MDR on July 5 at 20:45 h.www.hoferichterjacobs.de

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EAVE Workshops and Highlights July 2011

WORKSHOPS

Mini EAVE Georgia 2011 In cooperation with the Georgian National Film Center, EAVE organizes a special workshop for producers from Georgia with feature films in development. Workshop 2 from July 15 - 17 is with following experts: EAVE Head of Studies Alan Fountain, Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE), Frédéric Corvez (urban distribution, F), Clare Downs (Forever Films, UK), Sibylle Kurz (D), Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (Johann Schlüter Lawfirm, DK)

Target group are experienced Georgian feature film producers wishing to work on an international scale and to co-produce with Europe. Interested producers can apply with or without a feature film project in development stage. 


HIGHLIGHTS

- EAVE 2008 graudate Jožko Rutar New Director of Slovenian Film Center. The board of the Slovenian Film Center (SFC) has elected Jožko Rutar as Director of the SFC. Rutar takes up the new post on July 1 for a five year term. Jožko Rutar was born in 1970. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. In 2006 he was selected as a Producer on the Move, presented at the Cannes film festival. Rutar is the president of the Association of Slovenian film producers and of the Expert Council at Slovenian collective society AIPA. In 2004 he joined the production company STARAGARA, which was founded by directors Jan Cvitkovi? and Janez Burger. Besides numerous short films and documentaries his production credits includes the feature films Gravehopping (2005) and Silent Sonata (2010). www.staragara.com

- SAMSA FILM launches MOVIES BENELUX. EAVE 1992 graduate and president Jani Thitges’ Samsa Films and Artemis Productions have launched MOVIES BENELUX, a company specialized in the acquisition of the rights of distribution of international movies, in asserted commercial potential, in Benelux. This partnership has the aim to help position itself on a larger scale of movies, or more ambitious movies. The opportunities arise from co-operations with its shareholders ARTEMIS PRODUCTIONS, SAMSA FILM, and their co-producers partners. http://moviesbenelux.com

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Upcoming Deadlines July 2011

European Producers Workshop 2012 APPLY NOW! 

Deadline for APPLICATIONS: September 30, 2011

Train, develop, network. A year long programme focussed on three intensive weeks featuring professional development through working on the development of fiction and documentary projects.

WORKSHOP 1 in Luxembourg (LU), 12 - 19 MARCH 2012

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its European Producers Workshop.

Who is it for?

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction and documentary, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to begin to operate on a European wide basis by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry – e.g. commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.

How does it work?

Half the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts throughout the year. Most participants attending with a project also bring their writer for the first two weeks which enables producer and writer to benefit together from one-to-one sessions with script experts. 

During the first two workshops, in March and June, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third week in October, 40-50 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers. 

EAVE graduates join a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry. Furthermore, EAVE participants and members benefit from our partnerships with the leading European film festivals and markets where EAVE facilitates graduate participation. 

Timeline

The interviews with all candidates will take place in autumn 2011 and the selection will be announced in December 2011. The 3 workshops take place during March 12 - 19 (Luxembourg), June 13 - 20 (Croatia) and October, TBC (The Netherlands) 2012.


CHP:FORUM is Now Open for Submissions!
EAVE's partner "CPH:DOX" is proud to announce that CPH:FORUM is now open for submissions. We strongly encourage EAVE producers to submit their upcoming film. 

From June 1 you can submit your new projects to CPH:DOX's international financing and co-production event, CPH:FORUM, dedicated to help facilitate the development and financing of creative and visually strong film projects.

Submit your project to CPH:FORUM 2011!

CPH:FORUM returns on November 9-11, 2011, and we are delighted to announce that the forum is now open for entries until September 1, 2011.

CPH:FORUM is a 3-day event bringing together key international financiers and producers - all intent on discovering the latest independent and innovative works in development with documentary filmmakers, fiction filmmakers and visual artists.

Reflecting CPH:DOX's overall interest in strong cinematic films, crossing boundaries between fiction, documentary and art, CPH:FORUM has three main focus areas:

FICTIONONFICTION:Challenging works in the ever-growing hybrid landscape between fiction and non-fiction.

CINEMA:High end theatrical feature length documentaries with international distribution potential.

ART:Film projects conceptualized to be screened both within the institution of cinema and that of visual arts.

This year, an exclusive maximum of 24 projects will be selected for presentation. The selected projects will be presented to an excellent line-up of major international funds, sales agents, buyers, distributors, broadcasters, online platforms, festivals, museums and other film and art institutions in order to create an exclusive and diversified meeting and networking place across the landscape of fiction, documentary & art.CPH:FORUM offers project presentations, tailored one-on-one meetings with financiers and co-production partners, seminars & case studies, informal networking, dinners and good old fun.

If you are a filmmaker and would like to apply, please read the full entry and submission criteria.

2 projects produced by EAVE producers will be selected for CPH:FORUM. The festival will cover accommodation and travel. You should clearly mark your application with 'EAVE'

CPH:FORUM has a natural emphasis on the Nordic and European scene, but strongly encourages producers and filmmakers worldwide to submit their projects for consideration. 

CPH:FORUM looks forward to receiving your applications and to welcoming filmmakers and film lovers, commissioners and professionals, festival programmers and international buyers, to CPH:DOX 2011.

Read more information on CPH:FORUM and CPH:DOX or contact Head of Industry, Daniella Eversby.



Call for projects The Arc 1950 Coproduction Village

CLOSING OF SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2011

Dear EAVE Producers, we would like to inform you about the upcoming call for applications of  the Arc 1950 Coproduction Village.

In two editions, Les Arcs European Film Festival has become a major event within the French and European film festivals scene. In addition to a quality selection of around 60 European feature films, the festival will be organizing for its 3rd edition, the call for projects for the Arc 1950 Coproduction Village.

CONCEPT

During 4 days, from the 10th to the 13th December,  the Arc 1950 Coproduction Village aims to welcome 20 European film projects.

The projects' producers will be invited to the festival and will have the opportunity to meet professionals during one-to-one meetings with:

- potential co-producers

- French and European distributors 

- sales agents

- regional funds

- banks, equity partners, specialists of tax credit systems in Europe.

- and of course all the professionals that come to the festival to present a film.  Last year, there were more than 800 professionals.

Debates and case studies are also organized on production and distribution issues in Europe.

Italy will be the country honoured this year by Les Arcs European Film Festival, so the Arc 1950 Coproduction Village will be focusing on Italian financing systems.

NEW THIS YEAR:

the Work in Progress: a selection of 5 films in post-production, looking for financiers, distributors or a sales agent, will be screened to professionals.??

Transmedia meeting: a round-table will be organized in partnership with Europa Distribution. Inter-professional meetings will also be set up with other areas (web, video-games.)

The Arc 1950 Coproduction Village aims to be more than just a series of professional meetings, but also a place to develop informal relationships, in a casual atmosphere, in a unique place.Sports sessions (European Cinema Ski Cup, snowshoeing and « pitches »on chairlifts), lunches and cocktails will rythme these 4 days.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

- the project must be a feature film (fiction, animation or documentary) initiated in Europe, in development or in post-production, minimum length of  75 minutes

-  the director needs to be  european and to have already directed films (feature films or distinguished short films)

- the producer(s) must be looking for additional sources of financing and/or european coproducer(s).

An European regional film fund support (in development or in production) will be considered as a plus for the project. It is also better to have already secured at least 25% of the budget.

Special for EAVE producers - Coproduction Village call for participation without project:  EAVE offers you the opportunity to participate at the Coproduction Village without project in order to discover the selected projects and to participate at a rich programme of workshops and events. 

A selected number of EAVE producers will be invited by the festival (accreditation and accommodation). If you are interested, please confirm to us by email to tina@eave.org , sending us a short motivation statement and CV/filmography before October 27.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SUBMISSION FORM ON: www.lesarcs-filmsfest.com


The Global Film Initiative

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Application deadline: July 15, 2011

Summer 2011 Feature-film Production Grants 

In its continuing effort to promote original filmmaking by individuals from around the world, the Global Film Initiative is pleased to announce a call for the Summer 2011 cycle of its feature-film production grants program. Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2011, and decisions will be announced in September 2011.

Global Film Initiative production grants are awarded twice a year, in winter and summer, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling. The Granting Program furthers the Initiative's mission of contributing to the development of local film industries while offering audiences a variety of cultural perspectives on daily life around the world. Monies received through the Initiative's Granting Program are used to support completion of film production, and to subsidize post-production costs, such as laboratory and sound mixing fees and access to modern editing systems.

This year, the Global Film Initiative will award production grants of up to $10,000 each to select applicants during its summer granting cycle. These funds are made available following the Initiative's evaluation of an applicant's completed screenplay and early film-footage, and may include a pre-sale option for exclusive U.S. distribution of an applicant's film by the Initiative. Individuals may submit more than one film for consideration per granting cycle but please note that only applications from qualifying countries or regions will be considered and that production grants are not available for documentary or short films.

*The Global Film Initiative strongly believes in supporting narrative storytelling traditions from around the world and invites all qualified applicants to submit their work for granting consideration.

For Applications & Guidelines, please visit: www.globalfilm.org/granting.htm.

The Global Film Initiative accepts grant applications from countries in the following regions: Africa, Asia (excluding Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan), the Caribbean (excluding Cuba), Central and Eastern Europe (excluding European Union), Latin America, the Middle East (excluding Iran) and Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand)


Greetings from Power to the Pixel!

Applications deadline: 29 July.

Power to the Pixel is accepting entries for The Pixel Market, a unique marketplace dedicated to showcasing and financing cross-media projects from around the world. It takes place on 12 & 13 October 2011 as part of Power to the Pixel's annual Cross-Media Forum, held 11 - 14 October in association with the BFI London Film Festival.

The Pixel Market will introduce 25 cross-media project producers to top international financiers, commissioners, tech companies, online portals and media companies during the two-day event. Up to 8 of the 25 selected teams will compete for the £6,000 ARTE Pixel Pitch Prize at the Market's public event, The Pixel Pitch on 12 October at NFT1, BFI Southbank.

We're calling producer-led teams from around the world and we'd much appreciate it if you could share this information with your peers. Logo and marketing copy in attachment.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at market@powertothepixel.com should you require further information.


The CineMart deadline for submitting projects is September 1st, 2011 

From January 25 to February 5, 2012, the 41st edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam will take place. During the festival, the 29th edition of the international co-production market CineMart will be held from January 29 to February 1.

Over the course of four days, CineMart will again present around 30 international projects of acclaimed directors and their younger talented colleagues to approximately 850 professionals from the international film industry, ranging from sales agents, producers and distributors to television buyers and funding agencies.

Through this email we would like to ask you to encourage producers from your network, that have any new projects in development that need additional financing, and for which you think CineMart would be an appropriate platform, to send their projects to us to take in consideration for selection for the 29th CineMart edition. 

The specific conditions for entering a project to CineMart are the following:

  • The project should not have been presented at other international co-production markets (with the exception of CineMart's official partners or after discussion with one of CineMart’s managers)
  • The project can be from all parts of the world and can be in all stages of production: from script (in need of development money) to rough cut (still in need of pre-sales money)
  • The project should be a feature film with theatrical & international potential (minimum length of 70 minutes)
  • There should be a director & producer attached to the project, preferably producers or directors who are deemed capable of getting films off the ground
  • The project should be forwarded to us before ***SEPTEMBER 1, 2011***
  • Applications should include all the requested documents. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration for selection
  • The project's complete (at least a second draft) screenplay should be available during CineMart
  • Once a project has been selected, one representative, but preferably two (producer & director) should be present during the four days of the market
  • There is no entry fee for applications

Links to apply & the requested materials:

For Projects in Development: http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/myiffr/entry-forms/?key=cine

For Works-in-Progress:http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/myiffr/entry-forms/?key=cine

For Cross/Transmedia Projects:http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/myiffr/entry-forms/?key=cine

All the regulations on how to apply and the online entry form are available on our website: http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/cinemine/project_entry/

After filling out the online entry form (deadline September 1st, 2011),and uploading all the required documents, please send a DVD of previous work or a rough cut to the festival address which you can find on the above mentioned website. The chance of making successful contacts during CineMart in case of selection is increased by a clear presentation of the project and the concrete description of the participation sought. 

If you would like to receive more information about CineMart or regarding applications, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

CineMartInternational Film Festival Rotterdam

P.O. Box 21696

3001 AR Rotterdam

THE NETHERLANDS

Tel: +31.10.8909090

Fax: +31.10.8909091

cinemart@filmfestivalrotterdam.com

http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com


FRANKFURTER BUCHMESSE
Registration is now open for Frankfurt Story

Drive 2011 Conference: New dimensions of storytelling  (October 12 and 13)

NEW: Master classes led by international media professionals //

StoryDrive Business Centre for crossmedia rights and business collaboration 

“Storytelling & Storyselling” is the motto of Frankfurt StoryDrive 2011. The two-day conference and its adjacent trading centre will focus on new forms of storytelling and current trends in the media and entertainment industries, along with rights and co-production models that extend beyond industry boundaries. 

“Transmedia" has been a hot topic in recent years but its potential has not yet been fully exploited. We'd like to remedy this situation. As the first organised meeting place for all players, StoryDrive serves as an engine for cross-industry collaboration”, announced project manager Britta Friedrich. “This year we will be offering master classes for the first time. These intensive training sessions, along with our services in the StoryDrive Business Centre, provide the know-how and tools needed to successfully do business across industry boundaries.”

Master class: The StoryDrive conference programme 

A story is a universe – that’s the vision Canadian transmedia producer Louis-Pierre Pharand (UBI Workshop) will present to StoryDrive participants in his keynote address. A total of four master classes focused on development, financing, pitching and crossmedia collaboration will demonstrate how this vision can become a reality. How can you convincingly pitch a project to an investor? What does a script have to look like to get Hollywood’s attention? What are the differences between co-production, collaboration and traditional licensing, and what are the pros and cons of each? Each two-hour master class will be led by a renowned media professional and will offer practical information, along with sufficient time for questions and answers. 

Trendspotting:

Enhanced books, gamification, cloud computing In their session on the future of enhanced books, film producers Melody Sylvester (Ridley Scott Associates) and Jenny Todd (Canongate) will show that books are no longer (just) for reading. Game designers Pete Smith and Charlie Hoey have their very own concept of world literature – they’ve created a video game version of the novel “The Great Gatsby”. Using the television production “Kill your Darling” as an example, producer Marc Lepetit (Phoenix Film) will show how predictable – or not – crossmedia projects can be. Additional case studies, including Stephen Frears’ comedy “Tamara Drewe”, will provide an exclusive look behind the scenes of cross- and transmedia productions. Frank Sliwka, director of the GDC (Games Developers Conference) Europe, and community manager Peter Larsen will place the new demands of media consumers under the microscope – and demonstrate how media professionals can meet these needs – in their session “The Customer is King”. Alexander Fernandez (Streamline Studios) and others will discuss the potential of “gamification”. The two-day conference will also focus on issues like cloud computing, alternative financing models and new sources of revenue. Speakers will include composer Chris Huelsbeck (“Star Trek – Infinite Space”), Jo Loeffler (Panini Comics), Andreas Peltret (Frogster), Scott Shannon (Random House), designer and interactive writer Martin Gantefoehr, and many more. 

Focus on crossmedia business:

The StoryDrive Business Centre The StoryDrive Business Centre is an exclusive Business Lounge located right near the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre in Hall 6.0. This is where StoryDrive participants from the book, film and games industries, along with financial and rights experts, have the opportunity to meet potential new business partners in a relaxed atmosphere. Professional events like “Legal Wake-ups” – short presentations by international media legal experts – along with “Lunch Tables” chaired by conference speakers and matchmaking and pitching events will give participants an opportunity to make new contacts and create new business. “The StoryDrive Business Centre will be the start of many success stories”, added Friedrich.

For more information, visit www.storydrivefrankfurt.com 

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Don’t miss the application deadline for the EAVE 2012 European Producer Workshop: September 30

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its European Producers Workshop.

Who is it for?

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction and documentary, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to begin to operate on a European wide basis by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry – e.g. commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.

How does it work?

Half the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts throughout the year. Most participants attending with a project also bring their writer for the first two weeks which enables producer and writer to benefit together from one-to-one sessions with script experts. 

During the first two workshops, in March and June, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third week in October, 40-50 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers. 

EAVE graduates join a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry. Furthermore, EAVE participants and members benefit from our partnerships with the leading European film festivals and markets where EAVE facilitates graduate participation. 

Timeline

The interviews with all candidates will take place in autumn 2011 and the selection will be announced in December 2011. The 3 workshops take place during March 12 - 19 (Luxembourg), June 13 - 20 (Croatia) and October, TBC (The Netherlands) 2012.

Deadline for APPLICATIONS: September 30, 2011

Check out http://eave.org/programmes/european-producers-workshop-2012/ for more information and the application form or contact us! 

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FROM PRODUCERS TO PRODUCERS: ANNUAL MEETING IN LOCARNO

Dear EAVE Producers,

We would like to inform you about the possibility of attending the next meeting for Swiss and European producers, proposed by SFP, GARP and IG and organized by FOCAL under the auspices of the International Locarno Film Festival. The meeting is dedicated this year to the new challenges that interactive programs, 3D and crowd-funding bear in regard to project development, financing and producing.

The meeting is to be held on Monday 8th August, 2011 from 2 to 6 pm, at the Hotel Belvedere in Locarno. It will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Please find here the full details on this event, in French and English (the official languages for this meeting).

Although the event is free of charge, registration is compulsory. Kindly fill in the registration form on www.focal.ch/FPtP_ch by 31st July 2011.

FROM PRODUCERS TO PRODUCERS Proposed by SFP, GARP and IGOn invitation of FOCAL and the Festival del Film LocarnoIn partnership with ARTE, Eurimages and MEDIA Desk SuisseIn co-operation with ACE, EAVE and The European Producers Club 

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Packaging European Projects for the US Market at Galway Film Fair

Going to attend Galway Film Fair (July 7–9)?

Don’t miss the following industry event, organized in co-operation by Screen Leaders EU, EAVE and Galway Film Fair:

An insight into how to package European Projects for the US Market on Friday July 8 at 16.30 at the Radisson Hotel Galway.

The session is moderated by leading European producer Jani Thiltges and the panel consists of Patricia V. Mayer and Patricia Quinn both of whom have an extensive background in packaging European film projects for the American market (please scroll down for short biographies of all speakers).

The event is free of admission. Please register online for a place at www.screentrainingireland.ie.

EAVE will be represented in Galway by Workshop Manager Satu Elo. For further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact her at satu@eave.org, +352 44 52 10 60 (EAVE office phone in Luxembourg) or +352 661 44 52 10 (mobile).

Biographies of the speakers:

Jani Thiltges – SAMSA Film (Luxembourg). President of EAVE

Since 1986, Jani is co-founder, partner and CEO of Samsa Film Luxembourg. He is also partner of ARTEMIS PRODUCTIONS (Belgium) and FADO FILMES (Portugal). In 2003, he founded LIAISON CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE, based in Paris, in association with ARTEMIS PRODUCTIONS (Belgium) and ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP (Belgium). Jani Thiltges is also a member of European Film Academy.

Patricia V. Mayer – Partner in Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Los Angeles. Tutor Screenleaders EU, FAS Screen Training Ireland

Patricia has legal expertise in entertainment law including development, production, financing and distribution of motion pictures, TV movies and series, home video and interactive projects. Also intellectual property, copyright, literary publishing, merchandising, licensing, recording and music publishing. Her Industry Focus is on major studios, independent financiers, producers and distributors for all media, including foreign companies doing business in the US, and US companies doing business abroad.

Patricia Quinn – Pat Quinn Media, Los Angeles. Tutor Screenleaders EU, FAS Screen Training Ireland

Pat Quinn specializes in aiding entertainment companies in the packaging and development of projects for all media.  Covering all aspects of entertainment media sales, Quinn creates sales strategies, pitches and sales presentations. She also represents the creators of international television series and formats, which she packages for domestic networks and cable. Her clients include award winning screenwriters, and U.K. and international television series formats, which she packages for networks and cable.  She has sold projects recently to: Warner Horizon, Fox 2000, FX, ABC, CBS, A&E, NBC Universal Studios, ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN, TruTV, Sony, Showtime, Oxygen, HBO, and VH1.

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