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EAVE March News 2014


Obituary: Dorothy Viljoen

Dorothy Viljoen, who has been part of EAVE as negotiation expert from 1991-2009, has died.

EAVE recently received the very sad news that Dorothy Viljoen has passed away. Dorothy had been with us on the European Producers Workshop as an expert on negotiation from 1991 to 2009. She worked with over 1000 Workshop participants from every corner of Europe during that time and no doubt all of them will tell you that Dorothy’s sessions on negotiation and role play were the highlight of the Workshop. 

Dorothy was unassuming but highly professional, she had a light touch concealing a steely toughness and numerous negotiating tricks and techniques, which she happily shared. A warm and generous colleague, a valued member of EAVE’s team, a lovely companion for dinner and a glass of wine. She loved also to cook. We will miss her. 

Dorothy was one of the most influential figures in media business affairs and over her professional career she worked in the UK with the Independent Broadcasting Authority, ITV and the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television where she was the Business Affairs Adviser working with hundreds of independent film and television companies as well as playing a central role in negotiating ground breaking terms of trade between independent producers and broadcasters. 

Dorothy authored two indispensable books on film and television deal making – “The Key to Negotiation of Audiovisual Co-Production Contracts” (Council of Europe Press 1994) and “The Art of the Deal” (PACT 2002).   

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EAVE projects Cristian, OUR SUN and ZUD supported by Eurimages

Eurimages has distributed 5.36 million Euros to 17 European co-productions. Among them are nine projects by EAVE graduates:

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • DIE NACHT DER TAUSEND STUNDEN by Virgil Widrich, producer: EAVE+ 2013 graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • EAVE 2011 project CRISTIAN directed by EAVE 2008 graduate Tudor Giurgiu, producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Oana Giurgiu, co-producer: EAVE 2005 graduate Emöke Vagasi
  • EAVE 2013 project OUR SUN by Joost van Ginkel, producer: EAVE 2012 graduate Ellen Havenith
  • EAVE 2013 project ZUD by Marta Minorowicz, producer EAVE 2013 graduate Ann Carolin Renninger, co-producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Anna Wydra
  • MAMA by Vlado Skafar, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia & Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo, EAVE 2007 graduate Frenk Celarc
  • NASAS VAKODNEVNA PRICA by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Zdenka Gold
  • THE LAST KING (BIRKEBEINERNE) by Nils Gaup, producers: EAVE Film Marketing Workshop 2010 graduate Thea Røhr Østvold, EAVE 1998 graduate Lesley McKimm, EAVE 2004 graduate Viktoria Petranyi
  • WAIT FOR ME by Mitko Panov, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Francine Lusser

coe.int/eurimages

 

  • NEVER LET IT GO by Paul Negoescu, producer: EAVE Film Marketing Workshop 2012 graduate Radu Stancu is in development. The film follows the story of 38-year-old Petru, a sex addict who finds out that he is going to have a baby with his on-off girlfriend Irina. Petru decides to sort his life out, get married and try to have a conventional relationship, but this proves more difficult than expected. Negoescu is finishing the screenplay while searching for the lead actor and co-production companies for his €400,000 project. Shooting is planned to start in autumn.

www.defilm.ro


The Swedish Film Institute has supported six full-length documentaries, among them are:

  • CONQUERING CHINA by Johan Jonason, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Anna Byvald
  • I AM DUBLIN by David Aronowitsch, Anna Persson and Ahmet Abdullahi, producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Annika Rogell 
  • THE SECRET FLIGHT by Andreas Koefoed, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Erik Magnusson 

Among the seven features backed by the Swedish Film Institute are:

  • EAVE 2011 Project THE HERE AFTER by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, co-produced by EAVE 2011 graduate Sophie Erbs 
  • YOUNG SOPHIE BELL by Amanda Adolfsson, producer: EAVE 2001 graduate Gila Bergqvist Ulfung. 

www.sfi.se

 

The Macedonian Film Fund supports two films by Sisters and Brother Mitevski:

  • WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME by Teona S. Mitevska, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Labina Mitevska
  • SIERRA NEVADA by Cristi Puiu, co-producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Labina Mitevska

www.sistersandbrothermitevski.com

 

  • DOGS by Bogdan Mirica, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Marcela Ursu, co-produced by EAVE+ 2013 graduate Titus Kreyenberg is in pre-production. The main character Roman, a young man from the city who goes to a remote village by the Ukrainian border in order to sell the land he inherited from his late grandfather only to find that his grandfather was a local crime lord. The budget is 1m EUR. Shooting is expected for late summer.

ww.42kmfilm.ro | www.unafilm.de

 

  • THE INDIAN BRIDE by Hans Peter Moland, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Helen Ahlsson is in pre-production. The film is a screen adaptation of Karin Fossum's bestseller "Elskede Poona" about a long-time bachelor who meets and marries an Indian beauty, who is soon brutally murdered. The project by Motlys AS and Tre Vänner Production has a budget of €4-5 M. Shooting on locations in India and Norway is planned for June 2015.

www.trevanner.se


  • ETERNITY by Tran Anh Hung, co-producer: EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges is in pre-production. The film is starring Bérénic Béjo, Mélanie Laurent and Audry Tautou and adapts for the big screen a novella by French writer Alice Ferney, “L’Elegance des veuves,” a story from the late 19th century to the end of the 20th century of three generations of women and their children, all born into a Catholic bourgeois family, as the women evolve from girls to mothers then widows, their husbands often killed by wars. Produced by Canal+, Nord-Ouest Productions and Samsa Film, the project has a budget of € 10 M. Shooting in France starts in July.

www.samsa.lu

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EAVE project CRISTIAN now in production

  • MAGIC MOUNTAIN, directed and produced by EAVE 2010 graduate Anca Damian, co-producers: EAVE 2010 graduate Bénédicte Thomas and EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille started filming. Damian tells the story of Adam Jacek Winkler, a photographer and a mountaineer who moved to Paris as a political refugee and fought as Adam Khan in Afghanistan on the side of the mujahidin in the 1980’s. He climbed Mont Blanc, leaving there a solidarity flag with the Afghan people and died while on another solitary climb. The Romanian National Center for Cinema gave it a production grant of 95,000 EUR in April 2013. The Polish Film Institute is also supporting the project with a production grant of 120,000 EUR. The budget is 978,000 EUR.

www.aparte-film.net

  • LES CHEVALIERS BLANCS by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart started shooting in Morocco. In his new film, Lafosse focuses on the limits and issues of humanitarian interventions in Africa. Starring lead roles are Vincent Lindon, Valérie Donzelli, Louise Bourgouin and Reta Kateb. Funding comes from Eurimages, Wallimage, Ciné+, Soficinéma, Inver Invest Tax Shelter and CNC.

ww.versusproduction.be

  • THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Ed Guiney is shooting in Ireland. “Dogtooth” and “Alps” director Lanthimos and his regular co-writer Efthimis Filippou wrote the love story, set in a dystopian future where single people are given strict conditions for finding mates. Element Pictures, Faliro House, Haut Et Court, Limp and Scarlet Films are the production companies. Money comes from the Irish Film Board, CNC, Dutch Film Fund and British Film Institute (BFI). 

www.elementpictures.ie

  • THE FENCER by Klaus Härö, producer: EAVE 1999 graduate Kaarle Aho is shooting in Estonia. The film tells the story of a young and ambitious sportsman who is on the run from the Soviet People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD). His escapades take him to a small town where he starts teaching gym class at school. Soon he comes to realize that this is what he wants to do in life. Produced by Making Movies, Allfilm and Kickfilm the project received EURIMAGES support in October 2013. Support comes from Estonian Film Institute, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Estonian Television. The film’s budget is 1,965,768 EUR. THE FENCER is scheduled to be released in spring 2015.

www.mamo.fi

  • LOVE OR DEATH, written and directed by Daniel Kušan, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Ankica Juric Tilic is in production. The film is a sort of sequel to KOKO AND THE GHOSTS, which was one of the most successful Croatian films in the last 20 years. Co-produced by Gustav Film and supported by the Slovene Film Fund, the film has a budget of 650,000 EUR.

www.kinorama.hr

  • EAVE 2011 project CRISTIAN directed by EAVE 2008 graduate Tudor Giurgiu, producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Oana Giurgiu is in production. The movie tells the story of a young idealistic prosecutor that tries to solve a case against an elder colleague accused of corruption. The Romanian-Hungarian-Bulgarian co-production is financed by the Romanian National Film Center and received a development grant from the Media Programme of the European Union.

www.librafilm.net

  • BLUE GUITAR by Paco Torres, producer: EAVE 1998 graduate and Irish national coordinator Edwina Forkin is shooting in Galway, Ireland and Palestine. A Palestinian man and an Israeli boy are drawn together by a shared tragic event and a mutual love of music. The Palestinian man needs to be freed from the pain of the loss of his wife and child. The boy needs to atone for causing the event that claimed their lives. The film’s budget is in the €1.5-2 million.

www.zanzibarfilms.net

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EAVE project THE SKY ABOVE US now in post-production

  • FREE FALL by György Pálfi, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Ferenc Pusztai, co-producer 2012 Film Finance Forum and 2012 Film Marketing Workshop graduate Karoly Feher is in production. After shooting in January, editing in February and post-production in March, the director plans to have the film completed by April 2014. FREE FALL tells the story about a suicidee who throws herself off the roof of a tower block. In the last moments of her life she looks into the windows she passes and gets to know the true stories of people living in the house. KMH Film and Popfilm produce the film. Co-production partners are JIF Festival (South Korea), Sciapode (France), Visionteam and Origo Film Group (Hungary). Release in Hungarian cinemas is planned for September 2014.

www.kmhfilm.hu

  • EAVE 2010 project THE SKY ABOVE US, written and directed by Marinus Groothof, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Sander Verdonk, co-producers: EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum and EAVE 2007 graduate and national coordinator Serbia Miroslav Mogorovic is in post-production. The story: while Belgrade silently gets ready for yet another night of possible NATO bombings, three people in the heart of the city try to retain their sanity by creating their own reality. The film will be released in Dutch theatres later this year.

www.levpictures.com/films/the-sky-above-us


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DEMOCRAZY crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter

EAVE 2010 graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen launched a crowdfunding campaign for her film DEMOCRAZY on Kickstarter.

“First we spent 8 years on our Oscar nominated documentary THE ACT OF KILLING, which has challenged and rewritten Indonesia’s political landscape. Now we take on Colombia in this unique and inspiring story, which our director Andreas M. Dalsgaard has worked on for 5 years. The philosopher turned politician Antanas Mockus attacks a corrupt and violent political system with mimes, pencils and honesty and changes Colombia forever.”

Read more on https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1287992000/democrazy/ 

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EAVE projects THE JUDGMENT, PARADJANOV,  THE UNDERTAKER and POLVO in festivals around the world

One World Film Festival Prague (March 3 – 12)

  • EUGENIC MINDS by Pavel Štingl, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Jirí Konecný
  • EVERYDAY REBELLION by The Riahi Brothers, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • HAPPINESS by Thomas Balmès, producer: EAVE 1999 graduate Kaarle Aho
  • HILTON! – HERE FOR LIFE by Virpi Suutari, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Markku Tuurma 

www.oneworld.cz

 

Miami International Film Festival  (March 6 – 15)

  • PUENTES 2010 project POLVO (DUST) by Julio Hernández Cordón, producer: EAVE 2008 and PUENTES 2010 graduate Fernanda del Nido
  • THE FIFTH SEASON by EAVE 1995 graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, EAVE 1992 graduate Philippe Avril
  • LA SIRGA by Andrés Vega, producer: PUENTES 2012 graduate Diana Bustamante
  • OH BOY by Jan Ole Gerster, producer: EAVE 2012 graduate Alexander Wadouh
  • PARADISE: LOVE by Ulrich Seidl, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • PUENTES 2011 project TANTA AGUA (SO MUCH WATER) by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, producer: PUENTES 2011 and EAVE+ 2014 graduate Agustina Chiarino, co-producer: PUENTES 2012 graduate Tania Zarak
  • VILLEGAS by Gonzalo Tobal, producer: PUENTES 2011 graduate Benjamin Domenech

http://miami.festivalgenius.com/2013

 

Sofia International Film Festival  (March 6 - 23)

  • A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT by Erik Poppe, co-producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Lesley McKimm
  • BLIND DATES by Levan Koguashvili, co-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Olena Yershova
  • CHILD’S POSE by Calin Peter Netzer, producers: EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE 2011 graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • CIRCLES by Srdan Golubovic, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • HAPPINESS by Thomas Balmès, producer: EAVE 1999 graduate Kaarle Aho
  • IN BLOOM by Aana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, co-producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • HARMONY LESSONS by Emir Baigazin, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate and Russian National Coordinator Anna Katchko, co-producers: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter
  • EAVE 2009 project PARADJANOV, produced and co-directed by EAVE 2009 graduate Olena Fetisova, co-produced by EAVE 2009 graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • ROXANNE by Valentin Hotea, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • DIE FRAU DES POLIZISTEN by Philip Gröning, line-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Martin Blankemeyer
  • EAVE 2010 project THE ACT OF KILLING by Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen and EAVE 2011 graduate Anne Köhncke
  • EAVE 2011 project THE JUDGMENT directed and produced by EAVE 2011 graduate Stephan Komandarev
  • SHIRLEY – VISIONS OF REALITY by Gustav Deutsch, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • THE LUNCHBOX by Ritesh Batra, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter
  • THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Paolo Sorrentino, co-producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Ed Guiney
  • VELVET TERRORISTS by Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarcík, Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Siniša Juricic

www.siff.bg

Sofia Meetings

Following projects have been selected for the 11th Sofia Meetings:

  • COSMIC CANDY by Rinio Dragassaki, producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • DEDE by Mariam Khachvani, producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Vladimer Katcharava
  • SCARRED HEARTS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • INITIO by Felix Sorger and EAVE 2001 graduate David Grumbach, producer: EAVE 1991 and EAVE+ 2014 graduate Paul Thiltges
  • THE OTHER MAN, produced and directed by EAVE 2011 graduate Stephan Komandarev

In the framework of the EAVE-Sofia Meetings partnerships the following 2 projects have been selected after the European Producers Workshop 3 in Vienna:

  • EAVE 2013 project RADIOGRAM by Rouzie Hassanova, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Gergana Stankova
  • EAVE 2013 project WHERE IS SOPHIA by Anton Groves, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Cristina Badea

Thanks to the partnership between EAVE and Sofia Meetings, the following EAVE producers were attending Sofia meetings:

  • EAVE 2012 graduate Gilles Chanial, Red Lion, Luxembourg
  • EAVE 2014 participant Matija Radeljak, Aning Film, Croatia
  • EAVE B`EST 2012 graduate Stephan Grobe, Jolle Fil, Germany
  • EAVE 2012 graduate Marianna de Liso, Italy

www.siff.bg/sofiameetings

 

South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival Austin (March 7 – 15)

  • FEUCHTGEBIETE by David Wnendt, producer: EAVE group leader Peter Rommel
  • LAST HIJACK by Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting, producers: EAVE 2008 graduate Nicky Gogan, EAVE 2009 graduate Verona Meier

http://schedule.sxsw.com

 

International Film Festival On Human Rights Geneva (March 7 – 16)

  • A STRANGER by Bobo Jelcic, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Zdenka Gold
  • BETHLEHEM by Yuval Adler, co-producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Sébastien Delloye 

www.fifdh.org

 

Bergamo Film Meeting (March 8 – 16)

  • EAVE 2012 project THE UNDERTAKER by Dragan Nikolic, producer: EAVE 2012 graduate Jovana Nikolic
  • QUEEN OF MONTREUIL by Sólveig Anspach, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman
  • ROXANNE by Valentin Hotea, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • THE PRINCESS OF EGYPT by Jan Forsström, producer: EAVE 1999 graduate Kaarle Aho
  • WOLF by Jim Taihuttu, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Julius Ponten

www.bergamofilmmeeting.it

 

BUFF Film Festival (March 11 – 16)

  • IN BLOOM by Aana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, co-producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • PUENTES 2011 project TANTA AGUA (SO MUCH WATER) by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, producer: PUENTES 2011 graduate Agustina Chiarino, co-producer: PUENTES 2012 graduate Tania Zarak.

www.buff.se

 

Diagonale Graz (March 12 – 17)

  • DAS KIND IN DER SCHACHTEL by Gloria Dürnberger, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • DAS RADIKAL BÖSE by Stefan Ruzowitzky, co-producer: EAVE 1999 graduate Stefan Aichholzer
  • EVERYDAY REBELLION by The Riahi Brothers, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • FEVER by Elfie Mikesch, producer: EAVE+ 2013 graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • GRAND CENTRAL by Rebecca Zlotowski, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder  
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE by Johanna Moder, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Oliver Neumann
  • KICK OUT YOUR BOSS by Elisabeth Scharang, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • OKTOBER NOVEMBER by Götz Spielmann, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Antonin Svoboda
  • SHIRLEY – VISIONS OF REALITY by Gustav Deutsch, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • SPIELER by Katharina Copony, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • SUPEREGOS (ÜBER-ICH UND DU) by Benjamin Heisenberg, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • THE LAST OF THE UNJUST by Claude Lanzmann, production: EAVE 1992 graduate and group leader Danny Krausz  
  • UND IN DER MITTE, DA SIND WIR by Sebastian Brameshuber, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder.

www.diagonale.at

 

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (March 14 – 23)

  • EVERYDAY REBELLION by The Riahi Brothers, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • HAPPINESS by Thomas Balmès, producer: EAVE 1999 graduate Kaarle Aho  
  • IN THE DARK ROOM by Nadav Schirman, co-producer: EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE by Marc Bauder, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • THE LAST OF THE UNJUST by Claude Lanzmann, production: EAVE 1992 graduate and group leader Danny Krausz.

http://tdf.filmfestival.gr

 

Wales One World Film Festival  (March 15 – April 3)

  • PUENTES 2011 project GLORIA by Sebastián Lelio, co-producer EAVE PUENTES 2011 graduate Josefina Undurraga
  • THE LUNCHBOX by Ritesh Batra, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter.

www.wowfilmfestival.com

 

Fribourg International Film Festival (March 16 – 23)

  • AU REVOIR L’ÉTÉ by Koji Fukada, producer: EAVE TIES THAT BIND 2010 graduate Kiki Sugino
  • TO KILL A MAN by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille.

www.fiff.ch

 

Bari BIF&ST (March 16 – 23)

  • FEVER by Elfie Mikesch, producer: EAVE+ 2013 graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • FRIENDS FROM FRANCE by Anne Weil and Philippe Kotlarski, co-producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Hanneke van der Tas
  • LOVE IS THE PERFECT CRIME by Jean-Marie Larrieu and Arnaud Larrieu, co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • NOT MY TYPE (PAS SON GENRE) by Lucas Belvaux, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman

www.bifest.it



Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 17 - April 2)

  • 40 DAYS OF SILENCE by Saodat Ismailova, producers: EAVE 2006 graduate Denis Vaslin, EAVE 2007 graduate and PUENTES Head of Studies Jean des Forêts, EAVE 2005 graduate Karsten Stöter
  • BETHLEHEM by Yuval Adler, co-producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • BLIND DATES by Levan Koguashvili, co-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Olena Yershova
  • CHILD’S POSE by Calin Peter Netzer, producers: EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE 2011 graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • CONCERNING VIOLENCE by Göran Olsson, producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Annika Rogell
  • DIE FRAU DES POLIZISTEN by Philip Gröning, line-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Martin Blankemeyer
  • GRAND CENTRAL by Rebecca Zlotowski, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • HARMONY LESSONS by Emir Baigazin, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate and Russian National Coordinator Anna Katchko, co-producers: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter
  • HELI by Amat Escalante, co-produced by EAVE 1995 graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE+ 2013 graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • MY SWEET PEPPER LAND by Hiner Saleem, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter
  • OKTOBER NOVEMBER by Götz Spielmann, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Antonin Svoboda
  • PUENTES 2011 project GLORIA by Sebastián Lelio, co-producer EAVE PUENTES 2011 graduate Josefina Undurraga
  • SHIRLEY – VISIONS OF REALITY by Gustav Deutsch, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM, producer EAVE 2008 graduate Marcela Ursu.

www.hkiff.org.hk/eng

 

Aubagne International Film Festival  (March 18 – 23)

  • A LONG STORY by Jorien van Nes, producer: Stienette Bosklopper
  • PUPPY LOVE by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Sébastien Delloye 

http://aubagne-filmfest.fr

 

Eurodok – European Documentary Film Festival, Oslo (March 19 - 23)

  • ALPHABET by Erwin Wagenhofer, producer: EAVE group leader Peter Rommel
  • ANTON CORBIJN INSIDE OUT by Klaartje Quirijns, co-producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Morgan Bushe
  • THE VENICE SYNDROME by Andreas Pichler, co-producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Arash T. Riahi 

www.cinemateket.no/eurodok

 

New Directors/New Films New York (March 19 - 30)

  • HISTORIA DE LA MEVA MORT (STORY OF MY DEATH) by Albert Serra, production manager: EAVE 2006 graduate Dan Burlac
  • PUENTES 2011 project HISTORY OF FEAR (HISTORIA DEL MIEDO) by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: PUENTES 2011 graduate Benjamin Domenech
  • THE JAPANESE DOG by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, producer: EAVE 2008 graudate Tudor Giurgiu
  • TO KILL A MAN by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • WE COME AS FRIENDS by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder 

www.newdirectors.org

 

Cleveland International Film Festival (March 19 – 30)

  • ADIEU PARIS by Franziska Buch, producer: EAVE 1995 graduate Ralph Schwingel
  • AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER by Danis Tanovic, producers: EAVE National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo and EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT by Erik Poppe, co-producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Lesley McKimm
  • EAVE 2008 project 82 DAYS IN APRIL by Bart Van den Bempt, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Ellen De Waele, with co-producer EAVE 1994 graduate Stienette Bosklopper and line producer EAVE 2009 graduate Serkan Cakarer
  • FEUCHTGEBIETE by David Wnendt, producer: EAVE group leader Peter Rommel
  • LOVE IS BLIND by Ilmar Raag, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate, group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • LIFE’S A BREEZE by Lance Daly, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Macdara Kelleher and EAVE 2002 graduate Martin Persson
  • L'INCONNU DU LAC by Alain Guiraudie, co-producer: EAVE Film Finance Forum 2010 graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • LUDWIG II by Peter Sehr, executive producer: EAVE 1992 graduate and group leader Danny Krausz
  • THE CONGRESS by Ari Folman, producers: EAVE 2011 graduate David Grumbach and EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • THE JAPANESE DOG by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Tudor Giurgiu
  • THE VERDICT by Jan Verheyen, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Peter Bouckaert

www.clevelandfilm.org

 

Movies That Matter Festival The Hague (March 20 - 26)

  • EVERYDAY REBELLION by The Riahi Brothers, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • GRAND CENTRAL by Rebecca Zlotowski, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • HEART OF A LION by Dome Karukoski, producer: EAVE 2002 graduate & Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy
  • LAST HIJACK by Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting, producers: EAVE 2008 graduate Nicky Gogan, EAVE 2009 graduate Verona Meier

www.moviesthatmatterfestival.nl

 

Cinélatino Toulouse (March 20 – 30)

  • AGUA FRIA DE MAR by Paz Fábrega, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate and PUENTES Head of Studies Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Fernanda Del Nido
  • HELI by Amat Escalante, co-produced by EAVE 1995 graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE+ 2013 graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • PORFIRIO by Alejandro Landes, co-producer: PUENTES 2010 graduate Agustina Chiarino
  • PUENTES 2011 project TANTA AGUA (SO MUCH WATER) by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, producer: PUENTES 2011 graduate Agustina Chiarino, co-producer: PUENTES 2012 graduate Tania Zarak
  • PUENTES 2011 project GLORIA by Sebastián Lelio, co-producer EAVE PUENTES 2011 graduate Josefina Undurraga
  • PUENTES 2011 project HISTORY OF FEAR (HISTORIA DEL MIEDO) by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: PUENTES 2011 garduate Benjamin Domenech
  • TO KILL A MAN by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille

www.cinelatino.com.fr

 

Vilnius International Film Festival (March 20 – April 3)

  • A STRANGER by Bobo Jelcic, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Zdenka Gold
  • A STREET IN PALERMO by Emma Dante, producers: Interchange 2010 graduate Marta Donzelli, EAVE 1991 graduate Andres Pfaeffli
  • BETHLEHEM by Yuval Adler, co-producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • BLIND DATES by Levan Koguashvili, co-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Olena Yershova
  • CHASING THE WIND by Rune Denstad Langlo, producers: EAVE 1995 graduate Sigve Endresen, EAVE 2012 graduate Brede Hovland and EAVE 1995 graduate Heino Deckert
  • DIE FRAU DES POLIZISTEN by Philip Gröning, line-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Martin Blankemeyer
  • DRIFT by Benny Vandendriessche, producer: EAVE 2005 graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • FREE RANGE by Veiko Õunpuu, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Katrin Kissa
  • LAND OF STORMS by Ádám Császi, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Eszter Gyárfás, EAVE 2004 graduate Viktória Petrányi, EAVE+ 2013 graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • MY SWEET PEPPER LAND by Hiner Saleem, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter
  • PUENTES 2011 project GLORIA by Sebastián Lelio, co-producer EAVE PUENTES 2011 graduate Josefina Undurraga
  • THE CONGRESS by Ari Folman, producers: EAVE 2011 graduate David Grumbach and EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • THE JAPANESE DOG by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, producer: EAVE 2008 graudate Tudor Giurgiu
  • THE LUNCHBOX by Ritesh Batra, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter
  • THE STAG by John Butler, producer: EAVE 1993 graduate Robert Walpole
  • TIR by Alberto Fasulo, co-producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Irena Markovic
  • VELVET TERRORISTS by Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarcík, Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Siniša Juricic

www.kinopavasaris.lt/en/films

 

Festival de Guadalajara (March 21 – 30)

  • HEART OF A LION by Dome Karukoski, producer: EAVE 2002 graduate & Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy
  • RUN & JUMP by Steph Green, producer: EAVE 2001 graduate Martina Niland
  • LOS ÁNGELES by Damian John Harper, producer: EAVE 2012 graduate Jonas Weydemann
  • TO KILL A MAN by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • SILENCE IN DREAMLAND by Tito Molina, producer: EAVE 2012 graduate Jonas Weydemann
  • SNAILS IN THE RAIN, produced and directed by EAVE 2010 graduate Yariv Mozer
  • JULIA by J. Jackie Baier, co-producer: EAVE 2012 graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • LAND OF STORMS by Ádám Császi, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Eszter Gyárfás, EAVE 2004 graduate Viktória Petrányi, EAVE+ 2013 graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • PUPPY LOVE by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • WOLF by Jim Taihuttu, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Julius Ponten

http://ficg.mx

 

Audi Festival of German Films, Australia (March 26 – April 11)

  • AS TIME GOES BY IN SHANGHAI by Uli Gaulke, producer: EAVE 2002 graduate Helge Albers
  • HOUSTON by Bastian Günther, producers: EAVE 2012 graduate Martin Heisler, EAVE 1991 graduate Joachim Ortmanns
  • JULIA by J. Jackie Baier, co-producer: EAVE 2012 graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • OH BOY by Jan Ole Gerster, producer: EAVE 2012 graduate Alexander Wadouh
  • ROSIE by Marcel Gisler, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Susann Rüdlinger

www.goethe.de

 

Itinérances - Alès Film Festival (March 28 – April 6)

 

  • CIRCLES by Srdan Golubovic, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • MY SWEET PEPPER LAND by Hiner Saleem, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter
  • EAVE 2009 project PARADJANOV, produced and co-directed by EAVE 2009 graduate Olena Fetisova, co-produced by EAVE 2009 graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • SHELL by Scott Graham, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate David Smith, co-produced by EAVE 2003 graduate Helge Albers 
  • THE GIANTS by Bouli Lanners, producers: EAVE 2000 graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart & EAVE 1992 graduate and Head of Studies Jani Thiltges 

 

www.itinerances.org


Other festivals

Tampere International Short Fim Festival (March 5 - 9)

  • TRAUMFABRIK by Dominik Siebel, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Martin Blankemeyer

www.tamperefilmfestival.fi

 

San Diego Latino Film Festival  (March 7 – 17)

  • PUENTES 2010 project POLVO (DUST) by Julio Hernández Cordón, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Fernanda del Nido

www.sdlatinofilm.com

 

Cinéma du Reel, Paris (March 20 - 30)

  • GO FORTH by Soufiane Adel, producer: B’EST 2012 graduate Charlotte Vincent

www.cinemadureel.org

 

Bradford Film Festival (March 27 – April 6)

  • THE LUNCHBOX by Ritesh Batra, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter

 www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/bradfordinternationalfilmfestival

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PUENTES project GLORIA nominated for the Premios Platino

The Oscars of Latin American cinema, the Premios Platino, already have nominees lined up for their first edition. The awards will be given out on Saturday April 5 at the Anayansi Theatre in Panama City. 

  • PUENTES 2011 project GLORIA by Sebastián Lelio, co-producer EAVE PUENTES 2011 graduate Josefina Undurraga is nominated in five categories, Best Latin American Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Score and Best Screenplay 
  • HELI by Amat Escalante, co-produced by EAVE 1995 graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE+ 2013 graduate Titus Kreyenberg is in for Best Latin American Fiction Film and Best Director
  • CANNIBAL by Manuel Martin Cuenca, co-producers: EAVE graduates Tudor and EAVE 2011 graduate Oana Giurgiu competes for Best Actor.

www.premiosplatino.com

 

  • THE STAG by John Butler, producer: EAVE 1993 graduate Robert Walpole leads the nominations for the Irish Film and Television Awards. The film is nominated for Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
  • BLACK ICE by Johnny Gogan, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Nicky Gogan and LIFE’S A BREEZE by Lance Daly, producer: EAVE 2004 graduate Macdara Kelleher and EAVE 2002 graduate Martin Persson are nominated for Best Actress.

www.ifta.ie

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EAVE projects THE JUDGMENT and the ACT OF KILLING win main prizes in Sofia

  • BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN by Felix van Groeningen, producer: EAVE 2014 participant Laurette Schillings won the César for Best Foreign Film at the French Academy Awards.
  • L'INCONNU DU LAC by Alain Guiraudie, co-producer: EAVE Film Finance Forum 2010 graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis received a César for Best Male Rising Star.

www.academie-cinema.org


  • CHILD’S POSE by Calin Peter Netzer, producers: EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE 2011 graduate Oana Giurgiu won eight awards and the Audience Award at the Gopo Awards, the Romanian film industry awards. The trophies for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing and Best Sound went to the team of CHILD’S POSE. 
  • Victor Rebengiuc won his second Gopo for Best Actor for THE JAPANESE DOG by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate Tudor Giurgiu. 
  • DOMESTIC by Adrian Sitaru, producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan won the Gopo for Best Art Direction (Cristian Niculescu).

www.hifilm.ro

 

EAVE producers have been very successful at the Sofia International Film Festival:

  • BLIND DATES by Levan Koguashvili, co-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Olena Yershova received the Grand Prix for best film, the award for Best Director and the FIPRESCI Award.
  • EAVE 2010 project THE ACT OF KILLING by Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen and EAVE 2011 graduate Anne Köhncke was awarded Best Documentary.
  • EAVE 2011 project THE JUDGMENT directed and produced by EAVE 2011 graduate Stephan Komandarev was given the Award for best Bulgarian Film and
  • NEVER LET IT GO by Paul Negoescu, producer: EAVE Film Marketing Workshop 2012 graduate Radu Stancu won the Hungarian Filmlab Award for best project in the ‘Second Film Projects’ Programme of Sofia Meetings.
  • DEDE by Mariam Khachvani, producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Vladimer Katcharava was given the LVT Post Production Award.

www.siff.bg

 

  • THE PRINCESS OF EGYPT by Jan Forsström, producer: EAVE 1999 graduate Kaarle Aho won the first prize at the Bergamo Film Meeting
  • WOLF by Jim Taihuttu, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Julius Ponten received the third prize at the festival.

www.mamo.fi

 

  • LOVE ME by Maryna Er Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadir Er, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Olena Yershova won the Directors Week Jury’s Special Award, Best Screenplay Award and the Critics Award at the International Film Festival of Porto.

www.fantasporto.com

 

  • TWO LIVES by Georg Maas, producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Rudi Teichmann won the award for Best Screenplay at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland.
  • THE CONGRESS by Ari Folman, producers: EAVE 2011 graduate David Grumbach and EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum received the Jury Prize.
  • EAVE 2008 project LOVE ETERNAL, written and directed by Brendan Muldowney, producers EAVE 2010 graduate Conor Barry, EAVE 2004 graduate Morgan Bushe and EAVE 2004 graduate Macdara Kelleher was awarded Best Irish Feature.

www.jdiff.com

 

  • MATAR A UN HOMBRE by EAVE PUENTES 2013 Eduardo Villalobos was awarded Best Director in the official competition and the FIPRESCI prize for Best Film at the International FF of Cartagena. The film also won the Miami Future Cinema Critics Award at the Miami International Film Festival. 

http://www.ficcifestival.com/

 

  • A STRANGER by Bobo Jelcic, producer: EAVE 2013 graduate Zdenka Gold won the Prix Fiction et Droits humains at the International Film Festival On Human Rights Geneva.

www.fifdh.org

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HARMONY LESSONS in French Cinemas

In French Cinemas:

  • DIE LEBENDEN (THE DEAD AND THE LIVING) by Barbara Albert, co-producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Jonas Dornbach started in France on March 19.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • HARMONY LESSONS by Emir Baigazin, producer: EAVE 2008 graduate and Russian National Coordinator Anna Katchko, co-producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter was released in France on March 26.

www.rohfilm.de

 

In Belgian Cinemas:

  • POST PARTUM by Delphine Noels, producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Paul Thiltges had its Belgian release on March 19.

www.ptd.lu

 

In Austrian Cinemas:

  • EVERYDAY REBELLION by The Riahi Brothers, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Arash T. Riahi was released in Austria on March 21.

www.everydayrebellion.net

  • TOMORROW YOU WILL LEAVE by Martin Nguyen, producer: EAVE 2009 graduate Arash T. Riahi started in Austria on February 28.

www.tomorrowyouwillleave.com
 

In German Cinemas:

  • DIE FRAU DES POLIZISTEN by Philip Gröning, line-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Martin Blankemeyer was released in German cinemas on March 20.

www.die-frau-des-polizisten.de

  • MY SWEET PEPPER LAND by Hiner Saleem, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Karsten Stöter started in German theatres on March 27.

www.rohfilm.de

  • EAT, SLEEP, DIE by Gabriela Pichler, producer: EAVE 2012 graduate China Åhlander was released in Germany on March 20.

www.anagram.se

  • DIE SCHÖNE KRISTA by Antje Schneider & Carsten Waldbauer, producer: EAVE 1991 graduate Joachim Ortmanns was released in Germany on March 20.

www.lichtblick-film.de

  • BOHEMIAN IS ALL GREEK TO ME by Peter Zach, producer: EAVE 2000 graduate Jana Cisar has been screened in Berlin in fsk Kino and Kino Krokodil.

www.cisarfilm.de

 

In UK Cinemas:

  • THE STAG by John Butler, producer: EAVE 1993 graduate Robert Walpole started in UK theatres on March 7.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhBB3aCaqQg

  • THE ROBBER by Benjamin Heisenberg, producer: EAVE 2006 graduate Michael Kitzberger was released in the UK on March 21.

www.geyrhalterfilm.com 

 

In Dutch Cinemas:

  • AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER by Danis Tanovic, producers: EAVE National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo and EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar started in the Netherlands on March 27.

www.pro.ba


On TV 

  • TORPEDO by Helene Hegemann, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Susann Schimk was shown on 3SAT on March 23.

www.credofilm.de

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TIES THAT BIND proudly announces the selection for 2014!

TIES THAT BIND proudly announces the selection for 2014! 

We are delighted to announce the sixth edition of TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Producers Workshop

The first workshop will take place in Udine (Italy) from April 29 – May 3, 2014 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 25  - May 3, 2014). This workshop is supported by the programme Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Arts Network Asia (ANA) in collaboration with Trans Europe Halles (TEH).

A second event will be organized in South Korea in October 2014 during the Busan International Film Festival (October 2 – 11, 2014) in parallel to the Asian Project Market in South Korea with the support of Creative Europe (TBC).

TIES THAT BIND brings together five producers with feature fiction projects from Asia and five from Europe. During the two workshops they will work together work on the development of their projects under the guidance of top-level experts from both continents. The TIES THAT BIND workshop will offer the selected participants in-depth insight into audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices in Asia and Europe, it will provide opportunities for networking between the participants and their companies to create medium and long term co-financing and co-production relationships and it will enable the access to a network of producers, markets, festivals and decision makers in both continents.

The following producers were selected for TIES THAT BIND 2014:

  • Karim Aitouna, Hautlesmains Productions, France; project: Women of the Weeping River, director: Sheron Dayoc
  • Joenathann Alandy, Outpost Visual Frontier, Philippines; project: Hypothalamus, director: Dwein Baltazar
  • Valérie Bournonville, Tarantula, Belgium; project: Walkers, director: Olivier Meys
  • Weronika Czołnowska, EasyBusyProductions, Poland; project: Baby, director: Kei Ishikawa
  • Antonin Dedet, Neon Productions, France; project: Black Stones, director: Gyeong Tae Roh
  • Justin Deimen, Silver Media Group, Singapore; project: Lanun, director: Chua Jingdu
  • Julius Ponten, Habbekrats, The Netherlands; project: Ratu Adil, director: Jim Taihuttu
  • Alina Yan Qiu, Jampa Films, China; project: Mazu, Guardian of the Seas, director: Xiao Zheng and David Ebner
  • Masumi Soga, Japan; project: Kodokushi, director: Janus Victoria
  • Lina Tan, Red Films, Malaysia; project: Five Star Billionaire, director: Bernard Chauly

Find out more on: http://eave.org/news/ties-that-bind-proudly-announces-the-selection-for-2014/

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EAVE European Producers Workshop 2014 launched in Luxembourg

EAVE European Producers Workshop 2014 launched in Luxembourg

As every year, the first part of the EAVE European Producers Workshop took place in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in partnership with the Film Fund Luxembourg. For this year's workshop 1 during March 10 – 17 at the Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg, we were delighted to welcome 50 producers from 29 countries bringing 32 documentary and feature projects to work on throughout the year. 

The 2014 EAVE pedagogical team is composed of EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Luxembourg), the four group leaders (all active, experienced producers), Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Flying Moon, DE), Diana Elbaum (Entre chien et loup, BE), Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK). They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) and Legal Issues: Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (Johan Schlüter law firm, DK), who share their expertise in plenary and group work sessions and individual meetings with the EAVE participants. 

Individual meetings with the script analysts as well as special sessions dedicated to script development tools and documentary film development complemented the schedule.

Guest expert Paul Tyler, founder of the Danish company Handling Ideas, showed the participants how to develop an idea into a concept using a simple toolbox that allows filmmakers to develop stories and formats.

EAVE script consultant Clare Downs gave insight into the script development process and the tools needed and analyse the Oscar ® nominated film BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN by Felix Van Groeningen.

Danish producer and EAVE group leader Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films) devoted her plenary session to the specific questions related to the development of documentaries.

EAVE@Luxembourg: Marketing consultant Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) gave an extra presentation on marketing and alternative distribution tailor made for local professionals’ needs at the Centre national de l’Audiovisuel in Luxembourg.

EAVE expresses special gratitude for the support of Workshop 1 to: Film Fund Luxembourg, Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Luxembourg, Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

http://eave.org/programmes/upcoming-european-producers-workshop-2014/

 

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Upcoming deadlines

EMERGING PRODUCERS, 3rd Edition

October 22 – 26, 2014 / Jihlava / Czech Republic

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2014

Promotional and networking project presenting new generation of talented European documentary film producers.

The aim of the project is to introduce an up-and-coming generation of talented European producers to professionals from various fields of the film industry. The project creates a new platform for meetings of film professionals with an emphasis on documentary cinematography. By providing a diverse and creative environment for Emerging Producers as well as an orientation of the film market we hope to increase the potential for the future European co-productions.

The project is organised and curated by Jihlava IDFF and is implemented in cooperation with national MEDIA DESKS. The selection of producers will be announced during the summer 2014.

More information at: http://www.dokument-festival.com/industry/emerging-producers

Contact: Jarmila Outratová / Head of Industry Office / jarmila@dokument-festival.cz

 

CROSS VIDEO DAYS: Call for projects

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Cross-media producers and creators, pitch your innovative digital projects in Paris on 19th & 20th June ! Take the chance to present to key International Commissioners your multiplatform projects in development within Cross Video Days Content Market’s categorized call for projects: Cinema & Transmedia, Interactive Factual Projects, Web-series & Web-fictions, Cross-media TV shows and Education, Animation & Youth before April 15, 2014 at http://www.crossvideodays.com/en/2014/Call-for-projects/14.html 

Major news, the 2014 call is launched with world famous professional events -Cannes Film Market and Sunny Side of the Doc– leading to enhancing opportunities for the 50 selected projects to be seen, financed, co-produced and distributed at an International stage. Submission is Free of charge and number of projects is not limited.Cross Video Days will also offer 60% discount on the entrance fee to the non-selected applicants.

Another breakthrough, a 10,000€ grant will be offered to the best project across all categories by KNIGHTWORKS, French creation and post-production Animation and VFX studio.

Key advantages for the 50 selected projects:

  • Pre-organized one-to-one meetings with more than 50 Commissioners, among which France Télévisions, Arte, TF1, Canal +, M6, YouTube, Radio France, Endemol, YLE, Channel 4, BBC, Tribeca Film Institute 
  • The opportunity for the 20 best projects to pitch in public and in live-streaming on the web.
  • A full and free access to this 2-day event: conferences, pitch sessions, workshops, keynotes, content market, IT Market and exhibition hall.

In 2013, 350 projects were submitted, of which 42 projects were selected, 20 pitched in public and 400 meetings organized with the 42 Commissioning editors such as YouTube, Channel 4, Arte, France Télévisions, BBC, TF1, TVE, Shine, …,

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cross-Video-Days/

 

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT TO MOSCOW CO-PRODUCTION FORUM!

Deadline 2014: May 1

Moscow Co-production Forum is the main event of MOSCOW BUSINESS SQUARE - business platform of the 36th Moscow International Film Festival, which will be held from 21-24 of June, 2014. This is the only large-scale international event for film business professionals in Russia.

MOSCOW BUSINESS SQUARE 2014 also will include round-tables, case studies and presentations. This year program will have a special focus on Latin American film industry, as well as on the UK, due to the year of the UK in Russia.

This year we are scouting for up to 20 co-production projects from all parts of the world.

PROJECT CRITERIA:

  • Fiction, documentary, animation or transmedia projects with a minimum length of 70 minutes;
  • Project has to be at the Scenario stage or Pre-production stage;
  • The project has to have high potential for international distribution;
  • By the moment of submission, producer and director have to be attached to the project;
  • The project has to prove that 20% of financing is already secured.

REQUESTED MATERIALS FOR SUBMISSION:

  • Filled-in application form; 
  • English language synopsis (2-3 pages);
  • Script fragments in English language (8-10 pages);
  • Director’s vision (1 page);Budget and financial plan.

Please, download the application form from Moscow Business Square official website: http://www.miffbs.ru/images/APPLICATION%20FORM.doc 

CONTACTS: Olga Kolegaeva, Head of Moscow Co-production Forum, forummoscow@gmail.com

Sergei Kachkin, Project Coordinator, miffbs@gmail.com

www.miffbs.ru/en/

 

STORY EDITING EDITING WORKSHOP BY FRANZ RODENKIRCHEN - New, expanded edition in Berlin

From May 2 to May 4, Franz Rodenkirchen will be hosting the first of a three part Story Editing Workshop, Story Editing 3x3, in his offices in Berlin.

After many requests to extend the original format Six Days of Practice,  he has built upon this, together with his colleague Françoise von Roy, to include more practice for the participants, thus allowing them to follow the process of the development trajectory of an assigned project, which will also include working on two consecutive drafts of the project.

The dates for the full workshop are:

Part 1: May 2- May 4, 2014

Part 2: May 30 - June 1, 2014

Part 3: July 4 - July 6, 2014

More information on the set up of the workshop, preparation, homework and fees will follow soon on the website: www.solace23.com

 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR FINGAL FILM FESTIVAL

26th – 28th September 2014

Submissions are now open for the 2014 Final Film Festival, which will take place in Movies@Swords from 26th – 28th September, Pavilions Centre, Swords, Co Dublin.  Now in it’s third year, the Festival has gone from strength to strength, connecting emerging voices in film with industry experts and independent creative filmmakers from around the world. 

Emerging and established filmmakers alike can submit their shorts, features or documentaries, animation to the Festival, and those selected will be in the running for the eight prestigious awards announced on the closing night of the Festival. The Awards categories are: Best Short Film, Best Feature Film, Best Irish Language Film, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Fingal Newcomer and Best International Film. Deadline for submissions is June 30th, for more information see www.fingalfilmfest.com 

The Festival is delighted to announce new sponsors for select Awards:

  • TG4 and Film Equipment Hire Ireland are to sponsor Best Irish Language Short Film. The winner will receive  €3,000 worth of equipment hire for a 3 day shoot, with the resulting film to be broadcast on TG4
  • Canon are to sponsor Best Student Award 

The Festival is also delighted to announce that award winning Dublin based Animation Company Boulder Media (The Amazing World of Gumball, Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja) will host the Animation Workshop, led by Emmy nominated Creative Director Robert Cullen. Details of other Festival workshops, featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting names in filmmaking will be announced in the coming months, offering emerging filmmakers the opportunity to enhance their skill set through hands-on events and networking opportunities.
www.fingalfilmfest.com /  info@fingalfilmfest.com / facebook.com/FingalFilmFest

 

SOFA SCHOOL OF FILM AGENTS - CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

Submit your project until April, 11th 2014 

A unique training initiative is looking for young film culture managers! Don’t sit on your couch: join SOFA from August 15 – 24, 2014! 

WHAT WE DO

In its 2nd edition SOFA – School of Film Agents invites eight young professionals for an intense workshop to Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016. We don’t aim to educate film directors or producers. We support film initiators and catalyzers with unique project ideas in cinema promotion. 

In various creative shapes, eight selected participants will be trained to reach localand international cinema-goers, and given opportunity to make ties beyond borders. With the help of experienced lecturers you receive a tailor-made coaching, which enables you to realize your dream project efficiently. Our workshop connects you with decision-makers & high-level professionals in film industry. The rest is up to you!

SOFA – School of Film Agents is scheduled for ten intense days in August 2014. All lectures are provided free of charge. We finance your accommodation and much more. You’re only asked to take care of your travel costs to Poland and back. If you find no way to get your travels financed, you may apply for a SOFA scholarship. 

All participants are coached on-the-scene by Oliver Baumgarten (journalist), Ewa Puszczynska (producer, Opus Film) and Nikolaj Nikitin (film curator, head of SOFA – School of Film Agents). SOFA – School of Film Agents is godfathered by Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick and assembles international film professionals. Among last edition’s experts were Marion Doring (European Film Academy), Karel Och (Karlovy Vary IFF), Renate Rose (European Film Promotion) and Katriel Schory (Israel Film Fund). 

WHO WE LOOK FOR 

  • young film lovers with previous experience in film (studies, business etc.)
  • from Central or Eastern Europe / Central Asia / republics of Caucasus / Greece / Germany planning to establish a ...
  • film festival, film fund, film commission / promotion, a project in digital distribution, a cinema theater, film museum / archive, film association, a project connected to copyright law, a print or online film magazine, VoD-platform, a training initiative or another creative project in the field of film culture management 

HOW TO BE PART OF IT 

If we drummed up your interest, submit the following documents (in English) to Michaela Neukirch, neukirch@sofa2013.de

  • max. 2 pages of project description: what’s your project idea about? What’s your motivation? Where will the project be located and why? Tell us about your objectives and tell us what’s so new and unique about your project! Why it is you who can make it?
  • a one-pager on the budget – not necessarily worked out, just some ideas about costs and how to finance your project 
  • a professional biography and background info on how you got involved working in film 

www.sofa2013.or

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TIES THAT BIND proudly announces the selection for 2014!

TIES THAT BIND proudly announces the selection for 2014! 

We are delighted to announce the sixth edition of TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Producers Workshop

The first workshop will take place in Udine (Italy) from April 29 – May 3, 2014 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 25  - May 3, 2014). This workshop is supported by the programme Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Arts Network Asia (ANA) in collaboration with Trans Europe Halles (TEH).

A second event will be organized in South Korea in October 2014 during the Busan International Film Festival (October 2 – 11, 2014) in parallel to the Asian Project Market in South Korea with the support of Creative Europe (TBC).

TIES THAT BIND brings together five producers with feature fiction projects from Asia and five from Europe. During the two workshops they will work together work on the development of their projects under the guidance of top-level experts from both continents. The TIES THAT BIND workshop will offer the selected participants in-depth insight into audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices in Asia and Europe, it will provide opportunities for networking between the participants and their companies to create medium and long term co-financing and co-production relationships and it will enable the access to a network of producers, markets, festivals and decision makers in both continents.

The following producers were selected for TIES THAT BIND 2014:

  • Karim Aitouna, Hautlesmains Productions, France; project: Women of the Weeping River, director: Sheron Dayoc
  • Joenathann Alandy, Outpost Visual Frontier, Philippines; project: Hypothalamus, director: Dwein Baltazar
  • Valérie Bournonville, Tarantula, Belgium; project: Walkers, director: Olivier Meys
  • Weronika Czołnowska, EasyBusyProductions, Poland; project: Baby, director: Kei Ishikawa
  • Antonin Dedet, Neon Productions, France; project: Black Stones, director: Gyeong Tae Roh
  • Justin Deimen, Silver Media Group, Singapore; project: Lanun, director: Chua Jingdu
  • Julius Ponten, Habbekrats, The Netherlands; project: Ratu Adil, director: Jim Taihuttu
  • Alina Yan Qiu, Jampa Films, China; project: Mazu, Guardian of the Seas, director: Xiao Zheng and David Ebner
  • Masumi Soga, Japan; project: Kodokushi, director: Janus Victoria
  • Lina Tan, Red Films, Malaysia; project: Five Star Billionaire, director: Bernard Chauly

This year’s selection features a vast diversity of different subjects and genres: 
Karim Aitouna (Hautlesmains Productions, France) is producing Women of the Weeping River, directed by Sheron Dayoc. It is the story of two women in a remote Muslim community who hope to undo an escalating blood feud stretching back generations. The project is supported by the Sundance Institute, Hubert Bals and the Asian Film Fund.

Since 2010, Joenathann Alandy (Outpost Visual Frontier, Philippines) has produced five feature films and three short films that have received recognition locally and internationally. His first collaboration with writer/director Dwein Baltazar was on her debut feature film Mamay Umeng which was awarded Best Picture Prize at the Jeonju IFF in 2013. Hypothalamus is a multi-narrative drama/love story in which Baltazar interweaves the story of four different men and their affection for a mysterious young woman named Aileen.

Valérie Bournonville (Tarantula, Belgium) is producing the first feature film Walkers by Olivier Meys. The film is dealing with the sensitive subject of prostitution of Chinese women in Europe. The director has been living in China for eight years and has a great knowledge of China’s social issues and culture. Tarantula is a company that stands out with its co-productions with Mexico (Batalla en El Cielo by Carlos Reygadas - in competition in Cannes 2005); Canada (Congorama by Philippe Falardeau - Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2006); Palestine (Le Sel de la Mer by Annemarie Jacir - Un Certain Regard” in Cannes 2008); Argentina (La Cantante de Tango by Diego Martinez Vignatti, in competition Locarno 2009); and Taiwan (Visages by Tse Ming-Liang, in competition in Cannes 2009), among others.

Weronika Czołnowska (EasyBusyProductions, Poland) is the producer of Baby, a fantasy comedy about a young couple who end up in strange Kappa Word and have to convince their baby to be born. Baby will be a Polish- Japanese co-production and the project won the main prize at IT Project Market at the Fantastic Film Festival in Bucheon, Korea. Baby will be the first feature of Kei Ishikawa whose previous short film Dear World received a special prize in the prestigious competition of the Akira Kurosawa Foundation. His other short film It’s All in the Fingers also produced by Weronika Czołnowska premiered at New Directors/New Films Festival in New York.

The Korean filmmaker Gyeong Tae Roh was immediately recognized with his first film The Last Dining Table, which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival. Antonin Dedet (Neon Productions, France) produced his second feature film, Land Of Scarecrows. These two truly poetic films are denouncing globalization and pollution, and they are the first two parts of the trilogy “Environment and Pollution”. The Black Stones is the last film in this peculiar series. Antonin Dedet has produced or co-produced so far thirteen feature films, involving more than fifteen countries worldwide (Spain, Brazil, Monzambic, Italy, United States, South Korea, Lebanon, Germany, Algeria, etc.).

Justin Deimen (Silver Media Group, Singapore) will be producing Lanun, a gritty crime saga set in Southeast Asia that charts the rise of a young village orphan as he navigates his way into the upper echelons of Indonesia's criminal enterprises by becoming one of the region's most feared and powerful maritime pirates - a Lanun. Justin Deimen is an Executive Producer/Director of Development for Silver Media Group, one of Asia's few privately managed media investment funds that finances film and other media content for international audiences. 

Julius Ponten (Habbekrats, the Netherlands) will be producing Ratu Adil, a film that will be largely based in Indonesia, right after the capitulation of the Japanese at the end of the Second World War - a subject that has not been dealt with in film, in the Netherlands, nor internationally. Ratu Adil will not be a great epic war movie, but a personal film about insanity of war and the dark pages in Dutch and global history. Julius Ponten produced over 60 music videos, dozens of commercials and short films and two feature films (Wolf, Rabat). Wolf was directed by Jim Taihuttu and had his world premiere in competition at San Sebastian in 2013.

Alina Yan Qiu (Jampa Films, China) will be producing Mazu, Guardian of the Seas, a 3D Fantasy/Sci-Fi. It is a story about a Chinese Olympic swimmer who is given a magical necklace and discovers that she has been chosen to carry-on the Goddess Mazu’s legacy of protecting the Eastern oceans. With the help of several key allies, she learns to harness the necklace’s powers and soon finds herself pitted against a malevolent creature bent on destroying mankind. Alina Yan Qiu has produced three feature films and all had nationwide theatrical release: Inseparable starring Kevin Spacey (2012), award-winning Red River (2009), and Hutong Days (2008). 

Masumi Soga from Japan will be producing Kodokushi, tackling a uniquely Japanese social issue. More and more people in Japan are experiencing a “lonely death”, literally in the sense that they have none to look after them and die alone, sometimes not being found for years, but also metaphorically, when they are living a life, which is unfulfilled and isolated. The project to be directed by young female director Janus Victoria received Best Project Award at the Talent Campus Tokyo.

Lina Tan (Red Films, Malaysia) will present Five Star Billionaire, an adaptation of Tash Aw’s book (winner of the Whistbread First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize). The story is set in Shanghai and revolves around 5 individuals from Malaysia who try to find their footing in China. Lina Tan founded her production company Red Films in 2004 which supported the wave of new indie films in Malaysia. She produced Visits: Hungry Ghost Anthology, box office hits and critically acclaimed films like Gol & Gincu, Kami, Pisau Cukur, Songlap and Istanbul Aku Datang which have created new wave in the Malaysian film scene.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival/Asian Film Market/Asian Project Market, in partnership with Festival Scope. 

THIES THAT BIND is supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Arts Network Asia (ANA) in collaboration with Trans Europe Halles (TEH).
For more information please contact: 

EAVE - Tanika Sajatovic, International Coordinator: tanika@eave.org

FVG Audiovisual Fund – Alessandro Gropplero, International Relations: alessandro@audiovisivofvg.it

www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu 

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Special for EAVE Producers: Galway Film Fair - Call for Applications

Call for applications: Galway Film Fair! 

 

Dear EAVE producers,

The successful EAVE partnership with Galway Film Fair continues!

Up to 6 EAVE producers from outside of Ireland and UK will be selected for the Galway Film Fair 2014. Priority will be given to low production capacity countries (European countries other than France, Germany, Italy, Spain) and Eastern Europe.

Our partner will cover the cost of accommodation for 3 nights each and waive the entry fee for the Film Fair.

The projects can be completed or non-completed documentaries or fiction. Priority will be given to projects which have a percentage of development and/or production finance in place.

If you are interested, please download the application form here and send it to tina@eave.org before May 9, 2014 at the very latest!

Please find further information below. 

 

MARKETPLACE GALWAY FILM FAIR 10th-12th JULY 2014

A unique opportunity to meet with the world’s leading financiers in an intimate and informal atmosphere, allowing new talent to be discovered and long term partnerships to be made.

The Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair takes place during the Galway Film Fleadh (festival) 8th-13th July 2014 and co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers with projects in development (priority will be given to projects which have a percentage of development and/or production finance in place) and/or completed films and invited Film Financiers, Distributors, Sales Agents, Broadcasters, Film Funds and Major Producers. 

A pre-selected group of Irish and European producers with feature films/documentary projects will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of these companies. A project book will be available for all decision makers and in the case of completed films viewing facilities will be available.

The Galway Film Fair’s unique selling points:   

  • Transatlantic Bridge    
  • Intimate and informal atmosphere    
  • Privileged access to the world’s leading financiers  
  • Showcasing new European and International cinema to leading Film Buyers, Distributors and Festival Programmers.

FURTHER DETAILS: www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

E-MAIL: fair@galwayfilmfleadh.com

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Open Call for European EAVE producers: EAVE partnership with Pavillon CINEMAS DU MONDE in Cannes

Open Call for European EAVE producers: EAVE partnership with Pavillon CINEMAS DU MONDE in Cannes

 

Dear EAVE producers,

EAVE is delighted to continue for the fourth year the successful partnership with the Pavillon CINEMAS DU MONDE in Cannes. 10 talented filmmakers from emerging countries and their projects in development have been selected.

EAVE organizes a special networking event at the Pavillon during Cannes Film Festival: introduction, one-on-one meetings and a networking cocktail in cooperation with EP2C. 10 selected EAVE producers will be invited to meet the international delegation of project representatives from emerging countries outside Europe.

The date of the event is Monday, May 19, 2014 (afternoon). If you are interested in attending it, please contact tina@eave.org by April 3, and send a short motivation statement, CV and company profile. In case of selection, the CV and company profile will be published in a small booklet produced for the event.

The selected projects and filmmakers for the Pavillon CINEMAS DU MONDE are:

  •  John Trengove, South Africa for THE WOUND produced by  Urucu Media (EAVE 2014 participant Elias Ribeiro)
  •  Damien Ounouri, Algeria for CHEDDA produced by Taj Intaj 
  •  Angèle Diabang Brener, Senegal for UNE SI LONGUE LETTRE produced by Astou Films 
  •  Armando Capo, Cuba, for AUGUST produced by LaFeria Producciones (PUENTES 2013 project)
  •  Gustavo Cordova, Venezuela for LA FAMILIA produced by La Pandilla
  •  Kamar Ahmad, Bangladesh for SILENCE OF SEASHELL produced by Dhaka (EAVE 2012 project)
  •  Mattie Do, Laos for DEAREST SISTER produced by Lao Art Media
  •  Mariam Khatchvani, Georgia for DEDE produced by 20 Steps Productions (EAVE 2011 graduate Vladimer Katcharava)
  •  Jiji Gayaneh, Syria for MY FAVORITE FABRIC produced by La Prod
  •  Caetano Gotardo, Brasil, for ALL THE DEAD ONES produced by Dezenove Som and Imagens - in partnership with LA RESIDENCE de la CINEFONDATION

 Further information will be available shortly on www.lescinemasdumonde.com/nouv/?lang=en

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LES ARCS EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL & CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARIS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE

LES ARCS EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL, WITH CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES FILM FESTIVAL, LAUNCH PARIS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE - JUNE 12-13, 2014 

PARIS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE is a new development and financing platform for feature projects selected worldwide organized by Les Arcs European Film Festival and The Champs-Elysées Film Festival. The event aims at encouraging European professionals to get involved in international co-productions.  

During this two-day event, 12 to 15 international film projects destined for French or European coproduction will be presented to producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers and fund representatives. In addition, the 6 residents of the Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation will join the project selection.

Participants will benefit from one-to-one pre-scheduled meetings, networking events, as well as seminars taught by leading film industry professionals.

This platform complements the 3rd edition of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival's US-IN-PROGRESS programme which screens 4 US feature films in late stage of post-production seeking sales representatives.

Paris Coproduction Village is supported by the Ile-de-France region and organized in collaboration with our partners Cannes - Cinéfondation, ACE, EAVE, Europa International, Europa Distribution and Ecran Total.

Application deadline: April 18th, 2014

Eligibility criteria:

 

  • Only feature-length projects (fiction, animation and documentary) with director and script attached are eligible.
  • All applications must be submitted by a production company and have secured (or under negotiation) financing from their home territory.
  • Projects SHOULD NOT have French partners attached when submitted.

 

Information and registration: www.paris-copro.com

Paris Coproduction Village Team: 

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, Vanja Kaludjercic, Jérémy Zelnik, Sata Cissokho, Guillaume Calop

contact@paris-copro.com

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EAVE ON DEMAND in Lagos - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

                     

EAVE ON DEMAND in Lagos - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Tailor-made project development workshop for Nigerian writers & producers 

Goethe-Institut Lagos, together with EAVE, announces a call for applications for developing Nigerian film projects and scripts. 

EAVE ON DEMAND in Lagos will consist of one four-day workshop and online feedback taking place in Lagos from April 8-11, 2014.

The Goethe-Institut Lagos and EAVE will select a maximum of 6-8 producer-writer teams from Nigeria with feature or documentary film projects in development. 


EAVE ON DEMAND

EAVE offers tailor-made workshops ON DEMAND.Find out more about EAVE ON DEMAND here.

EAVE ON DEMAND in Lagos will consist of group work for the selected 6-8 projects in development (documentary and feature films) and master-classes on script development, co-production and finance and legal issues of development and co-production for a larger group of professionals. 

After the workshops, the participants will be working on project development and will have been set specific tasks. Feedback will be given during workshop via online/ SKYPE sessions. 

 

Language
The working language of the workshop is English. 


Target Group
For the group work: Nigerian feature and documentary producers with their writers wishing to work as a team and who have a full-length feature or documentary film project in development stage. 
For the master-classes: Producers, writers, directors and other related industry professionals, who are interested.

 

Experts of the Training

  • Script Consultant: JACQUES AKCHOTI
  • Head of Studies/Production Tutor: ROSHANAK BEHESHT NEDJAD
  • Sales Agent: JAN NASZEWSKI

Profiles of the experts are available at the end of this document.

 

Application  

Find further details about the application requirements here


Deadline for Submissions
The deadline for submitting applications is: March 21, 2014. 
Applications must be submitted to: programme@lagos.goethe.org

Please indicate “EAVE” in the subject line of the e-mail. 

Contact: programme@lagos.goethe.org

 

Short Profiles of the EAVE Experts

Roshanak Behesht Nedjad – Flying Moon (DE) – PRODUCTION TUTOR

Roshanak began working in the film industry as a festival coordinator and production manager. In 1999, she started her company together with Helge Albers and Konstantin Kröning. Since then, Flying Moon has produced audience-oriented documentary and feature films with an edge and with a strong focus on international co-productions, with partners from countries like Ireland, UK, Turkey, Iran and many others.

Films by Flying Moon have been screened successfully in festivals and sold around the world, among them are award-winning projects like HAVANNA MI AMOR, winner of the German National Film Award for Best Documentary in 2001 and THE MARKET, which received, among others, Best Turkish Film and Script in 2008. The documentary FOOTBALL UNDER COVER received the Prix Europe Iris 2009.

In 2012, Roshanak launched another company, LudInc together with Jan von Meppen. LudInc focuses on Transmedia and Serious Games, with the first project being based in schools in Berlin.

Since 2007, there is a strong collaboration with various international training programmes. Roshanak also works as an expert and consultant for various institutions and training organisations such as MEDIA MUNDUS and EAVE. She is a member of the German Film Academy as well as the European Film Academy, an EAVE graduate and group leader.

 

Jacques Akchoti (FR) – SCRIPT CONSULTANT

After his studies at the NYU film school, Jacques Akchoti has worked in different areas of film production with directors such as Robert Bresson, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Lars Von Trier.

He then became a screenwriter, script consultant, and headed the development of many French and international films for cinema and television, which obtained selections and awards at major film festivals. Most recently, Jacques worked on “A Screaming Man” by Haroun Mahamat Saleh, recipient of many awards, notably the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

He has directed a feature film for television and written several screenplays. One of his latest scripts, “Don’t Look back”, a film by Marina De Van featuring Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci was part of the Official Selection of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Jacques has been teaching writing and directing at the Femis (National French Film School) since 1988 and has facilitated many international screenwriting and development workshops, which include EAVE, Sud Ecriture, DV8 films, Vision Cinema, Ekran, Interchange, Jerusalem Film Lab, etc.

 

Jan Naszewski - CEO, New Europe Film Sales (PL) – SALES AGENT

Jan has worked in film sales since 2008. After 2 years of working for a London-based short film sales company, in early 2010, he set up his own Warsaw-based boutique sales company New Europe Film Sales, which sells short films and art-house feature films. 

Since 2009, he has been organizing industry events at Poland’s biggest film festival - the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF in Wroclaw (Polish Days, New Horizons Studio) and the American Film Festival (US in Progress). He also works as a matchmaker for the Connecting Cottbus market and an expert for the European Film Academy (EFA Young Audience Award 2014 selection committee).

Jan is a graduate and guest lecturer of EAVE and Wajda Film School in Warsaw.

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EAVE European Producers Workshop 2014 launches in Luxembourg

EAVE European Producers Workshop 2014 launches in Luxembourg

As every year, the first part of the EAVE European Producers Workshop takes place in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in partnership with the Film Fund Luxembourg. For this year's workshop 1 during March 10 – 17 at the Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg, we are delighted to welcome 50 producers from 29 countries bringing 32 documentary and feature projects to work on throughout the year. 

The 2014 EAVE pedagogical team is composed of EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Luxembourg), the four group leaders (all active, experienced producers), Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Flying Moon, DE), Diana Elbaum (Entre chien et loup, BE), Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK). They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) and Legal Issues: Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (Johan Schlüter law firm, DK), who share their expertise in plenary and group work sessions and individual meetings with the EAVE participants. 

Individual meetings with the script analysts as well as special sessions dedicated to script development tools and documentary film development will complement the schedule.

Guest expert Paul Tyler, founder of the Danish company Handling Ideas, will show the participants how to develop an idea into a concept using a simple toolbox that allows filmmakers to develop stories and formats.

EAVE script consultant Clare Downs will give insight into the script development process and the tools needed and analyze the Oscar ® nominated film BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN by Felix Van Groeningen.

Danish producer and EAVE group leader Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films) will devote her plenary session to the specific questions related to the development of documentaries.

EAVE@Luxembourg: Marketing consultant Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) will give an extra presentation on marketing and alternative distribution tailor made for local professionals’ needs at the Centre national de l’Audiovisuel in Luxembourg.

The participants of the EAVE European Producers Workshop will meet representatives of the local film industry during a visit to the Filmland Studios in Luxembourg. 

All plenary sessions are open for interested local professionals. For the detailed programme, please contact Workshop Manager Satu Elo: satu@eave.org.

EAVE expresses special gratitude for the support of Workshop 1 to: Film Fund Luxembourg, Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Luxembourg, Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

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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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