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EAVE March News 2015


10 films by EAVE graduates supported by Eurimages

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

  • CLAIR OBSCURE by Yesim Ustaoglu, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg  
  • DOGS, written and directed by Bogdan Mirica, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu
  • FOG IN AUGUST by Kai Wessel, co-producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz  
  • KHARMS by Ivan Bolotnikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene
  • MONK by Ties Schenk, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE by Hana Jusic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ankica Juric Tilic
  • REHEPAPP by Rainer Sarnet, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa, EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann, EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • SON OF SOFIA by Elina Psykou, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj
  • VIANNA BEFORE NIGHTFALL by Robert Bober, co-producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • WALKING TO PARIS by Peter Greenaway, co-producer: EAVE graduate Susann Rüdlinger

coe.int/eurimages

 

  • DOGS by Bogdan Mirica, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu is in pre-production. The story centres on Roman, a young man from the city who goes to an isolated village in the county of Dobrogea, near the Romanian-Ukrainian border, where he wants to sell the land he has inherited from his recently deceased grandfather. Roman will find out that his grandfather was a powerful gangster and that the land he now wants to sell is used by criminals for their seedy transactions. Roman will soon come to learn that his intentions for the land have turned him into a target. The project was awarded Prix ARTE at Cinelink- Sarajevo IFF in August 2013, and it was selected to l’Atelier de la Cinéfondation, Cannes 2014, to Script&Pitch at Torino Film Lab 2013 and also at the Coproduction Village in Les Arcs 2013. DOGS has received support from Eurimages. Shooting is scheduled for Augusta

ww.42kmfilm.ro

 

  • THE MIGRUMPIES by Arman T. Riahi, producers EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi and Karin C. Berger have successfully financed the project development and will now proceed to the next phase. For a documentary show about a socially disadvantaged neighbourhood, the two well off friends Marko and Fadi pretend to be petty criminals with immigrant background - before the coin flips and reality turns against them. The comedy is supported by Filmfonds Wien and Österreichisches Filminstitut.

www.goldengirls.at

 

Nordisk Film & TV Fond announced the feature projects selected for its new NORDIC GENRE BOOST initiative. The seven projects selected will receive a development grant of NOK 200.000 each, as well as access to two intensive residential workshops. Two of them are produced by EAVE graduates:

  • BLOODSUCKERS FINLAND by Elin Grönblom, producer: EAVE graduate Leila Lyytikäinen 
  • BODOM FINLAND by Taneli Mustonen, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Hyvärinen 

www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com

 

6 new projects will be financed by the South Tyrol BLS - Film Fund & Commission as part of the first call in 2015. Among them are:

 

  • THREE PEAKS by Jan Zabeil, producer: EAVE graduate Philip Moravetz, co-produced by EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter.
  • MAIKÄFER FLIEG! by Mirjam Unger, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • DIE EINSIEDLER by Ronny Trocker, co-produced by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi.

 

www.bls.info

 

The Romanian National Film Center gives out €2.5 million in production funding. Among them are new projects by the following EAVE graduates:

 

  • THE STORY OF LOVE by Radu Mihaileanu, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • NATURAL by Hadrian Marcu, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • THE SOLDIERS by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • ALBUM by Can Mertoglu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • SEARCHING FOR THE LOST FATHER by Ionut Teianu, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • THE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME by Mona Nicoara, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon 

 

www.cnc.gov.ro

 

Screen Flanders supports two projects by EAVE graduates:

  • KEBAB ROYAL by EAVE graduates Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens
  • SAY SOMETHING FUNNY by Nic Balthazar, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert

www.screenflanders.be

 

  • HIER by Balint Kenyeres, co-producer: EAVE graduate Andrea Taschler is in pre-production. The plot: some very costly problems draw businessman Otto Ganz to North Africa where he is confronted with memories of his youth, which have been carefully buried in the depths of his mind. Support comes from: Film i Väst, CNC, MEDIA Programme, Netherlands Film Fund, Arte Germany and Saarländischer Rundfunk. Shooting on locations in Morocco is set to start in Spring 2015.

www.miragefilm.hu

 

  • DEDE by Mariam Khatchvani, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchavara is in pre-production. The story follows a young woman, Dina, who lives in the harsh mountain region of Svaneti. Her happiness is brief because her lover dies and she must obey tradition by marrying the first man who offers her his hand.Vladimer Katcharava is producing through Georgia's 20 Steps Productions in coproduction with France's Neon Productions, Norway's 4 ½ Film AS and Poland's Opus Film. The project is supported by the Georgian National Film Centre and Doha Film Institute. Shooting is planned to start in September 2015. 

www.20steps.ge 

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EAVE project NOTHING DOING IN BAGHDAD to start production

  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH A FREE LUNCH? by Christian Tod, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi is in production. The documentary deals with the notion of an unconditional basic income, which divides philosophers, economists, politicians and citizens likewise. Why should a community grant benefits without demanding service in return? Would people still work if they could make a living from their basic income alone? The film is supported by Österreichisches Filminstitut, ARTE, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmstandort Österreich, Filmfonds Wien.

www.goldengirls.at

 

  • EAVE project NOTHING DOING IN BAGHDAD by Maysoon Pachachi, produced by EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muhanna is set to start shooting after securing three European co-producers, among them EAVE graduate Juan Pablo Libossar and EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. The film received funding from Brot für die Welt, Visions Sud Est and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).

www.talmuhanna.com

 

  • BANAT by Adriano Valerio, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon is shooting. The international co-production with the participation of Bulgaria, Romania and Macedonia, tells the story of reverse emigration: from Italy to Romania, in search of work and happiness. The movie was made with the support of Mibact's Cinema DG, the Media programme for development and backed by the Apulia Film Commission. Filming will last for five weeks and will take place between Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Apulia.

www.hifilm.ro

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THE FIXER in post-production

  • NOW I’M GONNA LOVE YOU by Roman Shirman, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Fetisova wrapped shooting. The Ukrainian-Georgian co-production will start editing soon.

www.interfilm.biz

  • UNCANNY VALLEY by Paul Wenninger, producers: EAVE participant Laurent Csinidis and EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder is in post-production. The animation short is supported by CNC and the Région PACA.

www.films-de-force-majeure.com | www.kgp.co.at

  • THE FIXER by Adrian Sitaru, producers: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci and EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts ended shooting. The feature inspired by true events involving the idea of personal ascent versus loss of innocence. The script, written by Claudia and Adrian Sili?teanu follows a young journalist eager to work for international press, who goes to Transylvania together with a French TV crew led by a famous journalist, to deal with the case of a young prostitute repatriated from France. The €800,000 project is produced by 4 Proof Film in co-production with Petit Film. Post-production is expected to end in autumn, with a domestic release set for next year.

www.4prooffilm.ro

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GAME GIRLS now crowd-funding

GAME GIRLS by Alina Skrzeszewska, producer: EAVE participant Laurent Csinidis is looking for support on Indiegogo. The documentary sheds light on the unseen and unheard stories and forgotten dreams of women surviving on the extreme fringes of contemporary American society. The film is set in Los Angeles' Skid Row, best known as "the homeless capital of the U.S.A.", where a diverse community of people share one of American’s realities: poverty. 

Film director Alina Skrzeszewska has about a decade of experience in the neighborhood, having lived and filmed there before. 

“We are proud and excited to launch an Indiegogo campaign, to get you involved with us in a compelling human journey. Thanks to your contribution, we will be able to complete the workshops and begin shooting the film. $20,000 is the minimum amount needed. This last phase is all about finding our main characters and finishing to script the film. The film is supported by the European Commission, the French CNC and Berlinale Talents. 

www.films-de-force-majeure.com

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PUENTES project FERIADO nominated for Latin American Cinema Oscars

The Oscars of Latin American Cinema, the Premios Platino, has nominated the contenders for its second edition: Among them are:  

  • JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Helle Ulsteen  
  • LOS HONGOS, by Oscar Ruiz Navia, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • PUENTES project FERIADO by Diego Araujo, producer: PUENTES graduate Hanne-Lovise Skartveit
  • MR. KAPLAN by Alvaro Brechner, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • REFUGIADO by Diego Lerman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Damian
  • TO KILL A MAN by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 

www.premiosplatino.com

  • XENIA by Panos Koutras, producers: EAVE graduate Alexandra Boussiou, EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye leads the race for the Hellenic Film Academy’s annual awards with 15 nominations. Also among the nominated is A BLAST by Syllas Tzoumerkas, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki, EAVE + graduate Titus Kreyenberg, EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenia_(film)

  • THE LEGEND OF MIGOU by EAVE graduate Armine Anda is selected to be pitched in THE FINANCING FORUM FOR KIDS CONTENT in Sweden. The feature fantasy project is the main platform of cross-media MIGOUWA.

hoshkee.webs.com

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Audience Award in Gothenburg for EAVE project MY SKINNY SISTER

  • IN YOUR ARMS by Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film and the Fipresci Award at the Göteborg International Film Festival.
  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen was awarded Best Nordic Documentary
  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva and EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou received the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award at the festival.
  • THEY HAVE ESCAPED by JP Valkeapää, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy, EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij, EAVE graduate Annika Sucksdorff won the Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award for Best Cinematography.
  • The audience favourite was EAVE project MY SKINNY SISTER by Sanna Lenken, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell.
  • TURIST by Ruben Östlund, producer: EAVE graduate Marie Kjelsson won the City of Gothenburg Award 

www.giff.se

 

  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen won the Bodil Prize for Best Documentary. The Bodil Prize is the award of Danish film critics, and Denmark's oldest film prize.
  • TURIST by Ruben Östlund, producer: EAVE graduate Marie Kjelsson won the Bodil for Best non-American film.

www.bodilprisen.dk/

 

  • HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS by Peter Chelsom, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer won Best Director at the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival.
  • MR. KAPLAN by Alvaro Brechner, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier won Best Actor.
  • EAVE project MONUMENT TO MICHAEL JACKSON by Darko Lungulov, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Penev received a Special Mention for Best Screenplay.

www.montecarlofilmfestival.net

 

  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva, co-produced by Konstantina Stavrianou, won the Grand Prize at Luxembourg City Film Festival.
  • TOTO AND HIS SISTERS by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar was awarded the Prix Documentaire.
  • THREE WINDOWS AND A HANGING by Isa Qosja, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards won the Film Critics Award.

www.luxfilmfest.lu

 

  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva, co-produced by Konstantina Stavrianou was the big winner at the Sofial International Film Festival. The film won the Grand Prix, the Award for Best Bulgarian Feature Film, the Audience Award and the FIPRESCI Award.
  • EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva also received a Jameson Special Mention for her short film ENEMIES by Hristo Simeonov.
  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen was awarded Best Documentary.
  • EAVE project WHY ME? by EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, produced by EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, co-producer EAVE graduate Emoke Vagasi won the UBMF Award handed out by the Guild of the Bulgarian Film Critics  
  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny received a Special Mention by the Balkan Jury.

 

www.siff.bg

 

  • AFTERLIFE by Virág Zomborácz, producer: EAVE graduate Ferec Pusztai won the First Prize of the Bergamo Film Meeting.

www.bergamofilmmeeting.it

 

  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen won the Best Film Award of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague. 

www.oneworld.cz

 

  • LA ONCE produced and directed by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi was awarded Best Film in the Documentary competition of the Cartagena Film Festival.

www.ficcifestival.com

 

  • EAVE graduate Nynne Selin Eidnes won the pitch prize at the Danish Real Young Workshop with her series DOUBLE UP!

www.firstladyfilm.dk

 

  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuk Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate Ankica Juric Tilic won Best Film and the Best Actor Award  at the FEST-Belgrade International Film Festival. 
  • THESE ARE THE RULES by Ognjen Svilicic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj received the Best Actor Award 

www.fest.rs

 

  • The 35th Fantasporto has awarded the Grand Prix in its official competition to the Hungarian film LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY by Károly Ujj Mészáros co-producer: EAVE graduate Roshanak Behesht Nedjad.

www.flyingmoon.de

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THE LOOK OF SILENCE in Dutch cinemas

In cinema

In British Cinemas:

  • BYPASS produced by EAVE graduate Samm Haillay will be in UK theatres from April 10. VOD release: May 2015.

www.thirdfilms.co.uk

  • BLIND by Eskil Vogt, producer: EAVE graduate Sigve Endresen. UK release: March 27

https://nb-no.facebook.com/Blindfilmen

 

In French Cinemas:

  • TOKYO FIANCEE by Stefan Liberski, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart started in France on March 4. 

www.versusproduction.be

  • WHITE SHADOW by Noaz Deshe, co-producer: EAVE 2012 graduate Alexander Wadouh started in France on March 11.

www.whiteshadowfilm.com

  • TIME OF MY LIFE by Nic Balthazar, producers: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert and EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum is in French cinemas from March 11.

www.eyeworks.be

  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producers: EAVE graduate David Grumbach, EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava had its French start on March 18.

www.makhmalbaf.com

  • MACONDO by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann can be seen in French theaters from March 25.

www.macondo-film.com

  • WASTELAND by Pieter Van Hees, producer: Film Finance Forum graduate Carolien Vergote: In French cinemas from March 25.

www.wastelandthemovie.be

 

In German Cinemas:

  • PARIS OF THE NORTH by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille is released in France on March 25 and in Germany on March 26.

www.arizonafilms.fr

 

In Belgian Cinemas:

  • AMOUR FOU by Jessica Hausner, producer: Film Finance Forum graduate André Fetzer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu was released in Belgium on March 18.

www.amourfoufilm.com

  • MELODY by Bernard Bellefroid, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges started in Belgium on March 25. 

www.samsa.lu

 

In Dutch Cinemas:

  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen starts in the Netherlands on April 2.

www.thelookofsilence.com

  • TUSSEN 10 EN 12 - BETWEEN 10 AND 12 by Peter Hoogendoorn, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers can be seen in Dutch theatres from March 27.

www.mindsmeet.be

 

In Swedish Cinemas:

  • UNDERDOG by Ronnie Sandahl, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström started in Sweden on March 27.

www.cinenicfilm.se

 

In Austrian Cinemas:

  • OVER THE YEARS by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger was relwased in Austria on March 20.

www.geyrhalterfilm.com 

  • DAS EWIGE LEBEN by Wolfgang Murnberger, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz. In German and Austrian cinemas on March 19.

www.dasewigeleben.de



On TV / VOD

  • HIP HOP HIJABIS by Mette Reitzel, producer: EAVE documentary expert Sylvia Stevens was shown on March 5 on Al Jazeera, in celebration of the International Women's Day on March 8. The musical road movie follows two best friends and Muslim converts, Sukina and Muneera of the Hip Hop duo ‘Poetic Pilgrimage’, on their quest to spiritually reconcile their new faith with their feminist sensibilities and Jamaican roots. As they tour the UK and Morocco the varied reception to their performances provides a candid, and perhaps surprising, snapshot of contemporary Islam, where some believe music and female performance is forbidden while others share their passion. 
  • EVERYDAY REBELLION by Arash T. Riahi was shown on ARTE on March 3. The film was released on DVD and can be seen on iTUNES & FLIMMIT.

www.everydayrebellion.net

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EAVE project WHY ME? in festivals around the world

International Film Festival On Human Rights Geneva  (February 27 – March 8)

  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producers: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach, EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava

www.fifdh.org

 

One World Film Festival Prague  (March 2 – 11)

  • DOMINO EFFEKT by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Roso?owski, producers: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger and EAVE graduate Anna Wydra
  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • WE COME AS FRIENDS by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • WHAT WE DO NOT SEE produced and directed by EAVE participant Claudia Wohlgenannt

www.oneworld.cz

 

Miami International Film Festival  (March 6 – 15)

  • LA ONCE produced and directed by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi
  • PUENTES project THEY ARE ALL DEAD (TODOS ESTÁN MUERTOS) by Beatriz Sanchis, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Zamora 

http://miami.festivalgenius.com/2013

 

Sofia International Film Festival  (March 6 - 23)

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • BLIND DATES by Levan Koguashvili, co-producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • BRIDES (PATARDZLEBI), produced and directed by EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • CONCERNING VIOLENCE by Göran Olsson, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • CORN ISLAND von George Ovashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • DRIFTER by Gábor Hörcher, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann
  • EAVE project MONUMENT TO MICHAEL JACKSON by Darko Lungulov, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Penev
  • EVERYDAY REBELLION by The Riahi Brothers, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS by Peter Chelsom, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer
  • LOS HONGOS, by Oscar Ruiz Navia, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Jaime Romandía, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • LOVE & ENGINEERING by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • MR. KAPLAN by Alvaro Brechner, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuk Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate Ankica Juric Tilic
  • PARIS OF THE NORTH by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • PATRICK’S DAY by Terry McMahon, producer: EAVE graduate Rachel Lysaght
  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva
  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel
  • THESE ARE THE RULES by Ognjen Svilicic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj
  • THE WONDERS by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • TURIST by Ruben Östlund, producer: EAVE graduate Marie Kjelsson
  • TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó, producers: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi and EAVE graduate Eszter Gyarfas, script consultant: Martin Daniel
  • XENIA by Panos Koutras, producers: EAVE graduate Alexandra Boussiou, EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye 

www.siff.bg

 

Sofia Meetings (March 12-15)

Following projects have been selected for the for the 12th Sofia Meetings:

  • GENESIS by Arpad Bogdan, producer: EAVE graduate Andrea Taschler
  • I HATE BERLIN by Valentin Hotea, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • SHAKE YOUR CARES AWAY by Tom Shoval, producer: EAVE graduate Gal Greenspan
  • BREATHING INTO MARBLE by Giedre Beinoriute, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • SISTERS, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Vesela Kazakova
  • SUMMER TREASURE, producer: EAVE graduate Vicky Miha

The following producers were selected to attend SOFIA MEETINGS in the framework of the partnership with EAVE:

  • Artemio Benki, Sirena Film (CZ)
  • Vlado Bulajic, December (SI)
  • Alexrandre Charlet, Alexandre Charlet (FR)
  • Kuba Kosma, Takfilm (PL)
  • Milan Stojanovic, Sense Production (RS)

www.siff.bg/sofiameetings

 

Bergamo Film Meeting (March 7 – 15)

  • DJECA (CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO) by Aida Begic, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • FRESH AIR by Ágnes Kocsis, producer: EAVE graduate Ferenc Pusztai
  • MODRIS by Juris Kursietis, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost

www.bergamofilmmeeting.it

 

Cartagena International Film Festival  (March 11 – 17)

  • JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Helle Ulsteen 
  • LA ONCE produced and directed by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi 

www.ficcifestival.com

 

San Diego Latino Film Festival  (March 12 – 22)

  • JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Helle Ulsteen
  • LA ONCE produced and directed by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi
  • THE THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER (LA TERCERA ORILLA) by Celina Murga, co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Peter Romme

lwww.sdlatinofilm.com

 

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (March 13 – 22)

  • ALWAYS TOGETHER by Eva Tomanova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • SMOKINGS directed and executive produced by EAVE graduate Michele Fornasero
  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel 

http://tdf.filmfestival.gr

 

Diagonale Graz (March 17 – 22)

  • AMOUR FOU by Jessica Hausner, producer: Film Finance Forum graduate André Fetzer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • BAD LUCK by Thomas Woschitz, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • CASANOVA VARIATIONS by Michael Sturminger, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • DAS EWIGE LEBEN by Wolfgang Murnberger, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz
  • FANG DEN HAIDER by Nathalie Borgers, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • LE PÈRE DE MES ENFANTS by Mia Hansen-Løve, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Damian
  • MACONDO by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • OF STAINS, SCRAP AND TIRES by Sebastian Brameshuber, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • OVER THE YEARS by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • UN AMOUR DE JEUNESSE by Mia-Hansen-Løve, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • UNSER TÄGLICH BROT by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • WE COME AS FRIENDS by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder 

www.diagonale.at

 

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

  • A BLAST by Syllas Tzoumerkas, producers: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki, EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg, EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith
  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • AMOUR FOU by Jessica Hausner, producer: Film Finance Forum graduate André Fetzer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • AS WE WERE DREAMING by Andreas Dresen, produced by EAVE graduate and group leader Peter Rommel
  • CORN ISLAND von George Ovashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • I AM THE PEOPLE by Anna Roussillon, producer: TIES THAT BIND graduate Karim Aituna
  • JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Helle Ulsteen
  • LUCIA DE B by Paula von der Oest, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen
  • SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE CHAMBERMAID LYNN by Ingo Haeb, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva
  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producers: EAVE graduate David Grumbach, EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava
  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel
  • TURIST by Ruben Östlund, producer: EAVE graduate Marie Kjelsson
  • UNDER ELECTRIC CLOUDS by Alexey German, co-producers EAVE+ graduates Artem Vasiliev, Violetta Kaminska and EAVE graduate Izabela Wojcik
  • WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS by Taika Waititi, producer: EAVE graduate Chelsea Winstanley
  • WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó, producers: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi and EAVE graduate Eszter Gyarfas, script consultant: Martin Daniel

www.hkiff.org.hk

 

Eurodok – European Documentary Film Festival, Oslo (March 18 - 22)

  • MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE by Marc Bauder, co-producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • OVER THE YEARS by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel 

www.cinemateket.no/eurodok

 

New Directors/New Films New York (March 18 - 29)

  • LOS HONGOS, by Oscar Ruiz Navia, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • VIOLET by Bas Devos, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó, producers: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi and EAVE graduate Eszter Gyarfas, script consultant: Martin Daniel
  • THE CHICKEN by Uma Gunjak, co-producers: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic and B’EST graduate Jelena Goldbach

www.newdirectors.org

 

Cleveland International Film Festival (March 18 – 29)

  • CORN ISLAND von George Ovashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • MACONDO by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • MARUSSIA by Eva Pervolovici, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, associate producer: EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd
  • PUENTES project THEY ARE ALL DEAD (TODOS ESTÁN MUERTOS) by Beatriz Sanchis, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Zamora
  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • MR. KAPLAN by Alvaro Brechner, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • REFUGIADO by Diego Lerman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Damian
  • RUN BOY, RUN produced and directed by EAVE graduate Pepe Danquart, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke van der Tas
  • UNDERDOG by Ronnie Sandahl, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström
  • VIOLET by Bas Devos, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • WASTELAND by Pieter Van Hees, producer: Film Finance Forum graduate Carolien Vergote
  • WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó, producers: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi and EAVE graduate Eszter Gyarfas, script consultant: Martin Daniel
  • XENIA by Panos Koutras, producers: EAVE graduate Alexandra Boussiou, EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye 

www.clevelandfilm.org

 

Vilnius International Film Festival (March 19 – April 2)

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • AMOUR FOU by Jessica Hausner, producer: Film Finance Forum graduate André Fetzer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • FRANK by Lenny Abrahamson, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • IRAQI ODYSSEY produced and directed by Interchange graduate Samir
  • ITSY BITSY by Ole Christian Madsen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Bo Erhardt
  • JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Helle Ulsteen  
  • LOS HONGOS, by Oscar Ruiz Navia, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Jaime Romandía, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • MODRIS by Juris Kursietis, producer: EAVE 2014 participant Ingmar Trost
  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuk Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate Ankica Juric Tilic
  • RETURN TO ITHACA by Laurent Cantet, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri
  • THE CHICKEN by Uma Gunjak, co-producers: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic and B’EST graduate Jelena Goldbach
  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva
  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE by Alanté Kavaité, producers: EAVE graduates Zivile Gallego, Marleen Slot and EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • THEY HAVE ESCAPED by JP Valkeapää, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy
  • UNDERDOG by Ronnie Sandahl, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström
  • WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS by Taika Waititi, producer: EAVE graduate Chelsea Winstanley
  • THESE ARE THE RULES by Ognjen Svilicic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj
  • UNCLE TONY, THREE FOOLS AND THE SECRET SERVICE by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, producer: EAVE graduate Vesela Kazakova
  • UNDER THE ELECTRIC CLOUDS by Alexey German, co-producer EAVE+ graduates Artem Vasiliev, Violetta Kaminska and EAVE graduate Izabela Wojcik
  • XENIA by Panos Koutras, producers: EAVE graduate Alexandra Boussiou, EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye  

www.kinopavasaris.lt/en/films

 

Febiofest Prague (March 20 - 27)

  • EAVE project I WON’T COME BACK by Ilmar Raag, produced by EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd, co-produced by EAVE graduate and EAVE group leader Riina Sildos, EAVE graduate & Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy
  • EAVE project MONUMENT TO MICHAEL JACKSON by Darko Lungulov, producers: EAVE graduate Snezana Penev and EAVE graduate Aneta Lesnikovska
  • EAVE Ties That Bind project FLAPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Diep Nguyen Hoang, producer: TIES THAT BIND graduate David Lindner
  • ITSY BITSY by Ole Christian Madsen, producer: EAVE + graduate Bo Erhardt
  • LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY by Károly Ujj Mészáros, co-producer: EAVE graduate Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • LUCIA DE B by Paula von der Oest, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen
  • MODRIS by Juris Kursietis, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuk Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate Ankica Juric Tilic
  • PATRICK’S DAY by Terry McMahon, producer: EAVE graduate Rachel Lysaght
  • REFUGIADO by Diego Lerman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Damian
  • SCHMIDTKE by Stepan Altrichter, producer: EAVE graduate Susann Schimke
  • SONG OF THE SEA by Tomm Moore, co-producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • SUPERNOVA by Tamar van den Dop, producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • THE CHAMBERMAID LYNN by Ingo Haeb, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producers: EAVE graduate David Grumbach, EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava
  • THE WONDERS by Alice Rohrwacher, EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • THEY HAVE ESCAPED by JP Valkeapää, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy, EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij, EAVE graduate Annika Sucksdorff
  • TO KILL A MAN by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • TOKYO FIANCEE by Stefan Liberski, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart

www.febiofest.cz

 

Movies That Matter Festival The Hague (March 20 - 28)

  • CONCERNING VIOLENCE by Göran Olsson, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • LUCIA DE B by Paula von der Oest, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen
  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producers: EAVE graduate David Grumbach, EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava
  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel
  • WE COME AS FRIENDS by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder 

www.moviesthatmatterfestival.nl

 

Itinérances - Alès Film Festival (March 20 – 29)

  • TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • WASTELAND by Pieter Van Hees, producer: Film Finance Forum graduate Carolien Vergote
  • XENIA by Panos Koutras, producers: EAVE graduate Alexandra Boussiou, EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye 

www.itinerances.org

 

Cinélatino Toulouse (March 20 – 30)

  • AURORA by Rodrigo Sepulveda, producer: PUENTES graduate Florencia Larrea
  • AUSENCIA by Chico Teixeira, producer: EAVE participant Paula Cosenza
  • PUENTES project HISTORY OF FEAR (HISTORIA DEL MIEDO) by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: PUENTES participant Benjamin Domenech
  • REFUGIADO by Diego Lerman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Damian
  • RETURN TO ITHACA by Laurent Cantet, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri

www.cinelatino.com.fr

 

Fribourg International Film Festival (March 21 – 28)

  • CORN ISLAND von George Ovashvili, producer: EAVE 1998 graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • EAVE Ties That Bind project FLAPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Diep Nguyen Hoang, producer: TIES THAT BIND graduate David Lindner

www.fiff.ch

 

Bari BIF&ST (March 21 – 28)

  • LUCIA DE B by Paula von der Oest, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen
  • SMOKINGS directed and executive produced by EAVE graduate Michele Fornasero
  • SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE WONDERS by Alice Rohrwacher, EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina 

www.bifest.it

 

Beaune International Thriller Film Festival (March 25 - 29)

  • DAS EWIGE LEBEN by Wolfgang Murnberger, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz
  • EAVE project WHY ME? by EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, produced by EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, co-producer EAVE graduate Emoke Vagasi
  • THE TREATMENT by Hans Herbots, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert 

www.beaunefestivalpolicier.com

 

BUFF Film Festival (March 9 – 14)

  • MACONDO by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann 

www.buff.se

 

Afrika Film Festival Leuven (March 15 – 30)

  • WASTELAND by Pieter Van Hees, producer: Film Finance Forum graduate Carolien Vergote 

www.afrikafilmfestival.be

 

South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival Austin (March 13 – 22)

  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel 

http://schedule.sxsw.com

 

Wales One World Film Festival  (March 20 – 31)

  • JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Helle Ulsteen 

www.wowfilmfestival.com

 

Festival de Guadalajara  (March 21 – 30)

  • LA ONCE directed and produced by PUENTES 2012 graduate Maite Alberdi

http://ficg.mx

 

Bradford Film Festival (March 27 – April 4)

  • COSTA DA MORTE (COAST OF DEATH) by Lois Patino, producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro

www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/bradfordinternationalfilmfestival

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The 2015 edition of the EAVE Producers Workshop kicked off in Luxembourg

As every year, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the home base for the first session of the EAVE Producers Workshop, organized in partnership with the Film Fund Luxembourg during March 9 – 16. Out of some 170 applications from 45 countries, 52 up-and-coming producers from 31 countries were selected with 33 documentary and feature projects to be developed throughout the year. 

Workshop 1’s pedagogical team was composed of EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), the four group leaders (all active, experienced producers), Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Flying Moon, DE), Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK),Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE) and Patrick Sobelman (Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo, FR); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK). They were joined by the EAVE specialized experts - for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance and Company Planning: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Legal Issues: Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (Johan Schlüter law firm, DK), who shared their expertise in plenary and group work sessions and individual meetings with the EAVE participants. 

EAVE expresses special gratitude for the support of Workshop 1 to: Film Fund Luxembourg; CREATIVE EUROPE Desk Luxembourg - MEDIA; Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

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EAVE on Demand Film Fund Luxembourg

EAVE organised an EAVE ON DEMAND session in co-operation with Film Fund Luxembourg from March 17-18 in Clervaux, Luxembourg, for the fund`s selection committee, project managers, management team and board members.

During the 2-day tailor-made forum, the participating delegates and experts were working together on script assessment and development, European film finance, legal issues of development and co-production, marketing and distribution strategies. 

EAVE experts Clare Downs (Script Consultant, UK), Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, Belgium), Álvaro Vega (Doblesentido, Spain), Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, Belgium) and Jean-Baptiste Babin (Backup Film, France) have shared their experiences during the 2 day think tank. 

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Upcoming Deadlines

CALL FOR THE SECOND EDITION OF PARIS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE

SAVE THE DATES: JUNE 10 – 12, 2015

Application deadline: April 10th, 2015

PARIS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE is a development and financing platform organized by Les Arcs European Film Festival and hosted by the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. The event aims at encouraging European professionals to get involved in international coproductions. During this three-day event, 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. During the first edition of Paris Coproduction Village, 550 meetings were organized, while participants from 150 companies (sales agents, distributors and producers) attended the event.

This platform complements the 4th 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 Champs-Elysées Film Festival, Cannes - Cinéfondation, Producers’ Network, ACE, EAVE, Europa International, HAF and CPH:LAB.

Brazil will be the guest country of this second edition! In partnership with Cinema do Brasil, Paris Coproduction Village will invite at least 3 Brazilian projects in development and will offer a conference dedicated to the Brazilian film industry.

For further information: www.pariscopro.com#mce_temp_url# 


Registration open for the 4th edition of EMERGING PRODUCERS 

October 28 – November 1, 2015 / 19th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2015

EMERGING PRODUCERS is a promotional and educational project which brings together talented documentary film producers from EU countries.

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 2015.

Selection Criteria

Producer with a several years’ practice on the local market (i.e. not a student or recent graduate) with a capacity for future professional growth and with ambitions to be active on the European market.

At least one realized film (fiction or documentary, mid-length or feature) which has entered theatrical distribution, has been screened at a festival etc.Previous participations at other workshops is considered an advantage.

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

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

 

Bridging the Dragon

Project Evaluation & Market Placement Labs - Call for applications now open! 

Deadline 24 April 2015

Objectives & Benefits 

The Labs’ programme will select 5 European and 5 Chinese film projects suitable for co-production or clearly showing a link for a collaboration between China and Europe. One Chinese project will be chosen among a pre-selection submitted by FIRST Film Festival as a new Chinese talent discovery. 

Specialised tutors and active professionals in the European and Chinese film industries will coach each duo of participants (director/producer or writer/producer) on the development of their project by: 

 

  •  Defining the core target audience of the project; 
  •  Addressing the weak aspects of story structure and providing concrete tools to improve story telling for the targeted foreign country & audience; 
  •  Introducing the specific differences in terms of culture, tastes, film industry and market between European countries & mainland China; 
  •  Strengthening the project’s potential on the International market with a special focus on the main targeted country/region; 
  •  Identifying the unique selling points of the project & enhancing their pitching ability to a foreign professional audience; 
  •  Checking the co-production feasibility, cooperation/funding opportunities & defining an international strategy;
  •  Empowering a network of relationships among professionals eager to develop co-operations between China & Europe and matching with participants’ profiles. 

 

Participant Target & Project Status

Creative teams of director & producer OR writer & producer from Europe and China, working on the development of fiction feature film projects (animation included but no documentaries). The team shall submit a treatment (maximum 15 pages) with full development of story structure, characters and locations. 

Programme Structure & Language 

Each of the two Labs will have a similar structure consisting of 2 parts:

  • Projectwork (evaluation & advice/guidance on the creative and business aspects)
  • Market immersion (after a market overview in the firstdays, participants will then be introduced to the reality of the hosting film industry & market place by attending a specific professional gathering and networking with locals;  i.e. the Chinese market in Shanghai and the European one in Locarno) 

Bridging Visions e.V., Lüneburger Str. 3, 10557 Berlin, Germany 

Labs will alternate plenary lectures and discussions, case study presentations with group work, one-to- one meetings and possibly a final pitching session. The approach is designed as very practical and based on experience sharing, so an active participation of each team is expected. Labs will be run in English and Chinese when necessary (with provided translation). The programme is structured over two main residential modules: 

Deadline for applications: 24 April 2015. Selection Announcement: early May 2015. 

The Programme is run by Bridging the Dragon, an association connecting European and Chinese film professionals. The two Labs have been designed in collaboration with the Torino Film Lab and First - International Film Festival besides the 2 hosting venues & festivals (Shanghai International Film Festival and Festival del film Locarno) and are funded by the Medienboard Berlin- Brandenburg, D'Hive, Italian Ministry of Culture (MIBACT), Netherlands Film Fund and Goethe- Institut China. 
For further details, please contact: 

For European applicants: Catharina Schreckenberg info@bridgingthedragon.com

T: +49 176 358 979 51 

For Chinese applicants: Yingfan Ji dragon_beijing@163.com

T: +86 135 222 10150 

Bridging Visions e.V., Lüneburger Str. 3, 10557 Berlin, Germany 

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

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 2015. Priority will be given to low production capacity countries (European countries other than France, Germany, Italy, Spain).

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

The projects can be in development or completed documentaries or fiction.

If you are interested, please download the application form here and send it to tina@eave.org before May 8, 2015 at the very latest!

Please find further information below.  

MARKETPLACE GALWAY FILM FAIR 9th-11th JULY 2015

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) 7th-23th July 2015 and co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers with projects in development 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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SAVE THE DATE: Locarno OPEN DOORS 

OPEN DOORS 2015: FOCUS ON MAGHREB

Dear EAVE producers,

EAVE is delighted to continue its successful partnership with OPEN DOORS taking place from August 8-11, 2015 during the Locarno Film Festival (August 5-15, 2015). At the same time, the successful Locarno Industry Days will be organized again.

EAVE producers (with special priority to producers interested in coproducing with the Maghreb region) have the unique possibility to participate in OPEN DOORS in order to meet the selected filmmakers and producers and to come and discover the Locarno film festival. The selected producers will be invited by the festival providing accreditation & accommodation during the event (2-4 nights).

In 2015 the OPEN DOORS section will focus on  four countries from the Maghreb: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. 

A dozen projects will be selected and the directors and producers of the chosen projects will be present in Locarno and available for pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings. 

The selection will be announced in Cannes and the project information will be available online in a protected area of the Locarno Film Festival's website www.pardo.ch.

Please confirm by March 30, 2015 by e-mail to eave@eave.org if you are interested in principle. Once the selection of projects has been made public, we will invite you to confirm your wish to attend.  

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

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EAVE Workshop and Administrative Assistant Vacancy

EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) is a professional training, project development and networking organization funded by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Film Fund Luxembourg. We run training programmes for audiovisual producers mainly in Europe, but also in other parts of the world. 

EAVE is looking for a Workshop & Administrative Assistant for our team in Luxembourg. 

The primary tasks and responsibilities will include:

Daily office administration

Travel & hotel organisation

Assisting the EAVE workshop manager in the organization mainly of the EAVE Producers Workshop, EAVE Plus and EAVE Marketing Workshop, as well as other EAVE events and workshops. This includes:            

  • Travel & hotel organization for team, experts and decision makers      
  • General workshop logistics        
  • Workshop catalogues & infobooks      
  • Follow-up of participants, experts and decision makers

Organisation of EAVE pedagogical and team meetings, festival accreditations and smaller EAVE workshops (EAVE ON DEMAND)

Administration of the EAVE database (Filemaker)

Assisting the EAVE Administrator with funding applications and reports and other tasks (EAVE PR, social media appearance)


The Workshop & Administrative Assistant will work closely with the EAVE Chief Executive, EAVE Workshop Manager and EAVE Administrator as well as supporting other members of the EAVE team as required.

The Workshop and Administrative Assistant will be present at the EAVE Producers Workshop (consisting of three 7-day-events taking place in Luxembourg and 2 other European cities every year), EAVE Plus and EAVE Marketing Workshop (two 4-day-events taking place in Luxembourg). 

Preferable skills required:

Motivation to work in the European film and television industry and with partners and participants from all over Europe

Very good communication, social and organisational skills

Flexibility, dynamism, motivation

Capacity to work in a team

Ability to take responsibility and to carry out tasks independently

Fluent English and preferably one or more other European languages

Computer skills (MS-Office, Filemaker)

Working conditions:

The Job is based in Luxembourg in full-time (40 working hours / week), ideally starting from October 12, 2015. Fixed term contract (1 year with the possibility of extension) according to Luxembourg work law (trial period: 3 months). Working language: English

Timeline:

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter), by email only, to eave@eave.org  

Deadline for application: May 11, 2015.

The selection interviews will be conducted in Luxembourg during the month of June.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: EAVE partnership with La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde in Cannes

Dear EAVE producers,

EAVE is delighted to continue for the fifth year the successful partnership with La Fabrique des Cinémas 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 La Fabrique during Cannes Film Festival: introduction followed by one-on-one meetings. 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 18, 2015 (afternoon).

EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: If you are interested in attending it, please contact roxana@eave.org by April 8 for the individual project material, 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:

ARGENTINA – 1922 by Martin Mauregui, producer: Agustina Llambi Campbell (La Union de los Rios)

CHINA – Lotus Position by Liu Shu, producer: Ying Liang (Chinese Shadows)

EGYPT – Cactus flower by Hala Elkoussy, producer: EAVE graduate Hossam Elouan (Transit Films)

GEORGIA – Venice by Rusudan Chkonia (Nike Studio)

INDIA – Liberation by Tushar Prakash, producer: Sanjay Shah (Salaam cinema)

LEBANON – Miguel’s war by Eliane Raheb (Itar Productions) – Documentary

MADAGASCAR – African Cinema by Haminiaina Ratovoarivony, producer: Eva and Nantenaina Lova (Endemika Films)

PERU – We’re all sailors by Miguel Angel Moulet, producer: Carolina Denegri and Héctor Gálvez (El Navigante Films)

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES – Playground by Wesam Mousa, producer: Eyad Badwan – Documentary

TUNISIA – La belle et la meute by Kaouther Ben Hania, producer: Habib Attia (Cinetelefilms) 

Further information will be available shortly on http://www.lescinemasdumonde.com/en/ 

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Transilvania IFF, Connecting Cottbus and WEMW in partnership with EAVE are initiating #FEEDback

Transilvania IFF, Connecting Cottbus (CoCo) and When East Meets West (WEMW) in partnership with EAVE are initiating #FEEDback

#FEEDback is a think tank platform with the goal to create a space for dialogue  and find ways to increase the cross-border relations, the permeability between the small territories and moving towards a joint agenda on funding, reaching audience and innovative distribution.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to fill in the survey.

Your #FEEDback is valuable!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/filmeasteurope

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Spotlight on recent EAVE films on FESTIVAL SCOPE

EAVE has not only become an internationally recognised brand among the existing training initiatives and networks in Europe, but is also playing a major role in fostering co-production and strengthening the European audiovisual sector.

Many projects developed through EAVE's flagship programme, the EAVE Producers Workshop, as well as our international programmes, TIES THAT BIND, PUENTES and B'EST, have been successfully produced, critically acclaimed and distributed internationally. 

The newly forged co-operation with FESTIVAL SCOPE will promote hand-picked, recently finalised films developed through EAVE. This will give more visibility to the finished films that have gone through the EAVE programmes and enhance their circulation. 

Some recent EAVE Berlinale success stories featured through the EAVE & FESTIVAL SCOPE partnership are:

Ties That Bind project LITTLE FATHER, SMALL FATHER AND OTHER STORIES is the second feature of director Di Phan Dang after Phan’s Cannes-premiered debut, “Bi, Don’t Be Afraid!”, It is co-produced by EAVE graduates Claire Lajoumard and Denis Vaslin and has premiered in Berlinale Competition.

EAVE project MY SKINNY SISTER by Sanna Lenken, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogel received the Crystal Bear for Best Film, International Jury Generation Kplus Special Mention in Berlin and the Audience Award at the Gothenburg Film Festival.

EAVE project WHY ME?, EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu’s legal thriller based on a real-life case of political corruption, produced by EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, co-producer EAVE graduate Emoke Vagasi premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale.

Jorge Forero’s stunning debut VIOLENCIA (developed at EAVE PUENTES), producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors was selected for this year’s Berlinale Forum.

Find out more about the films in promotion: https://www.festivalscope.com/label/eave-1

FESTIVAL SCOPE is a B2B platform for film professionals. FESTIVAL SCOPE selects titles from the most prestigious festivals around the world and make them available to be viewed online, on demand.

For more information about the different EAVE programmes please visit: www.eave.org

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The 2015 edition of the EAVE Producers Workshop takes off in Luxembourg

As every year, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the home base for the first session of the EAVE Producers Workshop, organized in partnership with the Film Fund Luxembourg during March 9 – 16 at the Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg. Out of some 170 applications from 45 countries, we selected 52 up-and-coming producers from 31 countries with 33 documentary and feature projects to be developed throughout the year. 

Workshop 1’s pedagogical team is composed of EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), the four group leaders (all active, experienced producers), Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Flying Moon, DE), Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE) and Patrick Sobelman (Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo, FR); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK). They are joined by the EAVE specialized experts - for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance and Company Planning: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) 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. 

Special sessions complement the workshop schedule:

Oscar® winner IDA by Pawel Pawlikowski will be the focus of EAVE script consultant Clare Downs’ script analysis.

Guest expert Paul Tyler (Handling Ideas, DK) will show the participants how to transform an idea into a concept using a simple toolbox that allows filmmakers to develop stories and formats.

In special group sessions, guest expert and EAVE graduate David Grumbach (BAC Films, FR) will analyse the selected projects to explore tools and opportunities for co-production.

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

There will also be time to network with local professionals and to explore co-production opportunities with Luxembourg during a visit to the Filmland Studios where the participants have the chance to meet representatives of the local film industry.

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 Desk Luxembourg - MEDIA; Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, the British Council, Cinema do Brasil, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

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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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