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LAST DAYS TO APPLY: 5th EDITION OF EAVE+ for experienced producers!

Apply now for the next edition of EAVE+! 12-15 experienced producers and 6 high-profile industry experts will gather during 4 days to discuss their company structures, management practices and new business models.

Please note the final workshop dates: EAVE+ will take place during September 23-27, 2015 at the hotel Le Place D’Armes in Luxembourg.

Applications are open for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience from Europe and the rest of the world until July 3, 2015 (extended deadline).

A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from selected MEDIA countries.

Led by EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU) keynote sessions by international guests will be mixed with group work sessions and 1-2-1 meetings.

Hengameh Panahi (Celluloid Dreams / Nightmares, FR) will be among the guest speakers. Management coach Michael Comyn (The Fearless Organisation, IE) will discuss issues of leadership and company management in individual coaching sessions with all participants. Further keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

EAVE+ is designed together with EAVE+ consultant Michael Weber (The Match Factory, DE).

Guest speakers of past editions included producer Stefan Arndt (X-Filme and X-Verleih, DE), financial manager Marc Bordure (Agat Films & Ex Nihilo, FR), managing director Pilar Benito (Morena Films, ES), digital distribution expert Andy Docherty (NL), producer Bo Ehrhardt (Nimbus, DK), producer Sigve Endresen (Motlys AS, NO), Head of the cinema department at the OBCNeuflize bank Anne Flamant (FR), distributors Eve Gabereau (Soda Pictures, UK) and Jean Labadie (Le Pacte, FR), as well as independent US producers Mike S. Ryan and Jay van Hoy.

Some voices from the previous editions: 

« Exactly what we needed at exactly the right time in terms of some creative Blue Sky thinking about the direction of the company and its growth as we enter into our second decade in business. »

Triona Campbell, Beactive S.A., Portugal

« I thought it was a great four days and served as a real think tank for experienced producers to gain perspective on our changing world. »

Mike S. Ryan, Greyshack Films, USA

« The EAVE+ workshop was extremely useful on many levels - practical information on a range of subjects from promoting films on VoD platforms to how to work on one's resilience in stressful situations to raising private equity and managing those investor relationships. The networking element also really paid off in terms of finding a co-producer with access to a national fund in a country where one of my projects takes place, and that funding application is now underway.»

Natasha Dack, Tigerlily Films, UK  

« It was hugely inspiring and interesting to look back and forward at our companies and the ever changing film environment in a greatly open atmosphere with an international group of colleague creative entrepreneurs. Priceless and inspiring to share thoughts and ideas, weakness and strengths about leading our companies and the ever changing film environment. » 

Hanneke Niens, KeyFilm, The Netherlands 

« It was the perfect moment for me and my partner to come to EAVE +, … (the) best moment to take a look… and see how it works for people with (the) same passion, but living and working in a completely different environment. »

Fernando Epstein, Mutante Cine, Uruguay 

« The combination of people both participants and experts was magnificent and lead to a complete openness that I could not have imagined possible between a group of professionals at this stage of their careers. It was like an AA for producers, very painful but critical for our wellbeing. I am looking at everything since quite differently. »

Christine Alderson, Ipso Facto Films, UK

 
EAVE+ is organised twice a year in Luxembourg with different keynote speakers and topics addressed at each workshop session. EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the EU and the Luxembourg Film Fund

More information on: www.eave.org 

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EAVE project LAILA M. receives Eurimages support

Eurimages supports 31 co-productions, among them EAVE project LAILA M. and the following projects produced by EAVE producers:

  • ALBUM by Mehmet Can Mertoglu, co-producers: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE participant Oana Kelemen
  • CHILDREN IN PRISON by Rossella Schillaci, co-producers: EAVE graduates Michele Fornasero and Carine Ruszniewski
  • DEADWEIGH by Ignas Miskinis, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene
  • EAVE project LAILA M by Mijke de Jong, producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings, co-producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh
  • L’ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • LIGHT by Barbara Albert, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • FUNAN, LE PEUPLE NOUVEAU by Denis Do, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach
  • OBLIVION VERSES by Alireza Khatami, producer: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit
  • ONCE UPON IN GERMANY-DAVID AND THE PEDDLERS by Sam Garbarski, co-producers: EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates and group leaders Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Danny Krausz and Diana Elbaum
  • PRETENDERS by Vallo Toomla, co-producers: EAVE group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos and EAVE graduate Roberts Vinovskis
  • THE KEY by Timur Makarevic, producer: EAVE graduate and Bosnian National Coordinator Amra Baksic Camo
  • THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT by Tarik Saleh, co-producers: EAVE graduates Kristina Åberg, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Monica Hellstrom Weston, Marcel Lenz and Guido Schwab,
  • THE TOWER by Mats Grorud, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström
  • TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, co-producers: EAVE graduates Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Anamaria Antoci, Ana Alexieva, Karsten Stöter
  • TRAIN OF SALT AND SUGAR by Licínio Azevedo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro 
  • UNE VIE by Stéphane Brizé, procucer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • WHEN MY FATHER BECAME A BUSH by Nicole Van Kilsdonk, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit and Derk-JanEAVE+ graduate Joost de Vries, co-producers: EAVE graduates Tomas Leyers, Sinisa Juricic
  • LAND by Babak Jalali, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Christophe Audeguis
  • HEARTSTONE by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, co-producer: EAVE garduate Anton Mani Svansson

http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/eurimages/news_en.asp?news=1

 

HBF announces first selection Hubert Bals Fund Plus Europe: Minority Co-production Support:

  • LUXEMBOURG by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, producer: EAVE graduate and Russian National Coordinator Anna Katchko
  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producers: EAVE graduates Leontine Petit and Derk-Jan Warrink, EAVE+ graduate Joost de Vries, co-producers: EAVE graduate Agustina Chiarino.
  • OBLIVION VERSES by Alireza Khatami, producers:  EAVE graduates Leontine Petit and Derk-Jan Warrink, EAVE+ graduate Joost de Vries

https://www.iffr.com/professionals/hubert_bals_fund/hbf_plus/

 

The Netherlands Film Fund International Talent Programme supports two new feature-film projects by EAVE graduates:    

  • CARGO by Joost van Ginkel, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith
  • INVITE ME TO WAR by Jolein Laarman, producers: EAVE graduates Leontine Petit and Derk-Jan Warrink, EAVE+ graduate Joost de Vries, co-producer: EAVE graduate Enis Köstepen

www.filmfonds.nl/international

 

The first 2015 funding session of Screen Flanders supports eight projects. Among them are three films by EAVE producers:

  • A QUIET PASSION by Terence Davies, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter de Maegd
  • DODE HOEK by Nabil Ben Nadir, producers: EAVE graduates Benoît Roland and Peter Bouckaert
  • ROBBI, TOBBI UND DAS FLIEWATÜÜT by Wolfgang Groos, producer: EAVE graduate Ralph Schwingel

www.screenflanders.be

 

  • In its spring 2015 round, the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of the International Film Festival Rotterdam has selected SOMETHING USEFUL by Pelin Esmer, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings.

http://cineuropa.org/nw.aspx?t=newsdetail&l=en&did=293340

 

The Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles supports the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • PASSEE L’AUBE by Nicolas Graux, producer: EAVE graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • WANTED LEG by Damien Chemin, producer: EAVE graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • TUEURS by François Troukens, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jacques Bronckart
  • HOME by Fien Troch, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jacques Bronckart
  • INKOTANYI by Christophe Cotteret, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland

http://www.audiovisuel.cfwb.be

 

The Finnish Film Foundation has granted production support to the following feature-length films by EAVE graduates:

  • LOVE RECORDS by Aleksi Mäkelä, producers: EAVE graduates Matti Halonen and Leila Lyytikäinen
  • IRON SKY II by Timo Vuorensola, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Damian
  • EAVE project THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • TACIT WISDOM by Saara Cantell, producer: EAVE graduate Markku Flink
  • BODOM by Taneli Mustonen, producer: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Hyvärinen

www.ses.fi/en/home

 

  • EASTERN BUSINESS by Igor Cobileanski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite is in pre-production. The film follows Marian, a choir singer who desperately needs money if he wants to marry his beloved Veronica. In order to get the start-up money for a profitable business, Marian sells his scooter to Petro, a construction worker. It is the bumpy beginning of an unlikely friendship, as the two men become business partners in search of a quick buck. The film will use the famous Moldovan-Romanian talent for (business) improvisation as a source of humour. Shooting will start on 15 July, and the production will wrap in the second week of August.

www.justamoment.lt

 

  • IRON SKY II by Timo Vuorensola, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Damian is nearly ready to shoot. With the recent support by the Finnish Film Foundation of €0.9 million, the €12 million sci-fi action-comedy can get started. The film’s budget has mainly been raised through crowdfunding.

www.ironsky.net

 

  • LUST FOR LIFE by Gabriel Range, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer is in development. The biopic based around David Bowie and Iggy Pop’s collaboration in 1970s West Berlin is funded by the German Federal Film Board (FFA) and Creative England. 

www.egolitossell.com

 

  • OSCURO ANIMAL by Felipe Guerrero, producer: EAVE graduate Gema Juárez Allen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost received the support from NRW Film Fund.

www.gemafilms.com

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EAVE producers shooting in Belgium, Turkey, Croatia and Venezuela

  • L’ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart started shooting. The film tells the story of the separation of Marie and Thierry, who break up after living together for ten years. She bought the apartment they live in with their children but he’s the one who completely renovated it. As Thierry can’t afford to find somewhere else to live, they are forced to remain living together. On the day of reckoning, each tries to hold on to what they think they contributed to during their life together. The film has received backing from RTBF, VOO, BeTV, Wallimage and the Tax Shelter, and an advance on receipts from CNC and Canal+. 

www.versusproduction.be

  • KEBAB ROYAL by EAVE graduates Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens, co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum leads the King of Belgium on a Balkan odyssey with surreal undertones. While he is away on an economic mission in Istanbul, Nicolas II, the grumpy and solitary King of Belgium, learns of Flanders’ declaration of independence. At that same moment, a solar storm knocks out the communication networks and grounds all aeroplanes. And so begins the secret odyssey undertaken by the king and his ragtag learned assembly across the Balkans: a voyage full of misfortunes, revelations, a lot of roving and some truly charming moments. Love comes knocking at just the right moment, and the movie evolves into a kind of European fairy tale centred on the last King of Belgium lost in the Balkans. The shoot, which kicked off in Brussels, has already jetted off to Istanbul.The film has received backing from the VAF, Screen Flanders and the CCA.

www.entrechienetloup.be

  • CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel, producers: INTERCHANGE graduate Samir, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic began production in Zagreb. The animated film is told from the director’s point of view and it focuses on a young Swiss journalist and her cousin, killed near Osijek in the early 1990s. Animated sequences intertwine with real, documentary scenes in which the director sheds light on the circumstances surrounding his death. The animation will take place at Nukleus’ premises in Zagreb in the following nine months. Chris the Swiss won the Golden Zagreb Award for best project in development at Animafest Zagreb 2013, and also a grant from Eurimages in 2014. The film is expected to be finished in March 2016 with the premiere scheduled for autumn 2016.

dschointventschr.ch

  • EL INCA by Ignacio Castillo Cottin, producer: EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Nathalie Sar-Shalom is in production. The tragic love story is based on the life of the great Venezuelan boxer Edwin "El Inca" Valero. The only fight he lost was the one against himself. The film has a local distributor and is going to be released in Venezuela in March 2016.

https://vimeo.com/palospanas

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ONE WEEK AND A DAY now in post-production

  • PILGRIMAGE by Brendan Muldowney, producer: EAVE graduate Conor Barry, co-producer: EAVE graduate Alexandra Boussiou finished a seven-week shoot on the west coast of Ireland and the Ardennes region of Belgium. Based on a script by Jamie Hannigan and set in 13th-century Ireland, the movie follows a small group of monks as they undertake a treacherous pilgrimage to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. The film was developed with the assistance of the Irish Film Board (IFB) and Creative Europe, and will be financed by the IFB, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Wallimage and the Wallonia Cultural Fund. 

www.spfilms.ie

  • ONE WEEK AND A DAY by Asaph Polonsky, producer: EAVE graduate Saar Yogev is in post-production. The comic tragedy tells the story of a grief stricken father who sets on an unexpected journey along with his misunderstood neighbor and an imaginative little girl in order to find a way to ease the pain over his son’s death. The film has been funded by the Rabinovich Film Fund and TV.

www.bsheepfilms.com

  • CAMINO A LA PAZ by Francisco Varone, producer: EAVE graduate Gema Juárez Allen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Julius Ponten received a Doha Film Institute grant for post-production.

www.gemafilms.com

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7 Awards for EAVE graduates at the Transilvania Film Festival

  • SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler was awarded best debut at the award ceremony of the Italian Golden Globes. 

www.bordcadrefilms.com

 

  • ZURICH by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, line producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Röpke received the Special Jury Prize of the international competition at the Cabourg Film Festival.
  • COPAIN (BUDDY) by EAVE participant Jan Roosens, producer: EAVE graduate Raf Roosens won in the short-film category.

www.festival-cabourg.com

 

  • Five awards for LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY by Károly Ujj Mészáros co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad at the Nocturna International Fantastic Film Festival Madrid. The film won best film, best director, best script, best actress and best production design.

http://www.nocturnafilmfestival.com

 

  • Four awards for MASTER AND TATYANA by Giedre Zickyte, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite. The documentary won best documentary film, best cinematography, best editing and best director at the eigth Lithuanian Film and TV Silver Crane.
  • THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE by Alanté Kavaité, producers: EAVE graduates Zivile Gallego, Marleen Slot and EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine won in three categories: best feature film, best production design and best actress.

http://www.lkc.lt

 

  • I AM KUBA by Åse Svenheim Drivenes, producer: EAVE graduate Edward Porembny won the Polish-German Tadeusz Mazowiecki journalist prize for the best television film.

http://porembny.com

 

  • SMOKINGS by EAVE graduate Michele Fornasero, producer: EAVE graduate Andres Pfaeffli won the Audience Award for best Italian documentary at the doc.it Professional Award

http://doc.it/

 

  • ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach won the Sydney Film Prize, the main award of the Sydney Film Festival’s Competition.

www.sff.org.au

 

  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuc Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic is the winner of the Split Festival of Mediterranean Film.

http://fmfs.hr/en/

 

  • DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS by Stina Werenfels, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduate Karin Koch won the Cinelab Award for Best Image and the Cineuropa Award at the Brussels Film Festival.
  • JE SUIS MORT MAIS J’AI DES AMIS by Stéphane and Guillaume Malandrin, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart received the Telenet Prize for best film.

www.brusselsfilmfestival.be

 

  • FLOCKING by Beata Gardeler, producers: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström and Agneta Fagerström Olsson scooped the World Fiction Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. 

www.lafilmfest.com

 

  • THE QUEEN OF SILENCE by Agnieszka Zwiefka, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert won the SILVER HORN for best feature-length documentary film and the award for best cinematography at the Krakow Film Festival. 

www.krakowfilmfestival.pl


Six awards for EAVE graduates at the Transilvania Film Festival in Romania:

  • The Top Prize of the Festival went to THE FIRE, producer PUENTES graduate Barbara Francisco;
  • The Special Jury Prize and the audience award in the international competition, went to RAMS co-producer EAVE participant Ditte Milsted, sales: EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski; 
  • Best Director Award went to THE LESSON, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva;
  • The Romanian Days Award for Best Feature Film went to THE TREASURE, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu;
  • The Romanian Days Award for Best Short Film went to RAMONA, co-producer: EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Radu Stancu;
  • Transilvania Pitch Stop Development Award for SOLDIERS, producer EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon.

http://tiff.ro/en

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WHITE GOD in German cinemas

In Cinema 

In French Cinemas:

  • CLASSE À PART by Ivan I. Tverdovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille had a press screening on June 18.

www.arizonafilms.net

  • ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. French release on June 24.

www.komplizenfilm.de

 

In German Cinemas:

  • WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó, producers: EAVE 2004 graduate Viktoria Petranyi and EAVE graduate Eszter Gyarfas, script consultant: EAVE expert Martin Daniel started in Germany on June 25.

www.proton.hu

 

In Belgian Cinemas:

  • JE SUIS MORT MAIS J’AI DES AMIS by Stéphane and Guillaume Malandrin, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart started in Belgium on June 17.

www.versusproduction.be

  •  ZURICH by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, line producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Röpke was released in Belgium on June 17.

www.vikingfilm.nl

 

In Dutch Cinemas:

  • NAZINHA’S SPRING by Gülsah Dogan, producer: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin is currently in Dutch cinemas.

www.volyafilms.nl

 

In UK Cinemas

  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen. UK start is June 12. 

www.final-cut.dk

  • I AM THE PEOPLE by Anna Roussillon, producer: TIES THAT BIND graduate Karim Aitouna has been in UK cinemas since June 20.

hautlesmainsproductions.fr

  • BLOOD CELLS by Joseph Bull & Luke Seomore, producers: EAVE graduate Samm Haillay started in the UK on June 29.

www.thirdfilms.co.uk

 

In Swiss Cinemas

  • NOT MY TYPE (PAS SON GENRE) by Lucas Belvaux, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman. In Swiss cinemas from June 25.

www.agatfilms.fr

 


On TV and Online

  • STAATSOPER FO ALL by credo:film, producer: EAVE graduate Susann Schimk: Live Broadcast at the Fête de la musique on June 21 on ARTE and ARTE/concert.

www.credofilm.de

  • JAGDHUNDE by Ann-Kristin Reyels, producer: EAVE graduate Susann Schimk on ZDF Kultur on June 19.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FckWt4ib4-c

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EAVE projects MY SKINNY SISTER and WHY ME? in festivals around the world

Krakow Film Festival (May 31 – June 7)

  • THE QUEEN OF SILENCE by Agnieszka Zwiefka, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • TOTO AND HIS SISTERS by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar

www.krakowfilmfestival.pl

 

Sydney Film Festival (June 3 – 14)

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • CORN ISLAND by George Ovashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • NECKTIE YOUTH by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro
  • SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • 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
  • THESE ARE THE RULES by Ognjen Svilicic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj

http://sff.org.au

 

Festival of Mediterranian Film Split (June 5 - 13)

  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuc Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva
  • THE BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO by Aida Begic, Leonardo di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Losnitza, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Chisti Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde, producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg

http://fmfs.hr/en/

 

Brussels Film Festival (June 5 – 12)

  • DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS by Stina Werenfels, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduate Karin Koch
  • FLOCKING by Beata Gardeler, producers: EAVE graduates Annika Hellström and Agneta Fagerström Olsson
  • FREE FALL by György Pálfi, producer: EAVE graduate Ferenc Pusztai
  • LES RÉVOLTÉS by Simon Leclère, co-producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • JE SUIS MORT MAIS J’AI DES AMIS by Stéphane and Guillaume Malandrin, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • KOZA by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • MODRIS by Juris Kursietis, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva
  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producers: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach and EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchamara
  • THE REAPER by Zvonimir Juric, producer: EAVE graduate Ankica Juric Tilic
  • ZURICH by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, line producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Röpke

www.brusselsfilmfestival.be

 

Paris Coproduction Village (June 10 - 12)

  • THE OMMISSION by Sebastián Schjaer, producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • ALFA by Una Gunjak, producer: EAVE graduate and Bosnian National Coordinator Amra Baksic Camo

http://pariscopro.com

 

Los Angeles Film Festival  (June 10 – 18)

  • FLOCKING by Beata Gardeler, producers: EAVE graduates Annika Hellström and Agneta Fagerström Olsson
  • JIMMY’S HALL by Ken Loach, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM by Ilinca Calugareanu, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean Gorgan

www.lafilmfest.com

 

Midnight Sun Film Festival Helsinki (June 10 – 14)

  • TABU by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • REDEMPTION by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

www.msfilmfestival.fi

 

Cabourg Film Festival  (June 11 – 15)

  • THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE by Alanté Kavaité, producers: EAVE graduates Zivile Gallego, Marleen Slot and EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • ZURICH by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, line producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Röpke
  • COPAIN (BUDDY) by EAVE participant Jan Roosens, producer: EAVE graduate Raf Roosens

www.festival-cabourg.com

 

Festival Des Deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen (June 17 – July 5)

  • CONFUSION Laurent Négre, producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • CURE by Andrea Staka, co-producer: EAVE graduate Amira Kresevljakovic
  • NACHSPIELZEIT by Andreas Pieper, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • MARRY ME! by Neelesha Barthel, producer: EAVE graduate Ralph Schwingel
  • SCHMITKE by Stepan Altrichter, producer: EAVE graduate Susann Schimk

www.festival-des-deutschen-films.de

 

Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 17 – 28)

  • ABOVE AND BELOW by Nicolas Steiner, producer: EAVE graduate Helge Albers
  • BLOOD CELLS by Joseph Bull & Luke Seomore, producers: EAVE graduate Samm Haillay
  • CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM by Ilinca Calugareanu, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean Gorgan
  • KOZA by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • KYOTO ELEGY by Ties That Bind graduate Kiki Sugino, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Kosuke Ono
  • LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY by Károly Ujj Mészáros co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • THE CHAMBERMAID LYNN by Ingo Haeb, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost

www.edfilmfest.org.uk

 

Moscow International Film Festival (June 19 - 26)

  • ANIMAL LOVE by Ulrich Seidl, producer: EAVE graduate Erich Lackner
  • I AM NOT HIM by Tayfun Pirselimoglu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • PUENTES project LUCIFER by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • MY GOOD HANS by Alexandr Mindadze, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • EAVE project MY SKINNY SISTER by Sanna Lenken, producer EAVE graduate Annika Rogell
  • SONG OF MY MOTHER by Erol Mintas, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • 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 REAPER by Zvonimir Juric, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • TOTO AND HIS SISTERS by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar 

www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

 

Art Film Fest Bratislava  (June 19 – 26)

  • EAVE project WHY ME? by EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, produced by EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, co-producer EAVE graduate Emoke Vagasi
  • JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Helle Ulsteen
  • LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT by Jaco Van Dormael, producers: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges and EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach
  • MIRAGE by Szabolcs Hajdu, producer: EAVE graduate Andrea Taschler
  • EAVE project PARADJANOV, produced and co-directed by EAVE graduate Olena Fetisova, co-produced by EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • REFUGIADO by Diego Lerman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Damian
  • 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
  • UNDER ELECTRIC CLOUDS by Alexey German, co-producers: EAVE+ graduates Artem Vasiliev, Violetta Kaminska and EAVE graduate Izabela Wojcik

www.artfilmfest.sk

 

Espinho Film Fest (June 22 - 29)

  • VIOLET by Bas Devos, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON by Gábor Reisz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi 

www.fest.pt

 

Festival International du Film de la Rochelle (June 26 - July 5)

  • CARLOS by Olivier Assayas, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, service producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach and EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchamara

www.festival-larochelle.org

 

Taipei Film Festival (June 26 – July 18)

  • A BLAST by Syllas Tzoumerkas, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki, EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg, EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith
  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON by Gábor Reisz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi
  • TAKSU by Ties That Bind graduate Kiki Sugino, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Kosuke Ono
  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producers: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach and EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchamara
  • TOKYO FIANCEE by Stefan Liberski, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • TOTO AND HIS SISTERS by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar
  • UNDER ELECTRIC CLOUDS by Alexey German, co-producers: EAVE+ graduates Artem Vasiliev, Violetta Kaminska and EAVE graduate Izabela Wojcik

eng.taipeiff.org.tw

 

Filmfest Muenchen (June 25 - July 4)

  • ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • BETWEEN 10 AND 12 by Peter Hoogendoorn, co-producers: EAVE graduates Tomas Leyers and Philippe Avril
  • LOUDER THAN BOMBS by Joachim Trier, executive producer: EAVE graduate Sigve Endresen
  • LAND AND SHADE (LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA) by César Augusto Acevedo, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings
  • NUDE AREA by Urszula Antoniak, producers: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings, EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kaminska, EAVE graduate Izabela Wójcik
  • PUENTES project LUCIFER by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • TAKSU by Ties That Bind graduate Kiki Sugino, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Kosuke Ono

www.filmfest-muenchen.de

 

Sheffield Doc/Fest  (June 5 – 10)

  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen

http://sheffdocfest.com

 

Taormina Film Fest (June 12 - 20)

  • AUSENCIA by Chico Teixeira, producer: EAVE participant Paula Cosenza

http://www.taorminafilmfest.net

 

AFI Silverdocs  (June 17 – 21)

  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen

http://silverdocs.com

 

International Human Rights Film Festival Buenos Aires (June 17 - 24)

  • LE CHANT DE LA FLEUR by Jacques Dochamps, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc

www.iotaproduction.com

 

Pesaro International New Cinema Festival (June 20 - 27)

  • TIR by Alberto Fasulo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Irena Markovic

www.pesarofilmfest.it

 

Ischia Film Festival (June 27 – July 4)

  • SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

www.ischiafilmfestival.it

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B`EST 2015 - Call for Applications

Deadline: July 1.

The fourth edition of Baltic Bridge East by West (B'EST) is calling for 12 participants to take part in the event. Seven of the selected projects will be from the European Union and three from the CIS countries - Georgia and Ukraine.The workshop will offer training, including script development help, information about financing in Europe, legal aspects, marketing strategies, follow-up sessions and finally a presentation of projects with an audience of coproducers, distributors and sales agents.B’EST consists of two workshops, which will take place on September 7-11 in St. Petersburg and November 15-18 in Tallinn, within the framework of Baltic Event, where one of the participants` projects will be awarded by the P.O.V. development fund. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2015 and the selection will be published by the end of July 2015.The workshop is organised in cooperation with EAVE and with support from the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme.

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FEW DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR THE 5th EDITION OF EAVE+ for experienced producers!

Extended deadline: July 3

Apply now for the next edition of EAVE+!12-15 experienced producers and 6 high-profile industry experts will gather during 4 days to discuss their company structures, management practices and new business models.

Final dates: EAVE+ will take place during September 23-27, 2015 at the hotel Le Place D’Armes in Luxembourg. Applications are open for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience from Europe and the rest of the world until July 3, 2015. A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from selected MEDIA countries. Led by EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU) keynote sessions by international guests will be mixed with group work sessions and 1-2-1 meetings.

EAVE+ is designed together with EAVE+ consultant Michael Weber (The Match Factory, DE)

Among the guest speakers confirmed are sales agent Hengameh Panahi (Celluloid Dreams / Nightmares, FR) and management coach Michael Comyn (The Fearless Company, IE).

Further speakers of this edition will be announced shortly.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP 2016

Deadline: September 18.

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction and documentary, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to begin to operate on a European wide basis. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.
During the first two workshops, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third workshop 50-60 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers. 
The 3 workshops take place during March 3 - 10 in Luxembourg (LU), June 13 - 20 in Lithuania (LT) and October/November (dates TBC) in Prague (CZ), 2016.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PUENTES – EUROPE / LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

Deadline: August 20.  

PUENTES is targeted at Latin American & European producers with projects, 10 of which will be selected for the workshop. We are also open to receive the applications of other European professionals interested in working with Latin America (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers without project. 4 of them will be selected to be an active part of the group. The 14 selected participants will attend 2 workshops. The first one will be held in Montevideo (November 25 – 29, 2015) in partnership with Mutante Cine and the second one in Locarno (August 2016) in partnership with Festival del film Locarno and its Industry Days. Thanks to a special partnership, all participants involved will be able to attend VENTANA SUR (Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2015, in Buenos Aires).

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Upcoming Deadlines

SAVE THE DATE AND SUBMIT NOW FOR CONNECTING COTTBUS

THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSIONS OF PROJECTS IS 15TH JULY 2015. 

connecting cottbus, the East-West co-production market at the FilmFestival Cottbus, is currently accepting project submissions for its pitching session and for its first work in progress session until July 15th, 2015. 

We also invite producers, sales agents and other industry representatives interested in East-West projects to participate.

coco aims to foster co-productions with a special focus on East-West fiction feature projects. 

We also offers up-to-date information, discussions on current topics and networking events. Particular attention is given to the financing and market situation. With around 140 participants, the event has the perfect size for networking as well as for discussing projects. Until 15th July 2015, producers can apply with a fiction feature project that either originates from or is contentwise related to Eastern Europe and shows potential for an East-West co-production. Please find further information, regulations and the application forms on our website www.connecting-cottbus.de 

Producers, sales agents, distributors, commissioning editors and financiers interested in participating at connecting cottbus as a guest without project are welcome to reserve their seat by sending us an e-mail or by forwarding us the completed application form by 1st October 2015.

connecting cottbus will be held 6th and 7th November 2015. 10 selected projects will be presented to the industry audience. www.connecting-cottbus.de


THE PIXEL MARKET IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!

CALLING ALL CROSS-MEDIA PRODUCERS AND CREATIVES

Submission deadline Friday 10 July, 18.00 BST! Power to the Pixel is now accepting applications to The Pixel Market, the prestigious cross-media project finance market taking place during the annual Power to the Pixel: Cross-Media Forum 7-10 October, in association with the BFI London Film Festival.

 

  • Get your cross-media project financed
  • Hear what leading funders and commissioners are looking for
  • Form new cross-industry partnerships
  • Win CASH prizes!
  • Get invited to exclusive networking events

 

At The Pixel Market: Day One (8 October) 8 out of 30 producer-led teams will present their projects to a 400 strong live audience and a jury composed of key industry executives who will give direct feedback around new funding, distributive and co-production avenues available and will decide the winner of the €6,000 ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Market!

At The Pixel Market: Day Two (9 October) all 30 teams will engage in a series of 1-2-1 meetings with over 100 potential funding, distribution and creative partners from across film, TV, online, gaming, publishing, the arts and advertising.

 

 

SUBMISSIONS FOR CPH:FORUM 2015 ARE NOW OPEN!

CPH:FORUM 2015 IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES UNTIL AUGUST 14

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PROJECTS IN THESE CATEGORIES:

  • FICTIONONFICTION - challenging works in the hybrid landscape between fiction and non-fiction.
  • CINEMA – high-end theatrical feature length documentaries with international distribution potential.
  • F:ACT - projects bridging the fields of filmmaking, investigative journalism and activism.
  • ART - film projects conceptualized to be screened both within the institution of cinema and that of visual arts as well as festival screenings.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • CPH:FORUM selects creative and visually strong film projects from documentary filmmakers, fiction filmmakers, journalists, activists and visual artists, seeking financing and international market partners.
  • 30 projects max. will be selected by CPH:FORUM.
  • Projects that have not been presented at any other major international market will be given priority.
  • There is no minimum financing requirement, but you will be expected to outline a financing plan with letters of commitment attached.
  • Projects in development and early production are accepted as long as visual presentation is ready by August 14 2015.
  • Up to two projects may be submitted per production company. These have to be uploaded as two individual submissions.
  • The producer and/or director must attend CPH:FORUM.
  • CPH:FORUM has a natural emphasis on Scandinavia & Europe, however we also encourage producers and filmmakers worldwide to submit their projects for consideration.

SUBMISSIONS:

Timeline for Submissions: June 1: Submissions open

August 14: Submissions close

September: Selection is announced

For more info on the Submission Documents please visit: http://cphdox.dk/en

 

 

SHORT SCREENPLAY DEVELOPING WORKSHOP - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!

Deadline August 1, 2015

Ambitious European screenwriters and directors, who are keen on developing their short stories with few of best international tutors, are invited to participate in short screenplay developing workshops “Too short to die”.  The combination of intensive residential session in Lithuania (September 27th – October 3rd) and online session will result in developed script along with knowledge and skills. 

Workshops “Too Short to Die”, organized for the 3rd time, focus on developing combined analytic and creative capabilities of writing a powerful screenplay for a short film with a strong impact on international audiences from an idea to a final draft. Training programme aims to teach writers to convey ideas and feelings in structured, consistent and efficient story. 

For the purpose of achieving ultimate results “Too short to die” is guided by few of the best international advisers: experienced development consultant and script editor who works for a broad range of international, award-winning clients, lecturer and a voting member of BAFTA, Angeli Macfarlane and one of the leading screenwriters in Poland, a tutor, author of the book “An Imperfect Reflection”, a president of Polish Screenwriters Guild and Member of European Film Academy, Maciej Karpinski.

“Too short to die” workshop consists of 2 sessions. First session is residential and takes place at peaceful and inspiring resort Anyksciai from September 27th to October 3rd. During second session (November 2nd to 8th) participants and tutors will meet online. 

Applications are open for “Too short to die” until 1st of August: we are waiting for screenwriters, directors and other professionals who want to make a short fiction film (from 5 min to 40 min). We are open for all fiction genres. Full details of the workshop and application are available at our website: www.inscript.lt/workshop/.  Feel free to contact us by e-mail with any queries: workshop@inscript.lt.

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EAVE European Producers workshop in Skopje – in partnership with the Macedonian Film Agency

The second edition of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2015 will take place in Skopje, Macedonia, during June 24 – July 1.

The workshop, organized in partnership with the Macedonian Film Agency, will bring together 48 participants from 30 countries.

The workshop week in Skopje is the second one of the three workshops of the year-long EAVE training for independent producers. The participants of this year were selected from a total of 166 applicants, and come from all over the world. In addition to most of the European countries, e.g. Argentina, Brazil, Turkey and Singapore are represented as well, just to mention a few.

As EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp puts it: “We are particularly happy to bring the second EAVE workshop this year to Skopje because of our strong partnership with the Macedonian Film Agency, its director Darko Basheski and his great team with whom we have a long history in organizing workshops in the region".

The Macedonian Film Agency’s acting director Darko Basheski states that: “It is a great honor and pleasure of ours to be the host for the second edition of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2015. We are very grateful for this opportunity and trust which will further complement the successful collaboration and partnership that the Macedonian Film Agency and the EAVE team have established throughout the years. Even though this would indeed be a very intensive workshop, I sincerely hope that each of the participants would get a chance to experience a glimpse of Macedonia.”

During the workshop week, various aspects of film production will be addressed, including marketing, financing and sales. The 2015 EAVE pedagogical team is composed of EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Luxembourg), the four group leaders (all active, experienced producers), Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (In Good Company GmbH, DE), Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE) and Patrick Sobelman (Agat Films & Cie, FR); 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: Roberto Olla (Eurimages, EU), who share their expertise in plenary and group work sessions and individual meetings with the EAVE participants.

Music rights expert Laurence Kaye from the UK will discuss the music rights issues related to the projects of the participants. Didar Domehri (Full House – Manekifilms, FR) will share her insight into sales and international market. An expert panelEAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath and producers Christine Alderson (Ipso Facto Films, UK), EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar (Vertigo, SI), Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm, DE) and Leena Pasanen (DOK Leipzig, DE) – will give detailed advise on the project finance plans.

The local film industry presents itself to the EAVE participants in a special session on Producing in and with Macedonia. The session will be opened by Minister of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia Ms. Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska. Acting Director of the Macedonian Film Agency Darko Basheski will present the co-production possibilities and cash rebate in Macedonia. Producer Ognen Antov (Dream Factory) will present a case study of “Monument to Michael Jackson”, EAVE 2011 project co-produced by Antov (SR/GE/MK/HR co-production).

In addition, there will be on June 28-29 a separate EAVE@Skopje workshop for local professionals, during which 4 selected projects from Macedonia will be consulted in group work and individual meetings by EAVE experts Linda Beath, Sibylle Kurz, Titus Kreyenberg and Anita Voorham, in addition to which Didar Domehri will give a plenary on Sales and International Market tailor-made for the local participants.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR THE 5th EDITION OF EAVE+ for experienced producers!

Apply now for the next edition of EAVE+! 12-15 experienced producers and 6 high-profile industry experts will gather during 4 days to discuss their company structures, management practices and new business models.

Please note the final workshop dates: EAVE+ will take place during September 23-27, 2015 at the hotel Le Place D’Armes in Luxembourg.

Applications are open for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience from Europe and the rest of the world until July 3, 2015 (extended deadline).

A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from selected MEDIA countries.

Led by EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU) keynote sessions by international guests will be mixed with group work sessions and 1-2-1 meetings.

Hengameh Panahi (Celluloid Dreams / Nightmares, FR) will be among the guest speakers. Management coach Michael Comyn (The Fearless Organisation, IE) will discuss issues of leadership and company management in individual coaching sessions with all participants. Further keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

EAVE+ is designed together with EAVE+ consultant Michael Weber (The Match Factory, DE).

Guest speakers of past editions included producer Stefan Arndt (X-Filme and X-Verleih, DE), financial manager Marc Bordure (Agat Films & Ex Nihilo, FR), managing director Pilar Benito (Morena Films, ES), digital distribution expert Andy Docherty (NL), producer Bo Ehrhardt (Nimbus, DK), producer Sigve Endresen (Motlys AS, NO), Head of the cinema department at the OBCNeuflize bank Anne Flamant (FR), distributors Eve Gabereau (Soda Pictures, UK) and Jean Labadie (Le Pacte, FR), as well as independent US producers Mike S. Ryan and Jay van Hoy.

Some voices from the previous editions: 

« Exactly what we needed at exactly the right time in terms of some creative Blue Sky thinking about the direction of the company and its growth as we enter into our second decade in business. »

Triona Campbell, Beactive S.A., Portugal

« I thought it was a great four days and served as a real think tank for experienced producers to gain perspective on our changing world. »

Mike S. Ryan, Greyshack Films, USA

« The EAVE+ workshop was extremely useful on many levels - practical information on a range of subjects from promoting films on VoD platforms to how to work on one's resilience in stressful situations to raising private equity and managing those investor relationships. The networking element also really paid off in terms of finding a co-producer with access to a national fund in a country where one of my projects takes place, and that funding application is now underway.»

Natasha Dack, Tigerlily Films, UK  

« It was hugely inspiring and interesting to look back and forward at our companies and the ever changing film environment in a greatly open atmosphere with an international group of colleague creative entrepreneurs. Priceless and inspiring to share thoughts and ideas, weakness and strengths about leading our companies and the ever changing film environment. » 

Hanneke Niens, KeyFilm, The Netherlands 

« It was the perfect moment for me and my partner to come to EAVE +, … (the) best moment to take a look… and see how it works for people with (the) same passion, but living and working in a completely different environment. »

Fernando Epstein, Mutante Cine, Uruguay 

« The combination of people both participants and experts was magnificent and lead to a complete openness that I could not have imagined possible between a group of professionals at this stage of their careers. It was like an AA for producers, very painful but critical for our wellbeing. I am looking at everything since quite differently. »

Christine Alderson, Ipso Facto Films, UK

 
EAVE+ is organised twice a year in Luxembourg with different keynote speakers and topics addressed at each workshop session. EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the EU and the Luxembourg Film Fund

More information on: www.eave.org 

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Call for applications: EAVE Producers Workshop 2016 - deadline September 18, 2015

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

Who is it for?

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

How does it work?

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

During the first two workshops, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third workshop 50-60 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers. 

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

Timeline

The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2015 and the selection will be announced in December 2015. The 3 workshops take place during March 3 - 10 in Luxembourg (LU), June (dates TBC) in Lithuania (LT) and October/November (dates TBC) in Prague (CZ), 2016.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 18, 2015

Check out www.eave.org for more information and the application form or contact us!

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PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop 2015/2016: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The call for applications for the seventh edition of PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop is now open until August 20, 2015

Throughout the 6 years of its existence, PUENTES has become the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production with exceptionally good results in terms of sales and distribution and festival exposure: 69% of the finalised projects developed at PUENTES got an international sales agent on board and over 84,6% of the projects have a successful festival exposure

Among the most recent successful PUENTES projects in terms of festivals and international distribution are VIOLENCIA by Jorge Forero (Berlinale Forum 2015), HISTORIA DEL MIEDO by Benjamin Naishtat (Berlinale Competition 2014), FERIADO by Diego Araujo (Berlinale Generation 14+ 2014), GLORIA by Sebatian Lelio (Berlinale Competition 2013), TANTA AGUA by Ana Guevara & Leticia Jorge (Berlinale Panorama 2013), TRES by Pablo Stoll (Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2012).  

All the above mentioned projects had been selected for the PUENTES / Europe Latin America Co-Production Workshop, where the projects were developed over one year by the attending producers under the guidance of top notch consultants, working on the script development, the financial, co-production, marketing and distribution strategies and where the producers extended their professional network meeting key players of the industry in Europe and Latin America.

PUENTES is targeted at Latin American & European producers with projects, 10 of which will be selected for the workshop. We are also open to receive the applications of other European professionals interested in working with Latin America (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers without project. 4 of them will be selected to be an active part of the group.

The 14 selected participants will attend 2 workshops. The first one will be held in Montevideo (November 25 – 29, 2015) in partnership with Mutante Cine and the second one in Locarno (August 2016) in partnership with Festival del film Locarnoand its Industry Days. Thanks to a special partnership, all participants involved will be able to attend VENTANA SUR (Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2015, in Buenos Aires).

Target group:

  • Experienced feature film producers in their own countries wishing to work on an international scale and to create long term creative and business relationships between Europe and Latin America. Interested producers should apply with a feature film project in development stage. European producers applying must be able to demonstrate a clear involvement with Latin America and vice versa. 
  • Related European film professionals (such as sales agents, distributors, festival and market representatives, financiers) or producers coming without project and wishing to work on an international scale and to create long term creative and business relationships with Latin America

Project criteria:

  • feature-length fiction film (for theatrical release)
  • projects suitable for an international co-production and looking for co-producers
  • projects suggested by European applicants should have a link to Latin America (thematic, cultural, technical) and the producer should be motivated to work with / in Latin America and vice versa
  • applicants with a project must be the lead producer of the submitted project
  • producers must have completed at least one film released theatrically in the last 3 years
  • 1st draft of the script should be available in English for the first workshop and at the latest by October 20, 2015.

Application documents:

  • Completed Application Form (available for download here)
  • 1 page Letter of Motivation concerning your participation at the workshop
  • 1-2 page CV of the Producer and the Director
  • Brief description of the production company
  • A list of the company's productions: in development, pre-production, production and of those released
  • 1 page Note of Intention of the Producer and 1 page Note of Intention of the Director concerning the development of your project
  • 1 page Synopsis
  • 8-10 pages Treatment

Scripts are to be sent only on request, but should be ready for the first workshop by October 20.

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

Participation fees & conditions:

The participation at PUENTES is free of charge. Each participant will be offered accommodation during the workshop stay and we will cover part of the meals. In addition, we will offer a limited number of partial scholarships to contribute to the travel costs in specific cases.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 20, 2015

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be published by the end of September 2015. Selection interviews might be held via SKYPE.

If you wish to have further information, please contacttanika@eave.org

www.eave.org 

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NEW Deadlines - don’t miss them: B`EST & Holland Film Meeting

B'EST - Producers' Workshop - Baltic Bridge East by West

EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 1st, 2015

The call for the 4th edition of Baltic Bridge East by West (B’EST), a producer's workshop organized in cooperation with EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) and with the support from Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, is now open for 12 participants - 8 with feature film projects from the European Union (4 participants) and the CIS countries, Georgia and Ukraine (4 participants), and 4 participants without projects - 3 from the EU and 1 from the CIS countries, Georgia and Ukraine.

B’EST consists of two workshops, which will take place on September 7-11 in St. Petersburg and November 15-18 in Tallinn, within the framework of Baltic Event, where one of the participants` projects will be awarded by the P.O.V. development fund. The workshop will offer the selected participants:

  • workshop-training, which includes plenaries on the script development process, financing in the Eastern and Western Europe, legal aspects of co-production, marketing strategies, as well as individual meetings with script, pitching and finance/marketing consultants
  • online sessions with the producers and tutors concerning the development of the scripts and the projects during the 2-month gap between the workshops
  • follow-up session regarding the development of the projects and the final preparation for pitching at Baltic Event
  • presentation of the projects at Baltic Event and meetings with potential financiers, co-producers, sales agents, and distributors 

Target group:

  • experienced feature film producers and other representatives of audiovisual industry wishing to work on an international scale and create long-term creative and business relationships between Western and Eastern Europe
  • interested producers should apply with a feature film project in development stage
  • individuals who wish to participate without projects must present their track record and letter of motivation

Project criteria (only for applicants with projects):

  • full-length feature film with potential for theatrical distribution
  • suitable for an international co-production and looking for co-producers
  • preferably national support in place
  • projects from the European Union and Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are accepted
  • projects should have a link to the other region (thematic, cultural, technical) and the producer should be motivated to work with / in the other region

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: July 1st, 2015.

The selection will be published by the end of July 2015.

All application forms and requirements can be found here.

Please send all the requested materials to: For applications from the European Union: Riina Sildos balticevent@poff.ee

For applications from the CIS countries, Georgia and Ukraine: Natalia Drozd drozd@ctb.ru

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact as at coproduction@poff.ee.

 

Special for EAVE Producers: HOLLAND FILM MEETING - Call for Applications

EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 1st, 2015

EAVE is delighted to continue its partnership with the HOLLAND FILM MEETING taking place during September 24-27, 2015 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 

Utrecht will again be the key location for the finance of quality independent film. This year the Holland Film Meeting (HFM) celebrates its 28th birthday and will, as in previous years, look to stimulate a high level of co-production activity between many of Europe’s leading representatives from the Dutch, European and global film industry. 

At the HFM Co-production Platform, the core event of the HFM, approximately 20 Dutch and European feature films in development will be introduced to a selected group of top international film industry professionals from the production, finance, sales and distribution sectors. 

EAVE producers from European countries (outside of the Netherlands) have the unique possibility to participate in Holland Film Meeting. Priority will be given to applicants from low production capacity countries. The selected producers will be invited by the festival providing accreditation for the event, 3 nights hotel, travel expenses (economy class) and access to all festival events

In order to apply, please send your application to tina@eave.org by June 15, 2015.

Project requirements:

  • Only European feature projects suitable for Dutch or European co-production are eligible;  
  • Fiction, documentary, animation and transmedia projects with a minimum length of 70 minutes can apply;
  • Local financial support must be in place;
  • The following material is required: application form, production company profile, director’s and/or scriptwriter’s profile, director’s statement, synopsis, treatment, budget and financial plan, and (if available) director’s previous work. 

Conditions:

  • Only completed forms will be taken into consideration;
  • Once a project has been selected, a maximum of 2 representatives should be present during the 4 days of the Platform;
  • The Holland Film Meeting requires its logo to be included in the credits of the finalized film.The HFM logo shall be sent upon request;
  • The application deadline for the HTM Co-production Platform 2015 is Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.

Application Form (download here)

  • There is no entry fee for applications;
  • Following the assessment of a jury of industry experts, the project selection will be announced by Mid-August 2015.

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

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