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EAVE July News 2015


PUENTES in LOCARNO

The sixth edition of PUENTES – EAVE’s Europe/Latin America Co-Production Workshop - comes to its culmination in Locarno. The second PUENTES workshop will take place in Locarno (Switzerland) from August 6 – 10, 2015, in the framework of the Festival del film Locarno.

The PUENTES participants started to develop their projects under the guidance of leading industry experts during the first workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay (Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2014) in partnership with Ventana Sur. During the second workshop the participants will continue to develop and package their projects exploring sources of finance as well as examining marketing and distribution networks across both Europe and Latin America. Furthermore, the participants will meet the decision makers during both sessions.

We are happy to announce the lateset news that PUENTES 2015 project DOLORES by Gonzalo Tobal which is being developed this year has been selected to the prestigious IFP NO BORDERS co-production market in NYC (USA) in the framework of a special partnership between IFP and EAVE.

This year’s edition features a new format welcoming in addition professionals without projects from sales, distribution, festivals and markets in the workshop group, which allows building a professional network across the both continents that is truly unique.

The participants will work on the development and financing of the selected projects under the guidance of top industry professionals from both continents, such as:

  • Sarah Calderón, The Film Agency, Spain
  • Jean des Forêts, Petit Film, France
  • Fernando Epstein, Mutante Cine, Uruguay
  • Alan Fountain, EAVE, United Kingdom
  • Christoph Friedel, Pandora Film Produktion, Germany
  • Cristina Garza, Mundial, Mexico
  • Jorge Goldenberg, Script Consultant, Argentina
  • Yann Le Quellec, Cinemage, France
  • Miguel Machalski, Script Consultant, France

The following participants from Europe and Latin America will meet again in Locarno:

  • Isabel Carrasco, La República Invisible, Ecuador - Project: Yellow Sunglasses, director: Iván Mora
  • Anaïs Del Pino, France
  • Sophie Erbs, Cinéma Defacto, France - Project: Los Perros, director: Marcela Said
  • Karen Fraenkel, Mira, Paraguay - Project: The Heiresses, director: Marcelo Martinessi
  • Santiago Gallelli, Rei Cine, Argentina - Project: Dolores, director: Gonzalo Tobal
  • Lila Graffin, AliaFilms, France
  • Kristofer Henell, Zentropa International Sweden, Sweden - Project: The Return, director: Gorki Glaser-Müller
  • Marion Klotz, France
  • Ivette Liang, Galaxia 311, Colombia - Project: The Dragon Defense, director: Natalia Santa
  • Katarzyna Siniarska, New Europe Film Sales, Poland
  • Malgorzata Staron, Staron Film, Poland - Project: Leading Actor, director: Paula Markovitch
  • Nicolas Van Hemelryck, dokTARANTULA, Belgium/ColombiaProject: To the Amazon, director: Clare Weiskopf

PUENTES is organised by EAVE in partnership with Industry Days and the Open Doors Initiative of the Festival del film Locarno, Mutante Cine and Ventana Sur & with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union

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EAVE @ Locarno


EAVE is happy to announce yet another year full of sinergies with the Locarno Film Festival! 

13 films produced and co-produced by EAVE producers selected in the official and sidebar sections of the festival programme & a strong presence of EAVE producers attending the festival & OPEN DOORS co-production market. Plus the EAVE PUENTES Workshop, EAVE Industry HAPPY HOUR and the producers’ meeting.

Locarno Film Festival

Piazza Grande

  • DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger

International Competition

  • BROTHER DEJAN by Bakur Bakuradze, producer: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordnator Miroslav Mogorovic 
  • TE PROMETO ANARQUÍA by Julio Hernández Cordón, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter

Cineasti del presente

  • EL MOVIMIENTO by Benjamín Naishtat, producer: EAVE participant Barbara Sarasola Day
  • KEEPER by Guillaume Senez, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • THE WAITING ROOM by Igor Drljaca, co-producer: EAVE graduate Borga Dorter

Semaine de la Critique

  • EAVE project BROTHERS by Wojciech Staron, producer: EAVE graudate Malgorzata Staron

Out of Competition

  •  PARENTS by Alberto Fasulo, producer: EAVE participant Nadia Trevisan 
  •  LE BOIS DONT LES RÊVES SONT FAITS by Claire Simon, co-producer: Francine Lusser

Alliance For Development

  • VIVALDI by Bille August, producer: EAVE garduate Nina Frese

Signs of Life

  • Ties That Bind project MR ZHANG BELIEVES by Jiongjiong Qium producer: Ties That Bind graduate Lihong Kong

Open Doors 

  • LES TERRASSES by Merzak Allouache, co-producer: EAVE 1999 graduate Marianne Dumoulin
  • SUR LA PLANCHE by Leila Kilani, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke van der Tas

 

EAVE partnership with OPEN DOORS

EAVE is delighted to continue its partnership with OPEN DOORS at the Locarno Film Festival. In 2015 the OPEN DOORS section focuses on  four countries from the Maghreb: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. 12 projects have been 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 following EAVE producers are attending Open Doors this year:

  • Karim Aitouna, Haut les Mains, France
  • Milena Dzambasovic, This and That, Serbia
  • James Baillie, Bridge and Tunnel Productions, UK / France
  • Sébastien Haguenauer, 10:15 Productions, France
  • Palmyre Badinier, Les Films de Zayna, France
  • Alexandre Charlet, Les Film du Cygne, France
  • Dan Burlac, Elefant Film, Romania      

 

PUENTES, Workshop 2, in Locarno

 The sixth edition of PUENTES – EAVE’s Europe/Latin America Co-Production Workshop - comes to its culmination in Locarno. The second PUENTES workshop will take place in Locarno (Switzerland) from August 6 – 10, 2015, in the framework of the Festival del film Locarno.

The PUENTES participants started to develop their projects under the guidance of leading industry experts during the first workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay (Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2014) in partnership with Ventana Sur. During the second workshop the participants will continue to develop and package their projects exploring sources of finance as well as examining marketing and distribution networks across both Europe and Latin America. Furthermore, the participants will meet the decision makers during both sessions.

We are happy to announce the lateset news that PUENTES 2015 project DOLORES by Gonzalo Tobal which is being developed this year has been selected to the prestigious IFP NO BORDERS co-production market in NYC (USA) in the framework of a special partnership between IFP and EAVE.

This year’s edition features a new format welcoming in addition professionals without projects from sales, distribution, festivals and markets in the workshop group, which allows building a professional network across the both continents that is truly unique.

The participants will work on the development and financing of the selected projects under the guidance of top industry professionals from both continents, such as:

  • Sarah Calderón, The Film Agency, Spain
  • Jean des Forêts, Petit Film, France
  • Fernando Epstein, Mutante Cine, Uruguay
  • Alan Fountain, EAVE, United Kingdom
  • Christoph Friedel, Pandora Film Produktion, Germany
  • Cristina Garza, Mundial, Mexico
  • Jorge Goldenberg, Script Consultant, Argentina
  • Yann Le Quellec, Cinemage, France
  • Miguel Machalski, Script Consultant, France

The following participants from Europe and Latin America will meet again in Locarno:

  • Isabel Carrasco, La República Invisible, Ecuador - Project: Yellow Sunglasses, director: Iván Mora
  • Anaïs Del Pino, France
  • Sophie Erbs, Cinéma Defacto, France - Project: Los Perros, director: Marcela Said
  • Karen Fraenkel, Mira, Paraguay - Project: The Heiresses, director: Marcelo Martinessi
  • Santiago Gallelli, Rei Cine, Argentina - Project: Dolores, director: Gonzalo Tobal
  • Lila Graffin, AliaFilms, France
  • Kristofer Henell, Zentropa International Sweden, Sweden - Project: The Return, director: Gorki Glaser-Müller
  • Marion Klotz, France
  • Ivette Liang, Galaxia 311, Colombia - Project: The Dragon Defense, director: Natalia Santa
  • Katarzyna Siniarska, New Europe Film Sales, Poland
  • Malgorzata Staron, Staron Film, Poland - Project: Leading Actor, director: Paula Markovitch
  • Nicolas Van Hemelryck, dokTARANTULA, Belgium/ColombiaProject: To the Amazon, director: Clare Weiskopf

PUENTES is organised by EAVE in partnership with Industry Days and the Open Doors Initiative of the Festival del film LocarnoMutante Cine and Ventana Sur & with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union

 

Women in the Industry: Spotlight on Success Stories 

EAVE is happy to be a partner for the event taking place in Locarno, Hotel Belvedere, Monday 10 August, 14:30 - 17:30

To participate, please register here.

This interactive panel investigates the success of films made by women directors, producers, screenwriters, camerawomen, etc.

  • Is funding women's projects well worth the money if we look at box-office figures, awards, media coverage as well as the return on investment?
  • Do films made by women tell new stories, or do they tell the same stories in a new way?
  • What was the path to success from a personal perspective?

International experts and professionals will present their experiences and findings over the last years in a moderated presentation and debate with the audience. The event will be followed by a cocktail reception for the informal continuation of the discussions.

Panellists
Anna Serner
, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute
Catherine Dussart, Producer, CDP Productions, France
Bettina Oberli, Director and Screenwriter, Switzerland

Moderator
Francine Raveney
, Producer, Network Director EWA (European Women's Audiovisual Network) - EAVE graduate

Welcome
Nicole Schroeder
, Head of Department, FOCAL

 

EAVE Happy Hour 

EAVE has the pleasure to invite you to the EAVE INDUSTRY HAPPY HOUR at the Locarno Film Festival 2015! On Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 18:30 – 20:00 at the Sport Café, Via della Posta 4.
 

EAVE in Locarno:

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp: tina@eave.org

EAVE Workshop Manager Satu Elo:  satu@eave.org 

www.pardo.ch

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PUENTES project LUCIFER featured on FESTIVAL SCOPE

SELECTED IN OVER 25 FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD WITH NUMEROUS AWARDS (Grand Prix -T-Mobile New Horizons FF and Tallinn Black Nights FF, Best Feature Film Mexico - Guanajuato IFF etc.), BELGIAN DRAMA LUCIFER IS NOW AVAILABLE ON FESTIVAL SCOPE.

LUCIFER directed by Gust Van den Berghe and produced by EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers, is the third instalment in Gust Van den Berghe’s triptych about the emergence of human consciousness after LITTLE BABY JESUS OF FLANDR and BLUE BIRD. The film is an adaptation from the theatre play by Dutch author Joost Van den Vondel, which tells the story of the rebel angel Lucifer.

The project was developed at PUENTES in 2012 by producer Tomas Leyers: " We are thrilled to receive this great recognition for an exceptional project like Lucifer.  It has been a wild ride since we presented this third feature film by Gust Van den Berghe at the Puentes in 2012. It’s wonderful to see a film finding its way to its dedicated audience."

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 co-operation with FESTIVAL SCOPE promotes 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. Other recent films developed at EAVE and featured through the EAVE & FESTIVAL SCOPE partnership are:

MONSTERMAN by Antti Haase, produced by Venla Hellstedt and Jouko Aaltonen, tells the moving story of the heavy metal monster band Lordi, that unexpectedly won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, and its front man Tomi Putaansuu aka Mr. Lordi. 

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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EAVE projects HEARTSTONE and TONIC IMMOBILITY now in development

  • EAVE project HEARTSTONE by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Máni Svansson receives EURIMAGES support. The coming-of-age drama centers around a friendship between two boys, Christian and Thor, living in a small Icelandic fishing village. Their bond is tested when Christian discovers he has feelings for Thor.

www.facebook.com/joinmotionpictures

 

The World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury made their selection out of 131 submissions from a total of 48 countries and awarded production funds totalling 220,000 €. Two selected films are produced by EAVE graduates.

  • HUNTING SEASON by Natalia Garagiola, producer: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech
  • OSCURO ANIMAL by Felipe Guerrero, producer: EAVE graduate Gema Juárez Allen, co-producers: EAVE graduates Marleen Slot and Ingmar Trost.

www.berlinale.de

 

28 film projects have received funding totaling €5.8M from the budget of the new Netherlands Film Production Incentive. Some of the successful applicants are international co-productions of feature films and documentaries, in which a Dutch producer has a majority or minority stake. The productions include the following projects by EAVE graduates:

  • A PERFECT GAME by Robbert So Kiem Hwat, producer: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin
  • A REAL VERMEER by Rudolf van den Berg, producers: EAVE graduates: Reinier Selen, Donnato Rotunno, and Sinisa Juricic 
  • DREAMS ARE AN ILLUSION by Job Gosschalk, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • EAVE project TONIC IMMOBILITY by EAVE graduate Xavier Rombaut
  • HEART BEAT by Dennis Bots, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • KEBAB ROYAL by EAVE graduates Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens, co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum 
  • MONK by Ties Schenk, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • PUENTES project LA HOLANDESA by Marleen Jonkman, producer: PUENTES graduate Danielle Guirguis
  • ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel, co-producers: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit and EAVE+ graduate Joost de Vries

www.filmfund.nl

 

MDM-Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung supports the following projects by EAVE graduates:

  • BRIMSTONE my Martin Koolhoven, producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo
  • DAVID UND DIE TEILACHER by Sam Garbarski, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye 
  • LIGHT by Barbara Albert, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger - MEMORY GAMES by Janet Tobias, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert

www.mdm-online.de/

 

The Hamburg-based Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) is supporting two films made by EAVE graduates:

  • AMINA’S LETTERS by Jacob Bitsch, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • DAVID UND DIE TEILACHER by Sam Garbarski, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye 

www.ffhsh.de

 

Six projects were taken up at the third session of 2015 of the second college of the advance on receipts of the CNC. Among them are:

  • ORPHELINE by Arnaud des Pallières, producer:  EAVE graduate Michel Klein. Shooting started on 20 July.
  • UNE VIE by Stéphane Brizé, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. The film tells the story of Jeanne du Perthuis des Vauds’ life between the ages of 18 and 45, in the early 19th century: it is the story of a hypersensitive woman, overly sheltered and in search of the absolute, who is unable to face up to the harsh reality of the world. The film is backed by Eurimages, the Centre for Film and Audiovisual Arts of the Belgian-French Community, Wallonia-Brussels, the Upper Normandy Region.

www.versusproduction.be

 

  • GIRLS WITH BALLS by Olivier Afonso, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum and EAVE graduate Alexandra Hoesdorff receives funding by Wallimage. It’s about the misfortunes of a female volleyball team which is abandoned in the middle of the countryside and left to the frenzied ravings of a gang of debauched hunters. The girls try everything they can to save themselves. Although the movie sits within the classic survival genre, the project is billed as a trashy comedy. 

www.entre-chien-et-loup.be

 

  • THE AMAZING MR JONES by Michael Caton-Jones, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer is in development. Set in London, the film tells the story of a beautiful woman, married to a wealthy politician, who places an advert seeking a lover who can give her the orgasm she has yet to experience. When she meets a younger man, a passionate but complicated affair begins. 

www.egolitossell.com

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PUENTES project BLACK FROST is shooting

  • THE PLEDGE by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou is in production. The drama is following a railroad worker who finds a substantial amount of money. The Bulgarian National Film Center is supporting the production with a €190,000 grant. THE PLEDGE is the second part of the directing duo’s so-called “newspaper clippings trilogy”, as the stories are inspired by articles published in the Bulgarian press. Shooting started in July in Sofia and in various villages around the Bulgarian capital, and is expected to wrap in August. 

www.graal.gr

  • JAMAIS CONTENTE by Émilie Deleuze, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman is in post-production. The plot revolves around Aurore, a teenage girl. Some might say that she leads a simple life. But when you’re 13 years old and, like her, your perspective on boys, school, your family and your mates is simultaneously uncompromising and brimming with ridicule, everything begins to take on the guise of a blissful psychodrama. Especially with the arrival of a new French teacher, the threat of ending up in a boarding school, the fact that you repeatedly fall head over heels in love and you have the crazy idea of going on stage to be the singer in a group. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and OCS the feature is also benefiting from the support of the Ile-de-France region, and the Cinémage, Soficinetv and La Banque Postale Image Soficas. 

www.agatfilmsetcie.com

  • HISTORY OF LOVE by Radu Mihaileanu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu is shooting in Romania. The film showcases a truly global cast. Derek Jacobi plays Leo, an old Polish Jewish immigrant who lives in New York, remembering the great love story of his life. Across town, in Brooklyn, young Alma (Canadian actress Sophie Nélisse) is determined to find the ideal man for her mother to remarry. Gemma Arterton plays Alma at a different age. Mih?ileanu’s screenplay connects the two stories and three different generations with the help of a fictional book written before World War II in an Eastern European village. 

www.librafilm.net

  • MORRIS FROM AMERICA by Chad Hartigan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler is shooting. The coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old American living in Germany began shooting in June. 

www.lichtblick-film.com

  • THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC by Simon Aboud, producer: EAVE graduate Christine Alderson is in production. The film is about a shy children's author and a wild inventor who fall in love amidst a beautiful garden in the heart of London.

www.ipsofactofilms.com

  • PUENTES project BLACK FROST by Maximiliano Schonfeld, producer: PUENTES graduate Barbara Francisco is currently shooting. The plot: The plantations in some areas of Entre Ríos have been devastated by the black frost, which is about to reach the Lell brother’s land. A young woman arrives at the farm, acting lost and they offer her temporary lodge. The frost stops. Hope emerges among the villagers that start to worship her like a saint: Alejandra might become a savior, although her plans are hiding something else. A film about faith, the power of belief and about the small vile deeds surrounding popular saints.

http://pastocine.com.ar

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ROOM now in post-production

  • ROOM by Lenny Abrahamson, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney is in post-production. The adaptation of a novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue tells the story of Jack, a five-year-old growing up somewhere in America in an 11-by-11-foot shed he believes to be the whole world; his playful, devoted young mother has shielded him from the truth that they are captives. 

www.elementpictures.ie

  • THE PARTICIPANTS by Paul Rowley, producer: EAVE graduate Nicky Gogan is in the final stages of post-production and will have its premiere in July at GAZE - Dublin International LGBT Festival. The film: In an eerie abandoned world where no adults are to be found, a gang of forgotten children plays games to gain the favour of Mikhail, the self-proclaimed leader of this strange and isolated society. Rebelling against Mikhail's bullying ways, Emilia, Boris and the bird-like shaman boy Josef devise a plan to escape, twisting the rules to beat Mikhail at his own game. Adopting the classic conventions of Sci-Fi - a queer and unconventional story unfolds. A metaphor for much broader themes and concerns, THE PARTICIPANTS examines the nature of power, mob rule, and the darker side of human group behaviour. 

www.stillfilms.org

  • L’INSOUMISE by Jawad Rhalib, producer: EAVE  graduate Isabelle Truc is in post-production. The film is supported by Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Centre du Cinéma Marocain. 

www.iotaproduction.com

  • Documentary musical TARLING IS DARLING by Ismail Fahmi Lubish, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Rina Harahap is looking for interested European distributors. Indramayu is a small town with its own vibrant home entertainments industry in which hundreds of singers, dangdut orchestras, and recording studios compose songs and create video clips. The local music, tarling dangdut, bears a poor image though. It is well known for its erotic dances performed by skimpily dressed singers, drunken spectators, and love around the stage that can be bought and sold. Surprisingly enough, tarling dangdut can very well co-exist with Islamic boarding schools nearby. Those religious institutions adopt the drum-and-flute-featured music as extracurricular and try to replace its foul image by imposing sharia-based lyrics. 

https://rasyproduction.carbonmade.com/

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THE LESSON nominated for the LUX Prize

  • The European Parliament announced the contenders for the Official Competition of this year’s LUX Prize. THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva is one of three films that run for The LUX Prize 2015. The winner, voted by Members of the European Parliament, will be awarded in December at Strasbourg.

www.luxprize.eu/v1

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Best Int. First Feature award for EAVE project MY SKINNY SISTER in Galway

 

  • BABAI by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards was awarded the Best Director Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
  • MAGIC MOUNTAIN, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producers: EAVE graduate Benedicte Thomas and EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille received a Special Mention.
  • THE WORLD IS MINE by Nicolae Constantin Tanase, producers: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu and EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Radu Stancu obtained a Special Mention in the East of the West – Competition.

www.kviff.com

 

  • SONG OF THE SEA by Tomm Moore, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc won the Best Irish Feature Film Award at the 27th Galway Film Fleadh. 
  • The award for Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature went to Seamus Deasy with MY NAME IS EMILY by Simon Fitzmaurice, produer: EAVE graduate Lesley McKimm.
  • EAVE project MY SKINNY SISTER by Sanna Lenken, producer EAVE graduate Annika Rogell received the Best International First Feature award.
  • The prize for Best Irish First Feature went to YOU’RE UGLY, TOO by Mark Noonan, producer: EAVE graduate Conor Barry.
  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach, EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchamara won the Galway Hooker Award.

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuc Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic received the IBIS statuette for Best Film and a Special Mention for its lead actor at the Cinema City International Film Festival Novi Sad.
  • The Cineuropa Prize was bestowed upon  LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY by Károly Ujj Mészáros co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad.

http://eng.cinemacity.org

 

  • The Golden Tower for Best Film of the European Film Festival Palic goes to Icelandic film RAMS (HRÚTUR) by Grimur Hákornason, co-produced by EAVE participant Ditte Milsted, sales: EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski.
  • The Palic Tower for the Best Director went to EAVE Project THE HERE AFTER by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs.

www.palicfilmfestival.com

 

  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel received the Platino Awards of Latin American Cinema for Best Documentary.

http://www.premiosplatino.com/

 

  • The Grand Golden Arena for Best Festival Film and the Golden Arena for Best Director of the Pula Film Festival was awarded to THE HIGH SUN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic and EAVE graduate Petra Vidmar.
  • The Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actor, the Golden Arena for Best Costume Design, the Golden Arena for Best Supporting Actress, the Golden Arena for Best Actress, and the Golden Arena for Best Scenography was awarded to THESE ARE THE RULES by Ognjen Svilicic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj.
  • KOZA by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny received the Diploma for Best Film in the Programme Neighbours and friends and a Special Mention of the International Jury.
  • THE HIGH SUN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic and EAVE graduate Petra Vidmar was given the Octavian Award by the Croation Society of Film Critics Award.
  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuc Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic won the Golden Arena for Best Film, the Golden Arena for Best Director and the Golden Arena for Best Acting Performance.

www.pulafilmfestival.hr

 

  • PUENTES project LUCIFER by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers received the Best Feature award at the Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato,

http://www.giff.mx/?page_id=9350

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SONG OF THE SEA in UK cinemas

In French Cinemas:
  • JE SUIS MORT MAIS J’AI DES AMIS by Stéphane and Guillaume Malandrin, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart was released in France on July 22.

www.versusproduction.com

  • THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE by Alanté Kavaité, producers: EAVE graduates Zivile Gallego, Marleen Slot and EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine started in France on July 29.

https://fr-fr.facebook.com/SANGAILE

  • ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. French start: July 29.

www.komplizen-film.de

  • LES RÉVOLTÉS by Simon Leclère, producer: EAVE graduat eIsabelle Truc started in French cinemas on July 15.

www.iotaproduction.com

 

In Belgian Cinemas:

  • EVERY THING WILL BE FINE by Wim Wenders, producers EAVE graduates Gian-Piero Ringel and Erwin Schmidt was released in Belgium on July 29.

www.neueroadmovies.com

 

In UK Cinemas:

  • SONG OF THE SEA by Tomm Moore, co-producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc started in UK  theatres on July 6.

www.iotaproduction.com

  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel. UK start: July 17.

www.neueroadmovies.com

  • YOU’RE UGLY, TOO by Mark Noonan, producer: EAVE graduate Conor Barry. UK release on July 24.

www.elementpictures.ie

 

In Irish Cinemas:

  • YOU’RE UGLY, TOO by Mark Noonan, producer: EAVE graduate Conor Barry.  Irish release on July 24.

www.elementpictures.ie

 

In German Cinemas:

  • ZURICH by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, line producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Röpke was released in Germany on July 30.

www.rohfilm.de

 

In Polish Cinemas:

  • AS WE WERE DREAMING by Andreas Dresen, produced by EAVE graduate and group leader Peter Rommel. Polish release: July 24.

www.alswirtraeumten.de

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EAVE projects MY SKINNY SISTER and THE HERE AFTER in festivals around the world

Cinema City International Film Festival Novi Sad (June 29 – July 5)

  • EAVE project THE SKY ABOVE US, written and directed by Marinus Groothof, producer: EAVE graduate Sander Verdonk
  • EAVE Ties That Bind project FLAPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Diep Nguyen Hoang, producer: TIES THAT BIND graduate David Lindner
  • LOS HONGOS, by Oscar Ruiz Navia, co-producer: Puentes graduate Jaime Romandía, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • NECKTIE YOUTH by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro
  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuc Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva
  • YOU’RE UGLY, TOO by Mark Noonan, producer: EAVE graduate Conor Barry

http://eng.cinemacity.org

 

FID International Film Festival of Marseille (July 2 - 8)

  • THE WORLD ON A COUCH by Swen de Pauw, producer: EAVE graduate Cedric Bonin
  • TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Daniel Rosenfeld, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert

www.fidmarseille.org

 

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 3 - 11)

  • BABAI by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • HOME CARE by Slávek Horák, producer: EAVE graduate Michal Kollár
  • MAGIC MOUNTAIN, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producers: EAVE graduate Benedicte Thomas and EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 
  • THE RED SPIDER by Marcin Kosza?ka, producer: EAVE graduate Michal Kollár
  • KOZA by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • THE WORLD IS MINE by Nicolae Constantin Tanase, producers: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu and EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Radu Stancu 
  • ZERO by Gyula Nemes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • ASPIRANTES (HOPEFULS) by Ives Rosenfeld, producer: PUENTES graduate Tatiana Leite 
  • GUERILLA by Anders Hazelius, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic
  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • EL CINCO by Adrián Biniez, producers: EAVE graduates Agustina Chiarino and Fernando Epstein, co-producer EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts
  • LAND AND SHADE (LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA) by César Augusto Acevedo, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings
  • LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT by Jaco Van Dormael, producers: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges and EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach
  • ONE FLOOR BELOW by Radu Muntean, delegate producer: EAVE participant Oana Kelemen
  • RAMS (HRÚTUR) by Grimur Hákornason, co-produced by EAVE participant Ditte Milsted, sales: EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski
  • THE HIGH SUN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic and EAVE graduate Petra Vidma
  • THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney, co-producers: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • EAVE project THE HERE AFTER by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
  • THE DISAPPEARING ILLUSIONIST by Bobbie Peers, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel 
  • THE OTHER SIDE by Roberto Minervini, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman
  • THESE ARE THE RULES by Ognjen Svilicic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj
  • THE TREASURE by Corneliu Porumboiu, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu 
  • PUENTES project LUCIFER by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • A BLAST by Syllas Tzoumerkas, co-producers: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki, EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg, EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith
  • ABOVE AND BELOW by Nicolas Steiner, producer: EAVE graduate Helge Albers 
  • 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 SUMMER OF SANGAILE by Alanté Kavaité, producers: EAVE graduates Zivile Gallego, Marleen Slot and EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine 
  • THE REAPER by Zvonimir Juric, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic

www.kviff.com/en

 

Galway Film Fleadh (July 7 – 12)

  • BETWEEN 10 AND 12 by Peter Hoogendoorn, co-producers: EAVE graduates Tomas Leyers and Philippe Avril
  • BLOOD CELLS by Joseph Bull & Luke Seomore, producer: EAVE graduate Samm Haillay 
  • EAVE project MY SKINNY SISTER by Sanna Lenken, producer EAVE graduate Annika Rogell
  • EAVE project THE SKY ABOVE US, written and directed by Marinus Groothof, producer: EAVE graduate Sander Verdonk
  • FLOCKING by Beata Gardeler, producers: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström and Agneta Fagerström Olsson 
  • MY NAME IS EMILY by Simon Fitzmaurice, produer: EAVE graduate Lesley McKimm
  • SERGIO HERMAN, F**KING PERFECT by Willemiek Kluijfhout, producer: EAVE graduate Reinette van de Stadt
  • SONG OF THE SEA by Tomm Moore, co-producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach, EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchamara
  • YOU’RE UGLY, TOO by Mark Noonan, producer: EAVE graduate Conor Barry
  • ZURICH by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, line producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Röpke 

Following EAVE producers are selected to Galway via the EAVE partnership with the festival:

  • Aet Laigu,  Meteoriit, Estonia
  • Vicky Miha, Boo Productions, Greece
  • Lukas Trimonis, In Script, Lithuania
  • Georgi Kostov, Media Productions, Bulgaria
  • Vasilis Chrysantopoulos, Plays2Place Productions, Greece

EAVE has also partnered up with Screen Leader for a panel on HOW TO LAUNCH A FILM IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET, focusing on the case studies of the films SONG OF THE SEA and AMY. The Panel took place on Thursday the 9th of May. Chaired by EAVE Marketing Workshop Head of Studies, Pim Hermeling (September Films), the panel included the following speakers: Paul Young (Cartoon Saloon), James Gay-Rees (One The Corner TV) and Andy Mayson (Altitude Films).

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

Jerusalem Film Festival (July 9 - 19)

  • JAUJA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Helle Ulsteen 
  • PUENTES project LUCIFER by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • SAND DOLLARS by Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech
  • UNDER ELECTRIC CLOUDS by Alexey German, co-producers: EAVE+ graduates Artem Vasiliev, Violetta Kaminska and EAVE graduate Izabela Wojcik

www.jff.org.il

 

Odessa International Film Festival (July 10 - 18)

  • EAVE project WHY ME? by EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, produced by EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, co-producer EAVE graduate Emoke Vagasi
  • THE HIGH SUN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic and EAVE graduate Petra Vidma
  • THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney, co-producers: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink
  • UNDER ELECTRIC CLOUDS by Alexey German, co-producers: EAVE+ graduates Artem Vasiliev, Violetta Kaminska and EAVE graduate Izabela Wojcik

www.oiff.com.ua

 

Freiburg Filmfest (July 16 – 26)

  • THE LAST OF THE UNJUST by Claude Lanzmann, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Danny Krausz

www.filmfest-freiburg.de

 

European Film Festival Palic (July 18 – 24)

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • EAVE Project THE HERE AFTER by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
  • EVERY THING WILL BE FINE by Wim Wenders, producers: EAVE graduates Gian-Piero Ringel and Erwin Schmidt
  • KOZA by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • 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 
  • ONE FLOOR BELOW by Radu Muntean, co-producer: EAVE participant Oana Kelemen
  • PUENTES project LUCIFER by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers 
  • RAMS (HRÚTUR) by Grimur Hákornason, co-producer: EAVE participant Ditte Milsted, sales: EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski
  • THE WORLD IS MINE by Nicolae Constantin Tanase, producers: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu and EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Radu Stancu

www.palicfilmfestival.com

 

Pula International Film Festival (July 18 - 25)

  • CORN ISLAND von George Ovashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • EAVE project MY SKINNY SISTER by Sanna Lenken, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell
  • FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON by Gábor Reisz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi 
  • HOKUS POCUS, ALFIE ATKINS by Torill Kove, producer: EAVE graduate Kristin Ulseth
  • KOZA by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • LOVE OR DEATH by Daniel Kusan, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic 
  • NO ONE’S CHILD by Vuc Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic 
  • THE HIGH SUN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic and EAVE graduate Petra Vidmar  
  • THE INVISIBLE BOY by Gabriele Salvatores, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney, co-producers: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink
  • THESE ARE THE RULES by Ognjen Svilicic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj
  • THE TREE by Sonja Prosenc, co-producers: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic and EAVE graduate Petra Vidmar
  • THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE by Alanté Kavaité, producers: EAVE graduates Zivile Gallego, Marleen Slot and EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine 

www.pulafilmfestival.hr

 

New Horizons Festival Wroclaw (July 23 – August 2)

  • 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
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • DÉGRADÉ producers and directors: Interchange graduates Arab & Tarzan Nasser
  • DIE FRAU DES POLIZISTEN by Philip Gröning, line-producer: EAVE graduate Martin Blankemeyer 
  • EAVE project THE HERE AFTER by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
  • LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT by Jaco Van Dormael, producers: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges and EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach
  • LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY by Károly Ujj Mészáros co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad 
  • MAGIC MOUNTAIN, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producers: EAVE graduate Benedicte Thomas and EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 
  • NECKTIE YOUTH by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro
  • NUDE AREA by Urszula Antoniak, producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings 
  • PUENTES project GLORIA by Sebastián Lelio, co-producer EAVE PUENTES graduate Josefina Undurraga
  • PUENTES project LUCIFER by Gust Van den Berghe, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • REFUGIADO by Diego Lerman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Damian 
  • THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney, co-producers: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink
  • THE QUEEN OF SILENCE by Agnieszka Zwiefka, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert 
  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel 
  • THE TREASURE by Corneliu Porumboiu, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu 
  • 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: EAVE expert Martin Daniel 

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

 

Revelations Perth Film Festival  (July 2 – 12)

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

www.revelationfilmfest.org

 

Durban International Film Festival  (July 16 – 26)

  • NECKTIE YOUTH by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro

www.cca.ukzn.ac.za

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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

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Sofia Meetings 

Application deadline: December 1st, 2015

The 13th Sofia Meetings will take place from 17th till 20th March 2016 in the framework of the 20th Sofia International Film Festival  (10th – 20th March 2016). Sofia Meetings is an event, supported by Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme of the European Commission, EA Bulgarian National Film Center and Sofia Municipality.

It has two separate modules:

  • Feature Films Pitching – presentation of first, second and third feature fiction film projects of the director, looking for co-producers, sales and distribution.
  • Balkan Screenings / Works in Progress – showcase of the latest Bulgarian and regional feature and short films; Screenings of works by filmmakers whose projects have been presented at Sofia Meetings. The screenings are for professionals: for directors and programmers of international film festivals, sales companies and distributors; some of them are also for journalists.

Project requirements:

  • First, second or third feature project of the director
  • Eligible for applying: all European countries

Submission requirements for projects:

Logline, Synopsis, Treatment/Script, Director’s notes, Budget, Financing Plan, Short director’s biography, Production company’s information, Previous work of the director (if any).

More than 100 key decision makers: producers, distributors, representatives of the film markets, sales companies, film funds, TV buyers and other film professionals from Europe and the region, as well as representatives of the key film festivals are expected to attend the event. Beside the main programmes we offer workshops, panels, presentations, Europe Distribution and Europa Cinemas workshop on audience development and many informal events. 

Applications must be sent to: sofiameetings@siff.bg

For more information: sofiameetings@siff.bg

www.siff.bg/sofiameetings




POWR – Call for Participants!

Baltic Stories Exchange – a pitch forum for scriptwriters November 15th – 18th 2015, Tallinn, Estonia

Deadline for application – August 17th 2015

POWR is looking to select 8 feature film projects in the early stages of development that are actively seeking producers. Upon selection they will be developed and presented at the POWR Baltic Stories Exchange, which takes place during the Baltic Event Co-Production Market.

POWR Workshop is aimed at giving Nordic and Baltic scriptwriters an informal and international forum to present their projects and their writing talent during the largest regional film market in North-Eastern Europe.

We develop the 8 projects through group sessions and pitch preparation at our 2-day workshop in an open, generous, and sharing atmosphere, headed by the 2 tutors, Valeria Richter (DK) and Antonio Piazza (IT). The pitch will be approx. 5 minutes per project followed by a round table session where the projects will meet selected producers and other film industry representatives, who will give their feedback and advice. POWR is an intensive and fun experience, mixing project work and networking events.

The workshop is organized in collaboration with Baltic Event, TorinoFilmLab, and the Baltic and Scandinavian Creative Europe MEDIA Desks.

Project criteria:

  • full-length feature film with potential for theatrical distribution
  • potential for the international market
  • projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark andNorway are accepted
  • No fee – only travel costs

Selections will be announced by September 14th 2015.

Contact:be.poff.eebalticevent@poff.ee




Berlinale Talents 2016 - Call for Entries

DEADLINE: 1 September 2015, 23:59 (CET)

Berlinale Talents is the creative summit and networking platform for emerging film and drama series professionals at the Berlin International Film Festival. Every year, 300 international creatives from various disciplines are invited to Berlin to expand their horizons through all kinds of insightful and invaluable input, to share experiences with experts and among each other, and to become a part of the ever-growing community of Berlinale Talents alumni.

Great to Meet You: How to Apply for Berlinale Talents

Eligible for Berlinale Talents are film and (TV) drama series professionals in the fifth to tenth year of their career: actors, cinematographers, directors, distributors, editors, film critics, producers, production designers, sales agents, screenwriters, score composers, and sound designers

The application procedure varies depending on your field of work. To find out if you are eligible to apply and to get a quick overview of the application process please watch the application video and further information on our how to apply page or drop us a line at talents@berlinale.de

Summit: See the World differently

The Summit offers a programme of around 60 master classes, roundtables and interactive panel discussions per year. Film professionals from the Berlinale, the European Film Market and many other experts of international reputation and from various backgrounds give insights into their work and enter into a direct dialogue with the audience.Last year‘s Summit welcomed Darren Aronofsky, Claudia Llosa, Matthew Weiner, Ursula Meier, Joshua Oppenheimer, Alex McDowell, Joanna Hogg, The Yes Men, Wim Wenders, Bong Joon-Ho, Walter Salles, and many more.

Studios: Let‘s Go into Details

Participating actors, cinematographers, distributors, editors, production designers, sales agents, score composers and sound designers are automatically considered for one of the corresponding Studio programmes at Berlinale Talents.In the Studios they can share their ideas with fellow Talents, take part in various hands-on programmes and excursions, and discuss and improve the aesthetics and mechanics of their own work under the tutelage of mentors and experts.

Project Labs: Bringing Life to Pages

Selected screenwriters and writer-directors (incl. Berlinale Talents alumni) are offered the right environment to further work on and present their new fiction, documentary and short film projects while being Berlin. Doc Station, Script Station and Short Film Station provide development with regard to concept, story structure and creative issues. All three Stations are concluded with public presentations in front of representatives from the international film industry.

Talent Project Market: Meet your perfect Match

The TPM is the successful collaboration between Berlinale Talents and the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Invited producers (incl. Berlinale Talents alumni) have the chance to present their fully developed feature film projects to international co-producers and financiers, get inside knowledge and new contacts. Last but not least they can win two monetary awards. In preparation for the two days of one-on-one meetings, the selected Talents take part in a special programme under the guidance of industry experts and experienced consultants. 

Talent Press: Do you read me?

Talent Press offers the most promising critics and journalists a platform and mentorship to acquaint themselves with current trends in world cinema and film journalism. The participants meet people, review movies and take part in events throughout the entire festival and Berlinale Talents. They share their experiences and thoughts in an extensive essay, published at different websites and within their own international networks.

APPLY NOW AT http://www.berlinale-talents.de/story/41/application-2016.html 

For more information, please visit www.berlinale-talents.de or contact us at talents@berlinale.de 




LES ARCS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE - SUBMISSION CALL

Submission call for projects in development and films in post-production 

This year again, Les Arcs European Film Festival offers industry events dedicated to European films currently in development or in stage of post-production. During three days, producers with current projects selected by the festival team and professionals of the industry join us in the ski resort for business and networking, with the chance to meet new partners. Special Focus 2015 on Norway!

About five Norwegian projects will be selected for the industry events and a conference on Norwegian productions and financings will be held during the festival.

PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT

A selection of 25 projects of European feature films in development presented to professionals looking for financial partners and/or coproducers.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

Eligibility criteria:

 

  • feature film project (fiction, documentary, animation) with a minimum length of 75 minutes
  • the main producer must be European
  • the director must be European and must have already directed a film (feature films or awarded / distinguished short films)
  • the producer must be looking for additional sources of financing and/or coproducer(s)
  • having financings already in place will be considered as a plus

 

Submission deadline for projects in development: SEPTEMBER 30th 2015

Producers whose project gets selected are invited at the festival's expense (travel, accommodation and accreditation costs for one person per project).

Contact:

Jérémy Zelnik - Head of Professional Events / jzelnik@lesarcs-filmfest.com

Alice Guilbaud - Industry Coordinator / aguilbaud@lesarcs-filmfest.com

WORK-IN-PROGRESS

A Work-In-Progress screening session presenting extracts from 10 European films in post-production to sales agents, festival programmers, distributors and funds.

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Eligibility criteria:

 

  • feature film (fiction, documentary, animation) with a minimum length of 75 minutes
  • the main producer and the director must be European
  • the film should not have any sales agent attached yet

 

Submission deadline for the Work-In-Progress: OCTOBER 14th, 2015

Producers whose project gets selected are invited at the festival's expense (travel, accommodation and accreditation costs for one person per project).

Contact:

Jérémy Zelnik - Head of Professional Events / jzelnik@lesarcs-filmfest.com

Alice Guilbaud - Industry Coordinator / aguilbaud@lesarcs-filmfest.com

More information and online forms available on www.lesarcs-filmfest.com




EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH 2016 – 10th edition

Call for short film projects

Application deadline – 30th of September 2015

European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European coproduction of short films. It combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum bringing together scriptwriters, directors and industry professionals from all over Europe.Selected on the basis of their short film projects, 20 European talents gather to discuss, rewrite, and learn to promote their stories on a European level with the support of 5 tutors. They eventually pitch their projects in front of a panel of 55 producers, financiers, buyers, and distributors.

European Short Pitch aims to bring young European talents into the spotlight, give them a high-end promotion opportunity, and develop short film coproduction in Europe. This initiative is about enhanced economic viability and European visibility for short film projects.From the previous editions (2007-2015), around 200 projects were presented that have resulted so far in the making of 75 short films – many of them having a very successful international career.

Who can apply?

European Short Pitch is open to creative teams developing international short film projects. It is therefore open to writers, directors, and producers. Writer-directors developing a project on their own are very welcome to participate in the programme. Yet it is strongly advised to already have nationally a production company interested or attached to the project, especially at the time of the coproduction forum (2nd -6th March 2016).

The author(s) of the script has to be between 18 and 35 years of age on the closing date of the call for projects (30th of September 2015). His/her nationality or country of residence should be one of the member countries of the Creative Europe Programme (European Union + Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Iceland, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway and Turkey). European Short Pitch will also select up to 3 projects from non-member countries of the Creative Europe Programme where NISI MASA has a member organisation: Kosovo, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

Applicants must confirm their availability for the different sessions. The working language of European Short Pitch is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

Scriptwriting workshop, coproduction forum & on-line sessionEuropean Short Pitch is composed of a scriptwriting workshop in residency, a coproduction forum, and an on-line session in between.

The scriptwriting workshop in residency will take place from the 11th till the 17th of January 2016 (Place to be Confirmed). Participants will be in groups of four projects, with a tutor heading the process. For five days, they will work intensively on their projects, also giving feedback on other participants’ projects, alternating collective & group sessions, one-to-one sessions with the tutor, and a lecture on an initiation to pitching. One session with a guest producer will introduce participants to European short film coproduction.

The aim of this first session is to enhance the quality of the script and to prepare participants to promote their projects in an international context.

The on-line session (from 18th of January till 22nd of February 2016) represents an opportunity for participants to rewrite their scripts following the scriptwriting workshop, and to get up to two feedback sessions from their tutors. In parallel, participants will prepare materials for the Book of Projects, and suggest names of professionals they would like European Short Pitch to invite for the coproduction forum.The aim of this second session is to have a final script ready for the coproduction forum. On the 22nd of February 2016 at the latest, participants have to submit their final script, so that it can be made available – along with the Book of Projects – to invited professionals ten days prior to the coproduction forum.

The coproduction forum will take place from the 2nd till the 6th of March 2016 in Luxembourg as part of Luxembourg City Film Festival in partnership with LARS. Participants will have one day to prepare and rehearse their pitching with their tutors. The pitching, in the presence of invited professionals, will take place on the 4th of March, in two sessions of two hours each, each project having 7 minutes – questions included. One-to-one meetings (25 minutes long) with professionals will start in the afternoon of the 4th, and will continue the morning after. On the evening of the 4th an award ceremony will take place, with three prizes of 1000 Euros each for the Best Pitches (based on the votes of invited professionals) and for the second year in a row, two in kind post-production awards offered by Espera Productions, one for 3500€ and one for 7500€, will be handed out by a jury headed by the representatives of the Luxembourgish postproduction house, Espera Productions.

The aim of this third session is to create a platform of promotion for the projects selected, to encourage encounters and collaborations between film professionals and to initiate short film coproductions.

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CINELINK: Special Opportunity for EAVE producers

Dear EAVE producers,

We are happy to let you know that thanks our partnership with CineLink, we are again able to offer EAVE producers the unique possibility to have privileged access to the CineLink Co-production Market  in order to meet regional filmmakers and discover their projects.

Producers interested in co-producing with Southeastern Europe can now apply through EAVE for participation at CineLink 2015.

The business of film is the focus of the second half of the festival. From the 20th of August the international film industry hits the town for four days of meetings and extensive networking. 

The CineLink Co-Production Market presents the most promising regional feature projects in a development and financing stage. The selection has traditionally been focused on Southeast Europe but is since a few years also open for projects from the Caucasus region. In addition, three projects will be presented in partnership with the Doha Film Institute and The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture. 

CineLink Work in Progress continuously showcases future success stories on the festival circuit. We have seven new exciting titles in post production that will be shown to specially invited international decision-makers. This section is also open to projects from the North African and Middle Eastern countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. 

You can find more information about CineLink and this year selection and news HERE.

Please let us know by August 5 if you are interested and send us by e-mail (roxana@eave.org) a short motivation statement, so that the selection of EAVE producers participating can be made.

The selected producers will be invited by CineLink and the Sarajevo Film Festival who will provide accreditation and accommodation during the market. EAVE and CineLink will cover the transport up to a maximum of 400 EUR.

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


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Special for EAVE Producers: Independent Film Week NY

Dear EAVE producers,

We are happy to continue, for the second year, the special partnership with the Independent Filmmaker Project in the framework of the Independent Film Week

Independent Film Week is the oldest and largest forum in the US for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene, and will take place as usual following the Toronto Film Festival, in New York City

Independent Film Week is the culmination of all we do at IFP and is the destination for storytellers in all mediums to connect with industry and peers to further advance their projects in an environment that promotes community, growth, and career sustainability. Filmmakers, content creators, innovators, and audiences come out in force to experience first-hand the expanded opportunities IFP has been working to provide the international film and media community.

Film Week encompasses the Filmmaker Conference, and the concurrent Project Forum that both showcase how great projects and creatives can connect with collaborators and audiences to make work that stands out in a crowded marketplace across multiple platforms and mediums.

Each day of the conference guides filmmakers in the art, technology and business of independent filmmaking. Project Forum has had a prolific history in the independent community supporting both emerging and established independent filmmakers at critical stages in their development processes. The organization championed the early work of pioneering independent filmmakers Charles Burnett, Todd Haynes, Mira Nair, Michael Moore, Joel and Ethan Coen, Kevin Smith, Todd Solondz, and Wayne Wang. Recently, it has also played a vital role in launching the first films of many of today’s rising stars on the independent scene including Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Debra Granik, (Down to the Bone) Miranda July (Me, You and Everyone We Know), and Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden (Half Nelson).

The Independent Film Week will take place during September 20-25, 2015 in New York City.

Special for EAVE producers: EAVE and IFP offer the opportunity for 2 EAVE producers to be registered for free at the Independent Film Week.

Please let us know if you are interested, by e-mail: tina@eave.org, no later than August 14.

For more information please visit: http://www.ifp.org/programs/independent-film-week

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EAVE ON DEMAND IN LAGOS - Project development workshop for writers & producers

EAVE is proud to organise for the second time an EAVE ON DEMAND session in co-operation with Goethe-Institut Lagos from July 20-24 in Lagos, Nigeria, for developing Nigerian film projects and scripts.

EAVE ON DEMAND will consist of one four-day tailor-made workshop and online feedback for 6 producer-writer teams with feature or documentary film projects in development. 

EAVE ON DEMAND IN LAGOS will combine the long experience that EAVE has in international training and networking with a tailor-made approach for producers from Nigeria, taking into account their specific needs

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

During the group work, all projects are discussed and general topics will be tackled as they arise (basic tools of script development and structure, terminology, legal issues (author rights/options/contracts/music rights), cooperation producer-writer, co-production, development and project finance, pitching, packaging, B2B and B2C marketing, etc.- both from a pure script development point of view as well as from a production aspect as far as the development is concerned.  

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

Short Profiles of the EAVE Experts who will share their experiences during the workshop:


Roshanak Behesht Nedjad – In Good Company (DE) – PRODUCTION TUTOR

Roshanak began working in the film industry as a festival coordinator and production manager. In 1999, she started her first production company Flying Moon, together with Helge Albers and Konstantin Kröning. Until 2014 they produced arthouse films, with over 30 international awards, among them the German Film Award in Gold and the Prix Europe Iris. In 2012, Roshanak launched another company, LudInc together with Jan von Meppen, in order to produce Serious Games. LudInc’s first game, ‘Professor S.’, was already nominated for the European Innovative Games Awards and named a Pioneer of new education by the Lego Foundation in 2014. In 2014, she teamed up with Jani Thiltges and Claude Waringo, starting In Good Company in Berlin. The focus of IGC is on international co-productions, with an emphasis on European features, aiming to entertain on a smart level. Roshanak also works as an expert and consultant for various institutions and training organisations such as MEDIA MUNDUS and EAVE. She is a member of the German Film Academy as well as the European Film Academy, an EAVE graduate and group leader.

Jacques Akchoti (FR) – SCRIPT CONSULTANT

After his studies at the NYU film school, Jacques Akchoti has worked in different areas of film production with directors such as Robert Bresson, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Lars Von Trier.He then became a screenwriter, script consultant, and headed the development of many French and international films for cinema and television, which obtained selections and awards at major film festivals. Most recently, Jacques worked on “A Screaming Man” by Haroun Mahamat Saleh, recipient of many awards, notably the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.He has directed a feature film for television and written several screenplays. One of his latest scripts, “Don’t Look back”, a film by Marina De Van featuring Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci was part of the Official Selection of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.  Jacques has been teaching writing and directing at the Femis (National French Film School) since 1988 and has facilitated many international screenwriting and development workshops, which include EAVE, Sud Ecriture, DV8 films, Vision Cinema, Ekran, Interchange, Jerusalem Film Lab, etc.

David Horler – CEO and Producer Proper Film (ZA) – AFRICA–EUROPE CO-PRODUCTIONS 

David Horler is a South African filmmaker based in Cape Town. He is a magna-cum-laude BA graduate in film (AFDA); and an alumnus of the EAVE European Producers Workshop, Italy’s Biennale College Cinema, Durban Filmmart and Rotterdam Producer’s Lab among many similar training laboratories and forums. He was trained in physical production by Velocity Films & Egg Films, two of South Africa’s most awarded production companies; before having gained development experience through collaboration with Academy Award® winning studio, Focus Features. He has produced and collaborated on more than fifteen titles in both long and short-form documentary and narrative fiction; alongside film-related projects across a wide variety of media including television, advertising, music video production and online content. He has produced films such as THE FLEA (2013 Durban International Film Festival Official Selection / 2013 Cannes Court Metrage Short Film Corner); more recently having produced and facilitated the South African leg of multi-country, audio-visual documentary experience AETERNA, for Sweden’s multiple award-winning production company Fasad. Currently, he is the Managing Director of newly-formed, Cape Town-based media production company Proper Film, developing a diverse slate of elevated-genre films such as Jenna Bass’s all-female western adventure FLATLAND and Emma Bestall’s magical-realist LGBTIQ documentary project SHOW ME LOVE. He is also managing director of Attic, a film-specific productivity application for physical-production in South Africa; and programme director of the African Producers Workshop, a continental training and networking initiative in development; modelled after and endorsed by the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs organisation (EAVE).

Upcoming EAVE ON DEMAND sessions in 2015: 

 EAVE ON DEMAND Chile, in partnership with the CHILE Film Industry Development Program “Training and Networks 2015” in September and December 2015 

Further EAVE ON DEMAND sessions for 2015 will be announced shortly.

Find more information about EAVE ON DEMAND on http://eave.org/programmes/eave-on-demand/ or contact eave@eave.org

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Special for EAVE Producers: LES ARCS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE & WORK-IN-PROGRESS

LES ARCS COPRODUCTION VILLAGE is Les Arcs European Film Festival’s coproduction market, taking place during December 12-15, 2015.

The event presents a selection of 25 European PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT seeking coproducers and/or financiers, to the professionals attending the festival. The producers with selected projects are invited to Les Arcs for 3 days to benefits from one-to-one meetings, conferences and networking events

Les Arcs Coproduction Village aims to increase the exposure of promising projects from whole Europe, to create a place for networking and support new partnerships. Each year, about 400 professionals (producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers, fund representatives etc...) are attending the festival’s industry events and about 650 one-to-one meetings are organized. 

The WORK-IN-PROGRESS screening session will be presenting extracts from 10 European films in post-production. Frédéric Boyer, the festival’s Artistic Director, will moderate the session while producers will have the opportunity to introduce their films to the industry professionals attending the screening.

NORWAY FOCUS: Norway is Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015 guest country! On this occasion, about 5 Norwegian projects will be selected to the Coproduction Village and the Work-in-Progress events. One of the conferences will also be dedicated to Norwegian productions and financings

More information on our website: www.lesarcs-filmfest.com


HOW TO SUBMIT A PROJECT
 

PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT – SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT ONLINE: Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2015

Find out more information about the projects in development submission here.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS – SUBMIT YOUR FILM ONLINE: Submission Deadline: October 14th, 2015

Find out more information about the work-in-process submission here.

 

HOW TO ATTEND THE INDUSTRY EVENTS

Find out more about the professional packs and early bird rates (until September 30th) here.

Only 1 week left to enjoy our Early Bird special rates!

Come to Les Arcs without a project and benefit from a privileged work environment to meet your future partners among the 350 professionals accredited each year.

Bookings include : an accommodation for 3 nights from December 12-15, 2015 in a 5* hotel in Les Arc 1950 Le Village, 3 breakfasts, and the Coproduction Village accreditation giving access to the one-to-one-meetings, the Work-In-Progress screening, the opening dinner and the Coproduction Village lunches, cocktails and parties.

EARLY BIRD PRICES (until September 30th)

  • 1 person stay in a one-bedroom appartment with living-room : 350 EUR (excl. tax) 
  • 2 persons stay in a two-bedroom appartment with living-room : 270 EUR per person (excl. tax)

For more information: village-copro@lesarcs-filmfest.com

 

SPECIAL FOR EAVE PRODUCERS: 
Preferential rates for EAVE producers Les Arcs European Film Festival offers preferential rates to 5 EAVE producers. For 140 € (excl. tax), the producers selected will benefit from an all inclusive pack as well as Les Arcs Coproduction Village Pass, giving access to the Work-in-Progress session, the one-to-one meetings and the Coproduction Village breakfasts.

To apply, please send a cover letter including a presentation of your company and recent works, your involvement in the European film industry through past coproductions and/or participation to other coproduction markets, and your motivations for attending Les Arcs Coproduction Village 2015.

Applications must be sent before September 30th to: village-copro@lesarcs-filmfest.com


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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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