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EAVE project SZLEMIEL receives Creative Europe MEDIA support

The following films by EAVE producers received Creative Europe MEDIA single project development support:

  • BLOODY MARY, producer EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • EAVE project SZLEMIEL, producer: EAVE graduate Joanna Ronikier
  • EIA'S CHRISTMAS AT PHANTOM OWL FARM, producer: EAVE on Demand graduate Anu Aun
  • ePLAYERS, producer: EAVE graduates Nuno Bernardo and Triona Campbell Bernardo
  • KIDS ON THE SILK ROAD, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Pedersen
  • LOS BANDO IMMORTALE, producer: EAVE graduate Nicholas Sando
  • PUENTES project THE BLOOD OF YOUR BLOOD, producer: EAVE graduate Marie Besson
  • THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY OF MARONA, producer: EAVE graduate Anca Damian
  • THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • UNITED STATES OF EUROPE, producer: EAVE graduate Heinrich Ambrosch
  • WHO FRAMED KAKTUS KID, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • WOLF, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe/selection-results_en

 

  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz is in pre-production. Hamburg-based director Tabak tells the story of a Roma single mother who tries to survive with her two children. Although her father trained her as a boxer in Bucharest, only when she comes to Hamburg does she truly understand what it means to fight. Produced by Dor Film West, the project has been granted support by the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) and the German Film Funding Agency (FFA).

www.dor-film.com

 

The Netherlands Film Production Incentive scheme has selected 12 new film projects. The projects supported in the first round are:

  • BEYOND WORDS, written and directed by Urszula Antoniak, producers: EAVE graduates Lukasz Dzieciol, Floor Onrust, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS by Lola Randl, producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • THE LONGING by Joram Lürsen, producers: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings, EAVE+ graduates Frans van Gstel and Arnold Heslenfeld
  • ZAGROS by Sahim Omar Kalifa, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot

www.filmfonds.nl

 

The Lithuanian Film Centre announced the Production Grants for 2016. Among them are two EAVE graduates:

  • BREATHING INTO MARBLE by Giedre Beinoriute, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • EAVE project EMILIA by Donatas Ulvydas, producer: EAVE graduate Zivile Gallego

http://www.filmneweurope.com/grants/lithuania-grants/item/112431-lithuania-announces-film-production-grants-for-2016

 

  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney is in development. The film follows the political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts. Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are are in the cast of this British-US American co-production. 

www.elementpictures.ie

 

  • EAVE project AMSTERDAM GOTHIC, written and directed by Chris W. Mitchell, producers: EAVE graduates Jan Doense and Peter de Maegd is in development. The Belgian production company Potemkino joined forces with the House of Netherhorror to co-produce the English language supernatural thriller AMSTERDAM GOTHIC, which was presented at this week’s Frontières International Co-Production Market in Brussels. AMSTERDAM GOTHIC tells the story of Australian art historian Robin Taylor who comes to Amsterdam to participate in the restauration of the paintings of an obscure 17th century Dutch master, Floris de Witte. However, she soon discovers that she is in terrible danger because the malevolent De Witte has achieved what so many artists strive for: he lives on in his work. 

www.potemkino.com | http://ba0753.wix.com/hnhpr1

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EAVE project IN THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS to start shooting

  • EAVE project IN THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS by Marc Schmidt, producer: EAVE graduate Janneke Doolaard is about to start shooting. The film is a tribute to the uncontrollable, irrational and insanely elements of our existence, in the form of a cinematic immersion in the waves of sleep. IN THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS seeks a cinematografic experience, a film to undergo, analogous to the inevitability of sleep, showing the awake world refined at the end of the film. MORPHEUS is a co-production with KRO-NCRV and production company A-directors. With the contribution of VAF (Flemish Audiovisual Fund) for IN THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS, Marc Schmidt can start with the realization. Previously the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, The Netherlands Film Fund, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive and CoBO-Fund awarded financial support to IN THE ARMS OF MORPHEUS.

www.keydocs.nl

  • COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD by Mads Brügger, producer: EAVE graduate Bjarte Mørner Tveit is in production. The United Nations’ Swedish Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld was killed when his plane crashed in then Northern Rhodesia in 1961. But was it an accident or an assassination – and if it was murder, who could be behind it? 55 years after the event, Danish journalist, TV host and documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger will try to find the answers in a €1.2 million true-crime feature, where he examines the case with a private investigator. Denmark’s Wingman Media (Peter Engel) will stage the project, with Norway’s Bjarte Mørner Tveit (of Piraya Film) as co-producer, and the film is one of four foreign co-productions that the Norwegian Film Institute has decided to support with a total of €1 million.

www.piraya.no

  • AUF WIEDERSEHEN DEUTSCHLAND by Sam Garbarski, producers: EAVE graduate and EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye is shooting. In his film, the director looks at the peculiar fate of some exiled German Jews who decide to stay in Germany after the war. Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland begins in Frankfurt in 1946 and follows David Behrmann and his six friends in transit in a displaced persons’ camp, with just one end goal: America! But to emigrate, you need money – lots of money. Of course, it takes motivation to make money. Weaving a web of incredible tales, they go door-to-door selling household linen to Germans. But while their business is flourishing, David’s dark past catches up with him. Filming will take place in Luxembourg until the end of April, then in Germany, where it should wrap in May. The film is being produced by Luxembourg's Samsa Film and Belgium's Entre Chien et Loup, with IGC Films as co-production partners in Germany, as well as RTBF and BeTV domestically. It has received support from the CCA, Bruxellimage, the Luxembourg Film Fund, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, the Medienboard Film Fund, the Hamburg Film Fund and Eurimages. 

www.samsa.lu

  • MAGICAL MYSTERY by Arne Feldhusen, producer: EAVE graduate Veroa Meier is in production. In Hamburg, principal photography has started on the road movie, which follows a group of techno musicians who are touring Germany in the mid-1990s. The story is based on the novel of the same name by German writer Sven Regener. The musician and co-founder of the German band Element of Crime also wrote the script. Produced by Berlin-based Razor Film in co-production with the Brainpool brand MySpass, WDR, Degeto and Arte, the shoot is taking place on location in Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin and Bavaria. Magical Mystery has received support from the German Federal Film Fund, the FFA, the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, the Filmförderung Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein as well as the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung. 

www.razor-film.de

  • AMAR by Esteban Crespo, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Zamora starts shooting. With a screenplay written by Esteban Crespo himself, Amar “will be a movie about intense emotions, in which the viewer’s gaze will be focused on the two main characters, reflecting a world of contradictions that are so typical of youth”, in his own words. The synopsis introduces us to Laura and Carlos, who love each other as if each day were their last – but perhaps this intense passion of a first love will be what lies behind their separation one year later. Funding comes from TVE, Amar AIE Filmeu and Netflix.

www.avalonproductions.es

  • THE WOUND by John Trengove, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro is shooting. Kwanda, a gay teenager from the city arrives at the rural settlement of his father’s origin to be circumcised in a traditional rites-of-passage into manhood. A dangerous situation develops when Kwanda threatens to expose a closeted relationship between two rural men. The film is supported by Hubert Bals Fund, Torino Film Lab, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Arte, Les cinémas du monde, Berlinale Talents and Durban FilmMart.

www.urucumedia.com/#!the-wound/c174i

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EAVE project RADIOGRAM now in post-production

  • A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastian Lelio, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach has wrapped principal photography. The film centers on a waitress, Marina, who moonlights as a nightclub singer and is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Co-written with Gonzalo Maza, Lelio’s co-scribe on his last three films, A FANTASTIC WOMAN stars Chilean newcomer Daniela Vega in her first starring role. Produced by Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín’s Fabula, Participant Media and Germany’s Komplizen Film, the film is supported by Fondo de Fomento Audiovisual Chile and Medienboeard Berlin-Brandenburg.

www.komplizen-film.de

  • THE WHITE KING by Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel, producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi is in post-production. The plot: A 12-year-old boy deals with the abduction of his father by the totalitarian state he calls home. 

www.protoncinema.hu

  • DER JUNGE KARL MARX by Raoul Peck, co-producers: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter and EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman is in post-production. The film tells the story of the budding friendship between the young Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Production companies: Rohfilm (GER), AGAT Films & Cie (FR), Velvet Film (FR), Artemis Productions (BE) in co-production with: SWR. Supported by: Filmstiftung NRW, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF), German-French Mini-Traité, CNC. 

www.rohfilm.de

  • EAVE project RADIOGRAM by Rouzie Hassanova, producer: EAVE graduate Gergana Stankova is in post-production. Based on facts, the film is about how far father will go for his son trying to stay independent in a world full of political oppression. One of the main motives of the picture is rock’n’roll, prohibited in the Eastern Bloc countries, which for inhabitants became an expression of rebellion and demonstration against the authorities. "Radiogram" is a film created in honour of the power of spirit, family, friendship and music – at the heart of which lies freedom. Produced by Menclips Ltd and Filmocrajca, the film was supported by the National Film Center in Bulgaria and the Turkish Ministry of Culture. 

www.menclips.eu

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13 German Film Awards Nominations for EAVE graduates

The European Film Academy has nominated three films for the EFA Young Audience Award. 
  • MISS IMPOSSIBLE (JAMAIS CONTENTE) by Emilie Deleuze, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman is one of them.

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

Three films by EAVE graduates have been nominated for the German Film Awards.

  • DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger is nominated for nine categories: Best Feature, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound.
  • ABOVE AND BELOW by Nicolas Steiner, producer: EAVE graduate Helge Albers is in for Best Documentary and Best Scenography.
  • HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK by Sonja Heiss, producer EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach competes for Best Screenplay.
  • EVERY THING WILL BE FINE by Wim Wenders, producers EAVE graduates Gian-Piero Ringel and Erwin Schmidt is nomianted for Best Music.

www.deutscher-filmpreis.de

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4 Main Awards for EAVE project DUST CLOTH in Istanbul

  • ROOM by Lenny Abrahamson, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney swept the IFTA Awards for Film and Drama in Dublin, winning seven trophies. ROOM was awarded best film, best director, best screenplay, best score and best editing. It also picked up awards for best sound and best international actress.

www.elementpictures.ie

  • EAVE project DUST CLOTH by Ahu Öztürk, producer: EAVE graduate Nesra Gürbüz won the main awards at the 35th Istanbul Film Festival. It collected the Golden Tulip for Best Film in the national competition, as well as Best Actress, Best Screenplay and the Cineuropa Award. 
  • THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER by Brady Corbet, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Swedish National Coordinator Helena Danielsson received the Special Jury Prize in the international competition.
  • THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producers: EAVE graduate Benedicte Thomas and EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille won the new Eurimages Audentia Award, aimed at promoting female directors. 
  • The FIPRESCI Awards went to MOTHERLAND by Senem Tüzen, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova and ALL OF A SUDDEN by Asli Özge, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings.

The Istanbul Film Festival's industry section, Meetings on the Bridge, has also announced the winners:

  • LETTER OF ASHES by Lusin Dink, producer: EAVE graduate Emine Yildirim won the MFI Script and Development Workshop Award.
  • MR. GAY SYRIA by Ayse Toprak, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine received the Baska Sinema Award.

http://film.iksv.org

  • PATONG GIRL by Susanna Salonen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tom Waller won Germany's Grimme-Preis 2016. 

www.patong-girl.com

  • KATER (TOMCAT) by Händl Klaus, producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda won the Firebird Award, the top prize in the Young Filmmakers’ Competition at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. 

www.hkiff.org.hk/

The Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris announced this year’s winners.

  • I, OLGA HEPNAROVA by Petr Kazda, Tomas Weinreb, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille won Best Film.
  • A GOOD WIFE by Mirjana Karanovic producers: EAVE graduates Snežana Penev and Sinisa Juricic won the CICAE Award.
  • OUR EVERYDAY LIFE by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold was awarded Best Actor.
  • UNDER THE SUN by Vitaly Mansky, co-producer: EAVE graduate Simone Baumann won Best Film in the Baltic Gaze competition.
  • THE COMMUNE by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings won Best Actress in the Baltic Gaze competition.

www.kinopavasaris.lt/en

  • The 2016 Norwegian Film Criitics Award for last year's best Norwegian feature-length film went to LOUDER THAN BOMBS by Joachim Trier, executive producer: EAVE graduate Sigve Endresen. The award for Best Artistic Contribution in a non-directing discipline went to Olivier Bugge Coutté for the editing of LOUDER THAN BOMBS.

www.nfi.no

  • THE ARDENNES by Robin Pront, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert won the Young Blood competition of the Beaune International Thriller Film Festival. 
  • DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger received the Special Police Jury Prize.

www.beaunefestivalpolicier.com

  • ALOYS by Tobias Nölle, producers: EAVE+ graduate Christof Neracher and EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts has won the Crystal Larch at the third edition of the Saas-Fee Filmfest.

www.sfff.ch

  • LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT by Jaco Van Dormael, producers: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges and EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach won Best Screenplay at the Dublin International Film Festival.

www.jdiff.com

  • INTERRUPTION by Yorgos Zois, producers: EAVE graduates Maria Dandraki, Sinisa Juricic was awarded Best Newcomer at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards. 
  • EROTICA, EXOTICA, ETC. by Evangelia Kranioti, producer: EAVE graduate Charlotte Vincent won Best Documentary.

www.hellenicfilmacademy.gr

  • ONE OF US by Stephan Richter, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi won the ROMY Award, the Austrian Film Award in the category Best Directing.

www.goldengirls.at

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PAULINA in French cinemas

In Slovenian Cinemas:

  • MOTHER by Vlado Skafar, producer: EAVE graduate Frenk Celarc. Slovenian release: April 12

www.gustavfilm.si

In Belgian Cinemas:

  • THE COMMUNE by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings. Belgian release on April 13. 

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger. Belgium release: April 20.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • FREE TO RUN by Pierre Morath, producer: PUENTES graduate Marie Besson. In Belgian cinemas from May 4.

www.eklektik.be

 

 

In French Cinemas:

  • EVA DOESN’T SLEEP by Pablo Agüero, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin. French release: April 6.

www.jbaproduction.com

  • THE ARDENNES by Robin Pront, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert. French release: April 13.

www.savagefilm.be

  • PAULINA by Santiago Mitre, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri. French start: April 13. 

www.fullhouse-films.com

  • LA LUZ INCIDENTE by Ariel Rotter, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin. French start: April 20. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dxcfFUMwzc

  • DÉGRADÉ producers and directors: Interchange graduates Arab & Tarzan Nasser. French release: April 20. 

www.mille-et-une-films.fr/degrade

  • DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger. French start: April 13. 

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • FREE TO RUN by Pierre Morath, producer: PUENTES graduate Marie Besson. In French cinemas from April 13.

www.eklektik.be

 

 

In Swiss Cinemas:

  • BELGICA by Felix van Groeningen producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings and Frans van Gestel. Swiss start: April 20.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • THE COMMUNE by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings. Swiss release: April 21. 

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

 

In German Cinemas:

  • WER HAT ANGST VOR SYBILLE BERG by Wiltrud Baier und Sigrun Köhler, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik. German start: April 28.

www.boeller-und-brot.de

  • THE COMMUNE by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings. German release: April 21. 

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

In Dutch Cinemas:

  • DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger. Dutch cinemas from April 28.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • THE COMMUNE by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings. Dutch release: April 21.

www.topkapifilms.nl

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EAVE projects UNITED STATES OF LOVE and DUST CLOTH in festivals around the world

Istanbul Film Festival (April 7 - 17)

  • ALL OF A SUDDEN by Asli Özge, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings
  • BELGICA by Felix van Groeningen producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings and Frans van Gestel
  • EAVE project UNITED STATES OF LOVE by Tomasz Wasilewski, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus
  • EVA DOESN’T SLEEP by Pablo Agüero, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin
  • FAMILY FILM by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Jiri Konecny
  • INTERRUPTION by Yorgos Zois, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • PEACE TO US IN OUR DREAMS by Sharunas Bartas, producer:  EAVE graduate Janja Kralj
  • THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER by Brady Corbet, co-producer: EAVE graduate Helena Danielsson
  • Interchange project 3000 NIGHTS by Mai Masri, producer: EAVE graduate Tunje Berns
  • THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producers: EAVE graduates Benedicte Thomas and Guillaume de Seille 
  • THE RED LAND by Diego Martinez Vignatti, producer: Eave graduate Sebastien Delloye 
  • WHITE PEOPLE by Lisa Aschan, producer: EAVE graduate Anna-Maria Kantarius
  • BLUE BICYCLE by Ümit Köreken, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • EAVE project DUST CLOTH by Ahu Öztürk, producer: EAVE graduate Nesra Gürbüz 
  • MEMORIES OF THE WIND by Özcan Alper, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 
  • MOTHERLAND by Senem Tüzen, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova 
  • YOUNG WRESTLERS, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Mete Gümürhan

Meetings on the Bridge

  • LETTER OF ASHES by Lusin Dink, producer: EAVE graduate Emine Yildirim has been selected by this year’s Meetings on The Bridge Film Development Workshop.
  • ESCAPE FROM HAREM produced by EAVE graduate Olena Yershova has been selected for the Film Development Workshop Plus.
  • MR. GAY SYRIA by Ayse Toprak, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine has been selected for the Work in Progress Workshop. 

Turkish-German Co-Production Development Fund

  • CROWS by Erol Mintas, co-producer: EAVE graduate Verena Graefe-Höft
  • IDLE MOMENTS by M. Cem Öztüfekci, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • THE MEMOIRS OF ANTOINE KÖP by Nefin Dinc, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg 

http://film.iksv.org


Bolzano Filmfestival (April 13 - 17)

  • LOVE ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD by Jan Cvitkovic, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec
  • VON MÄNNERN UND VÄTERN by Andreas Pichler, Martin Prinz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • WER HAT ANGST VOR SYBILLE BERG by Wiltrud Baier und Sigrun Köhler, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik

http://filmfestival.bz.it

Buenos Aires International Film Festival (April 13 – 24)

  • HOMO SAPIENS by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • ILLEGITIMATE by Adrian Sitaru, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci
  • NEON BULL by Gabriel Mascaro, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot

www.bafici.gob.ar

Filmfest DC Washington (April 14 – 24)

  • Interchange project 3000 NIGHTS by Mai Masri, producer: EAVE graduate Tunje Berns
  • BANAT by Adriano Valerio, co-producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • BRABANÇONNE by Vincent Bal, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger
  • LES CHEVALIERS BLANCS by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT by Jaco Van Dormael, producers: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges and EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach
  • LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • MAGALLANES by Salvador Solar producer: PUENTES graduate Enid Campos
  • ONE FLOOR BELOW by Radu Muntean, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • RAMS (HRÚTUR) by Grimur Hákornason, co-produced by EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted
  • THE FENCER by Klaus Härö, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho 

www.filmfestdc.org

Tribeca Film Festival (April 14 - 24)

  • HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM! by Ziga Virc, co-producers: EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic, Ingmar Trost
  • THE BANKSY JOB by Ian Gray and Dylan Harvey, producer: EAVE graduate and British National Coordinator Christine Alderson
  • TIGER RAID by Simon Dixon, co-producer: EAVE graduate Martina Niland
  • SHADOW WORLD by Johan Grimonprez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Signe Byrge Sørensen and Emmy Oost
  • EAVE project STRIKE A POSE directed by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan is co-produced by EAVE graduates Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk and Ellen de Waele

www.tribecafilm.com

Finale Plzen (April 15 – 21)

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • FAMILY FILM by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • I, OLGA HEPNAROVA by Petr Kazda, Tomas Weinreb, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY by Károly Ujj Mészáros co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • THE RED CAPTAIN, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Michal Kollar
  • THE RED SPIDER by Marcin Koszalka, co-producer: EAVE graduate Michal Kollar
  • UNDER THE SUN by Vitaly Mansky, co-producer: EAVE graduate Simone Baumann 

www.festivalfinale.cz

Visions du Réel, Nyon (April 15 – 23)

  • A MERE BREATH, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • TADMOR by Lokman Slim & Monika Borgmann, producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril 
  • UNDER THE SUN by Vitaly Mansky, co-producer: EAVE graduate Simone Baumann 

www.visionsdureel.ch


Cyprus Film Days (April 15 - 24)

  • INTERRUPTION by Yorgos Zois, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT by Jaco Van Dormael, producers: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges and EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator David Grumbach
  • B’EST project MELLOW MUD by Renars Vimba, producer: B’EST graduate Alise Gelze and EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • OUR EVERYDAY LIFE by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold
  • THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney, co-producers: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink 

www.cyprusfilmdays.com

European Cinema Festival Lecce (April 18 – 23)

  • BABY(A)LONE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Donnato Rotunno
  • DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS by Stina Werenfels, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduate Karin Koch
  • ONE OF US by Stephan Richter, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • OUR EVERYDAY LIFE by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold

http://festivaldelcinemaeuropeo.it

Mooov Belgium  (April 19 – May 1)

  • FRENZY by Emin Alper, producer: EAVE graduate Enis Köstepen
  • LA LUZ INCIDENTE by Ariel Rotter, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • MAGALLANES by Salvador Solar producer: PUENTES graduate Enid Campos
  • MEMORIES OF THE WIND by Özcan Alper, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • NECKTIE YOUTH by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro
  • NEON BULL by Gabriel Mascaro, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • OSCURO ANIMAL by Felipe Guerrero, producer: EAVE graduate Gema Juárez Allen, co-producers: EAVE graduates Marleen Slot, Ingmar Trost, Vicky Miha
  • THE QUEEN OF SILENCE by Agnieszka Zwiefka, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert 

www.mooov.be

Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz (April 20 – 25)

  • A GOOD WIFE by Mirjana Karanovic producers: EAVE graduates Snezana Penev and Sinisa Juricic
  • BABAI by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • BADEN BADEN by Rachel Lang, producer: EAVE graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • DAS WETTER IN GESCHLOSSENEN RÄUMEN by Isabelle Stever, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • DRIFTER by Gábor Hörcher, co-producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • LES SAUTEURS (THOSE WHO JUMP) by Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • I, OLGA HEPNAROVA by Petr Kazda, Tomas Weinreb, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • KEEPER by Guillaume Senez, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • KORIDA by Sinisa Vidovic, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • RAGING ROSE (CRACHE CŒUR) by Julia Kowalski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Maria Blicharska
  • THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER by Brady Corbet, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Swedish National Coordinator Helena Danielsson
  • THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producers: EAVE graduate Benedicte Thomas and EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • UKRAINIAN SHERIFFS by Roman Bondarchuk, co-producer: EAVE participant Tanja Georgieva
  • UNDER ELECTRIC CLOUDS by Alexey German, co-producers: EAVE+ graduates Artem Vasiliev, Violetta Kaminska and EAVE graduate Izabela Wojcik
  • WELCOME TO KARASTAN by Ben Hopkins, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava
  • WHITE PEOPLE by Lisa Aschan, producer: EAVE graduate Anna-Maria Kantarius

www.crossingeurope.at


goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden (April 20 - 26)

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • A STRANGER by Bobo Jelcic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold
  • DAWN by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron
  • DEPTH TWO by Ognjen Glavonic, producers: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt  
  • DEATH IN SARAJEVO by Danis Tanovic, producer: EAVE National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo, executive producer: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo
  • INTERROGATION by Namik Kabil, producer: EAVE National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • INSIDE by Namik Kabil, producer: EAVE National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • LIFE IS A TRUMPET by Antonio Nuic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec
  • THE WAITING ROOM by Igor Drljaca, producer: Film Finance Forum graduate Borga Dorter
  • THE WEDNESDAY CHILD by Lili Horvath, producer: EAVE graduate Karoly Feher
  • THE RED SPIDER by Marcin Koszalka, co-producer: EAVE graduate Michal Kollar
  • UKRAINIAN SHERIFFS Roman Bondarchuk, producer: EAVE participant Tanja Georgieva
  • WE ARE NEVER ALONE by Petr Vaclav, producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt 

www.filmfestival-goeast.de


D’A Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival (April 21 – May 1)

  • ALOYS by Tobias Nölle, producers: EAVE+ graduate Christof Neracher and EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts
  • BADEN BADEN by Rachel Lang, producer: EAVE graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • BANG GANG by Eva Husson, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri
  • NEON BULL by Gabriel Mascaro, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • THE ARDENNES by Robin Pront, producer: EAVE graduates Peter Bouckaert

http://www.cinemadautor.cat/es/

San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5)

  • FRENZY by Emin Alper, producer: EAVE graduate Enis Köstepen
  • LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • LES CHEVALIERS BLANCS by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • MORRIS FROM AMERICA by Chad Hartigan, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Arek Gielnik
  • NEON BULL by Gabriel Mascaro, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • THE SUMMER OF FROZEN FOUNTAINS by Vano Burduli, producer: EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • UNDER THE SUN by Vitaly Mansky, producer: EAVE graduate Simone Baumann

http://festival.sffs.org

Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival  (April 28 - May 8)

  • GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND by Steve Read and EAVE graduate Rob Alexander
  • EAVE project STRIKE A POSE by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan, producers: EAVE graduates Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk and Ellen de Waele
  • UNDER THE SUN by Vitaly Mansky, co-producer: EAVE graduate Simone Baumann 

www.hotdocs.ca


Newport Beach Film Festival (April 21 - 28)

  • YOU’RE UGLY, TOO by Mark Noonan, producer: EAVE graduate Conor Barry 

www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/



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OBITUARY: ANNE-MARIE LUCCIONI

The EAVE community mourns the loss of EAVE graduate Anne-Marie Luccioni, director of EURODOC, known for her great commitment for documentary film and her achievements at Produire en Région, DocMed and Eurodoc.

Anne-Marie passed away on April 4 and our deepest sympathy goes to her family, friends and colleagues.

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A successful 6th edition of EAVE+!

14 experienced producers from 10 countries and 6 high-profile industry experts have gathered during 4 days to discuss their company structures, management practices and new business models

Among the guests this time: Irish producer and Acadamy Award winner for his latest production ROOM Ed Guiney will present a case study of his production, distribution and exhibition company Element Pictures and give insight into managing practices in times of transition. 

Veteran Swedish arthouse distributor Mattias Nohrborg (B-Reel, SE) will share his experience from a journey through four decades of the Swedish film industry.

Carole Scotta of French production and distribution company Haut et court will give a walk-through of her successes, failures and how to survive in an ever-changing sales and distribution environment. 

Management coach Michael Comyn (IE) will work with the producers on leadership, management skills and personal resilience. 

Led by EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU) together with EAVE+ consultant Michael Weber (The Match Factory, DE), the keynote sessions by the guest speakers are completed bygroup work session and 1-2-1 meetings.

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TIES THAT BIND announces its selection for 2016

We proudly announce the selection for the eighth edition of TIES THAT BIND! Out of over 40 applications from Europe and Asia, 10 producers with feature films in development have been selected to participate together with 5 additional European professionals wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia.

Producers and other professionals from Europe and Asia will work on feature film projects in development throughout the year with leading experts from both continents on script development, pitching, co-production, financing, legal aspects, marketing, distribution and sales, and will meet with decision makers during both sessions, such as Meinolf Zurhorst (ZDF/ARTE, DE), Roger Garcia (Hong Kong International Film Festival, HK), Vincenzo Bugno (World Cinema Fund, DE), Iwana Chronis (Hubert Bals Fund, NL), Shanty Harmayn (Salto Film Company, ID), Elise Jalladeau (Charivari Films, FR), Sibylle Kurz (Pitching and Communication Skills, DE), Clare Downs (Script Consultant, UK), among others. 

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA)

TIES THAT BIND is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, and Silver Media Group.

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Upcoming Deadlines

Bridging the Dragon: China Co-Production Day Festival De Cannes 2016

Company Meetings

As China’s film industry rapidly develops, one of the challenges remains the sharing of information  between Chinese and interna:onal  film producers. For this reason, within the framework of this year’s China Co-­Production  Day, the Marché du Film and the Sino-­European  producers' association Bridging the Dragon, with the support of the CNC, will organize company metings between selected international and Chinese film producers. 

The meetings will take place on Friday,  13th May 2016 from 2.30 to 5.30pm at the Espace CNC - ­Gray d'Albion Beach. The producers who would like to attend shall send their application  to event@bridgingthedragon.com by the 21st April 2016. The application form can be downloaded at www.bridgingthedragon.com. The selected producers will be announced in late April 2016.

The event will be followed by a networking cocktail. 

The HFM Co-Production Platform is open for submissions

Deadline: July 1, 2016

The 29th Holland Film Meeting will be held 22 - 25 September 2016. In its core the Utrecht-based HFM Co-Pro Platform event is one of the key staging posts for the finance of independent European cinema, and generous prizes are on offer to aid the development and/or production of the film.

We are officially open for submissions until July 1st, 2016. The application form is available here.

Every year the HFM selects around twenty film projects in development, suitable for co-production, ready to be presented to many of international cinema's most important and influential financiers, distributors, sales agents, broadcasters and co-producers. Selected participants will benefit from the chance to pitch their projects, receive feedback from leading film professionals, and to have one-on-one meetings within a professional but relaxed atmosphere. For international projects the selection includes travel and accommodation for three nights in Utrecht’s luxurious Hotel Karel V, covering two delegates per project. European feature-length films suitable for co-production, with a minimum duration of 70 minutes, and with local financial support in place (support from a public funding institution, TV, MG or tax shelter), are eligible for selection.

http://filmfestival.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b12ac182ad26d8dae190e9be1&id=26266c85f7&e=99eb10b18d

 

EP2C post-production workshop 2016

Application Deadline: June 2016

Are you a producer or a post-production supervisor looking for a smoother post-production for your feature films (fiction or documentary)

EP2C is a project based workshop, mainly designed for producers and dedicated to post-production management. The workshop is also open to post-production supervisors. During  one week, technical, financial and artistic post-production challenges are addressed in lectures, group sessions and individual meetings.

Once a year, the workshop welcomes 22 participants and some 20 international experts specialised in various aspects of post-production and international co-productions.

EP2C was created in 2009 in the firm belief that a well-scheduled, well-budgeted, well-run post-production, apart from saving the producer a lot of work, time, and money, will most of all protect the film from unnecessary artistic compromise.

Producers come with a feature film project (fiction or documentary at development stage) on which they will work with the experts for a week.

Post-production supervisors are assigned to producers' projects. The workshop gives them an opportunity to share experiences and talk about methods used in their countries.This annual itinerant workshop is supported by the Media Programme of the European Union and was created on the initiative of the Belgium production company Entre Chien et Loup (Diana Elbaum & Sébastien Delloye).

For more information please visit www.ep2c.com or contact us at info@ep2c.com.

 

Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund Classic

Deadline for submission: May 15

The IDFA Bertha Fund supports documentary filmmakers in and from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe (eligible countries) by offering them financial contributions to develop and realize their projects. The fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from these countries, which can be submitted in the following categories:

(1) IBF Classic: Project Development (max. contribution €5,000), and

(2) IBF Classic: Production and post-production (max. contribution €17,500).

Applications for documentary festivals are not accepted for the May deadline.

Applications for IDFA Bertha Fund Europe are only accepted for the February 2016 deadline.

Regulations

The deadline to submit a project for the second selection round of 2015 is May 15. There are different regulations for every category. For the regulations, the online entry form and submission FAQ please visit our website.

For more information feel free to contact us at idfaberthafund@idfa.nl

 



Docu Talents from the East

July 5, 20156/ Karlovy Vary IFF / Czech Republic

Call for submissions: DEADLINE : April 30, 2016

Docu Talents from the East 2016 will introduce the most remarkable creative documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe in the stage of production or post-production.

Directors and producers of selected feature-length documentaries will introduce their projects planned for theatrical distribution in the period from August 2016 to July 2017 in eight-minute presentations.

Since 2005, Docu Talents from the East has been a launch pad for a number of documentaries, including Rabbit a la Berlin, Blind Loves, Matchmaking Mayor, The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories, Cooking History, Rene, Fortress, Pipeline, Daniels´s World, Under the Sun or Holy Cow.Docu Talents aims to draw attention of important film professionals, attending the Karlovy Vary IFF, also to some of the best documentary films. We believe that presentation of films from the very initial stages of production or post-production is one of the most efficient tools for their promotion and further success.

Each year, festival advisors, distributors, buyers and local as well as international journalists are invited to attend the event. 12 selected projects will be presented by the director and the producer in eight-minute presentation, including three-minute long trailer. Following the presentation, filmmakers have a chance to meet audiences, festival programmers, distributors and journalists at an informal cocktail party, as well as attend closed consultations with selected film professionals.

Docu Talents from the East will be held within the industry section of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. It is organized by Jihlava IDFF and Karlovy Vary IFF.

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

http://www.dokument-festival.com/industry/docu-talents-from-the-east 

 

APPLY FOR EX ORIENTE FILM WORKSHOP 2016! 

Submissions for 2016 Ex Oriente Film workshop are open. 

EX ORIENTE FILM WORKSHOP DEADLINE IS: May 4, 2016 

Focus: Development

Open to: Creative feature length (52´up) documentary projects in development and production tackling contemporary topics, challenging genre and media boundaries and audience participation. We welcome filmmakers who set out to conduct intense and engaged experiences and to change the way we think about topical issues, audiences, ways of storytelling and the world itself. 

Application deadline: May 4, 2016 (Applying is free of charge, applying is possible through the online application form)

Workshop timeline:

1st Session: June 27 - July 2, 2016 (Split, Croatia)

2nd Session: October 24 - 29, 2016 (Jihlava, Czech Republic, within Jihlava IDFF)

3rd Session: March 6 - 12, 2017 (Prague, Czech Republic, within East Doc Platform and One World IFF)

Participants: The workshop is open for 12 documentary projects represented by director-producer teams who will attend all the workshop sessions. The workshop is designed primarily for directors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe (incl. EU acceding and candidate countries, Post-Soviet states and Russia) and/ or for creative documentary projects dealing with stories from Central and Eastern Europe.

Participation fee: The participation fee is 1,800€ per selected project (includes accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches during all the three workshop sessions for 2 pers.).

Scholarship: Selected participants may apply for a scholarship to cover part of the participation fee and travel costs associated with the workshop. Applicants must prove that there is no access to scholarships in their own country.

Practical requirements: Directors and producers can only participate with their own creative documentary projects. It is required that all workshop sessions be attended by both the director and the producer. Participants must be proficient in English.

Contacts: 

Veronika Lišková / Manager: veronika@dokweb.net

Kristyna Balaban / Coordinator: kbalaban@dokweb.net

www.DOKweb.net

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EAVE in Cannes 2016

… 30 FILMS SELECTED in the official & sidebar sections of the festival programme, plus 4 projects at L’Atelier du Festival, 1 project in Résidence, 2 films selected by ACID, 3 projects in La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, 9 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE, 37 films at the Marché and around 69 EAVE PRODUCERS at the PRODUCERS NETWORK!

EAVE @ PRODUCERS NETWORK

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp and EAVE Workshop Manager Satu Elo will host a breakfast table at the Producers Network on May 17, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 to present EAVE’s European and international workshop programmes.

 

Cannes Official Selection


Competition

  • ELLE by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum and EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye, sales agent: SBS International
  • SIERANEVADA by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold and Labina Mitevska, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, sales agent: Elle Driver
  • TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade, producer EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda, sales agent: The Match Factory
  • PERSONAL SHOPPER by Olivier Assayas, co-producer: EAVE graduate Artemio Benki, sales agent: MK2 Films

Un Certain Regard

  • EAVE project THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nicklas Wikström ­Nicastro, sales agent: Les Films du Losange
  • DOGS by Bogdan Mirica, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Stephan Komandarev and Katya Trichkova, line producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar, sales agent: Bac Films
  • BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS by Eran Kolirin, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum and EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye, sales agent: The Match Factory
  • CLASH (ESHTEBAK) by Mohamed Diab, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, sales agent: Pyramide International
  • THE DANCER by Stephanie Di Giusto, co-producer: EAVE graduate Artemio Benki, sales agent: Wild Bunch
  • VOIR DU PAYS by by Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa, sales agent: Films Distribution
  • APPRENTICE by Boo Junfeng, co-producers: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt, EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Jonas Katzenbach, sales agent: Luxbox

Special Screenings

  • THE LAST RESORT (L'ULTIMA SPIAGGIA) by Thanos Anastopoulos & Davide Del Degan, co-producers: EAVE graduates Bénédicte Thomas and Guillaume de Seille 
  • WRONG ELEMENTS by Jonathan Littell, producers: EAVE graduates Alexandra Boussiu, Benoît Roland, sales agent: Le Pacte 

Short films in the Official Selection

  • THE SILENCE (IL SILENCIO) by Farnoosh Samadi Frooshani & Ali Asgari, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • MOTHER (MADRE) by Simón Mesa Soto, producer: EAVE participant David Herdies

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

  • L’ECONOMIE DU COUPLE by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, sales agent: Le Pacte
  • L’EFFET AQUATIQUE by Solveig Anspach, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelmann, sales agent: Le Pacte
  • NERUDA by Pablo Larrain, producer: EAVE graduate Fernanda del Nido, sales agent: Funny Balloons
  • FAI BEI SOGNI by Marco Bellocchio, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli, sales agent: The Match Factory

Short Films in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

  • KINDIL EL BAHR by Damien Ounouri, producer: EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muhanna 

Semaine de la Critique

  • Interchange project MIMOSAS by Oliver Laxe, producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro, sales agent: Luxbox
  • EAVE project ONE WEEK AND A DAY by Asaph Polonsky, producer: EAVE graduate Saar Yogev, sales agent: New Europe Film Sales
  • Ties That Bind project A YELLOW BIRD by K. Rajagopal, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Jeremy Chua, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fran Borgia and Claire Lajoumard, sales agent: Alpha Violet
  • ALBÜM by Mehmet Can Mertoglu, co-producers: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, sales agent: The Match Factory
  • DIAMOND ISLAND by Davy Chou, producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke van der Tas, sales agent: Les Films du Losange
  • GRAVE (RAW) by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubain, sales agent: Wild Bunch
  • TRAMONTANE by Vatche Boulghourjian, associate producer: Interchange graduate Myriam Sassine
  • LE SOLDAT VIERGE by Erwan Le Duc, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer

Short Films in Semaine de la Critique

  • LIMBO by EAVE graduate Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Dandraki

Cinéfondation Atelier 

  • DAOUD'S WINTER by Koutaiba Al-Janabi, producer: EAVE graduate Trent
  • FEMME FATALE by Ties That Bind graduate Kyoko Miyake, co-producers: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille and Ties That Bind graduate Freddy Olsson
  • LA CORDILLERA by Santiago Mitre, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri
  • SEMINA IL VENTO (SOW THE WIND) by Danilo Caputo, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin

Cinéfondation Résidence

  • THE USERS by Ivan Ikic, producer: EAVE graduate Milan Stojanovic

ACID

  • MADAME B, HISTOIRE D’UNE NORD-CORÉENNE by Jero Yun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye
  • Interchange project HEAVEN SENT by Wissam Charaf, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent

La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde

  • Ties That Bind project A WRONG SEASON by Carlo Francisco Manatad, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Aiess Alonso 
  • AMAL by Mohamad Siam, co-producer: Interchange graduate Myriam Sassine
  • CITIZEN SAINT by EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili, producer EAVE participant Lasha Khalvashi

EAVE is proud to be partner of the first edition of REALNESS - African Screenwriters Residency, which will announce its selection at La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, on May 14, from 10am to 12 pm.

 

Producers on the Move

10 EAVE graduates have been selected to participate in the networking platform PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE at the Cannes International Film Festival.

  • EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, SCCA/pro.ba, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Ties That Bind participant Mikkel Jersin, Snowglobe, Denmark 
  • EAVE graduate Aet Laigu, Meteoriit, Estonia 
  • EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, Bufo, Finland
  • EAVE graduate and Lithuanian National Coordinator Dagne Vildzunaite, Just A Moment, Lithuania
  • Film Finance Forum graduate Roberts Vinovskis, Locomotive Productions, Latvia 
  • EAVE graduate Janneke Doolard, KeyDocs, The Netherlands
  • EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci, 4 Proof Film, Romania
  • EAVE graduate Milan Stojanovic, Sense, Production, Serbia
  • EAVE graduate Frida Bargo, B-Reel, Sweden

Marché du Film

  • A GOOD WIFE by Mirjana Karanovic producers: EAVE graduates Snezana Penev and Sinisa Juricic
  • A QUIET PASSION by Terence Davies, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter de Maegd 
  • Ties That Bind project A YELLOW BIRD by K. Rajagopal, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Jeremy Chua, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fran Borgia and Claire Lajoumard
  • ALBUM by Mehmet Can Mertoglu, co-producers: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • ALOYS by Tobias Nölle, producers: EAVE+ graduate Christof Neracher and EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts
  • BADEN BADEN by Rachel Lang, producer: EAVE graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS by Eran Kolirin, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum and EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • CLASH (ESHTEBAK) by Mohamed Diab, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards 
  • SCHONE HANDEN by Tjebbo Penning, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • DEATH IN SARAJEVO by Danis Tanovic, producer: EAVE National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo, executive producer: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo 
  • DOGS by Bogdan Mirica, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova, line producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar
  • Interchange project MIMOSAS by Oliver Laxe, producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro
  • ELLE by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum and EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye 
  • HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM! by Ziga Virc, co-producers: EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic and Ingmar Trost
  • ILLEGITIMATE by Adrian Sitaru, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci 
  • KATER (TOMCAT) by Händl Klaus, producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda
  • KIKI by Sara Jordenö & Twiggy Pucci Garçon, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell
  • KOZA (GOAT) by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny 
  • L’ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE by Joachi Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • MAMMAL by Rebecca Daly, producers: EAVE graduates Gilles Chanial, Macdara Kelleher, Reinier Selen
  • MORRIS FROM AMERICA by Chad Hartigan, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Arek Gielnik 
  • PAULINA by Santiago Mitre, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri 
  • SHADOW WORLD by Johan Grimonprez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Signe Byrge Sørensen and Emmy Oost
  • THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD, written and directed by: Anca M. Lazarescu, producers: Ties That Bind graduate David Lindner and EAVE graduate Verona Meier 
  • THE BANKSY JOB by Ian Gray and Dylan Harvey, producer: EAVE graduate Christine Alderson 
  • THE DANCER by Stephanie Di Giusto, co-producer: EAVE graduate Artemio Benki
  • EAVE project THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nicklas Wikström ­Nicastro
  • THE TENTH MAN (EL REY DEL ONCE) by Daniel Burman, producer: PUENTES graduate Barbara Francisco
  • THE WORLD IS MINE (LUMEA E A MEA) by Nicolae Constantin Tanase, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu
  • THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC by Simon Aboud, producer: EAVE graduate and Bristish National Coordinator Christine Alderson 
  • LES SAUTEURS (THOSE WHO JUMP) by Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade, producer EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda
  • EAVE project UNITED STATES OF LOVE by Tomasz Wasilewski, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus
  • WE ARE NEVER ALONE by Petr Vaclav, producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt 
  • WELCOME HOME by Philippe de Pierpont, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • YOUNG WRESTLERS, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Mete Gümürhan

EAVE graduates participating in the Cannes Producers Network EAVE is proud to be partner of the Cannes Producers Network! In the framework of this partnership, 9 EAVE 2015 graduates have been selected for the Cannes Producers Network 2016:

  • Nadia Trevisan, Neferti, Italy
  • Joanna Szymanska, SHIPsBOY, Poland
  • Jan Doense, House of Netherhorror, The Netherlands
  • Dario Schoch, CognitoFilms, Switzerland
  • Katarina Krnacova, SiLVERaRT, Slovakia
  • Elina Pohjola, Pohjola Filmi, Finland
  • Costanza Bani, Molly Aida Films, Germany
  • Lena Vurma, Dragonfly Films / NFP Marketing & Distribution, Germany
  • Katya Trichkova, Argo Film / Contrast Film Ltd, Bulgaria

Also participating in the Cannes Producers Network:

Trent OAK MOTION PICTURES * Ada Solomon HI FILM PRODUCTIONS * Adis Djapo SCCA/PRO.BA * Agnieszka Dziedzic KOI STUDIO * Agustina Llambi Campbell LA UNION DE LOS RIOS * Alexandre Charlet SWAN FRANCE ET LES FILMS DU CYGNE * Anneli Ahven KOPLI KINOKOMPANII OÜ * Annika Hellström CINENIC FILM * Antonin Dedet NEON PRODUCTIONS * Arash T. Riahi GOLDEN GIRLS FILMPRODUKTION & FILMSERVICES * Christopher Young YOUNG FILMS * Cihan Asli Filiz BIR FILM *   Didar Domehri MANEKI FILMS / FULL HOUSE * Elias Ribeiro URUCU MEDIA * Enrica Capra GRAFFITI DOC SRL * Esko Rips NAFTA * Félize Frappier MAX FILMS MEDIA INC. * Ferenc Pusztai KMH FILM * Freddy Olsson FOLKETS BIO * Gabija Siurbyte DANSU FILMS * Gary Cranner CHEZVILLE * Gilles Chanial LES FILMS FAUVES * Carlo D'Ursi POTENZA PRODUCCIONES S.L./VEOBEO DISTRIBUTION * Giovanni Pompili KINO PRODUZIONI * Herman Slagter RIVERPARK FILM * Ilona Schultz FORTUNE COOKIE FILM GMBH * Ivette Liang GALAXIA 311 * Jan Kwiecinski AKSON STUDIO * Johanna Aust FLICKFILM GBR * Katrin Kissa HOMELESS BOB PRODUCTION * Katrin Pors SNOWGLOBE FILM * Lasha Khalvashi KHALVASHI ARTIZM * Maie Rosmann-Lill KINOSAURUS FILM * Marcin Wierzchoslawski METRO FILMS * Marie Besson EKLEKTIK PRODUCTIONS * May Ode ODEH FILMS * Muayad Alayan PALCINE PRODUCTIONS * Myriam Sassine ABBOUT PRODUCTIONS * Natasa Damnjanovic DART FILM * Nicolas Lesoult LES FILMS DE LA BUTTE * Olmo Figueredo Gonzalez-Quevedo LA CLAQUETA * Ossama Bawardi PHILISTINE FILMS * Pernille Munk Skydsgaard 41SHADOWS * Piotr Kobus AP MANANA * Reinier Selen RINKEL FILM BV * Ruben Thorkildsen APE&BJØRN AS * Saar Yogev BLACK SHEEP FILM PRODUCTIONS LTD. * Tatiana Leite BUBBLES PROJECT * Talal Al-Muhanna LINKED PRODUCTIONS * Ursula Wolschlager WITCRAFT SZENARIO OG * Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos PLAYS2PLACE PRODUCTIONS * Christine Alderson IPSO FACTO PRODUCTIONS * Cindy Mi Lin INFOTAINMENT CHINA * Ilkka Matila MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS OY  * Leila Lyytikainen FISHER KING PRODUCTION OY  * Marko Rohr MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS OY * Nina Laurio SOLAR FILMS INC. * Patrice Nezan LES CONTES MODERNES * Sigve Endresen MOTLYS AS * Eva Sigurdardottir ASKJA FILMS.
 

EAVE TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN PAVILION

Kristina Trapp, EAVE CEO

Jani Thiltges, EAVE Head of Studies

Satu Elo, EAVE Workshop Manager


(No 119 International Village) during May 13-18:

Contact: satu@eave.org 


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Special Announcement: New EAVE partnership with OLFFI

EAVE, a leading training program in Europe and OLFFI, the largest database on public funding for film and television are partnering to bring more information and tools to producers.


OLFFI - Online Film Financing, the Paris based startup has established itself as the online toolbox for film and television financing. 

Launched by Ilann Girard a multi awarded producer and a financing consultant and Joelle Levie a former senior executive of Telefilm Canada and Sodec in Canada, Olffi.com put together the largest database on public funding and regulatory criteria for film and television production. 

The database now covers more than 85 countries and delivers precise information on over 260 funding bodies500 support programs130 tax mechanisms and 270 coproduction treaties. It also covers 470 film commissions and 450 professional associations. The database is updated regularly by the Olffi team in close cooperation with the relevant organizations. 

On top of its huge database, Olffi.com offers several tools including the comparison of funding programs and tax mechanisms, access to the deadline calendar of all the programs, main criteria of the coproduction treaties, etc. 
OLFFI is FREE and available on desktop, mobile devices and is now embedded in the Olffi app. 

We have 17000 users and each month 3000 professionals come and browse check our database. With this partnership we want to increase our reach to experienced producers and also develop new tools with EAVE participants. OLFFI widget will be available on the EAVE website and we will provide tailor-made documentation for EAVE workshops enabling producers to prepare themselves better”, says Ilann Girard 

This partnership between EAVE, an essential starting point for producers to learn about international coproductions, and OLFFI will represent a unique opportunity for our participants to further develop their skills and knowledge. It shows our commitment to the European independent film community and the synergy with other programs supported by Creative Europe.

OLFFI has become a catalyst for coproduction and assists funds in promoting their new funding schemes” says Joëlle Levie, co-founder of OLFFI.

EAVE CEO, Kristina Trapp, remarked that: "As one of the leading training providers for producers in Europe, with a network of over 1,700 producers we are happy to partner with OLFFI and spread the word about their free services and useful tools for producers to our members."

The OLFFI widget is available on the EAVE website: www.eave.org





 

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TIES THAT BIND announces its selection for 2016

We proudly announce the selection for the eighth edition of TIES THAT BIND! Out of over 40 applications from Europe and Asia, 10 producers with feature films in development have been selected to participate together with 5 additional European professionals wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia.

TIES THAT BIND Asia/Europe Co-Production Workshop has become the reference for developing European-Asian co-productions. To name just some of the most recent success stories, Ties That Bind project Dog Days has premiered this year in Panorama section of the Berlinale 2016, Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories premiered in Berlinale Competition 2015, Chi - Mr. Zhang Believes had its world premiere at Signs of Live section of the Festival del Film Locarno 2015, and Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere won Best Film at Venice Critics’ Week 2014

The first Ties That Bind workshop will take place in Udine (Italy) from April 26 – 30, 2016 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 22 - 30, 2016). The second workshop will be organized in Singapore during the Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum (SAFF), a project market held alongside ScreenSingapore (Dec 7 - 9, 2016), matching the best Southeast Asian projects and filmmakers with financiers, festivals, and co-producers from around the world while being the regional touchstone for media investment and industry trends.

The TIES THAT BIND workshop will bring together 15 producers and other professionals from Europe and Asia to work on feature film projects in development. They will be working together throughout the year with leading experts from both continents on script development, pitching, co-production, financing, legal aspects, marketing, distribution and sales, and will meet with decision makers during both sessions, such as Meinolf Zurhorst (ZDF/ARTE, DE), Roger Garcia (Hong Kong International Film Festival, HK), Vincenzo Bugno (World Cinema Fund, DE), Iwana Chronis (Hubert Bals Fund, NL), Shanty Harmayn (Salto Film Company, ID), Elise Jalladeau (Charivari Films, FR), Sibylle Kurz (Pitching and Communication Skills, DE), Clare Downs (Script Consultant, UK), among others. 

The selected participants for TIES THAT BIND 2016 are:

  • Bozena Bogdziewicz, Kosmos Production, Poland
  • Angelica Cantisani, Filming Europe, Italy/Belgium
  • Stefano Centini, Hummingbird, Italy/Taiwan, Project: The Sand in My Eyes, director: Chia-Hsin Liu
  • Samantha Faccio, Tucker Film, Italy, Project: The Angel in the Wall, director: Lorenzo Bianchini  
  • M. Raihan Halim, Papahan Films, Singapore, Project: Prey, director: M. Raihan Halim
  • Uzma Hasan, Little House Productions, United Kingdom
  • Taro Imai, Harakiri Films, JapanProject: Marijuana Family, director: Yuki Kuwazuru
  • Mikkel Jersin, Snowglobe, Denmark, Project: Jutlandia, director: Kasper Gaardsøe
  • Vanja Kaludjercic, Holland Film Meeting, Croatia/The Netherlands
  • Charles Lei, Thunder Communications, China, Project: The Proving Ground, director: Jonathan Finnigan
  • Bradley Liew, Epicmedia Productions, Malaysia/Philippines, Project: Motel Acacia, director: Bradley Liew
  • Marilyne Maia, Scope Pictures, France/Belgium
  • Pamela L. Reyes, PelikulaRed, Philippines, Project: Lost Dahlias, director: Mikhail Red
  • Paul Ruven, Talent United Film & Tv, The Netherlands, Project: Suddenly, director: Paul Ruven
  • Isilay Yanbas, Karlakum Film, Turkey, Project: Clown is Down, Director: Esra Saydam

This year’s selection features a vast diversity of different subjects and genres: 

The Sand in My Eyes depicts a childhood of poverty, abuse and melodrama which fuels young Taiwanese girl Jo’s desire for freedom and fear of placing her trust in those closest to her. Raised in 1990s lower-class Taipei in a family of mixed fortunes, Jo is forced to reconcile with her memories when she and her sister have to send their mother to a retirement house. After two relationships and one marriage, Jo has come to terms with her fear of entrapment and has become a mother herself, but many of the old scars have yet to shed a light on her present life. The Sand in My Eyes will be produced by Stefano Centini (Hummingbird, Italy/Taiwan) and directed by Chia-Hsin Liu.

The Angel in the Wall is the story of Pietro who under a threat of eviction hides himself inside his flat, ready for anything, except the cruel twist of fate that will force him to reassess his whole life. He builds a hiding place in the apartment's long hallway and stays hidden even while a desperate young mother and her almost-blind daughter move in. He spies on them, trying to maintain his detachment as their voices and habits grow increasingly familiar. Only when Pietro and the mother come face to face, he sees a long-repressed truth return, turning his world, and the meaning of the story, inside out. The Angel in the Wall will be produced by Samantha Faccio (Tucker Film, Italy) and directed by Lorenzo Bianchini.

Prey is set in Singapore in 1859. Captain John Clarke, a soldier from the Royal British Army is tasked to investigate the killings of hundreds by a ferocious man-eating tiger known as the Beast of Siranjong. But after a brutal, bloody chess game of claws and bullets brought the good captain nowhere close to killing the beast, he will be forced to question himself if he is truly the hunter or the prey. Prey will be produced and directed by M. Raihan Halim (Papahan Films, Singapore).

Marijuana Family tells a story of Miyajima who caused a car accident damaging his daughter’s face. He tries to start a marijuana business to pay for her surgery. He is guided to an undisclosed place by his associate Dibba to pick up as much marijuana as possible, but Dibba robs all marijuana. Miyajima tries to hang himself but his attempt fails. Losing everything he has once thought he gained for his family, he finally realizes the importance of his family itself. Marijuana Family will be produced by Taro Imai (Harakiri Films, Japan) and directed by Yuki Kuwazuru.

Jutlandia takes place in 1950. Five years after World War II ended, Europe became involved in a conflict much farther from our shores, The Korean War, which set off the Danish personnel and legendary hospital ship “The Jutlandia” to Korea. On this perilous journey an inexperienced nurse and the neurotic medical student are put to the test of a lifetime as Jutlandia reaches Korean shores. Before long, the gravity of the situation becomes all too clear to the two idealists who are suddenly forced to take action and leave the ship to become part of the war. Jutlandia will be produced by Mikkel Jersin (Snowglobe, Denmark) and directed by Kasper Gaardsøe.

The Proving Ground is based on true events. Fearing for the safety of her family, a Chinese agent, Zhen, is tasked to bring an international team of scientists to investigate a suspicious viral outbreak during the Chinese Civil war. Her first task is to recruit maverick Cambridge professor Joseph Needham. Zhen and Needham lead the team into the remote Changbai Mountains. Tensions rise as the deadly nature of the outbreak becomes apparent: it’s the result of illegal biological warfare. As the evidence becomes irrefutable, things turn deadly. The Proving Ground will be produced by Charles Lei (Thunder Communications, China) and directed by Jonathan Finnigan.

Motel Acacia is a fantasy horror. In Southern Spain, a bed haunted by a mythical tree demon, resides in a sex motel owned by Filipino migrants where it feeds on men and copulates with women. The Bed is kept as a pet by the motel Janitor to satisfy his sexual fetishes until he falls in love with the new local Spanish cleaning lady who is drawn to the bed’s darkness. Motel Acacia will be produced and directed by Bradley Liew (Epicmedia Productions, Malaysia/Philippines).

Another story inspired by true events is Lost Dahlias. In 1972, the infamous Black Dahlia murderer who escaped from America has been hiding in the Philippines for more than two decades. When martial law is declared by a tyrannical regime, people start to go missing and turn up dead. The Black Dahlia murderer soon learns that fulfilling his deadly passion is much easier in an unstable society. Lost Dahlias will be produced by Pamela L. Reyes (PelikulaRed, Philippines) and directed by Mikhail Red.

Suddenly tells a story of an aspiring Dutch actress Lisa Houben who suddenly gets her dream chance in a Japanese movie about Dejima. A few days before the start of the movie, she is suddenly diagnosed with cancer. She needs treatment immediately, but she decides to hide it from everybody and tries to pursue her dream. Suddenly will be produced and directed by Paul Ruven (Talent United Film & Tv, The Netherlands) and will star Stefanie Joosten as Lisa.

Clown is Down is set up in a dark fictional city, where Emre, a teenage street performer, gets mysteriously murdered on the day of elections. With the hopes of shedding light on the genesis of this crime, a man and a woman from opposite social classes, but who equally loved Emre, spend a night of discussions to trace back to the final days of the victim. As they explore the circumstances leading to this tragedy, they come to terms with their own guilt, which unifies them on an unexpected level. Clown is Down will be produced by Isilay Yanbas (Karlakum Film, Turkey) and directed by Esra Saydam.

Among the selected participants without project are:

Bozena Bogdziewicz (Kosmos Production, Poland) is a film director/producer. She has worked as a producer for various international production companies, directed several short movies and two theatre plays. In 2015, Bozena joined forces with Ewa Turczanska (Kosmos) to write/direct/produce her first feature. They are developing different cinema projects together. Since 2016 Bozena works as an expert for Media Programme at EACEA. 

Angelica Cantisani (Filming Europe, Italy/Belgium) started working for Film Commission Torino Piemonte as an International Events and Projects Coordinator in 2008. From 2011 she works as Office Manager for Filming Europe, the Association of the European Film Commissions. The association counts 90 members from 30 European countries.

Uzma Hasan (Little House Productions, United Kingdom) is a lead producer at Little House Productions. Her first feature The Infidel was released internationally, remade as a musical and in Hindi as Dharam Sankat Mein. She is in post-production with Firstborn starring Antonia Thomas released by Metrodome Distribution. She works as a consultant for several international film funds. 

Vanja Kaludjercic (Holland Film Meeting, The Netherlands) is a festival programmer who worked for various film festivals, such as Motovun FF, Zagrebdox Pro, Animafest, Sarajevo FF, CPH:DOX and Cinéma du réel. In 2008, she joined Coproduction Office in acquisitions and managed projects markets in Paris and Les Arcs. She was recently appointed as Head of Holland Film Meeting.

Marilyne Maia (Scope Pictures, France/Belgium) has worked for eight years in the French film distribution sector as a Sales Manager. She joined the SCOPE team in 2012 to select projects and to manage the line production of the company. She is specialized in business development with a focus on financial assistance and expertise on tax shelter.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA)

TIES THAT BIND is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, and Silver Media Group.

For more information please contact: 

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

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

www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu 

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Start for the 6th edition of EAVE+!

14 experienced producers from 10 countries and 6 high-profile industry experts will gather during 4 days to discuss their company structures, management practices and new business models. Find the full list of participants at the end of the press release.

The second edition of EAVE+ takes place from April 13-17, 2016 at the hotel Ecluse in Luxembourg.

Among the guests this time:

Irish producer and Acadamy Award winner for his latest production ROOM Ed Guiney will present a case study of his production, distribution and exhibition company Element Pictures and give insight into managing practices in times of transition. 

Veteran Swedish arthouse distributor Mattias Nohrborg (B-Reel, SE) will share his experience from a journey through four decades of the Swedish film industry.

Carole Scotta of French production and distribution company Haut et court will give a walk-through of her successes, failures and how to survive in an ever-changing sales and distribution environment. 

Management coach Michael Comyn (IE) will work with the producers on leadership, management skills and personal resilience. 

Led by EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU) together with EAVE+ consultant Michael Weber (The Match Factory, DE), the keynote sessions by the guest speakers are completed bygroup work session and 1-2-1 meetings.

Some comments from previous editions:

«A group retreat for 4 days. What a wonderful breaktime in our daily rushed routine to think together and put in perspective our place and ideas regarding our fast-changing Industry. Beautiful moments of sharing, bonding, exchanging and engaging with each other. Graceful, emotional and magical experience.»

Hengameh Panahi

Celluloid Dreams, France

EAVE+ 2015

 

«EAVE+ provides a safe and informal situation in which participants and experts share their knowledge and emotions within their professional life. Therefore this four days 'deep dive' into film producing motivated and enriched my future as a professional.»

Frans van Gestel

Topkapi Films, The Netherlands

EAVE+ 2015

 

«… a great four days and … a real think tank for experienced  producers to gain perspective on our changing world.»

Mike S. Ryan

Greyshack Films, USA

EAVE+ 2013 

 

«The combination of … participants and experts … 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.  Am looking at everything since quite differently.»

Christine Alderson

Ipso Facto Films, UK

EAVE+ 2013

 

«It is clear that the pedigree of EAVE enables it to facilitate the most experienced professionals in the industry.»

Joost de Vries

Lemming film B.V., The Netherlands

EAVE+ 2014

 

The selected participants for the sixth edition of EAVE+ are:

 

  • Fenia Cossovitsa, BLONDE S.A., Greece
  • Peter De Maegd, Potemkino, Belgium
  • Carlo D’Ursi, Potenza Producciones s.l., Spain
  • Uzma Hasan, Little House Productions, UK
  • Veit Helmer, Veit Helmer-Filmproduktion, Germany
  • Tomas Leyers, Minds Meet, Belgium
  • Ozcar Ramirez González, Arte Mecánica Producciones SA de CV, Mexico
  • Luis Angel Ramirez Perez, Astronauta Producciones SL, Spain
  • Adele Romanski, USA
  • Jean-Yves Roubin, Frakas Productions, Belgium
  • Ada Solomon, HI FILM, Romania
  • Kristian Taska, Taska Film OÜ, Estonia
  • François Touwaide, Entre chien et loup, Belgium
  • Pertti Veijalainen, Illume Oy, Finland

 

EAVE+ is organised once a year in Luxembourg with different keynote speakers and topics addressed at each workshop session. 

EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Luxembourg Film Fund.
 

More information onhttp://eave.org/programmes/eave/ 

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6 New EAVE Berlinale Success Stories featured on Festival Scope Pro

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

Many projects developed through EAVE's flagship programme, the EAVE Producers Workshop, as well as our international programmes, TIES THAT BIND, PUENTES, Interchange and B'EST, have been successfully produced, critically acclaimed and distributed internationally. The co-operation with FESTIVAL SCOPE PRO promotes hand-picked, recently finalised films developed through EAVE. The goal is to give more visibility to the finished films developed at various EAVE programmes and enhance their circulation. 

6 new EAVE Berlinale success stories are now featured through the EAVE & FESTIVAL SCOPE PRO partnership:

 

UNITED STATES OF LOVE directed by Tomasz Wasilewski, produced by EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Script in the Berlinale 2016 Competition. The Polish-Swedish co-production was developed at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2014 by producer Piotr Kobus.

MELLOW MUD directed by Renars Vimba, produced by B’EST graduate Alise Gelze and EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina received the Crystal Bear for the Best Film by the Youth Jury in the Berlinale Generation section. The Latvian project was developed at B’EST 2012 by producer Alise Gelze.

ZUD directed by Marta Minorowicz, producer: EAVE graduates Ann Carolin Renninger and Anna Wydra premiered in the Berlinale Generation section 2016. The German-Polish co-production was developed at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2013 by producer Ann Carolin Renninger.

THE BLACK FROST directed by Maximiliano Schonfeld, produced by PUENTES graduate Barbara Francisco had its world premiere in the Berlinale Panorama section 2016. The Argentinian project was developed at the PUENTES 2013 workshop by producer Barbara Francisco.

DUST CLOTH directed by Ahu Öztürk, produced by EAVE graduate Nesra Gürbüz premiered in the Berlinale Forum 2016 and is nominated for the Audentia Award for Best Female Director, at the Istanbul Film Festival. The Turkish-German co-production was developed at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2013 by producer Nesra Gürbüz.

STRIKE A POSE directed by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan is co-produced by EAVE graduates Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk and Ellen de Waele ran on the 2nd place for the Panorama Audience Award - Panorama Dokumente 2016. The Dutch-Belgian co-production was developed at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2014 by producer Rosan Boersma.

 

Other recent films developed at EAVE and featured through the EAVE & FESTIVAL SCOPE partnership are:

Interchange project 3000 NIGHTS directed by Mai Masri, producer: EAVE graduate Tunje Berns received the Young Jury Prize (Peace Brigades International) at the International Film Festival and Forum On Human Rights Geneva.

B’EST project BROTHER DEJAN directed by Bakur Bakuradze, producer: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and was awarded the Grand Prix at the Batumi Film Festival.

EAVE project THE PARADISE SUITE directed by Joost van Ginkel, produced by EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith was the Dutch submission for the Academy Awards. The Dutch-Swedish-Bulgarian co-production won the Jury Prize for Best Actor & Ecumenical Jury Award at the Tallinn Black Nights FF; the Award as Best Actress at the Subtitle European FF; the Special Mention for Best Actress at the Sofia IFF.

EAVE project BROTHERS directed by Wojciech Staron and produced by EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron, is the next film by Wojciech Staron that gained wide recognition after SIBERIAN LESSON and ARGENTINIAN LESSON. The Polish documentary was awarded at numerous festivals around the world (Grand Prix Locarno Semaine de la Critique, Grand Prix Golden Dove - Leipzig IFF, Camerimage IFF – Special Mention, Grand Prix Listapad – IFF). 

Interchange project GO HOME directed by graduate Jihane Chouaib and produced by graduate Nathalie Trafford premiered at the Busan FF. The French-Swiss-Belgian-Lebanese co-production tells tells the story of NADA who returns to Lebanon, and realizes she’s a foreigner in her own country.

Ties That Bind project MR. ZHANG BELIEVES directed by Jiongjiong Qiu and produced by EAVE graduate Lihong Kong, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and was screened at various festivals around the world. The experimental drama recounts 30 years of China’s 20th-century history through the story of Mr. Zhang Xianchi and the interacting forms of theatrical fiction and autobiography.

PUENTES project LUCIFER 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 has been selected in over 25 festivals around the world and won numerous awards (Grand Prix -T-Mobile New Horizons FF and Tallinn Black Nights FF, Best Feature Film Mexico - Guanajuato IFF etc.).

EAVE project 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://pro.festivalscope.com/label/eave-1

FESTIVAL SCOPE PRO is a B2B platform for film professionals. FESTIVAL SCOPE PRO 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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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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