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10 films by EAVE producers supported by Eurimages

Eurimages supports 29 co-productions: At its 143rd meeting held in Amsterdam, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 27 fiction, and 2 documentary feature film projects for a total amount of about 7.24 m Euros. Nine of them are produced by EAVE graduates.

  • Ties That Bind project BITTER FLOWERS by Olivier Meys, producer: EAVE graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD by Mads Brügger, producer: EAVE graduate Bjarte Mørner Tveit
  • EAVE project ANOTHER DAY IN BAGHDAD by Maysoon Pachachi, producer: EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muhanna, co-producer EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan 
  • MOON HOTEL KABUL, producer: EAVE graduate Anca Damian
  • NEVER LET IT GO by Paul Negoescu, producer: EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Radu Stancu
  • PITY by Babis Makridis, prodducer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • SOLDIERS by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon
  • UNDER THE TREE by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted
  • WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq, co-producers: EAVE graduates Kasten Stöter, Tom Dercourt, Sophie Erbs, Katrin Pors and Ties That Bind participant Mikkel Jersin
  • BEYOND WORDS by Urszula Antoniak, delegate producer: Lukasz Dzieciol, co-producer: Floor Onrust

http://www.coe.int

 

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

  • CARGO: ORANGE by Joost van Ginkel, producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings
  • INVITE ME TO WAR by Shariff Korver, producer: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit

www.filmfonds.nl/international

 

The first 2016 funding session of Screen Flanders supports eight projects. Among them are three films by EAVE producers:

  • A QUIET PASSION by Terence Davies, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter de Maegd 
  • DODE HOEK (BLIND SPOT) by Nabil Ben Nadir, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland and EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert 
  • ROBBI, TOBBI UND DAS FLIEWATÜÜT by Jan Berger, producer: EAVE graduate Ralph Schwingel

www.screenflanders.be

 

  • In its spring 2016 round, the Netherlands Film Fund and the Hubert Bals Fund Co-Production Scheme has selected THE OMISSION by Sebastian Schjaer, co-producers: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin and EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg. The film follows the life of a young girl moving with her boyfriend and daughter to a desolate town in the south of Argentina, with the sole purpose of saving money to make their dreams come true. Production companies are Volya Films (The Netherlands), Trapecio Cine (Argentina), Unafilm (Germany) and Mandra Films (France). 

www.volyafilms.com

 

The Norwegian Film Institute has given €3.6 million production funding for six upcoming Norwegian features, six documentaries and seven short films. Among them are:

  • ISLAMISTEN by Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq, producer: EAVE graduate Lars Løge
  • MIRACLE IN MOLDOVA by Stian Indrevoll, producer: EAVE graduate Lars Løge
  • THELMA by Joachim Trier, co-producers: Ties That Bind graduate Mikkel Jersin 
  • WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq, co-producers: EAVE graduates Kasten Stöter, Tom Dercourt, Sophie Erbs, Katrin Pors and Ties That Bind participant Mikkel Jersin

www.nfi.no

 

The Romanian National Film Center has announced the winners of the first session of its annual production support competition, with as much as €6.8 million going to new projects. 

  • AND MAYBE THEY ARE STILL LIVING by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu
  • BELOW SEA LEVEL by Stefan Constantinescu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon  
  • GOMERA by Corneliu Porumboiu, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu 
  • MOROMETII 2 by Stere Gulea, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu
  • THE BIRD WOMAN by Gheorghe Preda, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon  
  • THE ISLAND by EAVE graduate Anca Damian
  • YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon  

www.filmneweurope.com

 

  • EAVE project MENOCCHIO by Alberto Fasulo, producer: EAVE graduate Nadja Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Bogdan Craciun has received production funding by the Romanian National Film Center (CNC). The film focuses on Domenico Scandella, known as Menocchio, a miller and a free spirit of the 16th century, who was burned for being a heretic after being tried by the Inquisition. Alberto Fasulo and Enrico Vecchi wrote the script. RAI Cinema, the Italian Ministry of Culture (MIBACT), the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Fund and the Romanian CNC support the project. Shooting of the Italian/Romanian co-production is planned for summer/autumn 2017.

www.nefertitifilm.it

 

  • EAVE project SIREN’S CALL by Ramin Matin, producer: EAVE graduate Emine Giyotin, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Bulgarian National Coordinator Magdelena Ilieva is about to start shooting. The black comedy is set in the New Istanbul, a city that has become a ticking time bomb conquered by chaos, engulfed by its own concrete jungle and a mob of 15 million people. Weary 9-to-5er Tahsin has had it, he’s getting out of this joint and he’s decided to take off to the picturesque Mediterranean coast. He packs his essentials, hits the road. But what begins as a hopeful journey transforms into an absurd and comical urban nightmare in this mega-city. Because even though Tahsin wants to let go of Istanbul, Istanbul is not quite ready to let go of Tahsin and doesn’t allow him to leave! The film has received production funds from both the Turkish Ministry of Culture and the National Bulgarian Film Center.

www.giyotinfilm.com

 

  • TOTEM by Sander Burger, producers: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund and Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM). The project is aimed at children aged between nine and 12 years old. TOTEM follows 11-year-old Ama, the daughter of unsuccessful asylum seekers from Africa. She is looking for her father in wintry Rotterdam, on the night her mother and the little brother have been detained. The Dutch-German co-development fund was launched in 2015 in order to develop and co-produce quality films for children from both countries and beyond. 

www.volya.com

 

  • THE DESERTER Petr Jarchovsky and Jan Hrebejk, producer: EAVE graduate Michal Kollar received support from the Czech State Cinematography Fund. The film ist the first part of the THE GARDEN STORE trilogy that is slated as a dramedy chronicling the life of a Czech family over three decades after World War II (the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s). 

www.fogndesirefilms.com

 

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili, co-producer Ties That Bind graduate Karim Aitouna got support from the CNC-Mibact Italian/French Development Fund. Set in Italy, SOLE is about a young mechanic who accepts to take responsibility of a baby hoping to free himself from his past. SOLE took part in the Script Station of the Berlinale Talents 2014.

www.kinoproduzioni.it

 

  • MY LAST YEAR AS A LOSER by Ursa Menart, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar has started shooting. The drama points out that in the last couple of years the majority of smart, educated and ambitious young people have left Slovenia or are planning to leave. A young woman, 29-year-old Špela, finds herself lonely, unemployed and stuck sleeping on her disappointed parents' couch in the midst of Slovenia's seemingly never-ending economic crisis. She decides to give herself until her 30th birthday to turn her life around, but a newfound friendship with a group of similarly fated losers threatens to even further prolong her extended adolescence. The film is produced by Danijel Hocevar through Vertigo in co-production with NuFrame and 100. The project was supported by the Slovenian Film Center. Technical support has been provided by Studio Viba Film. Casting for the main roles is scheduled for autumn 2016; the shooting will take place in June 2017 in Ljubljana and its surroundings. 

www.vertigo.si

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VERANO 1993 is shooting

  • VERANO 1993 by Carla Simón, co-producer: EAVE graduate Maria Zamora is shooting. Following the death of her mother, six-year-old Frida has to face her first summer with her adoptive family. During those first few months together in the countryside, they will gradually start to find out more about each other: the parents must learn to love her like a daughter, and she seemingly accepts the situation, as she starts to call them Mum and Dad. However, the little girl finds it harder to accept her new sister, despite the fact that she loves her right from the get-go. Frida’s conflicting emotions mean that all four of them will have to mould their relationship and create a true household. VERANO 1993 is a production by Barcelona-based independent company Inicia Films, in conjunction with Avalon PC and with a co-production by French outfit Les Contes Modernes. It has backing from the ICAA and ICEC, and is benefiting from the involvement of TVE. The screenplay was selected for the SGAE Awards, took part in the CIMA workshop and received advice from MEDIA’s Sources programme. It took part in Berlinale Talents and the Co-Production Market in 2016, the Workshops meeting at Premiers Plans in Angers, the Ekran programme in Poland, won the Award for Best Project at the Holland Film Meeting. Shooting begins on July 4, and continues for six weeks in La Garrotxa (Girona). 

www.avalon.me

  • MR. STEIN GOES ONLINE by Stéphane Robelin, producer: EAVE graduate Christophe Bruncher, co-producer: EAVE graduate Henning Kamm is in production. Written by the director, the story revolves around 75-year-old widower Pierre, who manages to recover from a bout of depression thanks to a romantic encounter arranged online. Using the identity of Alex, a young computer boffin who teaches him the basics, he meets Flora63, a 28-year-old physiotherapist who soon agrees to meet him in person and asks him out on a date. Pierre, who has now fallen under her spell, accepts and has no other choice but to convince Alex to go in his place. Produced by Ici et Là Productions, Mr Stein Goes Online is being co-produced by Orange Studio, German outfit Detailfilm and MMC Movies, Belgium’s La Compagnie Cinématographique, Panache Productions and RTBF, and Lebanese company Abbout Productions. The seven-week shoot will be split between Paris, Brussels, Oostende and Cologne.

www.detailfilm.de

  • SUPERFLUOUS MAN by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi is shooting. Written by the director together with Kata Wéber, the story is set in the Europe of tomorrow and is about 17-year-old Ariel, a young boy who attempts to illegally cross the border into Hungary. Unfortunately, his endeavours to escape are unsuccessful, and he is hit by the bullet of an aggressive police officer. As a result of the wound, the boy is endowed with a unique ability: he is able to levitate, just like an angel. The following day at the refugee camp, a disillusioned, cynical doctor, Stern, examines the boy. Upon realising his capability, Stern decides to smuggle the refugee out of the secured camp in order to exploit this gift in his own interests. In the meantime, however, the camp’s director is soon on their trail. The feature is being backed by the Hungarian National Film Fund, Eurimages, and the NRW, Medienboard and MDM German regional funds. The shoot is taking place in Budapest. 

www.protoncinema.hu

  • HALAL DADDY by Conor McDermottroe, co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Peter Rommel has commenced a five-week shoot in and around Sligo, Ireland. The culture clash comedy follows Raghdan Aziz whose new home in the West of Ireland seems to be the perfect getaway from his controlling Bradford based Muslim father, Amir. He’s adored by his Sligo based uncle and aunt, his surf buddies Derek and Neville think he’s really cool and his girlfriend is much desired Sligonian Maeve Logan, so all is going well for Raghdan. However when Amir lands on his doorstep with a birthday present of a halal meat factory, things go awry for happy-go-lucky Raghdan. Hermann Florin of Germany’s Florin Film produces the film with his Irish outlet Benrae Florin Film, Ailish McElmeel of Ireland’s Deadpan Pictures, and German co-producer Peter Rommel. Support comes from the Irish Film Board and Eurimages. 

http://florinfilm.com/project/halaldaddy

  • THE VOICE by György Palfi, producer: EAVE graduate Ferenc Puztai is going in production. Co-written by Zsofia Ruttkay, Gergely V Nagy and the director, the script is an adaptation of the 1968 novel His Master’s Voice, written by Polish author Stanislaw Lem. The plot follows a thirty-something Hungarian journalist who has never met his father, who defected to the US in the 1970s and disappeared. However, as he is about to start his own family, the journalist decides to travel to the States to find him. As a scientist, the father worked in a research group that examined "voices" from space in search of evidence of extra-terrestrial intelligent life. Puztai’s KMH Film produces with Canada’s Quiet Revolution Pictures as co-producer. The project won the Arte International Prize at the Les Arcs European Film Festival’s Coproduction Village in 2014 and has also received support from the Torino Film Lab. 

www.kmhfilm.hu

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IL NIDO (THE NEST) in post-production

  • IL NIDO (THE NEST) by Klaudia Reynicke, co-producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina is in post-production. The fiction film tells the story of Cora, who has come back to the village of Bucco, her birthplace, to help her father with the preparations for the important celebration of the Virgin of Bucco. The arrival of the mysterious Saverio turns the peaceful harmony of the “holy” village upside down, bringing to light a crime committed 40 years earlier by the very inhabitants of this place, and instigated by Cora’s father. 

www.tempestafilm.it

  • LETTERS FROM THE STILL POINT by Nadia Shihab, executieve producer: EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muahnna is in post-production and has received support from the Center for Cultural Innovation, the 2016 IFP Documentary Film Lab, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.

http://nadiashihab.com

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Two Awards for EAVE project UNITED STATES OF LOVE in Valetta

 

  • DIAMOND ISLAND by Davy Chou, producers: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent, EAVE graduate Hanneke van der Tas received the Special Grand Prix of the international competition at the Cabourg Film Festival.
  • THE FIRST, THE LAST by Bouli Lanners, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart won Best Actor.

www.festival-cabourg.com

  • PEACE TO US IN OUR DREAMS by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj won best feature film, best director, best cinematography and best supporting actress at the Lithuanian Film and TV Silver Crane Awards.
  • KING’S SHIFT by Ignas Miskinis, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene was awarded for Best Composer 

www.lika.lt/en/silver-crane

  • FRENZY by Emin Alper, producer: EAVE graduate Enis Köstepen won the Special Jury Award of the Mediterranean Film Festival Split. 

http://fmfs.hr/en/

  • Three awards for 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 at the Brussels Film Festival. The film won the Golden Iris Award for Best Film, the Best Screenplay Award and the RTBF TV Prize of Best Film. 
  • The White Iris Award for Best First Film went to A GOOD WIFE by Mirjana Karanovic producers: EAVE graduates Snezana Penev and Sinisa Juricic. 

www.brusselsfilmfestival.be

  • DOGS by Bogdan Mirica, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova, line producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar?gets the Transilvania Trophy of the Transilvania Film Festival in Romania.
  • NEON BULL by Gabriel Mascaro, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot wins the FIPRESCI Prize for a film in the #Animal section. 

http://tiff.ro/en

  • SHADOW WORLD by Johan Grimonprez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Signe Byrge Sørensen, Emmy Oost wins Best Documentary Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. 

www.edfilmfest.org.uk

  • KEEPER by Guillaume Senez, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc was awarded the Golden Slipper for Best Feature for Youth at the Zlín Film Fest. 

www.zlinfest.cz/

  • MAGIC MOUNTAIN by EAVE graduate Anca Damian won the Grand Prix for Best Feature Film at the Croatian festival of animated films, Animafest Zagreb.

www.animafest.hr

  • THE YARD by Måns Månsson, producers: EAVE graduates Charlotte Most and Matthias Krause was awarded Best Film and won the prize for Best Cinematography at the Valletta Film Festival, Malta
  • EAVE project UNITED STATES OF LOVE by Tomasz Wasilewski, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus won Best Director and Best Actress 
  • KEEPER by Guillaume Senez, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc received the Teens Choice Award.

www.vallettafilmfestival.com

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EAVE projects THE HERE AFTER and STRIKE A POSE in cinemas around Europe

In French Cinemas:

  • APPRENTICE by Boo Junfeng, co-producers: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt, EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Jonas Katzenbach: in French cinemas from June 1.

www.cinemadefacto.com

  • EAVE project THE HERE AFTER by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs. French release: June 1,

www.cinemadefacto.com

  • ILLEGITIMATE by Adrian Sitaru, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci. French start:  June 8.

www.4proof.ro

  •  TOUS LES CHATS SONT GRIS by Savina Dellicour, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno. French release: June 15.

www.tarantula.be

  • LE SECRET DES BANQUISES by Marie Madinier, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum. In French cinemas from June 22.

www.entre-chien-et-loup.be

  • LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij. French start: June 22. Belgian start: June 29.

www.blinderfilms.com

 

In Belgian Cinemas:

  • NEON BULL by Gabriel Mascaro, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot. Belgian release: June 1.

www.vikingfilm.nl

  • WE COME AS FRIENDS by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE 2003 graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder. Belgian start: June 8.

www.wecomeasfriends.com

  • L’ECONOMIE DU COUPLE by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. Belgian release: June 8.

 www.versusproduction.be

  • EAVE project STRIKE A POSE by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan, producers: EAVE graduates Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk and Ellen de Waele. Belgian release: June 29.

www.levpictures.com

In British Cinemas:

  • BANG GANG by Eva Husson, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri. UK start: June 17.
www.filmsdistribution.com/Film.aspx?ID=8481
  • HISTORY’S FUTURE by Fiona Tan, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust. UK start: June 16.
www.familyaffairfilms.nl

In Dutch Cinemas:

  • LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY by Károly Ujj Mészáros co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad. Dutch release: June 30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWxLLyr9aOU

 

In German Cinemas:

  • 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. German release: June 30.

www.zvizdan.com

  • BELGICA by Felix van Groeningen producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings and Frans van Gestel. German start: June 23.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler. German start: June 30.

bordcadrefilms.com

 

In Portuguese Cinemas:

  • DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger. Portuguese release: June 30.

www.derstaatgegenfritzbauer.de

In Austrian Cinemas:

  • THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney, co-producers: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink. Austrian start: June 16. 

www.elementpictures.ie

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EAVE projects BROTHERS and STRIKE A POSE in festivals around the world

Krakow Film Festival (May 29 – June 6)

  • EAVE project BROTHERS by Wojciech Staron, producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron 
  • EMPLOYMENT OFFICE by Anne Schiltz, Charlotte Grégoire, producer: PUENTES graduate Marie Besson
  • PERVERT PARK by Lasse Barkfors, Frida Barkfors, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhnke
  • EAVE project STRIKE A POSE directed by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan, producers: EAVE graduates Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk and Ellen de Waele

www.krakowfilmfestival.pl

 

Internationales Filmfest Emden Norderney (June 1 – 8)

  • BERLIN METANOIA by Erik Schmitt, producer: EAVE graduate Henning Kamm 
  • HALAL LOVE by Assad Fouladkar, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • KEEPER by Guillaume Senez, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc 
  • SCHROTTEN by Max Zähle, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney, co-producers: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink 
  • THE YARD by Måns Månsson, producers: EAVE graduates Charlotte Most, Matthias Krause
  • VIVA by Paddy Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Robert Walpole

www.filmfest-emden.de

 

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (June 1 – 9)

  • ALOYS by Tobias Nölle, producers: EAVE+ graduate Christof Neracher and EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts
  • GRAVE (RAW) by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubain
  • THE ARDENNES by Robin Pront, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert

www.nifff.ch

Festival of Mediterranian Film Split (June 3 - 11)

  • CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM by Ilinca Calugareanu, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean Gorgan
  •  FRENZY by Emin Alper, producer: EAVE graduate Enis Köstepen
  • LOVE ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD by Jan Cvitkovic, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec

http://fmfs.hr/en/

 

Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Paris (June 7 – 14)

  • LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij 
  • MORRIS FROM AMERICA by Chad Hartigan, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Arek Gielnik

www.champselyseesfilmfestival.com

 

Cabourg Film Festival  (June 8 – 12)

  • DIAMOND ISLAND by Davy Chou, producers: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent, EAVE graduate Hanneke van der Tas
  • GELO by Luís Galvão Teles and Gonçalo Galvão Teles, producer: EAVE graduate Gonçalo Galvão Teles
  • LE SECRET DES BANQUISES by Marie Madinier, producer: EAVE graduate Diana Elbaum
  • LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • THE FIRST, THE LAST by Bouli Lanners, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart 

www.festival-cabourg.com

 

Sydney Film Festival  (June 8 – 19)

  • A GOOD WIFE by Mirjana Karanovic producers: EAVE graduates Snežana Penev and Sinisa Juricic
  • CINEMA, MON AMOUR by Alexandru Belc, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu 
  • DEATH IN SARAJEVO by Danis Tanovi?, producer: EAVE National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo, executive producer: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo 
  • HALAL LOVE by Assad Fouladkar, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • Interchange project 3000 NIGHTS by Mai Masri, producer: EAVE graduate Tunje Berns 
  • KIKI by Sara Jordenö & Twiggy Pucci Garçon, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell
  • LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • MORRIS FROM AMERICA by Chad Hartigan, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Arek Gielnik
  • MY REVOLUTION by Ramzi Ben Sliman, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Haguenauer
  • NEON BULL by Gabriel Mascaro, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • OUR EVERYDAY LIFE by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold
  • PERSONAL SHOPPER by Olivier Assayas, co-producer: EAVE graduate Artemio Benki 
  • SING STREET by John Carney, producer: EAVE graduate Martina Niland
  • EAVE project STRIKE A POSE by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan, producers: EAVE graduates Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk and Ellen de Waele
  • THE COMMUNE by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings
  • THE QUEEN OF IRELAND by Conor Horgan, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly
  • THE TREASURE by Corneliu Porumboiu, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu 
  • 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 
  • UNDER THE SUN by Vitaly Mansky, producer: EAVE graduate Simone Baumann
  • VIVA by Paddy Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Robert Walpole

http://sff.org.au

 

Sheffield Doc/Fest  (June 10 – 15)

  • EAVE project BROTHERS by Wojciech Staron, producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron 
  • EAVE project ZUD by Marta Minorowicz, producer: EAVE graduates Anna Wyrda, Ann Carolin Renninger
  • KIKI by Sara Jordenö & Twiggy Pucci Garçon, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project NOMA – MY PERFECT STORM by Pierre Deschamps, producer: EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Etta Deschamps
  • EAVE project STRIKE A POSE by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan, producers: EAVE graduates Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk and Ellen de Waele
  • VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS by Victor Kossakovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert 

http://sheffdocfest.com

 

Midnight Sun Film Festival Helsinki (June 15 – 19)

  • KEEPER by Guillaume Senez, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc 
  • THE GIRL KING by Mika Kauriskmäki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Martin Persson
  • THE MINE by Aleksi Salmenperä, producers: EAVE graduates Aleksi Bardy, Annika Sucksdorff
  • WINTERHEART by Jussi Hiltunen, producer: EAVE participant Elina Pohjola 

www.msfilmfestival.fi

 

Brussels Film Festival (June 17 – 24)

  • A GOOD WIFE by Mirjana Karanovic producers: EAVE graduates Snežana Penev and Sinisa Juricic
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN by Asli Özge, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings
  • BADEN BADEN by Rachel Lang, producer: EAVE graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • EAVE project THE PARADISE SUITE by Joost van Ginkel, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith 
  • LAZAR by Svetozar Ristovski, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 
  • OUR EVERYDAY LIFE by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold
  • PARASOL by Valéry Rosier, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • EAVE project STRIKE A POSE by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan, producers: EAVE graduates Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk and Ellen de Waele
  • THE ARDENNES by Robin Pront, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • 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 
  • TOUS LES CHATS SONT GRIS by Savina Dellicour, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • VIVA by Paddy Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Robert Walpole

www.brusselsfilmfestival.be

 

Festival Des Deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen (June 15 – July 3)

  • ALL OF A SUDDEN by Asli Özge, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings
  • DAS WETTER IN GESCHLOSSENEN RÄUMEN by Isabelle Stever, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost 
  • SCHROTTEN by Max Zähle, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker

www.festival-des-deutschen-films.de

 

Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 15 – 26)

  • ALOYS by Tobias Nölle, producers: EAVE + graduate Christof Neracher and EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts
  • BECOMING ZLATAN by Magnus Gertten, producer: EAVE graduate Margarete Jangard
  • CINEMA, MON AMOUR by Alexandru Belc, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu 
  • GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND by Steve Read and EAVE graduate Rob Alexander
  • HOMO SAPIENS by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • HISTORY’S FUTURE by Fiona Tan, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • MAMMAL by Rebecca Daly, producers: EAVE graduates Gilles Chanial, Macdara Kelleher, Reinier Selen
  • SHADOW WORLD by Johan Grimonprez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Signe Byrge Sørensen, Emmy Oost
  • THE COMMUNE by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings
  • THE MINE by Aleksi Salmenperä, producers: EAVE graduates Aleksi Bardy, Annika Sucksdorff
  • VIVA by Paddy Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Robert Walpole

www.edfilmfest.org.uk

 

AFI Silverdocs  (June 22 – 26)

  • CINEMA, MON AMOUR by Alexandru Belc, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu
  • LES SAUTEURS (THOSE WHO JUMP) by Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • UNDER THE SUN by Vitaly Mansky, producer: EAVE graduate Simone Baumann

 

http://silverdocs.com

Espinho Film Fest (June 22 - 29)

  • ALOYS by Tobias Nölle, producers: EAVE+ graduate Christof Neracher and EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts
  • FLOCKING by Beata Gardeler, producers: EAVE graduates Annika Hellström and Agneta Fagerström Olsson 

www.fest.pt

Moscow International Film Festival (June 23 - 30)

  • 11 MINUTES by Jerzy Skolimowski, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney 
  • A GOOD WIFE by Mirjana Karanovic producers: EAVE graduates Snežana Penev and Sinisa Juricic
  • EAVE project BROTHERS by Wojciech Staron, producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron 
  • EVA DOESN’T SLEEP by Pablo Agüero, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin 
  • HISTORY’S FUTURE by Fiona Tan, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • 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
  • 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 

www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

 

Ischia Film Festival (June 25 – July 2)

  • RAMS (HRÚTUR) by Grimur Hákornason, co-produced by EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted 
  • THE FENCER by Klaus Härö, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho 

www.ischiafilmfestival.it

 

Filmfest Muenchen  (June 25 - July 4)

  • A GOOD WIFE by Mirjana Karanovic producers: EAVE graduates Snežana Penev and Sinisa Juricic
  • ANISHOARA by Ana Felicia Scutelnicu, producer: EAVE graduate Jakob Weydemann
  • BANG GANG by Eva Husson, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri
  • EAVE project THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nicklas Wikström Nicastro 
  • FRENZY by Emin Alper, producer: EAVE graduate Enis Köstepen
  • Interchange project 3000 NIGHTS by Mai Masri, producer: EAVE graduate Tunje Berns 
  • L’ECONOMIE DU COUPLE by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart 
  • LES CHEVALIERS BLANCS by Joachim 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
  • MI AMIGA DEL PARQUE by Ana Katz producer: EAVE graduate Agustina Chiarino 
  • MORRIS FROM AMERICA by Chad Hartigan, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Arek Gielnik
  • NERUDA by Pablo Larrain, producer: EAVE graduate Fernanda del Nido
  • OSCURO ANIMAL by Felipe Guerrero, producer: EAVE graduate Gema Juárez Allen, co-producers: EAVE graduates Marleen Slot, Ingmar Trost, Vicky Miha
  • SIERANEVADA by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold and Labina Mitevska, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu 
  • THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER by Brady Corbet, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Swedish National Coordinator Helena Danielsson
  • THE BLACK HEN by Min Bahadur Bham, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Russian National Coordinator Anna Katchko
  • 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 
  • VOLT by Tarek Ehlail, producer: EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Jonas Katzenstein

www.filmfest-muenchen.de

 

Taipei Film Festival (June 26 – July 18)

  • KEEPER by Guillaume Senez, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc 
  • I, OLGA HEPNAROVA by Petr Kazda, Tomas Weinreb, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 
  • I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY by Julio Hernandez Cordon, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter 
  • LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger 
  • THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producers: EAVE graduates Benedicte Thomas and Guillaume de Seille 
  • THE WOUNDED ANGEL by Emir Baigazin, producer: EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Jonas Katzenstein
  • VIVA by Paddy Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Robert Walpole

eng.taipeiff.org.tw

 

Dance Camera West Film Festival, Los Angeles (June 11 – 18)

  • DISPORTRAIT by Alejandro Alvarez, executive producer: EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muhanna 

www.dancecamerawest.org

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Call for applications: EAVE Producers Workshop 2017 - deadline September 16, 2016

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

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

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

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PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop 2016/2017: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Apply now for the eighth edition of PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop before August 22, 2016

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 24-28, 2016) in partnership with Mutante Cine and the second one in Locarno (August 2017, dates TBA) in partnership with Festival del film Locarno and its Industry Days. Thanks to a special partnership, all participants are able to attend VENTANA SUR (November 29-December 3, 2016, in Buenos Aires).

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Upcoming Deadlines

Film London Production Finance Market (PFM)

Film London has launched the Call for Applications for the 10th anniversary edition of the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) 2016, Including the Micro Market strand for projects budgeted at 1M Euro’s and under.The deadline to apply is 12pm, Monday 4 July.

The PFM’s Micro Market strand is directed to emerging filmmakers with low-budget projects (less than €1m) in development stage, and at completion stage. Micro Market projects do not need to have any financing in place in order to be selected however a script needs to be provided as part of the application process. The Micro Market also accepts applications from film makers who are seeking completion funding for films in post production. 

The films do not need to be shot in the UK or in the English language. However, please note that all applications must be submitted in English. 

Financiers attending include private equity funds and investors, banks active in the film financing sector, international film sales companies, leading international and single territory distributors and broadcasters, mature international production companies committed to co-producing/financing, VOD platforms, screen agencies and other public funding bodies.

Please find all relevant info (including guidelines and online application form) here: http://pfm.filmlondon.org.uk/


R/O {ˈeʀo}  

AN INSTITUTE WHERE TOMORROW’S ENTERTAINMENT FRANCHISES COME TO LIFE 

We stand at the dawn of a new narrative era. Those formerly known as an audience have left the single screen for a multi-platform odyssey and digital has turned viewers into users and tech savvy explorers. Films, TV series, gaming, mobile apps, graphic no- vels, virtual reality, mixed reality (...) are pushing the boundaries of vast story worlds ruled by tomorrow’s creators and the next generation of heroes. 

R/O  inititated by François Pernot, Média-Participations group, is an institute that fosters the creation of original content and the acceleration of transmedia projects built around tomorrow’s heroes and rich intellectual properties. It is a 6 to 9 months immersive training that aims at tuning strong narrative projects for today’s convergent market. On top of solidifying their story architecture and building their cross-platforms storytelling, the talents are offered numerous networking opportunities and business deals ranging from development grants to post-production services and publishing hooks. Talents are also welcome to experiment in a state-of-the art lab, the R/O sandbox, fully equipped with the latest tech and dedicated developers that are available for the talents to try out new forms of storytelling and prototype their creative ideas. 

The R/O institute is not a school. It takes the form of a conference cycle, specialized coaching, pitching sessions and regular workshops that are organized in English for international participants. The methodology is project centered and driven by measurable achievements. Thanks to gamified analytics and an interactive evaluation app, talents will be stimulated to reach objectives and improve their skills. Around 25 skills that are essential to any narrative IPs are taken into consideration across the whole duration of the training such as #charactersopacity, #IP iconography, #raconteur, #socialcurrency, #environment, #mythology #revenuestreams... Improving each of those skills will level the project up to global market standards. The R/O training aims at tweaking the complete spectrum of the project from the essence of storytelling to the marketing strategy and the architecture of a case-by-case revenue model. 

www.ro.institute


Design & Code Booster 

29th October – 2nd November 2016 


!F Lab likes to inform you about the international training on “Interactive Factual”

The first workshop Story Booster took place in Leuven from 30th April until 3rd May 2016. During this successful kick-off we convinced the participants of the power of interactive storytelling. They learned how to make a difference and with the help of our coaches they wrote out the storyline behind their interactive factual narrative. 

Next up are the Design and Code Booster, and we are looking for extra participants to join us during both boosters. 

In these workshops they will visualize and realize their project idea, together with the participants from Story Booster. 

Design Booster Malmö, Sweden: 18th-21st August 2016

Our coaches support the participants on many levels: developing the wireframe and the interactive prototype, concept testing, drawing up a budget and marketing plan … The editing and publishing application Klynt will be available for 3 participants to use it to work on their interactive and the designers of Odd Hill take care of the creative side of the story. The participants get all the support they need, that’s for sure. 

This year we are honoured to welcome two exceptional speakers:

Liz Rosenthal (digital film & media expert and founder of Power to the Pixel). A full day session with advice about finance and distribution.

Paul Tyler (expert user journeys and consultant Handling Ideas). From day one, personal coaching of projects and participants.

Click here for more information about the Design Booster: http://www.iflab.net/design-booster


Code Booster Leipzig, Germany: 29th October – 2nd November 2016 Throughout the Code Booster our coaches support the participants and assist in preparing a flawless presentation. The participants work in tandem with experienced developers and designers during a prototype jam, in collaboration with Honig Studios. Step by step the practical implementation of their interactive concepts becomes reality. At the end of the ride a professional jury assesses the different projects.

Click here for more information about the Code Booster: http://www.iflab.net/code-booster

 

From Producers to Producers

The annual invitation by the Swiss producers for a peer to peer exchange with producers from other countries at the Locarno Film Festival

What are the opportunities and risks for smaller European countries to (co)-produce successful films within the international community?

A model without automatic support

How should one reward a box office success and festival success? The Danish Film Institute abolished automatic funding five years ago for another model. That option was initially deplored by the Danish film producers, but is now established as solid market oriented scheme.

Claus Ladegaard, Head of Film Funding at the Danish Film Institute, will explain the currentscheme, and a renowned Danish producer will tell about his experience with it. The debate will focus on the selection and funding criteria and their effect on the box office results of the films. A reconciliation between art and commerce?

Favorable conditions to be attractive for coproductions

In addition, the debate is intended to shed light on how small countries can be attractivefor co-productions. Per Neumann, founder and CEO of European Film Bonds, will present strategic opportunities and relate some successful co-productions and the needed know how to make them successful.

A broad scope of themes to be shared and discussed in a moderated presentation and debate for the first half of the meeting, and in an informal part – a cocktail reception – in the second half.

Registration deadline: 29 July 2016. The event is free of charge but prior registration is compulsory at:

www.focal.ch/FPtP_ch

 

 

EP2C post-production workshop 2016

Application Deadline: June 30

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.

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Check out the line-up of EAVE FILMS!

EAVE FILMS: A new dedicated section on the EAVE website highlights the most recent films developed at EAVE’s programmes and offers the possibility to view them online on Festival Scope Pro!

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. 

We are proud to make those films available to the public via the EAVE FILMS section that has been developed in partnership with Festival Scope Pro. The aim is to give more visibility to the films developed at various EAVE programmes and enhance their circulation. All films showcased are available to be viewed online, on demand on Festival Scope Pro.

EAVE is one of the leading producers’ training programmes in Europe with a unique network of over 1900 producers. Since its creation, EAVE has trained many of leading producers and created a genuinely international network through which graduates regularly co-produce with great success and exceptionally good results: 

  • 55% of the projects developed at EAVE get an international sales agent on board
  • 23% get distributed in more than 5 territories
  • 25% of the projects have a successful festival career
  • 69% of the finalized projects developed at PUENTES get an international sales agent on board
  • over 84,6% of the projects have a successful festival exposure.

Discover the most recent EAVE FILMS and watch them on Festival Scope Pro!

Find out more about the selected films: eave.org/films

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Special for EAVE Producers: HOLLAND FILM MEETING

EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 10th, 2015

EAVE is delighted to continue its partnership with the HOLLAND FILM MEETING taking place during September 22-25, 2016 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 

Utrecht will again be the key location for the finance and support of quality independent film. This year the Holland Film Meeting (HFM) celebrates its 29th birthday and will, as in previous years, look to stimulate a high level of co-production activity between many of Europe’s leading representatives from the Dutch, European and global film industry. We are pleased to inform you about BoostNL - the new collaboration between HFM and CineMart, Rotterdam, which maximizes market support of international co-productions that have already been presented at Cinemart or granted by Hubert Bals Fund and for Dutch feature projects currently in development. Read more about the programme here

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

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

In order to apply, please send your application to tina@eave.org and hfmcopro@filmfestival.nl by July 10st, 2016.

Thanks to the partnership between EAVE and Holland Film Meeting, EAVE producers also have the opportunity to participate at the HFM in order to discover the selected projects, participate in the pitches, round table sessions and meetings. 

A selected number of EAVE producers without project will be invited by the festival with accommodation and festival badge, which gives access to all meetings and HFM programme in the luxurious Karel V hotel, in Utrecht. 

Applications can be sent to Nasztazia Potapenko at hfmcopro@filmfestival.nl with a short CV and filmography/motivation. Find out more about the target group, other requirements and application procedure here.

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


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Call for applications: EAVE Producers Workshop 2017 - deadline September 16, 2016

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

Who is it for?

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

How does it work?

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

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

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

Timeline

The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2016 and the selection will be announced in December 2016. The 3 workshops take place during March 2 - 9 in Luxembourg (LU), June (dates TBC) in Lodz (PL) and October 23 - 30 in Copenhagen (DK), 2017.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 16, 2016

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


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EAVE Producers Workshop comes to Druskininkai – in partnership with the Lithuanian Film Centre

The second workshop of the EAVE Producers Workshop programme 2016 will take place in Druskininkai, Lithuania, during June 13–20. The workshop, organized in partnership with the Lithuanian Film Centre, will bring together 51 participants from 37 countries altogether.

The workshop week in Druskininkai is the second out of the three workshops of the year-long EAVE training for independent producers. The participants of this year were selected from a total of 143 applicants, and come from all over the world. In addition to most of the European member states, many other countries are represented as well, such as Brazil, India, New Zealand, Palestine, Turkey, Uruguay and USA for example.

As EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp puts it: “With Lithuania, we have found an ideal workshop location for EAVE’s second Producers Workshop of the year. We are happy to bring a truly international film crowd to Lithuania thanks to the great cooperation with the Lithuanian Film Centre. Our professionals from all over the world will be pleased to discover the advantages of this film region, such as a tax incentive of 20% and a highly efficient national fund.”

The director of Lithuanian Film Centre Rolandas Kvietkauskas states: “One of the Lithuanian Film Centre priorities is training of professionals. It gives us a possibility to develop networks, to support the exchange of creative ideas. I welcome the great team of EAVE professionals and film experts as well as the big group of producers from all over the world. I am sure that everybody will discover Lithuania as an inspirational space. We look forward to future co-productions.”

During the workshop week, various aspects of film production will be addressed, including marketing, financing and international sales. EAVE’s 2016 pedagogical core team is composed of EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Luxembourg), the four group leaders (all active, experienced producers), Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (In Good Company GmbH, DE), Diana Elbaum (Entre chien et loup, BE), Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK). They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) and Legal Issues: Roberto Olla (Eurimages, EU), who share their expertise in plenary and group work sessions and individual meetings with the EAVE participants.

Music rights expert Laurence Kaye from the UK will discuss the music rights issues related to the projects of the participants. Didar Domehri (Full House – Manekifilms, FR) will share her insight into sales and international market

An expert panelEAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath and producers Christine Alderson (Ipso Facto Films, UK) and Didar Domehri (Full House – Manekifilms, FR), EAVE group leaders Danijel Hocevar (Vertigo, SI) and Danny Krausz (DOR Film, AT), as well as Karin Schockweiler (Film Fund Luxembourg) and Leena Pasanen (DOK Leipzig, DE) – will give detailed advise on the project finance plans

A special spotlight will be given to the development of TV drama series: As one of the first producers in Europe to have worked with showrunners, Finnish EAVE producer Matti Halonen (Fisher King, FI) will share his experience of adapting the US showrunner system into the reality of European TV drama series production and give a case study of his latest production BORDERTOWN

Eurimages project manager Susan Newman (Eurimages, FR) will give an in-depth overview of the rules and regulations of Eurimages and share useful tips for applying.

The local film industry presents itself to the EAVE participants in a special session on Producing in and with Lithuania by Rolandas Kvietkauskas and Uljana Kim from the Lithuanian Film Centre. In addition, from June 14-17, EAVE organises a tailor-made EAVE@Lithuania workshop for local professionals, during which 10 selected projects from Lithuania will participate at the EAVE workshop plenaries, have individual coaching meetings with the EAVE experts and will be given the opportunity to network with the EAVE participants.

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APPLY NOW: PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop 2016/2017

Apply now for the eighth edition of PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop before August 22, 2016

PUENTES is the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production. Some examples of films developed at PUENTES are for example THE BLACK FROST by Maximiliano Schonfeld (Berlinale Panorama 2016), THE PLEASURE IS MINE by Elisa Miller (Bright Future Rotterdam 2016), VIOLENCE by Jorge Forero (Berlinale Forum 2015), SEX LIFE OF PLANTS by Sebastian Brahm (Special Mention San Sebastian 2015), HISTORY OF FEAR by Benjamin Naishtat (Berlinale Competition 2014), GLORIA by Sébastien Lélio (Berlinale Competition 2013), HOLIDAY by Diego Araujo (Berlinale Generation 14 Plus 2014), SO MUCH WATER by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge (Berlinale Panorama 2013), RED PRINCESSES by Laura Astorga Carrera (Berlinale Generation 2013), TRES by Pablo Stoll (Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2012), DUST by Julio Hernandez Cordon (Locarno Competition 2012), and GREATEST HITS  by Nicolas Pereda (Locarno Competition 2012).

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

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

The 14 selected participants will attend 2 workshops. The first one will be held in Montevideo (November 24-28, 2016) in partnership with Mutante Cine. The dates for the second workshop will be announced shortly. Thanks to a special partnership, all participants are able to attend VENTANA SUR (November 29-December 3, 2016, in Buenos Aires).

Target group:

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

Project criteria:

  • feature-length fiction film (for theatrical release)
  • projects suitable for an international co-production and looking for co-producers
  • projects suggested by European applicants should have a link to Latin America (thematic, cultural, technical) and the producer should be motivated to work with / in Latin America and vice versa
  • applicants with a project must be the lead producer of the submitted project
  • producers must have completed at least one film released theatrically in the last 3 years
  • 1st draft of the script should be available in English for the first workshop and at the latest by October 31.

Application documents for applicants with a project:

  • completed Application Form (available for download on www.eave.org)
  • 1 page Letter of Motivation: please explain why you wish to participate at the workshop and what you expect from it
  • 1-2 page CV of the Producer and the Director
  • Brief description of the production company & a list of the company's productions: in development, pre-production, production and of those released (please specify if the film was released theatrically, on TV, DVD, VOD, etc.)
  • 1 page Producer’s Note of Intention: please explain how and why you wish to develop your project (financing sources, co-production partners, sales and distribution partners, etc.)  
  • 1 page Director’s Note of Intention: it should express the artistic vision of the director, how and why you want to direct this film (tone, visual style, etc)
  • 1 page Estimated Budget (in Euro)
  • 1 page Financing Plan (in Euro)
  • 1 page Synopsis
  • 8-10 pages Treatment

Scripts are to be sent only on request, but should be ready for the first workshop by October 31.

Application documents for applicants without project:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. 1 page Letter of Motivation: please explain why you wish to participate at the workshop and what you expect from it
  3. 1-2 page CV
  4. Brief description of the company (if any)

All documents have to be sent in English – the working language of the workshop will be English. Spanish speaking applicants are kindly asked to send all requested materials in Spanish as well.

Participation fees & conditions:

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

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 22, 2016
The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be published by the middle of October 2016.

Selection interviews might be held via SKYPE.

If you wish to have further information, please contact: tanika@eave.org

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EAVE AND THE FINANCING FORUM FOR KIDS CONTENT ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

Producers of THE FINANCING FORUM FOR KIDS CONTENT network will be offered a special discount rate to participate at the renowned EAVE MARKETING WORKSHOP in November 2016.

In addition, one of the applicants will be offered a FULL SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship covers the participation fee for the workshop and the accommodation fees (including hotel & all meals).

Annette Brejner, Head of The Financing Forum for Kids Content declares: "We are looking much forward to our extended partnership with EAVE, which has been an inspiration to the industry for years. It's a fantastic chance for selected producers of our network, who through the work-shop can fuel their children's project as well as their overall skills and contacts for future projects."

Kristina Trapp, EAVE’s CEO, welcomes the new partnership: "EAVE very much supports the work that the FORUM does for children’s films. We are thrilled to bring our partnership to the next level and open the doors of our EAVE MARKETING WORKSHOP to the producers of the FORUM network."

Nicholas Sando, Producer at Filmbin and a graduate of both the EAVE Marketing Workshop and the Financing Forum for Kids Content mentioned: "As a former participant at both EAVE MARKETING WORKSHOP and the Financing Forum for Kids Content I was thrilled to hear of the news of the partnership of these two highly professional arenas. At the FFfKC you have the opportunity to really test, get direct feedback and find financing for your project. At the EAVE MARKETING WORKSHOP you will meet top professionals and producer colleagues giving you to the knowledge and tools on how to reach the audience for your film." 

EAVE is a leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its European Producers Workshop.

The EAVE MARKETING WORKSHOP is aimed at producers, distributors and sales agents and offers a 4-day in-depth training covering all aspects and the latest trends in film marketing and audience design. It emphasizes a ‘hands-on’ approach working on real projects in any stage of development (from early development to post-production) in order to develop engaging and innovative marketing and distribution strategies for each individual project. 

Application deadline: September 30, 2016.

Workshop dates: November 16-20, 2016.

For more information about the programme and application procedure, please visit: www.eave.org

About THE FINANCING FORUM FOR KIDS CONTENT:The Financing Forum for Kids Content in Malmo?, Sweden is an annual, international three day co-production forum for children's screen content 20-30 projects in development are pitched for 50+ international decision-makers and experts +150 producers and distributors. 

The Forum provides industry network, engaging tools and knowhow for independent producers, distributors and decision-makers of children’s screen content and is hosted by the regional Filmfund Film i Skåne.

For more information, please visit: www.thefinancingforum.com

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EAVE announces 4 new National Representatives

EAVE is proud to announce 4 new appointments as EAVE country ambassadors. With great film industry experience and careers, those 4 players in the international film industry have been selected to become part of the EAVE NationalRepresentatives' Network.


BULGARIA : Magdelena Ilieva, Little Wing

Magdelena studied film directing in Bulgaria and NYU. Her company Little Wing Productions has (co)produced several shorts and a feature, and is currently developing the feature MONEY FOR A FUNERAL (Berlinale Talent Project Market 2016) while co-producing EAVE project SIREN’S CALL – in prep, produced by EAVE alumna Emine Yildirim of Giyotin Films, Turkey.

 

CANADA : Félize Frappier, Max Films Media

After having worked in world sales, Félize Frappier made the leap into producing with Guy Édoin’s feature débutWetlands (2011 Venice Critics’ Week, TIFF, Pusan). She then produced Another House by Mathieu Roy (Audience Prize and Best Actor at 2013 Montréal WFF), Mathieu Denis’ Corbo (2014 TIFF, Canada’s Top Ten, Berlin) and Guy Édoin's Ville-Marie (L’Atelier 2014, TIFF, Rome Film Fest, Tallinn, Goa, Santa Barbara, Miami, Dublin). She is developing projects with up-and-coming Québec directors, including Myriam Verreault and Sophie Deraspe.

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC : Alexandra Strelková, National Cinematographic Centre

Alexandra was actively involved with film festivals (Bratislava IFF, Karlovy Vary IFF) before joining the Slovak Film Institute in 2005 as the head of the National Cinematographic Centre, responsible for international relations of the Institute and the promotion and visibility of Slovak cinema (both archive and recent) and audiovisual industry.  She is the representative of the Slovak Film Institute in European Film Promotion.

TURKEY : Gülin Üstün, Meetings on the Bridge / GU-FILM

Gülin established GU-FILM for production and consultancy for project development and marketing. After giving production service to several international films she realized a co-production with Belgium. Since 2006 she has  been part of the advisory board of Meetings on the Bridge. In 2010 she became the head of this section. She is a script advisor and also the cinema programming manager at Soho House İstanbul.

 

The 4 new National Representatives are joining the other 31 players of the European film industry who have been selected from the EAVE network to represent and promote EAVE in their respective countries.

Find the complete list of EAVE ambassadors on our website.

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5 New EAVE Cannes 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. 

5 new EAVE Cannes success stories are now featured through the EAVE & FESTIVAL SCOPE PRO partnership:

THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI directed by Juho Kuosmanen, produced by EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Nicklas Wikström Nicastro, sales agent: Les Films du Losange was awarded the Un Certain Regard Award in Cannes 2016. The Finnish-German-Swedish co-production was developed at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2013.

ONE WEEK AND A DAY directed by Asaph Polonsky, producer: EAVE graduate Saar Yogev, sales agent: New Europe Film Sales received the GAN Foundation Award For Distribution at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. The Israeli Drama was developed at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2013.

MIMOSAS directed by Oliver Laxe, producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro, sales agent: Luxbox, was awarded the NESPRESSO Grand Prize of the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes 2016. The Spanish-Moroccan-French-Qatari co-production was developed by the producer-director team at Interchange - Middle East / Europe Co-Production Workshop 2011.

A YELLOW BIRD directed by by K. Rajagopal, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Jeremy Chua, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fran Borgia and Claire Lajoumard, sales agent: Alpha Violet, premiered in the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes 2016. The Singaporean-French co-production was developed at Ties That Bind - Asia / Europe Co-Production Workshop 2013.

HEAVEN SENT directed by Wissam Charaf, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent, premiered in the ACID section in Cannes 2016. The French-Lebanese co-production was developed by the producer-director team at Interchange - Middle East / Europe Co-Production Workshop 2010.

 

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

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.

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 BIG 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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