EAVE June News 2017

CATCH-UP: EAVE session CANADA: MINING FOR GOLD – available June 27 - July 2

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EAVE has FACEBOOK LIVE Streamed the session on Wednesday, June 21, during the EAVE Producers Workshop 2 in Łódź, (PL).

EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) shares her knowledge about co-production possibilities and financing sources in Canada, the new member of Eurimages.

Don't miss this limited opportunity to watch the session!


The EAVE Producers Workshop 2 in Lodz was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and the City of Lodz and co-organized by KIPA – Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce and EC1 Lodz / Lodz Film Commission

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EAVE Producers Workshop kicking off in Lodz

The second workshop of the EAVE Producers Workshop programme 2017 will take place in Lodz, Poland, during June 19–26. The workshop, co-financed by the Polish Film Institute and the City of Lodz and co-organized by KIPA – Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce and EC1 Lodz / Lodz Film Commission, will bring together 50 participants from 40 countries.

The workshop week in Lodz 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 172 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 Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Israel, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa and Turkey for example.

During the workshop week, various aspects of film production will be addressed, including marketing, financing and international sales. EAVE’s 2017 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), Didar Domehri (Maneki Films – Full House, FR), 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), FinanceLinda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), MarketingGudrun Burie (The PR Factory, BE) and Legal Issues: Pierre-Emmanuel Mounthuy (BE), 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. Jean-Christophe Simon (Films Boutique, DE) will share his expertise with sales and international market.

An expert panel – EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath, EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar (Vertigo, SI) and producers Christine Alderson (Ipso Facto Films, UK), Malene Flindt Pedersen (Hansen & Pedersen, DK) and Titus Kreyenberg (UNAFILM, DE), as well as Roberto Olla (Eurimages, FR) – will give detailed advise on the project finance plans.

Outreach & Impact Producer Karianne Berge (NO) will give an insight into thinking in terms of outreach, through a case study about August B. Hanssen’s documentary film Ida’s Diary.

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, and EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) will share her knowledge about co-production possibilities and financing sources in Canada, the new member of Eurimages, in a session titled “Canada – Mining for Gold”.

The local film industry presents itself to the EAVE participants in a special session on Producing in and with Poland by Robert Balinski from the Polish Film Institute, Monika Glowacka from EC1 / Lodz Film Commission, Alicja Grawon-Jaksik from KIPA, Lukas Dzieciol from Opus Film, Mariusz Wlodarski from Lava Films and Wojciech LeszczynskiAnna Mroczek and Justyna Rucinska from WJTeam/Likaon.

In addition, on June 23, EAVE organises a tailor-made EAVE@Lodz workshop for local professionals. In this workshop, EAVE Pitching Expert Sibylle Kurz (DE) looks in depth into the art of pitching, EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) brings up to date the discussion about Digital Single Market, EAVE Script Consultant Jacques Akchoti (FR) looks into the process of developing a script with a script consultant, and EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU) shares his experience of learning from the successes and failures in international co-productions. In addition, selected companies and projects from Poland will have individual coaching meetings with the EAVE experts.

Partners of the EAVE workshop in Lodz are Transatlantyk Festival, Lodz Film School, Opus Film, Animapol Film Production, Centrala, Entertain Pictures, Lava Films, WJTeam/Likaon and Klub Wino.

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

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Call for applications: EAVE Producers Workshop 2018 - deadline September 1, 2017

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. 


The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2017 and the selection will be announced in December 2017. The 3 workshops take place during March 8 - 15 in Luxembourg (LU), June (dates TBC) in Stavanger (NO) and October (dates TBC) in Santiago de Compostela (ES), 2018.


Check out for more information and the application form or contact us!

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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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