EAVE March News 2018

EAVE@ Stavanger: Special workshop for participants from Norway

EAVE Producers Workshop in Stavanger (June 22-29, 2018) also opens its doors to Norwegian producers and professionals with a tailor-made programme.

All plenary sessions of the workshop will be open for all interested industry professionals and film students to attend.

In addition, 11 participants from Norway with or without a project (fiction feature or documentary) will be selected for a special local EAVE programme tailor-made for their needs.

EAVE@Stavanger will take place over 2 days in between June 24-27, 2018.

This workshop which will consist of one-to-one mentoring and/or group work by various EAVE experts (on topics such as career development, company planning, co-production finance, legal issues of co-production, sales and distribution, the international market, festival strategies, marketing and story development), as well as of attending the plenaries of the EAVE workshop and networking with the 50 EAVE participants from 36 different countries as well as with all EAVE experts and guests.

The exact contents will be defined according to the final selection of participants.

Check out the list of some of the EAVE experts already confirmed for the workshop.

Our target group are upcoming producers who already have a track record and credit as producer (of short or long feature films and/or documentaries) and who are willing to open up to the international market and to co-produce internationally.

To apply for this special programme, please download the application form here and send the enclosed application form, as well as other documents specified in it, to by April 6th, 2018.

Participation at EAVE@Stavanger is free of cost. For the travel and accommodation costs, you might be eligible for a travel grant from your regional film centre, after the selection is confirmed (mid/late April).

EAVE@Stavanger is organized in co-operration with  The Norwegian Film Institute, Filmkraft Rogaland, Stavanger kommune, Rogaland fylkeskommune, Mediefondet Zefyr, Vestnorsk Filmsenter, Sørnorsk Filmsenter, Screen Story, Nordnorsk Filmsenter, Sola kommune and Chezville.

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EAVE Newsflash – 4 Oscars® for EAVE producers in LA!

After a fantastic festival start for EAVE producers in 2018, including prestigious awards like the Golden Bear, Silver Bears and many other main festival prizes, we are thrilled to add a whopping 4 Academy Awards to their list of success stories!  

The Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film went to A FANTASTIC WOMAN directed by Sebastian Lelio, a film co-produced by EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach and Fernanda del Nido

EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach remarks: "A FANTASTIC WOMAN is a co-production with Chile-Germany-US and Spain! With EAVE in 2007 I started to build up my international network witch is the back bone for every co-production I do."

EAVE graduate Fernanda del Nido underlines: "Participating in EAVE was a turning point in my professional life and it has provided me with the perfect network all these years."

A FANTASTIC WOMAN premiered at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival  where it won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and the Teddy Award. The first success was followd by an array of prestigious awards (Spirit Award for Best International Film, Goya Award for Best Latin American Film ..) and nominations in festivals around the world. The film was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics after its premiere in Berlin.

DUNKIRK directed by Christopher Nolan, delegate producer EAVE+ graduate Maarten Swart sccoped 3 Oscars® for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mix! The film had been nominated for 8 Academy Awards and had received an array of awards including the BAFTA Award for Best Sound and AACTA International Award for Best Direction.

A total of 26 films by EAVE producers represented their country in the race for the Foreign Language Academy Awards, including EAVE project LAYLA M. produced by EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel and Arnold Heslenfeld and EAVE projecWAJIB, produced by EAVE graduates Ossama Bawardi and Ruben Thorkildsen!

LOVING VINCENT by Dorota Kobiela and EAVE graduate Hugh Welchman, produced by EAVE graduate Hugh Welchman was nominated for the Best Animation Academy Award, while STRONG ISLAND by Yance Ford, co-produced by EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen was competing for Best Documentary.

We congratulate all of our producers for their exceptional work and results!


For more information about the different EAVE programmes and how to become part of our network, please visit:

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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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