EAVE+ 2nd Edition

An intensive four day workshop event for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience reinforcing their managerial and financial capacity to compete successfully in European and global markets and to run sustainable companies.

January 9-12, 2014 in LUXEMBOURG


for experienced producers from Europe and the rest of the world! 


After a successful launch in September 2013, EAVE+ goes into the second round. 12-15 experienced producers and 6 high-profile industry experts will gather during 4 days to discuss their company structures, management practices and new business models.

The second edition of EAVE+ will take place from January 9-12, 2014 at the hotel Le Place D’Armes in Luxembourg.

Applications are open for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience from Europe and the rest of the world until November 15, 2013. 

A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from outside the EU and selected MEDIA countries.

Led by EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU) together with EAVE+ consultant Michael Weber (The Match Factory, DE), keynote sessions by international guests will be mixed with group worksession and 1-2-1 meetings.

Among the guests this time are Marc Bordure (Financial Manager at Agat Films, F) who will present concrete ways and tools how to handle the financial management and cashflow of a production company. Management coach Michael Comyn (IE) will work with the producers on leadership, management skills and personal resilience. Further European and international guest spearkers are to be confirmed shortly – stay tuned!

Some comments from the first edition:

« I thought it was a great four days and served as a real think tank for experienced  producers to gain perspective on our changing world. »

Mike S. Ryan, Greyshack Films, USA

« The EAVE+ workshop was extremely useful on many levels - practical information on a range of subjects from promoting films on VoD platforms to how to work on one's resilience in stressful situations to raising private equity and managing those investor relationships. The networking element also really paid off in terms of finding a co-producer with access to a national fund in a country where one of my projects takes place, and that funding application is now underway. »

Natasha Dack, Tigerlily Films, UK 

« It was hughly inspiring and interesting to look back and forward at our companies and the ever changing film environment in a greatly open atmosphere with an international group of colleque creative entrepeneurs. Priceless and inspiring to share thoughts and ideas, weakness and strengths about leading our companies and the ever changing film environment. » 

Hanneke Niens, KeyFilm, The Netherlands  

« The combination of people both participants and experts was magnificent and 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. I am looking at everything since quite differently. »

Christine Alderson, Ipso Facto Films, UK

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

EAVE+ is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU, MEDIA Mundus and the Luxembourg Film Fund.

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Page last updated 12 January 2015

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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