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EAVE+ 5th 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.

September 23-27, 2015 in LUXEMBOURG

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE 5th EDITION OF EAVE+ 

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

Apply now for the next edition of EAVE+! 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.

Please note the final workshop dates: EAVE+ will take place during September 23-27, 2015 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 July 3, 2015 (extended deadline).

A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from selected MEDIA countries.

Led by EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU) keynote sessions by international guests will be mixed with group work sessions and 1-2-1 meetings.

Hengameh Panahi (Celluloid Dreams / Nightmares, FR) will be among the guest speakers. Management coach Michael Comyn (The Fearless Organisation, IE) will discuss issues of leadership and company management in individual coaching sessions with all participants. Further keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

EAVE+ is designed together with EAVE+ consultant Michael Weber (The Match Factory, DE).

Guest speakers of past editions included producer Stefan Arndt (X-Filme and X-Verleih, DE), financial manager Marc Bordure (Agat Films & Ex Nihilo, FR), managing director Pilar Benito (Morena Films, ES), digital distribution expert Andy Docherty (NL), producer Bo Ehrhardt (Nimbus, DK), producer Sigve Endresen (Motlys AS, NO), Head of the cinema department at the OBCNeuflize bank Anne Flamant (FR), distributors Eve Gabereau (Soda Pictures, UK) and Jean Labadie (Le Pacte, FR), as well as independent US producers Mike S. Ryan and Jay van Hoy.

Some voices from the previous editions:

« Exactly what we needed at exactly the right time in terms of some creative Blue Sky thinking about the direction of the company and its growth as we enter into our second decade in business. »

Triona Campbell, Beactive S.A., Portugal

« 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 hugely 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 colleague creative entrepreneurs. 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 

« It was the perfect moment for me and my partner to come to EAVE +, … (the) best moment to take a look… and see how it works for people with (the) same passion, but living and working in a completely different environment. »

Fernando Epstein, Mutante Cine, Uruguay 

« 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 Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the EU and the Luxembourg Film Fund

More information on: www.eave.org 

Page last updated 26 June 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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