EAVE+ 6th 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.

April 13-17, 2016 in LUXEMBOURG

APPLY NOW FOR EAVE+, new edition, new dates!

EAVE+ for experienced producers from Europe and the rest of the world moves its dates to April! 

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.

EAVE+ will take place during April 13-17, 2016 at the hotel Ecluse 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 February 5, 2016. 

A limited number of scholarships are available (in priority for participants from the “new” EU member states and countries without existing support mechanisms).

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 work sessions and 1-2-1 meetings.

Confirmed guest speakers for the upcoming edition are: Carole Scotta (Haut Et Court Distribution, FR), Ed Guiney (Element Pictures, IE) and management coach Michael Comyn (The Fearless Organisation, IE). Further speakers will be announced shortly.

Some voices from the previous editions:

«A group retreat for 4 days. What a wonderful breaktime in our daily rushed routine to think together and put in perspective our place and ideas regarding our fast-changing Industry. Beautiful moments of sharing, bonding, exchanging and engaging with each other. Graceful, emotional and magical experience.»

Hengameh Panahi, Celluloid Dreams, France 

«EAVE+ provides a safe and informal situation in which participants and experts share their knowledge and emotions within their professional life. Therefore this four days 'deep dive' into film producing motivated and enriched my future as a professional.»

Frans van Gestel, Topkapi Films, The Netherlands

« 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 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 

EAVE+ is organised once 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 European Union and the Luxembourg Film Fund. 

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Page last updated 29 January 2016

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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