In cooperation with the Georgian National Film Center, EAVE will organize a special workshop for producers from Georgia with feature films in development.
Workshop: July 13-15, 2013
Online session: Autumn 2013
GNFC together with EAVE announces a call for applications for developing Georgian feature film projects and scripts.
Organized by the Georgian National Film Center and EAVE, the Mini EAVE in Georgia will consist of one workshop and online session taking place in Georgia in 2013.
- workshop 1: July 13-15, 2013
- Online session (feedback & tutoring for the project teams from the script expert): Autumn 2013
GNFC with International Experts’ Commission will select maximum 5 producer-writer teams with feature projects in development and 15 participants without project (producers, scriptwriters).
Mini EAVE will consist of a mix of open sessions for a larger audience and closed sessions for a smaller group of project representatives: masterclasses for up to 15 professionals (mostly scriptwriters and producers) plus group work and individual meetings for 5 producer-writer teams. 3 days of workshop in total focused on script development, pitching general techniques of literary adaptation, creative producing and co-production, as well as legal aspects of development and co-production.
All experts will be available for individual meetings on request, except for the script consultant and pitching expert who will be available with the participants with project.
Working language: all group work sessions and the individual meetings will be held in English. Translation will be available for the masterclasses. Requirement for the project teams is that at least one of the team members speaks sufficient English.
GNFC will cover translation costs for one version of the script at the development stage, before the online session. Translators will be nominated by GNFC.
- Georgian feature film writers/directors and producers having a full length feature film project (for theatrical release) on the development stage.
- Producers and Writers who wish to obtain develop skills in the areas covered by the programme concept.
Experts of the Training
- Script Consultant: JACQUES AKCHOTI (France)
- Head of Studies/Production Tutor: JANI THILTGES (Luxembourg)
- Legal Expert: ROBERTO OLLA (France)
- Pitching Expert: ROSHANAK BEHEHSHT NEDJAD (Germany)
Applicants must submit following application documents:
- Producer’s photo in jpg format
- Scriptwriter’s photo in jpg format
- Producer’s note of intention (max. 1 page)
- Scriptwriter’s note of intention (max. 1 page)
- Producer’s 1 page CV (text, not tabular form) * Writer’s 1 page CV (text, not tabular form)
- treatment (max.15 pages) and 1st draft of the script available in English for the workshop (if available)
Participants without project:
- 1-page Letter of motivation
- 1-2 page CV (text, not tabular form)
- 1 photograph/portrait
Scripts (if available) are to be sent only on request.
All documents except for picture must be submitted in one file (Word format) in English language.
Incomplete application documents will not be reviewed.
GNFC and EAVE have the right to exclude a participant from the training if she/he does not follow the regulations of the training including participation in each session and completion of assignments.
Projects should be at least at treatment stage, with a potential of international theatrical release.
The names of the training participants will be known in June 2013.
Deadline for Submissions
The deadline for submitting applications is: June 3, 2013.
It is highly recommended to consult with Salome Sepashvili or Irma Janjgava at GNFC prior to the submission of the application at the following address:
Georgian National Film Center4, Z. Gamsakhurdia Sanapiro Str.Tbilisi 0105 Georgia
Tel : +995 32 999200
Fax: +995 32 999102
Biographical Profiles of the Experts
Script Consultant: Jacques Akchoti.
After his studies at NYU Film school, Jacques Akchoti has worked in different areas of film production with directors such as R.Bresson, JJ.Beineix, L.Von Trier. He then becomes a screenwriter, script consultant, and heads the development of many French and international films for cinema and television which obtain selections and awards at major film festivals. Most recently, “A Screaming Man” by Haroun Mahamat Saleh, recipient of many prizes, notably the Jury prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. He has directed a feature film for television and written several screenplays. His latest script, “Don’t Look back”, a film by Marina De Van featuring Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci was part of the Official Selection of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Jacques has been teaching writing and directing at the Femis (National French Filmschool) since 1988 and has facilitated many international screenwriting and development workshops, among which EAVE, Sud Ecriture, DV8 films, Vision Cinema, Ekran, Interchange, etc.
Head of Studies/Production Tutor: Jani Thiltges
Jani Thiltges, Luxembourg national born in 1962, studied for film director at INSAS (Institut Supérieur des Arts du Spectacles et Techniques de Diffusion) in Brussels from 1984 to 988. Since 1986, Jani is a partner and CEO of Samsa Film in Luxembourg. He is also a member of the European Film Academy and has been President as well as group leader EAVE for many years. Since 2012, he is Head of Studies of the EAVE European Producers Workshop.Samsa Film is, according to the dimension and the number of films developed and produced, the leading production company in Luxembourg. The company also holds interests in partner companies in Belgium, France and Portugal. Jani’s credits as a producer include a large number of projects from feature films co-produced on an international level to short films and documentaries. He has also a company in France for which he produced box office hits such as COMME T’Y ES BELLE and was quoted as one of the biggest French producers by Le Film Français in 2007.
Pitching Expert: Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Roshanak began working in the film-industry as a festival coordinator and production manager. In 1999 she started her company together with Helge Albers and Konstantin Kröning. Flying Moon produces since then audience-oriented films (feature films as well as documentaries) with an edge and with a strong focus on International co-productions, with partners from countries like Ireland, UK, Turkey, Iran and many others. Films by Flying Moon were screened successfully on festivals and sold around the world, among them are award-winning projects like HAVANNA MI AMOR - German National Film Award for Best Documentary 2001 and THE MARKET which received among others, Best Turkish Film and Script in 2008. The documentary FOOTBALL UNDER COVER received the Prix Europe Iris 2009.Roshanak started in 2012 a further company, LudInc together with Jan von Meppen. LudInc focuses on Transmedia and Serious Games, with the first project being based in schools in Berlin. Since 2007, there is a strong collaboration with various international training programmes. Roshanak works also as an expert and consultant for various institutions and training organisations such as MEDIA MUNDUS and EAVE. She is member of the German Film Academy as well as the European Film Academy, an EAVE graduate and group leader.
Legal Expert: Roberto Olla
Roberto Olla is the Executive Director of Eurimages, the European Film Fund based in Strasbourg. An Italian national, he has a law degree public law and a Ph.D in European media law.Roberto joined Eurimages in January 2002 as project manager dealing mainly with support to features films. In 2008, he became the Head of Eurimages. Before this, Roberto was a researcher in media law at the European UniversityInstitute of Florence, worked in the distribution department of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and was a legal adviser on audiovisual matters to the European Commission in Brussels.Roberto participates as a legal expert in several European training initiatives in the film sector and has often been panelist on industry seminars and conferences concerning cinema co-production.
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