Ivan Madeo

Ivan Madeo


PW project: Terre Promise (Promised Land)

Company details

Position Producer / CEO / Partner
Company Contrast Film Bern / Contrast Film Zurich


After majoring in film journalism and clinical psychology, Ivan worked for leading advertising agencies in Switzerland and Italy. In 2009 he founded CONTRAST FILM, which he runs with his partners Stefan Eichenberger and Urs Frey. Their films were selected at Berlinale, Locarno, qualified to run for Oscars and Golden Globes and won many awards e.g. Panorama Audience Award and Teddy Award @ Berlinale, Max Ophüls Award @ Saarbrücken, Swiss Film Awards, two Student Oscars and one Oscar nomination. Ivan was Switzerland’s “Producer on the Move“ in Cannes in 2017 and worked as a jury member at several film festivals such as Venice Film Festival, Molodist Kyiv, FICG Guadalajara in Mexico. He’s a member of the European Film Academy, Swiss Film Academy, Swiss Film Commission for Documentaries at the Federal Office of Culture and board member of the Swiss Film Producers’ Association SFP.

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 in 2016. 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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