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EAVE December News 2019


EAVE project TO THE NORTH receives funding

Eurimages

At the last funding round of Eurimages (157th meeting), the following EAVE projects and projects by EAVE graduates have been supported.

  • MARGRETE – QUEEN OF THE NORTH by Charlotte Sieling, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jon Nohrstedt
  • LABOUR DAY by Mladen Djordjevic, producer: EAVE graduate Milan Stojanovic
  • BROADWAY by Christos Massalas, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • COMPARTMENT NUMBER 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos
  • PETITE FLEUR by Santiago Mitre, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Fernanda del Nido
  • THE LONG NIGHT by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted
  • TO SAIL CLOSE TO THE WIND by Gregoris Rentis, producers: EAVE graduates Vicky Miha, Clément Duboin
  • EUREKA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • EAVE project SNOW AND THE BEAR by Selcen Ergun, producer in development stage: EAVE graduate Zeki Peynirci
  • GREAT YARMOUTH – PROVISIONAL FIGURES by Marco Martins, producer: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis

https://www.coe.int/en/web/eurimages/


CNC

Following projects by EAVE graduates are supported by the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée:

  • A YEAR OF COLD by Min Bahadur Bham, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen
  • COULI NE PLEURE JAMAIS by Lân Pham Ngoc, producer: EAVE graduate Claire Lajoumard
  • ZINDER by Aicha Macky, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You
  • EAVE project THE LABUDOVIC REELS by Mila Turajlic, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkowsky

https://www.cnc.fr/

Film Fund Luxembourg

Following projects by EAVE graduates are supported by the Film Fund Luxembourg:

  • DER PASSFÄLSCHER by Maggie Peren, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • EUREKA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • HALLI GALLI by Govinda van Maele, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • LAIF A SEIL by Loïc Tanson, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • EAVE project JANUARY by Andrey Paounov, producer: EAVE graduate Vanya Rainova, EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • THE DELINQUENTS by Rodrigo Moreno, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • THE LITTLE DUKE by Andy Bausch, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges

www.filmfund.lu

Vienna Film Fund

The Vienna Film Fund supports ten new film projects. Among them:

  • DAS SCHWEDISCHE MODELL by Benjamin Heisenberg, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • EISMAYER by David Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T Riahi
  • GESCHICHTEN VOM FRANZ by Christine Nöstlinger, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • MONTE LIBERTÀ by Stefan Jäger, producers: EAVE graduates Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Barbara Pichler
  • STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT by Daniel Prochaska, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu  

www.filmfonds-wien.at

Screen Flanders

Screen Flanders is supporting ten new audiovisual productions, including:

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • RITUEEL by Hans Herbots, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • ROOKIE by Lieven Van Balen, producer: EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Eurydice Gysel, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Frank Hoeve

www.screenflanders.be

FFHSH

The Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Film Fund (FFHSH) has announced the recipients of the grants decided during its final funding session of 2019.

  • NIEMAND IST BEI DEN KÄLBERN by Sabrina Sarabi, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • A HOUSE IN JERUSALEM by Muayad Alayan, producer: EAVE graduates Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Dorothe Beinemeier and Hanneke Niens
  • TRÜMMER by Emily Reimer, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz
  • WHEN WE WERE FRIENDS by Lennard Eberlein, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • SANTA PANDA by Nana Meyer, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier

www.ffhsh.de

Greek Film Centre

The Greek Film Centre (GFC) supports 24 films in its last funding round of 2019. Among them:

  • 2052 by Hristos Karakepelis, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Dandraki
  • BROADWAY by Christos Massalas, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • EAVE project TO THE NORTH by Mihai Mincan, producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu
  • GRASSLAND by Yianna Dellatolla, producer: EAVE graduate Vicky Miha
  • MEDITERRANEO by Marcel Barrena, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • OKTOPUS SKIN by Ana Cristina Barragan, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou  
  • THE DETATCHED HOUSE by Ioakim Mylonas, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti

www.gfc.gr/en

Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Film Foundation is funding three feature films, seven documentary films, three TV series and one short documentary film - including three Finnish minority co-productions.

  • MEETOO by EAVE graduate Elli Toivoniemi, Kirsikka Saari, Reetta Aalto, Alli Haapasalo, Anna Paavilainen, Miia Tervo and Jenni Toivoniemi, producer: EAVE graduate Elli Toivoniemi
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari
  • GOLD MINERS by Inka Achté, producer: EAVE graduate Liisa Karpo (born Juntunen)
  • TUKDAM by Donagh Coleman, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho

http://ses.fi/en

YOUNG TESLA AND IDEA POACHERS by Petar Oreskovic, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Danny Krausz, Bostjan Virc, Marko Paljic, Petra Oplatkova is in preparation. In the script co-written by Petar Oreskovic and Vanja Obad, the young inventor Nikola Tesla wants to illuminate the whole Austrian Empire with the power of electricity, but his experiments often get him into trouble. The film is produced by Sinisa Juricic of Nukleus Film in co-operation with Jaako Dobra Produkcija and in co-production with Studio Virc (Slovenia), Dor film (Austria), Gargantua Films (Serbia) and Sirena Film (Czech Republic). The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), Film Center Serbia, Creative Europe – MEDIA and the Warsaw Kids Film Forum support the film.

www.nukleus-film.hr

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GARBAGE THEORY now in post-production

GARBAGE THEORY by Akos Badits, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi is in post-production. The story, written by Akos Badits and Agota Benedek, revolves around 23-year-old Panna, a lonely university student who is incapable of forming human relationships, until Boy (23), a self-loathing alien, arrives after Panna sent signals out into space. Boy tells Panna that the planet is doomed and that he is only interested in saving one artist in particular whom he greatly admires, Sarolta Zalatnay. The two strangers join forces: Panna helps Boy to accomplish his mission, and the alien takes her to an unknown planet in return. But the impending night will be filled with unexpected adventures. Produced by Viktoria Petranyi for Proton Cinema and being co-produced by Vision Team and Post Office Films. Supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund, the feature was shot in Budapest in August and September.

www.protoncinema.hu

M by Vardan Tozija, producer: EAVE graduate Darko Popo is in post-production. The coming of age fantasy drama is set up in a dangerous, desolated world of the near future. The narrative threads of the story intertwine 8-year old Marko’s fantasies and the grim reality that surrounds him. Marko lives with his strict, paranoid Father, hidden within vast, dense forests. Wandering through the woods, Marko finds Momo, a lost boy with Down syndrome. The film is produced by Darko Popov from Focus Pocus in coproduction with Croatia’s 4 Film, Kosovo’s In My Country and Greek 2|35. The project is supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), the Kosovo Film Center. The film received the IFF Thessaloniki`s Crossroads Co-production Forum award through the Greek postproduction company 2|35. Principal photography in North Macedonia started on 31 August 2019 and wrapped after 38 shooting days.

www.focuspocus.mk

EMIL by Andrei Gruzsniczki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu is in post-production. The film is a love story as well a drama of a lifelong friendship. Emil, an old man, doesn’t believe in ghosts until his wife starts haunting his best friend Titi, 40 days after her funeral. Unfolding the mysterious and sometimes funny chapters of the story, both men will learn to understand and accept one another in friendship as well as in love.
Andreea Dumitrescu is producing through AVVA MMIX STUDIO in co-production with Oana Bujgoi Giurgiu through Hai-Hui Entertainment. The Romanian co-production is supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Opel Southeast Europe / Mediacom Romania, Macromex / Publicis Groupe Media, B.V. McCann Erickson, Propaganda Creative Services.

www.hau-hui.ro

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EAVE graduates top in Cairo

European Film Awards

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi won Best Film in the First Feature Competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz won the Ecumenical Jury Prize

https://poff.ee

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

  • BROWNIE by Sarah Blaßkiewitz, producers: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann was awarded the Baltic Event Works in Progress Award at the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2019 Awards
  • EAVE project THE FILE by Jonas Karasek, producer: EAVE graduate Wanda Adamik Hrycova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oskari Huttu won the Screen International Best Pitch Award

https://be.poff.ee

Torino International Film Festival

Three awards for EAVE graduates at the Torino International Film Festival:

  • A WHITE, WHITE DAY by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Katrin Pors and Nima Yousefi, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin was awarded Best Film
  • NOURA RÊVE by Hinde Boujemaa, producer: PUENTES graduate Marie Besson won the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Award and the FIPRESCI Prize

www.torinofilmfest.org

New York Film Critics Circle

  • ATLANTICS by Mati Diop, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin was awarded Best First Film by the New York Film Critics Circle.

www.nyfcc.com/

Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival

  • A TALE OF THREE SISTERS by Emin Alper, co-producers: EAVE graduates Enis Köstepen, Stienette Bosklopper, Jonas Dornbach won the Special Jury Prize at the Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival.
  • STITCHES by Miroslav Terzic, producers: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Bacsic Camo received a Special Mention

www.cinemamed.be

Asian Pacific Screen Award

  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy won the Brisbane Asian Pacific Screen Award (APSA) for Achievement in Directing.

www.asiapacificscreenawards.com

Cairo International Film Festival

Four Awards for EAVE graduates at the Cairo International Film Festival:

  • GHOST TROPIC by Bas Devos, producers: EAVE graduates Tomas Leyers, Benoit Roland won the Silver Pyramid – Special Jury Award
  • A CERTAIN KIND OF SILENCE by Michal Hogenauer, producers: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Latvia Aija Berzina, EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper, co-producer: B’EST graduate Alise Gelze won the Bronze Pyramid Award for Best First or Second Work by a Director
  • BETWEEN HEAVEN AN EARTH by Najwa Najjar, co-producer: EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges and Adrien Chef won the Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay
  • LAND OF ASHES by Sofia Quiros Ubeda, producer: PUENTES graduate Mariana Murillo was awarded the International Critics’ Week Prize
  • THE TRAP by Nada Riyadh, producer: EAVE graduate Ayman El Amir received a Special Mention

www.ciff.org.eg

Muestra del Cine de Lanzarote

  • HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT by Thomas Heise, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert won the Jury Prize at the Muestra del Cine de Lanzarote

http://muestradecinedelanzarote.com

Leeds International Film Festival

  • GUO4 by Peter Strickland, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky won Special Mention in Leeds Music Video Competition

www.leedsfilm.com

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4 films by EAVE producers shortlisted for the Oscars

Berlinale

The first Berlinale films have been announced: The list includes the first batch of titles in the Panorama section, which features ten European productions and three co-productions involving EU countries.

Panorama

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, Dan Wechsler, PUENTES graduate Kostas Tagalakis
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

Generation 14plus

  • POMPEI by Anna Falguères, John Shank, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville

Perspektive Deutsches Kino

  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler

www.berlinale.de

American Academy Awards / the Oscars

On the Shortlist for the 92nd Oscars are the following films by EAVE graduates:

Documentary Feature

  • AQUARELA by Victor Kossakovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert

Music (Original Score)

  • JOJO RABBIT by Tika Waititi, producer: EAVE graduate Chelsea Winstanley

International Feature Film

  • ATLANTICS by Mati Diop, producer: Interchange graduate Judith Lou Lévy, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan

www.oscars.org

Golden Globes

  • JOJO RABBIT by Tika Waititi, producer: EAVE graduate Chelsea Winstanley is nominated for the Golden Globes in two categories: Best Motion Picture and Best Actor.

www.goldenglobes.com


European Film Academy

  • EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon was voted Deputy Chairwoman of the European Film Academy’s Board on the occasion of the European Film Awards meeting in Berlin. She will hold the position till 2021. Ada Solomon was awarded the European Co-Production Award 2019 – Prix Eurimages in 2013 and became a member of EFA’s board the same year. New Board member is the Polish EAVE graduate Joanna Szymanska.

www.filmneweurope.com

European Shooting Stars

The European Film Promotion (EFP) announced the jury for the European Shooting Stars 2020. Among them:

  • TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova
  • EAVE graduate Katarina Krnacova

www.efp-online.com

Spanish Goya Awards

  • THE ENDLESS TRENCH by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga, producer: EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo nominated in 13 categories: for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best New Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Director of Production, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Special Effects
  • INTEMPERIE by Benito Zambrano, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Pandora Da Cunha Telles nominated for Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director of Production
  • FIRE WILL COME by Oliver Laxe, co-produced by EAVE graduates Donato Rotunno and Elise André nominated for Best Film and Best Director, Best New Actress, Best Cinematography
  • ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING BY TRAIN by Aritz Moreno, producer: EAVE graduate Merry Colomer for New Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction
  • ADIOS by Paco Cabezas, producer: EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Best New Actress
  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard nominated for Best European Film
  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein nominated for Best Latin American Film

www.academiadecine.com

Austrian Film Awards

  • EARTH by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • GEHÖRT, GESEHEN by Jakob Brossmann und David Paede, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz
  • JOY by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • MOVEMENTS BY A NEARBY MOUNTAIN by Sebastian Brameshuber, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

www.oesterreichische-filmakademie.at

Producers Guild of America Award

  • COSMOS WITHIN US by Tupac Martir, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth

https://www.producersguild.org/

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EAVE Marketing Workshop project MALAMADRE released in Argentina

In French cinemas

  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy. December 4.  

www.twentytwentyvision.eu

  • LOLA VERS LA MER by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Sebastien Haguenauer. December 11.

www.wrongmen.be

  • MONSTERS by Marius Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon. December 18.

www.hifilm.ro

 

In Belgian cinemas

  • ATLANTICS by Mati Diop, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. December 5.

www.frakas.be

  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy. December 4.  

www.twentytwentyvision.eu

  • INSTINCT by Halina Reijn, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings. December 11.  

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • LOLA VERS LA MER by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Sebastien Haguenauer. December 11.

www.wrongmen.be

  • OUT STEALING HORSES by Hans Petter Moland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic. December 18.   

www.migmafilm.se

  • THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM by Muayad Alayan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke Niens. December 21.

www.keyfilm.nl



In Dutch cinemas

  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy. December 19.  

www.twentytwentyvision.eu



In UK cinemas

  • AQUARELA by Victor Kossakovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert. December 17.

www.majade.de



In Swiss cinemas

  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants. December 6.

www.melusineproductions.com



In Austrian cinemas

  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz. December 6.  

www.dor-film.com

  • SYNONYMS by Nadav Lapid, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. December 6.   

www.komplizenfilm.de



In German cinemas

  • 7500 by Patrick Vollrath, producer: EAVE + graduate Jonas Katzenstein. December 25.

www.augenschein-filmproduktion.de



In Bulgarian cinemas

  • JOJO RABBIT by Tika Waititi, producer: EAVE graduate Chelsea Winstanley. December 31.

www.defenderfilms.co.nz



In Greek cinemas

  • A TALE OF THREE SISTERS by Emin Alper, co-producers: EAVE graduates Enis Köstepen, Stienette Bosklopper, Jonas Dornbach. December 19.

www.komplizenfilm.de


In Argentinian cinemas

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project MALAMADRE by Amparo González Aguilar, producer: EAVE MW graduate Carolina Alvarez. December 20.

https://www.ahcine.com/

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EAVE project SOLE selected for Les Arcs

Brussels Mediterranian Film Festival (November 29 – December 7)

  • 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER by Igort, producer: EAVE graduate Peter De Maegd
  • ALL THIS VICTORY by Ahmad Ghossein, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • A TALE OF THREE SISTERS by Emin Alper, co-producers: EAVE graduates Enis Köstepen, Stienette Bosklopper, Jonas Dornbach
  • BRUXELLES – BEYROUTH by Thibaut Wohlfahrt and Samir Youssef, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE by Martin Turk, producer: EAVE graduate Ida Weiss
  • GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producers: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, EAVE graduate and group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduates Sebastien Delloye, Zdenka Gold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marie Dubas
  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy
  • LA DISTANCE ENTRE LE CIEL ET NOUS by Vasilis Kekatos, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume Dreyfus
  • LE MIRACLE DE SAINT INCONNU by Alaa Eddine Aljem, producer: PUENTES graduate Alexa Rivero
  • NOURA RÊVE by Hinde Boujemaa, producer: PUENTES graduate Marie Besson
  • STITCHES byMiroslav Terzic, producers: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Bacsic Camo
  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants
  • FIRE WILL COME by Oliver Laxe, co-produced by EAVE graduates Donato Rotunno and Elise André
  • WHAT WALAA WANTS by Christy Garland, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhncke

www.cinemamed.be

ArteKino Festival  (December 1 – 31)

  • EAVE project PSYCHOBITCH by Martin Lund, producer: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen
  • PUENTES project MESSI AND MAUD by Marleen Jonkman, producer: PUENTES graduate Danielle Guirguis
  • STITCHES by Miroslav Terzic, producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Bacsic Camo

www.artekinofestival.com

International Film Festival Tarragona (December 3 – 8)

  • MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS by Steven Wouterlood, producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink, co-producers: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann

www.festivalrec.com

Ventana Sur (December 8-12)
Selected for PROYECTA by Ventana Sur and the San Sebastian Film Festival:

  • THE JUDGES by César Díaz, producer: EAVE graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • PUENTES project STREETS OF GLORIA by Felipe Shol, producer: PUENTES graduate Daniel Van Hoogstraten
  • THE INTRUSION by Flore Dias and Juruna Mallon, producer: PUENTES graduates Eva Chillon, Leonardo Mecchi
  • SUMMER NIGHT by  Christian Nawrath, producer PUENTES graduate Álvaro Manzano
  • A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY by Davi Pretto, co-produced by PUENTES graduate Paola Wink

https://ventana-sur.com


Les Arcs European Film Festival (December 15 – 22)  

Official Competition

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, executive producer: EAVE + graduate Bo Ehrhardt
  • INSTINCT by Halina Reijn, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann

Short Film Competition

  • AIR COMPRIMÉ by Antoine Giorgini, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • BAD HAIR by Oskar Lehemaa, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Soosaar Penttilä
  • MATRIOCHKAS by Bérangère Mcneese, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes

Focus Baltic Countries

  • AUTUMN BALL by Veiko Ounpuu, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • EAVE project THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nicklas Wikström Nicastro
  • MELLOW MUD by Renars Vimba, producer: B’EST graduate Alise Gelze
  • MIRACLE by Egle Vertelyte, producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis
  • MODRIS by Juris Kursietis, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • MOTHER by Kadri Kousaar, producer: EAVE + graduate Aet Laigu
  • THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE by Alanté Kavaité, producers: EAVE graduates Zivile Gallego, Marleen Slot and EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • TOM OF FINLAND by Dome Karukoski, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy, EAVE graduate Annika Sucksdorff, co-producer: EAVE graduate Malin Söderlund

Hauteur

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili and Aga Wasiak
  • STITCHES by Miroslav Terzic, producers: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Bacsic Camo

Playtime

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Peter Bouckaert, Frans van Gestel
  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft

Special Screenings

  • GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producers: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, EAVE graduate and group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduates Sebastien Delloye, Zdenka Gold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marie Dubas

Summit

  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli


Arc 1950 Coproduction Village

  • COMPARTMENT No 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, Jamila Wenske and EAVE graduate, group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • ENTREPRENÖR by Vahlne Simon, producer: EAVE graduate Marie Dubas
  • GHOSTDANCE by Nicolas Blies, Stephane Hueber-Blies & Kim O’bomsawin, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • I AM HERE BUT YOU CAN’T SEE MA by Feyrouz Serhal, producer: Interchange graduate Oualid Mouaness
  • IN THE EYES OF GOD by Jonas Alexander Arnby, producer: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted
  • KASPERVIZIJA by Karolis Kaupinis, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • LA EDED DESNUDA by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • SILENT TWINS by Agnieszka Smoczyniska, producer: EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek
  • THE INVISIBLE FIGHT by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa

Work in Progress

  • DARK RIDER by Eva Küpper, producer: Denis Vaslin
  • IN THE MIRROR by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • PRAEY by Nabil Ben Yadir, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer
  • SHORTA by Fredrik Louis Hviid, Anders Ølholm, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leicke Jensen
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER by Khadar Ahmed, producer: EAVE graduate Karle Aaho, Martin Hampel
  • THE USERS by Ivan Ikic, producer: EAVE graduate Milan Stojanovic
  • UNTIL THE LAND TEARS US APART by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou, Thomas Jenkoe, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis

www.lesarcs-filmfest.com

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MEET EAVE IN JANUARY!

@WEMW, January 18-22, Trieste

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

EAVE Coordinator Tanika Sajatovic

@IFFR, January 27-30, Rotterdam

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 Selection announced

We are delighted to close the year announcing the 54 producers from 38 countries that will be part of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 selected out of an all time record number of 249 applications from 57 countries.

The 2020 group represents a highly talented and diverse group of professionals – not only in terms of nationality, geographic spread, ethnicity, age, and gender, but also with regards to types of projects, business set-up, experience, and background.

More information: https://eave.org/news/eave-2020-selection/

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Ties That Bind 2020 open call!

Open Call for Applications until January 30

The call for applications for the next edition of TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2020 is now open until January 30, 2020. TIES THAT BIND is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. The participants will work with top-notch industry professionals from both continents. The sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, public and private financing in the two regions, marketing and distribution, and the legal aspects of co-production. They will meet leading Asian and European sales agents, funders and potential co-producers during the FOCUS ASIA in Udine and the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in Singapore. TTB is targeted at European & Asian producers. We will select 5 European and 5 Asian producers. In addition to feature fiction films, we are open as well to TV series or animation fiction films in development. We encourage that you bring your directors to the workshop. We also welcome applications of European professionals interested in working with Asia such as sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives, or European producers who wish to focus on their career development. We will select 5 career participants to be an active part of the group. In order to benefit from all aspects of the programme, they will be able to partner with project participants and attend the meetings with the experts and decision makers together.

Find out all about the target group, the application criteria, regulations, application form:  https://eave.org/programmes/ties-that-bind-2020/



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EAVE 2020 Selection

We are delighted to close the year announcing the 55 producers from 39 countries that will be part of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 (see the complete list below) - selected out of an all time record number of 249 applications from 57 countries.

The 2020 group represents a highly talented and diverse group of professionals – not only in terms of nationality, geographic spread, ethnicity, age, and gender, but also with regards to types of projects, business set-up, experience, and background.

We are very much looking forward to the 2020 workshop together!

We are particularly grateful for the generous support of our 2020 scholarship partners:

  • The French CNC supports the participation of 3 international producers at the EAVE Producers Workshop, namely Aadnan Imtiaz Ahmed (Bangladesh), Realness alumni Tamara Dawit (Ethiopia) and Asma Chiboub (Tunisia).
  • Thanks to German regional fund MDM, two producers from Central and South Eastern Europe will develop their skills at the EAVE 2020 course: Valon Bajgora from Kosovo and Sergiu Cumtrenco, the first ever EAVE participant from Moldova.
  • The scholarship provided by the Polish Film Institute was granted to Natalia Grzegorzek, selected at the Polish Days in the framework of the New Horizons Film Festival.
  • PACT and EAVE are jointly offering a scholarship to one UK producer (Victoria Thomas) in the name and memory of EAVE expert Dorothy Viljoen.
  • Thanks to our collaboration with Doha Film Institute, Koussay Hamzeh (Qatar) was selected at the DFI Producers Lab and received a scholarship of the Doha Film Institute.
  • Our partnership with Telefilm Canada made it possible for two Canadian producers (Coral Aiken and Fanny Drew) to attend the programme.
  • Film Fund Luxembourg is offering a scholarship, jointly with EAVE and the Alan Fountain Scholarship Fund, for Samantha Biffot from Gabon to join the programme, selected from Ouaga Lab.
  • Our new partner IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige will grant a scholarship to Moritz Bonatti from the Italian region of Alto Adige.
  • Thanks to our new partnership, Fonds Jeune Création Francophone is offering a scholarship for Joëlle Ducray from Mauritius.
  • The support of Projeto Paradiso makes it possible for Eliane Ferreira from Brazil to participate.


In addition to those, a number of scholarships have been allocated by EAVE, in priority to participants from European low production capacity countries.


 
The selected participants for the EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 are:


ARGENTINA

  • Felicitas Raffo, CEPA Audiovisual


BANGLADESH

  • Aadnan Imtiaz Ahmed, Khona Talkies


BELGIUM

  • Jasper Moeyaert, Geronimo Film


BULGARIA

  • Veselka Kiryakova, Red Carpet


CANADA

  • Coral Aiken, Aiken Heart Films
  • Fanny Drew, Colonelle films


CROATIA

  • Katarina Prpic, Antitalent


CZECH REPUBLIC

  • Tomáลก Michálek, MasterFilm
  • Alice Tabery, CINEPOINT


DENMARK

  • Heidi Kim Andersen, Made in Copenhagen
  • Mille Bjørke, Fridthjof Film


ESTONIA

  • Marge Liiske, Lendkala


ETHIOPIA / CANADA

  • Tamara Dawit, Gobez Media


FINLAND

  • Max Malka, EndemolShine Finland


FRANCE

  • Nathan Fischer, Stray Dogs
  • Florian Môle, Les Grands Espaces
  • Valérie Montmartin, Little Big Story


FRANCE / GABON

  • Samantha Biffot, Princesse M productions


GERMANY

  • Sebastian Lemke, FRUITMARKET Arts & Media GmbH
  • Luis Singer, StickUp Filmproduktion
  • Christopher Zitterbart, Watchmen productions


GERMANY / SWITZERLAND

  • Sarah Born, Catpics


GREECE

  • Panagiotis Thomaidis, Greek Film Centre


HUNGARY

  • Krisztina Gallo, Sony Pictures Television Networks


INDIA

  • Mathivanan Rajendran, Stray Factory


IRELAND

  • Steven Davenport, Screen Ireland
  • Barbara Healy, Tyrella Pictures


ISRAEL

  • Kobi Mizrahi, KM Productions


ITALY

  • Moritz Bonatti, Helios Sustainable Films
  • Francesca Zanza, Asmara Films


KOSOVO

  • Valon Bajgora, Ikone-Studio


LATVIA

  • Elina Gedina-Ducena, Mistrus Media


LUXEMBOURG

  • Elisabeth Adams, Film Fund Luxembourg
  • François Le Gall, a_BAHN


MAURITIUS

  • Joëlle Ducray, Caméléon Production


MOLDOVA

  • Sergiu Cumatrenco, YOUBESC


NETHERLANDS

  • Thomas Den Drijver, New Amsterdam Film Company
  • Ilse Ronteltap, Netherlands Film Fund
  • Maarten Van der Ven, Studio Ruba


NORWAY

  • Mathis Ståle Mathisen, Rein Film
  • Nicholas Sando, Filmbin


POLAND

  • Natalia Grzegorzek, Koskino


PORTUGAL

  • Luis Campos, BRO Cinema


PORTUGAL / BRAZIL

  • Eliane Ferreira, Muiraquitã Filmes


QATAR

  • Koussay Hamzeh, GROUNDGLASS235


ROMANIA

  • Cristian Nicolescu, Digital Cube & Avanpost Media


SERBIA

  • Jelena Angelovski, Monkey Production / Meander Film


SOUTH AFRICA

  • Mmabatho Kau, Raindrop Media

SPAIN

  • Raquel Cabrera Simón, The Film Agency


SWEDEN

  • Fredrik Lange, Vilda Bomben Film


TUNISIA

  • Asma Chiboub, Atlas Vision Productions


UK

  • Nora Ostler Spiteri, Triongl
  • Victoria Thomas, Polkadot Factory


UKRAINE

  • Dmytro Sukhanov, Toy Cinema


The 3 sessions of the EAVE 2020 Producers Workshop will take place in Luxembourg (March 6-13), Galway, Ireland (June 8-15) and Opatija/Rijeka, Croatia (October 19-26).

Thank you for the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Film Fund Luxembourg.

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EAVE Workshop Coordinator Vacancy

EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) is a professional training, project development and networking organization funded by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Film Fund Luxembourg. We run training programmes for audiovisual producers mainly in Europe, but also in other parts of the world.

For a replacement of approximately 16 months (parental leave), EAVE is looking for a Coordinator for our team in Luxembourg.

The primary tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Daily office administration including general accountancy follow-up
  • Travel & hotel organisation
  • Assisting the EAVE team in the organization mainly of the EAVE Producers Workshop and EAVE Plus, as well as other EAVE events and workshops. This includes:
    • Travel & hotel organization for team, experts and decision makers
    • General workshop logistics
    • Workshop catalogues & infobooks
    • Follow-up of participants, experts and decision makers
  • Coordinating the logistics of EAVE PUENTES (2 five-day workshops in Europe and Latin America) and EAVE Marketing Workshop (4 day event in Luxembourg)
  • Organisation of EAVE pedagogical and team meetings, festival accreditations and smaller EAVE workshops (EAVE ON DEMAND)
  • Administration of the EAVE database (Filemaker)
  • Mailing of EAVE’s promotional brochures and material to festivals, decision makers, etc.
  • Assisting the EAVE team members with funding applications and reports and other tasks (EAVE PR, social media appearance)


The Coordinator will work closely with the EAVE Chief Executive and EAVE Programme Manager, as well as supporting other members of the EAVE team as required.

The Coordinator’s tasks will require occasional travelling and presence at EAVE Plus and EAVE Marketing Workshop (two 4-day-events taking place in Luxembourg) and possibly other EAVE events.

Preferable skills required:

  • knowledge of the European film and television industry and working experience in markets, festivals, production, distribution, sales, training or comparable areas / culture
  • motivation to work with partners and participants from all over Europe and beyond
  • Very good communication, social and organisational skills
  • Flexibility, dynamism, motivation
  • Capacity to work in a team
  • Ability to take responsibility and to carry out tasks independently
  • Fluent English and French and preferably one or more other European languages
  • Computer skills (MS-Office, Filemaker)


Working conditions:

The Job is based in Luxembourg in full-time (40 working hours / week), ideally starting from February 17, 2020 and until July 30, 2021.
Fixed term contract/CDD (16 months with the possibility of extension) according to Luxembourg work law (trial period: 3 months).
Working language: English
Priority will be given to Luxembourg-based candidates.

Timeline:

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter) in English and by email only to satu@eave.org
Deadline for application: January 13, 2020.

The selection interviews will be conducted in Luxembourg on February 5 & 6, 2020.


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BAL & EAVE call for European producers interested in Latin American projects

BAL - Buenos Aires Lab, is the development and co-production platform of BAFICI, which takes place from April 15th to 19th, 2020, during Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival.
 
This year again, in partnership with EAVE, they launch a call for EAVE European producers that are interested in co-producing Latin American projects.

BAL will invite one EAVE producer covering flight and accommodation and will program one to one meetings with the projects from the Production Lab.
 
To apply please send us the following form filled in by January 20th, 2020:


EAVE Latin American producers with projects can apply instead for BAL call for Projects within the Production Lab, a program dedicated to emerging Latin American producers with projects in advance stage of development and the Work In Progress, a selection of 1st and 2nd feature films looking for post-production support.
 
Both provide its participants with a space to work on their projects in a personalized way through one-on-one meetings with tutors, conversations with guest professionals and co production meetings with international guests.
 
In addition, the projects of both sections will compete for production and post-production awards, sponsored by renowned companies in the industry and granted by an international jury.
 
Deadline for EAVE producers: January 10th, 2020
To apply, follow this link: https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/cultura/usina-del-arte/convocatoria-bal-2020
 
For more info on BAL call for projects please contact bal@bafici.gob.ar
For more info on BAL & EAVE call please contact bal@bafici.gob.ar, tina@eave.org

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Ties That Bind 2020 - Call for Applications

The call for applications for the next edition of TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2020 is now open until January 30, 2020.

TIES THAT BIND is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. The participants will work with top-notch industry professionals from both continents. The sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, public and private financing in the two regions, marketing and distribution, and the legal aspects of co-production. They will meet leading Asian and European sales agents, funders and potential co-producers during the FOCUS ASIA in Udine and the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in Singapore.

TTB is targeted at European & Asian producers. We will select 5 European and 5 Asian producers. In addition to feature fiction films, we are open as well to TV series or animation fiction films in development. We encourage that you bring your directors to the workshop.

We also welcome applications of European professionals interested in working with Asia such as sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives, or European producers who wish to focus on their career development. We will select 5 career participants to be an active part of the group. In order to benefit from all aspects of the programme, they will be able to partner with project participants and attend the meetings with the experts and decision makers together.

The 15 selected participants will attend 2 workshops:
Workshop 1 will take place from April 27 – May 1, 2020 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 24 – May 2, 2020) in Italy. Workshop 2 will be organised at the end of November/beginning of December 2020 in Singapore during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in partnership with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA) and with support from Asia TV Forum & Market.

“The TIES THAT BIND workshop felt like a natural place for European producers who want to work with Asia and vice versa; a very fulfilling experience."
Maria Drandaki, Homemade Films, Greece, Ties That Bind 2019

"The TIES THAT BIND is very intense workshop, which pushes our limits to achieve maximum results, both for our film project and our professional career."
Siska Raharja, Elora Films, Indonesia, Ties That Bind 2019

Find out all about the target group, the application criteria, regulations, application form:  https://eave.org/programmes/ties-that-bind-2020/

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 30 January 2020

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by the end of March 2020.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Aurora Media Holdings. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.


For more information please contact:
EAVE Coordinator - Tanika Sajatovic: tanika@eave.org
www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu

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EAVE IMPACT and new season of EAVE ONE-TO-ONE web-series launched in partnership with CINEUROPA

EAVE IMPACT is EAVE’s new set-up to think the future of the film industry outside the box.

It is the new umbrella for innovative sessions and events / talks / think tanks / videos that EAVE organises beyond our core workshop programmes to analyse the film industry and keep inspiring innovation for the future of it.

We are launching the new hub with the EAVE IMPACT ONE-TO-ONE Season 2: a mini-web-series of 5-minutes episodes with deep, personal and informal conversations between important industry players.

The main subject of this second season is financing in the film industry and audiovisual sector.

EAVE IMPACT ONE-TO-ONE Season 2 will include conversations with industry professionals such as Yohann Comte / Charades, Petri Kemppinen / Nordisk Film&TV Fund, Titus Kreyenberg / unafilm and many others.

In partnership with Cineuropa, EAVE will launch 8 episodes periodically until the end of the year.

The first episode will be released on 9 December, and feature EAVE Pitching Expert, Sibylle Kurz and EAVE producer Amra Baksic Camo (SCCA/pro.ba) discussing “Pitching and Preparation”.

Season 2 is the continuation of the first part  published in 2018, as part of EAVE’s 30th anniversary, available here:  EAVE ONE-TO-ONE Season 1.


Stay tuned on Cineuropa, on EAVE Vimeo and on EAVE Facebook for the weekly published new sessions!


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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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