EAVE October News 2020
- PUENTES Announces its 2020 Selection
- WHEN EAST MEETS WEST 2021
- Call for EAVE Producers - DOK Leipzig
- UMW presents: European Digital Talents
- It’s a wrap for EAVE Producers Workshop Online Plenary Week – to be continued!
PUENTES Announces its 2020 Selection
EAVE PUENTES, the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production is thrilled to announce the selection of 14 film professionals for its 2020 edition!
PUENTES takes place during the course of 2 workshops. As the epidemiology situation is constantly evolving, the first workshop will take happen online from November 16-30, just before Ventana Sur (November 30 – December 4, 2020), in partnership with Mutante Cine, with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay), Egeda, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual and IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME. Workshop 2 will be held in South Tyrol (March 16-20, 2021) with the support of MiBACT and IDM. During their stay in South-Tyrol, the participants will attend INCONTRI, a networking event that gathers about 70 decision makers from Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (March 17-19, 2021).
The following 9 participants focusing on project development with feature films development and 5 participants focusing on career development wanting to strengthen their bonds between Europe and Latin American have been selected:
Nina M. Barbosa Blad, Barbosa Film, Norway
Fred Burle, One Two Films, Germany
Ana David, IndieLisboa and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Portugal
Carolina Denegri, Animalita, Perú
Project: The Saints (Todos los Santos) by Omar Rojas
Federico Eibuszyc, Pucara Cine, Argentina
Project: Pobres Pibes by Benjamín Naishtat
Mauricio Escobar, La Danta Films, Guatemala
Project : Beatriz, La Sin Ventura by Fernando Martínez
Carlos Hernández Vázquez, Mandarina Cine, Mexico
Project: Toda una vida by Ariel Gutiérrez
Joy Jorgensen, Killjoy Films, Germany
Project: Calma Chicha by Inés Gowland
Christina Liapi, Heretic Outreach, Greece
Sebastián Peña Escobar, La Babosa Cine, Paraguay
Project: Who killed Narciso? (Quién mató a Narciso?) by Marcelo Martinessi
Britta Rindelaub, Alva Film Productions, Switzerland
Project: Reinas by Claudia Reyinicke
Nadine Rothschild, TBD, France
Ignacio Vuelta, 93 Metros SL, Spain
Project: The Anatomy of the Horses by Daniel Vidal
Judith Weiler, Butterfilm, Germany
Project: Sigmund's Container by Juan Caunedo
The PUENTES workshop is made possible with the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and IBERMEDIA, and with the recognition of the Directorate-General for Cinema of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.
WHEN EAST MEETS WEST 2021
Call for entries for WEMW Co-Production Forum is now open!
DEADLINE: October 31, 2020
The upcoming edition of WEMW will offer both an on-site & online program in order to meet the needs of all participants. The on-site version will be held in Trieste between 24 and 26 January 2021 and will include a combination of physical and digital initiatives; it will be followed on 27 and 28 January by a series of online one-to-one meetings. This new edition of WEMW will continue researching and giving insights into the specific realities of the East and West, bringing to Trieste a selection of projects in different phases and a delegation of the main key players from the 2021 countries in focus: Italy and Israel.
- Producers from Europe*, Israel, North and South America are eligible to apply
- Projects must be long feature fiction films or documentaries in development with preferably 10% of the total budget already in place
- Projects must have international co-production potential
All applications must include: complete online application form, treatment in English (max 5-8 pages), financing plan, teaser/visuals/mood board of the submitted project and previous work of the director.
In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link https://vp.eventival.com/trieste/2021
There is no submission fee and the deadline is October 31, 2020.
SELECTION & CURATION
Selected projects will be announced late December and selected producers/directors will have the chance to pitch their project in Trieste in front of all attending decision makers and, at the same time, to all online registered professionals. We will arrange both on the spot and online individual meetings with all registered participants and for the first time we will accompany the selected projects before, during and after the event, organizing curated one-to-one meetings with a number of business angels from all over Europe, handpicked for each project in cooperation with EAVE. Selected teams will have the unique opportunity to receive advice on co-production, finance, marketing or distribution, according to the primary needs of their project.
WEMW SCOUTING DAYS
Until the end of October you will have the possibility to request individual meetings every Monday and Tuesday with the WEMW team to discuss projects, share ideas or doubts or get more info about the co-production forum and the submission process. To schedule the most suitable slot please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
- Film Center Serbia Development Award - cash prize
- EAVE scholarship - for the EAVE European Producers Workshop
- Flow Postproduction Award - 15.000 EUR prize in post-production facilities
- EWA Network Best Woman Director Award - cash prize for the best female director
- Producers Network Prize - free accreditation to the Cannes Marche du Film Producer’s Network
- Pop Up Film Residency Award - a 3-week residency with the guidance of international mentors
* Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Call for EAVE Producers - DOK Leipzig
DOK Industry Programme invites you to be their special guests at the online DOK Co-Pro Market.
Taking place on the 26 & 27 October, the open programme of the Co-Pro Market offers the chance to pick up outstanding new documentary projects in development for your slate and network with international colleagues.
To facilitate the participation of 10 EAVE graduates, DOK Leipzig offers a package of discounted festival accreditations (100€ instead of 150€). at DOKLeipzig (without project) with access to the DOK Co-Pro Market and invites you to meet the selected projects.
To benefit of this special offer and to apply for an accreditation via EAVE, please send your CV and a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 14th. If you have also submitted a project, please mention that in your email.
UMW presents: European Digital Talents
Founded in 2010, Under The Milky Way works with a large number of VoD Platforms and was awarded the global iTunes preferred aggregator status in 2011. The company is fully operational on more than 100 territories and serves all kinds of rights-holders (producers, distributors, sales agents) out of 13 regional offices in Europe, North America and Asia.
Based on their experience after having distributed more than 5,000 films, UMW sees the emergence of a new type of film, which increasingly transgresses the codes of traditional production. These digital native films must be promoted as such to meet their audience. It is in this context that UMW offers a new international exclusively digital distribution package to producers, selected in the frame of the Call for Proposals on Promotion of European Audiovisual Works Online (Creative Europe).
The project called European Digital Talents, aims to support the international digital distribution of 6 films for the year 2021. This therefore includes :
- International digital distribution on the main global VOD platforms
- Tailor-made marketing strategies
- Up to 5 subtitles financed
- 100% of the encoding costs financed
- Quarterly financial reports
- Producers’ Workshop at Cannes 2021 to share results and insights on VOD business models
A few slots remain available for 2021. Therefore UMW is looking for films matching the following criteria :
- European films
- Completed or almost completed
- Worldwide rights available
- Adapted for digital native audiences
If you are interested and think your film can represent a genuine European Digital Talent,
please contact for more information Muriel Joly: email@example.com
It’s a wrap for EAVE Producers Workshop Online Plenary Week – to be continued!
The second session of this year’s EAVE Producers Workshop is taking place online “in Ireland” in September-October 2020, bringing together 52 participants and their scriptwriters from 38 countries with a selection of 20 top industry experts.
It’ a wrap for the first ONLINE PLENARY WEEK, which has been a success in terms of registration numbers, view numbers and interactive participation!
The plenaries were all open to Irish professionals via an open call – we were delighted to welcome 250 Irish professionals to the sessions.
In addition, in the framework of Capitals of Culture Galway and Rijeka 2020, EAVE has selected a group of 5 Irish producers and 5 Croatian producers to join workshops 2 and 3 of EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 to develop their projects and skills further, to build professional relationships with each other and to network with the EAVE 2020 participants.
A huge thanks to everyone who made this workshop possible, especially to our partners:
The EAVE workshop “virtually in Ireland” is organized in co-operation with Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, Greasán na Meán, Screen Skills Ireland, BAI, TG4, Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office Galway, Danú Media and Údarás na Gaeltachta.
During the plenary week script consultant Anita Voorham (Bravado Film, NL) shared her insight with the producers on how to make creative collaboration work, while script consultant Martin Daniel (USA) discussed with the scriptwriters how to deal with feedback.
EAVE participant Yvonne Donahoe, Blinder Films, (IE) interviewed renowned producer Eilon Ratzkovsky (Quiddity, IL) about the topic of writing for TV series.
EAVE graduate and Eurimages project manager Sergio Garcia de Leaniz (Eurimages, FR) gave an insight into the rules and regulations of Eurimages and shared concrete tips for preparing your application.
Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) prepared the EAVE participants for individual meetings during which he will work during the third workshop week of the year with the participants on resilience, leadership and emotional intelligence.
EAVE finance consultant Linda Beath shared her vast knowledge about Revenue Streams and about Strengthening Company Sustainability.
Pierre Emmanuel Mouthuy gave an extensive lecture on Legal Aspects of Co-production.
The Irish film industry presented itself to the EAVE participants in a special panel session on Producing in and with Ireland by Cian McElhone from Screen Ireland, Prionsias Ní Ghráinne from TG4, documentary producer John Murray from Crossing the Line and drama producer, EAVE National Coordinator in Ireland Katie Holly from Blinder Films, Sarah Dillon from WRAP Fund. The panel was moderated by EAVE graduate, producer Paddy Hayes from Magamedia (Galway, Ireland).
In addition, EAVE organised various special plenary sessions designed specially for the Irish film industry professionals. EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath gave an overview of European Film Financing and EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller shared her long experience on the producer’s role from development to audience. EAVE Marketing Expert Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) shared her recent experience on trends and new models in marketing and distribution that have been evolving in the 2020 pandemic.
EAVE Producers Workshop 2 is not over yet!
The second week will take place from October 19 to 26 and it will be full of online group works, individual meetings, pitching plenaries and many fun events as well!