EAVE October News 2020

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.

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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

There is no submission fee and the deadline is October 31, 2020.  


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. 


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


  • 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

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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 by October 14th. If you have also submitted a project, please mention that in your email.

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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:
==> Click here to find out more about the Digital natives Films label launched by UMW :

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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!


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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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