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EAVE 2021 selection

We are delighted to close the year announcing the selection for the 2021 EAVE Producers Workshop!

52 producers from 37 countries  (see the complete list below) have been selected out of 220 applications from 52 countries.

As EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense Møller puts it: “We … look for very different profiles… (and) do not choose participants based solely on merits or quality of project. We actively look for diversity - not just in terms of the usual: gender, age, race, nationality etc. - but also in terms of points of view, experience, focus (e.g on format or genre), company set-up etc. It is our opinion, that the more diverse the group we put together is in any given year, the richer the experience for the participants."

To read the full interview about this year’s selection go to: https://eave.org/news/item/exclusive-interview-with-eave-head-of-studies-lise-lense-mller

 We are particularly grateful for the generous support of our 2021 scholarship partners:

  • The French CNC supports the participation of 3 international producers at the EAVE Producers Workshop, namely Realness alumna Mehret Mandefro (Ethiopia), DFI Producers Lab graduate Alyaa Musa (Sudan) and Ouaga Film Lab alumnus Pedro Soulé (Cape Verde).
  • Thanks to German regional fund MDM, Nevena Savić and Biljana Tutorov from Serbia will develop their skills at the EAVE 2021 course.
  • The scholarship provided by the Polish Film Institute was granted to Anna Stylińska, selected at the Polish Days in the framework of the New Horizons Film Festival.
  • PACT is offering a scholarship to one UK producer (James Heath) in the name and memory of EAVE expert Dorothy Viljoen.
  • Our partnerships with Telefilm Canada and SODEC made it possible for three producers from Canada (Andrée-Anne Frenette, Jeanne-Marie Poulain and Amber Ripley) to attend the programme.
  • The support of Projeto Paradiso makes it possible for Paulo Serpa from Brazil to participate.
  • The Italian regional fund Friuli Venezia Giulia supports two participants selected at When East Meets West: Ion Gnatiuc from Moldova and Jakub Viktorin from Slovakia.
  • IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige supports the participation of Roberto Cavallini from the region.
  • A brand new partnership with TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation has made it possible for Sezgi Ustun San to participate this year.

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

 Some achievements by EAVE producers in 2020:

  • 1 Academy Award
  • 2 Golden Globes nominations
  • 27 films by EAVE producers represent their country in the race for the next Foreign Language Academy Awards, including EAVE projects 200 METERS and STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS
  • 17 films by EAVE producers were nominated for the European Film Awards
  • 9 European Film Awards, including Best European Film and Best European Documentary
  • 4 awards at Sundance
  • 12 awards at the Berlinale
  • 14 awards in Venice
  • 2 awards in Locarno, including the Pardo 2020 for the production of the best international project
  • 3 Hearts of Sarajevo, including for Best Feature Film, as well as 3 additional awards in Sarajevo

… and many more.

 

Thanks our partners, decision makers, experts, pedagogical team, and all the members of the EAVE family for their precious support.

 

Restorative Holidays!

We wish you all a peaceful and restorative holiday season and a good start into the New Year!  

The EAVE office is closed from December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Your EAVE team will be back on January 4, 2021.

 

 The selected participants for the EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 are:

 

AUSTRIA

Lucas Czjzek, Golden Girls Film

 

BELGIUM

Eva Kuperman, Stenola Productions

Hanne Phlypo, Clin d’oeil films

 

BRAZIL

Paulo Serpa, Meus Russos

 

CANADA

Andrée-Anne Frenette, Terre Innue

Amber Ripley, Goodbye Productions

 

CROATIA

Magdalena Petrović, LEWA productions

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Dagmar Sedláčková, MasterFilm

 

DENMARK

Maria Møller Christoffersen, Beofilm Pictures

Emile Hertling Péronard, Ánorâk Film / Polarama Greenland

 

EGYPT

Kesmat Elsayed, See Media Production

 

ETHIOPIA

Mehret Mandefro, A51 Pictures

 

FINLAND

Marja Pihlaja, Tekele Productions

 

FRANCE

Alejandro Arenas, Les films du Worso

Julie Viez, Cinenovo

 

FRANCE / CANADA

Jeanne-Marie Poulain, Art & essai

 

FRANCE / UK

Fabien Westerhoff, Film Constellation

 

GERMANY

Jelena Goldbach, ZAK Film Productions

Regina Jorissen, 2Pilots Filmproduction

Tobias N. Siebert, BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion

 

GREECE

Fani Skartouli, Faliro House Productions

 

HUNGARY

Petra Iványi, Filmteam

 

IRELAND

Daniel Hegarty, Marmalade Films

 

ITALY

Serena Alfieri

Roberto Cavallini, Albolina Film

Daniele Mazzocca, Notorious Pictures

 

LATVIA

Gints Grube, Mistrus Media

 

LUXEMBOURG

Vincent Quénault, Red Lion

 

MOLDOVA

Ion Gnatiuc, Niste Filme

 

MONTENEGRO

Bojana Radulovic, CODE BLUE Production

 

NETHERLANDS

Germen Boelens, Revolver Films

 

NORWAY

Ingvild Evjemo, 4 ½

Elisa Fernanda Pirir Ruiz, Mer Film

 

POLAND

Maria Gołoś, Rozbrat Films

Anna Stylińska, Harine Films

 

PORTUGAL / CAPE VERDE

Pedro Soulé, Kriolscope

 

RUSSIA

Katerina Mikhailova, Vega Film

 

SAUDI ARABIA

Abdulrahman Khawj, Cinepoetics Pictures

 

SERBIA

Nevena Savić, Cinnamon films

Biljana Tutorov, Wake Up Films

 

SLOVAKIA

Jakub Viktorin, nutprodukcia

 

SLOVENIA

Nina Robnik, Stara gara

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Nomakhosi Dali, Miss K Productions

 

SPAIN

Mar Medir, Catalan Films & TV

Carles Torras Perez, Zabriskie Films

 

SPAIN / USA

Roy Wol, Autonomous Pictures

 

SUDAN

Alyaa Musa, Black Balance Artistic Production

 

SWEDEN

Helene Adler, Gaea Produktion

Basel Mawlawi, Kinana Films

 

TURKEY

Sezgi Ustun San, Sezzfilm

 

UK

James Heath, Mallinson Television Productions

 

UKRAINE

Artem Koliubaiev, Mainstream Pictures

 

The 3 sessions of the EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop will take place in Luxembourg (online module March 5-12, on-site module April 12-19), Orléans, France (TBC) (July, dates TBC) and Catalonia, Spain (TBC) (November, dates TBC).

 

Best regards,

The EAVE team

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

2020 and its challenges have affected the industry. Has this affected the kind of applications you received?

We always have a very wide field of applications, from the very experienced to the relatively new to the business, and every year is different. So it is hard to point to a clear trend.  Perhaps, this year, we have a few more applications from the very experienced from larger companies, and perhaps we have a few less applications from far away countries – such as Asia and South America.

 

Did you notice any trends this year… in terms of countries/regions applying?  In terms of projects / topics / genres? In terms of company set-up / profiles?

Again it is hard to distinguish between more or less random variations from year to year and real trends, but there is a high number of very experienced candidates and many from the UK – I am guessing as a result of Brexit and suddenly being cut off from the Creative Europe programme and co-production opportunities.  There seems to be a trend towards more genre films and more experimental content with a goal of becoming arthouse-mainstream. 

There is also a bigger variation in types of companies, set-ups, and business models than in previous years. There is no doubt in my mind that people are exploring new models, trying out alternative set-ups –hoping that they will be able to meet the future and be sustainable in a very insecure moment. Our industry was already going through major changes before covid – with the impact of the platforms e.g.  - and I think that people in general feel insecure about how to position themselves in the future. There are many creative ideas out there, and one of the big benefits of coming to EAVE is sharing ideas and finding new inspiration.

 

The unpredictability of the next months did not translate into less applications. How would you explain that and what is your feeling about this based on the interviews?

I did have a lot of questions about virtual vs. real workshops and applicants prefer real life workshops – as do we. But it also seems clear that people will rather be part of the 2021 cycle than not – even with the risk of it being partly or fully on-line. I am guessing that the crisis and the producers’ need to reflect, rebuild and reinvent their companies fully outweigh the risk of an on-line experience.

 

 

What are the expectations/motivations of the producers applying. Why do they want to do EAVE? Did this change in the context of the current crisis?

EAVE has become so much of a brand that people just want to be part of the network.I think this is a bigger motivator than any concrete content input. They see that every major festival always features numerous EAVE projects or alumni’s in the official selection.They see how EAVE graduates have a new sense of their own professional identity and purpose.Of course they also have specific goals – such as learning more about European co-production beyond the usual suspects of whatever region they come from or finding co-producers for a concrete project. For most it is the possibility of stepping up professionally and substituting the inherent loneliness of independent producing and the fragmentation of living in a project economy with coherence and sharing in a professional ‘family’ of equals.I don’t think that has changed – only intensified in the current crisis.

 

In terms of gender equality, how is the ratio of applications from women and from men?

The last years, there have been more female applications and participants than male.We do strive to have gender balance, but this year we will end with approximately 60/40 in favor of women.I am sure that over a longer span of years, it will have evened itself out.

 

Do you receive a lot of applications from outside of Europe?

Every year we receive quite a lot of applications from outside Europe – this year ‘outside Europe’ also include UK-applications, and we also have a lot from Canada, who have become eligible for Eurimages in recent years. We can, however, only admit 20% from outside the creative Europe countries, which is often a challenge.In my opinion, it is hugely important in our global, challenged world that we find coherence, understanding and cooperation through cultural dialogue, and it is also hugely beneficial for the workshop as such.I never stop to be amazed at the fact that producers from countries with practically no industry structures and no financing opportunities and producers from countries with very elaborate structures and a (relative) abundance of funding have much more in common than not, and they always benefit mutually from each other’s input.Very often, the ingenuity, the creativity and the passion driving the producers from the countries with emerging film industries really inspire the more established ones, who can then in turn share some of their experience and insights – or ability to co-produce.

 

Have there been applications from BiPOC communities in the past and has there been an evolution over the years? What is EAVE’s position in terms of diversity?

We absolutely encourage and welcome applications from BIPOC communities and have seen an increasing number of participants over the past year, but it can still get better. It is our opinion that the composition of a society should be reflected back to the audience from screens all over and that filmmakers of all backgrounds should have the opportunity to express themselves and tell stories that combat the tendencies to portray ‘the other’ as one-dimensional characters or clichés.In an increasingly polarized world, this is vital – but there are structures in our industry that create serious obstacles for a sufficiently diverse and balanced representation.To the extent we can be part of changing that, we will.

 

What would be a ‘good’ moment to apply for EAVE in terms of career stage? What is EAVE looking for in terms of profiles?

You can come too early, but probably not too late.This is not a basic workshop and it is easier to profit fully from it if you have done some films and maybe even co-productions.But the participants who come after 15-20 years in the business also take something home with them – new inspiration and perspectives e.g.

We actually look for very different profiles.We do not choose participants based solely on merits or quality of project.We actively look for diversity - not just in terms of the usual: gender, age, race, nationality etc. - but also in terms of points of view, experience, focus (e.g on format or genre), company set-up etc.It is our opinion, that the more diverse the group we put together is in any given year, the richer the experience for the participants.

 

What are the different forms of impact that EAVE can have on a wider level than just individual producers and companies?

I think the impact is subtle, but also profound in a number of ways. We want participants to become ‘distinct voices’. We encourage them to look beyond the single project and engage in long-term strategies in their industries. We promote a certain level of ethics and unwritten terms of trade, so that co-production becomes ‘easier’ and cooperation natural. We look for participants who actively ‘give back’ and create ‘rings in the water’– whether in the shape of training others in their local industries, engaging in initiatives empowering underrepresented or marginalized communities, or creating high-quality, genuine content for specialized audiences.We encourage people to take a stand when it comes to what they want to bring to the table – or the screens - through the projects they choose.

 

Is there any positive or long term effect of switching to online workshops this year?

It is always good to be forced to do things in new ways. For sure, you see things in new perspectives and learn that some of your ‘fears’ were just that – fears and prejudice. While we have to a large extent managed to maintain the spirit of EAVE even in the on-line format, there is no doubt in my mind that the ‘real meetings over time’ (especially new meetings) cannot fully be substituted by on-line meetings and the on-line format is also much more time consuming in a workshop context – which is not an advantage to film producers who are generally overworked and underfinanced. But I do think that some of the things we have learnt in 2020 may result in some changes in the coming years in relation to EAVEs developing green policy. It is conceivable that e.g. some non-interactive plenaries could be done on-line to reduce travelling.

 

Could you describe EAVE 2020 with one word?

We always have very intensive workshops, This year has been very Screentensive! You could also say that EAVE is following the growing appetite for genre projects – this year we turned all our participants into zoombies.

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EAVE project THE HERD supported by Film Fund Luxembourg

 Eurimages

At its 161st meeting held online, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 17 feature film projects. Among them:

  • COPENHAGEN DOESN’T EXIST BY Martin Skovbjerg, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • INSIDE by Vasilis Katsoupis, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Girogos Karnavas
  • MEDITERRANEAN FEVER by Maha Haj, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel
  • STORY ABOUT FATEME by Vuk Rsumovic, producers: EAVE graduate Miroslav Mogorovic, EAVE group leader and Croatian national coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • THE MELTING by Veerle Baetens, producer: EAVE graduates Henri-Jacques Bronckart, Ellen Havenith
  • VESPER SEEDS by Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • WAKE ME by Marko Santic, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova

www.coe.int/en

 

 Berlinale World Cinema Fund

The Berlinale World Cinema Fund has selected two projects by EAVE graduates. The jury made its selection from 63 submitted projects from a total of 48 countries.

WCF Europe

  • CASA NO CAMPO by Davi Pretto, producer: PUENTES graduate Paola Wink

WCF Africa

  • AUGURE by Baloji Tshiani, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

www.berlinale.de

 

 Polish Film Institute

The Polish Film Institute supports eight feature films in its December 2020 round. Among them:

  • BIALA ODWAGA by Marcin Kosalka, producer: EAVE graduate Magdalena Kaminska
  • FIN DEL MUNDO? by Piotr Dumala, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus
  • LANY PONIEDZIALEK by Justyna Mytnik, producers: EAVE graduates Mariusz Wlodarski, Agnieszka Wasiak
  • LUBIEWO by Pawel Maslona, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski

https://pisf.pl/en

 

 APSA Film Fund

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Film Fund announced four new recipients for script development support. Among them:

  • A KID ON THE BLOCK by Kyoko Miyake, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • ALL BEFORE YOU by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi
  • VIET AND NAM by Minh Quy Truong, producer: TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena

www.asiapacificscreenawards.com

 

 Film Fund Luxembourg

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

  • ALLAH N’EST PAS OUBLIGÉ by Zaven Najjar, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges
  • AMA by Yuki Kawamura, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • CAPITANI 2 by Christophe Wagner, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • CONAN, LA BARBARE by Bertrand Mandico, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • CORSAGE by Marie Kreutzer, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • CYCLOPES by Sarah Hirtt, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • DRAW FOR CHANGE by Laura Nix, Nada Ryiad and Kim Longinotto, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • LAIF A SEIL by Loïc Tanson, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • LOST TRANSPORT by Saskia Diesing, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • MARIANNENGRABEN by Eileen Byrne, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • MIR GEINT D’WELT by Eric Lamhène and Rae Lyn Le, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • EAVE project THE HERD by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE graduate Veselka Kiryakova
  • TOTEM by Alexander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Donnato Rotunno
  • BOUAZIZI by Nathan Lotfy, producer: EAVE graduate Donnato Rotunno

www.filmfund.lu

 

 Vienna Film Fund

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

  • DIE THEORIE VON ALLEM by Timm Kröger, producers: EAVE graduates Heino Deckert, David Bohun
  • LAST OF THE WILD by Bernadette Weigel, producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder

www.filmfonds-wien.at

 

 Screen Flanders

Screen Flanders is supporting nine new audiovisual productions, including:

  • INSIDE by Vasilis Katsoupis, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Girogos Karnavas

www.screenflanders.be

 

 FFHSH

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

  • WANN WIRD ES ENDLICH WIEDER SO WIE ES NIE WAR by Sonja Heiss, Lars Hubrich, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • WAR SAILOR by Gunnar Vikene, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter

www.ffhsh.de

 

 Programa Ibermedia

The following projects involving PUENTES producers have been backed by Ibermedia

Development Funding:

  • PUENTES project QUIÉN MATÓ A NARCISO, producer: PUENTES participant Sebastián Peña Escobar

Co-production Funding:

  • CHICHARRAS, co-produced by PUENTES graduate Marcela Esquivel Jiménez 
  • EAVE project VICENTA B., produced by EAVE graduate Claudia Calviño 
  • RE GRANCHIO, co-produced by EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Agustina Costa Varsi and PUENTES graduate Ezequiel Borovinsky
  • CHOCOBAR, producers: PUENTES graduates Sebastián Domenech and Santiago Gallelli
  • EL HIJO DESEADO, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Isabel García Arrabal & Pancho Magnou
  • LA TARA, producer: MW graduate Carolina Álvarez
  • DEBAJO DE LA IRA, co-producer : PUENTES participant Carolina Denegri
  • QUEEN BEE, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo D’Ursi
  • OS ENFORÇADOS, co-producer: EAVE producer Gonçalo Galvão Teles
  • LA MISTERIOSA MIRADA DEL FLAMENCO, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • LOS COLONOS, produced by EAVE graduate Giancarlo Nasi, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Sebastián Domenech and Santiago Gallelli
  • ALIS, producer: PUENTES and EAVE graduate Nicolás Van Hemelryck
  • SANDRA, co-producer: EAVE MW graduate Rebeca Gutiérrez Campos
  • LOS ÚLTIMOS written and directed by PUENTES participant Sebastián Peña Escobar, produced by PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel and PUENTES participant Sebastián Peña Escobar, co-producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leaders Agustina Chiarino and Fernando Epstein
  • REMANSO, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Renata Moura
  • AMANHÁ SERÁ OUTRO DIA, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Tatiana Leite
  • LA ÚLTIMA REINA, producers:  PUENTES grdauates Isabel García Arrabal & Pancho Magnou

https://www.programaibermedia.com/

 

  • NOBODY LIKES ME by Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda, co-producers: EAVE graduates Guillaume de Seille, Dan Wechsler is in pre-production. The film tells the story of an attractive single woman Sara, the secretary of the army headquarters in Prague. Although Sara is surrounded by many young men she enjoys solitude and has come to terms with her position as an independent observer of other people's lives until she meets the gallant, graceful and soft Martin. Gradually, the connection between them grows, but when Sara wants to move their relationship to a deeper and more physical level, Martin is ashamed and hides a deep secret. The drama’s producers are the Slovak company Arytmia Film and the Czech company Black Balance, co-produced by Arizona Productions (France) and Bord Cadre Films (Switzerland). Support comes from Creative Europe MEDIA, Czech Film Fund and Slovak Audiovisual Fund. The start of production, which was originally scheduled for December 2020, has been postponed to February 2021. The 30 shooting days will be completed in June 2021 in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and France.

www.arizonafilms.net

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EAVE project IRONSTREAM is now in production

  •  EAVE project IRONSTREAM by Kamar Ahmad Simon, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Afreen, co-producers: EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann and Yvonne Wellie has finished shooting. The plot: After the sudden death of his mother, a struggling musician crosses the border with her ashes. Against the will of his father, he returns to the country they fled 17 years ago and looks for the river of her childhood! His old school buddy, a rebellious journalist, fleeing charges of conspiring against the state joins the quest in search of a forgotten river. Support comes from World Cinema Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NR, National Film Grant Bangladesh.

www.weydemannbros.com/en/filme/iron-stream

 

  • THE PIPER by by Anthony Waller, service producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian national coordinator Aija Berzina is in production. The film is set in a small village of Hamelin in contemporary Germany. An American teacher Liz moves to Hamelin with her teenage daughter Amy and takes a job at the local school. During a pagan festivity, Amy befriends a Roma street magician, and when she learns the local legend about the Piper, she decides to explore it for her class assignment. She discovers that there is more to the legend than initially suspected. Soon Amy and Liz start to have strange dreams and hallucinations, revealing the connection between the legend and reality. The setting for Germany was filmed in Latvia over 47 filming days.

www.tasse.lv

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I’M JUST SO-O EASY GOING is now in post-production

  • TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Girogos Karnavas, executive producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler is in post-production. The film, which lampoons the worlds of fashion and the super-rich, centers on a fashion model celebrity couple who go on a cruise for the super-rich. After the yacht – whose captain is a rabid Marxist – sinks, the survivors find themselves marooned on an island. Here, the dynamics of the group changes: the cleaning lady rises to the top of the food chain as she is the only one who knows how to cook. The film is produced by Plattform and co-produced by Essential Films, Coproduction Office, SVT, and Arte France Cinéma, in association with Film I Väst, BBC, Bord Cadre Films, Sovereign Films, Heretic and Piano Films. Support comes from BBC Film, Swedish Film Institute, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Danish Film Institute and the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, with the participation of ZDF/Arte, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Canal+/Cine+ and Hamburg Film Fund. The film was also supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

http://heretic.gr

 

  • LOVABLE by Staņislavs Tokalovs, producer: EAVE graduate and Estonian national Coordinator Aija Berzina, co-producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä is in post-production. The story revolves around a young man called Matiss, who has difficulty forming relationships based on love and trust. Only when he has to take care of a little girl called Paula does he become more sensitive and responsive to the world around him. The movie was developed through the ACE Producers Workshop and the ScripTeast project development programme. It recently took part in the 2020 Baltic Event Works in Progress. Lovable is being produced by Latvia's Tasse Film and co-produced by Estonia's Stellar Films. The project received a financial contribution from the National Film Centre of Latvia, the country's film agency. Other backers include the Estonian Film Institute, the Ministry of Culture of Latvia, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Eesti Kultuurkapital) and the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme.

http://www.tasse.lv

 

  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach has finished post-production. The film is based on Hungarian writer Milan Füst’s bestseller, which was translated into more than 20 languages and submitted for the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Hungarian/Italian/French/Dutch co-production tells the story of Dutch sea captain Jacob Storr and his unhappy marriage. The 58-day shoot took place in Malta through Maximus Distribution, as well as in Budapest and Hamburg. THE STORY OF MY WIFE is a joint venture of Inforg-M&M Film, Komplizen Film, Pyramide Productions and Moliwood Films. The National Film Institute – Hungary granted support.

www.komplizen-film.de

 

  • I'M JUST SO-O EASY GOING, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström is in post-production. The plot: Joanna’s brain is like an analogue twitter, also known as ADHD. To get money she sells condoms with passed expiration date to her schoolmates. When her medicine runs out she tries to handle the stress for money, the consequences of an unexpected drug deal and her blustery feelings for Audrey. The film is co-produced by Film i Väst, SVT and Hummelfilm. Support comes from the Swedish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Cmore, Göteborgs Stad, Lindholmen Science Park

www.finalcutforreal.dk

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DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) wins big at the European Film Awards

 European Film Awards

Great success for EAVE graduates at the European Film Awards:

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel wins European Film, European Director (Thomas Vinterberg), European Screenwriter (Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm), European Actor (Mads Mikkelsen)
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak wins European Discorvery – Prix FIPRESCI
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux wins European Documentary
  • THE ENDLESS TRENCH by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga, producer: EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo won the European Make-up and Hair award 
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot won European Original Score (Dascha Dauenhauer)
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström won European Sound (Yolande Decarsin)

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

 PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli won the Young Talent Women In Motion Award handed out by the Cannes Film Festival.

www.festival-cannes.com

 

  Film Festival Cottbus

Six awards for EAVE graduates at the Cottbus International Film Festival:

  • THE CONFERENCE by Ivan Tverdovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips scooped Best Film.
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski won Best Director and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo won Best Individual Performance and the FIPRESCI Award.
  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICAN by Thor Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma won the “From Cottbus to Cinema” – Distribution Support Prize.

www.filmfestivalcottbus.de

 

 Polish Film Festival Gdynia

  • Six awards for SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski at the Polish Film Festival: the Silver Lions, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski won Best Screenplay, Best Music and Best Professional Acting Debut

https://festiwalgdynia.pl/en

 

 Gijon International Film Festival

  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin won the CIMA Jury Award for Best Female-directed Feature at the Gijon International Film Festival.

www.gijonfilmfestival.com

 

 IFFAM

  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont was awarded the Best film and Best screenplay at the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM)
  • TITANIC OCEAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki won the Creative Excellence Award of the IFFAM Project Market

www.idealworldproductions.com

 

 Cairo Film Festival

  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont won the Golden Pyramid of the Cairo Film Festival.

www.ciff.org.eg

 

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EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA selected for First Cut+

 LUX Audience Award

Three films by EAVE graduates are competing for the new LUX Audience Award:

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux  

The winner of the LUX Audience Award will be jointly selected based on the votes from the public and the MEPs (with each of them representing 50%). The award will eventually be given out at the European Parliament during the LUX Award Ceremony on 28 April 2021.

https://luxaward.eu/en

 

 Golden Globe

Nominated for the Golden Globe in the Foreign Language Film category.

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • FOREST GIANT by Ville Jankeri, producer: EAVE graduate Jukka Helle
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivoniemi, producers: EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt, EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane
  • THE CONFERENCE by Ivan Tverdovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips
  • THE ENDLESS TRENCH by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga, producer: EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • WILLOW by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint
  • WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Antonio Lombardo
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan

www.goldenglobes.com

 

 British Independent Film Awards

Nominated for Best British Independent Film Awards BIFA:

  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney (Best Actress)
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont (Best Actor, Best Casting, Best Cinematography)

www.bifa.film

 

 African Movie Academy Awards

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane has been nominated for 7 African Movie Academy Awards:

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE - Urucu (Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro)

AMAA 2020 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN - Nao Serati

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN - Leila Walter

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY - Pierre De Villiers

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Mary Twala Mhlongo

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR - Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FILM - Urucu (Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro)

https://ama-awards.com/amaa-nominations-press-release-2020

 

 Goya Awards

Nominated for the Spanish Goya Awards 2020:

  • ALELI by Leticia Jorge Romero, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Agustina Chiarino
  • AYKA by Sergey Dvortsevoy, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel, co-producer: EAVE graduate Anna Wydra
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • EAVE MW project WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • ETHER by Krzysztof Zanussi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Olena Fetisova
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • MATAR UN MUERTO by Hugo Gimenez, producer: PUENTES graduate Gabriela Sabaté
  • PUENTES project OUR MOTHERS by Cesar Diaz, producers: PUENTES graduates Géraldine Sprimont, Delphine Schmit
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

www.academiadecine.com

 

 FIFDH Geneva Impact Day 2021

Selected for the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) Geneva Impact Day 2021:

  • MALA ARIA by Sandrina Koppitz, producer: EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva 
  • TESTAMENT by Meena Nanji and Zippy Kimundu, producer: EAVE graduate Eliane Ferreira

https://fifdh.org

 

 First Cut+ Winter 2021

Eight films, which have previously been part of First Cut Lab, are participating in the first session of the hybrid programme set to run during Trieste’s When East Meets West. Among them the following films are produced by EAVE graduates:

  • BALAUR by Octav Chelaru, producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu
  • FAMILY DUST by Nina Violic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold 
  • EAVE and TTB project HOLY EMY by Araceli Lemos, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros 
  • IL BOEMO  by Petr Václav, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Macola 
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi

http://firstcutlab.eu/first-cut-plus/

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LITTLE GIRL in Swiss cinemas

 In Dutch cinemas

  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost. December 10.  

www.volyafilms.com

 

 In UK cinemas

  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili. December 11.

www.kinoproduzioni.it

  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost. December 11.  

www.volyafilms.com

 

 ​​​​​​​In Swiss cinemas

  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström. December 10.

www.finalcutforreal.dk

  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin. December 10.  

http://jbaproduction.com

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. December 3. 

www.lescontesmodernes.fr

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EAVE Marketing Workshop project TRIPLE TROUBLE selected for Polish Film Festival

 Tbilisi International Film Festival (November 30 – December 20)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • MEMORY HOUSE by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • THE CONFERENCE by Ivan Tverdovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips

www.tbilisifilmfestival.ge

 

 Ventana Sur (November 30 - December 4)

Selected for PROYECTA by Ventana Sur and the San Sebastian Film Festival:

  • GARDEN ON FIRE by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • REMANSO by Pablo Lamar, producer: PUENTES graduate Gabriela Sabaté
  • PUENTES project STREETS OF GLORIA by Maria Alché, Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, PUENTES graduate Daniel van Hoogstraten

https://ventana-sur.com

 

 ArteKino Festival  (December 1 – 31)

  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • FULL CONTACT by David Verbeek, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • MOTHERLAND by Tomas Vengris, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis
  • SON OF SOFIA by Elina Psykou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • THF: CENTRAL AIRPORT by Karim Ainouz, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu

www.artekinofestival.com

 

 International Film Festival Tarragona (December 2 – 8)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE + graduate Valérie Delpierre

www.festivalrec.com

 

 Polish Film Festival Gdynia (December 8 –12)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project TRIPLE TROUBLE by Marta Karwowska, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Dziedzic 

https://festiwalgdynia.pl

 

 Film Festival Cottbus  (December 8 – 31)

  • 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
  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICAN by Thor Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma
  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • COLD MERIDIAN by Pteter Strickland, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • DER JUNGE KARL MARX by Raoul Peck, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • I AM FRANK by Metod Pevec, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • OTTO THE BARBARIAN by Ruxandra Ghitescu, producer: EAVE graduate  Iuliana Tarnovetchi
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • SYMPHONY OF THE URSUS FACTORY by Jasmina Wojcik, producer: TTB participant Ioana Tatko
  • THE CASTLE by Lina Luzyte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • THE LIVING MAN by Oleg Novkovic, producer: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
  • THE PHILOSOPHY OF HORROR - A SYMPHONY OF FILM THEORY by Peter Lichter, Bori Mate, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • TREASURE CITY by Szabolcs Hajdu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

www.filmfestivalcottbus.de

 

 Jerusalem Film Festival (December 10 – 20)

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • GOLDA MARIA by EAVE group leader  Patrick Sobelman
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • MEMORY HOUSE by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

https://jff.org.il/en

 

 Les Arcs European Film Festival (December 12 – 19) 

Official Competition

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer

Hauteur

  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre

Short Film Competition

  • WHITE GOLDFISH by Raf Roosens, Jan Roosens, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Roosens

Premières

  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart

Playtime

  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski 

Focus Déplacer les montagnes

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou
  • WOOD by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, producer: EAVE graduate Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

Summit

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel

Arc 1950 Coproduction Village (relocated to Paris in January)

  • ENGLAND MADE ME by Mans Mansson, producer: EAVE graduate Erika Wasserman
  • LA RUMEUR by Basil Da Cunha, producer: EAVE graduate Palmyre A. Badinier
  • LE PLUS VIVANT POSSIBLE by Delphine Girard, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • POUSSIÈRE ROUGE by Moussa Touré, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • TIME OF THE MONSTERS by Florian Hoffmann, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh

www.lesarcs-filmfest.com

 

 Festivals cancelled or postponed

  • Around the World in 14 Films

https://14films.de

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MEET EAVE IN JANUARY!

@WEMW Trieste, January 25 - 28

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Thank you soo much for joining EAVE online yoga this year!

We will have a Christmas break until January 4, 2021.

Wishing you happy healthy sweet peaceful 2021!

From January 4, 2021, we will continue with EAVE Online Yoga on the following days:

MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CET

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CET

THURSDAYS: 19:00 – 19:40 CET

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

  • 50 Euro for a 10-class card
  • 6 Euro for single class

Please register with Tanika: yogatanika@gmail.com

EAVE online yoga is a peaceful place, where you can gently stretch your body and connect with your breath.

We practice yoga focusing on awareness and joy!

Our focus will be on precise alignment helping us to understand each asana better and learning how to assess our body to delve deeper into asanas.

We will also practice pranayama - different breathing techniques - which can help you to calm your mind and reduce stress.

I have been doing yoga with different teachers from all around the world (India, Europe, America), for many years, but yoga with Tanika is one of the best things I ever experienced. It is gentle, kind to the body, respectful towards oneself but at the same time dynamic and with all the basic yoga "ingredients".

Nataša Kočar, Slovenia

Tanika guided us with her professional and warm-hearted, attentively caring Yoga-lessons through the last 8 months during “home-office” times. What a gift! Body, mind, soul & heart were always gently “touched and moved” to stay healthy, flexible, joyful and connected! Always sensing if our group needed a relaxing or an energizing approach to the exercises, no screens or digital borders did or could have stop her reaching us.

Hvala – danke!

Sibylle Kurz, EAVE Pitching Expert, Germany

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Record participation for EAVE 2020 Producers Workshop’s virtual finale in Croatia

For this year’s third and final session (December 5–12), we were excited to welcome 105 key Decision Makers to meet the 52 producers from 38 countries and discover the 28 fiction, documentary and TV series projects developed over the year, as well as 9 Irish and Croatian producers and their projects thanks to our special cooperation with Galway and Rijeka Capitals of Culture 2020.

We are particularly grateful to our partners for this workshop:

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Creative Europe Desk – MEDIA Office Croatia, City of Rijeka, Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture, Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Film Fund Luxembourg.

The week featured plenary sessions – open also for Croatian professionals – on Distribution and Sales by EAVE Group Leader Didar Domehri (Maneki Films, FR), Music Rights by EAVE Expert Laurence Kaye (UK) Legal Aspects of Distribution by EAVE Legal Expert Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE), and Producing in and with Croatia by Christopher Peter Marcich and Tanja Ladović Blažević from HAVC, EAVE graduate Miljenka Čogelja (Pipser), producer Morana Ikić Komljenović (Little Red Dot) and EAVE Group Leader Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama), moderated by Martina Petrović from CED – MEDIA Office Croatia.

Anja Henningmeyer (DE)  led group work on Conflict Styles and Negotiation Power – and how to use the knowledge to succeed in negotiations. She also offered a special module for female producers on leadership & negotiation.

In addition, there was full programme of group work, mentoring and individual meetings with EAVE Experts and Decision Makers (complete list below).

 EAVE group leaders and experts:

EAVE group leaders Diana Elbaum (BE), Ankica Jurić Tilić (HR), Michael Kitzberger (AT), Riina Sildos (EE) and EAVE experts Linda Beath (IT), Michael Comyn (IE), Sibylle Kurz (DE), Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (BE), Kristina Trapp (LU) and Lise Lense-Møller (DK).

 The 105 decision makers confirmed for the workshop were:

Salma Abdalla / Autlook Filmsales (AT), Helen Ahlsson / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Lindsey Ayotte / TVF International (UK), Olivier Barbier / mk2 films (FR), Kazz Basma / Sideways Film (UK), Bero Beyer / Netherlands Film Fund (NL), Francesca Breccia / Coccinelle Film (IT), Todd Brown / XYZ Films (US), Manuela Buono / Slingshot Films (IT), Laure Caillol / Haut et Court Distribution (FR), Gabriele Capolino / Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) (US), Daniela Cölle / Pluto Film (DE), Yohann Comte / Charades (FR), Agathe Corbin / Urban Distribution International (FR), Guy Daleiden / Film Fund Luxembourg (LU), Pierre Dallois / Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire (FR), Paul de Beco / Playtime (FR), Eva Diederix / Wild Bunch International (FR), Karoliina Dwyer / The Yellow Affair (FI), Noemi Ferrer / DR Sales (DK), Leslie Finlay / Screen Scotland (UK), Marco Valerio Fusco / Intramovies (IT), Sergio García de Leániz / Eurimages (FR), Aleksandar Govedarica / Syndicado Film Sales (CA), Gabor Greiner / Films Boutique (DE), Veronika Grob / Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (DE), Alessandro Gropplero / Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund/WHEN EAST MEETS WEST (WEMW) (IT), Laufey Gudjonsdottir / Icelandic Film Centre (IS), Faruk Güven / TRT – Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TR), Harriet Harper-Jones / Endeavor Content (UK), Alexis Hofmann / BAC Films (FR), Yaba Holst / SF Studios (SE), Yuvai Horowitz / Keshet TV (IL), Hanaa Issa / Doha Film Institute (QA), Johanna Karppinen / Friday Capital (FI), Susa Katz / Zürcher Filmstiftung (CH), Ali Khechen / Doha Film Institute (QA), Tine Klint / LevelK (DK), Stefan Kloos / Rise And Shine World Sales (DE), Philippa Kowarsky / Cinephil (IL), Maren Kroymann / m-appeal (DE), Zuzana Kučerová / Czech Television (CZ), Pierre-Alexandre Labelle / Under the Milky Way (CA), Solveig Langeland / Sola Media (DE), Catherine Le Clef / CAT&Docs (FR), Christina Learmonth / FilmDoo (UK), Juan Pablo Libossart / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Marcin Łuczaj / New Europe Film Sales (PL), Noël Magis / Screen Brussels (BE), Gaetano Maiorino / True Colours Glorious Films (IT), Pauline Mazenod / Windrose (DE), Karen Michael / ARTE France – Society and Culture Department (FR), Anthony Muir / Film i Väst (SE), Birgit Oberkofler / IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige (IT), Simon Ofenloch / ZDF/ARTE (DE), Rickard Olsson / Picture Tree International (DE), Agneta Perman / Sveriges Television (SE), Philippe Pierquin / Wallimage (BE), Marielle Poupelin / Telefilm Canada (CA), Malika Rabahallah / Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (DE), Joakim Rang Strand / Film i Skåne (SE), Cécile Salin / Diaphana (FR), Annika Schmidt / ZDF (DE), Katriel Schory / Israel Film Fund (IL), Dirk Schürhoff / BETA Cinema (DE), Gerlinde Seitner / Vienna Film Fund (AT), Edith Sepp / Estonian Film Institute (EE), Anna Shalashina / Kinoprime Foundation (RU), Radosław Śmigulski / Polish Film Institute (PL), Staale Stein Berg / Norwegian Film Institute (NO), Irena Taskovski / Taskovski Films (UK), Roland Teichmann / Austrian Film Institute (AT), Jani Thiltges / Samsa Film (LU), Alex Traila / Romanian Film Centre (RO), Lisa Valencia-Svensson / Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (CA), Agathe Valentin / Totem Films (FR), Marie-Pierre Vallé / Wild Bunch (FR), Esther van Messel / First Hand Films (CH), Lena Vurma / Filmwelt Verleihagentur (DE), Monika Weibel / Frenetic Films (CH), Fabien Westerhoff / Film Constellation (UK), Sandra Whipham / DOC Society (UK).

 Special guests from Europe’s leading co-production markets EAVE has partnerships with were also available for one-to-one meetings:  

Marjorie Bendeck / connecting cottbus (DE), Martina Bleis / Berlinale Co-production Market (DE), Francesco Capurro / Series Mania (FR), Anna Ciennik / Les Arcs Industry Village (FR), Mercedes Fernandez / TorinoFilmLab (IT), Helena Mackenzie / Film London – PFM (Production Finance Market) (UK), Jovan Marjanovic / CineLink Industry Days (BA), Fabienne Moris / International Film Festival Marseille – FIDMarseille (FR), Brigid O’Shea / DOK Leipzig / DOK Industry Programme (DE), Tereza Simikova / CPH:DOX (DK),  Mira Staleva / Sofia Meetings – Sofia International Film Festival (BG), Lennart Ström / m:brane (SE), Gülin Üstün / Meetings on the Bridge (TR), Marit van den Elshout / International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR Pro (NL), Angeliki Vergou / Thessaloniki International Film Festival / Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (GR) and Aleksandra Zakharchenko / Marché du Film – Cannes Film Festival (FR).

The first two sessions of the EAVE 2020 Producers Workshop took place in Luxembourg (March 6-13) and Virtually in Galway, Ireland (online) (September 28 – October 2 & October 19-26).

For more information, please contact satu@eave.org.

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Fonds Jeune Création Francophone, Projeto Paradiso, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

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