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How to run sustainable film companies: EAVE+ is kicking off in Luxembourg!

The 10th edition of EAVE+, takes place from September 22-27, 2020 at the hotel Parc Belle-vue in Luxembourg. We are thrilled to be able to hold the event physically in Luxembourg with a slightly reduced size and with reinforced sanitary safety measures.

8 experienced producers from 6 countries and 6 seasoned industry professionals will gather for 4 days to discuss the structure of their companies, best management practices and new business models.  Find the full list of participants at the end of the press release.

«EAVE+ was a ground breaking step in the shaping of the future of our company.»

Santiago Gallelli, Rei Cine, Argentina, EAVE+ 2019

During immersive design thinking exercises, group work, plenary sessions, one-to-one meetings and through an interdisciplinary approach, the EAVE+ workshop will tackle the business requirements of running an effective film company.

Top-notch business and management coaches will explore topics ranging from cash management tools, leadership skills, long term company strategies, negotiations with financiers and partners, distribution models and revenue streams, to raising corporate financing from private investors.

Marketing strategist and business development consultant AC Coppens (The Marketing Catalysts) will introduce a special innovative workshop supporting the producers in their entrepreneurial effort - as company founders, leaders or managers. With strategic scenario development tools and exercises specifically designed for their individual purposes, we will explore strategy options to sustain and develop their company in a challenging and competitive context.

EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial Manager of the French production company AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, will explore the topic of how to develop an efficient slate of projects. Marc Bordure will also tackle questions related to company finance, and Linda Beath will address the topics of company formats and platforms today.

Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) will work with the producers on team leadership and management skills.

Questions related to working with banks will be addressed by  Christophe Vidal (Natixis Coficiné, FR).

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), will lead group discussions following each plenary session.

Additionally, participants will be able to go into more detail into the topics which are most urgent and most important to them and to their particular companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ pedagogical team and with each other.

Some comments from previous editions:

«EAVE+ is THE workshop for you when you feel that your production company needs an upgrade.»

Francine Lusser / Tipi’mages Productions, Switzerland

« It is a fantastic opportunity to gain some perspective on your business. I learnt to be more strategic and less reactive. »

Elias Ribeiro / Urucu Media, South Africa

 

The selected participants for the 10th edition of EAVE+ are:

Alva Film Production: Britta Rindelaub, Germany/Switzerland

Akka Films: Palmyre Badinier, France/Switzerland

Akka Films: Philippe Coeytaux, Switzerland

Fidelio Films: Mauro Mueller, Mexico

Kaléo Films: Olivier Charvet, France

Storyhouse: Maarten Schmidt, Belgium

Tangaj Production: Anamaria Antoci, Romania

Tangaj Production: Anda Ionescu, Romania

 

EAVE+ takes place once a year in Luxembourg with different experts and curates the most urgent, contemporary topics for each session according to industry needs. 

EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Luxembourg Film Fund.

More information on: http://eave.org 

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EAVE on Demand Russia 2020

EAVE in partnership with ROSKINO, launches an educational programme in co-production among Russian producers - EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA.

ROSKINO is announcing the start of the competition to participate in the workshop, EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA, which will be held in November 2020. The project has been developed specifically for Russian feature film producers wishing to work in international markets, in cooperation with a leading European organization engaged in professional education and development of production training, EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Selected participants will have the opportunity to take part in the program, which includes training masterclasses, individual sessions with international experts. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to present their projects at the Industry @ Tallinn & BalticEvent business platform.

ROSKINO considers the development of co-production to be one of the most important areas contributing to the integration of Russian projects into the international markets. The first online market for Russian content, Key Buyers Event, which took place in June 2020, showed the rapid growth in the number of producers and projects focused on international co-production. More than 90 projects were submitted to participate in the Key Buyers Event co-production section.

“One of the tasks of ROSKINO is to help raise the level of Russian projects in the international scene. Observing the growth in the number and quality of co-production projects, we considered it necessary to address this request and initiated an educational program in Russia for Russian specialists working in the co-production segment. The training was developed jointly with one of the main European associations - EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), which has been doing similar programs around the world for many years. We believe that it is extremely important not only to give theoretical and practical skills to producers but also to help films find their way. Therefore, the culmination of the program will be the presentation of the most successful projects at the BALTIC EVENT in Tallinn”, said CEO of ROSKINO Evgenia Markova. 

The curator and ideologist of the EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA project is Natalia Drozd, a successful co-production producer. The selection of projects will be carried out by an authorized commission: Chairman of the Board of the Association of Producers - Sergei Selyanov, CEO of ROSKINO - Evgenia Markova, Head of the Department of State Support for the Production of Non-Feature and Animated National Films of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation - Leonid Demchenko, General Producer of Metrafilms - Artem Vasiliev, General producer of the film company "Koktebel" - Roman Borisevich and Natalia Drozd.

“There is a great potential for international co-production in Russia at the moment. After a successful first cooperation between EAVE and ROSKINO for the KEY BUYERS EVENT, we are delighted to continue our partnership, training Russian producers and preparing their projects for the international market in a specially designed EAVE ON DEMAND session in Russia. Leading EAVE experts will work with a group of selected Russian producers to develop their feature films in development in terms of script development, production, packaging, sales and distribution", comments EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

“The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation actively supports projects related to coproduction. In 2019, we announced the first competition for the distribution of minority support for Russian film producers to participate in the creation of co-production projects. The development of the educational vector, despite all the challenges of this year, is a priority task for us and a stable foundation for the development of the industry. We are glad to start working in this direction with ROSKINO and colleagues from EAVE,” notes the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova.

After submission of projects and selection of the best by the authorized commission, participants will participate in a 2-day workshop, which includes master classes on project development, packaging, financing in Europe, legal aspects of co-production, marketing strategy and festival distribution. Participants will also be able to hold one-on-one meetings with international finance, marketing and legal advisors. In addition to the workshops, there will be one-to-one online sessions with instructors to discuss and develop scripts. At the final stage, producers will be able to present their finished projects at the Industry @ Tallinn & BalticEvent business platform and meet with potential financiers, co-producers, global sales agents and distributors.

 

Terms of participation in the project:

5 to 7 producers from Russia will participate in the training.

Participants will be chosen from the feature film producers with experience in the field and desire to work in international markets and create long-lasting business and cultural relations between Russia and Europe. Producers interested in the training should provide a project of a feature film in the development stage. 

Criteria for the project selection

A project of a full-length feature film suitable for international co-production and with a potential for release in cinemas. 

National financial support is desirable for the project.

Personal motivation of the producers to work in different countries and create projects with cultural or technical connections with other regions. 

Participation in the program is completely free

Terms of participation include the attendance of seminars and lessons and the acknowledgement of the participation in the EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA project in the film credits. 

English is the official language of the seminar

All the documents and applications should be submitted in English. 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

October 11th, 2020, 23:00. 

 

RESULTS TO BE PUBLISHED

End of October 2020

 

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT: https://roskino.org/education_eave

 

ADDITIONAL REQUESTS:

For participants – Anna Ryasik / Head of International a.ryasik@roskino.org

For media – Natalia Armaganova/ Head of PR pr@roskino.org

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EAVE SPECIAL FOR IRISH AND CROATIAN PRODUCERS

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.

Some of the Irish and Croatian join with a project, some as participants focusing on career development. During the workshops, they join the EAVE plenary sessions as well as work on their projects, company structures and careers in group work.

The selected producers for the EAVE Special for Irish and Croatian participants 2020 are:

David Burke, Dot Television, Ireland

Ciaran Charles, Rockal Films, Ireland

Ben Evans James, Ireland

Nikolina Hrga, Kome, Croatia

Morana Ikić Komljenović, Little Red Dot, Croatia

Zoran Krema, Okodoko, Croatia

Sabina Krešić, Fade In / Okodoko, Croatia

Borko Novitović, Filmaktiv, Croatia

Darach Ó Tuairisg, Fíbín Media, Ireland

Clifford Parrott, Magpie 6 Media, Ireland

The Irish and Croatian participants work together as a group led by experienced producer and EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm, DE) and under the guidance of several EAVE experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and other relevant topics.

At workshop 3, 60-70 international Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) will meet the participants in pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings, which offers unique access to Europe's key Decision Makers.

The workshops take place in September-October 2020 (online version in collaboration with Galway, Ireland) and December 2020 in Opatija/Rijeka, Croatia.

The workshop partners:

Ireland: Fís Éireann /Screen Ireland, Greasán na Meán, Screen Skills Ireland, BAI, TG4, Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office Galway and Danú Media.

Croatia: Croatian Audiovisual Centre, City of Rijeka, CED – MEDIA Office Croatia.

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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Join EAVE Yoga online on THURSDAYS

© Geraldine Aresteanu

 

"During the EAVE Producers Workshop, we have been offering morning yoga sessions to our participants for many years. Thanks to Tanika, it is now also possible online. Tanika’s wonderfully calm, positive, and radiant energy and her careful and professional guidance are a wonderful way to start or end any day. Her restorative yoga classes help you to be focussed, restore body and mind in stressful times and give you an energy boost."

Kristina Trapp, EAVE CEO

"When I started with Yoga@EAVE, I never thought I’d be a yoga teacher. When I became a yoga teacher, I never thought I’d be teaching online. Now I’m very happy to connect EAVE yogis online from all over the world!"

Tanika Sajatovic, EAVE Coordinator

© Silke Albrecht

 

You are most welcome to join the EAVE Yoga on THURSDAYS:

08:15 – 08:55 Berlin time on ZOOM

19:00 – 19:40 Berlin time on ZOOM

 

SPECIAL offer in SEPTEMBER:

FREE online classes on September 17 & 24!

You just need to register to receive a zoom link.

 

From OCTOBER onwards, all EAVE graduates will have a discounted price:

SINGLE Class: 6 Euro

10X Class Card: 50 Euro

 

Restorative YOGA classes will connect you to your body and your breath in a gentle way. We will put emphasis on asanas allowing your body to recharge and reenergize, and asanas releasing the tension in the shoulders, back and neck. We will also practise simple breathing exercises to calm your mind and reduce stress. Yoga has the quality of being able to quiet your brain, soothe the nerves, and refresh and pacify your mind.

 

"Simply addictive! Soothes body and mind and gives you both calm and an energy boost."

Lise Lense-Møller, EAVE Head of Studies

"Yoga class with Tanika is a wonderful way to start a day with new energy and positive mindset. Tanika knows all the back-pains of film producers and the exercises do wonders for desk-chained professionals (like myself), so my muscles are grateful!"

Joanna Szymanska, SHIPsBOY (PL)

"I had never really taken to yoga but working with Tanika has been a revelation. I have so much more energy when I begin the day with Tanika's routines, and under the guidance of her own calm and radiant energy. Richly recommended!"

Elhum Shakerifar, Hakawati (UK)

© Silke Albrecht

 

"Calm, clear instructions on how to move, stretch and breathe. It is such a pleasure to spend time following Tanika with her great smile, her positive attitude and her profound knowledge of this type of yoga."

Linda Beath, Ideal Filmworks Italia (IT)

"Tanika's yoga classes are an excellent way to start the week! Gentle and deep, she will never let you risk any injury; on the contrary, I would say Tanika's yoga classes are one of the most healing and calming experiences, body, mind and soul. Excellent to cut with the stress and be focused on here and now, connected with your body in a very kind and caring way. Absolutely recommended!"

Constanza Arena, CinemaChile (CL)

Additionally, there are free yoga videos available to practice at home or in the office suitable for all.

 

Enjoy!

Hope to see you at the online EAVE Yoga sessions soon!

Namaste,

Tanika

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EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 - deadline extension until September 7!

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 7, 2020

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop.

  Who is it for?

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction, documentary and TV series, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to expand their operation internationally by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry – e.g. commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.

  How does it work?

Half the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts throughout the year. The other half come to EAVE in order to focus on developing their companies or careers. Most participants attending with a project also bring their writer for the first two weeks which enables producer and writer to benefit together from one-to-one sessions with script experts.

During the first two workshops, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third workshop 60-70 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers.

EAVE graduates join a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry. Furthermore, EAVE participants and members benefit from our partnerships with the leading European film festivals and markets where EAVE facilitates graduate participation.

  Timeline
The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2020 and the selection will be announced in December 2020. The 3 workshops take place in March 5-12, 2021 in Luxembourg (LU), June 2021 in Orléans (FR - TBC), and October 2021 in Catalonia (ES - TBC).
EAVE is a residential workshop programme with a strong focus on network building. Should local travel restrictions occur, alternative digital solutions will be proposed.

Check out the EAVE website for more information and the application form or contact us!

 

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EAVE EXCLUSIVE Interview with EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro and Mehret Mandefro

Interview with co-founders Elias Ribeiro (Head of Studies) and Mehret Mandefro (Group Leader) of Creative Producer Indaba (CPI), a new initiative by the African Realness Institute, in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s IFFRPro and the Sundance Institute.

 

Is Creative Producer Indaba a similar programme with Africa as is PUENTES with Latin America and Ties that Bind with East Asia?

Elias Ribeiro: That’s right, that were the examples. We looked at both workshops very closely: How they were funded, how they were pedagogically delivered, their formats and I asked Tina Trapp this question: „Why not Africa?“ And she said: „Yes, let’s do it!“ We had been collaborating for three years; EAVE offered a scholarship to an African producer to the Producers Workshop out of our Screenwriters Residency selection of projects every year. It felt right to expand the partnership when we decided to launch a creative producing capacity building program to amplify the impact of the Residency, as lot of the projects developed struggled to find producers who are able to finance them. Being an alumnus of their training myself (2014), I knew there was no other knowledge partner that could do this better than EAVE and their 30 years experience. In 2018 we started developing the initiative, we added IFFRPro to the team, they hosted our first think tank with stakeholders from Africa and Europe in Rotterdam in January 2019, where we interrogated the Puentes and TTB formats to adapt it to something that is very relevant to Africa today. We joined forces with Sundance Institute and created a program that will look at new business models involving USA, Europe and Africa for co-production of audiovisual content.

 

What was the idea behind the founding of the Realness Institute and did you have a programme like Indaba in mind from the beginning?

Elias Ribeiro: We are actually a very small and passionate team that has been reacting to the environment we produce in. We identified this need in the development space and we thought, making indie African films by ourselves is not really enough to create a ripple effect. We said we’d rather start a movement. And when we launched Realness Screenwriters Residency in 2015, it was in that spirit of nurturing voices from the African continent who didn’t find support elsewhere. To tell brave stories and to trust their authorship and not indulge to funder’s needs or broadcaster’s recipes, that’s what we decided to invest on: bravery, great stories. After these five years and supporting 36 projects in 16 countries in Africa, we realised that very few had moved beyond that development space. And of the one’s we absorbed into our production company slate two have been made and another two are half financed. But there was this scarcity of producers that could lead these projects on the stage of international financing, completion and international distribution. We never intended to produce all these projects we supported. It was really about creating a more dynamic environment and ecosystem. And that was where Mehret and I met.

Mehret Mandefro: I had a production company in the U.S., but then I came into this market four years now, going on my fifth. I joined a new TV station, Kana TV, that grew quite rapidly, and in the process I saw first hand that it was a really growing industry without the trained professional needed to truly scale it up. I was running around like a madwoman trying to train everyone when I realized that to reform the industry and to try and scale up this effort I was going to have to team up with like-minded people invested in the developing the future of the local media ecosystem. I would say all of anglophone Africa is going through a revolution right now with streamers coming in and Pay TV coming in. We started with satellite TV and it’s growing. It’s really hard to believe, but for the over one hundred million people in Ethiopia private media only started four years ago. Prior to that it was dominated by state run TV. So it’s the beginning of an era and you need institutional support to work in such a tough environment and this is where Elias and I were very much aligned. We both felt the pain of working on our own in a tough landscape and saw the value of creating an institute to support this kind of work and others who were willing to do it. The vision of Realness Institute is to be a source of support that can safeguard, an independent voice in Africa and support independent filmmakers interested in staying and working in their local markets. As these markets continue to formalize it’s important to protect a space for independent voice and brave cinema. And of all the program offerings Indaba is really important, because producers are engines in their local markets and they have very important multiplier effect for formalizing the industry. When you have effective producers in any industry it’s the quickest way to bring about change. So Indaba is special for that reason.

 

How important is Europa for African cinema and how important is African cinema for Europe?

Elias Ribeiro: The biggest value that we have to offer is the wealth of untold stories. What Europe offers in counterpart is the financial structures that are not present in Africa. South Africa is very privileged, we have a national film fund, and a couple of regional agencies, a tax rebate system, broadcasters. Producers are able to make films using all of those instruments. That is not true for the majority of other 54 African countries. One of the things that I hope that Indaba can do by creating this network of producers is to catalyze the creation of more instruments, engagement, and governance. So I feel like there is a clear transaction of story versus economic and financial support.

At times this has been done in a manner that is unfavourable for the African producers. What you get for your Euro is a lot less if you had spent that Euro in Africa, because there is lower cost of services, the social taxes are lesser, weakened exchange rates favoring the Euro, you get much more value for your money locally. Because of co-production regulations, the spending obligations, there are strings attached that come with the money and European producers buy a big piece of real stage in these projects and contribute very small parts to the artistic process. It doesn’t feel like a balanced exchange. And this is one of the things we hope that this conversation will inspire shifts.

 

It sounds a bit like the practice of colonisation in a way ...

Mehret Mandefro: We are de-colonising cinema! Yes, but I think there is another angle we are exploring which is: Starting to think through alternative models of distribution that can be more favourable for artists. I think the opportunity here is to build new standards and make it easier for local producers to have the vocabulary and feel empowered enough when they are going into their financial negotiations. In other words, to have the technical knowledge they need to re-imagine what distribution looks like. I think one thing that makes Indaba really unique as training programme is also the focus on leadership. And what that means cross-sectoral. You know, people we let in to this first cohort are quite impressive in their own right: commissioning editors, artistic directors of festivals, not just producers, so it’s a very interesting mix. I do think we need that cross-sectoral collaboration to begin to formalize an industry and start to think through, how you advocate for new financial instruments and policies. What do you say to your governments? Those kinds of conversations are in the gambit that we have imagined for the pedagogical training.

 

When you look at the first participants of Indaba, you can see that there are less producers with a project than participants with a career development focus. Has this to do what you just said?

Mehret Mandefro: I think instead of focusing on projects we are focusing on people and skills and what they can do beyond just one project. There are people who are not just producers in the end but who play a very essential role in terms of the ecosystem whether at a broadcaster’s company or in a festival. All of these parts are what you need to build up a local market. Our goal is to have people who are going to stay in their local markets and also make a change.

 

There are only few films from Africa to be seen in German or European cinema. Do you think you can raise the visibility of African films and stories in Europe and the USA?

Mehret Mandefro: I think we have a global moment for black stories as a whole, certainly in the U.S., there is a big moment right now. I think it’s very different from when I made my first fiction film; I still remember those problematic distribution conversations. It really encapsulated the problems with the industry. Sometimes in life there is timing that helps you. I think timing is helping us right now. And the other thing is, there are so many talented voices: one of the first projects that came out of Realness won at Sundance this year (This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection). And I think that our chances of amplifying these voices have increased because of the moment. But that takes work at many different levels, In the U.S. it’s still incredibly hard to get a good deal for an African film. Even if you won audience awards at prestigious festival, that doesn’t matter. Some of those structural barriers are beyond us but it’s a good time. There is a crack in the ceiling right now.

 

How difficult is it for African producers to find a co-producer in Europe or America?

Elias Ribeiro: There is a considerable lack of trust in a black producer. A lot of the selected participants made similar statements during their interviews. You often have to go through a white person to get what you want. What I gained the most from my training at EAVE was first of all confidence in what I’m doing. And to get shown formats of what is expected from me. That made it relatively easy because once I had those templates I put them to good use – and access. Access to the decision makers, this priceless opportunity of sitting with somebody across the table, have energy and personal connection, emotional connection. We hope that we are going to bring people around the table and offer a platform for these connections to be built and the participant’s access to networks and resources – direct access.

 

What are your aims with the project in the long run?

Mehret Mandefro: First of all to increase the volume of projects that make it to the international stage. To increase the ratio of developed projects that actually get made. It would be great to train people interested in contributing to building up their local market. Because one of the things you hear in these markets is: „We need a South-to-South storytelling, South-to-South collaborations, and South-to-South co-productions. We would love to see that happen. But that requires financing schemes that are put in place in order for that to happen. So we really want to make that a possibility. We want to be a part of a movement that help make that happen and I think that is a critical part of the larger vision.

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PUENTES project JESUS LOPEZ in development

Creative Europe

The following EAVE graduates have received Creative Europe development funding (slate funding) for their projects and companies:

  • Miha Cernec, STARA GARA, Slovenia
  • Maria Blicharska, DONTEN & LACROIX FILMS, Poland
  • Bostjan Virc, STUDIO VIRC, Slovenia
  • Laurette Schillings, TOPKAPI RIGHTS, Netherlands
  • Esko Rips, NAFTA FILMS, Estonia
  • Peter de Maegd, Lize Lefaible, POTEMKINO, Belgium
  • Cedric Bonin, SEPPIA, France
  • Leontine Petit, LEMMING FILM, Netherlands
  • Anne Katrine Andersen, ZENTROPA ENTERTAINMENT, Denmark
  • Ed Guiney, ELEMENT PICTURES, Ireland
  • Peter Badac, BFILM, Slovakia
  • Jon Nohrstedt, SF STUDIOS, Sweden
  • Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger, GOLDEN GIRLS FILMPRODUKTION & FILMSERVICES, Austria
  • Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, OSLO PICTURES, Norway
  • Joonas Berghäll, OKTOBER, Finland
  • Viktoria Petranyi, PROTON CINEMA, Hungary
  • Laura Sinovcic, 4FILM, Croatia
  • Jonas Weydemann, WEYDEMANN BROS, Germany
  • Valerie Delpierre, INICIA FILMS, Spain
  • Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts, VOLYA FILMS, Netherlands
  • Ana Alexieva, AGITPROP, Bulgaria
  • Lilian Klages, PARKA PICTURES, Denmark
  • Jozsef Berger, MYTHBERG FILMS, Hungary
  • Amanda Livanou, NEDA FILM, Greece
  • Ruben Thorkildsen, APE&BJORN, Norway
  • Julie Esparbes, HELICOTRONC, Belgium
  • Alba Sotorra Clua, ALBA SOTORRA SL, Spain
  • Jon Hammer, ADOMEIT FILM, Denmark
  • Enrica Capra, GRAFFITIDOC, Italy
  • Kristin Ulseth, MAIPO FILM, Norway
  • Danijel Hocevar, VERTIGO, Slovenia
  • Claire McClaughey, TREASURE ENTERTAINMENT, Ireland

https://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/number-9-films-secure-2020-slate-funding?fbclid=IwAR2YF0zX-kp8Y1Zx7mXwyclwsLuq02iv1Hw8htBvauxJ55Yobb_bQAeE0KA

 

Baltic Sea Docs

Selected for by Baltic Sea Docs, the Latvian co-financing forum of international documentary projects:

  • LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA by Virginija Vareikyte, Maximilien Dejoie, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • NORD EXPRESS by Karlis Lesins, producer: EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • THE LAND by Ivars Seleckis, producer: EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • WE ARE ANIMALS by Saila Kivelä, Vesa Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt

http://balticseadocs.lv

 

RED DUST by Moussa Touré, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth is in preparation. The story, written in collaboration with EAVE graduate Stéphan Roelants: In the community of Saint Louis in Senegal, the installation of a Chinese merchant is causing a stir. Souleymane, a young Senegalese employed in the store, tries to quiet the situation, which is becoming increasingly explosive as red dust invades the neighbourhood, exacerbating resentments and unspoken accusations. RED DUST is being produced by Luxembourgish outfit a_BAHN and Dakar-based Les Films du Crocodile (Senegal). The project is backed by Film Fund Luxembourg and will be released in 2022.

www.a-bahn.com/projects/poussiere-rouge

 

PUENTES project JESUS LOPEZ by Maximiliano Schonfeld, producer: PUENTES graduate Georgina Baisch resumes shooting. Shooting had to be cancelled after three weeks due to Covid. A CNC funding provided the needed extra support to finish the film. The plot: Abel is a purposeless teenager who lives in inner Argentina. Jesus López was his cousin and he died in a motorcycle accident. Abel takes his place and the environment of Jesus López, at first, is seduced by the idea of double. But soon enough, they begin to be uncomfortable. However, Abel is not willing to abandon that borrowed life without giving a fight. Supported by: Mecenazgo Cultural (Argentina), National Fund for the Arts (Argentina), INCAA (Argentina). Winner of BAL, BAFICI 2019 – Puentes/EAVE – Tres Puertos Cine, selected for San Sebastian Film Festival’s WIP LATAM section.

http://murillocine.com/project/jesus-lopez

 

PUENTES project SHOCK LABOR by Marcos Diaz Sosa, producer: PUENTES graduate Maria Carla del Rio, EAVE graduates Gema Juarez Allen and Sandino Saravia Vinay is shooting. Teh film is a darkly comic portrait of Cuban society: A disenchanted young pregnant woman is afraid of getting stuck in the small Cuban town where she lives. But when a tornado whisks her away to a luxury resort – where her competitive shooting skills turn her into a celebrity amongst the island’s Communist elite – she comes to realize, like a Hollywood heroine of a bygone era, that there’s no place like home. Using absurdist humor and a surrealist pastiche of styles – drawing on everything from The Wizard of Oz to Soviet-era propaganda films – the film looks at how younger Cubans are reexamining the assumptions of the past in order to “question the romantic patriotism” of their parents’ generation.

The project will be presented in Ventana Sur this week during Proyecta, a new collaboration with the San Sebastian Film Festival to foster co-productions with and within Latin America.

The hotly anticipated title was developed at the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Lab and has been invited to participate at the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Cannes’ La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, the Guadalajara Co-Production Meetings and the Sørfond Pitching Forum.

SHOCK LABOR has received support from the likes of Programa Ibermedia, the Tribeca Film Institute’s Latin American Fund, as well as World Cinema Amsterdam’s Go Cuba! Initiative, and was awarded by Switzerland’s Visions Sud Est fund.

www.gemafilms.com

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TTB project MEMORY OF WATER now in production

  • À L’OMBRE DES FILLES by Etienne Comar, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri is shooting. Written by the director, the script centres on Luc, a renowned lyric singer, who agrees to give singing lessons in a women's prison. Reluctant at first, Carole, Jeannine, Noor, Jess, Marzena and Catherine soon get Luc’s full attention as he tries to contain their strong and unpredictable temperaments just as the prison undergoes disturbances. How will he manage to keep them in harmony? Will he be able to make them experience a new kind of freedom through singing? And at what cost? Produced by Didar Domehri for Maneki Films and Étienne Comar for Arches Films, À L’OMBRE DES FILLES is co-produced by Belgian company Versus Productions (Jacques-Henri Bronckart and Gwenaëlle Libert), and counts among its partners the Soficas Manon and SG Image, Canal+, Ciné+, the RTBF, Proximus and Be TV. It also benefits from the support of Wallimage and Inver Tax Shelter. For the record, the project was developed with the support of the CNC’s development grant, of the ANGOA and of Indéfilms Initiative.

www.manekifilms.com

 

  • MONTE VERITÀ by Stefan Jäger, co-producer: EAVE graduates Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Babara Pichler is shooting. MONTE VERITÀ is a story of emancipation set in 1906, at the titular artists’ health spa in Ascona, Ticino, which channeled much of the groundswell of forces challenging the then Belle Époque bourgeois conservatism: Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis, the fight for women’s rights, free dance love and even vegan food. The script, penned by Cornelia Naraks, focuses on a young woman called Hanna Leitner, who feels suffocated by the rigid routine imposed by her husband Anton and their two daughters. She then begins to suffer chronic asthma attacks and rejects Anton’s sexual advances, which causes him to dispatch her to a neurologist, Otto Gross, a disciple of Freud. When Hanna is raped by her husband, she follows Gross in an act of desperation and finally experiences a freedom she has never known. The film is being produced by Zurich-Berlin based outfit Tellfilm and co-produced by Austria’s KGP Filmproduction and Germany’s Cologne Coin Film.

www.kgp.co.at

 

  • ENTRE LA VIE ET LA MORT by Giordano, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean Yves Roubin is shooting. The film follows the journey of Leo Castaneda. Leo is a Spanish man living in Brussels, where he drives the subway trains of line 6. One evening, he locks eyes with a young man standing on the platform. His eyes are feverish with despair, his face familiar… Leo recognises his son Hugo, just as the latter tragically disappears under the rails. Leo, who hadn’t seen his son for more than two years, will discover that Hugo was involved in a bloody robbery. He will have to face violent criminals in order to try and understand the reasons behind his son’s death. The film is produced by Frakas Production and co-produced by Noodle Productions (France), Fasten Films (Spain) and Eyeworks (Belgium). Filming will take place mostly in Brussels, this summer.

www.frakas.be

 

  • NON MI UCCIDERE by Andrea de Sica, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli is shooting. Written by Gianni Romoli, the collective GRAMS and De Sica himself, and freely inspired by Chiara Palazzolo’s novel of the same name, Non mi uccidere is an intense love story with touches of horror: Mirta loves Robin like crazy, and he promises to love her forever. One full moon night, their desire for transgressions costs them both their lives. But the girl wakes up and can only hope that Robin will do the same, just as he promised her. But nothing is as it was. Mirta realises that she has been transformed into a creature which, in order to survive, must feed on human flesh. She is scared. Hunted by mysterious men, she fights in her desperate search for Robin. Supported by IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige and MIBACT – Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo.

https://vivofilm.it

 

  • MAN-DOG by Stefan Constantinescu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, co-producers: EAVE graduates Nina Frese and Peter Possne is shooting. The film is a story about love and exile happening during the COVID-19 pandemic, where the paranoia, the alienation, the absurd humour and the fear of an imminent disaster melt in a film noir structure. MAN-DOG is produced by microFILM (Romania), KLAS Film (Bulgaria), Doppelganger (Sweden) and Pandora Film (Germany), in association with nomada.solo (Romania) and Visual Walkabout (Romania), and in coproduction with HiFilm Productions (Romania), Film i Väst (Sweden), Shoot&Post (Sweden), Auditory (Sweden). The project is supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), MEDIA-Creative Europe, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, and it is financed by Cinema City Romania, Dr. Oetker, Garanti BBVA, MediaCom. Man-Dog was developed during the First Films First and Les Arcs Coproduction Village programmes.

www.hifilm.ro

 

  • LOVABLE by Stanislavs Tokalovs, producers: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Latvia Aija Berzina and EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä is shooting. The film’s main character is a young man Matiss, who has difficulties forming relationship based on love and trust. Only when he has to take care of a little girl Paula, he becomes more sensitive and responsive to the surrounding world. The project is supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia. LOVABLE was developed at ACE Producers Workshop and in ScriptEast project development programme, and it was also presented at Baltic Event within the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn.

www.tasse.lv

 

  • TTB project MEMORY OF WATER by Saara Saarela, producers: EAVE and TTB graduate Mark Lwoff, EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese is shooting in Estonia. The shooting of the Finnish/Estonian/German/Norwegian co-production was supposed to start in spring 2020 but was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Finland’s Bufo is producing in coproduction with Estonia’s Allfilm, Germany’s Pandora Film and Norway’s Mer Film.

www.bufo.fi

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PETIT FLEUR by Santiago Mitre now in post-production

  • PETITE FLEUR by Santiago Mitre, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, co-producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido is in post-production. Written by Santiago Mitre and Mariano Llinas, the script is an adaptation of the novel Petite Fleur by the Argentine writer Iosi Havilio. The story centres around José, an Argentine national who has recently moved to France with his partner and daughter, and who makes the acquaintance of his neighbour. On an impulse, whilst listening to the jazz piece Petite Fleur, he kills his new friend. However, the next day, to José’s astonishment, his neighbour is the picture of health. He decides to kill him again. It’s at this point that José finds himself caught up in a strange new daily routine: looking after the baby and the house, trying to save his relationship… and killing his unwitting neighbour... Produced by Didar Domehri on behalf of Paris-based firm Maneki Films and co-produced by the Argentine firm La Unión de Los Ríos, by the Belgian outfits Panache Productions and La Compagnie Cinématographique, by the Spanish group Setembro Cine, but also by the French firm Logical Pictures and the regional outfit Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma. Supported by Eurimages, Argentina’s National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts INCAA and the Île de France region (in partnership with the CNC), the feature film has been pre-purchased by Ciné+ and is shored up by Movie Tax Invest. Developed with the backing of the CNC and its Aide au développement (Development Grant), and supported by Creative Europe Media, Indéfilms Initiative, B Media Développement, Procirep, and the Provence-Alpes-Côté d'Azur region.

www.manekifilms.com

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EAVE project 200 METERS picked up by True Colours

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, produced by EAVE graduate May Odeh, co-producer EAVE graduate Julia Gebauer has been picked up by True Colours which has secured international sales rights.

www.waycreative.se

 

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski has been acquired by the streaming platform MUBI for USA, Latin America, India and Turkey. This Polish/Swedish co-production was selected in Cannes 2020 Official Selection. The Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales is handling the sales.

www.lavafilms.pl

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21 films by EAVE graduates nominated for European Film Awards

American Academy Awards / The Oscars

The first film by an EAVE graduate has been nominated to represent its country in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars:

  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producers: EAVE graduates Mariusz Wlodarski, Aga Wasiak – Poland

www.oscars.go.com

 

European Film Awards

Due to Covid-19 and the related restrictions, the EFA Feature Film Selection 2020 is announced in two steps. The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the titles of the 32 films in the first part, the second part will be announced in September. The 33rd European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners will take place on 12 December in Reykjavik.

The selected feature and documentary films:

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gavras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH by Najwa Najjar, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef
  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev  
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE EUPHORIA OF BEING by Réka Szabó, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu
  • THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobsen

www.europeanfilmawards.eu

 

Nominated for this year’s Nordic Council Film Prize:

  • DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS by J-P Valkeapää, producers: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy, B’EST graduate Helen Vinogradov, co-producers: B’EST graduate Alise Gelze and EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

www.norden.org

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Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film for EXILE

Locarno Film Festival

  • CHOCOBAR by Lucrecia Martel, producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors has won the Pardo 2020 for the production of the best international project.
  • EUREKA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach has won Cinema&Gioventù – “Environment is quality of life” Prize.

www.pardo.ch

 

Transilvania International Film Festival

  • PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Peter Bouckaert, Frans van Gestel has won Best Director
  • FIDELITY by Nigina Sayfullaeva, co-producers: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille, B’EST graduate Pavel Odynin has won Best Performance.

Romanian Days

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan has won Best Feature
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon has received a Special Mention
  • EVERYTHING WILL NOT BE FINE by Adrian Pîrvu, Helena Maksyom, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon has won the FIPRESCI Award.

www.tiff.ro

 

Eurimages

  • KRETSUL by Alexandra Likhacheva and produced by B’EST graduate Anna Shalashina of WISH Media (Russia) has won the Eurimages co-production development award. The jury composed of Marianne Dumoulin and Miroslav Mogorovich, together with Eduart Makri for Eurimages, chose to support this project which tells us the story of a human victory, based on the friendship between two sportsmen who manage to overcome their drama thanks to their tenacity and an exceptional friendship. Based on contemporary true events, it tells a winner’s story in a different way, where success is based on human values.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/eurimages/-/2020-eurimages-co-production-development-awards?fbclid=IwAR2Vk43jNmvIkhtnUl9YfP2zy_H0lW_yWkYFh1j4bthDcL5Pg52IidkCYDU

 

Sarajevo Film Festival

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin has won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film
  • THE ISLAND WITHIN directed and produced by B’EST graduate Ru Hasanov has won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Director
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa has won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor
  • HOLY FATHER by Andrei Dascalescu, producer: EAVE & TTB graduate Anda Iulia Ionescu ahs won the Special Jury Award in the Competition Programme - Documentary Film
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan has received the Human Rights Award
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker has scooped the Audientia Award 2020.

Cinelink Awards

  • EAVE graduate Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos has been selected to participate in the 2021 edition of EAVE+. (EAVE+ Award)
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille has received the Turkish National Radio and Television Award
  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi has won the Post Republic Award
  • MOON 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate: Fenia Cossovitsa has received the Cinelink Iridium Award
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin has won the Cineuropa Award.

www.sff.ba

 

Haugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival - New Nordic Films

  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne wins Best Actress (Andrea Bræin Hovig) and Best Production Design (Jørgen Stangebye Larsen) at the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund.
  • DOGBORN by Isabella Carbonell, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies has won the Best Project Award at the Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market.
  • EXCESS WILL SAVE US – THE MOVIE by Morgane Dziurla-Petit, producer: EAVE participant Fredrik Lange has received a Special Mention from the Eurimages Lab Project Award jury.

www.filmfestivalen.no

 

Swedish Kristallen Award

  • LOVE ME by Josefine Bornebusch, producer: EAVE graduate Sofie Palage wins the Swedish Kristallen Award for Best TV Drama of the Year.

https://www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com/news/stories/love-me-voted-best-tv-drama-at-swedens-kristallen-awards

 

Hong Kong International Film Festival

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane has won 3 awards, namely the Firebird Award, Best Actress and the FIPRESCI prize at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, Young Cinema Competition (World).

https://www.hkiff.org.hk/news/detail?id=623

 

Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum

  • STRANGER EYES by Yeo Siew Hua, producer: EAVE & TTB graduate Fran Borgia won the HAF Fiction Award (non Hong Kong project)

http://hkiff.mtel.ws/HKIFFedm466/index.html

 

Amman International Film Festival

  • INSHALLA A BOY by Amjad Al-Rasheed, produced by EAVE Rula Nasser has received US $7,500 from Société Générale de Banque – Jordanie as Amman Film Industry Days (AFID) prize in Development category for Jordanian projects.

https://aiff.jo/amman-industry-days/

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EAVE project SOLE in French cinemas

In French cinemas

  • THE PERFECT CANDIDATE directed and produced by Interchange graduate Haifaa Al-Mansour. August 12.

https://iffr.com/en/2020/films/the-perfect-candidate

  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder. August 19.

www.kgp.co.at

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak. September 3.

https://www.kinoproduzioni.com/sole

 

In Belgian cinemas

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. August 5.

www.lemmingfilm.com

 

In Dutch cinemas

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. August 6.

www.lemmingfilm.com

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE (BLANCO EN BLANCO) by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi. August 6. 

www.donquijotefilms.com

 

In Austrian cinemas

  • WAREN EINMAL REVOLUZZER by Johanna Moder, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann. August 28.

 www.freibeuterfilm.at

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. August 21.

www.lescontesmodernes.fr

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. August 6.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. August 6.

www.lemmingfilm.com

 

In German cinemas

  • GIRAFFE by Anna Sofie Hartmann, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. August 6.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno. August 6.

www.tarantula.lu

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. August 19.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. August 19.

http://jbaproduction.com

 

In Danish cinemas

  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: TTB group leader, EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann. August 27.

http://www.weydemannbros.com

 

In Norwegian cinemas

  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese. August 28.

www.fluxfilm.net

  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno. August 28.

www.tarantula.lu

 

In Romanian cinemas

  • THE EXIT OF THE TRAINS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon. August 28.

www.hifilm.ro

 

In Spanish cinemas

  • A LAND IMAGINED by Siew Hua Yeo, producer: EAVE graduate Fran Borgia, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jean-Laurent Csinidis and Denis Vaslin. August 26.

www.akangafilm.com

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EAVE project 200 METERS selected for Venice Days

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (August 6 – 23)

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin, producer: PUENTES graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers

http://miff.com.au/

 

Dokufest Prizren (August 7 – 25)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • DOGS BARKING AT BIRDS by Leonor Teles, producer: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • JOURNEY TO UTOPIA by Erlend Eirik Mo, producer: EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller
  • JOZI GOLD by Sylvia Vollenhoven, Fredrik Gertten, producer: EAVE graduate Margarete Jangård
  • OROSLAN by Matjaz Ivanisin, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec
  • PHASES OF MATTER by Deniz Tortum, producers: EAVE graduates Anna Maria Aslanoglu, Asli Erdem
  • TALES FROM THE PRISON CELL by Abel Visky, producers: EAVE graduate Eszter Gyarfas, EAVE graguate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petrányi
  • THE EXIT OF THE TRAINS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler

https://dokufest.com

 

Locarno Film Festival (August 7 – 17)

The films after tomorrow

  • CHOCOBAR by Lucrecia Martel, producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • EUREKA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH by Helena Wittmann, producer: TTB participant Julia Cöllen
  • I COME FROM IKOTUN by Wang Bing, producer: TTB participant Julia Cöllen
  • LITTLE SOLANGE by Axelle Ropert, producer: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • WHEN THE WAVES ARE GONE by Lav Diaz, producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena, TTB graduates Bradley Liew, Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

Pardi di Domani

  • BREAK by Levente Kölcsey, producer: EAVE graduate Balazs Zachar
  • THE END OF SUFFERING by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • THE PARALLEL STATE by Octav Chelaru, producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu

Through the Open Doors

  • NECKTIE YOUTH by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro
  • ON THE EDGE (SUR LA PLANCHE) by Leila Kilani, producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke Van der Tas

www.pardolive.ch

 

Sarajevo Film Festival (August 16 – 23)

Feature Film Competition

  • OTTO THE BARBARIANby Ruxandra Ghitescu, producer: EAVE graduate Iuliana Tarnovetchi
  • THE ISLAND WITHIN directed and produced by B’EST graduate Ru Hasanov
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

Documentary Competition

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • HOLY FATHER by Andrei Dascalescu, producer: EAVE & TTB graduate Anda Iulia Ionescu
  • IN PRAISE OF LOVE by Tamara Drakuli, producer: EAVE participant Jelena Angelovski
  • NENAD by Mladen Bundalo, producer: EAVE graduate Zoran Galic
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • HOUSE OF DOLLS by Tudor Platon, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • HER MOTHERS by Asia Der, Sari Haragonics, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • RETURN TO EPIPO by Judit Olah, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • THE PAGEANT by Eytan Ipeker, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkowsky
  • WOOD by EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, producers: EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

CineLink Co-production Market

  • FLAME by György Mor Karpati, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Hungary Viktoria Petranyi
  • LUNA PARK by Florenc Papas, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti
  • ONE MONTH, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Maya Vitkova-Kosev
  • OUR FATHER by Goran Stankovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen
  • THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KIMON by Neritan Zinxhiria, producer: EAVE graduate Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos

CineLink Work In Progress

  • ELA ILE HILMI & ALI by Ziya Demirel, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Maria Aslanoglu
  • THE LAST PROJECTIONIST by Alex Bakri, co-producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • MOON 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate: Fenia Cossovitsa
  • STREAMS by Mehdi Hmili, co-producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi

www.sff.ba/en

 

Haugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival - New Nordic Films (August 14 – 21)

  • EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Hedén, opening film, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Sweden Julia Gebauer
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BINTI by Frederike Migom, producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • CALL MOM! by Lisa Aschan, producer: EAVE graduate Anna-Maria Kantarius
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno
  • EXCESS WILL SAVE US – THE MOVIE by Morgane Dziurla-Petit, producer: EAVE participant Fredrik Lange
  • FOREST GIANT by Ville Jankeri, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jukka Helle
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivoneimi, producer: EAVE graduate Elli Toivoneimi
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • MY GRANDPA IS AN ALIEN by Marina Andree Skop, Drazen Zarkovic, producer: EAVE graduate Darija Kulenovic Gudan
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG) by Sarah Winkenstette, producer: TTB group leader, EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

Among the 16 projects in development presented at the Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market, are the following projects by EAVE graduates:

  • DOGBORN by Isabella Carbonell, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • FRIDAY by Alli Haapasalo, producer: EAVE graduate Leila Lyytikäinen
  • KALAK by Isabella Eklöf, co-producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • MISTER by Emily Atef, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • SHIJA by Marja Pyykkö, producers: EAVE graduates Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Kristine Knudsen, Annemiek van der Hell
  • THE SQUIRREL by Markus Lehmusruusu, producer: EAVE graduate Leila Lyytikäinen, co-producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis
  • TUESDAY CLUB by Annika Appelin, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter Possne

https://filmfestivalen.no

 

SANFIC Chile (August 16 – 23)

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE (BLANCO EN BLANCO) by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • SIBERIA by Aberl Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli

https://sanfic.com

 

Filmfestival Kitzbühel (August 24 – 30)

  • MATRIOCHKAS by Bérangère Mc Neese, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi

http://ffkb.at/en/

 

Film Francophone d’Angoulême  (August 28 – September 2)

  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf
  • SI LE VENT TOMBE by Nora Matryosian, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri

www.filmfrancophone.fr

 

Hong Kong International Film Festival (cancelled)

Gala Presentation

  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese

Firebird Award

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • THIS IS NOT A MOVIE by Yung Chang, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

Masters and Auteurs

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach and Marcela Ursu
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, Dan Wechsler, Peter Possne, Labina Mitevska

World Cinema

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • THE FEVER by Myay Da Rin, producer: EAVE graduate PUENTES graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • GHOST TROPIC by Bas Devos, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • MARTIN EDEN by , producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • NASIR by Arun Karthick, producers: EAVE participant Mathivanan Rajendran and EAVE graduate Reiner Selen 
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak
  • THE UNKNOWN SAINT by Alaa Eddine Aljem, producer: PUENTES graduate Alexa Rivero

Documentaries 

  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik

Kaleidoscope

  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers

www.hkiff.org.hk

 

Pula Film Festival (August 29 – September 4)

  • DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE by Martin Turk, producer: EAVE graduate Ida Weiss
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • I AM FRANK by Metod Pevec, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings
  • EAVE project THE SON by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold

www.pulafilmfestival.hr

 

Venice International Film Festival  (August 29 – September 8)

Main Competition

  • LE SORELLE MACALUSO by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producers: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producers: EAVE graduates Mariusz Wlodarski, Aga Wasiak
  • PIECES OF A WOMAN by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu

Orizzonti

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • LA NUIT DES ROIS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Letourneau
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Annabella Nezri

Venice Gap-Financing Market

  • EAVE project A GIRL’S ROOM by Aino Suni, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Aubert
  • EL PROFUGO by Natalia Meta, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech
  • LES CAHIERS by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • MISTER by by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, co-producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • OCCUPIED CITY by Steve McQueen, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • PICCOLO CORPO by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan
  • SWEET DREAMS by Ena Sendijarevic, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • THE FAUN by Augusto Zanovello, producer: EAVE graduate Anca Damian
  • TRANSAMAZONIA by Pia Marais, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • A PICTURE BOOK by Kana Tomoko, producer: TTB graduate Mari Mukai

www.labiennale.org/en/cinema

 

Venice International Critics Week

  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • THE BOOK OF VISION by Carlo S. Hintermann, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye
  • THE FLOOD WON’T COME by Marat Sargsyan, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene

www.sicvenezia.it

 

Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days)

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • 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
  • MY TENDER MATADOR by Rodrigo Sepulveda, producers: PUENTES graduates Florencia Larrea, Alejandro Israel, Ezequiel Borovinsky
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE+ graduate Nicolas Comeau
  • THE NEW GOSPEL by Milo Rau, world premiere, producer: EAVE participant Sebastian Lemke

http://www.giornatedegliautori.com/

 

Festivals cancelled and postponed

 

  • Festival de Cinéma Douarnenez (August 14 – 28)

www.festival-douarnenez.com

  • European Film Festival Palic (August 8 –14)

www.palicfilmfestival.com

  • Vukovar Film Festival, Croatia  (August 23 – 26)

www.vukovarfilmfestival.com

  • Festival of Slovenian Film postponed to October 6 – 11

www.fsf.si

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MEET EAVE IN SEPTEMBER!

@Durban Film Mart, September 4, online

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

@EAVE+, September 22-27, Luxembourg

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR CREATIVE PRODUCER INDABA FIRST WORKSHOP

Creative Producer Indaba was created to provide professional training and hone the leadership skills of tenacious producers interested in building the African film industry. In this spirit, Indaba’s Opening Assembly on 28th of August will take place as a Conversation on Leadership, moderated by African Group Leader and Realness Institute Co-Founder, Mehret Mandefro (A51 Pictures, Ethiopia and Truth Aid, USA). Our guests in conversation will be Tabitha Jackson - Director of Sundance Film Festival, Cara Mertes - Project Director of Moving Image Strategies at the Ford Foundation, and Makhosazana Khanyile - CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF). Furthermore there will be sessions with international producers and experts, including IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund Manager Fay Breeman who will host a session on the process of funding applications.

The opening conversation is a highlight of our program as our leadership luminaries discuss what it means to: 1) to be a leader, 2) to build media infrastructure and support‘, and 3) to support artists. Each of our guests has an impressive track record of leading, building, and funding creative work globally. Tabitha Jackson’s belief in the arts as a public good has filtered into her work over an expansive career of 25 years in film and public broadcasting, where she has uplifted independent and diverse voices in cinema and other art forms. Throughout her career as a nonprofit executive, award-winning executive producer and producer/director, broadcast programmer, curator, teacher, and writer, Cara Mertes has championed the leadership role of artists in society, and worked to harness the power of cultural expression to amplify awareness and accelerate progressive change. Makhosazana Khanyile has worked in media and broadcasting, with a focus on strategies and programming for the African continent for MNet and Fox Network Group. At the NFVF, she provides leadership to the most robust funding agency in Africa, bringing her expertise in forming long-term strategies in building the country’s filmmaking infrastructure.

“The new world order gave us the opportunity to tap into the most incredible professionals all over the globe to contribute to our program.” Says Creative Director of the Realness Institute and Indaba Head of Studies, Elias Ribeiro. “We are thrilled for Indaba participants and hope they will pay it forward in being active builders of the African Film Industry. We can achieve so much together by sharing information, good will and stablishing a network of producers all over the continent that is engaging their governments and policy makers to catalyze the establishment of new financial instruments and more public efforts in utilizing the powerful nation building tool that Cinema is.”

The first of two workshops then proceeds over two weeks with plenary sessions run by producers and experts who embody the spirit of the program itself. They are all leaders and are active professionals in their own countries. The participants will be mentored by Group Leaders Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree, Belgium) and Mehret Mandefro. The plenary workshops will be led by: Ama Ampadu (Saturday Films, UK); Cait Pansegrouw (Urucu, South Africa); Dayo Ogunyemi (Zuri 24 Media, Nigeria); Effie Brown (Gamechanger, USA); Femi Odugbemi (234 Media, Nigeria); Katy Lena (IndigoMood Films, Senegal); Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, Italy); Rosa Attab (France) and Steven Markowitz (Big World Cinema, South Africa). With a pulse on current industry trends, Indaba has invited Christopher Mack (Director of Creative Talent Investment and Development, Netflix) to host a masterclass on how packaging content for streaming platforms.

Fay Breeman, the manager of International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund will be hosting an interactive session with both the Realness Screenwriters’ Residency and the Indaba participants. As the only international public fund that supports the development of African projects, this will be a fruitful exchange that will allow the producers to meet with Fay Breeman to discuss the application process and ask questions.

The producers will also have the opportunity to engage with the Realness screenwriting residents in an informal networking mixer. We see a clear overlap in the Screenwriters' Residency and Indaba as an opportunity to bring these projects into contact with the Indaba producers, with the possibility of them collaborating. Creative Producer Indaba, which will start its program on the 31st of August, was conceptualized as a vehicle to hone the creative and entrepreneurial skills of producers working in Africa. The program design and financing was helmed by URUCU producer and leader in his own right, Elias Ribeiro, co-founder of the Realness Institute. He led CTIFMF Industry Program in 2018 and serves as an advisory board member to Ladima Foundation and Screen Worlds.

The schedule for the online plenaries can be found on the Realness Institute website at https://www.realness.institute/creative-producer-indaba. To request access to the online Plenaries and Talks as an observer please contact: submissions@realness.institute. Space will be made available on a first come first serve basis until we reach capacity.

Realness Institute presents Creative Producer Indaba in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s IFFR Pro, Sundance Institute; with the support of DOC A, National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, French Institute of South Africa and IEFTA.

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EAVE EXCLUSIVE interview with EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis

                                 

©Jurgen Van Tiggelen

An interview with EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis on the shooting of one of the first European co-production to be shot after the lockdown due to the COVID crisis.  

- I’m talking to you via Skype while you are on the small Greek Island Amorgros where you have been shooting the Greek-German-Italian co-production TÖCHTER (DAUGTHERS) since mid-June. How does it feel to shoot a film again?

Well, I would say, for sure it’s a relief that we are doing it, and there are points when it feels like a victory. It’s somewhere in between these two feelings. There was a point when it was a mere “if“ and “when“ and “how“ would we be able to go back to shooting – not this film, but in general – and then I kind of took it personally. I said, no, we cannot allow this situation to make our work obsolete – it’s either this or nothing. So we have to win this battle. On the other hand are we shooting a film here in conditions that are very friendly to the COVID safety protocol: We are outdoors, we’re all staying in this hotel here, we don’t have any difficult scenes with a lot of extras, we have no sex-scenes ... . So it’s a good project to get your feet wet and experience how to shoot under these conditions. But nevertheless we are doing it and that’s the most important thing. 

- You are shooting one of the first European co-productions after the lockdown of Europe’s film industry. How is it that you are so quick?

Well, two things: one is objective and has nothing to do with us, and that’s the fact that Greece was one of the countries that managed to handle the pandemic quite quickly and efficiently and therefore we were able to get out of the lockdown sooner than other countries and it’s a safe destination in that sense. The other thing is Bettina Brokemper’s, who is the main producer, determination in making it happen and not let go. The moment it became clear that Greece will open ist borders and that it will be possible to travel safe onto this island we are now and shoot, the moment we had a protocol published by the authorities and all that, we had less than a month to do all the preparation and be here and shoot. The borders opened for countries like Germany on the 15th of June. On the 16th Bettina and the whole cast and crew boarded a private plane and came to Greece.  

- What is the story of DAUGHTERS or TÖCHTER, as the film is called in German?

The film is a road movie set in Switzerland, Italy and Greece following two friends, Betty and Martha, who have the typical problems of emancipated forty-year-old single women in Berlin. They set out on a trip with Marthas dying father on their backseat to Switzerland where he has made an appointment for assisted suicide in a special institute. As it shows, things are not going exactly according to his plans. The story evolves to a big adventure that takes them to Italy and eventually to Greece in search of another father, Bettys father. The final part of the film is set in Greece. The film is a road trip and a bittersweet comedy with lots of dry humour.

- What do you think, how much longer will the shooting have taken in the end compared to non-COVID-times?

We do not need any more time for the shoot. I mean, normally we would not have stopped, but in terms of shooting days there was no days added to the shooting schedule because of the measures. We had to hire more people instead – it would either have been more time or more people. Because we have to disinfect everything at the end of the shooting day: the camera equipment, the light equipment, the wardrobe, the make-up rooms, the production base, all of these places have to be decontaminated by people. We decided to go for a slightly bigger crew so that we can save time and stay within the schedule that was initially planned. Another reason is that we think the less time we need for shooting, the less chances are there for a possible infection. So on the one hand there are financial and practical reasons and on the other hand there are safety reasons. 

- What else do you have to do to stick to the protocol?

The Greek protocol is slightly stricter than the German. Everybody had to get tested before we started shooting. The cast was getting tested twice – the second time was here on the island. As I said, all the equipment has to be decontaminated at the end of the shooting day before the crew puts them in the trucks to store them until the next day. The same applies for the wardrobe and make-up equipment as well as for all the rooms that are used for the production. There is medical staff with us at all times. They are also taking the temperature and monitor the safety regulations. And then there is the usual stuff: indoors we need to wear masks, fortunately the majority of the scenes are outdoors. We need to keep safety distances with eachother. The medical staff inspecting the shoot, reports daily at a health inspection company, which is going to certify at the end of the shoot that the protocol was followed. But that’s pretty much it.

- So it’s strange, but it’s manageable?

It’s strange, but sometimes it’s also irritating. You know, we’re here to work. And sometimes people forget something and you don’t want to be the policeman to tell other people what they have to do. But we are all getting used to it and we are respectful to each other and that’s the main thing.

- With all these precautions and safety measures the production will cost more money?

For sure all things bring extra costs to the production, completely unforeseen costs. Now we have to start to talk budget and take all these things into consideration. But for me the most important thing is that we are making it. I’m talking to colleagues while I’m here and I’m telling that we are shooting. And the reaction I received from all of them was that they are feeling optimistic and encouraged that we, that someone is doing it. It’s important to show people that can you continue to do your job under these conditions. We’ll have to find solutions all the time and we’re doing that here, too. Most of the European independent producers are tough cookies. We are learned to work with difficulties and under harsh conditions, so we’ll battle that, too. 

- Besides TÖCHTER, you have more international co-productions scheduled for shooting this year?

Yes, we have. The funny thing is, this whole thing is happening in a year where we are only shooting international co-productions. After this one here we have MEDITERRANEO by Marcel Barrena, a Spanish-Greek production which we were supposed to shoot now and which is postponed to September. And then we have TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund, which we are also going to shoot in the fall. All these projects were initially planned for now, but we had to change our plans because of the COVID chaos. But we have resumed to work on these two projects, too. And hopefully in September and October we are going to shoot them. So for us, as I said in the beginning, it has been a matter of doing it. Otherwise – what? We close business? We can’t let this happen. 

- So this will be a memorable year, I suppose.

Yes, let’s hope for good reasons, also. Who would have thought we would experience a pandemic in our lifetime. But we are. We should be thankful that science and medicine is progressed enough to be able to battle this thing.

Still from Töchter, ©Wolfgang Ennenbach Heimatfilm

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EAVE project BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS receives funding from Eurimages

 Eurimages

At the last funding round of EURIMAGES, the following EAVE projects and projects by EAVE graduates have been supported:

  • EAVE project BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS by Asimina Proedrou, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti

  • BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH by Giordano Gederlini, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean Yves Roubin 

  • BRUXA by Cristèle Alves Meira, producers: PUENTES graduates Tatiana Leite, Gaelle Mareschi, EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye 

  • CHICKEN BOY by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi

  • DISCO BOY by Giacomo Abbruzzese, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Blicharska

  • DREAMING WALLS by Amélie Van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier, producers: EAVE graduates Simone Van den Broek, David Herdies

  • GOOD LIFE by Viktorija Siaulyte, Marta Dauliute, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite

  • PUENTES Project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE and PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea

  • NORMAL by Olivier Babinet, producer: TTB graduate Valerie Bournonville

  • THE COW THAT SANG A SONG ABOUT THE FUTURE by Francisca Alegria, producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs

  • THE DELEGATION by Asaf Saban, producers: EAVE group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, EAVE graduate Agnieszka Dziedzic, EAVE+ graduate Yoav Roeh

  • THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov, producers: EAVE graduates Kaarle Aho, Tijana Visnjic

  • THE MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES by Sonia Kronlund, producer: EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek

  • THE NIGHTSIREN by Tereza Nvotova, producer: EAVE MW graduate Peter Badac

  • THE RESTLESS by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE+ head of studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Anton Iffland Stettner, Alexandre Gavras

  • TRACES by Dubravka Turic, producer: EAVE group leader Ankica Juric Tilic

  • VICTIM by Michal Blasko, producers: EAVE graduates Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova, Saar Yogev 

  • WHITE PLASTIC SKY by Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó, producers: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE graduate Juraj Krasnohorsky

www.coe.int/web/eurimages

 

 WCF 

The World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury has made their selection out of 153 submissions and awarded production funds totalling 395,000 €. Five of the selected films are produced by EAVE graduates.

WCF Production Funding

  • BOMB BAY by Nantenaina Lova, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards

  • TTB project TIGER STRIPES by Amanda Nell, produced by TTB graduate Foo Fei Ling, co-producers: EAVE graduate Fran Borgia, TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara, EAVE graduate, TTB group leader and German national coordinator Jonas Weydemann  

WCF Europe 

  • LOVE IS A DOG FROM HELL by Khavn de la Cruz, producer: TTB graduate Stephan Holl

Distribution Funding

  • EAVE project ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Marleen Slot 

  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE graduate Fernando Epstein 

www.berlinale.de

 

 Hubert Bals Fund 

The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) has announced the 2020 selection of its HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support scheme. Five film projects from Thailand, Columbia, Ukraine, Malaysia, and Mexico have received a contribution through their European co-producers.

  • TTB project ARNOLD IS A MODEL STUDENT by Sorayos Prapapan, producer: TTB graduate Donsaron Kovitvanitcha, co-producer: EAVE graduate Denis

  • TTB project TIGER STRIPES by Amanda Nell, produced by TTB graduate Foo Fei Ling, co-producers: EAVE graduate Fran Borgia, TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara and EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann 


https://iffr.com/en/blog/hbfeurope-selection-2020

 

 FFHSH 

The Hamburg-based film fund Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) is supporting two films made by EAVE graduates: 

  • FOLLOW ME by Joya Thome, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler

  • I DREAMT OF A NATION by Bigna Tomschin, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Deckert

www.ffhsh.de

 

 Netherlands Film Fund

Six new titles by EAVE graduates have been selected for support by the Netherlands Film Fund:

  • CHILDHOOD DREAMS by Bram Schouw, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel 

  • DEAR DESTINY by Marc Schmidt, producer: EAVE graduate Simone Van Den Broek

  • HUSA’S SALON by Hany Abu-Assad, producer: EAVE + graduate Hanneke Niens

  • MNK BOY by Mete Gümürhan, producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper

  • OCCUPIED CITY by Steve McQueen, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust

  • PSYCHOLOGY OF CON ARTISTS by Victor Vroegindeweij, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel 

www.filmfonds.nl

 

 Sreen Brussels

Ten new feature films, documentaries and TV series are supported by screen.brussels. Among them:

  • BARAKI by Fred De Loof, Bérangère McNeese, Adriana Da Fonseca, Adolf El Assal, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

  • ENDLESS NIGHT by David Perrault, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart

  • ENTRE LA VIE ET LA MORT (BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH) by Giordano Gederlini, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

  • REBEL by El Arbi and Bilal Fallah, producer: EAVE graduate Diana Elbaum

  • THE RESTLESS (LES INTRANQUILLES) by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner, co-producer: EAVE + head of studies Jani Thiltges 

https://screen.brussels

 

 Film Fund Luxembourg

Film Fund Luxembourg’s selection committee has announced the recipients of its latest slate of funding. 12 fiction features, two animated features, one documentary feature, two TV series, one transmedia documentary, one docufiction series, one animated series and one VR project will be supported.

  • A COLÔNIA LUXEMBURGUESA by Dominique Santana, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges 

  • BACHMANN & FRISCH by Margarethe Von Trotta, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

  • CAPITANI by Christophe Wagner, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges 

  • DIE SPALTUNG DER WELT by EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno 

  • FINDING ROSA by EAVE MW graduate Adolf El Assal

  • MISTER by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges 

  • MONK, PANNONICA ET LES JAZZMEN by Jacques Goldstein, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth

  • PAN DE LIMON by Benito Zambrano, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandra Hoesdorff

  • PUENTES project BLANQUITA by Fernando Guzzoni, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi

  • QUARTET by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

  • SLEEPWALKERS by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef

  • STARGAZER by Christian Neuman, producer: EAVE MW graduate Helene Walland

  • THE BELIEVERS by Christophe Wagner, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges 

https://gouvernement.lu

 

 Wallimage

Wallimage supports three films by EAVE graduates:

  • LE TEMPS D’AIMER by Katell Quillévéré, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

  • NORMALE by Olivier Babinet, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville

  • VESPER SEEDS by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

www.wallimage.be

 

 Lithuanian Film Centre

The Lithuanian Film Centre has announced its second round of funding pre-approvals for 2020, through which it will support 59 projects at various stages of production and development. Among the list of projects:

  • LOVE IN TIMES OF CORONA VIRUS by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite 

  • MOTINOS by Birute Kapustinskaite, producer: EAVE + graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas 

  • SAUSIS by Viesturs Kairiss, producer: EAVE + graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas 

  • SAY YOU LOVE ME by Elena Rozukaite, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene

www.lkc.lt/en

 

 EAVE Project MAYSOON by Nancy Biniadaki, producer: EAVE participant Christopher Zitterbart is in development. The film has received the first production funding in Germany. The German Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) supports the project. The plot: The safe and happy life of a young Egyptian woman in Berlin threatens to break when her partner is leaving her for another woman. Repressed stories from her former political activities suddenly reappear, and she is facing the danger of losing. Developed through MFI Script 2 Film, participation at FEST Pitching Forum, supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the EU. 

https://watchmen.de/films/maysoon

 

 TRANSIT TIMES by Ana-Felicia Scutenicu, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann is in development. The plot: Mid 1990s somewhere in the former Soviet Empire. Tamara struggles for survival for her family, her two kids. The old values and stability of the communist era have become meaningless, but still no new ones have been established. The film receives funding from the German Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Creative Europe.

www.weydemannbros.com/filme/transit-times

 

 EAVE project THE HERD by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE participant Veselka Kiryakova is in development. The project is about the particularities of the small, vanishing communities and their way of life, religion and culture in the context of threat from globalization and the unification of cultural values. This subject is dramatically explored through the relationship between a boy from the mountains with special abilities and a girl from the nearest village, both children belonging to different ethnographical identity. The project’s main message is the belief that only children as carriers of the new are capable of letting go of age-old enmities and cultural differences. The film is supported by the Bulgarian National Film Centre and Creative Europe - MEDIA. Support comes from the Bulgarian National Film Centre, Bulgarian National Television, 42 Film (MDM Germany), Arizona Productions (CNC France), ZDF/ARTE and Eurimages. 

http://redcarfilms.com

 

 EMBODIED CHORUS by Mohamed Sabbah & Danielle Davie producer: EAVE graduate Julia Wagner & Yara Abi Nader, MADAME LE TAPIS, co-producer: Hélène Walland & Chris Neuman, Wild Fang Films is in pre-production. The hybrid / creative documentary presents a HIV-positive woman and a gay man who experience living with sexually transmitted infections in Lebanon. They engage with others to wake up to the feeling that everything is possible. The project was selected for the IFP week / Spotlight on documentaries section and received IDFA Bertha Fund Europe, OIF Fonds Images de la Francophonie and Luxembourg Film Fund. Confirmed partners: IDFA Bertha Classic development fund, Springboard El Gouna Egypt: Main Jury Award, Lebanese Ministry of Culture fund, IMS Media Support Denmark, PostOffice Beirut, AFAC Arab fund for Arts and Culture, BUSAN ACF/AND Asian Cinema Fund, Luxemburg Film Fund.

www.heartwake.de/films/portfolio

 

 THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producer: EAVE graduate Labina Mitevska receives support from the North Macedonia Film Agency. 

sistersandbrothermitevski.com

 

 RHINOCEROS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Heino Deckert, EAVE + graduate Violetta Kaminska is in pre-production. RHINOCEROS takes place in the 90s in the Ukraine, during the transition from the Soviet Union. "We have seen a lot of films about criminals but I am interested mostly in an average person: what a person feels, why they act this way, whether such a person can change... . After all, there are no bad people, there are people who do bad things," Sentsov said. The co-production between the Ukraine, Poland and Germany is supported by the State Film Agency of Ukraine, the Polish Film Institute and the German film fund Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The preparation for the shooting of RHINOCEROS started back in 2013, but was halted due to Sentsov’s imprisonment in Russia.

http://applefilm.pl

 

 THE FRAGILE BEAUTY OF MASCULINITY by Andrea Culkova, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Krnacova is in development
 
Produced by Czech Duracfilm, Slovak Silverart, and  Norwegian Chezville, the film sets out to explore the crisis of masculinity, which would not be possible without also looking at femininity. The plot revolves around a married couple and their relationship, which starts shifting following Adam’s adrenaline-fuelled exploits. The director attended a scriptwriting residency by the European Women’s Audiovisual Network under the guidance of experienced script consultant Suzanne Pradel. In July, the film was presented KVIFF & MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020.
 
 
 

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A THOUSAND FIRES produced by EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, May Odeh and Palmyre Badinier is in production

 A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouki, producers: EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, May Odeh and Palmyre Badinier is in production
 
A THOUSAND FIRES is a story about the human scale of the oil industry in Myanmar, and the marks it leaves on the body and soul. It is a film about transformation, reincarnation, and generational clashes. Supported by Region Pays de la Loire, Region Rhône Alpes, Procirep, CNC – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Creative Europe Media (slate funding), Al Jazeera documentary, Netherlands Film Fund, Buddhist Programing KRO-NCRV, OFC – Office Fédéral de la Culture (Suisse), Cineforom, RTS, Swiss OFC, Cineforom and the Swiss TV RTS, the Buddhist Channel and the Netherlands film fund.
 
www.balibari.com
 
 
 ERIK STONEHEART by Ilmar Raag, producers: EAVE graduate and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Aleksi Bardy is shooting
 
The film revolves around an 11-year-old boy called Erik, who is convinced that he has a stone for a heart. That’s why he doesn’t mind that his parents have no time for him or that he has no real friends. When his family moves to a villa they inherited from Aunt Brunhilda, he discovers another family living there – Maria and her dad, whom Erik’s parents want to kick out. When the family gets an eviction notice, Maria hatches a secret plan to bring back her missing mother to save them. Together, they end up on a fantastical journey to the In- Between-World, and Erik learns how hard it really is to wear a heart of stone. The first shooting session took place in November in Luxembourg’s Filmland Studios, whilst the ongoing one began on 6 July and will wrap on 25 July. Current locations are Tallinn’s Haven Kakumäe Marina and Toila (in Ida-Viru County). A third and final filming session is scheduled to take place from 3-18 August at Meysembourg Castle (Luxembourg).
ERIK STONEHEART is being produced by Riina Sildos for Estonia’s Amrion, in co-production with Paul Thiltges and Adrien Chef for Luxembourg’s Paul Thiltges Distributions, Uljana Kim for Lithuania’s Uljana Kim Studios, Aleksi Bardy for Finland’s Helsinki-filmi Oy and Roberts Vinovskis for Latvia’s Locomotive Productions. The project is being backed by the Estonian Film Institute, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the Viru Film Fund, Film Fund Luxembourg, the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme, the Lithuanian Film Centre, the Finnish Film Foundation, YLE and the National Film Centre of Latvia.
 
www.amrion.ee
 
 MELCHIOR THE APOTHECARY by Elmo Nüganen, producers: EAVE graduaze Esko Rips, EAVE + graduate Kristian Taska is in production
The protagonist of the story is Apothecary Melchior, who needs to discover the secrets behind a wave of murders set in medieval Tallinn. The Estonian/Latvian/German coproduction is based on Indrek Hargla's successful crime novels. The first part of the medieval crime trilogy started shooting on in July in Tallinn. The Estonian Film Institute supported the first film. The film has recently been approved for the Riga Film Fund cash rebate scheme. Besides Tallinn, the shooting will take place in Narva, Purtse, Lääne-Viru County, Saare County, and in Latvia. The shooting will wrap at the end of this year.
 
www.nafta.ee
 
 BURIAL by Emilija Skarnulyte, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite is in production
The 70-minute film is a reflection on the effect of nuclear power, and looks at its impact from the archeological perspective of a visitor from the future. The journey goes from an Etruscan burial site to New Mexico, which was the site of the world’s first nuclear test. The sequences presented are notable for their striking visual images and minimalist soundscape. The project participated in the Eurimages Lab Project Award presentation at the online edition of Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises in July 2020.
 
www.justamoment.lt

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LOCARNO OPEN DOORS 2020 invites EAVE Producers to meet the selected projects during their upcoming online edition

Dear EAVE Producers, 

 

The next edition of Open Doors is taking place online during Locarno 2020, highlighting 8 feature projects for international coproduction and 9 production talents from Southeast Asia and Mongolia.

We invite you to discover the 2020 selection on the OD booklet at this LINK.
 

Professional meetings

One-to-one meetings with the project-holders of the Hub will be scheduled on 6, 7, 10 and 11 August 2020 via a digital meetings platform.

Requests will also be taken in consideration for the 9 creative producers selected at the Open Doors Lab.

 

If you wish to request meetings with the project-holders, please first contact Open Doors’ Meetings Coordinator Alan Quaglieri at meetings@locarnofestival.ch by July 30th.
An invitation will be then sent to you in order to activate your profile on Locarno’s meetings platform.


 

Online events and screenings

The program will close with Open Doors’ Awards Ceremony on 12 August 2.30pm UTC+2.


You will also be able to access for free Locarno Pro’s online conversations and of course screenings of films including the Open Doors Screenings, the Pardi di Domani competition and a Journey Through the Festival History (*according to territories agreements with the rights holders).

No accreditation is foreseen for industry professionals for this special edition. Access to the initiatives is free of charge, but it is necessary to register individually for each of them.


More details on the industry conversations and the online screenings will be provided soon on www.locarnofestival.ch.

For any questions regarding the 2020 edition, please contact the Open Doors Team at meetings@locarnofestival.ch.

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New film by EAVE graduate Marija Razgute now in post-production

 RUNNER by Andrius Blazevicius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute is in post-production. The film about sacrifice, love and freedom takes place in a 24-hour period. The central character, Marija is on a frantic search for her boyfriend, who is on the loose during his latest psychotic episode. She chases down random clues throughout the city. The Lithuanian/Czech coproduction, which was previously titled Paralysis, was introduced on 6 July 2020 at First Cut+ Works in Progress, presented as part of the online Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises programme. The film received production support from the Lithuanian Film Centre. Principle photography took place in Lithuania in the summer of 2019. Post-production should be finished by the end of the summer.

www.m-films.lt

 

 IMMACULATE by Monica Stan and George Chiper Lillemark, producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar is in post-production. IMMACULATE is based on the personal story of Stan’s own life and tells the story of Daria, 18 and in love, whose boyfriend introduced her to heroine. Her boyfriend is sent to prison, and she checks into a rehab clinic to get clean. Daria vows to remain faithful to the boyfriend, but the men at the rehab clinic begin to clash over her, some wanting to look out for her, others wanting her for themselves. The film was presented at the online First Cut+ Works in Progress section of Karlovy Vary IFF's Eastern Promises. 

www.alexfilm.ro

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Three awards for EAVE graduates at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Winner of KVIFF Eastern Promises 2020 Online

  • WILD ROOTS by Hajni Kis, producer: EAVE graduates Julia Berkes and Balazs Zachar 

 Works in Progress Post-production Development Award

  • THE ALLEYS by Bassel Ghandour, producer: EAVE graduate Rula Nasser 

 Works in Development - Feature Launch KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award

  • USUD by Stefan Malesevic, producer: EAVE MW graduate Andrijana Sofranic Sucu

www.kviff.com

 

 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 

  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft won the Best of Bucheon Award at the hybrid edition of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) which wrapped in South Korea.

www.bifan.kr/eng

 

 Romanian Gopo Awards

Success for EAVE graduates at the Romanian Gopo Awards:

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach received 10 awards including in the best film and best director categories 

  • MONSTERS by Marius Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon was awarded best actress and best actor (Judith State and Iulian Postelnicu)

  • TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril was awarded best first film

  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers won Best Original Music

  • THE DISTANCE BETWEEN ME AND ME by Mona Nicoar, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon won best documentary

https://premiilegopo.ro

 

 Iceland Documentary Film Festival

  • COLLECTIVE by EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux wins the main award at the Iceland Documentary Film Festival.

https://icedocs.is/

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MYTHO produced by EAVE graduate Caroline Nataf nominated in 5 categories by the French Association of Series Reviews

 Cinekid Script Lab

19 writers from 14 different countries have been selected to participate in Cinekid Script LAB. The six-month initiative focuses on the development of scripts for children’s films. Among them five projects by EAVE graduates:

  • A GHOST YOU KNOW produced by EAVE graduate Jon Nohrstedt
  • MALCOLM ROCKS produced by EAVE + graduates Ilkka Matila and Marko Röhr
  • MARIT AND THE MAXIMARKET produced by EAVE graduate Peter De Maegd
  • MIKI’S WORLD produced by EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin
  • OGRES AND BOGIES produced by EAVE graduate Milan Stojanovic

https://cinekid.nl

 

 NEW HORIZONS STUDIO + 2020

Participants of the 11th edition of New Horizons Studio + 2020: 

  • LOVE LAND by Viktoria Marinov, producer: EAVE MW graduate Malgorzata Wabinska 
  • EAVE project TO THE NORTH by Mihai Mincan, producers: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu, EAVE MW graduate Ioana Lascar
  • USUD by Stefan Malesevic, producer: EAVE MW graduate Andrijana Sofranic Sucur

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

 

 MYTHO produced by EAVE graduate Caroline Nataf has been nominated in 5 categories by the French Association of Series Reviews: best series, best actress, best scenario, best achievement, best production.

http://www.lefilmfrancais.com/television/147647/prix-de-l-association-francaise-des-critiques-de-series-les-nominations-2020

 

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EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE in Spanish Cinemas

 In French cinemas

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial. July 1. 

www.insolenceproductions.com

  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler

www.senseproduction.rs

 

 In Belgian cinemas

  • UN FILS by Mehdi M Barsaoui, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine. July 1. 

www.abboutproductions.com

  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE graduate Fernando Epstein. July 1. 

www.mutantecine.com

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial. July 1. 

www.insolenceproductions.com

 

 In UK cinemas

  • A WHITE, WHITE DAY by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors and PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. July 3.   

www.snowglobefilm.com

  • VOLCANO by Roman Bondarchuk, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva. July 3. 

http://tatofilm.com

 

 In Dutch cinemas

  • DUELLES by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. July 16.   

www.versusproduction.be

 

 In Swiss cinemas

  • 7500 by Patrick Vollrath, producer: EAVE + graduate Jonas Katzenstein. July 1. 

www.augenschein-filmproduktion.de

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. July 9. 

www.lemmingfilm.com

 

 In German cinemas

  • TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG) by Sarah Winkenstette, producer: TTB group leader, EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann. July 1. 

www.weydemannbros.com

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. July 15. 

www.lemmingfilm.com

  • AND THEN WE DANCED by Levan Akin, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Ketie Daniela

www.totem-films.com/films/and-then-we-danced


 

 In Croatian cinemas

  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings. July 27.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

 In Italian cinemas

 

  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE graduate Fernando Epstein. July 31. 

www.mutantecine.com

 

 In Spanish cinemas

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project BLANCO EN BLANCO by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi 

www.donquijotefilms.com


 

 In Danish cinemas

  • THE COUNTY by Grimur Hakonarson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted. July 30.

 www.profilepictures.dk


 

 Streamings

AYOUNI by Yasmin Fedda, producer: EAVE graduate Elhum Shakerifar will be launching WorldWide on Wednesday 1st July and available directly through the film's website: www.AyouniFilm.com. Please join us in marking its release by streaming it.

Ayouni follows the journeys of two phenomenal women Noura and Machi; their loved ones - open source software developer Bassel Khartabil, and celebrated Jesuit priest Father Paolo Dall’Oglio - are amongst over 100,000 forcibly disappeared individuals in Syria. Faced with the limbo of an overwhelming absence of information, hope is their only anchor. See the trailer here.

The expression ‘ayouni’ in Arabic is a commonly used term of endearment. It literally means ‘my eyes’ and is understood as ‘my love’ – suggesting that when you love someone, your eyes see the world through the prism of their existence. To us, it speaks to the limbo and ongoing quest for justice that families are locked into when a loved one is forcibly disappeared.  

This is a film about accountability, about resilience, about hope. It speaks loudly to the present moment we are all living – and those closely following the situation in Syria - the news of the Cesar Act, the trials in Germany – will also know that the detention and disappearance are under the microscope, though not present enough in the headlines. 

Please help us spread the word (don't forget to use the hashtag #Ayouni via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and thank you in advance for supporting us, as we launch this real feat of independent cinema (7 years in the making, no less!) 

www.hakawati.co.uk

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FESTIVALS ONLINE

FESTIVALS ONLINE

 Revelations Perth Film Festival  (July 9 – 19)

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko 
  • PUSH by Frederik Gertten, producer: EAVE graduate Margarete Jangard

  • SIBERIA by Aberl Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli

  • THE SOUND IS INNOCENT by Johana Ozvold, producers: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis   

www.revelationfilmfest.org

 

 Galway Film Fleadh (July 7 – 12)

  • IN TOUCH by Pawel Ziemilski, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Máni Svansson 

  • MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS by Steven Wouterlood, producers: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab

  • POISSONSEXE by Olivier Babinet producer: PUENTES graduate Valérie Bournonville 

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com


 

FID International Film Festival of Marseille (July 22 – 26)

  • I WAS AT HOME, BUT by Angela Schanelec, line producer: EAVE graduate Jana Cisar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Natasa Damnjanovic

www.fidmarseille.org

 

 Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (July 3 – 11)

  • BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Hedén, producer: EAVE graduate Julia Gebauer

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial

  • POISSONSEXE by Olivier Babinet producer: PUENTES graduate Valérie Bournonville 

  • SCHLAF by Michael Venus, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe Höft

  • SEA FEVER by Neasa Hardiman, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

www.nifff.ch

 

 Sofia Meetings (July 3 – 8)

Second Film Projects

  • NENE by Mariam Khatchvani, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava

Plus Minus One Projects

  • THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KIMON by Neritan Zinxhiria, producer: EAVE graduate Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos

  • THE HERD by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE participant Vesselka Kiryakova

  • THE WORKER by Eliza Petkova, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter

First Films First

  • LITTLE TROUBLE GIRL by Urska Djukic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi

  • BABY by Kyritsis Nikolas, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki 

Projects in Bank

  • EAVE project DUE (TWO OF US) by Giuseppe Battiston, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • HELLO by Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova 
  • KIRIL'S LUCK by Milena Andonova, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova 
  • TRIUMPH by Peter Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavraniou

Presentation of European Training Programmes including:

Mercedes Fernandez Alonso, TORINO FILM LAB, Italy
Violeta Kaminska, SCRIPTEAST, Poland
Antoine Le Bos, LESS IS MORE, France
Kristina Trapp, EAVE, Luxembourg
Stefan Arsenijevic, FIRST FILMS FIRST, Serbia

 

 Polish Days at New Horizons IFF (July 27 – 29)

Completed films

  • DEAR ONES by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Kurzydło

  • LOVE TASTING by Dawid Nickel, producer: EAVE graduate Marta Habior

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, sales: EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski

Pitchings 

  • FEARS by Łukasz Ronduda, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma

  • FUCKING BORNHOLM by Anna Kazejak, producer: PUENTES and EAVE MW graduate Marta Lewandowska

  • GENTLEMEN OF ZAKOPANE by Maciej Kawalski, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Dziedzic

  • I WANNA BE YOURS by Grzegorz Mołda, producer: EAVE graduate Izabela Igel

  • SORRY, POLAND by Kuba Czekaj, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Rozalska

  • TRACKERS by Maciej Mądracki, Michał Mądracki, Gilles Lepore, producers: EAVE graduate Beata Rzeźniczek

Works in Progress

  • ANATOMIA by Ola Jankowska, producers: EAVE graduates Łukasz Dzięcioł, Edyta Janczak-Hiriart

Marché du Film Online

  • WIKA! by Agnieszka Zwiefka, producer: EAVE graduate Katarzyna Slesicka

The POLISH FILM INSTITUTE – EAVE Scholarship award at the Polish Days 2020 goes to Anna Stylinska - congratulations!

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

 

 Transilvania International Film Festival Cluj-Napoca (July 31 – August 9)

  • 18% GREY by Viktor Chouchkov, producers: EAVE graduates Katya Trichkova, Boris Chouchkov, Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan 

  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux 

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

  • EAVE project SOLE
 by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak

  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 

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

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

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial

  • 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

  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon 

  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler

  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers 

  • ROUNDS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova 

  • SHINDISI by Dito Tsintsadze, co-producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava  

  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings

  • THE COUNTY by Grimur Hakonarson, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske

  • THE MONEYCHANGER by Federico Veiroj, producer: PUENTES graduate Hernan Musaluppi 

  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

  • WOOD by EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, producers: EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan 

https://tiff.ro/en/ 

 

Frontières International Co-Production Market (July 23 - 26)

  • ELECTRIC CHILD by Simon Jaquemet, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, EAVE group leader and EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg 
  • THE WITCH'S BOY by Kyoko Miyake, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume De Seille 
  • PUENTES project THE FEVER by Mateo Bendesky, producers: PUENTES graduates Agustina Costa Varsi, Daniel Pech

https://frontieresmarket.com/en/coproduction-market/2020

 Festivals cancelled or postponed

  • Odessa International Film Festival (September 25 – October 3)

www.oiff.com.ua

  • European Film Festival Palic  (August 8 – 14)

www.palicfilmfestival.com

  • Pula International Film Festival (July 13 – 21)

www.pulafilmfestival.hr

  • PriFest, Prishtina International Film Festival (August 25 – 30) 

www.prifest.org

  • Durban International Film Festival (September 10 – 20) online

http://ccadiff.ukzn.ac.za

  • Jerusalem Film Festival (December 10 – 20) 

www.jff.org.il

  • New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclav (November 5 – 15)

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

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CREATIVE PRODUCER INDABA ANNOUNCES ITS PREMIERE SELECTION

The urgent need for global black stories that center African perspectives could not be more timely as the world reckons with the Black Lives Matter movement. In order for these African diasporic stories to take their rightful place on the global stage there is a critical missing element – more skillful producers with access to international financing to birth these projects into reality to counter balance the wealth of untold stories and creatives stemming from the continent. In response Realness Institute is launching Creative Producer Indaba.

This year-long professional producorial development programme was created in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s IFFR Pro and Sundance Institute“The media landscape of Africa is swiftly changing and the importance of local producers that have the training to catalyze the growth of their local markets is paramount,” says Indaba African Group Leader and Realness Institute Co-Founder Mehret Mandefro. “Indaba will make sure African talent is well-positioned to capitalize on the opportunities their markets present and insure that the media sector can become an engine for economic growth and development across Africa.”

The first workshop will take place online from August 28 to September 11, 2020. “Indaba is a game-changer for producers on the continent who are interested in building their skills in international coproductions and financing and playing a role as eco-system builders in their market,” says Head of IFFR Pro Marit van den Elshout. IFFR Pro, hosts CineMart, the premiere co-production market in the world.

“We are excited to work with the Realness Institute in partnership with EAVE and International FilmFestival Rotterdam's IFFR Pro to support emerging African producers. Our participation is a great opportunity to listen and work together with our partners to consider new business practices that have the potential to impact financing and co-production structures between Africa, Europe and North America,” noted Matthew Takata, Senior Manager of the Sundance Institute International Feature Film Program.

The inaugural cohort of 17 participants is divided into two groups, those with projects and those who are focusing on career development.

The 2020 participants with projects are producers:

  • Carol Kioko – DISKO MATANGA, Feature Film by Silas Miami (Kenya)
  • Maia Lekow HOW TO BUILD A LIBRARY, Feature Documentary by Chris King (Kenya)
  • Lesedi Moche ARE YOU WEARING YOU? Feature Documentary by Nikissi Serumaga (Uganda)
  • Lara Sousa KARIGANA, Feature Film by Inadelso Costa (Mozambique)
  • Souleyman Kebe COURA + OULEYE, Feature Film by Iman Djonne (Senegal)
  • Wafa Tajdin - THE LAST POST OFFICE IN LAGOS, Feature Film by Akinola Davies Jnr. (Nigeria)

The 2020 participants with career development focus are:

  • Chioma Onyenwe – Artistic Director, Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), (Nigeria)
  • Dina Ema – Founder; Producer, Lotus Picture Co. (Egypt)
  • Flavia Motsisi – Commissioning Editor for Local Entertainment Channels, Mnet (South Africa)
  • Frank Hoeve – Producer; Co-Owner, BALDR Film (The Netherlands)
  • Israel Mehari –Producer; Assistant Director, Kana TV (Ethiopia)
  • Melissa Adeyemo – Founder; Producer, Ominira Studies (Nigeria/US)
  • Oluwaseun Babalola – Founder; Producer; Director, DO Global Productions (Nigeria/Sierra Leone/US)
  • Thomas Hakim –Founder; Producer, Petit Chaos (France)
  • Thomas Kaske – Founder; Producer, Kaske Films (Germany)
  • Toni Kamau – Founder; Producer, We are not the machine Ltd (Kenya)
  • Yolanda Ncokotwana – Production and Development Manager, National Film and Video Foundation (South Africa)

In addition to training, Creative Producer Indaba aims to be a forum for rethinking business models for content creation in Africa and connecting producers with a community.

“EAVE focuses on people over projects; mind over matter.  The participants’ current projects and career or business issues are used as real life case studies throughout the workshop cycle.  As a result, projects and business are developed, yet our long-term success criteria are that participants become/remain successful professionals with distinct voices, that actively engage in sustaining, strengthening, and innovating audiovisual storytelling as well as the industry as a whole  – regionally, nationally and internationally.” says CEO of EAVE Kristina Trapp. EAVE has been building networks of producers for over 30 years.

Realness Institute presents Creative Producer Indaba in partnership with EAVE, IFFRPro, Sundance Institute; with the support of DOCA, National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, French Institute of South Africa and IEFTA.

For further enquiries, please email: ab@realness.institute

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EAVE announces 14 new National Coordinators!

         

 

EAVE is proud to announce several new appointments as EAVE country and continent representatives

With great film industry experience and careers, the following 14 players in the international film industry will become part of the EAVE National Coordinators’ Network.

 

“EAVE Producers Workshop was probably the biggest step in my journey from producing a film - to being a producer. Mentorship of such wonderful people and professionals was inspiring, empowering experience, while friendships with fellow producers only got stronger in time. Every once in a while, I wish I could go back and do it again.

Being appointed as the National Coordinator in my country is such a great honor, that I'm honestly humbled by it. I'm grateful I'll be able to contribute and be an ambassador to what I feel is a family to me. And I very much look forward to working with the amazing EAVE team, as well as with the fellow producers in Serbia.”

Milan Stojanovic, Sense Production, Serbia

 

NEW in 2020: EAVE has selected ambassadors from Africa, Asia and Latin America representing the growing and dynamic new producer generation outside of Europe and to foster international co-productions between these continents and Europe.

 

"EAVE was so instrumental in my career development and I could only pay it forward by encouraging other producers and help grow the brand in Africa." 

Bongiwe Selane, Blingola Media, South Africa

 

A warm welcome to our new EAVE ambassadors!

 

AFRICA

Bongiwe SELANE, Blingola Media, South Africa

Bongiwe Selane is an award-winning producer who has produced across several mediums, including commissioned serial content for Africa’s largest pay TV broadcaster, multiple short films, a feature film and a documentary series. Her credits and accolades include Culture Shock, the 2013 SAFTA winner for best reality show; Best South African Short Film at The Durban International Film Festival in 2015 for uNomalanga and The Witch, Great Africans – a documentary series for Africa Magic Entertainment, and she was the first recipient of the NFVF’s Female Only Filmmakers Project, which saw her produce a series of 26 short narrative films by women filmmakers.  Happiness is a Four-Letter Word is her debut feature film which was released in February 2016 is the best performing local film of 2016 in S.A. She is an alumna of the Durban Film Mart, La Fabrique Cinema de l’Institut Français in Cannes, as well as Produire au Sud and the Venice Biennale Cinema College. In 2018, she was awarded a full scholarship by Creative Europe Media to participate in the EAVE Producers Workshop (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs).

 

ASIA

Bianca BALBUENA, Epicmedia, Philippines

Bianca Balbuena is a Philippine-based producer, writer and CEO of Epicmedia Productions Inc. which has produced over 30 feature films and series most notably Venice Film Festival 2009 Lion of the Future and Orrizonti Best Film “Engkwentro" by Pepe Diokno and Berlinale 2016 Silver Bear "A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery" by Lav Diaz. Currently a mentor at Locarno Open Doors and a group leader at EAVE Ties That Bind, she is also the recipient of the 2018 Busan’s Asian Film Commissions (AFC) Network Producer of the Year and the youngest awardee of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) FIAPF Award for outstanding contribution to Asia Pacific cinema.

 

LATIN AMERICA

Fernanda DEL NIDO, Setembro Cine, Spain

She was born in Buenos Aires and develops her professional career in Spain. Member of EAVE, she has been in the profession for almost twenty years producing and fostering Iberoamerican talents. Among her productions are: the Oscar winner Best Foreign Film "A Fantastic Woman" by Sebastián Lelio, "Rosa's Wedding" by Iciar Bollain (2020), “Princesita" by Marialy Rivas, “Neruda" by Pablo Larraín, "18 comidas" by Jorge Coira, "Tralas Luces" by Sandra Sánchez and "Cold Water of the Sea" by Paz Fábrega.

 

EUROPE

AUSTRIA

Michael KITZBERGER, NGF Geyrhalterfilm

Michael Kitzberger graduated in history, philosophy and film theory and worked as journalist and researcher. In 2003 he founded NGF Geyrhalterfilm in Vienna together with Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser and Wolfgang Widerhofer. An EAVE alumni of 2006, he has produced and coproduced more than 30 feature documentaries, 30 TV docs, 5 feature fiction films and 3 TV doc series (with several seasons) so far. NGF documentaries (OUR DAILY BREAD, HOMO SAPIENS, EARTH, MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, THE VISIT, …) have been shown in festivals all over the world (Sundance competition, IDFA competition, Berlinale Forum, …) and won numerous awards (a.o. European Film Award, Millenium Award, Grimme Award). Feature fiction films (THE ROBBER, MICHAEL, MADEMOISELLE PARADIS …) have been premiered in Berlinale, Cannes, San Sebastian and Toronto competitions and sold worldwide.

 

DENMARK

Marie SCHMIDT OLESEN, Northern Souls / Autonomi Ltd.

Marie Schmidt Olesen is a creative producer and film consultant working internationally between Scotland and Denmark. An EAVE graduate, Marie is currently developing the feature THE MAN ON THE BEACH, in production with the documentary BALLOON WARS and the cross media hybrid LEGACY OF AN INVISIBLE BULLET as well as collaborating with independent films, organisations and schemes.

 

FINLAND

Elli TOIVONIEMI, Tuffi Films

Elli Toivoniemi is an award-winning producer-director from production company Tuffi Films based in Helsinki, Finland. She has been working as a producer since 2009 and has produced and co-produced films and series in all forms and lengths, including six feature films. Toivoniemi is an EAVE & ACE producer graduate, and is a co-founder-owner of the production company Tuffi Films, and behind acclaimed films like the Academy Award nominated short fiction Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (2014). Films produced by her have been distributed all over the world and awarded at festivals for instance at Sundance (The Date 2013) and Chicago (The Good Son, 2011), one of the latest productions, Stupid Young Heart (2018) is Berlinale Crystal Bear Winner and Finland’s official Oscar Entry 2019. The newest project she is behind is anthology series Force of Habit, exploring how women are discriminated against because of their gender in public and private life. This all-female production covers 11 episodes and a single feature film by fifteen writers and directors, including herself.

Currently she is working as a producer on live action fantasy family feature film Sihja (2021) as well as the second season of Carpe Fucking Diem TV-serie.

 

NETHERLANDS

Frank HOEVE, BALDR Film

Frank Hoeve is producer and co-owner of Amsterdam-based BALDR Film.

He (co-)produced several award-winning films that were selected to A-Festivals around the world such as Window Boy would also like to have a Submarine by Alex Piperno (Berlinale Forum 2020) and Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick by Alice Furtado (Cannes Directors Fortnight 2019, KVIFF), Gold by Rogier Hesp (IFFR 2020), Etgar Keret:based on a true Story by Stephane Kaas(International EMMY Award) and Those who feel the fire burning by Morgan Knibbe (IDFA).  

Frank graduated from the Haarlem Business School with a Bachelor of Economics and studied at the Pompeu Farba University in Barcelona.

Besides his producer work he has been vice-president of the New Filmmakers Association, board member for the Go Short International Film Festival and is currently member of the Supervisory Board of Movies that Matter Film Festival.

He has participated in both ACE and EAVE Producer Workshops.

Frank was selected as Producer on the Move during the Cannes Film Festival 2018.

 

IRELAND

Katie HOLLY, Blinder Films

Katie Holly is co-owner and Managing Director of Blinder Films, where she has produced several award winning and critically acclaimed features including One Hundred Mornings (2009), Sensation (2010), Citadel (2012) and The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (2012) which have screened at festivals including Sundance, Berlinale, Tribeca, SXSW, Toronto, London, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary and Sydney. Her most recent projects include Come To Daddy (2019); Extra Ordinary (2019); A Dog Called Money (2019); Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017); Vita & Virginia (2018); TV drama Striking Out; Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship (2016 and The Queen of Ireland (2015). She is currently in post-production on French Exit, an Irish/Canadian co-production directed by Azazel Jacobs and starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges; and has recently completed The Racer, directed by Kieron J. Walsh, starring Louis Talpe, Tara Lee, and Iain Glen which was due to premiere at SXSW 2020. She is a graduate of EAVE, Inside Pictures, was a former Producer on the Move at Cannes, and is a board member of the Screen Ireland and Irish Film Institute and former co-Chair and a founding member of Women in Film and Television Ireland.  She is a member of the Irish Film and Television Academy, BAFTA, BIFA and the European Film Academy; and also founder and co-creative director of X-Pollinator, a cross-disciplinary training and networking initiative for female creative talent.  

 

ITALY

Alessandro GROPPLERO, Fondo Audiovisivo FVG

Alessandro Gropplero graduated in Communication Studies at the Trieste University, he started his working experience in 2003 with the Italian production company PIDGIN; later he moved on to collaborate at the London based company NUMBER 9 FILMS and in 2005 he returned to Italy and started working for the UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL.

Since May 2007 he is the head of international relations of the FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND and in this capacity he has planned the international policy of the fund and managed a variety of initiatives, such as “WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Co-production Forum”, “TIES THAT BIND Asia Europe Producers Workshop” (both supported by the Creative Europe Programme) and RE-ACT Co-development Fund”.

He is an EAVE graduate, board member of EURODOC, and member of the EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY.

 

LUXEMBOURG

Bernard MICHAUX, Samsa Film

Bernard, born and raised in Luxembourg, has studied film production at the University of Television and Film Munich. In 2006 he founded Lucil Film, that merged in 2015 with Samsa Film. Bernard Michaux is a EAVE and ACE Graduate and a member of the European Film Academy. He has produced several award-winning international production like “Tel Aviv On Fire” by Sameh Zoabi or "Collective" by Alexander Nanau.


SERBIA

Milan STOJANOVIC, Sense Production

Milan Stojanovic produced BARBARIANS (2014, KVIFF) by Ivan Ikic and co-produced HER JOB (2018, TIFF) by Nikos Labot and MALMKROG (2020, Golden Bear Plaque, Berlinale) by Cristi Puiu. Milan is an EAVE alumni and a member of the European Film Academy. Together with Maja Popovic and Marija STojanovic, he runs Belgrade-based Sense Production.

 

SLOVAKIA

Katarina KRNÁČOVÁ, Silverart

Katarína Krnáčová is an EAVE graduate and Producers on the Move participant, Vice-President of the Slovak Film and Television Academy and a voting member of European Film Academy. She produced LITTLE HARBOUR, the Crystal Bear-winner at Berlinale, and is currently producing BUNKER, the upcoming film of director György Kristóf (previous film premiered at Cannes' Un Certain Regard) and a debut feature FLOOD by Martin Gonda (short film premiered at Cannes’ Cinéfondation). Next to children family film SUMMER REBELS, Silverart‘s current slate includes a road-movie STAND UP (the first Slovak film shot green), a Czech co-production SAVING THE ONE WHO WAS DEAD directed by Václav Kadrnka and Serbian co-production children film HOW I LEARNED TO FLY.

 

SWEDEN

Julia GEBAUER, Way Creative Films

German, living in Sweden, Julia has a university diploma and is an EAVE graduate (2016). She has been working in the film industry for 15 years producing feature films, documentaries and TV-series - always with an eye for the story that crosses borders. Her recent film Breaking Surface (2020) has sold to 70+ countries.

 

SWITZERLAND

Francine LUSSER, Tipi’mages Productions

Francine Lusser holds a Master's degree in economics from the University of Berne, Switzerland. Attracted by the world of cinema, she worked as location and production manager on national and international films before setting up her own company TIPI’MAGES PRODUCTIONS in Geneva. Francine is a member of the EAVE Network, of the boards of SUISSIMAGE, of the SFP (Swiss Film Producers Association), of the selective film commission of the Canton of Berne, of the board and of the producer experts group the SWISSPERFORM Foundation, and was a member of the Federal Film Commission until the end of 2019.


 

The 14 new National Representatives are joining the other players of the European film industry who have been selected from the EAVE network to represent and promote EAVE in their respective countries.

 

Find the complete list of the 38 EAVE ambassadors on our website.

 

 

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EAVE graduates invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the 819 artists invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences!

Among this prestigious list, we find the following EAVE graduates:

 Monica Weston Hellström 

 Sonja Henrici

 Anne Köhncke

 Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

https://www.oscars.org/

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Call for Applications: EAVE Producers Workshop 2021

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 31, 2020

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop.

  Who is it for?

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction, documentary and TV series, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to expand their operation internationally by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry – e.g. commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.

  How does it work?

Half the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts throughout the year. The other half come to EAVE in order to focus on developing their companies or careers. Most participants attending with a project also bring their writer for the first two weeks which enables producer and writer to benefit together from one-to-one sessions with script experts.

During the first two workshops, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third workshop 60-70 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers.

EAVE graduates join a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry. Furthermore, EAVE participants and members benefit from our partnerships with the leading European film festivals and markets where EAVE facilitates graduate participation.

  Timeline
The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2020 and the selection will be announced in December 2020. The 3 workshops take place in March 5-12, 2021 in Luxembourg (LU), June 2021 in Orléans (FR - TBC), and October 2021 in Catalonia (ES - TBC).
EAVE is a residential workshop programme with a strong focus on network building. Should local travel restrictions occur, alternative digital solutions will be proposed.

Check out the EAVE website for more information and the application form or contact us!

 

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Call for applications: EAVE Marketing Workshop 2020

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 10, 2020

EAVE offers a tailor-made workshop embracing the importance of marketing techniques and Audience-centered strategies. Co-Heads of Studies Alya Belgaroui-Degalet and Sarah Calderón have designed a unique programme where participants are collectively working on the group’s projects more than half of the time. Inspired by the EAVE sharing pedagogy, Design Thinking techniques and visual, tangible and ludic exercises, the sessions are equally creative, innovative and strategic. The result is a hands-on approach with concrete tools that anyone can apply immediately within their own team in today’s and tomorrow’s industry. This casual way of learning facilitates network and community building across countries from all over the world.

An importance place for digital marketing

Now, more than ever, digital strategies are gaining importance in the audiovisual market. Although digital, innovation and new windows have always been crucial at this workshop, in 2020 we are taking it a step further: we will involve more digital-oriented sessions, more online and hybrid case studies and a handful of forward-thinking social media examples that are linked to the new digital era. Through our EAVE IMPACT Programme, we also consider inviting some participants online to selected sessions.

The 30 carefully selected participants will have a full overview of the actual marketing trades in terms of targeting and positioning from international sales strategies to national release and also generating awareness all across the release process including festivals.

“The EAVE Marketing Workshop has been for me a unique opportunity to work on new marketing techniques together with a group of experts tutors and established colleagues, in an open and collaborative environment where everyone was keen to share experiences in order to improve together in the business.”

Gaetano Maiorino, True Colours Glorious Films, Italy

Participants can apply with or without a project at any stage of production to work with cutting-edge marketing specialists, such as Alya Belgaroui-Degalet (Wild Bunch – international sales marketing) and Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency – marketing consultant) as Heads of Studies and contributors like Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants – PR), Boris Pugnet (former Head of Marketing at Le Pacte / Editor at Turn Right), Sally Hodgson (PIPOCA, UK), Wendy Mitchell (Screen International, UK) and others to come. These cherry-picked experts go beyond their own field of marketing and get involved in other experts sessions sharing their complementary experience

“The workshop was great in bringing together people from all over the film industry and we've learnt a great deal about what film marketing actually means during each step of a film's life: From production to sales and distribution and finally the audience.”

Meret Ruggle, Trigon Films, Switzerland

The workshop is targeted at producers as well as professionals working in sales, distribution and marketing departments.  We also welcome applications from related areas of the industry (e.g. regional and national funding institutions, film festivals and markets etc.) and from relevant trainers and consultants who want to innovate in their marketing techniques. The two groups that will be working during the entire workshop are balanced in terms of all the above-mentioned trades of the film industry in order to nourish as much as possible the different perspectives.

EAVE MARKETING BUDDIES PROGRAMME

The EAVE Marketing Workshop participants are joined every year by graduates of the renowned EAVE Producers Workshop, who have trained over one year as specialized marketing professionals.


ONGOING PARTNERSHIPS

EAVE is also proud to announce ongoing steady partnerships. We will select participants from Warsaw Kids Film Forum, M:brane, Thessaloniki Crossroads and LA INCUBADORA. Members of CICAE, Europa International, Europa Distribution and EuroVOD as well as EAVE graduates will benefit of special discounts.

The workshop will take place in Luxembourg in partnership with Film Fund Luxembourg. 

Application deadline: August 10, 2020

Application requirements and the application form can be downloaded on our website!

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

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CINELINK: Opportunity for EAVE producers

 

Dear EAVE producers, 


We are happy to let you know that thanks our partnership with CineLink Industry Days, we are again able to offer EAVE producers the unique possibility to have privileged access to the CineLink Co-production Market in order to meet regional filmmakers and discover their projects.


Producers interested in co-producing with Southeast Europe can now apply through EAVE for participation at CineLink Industry Days taking place August 15-20, 2020.


In these unprecedented times, a safe place for filmmakers and their projects is needed more than ever. To this end the Sarajevo Film Festival Industry team continues its mission to develop, support and present the most promising projects from the region in various development stages and formats across key CineLink strands: Co-Production Market, Work in Progress and CineLink Drama, but also through programmes that are organized in collaboration with our partners such as Docu Rough Cut Boutique (Balkan Documentary Center) and Docu Talents from the East (Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival).  

 As the latest development of the global pandemics and current epidemiological situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina do not allow Sarajevo Film Festival to host the largest industry event in the Southeast Europe physically, in order to offer the essential aspects of film industry events - both business and social ones, this year CineLink Industry Days will be organized in a new format.  

The new hybrid edition will feature an online segment where most of the business including the meetings at the co-production market, screenings of the work-in-progress films and workshops, panels and talks will be done (August 15-18, 2020).  

CineLink Industry Days activities online: 

  • The CineLink Co-Production Market presents the most promising Southeast European feature projects in a development and financing stage. // August 15 – 18, 2020 (one-on-one meetings) 
  • CineLink Work in Progress, closed screenings of up to 10 feature fiction and documentary films in production or post-production stages from Southeast Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. / August 15 – 18, 2020 (Presentation on August 15) 
  • CineLink Drama, a co-financing forum presenting high-end drama series from Southeast Europe. August 15 – 18, 2020 (one-on-one meetings) 
  • Docu Rough Cut Boutique workshop and closed screening of 5 creative feature length documentary films in post-production from Southeast Europe. //August 14 – 19, 2020 (Presentation on August 16, one-on-one meetings August 17-19) 
  • Docu Talents from the East, a presentation of 10 creative feature length documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe, in production and post-production. // August 16 – 19, 2020 (Presentation on August 16, one-on-one meetings August 17-19) 
  • Avant Premiere, a workshop dedicated to the new challenges of the cinema exhibition in Former Yugoslavia.  // August 16 – 18, 2020  
  • Talents Sarajevo Pack & Pitch, a workshop and presentation of the up-coming projects selected at Talents Sarajevo. // August 18, 2020 
  • CineLink Talks, series of debates, panel discussions and presentations intended to deal with key issues the industry faces. // August 15 – 19, 2020  

CineLink Industry Days are pleased to present the most promising projects of emerging filmmakers from Southeast Europe selected for the The CineLink Co-production Market, CineLink Drama and Docu Rough Cut Boutique strands. In the weeks to come, CineLink Work in Progress, Docu Talents from the East and Pack & Pitch selections will be announced.  


Please let us know by July 30 if you are interested and send us a short motivation statement by e-mail to tina@eave.org and masa.markovic@sff.ba so that the selection of EAVE producers participating can be made.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

 

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SPECIAL FOR EAVE PRODUCERS: IFP Week (online) – Deadline: July 26

Dear EAVE producers,


We are happy to continue the special partnership with the Independent Filmmaker Project in the framework of the  IFP Week.


IFP Week, now in its 42nd year, is a signature program of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the only multiple-platform, international co-production market for projects in the United States. Taking place usually at IFP’s Made in NY Media Center and nearby venues in New York City, IFP Week spans 5 days with customized 1-on-1 Industry meetings for curated fiction and nonfiction features, series and audio projects, and with panels and screenings in the Conference.
The full week facilitates hundreds of storyteller/industry meetings. Nearly 4,000 filmmakers, series, audio and new media creators, members of the public, and related industry representatives attend annually.
Each day of the conference guides filmmakers in the art, technology and business of independent filmmaking. Project Forum has had a prolific history in the independent community supporting both emerging and established independent filmmakers at critical stages in their development processes. IFP has played a vital role in launching the careers of now-established directors including Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), Moira Demos & Laura Ricciardi (Making a Murderer), Robert Eggers (The Witch), Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), David Lowery (A Ghost Story), Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), Dee Rees (Mudbound), Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated), and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).


IFP Week will take place online during September 20-25. 2020.


Special for EAVE producers: EAVE and IFP offer the opportunity for 2 EAVE producers to be registered for free at the IFP Week.


Please let us know if you are interested, by e-mail: tina@eave.org, no later than July 26, 2020.


For more information please visit: https://www.ifpweek.com/

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EAVE sessions available to watch!

Don't miss the EAVE sessions available to watch on EAVE vimeo for a limited time!

 

EAVE PED TALK in partnership with Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg

Sarah Calderón from The Film Agency shares with us their unique perspective in the digital transition our film industry is currently facing.
Taking a look at concrete experiences and fresh case studies at the Marché du Film Online, Annecy Online, and collecting key examples of virtual cinemas, event-cinemas with social distance and promotion initiatives that involve new selling arguments, we will understand better the present and shape key aspects of the near future.

EAVE Masterclasses in partnership with Marche du Film 2020:

Roadmap to Co-Production, presented by EAVE discusses co-production becoming the new normal. But how to co-produce – and why (or why not)? This session will provide you with a broad overview of opportunities and obstacles, do’s and don’ts. More than anything it attempts to give you an insight into basic considerations and some rules of thumb, that will hopefully make your co-production life easier.

How do you prepare for your meetings with financiers, co-producers and sales-agents? What information do you need to give them? How and when? How do you analyze your project in order to have the relevant facts and be ready to present it? What is relevant information? Is there a difference between pre-arranged and spontaneous meetings? When do you pitch and when do you not?

EAVE Masterclass in partnership with Shoot the Book! in Cannes:

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EAVE interview & masterclass with producer Ed Guiney

Ed Guiney, Element Pictures, producer of Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE FAVOURITE and Lenny Abrahamson’s ROOM on the production of the TV series NORMAL PEOPLE, based on the acclaimed novel by Sally Rooney and directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald.

 

- You are known as very successful producer of rather unusual films for the big screen. Why did you want to adapt Sally Rooney’s novel for TV?

Because its an incredible novel and I thought it would make a brilliant TV series – very simple really!

- The protagonists in ROOM and FRANK are everything but „normal people“. So why did you say that Lenny Abrahamson and Sally Rooney’s novel were „meant for each other“?

As a writer Sally writes characters with such clarity and depth that they cease to be characters in a novel and become living breathing people who you believe exist in your orbit. Lenny has a similar gift as a film-maker. He can remove the lens between the audience and the characters on screen and in such a way that you feel that they cease to be fictional characters but become real people with whom you believe you have an intimate connection.

- What makes the novel interesting for you?

As above, its incredible honesty and its ability to create such rich characters with whom one empathises so deeply.

- Why did you choose to produce 12 episodes of half an hour length instead of six one-hour episodes?

It’s a character centric piece rather than a plot driven piece so we felt this would work best in shorter 30 min episodes or chapters. It felt like there would be too much pressure on plot if we made them hour long episodes.

- Does your approach to the work as a producer for a TV series differ from your work as film producer?

Not really to be honest – its all about supporting the work of outstanding creators who have something unique to say.

 

  Watch here the EAVE Masterclass organised in partnership with Shoot the Book! at Marche du Film 2020 with Ed Guiney about the adaptation of the novel „Normal People“ by Sally Rooney to TV series. Moderated by Ben Croll (Variety).

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EAVE project STRAY BODIES receives funding

Eurimages

Eurimages Fund supports 19 fiction films, 2 animation films and 7 documentary projects. Among them the following films by EAVE graduates:

Co-production support

  • A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL by Enzo D'Alo, producers: EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef
  • ALCARRAS by Carla Simon, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora, EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • AS I CLOSE MY EYES by Konstantin Bojanov, producer: EAVE graduate Palmyre Badinier
  • BAMAKO TWIST by Robert Guédiguian, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Letourneau
  • BOY FROM HEAVEN by Tarik Saleh, producers: EAVE graduates Kristina Aberg, Misha Jaari
  • EAVE project STRAY BODIES by Elina Psykou, producers: EAVE graduates Ivan Madeo, Rea Apostolides, EAVE MW graduate Alessandra Principini, EAVE participant Veselka Kiryakova
  • EAVE project DRY LAND by Agnieszka Woszczynska, producers: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Wasiak, Giovanni Pompili
  • EVERY SINGLE MINUTE by Erika Hnikova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS by Scandar Copti, producers: EAVE graduates Dorothe Beinemeier, Tony Copti, Muge Ozen
  • HOW I LEARNED TO FLY Radivoje Rasa Andric, producer: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Maja Popovic, EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • JOAN VERRA by Laurent Larivière, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly
  • LUCY GOES GANGSTA by Till Endemann, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • MY FAIRY TROUBLEMAKER by Caroline Origer, producer: EAVE graduate Maite Woköck
  • PINK MOON (ex METHUSALEM) by Floor van der Meulen, producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Nadia Trevisan, Miha Cernec, Jozko Rutar
  • POWER OF LOVE by Jonas Rothlaender, producers: EAVE participant Luis Singer, EAVE graduate Misha Jaari
  • SHANGHAI YOUTH by Wang Bing, producers: PUENTES graduate Estela Valdivieso Chen, EAVE graduates Gilles Chanial, Denis Vaslin
  • THE CONFERENCE by Ivan Tverdovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips
  • THE FLATS by Alessandra Celesia, producers: EAVE graduates Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Geneviève De Bauw, Jeremiah Cullinane 
  • THREE by Juanjo Giménez, producer: EAVE graduate Luisa Romeo

Distribution support

  • AND THEN WE DANCED by Levan Akin, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Ketie Daniela
  • 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

www.coe.int/en/web/eurimages

 

Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Film Foundation has granted production support to 10 feature films, 6 documentaries, 2 short films and 4 series.

  • EPILOG: JÖRN DONNER’S LAST INTERVJU by John Webster, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • FRANKY FIVE STAR by Birgit Möller, producer: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • LET THE RIVER FLOW by Ole Giæver, co-producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • MY SAILOR, MY LOVE by Klaus Härö, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • SIBLINGS by Saara Cantell, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • SNOT AND SPLASH by Teemu Nikki, producer: EAVE graduate Ari Matikainen
  • THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • THE PURE ONES by Otso Tiainen, producers: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
  • THE WOODCUTTER’S STORY by Mikko Myllylahti, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki

http://ses.fi/en

 

Swedish Film Institute

The Swedish Film Institute (SFI) supports of six projects – three feature-length fiction films and three short-film projects. Among them:

  • BETRAYED by Eirik Svensson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Fredrik Wikström
  • DEAD WOMAN by Kadri Kõusaar, producer: EAVE graduate Aet Laigu for Estonia’s Meteoriit OÜ, and Charlotte Most and Maria Larsson Guerpillon from Sweden’s Most Film AB.
  • RIDERS OF JUSTICE by Thomas Jensen, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic  

www.filminstitutet.se

 

Netherlands Film Fund

The Netherlands Film Fund backs two new projects:

  • APOLLO by Aaron Rookus, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings
  • SWEET DREAMS by Ena Sendijarevic, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit is supported by the Dutch Crossover scheme.

www.filmfonds.nl

 

Hubert Bals Fund

Projects selected for HBF Script & Development

Bright Future

  • THE DAM by Ali Cherri, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj
  • THE GOAT SUNDAY by Ng'endo Mukii, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro and Cait Pansegrouw
  • USUD by Stefan Malesevic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic

Projects selected for NFF+HBF Co-production Scheme

  • TTB project ARNOLD IS A MODEL STUDENT by Sorayos Prapapan, producer: TTB graduate Donsaron Kovitvanitcha, co-producer: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin
  • BABY by Marcelo Caetano, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper

www.iffr.com

 

PINK MOON (ex METHUSALEM) by Floor van der Meulen, producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Nadia Trevisan, Miha Cernec, Jozko Rutar is in pre-production. The plot: When 29 years old Iris unexpectedly hears from her father Jan that he has had enough of his life, she is forced to face the absurdity of the situation. As his unsettling deadline approaches, Iris decides to ignore the oiled action plan of her family. She kidnaps Jan to the snow-covered mountains of Slovenia, where she wants to find a way to deal with her father’s last wish. The project received Eurimages support and is also supported by the Slovenian Film Centre. Studio Viba Film is providing additional technical support. The shooting, which was previously scheduled for April 2020, is now planed for the period of October – December 2020.

www.keplerfilm.com

 

HOW I LEARNED TO FLY by Radivoje Andric, producers: EAVE graduates Maja Popovic and Milan Stojanovic, EAVE group leader and Croatian National coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic is in pre-production. A seemingly boring vacation with two old ladies turns into a life changing experience for 12 year old Sofia, as she kisses a boy, reunites with estranged family and faces mortality on an idyllic island in the Mediterranean. The producers are Maja Popović and Milan Stojanovic (Serbia’ SENSE Production), the co-producers are Ankica Juric Tilic (Croatia’s Kinorama) and Stefan Kitanov (Bulgaria’s Art Fest). The production has been supported by Film Center Serbia, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Bulgarian National Film Center, Eurimages, MEDIA Creative Europe and the SEE Cinema Network. The shooting will take place on location on the island of Hvar (in Croatia) and in Belgrade.

http://senseproduction.rs

 

EAVE project STRAY BODIES (formely EUROPE, OH EUROPE) by Elina Psykou, producers: EAVE graduates Rea Apostolides and Ivan Madeo, EAVE MW graduate Alessandra Principini, and EAVE participant Veselka Kiryakova has been supported by Eurimages and is now fully financed. The documentary is ready to shoot. 

www.contrastfilm.ch

 

AS I CLOSE MY EYES by Konstantin Bojanov, producer: EAVE graduate Palmyre Badinier receives Eurimages support. The story: As a Devadasi, Devika is dedicated to the Godess Yellama and intended for prostitution. On the day of her sister’s departure for Mumbai, she meets Renuka, a free-wheeling sex worker. 18 years later, she hits the road to secretetly find the woman she had once loved more than anyone else. A Shakespearean love story taking place in Southern India. A co-production with Klas (Bulgaria), Urban Factory (France), Free Studio (Switzerland), Radio Television Suisse – RTS with the support of BAK, Eurimages, Cineforom (Switzerland), Centre National du film (Bulgaria) and UDI (France).

www.akkafilms.ch

 

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New film project by Olmo Omerzu now in post-production

 The as yet unnamed new film project by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny is in post-production. Olmo Omerzu was in the midst of shooting his latest feature-length film when it was interrupted by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Principal photography on his new outing was halted 20 days into shooting. Omerzu then resorted to going into the editing room to work on the shot footage. The film crew returned to the set to shoot the remaining ten days’ worth of material, wrapping on 14 June. The story follows the ageing patriarch and owner of a family company, an electronics factory, who sacrificed his whole life for the firm. He finds out that his long-time accountant stole huge sums of money, and she became a victim of an online scam. This situation has a severe impact on the protagonist, his whole family and the future of the company. The film is being produced by Jiri Konecny of endorfilm, and co-produced by Slovakian outfit Punkchart Film, Slovenia’s Cvinger Film, France's Melocoton Films and Czech Television. The Czech Film Fund, the Slovenian Film Centre, RTV Slovenia and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund have supported the project.

www.endorfilm.cz

 

  MIA MISSES HER REVENGE by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci is in post-production. Synopsis: Mia, a young actress, struggles to make a self-taped sex video to get even with her jealous boyfriend, following a big fight. But the road to revenge traps her into an unprecedented emotional crisis.

The project took part in Transilvania Pitch Stop 2019, Connecting Cottbus Work in Progress 2019, and Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest | Work in progress 2019.

http://tangajproduction.com/portfolio_page/mia-misses-her-revenge/

 

  THE CONFERENCE by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, co-producer: EAVE on Demand graduate Diana Mikita is in post-production. At the core of THE CONFERENCE is the tragic terrorist siege which took place in the Dubrovka Theatre in 2002. The attack involved 850 hostages and ended with the deaths of at least 170 people. Tverdovskiy’s film looks at the horrific tragedy through the eyes of the protagonist Natasha, a survivor who returns to the crime scene to confront her survivor’s guilt. Nafta Films is handling postproduction, currently underway. The project has been funded by the Estonian Film Institute, the Cultural Endowment, and Eurimages.

www.nafta.ee

 

  SAVING ONE WHO WAS DEAD by Vaclav Kadrnka, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Krnacova is in post-production. The film tells the story of a family left in a terminal life situation after the father falls into a coma. The mother and son silently concentrate all their powers. They meekly accept the diagnosis but resist the verdict. Yet they reject an open conflict because the life thread is so taut that conflict could inadvertently break it.The film is produced by Vaclav Kadrnka’s Czech company Sirius Films in co-production with the Slovak company Silverart and the Czech Television. The film received support from the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Eurimages.

www.silverartfilm.sk

 

  LEBENSDORF by Valentin Hotea, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon is in post-production. The film is being staged by HiFilm Productions and co-produced by Romanian outfits Chainsaw Europe Studio, Abis Studio, Production XMG Media and Scharf Film Production. The screenplay follows Ducu Dobrescu, a 45-year-old writer who leaves Bucharest to be part of a creative residency in Berlin. Ducu swings between two countries and two women: Andra, his hot-tempered wife, who wants a divorce, and Giulia, Ducu’s old flame from his youth, who lives in Lebensdorf, an ecovillage in Germany. Several events and misadventures help Ducu decide on how he wants to move on. The film's budget is coming from the Romanian National Film Center. The project also received support from the European Union’s Creative Europe MEDIA programme and Romanian National Television. LEBENSDORF was shot over six weeks in the summer and autumn of 2019, in Bucharest, Berlin and the Sieben Linden ecovillage in Germany.

www.hifilm.ro

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Grand Jury Prize for THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION at Taipei

Krakow Film Festival

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan won the main prize in the documentary competition at the Krakow Film Festival.

www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/en

 

Sunny Side of the Doc

  • ROMA (WT) by Olha Zhurba, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen has won the Best Social Issues Pitch and the Meeting Point Vilnius Award at the Sunny Side of the Doc.

www.sunnysideofthedoc.com

 

  Biografilm Festival

  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler won Best Film at the Biografilm Festival Bologna.

www.biografilm.it

 

  Taipei Film Festival

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro won Grand Jury Prize.
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin won Taiwan Film Critics Society Award.

https://www.taipeiff.taipei/

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MONOS in Belgian and German cinemas

In French cinemas

JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial. July 1.

www.insolenceproductions.com

 

In Belgian cinemas

  • UN FILS by Mehdi M Barsaoui, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine. July 1.

www.abboutproductions.com

  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein. July 1.

www.mutantecine.com

 

In UK cinemas

  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. June 26.

www.frakas.be

 

In Dutch cinemas

  • HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT by Thomas Heise, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert. June 25.

www.majade.de

 

In Swiss cinemas

  • VIENDRA LE FEU by Oliver Laxe, co-produced by EAVE graduates Donato Rotunno and Elise André. June 18.

www.tarantula.lu

  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy. June 25.

www.twentytwentyvision.eu

 

In Austrian cinemas

  • THE PERFECT CANDIDATE directed and produced by Interchange graduate Haifaa Al-Mansour. June 19.

https://iffr.com/en/2020/films/the-perfect-candidate

 

In German cinemas

  • A TALE OF THREE SISTERS by Emin Alper, co-producers: EAVE graduates Enis Köstepen, Stienette Bosklopper, Jonas Dornbach. June 3.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE graduate Fernando Epstein. June 3.

www.mutantecine.com

  • THE WILD PEAR TREE by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska. June 17.

www.sistersandbrothermitevski.com

  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz. June 25.

www.dor-film.com

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EAVE project JANUARY selected for First Cut+ at Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Selected for Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s Eastern Promises Industry Days:

Works in Progress

  • TROUBLED MINDS by Raitis Abele, Lauris Abele, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis

First Cut+

  • IMACULAT by Monica Stan, George Chiper Lillemark, producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar
  • EAVE project JANUARY by Andrey Paounov, producer: EAVE graduate Vanya Rainova
  • RUNNER by Andrius Blazevicius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • THE USERS by Ivan Ikić, producer: EAVE graduate Milan Stojanovic

Docs in Progress

  • EVERY SINGLE MINUTE by Erika Hnikova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • INTENSIVE LIFE UNIT by Adela Komrzy, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova
  • UNTIL THE WEDDING by Daniel Stopa, producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron

Eurimages Lab Project Award

  • BURIAL by Emilija Skarnulyte, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • FIVE DREAMERS AND A HORSE by Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • HELLO MY FRIEND by Bettina Blümner, producer: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske

Works in Development - Feature Launch

  • CRISSEA IV by Vladimir Dembinski, producer: EAVE graduate Bogdan Craciun
  • THE FRAGILE BEAUTY OF MASCULINITY by Andrea Culkova, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Krnacova
  • TWO TIMES ONE by Vladimir Petev, producer: EAVE graduate Vanya Rainova

www.kviff.com

 

FIDMarseille

XIAO LI by Maya Kosa, Sérgio da Costa, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler has been selected for FIDLab 2020, the Co-production Platform of the International Film Festival Marseille.

https://fidmarseille.org/en

 

Krakow Film Festival (May 31 – June 7)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • SUNLESS SHADOWS by Mehrdad Oskouei, producer: EAVE graduate Carsten Aanonsen
  • THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD by Federico Borgia and Guillermo Madeiro, producer: PUENTES graduate Pancho Magnou

www.krakowfilmfestival.pl

 

Oslo Pix (June 12 – 14)

  • GIRAFFE by Anna Sofie Hartmann, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • TOMMASO by Abel Ferrara, co-producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli

http://oslopix.no

 

Sydney Film Festival  (June 10 – 21)

  • FORCE OF HABIT by by Kirsikka Saari, Elli Toivoniemi, Anna Paavilainen, Alli Haapasalo, Reetta Aalto, Jenni Toivoniemi, Miia Tervo, producer: EAVE graduate Elli Toivoniemi
  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler 

http://sff.org.au

 

Sheffield Doc/Fest  (June 6 – 11)

  • FAITH & BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen

http://sheffdocfest.com

 

Midnight Sun Film Festival Helsinki (June 10 – 14)

  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE garuate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by Terry Gilliam, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • THE UNKNOWN SAINT by Alaa Eddine Aljem, producer: PUENTES graduate Alexa Rivero
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny

www.msfilmfestival.fi

 

Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 24 – July 5)

  • 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
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • VOLCANO by Roman Bondarchuk, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva

www.edfilmfest.org.uk

 

Taipei Film Festival (June 25 – July 11)

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • INSTINCT by Halina Reijn, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • PARADISE DRIFTERS by Mees Peijnenburg, executive producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet
  • PASSED BY CENSOR by Serhat Karaaslan, producers: EAVE graduate Undine Filter, TTB graduate Judith Nora
  • SONG WITHOUT A NAME by Melina León, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
  • WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE by Alex Piperno, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frank Hoeve, Rachel Ellis
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan

https://www.taipeiff.taipei

 

Sofia International Film Fest (June 25 – July 19)

  • ERDE by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • THE FATHER by Kistina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou
  • ROUNDS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • 18% GREY by Viktor Chouchkov, producers: EAVE graduates Katya Trichkova, Boris Chouchkov, Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
  • SOLO by EAVE graduate Artemio Benki, producers: EAVE graduates Artemio Benki, Arash T. Riahi, Karin Berger
  • COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD by Mads Brügger, producer: EAVE graduate Bjarte Mørner Tveit won the Directing Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition
  • SHINDISI by Dito Tsintsadze, co-producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava – Georgia
  • A TALE OF THREE SISTERS by Emin Alper, co-producers: EAVE graduates Enis Köstepen, Stienette Bosklopper, Jonas Dornbach
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • SAVOVI (STITCHES) von Miroslav Terzic, producers: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Bacsic Camo
  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft

  • 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
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings
  • THE MAGIC LIFE OF V by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • THE ANNOUNCEMENT by Mahmut Fazil Coskun, producer: EAVE graduate Borislav Chouchkov
  • THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT by Tarik Saleh, producer: EAVE graduate Kristina Aberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Signe Byrge Sørensen, Monica Hellström, Marcel Lentz and Guido Schwab
  • KING OF THE BELGIANS, directed and produced by EAVE graduates Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans Van Gestel

https://siff.bg/en/movie

 

BCN Film Festival - Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival (June 25 – July 2)

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • MR. JONES by Agnieszka Holland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont

www.bcnfilmfest.com

 

Udine Far East Film Festival (June 26 – July 4)

TIES THAT BIND offers several webinars and industry circles during the Udine Far East Film Festival’s Focus Asia 2020 industry program.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

11.00 – 12.00 CET

FILM FESTIVALS: BACK TO THE FUTURE

in collaboration with TIES THAT BIND

moderated by Olivier Père - Arte France Cinéma and ArteKino online Festival) 

A think tank session led by the artistic directors and programmers of the key European and Asian film festivals, who had - or may have - to face an unprecedented situation during the ongoing pandemic. Their chosen measures to cope with it, from cancellation, postponing to going online, unveils a deep reflection, sourcing itself in the roots and DNA of their respective festivals. Bringing them together, this panel aims to break the intimacy of individual decisions into a collective reflection, defining the place and the role of film festivals for the future.

 

12.00 – 12.30 / 12.30 – 13.00 CET

CO-PRODUCING WITH SOUTH KOREA & JAPAN

in collaboration with TIES THAT BIND 

TTB graduates Sunhee Han (Plain Pictures, KR) and Eiko Mizuno-Gray (Loaded Films, JP) will share the latest news regarding co-producing, financing and distribution opportunities in South Korea and Japan in two slots of 30’ each.

> live meeting on zoom at the following link

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

12.00 – 12.30 / 12.30 – 13.00 CET

CO-PRODUCING WITH THE PHILIPPINES & MALAYSIA

in collaboration with TIES THAT BIND 

TTB graduates Monster Jimenez (Arkeo Films, PH) and Fei Ling Foo (Ghost Grrrl Pictures, MY) will share the latest news regarding co-producing, financing and distribution opportunities in the Philippines and Malaysia in two slots of 30’ each.  

> live meeting on zoom at the following link

 

THURSDAY, JULY 2

11.00 – 11.45 CET

PRODUCING IN 2020

in collaboration with TIES THAT BIND

moderated by TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher - Ici et Là Productions (France)

A producer is always in action with several film projects at various stages: in development, in production, pre-production, distribution. To what extent was the lockdown an inspirational break or a threat to the survival of the company and individual productions? How to make plans for the future, facing the unknown? What kind of films will emerge from this period? What will be the future of international cooperation? From Asia to Europe, two established producers and group leaders of the Ties That Bind programme, Jonas Weydemann (Weydemann Bros., DE) and Bianca Balbuena (Epicmedia Productions, PH) share with us their insights, reflections and reactions to the lockdown and their plans for the future.
> webinar on zoom at the following link 

 

12.00 – 12.30 / 12.30 – 13.00 CET

CO-PRODUCING WITH CHINA & SINGAPORE

in collaboration with TIES THAT BIND 

TTB graduates Chi-an Lin (Coolie Films, CN) and Jeremy Chua (Potocol, SG) will share the latest news regarding co-producing, financing and distribution opportunities in China and Singapore in two slots of 30’ each.  

> live meeting on zoom at the following link

 

Festivals cancelled or postponed

  • Brussels International Film Festival, postponed to September 3-13

www.briff.be

  • Mostra Internazional del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro, postponed to August 22 - 29

www.pesarofilmfest.it

  • Transilvania International Film Festival, postponed to July 31 - August 9

https://tiff.ro

  • S8 Cinema - Mostra de Cine Periférico, postponed to September 27 - October 3

https://s8cinema.com/

  • CineEurope (UNIC - International Union of Cinemas annual convention), postponed to August 3 - 6

www.unic-cinemas.org

  • Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, postponed to August 22 - 30

https://molodist.com/en/

  • Festival du film d'animation d'Annecy, cancelled)

www.annecy.org

  • MIFA - Marché International du Film d'Animation, cancelled

https://www.annecy.org/mifa/presentation:fr

  • Festival du Cinéma de Brive, postponed

www.festivalcinemabrive.fr

  • Filmadrid, cancelled

https://filmadrid.com/

  • Docs Ireland in Belfast, postponed

https://belfastfilmfestival.org/docs-ireland

  • Internationales Filmfest Emden Norderney, cancelled

www.filmfest-emden.de

  • Sydney Film Festival, cancelled

http://sff.org.au

  • Festival of Mediterranian Film Split, postponed to July 2 - 11

http://fmfs.hr/en/

  • Valletta Film Festival, cancelled

www.vallettafilmfestival.com

  • Espinho Film Fest (August 2 – 9)

www.fest.pt

  • Art Film Fest Kosice (June 15 – 23) cancelled

https://cinepass.sk

  • Moscow International Film Festival, postponed to October 1 – 8

www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

  • Filmfest Muenchen, cancelled

www.filmfest-muenchen.de

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MEET EAVE IN JULY!

@Sofia Meetings, July 8, online

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

@Polish Days, July 27-29, online

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

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Obituary Liam O’Neill

The EAVE family mourns the passing of EAVE 1995 graduate and producer, writer, director Liam O'Neill who lost his battle against Covid-19.
Liam was a beloved member of the EAVE community, former EAVE National Coordinator for Ireland and instrumental in bringing the EAVE workshop to Dublin in 2001.
A fantastic man and a great supporter of Irish film and coproduction who was taken away to soon.
Our thoughts and love are with his wife and family.

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EAVE PED TALK with Sarah Calderon

In partnership with Creative Europe Desk Berlin-Brandenburg, EAVE is organising another inspirational EAVE PED TALK by EAVE expert Sarah Calderon: Promotion, Digital Transition & Online Markets offered exclusively for EAVE graduates and for producers from the Berlin-Brandenburg region via ZOOM.

Sarah Calderón from The Film Agency shares with us their unique perspective in the digital transition our film industry is currently facing.
Taking a look at concrete experiences and fresh case studies at the Marché du Film Online, Annecy Online, and collecting key examples of virtual cinemas, event-cinemas with social distance and promotion initiatives that involve new selling arguments, we will understand better the present and shape key aspects of the near future.

A maximum of 40 EAVE graduates can be accepted to take part of the session and the Q&A.

The EAVE PED TALK will take place on Tuesday, June 30th, at 11:00 CEST and will be about one hour long including Q&A.

  Watch here the PED Talk! Available until July 14th!

Sarah CALDERON (ES) - THE FILM AGENCY – EAVE MARKETING EXPERT
Sarah is co-founder and CEO of The Film Agency, a marketing consultancy and service specialized in the film industry handling more than 50 clients in Spain and abroad, including A Contracorriente, Autlook Film Sales, Avalon, Backup Films, Beta Cinema, Biennale di Venezia, Cannes Film Festival, EONE, Filmax, Film Constellation, Film Factory, Karma, K&S, Fox, Gaumont, Mediapro, Mod, Morena Films, Netflix, NewEurope, Playtime, Telecinco, Wim Wenders’ Neueroad Movies, The Match Factory, Wanda and Wild Bunch France. The agency also leads European innovation projects such as European Film Challenge and Le Ballon Rouge. Sarah holds a major in advertising at the PUJ of Bogotá and a Master degree in Multicultural Communication at the CELSA Sorbonne IV in Paris. She has more than fifteen years of work experience in the audiovisual sector in different positions including: Head of International Sales at Coproduction Office – Paris, and distributor coordinator at Karma Films – Madrid. In parallel to The Film Agency she currently works as EAVE Marketing Workshop co-head of studies and marketing tutor for EAVE Producers Workshop and EAVE IMPACT Think Tank.

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EAVE Masterclasses available now!

In partnership with Marche du Film 2020, EAVE has delivered two Masterclasses for the Marche du Film's Producers Workshop during the week of the online market, now available to watch, until July 13, 2020:

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TIES THAT BIND Announces its 2020 Selection

THAT THAT BIND (TTB), the leading workshop programme connecting professionals from Asia and Europe, proudly announces the selection of 25 participants including directors out of a record number of 66 applications from 30 countries!

TTB takes place over 12 months through 2 workshops and an online module offering deep and comprehensive knowledge of the European and Asian film industries and markets. The participants benefit from high-level development under the guidance of top-notch experts from both continents, and have the opportunity to meet with key decision makers during SAFF - Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum, Singapore, and FOCUS ASIA, the Industry Section of the Udine Far East Film Festival,  Italy.

In addition to the two TTB workshops, the TTB participants will have the opportunity to participate as Industry Guests of the upcoming online edition of FOCUS ASIA, the Industry Section of the Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF). They will be able to sign-up for online webinars, schedule online individual meetings with industry professionals from Europe and Asia, and join online industry circles featuring top-notch sales agents, distributors and producers from Asia who will share insight about the coproduction possibilities in their countries.

The following 20 participants focusing on project development with feature films and TV series in development and 5 participants focusing on career development wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia have been selected to participate in TTB 2020:

  Alemberg Ang

  vy/ac Productions, Philippines
  Project: Dancing the Tides by Xeph Suarez
    

 

  Geremia Biagiotti

  Intramovies, Italy
  

 

 

  Julia Cöllen

  Fünferfilm, Germany
  Project: The Greenhouse by Luise Donschen
   

 

  Silje Grüner

  Evil Doghouse Studios & Europafilm, Norway
   

 

 

  Sigmund Elias Holm

  Western Norway Film Commission, Norway
    

 

 

  Tsai Hsin-Hung

  House on Fire International, Taiwan
  Project: Lost and Found by Natasha K.H. Sung
    

 

  Naoko Ishise

  Jackfruit International, Singapore/Japan
  Project: Purple Sun by Carlo Enciso Catu
    

 

 NGUYEN Luong Hang

  East Films, Vietnam
  Project: Youthfully Yours by TRINH Dinh Le Minh
    

 

 Amalie Lyngbo Quist

  Beo Starling, Denmark
  Project: Longevity by Rasmus Kloster Bro

 

 

 Richard Mewis

  108 Media, UK/Singapore
  Project: Mrs Raffles, Showrunner: Alison Hume

 

 

 Filipa Reis

  Uma Pedra no Sapato, Portugal
  Project: UK KEI by Leonor Teles

 

 

 Thaiddhi

  Third Floor Production, Myanmar
  Project: Fruit Gathering by Aung Phyoe

 

 

 Nadia Trevisan

  Nefertiti Film, Italy
  Project: The Rope by Alberto Fasulo

 

 

 Bérénice Vincent

Totem Films, France
    

 

 

Agathe Vinson

Film Development Council of the Philippines, France/Philippines

 

 


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
FVG Audiovisual Fund, Alessandro Gropplero: alessandro@audiovisivofvg.it
https://eave.org/programmes/ties-that-bind-2020, www.tiesthatbind.eu

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Call for EAVE producers: Join the European VoD meetings in Venice!

Dear EAVE Producers,

The European VoD Meetings is the first European professional training especially conceived for the Video on Demand sector, organised by EuroVoD and co-funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme.

The next workshop will take place from 1 - 4 September 2020 in Italy, Venice (San Servolo Island) in partnership with the Venice Film Festival & the Venice Production Bridge, through the organisation of the VoD Market Day.

The goal of the training is to reinforce the competitiveness of the European VoD platforms, preserving the richness of the cultural diversity of their catalogue, through the transmission of know-how and peer-to-peer learning, by fostering the implementation of innovative projects, producing an updated and comprehensive analysis of the needs of the sector and its opportunities, and stimulating a better comprehension of the dynamics that could influence the circulation of European, arthouse and independent films in Europe as elsewhere.

The training open to 40 executives and intermediate professionals working in digital distribution is born from the urgency of the European VoD platforms to network and benchmark, fostering the dialogue within the chain of rights and with the service providers, feeding a knowledge economy for the benefit of all the industry and finally to the european creativity. Video on Demand is a young sector the industry based on innovation and gathering different knowledges and backgrounds in tech & film that need a constant up to date: transparency, communication, data analysis, cooperation, confrontation about the hot topics of the business, development of new projects, acquisition of technical, artistic, marketing, trading and management tools.

Thanks to a special partnership between EuroVoD and EAVE, you can benefit of 200€ rebate on the EuroVoD training fee which is 1050€ including accommodation and full board.

Please note that participants from European countries at low audiovisual production capacity may also benefit from a MEDIA scholarship.

The applications for the EuroVoD meetings training are now open, until June 30th, 2020.

To submit your application and for more information visit https://www.eurovod.org/european-vod-meetings or you can contact Silvia Cibien: scibien@eurovod.org.

 

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EAVE in Cannes 2020

Tiger Stripes © Ghost Grrrl Pictures selected for Cinéfondation Atelier

Tiger Stripes © Ghost Grrrl Pictures selected for Cinéfondation Atelier

 

EAVE is happy to announce the selection of 10 of 56 films in the OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE FESTIVAL, 6 projects at CINÉFONDATION ATELIER, 4 at ACID, 1 at LA FABRIQUE CINÉMA, 2 at the FRONTIÈRES PLATFORM, 13 out of 20 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE, numerous EAVE PRODUCERS at the PRODUCERS NETWORK and 3 EAVE masterclasses during the Marché du Film!

THE FAITHFUL

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel, sales: Trustnordisk
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduates Artemio Benki, Petra Oplatkova, sales: Luxbox


THE NEWCOMERS

  • HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi, sales: MK2 Films
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont, sales: Caravan Cinema
  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, sales: Pyramide International
  • SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, sales by EAVE graduate Jan Naszewszki


THE FIRST FEATURES

  • CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (MEMORY HOUSE) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, sales: Celluloid Dreams
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit, sales: Versatile
  • RASCAL (VAURIEN) by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer, sales: Kinology


ANIMATED FILMS

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producer: EAVE graduates Signe Byrge Sørensen, Monica Hellström

 

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION

  • SHILUUS (MOUNTAIN CAT) by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir, producer: TTB graduate Christopher Granier Deferre

www.festival-cannes.com


ACID

  • LAST DAYS OF SPRING by Isabel Lamberti, producer: PUENTES graduate Mayi Gutierrez Cobo
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili, sales: Sweet Spot Docs
  • SHOULD THE WIND FALL by Nora Martirosyan, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • THE LAST HILLBILLY by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou and Thomas Jenkoe, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis


Cinéfondation Atelier

  • ANIMAL by Sofia Exarchou, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Maria Drandaki
  • CARNAVAL by Mohamed Siam, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • DAYAO SWIMS AGAINST THE FLOW by Zhang Tao, producer: Estela Valdivieso Chen
  • THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producer: EAVE graduate Labina Mitevska
  • THE STATION by Sara Ishaq, producer: Interchange graduate Nadia Eliewat
  • TTB project TIGER STRIPES by Amanda Nell, produced by TTB graduate Foo Fei Ling, co-producers: EAVE and TTB graduate Fran Borgia, TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara and EAVE graduate and TTB group leader Jonas Weydemann.

www.cinefondation.com

 

La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français

 

  • SKIN OF YOUTH by Ash Mayfair, producer: TTB graduate Tran Thi Bich Ngoc

www.lescinemasdumonde.com

Frontières Platform in Cannes

  • FINGERNAIL by Boaz Armoni, producer: EAVE + graduate Yoav Roeh
  • THE OCCUPANT by Hugo Keijzer, producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij

https://frontieresmarket.com/en/platform-cannes


Producers on the Move 

EFP (European Film Promotion), the network of 37 European film promotion institutions, has selected 20 producers from 20 different European countries for its networking and promotion platform, among them 13 EAVE graduates:

  • Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo, La Claqueta (Spain)
  • Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer, Elemag Pictures (Germany)
  • Marina Gumzi, Nosorogi (Slovenia)
  • Marta Habior, No Sugar Films (Poland)
  • Monica Hellström, Final Cut for Real (Denmark)
  • Aleksi Hyvärinen, Don Films Oy (Finland)
  • Vesela Kazakova, Activist38 (Bulgaria)
  • Marie Kjellson, Kjellson & Wik (Sweden)
  • Mikulas Novotny, Background Films (Czech Republic)
  • Danijel Pek, Antitalent (Croatia)
  • Giovanni Pompili, Kino Produzioni (Italy)
  • Marija Razgute, M-Films (Lithuania)
  • John Wallace, Cowtown Pictures (Ireland)

www.efp-online.com


EAVE @ Producers Network

EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo is Producers Network Guest of Honour on Wednesday, June 24, 10:00 (Cannes time).

 

Network EAVE is proud to be partner of the Cannes Producers Network! In the framework of this partnership 10 EAVE 2019 graduates have been selected for the Cannes Producers Network:

  • Sarah Pennacchi, Tico Film, Italy
  • Tamara Babun, Wolfgang & Dolly, Croatia
  • Marek Novak, Xova Film, Czech Republic
  • Elhum Shakerifar, Hakawati, United Kingdom
  • Yohann Comte, Charades, France
  • Diana Parouiu, Hi Film, Romania
  • Garret Daly, Mixed Bag Media, Ireland
  • Michel Balagué, Volte, Germany
  • Edyta Janczak-Hiriart, Kometa Films, France
  • Wanda Adamik Frycova, Wandal Productions, Poland.

In addition, many more EAVE producers are part of the Producers Network!

https://www.marchedufilm.com/fr/programs/producers-network/producers/


EAVE @ La Fabrique

La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français is a programme helping talented young filmmakers from emerging countries succeed in the international film market. For La Fabrique 2020, ten talented filmmakers from emerging countries and their projects in development have been selected.
In the frame of the partnership with La Fabrique, EAVE producers have be invited to meet the international delegation of project representatives from emerging countries outside Europe in pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings during the virtual Marche du Film.
Closed event on registration only.

https://www.lescinemasdumonde.com/en


EAVE partnership with SHOOT THE BOOK

Masterclasses, pitching sessions and individual meetings between publishers and  registered EAVE producers will be organized at the Shoot the book! event, organized by the Institut Français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), with the support the Marché du Film and EAVE on Wednesday June 24th and on Thursday June 25th.
 
 

EAVE Masterclass with EAVE graduate Ed Guiney about the adaptation of NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Ronney, moderated by Ben Croll

The virtual masterclass will be held on Friday, June 26th at 14:00 (Cannes time) on the pavillon Cinéma du monde / Institut Français.
Closed event on registration only.

https://www.marchedufilm.com/fr/programs/shoot-the-book/


EAVE partnership with Cinephilia Bound 2020

Cinephilia is a New York based film incubator with a mission of championing the next generation of storytellers and filmmakers from Middle East and African background. In the frame of the partnership with Cinephilia Bound 2020, EAVE producers have be invited to meet the selected eight projects representatives during June 5-11.  
http://www.cinephiliaproductions.com/bound/2020


Marché du Film

Two EAVE Masterclasses will be held during the virtual Marche du Film’s Producers Workshop:
 

"ROADMAP TO CO-PRODUCTION" by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller - Tuesday 23rd of June at 12:00 (Cannes time)
 

"BRANDING WORKSHOP" by EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad - Wednesday 24th of June at 12:00 (Cannes time)

The following projects by EAVE graduates will be presented during the Marche du Film:

  • 1982 by Oualid Mouaness, producer: EAVE participant Myriam Sassine, sales: Wazabi Films
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras, sales: Elle Driver
  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Thorsten Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma, sales: Indie Sales
  • AHED'S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy, sales: Kinology
  • AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT by EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, sales: Autlook Filmsales
  • ASHES OVER SUN by Bo Kalinov, producer: EAVE graduate Kalin Kalinov
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot, sales: Beta Cinema
  • CAVEMAN by Tommaso Landucci, producers: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo, EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Alessandra Principini
  • DARK RIDER by Eva Küpper, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen de Waele
  • DELPHINE ET CAROLE INSOUMUSES by Callisto Mc Nulty, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Lesoult
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi, sales: Cercamon
  • EAVE project THE SON by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Alem Babic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold, Irina Andreea Malcea, sales: Summerside International
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker, sales: Rise and Shine
  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz, sales: ARRI MEDIA International
  • HELENE by Antti Jokinen, producers: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä, Mikko Tenhunen, sales: Picture Tree International
  • HOME by Franka Potente, producer: EAVE + graduate Henning Kamm, co-producer: Léontine Petit, sales: Bac Films
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili, sales: Sweet Spot Docs
  • IRENE'S WORLD by by Mery Aghakahnyan, producers: EAVE graduate Armine Anda
  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producer: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler, Gabriele Simon, sales: The Yellow Affair  
  • LADIES OF STEEL by Pamela Tola, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy, sales: The Yellow Affair
  • LITTLE TROUBLE GIRL by Urška Djukić, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • LOLA VERS LA MER by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Sebastien Haguenauer, sales: Les Films du Losange
  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • MAGIC MOUNTAINS by Urszula Antoniak, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust, sales: Wide
  • MONSTERS by Marius Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon, sales: Alpha Violet
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik, sales: Latido Films
  • ORDINARY JUSTICE by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina, sales: Vision Distribution
  • OSKAR & LILLI by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi, sales: Les Films du Losange  
  • 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, sales: Heretic Outreach
  • PEOPLE WE KNOW ARE CONFUSED by Tomas Smulkis, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • PUENTES project AGOSTO by Armando Capo, producer: PUENTES graduate Marcela Esquivel Jimenez, sales: M-Appeal
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • RASCAL (VAURIEN) by Peter DOUROUNTZIS, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien HAGUENAUER, sales: Kinology
  • SAVE SANDRA by Jan Verheyen, Lien Willaert, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • SERVANTS (DIE DIENER) by Ivan Ostrochovsky, co-producers: EAVE graduates Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu, sales: Loco Films
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge SørensenSales: Autlook Filmsales
  • STAMBUL GARDEN by Ilker Çatak, producers: EAVE graduates Gabriele Simon, Martin Heisler, sales: Totem Films
  • TAILGATE by Lodewijk Crijns, producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel & Arnold Heslenfeld, sales: Attraction Distribution
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: Charades
  • THE JUMP, directed and produced by by EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte, sales: Metfilm Sales
  • THE RESTLESS by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner, co-producers: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras, Antonio Lombardo
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun, sales: Cercamon
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro and Bongiwe Selane
  • TTB project MOTEL ACACIA by TTB graduate Bradley Liew, producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena and TTB graduate Jeremy Chua, co-producers: by EAVE graduates Bostjan Virc and Sinisa Juricic, sales: Picture Tree International  
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • WHEN I'M DONE DYING by Nisan Dag, producer: EAVE graduate Muge Ozen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier, sales: Magnolia Pictures
  • WILLOW (VRBA) by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint, sales: Reel Suspects
  • WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Antonio Lombardo, sales: Be for Films
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, sales: Pyramide International

https://www.marchedufilm.com

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Call for EAVE Producers - FOCUS ASIA 2020

Dear EAVE Producers,
 
We are very pleased to inform you that FOCUS ASIA 2020 will run a virtual market from June 30 till July 2 within the frame of the Far East Film Festival, and thanks to the partnership with EAVE all EAVE graduates are invited to participate and virtually meet the Asian and other international registered participants.

The FOCUS ASIA 2020 programme will include several events, in particular the All Genres Project Market for 9 outstanding films in development from all over the world, and a series of Webinars and Round Tables organized in collaboration with EAVE Ties That Bind and dedicated to the latest trends of European and Asian cinema. Furthermore, all participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a series of informal Industry Circles and virtually meet Asian key players such as buyers, sales agents and festival programmers, in 25-minute sessions targeting maximum 25 professionals from all over the world.

The participation if free of charge and if you are interested in participating, please contact focusasia@cecudine.org before June 12, 2020.
 
For further information, please see https://www.fareastfilm.com/eng/focus-asia-2020/

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Russian Virtual Content Market - KEY BUYERS EVENT is open for registrations

Dear EAVE Producers,

ROSKINO and Russian Creative Industries invite you to the first Russian Virtual Content Market - KEY BUYERS EVENT: Digital Edition from 8 - 15 June 2020.


99% of key Russian market players, more then 120 companies including:

  • rights holders and sales companies in DISTRIBUTION section
  • main production companies in CO-PRODUCTION section
  • all service, production and post-production companies in SERVICES section

will be represented at the KEY BUYERS EVENT online platform.


KEY BUYERS EVENT: Digital Edition CATALOGS are available for downloading NOW:
1) Russian Companies, Participants of Key Buyers Event (by section)
2) Catalog of Producers (Co-production)
3) Projects for Co-production

 

EAVE panel in cooperation with the Key Buyers Event (available to watch on the link below):

Co-production in a post-pandemic world

The sanitary crisis has shaken up the independent cinema industry. Whereas the wish to return to ‘business as usual’ is strong in all players, our societies have transformed and we have to define the parameters for a ‘new future normal’.

What are the opportunities coming out of the crisis? How can independent producers find new ways of collaborating on an international level? How can we support diversity in cinema? How can training programmes change and adapt the proven, collective know-how of an industry which does not know structured innovation, research and development? And how can film markets support the transformation of the industry?

Leading independent producers from Russia and Europe will explore pathways for a possible future of independent (co-)production in a panel discussion moderated by Erwin M. Schmidt.

Speakers: Didar Domehri (Maneki Films - FULL HOUSE), Natalia Drozd (CTB Film Company, Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm), Riina Sildos (Amrion), Artem Vassiliev (Metrafilms)

More information about KEY BUYERS EVENT: http://keybuyersevent.com/

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EAVE EXCLUSIVE Interview with Sofie Palage

Photo: © Drago Prvulovic

 

- In an incredibly short time you have developed a feature film on a topic that affects us all: social distancing due to the COVID 19-crisis. Could you describe the film in a few words?

The film written and directed by Josephine Bornebusch has the working title ORCA and is about eleven different characters who are all living in isolation. They communicate with their loved ones digitally via Skype or phone or any other web conferencing platform like we do now. It’s a relationship drama, so after some time we understand that the characters are all connected with each other in some way. There is a mother and a daughter and there is someone falling in love...

- And the viewers are seeing only on-screen scenes?

We have a small crew with let’s say normal film cameras, so it’s not only on-screen scenes. We have five people on set and we are shooting in a quite a big apartment. so while the actor is in one room, in something like a seperate holding area, the crew will set up the cameras in set points in the room where the shooting takes place. And then the crew leaves and goes to a seperate room with monitors and headphones and the actor comes in. Sometimes there will be a computer or a smartphone for chatting or a video-talk. They will do their scene in one or more takes and then when they are done they go back to their room and the crew comes in and sets up for the next scene.

- That sounds quite challenging. Why did you choose this approach?

At first we were talking about making it only with on-screen scenes but it was too complicated to only do it like this. When we started we were talking should no-one be on set, should there only be cameras and computers and phones? But we felt it wouldn’t be very interesting visually and it would also be technically very difficult. To get the actors to do it all by themselves.  

- Would you say this the first film on the topic of the COVID crisis?

In Sweden it is the first film with this subject. And then we’ll see, if there are more ideas. But we went from idea to production in a month. So I think we will be the first ones definitely. It takes place during this kind of isolation but the topic is relationships and love and other themes. So if somenone wants to make a film about the pandemic they can do that of course. I mean, to see a love story in isolation is one thing, but I don’t know if the audience will want to see a film on a pandemic and disease...

- Are there any restrictions or guidelines under which shooting is allowed in Sweden?

The guidelines in Sweden are very lean compared to other countries. We have it quite easy compared to everyone else in Europe. The only restriction is that you are not allowed to be more than 50 people at a place. And you should practice distancing – if you can. It’s not a rule. So in Sweden at the moment there are still, let’s say, normal productions going on. We are one of the few countries where not everything had to stop. We could just continue.
I have another production that we had to stop, but that was because it is a road movie – the story is about a couple doing a tour in Europe. And that’s why we had to stop. Because we needed actors from the UK, from Belgium, from Denmark and we were going to shoot abroad. So we had to postpone this production for the moment. We will try to do it later. But otherwise you are allowed to have shooting in Sweden. We decided to do this minimal setting just for not to be so vulnerable. I mean, if we have to cancel a shooting day because one of the actors or the actor for that day is sick, so we’ll just cancel and we shoot two weeks later. So we did it to do this super-quick production.    

- So the reason for your shooting in this careful way is that you wouldn’t lose money if something happened?

Yes, and of course we as a company put in our own restrictions: Every morning everyone in the crew and every actor will take their temperature, everyone washes their hands when they arrive and when they leave. So we have these kind of guidelines but it’s not coming from the government. We just decided that we as an employer want to take responsibility and try to keep everyone as safe as possible.

- Is there something like a union or a producer’s alliance that puts up guidelines?

The only thing is that the producer’s association and the union have agreed to a seperate agreement for this period where it is set that how much we would pay if we take a pause so that producers can calculate the risk of going into production. So there is a lower fee than it would normally be for a production to stop. If you’d normally stop you’d have to pay a lot of money, but in this situation we have a seperate agreement. If you stop because of COVID 19, then you’re allowed to pay less.
But we don’t have any official guidelines of how to get along the daily work with taking temperature and similar measures. But a lot of us producers talk to each others and I called around to the ones who just never stopped shooting like these big TV series. They started in January and they are still going. They never stopped. I called and checked what they did and how they handled the guidelines they put in place. So everyone is sharing the knowledge we have and helping each other.

- I read in a German newspaper about the production of a German Telenovela. They started shooting again recently, but they have a problem because the actors are not allowed to kiss on set. Is that similar in Sweden?

No. We are allowed to kiss at work. We don’t have those rules. In this film we set up our own rules with the characters being isolated so we shoot one actor at a time. We don’t need a kiss because it’s not in the script. In Sweden we haven’t put in these kinds of rules that you have in Germany, Belgium etc. So if you need a kiss in a scene, you can send the actors to Sweden and they can kiss here, we shoot it and then they can go back to Germany.

- That sounds like a very good idea! But do you consider it sensible that everything lies in the responsibility of the individual?

It’s kind of weird because Sweden is the country that’s known to be like the good student in class compared to the rest of Europe. Normally we are always doing the correct and very square thing. And now we are these anarchists during the crisis compared to all our neighbours – Denmark closed, Finland closed, they don’t even want to open up to Sweden. We’ll just see how things come along. We have more COVID cases than our neighbouring countries. But then again our economy may not be as affected. But noone knows. As the regulations from the government now the film industry is of course
everyone who has a co-production with other countries – all of those productions of course stopped. The small 100 percent Swedish productions they can still continue. So that’s good for the industry because it’s not a complete halt. If this stays for a year, I think a lot of Swedish production will still go ahead.

- Do you think Sweden with its leaner regulations during the COVID crisis could it be an example for other countries, too?

In some ways, because the government didn’t put in that many restrictions, but the people and the companies put in their own. Almost everyone does more than the government asks of them. So I think that’s a good example for other countries when they open up more. For example I am working from home right now. I could work from the office, I’m allowed to, but still everyone takes their own responsibility. I think that’s a good thing for everyone when they start resuming production or work, that’s try to minimize in the ways you can. Do not just go back to what was before, try to find what the new normal can be.  

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National measures taken to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak strongly impacts the audio-visual industry. National Film and Audio-visual Funds across Europe are already fully mobilised to take all necessary measures to mitigate the negative consequences for everybody working in the sector.
They are busy reorganising their internal functioning and procedures in order to continue to operate and award support, adjusting existing schemes to introduce more flexibility or creating specific ones to address the difficulties the audio-visual industry already faces.

Sources:
EFAD Members’ measures
https://europeanfilmagencies.eu/news-publications/our-press-releases/241-measures-by-efad-members-to-mitigate-the-consequences-of-the-covid-19-outbreak

European Audiovisual Observatory – download the excel tracker
https://www.obs.coe.int/en/web/observatoire/covid-19-audiovisual-sector-measures?fbclid=IwAR0E9j8k1_pqGkuM0MjsIC0YKFPbuTtv-jz-814f_Z4j5fBKWMJ6IQByhSk

 

KIPA AND NETFLIX ESTABLISH NEW COVID-19 FILM AND TV EMERGENCY FUND FOR HARDEST HIT WORKERS IN THE AUDIOVISUAL AND MOVIE SECTOR
The Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA) in cooperation with Netflix announces the creation of a new Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help the hardest hit workers in the television and cinema industry due to the productions shut down in Poland caused by the Coronavirus crisis. The fund will operate under the slogan: “Producers help the Crews”.
Netflix will donate 2.5 million z? to KIPA to help launch the fund. The grant is available to the most vulnerable crew members in the TV and film  sector – professionals whose craftsmanship is crucial to the quality of production and who, often being freelancers, are unable to work due to the almost complete suspension of production. The aid will be directed to all film divisions – set designers, make-up artists, sound operators, DOPs, camera assistants, grippers, focus pullers, storyboard makers, gaffers and many more representing below-the-line professions.
The Polish Producers Alliance is the only chamber of commerce in the Polish audiovisual industry with 20 years of experience, which associates over 140 members, production companies, independent producers and regional film funds. One of the main objectives of KIPA is to represent and protect the economic interests of its members and to support sustainable development of the entire audiovisual sector. Therefore, KIPA has proved to be the ideal partner for Netflix to create a fund to support the sustainable development of the whole audiovisual sector.
Alicja Grawon-Jaksik, President of the Chamber said: “The funds will help us maintain emergency support we have put in place for the most fragile workers from the cultural industries. One of KIPA’ core values is solidarity, and we understand that since Netflix implements projects in Poland it feels as part of our market. Therefore for us this is a natural move that Netflix is contributing to support freelancers from TV and cinema industries in these difficult times for the media and culture at large. It’s a noble gesture.”
“We’re grateful to be able to work with KIPA to support the hardest hit crew members in the TV and film production, who are a part of the internationally admired Polish creative industry. In addition to the support we give to the crews, casts and technical partners involved in our productions, we also want to help those who most need financial assistance in the sector more broadly, especially freelancers hit by the current crisis.” adds Anna Nagler – Director, Local Language Originals, CEE at Netflix.
The creation of this fund is part of an announcement Netflix made March 20th to set up a $100 million fund for creatives whose jobs have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has since been increased to $150M. Most of those funds will go towards support for the hardest hit workers on Netflix’s own productions in Poland and around the world. Netflix’s donation to KIPA, as well as to other organisations around the world (US, Canada, UK, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, India, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia), is part of the $30 million of the hardship fund that will be dedicated to providing emergency relief to out-of-work crew across the broader film and television industry in the countries.


http://kipa.pl/en

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EAVE projects L’ÎLE DE LA DEMOISELLE and COSTA BRAVA LEBANON receive funding

Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre


The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre’s Film Selection Committee supports the following films by EAVE graduates in its first session of 2020.

  • EN FIN DE CONTE by Zoé Arene, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • SUR LE RIVAGE by Camille Mol, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • LA CHALEUR DU FOYER by Joël Curtz, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • AU BORD DU MONDE by Amélia Nanni, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • BAGARRE by Ann Sirot and Catherine Cosme, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • SUNSHINE by Chloé Léonil, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner
  • LE VENTRE IDÉAL by Thomas Gunzig and Adeline Dieudonné, producer: EAVE graduate Diana Elbaum
  • L’ENFANT BÉLIER by Marta Bergman, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • EAVE project L’ÎLE DE LA DEMOISELLE by Micha Wald, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner
  • BRUXA by Cristèle Alves Meira, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye
  • DODO by Panos H. Koutras, producer: EAVE graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • FORTERESSE by Jessica Woodworth, producer: EAVE graduate Diana Elbaum
  • SALE PUTTE by Myriam Leroy et Florence Hainaut, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • SUR LE FIL DE ZÉNITH by Yveline Nathalie Pontalier, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • IRAK, LES BÉBÉS DE LA HONTE by Pascale Bourgaux, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • UNE HISTORIE DE FRANC CFA by Katy Lena N'Diaye, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux

https://audiovisuel.cfwb.be/en

Sundance Institute Documentary Fund


The following projects produced by EAVE graduates receive support by Sundance Institute Documentary Fund:

  • ALIS directed and produced by EAVE and PUENTES graduate Nicolas van Hemelryc
  • CHOCOBAR by Lucrecia Martel, producer: PUENTES graduates Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli
  • OUR LITTLE PALESTINE by Abdallah Al Khatib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • REAS by Lola Arias, producer: EAVE graduate Gema Juarez Allen

www.sundance.org

Sørfond


The Norwegian Sørfond has granted support for six international co-productions with Norwegian minority producers. Among them:

  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine  
  • CU LI NEVER CRIES by Pham Ngoc Lan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • DAUGHTER OF RAGE by Laura Baumeister, co-producer EAVE graduate Dag Hoel
  • MOTHERHOOD by Meryam Joobeur, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Ben Hassen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Khalid Maimouni
  • NEW DAWN FADES by Gürkan Keltek, co-producer: TTB graduate Fernanda Renno

www.sorfond.no

Romanian Film Centre


The Romanian Film Centre announced the grants for the first half of 2020. Among the funded productions are the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • FAMILIAR by Calin Peter Netzer, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • CRISEEA IV by Vladimir Dembinski, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu
  • STARSEED by EAVE graduate Anca Damian

http://cnc.gov.ro

Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation


The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT SA) has announced the 12 Greek and international co-productions of its latest round of financing.

  • MNIMOSYNI by Christos Dimas, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti
  • QUICKSAND by Margot Schaap, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa, Maria Dandraki
  • SUNDAYS by Alethea Avramis, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE + graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • WINDOW TO THE SEA by Migual Angel Jimenez, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas

www.ert.gr

DON’T GO FAR by EAVE graduate Garret Daly is in pre-production. Five-time Oscar-nominated producer Frank Marshall (INDIANA JONES) has boarded Mixed Bag Media’s project DON’T GO FAR, which tells the amazing true story of two young Irish stowaways. In 1985, two boys from Dublin, Keith Byrne aged 10 and Noel Murray aged 13, set out on a transatlantic adventure of a lifetime with far-fetched notions and little or no money. The close friends sneaked onto a ferry bound for Holyhead, took a train to Heathrow airport before eventually evading security to board an Air India flight destined for New York. Their only goal was to meet their hero, B.A. Baracus of the A-Team. The Irish schoolboys made headlines around the world when then were intercepted by police outside JFK airport igniting an investigation that involved authorities across several continents. Producer Garret Daly of Mixed Bag Media secured the rights to the story a number of years ago and has been working closely with Keith and Noel to develop the feature film ever since. The project has now caught the attention of legendary Hollywood producer Frank Marshall at The Kennedy Marshall Company, who has joined forces with the Irish production team to bring this captivating true story to the big screen. “We're delighted to be working to develop Don’t Go Far into a feature film,” said Marshall. “Not only is the story of Keith and Noel's stowaway adventure almost too incredible to believe, but it's also just the kind of uplifting and inspiring tale I think we could all use a bit more of right now.” EAVE graduate Garret Daly: “Our ambition from the start was to give this story the cinematic canvas it deserves to entertain a global audience.” The screenplay was written by Limerick-based screenwriter Conor Ryan and the project is in receipt of development support from Screen Ireland.


www.mixedbagmedia.com

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SAVING ONE WHO WAS DEAD now in production

SAVING ONE WHO WAS DEAD by Vaclav Kadrnka, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Krnacova finishes shooting after the Czech Republic lifted the strict preventive measures and enabled film productions to restart. Kadrnka’s latest project has been called a semi-autobiographical intimate family drama based on the director’s diaries written during summer and autumn 2016, when his father suffered a haemorrhagic stroke. The chamber drama follows an adult son and his mother taking care of the comatose father. SAVING ONE WHO WAS DEAD will round off the director’s “Absence of a Loved One” trilogy, which includes his award-winning feature, LITTLE CRUSADER, as well as his feature-length debut, EIGHTY LETTERS. SAVING ONE WHO WAS DEAD is being staged by Czech production outfit Sirius Film and co-produced by Slovakian company Silverart. The film has been supported by the Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Czech Television.


www.silverartfilm.sk

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Marketing Workshop project THE GREAT FREEDOM now in post-production

COMPARTMENT NUMBER 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Jamila Wenske, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos is in post-production. The Finnish helmer managed to wrap filming in March, despite the impending COVID-19 outbreak. The project, shot in Saint Petersburg, Murmansk and other Russian cities, was penned by Estonian writers Livia Ulman and Andris Feldmanis. The story is set in 1996 and revolves around Laura, a Finnish student who leaves Moscow with loss in her heart and a mess in her head. She decides to take a train to Murmansk to see some 10,000-year-old rock paintings. During her journey, she is forced to share her train with Vadim, a Russian miner. The vulgar company of the man and the desolate reality of the Russian towns she passes through start to dissolve Laura’s romanticised ideas about her trip. Later on, Laura arrives in Murmansk only to realise that she is not allowed to see the rock paintings, and so she seeks help from Vadim.

www.aamufilmcompany.fi

SKIING IN SCARVES by Haidy Kancler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sabine Gruber is in post-production. The film follows a group of local girls who challenge cultural stereotypes in the mountains of central Afghanistan. Under the guidance of Slovenian instructor Ana Tasic, they aim for a breakthrough between professionals.The film is produced by Boštjan Virc through Studio Virc in coproduction with Austrian Flair Film and Finnish Kinocompany. The project is supported by the Slovenian Film Center and has received the support for development from Creative Europe MEDIA. The shooting was successfully completed on locations in Afghanistan, India, Austria, Finland and Slovenia in 2019.

www.flairfilm.at

EAVE Marketing Workshop project THE GREAT FREEDOM by Wendla Nölle, producer: EAVE MW graduate Mathieu Dolenc, EAVE graduate Andrea Schütte is in post-production. A love story of a couple in its sixties that has to cope with disappointed expectations and postponed hopes that are linked the illnes of the wife. In January was one of four projects to participate in the First Cut Lab in Trieste, where they received 2 days of exclusive editing advice.

www.tamtamfilm.com

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THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN wins Best Feature film at Austrian Romy Awards

Dokfest München

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan won the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international at the Dokfest München.

www.dokfest-muenchen.de

David di Donatello Awards

  • THE FORTUNE GODESS by Ferzan Ozpetek, producer: EAVE graduate Tilde Corsi won Best Lead Actress (Jasmine Trinca) and Best Original Song at the Italian David di Donatello Awards
  • 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER by Igort, producer: EAVE graduate Peter De Maegd won Best Supporting Actress (Valeria Golino)

www.daviddidonatello.it

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan won the Special Jury Award at the Online 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler won the Golden Alexander Newcomers Award
  • LADY TIME by Elina Talvensaari, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki received the Special Jury Award

www.filmfestival.gr

Visions du Réel

  • OFF THE ROAD by José Permar, producer: EAVE graduate Wendy Muniz won the Interreligious Award - Feature film at Visions du Réel. 

www.visionsdureel.ch

International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival - Docudays

  • THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte won the Main Prize at the Docudays, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

https://docudays.ua/eng

Brazil International Film Festival

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan won the Grand Jury Award and the Critics’ Award at the Brazil International Film Festival (BIFF).

www.briff.info

Austrian Romy Awards

  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun won Best feature film at the Austrian Romy Awards.

www.panama-film.com

International Short Film Days Oberhausen

  • BELLA by Thelyia Petraki, producer: PUENTES graduate Kostas Tagalakis has won the e-flux-Prize at the International Short Film Days Oberhausen.

www.kurzfilmtage.de

D’A Barcelona International Auteur 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 has won the Talents prize for best movie at the D’A Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival, awarded to directors with fewer than three features in their filmography.

https://dafilmfestival.com

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EAVE project BLACK DELTA selected for CineLink Drama

Producers on the Move

EFP (European Film Promotion), the network of 37 European film promotion institutions, has selected 20 producers from 20 different European countries for its networking and promotion platform Producers on the Move, among them 13 EAVE graduates:

  • Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo, La Claqueta (Spain)
  • Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer, Elemag Pictures (Germany)
  • Marina Gumzi, Nosorogi (Slovenia)
  • Marta Habior, No Sugar Films (Poland)
  • Monica Hellström, Final Cut for Real (Denmark)
  • Aleksi Hyvärinen, Don Films Oy (Finland)
  • Vesela Kazakova, Activist38 (Bulgaria)
  • Marie Kjellson, Kjellson & Wik (Sweden)
  • Mikulas Novotny, Background Films (Czech Republic)
  • Danijel Pek, Antitalent (Croatia)
  • Giovanni Pompili, Kino Produzioni (Italy)
  • Marija Razgute, M-Films (Lithuania)
  • John Wallace, Cowtown Pictures (Ireland)

www.efp-online.com

CineLink Co-Production Market Selection 2020

  • CAPTURING SAMI by Adi Voicu, Writer, producer: EAVE graduate Marcian Lazar
  • FLAME by György Mor Karpati, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi
  • MELTING OF THE RULER by Ivan Salati, producer: EAVE participant Jelena Angelovski
  • SPITE by Andrijana Stojkovic, producer: EAVE graduate Mirko Bojovic
  • THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KIMON by Neritan, producer: EAVE graduate Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos

CineLink Drama Selection 2020

  • EAVE project BLACK DELTA by Dorian Boguta, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • MATTER by Blaz Zavrsnik, producer: EAVE graduate Bojan Mastilovic
  • THE ABYSS by Mladen Dizdar, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic

www.sff.ba

EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM


Selected for EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM a co-operation between European Film Promotion (EFP) and Sydney Film Festival (SFF) are two films by EAVE graduate. Ten European films and their women directors will be presented alongside Australian works at the 67th Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition and Awards from 10 to 21 June, 2020.
The selected films are:

  • FORCE OF HABIT by by Kirsikka Saari, Elli Toivoniemi, Anna Paavilainen, Alli Haapasalo, Reetta Aalto, Jenni Toivoniemi, Miia Tervo, producer: EAVE graduate Elli Toivoniemi
  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler  

www.efp-online.com

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CORPUS CHRISTI in Norwegian cinemas

In Norwegian cinemas

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. May 15

www.lescontesmodernes.fr

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THE BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO selected for We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Festivals online:

  goEast Filmfestival Wiesbaden (May 5 – 11)

  • A DARK, DARK MAN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE MW graduate Olga Khlasheva, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • A HORROR FILOZOFIAJA (PART I-III) by Peter Lichter, Bori Mate, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • ALEXANDRA by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by Andrey A. Tarkovsky, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • AUF STREIFE by Stephan Komandarev, producers: EAVE graduates Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova
  • CELE DOUĂ EXECUȚII ALE MAREȘALULUI by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • DAS GLÜCKLICHSTE MÄDCHEN DER WELT by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • DIE DIENER by Ivan Ostrochovsky, co-producers: EAVE graduates Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu
  • DIE TOTE NATION by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • DIMINEAŢA by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • LAMPA CU CĂCIULĂ by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • MAREK EDELMAN...UND ES GAB LIEBE IM GHETTO by Jolanta Dylewska, Andrzej Wajda, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Anna Wydra
  • MIR IST ES EGAL, WENN WIR ALS BARBAREN IN DIE GESCHICHTE EINGEHEN by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik
  • NOVA LITUANIA by Karolis Kaupinis, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • OLEG by Juris Kursietis, producers: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina, EAVE graduates Isabelle Truc and Guillaume de Seille, B’EST graduates Alise Gelze, Lukas Trimonis
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI by Leyli Gafarova, producer: EAVE graduate Veit Helmer
  • TOATĂ LUMEA DIN FAMILIA NOASTRĂ  by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • TRECE ȘI PRIN PERETE by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • UMBRĂ DE NOR by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • UNDERDOG by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • WESTERN by Valeska Grisebach, producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Boris Chouchkov

www.filmfestival-goeast.de


Schwerin International Film Festival (May 5 – 10)

  • AURORA by Miia Tervo, producer: EAVE participant Max Malka
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS by J-P Valkeapää, producers: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy, B’EST graduate Helen Vinogradov, co-producers: B’EST graduate Alise Gelze and EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • IM FEUER by Daphne Charizani, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel
  • THE HUMAN PART by Juha Lehtola, producesr: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG) by Sarah Winkenstette, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • WAREN EINMAL REVOLUZZER by Johanna Moder, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann

www.filmkunstfest-mv.de


International Documentary Film Festival Munich (May 8 – 19)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • BELLA by Thelyia Petraki, producer: PUENTES graduate Kostas Tagalakis
  • DAYS OF CANNIBALISM by Teboho Edkins, producers: EAVE graduates Janja Kralj, Derk-Jan Warrink
  • OVERSEAS by Sung-a Yoon, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • SOLO by EAVE graduate Artemio Benki, producers: EAVE graduates Artemio Benki, Arash T.Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Karin Berger
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Estephan Wagner, Marianne Hougen-Moraga, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte
  • THIS TRAIN I RIDE by Arno Bitschy, co-producer: EAVE graduate Liisa Karpo
  • WINTER JOURNEY by Anders Østergaard, producer: EAVE graduate Mette Heide

 www.dokfest-muenchen.de


LuxFilmFest Home Edition (May 8 – June 18)

  • BABY(A)LONE by EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • ESCAPADA by Sarah Hirtt, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • GOOD MANNERS by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clement Duboin
  • GRAVE (RAW) by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • GUTLAND by Govinda Van Maele, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • LA VIE D'UNE AUTRE by Sylvie Testud, co-producers: EAVE graduates Hubert Toint, David Grumbach
  • MAMMAL by Rebecca Daly, producers: EAVE graduates Gilles Chanial, Macdara Kelleher, Reinier Selen
  • POUR VIVRE HEUREUX by Dimitri Linder, Salima Sarah Glamine, producers: EAVE graduates Valérie Bournonville, Donnato Rotunno
  • MELODY by Bernard Bellefroid, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • RAMS by Grimur Hakornason, co-produced by EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted
  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants

www.luxfilmfest.lu


International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (May 13 – 18)

  • BELLA by Thelyia Petraki, producer: PUENTES graduate Kostas Tagalakis
  • SHEPHERDS by Teboho Edkins, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj

www.kurzfilmtage.de


Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (May 19 – 28)

  • #387 by Madeleine Leroyer, producer: EAVE participant Valérie Montmartin
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT by EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer
  • BIRDS OR HOW TO BE ONE by Babis Makridis, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • BUDDHA IN AFRICA by Nicole Schafer, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • COLUMBIA IN MY ARMS by Jenni Kivistö, producer: EAVE graduate Markku Tuurna
  • DAYS OF CANNIBALISM by Teboho Edkins, producers: EAVE graduates Janja Kralj, Derk-Jan Warrink
  • LADY TIME by Elina Talvensaari, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • MEANWHILE ON EARTH by Carl Olsson, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhncke
  • OVERSEAS by Sung-A Yoon, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • ROBOLOVE by Maria Arlamovsky, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • SPOON by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • SUNDAYS by Alethea Avramis, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte
  • THE PROPHET AND THE SPACE ALIENS by Yoav Shamir, producer: EAVE graduate Ebba Sinzinger
  • THE YEAR OF THE DISCOVERY by Luis López Carrasco, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler
  • THIS IS NOT A MOVIE by Yung Chang, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler

www.filmfestival.gr/en


Docs Barcelona (May 20 – 30)

  • OVERSEAS by Sung-a Yoon, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • SOLO by EAVE graduate Artemio Benki, producers: EAVE graduates Artemio Benki, Arash T. Riahi, Karin Berger, Sabine Gruber
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen

https://docsbarcelona.com


Hot Docs Festival (May 28 - June 6)

  • A PLEASURE, COMRADES! by José Filipe Costa, producer: EAVE graduate  Filipa Reis
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte
  • THE WALL OF SHADOWS by Eliza Kubarska, producer: EAVE graduate Monika Braid
  • WOOD by EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, producers: EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca


Krakow Film Festival (May 31 – June 7)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • WINTER JOURNEY by Anders Østergaard, producer: EAVE graduate Mette Heide

www.krakowfilmfestival.pl


We Are One: A Global Film Festival (May 29 – June 7)

  • AIR CONDITIONER by Fradique, producer: EAVE graduate Jorge Cohen
  • ELECTRIC SWAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • NASIR by Arun Karthick, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen
  • THE BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO by Aida Begic, Leonardo di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Losnitza, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Chisti Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde, producer: EAVE+ graduate and EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • THE DOUBLE STEPS by Isaki Lacuesta, producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

YouTube.com/WeAreOne

Festivals cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19

  • Festival International du Film Policier de Liège (original dates 7-10 May, cancelled)

https://fifpl.070.be

  • Zlín Film Festival (postponed to September 4 – 10)

www.zlinfest.cz/

  • Espoo Cine (postponed)

www.espoocine.fi

  • Cannes Film Festival (cancelled)  

www.festival-cannes.com

  • Marché du Film (online June 22 – 26)  

www.marchedufilm.com

  • Southeast European Film Festival Los Angeles (postponed)

www.seefilmla.org

  • Seattle International Film Festival (cancelled)

www.siff.net

  • Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Warsaw (postponed to September 4 – 13)

http://docsag.pl

  • Docaviv – Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival (postponed to September 3 – 12)

www.docaviv.co.il

  • Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca (postponed)

http://tiff.ro/en

  • FeCHA-Festival de Cine Hispanófono de Atenas (postponed)

https://fecha.gr/en/

  • Trento Film Festival (postponed to August 27 – September 2)

https://trentofestival.it

  •  Udine Far East Film Festival (postponed to June 26  – July 4, online)

www.fareastfilm.com

  • IndieLisboa – International Film Festival (postponed to August 25 – September)

https://indielisboa.com/en/

  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Alicante (postponed to 17-24 october)

www.festivaldealicante.com

  • DocumentaMadrid (postponed)

www.documentamadrid.com

  • Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (postponed to August 22 – 30)

https://molodist.com/en

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EAVE Producers Workshop additional online module coming up in June!

After a first successful residential workshop in Luxembourg during March, EAVE is organising an additional online module for its Producers Workshop 2020 from June 8-15, as the second and third in situ workshops have been moved to autumn/winter due to the coronavirus crisis.
During the online module participants will focus on the development of their projects and have individual script consulting and financial consultancy. In regular group work meetings, they can discuss their projects and the current challenges in detail.
An additional module on company sustainability and the effects on the crisis for the participating producers held by EAVE consultant Linda Beath has also been added to the programme.
The new dates of the upcoming residential workshops are:

  • October 19 - 26 in Galway (IE) TBC
  • December 6 - 13 in Rijeka/Opatija (HR), 2020.

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LA FABRIQUE CINÉMA 2020 invites EAVE Producers to meet the selected projects

Dear EAVE Producers,


EAVE is delighted to continue for the 10th year the successful partnership with La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français (formerly known as La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde).


La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français is a programme helping talented young filmmakers from emerging countries succeed in the international film market. For La Fabrique 2020, ten talented filmmakers from emerging countries and their projects in development have been selected.


EAVE organizes a special networking event at La Fabrique from June 1-5 and from June 22-26 (during Marché du Film) which consists of virtual one-on-one meetings
EAVE producers will be invited to meet the international delegation of project representatives from emerging countries outside Europe.


If you are interested in meeting some of the selected projects, please send a short motivation statement, CV and company profile to severine@paratifilms.com and ferrerocamille@gmail.com:

  • before Thursday, May 28th, 2pm (Paris Time) if you are available for meetings from June 1-5
  • or before Tuesday, June 9th if you are available for meetings from June 22-26

Video pitches are available about the projects in case you would be interested to meet them.


The selected projects are the following:


AFRICA


Mozambique: 

  • The Nights Still Smell of Gunpowder by Inadelso Cossa – Documentary, second feature film, produced by Inadelso Cossa / 16mmFILMES coproduced by Ida.Ida (France), Kaske Film, (Germany),  Duplacena, (Portugal)

 Senegal: 

  • Coura + Oulèye by Iman Djionne – Fiction, first feature film, produced by Souleymane Kebe / Sunuy Films  - coproduced buy La Chauve Souris (France)

LATIN AMERICA


Brazil: 

  • Babylon by Francisco Bahia – Documentary, first feature film, produced by Alice Riff / Sendero Filmes

Dominican Republic / Venezuela: 

  • Without a Name by Valeria Valentina Bolivar – Fiction, first feature film, produced by Fernando Santos Diaz / Guasábara Cine

ASIA


Kazakhstan: 

  • A Pair of Leather Clogs by Olga Korotko – Fiction, second feature film, produced by Olga Korotko / Seven Rivers Cinema coproduced by  Caractères Productions (France)

Thailand: 

  • 9 Temples to Heaven by Sompot Chidgasornpongse – Fiction, second feature film, produced by Kissada Kamyoung / Kick The Machine Films

Vietnam: 

  • Skin of Youth by Ash Mayfair – Fiction, second feature film, produced by Tran Thi Bich Ngoc /An Nam Productions

EUROPE


Montenegro: 

  • Gina by Sara Stijovic – Documentary, first feature film, produced by Branimir Žugić / LIVE production

NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST


Egypt: 

  • Seeking Haven for Mr Rambo by Khaled Mansour – Fiction, first feature film, produced by Rasha Hosny / Patchwork Productions

Iran: 

  • Do you know anything about Omid? by Keywan Karimi – Fiction, second feature film, produced by Keywan Karimi / Key film

You can download the brochure of the projects HERE.
Further information on https://www.lescinemasdumonde.com/en

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Call for EAVE Producers - Galway Film Fair 2020

Dear EAVE producers,

The Galway Film Fair is moving ONLINE in 2020 and applications are now being accepted.


The Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers with projects in development and/or completed films and invited Film Financiers, Distributors, Sales Agents, Broadcasters, Film Funds and Major Producers.


The Galway Film Fair has a number of unique selling points:

  • Transatlantic Bridge
  • Intimate and informal atmosphere
  • Privileged access to the world’s leading financiers
  • Showcasing new European and International cinema to leading Film Buyers, Distributors and Festival Programmers.

Alongside the online marketplace, many other industry events will take place including the Fleadh Forum, an annual industry conference, Masterclasses, Panel sessions and more, all in virtual form.


Thanks to the successful partnership between EAVE and Galway Film Fair, up to 6 EAVE producers from outside of Ireland and UK will be selected for the online edition of Galway Film Fair 2020.


Priority will be given to low production capacity countries (European countries other than France, Germany, Italy, Spain).


Our partner will waive the entry fee for the Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair for the six selected producers.


The projects can be in development or completed documentaries or fiction.


If you are interested, please complete the online Eventival application  before June 5th the latest and at the same time please notify satu@eave.org about your application!


If you have further questions, contact Annette Maye at The Galway Film Fair:  annette@filmfleadh.ie.


www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

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EAVE ONE-TO-ONE web-series

EAVE IMPACT 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 launched 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 includes 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 launched 8 episodes in the end of 2019.

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.

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MIA online talk with live Q&A: Back to the Future

Dear EAVE producers,
 
You can now register for the MIA online talk in cooperation with EAVE After the shutdown: what’s next for film & TV production? with live Q&A: Back to the Future. The live session will take place on Thursday May the 14th at 4.00 pm CET Time.

Five European independent producers meet virtually to share experiences and discuss ways to get back on track and restart production. Insurances issues, talents availabilities, Covid-proof sets’ protocols and much more will be debated.
An overview of the existing emergency funds and the most urgent measures producers need to carry on will also be presented and discussed.

Register HERE

Speakers:

Marta Donzelli (Vivo Film, Italy)
In 2004 Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa founded Vivo film, an independent production company with a catalogue of films selected and awarded by the most prestigious festivals worldwide. Among them: Michelangelo Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte (2010 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight); Emma Dante’s Via Castellana Bandiera (2013 Venice Film Festival Competition); Laura Bispuri’s Vergine Giurata and Figlia Mia (2015 and 2018 Berlinale Competition); Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Nico, 1988 (Best film of Orizzonti, 2017 Venice Film Festival); Abel Ferrara’s Siberia (2020 Berlinale Competition).

Jonas Dornbach (Komplizen Film, Germany)
From 2002 to 2009 Jonas has been the CEO of the film production company Kinoherz.
In 2010 he joined Komplizen Film as a producer, since 2014 as a shareholder and managing director.
He produced, among other films, Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade which (Cannes competition in 2016, nominated at the Oscars in the Foreign Film category), Western by Valeska Grisebach (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2017), A Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio (Oscar in 2018 for Best Foreign Film).
Jonas Dornbach is a member of the ACE Networks and EAVE, as well as of the German, European and BAFTA Film Academy.

Alexandra Lebret (European Producers Club)
Alexandra is the Managing Director of the European Producers Club and a Producer. Appointed in 2002, she has driven the EPC into a new era, and worked at transforming the association into the renowned actor it has become. Today, the EPC represents over 130 film and TV drama producers from all over Europe and Canada. It is the leading organisation of European Independent Producers in Europe and in the world and also a key interlocutor of the European Commission and several other players of the industry. In 2014 she founded the production companies MareNostrum Productions and Halley Production.

Alvaro Longoria (Morena Films, Spain)
Producer, director and currently President of the European Producers Club. He is a founding member of Morena Films in Spain. Over the last 20 years Morena has produced more than 80 feature films, documentaries and series. His latest movies as producer are Campeones by Javier Fesser and Everybody Knows by Asghar Farhadi and in 2019 he directed Sanctuary, a feature Documentary with Javier Bardem on the Greenpeace campaign to create a Marine Sanctuary in Antarctica that premiered at TIFF.
Also, recently he produced Diaries of the Quarantine for TVE. The first series shot within confinement.

Giannandrea Pecorelli (Aurora TV, Italy) 
CEO of Banijay Group’s Aurora TV, Giannandrea has been active since the ‘80s as a film and tv producer and as a manager of leading companies (RCS Film and TV, Istituto Luce, Rai, Endemol, Sony International).
He has co-produced the film La Reine Margot (Palme d’Or for best actress), The Red Violin (Oscar for music in 2000) and Notte prima degli esami, one of the greatest Italian hits in recent years.
Aurora TV is a production company specialized in TV series and docufiction; among others, it produces the long tv series Ladies’ Paradise, broadcasted by RaiUno and now renewed for its fourth season.

Carole Scotta (Haut et Court, France)
Carole Scotta founded Haut et Court in 1992 the same year she won the Fondation Hachette prize as best young producer. In1997 Carole produced Ma Vie En Rose, her first feature film (Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film 1998). Over the past 25 years, films and series produced by Haut et Court have been selected and awarded at countless international film festivals: Palme d’Or for Entre les Murs by Laurent Cantet, International Emmy Award for the series The Returned by Fabrice Gobert. Carole has been copresident of the French Independent Distributor Syndicate DIRE since 2009.

Moderated by Nick Vivarelli (Variety)

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Call for EAVE Producers - Marché du Film 2020

Dear EAVE producers,

As you may know, Marché du Film 2020 will take shape as a virtual market from June 22-26.

Thanks to the cooperation between EAVE and Marché du Film, EAVE graduates have been offered accreditation for free to the online market and all related events.

In case you are interested, please apply here by May 29, 2020.

You will be provided by an individual code to register early. The code is for individual use and untransferable.

The closed industry space of Marché du Film will include the following, and the accreditation will give access to all of them:

  • Visit virtual booths and pavilions & discover exclusive films and projects-in-progress in online dedicated spaces as if you were in Cannes! Sales companies will be able to connect with buyers and institutions from all over the world will present their national cinematography, film commissions and film locations…
  • Organize meetings in a virtual space with professionals from all over the world via the Marché du Film networking app Match&Meet, integrating video calls.
  • Attend online screenings – films / project presentations – in about 15 virtual cinemas & enjoy reruns organized in different time zones to allow time for viewing and negotiation! The platform will be based on Cinando’s technology and with strict security measures incl. DRM, individual watermark and real-time management and monitoring of admissions to screenings.
  • Explore the Marché du Film Online programs & conferences: programs and conferences will for the most part be transported to the digital space: Cannes Docs, Cannes XR, Producers Network, Frontières will be reshaped to this new digital environment.
  • Join Speed meetings around composers, book publishers or producers.
  • Discover VR projects with Cannes XR, our program fully dedicated to immersive entertainment, which will present its projects in an environment where films can be viewed with a VR headset.
  • Producer Network activities, such as:
  1. Possibility to request video meetings with the selected Producers under the Spotlight.
  2. Breakfast Meetings: every morning from 22 to 26 June, you’ll be able to interact with Moderators and Guests of Honor who will share their valuable insight on today’s film industry.

For further questions, please contact: Justine Baillargeon jbaillargeon@festival-cannes.fr
More information: https://www.marchedufilm.com/fr/

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A HOUSE IN JERUSALEM receives funding

Netherlands Film Fund

The Netherlands Film Production Incentive scheme has selected 15 new films and and TV series. The projects by EAVE graduates supported in the first round are:

  • A HOUSE IN JERUSALEM by Muayad Alayan, co-producers: EAVE + graduate Hanneke Niens, EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Dorothe Beinemeier
  • CAPTAIN NOVA by Maurice Trouwborst, producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink
  • MARCH by Constantin Hatz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ursula Wolschlager
  • OH FATHER, I DON’T WANT TO HATE YOU by Dawood Hilmandi, producer: EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve

www.filmfonds.nl

FFA

  • DOUCE FRANCE by Jeanine Meerapfel receives production support by the German FFA.
  • WANN WIRD ES ENDLICH WIEDER SO WIE ES NIE WAR written by Sonja Heiss, Lars Hubrich, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach gets script funding.

www.ffa.de

Polish Film Institute

The Polish Film Institute supports 10 new feature projects and 8 minority co-productions in its first session of funding in 2020. Among them are 8 productions by EAVE graduates:

  • CODE RED by Dariusz Jablonski, producer: EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kaminska
  • DEEP FROZEN GOODS by Anna Maliszewska, producer: EAVE graduate Marcin Wierzchoslawski
  • TAK MA BYC by Lukasz Grzegorzek, producer: EAVE participant Natalia Grzegorzek
  • ZAKOPIANSCY DZENTELMENI by Maciej Kawalski, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Dziedzic

Minority co-productions:

  • ANATOLIAN LEOPARD by Emre Kayis, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Blicharska
  • AUTOBIOGRAFIA by Makbul Mubara, producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron
  • NOSOROZEC by Oleg Sencow, producer: EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kaminska
  • SEVERED HEAD by Lotfi Achour, producer: EAVE graduate Joanna Szymanska

www.pisf.pl

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THE ISLAND now in production

THE ISLAND produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian is in production. The animated musical comedy and “an upside-down Robinson Crusoe story” shares characters with Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe, but in the animation, Robinson is a doctor who isolates himself voluntarily on an island, his seclusion soon to be interrupted by migrants, guards and NGO representatives. In Damian’s fourth animated feature, Friday is, for example, the sole survivor on a boat which had left Africa for Italy. The film is a co-production between Damian’s Aparte Film, Take Five (Belgium) and Komadoli (France). The production received support from the Romanian National Film Center. It also received backing from Eurimages and Creative Europe - MEDIA. Damian expects the movie to be delivered before the end of the year.
https://apartefilm.net

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ZUHAL now in post-production

ZUHAL by Nazli Elif Durlu, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Maria Aslanoglu, co-produced by EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske is in post-production. The titular Zuhal, a 38-year-old lawyer, lives alone in her Istanbul apartment. Her well-organised routine is suddenly disturbed by a cat’s meow, which she hears repeatedly. Unable to find the source of the sound, for the first time in years, Zuhal will start talking to and visiting her neighbours, aiming to locate the cat she has been hearing for days. When Zuhal realises that she is the only one to have noticed any meowing and that she is slowly being seen by the others as the lonely “crazy cat-lady”, she decides to call a halt to her investigation
in order to protect her reputation as a ”hard-working” and “well-educated” woman. But then, unexpectedly, things change...
ZUHAL was developed via the Meetings on the Bridge Development Workshop and Co-production Market, the Goethe-Institut’s First Films First initiative, the Mediterranean Film Institute and the Global Media Makers of Film Independent. It was also presented, and won prizes, at Trieste’s When East Meets West (the Flow Post-Production Award) and Thessaloniki’s Agora Crossroads (the Musou Award for audio post-production).
ZUHAL is a Turkish-German co-production being staged by Anna Maria Aslanoglu, of Istanbul-based istos film, in co-production with Jamila Wenske, of Germany’s Achtung Panda!, Tanay Abbasoglu (TN Yapim), Tolga Karaçelik (Karaçelik Film) and Öykü Canli (Yumurta Yapim Sanat). The film is funded by the Turkish-German Co-Production Development Fund and is fiscally sponsored through Film Independent.

http://istosfilm.com

CENSOR by Peter Kerekes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny is in post-production. Initially planned as docu-drama, the renowned Slovakian documentarian and producer Peter Kerekes has turned to fiction in his new film. CENSOR tells the story of Lyesa, a young woman who killed her husband in a fit of jealous rage. Her pregnancy is seen as a mitigating circumstance. In prison, Lyesa gives birth to a son, Kolya. Shortly before his third birthday, she’s hoping to get out on probation for good behaviour. When her request is turned down, Lyesa starts a race against time to contact her family and even the mother of her murdered husband, desperately trying to keep Kolya from ending up in an orphanage.”
CENSOR is being produced by Ivan Ostrochovský, of Slovakia’s Punkchart Films, and co-produced by Czech outfit endorfilm, Ukrainian company Arthouse Traffic, Slovakian firms Peter Kerekes Film and E-S Production, and Radio and Television Slovakia. The Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Czech Film Fund supported the movie, while the project received Eurimages funding and support from the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.

www.endorfilm.cz

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SYSTEM CRASHER wins eight Lola Awards

German Film Awards

SYSTEM CRASHER triumphs at the Lola Awards, the German film awards:

  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann has won the Golden Lola as well as seven other German Film Awards: the Golden Lola for Best Film, Best director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Lead Actress (Helena Zengel), Best Lead Actor (Albrecht Schuch), and Best Supporting Actress (Gabriela Maria Schmeide)
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, co-producer: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit won five awards: the Silver Lola, Best Supporting Actor (Albrecht Schuch), Best Cinematography (Yoshi Heimrath), Best Production Design (Silke Buhr), Best Original Music Score
  • BORN IN EVIN by Maryam Zaree, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Karin C. Berger was awarded Best documentary

www.deutscher-filmpreis.de

Greek Iris Awards

Six awards for EAVE graduates at the Greek Iris Awards handed out by the Hellenic Film Academy.

  • ELECTRIC SWAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki won Best Short Film
  • THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA by Syllas Tzoumerkas, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki was awarded Best Director and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Angeliki Papoulia)
  • COSMIC CANDY by Rinio Dragasaki, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis won Best First-time Director and Best Special Effects (George Alahouzos, Roulis Alahouzos, Giannis Ageladopoulos, Andreas Helmis, Giorgos Foukarakis)
  • ZIZOTEK by Vardis Marinakis, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros was awarded Best Cinematography (Christina Moumouri)

https://hellenicfilmacademy.gr/en/

Istanbul Film Festival Meetings on the Bridge

These EAVE graduates are among the winners of Meetings on The Bridge, organised within the scope of the Istanbul Film Festival:

  • TWO EYEDS by Ziya Demirel, produced: EAVE graduate Annamaria Aslanoglu won the Meetings on The Bridge Award
  • ZUHAL by Nazli Elif Dulur, producer: EAVE graduate Annamaria Aslanoglu won the Color Up Award

http://film.iksv.org

CPH:DOX

  • Two awards for SONGS OF REPRESSION by Marianne Hougen-Moraga,Estephan Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen at CPH:DOX: the DANISH:DOX AWARD and the DOX:AWARD: POLITIKEN

www.cphdox.dk

Vilnius Film Festival

  • NOVA LITUANIA by Karolis Kaupinis, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute was awarded the Cineuropa Prize at the Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan won the Audience Award

www.kinopavasaris.lt/en

One World International Documentary Film Festival

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux wins Best Film at the International Competition One World International Documentary Film Festival in Prague

www.oneworld.cz/2020

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EAVE EXCLUSIVE Interview with Didar Domehri

Didar
© Geraldine Aresteanu

 

- Our daily lives have changed enormously due to the corona virus. What would you do at the moment if the times were normal?

 

 I would be doing a lot if things were like they used to be. I would be in the middle of the shooting of a film called KING by French director David Moreau. Actually our first day of shooting was the day just before the lockdown. I would be also at the end of the preparation for the film À L’OMBRE DES FILLES by Etienne Comar whose shooting was supposed to start by the end of April. And I would be finishing the post-production of two films: PETITE FLEUR by Santiago Mitre and MEMORY HOUSE by Joao Paulo Miranda. And I would hopefully be enjoying the success of the theatrical release of SOUS LES ÉTOILES DE PARIS by Claus Drexel. But of course this release didn’t happen and will be delayed for a couple of months. So actually I would have had a very busy month and the corona virus crisis is a very big shock of course for all of us.

- What does the lockdown mean for your work on these projects?

 I had to rethink with all my different partners a new schedule of preparation, shooting, post-production and release of all my films. And this, in a world of science fiction – when we don’t know when we will be de-confined, when the frontiers will re-open, when we will get out of our houses, when we will be back in business and when the lockdown of
each country will stop. And when you co-produce with other countries the frontiers are a major problem.
What I had to do first was to ensure the safety of the technicians who are working with us on the current productions. Then we had to stop shooting. I have worked a lot with the French union SPI, the Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants, that has been helping us producers to put in place all the measures announced by the government. Hopefully, the state will sustain part of the salaries for a few weeks. This public aid will be very helpful, given that the technicians have not been able to work during the corona crisis.

- Is there any financial support you can get for your company and the film team by f.e. the French government, the EU or other?

 First of all, the CNC, the Centre National du Cinéma, has adopted new emergency measures for authors and companies to cope with the covid crisis. And there is an  emergency fund that has been established for creators. The CNC has also authorized an exceptional distribution via pay per view on demand for films that were released just before the crisis. Not all distributors have chosen this option. Many of them want to wait for the cinemas to open in order to re-release their films.
Important also are the funds for the authors. The government also announced bank loans with very interesting rates for companies that are in need. All these measures have been announced, but their implementation is another thing, of course. This is what we are now experiencing in real life.

- What can producers in general do in this situation? How can you find a way through the crisis caused by the virus?

 We have to look not only at the present situation but also at the future. Film insurance is a very big issue. The insurance policies don’t cover the interruption of the shooting beause of the corona crisis and so the companies don’t pay for the downtime costs. This is a matter for the film industry in the whole world. And the problem is also: what will the future be like? Are the insurance companies intending to cover our production costs. So we really need to speak to them, we need to pressurize our government to speak with the insurance companies so that they agree to cover us when we are going back to shooting again. Currently we are thinking about new protocols that are mapping a list of new safety concerns and solutions and trying to figure out every scenario that needs to be addressed before we can go back to shooting. And I think this is what we all producers should be doing now, working on these different scenarios for the future: what can we do to ensure the safety of our technicians, of the actors, of everyone. We have to prepare the future now. Producers should join forces and hammer strict guidelines of how to make content for the future as quickly as possible because there will be a grey zone from the end of the containment until we can go back to normal. And I think we are not going to be able to shoot like we used to. So we really need to work on new guidelines and new safety measures.  

- So when do you think you can start over again?  

The most optimistic are saying that we can go back to shooting in July or August and the most pessimistic say it might be October or even December. And this is more or less the same in all the countries. We don’t know when the frontiers will open again and when we will be able to go back to work. We are doing crazy schedules and we don’t even know what we are talking about.
And the problem is that the directors we work with want answers and they want security, they want schedules, they need deadlines. So I think in the meantime we should try to develop our projects, still try to finance our films, and work from home as much as we can.

- Can you observe that there is a good time now for the creation, writing and the development of new projects?

I think so, yes. Even if the directors I was talking to were very stressed out by the situation, they can really concentrate now. I think they are back on track and I think this is good for writing and developing projects. It’s a good time to think. It is the time to see what kind of films we want to make after the covid crisis and to take the time to reflect on the DNA of the films that we are producing. And this is always a time that we are lacking and missing while we are running all over festivals and travelling all the time. So we should take advantage of this time.

- You are EAVE group leader. Is there anything that EAVE can do for its graduates and participants?

Producers should join forces. Not only in one territory but in all the countries. Probably the EAVE network could help providing them with information on the different measures taken by each country and try to list the initiatives from all the different countries and inspire them to help get back on track. Because everything will be different after the end of the containment. And we should share the information each of us can gather. I think the keyword is to play collective. We can‘t go through this crisis alone.  

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Streamings and Special Events during COVID-19

The LUX Prize wants to help audiences get through confinement

The European Parliament’s LUX Prize is adding its name to the list of key players starting up special initiatives in order to make these hard times a little more bearable for us from our respective homes. For this period of general confinement throughout Europe, the award is mapping the availability of the films from all of its editions, from 2007 to
last year, on every VoD platform in the European Union and the United Kingdom. This initiative complements the #Europeansagainstcovid19 campaign put in place by the European Parliament.
The initiative is kicking off by tracking down every trio of finalist titles from each year, including every winner in the history of the prize.
The films are listed on the LUX Prize Films on Demand website, which will be continually updated to reflect the titles currently on offer.

  • 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
  • COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD by Mads Brügger, producer: EAVE graduate Bjarte Mørner Tveit
  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING by Mila Turajlic, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkowsky
  • TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda
  • THE LESSON by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva
  • IDA by Pawel Pawlikowski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Christian Falkenberg Husum
  • THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN by Felix van Groeningen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Celine Baggen
  • TABU by Miguel Gomes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • ILLEGAL by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • WESTERN by Valeska Grisebach, producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Boris Chouchkov

https://luxprize.eu/vod

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Cinema keeps us company during the time of coronavirus

TIFF assigns eleven directors to shoot short films in their houses, entertains children and young people. Through their online channels - website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube channel – the festival has created a platform for informing and entertaining the audience, with the aim to share moments and new material by Greek directors.
With everyone urged to stay at home, the Festival has assigned eleven Greek directors to shoot a short film up to three minutes, in their houses, in order to comment on the new reality that we live in. The idea is to create a film at home, using the environment, the people or the animals in that space. The only outdoor areas that may be used are outdoor living spaces, such as the terrace, the garden, the balcony and the stairwell. The project will be titled “Species of Spaces” from the book by Georges Perec and it can be used as a source of inspiration.
Moreover, the Festival is planning two competitions for children and adolescents, hoping to activate their creativity and offer them a cinematic challenge for the days of the isolation.

https://www.filmfestival.gr/en/professionals-b2b/media-press/27219-cinema-keeps-us-company-during-the-time-of-coronavirus


International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

IDFA makes over 300 documentaries available online

The world’s largest documentary film festival is giving viewers access to 302 films released between 1988 and 2019 on its website, free of charge.
Notable European movies include festival hits such as Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief’s RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA, Özgür Dogan and Orhan Eskikoy’s ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL, Kesang Tseten Lama’s WHO WILL BE A GURKHA, and Roman Bondarchuk’s UKRAINIAN SHERIFFS. The titles can be searched by subject, country of production, festival section, length and edition. To access the full catalogue in English and Dutch, please click here.

https://www.idfa.nl/en


BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival

The festival makes titles and live Q&As available online following its cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BFI Flare at Home will host several features and shorts that were due to screen at the festival on BFI Player from March 20-29.
New titles will include Levan Akin’s Cannes award-winner And Then We Danced; Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau’s chamber piece Don’t Look Down; and Daniel Karslake’s documentary For They Know Not What They Do. Other titles are due to be confirmed in the coming days.
BFI Flare will also host live Q&A’s with filmmakers through its social media channels and will offer daily curated programmer recommendations of work from the BFI Player Flare collections.
New shorts under the Five Films For Freedom banner – a leading LGBTIQ+ campaign, now in its sixth year – will roll out over 10 days from Friday (March 20) in partnership with the British Council and will be free to watch on BFI Player during this time.
In addition, the BFI’s existing collection of favourites from previous Flare festivals as well as queer classics and the archive LGBT Britain on Film Collection will also be made available, comprising more than 230 titles.
A special offer for BFI Player’s subscription service will be offered to audiences who had booked for BFI Flare.

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/flare/Online


Girls in Film Works in Progress @ Febiofest Prague 2020

Works in progress presented through an online initiative by the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest and the Girls in Film platform

In an industry online showcase the festival presents new works by the emerging generation of female directors to international film professionals.

http://girlsinfilm.net

Czech Works in Progress

The presentation of Czech fiction features in the stage of production or postproduction organized by Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest in co-operation with the Czech Film Fund / Czech Film Center, takes place online.

Presented projects:

  • ERHART by: Jan Brezinam produced by: EAVE graduate Marek Novák
  • MISTAKES by Jan Prušinovský, produced by: EAVE FFF graduate Ondrej Zima
  • TWO SHIPS by Jan Foukal, produced by: EAVE FFF graduate Ondrej Zima

https://www.febiofest.cz/media/files/1/file/czech-works_compressed.pdf

My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival (MDQSFF)

This online festival launched on 16 March 2020 will donate half of the money from the viewers to Médecins Sans Frontières, and half to a cause that will help cultural workers affected by the COVID-19 outburst. The festival is hosted by the Talking Shorts platform, which will present every week an online programme of seven short films on the subject of “dystopia”, suggested by the international short film community quarantined around the globe. The audience will vote for their favourite film.
Viewers are also encouraged to donate via the GoFundMe page set up by MDQSFF: https://www.gofundme.com/f/my-darling-quarantine-covid19-fundraiser.
The festival was initiated by Enrico Vannucci, short film advisor for the Venice International Film Festival and programmer for Torino Short Film Market, who is currently living under quarantine conditions in Italy.

My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival will last until the current situation ends.

https://www.talkingshorts.com/festivals/my-darling-quarantine-short-film-festival

Luxembourg’s VoD.lu platform launches cinema@home

While local cinemas have been forced to close their doors, the VoD service is co-operating with distributors and producers to offer viewers a selection of new titles
Luxembourg’s VoD.lu platform offers local audiences a wide catalogue of films, focusing especially on domestic and European productions. At a time when cinemas are being forced to shut down owing to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, VoD.lu has announced a new initiative called cinema@home.
cinema@home is the result of close co-operation with a number of distributors and producers, and aims “to exceptionally offer online the films that were (and were going to be) in cinemas”, as stated on the platform’s official website.
Among the first titles available are:

  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings
  • 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
  • OUT STEALING HORSES by Hans Petter Moland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic

VoD.lu is currently available in three languages (English, French and German) on iOS and Android platforms and devices. The VoD service’s partners include D’Filmakademie, the national Chamber of Commerce, the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme, EUROVOD and Film Fund Luxembourg, the country’s audiovisual agency.
You can find out more about the catalogue here.

Tribeca Shorts online

Tribeca Film Festival is presenting an online series of shorts by Tribeca alumni, with a new film rolled out every day for a moment of entertainment and refuge in a world unknown.
“Each day we will highlight a Tribeca Film Festival short film – featuring comedy, sci-fi, animation, documentary and stories from the city we call home,” says Sharon Badal, vice president of filmmaker relations and shorts programming for Tribeca.

https://www.tribecafilm.com/news/

Belgian distributors join forces with VoD platforms during the coronavirus crisis

A group of independent companies are working with 6 VoD platforms to offer Belgian viewers as-yet unreleased or recently released films. Independent distributors and producers in Belgium, such as Anga, Athena, Cinéart, Cinemien, Imagine, Kwassa, Lumière, Mooov, O’Brother and September Film, have reached an agreement with the VoD platforms VOO and Proximus Pickx VOD, as well as dalton.be, lumierefilms.be and universcine.be, so that these services can host and stream those films that were on the cinema listings when national cinemas closed or whose release had been planned for the next few days.
Starting on 20 March, the first films will be available on the platforms at a fixed price of €7.99. The array of titles on offer will be updated with new films on a regular basis.

Among the titles are:
• JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
• TWO OF US by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
• WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Antonio Lombardo


Eurovod platform offers

Here are a number of the new actions and offers made available by some EuroVoD members’ services:

  • FILMDOO Rent a film for free from the whole catalogue: use the code TOGETHERWITHFILM at check out to watch the film for free. Territories available: worldwide
  • FILMOTV The platform offers a permanent promotion on a selection of TVOD movies and specific promotions, such as a promo campaign (current titles starting 1,99€). The SVOD service offers a one month free trial. New actions are initiated on social media with videos by journalists with a recommendations, called “Carte postale de…”. E-cinema releases will be available as soon as the regulatory context is defined and confirmed for premium movies that couldn’t benefit from a full exploitation on theaters. Territories available: France
  • KINO FONDAS The platform is one of the hosts of Vilnius films festival, Kino Pavasaris, which has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival moved online, making it the first online film festival online in Lithuania. Territories available: Lithuania
  • KINO PASAKA IFF Kino Pavasaris’s selection will be available on the platform for 3 weeks, as well as other the platforms in the country. Territories available: Lithuania
  • LACINETEK.DEA TVOD and EST films available on Lacinetek.de get a 50% discount.Territories available: Germany, Austria
  • MEDICI.TV Stream Massenet’s Manon from the Opéra de Paris for free. In April, for each performance that were on the schedule to be live streamed, a program from the catalogue featuring those same artists will be available to everyone for free. Read their full statement here. Territories available: worldwide
  • NOK-ZE-DOC One-month free subscription of the service by entering the code NOKNOKNOK. Territories available: French-speaking territories
  • PICKBOX NOW Pickbox NOW unlocked its service for free in the Adriatic region from March 13 and this promotion is active until the current situation remains. Territories available: Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia and North Macedonia.
  • TËNK Tënk has teamed up with a long-time partner festival “Cinéma du réel” in Paris which was meant to take place in March: for two weeks, their 2020 edition is on Tënk with most of the selected films, which are recent, rare and high quality. Each film is online for a week and with a limited number of screenings. They are in discussion with European festivals to build similar partnerships. Territories available: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland
  • TRIART FILM Starting March 20th, every new member is offered a free rental to watch on the site. Territories available: Sweden
  • UNIVERSCINÉ BELGIUM & LUXEMBOURG Cinema@home on universcine.be presents 30 e-cinema releases and it will be duplicated for the Luxemburg market on VOD.lu in agreement with right-holders. Cinemabelgealamaison hosts 1000 Belgian films on TVOD and more than 200 n SVOD through UnCut, organized by Centre du Cinéma and Ministre de la Culture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Bénédicte Linard. Starting March 30, vod.lu will host the films selected for LuxFilmFest 2020, which was cancelled this month. Territories available: Belgium, Luxembourg
  • UNIVERSCINÉ FRANCE Promo campaign called Univers Solidaire with 300 films at 0,99€, which was covered the press. The editorial team came up with a dedicated film selection, “Confinement de chefs d’oeuvre”, as well as a selection for kids in partnership with Little KMBO at a 50% discount. The platform hosts Fête du Court Métrage with 3 free shorts, as well as the AFCA festival with a pass. Universciné is partnering with SDI (independent distributors) to host a corner for the syndicate’s members as an alternative for their work. Territories available: France

Other member platforms are working at the moment on taking actions and setting up new offers by working closely with rights holders and institutions, such as Vodclub.online in Austria, Lacinetek.com in France and more actions for KinoFondas in Lithuania.

Amazon

Amazon is streaming some films for children for free.

The Award Winning NASA/Cinespace Short LIFT OFF by Kevin Hughes, producer: EAVE graduate Damien Donnelly is now available to view globally on Amazon Prime (US, UK, Germany & Rest of World) and HOMO SAPIENS IN SPACE is to feature on NASA TV on May 1st.

https://outerworldpictures.ie/lift-off

Audible just made hundreds of titles completely free to help during coronavirus crisis

Free audiobooks include novels narrated by Thandie Newton and Dan Stevens
Good news for those stuck at home in isolation: Audible is making hundreds of titles available for free during the coronavirus pandemic.
The audiobook platform has said that, for as long as schools are closed, anyone can listen to a vast selection of its titles. This means books read by Westworld’s Thandie Newton and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens are available to stream at no cost at all.
Simply visit stories.audible.com from any web browser to get started.

Georgian cinema online

Georgian Filmmakers share their short and feature films online. Visit this link to watch the films with English subtitles.

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“WE ARE ONE” launched by European and international film festivals

Cleveland International Film Festival (March 27 – April 7)

  • PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Peter Bouckaert, Frans van Gestel
  • PUENTES project AUGUST by Armando Capó, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Esquivel Jimenez, co-producer: EAVE Interchange graduate Nathalie Trafford
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings
  • THE BEST OF DORIEN B. by Anke Blondé, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • LE MILIEU DE L’HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • THE COUNTY by Grimur Hakonarson, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte
  • THE FATHER by Kistina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou
  • GHOST TROPIC by Bas Devos, producers: EAVE graduates Tomas Leyers, Benoit Roland.
  • GOLDA MARIA by EAVE graduate and group leader Patrick Sobelman
  • HALF-SISTER by Damjan Kozole, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, Labina Mitevska
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy
  • JUMBO Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier
  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, producers: EAVE graduates Anca Damian and Thomas Leyers
  • OUT STEALING HORSES by Hans Petter Moland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic
  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants
  • TWO OF US by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • BINTI by Frederike Migom, producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens

www.clevelandfilm.org

Visions du Réel, Nyon (April 17 – May 2) (online)

  • BECOMING ANIMAL by Emma Davie, Peter Mettler, producer: EAVE graduate Brigitte Hofer
  • CORRESPONDENCE by Carla Simón, Dominga Sotomayor, producer: EAVE graduate Carla Sospedra
  • DAYS OF CANNIBALISM by Teboho Edkins, producers: EAVE graduates Janja Kralj, Derk-Jan Warrink
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • LEOFORIO by Catherine Catella, Shu Aiello, producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • OFF THE ROAD by José Permar, producer: EAVE graduate Wendy Muniz
  • ONE MORE JUMP by Emanuele Gerosa, producer: EAVE graduate Enrica Capra
  • BELLA by Thelyia Petraki, producer: PUENTES graduate Kostas Tagalakis

Pitching du Réel

  • I DREAMT OF A NATION by Bigna Tomschin, producer: EAVE MW graduate Mathieu Dolenc, EAVE+ graduate Andrea Schütte
  • MACHTAT by Sonia Ben Slama, producer: EAVE graduate Cécile Lestrade
  • NIGHTCRAWLERS by Petter Aaberg, Sverre Kvamme, producer: EAVE graduate Carsten Aanonsen
  • OUR LITTLE PALESTINE by Abdallah Al-Khatib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • REAS by Lola Arias, producer: EAVE graduate Gema Juarez Allen
  • THE MIRACLE OF ALMERIA by Moon Blaisse, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost

www.visionsdureel.ch

Istanbul Film Festival’s Meetings on the Bridge (April 14 – 17) online

Film Development Workshop

  • TWO EYEDS by Ziya Demirel, produced: EAVE graduate Annamaria Aslanoglu
  • PEEKABOO by Aysim Türkmen, producer: EAVE graduate Nesra Gürbüz

Work in Progress

  • ELA AND HILMI & ALI by Ziya Demirel, produced: EAVE graduate Annamaria Aslanoglu
  • ZUHAL by Nazli Elif Dulur, producer: EAVE graduate Annamaria Aslanoglu

Neighbours Platform

  • JEUX SANS FRONTIÈRES by Andrei Cretulescu, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu

http://film.iksv.org

Dot.on.the.map Industry Days (April 9 – 11) online

  • THE THREE OF US by Suela Bako, producer: EAVE on Demand graduate Robert Budina

www.cyprusfilmdays.com

Tribeca Film Festival (April 15 – 26) (postponed, partly online)

  • MONDAY by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, executive producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA by Jérémie Guez, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

www.tribecafilm.com

Tribeca’s TFI Network

  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA LEBANON by Mouna Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • PORNOMELANCHOLIA by Manuel Abramovich, producers: EAVE graduates Rachel Daisy Ellis, Gema Juárez Allen

https://www.tfiny.org/blog/detail/announcing_the_2020_tfi_network_participants

Mooov Brugge (April 23 – May 5) partly online

  • ATLANTIQUE by Mati Diop, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy
  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier
  • LES ÉPOUVANTAILS by Nouri Bouzid, co-producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • LINA DE LIMA by María Paz González, producer: EAVE graduate Maite Alberdi
  • PUENTES project OUR MOTHERS by César Díaz, producers: EAVE graduates Delphine Schmit, Géraldine Sprimont
  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • TOO FAR AWAY by Sarah Winkenstette, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann

www.mooov.be

SXSW (April 27 – May 6) online

  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • GUNPOWDER HEART by Camila Urrutia, producer: PUENTES graduate Inés Nofuentes

https://www.sxsw.com/film/2020/amazon-prime-video-sxsw-film-fest-collection-april-27/

D’A Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival (April 30 – May 10) partly online

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • 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
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project DISCO by Jorunn Myklebust Syversen, producer: EAVE graduate Oistein Refseth
  • GHOST TROPIC by Bas Devos, producers: EAVE graduates Tomas Leyers, Benoit Roland
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • MONSTERS by Marius Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon
  • OLEG by Juris Kursietis, producers: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina, EAVE graduates Isabelle Truc and Guillaume de Seille, B’EST graduates Alise Gelze, Lukas Trimonis
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane

https://dafilmfestival.com

European and international film festivals to launch global “WE ARE ONE” online event

The festival, set to kick off on 29 May, is organised by the “Big Three” (Cannes, Venice, Berlin) alongside San Sebastián, Karlovy Vary, London, Locarno, Sarajevo and Annecy, among other partners.
Over the last few months, the unprecedented pandemic has thrown the film industry and the international festival circuit into chaos. Today, as a response to the ongoing crisis, US outfit Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube have announced the creation of a unique international online festival, called We Are One: A Global Film Festival and set to kick off on 29 May. The initiative, first reported by the trade publication Screen International, will be made possible thanks to the close co-operation between a number of prestigious festival partners, including Cannes, Venice, the Berlinale, Toronto, New York, San Sebastián, Karlovy Vary,
London, Locarno, Guadalajara, Macao, Jerusalem, Mumbai, Marrakesh, Sarajevo, Sydney, Tokyo, Annecy and, obviously, Tribeca.
The full line-up will be announced in due course, but it has been confirmed that it will include a wide selection of features, shorts, music, comedy and conversations. The entire programme will be streamed free of charge, and the audience’s voluntary donations will be aimed at supporting the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund as well as the local relief partners’ efforts in fighting the outbreak.

https://www.cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/387983

 

Festivals, markets and award ceremonies cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19

  • Istanbul Film Festival (April 10 – 21) postponed

http://film.iksv.org

  • Bolzano Film Festival to (June 9 – 14) postponed

http://filmfestival.bz.it

  • San Francisco International Film Festival (April 10 – 23) cancelled

https://sffilm.org/2020-films-in-competition

  • Finale Plzen (April 16 – 22) postponed

www.festivalfinale.cz

  • Buenos Aires International Film Festival (April 11 – 22) suspended

http://festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/2018/bafici/en/home

  • Cyprus Film Days (April 19 – 28) postponed

www.cyprusfilmdays.com

  • Filmfest DC Washington (April 25 – May 5) postponed

www.filmfestdc.org

  • Karlovy Vary Film Festival (July 3-11) cancelled in 2020, the 55th edition is postoponed to July 2-10, 2021.

https://www.kviff.com/en/

  • Locarno Film Festival cancelled in 2020

https://www.locarnofestival.ch/en

  • New Horizons International Film Festival postponed

https://www.nowehoryzonty.pl/akt.do?r=enh&id=5654

  • Cannes Marché du Film postponed and online from June 22-26

https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/

  • Valletta Film Festival cancelled

https://www.facebook.com/vallettafilmfestival/

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Obituary Raymond Ravar


EAVE mourns the loss of our admired founder and great visionary, Raymond Ravar.

It is with great sadness that EAVE, received the sad news that our founding father, Raymond Ravar, passed away on April 1, 2020 at the age of 92.

Raymond Ravar was the founder of EAVE in 1988 and its first director. He was also the founder and first director of the Belgian film school INSAS, and Secretary general of CILECT from 1970 to 1990.

Founded in 1988 by Raymond Ravar and Eckart Stein, head of the Das kleine Fernsehspiel unit at German public broadcaster ZDF, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) has trained over 2,500 film professionals around the world during last 3 decades via our workshop programs based on the pedagogical method originally invented by Eckart Stein and Raymond Ravar.

We collected some fond memories among our pedagogical team and board who remember Raymond vividly and the impact he had on their professional lives:

« Raymond Ravar was in many ways an anachronistic figure. A petite, super elegant man with a huge temper, a flowery language that he would parade in very long speeches, glossy shoes and very colourful socks - decades before that became fashionable.

But Raymond was also a visionary. Together with Eckart Stein he created EAVE, a program that would empower European producers and filmmakers to co-produce with each other, almost before it was even a term in the language, let alone a film business practice. Their idea of co-producing was not only about financing - not at all. It was a bold attempt at creating cultural inclusion and cooperation, a European identity, a will to experiment, and among all about enhancing the art of filmmaking by expanding the opportunities, educating and challenging the filmmakers and enlarging the common pool of inspiration.

For more than 30 years now, their grand idea has attracted film producers and filmmakers from Europe and the rest of the world. And they keep coming and benefitting from his visionary initiative.

In the very early years of EAVE, Raymond Ravar took a chance and included me, a 34 year old Danish producer, in the group of EAVE experts and group leaders, and EAVE has been my professional family ever since. For this I am eternally grateful.»


Lise Lense Møller, EAVE Head of Studies


«Raymond Ravar is a kind of film related genetic link to all of us, more or less directly but with a direct impact for sure.

Accepted as „observer“ - Austria was not even in the EU but EFTA member - I did participate in the European Cycle of EAVE in 1992. Beside benefiting from EAVE itself a lot, there was this strict real observer standby taking care of everything. Do you remember his social advises and orders - like „mingle“ I remember it very well, don’t you? Raymond forced our characters to do things like that while he was standing aside using his hands like a conducter in front of his orchestra. We all were his orchestra an he could simply enjoy the sound of talking people. Or when he announced an introduction speach..bing bing bing.. This was his side of being a teacher a pedagogue.

But even the roman empire would still exist with such a startegist like Raymond. His visions were always two steps ahead of what was going to come - the other side of that man. Brussels - Rue de la Presse 14 - how could I ever forget this address, the meetings, the question marks he had sometimes drawn into our faces when he spoke about issues we did not really get. He was ahead of time considering the European dream, he was the European dream to me in person by all means. When I remember his smart behavior during the meetings with the representatives of the commission as well as his policy of charming embracement of the regional hosts we were cooperating with - always underlining his clear position of autonomy for culture and film in particular.

EAVE kept until today its fundamental human and individual respect and maintains the integrity of principles which are deep-rooted with the name Raymond Ravar.

He has moved on to his next orchestra and leaves us behind with his everlasting echo of his smile, his special head banging when he wanted to express his satisfied appreciation.
Servus Raymond!»

Danny Krausz, EAVE President and EAVE 1992 graduate


“Establishing EAVE as one of the first 5 programmes to be funded by Media, Raymond had to put together a Pedagogical team across the continent who were not only to speak the same language and share the same vision about European film, but to envision European film as an industry. This was our challenge, and he had a great partner in this cultural crime - Eckart Stein from the quixotic Das kleine Fernsehspiel. Our meetings, initially in French, and which went on and on and on and on, until we managed to switch the discourse to English, were legendary in length and breath, but always we were rewarded with results followed through, and excellent food and wine - at every workshop lunch too. Those were the days, and nights…

One of my most precious memories of Raymond, whose demeanour was alike to a red-haired pixie, was during the closing dinner of a workshop in Leeds. In the great Victorian Town Hall, the speeches began, and then up popped our host, a peroxide blonde Mayor in a black leather mini skirt and lime green shaggy jacket, who after a rousing speech about Europe, dragged a bemused Raymond over to a hidden jukebox, kicked it into life, and boy, did Raymond begin to jive like Little Richard - revelation or what, and the whole workshop erupted with him onto the floor!

Raymond was a man who knew when, and how, to move, and EAVE is his outstanding legacy. Merci, Raymond.»

Clare Downs, EAVE script consultant


«The legacy that is EAVE was just a small part of what Raymond brought to the world and to the world of cinema. A great teacher and mentor who inspired many young filmmakers and provided them with the tools to pursue their art, Raymond was a visionary who always saw ahead to how European cinema could grow and sustain itself, seeing in it the life force of our collective dreams. He was a key figure in the degree to which European institutions have supported and nourished film-making - and especially independent film-making - in Europe.

Gracious, generous and erudite: to truly honor him I would have to make a very long and meandering toast to him (as was his way) elaborating at least some small part of what he brought to us.

To you, Raymond, we will miss you but you have left us so much.»

Martin Daniel, EAVE script consultant


«Exactly 25 years ago I stood for the first time in a plenary in front of EAVE participants – in March 1995 in Sevilla. Pretty stressed as well as curiously excited, as I sensed it will be the biggest first step in my life. But I also felt safe, safe with the energy of a man behind me, who just smiled knowingly, even laughed: “go Sibylle… you’ll make it!”… Raymond, how right he was - he knew more than I did. He was indeed responsible at that moment for all what followed in my professional life. It was his fine sense for people’s talent… Merci Raymond.»

Sibylle Kurz, EAVE pitching expert

 

«Raymond Ravar was like a pixie: short with reddish hair that haloed his head. He often had a mischievous smile and was always enthusiastic. He had a brilliant idea: intensive training for young producers, who were – in the late 1980s – not getting the training to work across borders. In the nascent EU where multiple co-producers were essential, where teamwork on development was even more essential, the lonely road of the independent producer was not easy.

Raymond saw a way of using the largesse offered by the EU’s MEDIA Program, another brainwave of the elegant and devilishly clever Head of the MEDIA Programme, German diplomat Holde Lhoest. Get young independent producers from each of the 12 countries, expose each to the problems of the others and by cameraderly teamwork solve those problems.

His Head of Studies – the moral guide as it were – was Eckhart Stein. Brilliant visionary of Das Kleine Fernsehspiel – the arthouse section of ZDF where auteurs were given freedom to make, well, arthouse movies.

In 1989 I was introduced to Raymond and Eckhart by the mercurial and somewhat mysterious Renee Goddard, with whom I had dinner in Munich one night (she worked for Channel 4 and I thought it might help me make connections there). Instead she insisted I send faxes to them (this was well before email or mobile phones) asking if I could attend an imminent workshop in a picturesque Bavarian ski resort village.

I would have to pay my transport and hotel but no fees and – she said – it would be life changing. So a few days later I was there and was introduced to the 40 or so participants as a script doctor. I don’t know why Renee thought I was a script doctor, because as a writers’ agent I read a lot of scripts but was not trained to deconstruct them and help the writers to reconstruct them.

Also, there were no writers: this was a producer training course. One thing I did know was that – especially at that time – the majority of these young producers couldn’t read, and certainly couldn’t write. Two things happened: the immediate one is that I was given 20 pretty aweful scripts to read and comment on within less than a week, and secondly I vowed never to come back.

The scripts were in the main hopeless by my criteria, which were essentially: could I sell this, and was there a discernible audience for it? It seemed that in the auteur world of these producers there didn’t need to be an audience and they hoped to find uncritical subsidies to enable them to make their masterpieces.

The week was miserable: everyone seemed to be having fun, there were excursions, I vaguely remember a jacuzzi that I never managed to get to, drinking sessions in the evening which I missed out on and I existed in a kind of corona virus lockdown in my rustic hotel bedroom reading until my eyes bled.

On the last day I went to reception to pay my bill and was told it had been paid. I said there must be a mistake and sought out Raymond. “Dear boy he said, you worked harder than anyone. Of course you cannot pay the hotel bill and we want you be our script doctor.” I never let on that paying the hotel bill would have been a blessing if I didn’t have to be the script doctor. But I felt that there was a special energy in the group, something stirring that was definitely worth being part of.

Soon after there was a strange event. We almost had what seemed like a disastrous setback. At the end of the ‘trial’ period for the first EU MEDIA Programmes (one was EFDO to do with distribution, the other the European Script Fund run by Renee Goddard), there was what was described to me as ‘the inquisition’: each programme was interrogated by the ‘Commite des Sages’, chaired by an Englishman who – I think – chaired the Horse Racing Betting Levy Board. Don’t ask….

There were four very experienced producers doing the interrogation. It took place in London and even though I was not really properly inducted into EAVE as one of the experts, I was asked to accompany Raymond as his English was not confident. In fact, he spoke it perfectly well, but he felt more persuasive in French.

Renee went first and I was shocked at how brutal the questioning was and how much of it was about value for money. She was given a torrid time. Then it was Raymond’s turn. He said he would prefer to speak in French (in which he could be voluble and unstoppable). The Chairman said he didn’t speak French and that it all had to be in English. Raymond insisted and the atmosphere became very icy. Raymond simply started and talked non-stop. There was no professional translator.

Reading the body language of the five wise men I could see we were doomed. Our visionary was so convinced by his vision (he was of course quite right) that he sped on. I caught Holde Lohest’s eye and she drew her index finger under her throat: “kill him?”, no, I realised, interrupt.!

So I did. ‘Excuse me’ I said loudly standing up. The entire direction of the questioning was that a budget of 800,000 euros for 20 projects was simply far too high. As I don’t speak French I have no idea what Raymond had said, but the fact that they asked the same question in English several times was enough to realise he wasn’t giving them the answer that they wanted.

I took a deep breath and said that we had plans to overcome that, namely there would be 40 participants not 20 at each workshop so in fact the cost per participant (I suspect Brussels had asked for figures to be quantified like this) was not 40,000 but 20,000. And in fact we were going to go even further: I pointed out that I had spent many years in publishing and one of my roles was to plan an EAVE publishing programme: we were planning to edit and publish the lectures and talks given by the outstanding experts assembled by Raymond and Eckhart (many of them really were outstanding) and the dissemination therefore of the wisdom conveyed at EAVE workshops would be spread even wider. 800,000 euros seemed a bargain!

To give Raymond his due he nodded sagely even though I was making it up on the hoof. We never did publish but I later designed and ran another EU Media programme, PILOTS – to develop long running TV series – and through the Media Business School we published two volumes on WRITING LONG-RUNNING TELEVISION SERIES which to this day people still refer.

EAVE got the blessing of the wise men. There was no way I was going to read these essentially uncommercial scripts. So I decided that there were two conditions before I accepted a role that included being the first UK co-ordinator: one, that the scriptwriters had to be invited to the first of the series of three workshops, because it was no good telling the producers how to make the scripts better and trusting them to inform the writers in a meaningful way. And second since all the southern European participants spoke predominantly French, there needed to be two script doctors: one French speaking and one English speaking.

I made two suggestions: Pascal Lohnay from Belgium and Clare Downs from London. Clare had been working at the Ladd Company and was therefore comfortable with the notion that scripts could and should be commercial, that difficult subjects can be made accessible. Raymond said they sounded wonderful but what would I do?

I had no idea but I had to say something: I was an agent; what did I do that was relevant to producers (other than try to make them pay as much as possible to my clients): pitching! I would do the pitching training. I don’t think it was Raymond but in that first year a number of people queried the usefulness of pitching; they simply didn’t know what it was. The word was not used in the film industry in Europe in the early 1990s.

EAVE went from strength to strength: Clare and Pascal were brilliant and patient with the participants; the quality of script improved to the point that they were becoming commercial. That gave me another problem.

EAVE was a series of three workshops. In workshop one the writers and producers did development. In workshop two directors came and financing and coproductions were talked about. There was always some pitching so I was legitimate. In workshop three I thought I would come into my own: buyers, real money, was brought in for the producers to pitch to. It was a market and I was completely at home.

Until Eckhart and Raymond declared that it was not a market. I was not allowed to coach the participants to behave as if it were a market. The participants were all desperate to get their hands on money and to do deals (after all the old joke is that independent producers are the most dependent of them all). So I ignored them and treated it as the market it was.

This led to the mother of all rows with Raymond who thenceforth wouldn’t speak to me – I don’t think I was barred, but I was certainly in great disfavour. I tried reasoning with Eckhart but I think he as the champion of auteurs and Raymond as the head of a famous film school, both feared the incursion of commerciality. They didn’t want the money to talk. I think the non-speaking lasted for several months.

Judith Ravar, Raymond’s wife brokered peace and, driven on by his bustling energy, Raymond built EAVE up and it has performed possibly far better than even he could expected. I have nothing but fond memories of him, even the row didn’t seem to affect our affection for each other. I have a great deal to thank him for – and also of course Renee Goddard. It was a golden time and because of visionaries like Raymond, Renee, Eckhart and Holde, European producers are a far greater force in the global film and television industry that they would have been without EAVE.»

 

Julian Friedmann, EAVE’s first UK Coordinator and expert

 

«Coordinating the first session of an EAVE workshop in 1991 started my 7-year journey into and through EAVE and was what launched me into the world of film, through production and finally into film education. I grew and matured through this time and learned an enormous amount from Raymond, the pedagogue, and we also had a grezat deal of fun, as he knew how to do this ! »

 

Gina Bonmariage, former EAVE coordinator & Dean of AFDA, South African Film School.

 

Video tribute by Enrique Nicanor, one of EAVE’s co-founders and former Spanish National Coorindator

https://youtu.be/xKCCd4NjCRc


Interview with Raymond Ravar on cinergie.be (in French only):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uso-OkQAUNg

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Obituary Artemio Benki

French director/producer/distributor and EAVE graduate Artemio Benki, whose film career spanned thirty years in the Czech Republic, died in Paris on 15 April 2020.

Benki’s 2019 documentary feature debut SOLO was selected for the Cannes ACID programme and went on to win several awards.

Benki arrived in Prague in the early 1989 to work on a film about Roma refugees and moved to Prague permanently three years later, soon founding the Sirena Film production house. Sirena Film went on to become one of the most successful production companies in Prague, working on international productions, often for French companies.

He proved equally successful in the field of distribution, founding the company Artcam Films, which focused on independent European arthouse production.

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EAVE PED Talk with Katriel Schory

EAVE had the pleasure to offer the inspirational session by EAVE expert Katriel Schory: Finding Ideas&Talent to EAVE graduates via Zoom on April 24.

Finding ideas (and talent), developing ideas is one of the most obvious and important things to do for a producer in these times when production has come to a halt.
Where to start? How to inspire ourselves and our creative partners? How to find new connections, new inspiration sources in a world of lockdown?
https://eave.org/news/katriel-schory-finding-ideas-talent/

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Katriel Schory: Finding Ideas & Talent


Take part of an inspirational session by EAVE expert Katriel Schory offered exclusively for EAVE graduates via ZOOM.

Finding ideas (and talent), developing ideas is one of the most obvious and important things to do for a producer in these times when production has come to a halt.
Where to start? How to inspire ourselves and our creative partners? How to find new connections, new inspiration sources in a world of lockdown?

Apply by Monday, April 20 by filling in the registration form.
A maximum of 30 participants can be accepted to take part of the session and the Q&A, acceptance will be based on first come first served.

The session will take place on Friday, April 24, at 17:00 CET and will be about one hour long including Q&A.

Katriel Schory was born in Israel 1947.
Studied at the New York University (NYU) Film School and returned to Israel in 1973.
1974–1999: Founder/Producer and Managing Director of BELFILMS LTD. Produced over 150 films and television programs, including Feature Films, Documentaries, T.V Dramas, International Co-Productions and production services.  
1983-1984: Associate Producer and Line Producer of "Beyond the Walls". Nominated for Best Foreign Film, American Academy Awards ("The Oscars" 1985).
From 1999 and for more than 20 years the Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund. Authorized the support and the promotion of more than 300 full length narrative feature films, in Israel and worldwide, of which, more than 80 films were International co-productions, mainly with Europe.
Among the films he authorized, many won prestigious awards, including 4 “Oscar” nominations in the Foreign Film Category of the American Academy; Golden and Silver “Lions” in Venice and “Bears” in Berlin and “Golden Globe”.
Voluntary Public Activities and Functions:
Member of the Board of the European Film Academy (2017 – Present)
Chairman of Israel’s Film and TV Producers’ Association. (1988-1994)
A member of the National Council of Arts and Culture. (1992-1998)
Lectures at the Tel Aviv University - Department of Film and television (1985-present).
Represented the Israeli Film Industry in International Forums and Organizations (1994 – 2019).
Guest lecturer, Training & Masterclasses:
- Lectures in leading training and workshops, Festivals and Film Schools in Europe, North America and Asia
Awards:
Among the awards:
- Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres – France
- Berlinale Kamera for Outstanding Contribution to the Film industry
- The Special Medallion Award – Telluroide Film Festival for Outstanding achievements.
- The VARIETY Award for Creative Impact on the International Film Industry
- Special Achievements Award – ARTE France / Germany
- Lifetime achievements – Jerusalem Film Festival
- FIAPF Award – The FIAPF – International Federation of Film Producers Associations Award

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EAVE EXCLUSIVE Interview with Roberto Olla

Eurimages Executive Director Roberto Olla – EAVE graduate and EAVE legal expert - on how the fund can help European film producers

Interrupted shoots, cancelled or postponed festivals, closed cinemas – European film has been hit hard by the measures taken against the COVID-19 virus. How has the Eurimages fund itself been affected?

Eurimages is an international fund, even if the team is based in France. Decisions are taken during plenary meetings, where representatives of the 41 Member States of the Fund meet 4 times a year to take the decisions of support. The measures to limit the spread of the covid-19 virus adopted by a great majority of the Member States made it impossible for the Fund to function as usual. If no alternative operating measures are taken, the Fund would be paralysed….until such time as the borders are reopened.

How can Eurimages help the European film industry in these difficult times?

By having the Eurimages team (tele)working despite the lockdown, with the view to keep on processing the projects already supported (issuing contracts, authorising payments etc), moving forward with the implementation of the reform of the Fund, establishing a certain number of written procedures / videoconferencing tools to obtain the Member States agreement on how to keep on operating etc. We coordinate our work through mail, phone, videoconferencing and we of course are constantly in contact with all the Member States to take the necessary decisions.

Does Eurimages plan measures specially designed for the support of European film producers?

For the projects already supported by the Fund, which should have been theatrically released in this period where cinema theatres are closed, we apply the “force majeure” clause already included in our support agreements. That is, availability of the film on VoD (or similar digital distribution tool) is considered to be equivalent to a theatrical distribution.

The “force majeure” clause will also apply in case the shooting had to stop because of the confinement measures. If principal photography had already started and then shooting was interrupted, we keep on processing the first payment of the support to give the necessary oxygen to the production companies. On the other hand, if the production is abandoned, the Board of Management of the Fund must decide on how to handle these very difficult cases (especially when production costs had already been borne and salaries to the crews must be paid).

Before the backdrop of the current measures – are there any intentions to support European film entrepreneurs in the medium term?

We were not able to decide upon the projects yet, which were submitted for support during the first call of the year. The Board of Management meeting was supposed to take place during the third week of March….but the lock-down and the inevitable travel restrictions have made this impossible. We are working on a double scenario now: either we assess the projects in June, during the meeting of the Board for the second call of the year, or we assess them by written procedure as soon as possible.

Today, we do not even know if the travel bans and the confinement measures will be lifted by the time the Board of Management is supposed to meet in June. And if these measures are lifted, will people feel safe enough to travel? For these reasons, we are working hard to establish a procedure for the assessment of the projects online and then a written procedure for the final support decisions. We sincerely hope this scenario obtains all the necessary green lights to be able to move on as quickly as we can.

Do you have a personal advice for the European film producers for the time of the cultural lockdown?

I wish this nightmare would be over soon. I have no advice to give, I can only express my full solidarity to all the film profession who is seriously affected by these terrible events.

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Actions to support local film and TV industries during COVID-19

German Producers Call For Shooting Ban as Film Funders Offer Help

As the coronavirus crisis continues to devastate Germany’s entertainment industry, calls are growing ever louder for an official ban on shooting. The German producers union (EAVE graduate Erwin Schmidt) are asking for a German-wide restraint of fictional film & TV shootings to contain coronavirus.
At the same time, the country’s film funders have come together to finance an industry rescue package, while leading TV broadcasters are promising to bear a share of the costs of shuttered productions.
The crisis has already resulted in cancellations of some major film and TV productions across the country. Yet many producers have been forced to continue working or face financial ruin.
In an open letter to government leaders and health authorities published by trade publication Blickpunkt Film, filmmaker Markus Goller asks to stop all shooting permits in Germany. „If the authorities do not immediately put a stop to it, all producers who are currently filming will find themselves in an absolute moral and existential disaster.”
For its part, the Federal Film Board (FFA) has announced plans for a joint rescue package currently being developed with federal and regional funders to help the film and theatrical sectors.
The plan, which is also backed by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), includes an aid fund whose total amount has yet to be determined.
“The effects of the corona pandemic pose an unprecedented threat to the German film and cinema industry,” said FFA president Bernd Neumann. “The consequences for cinemas, production and distribution companies — and thus for all the people in this country who work in film — are unforeseeable. In this extreme situation, the industry must stand together; the federal government, the states and the FFA must find and implement solutions together as quickly and unbureaucratically as possible.”
The measures, introduced retroactively from March 1, include a waiver for repayments of grants for productions that have been terminated by the pandemic, as well as a deferment of repayments that are already due.
Film distributors will also be able to defer repayment of subsidies while theater owners will be allowed to postpone loan payments and the film levies that help finance the funding system.
Germany’s main broadcasting companies, ARD, ZDF, RTL and ProSiebenSat.1, are likewise offering a helping hand by sharing in the costs of wide-spread production stops. Depending on the individual case assessment, ProSiebenSat.1 said it would share the “unavoidable costs” of up to or over 50% related to shuttered or postponed productions.
www.variety.com

€50 Billion aid package rolled out in Germany

The German federal government is stepping in with a sweeping aid package for the country’s creative and cultural sectors. According to a press release shared by the ministry of culture and reports in the German press, a staggering €50 billion ($54 billion) in backing will be provided specifically to small businesses and freelancers, including those from the cultural, creative, and media sectors. Read more here.

The most prominent Nordic film organisations have announced a series of provisions to limit the economic damage caused by the global spread of the coronavirus. Read more here.

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create the Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund in a bid to help support the UK creative community during the coronavirus pandemic. Netflix has donated £1 to offer support to the fund. Read more here.



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PUENTES project BLANQUITA receives funding

ERRATUM:
PARRICIDE has been included by mistake in the February newsletter, this project is not associated with director Rachel Lang and producer Benoit Roland. Our apologies!

CNC

The French CNC label Aide aux cinémas du monde has published its first funding decisions for 2020. Among them:

  • LOBA by Kiro Russo, producer: EAVE graduate Alexa Rivero
  • PANOPTICON by George Sikharulidze, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • PUENTES project BLANQUITA by PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • KADIR by Selman Nacar, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

www.cnc.fr

Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Film Foundation supports 20 new projects, among them 9 fiction features, 7 feature-length documentaries, 3 short films, and one series.

  • BOY FROM HEAVEN by Tarik Saleh, producers: EAVE graduates Kristina Åberg, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
  • COMPARTMENT NUMBER 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Jussi Rantamäki, Jamila Wenske, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate, group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • FRIDAY by Alli Haapasalo, producer: EAVE graduate Leila Lyytikäinen
  • FRAGMENTS OF HUMANITY by Elli Rintala, producer: EAVE graduate Ari Matikainen
  • KIDS CUP by Line Hatland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ari Matikainen
  • NEXT OF KIN – THE UNBORN by Akseli Tuomivaara, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • OMERTA 6/12 by Antti J. Jokinen, producers: EAVE graduates Mikko Tenhunen, Evelin Penttilä
  • REUNION 3 by Renny Harlin, producer: EAVE graduate Jukka Helle
  • THE LIGHT SNATCHER by Charlotte Airas, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • THE REPTILIAN BRAIN by Elisabeth Marjanovic Cronvall, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy
  • WEDDING OF THE CENTURY by Marja Pyykkö, producer: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Aleksi Bardy

http://ses.fi/en

Film Fund Luxembourg

The Film Fund Luxembourg has announced the recipients of its latest slate of development and production funding.

  • 208 by Loïc Tanson, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • AND HE SAID YES! by Gintaré Parulyte, producer: TTB graduate Nadine Chaussonière
  • BILLIE & ZOTEL by Eileen Byrne, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges  
  • CERTAINS D’ENTRE NOUS by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • CULT by Bernard Michaux and Remy Solomon, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • HOOPED, produced and directed by EAVE MW graduate Adolf El Assal
  • LA VIE DANS LES BOIS by François Pirot, producers: EAVE graduates Valerie Bournonville, Donnato Rotunno
  • LES INTRANQUILLES by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • MARET by Laura Schroeder, producer: TTB graduate Nadine Chaussonière
  • MAZES by Anastasia Pierucci, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • OLLMILL CITY FOOTBALL GAMES by Enzo D’Alò, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges  
  • SIDI KABA by Rony Hotin, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges  
  • SWEET DREAMS by Robin McNicholas, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • THE WALL by Philippe Van Leeuw, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANCK by Ari Folman, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

www.filmfund.lu

screen.brussels

In its first session of 2020, screen.brussels has selected 13 co-productions to receive funding. The projects include 5 feature films, 2 documentaries and 5 television series. Among them are three films by EAVE graduates:

  • CARNET D’ÉPICES by Massimo Donati, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • COOL ABDOUL by Jonas Baeckeland, producers: EAVE graduate Peter De Maegd, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • EARWIG by by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producers: EAVE graduates Jean-Yves Roubin, Jean des Forêts
  • LA CORDE by Dominique Rocher, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • MATCH by Gregory Beghin, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez, producer: PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • RITUEEL by Hans Herbots, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert

www.screen.brussels/fr/fund

Polish Film Institute

  • DETEKTYW BRUNO by Mariusz Palej, Magdalena Niec, producer: EAVE graduate Johanna Szymanska receives support from the Polish Film Institute for the production and development of film projects for young viewers and family audiences.

www.shipsboy.com

Croatian Audiovisual Centre

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre announced new grants for production, minority coproduction, development and international cooperation. Among them:

  • EKSKURZIJA by Una Gunjak, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • LEKCIJE MOG TATE by Dalija Dozet, producer: EAVE graduate Miljenka Cogelja
  • MJESCARI by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Ankica Juric Tilic
  • VUK EUROPSKE UNIJE by Jadran Boban, producer: EAVE graduate Miljenka Cogelja
  • PORED MENE by Stevan Filipovic, producer: Sinisa Juricic

www.havc.hr

IDM Film Fund

  • NON MI UCCIDERE by Andrea De Sica, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli receives production support by the IDM Film Fund & Commission during its first round of 2020 funding.

www.film.idm-suedtirol.com

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EAVE project SOLE wins Best director at Mons

Berlinale Awards

Special Jury Award in the Encounters Competition

  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

Best Director in the Encounters Competition

  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler

GWFF Best First Feature Award

  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik

Compass-Perspektive-Award

  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler

Ecumenical Jury Award

  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo

CICAE Art Cinema Award

  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa

Label Europa Cinemas

  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne

Teddy Award Best Documentary

  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent

AG Gilde Kino Award

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial

Panorama Audience Award

  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo

Tagesspiegel Reader’s Jury Award

  • WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE by Alex Piperno, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frank Hoeve, Rachel Ellis  

Heiner Carow Award

  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker

www.berlinale.de

Polish Film Awards

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan won 10 prizes at the Polish Film Awards - The Eagles, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Script.
  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney was awarded Best European Film.

www.filmneweurope.com

Norwegian Kanon Awards

Seven prizes for EAVE graduates at the Norwegian Kanon Awards:

  • EAVE project PSYCHOBITCH by Martin Lund, producer: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen won the Kanon Award for Best Producer at the Kosmorama, the Norwegian film industry’s award ceremony in Trondheim, Norway.
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne won Best actress (Andrea Bræin Hovig) and Best supporting actress (Gjertrud L Jynge), Best production design
  • OUT STEALING HORSES by Hans Petter Moland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic was awarded Best cinematography and Best sound design
  • UN FILS by Mehdi M Barsaoui, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine won the New directors award

www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com

CPH:DOX

  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen has won DOX:Award and Danish:DOX award at fully online CPH:DOX this year.

www.cphdox.dk


Luxemburg City Film Festival

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux won the Documentary Award at the Luxemburg City Film Festival.

www.luxfilmfest.lu

Belgrade International Film Festival

  • TWO OF US by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno won the Best Debut Award at the Belgrade International Film Festival.
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon won Best film in the Focus programme
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo won the FEDEORA Award and the Stella Artois Most Wanted Movie Award

www.fest.rs

Festival International de Film de Mons

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili and Aga Wasiak was awarded Best director at the Festival International de Film de Mons.

http://www.festivaldemons.be

FIFDH

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux was awarded the Grand Prix Documentaire at the International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights (FIFDH), Geneva.
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli won the the Grand Prix Fiction
  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier received a Special Mention

www.fifdh.org

Les Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma

  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier won three awards at Les Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma: Best director, Best script, and the Prix Gilles-Carles.

https://rendez-vous.quebeccinema.ca

SIGNIS

The prize for Best European Film of the Year 2019 is awarded by SIGNIS-WACC European TV Festival of Religious Programmes to SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann.

http://www.signis.net

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TTB project TIGER STRIPES nominated for Cinefondation Atelier

Cinefondation Atelier

The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled this year’s Cinefondation Atelier selection, comprising 15 promising projects in development. The titles include five films produced by EAVE graduates:

  • ANIMAL by Sofia Exarchou, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Maria Drandaki
  • CARNAVAL by Mohamed Siam, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • DAYAO SWIMS AGAINST THE FLOW by Zhang Tao, producer: PUENTES graduate Estela Valdivieso Chen
  • THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Macedonia Labina Mitevska
  • THE STATION by Sara Ishaq, producer: Interchange graduate Nadia Eliewat
  • TTB project TIGER STRIPES by Amanda Nell, produced by TTB graduate Foo Fei Ling, co-producers: EAVE graduate Fran Borgia, TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara and EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann.

www.cinefondation.com


Lola Film Awards

The German Film Academy has announced the nominations for the German Lola Film Awards 2020:

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot (11 nominations: Best film, Best director, Best script, a.o.)
  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann (10 nominations: Best film, Best director, Best script, a.o.)
  • BORN IN EVIN by Maryam Zaree, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Karin C. Berger (Best documentary)
  • HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT by Thomas Heise, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert (Best documentary)
  • O BEAUTIFUL NIGHT by Xaver Böhm, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach (Best cinematography)
  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft (Best editing)

The 70th Lola ceremony will be held on April 24 in Berlin and broadcasted by ARD TV.

www.deutscher-filmpreis.de

Hellenic Film Academy Awards

14 nominations for EAVE graduates at the 2020 Hellenic Film Academy Awards:

  • THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA by Syllas Tzoumerkas, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • ELECTRIC SWAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • INDEX by Nicolas Kolovos, producer: EAVE graduate Olle Wirenhed

https://homemadefilms.gr


Award ceremonies postponed because of COVID-19

  • Jussi Awards ceremony (20 March, postponed)
  • Edda Awards ceremony (20 March, postponed)
  • Sophia Awards ceremony (original date 22 March, postponed)
  • Gopo Awards ceremony (24 March, postponed)
  • Swiss Film Award ceremony (27 March, postponed to Locarno Film Festival, 5-15 August)

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Festivals in the month of worldwide lockdown

FICUNAM Festival Internacional de Cine (March 5 – 15)

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • EAVE MW project WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court, PUENTES graduates Giancarlo Nasi, Eva Chillón (Marketing Workshop graduate developing the project: Luis Renart)  
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili and Aga Wasiak
  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy
  • I WAS AT HOME, BUT by Angela Schanelec, line producer: EAVE graduate Jana Cisar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Natasa Damnjanovic
  • HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT by Thomas Heise, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • SONG WITHOUT A NAME by Melina León, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin, producer: EAVE graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • VIENDRA LE FEU by Oliver Laxe, co-produced by EAVE graduates Donato Rotunno and Elise André

www.ficunam.unam.mx/en


Luxemburg City Film Festival  (March 5 –15)

  • A DARK-DARK MAN Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • BINTI by Frederike Migom, producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens, co-producers: EAVE graduates Floor Onrust, Annabella Nezri
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • EMILIE by Olivier Pesch, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • JUMBO Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
  • LES ÉPOUVANTAILS by Nouri Bouzid, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • SONG WITHOUT A NAME by Melina León, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE FATHER by Kistina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou
  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants
  • TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG) by Sarah Winkenstette, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann
  • TUNE INTO THE FUTURE by Eric Schockmel, producer: EAVE graduates Bernard Michaux, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • UN FILS by Mehdi M Barsaoui, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

www.luxfilmfest.lu/en/films


Mons International Film Festival (March 5 – 13)

  • BRUXELLES – BEYROUTH by Thibaut Wohlfahrt et Samir Youssef, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS by J-P Valkeapää, producers: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy, B’EST graduate Helen Vinogradov, co-producers: B’EST graduate Alise Gelze and EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili and Aga Wasiak
  • INSYRIATED by Philippe Van Leeuw, co-producers: EAVE graduates Tomas Leyers, Jacques Henri Bronckart
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
  • LOLA VERS LA MER by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Sebastien Haguenauer
  • LUCIA IN LIMBO by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • MATRIOCHKAS by Bérangère Mcneese, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan

http://www.festivaldemons.be


International Film Festival On Human Rights Geneva  (March 6 – 15)

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier  
  • PUENTES project OUR MOTHERS by César Díaz, producers: EAVE graduates Delphine Schmit, Géraldine Sprimont
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • UN FILS by Mehdi M Barsaoui, producer: EAVE participant Myriam Sassine?
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

www.fifdh.org


One World Film Festival Prague  (March 6 – 17) (interrupted, parts moved online)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte
  • THE HAPPIEST MAN ON EARTH by EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • TRANSNISTRA by Anna Eborn, producer: EAVE graduates David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski

www.oneworld.cz


Cinéma du Réel (March 13 – 22) (cancelled – parts presented online)

  • COLOSSAL YOUTH by Pedro Costa, producer: EAVE graduate Andres Pfaeffli
  • GEVAR’S LAND by Qutaiba Barhamji, producer: EAVE graduate Karim Aitouna
  • GOLDA MARIA by EAVE graduate Patrick Sobelman, Hugo Sobelman
  • LIMBO by Alexander L. Fattal, producer: PUENTES and EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck
  • THE YEAR OF THE DISCOVERY by Luis Lopez Carrasco, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler

www.cinemadureel.org



CPH:DOX Copenhagen  (March 18 – 29) (online)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT by Thomas Heise, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • ROBOLOVE by Maria Arlamovsky, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • MEANWHILE ON EARTH by Carl Olsson, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhncke
  • SUNLESS SHADOWS by Mehrdad Oskouei, producer: EAVE graduate Carsten Aanonsen
  • THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte
  • WOOD by EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, producers: EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

https://cphdox.dk


Vilnius International Film Festival (March 19 – April 2) (online)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • 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
  • ANIARA by Hugo Lilja, Pella Kagerman, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • VIENDRA LE FEU by Oliver Laxe, co-produced by EAVE graduates Donato Rotunno and Elise André
  • GHOST TROPIC by Bas Devos, producers: EAVE graduates Tomas Leyers, Benoit Roland.
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • NOVA LITUANIA by Karolis Kaupinis, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • OLEG by Juris Kursietis, producers: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina, EAVE graduates Isabelle Truc and Guillaume de Seille, B’EST graduates Alise Gelze, Lukas Trimonis
  • PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Peter Bouckaert, Frans van Gestel
  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • TWO OF US by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan

 www.kinopavasaris.lt/en/films


Diagonale Graz  (March 24 – 29) (cancelled – parts presented online)

  • 7500 by Patrick Vollrath, producer: EAVE + graduate Jonas Katzenstein
  • BROT by Harald Friedl, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hans-Joachim Ortmanns
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL by Erwin Wagenhofer, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Rommel
  • DER SCHÖNSTE PLATZ AUF ERDEN by Elke Groen, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • EIN BISSCHEN BLEIBEN WIR NOCH by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE president Danny Krausz
  • HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT by Thomas Heise, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • ROBOLOVE by Maria Arlamovsky, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • SIGMUND FREUD. JUDE OHNE GOTT by David Teboul, producer: EAVE graduate Ebba Sinzinger
  • SOLO by EAVE graduate Artemio Benki, producers: EAVE graduates Artemio Benki, Arash T. Riahi, Karin Berger
  • THE ROYAL TRAIN by Johannes Holzhausen, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • WAREN EINMAL REVOLUZZER by Johanna Moder, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • WIE ICH LERNTE, BEI MIR SELBST KIND ZU SEIN by Rupert Henning, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE president Danny Krausz
  • WOOD by EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, producers: EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

www.diagonale.at


Series Mania (March 25 – April 7) (Online)

  • GOOD PEOPLE by Stephane Bergmans, Benjamin d’Aoust and Matthieu Donck, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes and PUENTES gradate Anthony Rey
  • LIFE AND FATE by Agnieszka Holland, producer: EAVE graduate Violetta Kaminska
  • TRANSITNIKI produced by EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • TURBO produced by EAVE graduate Milan Stojanovic

https://seriesmaniadigital.com/landing


Festivals, markets and award ceremonies cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19

  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (5-15 March, postponed)
  • Bergamo Film Meeting (7-15 March, postponed to 23-31 May)  
  • M:brane Forum (10-12 March, cancelled)
  • Visegrad Film Forum (10-14 March, cancelled)
  • Festival 2 Cinéma de Valenciennes (10-15 March, cancelled)
  • Cartagena International Film Festival  (March 11 – 16, cancelled)
  • Bratislava International Film Festival – Febiofest (11-17 March, cancelled)
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London (12-20 March, cancelled)
  • Oh La Là Festival de Cinema Francòfon de Barcelona (12-21 March, postponed 1-10 October)
  • Sofia International Film Festival (12-31 March) – postponed
  • Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil (13-22 March, cancelled)
  • SXSW Festival (13-22 March, cancelled)
  • Málaga Film Festival (13-22 March, postponed)
  • Sguardi Altrove Film Festival (13-21 March, postponed to 7-15 May)
  • ZagrebDox (15-22 March) – postponed)
  • Reggio Calabria Film Fest (16-21 March, postponed)
  • ShoGort Waves Festival (17-22 March, postponed to August)
  • Glasgow Short Film Festival (18-22 March, postponed)
  • Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival (original dates 18-28 March, postponed)
  • Muestra de Cine Francófono de Madrid (19-22 March, postponed)
  • Febiofest – Prague International Film Festival (19-27 March) – cancelled
  • Polish Film Festival Kinoteka (19 March-15 April, postponed)
  • Jussi Awards ceremony (20 March, postponed)
  • Edda Awards ceremony (20 March, postponed)
  • Qumra Qatar(20-25 March, cancelled)
  • Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse (20-29 March, cancelled)
  • 17th Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (20-29 March, postponed)
  • One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (20-29 March, postponed)
  • Bif&st - Bari International Film Festival (21-28 March, postponed)
  • Festival Cinema Africano, Asia e America Latina - Milano (21-29 March, postponed to 2-10 May)
  • Manchester International Short Film Festival (21-29 March, postponed)
  • Sophia Awards ceremony (original date 22 March, postponed)
  • CineDOC Tbilisi (23-27 April, postponed)
  • Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival (23-29 March, postponed)
  • Gopo Awards ceremony (24 March, postponed)
  • Budapest Debut Film Forum (24-26 March, postponed)
  • Festival du Film Subversif de Metz (25-29 March, cancelled)
  • Season Film Festival (26-29 March, postponed to autumn)
  • New Directors/New Films New York (March 25-April 5) – postponed
  • Swiss Film Award ceremony (27 March, postponed to Locarno Film Festival, 5-15 August)
  • Canneséries Festival (27 March-1 April, postponed to 9-14 October)  
  • FICG Guadalajara International Film Festival (27 March, postponed)
  • Millenium Documentary Film Festival (27 March-4 April) – postponed September-October
  • Sottodiciotto Film Festival & Campus (28 March-3 April, postponed to 5-11 December)
  • BAFF - Busto Arsizio Film Festival (28 March-4 April, postponed)
  • MipTv (30 March-2 April) (cancelled)  
  • MajorDocs Creative Documentary Film Festival (31 March-4 April, postponed)

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EAVE+ 2020 edition postponed to September

The new dates of EAVE+ are September 22-27, 2020.
The workshop will take place in Luxembourg, EAVE+ will offer to the 15 selected producers the opportunity to discuss their company structures and management practices together with high-profile industry experts during 4 days.
EAVE+ selection for the 2020 edition has been closed.
https://eave.org/programmes/eave-10th-edition/

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The EAVE Producers Workshop’s 2020 edition kicked off in Luxembourg!

In partnership with Film Fund Luxembourg, we welcomed the selected 52 producers that have been chosen out of an all-time record number of 249 applications to develop the 28 selected documentary, feature film and series projects and their entrepreneurial skills at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2020.

The first of 3 residential workshops took place from March 6–13 at the Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

Read more: https://eave.org/news/the-eave-producers-workshops-2020-edition-kicks-off-in-luxembourg/

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The EAVE Producers Workshop’s 2020 edition kicks off in Luxembourg!

In partnership with Film Fund Luxembourg, we are thrilled to welcome the selected 52 producers that have been chosen out of an all-time record number of 249 applications to develop the 28 selected documentary, feature film and series projects and their entrepreneurial skills at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2020.

The first of 3 residential workshops takes place from March 6–13 at the Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

Some highlights of the week:

- Content and Strategy – the Producer’s Role from Development to Audience: EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) will devote her plenary session to the specific questions and challenges related to the role of a producer from early development until the release of the film.

- Become a PMD/marketing expert: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) will run a special ‘marketing incubator programme’ in the groups and over the whole year, offering an intense PMD marketing training in cooperation with the EAVE Marketing Workshop.


The participants will start their EAVE journey under the guidance of EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders, Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree, BE), Ankica Juri? Tili? (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH, AT) and Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), TV series consultant Ossi Nishri (IL), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

They are joined by the EAVE specialized experts - for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance and Company Planning: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) and Legal Issues: Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (The Law Factory, DK), who share their expertise in plenary and group work sessions as well as individual meetings.

We will also offer the EAVE producers the opportunity to learn more about Autobahn, VoD Distribution for European Digital Native Films, an initiative by Under the Milky Way, presented by Muriel Joly.
 
All plenary sessions are open for interested local professionals. For the detailed programme, please contact EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo satu@eave.org.

EAVE expresses special gratitude for the support of Workshop 1 to:
Film Fund Luxembourg; CREATIVE EUROPE Desk Luxembourg - MEDIA sub-programme; Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

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.

Selected participants of EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 are:

ARGENTINA
Felicitas Raffo, CEPA Audiovisual

BANGLADESH
Aadnan Imtiaz Ahmed, Khona Talkies

BULGARIA
Veselka Kiryakova, Red Carpet

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

CROATIA
Katarina Prpic, Antitalent

CZECH REPUBLIC
Tomáš 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

HUNGARY
Krisztina Gallo, Sony Pictures Television Networks

INDIA
Mathivanan Rajendran, Stray Factory

IRELAND
Steven Davenport, Screen Ireland
Yvonne Donohoe, Blinder Films

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
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
Anna Rózalska, Match and Spark

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

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EAVE project DALVA receives funding

Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre

The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre grants writing, development or production support to short films, feature films, creative documentaries and experimental films. Among them:
Short feature films

  • SAUCE À PART by Yoann Zimmer, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • LA RENVERSE by Christine Grulois, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • TITAN by Valérie Carnoy, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • JUNIE by Grégoire Graesslin, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • MOZAIEK by Imge Ozbilge, producer: EAVE graduate Geraldine Sprimont

Feature Films

  • DÈVOLUTION by Antoine Bours, Nicolas Boucart, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • LES AUTRES by Anne-Cécile Vandalem, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • APPELLE-MOI MARIE by Augusto Cesar Diaz, producer: EAVE graduate Geraldine Sprimont
  • EAVE project DALVA by Adil El Arbi, Bulle Decarpentries, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • L’ÂGE NU by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • CAPITAINE MBAYE by Joël Karekezi and Aurélien Bodinaux, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • SPA FRANCORCHAMPS by Bulle Decarpentries and Jean-François Hensgens, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • LUCIE, JOUR À JOUR by Elisabet Llado, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • TITANE by Julia Ducornau, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • L‘INONNUE by Peter Monsaert, producer: EAVE graduate Geraldine Sprimont

Documentaries

  • NOMAD SOLITUDE by Sébastien Willemans, producer: EAVE graduate Marie Besson
  • LA RÊVE DES CIGOGNES by Elodie Lelu, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • LA DIVORCE DE MES MARRANTS by Anaïs Straumann-Levy and Romy Trajman, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • LE SILENCE DES ÉTOILES by Valerik, producer: EAVE graduate Geraldine Sprimont
  • STICKING POINTS by Flo Flamme, producer: EAVE graduate Geraldine Sprimont

www.audiovisuel.cfwb.be

Estonian Film Institute

The Estonian Film Institute hands out its first round of production support and minority co-production support of 2020. Among them:

  • THE INVISIBLE FIGHT by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • THE SLEEPING BEAST by Jaak Kilmi, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Soosaar-Penttilä
  • MELCHIOR THE APOTHECARY by Margus Paju, producers: EAVE graduate Esko Rips and EAVE+ graduate Kristian Taska
  • THE CONFERENCE by Ivan I. Tverdovski, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips
  • LOVABLE by Stanislavs Tokalovs, producers: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Latvia Aija Berzina and EAVE graduate Evelin Soosaar-Penttilä
  • A REPLY TO A LETTER FROM HELGA by Asa Helga Hjörleifsdottir, producer: EAVE on Demand graduate Madis Tüür

https://filmi.ee

RE-ACT

The transregional audiovisual cooperation and training initiative RE–ACT announced a selection of six projects, recipients of the fitfth round of RE–ACT co-development funding support. Among the selected projects:

  • THE JUNGLE by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • THE LOST SON by Darko Stante, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Dernec, co-producer: EAVE graduate Milan Stojanovic
  • GOD WILL NOT HELP by Hana Jusic, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • HELLO ISABEL by Anja Kofmel, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic

www.filmreact.eu

BEING ALICE directed and produced by EAVE graduate Nicolás van Hemelryck and Clare Weiskopf has won development funding both by Proimagenes (Colombian Film Fund) and Ibermedia, and has been invited to participate in CAMPUS LATINO (by documentary campus) and FICCI's Documentary Workshop (Cartagena Colombia).

casatarantula.co

THE SMELL OF FRESHLY CUT GRASS
EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann’s company is expanding its international co-production activities with new projects from Argentina and Malaysia. Argentinean director-producer team Celina Murga and Juan Villegas are partnering with Jakob and Jonas Weydemann on the upcoming relationship drama THE SMELL OF FRESHLY CUT GRASS. Directed by Murga and written and produced by Villegas, the film follows a married couple, Pablo and Natalia, both university professors, who each embark on entangled affairs with their respective students, Luciana and Gonzalo. Like two sides of the same coin, the first half of the film revolves around Pablo and Luciana, with the second half centering on Natalia and Gonzalo. THE SMELL OF FRESHLY CUT GRASSis backed by Argentina’s Instituto Nacional de Cinematografia y las Artes Audiovisuals (INCAA) and from regional German funder Filmstiftung NRW. Production is set to start this year in Buenos Aires, with part of the post-production to take place in Germany.

TTB project TIGER STRIPES
The Weydemanns are also on board to co-produce Malaysian helmer Amanda Nell’s TIGER STRIPES which has been developed at TIES THAT BIND Asian-European co-production workshop. The  feature debut follows a carefree 11-year-old girl who suddenly starts experiencing horrifying physical changes. As her body morphs at an alarming and frightening rate, she struggles to conceal her grotesque alterations — until she decides that she no longer wants to hide from the world. The project in 2018 won the Hubert Bals Fund’s Bright Future development support at Rotterdam and the Talents Tokyo Award, and last year picked up the Sitges Pitchbox Award at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films at Bucheon. Foo Fei Ling is producing for Ghost Grrrl Pictures, a Malaysia-based company specializing in producing female-centric films from Southeast Asia. Fran Borgia of Singapore production house Akanga Film Asia and Yulia Evina Bhara of Indonesian production outfit KawanKawan Media are co-producing. TIGER STRIPES, which is expected to receive German regional funding, is scheduled to start principal photography in Malaysia later this year.

www.weydemannbros.com

GOD WILL NOT HELP by Hana Jusic, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic is in development. The story written by Hana Jusic follows Teresa, a Chilean woman who arrives in a village at the foot of the Dinara Mountain, carrying a bag with the bones of her husband and looking for his Croatian family in order to bury him. She finds her husband’s sister and brothers, and starts to get acclimated to the village and the family. Yet, things are not exactly what they seem. Tilic’s Kinorama is producing in co-production with Gustav film from Slovenia and TICO Film Company from Italy. The producer has already secured project development from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, as well as an additional support through the RE-ACT regional fund.

www.kinorama.hr

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PUENTES project CLARA SOLA is in production

PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez, producer: PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont is currently being shot in locations of Vara Blanca, Costa Rica. The story is set in a remote village in Costa Rica, where Clara, a special 32-year-old woman, takes off on a journey to break free from social and religious conventions and become the master of her sexuality and newfound powers. Sweden’s Hobab is handling production along with Pacífica Grey from Costa Rica, Need Productions from Belgium and Laidak Films from Germany, as well as US company Resolve Media who is backing the project. CLARA SOLA is supported by Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund, IFFR Hubert Bals Fund, Swedish Film Institute, Costa Rica’s Centro de Cine, Fédération Wallone-Bruxelles, among others. The 7 weeks of shooting should wrap by end of March.

www.hobab.se

THE GREAT TRAM ROBBERY by Slobodan Sijan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Borislav Chouchkov is in production. The film tells a story from the golden age of Belgrade in the roaring 1920s, set against a backdrop of a court intrigue and communist plotting in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The main character is a historical figure, the poet, visual artist, film critic and director Boško Tokin, who gathers a group of idealistic young artists in an attempt to make the first avant-garde film in the Balkans. The film is produced by Marko Paljic through Gargantua Films in co-production with Croatia’s Maxima film and Jaako dobra produkcija, Slovenia’s Studio Virc, Montenegro’s Artikulacija Film, Czech Sirena film, Bulgaria’s Chouchkov Brothers and Romania’s Micro Film. The film is supported by Film Center Serbia, the Croatian Film Centre, the Slovenian Film Center, Film Centre of Montenegro, the Czech Film Fund / the Czech Film Commission, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) and Creative MEDIA Europe.

www.ch-bros.com

WOLF by Nathalie Biancheri, producers: EAVE graduates Agnieszka Wasiak, Mariusz Wlodarski is in production. Written and directed by Biancheri, WOLF is a high concept art house drama about a boy Jacob, who believes he is a wolf trapped in a human body. His family sends him to a clinic where he meets other patients identifying as other species, including Wildcat. The film is produced by Feline Films (Ireland) in co-production with Lava Films (Poland). The film received minority co-production funding from the Polish Film Institute and it is also supported by Eurimages and Screen Ireland.

www.lavafilms.pl


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PUENTES project LILY AND THE DRAGONFLIES now in post-production

PUENTES project LILY AND THE DRAGONFLIES by René Guerra, producer: PUENTES graduate Juliana Vicente (Preta Portê, Brazil) is in post-production. The story: Miranda, a transvestite who sells specific adornments for other transvestites, is going through a difficult time: her boyfriend is in jail for crack dealing and she is constantly being threatened by his clients downtown, until she decides to turn herself in to the police to be with him. Lily lives next to Miranda; she has always been somewhat foolish, but after the removal of both breasts, she enters a mysterious journey by replacing Miranda in the distribution of the products and starts to build a new identity to venture in a new city, the underground São Paulo. The project has participated of Torino Film Lab, BrLab, Taller Colón, Rotterdam Lab and EAVE Puentes Australab.

https://pretaportefilmes.com.br/en

THE USERS by Ivan Ikic, producer: EAVE graduate Milan Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia Hecegovina Amra Bakcic Camo, Derk-Jan Warrink is in post-production. The ''users'' are children who were born with a mental handicap, abandoned by their families and placed in specialised institutions, where most of them spend their whole lives. The film is a melodrama about a love triangle of teenagers, whose emotions linger on a thin line between eros and thanatos, threatening to end in tragedy at any moment. The film is produced by Milan Stojanovi? through SENSE Production in co-production with the Netherlands’ Kepler Film, Slovenia’s Tramal Films, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s SCCA / Pro.ba and France’s Les Films d’Antoine. The production has been supported by Film Center Serbia, the Slovenian Film Center, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Sarajevo Cinema Fund, as well as Creative Europe MEDIA and Eurimages.

www.senseproduction.rs

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4 awards for EAVE graduates in Sundance

American Academy Awards / The Oscars

  • JOJO RABBIT by Tika Waititi, producer: EAVE graduate Chelsea Winstanley won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at this years’s American Academy Awards.

https://oscar.go.com/

Berlinale

The Berlinale Co-Production Market awards:

  • THE LAST PARADISE ON EARTH by Sakaris Stora, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Hammer won the VFF Talent Highlight Award
  • ELECTRIC CHILD by Simon Jaquemet, producer: EAVE graduate Tolga Dilsiz received a Special Mention

www.berlinale.de

Sundance Film Festival

EAVE graduates won four awards at the Sundance Film Festival:

  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Visionary Filmmaking
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean Gorgan won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography

www.sundance.org

Spanish Goya Awards

  • VIENDRA LE FEU by Oliver Laxe, co-produced by EAVE graduates Donato Rotunno and Elise André has won two awards at the Goyas, the Spanish Academy Awards: Best Female Newcomer (Benedicta Sánchez), and Best Cinematography (Mauro Herce)

www.premiosgoya.com

British Academy Film Awards

  • JOJO RABBIT by Tika Waititi, producer: EAVE graduate Chelsea Winstanley won the Best Adapted Screenplay award at the British Academy Film Awards BAFTA.

http://awards.bafta.org

Magritte Awards

  • DUELLES by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart is the great winner of the Magritte Awards, the Belgian Academy Awards, with 9 awards, including Best film and Best director
  • LOLA by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Sebastien Haguenauer won two awards (Best Production Design, Best Female Newcomer)
  • PUENTES project OUR MOTHERS by César Díaz, producer: EAVE graduate Delphine Schmit, Géraldine Sprimont won Best First Film.
  • SEULE À MON MARIAGE by Marta Bergman, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin and EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon was awarded Best costumes
  • MON NOM EST CLITORIS by Daphné Leblond & Lisa Billuart Monet, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc won a Magritte for Best documentary
  • MATRIOCHKAS by Bérangère Mcneese, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes was awarded Best short film

www.lesmagritteducinema.com

Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers

Five awards for EAVE graduates at the Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers:

  • OVERSEAS by Sung-A Yoon, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc won Best Director
  • EAVE project PSYCHOBITCH by Martin Lund, producer: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen was awarded the Jeanne Moreau Audience Award
  • TWO OF US (DEUX) by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno won the Prix du Public Jean-Claude Brialy and the Prix des Activités Sociales de l’Énergie
  • A WHITE, WHITE DAY by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors and PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin was awarded Best Actor

www.premiersplans.org

CineMart

Four awards for EAVE graduates at the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s CineMart:

  • INFANTA by Natalia Garagiola, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award
  • A SHADOW CREEPS IN SILVER TREES by John Trengove, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro received the Filmmore Post-production Award
  • ELECTRIC SLEEP by Zeynep Dadak, producer: EAVE+ graduate and group leader Titus Kreyenberg won the IFFR Pro Young Network Award
  • SLEEPWALKERS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon won the ArteKino International Prize

www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com

Lumières Awards

  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy won Best International Co-Production at the French Lumières Awards.
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras won the Best Music Award

www.academiedeslumieres.com

Austrian Film Awards

  • Four awards for JOY by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann at the Austrian Film Academy Awards. The film won Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Script and Best Actress.
  • EARTH by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger was awarded Best Documentary
  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE president Danny Krausz won Best Actor

www.oesterreichische-filmakademie.at

Czech Film Critics’ Awards

  • OLD-TIMERS by Martin Dusek and Ondrej Provaznik, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny won the Czech Film Critics’ Awards for Best Film and Best Director.

www.endorfilm.cz


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EAVE project SOLE nominated for David di Donatello

The Césars
Nominated for the French Academy Awards are the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras (Best Adaption)
  • ATLANTICS by Mati Diop, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin (Best First Film, Best Music, Best Female Newcomer)
  • LOLA by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Sebastien Haguenauer (Best foreign film)
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese nominated for Best Actress (Eva Green)
  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants  (Best Feature Animation)
  • THE TRAITOR by Marco Bellocchio, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli (Best Foreign Film)

www.academie-cinema.org


David di Donatello Award
Nominated for the Italian David di Donatello 2020 Awards are:

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili and Aga Wasiak
  • 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER by Igort, producer: EAVE graduate Peter De Maegd

www.daviddidonatello.it

Swiss Film Award
Two films by EAVE graduates are nominated for the Swiss Film Award:  

  • BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW by Interchange graduate Samir (Best film, Best script, Best editing)
  • LE MILIEU DE L’HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye (Best film, Best script, Best score)

www.schweizerkulturpreise.ch

EFA Young Audience Award

  • MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS by Steven Wouterlood, producers: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab is nominated for the 2020 EFA Young Audience Award. The winner will be decided by audiences of 12- to 14-year-olds across Europe.

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

Polish Film Awards

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan received 15 nominations for the Polish Film Awards - The Eagles. The nominations include Best Film, Best Director and Best Script.
  • MR. JONES by Agnieszka Holland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont was nominated for Best Film.

The Polish Eagles Ceremony will take place in Warsaw on 2 March 2020.

www.filmneweurope.com

Romanian Gopo Awards

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach has received 13 nominations for the Romanian Gopo Awards, followed by
  • TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean Gorgan and
  • MONSTERS by Marius Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon with nine nominations.
  • MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, producers: Anca Damian and Thomas Leyers and
  • PARKING by Tudor Giurgiu, producer: EAVE graduate Bogdan Craciun are nominated for Best Feature Film.

https://premiilegopo.ro/

Screen Daily

  • EAVE graduate Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen is one of Screen Daily’s “six rising Dutch filmmakers to watch“ of 2020. The producer is a partner and head of documentary at HALAL, the Amsterdam-based production and photography agency, where she oversees a stable of directors. Her credits include Vincent Boy Kars’ IFFR Tiger contender, Drama Girl, an intriguing hybrid project blurring the lines between drama and documentary. Van Leeuwen has many projects in the works, among them Sophie Dros’ King Of The Cruise, and Searching For Madness, the new feature documentary from artist filmmaker Fiona Tan. Another new feature documentary is Dros’ latest, as yet untitled, film, about a Las Vegas beauty pageant for old ladies.

https://www.screendaily.com/features/six-rising-dutch-filmmakers-to-watch/5146447.article?fbclid=IwAR0JrUfK0shdlJskKbA0mjNt0qJWNdhGu1yKWzDN6eg6AClrCabmz_ELfIE


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EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE released in Swedish cinemas

In French cinemas

  • AQUARELA by Victor Kossakovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert. February 5.

www.majade.de

  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. February 12.

www.petit-film.com
 

  • TWO OF US (DEUX) by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno. February 12.     

www.tarantula.lu

  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Hogtun, Hossam Elouan. February 12.     

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/barentsfilm/?hl=de

  • MITRA by Jorge León, producers: EAVE graduates Geneviève de Bauw, Jean-Laurent Csinidis. February 24.     

www.thankyouandgoodnight.be


In Belgian cinemas

  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. February 12.

www.petit-film.com

  • WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Antonio Lombardo

www.versusproduction.be


In UK cinemas

  • MR. JONES by Agnieszka Holland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont. February 7.   

www.idealworldproductions.com



In Dutch cinemas

  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann. February 27.

www.weydemannbros.com



In Swiss cinemas

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. February 13.

www.komplizenfilm.de


In Austrian Cinemas

  • BORN IN EVIN by Maryam Zaree, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger. February 21.

www.goldengirls.at

  • A WHITE, WHITE DAY by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. February 21.

www.snowglobefilm.com

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. February 12.

www.komplizenfilm.de


In German cinemas

  • DAS FREIWILLIGE JAHR by Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost. February 6.

www.sutorkolonko.de

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. February 12.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • A WHITE, WHITE DAY by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. February 19.

www.snowglobefilm.com


In Greek cinemas

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. February 27.

www.komplizenfilm.de


In Italian cinemas

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. February 27.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • DUELLES by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. February 27.

 www.versusproduction.be


In Romanian cinemas

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux. February 28.

www.samsa.lu


In Swedish cinemas

  • EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Heden, producer: EAVE graduate Julia Gebauer. February 15.

www.waycreative.se


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EAVE producers top at the Berlinale

Berlinale International Film Festival (February 20 -March 1)

Competition

  • ALL THE DEAD ONES by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin, sales: Indie Sales
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot, sales: Beta Cinema
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, sales: The Match Factory
  • THE INTRUDER by Natalia Meta, producer: PUENTES and EAVE+ graduates Benjamin Domenech and Santiago Gallelli, sales:  Film Factory Entertainment
  • THE SALT OF TEARS by Philippe Garrel, producer: EAVE graduate Laurine Pelassy, sales: Wild Bunch


Berlinale Encounters

  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler, sales: Shellac
  • ORPHEA by Alexander Kluge, Khavn de la Cruz, producer: TTB graduate Stephan Holl, sales: Rapid Eye Movies
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu, sales: Loco Films
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun


Panorama

  • A COMMON CRIME by Francisco Marquez, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Daniel Pech, EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, sales: Cercamon
  • DAYS OF CANNIBALISM by Teboho Edkins, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen, sales: Indie Sales
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa, sales: The Match Factory  
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: The Match Factory
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne, sales: TrustNordisk  
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström, sales: mk2 Films
  • ONE OF THESE DAYS by Bastian Günther, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler, sales: The Match Factory  
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Dan Wechsler, PUENTES graduate Kostas Tagalakis, sales: Heretic Outreach
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, co-producer: Konstantina Stavrianou, sales: Pyramide International
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: Bac Films Distribution


Panorama Dokumente

  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • NARDJES A. by Karim Aïnouz, producer: EAVE participant Christopher Zitterbart, sales: MPM Premium


Forum

  • RED MOON TIDE by Lois Patiño, producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro, sales: Lights On
  • THE EXIT OF THE TRAINS by Radu Jude, Adrian Cioflanca, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • QUANTUM CREOLE by Filipa Cesar, producer: EAVE graduate Michel Balague
  • WHAT REMAINS / RE-VISITED by Clarissa Thieme, co-producer: EAVE graduate Amira Lekic
  • WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE by Alex Piperno, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frank Hoeve, Rachel Ellis, sales: Square Eyes


Berlinale Special

  • GOLDA MARIA by EAVE graduate Patrick Sobelman, sales: mk2 Films
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik, sales: Latido Films
  • PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske


Generation Kplus

  • DEATH OF NINTENDO by Raya Martin, co-producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Chua
  • MONTY AND THE STREET PARTY by Anders Morgenthaler, Mikael Wulff, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, sales: TrustNordisk
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE + graduate Valérie Delpierre, sales: Film Factory Entertainment
  • SUNE - BEST MAN by Jon Holmberg, producer: EAVE graduate Malin Söderlund, sales: Global Screen
  • VEINS OF THE WORLD by Byambasuren Davaa, producer: PUENTES graduate Tobias Seibert
  • A FOOL GOD by Hiwot Adamasu, producer: EAVE graduate Marie Dubas


Generation 14plus

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial, sales WTFilms
  • PARADISE DRIFTERS by Mees Peijnenburg, executive producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet, sales: Orange Studio
  • POMPEI by Anna Falguères, John Shank, producers: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville, EAVE graduate Clément Duboin, sales: The Party Film Sales
  • ORDINARY JUSTICE by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina, sales: Vision Distribution
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, sales: Pyramide International


Perspektive Deutsches Kino

  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producer: EAVE graduates Gabriele Simon, Martin Heisler, sales: The Yellow Affair  
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker, Andrea Schütte, sales: Rise and Shine
  • SISTERS APART by Daphne Charizani, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel, sales: Match Factory Productions
  • SLEEP by Michael Venus, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe-Höft, sales: Global Screen
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler, sales: Deckert Distribution


Hommage

  • THE LAST STATION by Michael Hoggman, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer


On Transmission

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Aga Wasiak, sales: Luxbox


Berlinale Co-Production Market

  • A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY by Davi Pretto, co-produced by PUENTES graduate Paola Wink
  • ANTONIA’S GARDEN by Christine Repond, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo
  • BEDSITTERLAND by Nick Kelly, producer: EAVE graduate Martina Niland
  • BOLDSTAR by Antoinette Jadaone, producer: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena
  • ELECTRIC CHILD by Simon Jaquemet, producer: EAVE graduate Tolga Dilsiz
  • LET THE RIVER FLOW! by Ole Giæver, producer: PUENTES graduate Elisa Pirir
  • REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • PIGGY by Carlota Pereda, Morena Films, producer: EAVE graduate Merry Colomer
  • SALT LAKE by Mañana, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus
  • TRANSIT TIMES by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann


Talent Project Market

  • THE LAST PARADISE ON EARTH by Sakaris Stora, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Hammer


Berlinale Directors

  • EAVE project THE HERD by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE participant Veselka Kiryakova
  • MARET by Laura Schroeder, producers: EAVE graduates Palmyre Badinier, Dorothe Beinemeier


Rotterdam – Berlinale Express

  • A SHADOW CREEPS IN SILVER TREES by John Trengove, producer: EAVE graduate Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
  • SLEEPWALKERS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon


Company Matching

  • Cinéma Defacto, France, EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
  • Kinorama, Croatia, EAVE graduate and group leader Ankica Juric Tilic
  • Rei Cine, Argentina, EAVE+ and PUENTES graduates Santiago Galleli and Benjamin Domenech
  • Snowglobe, Denmark, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors


Co-Pro Series 2020

  • THE KING’S WIVES by Hany Abu-Assad and Amira Diab, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • BABYLAND produced by EAVE graduate Ana Alexieva
  • PRECIOUS produced by EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • PAWNS produced by EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • TRANSITNIKI produced by EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • SNOW produced by EAVE graduate Ursula Wolschlager


Berlinale Talents

  • EAVE MW graduate Malgorzata Wabinska
  • TTB graduate Nathalie Dennes
  • EAVE participant Samantha Biffot
  • PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato
  • PUENTES graduate Lina Badenes
  • EAVE and PUENTES graduate Irina Malcea
  • TTB graduate Fei Ling Foo
  • EAVE graduate Jon Hammer
  • EAVE graduate Carla Sospedra
  • EAVE, B'EST and EAVE MW graduate Marek Novak

www.berlinale-talents.de

EFM

  • 7500 by Patrick Vollrath, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein
  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Thorsten Klein, producer: EAVE graduates Lena Vurma, Joanna Szymanska, sales: Indie Sales
  • AQUARELA by Victor Kossakovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert, sales: Lionsgate
  • BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW by Interchange graduate Samir, sales: Global Screen   
  • LE MILIEU DE L’HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye, sales: Be For Films
  • EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Heden, producer: EAVE graduate Julia Gebauer, sales: Trust
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduates Giancarlo Nasi, Eva Chillón (Marketing Workshop graduate developing the project: Luis Renart)
  • L'ANGLE MORT (BLIND SPOT) by Pierre Trividic & Patrick-Mario Bernard, produced by EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman, sales: Doc & Film
  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa, sales: The Match Factory  
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, sales: The Party Film Sales  
  • EXILE Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: The Match Factory
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • THE FLYING CIRCUS, written and directed by Fatos Berisha, producer: EAVE graduate Vjosa Berisha
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker, Andrea Schutte, sales: Rise and Shine
  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz, sales: ARRI Media  
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubinsales: Charades
  • HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT by Thomas Heise, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert, sales: Deckert Distribution GmbH
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne, sales: TrustNordisk  
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Gabrielle Brady, producers: EAVE graduates Alexander Wadouh, Samm Haillay, sales: Autlook Filmsales
  • I WAS AT HOME, BUT by Angela Schanelec, line producer: EAVE graduate Jana Cisar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Natasa Damnjanovic, sales: Nachmittagfilm
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial, sales WTFilms
  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, sales: Heretic Outreach
  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producer: EAVE graduates Gabriele Simon, Martin Heisler, sales: The Yellow Affair  
  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier, sales: Be For Films   
  • LOLA by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Sebastien Haguenauer, sales: Les Films du Losange
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, sales: Charades
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik, sales: Latido Films
  • ORDINARY JUSTICE by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina, sales: Vision Distribution
  • OSKAR & LILLY - WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi, produced by Wegafilm Vienna
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Dan Wechsler, sales: Heretic Outreach
  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft, sales: Films Boutique  
  • PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske, sales: Memento Films International
  • POMPEI by Anna Falguères, John Shank, producers: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville, EAVE graduate Clément Duboin, sales: The Party Film Sales
  • ROUNDS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova, sales: Beta Cinema  
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre, sales: Film Factory Entertainment
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, sales: The Match Factory
  • SISTERS APART by Daphne Charizani, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel, sales: Match Factory Productions
  • SLEEP by Michael Venus, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe-Höft, sales: Global Screen
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou, sales: Pyramide International
  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann, sales: Beta Cinema
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings, sales: Be For Films
  • THE CAVE (NANG NON), directed and produced by EAVE graduate Tom Waller, sales: Wild Bunch
  • THE MOLE AGENT by Maite Alberdi, producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts, sales: Dogwoof
  • TTB project MOTEL ACACIA by TTB graduate Bradley Liew, producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena and TTB graduate Jeremy Chua, co-producers: by EAVE graduates Bostjan Virc and Sinisa Juricic, sales: Picture Tree International  
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler, sales: Deckert Distribution
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobsen, sales: Bac Films Distribution

www.berlinale.de

Glasgow Film Festival  (February 26 – March 8)

  • 5 IS THE PERFECT NUMBER by Igort, producer: EAVE graduate Peter De Maegd
  • A WHITE, WHITE DAY by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors and PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi, Eva Chillon (Marketing Workshop graduate developing the project: Luis Renart)
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • LE MILIEU DE L’HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • PUENTES project OUR MOTHERS by César Díaz, producer: EAVE graduate Delphine Schmit, Géraldine Sprimont
  • PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Peter Bouckaert, Frans van Gestel
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • THE COUNTY by Grimur Hakonarson, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske
  • THE PERFECT CANDIDATE directed and produced by Interchange graduate Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • TWO OF US by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan

www.glasgowfilm.org/festival


Belgrade International Film Festival  (February 28 – March 8)

  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW by Interchange graduate Samir  
  • BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE by Tuva Novotny, producer: EAVE graduate Nicklas Wikström Nicastro
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • EAVE project THE SON by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Alem Babic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Irina Andreea Malcea
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • FRANKIE by Ira Sachs, co-producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • HALF-SISTER by Damjan Kozole, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Macedonia Labina Mitevska
  • INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURIDICE GUSMÃO by Karim Aïnouz, producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • JOJO RABBIT by Tika Waititi, producer: EAVE graduate Chelsea Winstanley
  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE graduate Fernando Epstein
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • ROUNDS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • THE PERFECT CANDIDATE directed and produced by Interchange graduate Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • TWO OF US (DEUX) by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan
  • UN FILS by Mehdi M Barsaoui, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine

www.fest.rs


Dublin International Film Festival (February 26 – March 8)

  • LE MILIEU DE L’HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan
  • THE COUNTY by Grimur Hakonarson, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske
  • PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Peter Bouckaert, Frans van Gestel
  • SYNONYMS by Nadav Lapid, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • TWO OF US (DEUX) by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • VIVARIUM by Lorcan Finnegan, producers: EAVE graduates Brendan McCarthy, Deirdre Levins, co-producer: Jean-Yves Roubin is opening film of the festival

www.diff.ie

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MEET EAVE IN MARCH!

@Producers Workshop 1, March 6-13, Luxembourg

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

@EAVE+, March 31-April 5, Luxembourg

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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EAVE PUENTES: extended call until March 2!

Apply now for PUENTES Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop 2020

Extended deadline for applications: March 2!

EAVE PUENTES is the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production.

At the EAVE PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop the projects are being developed over one year by the attending producers under the guidance of top notch consultants, working on the script development, the financial, co-production, marketing and distribution strategies and where the producers extended their professional network meeting key players of the industry in Europe and Latin America.

EAVE PUENTES is targeted at Latin American & European producers focusing on project development, 10 of which will be selected for the workshop. We are also open to receive the applications of other European professionals interested in working with Latin America (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers focusing on career development (not bringing a specific project). 4-5 of them will be selected to be an active part of the group.

Find out all about the target group, the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website:  https://eave.org/programmes/puentes-2020/


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Special for EAVE Producers: Sofia Meetings 2020

Dear EAVE producers,

One month to go until Sofia Meetings 2020 (19-22 March 2020) opens its doors! The full programme will be announced in 10 days, but in the meantime thanks to Sofia Meetings' partnership with EAVE, you can apply without a project and get accreditation and 3 nights accommodation.

Beside the main pitching programme and Works in Progress there are many industry events like showcases, VR hub, Europa Distribution and Europa Cinemas workshops, EuroVOD training, Série Series panels and showcase about coproducing TV series.

Over 300 industry executives from abroad are attending and Sofia Meetings will be happy to welcome you as one of them!

If you are interested, please contact lilla@eave.org by February 24th, 2020.

For further information, please see  http://sofiameetings.siff.bg/



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EAVE @ the 70th Berlin International Film Festival

EAVE is proud to announce once more a very strong presence of EAVE projects & producers at this year's Berlin Film Festival: 5 films in COMPETITION, 5 in the new section ENCOUNTERS, 13 projects in PANORAMA & PANORAMA DOKUMENTE, 6 at the FORUM, 11 at the GENERATION sections, 3 at BERLINALE SPECIAL, 13 at the BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET, 6 at CO-PRO SERIES and numerous films by EAVE PRODUCERS at the EUROPEAN FILM MARKET!


Competition

  • ALL THE DEAD ONES by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin, sales: Indie Sales
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot, sales: Beta Cinema
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, sales: The Match Factory
  • THE INTRUDER by Natalia Meta, producer: PUENTES and EAVE+ graduates Benjamin Domenech and Santiago Gallelli, sales:  Film Factory Entertainment
  • THE SALT OF TEARS by Philippe Garrel, producer: EAVE graduate Laurine Pelassy, sales: Wild Bunch


Berlinale Encounters

  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler, sales: Shellac
  • ORPHEA by Alexander Kluge, Khavn de la Cruz, producer: TTB graduate Stephan Holl, sales: Rapid Eye Movies
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu, sales: Loco Films
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun


Panorama

  • A COMMON CRIME by Francisco Marquez, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Daniel Pech, EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, sales: Cercamon
  • DAYS OF CANNIBALISM by Teboho Edkins, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen, sales: Indie Sales
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa, sales: The Match Factory  
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: The Match Factory
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne, sales: TrustNordisk  
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström, sales: mk2 Films
  • ONE OF THESE DAYS by Bastian Günther, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler, sales: The Match Factory  
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Dan Wechsler, PUENTES graduate Kostas Tagalakis, sales: Heretic Outreach
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin, co-producer: Konstantina Stavrianou, sales: Pyramide International
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: Bac Films Distribution


Panorama Dokumente

  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • NARDJES A. by Karim Aïnouz, producer: EAVE participant Christopher Zitterbart, sales: MPM Premium


Forum

  • RED MOON TIDE by Lois Patiño, producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro, sales: Lights On
  • THE EXIT OF THE TRAINS by Radu Jude, Adrian Cioflanca, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • QUANTUM CREOLE by Filipa Cesar, producer: EAVE graduate Michel Balague
  • WHAT REMAINS / RE-VISITED by Clarissa Thieme, co-producer: EAVE graduate Amira Lekic
  • WINDOW BOY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE A SUBMARINE by Alex Piperno, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frank Hoeve, Rachel Ellis, sales: Square Eyes


Berlinale Special

  • GOLDA MARIA by EAVE graduate Patrick Sobelman, sales: mk2 Films
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik, sales: Latido Films
  • PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske



Generation Kplus

  • DEATH OF NINTENDO by Raya Martin, co-producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Chua
  • MONTY AND THE STREET PARTY by Anders Morgenthaler, Mikael Wulff, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, sales: TrustNordisk
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE + graduate Valérie Delpierre, sales: Film Factory Entertainment
  • SUNE - BEST MAN by Jon Holmberg, producer: EAVE graduate Malin Söderlund, sales: Global Screen
  • VEINS OF THE WORLD by Byambasuren Davaa, producer: PUENTES graduate Tobias Seibert
  • A FOOL GOD by Hiwot Adamasu, producer EAVE graduate Marie Dubas



Generation 14plus

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial, sales WTFilms
  • PARADISE DRIFTERS by Mees Peijnenburg, executive producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet, sales: Orange Studio
  • POMPEI by Anna Falguères, John Shank, producers: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville, EAVE graduate Clément Duboin, sales: The Party Film Sales
  • ORDINARY JUSTICE by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina, sales: Vision Distribution
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, sales: Pyramide International


Perspektive Deutsches Kino

  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producer: EAVE graduates Gabriele Simon, Martin Heisler, sales: The Yellow Affair  
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker, Andrea Schütte, sales: Rise and Shine
  • SISTERS APART by Daphne Charizani, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel, sales: Match Factory Productions
  • SLEEP by Michael Venus, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe-Höft, sales: Global Screen
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler, sales: Deckert Distribution


Hommage

  • THE LAST STATION by Michael Hoggman, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer


On Transmission

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Aga Wasiak, sales: Luxbox


Berlinale Co-Production Market

  • A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY by Davi Pretto, co-produced by PUENTES graduate Paola Wink
  • ANTONIA’S GARDEN by Christine Repond, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo
  • BEDSITTERLAND by Nick Kelly, producer: EAVE graduate Martina Niland
  • BOLDSTAR by Antoinette Jadaone, producer: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena
  • ELECTRIC CHILD by Simon Jaquemet, producer: EAVE graduate Tolga Dilsiz
  • LET THE RIVER FLOW! by Ole Giæver, producer: PUENTES graduate Elisa Pirir
  • REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • PIGGY by Carlota Pereda, Morena Films, producer: EAVE graduate Merry Colomer
  • SALT LAKE by Mañana, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus
  • TRANSIT TIMES by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann


Talent Project Market

  • THE LAST PARADISE ON EARTH by Sakaris Stora, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Hammer


Berlinale Directors

  • THE HERD by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE participant Veselka Kiryakova
  • MARET by Laura Schroeder, producers: EAVE graduates Palmyre Badinier, Dorothe Beinemeier


Rotterdam – Berlinale Express

  • A SHADOW CREEPS IN SILVER TREES by John Trengove, producer: EAVE graduate Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
  • SLEEPWALKERS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon


Company Matching

  • Cinéma Defacto, France, EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
  • Kinorama, Croatia, EAVE graduate and group leader Ankica Juric Tilic
  • Rei Cine, Argentina, EAVE+ and PUENTES graduates Santiago Galleli and Benjamin Domenech
  • Snowglobe, Denmark, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors


Co-Pro Series 2020

  • THE KING’S WIVES by Hany Abu-Assad and Amira Diab, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • BABYLAND produced by EAVE graduate Ana Alexieva
  • PRECIOUS produced by EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • PAWNS produced by EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • TRANSITNIKI produced by EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • SNOW produced by EAVE graduate Ursula Wolschlager


Berlinale Talents

  • EAVE MW graduate Malgorzata Wabinska
  • TTB graduate Nathalie Dennes
  • EAVE participant Samantha Biffot
  • PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato
  • PUENTES graduate Lina Badenes
  • EAVE and PUENTES graduate Irina Malcea
  • TTB graduate Fei Ling Foo
  • EAVE graduate Jon Hammer
  • EAVE graduate Carla Sospedra
  • EAVE, B'EST and EAVE MW graduate Marek Novak

www.berlinale-talents.de


EFM

  • 7500 by Patrick Vollrath, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein
  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Thorsten Klein, producer: EAVE graduates Lena Vurma, Joanna Szymanska, sales: Indie Sales
  • AQUARELA by Victor Kossakovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert, sales: Lionsgate
  • BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW by Interchange graduate Samir, sales: Global Screen   
  • LE MILIEU DE L’HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye, sales: Be For Films
  • EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Heden, producer: EAVE graduate Julia Gebauer, sales: Trust
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduates Giancarlo Nasi, Eva Chillón (Marketing Workshop graduate developing the project: Luis Renart)
  • L'ANGLE MORT (BLIND SPOT) by Pierre Trividic & Patrick-Mario Bernard, produced by EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman, sales: Doc & Film
  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa, sales: The Match Factory  
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, sales: The Party Film Sales  
  • EXILE Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: The Match Factory
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • THE FLYING CIRCUS, written and directed by Fatos Berisha, producer: EAVE graduate Vjosa Berisha
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker, Andrea Schutte, sales: Rise and Shine
  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz, sales: ARRI Media  
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubinsales: Charades
  • HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT by Thomas Heise, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert, sales: Deckert Distribution GmbH
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne, sales: TrustNordisk  
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Gabrielle Brady, producers: EAVE graduates Alexander Wadouh, Samm Haillay, sales: Autlook Filmsales
  • I WAS AT HOME, BUT by Angela Schanelec, line producer: EAVE graduate Jana Cisar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Natasa Damnjanovic, sales: Nachmittagfilm
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial, sales WTFilms
  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, sales: Heretic Outreach
  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producer: EAVE graduates Gabriele Simon, Martin Heisler, sales: The Yellow Affair  
  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier, sales: Be For Films   
  • LOLA VERS LA MER by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Sebastien Haguenauer, sales: Les Films du Losange
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, sales: Charades
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik, sales: Latido Films
  • ORDINARY JUSTICE by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina, sales: Vision Distribution
  • OSKAR & LILLY - WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi, produced by Wegafilm Vienna
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Dan Wechsler, sales: Heretic Outreach
  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft, sales: Films Boutique  
  • PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske, sales: Memento Films International
  • POMPEI by Anna Falguères, John Shank, producers: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville, EAVE graduate Clément Duboin, sales: The Party Film Sales
  • ROUNDS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova, sales: Beta Cinema  
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre, sales: Film Factory Entertainment
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, sales: The Match Factory
  • SISTERS APART by Daphne Charizani, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel, sales: Match Factory Productions
  • SLEEP by Michael Venus, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe-Höft, sales: Global Screen
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou, sales: Pyramide International
  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann, sales: Beta Cinema
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings, sales: Be For Films
  • THE CAVE (NANG NON), directed and produced by EAVE graduate Tom Waller, sales: Wild Bunch
  • THE MOLE AGENT by Maite Alberdi, producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts, sales: Dogwoof
  • TTB project MOTEL ACACIA by TTB graduate Bradley Liew, producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena and TTB graduate Jeremy Chua, co-producers: by EAVE graduates Bostjan Virc and Sinisa Juricic, sales: Picture Tree International  
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler, sales: Deckert Distribution
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobsen, sales: Bac Films Distribution

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MEET EAVE IN BERLIN

EAVE at the Creative Europe MEDIA stand (Central Hall, Stand number: 24) of the EFM: February 21-26

Tina Trapp, CEO:  February 22-26

Lise Lense-Møller, Head of Studies:  February 23-25

Satu Elo, Programme Manager Europe:  February 21-26, +352 661 44 52 10

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UMW presents: Autobahn, VoD Distribution for European Digital Native Films

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 transgress 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, in the frame of the Call for Proposals on Promotion of European Audiovisual Works Online (Creative Europe).

This video presents UMW’s work as an aggregator and details of their new project called:  Autobahn, VoD Distribution for European Digital Native Films.

 

For more information contact Muriel Joly: muriel.joly@underthemilkyway.eu
www.underthemikyway.eu
www.umw-originals.com

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FOCUS ASIA 2020 - Call for EAVE Producers

Dear EAVE Producers,

we are very pleased to inform you that - thanks to the partnership between FOCUS ASIA and EAVE – 1 EAVE producer’s project developed at one of EAVE’s programmes (such as Producers Workshop, PUENTES, TIES THAT BIND, Marketing Workshop) will be selected and included in the final line up of FOCUS ASIA All Genres Project Market, the market dedicated to long feature fiction films, TV series and animation fiction films in their development stage with co-production or co-financing potential with Europe or Asia.

The Call for Entries for the FOCUS ASIA All Genres Project Market is now open and the deadline will be Feb 15th.
More info about the eligibility criteria and submission process are available at the following link:

https://www.fareastfilm.com/eng/all-genres-project-market-2020/

The event will take place in Udine from 29th April to 1st May 2020 during the 22nd edition of the Far East Film Festival (24th April – 2nd May), and the industry programme will bring together over 200 film professionals from Asia and Europe. It will include the All Genres Project Market for 10 outstanding films in development, a screening section exclusively for international sales & buyers called GET READY FOR CANNES, and a series of Panels & Case Studies dedicated to the latest trends of European and Asian cinema.

Alongside the industry programme, the festival will host the 12th edition of Ties That Bind, the leading workshop for Asian and European film producers.

Furthermore, as last year, 5 producers who are interested to attend the event will be invited to come to Udine and will be offered 2 nights of accommodation and accreditation.

If you are interested to participate, please contact focusasia@cecudine.org before March 8, 2020.

For further information, please see https://www.fareastfilm.com/eng/focus-asia-2020/



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Special offer for Irish and Croatian producers at EAVE Producers Workshop 2020

In the framework of Capitals of Culture Galway and Rijeka 2020, EAVE will select a group of 5 Irish producers (with priority to the Galway and West of Ireland region) and 5 Croatian producers (with priority to Rijeka region) to join workshops 2 and 3 of EAVE Producers Workshop 2020.

Irish and Croatian producers can apply to join either with a project (fiction, documentary or TV series) or as participants focusing on career development (without a specific project).

ABOUT EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop.

Who is it for?

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction, documentary and TV series, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to begin to operate on a European wide basis by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network.

How does it work?

Part of the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts. The other part come to EAVE in order to focus on developing their companies or careers.

The Irish and Croatian participants work as a group led by experienced producer Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm, DE) and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the October workshop 60-70 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers.

Participation at both workshops will also be a unique opportunity to network with EAVE’s 55 participants from 40 countries and the EAVE experts and pedagogical team.

Timeline

The selection of the Irish and Croatian participants will be announced in March 2020. The workshops dates will be from June 8 - 12 in Galway (IE), and October 20 - 24 in Rijeka/Opatija (HR), 2020.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: February 17, 2020

Download the application form here.

More information for Irish applicants.

More information for Croatian applicants.

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre and the City of Rijeka are supporting financially the Croatian producers (with a priority to Rijeka region).

Irish producers participation is supported by Gréasán na Meán Skillnet, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and TG4.

For further information about this special feature, please contact satu@eave.org.



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BOY FROM HEAVEN receives funding

Nordisk Film & TV Fond backed four new feature films in January. Two of them are produced by EAVE graduates.

  • COMPARTMENT NUMBER 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • THE OPPONENT by Milad Alami, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell

www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com

RE-ACT: Six selected projects receive co-development funding. Among them:

  • THE JUNGLE by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • THE LOST SON by Darko Stante, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec
  • GOD WILL NOT HELP by Hana Jusic, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • HELLO ISABEL by Anja Kofmel, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic

www.filmreact.eu/funding

BOY FROM HEAVEN by Tarik Saleh, producers: EAVE graduates Kristina Åberg, Misha Jaari and Mark Lwoff is in development. The political thriller unfolds in a prestigious religious university in Cairo. On the first day back after the summer holidays, the grand imam collapses and dies in front of his students. This marks the start of a ruthless battle for influence to take his place. The film is supported by Arte France Cinéma and co-produced by France’s Memento Film Production, Sweden’s Atmo, Morocco’s Kasbah Film and Finland’s Bufo. The shoot will take place in August 2020 in Morocco and Sweden.

www.atmo.se




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PUENTES project HELLO MY FRIEND now in production

O2 by Margus Paju, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips, EAVE+ graduate Kristian Taska, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jukka Helle, B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis is in production. O2 is being produced by Esko Rips for Nafta Films and Kristian Taska for Taska Film. The co-producers are Jukka Helle for Finland’s Solar Films, Janis Kalejs for Latvia’s Film Angels and Lukas Trimonis for Lithuania’s InScript. The project received support from the Estonian Film Institute and was presented at last year’s Baltic Event Works in Progress.

www.nafta.ee

PETITE FLEUR by Santiago Mitre, producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, EAVE graduate and PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido has now commenced filming in France. Written by Santiago Mitre and Mariano Llinas, the script is an adaptation of the novel Petite Fleur (Jamais ne meurt) by the Argentine writer Iosi Havilio.  PETITE FLEUR is produced by Didar Domehri on behalf of Paris-based firm Maneki Films and is co-produced by the Argentine firm La Unión de Los Ríos (Agustina Llambi Campbell and Santiago Carabante), by the Belgian outfits Panache Productions and La Compagnie Cinématographique (André Logie and Gaëtan David), by the Spanish group Setembro Cine (EAVE graduate and PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido), but also by the French firm Logical Pictures (Fredéric Fiore and Tim Belda) and the regional outfit Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma. In the role of associate producers, we find Playtime, alongside the SOFICA companies Arte/Cofinova, Indéfilms and Cinéaxe. Supported by Eurimages, Argentina’s National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts INCAA and the Île de France region, the feature film has also been pre-purchased by Ciné+ and is shored up by Movie Tax Invest. Developed with the backing of the CNC and its Aide au développement (Development Grant), but also bolstered by the support of Creative Europe Media, Indéfilms Initiative, B Media Développement and Procirep, not to mention the writing subsidy made available by the Provence-Alpes-Côté d'Azur region.

www.fullhouse-films.com

PUENTES project HELLO MY FRIEND by Bettina Blümner, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske started shooting in Havana. The road movie follows three friends Katharina, Judith and Benjamin as they travel to Cuba to search for Judith's brother Vanja, who has disappeared on the island during a research semester studying the legendary manatee. While Katharina seems to be more interested in picking up local men for sexual adventures, a tender love story develops between Benjamin and Judith. But then she attracts the amorous attentions of the salsa dance teacher Ignacio with unforeseen repercussions. Produced by Achtung Panda! Media in co-production with Marinka Filmes, and with support from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and BKM.

https://www.german-films.de/film-archive/browse-archive/view/detail/pos/1180/film/hello-my-friend/index.html

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SANDRA GETS A JOB now in post-production

THE WINDSEEKER by Mihai Sofronea, producers: EAVE graduates Tudor Giurgiu and Bogdan Craciun, co-producer: Borislav Chouchkov is currently in post-production. Shooting started in Bucharest in April last year, moving to the Romanian and Bulgarian seaside in June and September.

www.librafilm.net

DO NOT HESITATE by Shariff Korver, producers: EAVE graduates Leontine Petit and Konstantinos Kontovraki is in post-production. DO NOT HESITATE is being produced by Erik Glijnis, Leontine Petit and Emily Morgan for Amsterdam-based outfit Lemming Film, Dutch public broadcaster NTR, and Konstantinos Kontovrakis and Giorgos Karnavas for Greece’s Heretic. The project is also being backed by the Netherlands Film Fund through the Film Production Incentive, the CoBO Fund, the Greek Film Centre, EKOME and Creative Europe - MEDIA.

www.lemmingfilm.com

SANDRA GETS A JOB by Kaupo Kruusiauk, producer: EAVE graduate Anneli Ahven is in post-production.

www.kinokompanii.ee

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