12 projects by EAVE producers supported by Film Fund Luxembourg

In development / pre-production December 2018

THE WHOLE-TIMERS by Poojang Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet, producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper receives support from the Netherlands Film Fund (NFF) and the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF). Produced by Les Films du Tambour and Circe Films THE WHOLE-TIMERS is set during the Nepalese Civil War, which raged between 1996 and 2006. The conflict is seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Guran, who, as a member of the Maoist Communist Party of Nepal, is opposed to the Nepalese government. Instead of guns, he develops a fascination for the cameras carried by soldiers to document the war. The film took part in the Atelier du Cinéfondation, the Jerusalem International Film Lab and received HBF Script and Project Development support.

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

  • BECKETT AND THE LITTLE GIANT James McAleavey, producer: TTB graduate Nadine Chaussonniere
  • BILLIE & ZOTTEL by Eileen Byrne, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges
  • BOROUGH PARK by Michale Boganim, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges
  • DIE LIEBHABERINNEN by Karoline Kox, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • GHOSTDANCE by Stéphane Hueber-Blies and Nicolas Blies, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • HINTERLAND by Stefan Rutzowitzky, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • IO STO BENE by Donato Rotunno, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • KOMMUNIOUN by Jacques Molitor, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • LE BAISER by Thierry Besseling, producer: TTB graduate Nadine Chaussonniere
  • LES JOURS SUCRÉS by EAVE graduate Donnato Rotunno
  • LES ÉCHELLES DU LEVANT Atiq Rahimi, producer: TTB graduate Nadine Chaussonniere
  • RED FIELDS by Keren Yedaya, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

ADMIN by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny has been supported by the Czech Film Fund. In his new film Omerzu aims to explore the dark side of the virtual world and its influence on a family.

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

  • ALMA AND OSCAR by Dieter Berner, co-producers: EAVE graduate Ralph Schwingel FEMINISM WTF by Katharina Mückstein, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • THE TEACHER by Arman T. Riahi, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi  
  • VIENNA CALLING – LET’S GET RÄUDIG by Philipp Jedicke, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

GHOSTDANCE by Stéphane Hueber-Blies and Nicolas Blies, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth is in development. The transmedia project comprises a 90-minute animated feature intended for both theatrical and television release, a digital documentary series, and a citizen platform. Each component has been conceived as a tool for civic and creative resistance against the worldwide phenomenon of femicide, with the main purpose being to raise awareness and educate viewers about gender equality. In particular, the documentary series will consist of six episodes, filmed at different locations on several continents, such as Russia, South Africa and Argentina. For these episodes, the producers will cooperate closely with local filmmakers, activists, musicians and choreographers who are committed to making the public more aware of the project's themes. The project as a whole is supported by the Film Fund Luxembourg and the CNC. Produced by Marion Guth and François Le Gall for a_BAHN, Stephan Roelants for Mélusine Productions, Terre Innue (Canada) and Urbania Media (Canada). GHOSTDANCE will be released in 2020.

The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation supports EAVE and TTB project HOLY EMY by Araceli Lemos, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros. The film tells the story of two second-generation Filipino sisters, set within the catholic charismatic church of the Filipino community of Piraeus, Greece. The Greek, French, Bulgarian production by Mathieu Bompoint (Mezzanine Films), Veselka Kiryakova (Red Carpet Films), associate producer: Giulia Caruso (Nonetheless) and Elina Psykou received development support by the Greek Film Center, SEE CINEMA NETWORK, and production funding from the CNC-GFC aide à la coproduction d’œvres cinématographiques franco-grecques. The project was awarded at the 2017 CineLink Industry Days (Sarajevo Film Festival) with its 2nd development prize, and received an EAVE participation scholarship for it's main producer Konstantinos Vassilaros.

RED SARA by Jan Verheyen and Lien Willaert, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert receives support from Screen Flanders. Co-produced by Eyeworks Film & Drama and Kaap Holland Film, the project is in development. Logline: "I would do anything to save my child. A lot of parents might say that. Willem Massart does it. Based on a true story.”

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

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

PATCHWORK by Petros Charalambous, producer: EAVE graduate Marios Piperides is in financing stage. The film’s story, set in a patriarchal society, is the drama of a young mother troubled by her ambiguous feelings about motherhood and the broken relationship with her own mother. Funding comes from the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture for production, and development funding from the SEE Cinema Network. The project which was presented at the pitching forum Connection Cottbus, has a Greek co-producer attached, Boo Productions, and is awaiting funding results from the Greek fund and ERT.

Page published 18 December 2018.

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