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BLOOD IN THE EYE supported by IDFA Bertha Fund

The Netherlands Film Production Incentive scheme has selected 17 new film projects. The projects by EAVE graduates supported in the first round are:

 

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producer: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit
  • DEAD & BEAUTIFUL by David Verbeek, producer: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit
  • DE OOST by Jim Taihuttu, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings, co-producers: Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Borislav Chouchkov
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS by Mijke de Jong, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans Van Gestel
  • WHO IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folman, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

 

Supported by the Netherlands Film Fonds co-production support:

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producer: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit
  • JESSICA by Ninja Thyberg, producer: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit
  • THE MOLE AGENT by Maite Alberdi, producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Denis Vaslin
  • WHO IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folman, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

www.filmfonds.nl

 

IDFA Bertha Fund

  • BLOOD IN THE EYE by Toia Bonino, producer: EAVE+ graduate Gema Juarez Allen is supported by the IDFA Bertha Fund. After leaving prison where he spent the last 14 years, Leo (36) remains imprisoned with an idea: to avenge the death of his younger brother, Ale. The film confronts us with other ethical codes. Are we able to understand those who we have been taught to fear? The film is in development.

www.idfa.nl

 

German-French Commission 

  • THE WIFE OF THE PILOT by Anne Zohra Berrached, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier is supported by the German-French Commission of the FFA. The project has already received the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award at this year’s Berlinale.

www.ffa.de

 

The Croatian Film Centre announced the production grants for 2018:

  • KUCNA PRASINA by Nina Violic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold.

http://filmneweurope.com

 

The Czech State Cinematography Fund grants 13 minority co-productions. Among them are:

  • HORECKA by Helen Simon, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • CENSORKA by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny

www.endorfilm.cz

 

Slovenian Film Centre

  • GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producers: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, Sébastien Delloye, EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar gets support from the Slovenian Film Centre. The film tells a simple, almost comical story that shows the absurdities of the world we live in, focusing on a day in the life of Petrunija, a single, unemployed, 31-year-old woman, who decides to do the unthinkable and intervene in the world of men. Macedonia's Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production is producing in co-production with Entre chien et Loup from Belgium and is currently negotiating with Slovenia’s Vertigo, expecting one or more European countries joining the project. The film recently received support from Creative Europe, the Macedonian Film Agency and Belgium Film and Tax Shelter. The film was presented at Paris Co-production village, Venice Bridge Gap and Cinelink Sarajevo, where it won the top award for development given by Eurimages.

www.sistersandbrothermitevski.com

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PUENTES project USPANTAN to start shooting

  • LA FRONTIÈRE by Frédéric Fonteyne, producer: EAVE graduate Jaques-Henri Bronckart is in production. The film tells the story of three women during a scorching hot summer in the north of France and Belgium. Axelle, Conso and Dominic have nothing in common except that they are colleagues and that together, every day, they cross a border. On one side of the border, in Roubaix, they live dignified lives, while on the other side, in Belgium, they prostitute themselves. It's their little secret, their double life. At the end of summer, when a storm finally descends, these three women will enter into solidarity, as one might join the resistance. They will share a new secret that will bind them together forever. The film, which will be shot from 18 April to 25 May between Brussels and Metz, is produced by Versus Production and co-produced by Les Films du Poisson in France and Prime Time in Flanders, with support from the CCA, VAF, MEDIA, and the Grand Est region.

www.versusproduction.be 

 

  • PUENTES project USPANTAN by César Diaz, producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont is in production. Guatemala nowadays: Ernesto, son of a political missing person, works for a Foundation that searchs and exhumes the corpses of the missing people left by the dictatorship. Through the search for the remains of his father, he'll unearth family secrets to discover his true identity. Produced by Need Productions (BE), Perspective Films (FR), La Casa de Produccion (GUA), the film received production support by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Cinema du Monde and Eurimages. Shooting is planned for May in Guatemala.

www.needproductions.com 

 

  • SPIRAL by Cecilia Felmeri, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu is in production with shooting due in May. The story, written by the director herself, is in the vein of a psychological drama, with a triangular plot involving a man and two women on the edge of a lake. It digs into the themes of letting go, the repetitive aspects of relationships and how difficult it is to change. Produced by Andras Muhi and Monika Mecs for Inforg - M&M Film, Gabor Ferenczy for Spiral Film and co-produced by Oana Giurgiu for Romanian outfit Hai-Hui Entertainment receives support from the Hungarian Film Fund, the Romanian National Film Center and Eurimages. The shoot will take place between May 2018 and February 2019 in Sződliget, with György Reder serving as DoP.

www.hai-hui.ro

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MOON HOTEL KABUL now in post-production

  • MOON HOTEL KABUL, produced, written and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, EAVE graduate, Sophie Erbs, EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt has finished post-production. The plot: Ivan Semciuc (a journalist), is a charismatic man nonetheless guilty of cynicism and lack of compassion. A seemingly meaningless sexual encounter with a translator in a hotel room in Kabul produces a vital revolution in Ivan’s unshakeable lifestyle. After Ivan’s arrival back to Bucharest, Ioana is found dead, with her wrists cut. Ivan starts living in the absent presence of Ioana, who is starting to be more vivid in death than in life. The project has received support from the Romanian National Cinema Fund, the MEDIA Programme, HBO, Orange and Eurimages.

www.aparte-film.net | www.cinemadefacto.com

 

  • STUPID YOUNG HEART by Selma Vilhunen, producers: EAVE graduates Elli Toivoniemi and Venla Hellstedt finished editing. The coming-of-age drama tells the story of two teenagers whose new-found love is interrupted by an unplanned pregnancy. As they decide to keep the baby, Lenni, a 15-year-old father-to-be, turns to the much older Janne for support. But he gets more than he bargained for in his unlikely new mentor, who is part of the right-wing movement. The film was financed by the Finnish Film Foundation, Church Media Foundation, Creative Europe Slate Fund, Finnish broadcasting company Yle, the Swedish Film Institute, the Netherlands Film Fund and Nordisk Film.The project won the Work-in-Progress Prize at the Finnish Film Affair last September.

 www.tuffifilms.com

 

  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes & Alexis dos Santos, producers: PUENTES graduate and group leader Fernando Epstein, EAVE graduate Léontine Petit is in post-production.The plot: On a faraway Colombian mountaintop, what at first glance looks like a hedonistic summer camp, is actually the setting of a mission: child soldiers with war names must make sure that Doctor, a kidnapped American woman, stays alive. But when a battle approaches and a borrowed milk cow is killed by accident, playtime is over.

www.pandorafilm.com

 

  • LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA by Maria Alché, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Tatiana Leite is in post-production. Marcela’s peaceful family life is disturbed when Rina, her sister and lifetime companion, suddenly dies. Back home, the relatives turn up and conversations overlapping with fragments of the wake and the remote past. Marcela and the apparitions discuss old family matters still upsetting her. Her home also receives a friend of her daughter’s, Nacho. She asks him to come along to see a lot, abandoned by her family long ago. The films main producers are Barbara Francísco and Delfina Monteccia.

www.bubblesproject.com

 

  • ISAAC by Jurgis Matulevicius, co-producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma is shooting. The film has been more than five years in the making, and only a couple of shooting days are left to finish in Ukraine in April, although editing has already begun. The plot: In 1941, Lithuanian activist Andrius Gluosnis kills a Jew, Isaac, in the Lietukis garage massacre. Years later in Soviet Lithuania, Gluosnis’ film director friend Gutauskas returns from the USA to make a film about the massacre. While researching the details for the film, he finds out that his friend was not just a passive bystander. Gluosnis’ life begins to crumble during the preparations for the film, his guilt torturing him until he understands that he has to make peace with the victim. The co-production between Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland is a psychological drama composed of long takes. ISAAC is being produced by Stasys Baltakis of Lithuanian company Film Jam, and co-produced by Ukraine’s Esse House and Kuba Kosma’s Takfilm. The Lithuanian Film Fund is supporting the project.

www.takfilm.eu

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3 EAVE grads named Producers to Watch

Variety has selected its 10 Producers to Watch for 2018, a diverse mix of producers from the U.S. and the thriving international film scene. Variety’s Producers to Watch was originally launched at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 and returned to the Croisette last year. Among the ten producers are three EAVE graduates:

 

  • Jamila Wenske (THE TALE, THE BOOKSHOP)
  • Anna-Maria Kantarius (AMATEURS)
  • Lasha Khalvashi (SCARY MOTHER, HORIZON)

 

https://variety.com

 

Kosovo Cinematography Center

EAVE graduate Arben Zharku was re-elected as director of the Kosovo Cinematography Center. The mandate of the director is four years and this is the second mandate for Zharku. “I’m very honored for getting re-elected as director and I’m confident that in the next four years I’ll contribute even more on developing Kosovo’s film industry. In my second mandate, among other duties I will focus in adapting Kosovo's legislation with the European Union countries, putting into force the Tax Incentives Regulation, lobbying for Kosovo's membership in Eurimages and the Media Program.” said Arben Zharku. The presence of kosovan films in the main film festivals has increased significantly in the last years, worth mentioning are: BABAI by Visar Morina, THREE WINDOWS AND A HANGING by Isa Qosja.

https://qkk-rks.com/en-us/lajme/

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EAVE project IVAN Best Film in Vienna

German Film Awards:

  • 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, co-producers: EAVE graduates Undine Filter and EAVE group leader Danny Krausz scooped Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Actress (Marie Bäumer), Best Supporting Actress (Birgit Minichmayr), Best Supporting Actor (Robert Gwisdek), Best Cinematography and Best Score
  • IN THE AISLES (IN DEN GÄNGEN) by Thomas Stuber, co-producer: EAVE graduate Undine Filter won Best Actor (Franz Rogowski)

www.deutscher-filmpreis.de

 

Tribeca Film Festival

  • SMUGGLING HENDRIX written, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Marios Piperides won Best International Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.
  • THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE by Mads Brügger, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard was awarded Best Actor (Rasmus Bruun) and Best Screenplay.

www.tribecafilm.com

 

goEast Filmfestival Wiesbaden

  • NOVEMBER by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa was crowned with the Golden Lily for Best Film at the goEast Filmfestival Wiesbaden.
  • A WOMAN CAPTURED by Bernardett Tuza-Ritter, producer: EAVE graduate Julianna Ugrin was awarded Best Director and the FIPRESCI Prize
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING by Mila Turajlic, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkowsky won the Award of the Federal Foreign Office for Cultural Diversity

www.filmfestival-goeast.de

 

Greek Film Awards

  • Five awards for SON OF SOFIA by Elina Psikou, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Borislav Chouchkov, Janja Kralj at the Greek Iris Awards handed out by the Hellenic Film Academy. The film won Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Thanassis Papageorgiou) and Best Production Design (Penelope Valti).

http://heretic.gr

 

LET’S CEE Film Festival 

  • EAVE project IVAN by Janez Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec was awarded Best Film at the LET’S CEE Film Festival in Vienna.

www.letsceefilmfestival.com

 

Slovakian Film Awards

  • LITTLE HARBOUR by Iveta Grofova, producers: EAVE graduates Katarina Krnacova, Jiri Konecny won Best Script, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.
  • OUT by György Kristof, producers: EAVE graduates Ferenc Pusztai, Jiri Konecny wins Best Supporting Actress (Judith Bardos)
  • NINA by Juraj Lehotsky, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny received the Best Supporting Actor Award (Robert Roth).

https://slnkovsieti.sk/

 

Romanian Film Awards

  • ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM by Daniel Sandu producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon dominates the Romanian Gopo Awards. The film won a total of eight awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best First Feature.
  • THE FIXER by Adrian Sitaru, producers: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci and EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts was awarded Best Supporting Acress (Diana Spatarescu)
  • ANA, MON AMOUR by Calon Peter Netzer, producers: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Jonas Katzenstein won Best Editing
  • WRITTEN/UNWRITTEN by Adrian Silisteanu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci was awarded Best Short Film.

www.romfilmpromotion.ro/en/event/gopo-awards

 

Istanbul Film Festival

  • WESTERN by Valeska Grisebach, producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Boris Chouchkov won the Golden Tulip for Best Film in the International Competition at the Istanbul Film Festival.
  • FROST by Sharunas Bartas, producers: EAVE graduates Janja Kralj, Olena Yershova, Maria Blicharska won the Human Rights in Cinema Award
  • SIDEWAY by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille was awarded Best Director in the National Competition
  • THE GULF by Emre Yeksan, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Maria Aslanoglu won the FIPRESCI Award

http://film.iksv.org

  

Malaga Film Festival

  • LA PECERA (FISH TANK) by Glorimar Marrero was awarded the EAVE award at the Malaga Film Festival 
  • EAVE project PORNO PARA PRINCIPIANTES/PORN FOR NEWBIES by Carlos Ameglio won the Aracne Digital Cinema Award

https://festivaldemalaga.com 

 

Vilnius Film Festival 

  • WINTER BROTHERS by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Per Damgaard Hansen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson was awarded Best Film in the European Debut Competition at the 23rd Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris
  • LOVING VINCENT by Dorota Kobiela and EAVE graduate Hugh Welchman, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Hugh Welchman won the Audience award for Best Feature Film
  • B’EST project MIRACLE by Egle Vertelyte, producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis was awarded Best Actress (Egle Mikulionyte) by the audience.

The ninth edition of the international film industry event Meeting Point – Vilnius (MPV) has handed out its awards:

  • ISAAC by Jurgis Matulevicius, co-producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma won Vilnius Goes to Cannes
  • GENTLE WARRIORS by Marija Stonyte, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte was awarded the Post-Production Prize by Vilnius Film Cluster

www.kinopavasaris.lt/en

 

Polish Film Awards

  • LOVING VINCENT by Dorota Kobiela and EAVE graduate Hugh Welchman, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Hugh Welchman won the Eagle for Best Editing at the Polish Film Awards.

www.lovingvincent-film.de

 

Norwegian Film Critics Awards

  • WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter received the prize for Best Norwegian Feature 2017 from the Norwegian Film Critics.
  • THELMA by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors won the new prize for Best Actor/Actress 2017

www.nfi.no

 

International Thriller Film Festival of Beaune

  • THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT by Samuel Tilman, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen De Waele won the Special Police Prize at the International Thriller Film Festival of Beaune

www.beaunefestivalpolicier.com

 

Saas-Fee Filmfest

  • SICILIAN GHOST STORY by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, co-producer: EAVE graduate Andres Pfaeffli was awarded the Audience Award of the Saas-Fee Filmfest in Switzerland.

www.sfff.ch

 

European Cinema Festival Lecce

  • COBAIN by Nanouk Leopold, writer and producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper was awarded the Best Screenplay Award
  • SCARY MOTHER by Ana Urushadze, producer: EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili won the FIPRESCI Award at the European Cinema Festival Lecce.

www.festivaldelcinemaeuropeo.com

 

L'Europe autour de l'Europe Festival in Paris

  • NOVEMBER by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa won the Prix Luna of the 13th edition of the L'Europe autour de l'Europe Festival in Paris.

www.evropafilmakt.com

 

Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film

  •  DIE BAULICHE MAßNAHME by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger was awarded Best Austrian Documentary at the Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film.

http://www.diagonale.at/en/

 

BBC Arabic Film Festival

  • WHOSE COUNTRY? by Mohamed Siam, producer and co-author: EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muhanna was awarded Best in Journalism prize at BBC Arabic Film Festival.

https://itvs.org/films/whose-country

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EAVE project LAYLA M. in German cinemas

In French cinemas

  • CANDELARIA by Jhonny Hendrix, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dag Hoel. April 4.

www.pucaracine.com

  • LICHT by Barbara Albert, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger. April 4.

www.geyrhalterfilm.com

  • NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville. April 18.

www.tarantula.be

  • UNA ESPECIE DE FAMILIA by Diego Lerman, co-producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Pors and Mikkel Jersin. April 18.

www.snowglobefilm.com

  • ALLONS ENFANTS by Stéphane Demustier, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume Dreyfus. April 18.

www.1015productions.fr

  • TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet. April 25.

www.neoncinema.fr

  • FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz, associated producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler. April 25.

www.bordcadrefilms.com

  • MILLA by Valérie Massadian, producer: PUENTES graduate Sophie Erbs. 25 avril

www.cinemadefacto.com

 

In Belgian cinemas

  • NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville. April 18.

www.tarantula.be

  • FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz, associated producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler. April 25.

www.bordcadrefilms.com

 

In UK cinemas

  • CANDELARIA by Jhonny Hendrix, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dag Hoel. April 12.

www.pucaracine.com

  • WESTERN by Valeska Grisebach, producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Boris Chouchkov. April 13.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • THE LEISURE SEEKER by Paolo Virzi, executive producer: EAVE graduate and Luxmebourgis National Coordinator David Grumbach. April 20.

www.bacfilms.fr

 

In Dutch cinemas

  • PUENTES project LA HOLANDESA by Marleen Jonkman, producer: PUENTES graduate Danielle Guirguis. April 19.

www.smarthousefilms.nl/la-holandesa/ 

  • NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville. April 19.

www.tarantula.be

  • HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION by Selma Vilhunen, producer: EAVE graduate Elli Toivoniemi. April 25.

www.tuffifilms.com

 

In Swiss cinemas

  • IN THE AISLES (IN DEN GÄNGEN) by Thomas Stuber, co-producer: EAVE graduate Undine Filter. April 26.

www.departuresfilm.de

  • JUPITER’S MOON by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi. May 3.

www.protoncinema.hu

  • 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, co-producers: EAVE graduates Undine Filter and EAVE group leader Danny Krausz. April 12.

www.rohfilm.de

 

In Austrian cinemas

  • SLAVA (GLORY) by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou. April 27.

www.graal.gr

  • 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, co-producers: EAVE graduates Undine Filter and EAVE group leader Danny Krausz. April 13.

www.rohfilm.de

 

In German cinemas

  • TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet. April 5.

www.neoncinema.fr

  • 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, co-producers: EAVE graduates Undine Filter and EAVE group leader Danny Krausz. April 12.

www.rohfilm.de

  • EAVE project LAYLA M. by Mijke de Jong, producer: Laurette Schillings, EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel. April 12.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • ARRHYTHMIA by Boris Khlebnikov, producers: EAVE graduates Eva Blondiau, Natalia Drozd, Aleksi Hyvarinen. April 12. 

www.ctb.ru

  • GRAIN by Semih Kaplanoglu, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Johannes Rexin. April 26.

www.rexinfilm.de 

 

In Spanish cinemas

  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, Ruben Thorkildsen. April 27.

www.whenisawyou.com

 

Online

  • ANTARCTICA: THE FIRST DANCE produced by EAVE graduate Anne Beresford has just been released online. It is the first dance film made on location in Antarctica, released in celebration of Earth Day. Commissioned by Channel 4/Random Acts and digital development agency The Space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_sq59Ajwv4

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EAVE project WAJIB in festivals around the world

Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 19 – April 5)

  • DOVLATOV by Alexey German Jr., producers: EAVE graduates Isabella Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovich
  • FIGLIA MIA (DAUGHTER OF MINE) by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • HANNAH by Andrea Pallaoro, co-producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER by Yorgos Lantimnos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet
  • ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE graduate Léontine Petit

www.hkiff.org.hk

 

Documentamadrid (April 3 – 13)

  • ROOM FOR A MAN by Anthony Chidiac, producer: EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muhanna

www.documentamadrid.com

 

Mooov Brugge  (April 3 – 30)

  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, Ruben Thorkildsen
  • FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz, associated producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • GOOD MANNERS by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clement Duboin
  • I AM NOT A WITCH by Rungano Nyoni, producer: EAVE graduate Juliette Grandmont, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate and group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • Ties That Bind project THE SEEN AND UNSEEN by Kamila Andini, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Gita Fara
  • WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter

www.mooov.be

 

Cleveland International Film Festival (April 4 – 15)

  • ANA, MON AMOUR by Calon Peter Netzer, producers: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Jonas Katzenstein
  • ARRHYTHMIA by Boris Khlebnikov, producers: EAVE graduates Eva Blondiau, Natalia Drozd, Aleksi Hyvarinen
  • ES WAR EINMAL IN DEUTSCHLAND by Sam Garbarski, producers: EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE Group Leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • GOOD MANNERS by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clement Duboin
  • HOSTAGES by Rezo Gigineishvili, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchavara
  • LE FIDÈLE by Michael R. Roskam, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • LITTLE HARBOUR by Iveta Grofova, producers: EAVE graduates Katarina Krnacova, Jiri Konecny
  • LICHT by Barbara Albert, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • OUT by György Kristof, producers: EAVE graduates Ferenc Pusztai, Jiri Konecny
  • SPOOR (POKOT) by Agnieszka Holland, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Johannes Rexin
  • SUMMER 1993 by Carla Simon, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora
  • THE MINER by Hanna Slak, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • Ties That Bind project THE SEEN AND UNSEEN by Kamila Andini, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Gita Fara
  • UNDER THE TREE by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, producers: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted, PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter

www.clevelandfilm.org

 

San Francisco International Film Festival (April 4 – 17)

  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, Ruben Thorkildsen
  • I AM NOT A WITCH by Rungano Nyoni, producer: EAVE graduate Juliette Grandmont, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate and group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • JUPITER’S MOON by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi
  • SCARY MOTHER by Ana Urushadze, producer: EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • TIGRE by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasolas-Day, associated producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter

http://festival.sffs.org

 

Istanbul Film Festival (April 6 – 17)

International Competition

  • GOOD MANNERS by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clement Duboin
  • SOLDIERS. STORY FROM FERENTARI by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate Jelena Mitrovic
  • WESTERN by Valeska Grisebach, producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Boris Chouchkov
  • WINTER BROTHERS by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Per Damgaard Hansen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson

Human Rights in Cinema Competition

  • AND BREATHE NORMALLY by Isold Uggadottir, producers: EAVE graduates Diana Elbaum, Annika Hellström, Eva Sigurdardottir
  • ROST by Sharunas Bartas, producers: EAVE graduates Janja Kralj, Olena Yershova, Maria Blicharska
  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • THE ESCAPE by Kenan Kavut, producer: EAVE graduate Yeşim Ustaoğlu Co-Producer: EAVE+ graduate and group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF by Karim Aïnouz, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu 

Turkish National Competition

  • GRAIN by Semih Kaplanoğlu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Johannes Rexin
  • PUT TO THE THINGS by Onur Ünlü, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nesra Gürbüz
  • SIDEWAY by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • THE GULF by Emre Yeksan, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Maria Aslanoglu

Best of the Fests

  • BEYOND WORDS by Urszula Antoniak, producer: EAVE graduates Lukasz Dzieciol, Floor Onrust
  • DOVLATOV by Alexey German Jr., producers: EAVE graduates Isabella Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovich
  • DREI ZINNEN by Jan Zabeil, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, Ruben Thorkildsen
  • HANNAH by Andrea Pallaoro, co-producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • NAMME by Zaza Khalvashi, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene
  • THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM by Muayad Alayan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke Niens

Young Masters

  • CANDELARIA by Jhonny Hendrix, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dag Hoel, EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day
  • OUT by György Kristof, producers: EAVE graduates Ferenc Pusztai, Jiri Konecny

Meetings on the Bridge

Film Development Workshop:

  • FAR FROM HIMSELF by Yunus Ozan Korkut, producer: EAVE graduate Suzan Güverte

Work in Progress:

  • SAF by Ali Vatansever, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci 
  • SON CIKIS by Ramin Matin, producer: EAVE graduate Emine Yildirim

Turkish-German Co-Production Development Fund

  • ELA AND HILMI by Ziya Demirel, producer: EAVE graduate Annamaria Aslanoglu
  • SELAM BERLIN by Carsten Fiebeler, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • WHEN I’M DONE DYING by Nisan Dag, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier

http://film.iksv.org

 

European Cinema Festival Lecce (April 9 – 14)

  • CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT by Andrea De Sica, producers: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, Valerie Bournonville
  • SPOOR (POKOT) by Agnieszka Holland, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Johannes Rexin

www.festivaldelcinemaeuropeo.com

 

Bolzano Filmfestival (April 10 – 15)

  • DREI ZINNEN by Jan Zabeil, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • WILLKOMMEN IN DER SCHWEIZ by Sabine Gisiger, producer: EAVE graduate Karin Koch

http://filmfestival.bz.it

 

Buenos Aires International Film Festival (April 11 – 22)

  • BLACK HOLE by Djego Araujo, producer: PUENTES graduate Hanna Lovise Skartveit
  • DRY MARTINA by Che Sandoval, producer: PUENTES graduate Hernán Musaluppi, executive producer: Josefina Undurraga

http://festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/2018/bafici/en/home 

 

Cyprus Film Days (April 19 – 28)

  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, co-producers: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz, associated producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • GODLESS by Ralitza Petrovam, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors and Ties That Bind graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • I AM NOT A WITCH by Rungano Nyoni, producer: EAVE graduate Juliette Grandmont, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Titus Kreyenberg

www.cyprusfilmdays.com

 

Finale Plzen (April 19 – 24)

  • LITTLE HARBOUR by Iveta Grofova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • OUT by György Kristof, producers: EAVE graduates Ferenc Pusztai, Jiri Konecny

www.festivalfinale.cz

 

Filmfest DC Washington (April 19 – 29)

  • CONTROL (HET TWEEDE GELAAT) by Jan Verheyen, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • DISOBEDIENCE by Sebastián Lelio, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, Ruben Thorkildsen
  • FIGLIA MIA (DAUGHTER OF MINE) by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • LA CORDILLERA by Santiago Mitre, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri
  • PUENTES project LOS PERROS by Marcela Said, producers: EAVE graduate Tom Dercourt, EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, co-producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE YOUNG KARL MARX by Raoul Peck, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • UNDER THE TREE by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, producers: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted, PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske

www.filmfestdc.org

 

Tribeca Film Festival (April 20 - 30)

  • AMATEURS by Gabirela Pichler, producer: EAVE graduate Anna-Maria Kantarius
  • DISOBEDIENCE by Sebastián Lelio, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • DRY MARTINA by Che Sandoval, producer: PUENTES graduate Hernán Musaluppi, executive producer: Josefina Undurraga
  • FIGLIA MIA (DAUGHTER OF MINE) by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • MARY SHELLEY by Haifaa Al-Mansour, co-producer: EAVE graduate David Grumbach
  • NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • SMUGGLING HENDRIX witten, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Marios Piperides
  • THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE by Mads Brügger, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard

www.tribecafilm.com

 

Visions du Réel, Nyon (April 21 – 29)

  • AMAL by Mohamed Siam, producer: EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muhanna
  • ENTREPRENEUR by Virpi Suutari, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • GENTLE DRAGONFLY by Francesco Ferri, producer: EAVE graduate Andres Pfaeffli
  • LORELLO AND BRUNELLO by Jacopo Quadri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • RAILWAY MEN by Erige Sehiri, producer: EAVE graduate Palmyre Badinier
  • TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, co-producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril
  • CURSED DAYS by Artem Iurchenko, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkowsky

www.visionsdureel.ch

 

Bif&st Bari International Film Festival (April 21 – 28)

  • FIGLIA MIA (DAUGHTER OF MINE) by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • SICILIAN GHOST STORY by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, co-producer: EAVE graduate Andres Pfaeffli
  • THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT by Samuel Tilman, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen De Waele  
  • HANNAH by Andrea Pallaoro, co-producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin 
  • THE INTRUDER by Leonardo di Costanzo, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM by Muayad Alayan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke Niens
  • VENT DU NORD by Walid Mattar, co-producers: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes and PUENTES graduate Anthony Rey

www.bifest.it

 

Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz (April 25 – 30)

  • ARRHYTHMIA by Boris Khlebnikov, producers: EAVE graduates Eva Blondiau, Natalia Drozd, Aleksi Hyvarinen
  • BEYOND DREAMS by Rojda Sekersöz, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström, Agneta Fagerström-Olsson
  • BLACK DEA by Federico Bondi, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon
  • CHILD’S POSE by Calin Peter Netzer, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon
  • COBAIN by Nanouk Leopold, writer and producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • DREI ZINNEN by Jan Zabeil, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, co-producers: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • ENTREPRENEUR by Virpi Suutari, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • FAREWELL YELLOW SEA by Marita Stocker, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • GOOD FAVOUR by Rebecca Daly, producers: EAVE graduates Conor Barry, Benoît Roland, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Marleen Slot
  • JUPITER’S MOON by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi
  • MONTAGS IN DRESDEN by Sabine Michel, producer: EAVE graduate Susann Schimk
  • NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • NINA by Juraj Lehotsk, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • OCEANUL MARE by Katharina Copony, producer: EAVE graduate graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon
  • SCARY MOTHER by Ana Urushadze, producer: EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • SOLDIERS. STORY FROM FERENTARI by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate Jelena Mitrovic
  • TARZAN’S TESTICLES by Alexandru Solomon, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon
  • THELMA by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet
  • WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • WINTER BROTHERS by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Per Damgaard Hansen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson
  • ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF by Karim Aïnouz, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu

www.crossingeurope.at

 

goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden (April 26 – May 2)

  • ARRHYTHMIA by Boris Khlebnikov, producers: EAVE graduates Eva Blondiau, Natalia Drozd, Aleksi Hyvarinen
  • COMMUNION by Anna Zamecka, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Wydra
  • DAS WUNDER (STEBUKLAS) by Egle Vertelyte, producer: EAVE graduate Lukas Trimonis
  • DIE TOTE NATION (TARA MOARTA) by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon
  • EASTERN BUSINESS by Igor Cobileanski, producers: EAVE graduates Dagne Vildziunaite, Iuliana Tarnovetchi
  • KOPFÜBER (STRIMHOLOV) by Marina Stepanska, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • LOB DER NICHTIGKEIT (SLATKO OD NISTA) by Boris Mitic, producer: EAVE graduate Boris Mitic
  • NOVEMBER by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • SCARY MOTHER by Ana Urushadze, producer: EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • TOURISTEN by Mateusz Romaszkan, Marta Wojtowicz-Wcislo, producer: EAVE graduate  Kuba Kosma
  • UNTER TAGE (RUDAR) by Hanna Slak, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • A WOMAN CAPTURED by Bernardett Tuza-Ritter, producer: EAVE graduate Julianna Ugrin
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING by Mila Turajlic, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkowsky 

www.filmfestival-goeast.de

 

D’A Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival (April 26 – May 6)

  • BRAGUINO by Clément Cogitore, producer: Cédric Bonin, co-producer: Kaarle Aho
  • BROTHERS by Bram Schouw, producer: EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve
  • DEDE by Mariam Khatchvani, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava
  • DISOBEDIENCE by Sebastián Lelio, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • EAVE project 3/4 by Ilian Metev, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • EN ATTENDANT LES HIRONDELLES by Karim Moussaoui, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • FROST by Sharunas Bartas, producers: EAVE graduates Janja Kralj, Olena Yershova, Maria Blicharska
  • GUTLAND by Govinda Van Maele, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • GRAIN by Semih Kaplanoglu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Johannes Rexin
  • HANNAH by Andrea Pallaoro, co-producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • I AM NOT A WITCH by Rungano Nyoni, producer: EAVE graduate Juliette Grandmont, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate and group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • LICHT by Barbara Albert, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • SOLDIERS. STORY FROM FERENTARI by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate Jelena Mitrovic
  • WESTERN by Valeska Grisebach, producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Boris Chouchkov

https://dafilmfestival.com 

 

Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival  (April 26 – May 6)

  • AMAL by Mohamed Siam, producer: EAVE graduate Talal Al-Muhanna
  • BRAGUINO by Clément Cogitore, producer: Cédric Bonin, co-producer: Kaarle Aho
  • THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström

www.hotdocs.ca

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MEET EAVE IN MAY!

@EAVE on Demand Poland / NETIA OFF Camera Film Festival Krakow, 30 April - 1 May: Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

@Cannes Film Festival, 10 - 14 May: CEO Kristina Trapp

@Cannes Film Festival, 10 - 15 May: Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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TIES THAT BIND celebrates 10th anniversary!

We are proud to celebrate 10 wonderful years of professional and personal collaboration between the FVG Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, and the Udine Far East Film Festival with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union.

TIES THAT BIND has become the reference for developing European-Asian co-productions. In the past 10 years the Ties That Bind graduates have regularly achieved success at leading world and European festivals and in international distribution.

The first TTB workshop of 2018 took place in Udine (Italy) from April 24 – 28, 2018 within the framework of the 20th edition of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 20 - 28, 2018).

10 producers with feature films in development have been selected to participate in TTB together with 5 additional European professionals wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia!

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Upcoming deadlines

VII Europe-America Co-Production Forum

September 23 – 26, 2018
Submissions open from April 16 – June 15

In 2012, the San Sebastian Festival launched the I Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum. Its priority objectives are to foster the development of audiovisual projects, encourage collaboration between professionals and promote an opening out towards new international markets.

Intended for developing works, the Co-Production Forum is open to film projects from Europe and Latin America.

Those responsible for projects will have the opportunity to present their works to industry members at pitching sessions and they will receive a personal agenda of appointments with professionals interested in participating in their projects.

The Forum also includes initiatives to prompt informal meetings between participants and activities to encourage the exchange of experiences and knowledge of key matters related to the audiovisual industry past and present.

It is also a gathering place for all industry professionals present at San Sebastian with its own matchmakers crew to facilitate contacts.

As an extension to the San Sebastian Forum, and as a result of the "Forging Alliances" collaboration agreement signed with the Producers Network of the Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes and Argentina’s INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales), a number of these projects will be able to continue their international trajectory thanks to participation in the Ventana Sur market and in the coming edition of the Cannes Producers Network. This initiative will lend a decisive boost to their international promotion.

Contact:

industryclub@sansebastianfestival.com

 

 

Warsaw Kids Film Forum 2018: open call for projects

Deadline: May 31  

The 2nd edition of the Warsaw Kids Film Forum, an international pitching forum for films and series for young viewers, will be held on 26-28 September 2018 in Warsaw during The Kids Film Festival. Submission of projects that want to take part in the Pitching (in the Development or Work-in-Progress phase) or at the Script Exchange is open until 31 May.  

The Warsaw Kids Film Forum brings together representatives of the film industry from countries producing a lot of high-quality movies and series with film makers from countries where production is just gaining momentum.

At the Forum you can:

present your project and find a co-producer, distributor, sales agent or television partner,

meet representatives of film institutes and regional funds,

consult the project being developed with professional script advisors in individual meetings,

learn the latest trends in the market of production for young viewers

win one of the best pitching prizes (incl. participation in The Financing Forum for Kids Content 2019 in Malmö, or at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2018 in Luxembourg, as well as the possibility to conduct production and post-production services in the Audiovisual Technology Center in Wrocław for a total amount of PLN 160,000 ).

The three-day program of the Warsaw Kids Film Forum consists of a first day of conferences, the so-called Inspiration Day, used to present case studies for the most interesting co-productions for children – animation, live action or documentaries, dedicated to a cross media approach to telling stories, building a marketing campaign or analysing the European production market for children. The second and third day of the Forum are dedicated to pitching of 28 qualified projects (series and full-length films – live action, animated and documentary) and individual meetings of Forum participants with representatives of the Polish and foreign film industry. A novelty in this year's program will be the Script Exchange reuniting screenwriters and directors with producers, and the Producers' Meeting aimed at starting co-production.

Over 80 projects from 25 countries submitted in 2017 and over 200 participants in the Forum – including representatives of sales agents Sola Media, Global Screen, Canal + television, NRK, YLE, NDR and Netherland Film Funds, as well as the Polish Film Institute, indicate the growing need to establish contacts between developed film industries and new emerging markets. Only in Poland, in the last 3 years, the first productions for young viewers that have achieved commercial success have been created, as well as an allocation by the Polish Film Institute dedicated to the family audience was given its own category, to which approx. 50 projects were submitted just in the first year.

Submission of projects for Pitching and the Script Exchange is open until 31 May. The registration form and a list of required attachments is available at www.warsawkidsff.pl.

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Shoot the book! Masterclass Publishers / Producers Monday, May 14th

You are invited to attend the Shoot the book! Day organized by the Institut français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), with the support of Commission du Film Ile de France and Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image animée on Monday May 14th during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Location: Hôtel Adosom-Windsor – 16 avenue Windsor – 06400 Cannes

* 2.30 pm to 6 pm: Masterclass Publishers / Producers

2.30 – 16.30 Masterclass on European coproduction, audiovisual contracts and adaptation with Magalie Armand, Head of the International coproduction and Cinémas du monde department, Centre National du Cinéma, Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy, lawyer and legal advisor and Frédérique Massart, head of audiovisual rights at Editions Gallimard.
 

- 17.00 – 18.00 Coproduction and adaptation in Canada with Julie Morin, Manager, Operations and Business Affairs, Film and Televison Production - SODEC, Michel Plazanet, deputy-director of international relations at the CNC – Centre National du Cinéma,  Christian Larouche, president de Christal Films, Nicolas Piccato, audiovisual attaché in Canada, Michel Pradier, head of Telefilm Canada (to be confirmed).


Registration before Wednesday, May 2nd: shoot@institutfrancais.com

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TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR EAVE PRODUCERS

Transilvania International Film Festival prepares a new edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS), the co-production platform for projects in development and financing stage, coming from 1st and 2nd time directors from countries around Romania and the Black Sea (Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Greece, Turkey and Georgia), back to back with a film development workshop aiming to discover and support upcoming directors from Romania and Moldova. 
More, for the second year, the Festival will host the presentation of projects hand-picked by our partner program LIM - Less is More, the European platform for project development of limited budget feature films initiated by Le Groupe Ouest.
Transilvania IFF aims to facilitate the international visibility of the projects presented publicly on June 1st & 2nd, and to establish the right connections to ensure financing through organized sessions of one-to-one meetings. The Festival offers also the possibility to meet industry professionals through several networking opportunities, attend panel discussions and enjoy some of the latest Romanian productions.
Thanks to the partnership between EAVE and Transilvania IFF, 5 EAVE producers who are interested to attend the industry events in Transilvania IFF will receive free accreditation and will be offered 3 nights of accommodation between the 31st of May and 3rd of June.
If you are interested, please contact tina@eave.org by May 13th, 2018.

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Shoot the Book! Deadline extension for Masterclass Publishers / Producers

Dear EAVE producers, 


You are invited to attend the Shoot the book! Days organized by the Institut Français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), with the support of Commission du Film Ile de France and Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image animée on Monday May 14th and Tuesday May 15th during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. 

Due to limited access and high demand, all events are on registration only.


Monday, May 14th
Location: Hôtel Windsor – Adosom (16 avenue Windsor, 06400 Cannes)
« Publishers/Producers » day with EAVE: films based on literary works, comics, children books are the backbone of current audiovisual productions. During the morning producers interested in coproducing in-development projects meet producers involved in such projects and publishers. A masterclass in the afternoon will focus on one hand on producing adaptation for Europe, and on the other hand on the Canadian market for co-producing adaptations: 
* 10 am to 1 pm: Meet rights directors from French publishing houses and French producers in order to talk about co-production projects      

Registration closed!

* 2.30 pm to 6 pm: Masterclass Publishers / Producers 
- Masterclass on European coproduction, audiovisual contracts and adaptation with Magalie Armand, Manager for bilateral relations at the CNC – Centre National du Cinéma (to be confirmed), Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy, lawyer and legal advisor and Frédérique Massart, head of audiovisual rights at éditions Gallimard : type of contracts? how to manage the chain of rights? what are the legal issues viewed for the producers and from the publishers?
- Coproduction and adaptation in Canada with Michel Plazanet, deputy-director of international relations at the CNC – Centre National du Cinéma (to be confirmed), Nicolas Piccato, audiovisual attaché in Canada, Michel Pradier, head of Telefilm Canada (to be confirmed): who are the players? What are the opportunities? How to coproduce audiovisual content base on book rights?
      Registration before Thursday, April 26th: shoot@institutfrancais.com


Tuesday, May 15th  
* 10.30 am to 12.30 pm: Ten publishers Shoot the book will pitch brand new content selected by an international jury. The pitch session is followed by a cocktail.

Location: the Salon des Ambassadeurs - Palais des Festivals / 1, boulevard de la croisette, 06400 Cannes
Registration before Tuesday, May 8th: https://www.scelf.fr/evenements/Shoot-the-Book-2018

* 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm: One to one meetings between publishers and producers. 

Twenty rights managers representing 35 publishing houses will attend to present rights catalogue and new opportunities.

Location: the Centre National du Cinéma Pavilion, Gray d’Albion beach 
Registration before Wednesday, April 25th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-to-one-meetings-shoot-the-book-registration-45100662295?utm_term=eventurl_text      

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LAST DAYS TO APPLY!  EAVE partnership with La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français in Cannes

Dear EAVE producers,

EAVE is delighted to continue for the 8th year the successful partnership with La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français (formerly known as La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde) in Cannes.

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 2018, 10 talented filmmakers from emerging countries and their projects in development have been selected. La Fabrique will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Cannes!

EAVE organizes a special networking event at La Fabrique during Cannes Film Festival, which consists of one-on-one meetings. Selected EAVE producers will be invited to meet the international delegation of project representatives from emerging countries outside Europe.

The one-to-one meetings will be organized on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 afternoon on Cinémas du Monde pavilion (n°109).

If you are interested in meeting some of the selected projects,

* please contact ferrerocamille@gmail.com and severine@paratifilms.com for the individual project material,

* and send a short motivation statement, CV and company profile to lilla@eave.org

by Monday, April 25.

In case of selection, the CV and company profile will be published in a small booklet produced for the event. 

The selected projects and filmmakers for La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français are:

SOUTH AFRICA Miles from Nowhere by Samantha Nell (EAVE Project)– Fiction, first feature film - Produced by Bongiwe Selane / Blingola Media – Coproduced by Claire Gadea and Marie-Pierre Macia / MPM Film (France), Cait Pansegrouw / Urucu Media (South Africa) 

CÔTE D’IVOIRE Night of the Kings by Philippe Lacôte – Fiction, second feature film - Produced by Ernest Kouamé / Wassakara Productions  

NIGER Zinder by Aïcha Macky – Documentary, first feature film - Produced by Ousmane Samassekou / Tabous Production - Coproduced by Clara Vuillermoz / Les Films de Balibari (France) and Erik Winker/ Corso Film (Germany)  

CHAD Dia by Achille Adoumbaye Ronaimou – Fiction, first feature film Produced by Faissol Gnonlonfin / Merveilles Production 

LATIN AMERICA 

BOLIVIA She Wolf by Kiro Russo – Fiction, second feature film produced by Kiro Russo / Socavon Cine – Coproduced by PUENTES Graduate Alexa Rivero / Altamar Films (France) 

COLOMBIA The Pack by Andrés Ramirez Pulido – Fiction, first feature film - produced by Johana Agudelo Susa / Valiente Gracia 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Candela by Andrés Farias – Fiction, first feature film - Produced by Pablo Lozano / Monte y Culebra SRL – Coproduced by Louise Hentgen / Vertical (France) and Santiago de la Paz / Nomadas (Mexico) 

ASIA

THAILAND Regretfully at Dawn by Sivaroj Kongsakul – Fiction, second feature film - Produced by Pimpaka Towira / Extra Virgin 

EUROPE 

UKRAINE Seraphyma by Marysia Nikitiuk – Fiction, second feature film Produced by Igor Savychenko / Directory Films 

NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST 

IRAN Black Knight by Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi – Fiction, first feature film - Produced by Babak Aleebrahim Dehkordi / E.A.D. Films 

Find out more about the selected projects here.

Further information on https://www.lescinemasdumonde.com/en

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EAVE partnership with La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français in Cannes

Dear EAVE Producers,

EAVE is delighted to continue for the 8th year the successful partnership with La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français (formerly known as La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde) in Cannes.

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 2018, 10 talented filmmakers from emerging countries and their projects in development have been selected. La Fabrique will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Cannes!

EAVE organizes a special networking event at La Fabrique during Cannes Film Festival, which consists of one-on-one meetings. Selected EAVE producers will be invited to meet the international delegation of project representatives from emerging countries outside Europe.

The one-to-one meetings will be organized on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 afternoon on Cinémas du Monde pavilion (n°109).

If you are interested in meeting some of the selected projects, please contact tina@eave.org by Monday, April 23 for the individual project material, and send a short motivation statement, CV and company profile.

In case of selection, the CV and company profile will be published in a small booklet produced for the event. 

The selected projects and filmmakers for La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français are:

SOUTH AFRICA Miles from Nowhere by Samantha Nell – Fiction, first feature film - Produced by Bongiwe Selane / Blingola Media – Coproduced by Dominique Welinski (France) 

CÔTE D’IVOIRE Night of the Kings by Philippe Lacôte – Fiction, second feature film - Produced by Ernest Kouamé / Wassakara Productions  

NIGER Zinder by Aïcha Macky – Documentary, first feature film - Produced by Ousmane Samassekou / Tabous Production - Coproduced by Clara Vuillermoz / Les Films de Balibari (France) and Erik Winker/ Corso Film (Germany)  

CHAD Dia by Achille Adoumbaye Ronaimou – Fiction, first feature film Produced by Faissol Gnonlonfin / Merveilles Production 

LATIN AMERICA 

BOLIVIA She Wolf by Kiro Russo – Fiction, second feature film produced by Kiro Russo / Socavon Cine – Coproduced by Alexa Rivero / Altamar Films (France) 

COLOMBIA The Pack by Andrés Ramirez Pulido – Fiction, first feature film - produced by Johana Agudelo Susa / Valiente Gracia 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Candela by Andrés Farias – Fiction, first feature film - Produced by Pablo Lozano / Monte y Culebra SRL – Coproduced by Louise Hentgen / Vertical (France) and Santiago de la Paz / Nomadas (Mexico) 

ASIA

THAILAND Regretfully at Dawn by Sivaroj Kongsakul – Fiction, second feature film - Produced by Pimpaka Towira / Extra Virgin 

EUROPE 

UKRAINE Seraphyma by Marysia Nikitiuk – Fiction, second feature film Produced by Igor Savychenko / Directory Films 

NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST 

IRAN Black Knight by Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi – Fiction, first feature film - Produced by Babak Aleebrahim Dehkordi / E.A.D. Films 

Find out more about the selected projects here.

Further information on https://www.lescinemasdumonde.com/en

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Shoot the book! Days full programme - last days to apply!

Dear EAVE producers, 


You are invited to attend the Shoot the book! Days organized by the Institut français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), with the support of Commission du Film Ile de France and Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image animée on Monday May 14th and Tuesday May 15th during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. 

Due to limited access and high demand, all events are on registration only.


Monday, May 14th

Location: Hôtel Windsor – Adosom (16 avenue Windsor, 06400 Cannes)
« Publishers/Producers » day with EAVE: films based on literary works, comics, children books are the backbone of current audiovisual productions.

During the morning producers interested in coproducing optioned or in-development projects can discuss their projects masterclass with will on European coproductions of adaptation.

A masterclass afternoon with focus on one hand on producing adaptation for Europe and on the other how to tackle the Canadian market for co-producing adaptations.

* 10 am to 1 pm: Meet rights directors from French publishing houses in order to talk about co-production projects that are already supported by French producers     

Registration before Thursday, April 19th: tina@eave.org

* 2.30 pm to 6 pm: Masterclass Publishers / Producers 
- Masterclass on European coproduction, audiovisual contracts and adaptation with Magalie Armand, Manager for bilateral relations at the CNC – Centre National du Cinéma (to be confirmed), Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy, lawyer and legal advisor and Frédérique Massart, head of audiovisual rights at éditions Gallimard: type of contracts? how to manage the chain of rights? what are the legal issues viewed for the producers and from the publishers?
- Coproduction and adaptation in Canada with Michel Plazanet, deputy-director of international relations at the CNC – Centre National du Cinéma (to be confirmed), Nicolas Piccato, audiovisual attaché in Canada, Michel Pradier, head of Telefilm Canada (to be confirmed): who are the players? What are the opportunities? How to coproduce audiovisual content base on book rights?

Registration before Wednesday, April 25th: shoot@institutfrancais.com


Tuesday, May 15th  

* 10.30 am to 12.30 pm: Ten publishers Shoot the book will pitch brand new content selected by an international jury.

The pitch session is followed by a cocktail.Location : the Salon des Ambassadeurs - Palais des Festivals / 1, boulevard de la croisette, 06400 Cannes
Registration before Tuesday, May 8th: https://www.scelf.fr/evenements/Shoot-the-Book-2018

* 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm: One to one meetings between publishers and producers. 

Twenty rights managers representing 35 publishing houses will attend to present rights catalog and new opportunities.

Location: the Centre National du Cinéma Pavilion, Gray d’Albion beach 
Registration before Wednesday, April 25th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-to-one-meetings-shoot-the-book-registration-45100662295?utm_term=eventurl_text      

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Shoot the book! Days full programme - last days to apply!

Dear EAVE producers, 


You are invited to attend the Shoot the book! Days organized by the Institut français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), with the support of Commission du Film Ile de France and Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image animée on Monday May 14th and Tuesday May 15th during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. 

Due to limited access and high demand, all events are on registration only.


Monday, May 14th

Location: Hôtel Windsor – Adosom (16 avenue Windsor, 06400 Cannes)
« Publishers/Producers » day with EAVE: films based on literary works, comics, children books are the backbone of current audiovisual productions.

During the morning producers interested in coproducing optioned or in-development projects can discuss their projects masterclass with will on European coproductions of adaptation.

A masterclass afternoon with focus on one hand on producing adaptation for Europe and on the other how to tackle the Canadian market for co-producing adaptations.

* 10 am to 1 pm: Meet rights directors from French publishing houses in order to talk about co-production projects that are already supported by French producers     

Registration before Thursday, April 19th: tina@eave.org

* 2.30 pm to 6 pm: Masterclass Publishers / Producers 
- Masterclass on European coproduction, audiovisual contracts and adaptation with Magalie Armand, Manager for bilateral relations at the CNC – Centre National du Cinéma (to be confirmed), Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy, lawyer and legal advisor and Frédérique Massart, head of audiovisual rights at éditions Gallimard: type of contracts? how to manage the chain of rights? what are the legal issues viewed for the producers and from the publishers?
- Coproduction and adaptation in Canada with Michel Plazanet, deputy-director of international relations at the CNC – Centre National du Cinéma (to be confirmed), Nicolas Piccato, audiovisual attaché in Canada, Michel Pradier, head of Telefilm Canada (to be confirmed): who are the players? What are the opportunities? How to coproduce audiovisual content base on book rights?

Registration before Wednesday, April 25th: shoot@institutfrancais.com


Tuesday, May 15th  

* 10.30 am to 12.30 pm: Ten publishers Shoot the book will pitch brand new content selected by an international jury.

The pitch session is followed by a cocktail.Location : the Salon des Ambassadeurs - Palais des Festivals / 1, boulevard de la croisette, 06400 Cannes
Registration before Tuesday, May 8th: https://www.scelf.fr/evenements/Shoot-the-Book-2018

* 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm: One to one meetings between publishers and producers. 

Twenty rights managers representing 35 publishing houses will attend to present rights catalog and new opportunities.

Location: the Centre National du Cinéma Pavilion, Gray d’Albion beach 
Registration before Wednesday, April 25th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-to-one-meetings-shoot-the-book-registration-45100662295?utm_term=eventurl_text      

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Special for EAVE Producers: Networking Cocktail invitation by Bridging the Dragon

Dear EAVE producers,

Those who are attending the Beijing International Film Festival this year are invited to attend the Sino-European Networking Cocktail organized by Bridging the Dragon on the 19th of April, at 9 pm.

The place of the event is V Shine Oyster Bar, B1-11, Topwin Center, 1 Nan Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing.

If you are interested, please RSVP to Nadja Schulze, event@bridgingthedragon.com.

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LAST DAYS TO APPLY! Shoot the book! Co-production meetings at the Cannes Film Festival

Dear EAVE producers,

You are invited to attend the Shoot the book! Day, organized by the Institut français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), on Monday May 14th, from 10 am to 13 pm during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. 

Playing on the passionate romance between cinema and literature, Shoot the Book! takes an original approach to the relationship between the two industries.

The event is designed to be a unique opportunity for publishing-industry professionals to affirm the cinematographic potential of the works that they are defending. This will be a valuable opportunity for you to meet rights directors from French publishing houses in order to talk about co-production projects that are already supported by French producers:

* Tropic of violence (Tropique de la violence) based on the eponymous novel by Nathacha Appanah (Gallimard - Frédérique Massart)

* She-wolf (La Louve) based on the eponymous novel by Paul-Henry Bizon (Gallimard - Frédérique Massart)

* The Smuggler (Le passeur) adapted from a cartoon written in 2016 by Yves H – scenario and Hermann - drawings (Dupuis - Laurent Duvault)

* Pablo adapted from the eponymous graphic novel series created by Ouberie, Birmant and Jul (Dargaud – Laurent Duvault)

This meeting will be followed by a working lunch.

Please contact the EAVE team for detailed information regarding each project.

If you are interested in attending it, please contact tina@eave.org by April 13th at the very latest, and send a short motivation statement, CV and company profile.

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LAST DAYS TO APPLY! Shoot the book! Co-production meetings at the Cannes Film Festival

Dear EAVE producers,

You are invited to attend the Shoot the book! Day, organized by the Institut français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), on Monday May 14th, from 10 am to 13 pm during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. 

Playing on the passionate romance between cinema and literature, Shoot the Book! takes an original approach to the relationship between the two industries.

The event is designed to be a unique opportunity for publishing-industry professionals to affirm the cinematographic potential of the works that they are defending. This will be a valuable opportunity for you to meet rights directors from French publishing houses in order to talk about co-production projects that are already supported by French producers:

* Tropic of violence (Tropique de la violence) based on the eponymous novel by Nathacha Appanah (Gallimard - Frédérique Massart)

* She-wolf (La Louve) based on the eponymous novel by Paul-Henry Bizon (Gallimard - Frédérique Massart)

* The Smuggler (Le passeur) adapted from a cartoon written in 2016 by Yves H – scenario and Hermann - drawings (Dupuis - Laurent Duvault)

* Pablo adapted from the eponymous graphic novel series created by Ouberie, Birmant and Jul (Dargaud – Laurent Duvault)

This meeting will be followed by a working lunch.

Please contact the EAVE team for detailed information regarding each project.

If you are interested in attending it, please contact tina@eave.org by April 13th at the very latest, and send a short motivation statement, CV and company profile.

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CATCH-UP: The Ten Commandments of the Business @EAVE+ / April 6-20

Here is your chance to catch a glimpse of the 8th edition of EAVE+ and to watch Larry Bass` brand new session "The Ten Commandments of the Business" from April 6 - April 20 on www.eave.org or the EAVE Facebook page!

EAVE+ gathers 15 producers  during 4 days to discuss their company structures, management practices and new business models together with high-profile industry experts. In immersive role-plays, group work, individual coaching and through an interdisciplinary approach, the EAVE+ workshop tackles the business side of running a film company.

Our guest expert, Larry Bass is the CEO of ShinAwiL*, one of the largest and most successful independent production companies in Ireland. His session entitled "The Ten Commandments of Business" gives 10 key insights on how to successfully run a business.

Don`t miss to watch the lecture online!

Please Like and Follow the EAVE Facebook and Twitter pages if you want to stay up to date with the latest industry  trends and topics and not miss out on any EAVE LIVE STREAMS and exclusive offers for our social media followers!


*ShinAwiL is the production powerhouse behind some of Ireland’s biggest entertainment series’ including The Apprentice, Dragons’ Den, MasterChef Ireland and most recently The Voice of Ireland. The latest development is the move into original Drama production to mirror Screentime in Australia’s massive success in Drama. As well as dominating the Irish market by producing large-scale international formats, ShinAwiL has also created original formats. “Soccastars” was licensed in Portugal, Turkey, Malaysia and 7 Middle Eastern States while “Rising Stars” has been licensed to 8 countries in the Caribbean Basin.

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Special for EAVE Producers: Shoot the book! Co-production meetings at the Cannes Film Festival

Dear EAVE producers,

You are invited to attend the Shoot the book! Day, organized by the Institut français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), on Monday May 14th, from 10 am to 13 pm during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. 

Playing on the passionate romance between cinema and literature, Shoot the Book! takes an original approach to the relationship between the two industries. The event is designed to be a unique opportunity for publishing-industry professionals to affirm the cinematographic potential of the works that they are defending.This will be a valuable opportunity for you to meet rights directors from French publishing houses in order to talk about co-production projects that are already supported by French producers:

* Tropic of violence (Tropique de la violence) based on the eponymous novel by Nathacha Appanah (Gallimard - Frédérique Massart)

* She-wolf (La Louve) based on the eponymous novel by Paul-Henry Bizon (Gallimard - Frédérique Massart)

* The Smuggler (Le passeur) adapted from a cartoon written in 2016 by Yves H – scenario and Hermann - drawings (Dupuis - Laurent Duvault)

* Pablo adapted from the eponymous graphic novel series created by Ouberie, Birmant and Jul (Dargaud – Laurent Duvault)

This meeting will be followed by a working lunch.

Please contact the EAVE team for detailed information regarding each project.

If you are interested in attending it, please contact tina@eave.org by April 13th at the very latest, and send a short motivation statement, CV and company profile.

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TIES THAT BIND celebrates 10th anniversary!

We are proud to announce that the TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Co-Production Workshop celebrates its 10th edition this year!

TIES THAT BIND has become the reference for developing European-Asian co-productions. In the past 10 years the Ties That Bind graduates have regularly achieved success at leading world and European festivals and in international distribution.

To name some of the most recent examples:

  • THE SEEN AND UNSEEN by Kamila Andini premiered in TIFF’s Platform section 2017 and won Grand Prize of the Generation 14plus International Jury at Berlinale 2018; world sales: Cercamon
  • BITTER FLOWERS by Olivier Meys had its international premiere in Fast Forward section of the Busan International Film Festival 2017; international sales: Loco Films & Asia-Pacific sales: Beijing Culture
  • A YELLOW BIRD by K. Rajagopal premiered in Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2016; world sales: Alpha Violet
  • DOG DAYS by Jordan Schiele had its premiere in Panorama section of the Berlinale 2016; world sales: Bravos Pictures
  • INTERCHANGE by Dain Iskandar Said was screened on Piazza Grande of Festival del Film Locarno 2016; international sales: Reel Suspects & North America sales XYZ Films 
  • BIG FATHER, SMALL FATHER AND OTHER STORIES by Di Phan Dang premiered in Berlinale Competition 2015; world sales: Urban Distribution International
  • CHI MR. ZHANG BELIEVES by Jiongjiong Qiu had it world premiere in Signs of Live section of the Festival del Film Locarno 2015; world sales: All Ways Pictures
  • FLAPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Hoang Diep Nguyen won Best Film at Venice Critics’ Week in 2014; world sales: Premium Films.

The first Ties That Bind workshop will take place in Udine (Italy) from April 24 – 28, 2018 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 20 - 28, 2018). The second Ties That Bind workshop will be organized in Singapore in November 2018 (TBA) during the Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum (SAFF), an exciting platform that brings together the best feature-length film concepts, together with the top filmmakers and producers from Southeast Asia and Europe, to meet with international coproducing partners, festival programmers, distributors, commissioners, and financiers.

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, Silver Media Group and Aurora Global Media Capital.

The following 10 producers with feature films in development have been selected to participate in TTB together with 5 additional European professionals wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia:

Bulgaria

  • Vesela Kazakova, Activist 38

Vesela Kazakova set up a production company Activist38 with Mina Mileva in 2008. The duo created a strong wave of political activism in Bulgaria with two internationally acclaimed feature documentaries Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service and The Beast is still Alive.

Finland

  • Mark Lwoff, Bufo

Project: Memory of Water by Saara Saarela

Memory of Water takes place in Lapland, withered by ecological disasters and wars, Noria, a young woman finds courage to expose a deadly secret heavily guarded by the ruling Eastern military government.

France

  • Jordane Oudin, Hippocampe Productions

Project: Riddle by Zhou Hao

Riddle is a story of Wang Cheng, a writer trying to get his next novel published. When he learns that his honest work must be “improved” according to censorship standards, what decision will he take?

Greece

  • Konstantinos Vassilaros, StudioBauhaus

Project: Holy Emy by Araceli Lemos

Holy Emy is the coming of age story of a flawed holy being within the Filipino community of Piraeus in Greece.

Indonesia

  • Yulia Evina Bhara, KawanKawan Media 

Project: Autobiography by Makbul Mubarak

Autobiography tells a story of a young actor who tries to find solace from guilt after participating in a murder ordered by his military employer. He is about to realize that the only one who would help is his victim’s family.

Italy

  • Iole Maria Giannatasio, MiBACT

Iole Maria Giannattasio is the coordinator of the research unit of the DG Cinema of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism MiBACT.

Japan

  • Eiko Mizuno-Gray, Loaded Films

Project: Where Wolves Fear to Prey by Jason Gray

Where Wolves Fear to Prey is a story of the younger brother of a British girl brutally murdered by an infamous cannibal killer who travels to Japan to take revenge when he grows up.

Myanmar

  • Ma Aeint, Electronic Pictures 

Project: The Other Side of the River by Maung Maung San

In The Other Side of the River a girl is embarking on an emotional journey when she searches for her missing uncle on the border between Thailand and Myanmar, where the world’s longest running civil war takes place. 

Philippines

  • Monster Jimenez, Arkeo Films

Project: Return of the Owl by Martika Ramirez Escobar

In Return of the Owl fiction and reality is blurred when Leonor Reyes, a once popular action film writer during the 80’s, falls into an irreversible coma that transports her into the world of her last, unfinished action film script.

Switzerland

  • Sarah Schiesser, Locarno Festival

Sarah Schiesser is the coordinator of the Open Doors section of the Locarno Festival since 2016. Since 2018, Sarah is also the Manager of Locarno Pro, a newly created label reuniting all activities and services dedicated to film industry professionals in Locarno and beyond.

Taiwan

  • Zi-Ning Chiou, Fennec Pictures

Project: 23.5°N by Zi-Ning Chiou

23.5°N is a story about an unusual friendship between Dzawal, a Tao aboriginal young man, and Julio, a Filipino migrant worker on the run, which leads them into a journey of returning to their own roots.

The Netherlands

  • Inke Van Loocke, International Film Festival Rotterdam

Inke Van Loocke started working for the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2011 at CineMart, the co-production market of IFFR. From 2015 onwards, she manages CineMart, Rotterdam Lab and various other IFFR PRO related initiatives.

Ukraine

  • Anna Skrypka, Waverly Pictures

Project: Mango Avenue by Don Gerardo Frasco

Mango Avenue is a story of a single mom in her final college year who wants everything for her daughter, but her years of moonlighting as a call girl makes this desire for a decent life harder than it may seem.

United Kingdom

  • Weerada Sucharitkul, FilmDoo

Weerada Sucharitkul is the Thai-British cofounder of FilmDoo, a global media company helping people to discover and watch great films from around the world.

  • Anna von Dziembowska, Victoria Films

Project: Far Frontiers by Maxim Dashkin

Far Frontiers take place in Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan. Maria, a wife of a deputy commander begins a relationship with another officer, but their affair quickly spirals out of control.

For more information please contact:

EAVE - Tanika Sajatovic, International Coordinator: tanika@eave.org

FVG Audiovisual Fund – Alessandro Gropplero, International Relations: alessandro@audiovisivofvg.it

www.eave.orgwww.tiesthatbind.eu

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How to run sustainable film companies: EAVE+ is back!

The 8th edition of EAVE+, takes place from April 4-8, 2018 at the hotel Légère Premium in Luxembourg.

15 experienced producers from 11 countries and 6 seasoned industry professionals will gather for 4 days to discuss the structure of their companies, useful best management practices and alternate business models.  Find the full list of participants at the end of the press release.

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

Francine Lusser / Tipi’mages Productions, Switzerland

During immersive role-playgroup work, 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.

CEO of one of the largest independent production companies in Ireland, ShinAwiL Larry Bass (Ireland/UK) will share his experience in business development and address the « ten commandments » how to successfully run a business ».

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 structure and cash management tools.

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

Questions related to strategic and operational decision making will be addressed by  Johan Sundberg by engaging the participants in hands-on simulation role play based on the series IMPACT tool.

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

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 companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ team and with each other.

Some comments from previous editions:

« 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

« EAVE+ is the right place to take a step back, breathe and find your focus back. This is essential to manage your company and creativity. »

Peter De Maegd / Potemkino, Belgium 

The selected participants for the 8th edition of EAVE+ are:

  • Enrica Capra, GraffitiDoc srl, Italy
  • Pandora Da Cunha Telles, Ukbar Filmes, Portugal
  • Kestutis Drazdauskas, ARTBOX, Lithuania
  • Félize Frappier, Max Films Media Inc, Canada
  • Gints Grube, Mistrus Media, Latvia
  • Venla Hellstedt, Tuffi Films, Finland
  • Gema Juarez Allen, Gema Films SRL, Argentina
  • Yanick Létourneau, Péripheria, Canada
  • Tamsin Lyons, Ink and Light, Finland
  • Floor Onrust, Family Affair Films, The Netherlands
  • Xavier Rombaut, Bulletproof Cupid bvba, Belgium
  • Konstantina Stavrianou, Graal s.a., Greece
  • Annemiek Van der Hell, Windmill Film, The Netherlands
  • Raymond Van der Kaaij, Revolver Amsterdam BV, The Netherlands
  • Mikael Windelin, Minerva Film Rights / Windelin Consulting, Denmark

EAVE+ is organised once a year in Luxembourg with different keynote speakers and it 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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Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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