EAVE June News 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATION:  EAVE@CineLink Industry Days and Sarajevo Film Festival - Deadline on July 6 !

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 Southeastern Europe can now apply through EAVE for participation at CineLink Industry Days 2018, 11 – 16 August.The CineLink Co-Production Market (14 – 16) presents the most promising Southeast European feature projects in a development and financing stage. Devised as a co-financing forum, CineLink Drama (12 – 16) present 5 brand-new drama series projects developed by producers from Southeast Europe to assembled regional and key European broadcasters, VoD and SVoD operators, and distributors in open pitch presentations followed by a Q&As and one-to-one meetings on request. Eight feature film projects and five television drama projects in early development have been announced as part of this years CineLink line-up. The focus of the of selection is on projects from first and second time directors from Southeast Europe. Additional projects from the more established authors for the CineLink Co-Production Market will be announced in the following weeks and the final selection will include a project presented in partnership with Doha Film Institute. CineLink Drama also welcomes the Midpoint TV Series launch workshop, presenting additional five projects in the open pitch session.In addition to the flagship selection of quality projects in development, screenings of fiction and doc works–in-progress and extracts from finished films going into distribution, regional film conference CineLink Talks, CineLink Industry Days will welcome the Ji.hlava’s Docu Talents from the East as well as Documentary Campus Masterschool workshop.Please let us know by July 6, if you are interested and send us a short motivation statement by e-mail to and  so that the selection of EAVE producers participating can be made.The selected producers will be invited by CineLink Industry Days and the Sarajevo Film Festival who will provide accreditation and accommodation (13 – 16) during the market. EAVE and CineLink will cover the travel cost up to a maximum of 400 EUR.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

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Dear Producers,

The International Producers Pooling Programme is a new opportunity for experienced producers who want to improve their skills in audiovisual project development in small self chosen pools of peers.

IPPP places producers at the centre of a collaborative learning process that promotes skills of management, communication and marketing, and positioning of their projects within a fast-evolving landscape of digital technologies and platforms.

The budget allocated per Pool amounts to €60'000 up to €100'000 depending on the number of production companies involved.

The programme takes place from January to December 2019.

Registration deadline is 30 October 2018.

All details and the application form can be found in the attached flyer and at

IPPP is proposed by FOCAL resource, in consultation with ACE Producers and EAVE, and is supported by ten national film funding agencies.

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EAVE Producers Workshop under the midnight sun

Stavanger (Norway) will be the stunning location of the second workshop of the EAVE Producers Workshop programme  during June 22–29. Co-financed by the The Norwegian Film Institute, Filmkraft Rogaland, Stavanger kommune, Rogaland fylkeskommune, Mediefondet Zefyr, Vestnorsk Filmsenter, Sørnorsk Filmsenter, Screen Story, Nordnorsk Filmsenter, Sola kommune and Vårstigen/Filminvest, and organized in collaboration with Chezville, the workshop will bring together 50 participants from 35 countries with a selection of top industry experts.

The workshop week in Stavanger is the second out of the three workshops of the year-long EAVE training for independent producers. The participants of this year were selected from a total of 184 applicants, and come from all over the world. In addition to most of the European member states, many other countries are represented as well, such as Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Israel and Russia.

EAVE’s 2018 pedagogical core team is composed of EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (LU), the four group leaders Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree, BE), Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm, DE), Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK). They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) and Legal Issues: Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (BE) They are joined by Music rights expert Laurence Kaye (UK) and sales expert Eva Diederix (Wild Bunch, FR).

An expert panel – EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath, producers Christine Alderson (Ipso Facto Films, UK), Christoph Friedel (Pandora Film Produktion, DE), Malene Flindt Pedersen (Hansen & Pedersen, DK) and Ada Solomon (HiFilm, RO), as well as Petri Kemppinen (Nordisk Film & TV Fond, NO) – will advise on the selected projects’ finance plans.

PMD Sally Hodgson (PIPOCA PICTURES, UK) will give a plenary session about thinking in terms of outreach and grassroots marketing.

Eurimages project manager Susan Newman (Eurimages, FR) will give an in-depth overview of the rules and regulations of Eurimages and share useful tips for applying.

The local film industry presents itself to the EAVE participants in a special session on Producing in and with Norway by Elin Erichsen and Tina Beate Goa Fagerheim from the Norwegian Film Institute, as well as EAVE graduate Kristine Knudsen (Den Siste Skilling, NO).

In addition, on June 26-27, EAVE organises a tailor-made EAVE@Stavanger workshop for selected local producers. In this workshop, EAVE Guest Expert Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales, PL) shares his experience for festival strategies, EAVE Pitching Expert Sibylle Kurz (DE) looks in depth into the art of pitching, EAVE graduate Kristine Knudsen (Den Siste Skilling, NO) gives a production case study on the internationally successful animation film Richard the Stork, EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) gives feedback on the participants’ finance plans, and EAVE Group Leader Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) gives the participants A Roadmap to Coproduction. The selected participants also have individual coaching meetings with the EAVE experts. In addition, the plenary sessions of the whole workshop are open for local industry professionals and special networking events with the EAVE producers are organized during the week.

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, Cinema do Brasil, the Polish Film Institute, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

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Call for applications: EAVE Producers Workshop 2019 - deadline August 31, 2018

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 and documentary, 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. 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. 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.


The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2018 and the selection will be announced in December 2018. The 3 workshops take place during March 8 - 15 in Luxembourg (LU), June (dates TBC) in Serbia, and October (dates TBC) in Leipzig (DE), 2019.


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

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Last Days to Apply! Call for 10 EAVE producers to PriFORUM / Prishtina International Film Festival

Dear EAVE Producers,
Prishtina International Film Festival and PriFest are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year!!
Prifest has teamed up with Kosovo Cinematography Centre (QKK) and in the name of this institution and the regional film industry development platform PriFORUM, they would like to invite up to 10 EAVE Network producers to join this year and visit the PriFORUM in the weekend of 19-22 July. The invitation covers  your stay and accommodation for 3 nights while you take care of your travel.
Coming to Pristina is pretty simple by air you can fly to Pristina or Skopje (one hour away) or you can travel by road and have a small Balkan adventure :)
PriFORUM will be exciting this year with the following events:
Best Pitch presentation of film projects from the Balkans (first and second director's film)
Prishtina Rendezvous (3rd edition) - speed-dating with the filmmakers to present their film projects. Prishtina Rendezvous is mainly focused at distributors and sales agents who are invited to attend, but it is a great possibility for International producers who would like to co-produce with young Balkan filmmakers, to explore the projects further and create network.
PriView - Work in Progress - a presentation of limited number of feature films in post-production
Other events will include presentations, discussions, talks and looots of parties and music nights!
A hot and fun weekend is guaranteed in Pristina during PriFORUM and all you have to do is think how to get there!
If you are interested, please send an email to or before June 10 as the number of invitations is limited.

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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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