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EAVE July News 2018


EURIMAGES funding for 3 EAVE projects

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

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producer: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit
  • CHARLOTTE, co-producer: EAVE graduate Vanya Rainova
  • DANIEL by Niels Arden Oplev, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sirono, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili, co-producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Wasiak
  • EAVE project THE LABUDOVIC REELS, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkovsky
  • EAVE project THE SON by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Alem Babic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Rok Secen, Zdenka Gold
  • EXIL by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • FIEBER by Helen Simon, producer: EAVE graduate David Lindner, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • GOODBYE SOVJET UNION by Lauri Randla, co-producer EAVE graduate Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Nagy Denes, co-producer: EAVE graduate Inesa Boka-Grube
  • PATRICK by Gonçalo Waddington, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Katzenstein
  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe-Höft
  • PLACE DE L'EUROPE, producer: TIES THAT BIND graduate Karim Aitouna
  • OLD TIMERS by Martin Dusek, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • SUICIDE TOURIST by Jonas Arnby, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel and Laurette Schillings
  • THE OBSCURE NIGHT, co-producer: EAVE graduate Alina Mumenthaler
  • THE ORPHANAGE by Shahrbanoo Sadat, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • THE VOLCANO, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • TRANSNISTRA by Anna Eborn, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies

www.coe.int/web/eurimages

 The World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury has made their selection out of 203 submissions from a total of 51 countries and awarded production funds totalling 416,000 €. Five of the selected films are produced by EAVE graduates.

WCF Production Funding 

  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez
  • THE COW THAT SANG A SONG ABOUT THE FUTURE by Francisca Alegría, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

WCF Europe

  • FEATHERS OF A FATHER by Omar El Zohairy, producer: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis

Distribution Funding

  • CANDELARIA by Jhonny Hendrix, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dag Hoel, EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day
  • PUENTES project THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi, producer at development stage: PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel, co-producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein

Distribution Funding WCF Europe

  • ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE graduate Léontine Petit

www.berlinale.de

Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (FFHSH) is supporting four films made by EAVE graduates:

  • DIE FRAU DES PILOTEN by Anne Zohra Berrached, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • MEERESLEUCHTEN by Ulrike Grote, producer: EAVE graduate Ilona Schultz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

www.ffhsh.de

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

  • BINTI by Frederike Migom, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • DE BELOFTE VAN PISA by Norbert ter Hal, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • DE PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans Gestel, Peter Bouckaert, Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • EAVE project THE TREE by Louw Venter, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro
  • PARADIJS IN DE WOESTIJN by Ike Bertels, producer: EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve
  • THE HAGUE HILTON by Boris Paval Conen, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust

www.filmfonds.nl

Wallimage supports the filming of LES CHATELAINS, the first feature film by director Véro Cratzborn, which is due to be filmed from September to October in Belgium and the North of France. The film is being produced by EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc for Iota Production and stars the French actress Ludivine Sagnier.

www.wallimage.be

The Swedish Film Institute has given €2.8 million to 12 new feature, documentary and short film projects. Among the features are:

  • 438 DAYS by Jesper Ganslandt, producer: EAVE graduate Sandra Harms
  • OUT STEALING HORSES, written and directed by Hans Petter Moland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic

www.filminstitutet.se/en/

JESSICA by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Léontine Petit is in pre-production. The film received support by the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and is produced by Plattform Produktion (Sweden) with Lemming Film (Netherlands), and Logical Pictures (France), in association with Film i Väst. It has also received support from the Swedish Film Institute and the Netherlands Film Production Incentive fund.

 www.lemmingfilm.com

The regional investment fund screen.brussels has just announced the results of its 7th support session, during which €1,000,000 was allocated to 11 audiovisual projects, including:

  • SI J’AVAIS SU by Solange Cicurel, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • LOLA VERS LA MER by Laurent Micheli, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland

www.screenbrussels.com

The Polish Film Institute Announces New Production Grants, among them:

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producers: EAVE graduates Agnieszka Wasiak, Mariusz Wlodarski
  • SUCHA ZIEMIA Agnieszka Woszczynska, producers: EAVE graduates Agnieszka Wasiak, Mariusz Wlodarski
  • OSTATNI CZLOWIEK NA ZIEMI by Grzegorz Pacek, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Braid

www.pisf.pl


Sørfond, the Norwegian South Film Fund has granted 2 features produced by EAVE graduate Ingrid Lill Høgtun: DAY AFTER TOMORROW by Kamar Ahmas Simon (produced also by EAVE graduate Sara Afreen) and STEPNE by Maryna Vroda.

http://filmfrasor.no/sorfond/

 

Hubert Bals Fund

  • THE COW THAT SANG A SONG ABOUT THE FUTURE by Francisca Alegría, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

 

EAVE project MON LÉGIONNAIRE by Rachel Lang, producer: EAVE graduate Jeremy Forni and Benoit Roland has won the Prix Spécial of the Fondation Gan pour le cinéma.

http://www.fondation-gan.com/premiere-laureate-annoncee

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BENEDETTA shooting now

  • MARIA’S CHILDREN by Zaida Bergrot, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä is currently shooting in Estonia. MARIA’S CHILDREN is produced by Daniel Kuitunen and Kaisla Viitala through the Finnish companies Komeetta and Kaiho Republic in co-production with Evelin Penttilä through Estonia’s Stellar. Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen is executive producer. The film is supported by the Finnish Film Foundation, the Estonian Film Institute and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. Film Estonia cash rebate, the Finnish broadcasting company YLE and the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK) Finland are also supporting. Shooting kicked off in July and will wrap in autumn. Shooting largely takes place in Olustvere and the Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia.

www.stellar.ee

  • BEYOND THE HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye is currently shooting in Macedonia. The script written by Joanne Giger is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by the Swiss author Roland Buti. The film is a coproduction between Box Productions from Switzerland, Entre chien et loup from Belgium and Elzévir Films from France, with Kino Oko servicing in Macedonia. Centre du Cinéma, Screen Brussels, RTBF, BeTV, Macedonia’s Film Production Incentive Programme and Eurimages are supporting. Shooting is taking place entirely in Macedonia in July and August.

www.entre-chien-et-loup.be

  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings and Frans van Gestel is shooting in Italy. Virginie Efira and Daphné Patakia will play the main roles, Charlotte Rampling and Lambert Wilson are also part of the main cast. The film is produced by French SBS – Saïd Ben Saïd in co-production with Topkapi Films (NL).

www.topkapifilms.nl

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PARI now in post-production

  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producer: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Laurette Schillings finished shooting. The film is produced by Heretic (Greece), Topkapi Films (Netherlands), Le Bureau (France) and the Chouchkov Brothers (Bulgaria). Support comes from MEDIA, Greek Film Center, ERT S.A., CNC, Nederlands Filmfonds, Bulgarian National Film Center.

http://heretic.gr/pari

  • LOCUS OF CONTROL by Halina Reijn with Carice van Houten and Marwan Kenzari in the leads. Producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings and Frans van Gestel. Nicoline, an experienced psychologist working in a penal institution, starts an affair with a serial rapist, who appears to be ready to return to society.
  • GOD ONLY KNOWS by Mijke de Jong, with Monic Hendrickx, Elsie de Brauw and Marcel Musters in the leading parts. Producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings and Frans van Gestel. On a brother with a burn-out and his two sisters. What does it mean: to care for each other?  A shameless and present-day generation film.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • ROSIE by Paddy Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney is in post-production. Scripted by Roddy Doyle, the film follows an intense 36 hour-period in the lives of a Dublin family who find themselves homeless after their landlord sells their rented home. The film is produced by Element Pictures, and has received both Development and Production funding through the Irish Film Board. Shooting in Dublin wrapped in April.

https://elementpictures.ie

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GIRL nominated for LUX Prize

The European Parliament announced the ten contenders for the Official Competition of this year’s LUX Prize. Among them are six films by EAVE graduates:

  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard 
  • DONBASS by Sergej Loznitsa, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans Gestel
  • LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dino
  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING by Mila Turajlic, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkowsky

www.luxprize.eu/v1

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EAVE project WAJIB wins Best European Film at PriFest

53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

  • I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduates Jiri Konecny, Jonas Dornbach wins The Grand Prix – Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film. The film also received the Europa Cinemas Label Award
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny won the Best Director Award
  • EAVE project HISTORY OF LOVE by Sonja Prosenc, producer: EAVE graduate Rok Secen, co-producers: EAVE graduates Nadja Trevisan, Jarle Bjørknes received a Special Jury Mention
  • JUMPMAN by Ivan I. Tverdovskij, producer: EAVE graduate  Guillaume de Seille also received a Special Jury Mention
  • MIRIAM LIES by Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada, co-producer: EAVE graduate Paco Poch received the Ecumenical Jury Award
  • REDEMPTION by Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov, producer: EAVE participant Michael Rozenbaum won the Best Actor Award (Moshe Folkenflik) and the Ecumenical Jury Award
  • ALL THIS VICTORY by Ahmad Ghossein, producer: INTERCHANGE graduate Myriam Sassine Won the Works in Progress Award
  • LITTLE POLAND by Matej Bobrik, producer: PUENTES graduate Agneszka Dziedzic received a Special Mention at Docs in Progress

www.kviff.com

 

Galway Film Fleadh

  • GUTLAND by Govinda Van Maele, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial was awarded Best International First Feature

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

Prishtina International Film Festival PriFest

  • EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, Ruben Thorkildsen won Best European Film
  • ANCHOR AND HOPE by Carlos Marques-Marcet, producer: EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno won the Media Jury Award and the Special Jury Prize
  • DIRECTIONS by Stephan Komandarev, producers: EAVE graduates Katya Trichkova and Stephan Komandarev was awarded Best Director for the Balkan films and the FIPRESCI Prize
  • THE WITCH HUNTERS by Rasko Miljkovic, producers: EAVE graduate Snezana Penev, Ognen Antov and MW graduate Jovana Karaulic won the Best Actress award (Silma Mahmuti)
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA, producers: EAVE graduates Belina Jano, Besnik Krapi received the Color Grading Prize

http://prifest.org

 

European Film Festival Palic

  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans Gestel won the Golden Tower for Best Film

www.palicfilmfestival.com


Odessa International Festival

  • PITY by Babis Makridis, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou won Best Film and Best Director
  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans Gestel won the  Best Acting award (Victor Polster)
  • WHEN THE TREES FALL by Marysia Nikitiuk, co-producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcik received the Best Acting award in the National competition (Anastasia Pustovit)

https://oiff.com.ua/en

 

Filmfest München

  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard won the CineVision Competition for Best International Film by an Emerging Director
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER by Damian John Harper, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann was awarded Best Screenplay

www.filmfest-muenchen.de

 

Pula Film Festival

  • COMIC SANS by Nevio Marasovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic won the Golden Arena for Best Director and the Arena for Best Actor (Janko Popovic Volaric)
  • EAVE project IVAN by Janez Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec received the Golden Arena for Best Acting Performance (Marusa Majer)

www.pulafilmfestival.hr


FIDMarseille

  • MITRA by Jorge León, producer: EAVE graduate Jean Laurent Csinidis won the Marseille Espérance Award of the French competition

www.fidmarseille.org


Italian Nastri d'Argento awards

  • THE INTRUDER by Leonardo di Costanzo, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina won Best Live Sound
  • THE LEISURE SEEKER by Paolo Virzi, executive producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Luxembourg David Grumbach was awarded the Best International Cinema Award

www.tempesta.eu

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PUENTES project LOS PERROS in Swiss cinemas

In French cinemas

  • ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE graduate Léontine Petit. July 11.

www.lemmingfilm.com

  • SEASON OF THE DEVIL by Lav Diaz, producers: Ties That Bind graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena and TTB graduate Bradley Liew. July 25.

www.epic.ph



In Belgian cinemas

  • VENT DU NORD by Walid Mattar, co-producers: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes and PUENTES graduate Anthony Rey. July 11.

www.helicotronc.com

  • GOOD MANNERS by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clement Duboin. July 11.

www.goodfortunefilms.com

  • THE BOOKSHOP by Isabel Coixet, producer: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske. July 18.

www.onetwofilms.com

  • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by Terry Gilliam, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye. July 25.

www.entre-chien-et-loup.be



In UK cinemas

  • MARY SHELLEY by Haifaa Al-Mansour, co-producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Luxembourg David Grumbach. July 6.

http://www.juliettefilms.lu/films/a-storm-in-the-stars.html

  • LE FIDÈLE by Michael R. Roskam, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert. July 13.

http://lefidele.be/nl

  • SUMMER 1993 by Carla Simon, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora. July 27.

www.avalon.me

  • ICEMAN by Felix Randau, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

http://www.amourfoufilm.com/film/der-mann-aus-dem-eis/



In Dutch cinemas

  • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by Terry Gilliam, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye. July 26.

www.entre-chien-et-loup.be

  • DISOBEDIENCE by Sebastián Lelio, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. July 12.

https://elementpictures.ie

  • THE HAPPY PRINCE by Rupert Everett, producer EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye. July 19.

www.entre-chien-et-loup.be

  • LA CORDILLERA by Santiago Mitre, producer: EAVE graduate Didar Domehri. July 19.

www.fullhouse-films.com



In Swiss cinemas

  • CANDELARIA by Jhonny Hendrix, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dag Hoel. July 5.

www.pucaracine.com

  • PUENTES project LOS PERROS by Marcela Said, producers: EAVE + graduate Tom Dercourt, EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, co-producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE MW graduate Jonas Katzenstein, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler. July 12.

www.helicotronc.com



In Austrian cinemas

  • NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville. July 20.

www.tarantula.be

  • FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz, associated producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler. July 13.

http://bordcadrefilms.com

  • CANDELARIA by Jhonny Hendrix, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dag Hoel. July 6.

www.pucaracine.com

  • ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE graduate Léontine Petit. July 6.

www.lemmingfilm.com



In German cinemas

  • CANDELARIA by Jhonny Hendrix, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dag Hoel. July 5.

www.pucaracine.com

  • ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF by Karim Aïnouz, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu. July 5.

www.lesfilmsdici.fr

  • FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz, associated producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler. July 12.

http://bordcadrefilms.com

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

www.tarantula.be

  • LOS VERSOS DEL OLVIDO by Alireza Khatami, co-producers: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit, PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi. July 12.

www.lemmingfilm.com

  • ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE graduate Léontine Petit. July 12.

www.lemmingfilm.com

  • GOOD MANNERS by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clement Duboin. July 26.

www.goodfortunefilms.com

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BIRDS OF PASSAGE,THE HEIRESSES and THE SEEN AND UNSEEN top at New Horizons

Revelation Perth Film Festival  (July 6 – 19)

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

www.revelationfilmfest.org



Galway Film Fleadh (July 7 – 12)

• A MOTHER BRINGS HER SON TO BE SHOT by Sinéad O’Shea, producer: EAVE graduate Ailish Bracken
• DISOBEDIENCE by Sebastián Lelio, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
• GUTLAND by Govinda Van Maele, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
• IN DEN GÄNGEN (IN THE AISLES) by Thomas Stuber, co-producer: EAVE graduate Undine Filter
• GOOD FAVOUR by Rebecca Daly, producers: EAVE graduates Conor Barry, Benoît Roland, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen
• METAL HEART by Hugh O’Conor, producer: EAVE graduate Robert Walpole
• MIRACLE by Egle Vertelyte, producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis
• NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
• PUENTES project THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi, producer at development stage: PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel, co-producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein
• STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
• TEHRAN TABOO by Ali Soozandeh, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda  
• THE BELLY OF THE WHALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Morgan Bushe
• THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM by Muayad Alayan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke Niens
• TOURISTS by Mateusz Romaszkan and Marta Wojtowicz-Wcislo, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma
• UNDER THE TREE by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, producers: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted, PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
• VENT DU NORD by Walid Mattar, co-producers: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes and PUENTES graduate Anthony Rey
• WE by Rene Eller, producer: EAVE graduate Julius Ponten
In the framework of the partnership between EAVE and Galway Film Fleadh, the following EAVE producers have been invited:
• Nicholas George - Les Films du Carré - Belgium
• Boris Despodov - B Film - Bulgaria
• Luca Legnani - 9.99 Films - Italy
• Gilles Chanial - Les Films Fauves - Luxembourg
• Paul Ruven - Talent United Film & Tv – The Netherlands
• Danilo Beckovic - Gargantua Films - Serbia
• Mika Ritalahti -  Silvia Mysterium Oy - Finland

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com


FID International Film Festival of Marseille (July 10 – 16)

• J by Gaetano Liberti, producer: EAVE MW graduate Roberto Cavallini
• MITRA by Jorge León, producer: EAVE graduate Jean Laurent Csinidis
• SUMMERHOUSE by Damir Cucic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold
In the framework of the partnership between EAVE and FIDLab, the following EAVE producers have been invited:
• Paola Wink - Tokyo Filmes - Brazil
• Jérémy Forny - Chevaldeuxtrois - France
• Alba Sotorra - Alba Sotorra S.L. - Spain

www.fidmarseille.org


Odessa International Film Festival (July 13 - 21)

• DONBASS by Sergej Loznitsa, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
• EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE by Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
• 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  
• FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz, associated producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
• GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans Gestel
• HUMAN FLOW by Ai Weiwei, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
• PITY by Babis Makridis, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
• STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
• THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by Terry Gilliam, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
• THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM by Muayad Alayan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke Niens
• VOLCANO by Roman Bondarchuk, producer: Olena Yershova

www.oiff.com.ua


European Film Festival Palic  (July 14 – 20)

• BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard
• BRAGUINO by Clément Cogitore, producer: Cédric Bonin, co-producer: Kaarle Aho
• DOVLATOV by Alexey German Jr., producers: EAVE graduates Isabella Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic
• FREE LUNCH SOCIETY by Christian Tod, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
• GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans Gestel
• LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dino
• JUPITER’S MOON by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi
• SCARY MOTHER by Ana Urushadze, producer: EAVE graduate Tinatin Kajrishvili
• STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
• THE BASICS OF KILLING by Jan Cvitkovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic
• THE DEAD NATION by Radu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
• THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER by Yorgos Lantimnos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
• TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, co-producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril
• TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet  
• VOLCANO by Roman Bondarchuk, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova

www.palicfilmfestival.com


Pula International Film Festival (July 14 – 22)

• COMIC SANS by Nevio Marasovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
• EAVE project IVAN by Janez Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec
• LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dino
• THE BOOKSHOP by Isabel Coixet, producer: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske

www.pulafilmfestival.hr


PriFest, Prishtina International Film Festival (July 17 – 22)

• ANCHOR AND HOPE by Carlos Marques-Marcet, producer: EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno
• COMIC SANS by Nevio Marasovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
• DIRECTIONS by Stephan Komandarev, producers: EAVE graduates  Katya Trichkova and Stephan Komandarev
• EAVE project WAJIB by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi, Ruben Thorkildsen
• FOAM AT THE MOUTH by Janis Nords, producer: EAVE graduate Alise Gelze
• I WAS A DREAMER by Michele Vanucci, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
• THE WITCH HUNTERS by Rasko Miljkovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Penev
• WHEN THE TREES FALL by Marysia Nikitiuk, co-producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcik
In the framework of the partnership between EAVE and PriFest, the following EAVE producers have been invited:
• Belina Jano - Animated Society - Albania
• Ipek Kent - Yedi Film - Turkey
• James Richard Baillie - Bridge + Tunnel - UK
• Giovanni Pompili - Gargantua Films - Italy
• Ossama Bawardi - Philistine Films - Palestine
• Katya Trichkova - Argo film - Bulgaria
• Sergi Moreno - Lastor Media - Spain
• Bostjan Virc - Studio Virc d.o.o. - Slovenia

www.prifest.org


Jerusalem Film Festival (July 26 – August 5)

• ÁGA by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
• AND BREATHE NORMALLY by Isold Uggadottir, producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, EAVE graduate Annika Hellström
• BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard
• DONBASS by Sergej Loznitsa, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
• EAVE project 3/4 by Ilian Metev, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
• GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans Gestel
• HANNAH by Andrea Pallaoro, co-producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
• LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dino
• INFINITE FOOTBALL by Corneliu Porumboiu, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu
• L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
• LICHT by Barbara Albert, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
• MARY SHELLEY by Haifaa Al-Mansour, co-producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Luxembourg David Grumbach
• NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
• OBLIVION VERSES by Alireza Khatami, co-producers: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit, PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
• SEASON OF THE DEVIL by Lav Diaz, producers: Ties That Bind graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena and TTB graduate Bradley Liew
• STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
• TEATRO DE GUERRA by Lola Arias, producers: EAVE graduates Gema Juarez Allen, Ingmar Trost
• THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS produced and directed by TFL graduate Gabriel Abrantes
• THELMA by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors
• THE WILD PEAR TREE by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska
• TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, co-producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril
• TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet  
• WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
• WRITTEN/UNWRITTEN by Adrian Silisteanu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci

www.jff.org.il


New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclav (July 26 – August 5)

• A FANTASTIC WOMAN by Sebastian Lelio, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach, Fernanda del Nido
• ÁGA by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
• COBAIN by Nanouk Leopold, writer and producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
• DISOBEDIENCE by Sebastián Lelio, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
• DOVLATOV by Alexey German Jr., producers: EAVE graduates Isabella Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Serbian National Coordinator Miroslav Mogorovic
• EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE by Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
• FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz, associated producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
• FROST by Sharunas Bartas, producers: EAVE graduates Janja Kralj, Olena Yershova, Maria Blicharska
• I AM NOT A WITCH by Rungano Nyoni, producer: EAVE graduate Juliette Grandmont, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Titus Kreyenberg
• IN THE AISLES (IN DEN GÄNGEN) by Thomas Stuber, co-producer: EAVE graduate Undine Filter
• LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dino
• MILLA by Valerie Massadian, producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
• PITY by Babis Makridis, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
• PUENTES project THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi, producer at development stage: PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel, co-producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein  
• SEASON OF THE DEVIL by Lav Diaz, producers: Ties That Bind graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena and TTB graduate Bradley Liew
• STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
• SUMMER 1993 by Carla Simon, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora
• THE BED by Mónica Lairana, producers: EAVE graduate Gema Juárez Allen, Ingmar Trost, Laurette Schillings
• THE LOAD by Ognjen Glavonic, producer: PUENTES graduate Sophie Erbs, co-producers: EAVE graduate Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE + graduate Tom Dercourt
• THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by Terry Gilliam, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
• THE WILD PEAR TREE by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska
• TIGRE by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasolas-Day, associated producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
• Ties That Bind project THE SEEN AND UNSEEN by Kamila Andini, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Gita Fara
• TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, co-producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril
• 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
• ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE graduate Léontine Petit


POLISH DAYS (July 30 - August 1)

• WHITE CUBE by Wojciech Pustola, producer: EAVE participant Marta Golba
• EAVE project THE MUTE by Bartosz Konopka, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Wydra
• BEFORE THE HORIZON ENDS by Anka Sasnal and Wilhelm Sasnal, producer: EAVE graduate Magdalena Kaminska
• HER/HIS by Anna Kazejak, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
• I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
• DEAR ONES by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Kurzydlo
• UNPROMISED LAND by Jacek Borcuch, producer: EAVE graduate Marta Habior

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MEET EAVE IN AUGUST!

@New Horizons IFF Wroclaw, July 30-August 1:
EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

@Locarno Film Festival, August 3-7:
EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

@CineLink Sarajevo, August 13-17:
EAVE graduate and group leader Danijel Hocevar

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EAVE Producers Workshop 2019 - Call for Applications

Train, develop, network. A year long programme focused on three intensive weeks featuring professional development through working on the development of fiction and documentary projects.
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. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.
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 in Serbia, and October in Leipzig (DE), 2019.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 31, 2018.

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EAVE ON DEMAND Montenegro coming up: October 2-3, 2018

EAVE ON DEMAND Montenegro: in co-operation with the Film Centre of Montenegro.
Find more information about EAVE ON DEMAND on http://eave.org/programmes/eave-on-demand/ or contact eave@eave.org

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It`s a wrap for PUENTES Workshop!

EAVE PUENTES Europe/Latin America Co-Production Workshop has just wrapped the first workshop of its 9th edition from July 9 – 13, 2018, in Trieste, Italy. PUENTES is organized by EAVE in partnership with MiBACT, Mutante Cine, FVG Audiovisual Fund, Ventana Sur, and with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union.

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Upcoming deadlines

Script Pool Tallinn: Submissions are open

Deadline: September 3, 2018
Script Pool Tallinn is a script development competition launched at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2017, awarding a 5000 Euro prize by our partner Global Screen GmbH to one of the five writer-producer teams invited to Tallinn.
https://industrytallinn.com/scriptpool

Berlinale Talents: Call for Entries 2019

 Submission Deadline: September 3, 2018
Berlinale Talents is the festival’s creative networking platform for film and TV drama series professionals from around the world. It consists of the Summit with master classes and interactive panel discussions as well as various Studio programmes and Project Labs.
250 international creatives from 12 different disciplines are invited to Berlin to expand their horizons through invaluable input. They share experiences with experts and among each other and become a part of the ever-growing community of Berlinale Talents alumni.

For more information on the application procedure please visit the Berlinale Talents website and watch the application video.


APostLab – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Application deadline: September 10, 2018
APostLab's (former EP2C) opened the call for its annual 6-day post production workshop. The 9th edition of the workshop will take place in SARDINIA, ITALY from NOV 8 – 13th 2018 in partnership with the Sardegna Film Commission.
Details: www.apostlab.com/annual
Questions: info@apostlab.com


EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH 2019 – 13th edition, Call for Applications

Application deadline – 30th of September 2018

About European Short Pitch
European Short Pitch is an initiative aimed at promoting the European coproduction of short films. It combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum bringing together scriptwriters, directors and industry professionals from all over Europe.
Selected on the basis of their short film projects, 16 European talents gather to discuss, rewrite, and learn to promote their stories on a European level with the support of 4 tutors. They eventually pitch their projects in front of a panel of professionals: over 55 producers, financers, buyers, and distributors.

Before the application deadline (30th of September 2018, midnight C.E.T.), applicants have to send a zip file (named after the title of the project) to europeanshortpitch@nisimasa.com

More info & application form:    http://www.nisimasa.com/esp-2019-call-for-applications

 

Warsaw Kids Film Forum 2018

Registration for Warsaw Kids Film Forum 2018 is opened. The 2nd edition of the international pitching forum for films and series for the young spectator will take place on September 26-28, 2018 in Warsaw during the 5th Kids Film Festival.
More info: www.warsawkidsff.pl
CONTACT: Katarzyna Janiak Industry Coordinator katarzyna.janiak@nowehoryzonty.pl | M: +48 501 471 097 

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Call for Applications for EAVE Producers: DOK Preview Training and DOK Co-Pro Market

DOK Preview Training:

DOK Preview Training is a works-in-progress presentation for creative documentaries that are looking to premiere 3-12 months after October 2018. Principle photography should be completed and a rough cut should be available in October 2018.  DOK Leipzig selects one outstanding project from 8 training initiatives to participate in a pitch refresher workshop as well as networking events, culminating in a presentation moderated by Stefano Tealdi (Stefilm International).

 The Presentation and networking opportunities will give you the chance to present your project to festival programmers and directors, buyers and commissioning editors, sales and distributors including VOD platforms. We hope the opportunity will be a catalyst for the marketing and circulation of your film.

Presentation is free of charge and DOK Leipzig offers you free all-access festival passes and 3 nights accommodation to facilitate your participation.

Teams must be available between 28.10.2018 (evening) and 31.10.2018 (evening) to be in Leipzig.

 

Producers without Projects at DOK Co-Pro Market:

DOK Co-Pro Market invites 35 international projects to come to DOK Leipzig to find collaboration partners and co-financiers from European and all over the world.

The 2-day programme dedicates one day to meetings with potential co-producers.

DOK Leipzig is happy to offer 4 places for recent EAVE graduates looking for new projects for their slates. Participating without a project is free and DOK Leipzig will offer you 3 nights accomodation to facilitate your participation.
Dates are 28.10. (evening) to 31.10.2018.

Please apply by contacting Brigid O'Shea before August 31: oshea@dok-leipzig.de

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Collaboration between Polish Film Institute and EAVE yields new scholarships for Polish producers

Polish Film Institute and EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), one of the leading professional training, project development and networking organizations for audiovisual producers, are happy to announce the continuation of their successful partnership that will again and for the third time offer a scholarship for one Polish producer and project for the EAVE 2019 Producers Workshop.

The award of 30.000 PLN, sponsored by the Polish Film Institute, towards the costs of the participation in the EAVE 2019 workshops will be granted to one of the selected projects in development pitched at the Polish Days (July 30 – August 1, 2018), the most important industry event in Poland, held in the framework of the New Horizons International Film Festival (July 26 – August 5, 2018) in Wroclaw.
The award will be presented during the Polish Days awards ceremony on August 1, 2018, by EAVE’s CEO Kristina Trapp.

Past beneficiaries of the PFI/EAVE award have been Magdalena Kaminska (Balapolis), who is pitching her latest project BEFORE THE HORIZON ENDS by Anka Sasnal and Wilhelm Sasnal, as well as Marta Golba (Endorfina Studio), who is presenting her latest production WHITE CUBE by Wojciech Pustola at the Polish Days this year:

Magdalena Kamiska:  “In 2016 I was awarded with the scholarship when pitching feature film WEREWOLF at the Polish Days New Horizons. Now the film is completed. Thanks to the PFI’s scholarship and EAVE  I was part of the 2017 workshop that gave me energy, knowledge, professional contacts and new friendships. All the benefits and experience gained are working out well for me now.“


Marta Golba:  “EAVE challenges, questions and sometimes deconstructs. All that to guide you, give tools and an amazing network of people from all arround the world to create a cinema beyond borders. I feel it is essential at this stage of my career and I would not be able to afford to participate in this adventure without the support of PFI.“


About EAVE:

EAVE is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for the EAVE Producers Workshop. The EAVE 2019 Producers Workshop 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 beyond, by building up a pan European professional network. EAVE welcomes applications from associated branches of the industry – e.g. commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year, 50 participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and partake in three one-week workshops.

Timeline: interviews with a pre-selection of candidates in October 2018; selection is announced in December 2018; in 2019 three workshops take place in March (Luxembourg), June (Novi Sad, Serbia) and October (Leipzig, Germany).

For more information about the programme and application procedure, please visit: www.eave.org

About PISF:

The Polish Film Institute (PISF) is a national film fund established in 2005. Poland has a long tradition of quality filmmaking, marked by names such as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and Krzysztof Kieslowski; directors working abroad and contributing to the achievements of the world cinema such as Roman Polanski and Agnieszka Holland; and cinematographers such as Janusz Kaminski and Slawomir Idziak, whose work is recognized and sought after the world over. Their accomplishments set standards of excellence that are being followed by the new generation of Polish filmmakers. The Polish Film Institute exists to help them gain international recognition for their films, and to help Polish cinema restore and maintain its traditional position in the world. The Institute's principal task is to provide the Polish film industry with a modern mechanism of support – from the development of film projects, through production, to promotion, distribution and circulation of Polish and European films. PFI supports films from concept to screening, with particular emphasis on international co-productions. For more information: www.en.pisf.pl

About New Horizons IFF

New Horizons IFF – Poland’s biggest thriving arthouse festival, showcase of bold auteur cinema focused on uncompromising films that explore new horizons in film language, expression and storytelling. With the lively and dedicated attitude towards its audiences, it introduces new directors and new trends in films as well as explores various artistic fields throughout the city of Wroclaw. International industry events such as Polish Days and New Horizons Studio+ are part of the festivals programme.

Polish Days, one of the most important industry events in Poland, are committed to expanding an international presence of Polish cinema and building long-term relationships with the world film industry professionals. During three days industry representatives including programmers, sales agents, producers, film funds and distributors from all over the world meet to watch the latest Polish films at closed screenings. Completed films, works-in-progress and projects in development are shown and pitched to the international audience and followed by one-on-one sessions. 7th edition of Polish Days are held between July 30 - August 1,  2018 in Wroclaw (Poland).

For more information: www.nowehoryzonty.pl

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EAVE on Demand Bilbao - October 30-31, 2018 - International Marketing and Distribution Workshop

EAVE is proud to organise an EAVE ON DEMAND workshop in co-operation with the Europa Creativa Desk MEDIA Euskadi–Zineuskadi during October 30-31 at the Azkuna Centre in Bilbao, Spain, for the Basque industry. The aim of the initiative is to deepen participants’ knowledge in international sales and distribution, innovative marketing strategies, promotion and audience construction.

The workshop will be divided into two sessions.

The 30 October session will consist of a conference open to the general public in which EAVE experts Raquel Cabrera and Álvaro Vega will address topics such as marketing and audience development, sales and international distribution, working with sales agents, alternative distribution methods, new business and marketing models and social media networks.

The 31 October session will consist of a group work involving the selected projects.

Thanks to the collaboration of the Hemen Association, participants will be able to enjoy a coffee and networking break during the day.

Deadline of the call for the presentation of project documentation to be sent to info@europacreativaeuskadi.eu: August 24, 2018

Deadline for participation in the conference: October 15, 2018

Raquel Cabrera is the Account Manager of The Film Agency, working with the Spanish-speaking market and focusing on film marketing and consultancy services for producers. Some of her most important recent clients include Avalon, Fox, Mediapro, MOD and Telecinco.

Álvaro Vega is an experienced film marketing professional who has managed the promotion of more than 100 films for every type of audience. These films include all genres from blockbusters to début films to independent cinema reaching a wider international audience.

Upcoming EAVE ON DEMAND sessions in 2018:

  • EAVE ON DEMAND Cairo: EAVE/BMS Script Development Lab in co-operation with Cairo Industry Days and Birthmark Scenario
  • EAVE ON DEMAND Montenegro: in co-operation with the Film Centre of Montenegro

Find more information about EAVE ON DEMAND on http://eave.org/programmes/eave-on-demand/ or contact eave@eave.org

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The International Producers Pooling Programme in Locarno

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.

An information spot where you can meet the IPPP initiators is organised on Sunday 5 August from 14:30 to 16:00 at the Hotel Arcadia (Lungolaga G. Motta), Sala Angolo.

IPPP 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 www.focal-resource.nl/ippp.

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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Call for applications: EAVE/BMS Script Development Lab - deadline: August 31, 2018

Cairo Industry Days in partnership with EAVE ON DEMAND and Birthmark Scenario is offering a 4 days Development Lab for selected teams of writers and producers. EAVE/BMS Script Development Lab objective is to cover all aspects of the development stage of Arabic feature film projects including script development strategies, the role of the producer, marketing and international sales, budgeting and financial planning as well as pitching.

EAVE/BMS Script Development Lab couples international and regional experts to ensure the delivery of information and content in a relevant and tailored manner to meet the specific needs of each project.

EAVE/BMS Script Development Lab OBJECTIVES

 1. Prepare regional producers and writers for the development stage
2. Support the writers as a stand alone profession
3. Emphasize on the creative role of the producer
4. Highlight available and realistic cooperation and financing opportunities

TOPICS COVERED

 1. Script Development Strategies
2. Marketing and International Sales
3. Role of the Producer
4. Budget & Financing
5. Pitching

EAVE/BMS Script Development Lab STRUCTURE

Masterclasses

– 1.5-2 hours delivered by the experts for each topic

Group sessions:

– 2 – 5 Hours Daily for 4 days
Will cover
– Challenges facing the writers and producers through the writing process
– Sharing knowledge and case studies between the experts and the participants
– Discussions of the group’s projects from both perspectives
– Setting a plan for following steps of each of the projects

One-on-One consultancy

– A one hour individual consultancy between the experts and each project team

MEET THE EXPERTS

Roshanak Behesht Nedjad – In Good Company (DE)
Roshanak began working in the film industry as a festival coordinator and production manager. In 1999, she started her first production company Flying Moon, together with Helge Albers and Konstantin Kröning. Until 2014 they produced arthouse films, with over 30 international awards, among them the German Film Award in Gold and the Prix Europe Iris. In 2012, Roshanak ventured into Serious Games with LudInc and in 2014 she teamed up with Jani Thiltges and Claude Waringo, starting In Good Company in Berlin. The focus of IGC is on international coproductions, with an emphasis on European features, aiming to entertain on a smart level. Roshanak also works as an expert and consultant for various institutions and training organisations such as EAVE. She is a member of the German Film Academy as well as the European Film Academy, an EAVE graduate and group leader.

 

Clare Downs – Script executive (UK)
Consultant, Script Executive, Fund Evaluator, Lecturer, Producer – The Dress (BAFTA), High Season (San Sebastian, Best Screenplay). Clare Downs has extensive international script consulting and workshop experience. She was Director of International Creative Affairs at The Ladd Company. Founding member of the EAVE script analyst team since 1989. Head of Studies for Regional Programmes in Greece, Ireland and Scotland. Script Expert for EAVE on Demand, and for the EAVE International Programmes -Ties That Bind, B’EST. Also Head of Studies of the Southern African producer training programme, AVEA; Head of Script for FOCAL’S South Caucasian Film Project (IFSCA); Script Consultant for the Jerusalem International/Sam Spiegel Film Lab.  Recent Cannes and Berlin prize winners: The Kindergarten Teacher, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, United States of Love, Mellow Mud, also including Wajib (Locarno, Toronto).

Aranka Matits – Featurette (NL)
Aranka Matits, as the founder of boutique agency Featurette, advises distributors, roadcasters and VOD platforms on their acquisitions, coproductions and strategic planning. At the forefront of the evolving media landscape, she also consults them on the evolving practices of production and distribution, creating opportunities for them to exploit new markets. Current and past clients include a roster of theatrical distributors (France, Germany, the UK, Switzerland, the Benelux, Italy, Spain and Portugal), international sales agents, on-demand platforms and VOD aggregators as well as a multinational broadcaster.
Her acquisitions range from auteur films to crossover fare and include titles like the Oscar-winning Still Alice, Amour and The Secret in Their Eyes, festival hits like Toni Erdmann or Winter’s Bone or breakout debuts such as Wadjda or Mustang.
Previously, Aranka headed acquisitions for French distributor Pretty Pictures and her selections contributed to transforming the company into a key player in the territory. Prior, she worked in international sales where she sold a diverse slate of established directors and new talent. She began her career working in film finance where she was involved in executive producing films by Woody Allen and Werner Herzog, amongst others.
In addition, she teaches workshops on sales, distribution and project marketing across the globe. She is also a regular speaker at events hosted by EAVE, Producers Network or ACE Producers. She serves regularly on project development or festival juries and is a voting member of the European Film Academy.
For nearly two decades Aranka worked in London and New York, where she also obtained a PhD in German Literature & Film Studies. Originally from Cologne, she currently lives in Amsterdam.

Ahmed Sharkawi (Egypt, EG)
Ahmed Sharkawi is a media executive with over 22 years of experience in the media industry in the Middle East and currently serves as Head of Content Development for Shahid at MBC Group. He holds an MA in Production for Film & Television from Royal Holloway, University of London (2009), a diploma in Film Producing from New York Film Academy/Los Angeles (2004) and was Egypt’s representative in the Euro-Med Co-production workshop hosted by Media Business School, Spain (2006).
Sharkawi had overseen the development and production of over 400 scripted drama hours for the region and was among the founding team of Sony Pictures Television (SPT)operation in the Middle East, and headed the scripted development division at SPT Arabia. After SPT, he went on to set up the development division at Iproductions Egypt and later acted as the Scripted Development Consultant for Beelink Productions.
He is credited for the development of both original series and local remakes of international formats; most notably; Layali Eugenie (30 Episodes) an Adaptation of Acacias 38 (BoomerangTV), Halawet ElDonia (30 Episodes) an adaptation of Terminales (Televisa), La Totfe2 ElShams (30 Episodes), Haza El Masaa (30 Eps), Heba Regel ElGhorab (180 Eps) a remake of Betty La Fea (RCN), Elbab fi Elbab (3 Seasons X 30EPS) a remake of Everybody Loves Raymond (WB/SPT) among others.
Previous to working in drama production, Sharkawi have worked with various broadcasters around the region in like OSN (Showtime), Abu Dhabi Media Company and OTV.

WHO SHOULD APPLY & WHY?

– Teams – writer and producer – of projects that are at a very early stage of development and interested in understanding specifically their roles and the nature of the process and how to propel their projects to materialize.
– Projects mean fiction feature length scripts with Arabic as the main language of the film
– The Development Lab also offers post lab optional script counseling after the festival as well as an opportunity to network and build professional relationships with counterparts and experts.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Please read all the FAQs section before filling in the application
2. Fill and submit the online form for your project (one application/ writer-producer team)
Please NOTE:
1. Submission PACKAGE has to include
a. Writer’s bio / filmography
b. Writer’s Note of Intention
c. Producer’s Bio / filmography
d. Producer’s Note of Intention
e. Project current status
f. Project development budget and financial plan
g. Project detailed Treatment
2. Package has to be submitted in two language versions; English and Arabic
3. Submission Deadline is August 31st 2018

ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS

EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading professional training, project development and networking organizations for audiovisual producers. Working with a worldwide network of partners we are involved in programmes for producers in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Arab world, Asia and Africa.

Birthmark Scenario – Birthmark Scenario is a script services and development company that aims for scouting and developing talents as well as managing those talents to provide second to none quality scripts for the film and TV market. It’s BMS vision to put Arabic screenwriting development on the international map of screenwriting.

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LAST DAYS TO APPLY:  EAVE@CineLink Industry Days and Sarajevo Film Festival

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 Jihlava’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 satu@eave.org and masa.markovic@sff.ba  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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PUENTES: first workshop in Trieste coming up!

PUENTES

EAVE PUENTES Europe/Latin America Co-Production Workshop launches its 9th edition from July 9 – 13, 2018, in Trieste, Italy. 14 producers and professionals (complete list of participants below) have been selected out of a record number of over 68 applications from 17 countries.

PUENTES is a two-part programme taking place in Trieste, Italy, in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund and under the patronage of MiBACT,  from July 9 – 13, 2018, and Montevideo, Uruguay, from December 5 – 9, 2018, in partnership with Mutante Cine. Thanks to a special cooperation, all participants will be able to attend VENTANA SUR (December 10-14, 2018), in Buenos Aires.

We are happy to announce the new long-term strategic partnership with MiBACT, Italian Ministry of Culture, the PUENTES participants will be joined by Italian producers and film commissioners for two days of common plenary sessions and professional networking. Aside from the plenary sessions, daily group work sessions will be the core of PUENTES. Participants will discuss and analyze each other’s projects under the guidance of Jean des Forêts (Petit film, France) and Fernando Epstein (Mutante Cine, Uruguay). The esteemed roster of key experts who will meet and guide participants includes Jacques Akchoti (script consultant, FR), Agustina Chiarino (Mutante Cine, UY), Aranka Matits (Featurette, NL), Jan Naszewski (New Europa Film Sales, PL), Tatiana Leite (Bubbles Project, BR), and Alessandro Amato (Dispàrte, IT).

PUENTES is organized by EAVE in partnership with MiBACT, Mutante Cine, FVG Audiovisual Fund , Ventana Sur, and with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union.

For more information please contact:

EAVE – Francesca Buffa,Coordinator: francesca@eave.org

www.eave.org

The selected participants for PUENTES 2018 are: 

Carla Altieri, Young Films, Italy

Project: Pablo, director: Enrico Maria Artale. 

Gema Arrieta, Selva Films, Spain / Costa Rica. 

Ezequiel Borowinski, Wanka Cine, Argentina

Project: La Intemperie - The cold within, director: Juan Schnitman. 

Laure Dahout, Tiresias Films, France.  

Maria Carla Del Rio, Marinca Films, Cuba

Project: Shock Labor, director: Marcos Diaz Sosa. 

Beatrice Gulino, Senior Acquisitions Professional, Italy.  

Alice Kharoubi, Festival de Cannes – Marché du Film, France.

Irina Malcea, One For The Road, Belgium /Luna Film, Romania

Project: La Civil, director: Teodora Ana Mihai.

Leonardo Mecchi, Enquadramento Produções, Brazil

Project: Canaan, director: Clarissa Knoll. 

Daniel Méndez Kunschke, Mano Negra Films, Spain

Project: ECO, director: Ainhoa Menéndez. 

Elisa Pirir Ruiz, Mer Film, Norway

Project: Resistir, director: Elvis Caj Cojoc.

Juan Mauricio Ruiz Correa, Malta Cine SAS, Colombia

Project: Job Interview, director: Carlos Osuna.

Estela Valdivieso, House On Fire Productions, France

Project: Rest in La Paz, director: John Hsu.   

Camille Vandenbunder, Canica, Puerto Rico

Project: La Pecera, director: Glorimar Marrero Sánchez.

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