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EAVE January News 2019


EAVE project BLOODY EASTER receives funding

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Nordisk Film & TV Fond backed five new feature films and documentaries in December. Two of them are produced by EAVE graduates.

  • LAURA by Fanny Ovesen, producer: EAVE graduate Frida Bargo
  • EAVE project KIDS ON THE SILK ROAD, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Stevnbak Westergren is now financed and ready for production of new strong children films – 15 countries along the colorful ancient Silk Road, 15 children (11-14 years old) who give an insight into their lives and challenges. A documentary series for the whole family told from the children’s perspective, delving into rich cultural portraits and addressing universal issues of growing up. Among the directors are Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Simon Lereng Wilmont and Jens Pedersen.

 www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com

Eurimages Fund

At its 153rd meeting held in Tbilisi, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 11 fiction and 1 documentary film projects.

  • HEAVENS ABOVE by Srdjan Dragojevic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Darija Kulenovic Gudan
  • IN THE DUSK by Sarunas Bartas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Petra Oplatkova, Janja Kralj, Artemio Benki, EAVE + graduate Gints Grube
  • MONEYBOYS by Chen Bo Yilin, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Pichler
  • QUO VADIS, AIDA by Jasmila Zbanic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Verona Meier, Antonin Svoboda
  • SEULES LES BÊTES by Dominik Moll, co-producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou
  • THE DEER by Bogdan George Apetri, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • THE ENCOUNTER by Tatia Skhirtladze, Anna Khazaradze, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • THE WOUND by Lucas Belvaux, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrick Quinet

https://rm.coe.int/12-2018-eurimages-decisions-soutien-153-reunion/1680903264

RE-ACT

Six selected projects in the fourth round of co-development funding of RE-ACT. Among them:

  • HIDDEN PEOPLE by Miha Hocevar, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Hocevar
  • PULA by Andrej Korovljev, co-producer: EAVE graduate Frenk Celarc
  • THE BEANIE by Slobodan Maksimovic, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Ida Weiss, co-producers: EAVE graduates Darija Kulenovic Gudan, Julia Gebauer

www.filmreact.eu/funding

Czech Film Fund

  • EAVE project BLOODY EASTER by Jan Busta, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Lubomir Konecny has been presented at Pitch & Feedback in Karlovy Vary. The movie, based on true events from post-war Sudetenland, tells the story of the Czech boy JIRKA, who has to choose between the girl he loves and his best friend – a war orphan who has decided to target the girl’s German family as victims of his personal vendetta. The script based on real events was written by Magdalena Bittnerová and awarded by FILMOVÁ NADACE. Bloody Easter took part in Midpoint program (winning the Feature Launch Award) and eQuinoxe Europe. The Czech Film Fund for development supports the film. The Mayor of Liberec City took the patronage over the project.

https://www.facebook.com/analogvsn/

The Netherlands Film Fund

The Netherlands Film Fund supports two projects by EAVE graduates as part of the NFF’s Screen NL programme.

  • THE OCCUPIED CITY by Steve McQueen, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • PLAYBOY PRIEST by Arne Toonen, producers: EAVE graduates Reinier Selen and Bernard Michaux

www.filmfonds.nl


Wallimage

  • WE ARE NOT ANIMALS by Nabil Ben Yadir, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland receives Support from Wallimage. The film tackles a very painful subject, the murder of a young man in Liege, tortured overnight by four men simply because he was gay. The title of the film is taken from a sentence pronounced during the torturers' trial: "We are not animals!” The film will be produced by 10:80.

https://cineuropa.org

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EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE is now in production

EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Heden, producer: EAVE graduate Julia Gebauer and Film Finance Forum graduate Jonas Sörensson is shooting. The film tells the story of Swedish/Norwegian half sisters who go on a winter diving trip in Northern Norway, when they get trapped after a rockslide. Julia Gebauer and Jonas Sörensson produce for Sweden’s Way Creative Films with co-producers Film i Väst, SVT, Film i Skåne, Umedia, Filmfond Nord and Screen Flanders. BREAKING SURFACE is shooting at Lites studios in Flanders at the world’s deepest water tank; it is the first film to shoot there. After Belgium, the film will shoot in Strömstad, Sweden; Lofoten, Norway; and Göteborg, Sweden. It wraps in mid-March. TrustNordisk has boarded sales for the movie and Nordisk Film will distribute in Scandinavia with the theatrical launch planned for the end of 2019.

www.waycreative.se

IN THE DUSK by Sarunas Bartas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Petra Oplatkova, Janja Kralj, Artemio Benki, EAVE + graduate Gints Grube is in production. The film is set during the desperate guerrilla war that took place during the last phases of the Second World War and the first few post-war years. During that period, between 1944 and 1953, Lithuania witnessed turbulent battles between local partisans and the Soviet forces, which resulted in more than 50,000 casualties on both sides and a failed attempt to restore the Baltic country's independence. The feature is being produced by the director himself and Jurga Dikciuviene for Vilnius-based Studio Kinema, in co-operation with five European partners: Sirena Film (Czech Republic), KinoElektron (France), Biberche Productions (Serbia), Terratreme Films (Portugal) and Mistrus Media (Latvia). The project has received grants provided by the co-producing countries' film bodies –  the Lithuanian Film Centre, the Czech Film Fund, Film Center Serbia, the CNC’s French-Portuguese co-production fund and the National Film Centre of Latvia. Filming started in Lithuania in December 2018, and the movie will be ready for theatrical release in the spring of 2020.

www.sirenafilm.com

THE REPORT by Peter Bebjak, co-producers: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz and Guido Schwab is shooting. The story is inspired by What Dante Did Not See, a book written by Alfred Wetzler, his testimony after escaping Auschwitz extermination camp with Rudolf Vrba in 1944. The report (“Vrba-Wetzler report”) eventually reached W. Churchill and F. Roosevelt and led to the saving of several thousands of Hungarian Jews. Bebjak is shooting the film on location in a replica of the camp built for the purposes in Slovakia (the parts in which the protagonists resided and moved around), while several scenes will be also shot in the Czech Republic. THE REPORT is being produced by D.N.A. (Slovakia) and co-produced by Evolution Films (Czech Republic), Agresywna Banda (Poland) and ostlicht filmproduktion (Germany). Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Radio and Television Slovakia financed the project as did Czech Television.

www.ostlicht.de

SEULES LES BÊTES by Dominik Moll, co-producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier is shooting. The story, penned by the director with his regular writing partner Gilles Marchand, based on the novel of the same name by Colin Niel, begins with the disappearance of a woman. The day after a snowstorm, her car is discovered on a road leading up to a plateau where a handful of remote farms eke out a living. While the police have nothing to go on, five people are known to be linked to the disappearance. Each one harbours his or her own secret, but no one could have suspected that this whole affair began far away from this windswept wintry mountain, on an entirely different continent, where the searing sun burns bright and where poverty does not stop desire from laying down the law. The film is produced by Haut et Court and co-produced by Razor Film Produktion and France 3 Cinéma. Having been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature has also secured backing from Eurimages. The eight-week shoot will take place in France (in Sète and Florac) until 20 February, before continuing in Abidjan, where the final clapperboard will slam on 22 March.

razor-film.de/news/

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CALM WITH HORSES now in post-production

CALM WITH HORSES by Nick Rowland, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney is in post-production. The drama is an adaptation of a novella from the acclaimed collection of short stories Young Skins by Irish writer Colin Barrett, published in 2013. Set in the gloomy Irish countryside, the story revolves around ex-boxer Douglas Armstrong, nicknamed “Arm” and a feared enforcer of the drug-dealing Devers family. In spite of his life of crime, Arm tries to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son, Jack. Torn between these two families, the man's loyalty will be truly tested when he is asked to kill for the first time. CALM WITH HORSES was developed by British firms Film4 and DMC Film, with financial support granted by Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Ireland and the Galway Film Centre's Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund.

www.elementpictures.ie

THE CASTLE by Lina Luzyte, executive producer: EAVE graduate Lesley McKimm is in post-production. The film, shot in both English and Lithuanian, and penned by the director herself, is set in Dublin and centres on three characters: 13-year-old Lithuanian girl Monika, her mother Jolanta and her granny, who is suffering from dementia and requires 24/7 care. Monika dreams of becoming a famous musician and sees a concert taking place at The Castle as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Jolanta, once a professional pianist who had to take a job in a local fish factory, is sceptical and reluctant to support her daughter's dreams, and so she sells their keyboard and forbids Monika from attending the concert. Nonetheless, her decision does not stop Monika, who cooks up a scheme to get €100 in order to hire the keyboard. Struggling to raise the sum, she ends up abducting her own grandmother, pretending to kidnap her and demanding a ransom from her mother. The film is being funded by the Lithuanian Film Center, Screen Ireland and RTÉ, the Irish public broadcaster. Filming took place in Vilnius and Dublin between June and August last year.

www.newgrangepictures.com

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ROMA and THE FAVOURITE top at the Oscar nominations

 Academy Awards

ROMA and THE FAVOURITE by EAVE graduates are leading the race for the Oscars with ten nominations each:

  • ROMA by Alfonso Cuaron, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sandino Saravia Vinay
  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf is nominated for Best film in a foreign language
  • OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki, producer: PUENTES graduate Tobias N. Siebert is nominated for Best Documentary
  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard is nominated for Best makeup and hairstyling

www.oscars.org


British Academy Film Awards

Nominated for the 2019 British Academy Film Awards BAFTA are the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sandino Saravia Vinay
  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf

The 2019 awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 10 February.

http://awards.bafta.org

German Filmprize

Pre-nominated for the German Filmprize are the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • DRAUSSEN by Johanna Sunder-Plassmann, Tama Tobias-Macht, producer: EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER by Damian John Harper, producer: producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • KLEINE GERMANEN produced and directed by EAVE graduate Frank Geiger
  • LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM by Shirin Neshat, producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda, co-producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki, producer: PUENTES graduate Tobias N. Siebert
  • PARTISAN by Lutz Pehnert, producer: EAVE graduate Susann Schimk
  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • TALKING MONEY by Sebastian Winkels, producer: EAVE graduate Susann Schimk
  • THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE by Sven Taddicken, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske
  • TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet
  • VOM LOKFÜHRER, DER DIE LIEBE SUCHTE, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Veit Helmer
  • VON BIENEN UND BLUMEN by Lola Randl, producer: EAVE+ graduate Henning Kamm

www.deutscher-filmpreis.de

Magritte Awards

 
The following films by EAVE graduates are nominated for the Magritte Awards:

  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel and OUR STRUGGLES by Guillaume Senez producers: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc are leading the nominations for the Magritte Awards with 9 and 7 namings respectively, followed by BITTER FLOWERS by Olivier Meys, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville and BYE BYE GERMANY by Sam Garbarski, producers: EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE Group Leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye with four nominations.
  • GANGSTA (PATSER) by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, TUEURS by François Troukens & Jean-François Hensgens, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, LA PART SAUVAGE by Guérin Van De Vorst, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland and NIET SCHIETEN by Stijn Coninx, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert are also competing for an award.
  • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by Terry Gilliam, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye, NICO, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville, THE HAPPY PRINCE by Rupert Everett, producer EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye are in for Best foreign film.
  • UNE SOEUR by Delphine Girard, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart and ICARE by Nicolas Boucart, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes and Anthony Rey are nominated in the short film competition while LA GRANDE-MESSE by Valéry Rosier & Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland competes for best documentary.

www.lesmagritteducinema.com

Austrian Film Award

The following films by EAVE graduates are nominated for the Austrian Film Award:

  • 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, co-producers: EAVE graduates Undine Filter and EAVE group leader Danny Krausz
  • ANGELO by Markus Schleinzer, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger 
  • LIFE GUIDANCE by Ruth Mader, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • MURER by Christian Frosch, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges
  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

www.oesterreichische-filmakademie.at


Iberoamerican Goya Awards

 The following films by EAVE graduates are nominated for the Iberoamerican Goya Awards:

  • ENTRE DOS AGUAS by Isaki Lacuesta, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • LA NOCHE DE 12 ANOS by Alvaro Brechner, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marianna Secco
  • ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sandino Saravia Vinay
  • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by Terry Gilliam, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • YULI by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate Andrea Calderwood

www.premiosgoya.com


The Césars

The following films are nominated for the Césars, the French Academy Awards:

  • JUSQU’A LA GARDE by Xavier Legrand, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras is nominated in three categories: Best sound, Best editing and Best photography
  • BRAGUINO by Clément Cogitore, producer: Cédric Bonin, co-producer: Kaarle Aho is nominated for the Césars in the short film section.
  • OUR STRUGGLES by Guillaume Senez producers: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc is in for Best Actor
  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf,
  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel,
  • HANNAH by Andrea Pallaoro, co-producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin are nominated for Best foreign film.

www.academie-cinema.org

 

Swiss Film Awards

  • MIDNIGHT RUNNER (DER LÄUFER) by Hannes Baumgartner, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo was nominated for two Swiss Film Awards 2019: Best Picture and Best Actor (Max Hubacher)
  • CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic, Heino Deckert was nominated for Best Documentary, Best Score and Best Editing

https://www.schweizerfilmpreis.ch/en/

Lumière Awards

  • OUR STRUGGLES by Guillaume Senez producers: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc was nominared Best Actor and Best film from French-speaking territories at the Lumière Awards
  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf,
  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel,
  • CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic, Heino Deckert were nominated for Best film from French-speaking territories

https://theadvancedimagingsociety.com/lumiereawards/

13th Asian Film Awards

  • STILL HUMAN by Chan Oliver Siu Kuen, producer: Fruit Chan has been nominated for the Best New Director award at the 13th Asian Film Awards.

https://asianfilmfestivals.com

 

Jussi Awards

 Nominated for the Finnish Jussi Awards are the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • STUPID YOUNG HEART by Selma Vilhunen, producers: EAVE graduates Elli Toivoniemi and Venla Hellstedt
  • THE HUMAN PART by Juha Lehtola, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • HAPPIER TIMES, GRUMP by Tiina Lymi, producer: EAVE + graduate Jukka Helle.

The award ceremony will be held in Helsinki on March 22.

http://ses.fi/en/news


Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

  • LE MAL BLEU by Anaïs Tellenne & Zoran Boukherma, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand and Pascalline Saillant
  • DIVERSION by Mathieu Mégemont, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand and Pascalline Saillant
  • A L’AUBE by Julien Trauman, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand and Pascalline Saillant have been selected for the Festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand


Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer

  • DIVERSION by Mathieu Mégemont, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand and Pascalline Saillant is in competition at the Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer


MyFrenchFilmFestival

  • A L’AUBE by Julien Trauman, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand and Pascalline Saillant is in competition of MyFrenchFilmFestival.

https://insolenceproductions.com

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Grand Prix du Jury for JOY at Les Arcs

Golden Globes

  • ROMA by Alfonso Cuaron, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sandino Saravia Vinay won Best Motion Picture in Foreign Language and Best Director - Motion Picture
  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney was awarded Best Actress in Musical or Comedy

https://www.goldenglobes.com/

Trieste Film Festival

  • THE DELEGATION by Bujar Alimani, producers: EAVE graduates Guillaume de la Boulaye and Konstantina Stavrianou won the Trieste Award for Best Feature Film in competition
  • CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic, Heino Deckert received the Alpe Adria Cinema Award for Best Documentary Film in competition and the Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa Award
  • THE LOAD by Ognjen Glavonic, producer: PUENTES graduate Sophie Erbs, co-producers: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE + graduate Tom Dercourt won the Cineuropa Prize.

www.triestefilmfestival.it

Co-production Forum of When East Meets West

  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova won the Film Centre Serbia Development Award
  • VICTIM by Michal Blasko, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova won the Flow Postproduction Award
  • Jakub Viktorin (VICTIM) won Scholarship for Participation in the EAVE Producers Workshop
  • METHUSALEM by Floor van der Meulen, producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink won EWA European Women’s Audiovisual Network Award and the Producers Network Prize
  • HER/HIS by Anna Kazejak, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Wasiak won Asterisk Visual Marketing Award

www.wemw.it


Les Arcs Film Festival

  • JOY by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann won Grand Prix du Jury
  • ANIARA by Hugo Lilja, Pella Kagerman, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell won the Prix Europa, Best actress (Emelie Jonsson), and received a Special Mention
  • L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger was awarded Best Original Music
  • SMUGGLING HENDRIX by Marios Piperides, producers: EAVE graduates EAVE graduate Marios Piperides, Janine Teerling won the Audience Award

http://lesarcs-filmfest.com


The Critics' Circle

  • ROMA by Alfonso Cuaron, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sandino Saravia Vinay was awarded Best Film of the Year and Best Director by the United Kingdom’s association of film critics, the Critics' Circle.
  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney won four awards, including British/Irish Film and Screenwriter, plus Actress and Supporting Actress for Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz, respectively.

http://criticscircle.org.uk

Tournai Ramdam Festival

  • NIET SCHIETEN by Stijn Coninx, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki, producer: PUENTES graduate Tobias N. Siebert
  • CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic, Heino Deckert win the Tournai Ramdam Festival

www.ramdamfestival.be

Tromsø International Film Festival

  • HAPPY AS LAZZARO was the big winner of the Tromsø International Film Festival picking up the top Aurora Prize and the Faith in Film Award.
  • EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE won the Don Quijote Award by FICC, the International Federation of Film Societies.

www.tiff.no

Max Ophüls Filmfestival

  • JOY by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann won the Best Actress Award (Joy Alphonsus) and the Prize for Best Social Interest Film at the Max Ophüls Filmfestival.
  • B’EST project KAVIAR by B’EST graduate Elena Tikhonova, producer: EAVE graduate Ursula Wolschlager won the Audience Award.

www.max-ophuels-preis.de

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PUENTES project REY in German Cinemas

In French cinemas

  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard. January 9.   

https://metafilm.dk

  • IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. January 9.     

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • AYKA by Sergey Dvortsevoy, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Wydra. January 16.     

www.otterfilms.pl

  • KEEP GOING by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. January 23.     

www.versusproduction.be


In Belgian cinemas

  • GIRLS OF THE SUN by Eva Husson, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri. January 2.

www.fullhouse-films.com

  • PUENTES project THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi, producer at development stage: PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel, co-producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein. January 9.

www.mutantecine.com

  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. January 9.  

www.elementpictures.ie

  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. January 16.

www.amourfoufilm.com

  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard. January 23.   

https://metafilm.dk

  • DONBASS by Sergej Loznitsa, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert, Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou. January 30.   

www.majade.de

  • KEEP GOING by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. January 30.   

www.versusproduction.be


In UK cinemas

  • THE RAFT by Marcus Lindeen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost. January 30.   

www.sutorkolonko.de


In Dutch cinemas

  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. January 3.  

www.elementpictures.ie

  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. January 17.

www.amourfoufilm.com

  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf. January 31.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgWHfGEsbE


In Swiss cinemas

  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf. January 10.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgWHfGEsbE

  • PUENTES project THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi, producer at development stage: PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel, co-producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein.  January 10.

www.mutantecine.com

  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. January 24.  

www.elementpictures.ie


In Austrian Cinemas

  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. January 25.  

www.elementpictures.ie

  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf. January 18.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgWHfGEsbE

  • JOY by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann. January 18.  

www.freibeuterfilm.at

  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. January 4.

www.topkapifilms.nl


In German cinemas

  • PUENTES project REY by Niles Atallah, producer: EAVE graduate Lucie Kalmar. January 4.

www.momerade.fr

  • ADAM UND EVELYN by Andreas Goldstein, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert. January 4.

www.majade.de

  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf. January 17.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgWHfGEsbE

  • YULI by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate Andrea Calderwood. January 17.
  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. January 24.  

www.elementpictures.ie

  • RAFIKI (FRIEND) by Wanuri Kahiu, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier, co-producers: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen and Reinier Selen. January 31.  

www.rafikimovie.com

  • CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic, Heino Deckert. January 31.

www.christheswiss.net/de


In Croatian cinemas

  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. January 31.  

www.elementpictures.ie


In Estonian cinemas

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

www.neoncinema.com


In Norwegian cinemas

  • IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE by Timo Vuorensola, producers: EAVE graduates Tero Kaukomaa, Oliver Damian, Peter de Maegd. January 25.  

http://ironsky.net/the-coming-race


In Swedish cinemas

  • THE FAVOURITE by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. January 25.  

www.elementpictures.ie

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EAVE project SIREN`S CALL premieres in North America

Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3 – 13)

  • EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE by Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Nicolas Celis, Sandino Saravia Vinay, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • EAVE project SUNSET by Laszlo Nemes, producer in development stage: Eszter Gyarfas
  • EAVE project SECRET INGREDIENT by Gjorche Stavreski, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou 
  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard   
  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf
  • FIGLIA MIA (DAUGHTER OF MINE) by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • DONBASS by Sergej Loznitsa, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • FIG TREE by Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian, producer: EAVE graduate Saar Yogev
  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • PUENTES project THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi, producer at development stage: PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel, co-producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein
  • I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduates Jiri Konecny, Jonas Dornbach
  • IDA by Pawel Pawlikowski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Christian Falkenberg Husum
  • KEEP GOING by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger  
  • THE LITTLE COMRADE by Moonika Siimets, producer: EAVE graduate and Estonian National coordinator Riina Sildos
  • OUR STRUGGLES by Guillaume Senez, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc  
  • PAPI CHULO by John Butler, producer: EAVE graduate Robert Walpole
  • RAFIKI (FRIEND) by Wanuri Kahiu, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier, co-producers: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen and Reinier Selen
  • ROMA by Alfonso Cuaron, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sandino Saravia Vinay
  • SMUGGLING HENDRIX by Marios Piperides, producers: EAVE graduates EAVE graduate Marios Piperides, Janine Teerling
  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet
  • YULI by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate Andrea Calderwood
  • WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY by Iram Haq, co-producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny

www.psfilmfest.org


Pune International Film Festival, India (January 9 – 16)

  • DONBASS by Sergej Loznitsa, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • EAVE project ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Marleen Slot
  • GIRLS OF THE SUN by Eva Husson, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduates Jiri Konecny, Jonas Dornbach
  • LAS ACACIAS by Pablo Giorgelli, producer: PUENTES graduate Paula Massa
  • PUENTES project THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi, producer at development stage: PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel, co-producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein
  • THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • TTB project THE SEEN AND UNSEEN by Kamila Andini, producer: TTB graduate Gita Fara
  • TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean Gorgan
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF by Karim Aïnouz, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu

www.piffindia.com

Ramdam Film Festival Tournai (January 12 – 22)

  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard
  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf
  • CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic, Heino Deckert
  • DONBASS by Sergej Loznitsa, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • NIET SCHIETEN by Stijn Coninx, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki, producer: PUENTES graduate Tobias N. Siebert
  • OUR STRUGGLES by Guillaume Senez producers: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • TEL AVIV ON FIRE by Sameh Zoabi, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux

www.ramdamfestival.be


Tromso International Film Festival (January 14 – 20)

  • COMMUNION by Anna Zamecka, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Wydra
  • CORE OF THE WORLD by Natalia Meschaninove, producers: EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd
  • EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE by Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Nicolas Celis, Sandino Saravia Vinay, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • EAVE project ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Marleen Slot
  • EAVE project HISTORY OF LOVE by Sonja Prosenc, producer: EAVE graduate Rok Secen
  • IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dina
  • TEL AVIV ON FIRE by Sameh Zoabi, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE by Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov, co-producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Guillaume de Seille
  • TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG by Dominga Sotomayer, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny

www.tiff.no


Sundance Film Festival (January 18 – 28)

  • COLD CASE HAMMARSKJOLD by Mads Brügger, producer: EAVE graduate Bjarte Mørner Tveit
  • DIRTY GOD by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • DIVINE LOVE by Gabriel Mascaro, producers: EAVE graduates Dan Wechsler, Katrin Pors, Rachel Daisy Ellis
  • DOLCE FINE GIORNATA by Jacek Borcuch, producer: EAVE graduate Marta Habior, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Dimytr Solonko
  • EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE by Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Nicolas Celis, Sandino Saravia Vinay, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE graduate Fernando Epstein
  • PUENTES project THE SHARKS by Lucia Garibaldi, producer: PUENTES graduate Pancho Magnou
  • SHOOTING THE MAFIA by Kim Longinotto, producer: EAVE graduates Lesley McKimm, Niamh Fagan Holmes
  • THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND by Chiwetel Ejiofor, producer: EAVE graduate Andrea Calderwood
  • THE CALL by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, producer: EAVE graduate Anca Damian
  • THE HOLE IN THE GROUND by Lee Cronin, producers: EAVE graduates John Keville, Conor Barry
  • THE LAST TREE by Shola Amoo, producer: TTB graduate Lee Thomas – opening film of World Cinema Dramatic Competition
  • THE MAGIC LIFE OF V by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • THE SUNLIT NIGHT by David Wnendt, producer: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project THE WITCH HUNTERS by Rasko Miljkovic, producer: Marketing Workshop graduate Jovana Karaulic

www.sundance.org

Trieste Film Festival (January 18 – 25)

Feature Film Competition

  • ALICE T. by Radu Muntean, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • DONBASS by Sergej Loznitsa, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • ERASED by Miha Mazzini, Dusan Joksimovic, producers: EAVE graduates Frenk Celarc, Ankica Juric Tilic
  • THE DELEGATION by Bujar Alimani, producers: EAVE graduates Guillaume de la Boulaye, Konstantina Stavrianou
  • THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • THE LOAD by Ognjen Glavonic, producer: PUENTES graduate Sophie Erbs, co-producers: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE + graduate Tom Dercourt


Out of Competition

  • ÁGA by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille  


Special Events

  • ETHER by Krzysztof Zanussi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Olena Fetisova
  • TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean Gorgan


Documentary Competition

  • CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic, Heino Deckert
  • DIE BAULICHE MASSNAHME by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger
  • THE DISTANCE BETWEEN ME AND ME by Mona Nicoara, Dana Bunescu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordiantor Ada Solomon


When East Meets West Co-Production Forum

  • ALL-IN by Volkan Uce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • BLACK SALT by Marjoleine Boonstra, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts
  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova
  • HER/HIS by Anna Kazejak, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Wasiak
  • LIVING by Vuk Rsumovic, producer: EAVE graduate Miroslav Mogorovic
  • METHUSALEM by Floor van der Meulen, producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink
  • ONE OF US by Ergys Meta, producer: EAVE on Demand graduate Robert Budina
  • THE SILENT TREATMENT by Caroline Strubbe, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • VICTIM by Michal Blasko, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova
  • YEAR OF A WIDOW by Veronika Liskova, producer: EAVE graduate Petra Oplatkova

guest project

  • (N)OSTALGIA by Vicki Thornton, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth

Last Stop Trieste

  •  THE WIND. A DOCUMENTARY THRILLER by Michal Bielawski, producer: EAVE graduate Maciej Kubicki


First Cut Lab

  • INHALE-EXHALE by Dito Tsintsadze, producer: B’EST graduate Rusudan Glurjidze
  • TTB project FAR FRONTIERS by Maxim Dashkin, producer: EAVE graduate Maxim Dashkin, TTB graduate Anna von Dziembowska


This is IT

  • DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE by Martin Turk, producer: EAVE graduate Ida Weiss
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak

A panel discussion “ANOTHER YEAR OF MAJOR CHANGE IN MEDIA ECONOMICS " has been led by EAVE Finance expert Linda Beath. The session is available to watch online on www.eave.org for a limited time, until February 18!

www.triestefilmfestival.it

Black Movie Festival Geneva (January 18 – 27)

  • A LAND IMAGINED by Siew Hua Yeo, producer: EAVE graduate Fran Borgia, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jean-Laurent Csinidis and Denis Vaslin
  • EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE by Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Nicolas Celis, Sandino Saravia Vinay, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • ENTRE DOS AGUAS by Isaki Lacuesta, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • PITY by Babis Makridis, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • SEASON OF THE DEVIL by Lav Diaz, producers: Ties That Bind graduates Bianca Balbuena and Bradley Liew
  • THE RIVER by Emir Baigazin, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF by Karim Aïnouz, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu

www.blackmovie.ch


Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken (January 20 – 26)

  • B’EST project KAVIAR by B’EST graduate Elena Tikhonova, producer: EAVE graduate Ursula Wolschlager
  • DER GEBURTSTAG by Carlos A. Morelli, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • ELECTRIC GIRL by Ziska Riemann, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • JOY by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • NORDRAND by Barbara Albert, producer: EAVE graduate Erich Lackner

www.max-ophuels-preis.de


Solothurner Filmtage (January 24 – 31)

  • DER UNSCHULDIGE by Simon Jaquemet, producer: EAVE graduate Tolga Dilsiz
  • ENTRE DOS AGUAS by Isaki Lacuesta, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • FIGLIA MIA (DAUGHTER OF MINE) by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • FORTUNA by Germinal Roaux, producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • LA REGIÓN SALVAJE (THE UNTAMED) by Amat Eschalante, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors
  • LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dino
  • LE VENT TOURNE by Bettina Oberli, producers: TTB graduate Judith Nora, EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart   
  • LOURDES by Jessica Hausner, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Gschlacht
  • NUESTRO TIEMPO by Carlos Reygadas, producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • ORLY by Angela Schanelec, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel
  • TEMPESTAD by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez

www.solothurnerfilmtage.ch


International Film Festival Rotterdam  (January 24 – February 4)

Bright Future

  • ANTEU by João Vladimiro, producer: PUENTES graduate Eva Chillon
  • CORE OF THE WORLD by Natalia Meschaninove, producers: EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd
  • DER UNSCHULDIGE by Simon Jaquemet, producer: EAVE graduate Tolga Dilsiz
  • ELS DIES QUE VINDRAN by Carlos Marqués-Marcet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora
  • END OF SEASON by Elmar Imanov, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • HISTORIA DE MI NOMBRE by Karin Cuyul, producer: EAVE on Demand graduate Dominga Sotomayor
  • INTRODUZIONE ALL’OSCURO by Gaston Solnicki, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech
  • NONA. IF THEY SOAK ME, I’LL BURN THEM by Camila Jose Donoso, producer: PUENTES graduate Tatiana Leite
  • THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW by Soudade Kaadan, producer: EAVE graduate Claire Lajoumard
  • THE LOAD by Ognjen Glavonic, producer: PUENTES graduate Sophie Erbs, co-producers: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE by Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov, co-producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Guillaume de Seille
  • THE MERCY OF THE JUNGLE by Joël Karekezi, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG by Dominga Sotomayer, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • YOUR BONES AND YOUR EYES by Castanho Gotardo, producer: PUENTES graduate Leonardo Mecchi


Voices

  • A LAND IMAGINED by Siew Hua Yeo, producer EAVE graduate Fran Borgia, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jean-Laurent Csinidis and Denis Vaslin
  • BLOODY MARIE by Guido van Driel, Lennert Hillege, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf
  • CAMINO, A FEATURE LENGTH SELFIE by Martin de Vries, producer: EAVE graduate Janneke Doolaard
  • DIRTY GOD by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE by Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Nicolas Celis, Sandino Saravia Vinay, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • EAVE project ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Marleen Slot
  • ENTRE DOS AGUAS by Isaki Lacuesta, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduates Jiri Konecny, Jonas Dornbach
  • KEEP GOING by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antonino Lombardo
  • LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dina
  • RAFIKI (FRIEND) by Wanuri Kahiu, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier, co-producers: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen and Reinier Selen
  • SOFIA by Meryem Benm'Barek, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE by Clara van Gool, producer: EAVE + graduate Hanneke Niens
  • THE RIVER by Emir Baigazin, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • TRANSNISTRA by Anna Eborn, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • X&Y by Anna Odell, producer: EAVE graduate Frida Bargo


Deep Focus

  • GOD ONLY KNOWS by Mijke de Jong, producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld
  • LETTER TO THEO by Élodie Lélu, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc


Perspectives

  • EAVE project SUNSET by Laszlo Nemes, producer in development stage: Eszter Gyarfas
  • IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • SAY NO MORE by Gaetano Liberti, producer: EAVE MW graduate Roberto Cavallini

IFFR Pro Hub Panel

EAVE graduate Marika Kozlovska held a workshop at IFFR Pro Hub Panel about how to deliver your film and develop an international market strategy.

EAVE Marketing Workshop expert Michael Arnon (WOLF) took part of the panel “Maximise the International Potential of Your Film and Reach an Audience” during which film professionals discussed the hurdles faced by today’s independent emerging filmmakers, as they struggle to make their mark within an increasingly competitive environment.


CineMart

  • CROSSING by Jacqueline van Vugt, producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • STILLBORN by Olga Chajdas, producer: EAVE graduate Izabela Wójcik
  • STRANGER EYES Yeo Siew Hua, producers: EAVE graduate Fran Borgia
  • THE FLYING MOUNTAIN by Nicolas Steiner, producer: EAVE graduate Brigitte Hofer
  • THE GIRLFRIEND by Jane Magnusson, producer: EAVE graduate Helena Danielsson
  • THE PANOPTICON by Jim Loach, producer: EAVE graduate Emma Crichton-Miller
  • TITANIC OCEAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, EAVE graduate Maria Dandraki

Rotterdam Lab

The following EAVE graduates have been selected for Rotterdam Lab 2019:

  • Benjamin Young, Third Films, UK, nominated by EAVE
  • Sarra Ben Hassen of Instinct Blue, Tunisia nominated by EAVE
  • Besnik Krapi of Circle Production, Kosovo
  • Jón Hammer of Adomeit Film, Denmark (EAVE participant 2019)
  • Kathy Speirs of Up Helly Aa LTD, UK
  • Mikuláš Novotný of Background Films, Czech Republic
  • Sergy Moreno of White Leaf Producciones, Spain
  • Taro Imai of Harakiri Films, Japan

https://iffr.com

Premiers Plans Festival Angers (January 25 – February 3)

  • CORE OF THE WORLD by Natalia Meschaninove, producers: EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd
  • DEUX FILS by Félix Moati, producer: EAVE graduate Patrick Quinet
  • LIGHT AS FEATHERS by Rosanne Pel, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust

www.premiersplans.org

Göteborg International Film Festival (January 25 – February 4)

  • ÁGA by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • A LAND IMAGINED by Siew Hua Yeo, producer: EAVE graduate Fran Borgia, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jean-Laurent Csinidis and Denis Vaslin
  • ANGELO by Markus Schleinzer, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • ANIARA by Hugo Lilja, Pella Kagerman, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Rogell
  • AQUARELA by Victor Kossakovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • AYKA by Sergey Dvortsevoy, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Wydra
  • BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE by Tuva Novotny, producer: EAVE graduate Nicklas Wikström Nicastro
  • COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD by Mads Brügger, producer: EAVE graduate Bjarte Mørner Tveit
  • EAVE project ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Marleen Slot
  • FIGLIA MIA (DAUGHTER OF MINE) by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • HAMADA by Eloy Dominguez Seren, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduates Jiri Konecny, Jonas Dornbach
  • INFINITE FOOTBALL by Corneliu Porumboiu, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu
  • IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE by Timo Vuorensola, producers: EAVE graduates Tero Kaukomaa, Oliver Damian, Peter de Maegd
  • JOY by Sudabeh Mortezai, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • JUMPMAN by Ivan I. Tverdovskij, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • KEEP GOING by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antonino Lombardo
  • LE VENT TOURNE by Bettina Oberli, producers: TTB graduate Judith Nora, EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart   
  • OUR STRUGGLES by Guillaume Senez producers: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • PATRIMONIUM by Carl Olsson, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhncke
  • RAFIKI (FRIEND) by Wanuri Kahiu, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier, co-producers: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen and Reinier Selen
  • SEASON OF THE DEVIL by Lav Diaz, producers: Ties That Bind graduates Bianca Balbuena and Bradley Liew
  • TEATRO DE GUERRA by Lola Arias, producers: EAVE graduates Gema Juarez Allen, Ingmar Trost
  • THE DEPOSIT by Asthildur Kjartansdottir, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Sigurdardottir
  • THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • THE HARVESTERS by Etienne Kallos producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
  • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by Terry Gilliam, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • THE MERCY OF THE JUNGLE by Joël Karekezi, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • THE RIVER by Emir Baigazin, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG by Dominga Sotomayer, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie, producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean Gorgan
  • TRANSNISTRA by Anna Eborn, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • WHAT WALAA WANTS by Christy Garland, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhncke
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konencny
  • VOLCANO by Roman Bondarchuk, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva
  • ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF by Karim Aïnouz, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu


Moving Sweden Seminar, a micro-budget scheme intended to give both new and experienced filmmakers a chance to challenge their creativity and explore new formats, is organized during Göteborg Festival. Kristina Trapp, EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) CEO will contribute among the cinephille experts.

www.giff.se

Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 30 – February 9)

  • EAVE project SIREN’S CALL by Ramin Matin, producer: EAVE graduate Emine Yildirim
  • ETHER by Krzysztof Zanussi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Olena Fetisova
  • LE VENT TOURNE by Bettina Oberli, producers: TTB graduate Judith Nora, EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart   
  • TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konencny

www.indiewire.com

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MEET EAVE IN FEBRUARY!

@Göteborg Film Festival, January 31-February 1, Göteborg

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

@Berlin IFF, February 9-13, Berlin

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

@Berlin IFF, February 8-14, Berlin

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

@Berlin IFF, February 10-12, Berlin

EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

@Fest Forward, February 28-March 2, Belgrade

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: EAVE+ 2019

Applications are still open until February 1, 2019 for the next edition of EAVE+!

15 producers gather 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 will tackle the business side of running a film company. Top-notch business and management coaches will explore topics such as cashflow management, leadership, company strategies, negotiation with financiers and partners, distribution models and revenue streams, and raising finance from investors. EAVE+ will take place during April 3-7, 2019 in Luxembourg.

More information: https://eave.org/programmes/eave-9th-edition/

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Extended deadline for TIES THAT BIND 2019!

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 14, 2019

The call for applications for the next edition of TIES THAT BIND – Asia / Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2019 is now open.TIES THAT BIND is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. The participants will work with top-notch industry professionals from both continents. The sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, public and private financing in the two regions, marketing and distribution, and the legal aspects of co-production. They will meet leading Asian and European sales agents, funders and potential co-producers during the FOCUS ASIA All Genres Project Market in Udine and the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in Singapore.

NEW in 2019: We are now also open to TV series or animation fiction films in development, in addition to feature fiction films.
TTB is targeted at European & Asian producers. We will select 5 European and 5 Asian producers.

We also welcome applications of other European professionals interested in working with Asia (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers without project. 5 of them will be selected to be an active part of the group. In order to benefit from all aspects of the programme, they will be able to pair with a participant with a project and attend the meetings with the experts and decision makers together.

The 15 participants will attend 2 workshops:
Workshop 1 will take place from April 29 – May 3, 2019 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 26 – May 4, 2019) in Italy.
Workshop 2 will be organised at the end of November/beginning of December 2019 in Singapore during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in partnership with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA).

https://eave.org/programmes/ties-that-bin-2019/

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Apply now for PUENTES 2019

Apply now and until February 20, 2019!

PUENTES is targeted at Latin American & European producers focusing on project development, 10 of which will be selected for the workshop. We are also open to receive the applications of other European professionals interested in working with Latin America (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers focusing on career development (not bringing a specific project), 4-5 of them will be selected to be an active part of the group.

The 14-15 selected participants attend 2 workshops. The first one will be held in Lazio Region, Italy (June 10-14, 2019) in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, with the support of MIBAC (Ministero dei Beni Ambientali e Culturali). Workshop 2 will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay in November 2019, just before Ventana Sur in partnership with Mutante Cine, with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay), Egeda, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual and Centro Cultural España. For 2019, PUENTES has received support from IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME that will allow us to provide scholarships to participants from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Italy.  Thanks to a special partnership, all participants are able to attend VENTANA SUR (December 2019 – dates TBC, in Buenos Aires) after workshop 2.

Find out all about the target group, the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website: https://eave.org/programmes/puentes-2019/

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Upcoming deadlines

TFL FeatureLab 2019

Deadline to apply: February 28th, 2019

FeatureLab is TFL’s flagship programme for 1st and 2nd feature films at an advanced development stage.

It trains creative teams of director and producer (together with a scriptwriter, if on board) working on their 1st or 2nd feature film projects. Through 3 residential workshops taking place over a period of 6 months, the teams will focus on both artistic & creative aspects as well as on production & promotion strategies for their projects. The programme is open to different kind of cinema forms: fiction, creative documentaries, animation.

The training culminates at the TFL Meeting Event (November 2019), with the presentation of the projects to a selected group of producers, sales agents, distributors and other international professionals working in independent filmmaking. On this occasion, the FeatureLab projects vie for the TFL Production & Co-production Awards, while TFL’s partners award a variety of collateral prizes backing the further development, production or post-production of projects coming from different TFL programmes.

Contact: FeatureLab Project Manager Greta Fornari (greta.fornari@torinofilmlab.it).

TFL Extended – TV Series

Deadline for applications: March 8th, 2019

TFL Extended – TV Series is aimed to individuals or teams of scriptwriters, directors, producers and story editors working on a TV Series project at an development early stage and who are willing to dive deep into the writing and production process.
The workshop is a combination of group sessions and masterclasses with TorinoFilmLab experts, with the goal of implementing expertise and knowledge to develop TV Series projects and acquire a deep understanding of markets, audiences and broadcasters. Other than the group sessions, the participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their work in one-to-one meetings with international high profile tutors.

TFL Extended – TV Series will be held in Turin from 12th to 15th April 2019.

Discover the full call for registrations and apply here: http://www.torinofilmlab.it/tfl-extended-2/15-tfl-extended-tv-series-2019

BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019

Deadline for applications: May 31, 2019

Celebrating excellence in filmmaking from around the world, ASFF is a platform for your students to showcase their work to international audiences, as well as an opportunity for them to learn about different career paths within the creative industries, boosting employability.

Submissions are open across 11 Short Films genres, including Comedy, Drama, Thriller and more, as well as Narrative and Documentary Feature Films, and Virtual Reality, 360 & Immersive Films.
ASFF continues to expand and provide more opportunities for students, with successful entries previously coming from leading institutions across the UK, as well as from around the world; such as University of Canberra, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Chapman University, and many more.

Prizes include:

  • Screen at a major BAFTA-Qualifying UK and International Festival
  • Awards for Best of Category, Festival Winner (£1,000) & People's Choice
  • Further exposure with editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Screenings in various guest programmes at other film festival & events

More information: www.asff.co.uk, www.aestheticamagazine.com

Realness Residency 2019

Submission deadline is January 3, 2019

All emerging African filmmakers who wish to apply for this opportunity to develop their scripts in the idyllic setting of the Cradle of Humankind with Nirox Foundation need to submit their applications asap.

Realness alumni have gone on to be selected for the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters labs, Biennale Cinema College and TorinoFilmLab Script Lab among others, while also receiving grants from prestigious funding institutions, such as Hubert Bals.

“Realness has given me the creative freedom and nurturing an artist can sometimes only dream of. It has pushed me forward and in greater depths by precise and brilliant mentoring, tailored to the specific needs of my project. Realness has also given me a trusted network that I can always go back to for advice and support and has already opened multiple doors for me,” Kantarama Gahagiri (Rwanda), 2018 Realness alumnus.

Realness is an initiative by Urucu Media in partnership with Nirox Foundation, Berlinale Talents, Durban FilmMart, The Durban International Film Festival, Durban Talents, Institute Français, The French Institute of South Africa, TorinoFilmLab, EAVE Producer’s Workshop, Locarno Filmmaker’s Academy, CNC (Le Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée), Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Filmmaker Lab, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Cocoon Productions and Deuxieme Ligne Films.

More information: https://www.urucumedia.com/realness

Inside Pictures

Deadline for applications: February 7, 2019

This top level and highly regarded programme is for 20 ambitious executives and producers who want to lead the film industry into the digital future. Comprised of three intensive one-week modules and a tailored project, Inside Pictures takes place in London and Los Angeles between June 2019 and January 2020. The focus of the programme will be to develop the cutting edge industry business knowledge, management skills, profile and cross-industry contact network needed for leaders from across the industry to thrive in the global business of film. Seminars, workshops, studio visits and events will cover all aspects of the international film business - from development through production, financing, worldwide distribution, marketing and exhibition and latest digital developments.

More information: inside-pictures.com

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Extended Call for Applications: PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop 2019

PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop 2019:

EXTENDED CALL FOR APPLICATIONS


Apply now and until February 27, 2019 for the PUENTES 2019 edition!

PUENTES is the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production as the track record of successful production shows: THE SHARKS (LOS TIBURONES), by Lucia Garibaldi & produced by Pancho Magnou (Montelona Cine, Uruguay) will premiere in Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

Some other recent examples of films developed at PUENTES are for example I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE (SUEÑO EN OTRO IDIOMA), by Ernesto Contreras (Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay & Best Cinematography & Best Original Score & Best Sound & Best Actor at Mexico's 60th Ariel Awards 2018), THE HEIRESSES (LAS HEREDERAS) by Marcelo Martinessi (Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize & Silver Bear Best Actress & FIPRESCI Award & Teddy Readers’ Award at the Berlinale 2018, Premio Netflix Ópera Prima, Best Director at Latin America Fénix Film Awards 2018. The film has been nominated to represent Paraguay at Foreign Language Academy Awards race 2019), UN TRADUCTOR by Sebastián & Rodrigo Barriuso (Golden Goblet for Best Director at Shangai Film Festival 2018), and many more.

The above mentioned projects had been selected for the PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop, where the projects were developed over one year by the attending producers under the guidance of top notch consultants, working on the script development, the financial, co-production, marketing and distribution strategies and where the producers extended their professional network meeting key players of the industry in Europe and Latin America.

PUENTES is targeted at Latin American & European producers focusing on project development, 10 of which will be selected for the workshop. We are also open to receive the applications of other European professionals interested in working with Latin America (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers focusing on career development (not bringing a specific project) . 4-5 of them will be selected to be an active part of the group.

The 14-15 selected participants attend 2 workshops. The first one will be held in Lazio Region, Italy (June 10-14, 2019) in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, with the support of MIBAC (Ministero dei Beni Ambientali e Culturali). Workshop 2 will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay in November 2019, just before Ventana Sur in partnership with Mutante Cine, with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay), Egeda, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual and Centro Cultural España. For 2019, PUENTES has received support from IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME that will allow us to provide scholarships to participants from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Italy.  

Thanks to a special partnership, all participants are able to attend VENTANA SUR (December 2019 – dates TBC, in Buenos Aires) after workshop 2.

Find out all about the target group, the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website:  https://eave.org/programmes/puentes-2019/

The EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Februray 27, 2019.

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be published by April 10, 2019.

Selection interviews might be held via SKYPE.

If you wish to have further information, please contact: puentes@eave.org

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The PUENTES workshop is made possible with the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and with the recognition of the Directorate-General for Cinema of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.

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EAVE+ reloaded – apply for the April edition!

Applications are now open until January 25, 2019 for the ninth edition of EAVE+

EAVE+ gathers 15 producers during 4 days to discuss their company structures and management practices together with high-profile industry experts.

In immersive role-plays, design thinking and scenario planning exercises, group work, individual coaching and through an interdisciplinary approach, the EAVE+ workshop will tackle the business side of running a film company.

Top-notch business and management coaches will explore topics such as cashflow management, leadership, company strategies, negotiation with financiers and partners, and raising finance from investors.

EAVE+ will take place during April 3-7, 2019 at the Légère Hotel in Luxembourg.

«Very excellent compressed professional training with high level experts, experienced participants, that gives you opportunity to understand where you are in your professional life. »
Gints Grube, Mistrus Media, Latvia, EAVE+ 2018

Applications are open for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience from Europe and the rest of the world until January 25, 2019.

Led by EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), the workshop will tackle topics such as: How to grow as a company? How to reinvent yourself after failure? How to sustain a viable business? What kind of leader am I? How to improve my team management? How to achieve a better life work balance?

A new feature for this edition is a special workshop by marketing strategist and business development consultant AC Coppens (The Marketing Catalysts), supporting the producers in their entrepreneurial endeavors—as company founders, leaders or managers with responsibilities and ambitions beyond their creative producing role.

With strategic scenario development tools and exercises specifically designed for their individual purposes, we will explore concrete options for sustaining and developing production companies in challenging and competitive contexts, by

  • Assessing the competitive space (market trends, competition, partners' ecosystem)
  • Considering change (across products and formats, target groups, distribution channels, partners expectation and more)
  • Setting actionable goals at the company level
  • Exploring and designing strategy scenarios (to approach these goals in a structured way, e.g. consolidation, growth, but how?)

Among the experts for this session will be EAVE consultant Linda Beath, who will take the EAVE+ participants to the next level of company management: how to hire and fire, cashflow management, how to structure your business and other burning management issues.

EAVE management coach Michael Comyn (The Fearless Organisation IE) will work on the individual leadership qualities and resilience in private coaching sessions.

Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial Manager of the French production company AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, will discuss questions related to the company structure and go into some detail about setting up a production company development fund.

EAVE+ is organised once a year in Luxembourg with support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Film Fund Luxembourg.


More information on: https://eave.org/programmes/eave-9th-edition/

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EAVE ON DEMAND session in Kosovo

Kosovo Cinematography Center in partnership with EAVE is organizing a four-day long Development Workshop in Prishtina from January 10 to 13, 2019, for producers and writers of 9 selected fiction projects with international co- production potential.

The aim of this workshop is script development and to improve the participants’ (co-)production skills, providing them with the necessary tools to succeed in the international market.
The workshop features high-level experts and will combine EAVE’s experience in training and creating international network with a tailor-made approach to Kosovar producers and each project’s specific needs.

The workshop will consist of Masterclasses, group work sessions and one to one meetings for the participant-producers and their creative teams.

Masterclasses will tackle topics such as: Producing the Screenplay, The Role of the Producer, Sales, Distribution & the International Market.

During the intense group work sessions and individual meetings the EAVE experts and participants will work together on script writing and script development, structural analysis/dramaturgy, relationship producer-writer/producer–director, budgeting and financial management, market and audience awareness, sales and distribution including the principles underlying these practices.

The selected projects are the following:

CROCODILE SKIN, producer: Teuta Krasniqi

DEBORA, producer: Ilinka Iljoska

FAN OF YUGOSLAVIA, producer: Arian Krasniqi

HOTEL SLAVIA, producer: Edona Reshitaj

HUNTING BEARS, producer: Mentor Shala

IKJA, producer: Artur Tahiraj

NJERIU ME VALIXHEN VJOLLCE, producer: Edin Alija

SILENCE OF SIRENS, producer: Valon Bajgora

THE TINY WALKERS, producer: Jeton Kulinxha


Group leader / Production expert:

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 if 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.

Script consultant:

Jacques Akchoti - (FR)
After his studies at the NYU film school, Jacques Akchoti has worked in different areas of film production with directors such as R.Bresson, JJ. Beineix, L. Von Trier.
He then became a screenwriter, script consultant, and headed the development of many French and international films for cinema and television, which obtained selections and awards at major film festivals. Most recently, “A Screaming Man” by Haroun Mahamat Saleh, recipient of many awards, notably the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
He has directed a feature film for television and written several screenplays. One of his latest script, “Don’t Look back”, a film by Marina De Van featuring Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci was part of the Official Selection of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Jacques has been teaching writing and directing at the Femis (National French Filmschool) since 1988 and has facilitated many international screenwriting and development workshops, among which EAVE, Sud Ecriture, DV8 films, Vision Cinema, Ekran, Interchange, Jerusalem Film Lab, etc.

Sales & distribution expert:

Gabor Greiner – Films Boutique (DE)
After his studies of Cultural Management in Vienna, Birmingham and Chicago, Gabor worked as journalist and film critic.
In 2003, he moved to Brussels to take charge of the distribution support department of the MEDIA Program at the European Commission's Film Fund, which was created to support the European audiovisual sector.
In 2009, Gabor became acquisitions executive at the international sales agent, The Match Factory, specializing in edgy art house films from all over the world. In August 2010, Gabor moved to Berlin to take over acquisitions of the French-German sales company, Films Boutique, winner of the Golden Bear in 2017 and the Golden Lion in 2011 and 2016.
Gabor is a member of the European Film Academy.

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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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