EAVE June News 2019

EAVE on Demand workshop in Kautokeino - Call for Applications

Call for applications open now!

EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs is proud to announce a new co-operation with the International Sàmi Film Institute, organizing together an EAVE on Demand workshop for Sami producers in Kautokeino, from October 1-5, 2019.

At the EAVE on Demand Kautokeino workshop we will combine the long experience that EAVE has in international training and networking with a tailor-made approach for Sami producers, taking into account their specific needs. The objective is to improve the participants’ skills in international coproduction, film finance and management, marketing, packaging and script development as well as company planning, allowing them to take the next step in their careers and businesses.

The 4-day workshop will be a mixture of masterclasses for a larger group of professionals and group work sessions for selected producers with and without project, as well as company planning sessions for selected CEOs of production companies.

 We are selecting 5 producers with a project (fiction feature and TV series)

application deadline: August 5, 2019

 We are selecting 5 producers without project

application deadline: August 5, 2019

We are selecting 5 CEO´s of Sámi production companies

application deadline: August 5, 2019

We are welcoming other Sámi film professionals for open masterclasses

registration deadline: August 31, 2019

The experts confirmed for the workshop include the following EAVE experts: group leader Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm, DE), finance and company planning consultant Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Nordic finance expert Petri Kemppinen (Nordisk Film & TV Fond, NO) and sales consultant Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales, PL).

Our target group are producers and CEO´s who already have a track record and credit as producer (of short or long feature films and/or documentaries) and who are willing to open up to the international market and to co-produce internationally.

All workshop sessions will be in English.

The workshop, accommodation and meals will be free of charge for selected participants in Kautokeino. Participants can apply travel stipends from ISFI for the other travel costs.  

To apply for group work or company planning, please download the application forms here:



Please send your application by August 5, 2019 to Liisa Holmberg: All applicants will be informed about the selection results in August 2019.

To register for the masterclasses only, please write to Liisa Holmberg by August 31, 2019.

EAVE on Demand Kautokeino is organized by EAVE and Sàmi Film Institute in co-operation with  Sámi Parliament in Norway.
EAVE is Europe’s leading training, development and networking organization for producers. In addition to our flagship programme, the renowned European Producers Workshop, we are involved in a variety of programmes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 1988, EAVE’s objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships. EAVE’s unique international network comprises over 2,700 producers and key decision makers (funders, sales agents, distributors, commissioning editors etc.).

International Sámi Film Institute ISFI

The International Sámi Film Institute support Sámi filmmakers to develop, produce and distribute high quality film and tv-productions in Sámi languages. ISFI is giving support for screenwriting, production development and travel for Sámi professionals and production grants for Sámi production companies.  ISFI is emphasizing on capacity building and training of Sámi film makers in many ways.  We are organizing workshops for screenwriting, production development, production and pre-production. Year 2019-2020 ISFI is specializing to producers’ training for film and television.


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EAVE Producers Workshop goes to Serbia

Novi Sad (Serbia) is the location of the second session of the EAVE Producers Workshop from June 20–27 bringing together 51 participants from 29 countries and 17 scriptwriters with a selection of 30 top industry experts.

The week in Novi Sad is co-financed by Film Center Serbia; Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Culture and Media and MEDIA Desk Serbia, and in collaboration with Art & Popcorn, Soul Food, Tosici Vines, European Film Festival Palic, Serbia Creates, Filmin Serbia and SENSE Production.

This session is the second out of the three workshops of the year-long EAVE training for independent producers. The participants of this year were selected from a total of 180 applicants, and come from all over the world. In addition to most of the European member states, many other countries are represented as well, such as Angola, Canada, Cuba, Egypt, Lebanon, Nigeria and Qatar.

Experts & sessions

EAVE’s 2019 pedagogical core team includes EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders Didar Domehri (Maneki Films - Full House, FR), Ankica Juri? Tili? (Kinorama, HR), Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm, DE), and Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), TV series consultant Ossi Nishri (IL), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) and Legal Issues: Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (BE). They are joined by Music rights expert Laurence Kaye (UK) and sales expert Agathe Mauruc (Pyramide International, FR).

An expert panel – EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller, EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath, producers Amra Bakši?-?amo (SCCA/, BA), Danny Krausz (DOR Film, AT), Malene Flindt Pedersen (Hansen & Pedersen, DK) and Jani Thiltges (SAMSA Film, LU), as well as Petri Kemppinen (Nordisk Film & TV Fond, NO) and Tine Klint (Level K, DK) – will advise on the selected projects’ finance plans.

Script consultant Anita Voorham (Bravado Film, NL) will share her insight with the producers on how to work with talent, while writer/director and script consultant Ognjen Svilicic (HR) will discuss with the scriptwriters how to deal with feedback.

Sergio Garcia (Eurimages, FR) will give an insight of the rules and regulations of Eurimages and share concrete tips for preparing your application.

Spotlight on the local film industry

The local film industry presents itself to the EAVE participants in a special session on Producing in and with Serbia by Andjelija Andric and Marija Ristic from Film Centre Serbia, Tanja Mitic from Serbia Film Commission and EAVE National Coordinator in Serbia, producer Miroslav Mogorovic from Art & Popcorn.

In addition, on June 24, EAVE organises a tailor-made EAVE@Novi Sad workshop for local producers. In this workshop, EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath gives an update on Digital Single Market and EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller shares her long experience on Developing Documentaries. In addition, the plenary sessions of the whole workshop are open for local industry professionals and a special networking event with the EAVE producers is organized during the week.

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, Cinema do Brasil, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

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Call for applications: EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 - deadline August 30, 2019

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop.

Who is it for?

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction, documentary and TV series, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to begin to operate on a European wide basis by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry – e.g. commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.

How does it work?

Half the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts throughout the year. Most participants attending with a project also bring their writer for the first two weeks which enables producer and writer to benefit together from one-to-one sessions with script experts.

During the first two workshops, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third workshop 60-70 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers.

EAVE graduates join a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry. Furthermore, EAVE participants and members benefit from our partnerships with the leading European film festivals and markets where EAVE facilitates graduate participation.


The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2019 and the selection will be announced in December 2019. The 3 workshops take place from March 6 - 13 in Luxembourg (LU), June 8 - 15 in Galway (IE), and October 19 - 26 in Rijeka/Opatija (HR), 2020.


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


In the framework of Capital Cultures Galway and Rijeka 2020, EAVE will select a group of 5 Irish producers (with priority to the Galway and West of Ireland region) and 5 Croatian producers (with priority to Rijeka region) to join workshops 2 and 3.
Irish and Croatian producers can apply to join either with a project (fiction, documentary or TV series) or as participants focusing on career planning.

Call for applications for this special group, as well as further details, will be published in early 2020, with deadline for applications in January/February 2020.

For further information about this special feature, please contact

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CINELINK: Special opportunity for EAVE producers

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 taking place August 17-22, 2019.

The CineLink Co-Production Market presents the most promising Southeast European feature projects in a development and financing stage. Devised as a co-financing forum, CineLink Drama 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 nine projects in the open pitch session.

Docu Rough cut Boutique has been reorganized in three modules and 5 projects will be presented in the close screenings. 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, CineLink Industry Days will welcome the Ji.hlava’s Docu Talents from the East.

Please let us know by June 25, if you are interested and send us a short motivation statement by e-mail to and so that the selection of EAVE producers participating can be made.

The selected producers will be invited by CineLink Industry Days and the Sarajevo Film Festival who will provide accreditation and accommodation (August 19-22) during the market. EAVE and CineLink Industry Days 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 Fiuggi coming up!

"I’m glad to go back to EAVE after ten years when I took the workshop but now to support emerging filmmakers." PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis, producer of Academy Award winner ROMA

EAVE PUENTES Europe/Latin America Co-Production Workshop launches its 10th edition from June 10 – 14, 2019, in Fiuggi, Italia. 15 high-profile producers and professionals (complete list of participants below) have been selected out of a record number of over 96 applications from 25 countries.

PUENTES is a two-part programme taking place in Fiuggi, Italy, in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, with the collaboration of ROMA LAZIO FILM COMMISSION and under the patronage of MiBAC, from June 10 – 14, 2019, and Montevideo, Uruguay (November 27 – December 1, 2019) in partnership with Mutante Cine, with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay) and Ibermedia. Thanks to a special cooperation, all participants will be able to attend VENTANA SUR (December 2 -7, 2019), in Buenos Aires.

We are happy to announce that thanks to our partnership with MiBAC, Italian Ministry of Culture, the PUENTES participants will be joined by 11 Italian producers and distributors for two days of common plenary sessions, tailor-made group work 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 Agustina Chiarino (Mutante Cine, Uruguay). Our key experts who will meet and guide participants includes Jacques Akchoti (script consultant, FR), Aranka Matits (Featurette, NL), Fernando Epstein (Mutante Cine, UY) and ROMA producer and PUENTES graduate Nicolás Celis (Pimienta Films, MEX).

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

For more information please contact:

EAVE – Francesca Buffa, Coordinator:

The selected participants for PUENTES 2019 are:

Georgina Baisch, Murillo Cine, Argentina
Project: Jesus Lopez, director: Maximiliano Schonfeld

Fay Breeman, Hubert Bals Fund / International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands

Gabija Budreckytė, Kinomind Films, Lithuania

Pablo Calisto, Equeco, Chile
Project: Il Cileno, director: TBC

Agustina Costa Varsi, Volpe Films, Argentina / Italy
Project: La Fiebre, director: Mateo Bendesky

Isabel Garcia Arnabal, Montelona Cine, Uruguay
Project: Pollen, director: Diego Blanco

Andrea Herrera Catalá, Amore y Lujo, Venezuela
Project: Dinosaur, director: Javier Ferrero

Marcin Łuczaj, New Europe Film Sales, Poland

Gaëlle Mareschi, Kinology / Fluxus Films, France

Julie O’Leary, Freelancer, Ireland
Project: El Otro Lado, director: Barbara Cigarroa

Daniel Pech, Multiverso Produções, Brasil
Project: Casa sem dono, directors: Alvaro Furloni and Mario Furloni

Alexandra Reveyrand de Menton, Charades, France
Kostas Tagalakis, Topspot, Greece
Project: Brasil, director: Thelya Petraki

Daniel van Hoogstraten, Syndrome Films, Brasil / Netherlands
Project: Streets of Gloria, director: Felipe Sholl

Juan Diego Villegas, Fidelio Films, Colombia
Project: I’m Fierce, director: Daniel Alejandro Mejía Vargas

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Wednesday October 30, 2019, Leipzig

On October 30th, 2019 from 9 am - the EAVE Producers Workshop in cooperation with DOK Leipzig, MIDPOINT TV Launch, SeriesMania and Torino SeriesLab, and supported by MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, is offering a full day on Producing for the Platforms during the third EAVE workshop in Leipzig.
The goal of the day is to provide producers with 'a general overview’ of the platforms including the opportunities and challenges they bring to the business.  To provide basic insights into working with serial content vis-à-vis e.g. feature films in terms of production, financing and development (showrunner principle, writers’ room). To meet representatives from (at least one of) the main platforms and get introduced to their point of view, plans, preferences and thinking re. working with independent producers, both in terms of content and process.  To offer ‘hands-on’ information and experience from the producer’s perspective through a fiction and a documentary case study. And to share information on viewer patterns, contractual trends and other relevant issues.
The day will end with a dinner and networking between all who attend:  The 51 EAVE producers from 29 countries, the 30 producers selected from Germany – 10 from each of the 3 regions mentioned – who will be invited, and all the experts participating both in the Platform Day and the EAVE Producers Workshop.

For those who wish to arrive on the 29th, DOK Leipzig will invite everybody to take part in a party on the 29th in the evening. DOK Leipzig will also offer for all invited German producers a free accreditation for DOK Leipzig (October 28 – November 3, 2019).
You will have to apply to attend the Platform Day and there will be a selection process among the applicants. The call for applications, together with more information about the speakers and the schedule of the day, will be announced in early September, with a deadline for applications in mid-September.

For further information, please contact EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo,

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, Cinema do Brasil, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.


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FIDLAB Call for EAVE producers 2019


Dear EAVE producers,

FIDLAB and EAVE gladly invite you to apply to attend FIDLab 11th edition on July 11th & 12th, during the 30th edition of FIDMarseille (July 9th – 15th). During two days, you will have the opportunity to discover  14 brand new international film projects at all stages of development, and also -gathered in a new Focus Section- a selection of current projects developed by 5 Bulgarian producers.

Within the context of our partnership with EAVE, FIDLab will select 2 producers to participate in the 2019 edition, in order to attend the project presentations, participate in one-to-one meetings with their producers and directors, discover the Bulgarian Focus and take part in the networking moments. This invitation will include 3 nights of hotel accommodation and an industry accreditation for the festival.

In order to apply, please send, before June 14th, your CV and a short letter of motivation to the following address:

FIDLab is an international coproduction platform setting up meetings between projects and possible co-producers, distributors, representatives of international cinema funds, sales agents, curators, programmers and other potential financial partners. FIDLab offers a dynamic and active work environment, where artistic and economic joint ventures are created. FIDLab lasts for two days: visual and oral presentations are followed by one-to-one meetings. 

FIDLab has the same criteria as FIDMarseille: it has no restriction of genre, length or format, and gives a particular attention to those films that cross the boundaries between fiction and documentary. For the call for entries 2019, 14 projects were selected from more than 318 applications from 62 countries. In the past 10 editions FIDLab has selected 114 projects and more than 64% are now completed films with a rich and diverse visibility and success. Since our last edition for example, Ray & Liz by Richard Billingham (FIDLab 2014) made its world premiere at the Locarno Festival where it received a Special Mention from the Jury. Rita Azevedo Gomes’ A Portuguesa (FIDLab 2017) was invited to the 2019 Berlinale Forum for its world premiere. And most recently, Cannes Film Festival welcomed Demonic (initially entitled Michelle Remembers) by the American filmmaker Pia Borg during its Critics’ Week, whilst the latest work by Ala Eddine Slim, who came to international attention with The Last of Us (FIDLab 2015), features during the Directors’ Fortnight.

Find more details about FIDLab 11th Edition dowloading the Press Kit.

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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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