EAVE July News 2019

SPECIAL FOR EAVE PRODUCERS: Independent Film Week NY – Deadline: July 31

Dear EAVE producers,

We are happy to continue the special partnership with the Independent Filmmaker Project in the framework of the Independent Film Week.

IFP Week, now in its 41st year, is a signature program of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), the only multiple-platform, international co-production market for projects in the United States. Taking place at IFP’s Made in NY Media Center and nearby venues in New York City, IFP Week spans 5 days with Panels, Meet the Decision Makers, Direct Access, the Rooftop Films Screening Series, and immersive installations.

The full week facilitates over 5,000 storyteller/industry meetings, a multi-day conference, film, television and new media screenings, audio listening stations, future-forward panels and special events. Nearly 4,000 filmmakers, series, audio and new media creators, members of the public, and related industry representatives attend annually.

Each day of the conference guides filmmakers in the art, technology and business of independent filmmaking. Project Forum has had a prolific history in the independent community supporting both emerging and established independent filmmakers at critical stages in their development processes. IFP has played a vital role in launching the careers of now-established directors including Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine)Moira Demos & Laura Ricciardi (Making a Murderer), Robert Eggers (The Witch)Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent)Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), David Lowery (A Ghost Story)Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), Dee Rees (Mudbound)Denis Villeneuve (Sicario)Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated), and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).

The Independent Film Week will take place during September 15-19, 2019 in New York.

Special for EAVE producers: EAVE and IFP offer the opportunity for 3 EAVE producers to be registered for free at the Independent Film Week.

Please let us know if you are interested, by e-mail:, no later than July 31, 2019.

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Polish Film Institute and EAVE continue with a successful partnership

Polish Film Institute and EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), one of the leading professional training, project development and networking organizations for audiovisual producers, are happy to announce the continuation of their successful partnership that will again and for the fourth time offer a scholarship for one Polish producer for the EAVE 2020 Producers Workshop.

The award of 30.000 PLN, sponsored by the Polish Film Institute towards the costs of the participation in the EAVE 2020 workshops, will be granted to one of the selected projects in development pitched at the Polish Days (July 30 – August 1, 2019), the most important industry event in Poland, held in the framework of the New Horizons International Film Festival (July 25 - August 4, 2019) in Wroclaw.

The award will be presented during the Polish Days awards ceremony on August 1, 2019, by EAVE’s CEO Kristina Trapp.

Last year`s beneficiary of the PISF/EAVE award has been Agnieszka Dziedzic (Koi Studio), who is now participating to EAVE Producers Workshop 2019.

Beata Rzezniczek (Madants), also participant of EAVE Producers Workshop 2019, is presenting EAVE project OTHER PEOPLE by Aleksandra Terpinska at the Polish Days this year.

Among the list of selected projects for Polish Days:

BIRD TALK by Xawery Zulawski, producer: EAVE graduate Marcin Wierzchoslawski

INTERIOR by Marek Lechki, producer: EAVE graduate Maciej Kubicki

TASTE OF PHO by Mariko Saga, producers: EAVE graduates Karsten Stöter and Mariusz Wlodarski

APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

SUNBURNED by Carolina Hellsgard, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards

MIRA by Anna Jadowska, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Blicharska.

Recent Polish projects successfully developed at EAVE are THE MUTE by Bartosz Konopka (Best Cinematography at Gdynia IFF 2018), UNITED STATES OF LOVE by Tomasz Wasilewski, which has received a Silver Bear at Berlinale 2016, and THE HERE AFTER by Magnus von Horn, which has been screened in Directors Fortnight in Cannes 2015.

EAVE could not imagine a better platform for this cooperation than the New Horizons International Film Festival, renowned for presenting uncompromising, innovative and original cinema from all over the world.

Please click here for more information about EAVE, PISF and New Horizons IFF.

To submit your project, please visit PISF webpage for the call for applications.

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French-speaking producers of Europe, Quebec, Canada and Francophone Africa, do not hesitate to submit your film project until August 23, 2019!

Organized this year by the Film Fund Luxembourg, the 16th edition of the French-speaking co-production meetings (RCF), aimed at promoting the co-production of film in French language, will take place from 13 to 16 November 2019 at Luxembourg. This edition of the RCF will focus on the theme of the role of music in the cinema and in this framework will be part of the festival Sonic Visions.

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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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