EAVE January News 2020

Call for Applications: EAVE PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop 2020

Apply now and until February 24, 2020 for the EAVE PUENTES 2020 edition!

EAVE PUENTES is the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production as the track record of the most recent successful productions shows:

OUR MOTHERS (NUESTRAS MADRES), by César Diaz & produced by Géraldine Sprimont won among many others the prix SACD de la Semaine de la Critique, Caméra d'Or, Grand Golden Railprix in Cannes, Spanish Cooperation Award at San Sebastian 2019, was nominated to represent Belgium in the Oscar race 2020.

THE SHARKS (LOS TIBURONES), by Lucia Garibaldi & produced by Pancho Magnou won Best Director at Sundance 2019 - World Cinema Dramatic Competition, Grand Prix Coup de Cœur at Cinélatino – Rencontres de Toulouse.

MATERNAL by Maura Delpero & produced by Alessandro Amato (Disparte, Italy) has received the among other awards a Special Mention of the Concorso Internazionale Jury, Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film and Ecumenic Jury Award and Second Prize of the Youth Jury at Locarno FF 2019, Special Mention for Best Feature Film (Section Competencia Argentina) and FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Argentine Film at International Film Festival Mar del Plata 2019.

The above mentioned projects had been selected for the EAVE 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.

EAVE 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 selected participants attend 2 workshops. The first one will be held in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Italy (June 28 – July 4, 2020) in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, with the support of MIBACT. Workshop 2 will be held in Uruguay (December 2 – 8) 2020, just before Ventana Sur (December 8 – 12) 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 and IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME that 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 8-12) in Buenos Aires after workshop 2.

Find out all about the target group, the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website:

Download the application form here!

The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is February 24, 2020.

The selection will be made by a selection committee and published on April 14, 2020.

Selection interviews might be held via SKYPE.

If you wish to have further information, please contact:

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

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EAVE+ workshop on running sustainable film companies – apply for the April edition!

Applications are now open until January 27, 2020 for the 10th edition of EAVE+!

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

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 March 31 – April 5, 2020 in Luxembourg.

«EAVE+ was a ground breaking step in the shaping of the future of our company.»
Santiago Gallelli, Rei Cine, Argentina, EAVE+ 2019

Applications are open for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience from Europe and the rest of the world until January 27, 2020.

The programme is designed for proucers who have been running their own company for five years + and/or who have worked five years + at senior management level in another company. We strongly recommend that two individuals at senior management level attend from each company.

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?

Part of the programme is a special workshop by marketing strategist and business development consultant AC Coppens (The Marketing Catalysts), supporting the producers in their entrepreneurial effort - as companies founders, leaders or managers. With strategic scenario development tools and exercises specifically designed for their individual purposes, we will explore strategy options to sustain and develop their company in a challenging and competitive context.

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.

Christophe Vidal (Natixis Coficiné, FR) will share his advice for producers working with banks and go through some of the criteria of a bank for choosing clients and lending money, the required application documents as well as different kinds and structures of loans.   

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.

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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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