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EXCLUSIVE Interview with EAVE graduate Sébastien Aubert

An interview with French producer Sébastien Aubert about the shooting of EAVE project A GIRL´S ROOM by Aino Suni

 

You are currently shooting a French-Finish-German co-production. Where are you shooting at the moment?

We started shooting end of August at the French Riviera because the main part of the story takes place there. It is a majority French speaking film and we shoot between Nice, Cannes and Grasse. Then we move to Hamburg, Germany for 7 days. So we have 25 days in France and 7 days in Germany in Hamburg, because the story takes place there at the end of the film. And the beginning of the story takes place in Finland, because it’s about a young Finnish rapper, and I’m going there on Tuesday for 3 days of shooting. So in total it will be 35 days in 3 countries during corona virus.

 

It’s not easy to travel now.

Yes, it’s bringing complexities and other problems. We’ve had already so many problems on this film, and now we have this corona virus. We are always thinking what if the main actors or the director or the DOP get COVID-19. We already had some stopped days, but with the actors we know that they have to leave after some point, so we cannot postpone for 10 days. They are young actresses, and they can still grow and change, so we cannot say let’s stop and shoot again next year. One of them is shaved with green hair. I mean, we have a lot of things that make it impossible to postpone the shooting. Every single week I was extremely afraid that some of the key crew would have COVID-19. Actually, it has happened to us. The third role was tested positive 3 days before the start of the shooting. We had to replace her the same day. That was a nightmare. Especially because a few days later she called us, to say that a second test was negative. But we already had the other actress on the set.

 

So it’s very bad for her …

That was a heart breaker. I had to talk to her on the phone and tell her that we had to replace her. And we had the location manager’s assistant also tested positive, but luckily, she was not in touch with the rest of the group. We immediately removed her for 12 days from the crew. Well, that was tough.   

 

I can imagine. What is the film about? What’s the story of the film?

It’s about Elina who is 17-years old and a young Finnish female rapper. She wants to be a professional rapper. She lives in Helsinki in a small 2-rooms apartment together with her mother. She grew up in Finland, but her mother is French. At the beginning of the film her mother decides to move back to the French Riviera, because she has a new boyfriend. So our main character, Elina, has to leave behind her everything she has, her friends and all her connections in the rap scene. The opening scene of the film is Elina rapping in the forest with her gang of rappers, but now she needs to leave everything behind, to go to a bourgeois kind of life style. She was coming from a very humble and modest neighbourhood. And the only person that she can relate to will be her new stepsister, Sofia, who is a ballerina. So we have the confrontation of this Northern rough rap girl and this bourgeois ballerina from the French Riviera. Our film is about this toxic relationship of love and hate. We show two teenage girls… it’s like a wedding. The girls are together, there will be treason and the day after they can be best friends, so it’s really like a marriage.

 

So I understand it’s a thriller with a lot of music. You have a pop singer, a rap artist and a prima ballerina in the cast.

Yes. I think it’s more a drama with thriller elements than a thriller in itself. And it’s also a dance film, because we have ballet and dancing, and music is very present in the film. And also the actress that plays the mother of Elina is a famous pop singer, Camille, who is very popular in France. And Chilla is one of the emerging female rappers on the French scene. So we have a cool mix of all these worlds together and we really hope to reach the audiences of 15 to 25. We are struggling to find a distributor for this film, but we haven’t found one yet. Everyone is telling me that the people of this age are not going to the cinemas anymore. Saying that means we don’t need to make films for them anymore. My goal is to make a film that this target group will go and watch the film, because it’s a quality film. I think it’s a smart film and it’s a film that will talk to them, because they will relate to the characters, especially the girls. Because every single girl that I talk to has an experience that was very intimate with another girl when she was younger. I really feel that lots of young people can relate to this story.

 

I’m not so sure, if young people don’t go to the cinema anymore.

Yes, but because we don’t have a star… I mean, we do have Chilla, and Carmen Kassovitz who is playing the ballerina, she was one the lead in a very popular web series that is now going to TV – she is a super actress. I’m rather sure she will explode. She is the daughter of Matthew Kassovitz and she is very talented. And the young actress that plays Elina, the Finnish girl, it will be her first film. She didn’t act before and she is a singer initially. But everyone was shocked how good and confident she was from day one. Every producer wants to make a film and discover new emerging actresses that become a star and I feel that in this film we have spotted two girls that have the potential to be huge.

 

How did you find your co-producers?

The Finnish co-producer, she was the one who produced the short films of our Finnish director, Aino Suni. The producer originally produced two previous shorts of the director, and my company was the distributor and the sales agent of the two short films. We created a bond and we invited them to come to Cannes Film Festival, because my company is based in Cannes. Usually we invite our partners, co-producers and friends from the industry to stay in my house and in the house of my parents and my partner, so we create sort of international family. Actually, it was sure that we would co-produce this film, because Aino Suni was the bond already between us. And for the German co-producer, Frauke Kolbmüller of Oma Inge Film from Hamburg, she met my partner David at a festival in Australia where they were in the jury together. But for two or three other projects I’ve been trying to co-produce with the people that I met in my group at EAVE.

 

What impact had EAVE on this project?

For sure we would not have done the film if I did not go to EAVE. I think I would’ve dropped the project, because we were reaching a point when something was missing that it would make the project interesting. We had the dance component, but the music was not as present as it is now. At EAVE we had some marketing training defining what’s important for the project, so we had to write some key words on a paper. And then in a way the Hip-hop universe stood out and we realised it’s something we need to go more into. Hip-hop is not the number one style of music in the world, but it is extremely popular. Films about Hip-hop, have lots of success, like Get Rich or Die Trying’, 8-Mile. And we do have a Hip-hop female rapper, that’s pretty rare. So I said ok. Now instead of wasting time to send the script to the actors, I’ll try to find the music team.

 

So with EAVE you sharpened the role of the music in the film?

Yes, and this is where we started with the director Aino, she was with me in Norway, and I wrote down: female rapper, France, and together we listened to 10 biggest female rappers in France and both of us had a crush on Chilla. Because in this film there is a song, which is a key moment; in this song Elina writes talking about Sophia. We see her all over the film to rap and to write the song, we see her composing the track. Then she goes to an open mike and it’s the first time that she goes on the stage and she sings the song. At the end, when the girls finally meet again, the final scene of the film is this one. And this song was written and composed by Chilla and her crew. This song makes a total difference. It could be like a potential hit and the song can really help us marketing-wise. And the film can help the song, of course. And to have Chilla in the film really gives something else to the project. It also made the project more variable and interesting for potential partners. And in parallel to that, one of the big references, because at EAVE we are asked to do a benchmarking and think about comparable films, our comparable film was Virgin Suicides by Sophia Coppola. And the director Aino and myself, we love this film, we love the soundtrack that has been composed by Air. And it happens that this is my favourite group.

So before EAVE we just had a script with many dance elements and we didn’t have the interesting character of Elina. And after EAVE we have a very powerful package with the music of Chilla, Jean-Benoît Dunckel from Air plus Elina’s character, so we really created something. And also, we learned a lot. You know, I did a business school but I never dared using too much marketing in the film, because it’s an arthouse world and you shouldn’t be too much market driven. But I understood at EAVE that every single time you pitch a project to a different decision maker, you have to adapt your pitch and highlight different elements. So after EAVE I decided to create amazing packages, actually visual, because in my permanent team I have someone who is an editor and a director, but he is also extremely talented in design. He designs posters, packages and mood-board videos, which is something we never did before. So he collected 20 film reference films for our film, put the music of Jean-Benoît Dunckel from Air and Chilla, and we created this 2-minutes mood-board video, and this plus the package made a big impact when I was talking to sales agents and Soficas, private financiers who are market driven, and it really had a big impact.

 

The film won the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in 2018; so what did the jury say, why did they choose the film and why did they love the film?

They loved the short films of the director, and they loved the fact that is is a true artistic collaboration between the co-producers. At that time, it was just Finland and France, Germany came on board in 2019. And they could see that it was a true.. you know, it was not like purely financial co-production. You know, it’s Aino’s story. Aino, the director, when she came to the Cannes Film Festival, I told her: OK, we have worked twice together on short films and now I want to work on another feature, do you have something in mind that could take place in the French Riviera? And she was very inspired and stayed also after the Cannes Film Festival. She was inspired to feel how it is to be someone from another country being on the French Riviera; it’s another way of life. It was very important for her to talk about this dead of teen-age time; all her short films are about teenagers. It was important to put that on the screen. We go back to 2015, like I’m telling you, so it’s 5 years ago. Over the years we started developing the script all together with my co-producer from Finland, myself and Aino. I went over there to meet them, and we met at festivals, in Berlin, so it was a true collaboration, and this is what the jury appreciated. Also, we are shooting in 2 countries, we have a director and DOP who are Finnish, and the lead actress is Finnish. But the rest is French. So it’s really a European mixture.

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Eurimages supports EAVE project FRANCESCA AND LOVE

Eurimages

At its 160th meeting, the Eurimages Fund agreed to support 18 feature films and 11 documentaries. Among them are these films by EAVE graduates:

  • AN IRANIAN WOMAN by Steffi Niederzoll, producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach
  • ARCHITECTON by Viktor Kossakovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert, co-producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You
  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova
  • BROTHERS by Tomas Masin, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova, Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • CORSAGE by Marie Kreutzer, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • DODO by Panos H Koutras, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • ETERNITY PACKAGE by EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva, producer: EAVE graduate Ana Alexieva
  • EAVE project FRANCESCA AND LOVE by EAVE graduate Alba Sotorra, producer: EAVE graduate Alba Sotorra
  • FROM INSIDE by Leonardo Di Costanzo, producer: EAVE + graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • JANUARY by Viesturs Kairiss, producers: EAVE graduates Gints Grube, Malgorzata Staron, EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • MORE THAN EVER by Emily Atef, producers: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • MY MOTHER IS A COSMONAUT by Andi Deliana, producer: EAVE graduate Ognen Antov
  • ON BARREN WEEDS by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, producer: EAVE graduate Kristina Aberg
  • RHINO by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Heino Deckert
  • SNOW IS FALLING UP by Michael Borodin, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • SPAS by Maksym Nakonechnyi, producer: EAVE participant Tomas Michalek
  • THE CHAMBERMAID by Mariana Cengel Solcanska, producer: EAVE MW graduate Simona Mocikova
  • THE GRANDSON by Nely Reguera, producers: EAVE graduates Adria Mones, Maria Drandaki
  • TIGER by Andrei Tanase, producers: PUENTES and MW graduate Alexa Rivero, EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou

www.coe.int/eurimages

 

Finnish Film Foundation

The Board of The Finnish Film Foundation granted production support to 13 new productions in October. Two of the projects are feature films, five documentaries, three short films and three series. Among them:

  • THE FIRST 53 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producer: EAVE graduate Leila Lyytikäinen

https://ses.fi/en

 

screen.brussels

In its last session of 2020, and through an extraordinary support due to a special COVID fund, the screen.brussels fund has selected 21 projects in various formats: four feature films, five series, three animated projects, eight documentaries and one virtual reality project.

  • 1985 by Wouter Bouvijn, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • COYOTES by Gary Seghers, Jacques Molitor, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • EUROPE-C19 by Jaco Van Dormael, Michele Placido, Michael Winterbottom, Fernando Leon De Aranoa and Julia van Heinz, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • SALE PUTTE by Myriam Leroy and Florence Hainaut, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • STICKING POINTS by Flo Flamme, producers: EAVE graduates Géraldine Sprimont, Tomas Leyers

https://screen.brussels/en

 

Wallimage

Wallimage’s Walloon Regional Investment Fund supports 8 new film projects, as well as 2 animated series projects. Among them:

  • C’EST DE FAMILLE by Elodie Lélu, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • CHERCHEZ LA FAMME by Julie Gavras, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • DES CORPS ET DES BATAILLES by Christophe Hermans, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

www.wallimage.be

 

CINE ICAA

Spain’s Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute (Ministry of Culture and Sports – ICAA) backs 39 titles in 2020, comprising 12 documentaries, 7 experimental films, and 20 fictional and animated movies.

  • MATAR CANGREJOS by Omar Al Abdul Razzak, producer: EAVE graduate Mayi Gutiérrez
  • SICA by Carla Jiménez Subirana, producer: EAVE graduate Alba Sotorra  
  • TTB project OCEANO TITANICO by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Luisa Romeo, Maria Drandaki
  • PUENTES project LA PECERA by Glorimar Marrero Sánchez, producer: PUENTES graduate Camille Vandenbunder

www.culturaydeporte.gob.es

 

FFA

The German-Polish film funds supports three new projects. Among them:

  • THE LECTURE by Kasia Adamik, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh
  • TOGETHER by Marek Kozakiewicz, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Dziedzic

www.ffa.de

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THE CHAMBERMAID is now in production

  • LA CORDE by Dominique Rocher, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart is shooting. The plot of the miniseries: The scientific observatory in Helligskogen is lost in the middle of a dead zone in the Norwegian forest. The scientific community that works there is bubbling with excitement: they have finally been given the green light to complete their research. However, something disrupts their project: a rope, seemingly infinitely long, has appeared at the edge of the forest, as if it had been abandoned there. The mystery of this rope intrigues the members of this small community, to the point that seven of them decide to follow it and try to discover its end... or its beginning. Produced by Les Films de l'instant, Versus Production and ARTE France. Supported by Inver Tax Shelter, Wallimage and screen.brussels.

www.versusproduction.be

 

  • RÄUBERHÄNDE by Ilker Catak, producers: EAVE graduates Gabriele Simon and Martin Heisler is currently in production. The film tells the story of Janik and Samuel, two teenage friends from different family backgrounds. Coming from a “perfect” family, Janick longs for some chaos, while Samuel wishes to get away from his alcoholic mother. In order to save their friendship after Samuel does something reckless, the two embark on a trip to Istanbul, eager to start a new life and to enjoy their freedom to the fullest. This adaptation of the young-adult fiction novel of the same name by Finn-Ole Heinrich (the script was penned by Heinrich himself and EAVE graduate Gabriele Simon) was honoured with the Thomas Strittmatter Prize for Screenwriting in 2018. RÄUBERHÄNDE is being produced by Flare Film in collaboration with SWR, ARTE and HR. The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film and DFFF supported the project.

http://flare-film.com

 

  • THE CHAMBERMAID by Mariana Cengel Solcanska, producer: EAVE MW graduate Simona Bago Mocikova is in production. THE CHAMBERMAID is the first Slovak film to reflect on the birth of the First Czechoslovak Republic from a female point of view. It is also the first Slovak film telling a lesbian love story. Just before the World War I., the 15-year-old poor Anka arrives from a small Slovak town to be a maid in a wealthy Austro-Hungarian family. She meets Resi, the daughter of a noble family, who was born and raised to be an adornment and a trophy – of the house, of her family, of the Austria-Hungary. Anka and Resi, two girls born in the same year, but on the other sides of the social ladder, find a soulmate in each another. They become best friends, lovers and the only light in a male dominate world. The main producer is a Slovak production company Bright Sight Pictures, co-producers are CINEART TV Prague, Czech Television and Ristretto film. The project was funded by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech Film Fund, Czech Television, and the regional fund of Pardubický kraj.

www.brightsight.sk

 

  • 9TH STEP by Irma Puzauskaite, producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis is in production. The plot follows Linas who is slowly recovering from a long addiction. Eve, his teenage daughter who just moved in with him, hides her teenage angst with a growing passion for music. Her best friend Maya is looking for her first big love story. When the relationship between these three lost souls turns too intimate, traditional roles get mixed up and each of them has to face the very issues they have buried for too long. The project, produced by Lithuania‘s IN SCRIPT, participated in the Ekran+ programme, later was presented at cocoPitch in 2018 and won one of the pitching awards.

http://www.inscript.lt

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EAVE project WHAT HAVE WE DONE WRONG is now in post-production

  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges is in Post-production. Synopsis: Nowadays. Kitty, the imaginary friend of Anne Frank, the one to whom Anne has devoted her entire diary, magically comes to life at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. She thinks that if she is alive, Anne must be too. She then embarks on a frantic quest to find Anne. A PURPLE WHALE FILMS (BE) production, in co-production with WALKING THE DOG (BE), SAMSA FILM (LUX), DOGHOUSE FILMS (LUX), BRIDGIT FOLMAN FILM GANG (Israel), SUBMARINE AMSTERDAM (NL) and LE PACTE (FR). With the participation of Film Fund Luxembourg and supported by Tax Shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund at the Jerusalem Development Authority, The Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, The Netherlands Film Fund and the Netherlands Film Production Incentive, The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Israeli CInema Council, Eurimages, Screen Flanders, Brussels-Capital Region, Center du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Jewish Claims Conference, Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, co-funded by the Europe Creative Program of the European Union.

www.samsa.lu

 

  • A L’OMBRE DES FILLES by Etienne Comar, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri and EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart is in post-production. Written by the director, the script centres on Luc, a renowned lyric singer, who agrees to give singing lessons in a women's prison. Reluctant at first, Carole, Jeannine, Noor, Jess, Marzena and Catherine soon get Luc’s full attention as he tries to contain their strong and unpredictable temperaments just as the prison undergoes disturbances. How will he manage to keep them in harmony? Will he be able to make them experience a new kind of freedom through singing? And at what cost? Produced by Didar Domehri for Maneki Films and Étienne Comar for Arches Films, À L’OMBRE DES FILLES is supported by Soficas Manon and SG Image, Canal+, Ciné+, the RTBF, Proximus and Be TV, Wallimage and Inver Tax Shelter. The project was developed with the support of the CNC’s development grant, of the ANGOA and of Indéfilms Initiative.

www.manekifilms.com

 

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny is in post-production. The screenplay, written by Jude, explores the relationship between the individual and society by showing what happens when a young secondary-school teacher posts an amateur porn clip on a website. The consequences of this decision will affect her life deeply. The project received support from the Romanian National Film Center, Cineworld Luxembourg, the Czech Film Fund and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre. The film was shot in Bucharest in August and September.

www.kinorama.hr

 

  • EAVE project WHAT HAVE WE DONE WRONG by Liliana Torres, producer: EAVE graduate Carla Sospedra is in post-production. The story: Lili (36) had a stable relationship for several years. Apparently everything works out between her and her partner. However, an underlying unhappiness in her everyday life prevents her from being fulfilled. She has no external excuse to justify this inability to go forward and be happy with David (36). She has already experienced this feeling with previous partners and decides to look for the reasons behind this vicious circle.That’s why Lili is looking for three men who have been important in her life to interview them under the initial question: What have we done wrong? These men each represent a different type of love. The interviews are intertwined with the lives of Lili and David, always between humour and tragedy.

www.avalon.me

 

  • BUTTERFLY HEART by Inesa Kurklietyte, producer: EAVE graduate Zivie Gallego is in post-production. The film was inspired by Modesta Jurgaitytė's book Special and tells the story of a ten-year-old boy named Juozapas, who is one in a million because he was born with his heart outside of his chest and survived. His heart is protected by a glass dome and thick armour. The physical disability of the main character Juozapas, and his more sensitive inner world, make it hard and painful for him to overcome the long-standing relationship routine, insensitivity and lack of observation in society. Juozapas avoids interaction with children; the centre of his world is an old, deserted manor house and the insects he is raising there. When his classmate Rugilė appears in Juozapas’s life, she helps him break free from his reticence and open up. Juozapas and Rugilė’s subtle inner world overcomes exclusion and the insensitivity of the people around them. The picture received production funding from the Lithuanian Film Centre

www.fralita.com

 

  • LES INTRANQUILLES by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges is in post-production. The ninth feature film by the Belgian director, in co-production with STENOLA PRODUCTIONS (BE), EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stetner,  KG PRODUCTIONS (FR) EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras and PRIME TIME (BE): Despite the violence of Damien's last relapse and his efforts to heal himself, will Leïla still manage to look at her lover, the father of her child, other than like a manic depressive? With the participation of Film Fund Luxembourg and with the support and participation of Center du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (BE), VAF (BE), the Brussels-Capital Region, Tax Shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium, Eurimages, Canal+, Cine+ (FR), Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR), Cofinova (FR)

www.samsa.lu

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A WHITE, WHITE DAY triumphs at the Icelandic Edda Awards

Zurich Film Festival

  • HOCHWALD by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu won Best Film in the Focus Competition of the Zurich Film Festival
  • WOOD by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, producer: EAVE graduate Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan received a Special Mention

https://zff.com/en

 

CinÉast Luxembourg

  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu was awarded the Grand Prix at CinÉast – Luxembourg’s Central and Eastern European Film Festival.
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi won the Critic’s Prize.
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux won the Audience Award.
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo received a Special Mention by the Press Jury.

www.cineast.lu/2020/en

 

FIFF Namur

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux won the Bayard for Best Script at the Namur International French-Language Film Festival.

www.fiff.be

 

BFI London Film Festival

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel won Best Film in the Offocial Competition at the BFI London Film Festival.
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina won IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award.

www.bfi.org.uk

 

Icelandic Edda Awards

  • A WHITE, WHITE DAY by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, co-producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors and PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin is the big winner of the Icelandic Edda Awards. The film won Best Director, Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Score.

https://eddan.is

 

Golden Rose Film Festival

  • 18% GREY by Viktor Chouchkov, producers: EAVE graduates Katya Trichkova, Boris Chouchkov, Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab won the Award of the City of Varna at the Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival.

www.zlatnaroza.bg

 

Athens International Film Festival

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane won the Golden Athena Award for Best Film at the Athens International Film Festival.

http://en.aiff.gr

 

La Roche-Sur-Yon International Film Festival

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane won the Prix Nouvelles Vagues at the La Roche-Sur-Yon International Film Festival.

www.fif-85.com

 

Cinekid Festival

  • HUMAN NATURE by Sverre Fredriksen, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust won the Cinekid Lion Jury Award at the Cinekid Festival.

https://cinekid.nl

 

IFTA awards

The Irish Film and Television Academy IFTA awards the best productions and talents of the 2019/2020 season Among them:

  • BLACK 47 by Lance Daly, producers: EAVE graduate Macdara Kelleher, EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • NEVER GROW OLD by Ivan Kavanagh, producer: EAVE graduate Jacqueline Kerrin
  • ROSIE by Paddy Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney 

www.ifta.ie

 

Finnish Jussi Awards

  • AURORA by Miia Tervo, producer: EAVE participant Max Malka won Best Film, Best Directing, Screenplay, Main Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress and Costume Design at the Finnish National Film Awards (Jussi Awards) 
  • DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS by J-P Valkeapää, producers: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy, B’EST graduate Helen Vinogradov, co-producers: B’EST graduate Alise Gelze and EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina won in six categories, including Best Male Lead for Pekka Strang, Best Cinematography and Best Music, Best Sound Design, Best Editing, Best Make-up Design
  • FORCE OF HABIT by Reetta Aalto, Alli Haapasalo, Anna Paavilainen, Kirsikka Saari, Miia Tervo, Elli Toivoniemi, Jenni Toivoniemi, producer: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi won the Nordisk Film Foundation Award
  • EAVE graduate Markus Selin received the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award

www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com

 

Audiovisual Producers Finland - APFI

  • EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi has been awarded Producer of the Year by Audiovisual Producers Finland.

www.apfi.fi

 

ZagrebDox

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan won three awards at the ZagrebDox International Documentary Festival Special Edition Best film in the National Competition, Best Director and the FIPRESCI Award.

http://zagrebdox.net

 

KNF Award

  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis has won the KNF Award (the Dutch film critics award).

https://iffr.com/en/2020/films/kala-azar

 

Cinedays

  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic & EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo has won the Golden Sun Award for the Best Film in the SEE programme at Cinedays Festival of European Film in Skopje.

http://cinedays.mk

 

Nederlands Film Festival

  • SEE ME by Patty Stenger, Yvonne Kroese, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust won the Golden Calf for Best Short Film at the Nederlands Film Festival
  • RED LIGHT by Wouter Bouvijn, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert won the Golden Calf for Best Actress
  • EAVE MW project GOUD by Rogier Hesp, producer: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve won Best Camera 
  • BUMPERKLEEF by Lodewijk Crijns, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings won Best Sound Design

www.filmfestival.nl

 

Odesa International Film Festival

  • ROMA by Olha Zhurba, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhncke, Monica Hellström received a prize from the Ukrainian Institute as a project with the greatest international potential at the Film Industry Office of the Odesa International Film Festival.

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp was mermber of the pitching jury.

www.oiff.com.ua


European works in progress

Among the winners of European works in progress, Cologne, are the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • DARKLING by Dusan Milic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen
  • OCTOPUS SKIN by Ana Cristina Barragan, producer: EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • SPAS by Maksym Nakonechnyi, producer: EAVE participant Tomas Michalek
  • WHISPERS OF WAR by Florian Hoffmann, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh

www.european-work-in-progress.eu

 

MIA Rome

  • EAVE project PENULTIMATE by Jonas Kærup Hjort, producer: EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen won Screen International Buyer s' Choice Award.
  • EAVE project DALVA by by Emmanuelle Nicot, producers: EAVE graduates Julie Esparbes, Delphine Schmit won Eurimages Co-production Development Award.

www.miamarket.it

 

El Gouna Film Festival

  • Variety Magazine awarded the best Arab talent in the Middle East to Palestinian producer and EAVE graduate May Odeh.

www.saudi24news.com

 

Sevilla Film Festival

  • Canal Sur Radio y Televisión (CSRTV) has awarded Lifetime Achievement Award to EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo, co-founder and producer at La Claqueta and president of Ancine (Asociación Andaluza de Productores de Cine).

www.canalsur.es

 

Sitges Film Festival

Sitges 2020 hosts the Méliès d'or awards for European fantastic cinema.

  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft was awarded the Méliès d’or Award for Best European Genre Film by the Méliès International Festivals Federation

sitgesfilmfestival.com

 

Hof International Film Festival

  • EAVE graduate Lena Vurma and her Berlin-based film production company dragonfly films GmbH receive the 60,000 Euro VGF Young Producer Award for the production of ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Thorsten Klein.

www.hofer-filmtage.com

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EAVE project THE PENULTIMATE nominated for CPH PIX Talent award

American Academy Awards / The Oscars

The first films by EAVE graduates have been nominated to represent their country in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars:

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko – Ukraine
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux – Romania
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin – Kosovo
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski  – Poland
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Letourneau – Côte d'Ivoire
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu – Bosnia and Herzegovina

www.oscar.go.com

 

European Film Awards

The European Film Awards has announced the nominations for the 2020 European Comedy category. Among the films nominated:

  • LADIES OF STEEL by Pamela Tola, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy
  • ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING BY TRAIN by Aritz Moreno, producer: EAVE graduate Merry Colomer

Six debut films for the European Film Awards: The European Film Academy announced the nominees for the European Discovery 2020 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a director for a first full-length feature film.

  • FULL MOON by Nermin Hamzagic, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo
  • INSTINCT by Halina Reijn, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings & Arnold Heslenfeld
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producer: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri & Gilles Chanial
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak

The European Discovery 2020 - Prix FIPRESCI will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony on December 12.

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

CPH PIX Talent award

 Nominated for the CPH PIX Talent award 2020:

  • EAVE project THE PENULTIMATE by Jonas Kærup Hjort, produced by EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

www.cphpix.com

 

Cinematek Belgium

EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers has been appointed the new director of the Royal Film archive of Belgium, the CINEMATEK.

www.cinematek.be

 

Arab Critics' Award for European Films

European Film Promotion (EFP) and the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) have nominated 22 European films for the Arab Critics' Award for European Films. Among them:

The nominated films in alphabetical order: 

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, co-producer: EAVE graduates Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu

www.efp-online.com

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YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS in cinemas around Europe

In French cinemas

  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin

http://jbaproduction.com

  • PUENTES project MATERNAL (HOGAR) by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli

www.disparte.com

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

 

In Belgian cinemas

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. October 7.

www.lescontesmodernes.fr

  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin. October 14.   

http://jbaproduction.com

  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne. October 14. 

www.migmafilm.se

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. October 28. 

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

 

In UK cinemas

  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney. October 16.

www.elementpictures.com

 

 

In Dutch cinemas

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. October 8.

www.lescontesmodernes.fr

  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne. October 29. 

www.migmafilm.se

 

 

In Swiss cinemas

  • PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske. October 1.

www.onetwofilms.com

 

 

In Austrian cinemas

  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno. October 16.

www.tarantula.lu

  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville. October 24.

www.vivofilm.it

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu. October 24.

www.digitalcube.ro

 

 

In German cinemas

  • ZOMBI CHILD by Bertrand Bonello, producer: Interchange graduate Judith Lou Lévy. October 7.

https://de-de.facebook.com/LesFilmsduBal/

  • EAVE project ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Marleen Slot. October 14.  

www.pucaracine.com

  • GLITZER UND STAUB by Anna Koch, Julia Lemke, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler. October 28.

www.flare-film.com

 

 

In Luxembourgish cinemas

  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin. October 14.   

http://jbaproduction.com

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux. October 14.    

www.samsa.lu

 

 

In Lithuanian cinemas

  • PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske. October 30.

www.onetwofilms.com

 

 

In Danish cinemas

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel.

www.topkapifilms.nl

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TTB project FAR FRONTIERS selected for Moscow IFF

Filmfest Hamburg (September 24 – October 3)

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier 
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • ORPHEA by Alexander Kluge, Khavn de la Cruz, producer: TTB graduate Stephan Holl 
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

www.filmfesthamburg.de

 

 

Moscow International Film Festival (October 1 – 8)

  • TTB project FAR FRONTIERS directed and produced by EAVE graduate Maxim Dashkin participates in the competition of the 42th Moscow International Film Festival. 

www.victoria-films.com

 

 

Namur Film Festival (October 2 – 9)

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • GOLDA MARIA by EAVE graduate Patrick Sobelman
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
  • LA NUIT DES ROIS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Letourneau
  • SI LE VENT TOMBE by Nora Matryosian, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • UNE VIE DÈMENTE by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Antonio Lombardo

www.fiff.be

 

International Antalya Film Festival (October 3 – 10)

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • PHASES OF MATTER by Deniz Tortum, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Maria Aslanoglu
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

www.antalyaff.com

 

Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal  (October 7 – 31)

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • THE END OF SUFFERING (A PROPOSAL) by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate  Fenia Cossovitsa
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane
  • WHITE GOLDFISH by Raf Roosens, Jan Roosens, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Roosens 
  • POISSONSEXE by Olivier Babinet producer: PUENTES graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli 
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev  
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduates Milan & Marija Stojanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Cernec, Derk-Jan Warrink, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Comeau

www.nouveaucinema.ca

 

BFI London Film Festival  (October 7 – 18)

  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • THE INTRUDER by Natalia Meta, producer: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech 
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh

www.bfi.org.uk

 

Cinekid Festival (October 7 – 25)

  • MADISON: A FAST FRIENDSHIP by Kim Strobl, producer: EAVE president Danny Krausz
  • HUMAN NATURE by Sverre Fredriksen, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust

https://cinekid.nl

 

Busan International Film Festival  (October 7 – 16)

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel   
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski 
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Petra Oplatkova
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE + graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Comeau
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

www.biff.kr

At Busan International Film Festival EAVE TIES THAT BIND Industry Hub, organised in the frame of virtual Asian Contents & Film Market, was serving as a hub for business meetings with co-producing and co-financing partners from Asia.

The Industry Hub hosted Industry Circles with TTB graduates such as Justin Deimen (Aurora Media Holdings Inc) from Singapore, Monster Jimenez ( Arkeofilms Intl) from the Philippines, Masumi Soga from Japan, and Yulia Evina Bhara (KawanKawan Media) from Indonesia. They showcased mini case studies of their recently produced films and give insight into production and distribution opportunities in their respective countries.

In cooperation with TTB´s  new partner CinemaChile, Asia and LatinAmerica has been bridged virtually, featuring the co-production case study of GREEN GRASS by Chilean director Ignazio Ruiz, co-produced by TTB graduate Masumi Soga from Japan.

The TTB Industry Circles were moderated by EAVE graduate Alessandro Gropplero and EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp.

 

EAVE and TTB graduates participating in the Asian Film Market

  • Luis Campos (BRO, PT)
  • Jeremy Chua (Potocol, SG)
  • Christopher Granier-Deferre (Poisson Rouge Pictures, UK)
  • Arthur Grec (La Mansarde Cinema, FR)
  • Eiko Mizuno-Gray (Loaded Films, JP)
  • Ajay Rai (In Front Films, UK)
  • Alina Qiu (Infinite 8, US/China)

www.apm.asianfilmmarket.org

 

Sitges Film Festival  (October 8 – 18)

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Comeau

http://sitgesfilmfestival.com

 

CinÉast - Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxemburg  (October 8 – 25)

  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu
  • ROUNDS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • WILLOW (VRBA) by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • OTTO THE BARBARIANby Ruxandra Ghitescu, producer: EAVE graduate Iuliana Tarnovetchi
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE graduates Valon Bajgor, Jean-Yves Roubin
  • I AM FRANK by Metod Pevec, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • MOTHERLAND by Tomas Vengris, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis

www.cineast.lu

 

Gent International Film Festival  (October 8 – 18)

  • DELPHINE ET CAROLE INSOUMUSES by Callisto Mc Nulty, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Lesoult
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • I WAS AT HOME, BUT by Angela Schanelec, line producer: EAVE graduate Jana Cisar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Natasa Damnjanovic 
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • EAVE project PSYCHOBITCH by Martin Lund, producer: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan

www.filmfestival.be

 

Warsaw Film Festival  (October 9 – 18)

  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

www.wff.pl

 

Chicago International Film Festival (October 14 – 25)

 

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • BAD HAIR by Oskar Lehemaa, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Soosaar-Penttillä
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre

www.chicagofilmfestival.com

 

MIA Rome (October 14 – 18)

  • ANIMAL by Sofia Exarchou, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, producers: EAVE graduates Julie Esparbes, Delphine Schmit
  • EBBA by Johanna Pyykkö, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier
  • THE BEAUTIFUL SUMMER by Laura Luchetti, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili

www.miamarket.it

 

Riga International Film Festival (September 15 – 25)

  • ALL THE DEAD ONES by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivoneimi, producer: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoneimi
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu
  • THE RAFT by Marcus Lindeen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler

https://rigaiff.lv/en

 

Rome Film Festival (October 15 – 25)

  • IO STO BENE by EAVE graduate Donnato Rotunno
  • ORDINARY JUSTICE by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina 
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • HOME by Franka Potente, producer: EAVE + graduate Henning Kamm, co-producer: Léontine Petit

www.romacinemafest.it

 

Astra Film Festival Sibiu (October 16 – 25)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • FORGET ME NOT by Sun Hee Engelstoft, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • WOOD by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, producer: EAVE graduate Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

www.astrafilm.ro

 

Cinemed Montpellier (October 16 – 24)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • SHOULD THE WIND FALL by Nora Martirosyan, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel

www.cinemed.tm.fr

 

Tofifest Torun (October 17 – 25)

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili and Aga Wasiak
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu 
  • EAVE MW project DISCO by Jorunn Myklebust Syversen, producer: EAVE graduate Oistein Refseth 
  • THE PERFECT CANDIDATE directed and produced by Interchange graduate Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Comeau

www.tofifest.pl

 

Sao Paolo International Film Festival (October 22 –  November 4)

  • ALL THE DEAD ONES by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev 
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Petra Oplatkova
  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis 
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, Dan Wechsler 
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane

https://44.mostra.org

 

Viennale (October 22 – November 1)

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • HOCHWALD by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik
  • ORPHEA by Alexander Kluge, Khavn de la Cruz, producer: TTB graduate Stephan Holl
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli 
  • THE INTRUDER by Natalia Meta, producer: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech 
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

www.viennale.at/en

 

Valladolid International Film Festival (October 24 – 31)

  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE + graduate Valérie Delpierre
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu
  • THE OFFERING by Ventura Durall, producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • WINDOW TO THE SEA by Miguel Ángel Jiménez, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas

www.seminci.es

 

DOK Leipzig (October 26 – November 1)

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux

www.dok-leipzig.de

 

Tokyo International Film Festival  (October 31 – November 11)

  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

www.tiff-jp.net

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EAVE Yoga Corner

EAVE online yoga is a peaceful place, where you can gently stretch your body and connect with your breath.

We practice yoga focusing on awareness and joy!

Our focus will be on precise alignment helping us to understand each asana better and learning how to assess our body to delve deeper into asanas.

We will also practice pranayama - different breathing techniques - which can help you to calm your mind and reduce stress.

You can join us on:

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CET

THURSDAYS: 19:00 – 19:40 CET

November Special!

MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CET

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

50 Euro for a 10-class card

6 Euro for single class

Please register with Tanika: yogatanika@gmail.com

“Tanika is wonderful. She creates a safe and comforting atmosphere making the exercises seem easy. Yet, I’m always amazed how intense they are! And how calm and grounded I feel afterwards!”

Esther Krausz, Creative Europe Desk - MEDIA (AT)

 

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It´s a wrap for the online second week of EAVE Producers Workshop

The second EAVE Producers Workshop just came to a close. The online plenary week took place from September 28 - October 2, and the online group work week took place from October 19 – 26.

52 participants from 38 countries and their scriptwriters discussed and analysed one another’s projects under the guidance of their group leader in daily group work sessions.

Experts included: Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE), Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree, BE), Michael Kitzberger (Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion, AT), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (US), Clare Downs (UK), drama series consultant Ossi Nishri (IL), documentary consultant Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK), Sarah Calderón (The Film Agency, ES), Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks Italia, IT), Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE), Hédi Zardi (Luxbox, FR), Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE), Anita Voorham (Bravado Film, NL), Eilon Ratzkovsky (Quiddity, IL), Sergio García de Leániz (Eurimages, FR), Danny Karusz (DOR Film, AT), Mehret Mandefro (A51 Pictures, ET), Christophe Bruncher (Ici et Là Productions, FR), Fernanda del Nido (Setembro Cine, ES), Alya Belgaroui-Degalet (Wild Bunch, FR).

The Irish film industry presented itself to the EAVE participants in a special panel session on Producing in and with Ireland by Cian McElhone from Screen Ireland, Prionsias Ní Ghráinne from TG4, documentary producer John Murray from Crossing the Line and drama producer and EAVE National Coordinator in Ireland Katie Holly from Blinder Films, Sarah Dillon from the WRAP Fund. The panel was moderated by EAVE graduate, producer Paddy Hayes from Magamedia.

The week featured an interactive mix of group work, plenary sessions, social exercises, virtual coffee breaks on relevant topics, EAVE online yoga, indiviual meetings, an Irish Happy Hour, Goodnight Story, the EAVEvision song contest and a musical wrap-up, accompanied by EAVE graduate Alessandro Gropplero and the band Almost Happy.

EAVE Producers Workshop´s third and closing week will take place online, from December 5 to 12.

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EAVE Producers in Busan virtually

We are pleased to continue the partnership with the Asian Contents & Film Market, which will this year enable 7 EAVE producers to participate in their virtual edition.

In addition to attending the Asian Contents & Film Market virtually, the selected producers will have the opportunity to join the online TTB Industry Pavilion, which will serve as their hub for business meetings with co-producing and co-financing partners from Asia.

TTB Industry Hub will also host Industry Circles with the TTB graduates such as Justin Deimen (Aurora Media Holdings) from Singapore, Monster Jimenez (Arkeo Films) from the Philippines, Masumi Soga from Japan, and Yulia Evina Bhara (KawanKawan Media) from Indonesia. They will showcase mini case studies of their recently produced films and give insight into production and distribution opportunities in their respective countries.

In cooperation with our new partner CinemaChile we will bridge Asia and Latin America virtually, featuring the co-production case study of GREEN GRASS by Chilean director Ignazio Ruiz, co-produced by TTB graduate Masumi Soga from Japan.

The case studies and Industry Circles will take place at the following times:

  • Tuesday, October 27, 13:00 – 13:30 CET: PHILIPINES - Monster Jimenez
  • Tuesday, October 27: 13:30 - 14:00 CET: JAPAN – Masumi Soga & CHILE – Ignacio Ruiz
  • Wednesday, October 28: 13:00 – 13:30 CET: SINGAPORE – Justin Deimen
  • Wednesday, October 28: 13:30 - 14:00 CET: INDONESIA - Yulia Evina Bhara

The events are open for all EAVE graduates and other film professionals to attend.

For registration, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/GE7ta1rMrbykfMpQ9

Furthermore, this year 2 EAVE producers will present their projects at the Asian Project Market. The TTB participant Alemberg Ang (vy/ac Productions, PH) will present 6th Finger by Sheron Dayoc and EAVE Producers Workshop graduate Ram Krisna Pokharel (Icefall Productions, NP) will present A River in the Mirror by Tashi Gyeltshen.

The following EAVE producers have been selected for an online edition of the Asian Contents & Film Market & TTB Industry Hub:

  Luis Campos (BRO, PT)

  Jeremy Chua (Potocol, SG)

  Christopher Granier-Deferre (Poisson Rouge Pictures, UK)

  Arthur Grec (La Mansarde Cinema, FR)

  Eiko Mizuno-Gray (Loaded Films, JP)

  Ajay Rai (In Front Films, UK)

  Alina Qiu (Infinite 8, US/China)

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PUENTES Announces its 2020 Selection

EAVE PUENTES, the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production is thrilled to announce the selection of 14 film professionals for its 2020 edition!

PUENTES takes place during the course of 2 workshops. As the epidemiology situation is constantly evolving, the first workshop will take happen online from November 16-30, just before Ventana Sur (November 30 – December 4, 2020), in partnership with Mutante Cine, with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay), Egeda, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual and IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME. Workshop 2 will be held in South Tyrol (March 16-20, 2021) with the support of MiBACT and IDM. During their stay in South-Tyrol, the participants will attend INCONTRI, a networking event that gathers about 70 decision makers from Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (March 17-19, 2021).

The following 9 participants focusing on project development with feature films development and 5 participants focusing on career development wanting to strengthen their bonds between Europe and Latin American have been selected:
 

 Nina M. Barbosa Blad, Barbosa Film, Norway

 Fred Burle, One Two Films, Germany

 Ana David, IndieLisboa and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Portugal

 Carolina Denegri, Animalita, Perú

     Project: The Saints (Todos los Santos) by Omar Rojas

 Federico Eibuszyc, Pucara Cine, Argentina

     Project: Pobres Pibes by Benjamín Naishtat

 Mauricio Escobar, La Danta Films, Guatemala

     Project : Beatriz, La Sin Ventura by Fernando Martínez

 Carlos Hernández Vázquez, Mandarina Cine, Mexico

     Project: Toda una vida by Ariel Gutiérrez

Joy Jorgensen, Killjoy Films, Germany

     Project: Calma Chicha by Inés Gowland

 Christina Liapi, Heretic Outreach, Greece

 Sebastián Peña Escobar, La Babosa Cine, Paraguay

     Project: Who killed Narciso? (Quién mató a Narciso?) by Marcelo Martinessi

 Britta Rindelaub, Alva Film Productions, Switzerland

     Project: Reinas by Claudia Reyinicke

 Nadine Rothschild, TBD, France

 Ignacio Vuelta, 93 Metros SL, Spain

     Project: The Anatomy of the Horses by Daniel Vidal

 Judith Weiler, Butterfilm, Germany

     Project: Sigmund's Container by Juan Caunedo

 

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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WHEN EAST MEETS WEST 2021

Call for entries for WEMW Co-Production Forum is now open!

DEADLINE: October 31, 2020

The upcoming edition of WEMW will offer both an on-site & online program in order to meet the needs of all participants. The on-site version will be held in Trieste between 24 and 26 January 2021 and will include a combination of physical and digital initiatives; it will be followed on 27 and 28 January by a series of online one-to-one meetings. This new edition of WEMW will continue researching and giving insights into the specific realities of the East and West, bringing to Trieste a selection of projects in different phases and a delegation of the main key players from the 2021 countries in focus: Italy and Israel.

ELIGIBLE CRITERIA

  • Producers from Europe*, Israel, North and South America are eligible to apply 
  • Projects must be long feature fiction films or documentaries in development with preferably 10% of the total budget already in place
  • Projects must have international co-production potential  

SUBMISSION           
All applications must include: complete online application form, treatment in English (max 5-8 pages), financing plan, teaser/visuals/mood board of the submitted project and previous work of the director.

In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link https://vp.eventival.com/trieste/2021

There is no submission fee and the deadline is October 31, 2020.  

SELECTION & CURATION

Selected projects will be announced late December and selected producers/directors will have the chance to pitch their project in Trieste in front of all attending decision makers and, at the same time, to all online registered professionals. We will arrange both on the spot and online individual meetings with all registered participants and for the first time we will accompany the selected projects before, during and after the event, organizing curated one-to-one meetings with a number of business angels from all over Europe, handpicked for each project in cooperation with EAVE. Selected teams will have the unique opportunity to receive advice on co-production, finance, marketing or distribution, according to the primary needs of their project. 

WEMW SCOUTING DAYS

Until the end of October you will have the possibility to request individual meetings every Monday and Tuesday with the WEMW team to discuss projects, share ideas or doubts or get more info about the co-production forum and the submission process. To schedule the most suitable slot please feel free to contact us at info@wemw.it

WEMW AWARDS

  • Film Center Serbia Development Award - cash prize
  • EAVE scholarship - for the EAVE European Producers Workshop
  • Flow Postproduction Award - 15.000 EUR prize in post-production facilities
  • EWA Network Best Woman Director Award - cash prize for the best female director
  • Producers Network Prize - free accreditation to the Cannes Marche du Film Producer’s Network
  • Pop Up Film Residency Award - a 3-week residency with the guidance of international mentors

* Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

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Call for EAVE Producers - DOK Leipzig

DOK Industry Programme invites you to be their special guests at the online DOK Co-Pro Market.

Taking place on the 26 & 27 October, the open programme of the Co-Pro Market offers the chance to pick up outstanding new documentary projects in development for your slate and network with international colleagues.

To facilitate the participation of 10 EAVE graduates, DOK Leipzig offers a package of discounted festival accreditations (100€ instead of 150€). at DOKLeipzig (without project) with access to the DOK Co-Pro Market and invites you to meet the selected projects.

To benefit of this special offer and to apply for an accreditation via EAVE, please send your CV and a motivation letter to tina@eave.org by October 14th. If you have also submitted a project, please mention that in your email.

https://www.dok-leipzig.de/en/co-pro-market#call-for-producers-participating-without-a-project

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UMW presents: European Digital Talents

Founded in 2010, Under The Milky Way works with a large number of VoD Platforms and was awarded the global iTunes preferred aggregator status in 2011. The company is fully operational on more than 100 territories and serves all kinds of rights-holders (producers, distributors, sales agents) out of 13 regional offices in Europe, North America and Asia.

Based on their experience after having distributed more than 5,000 films, UMW sees the emergence of a new type of film, which increasingly transgresses the codes of traditional production.  These digital native films must be promoted as such to meet their audience. It is in this context that UMW offers a new international exclusively digital distribution package to producers, selected in the frame of the Call for Proposals on Promotion of European Audiovisual Works Online (Creative Europe).

The project called European Digital Talents, aims to support the international digital distribution of 6 films for the year 2021. This therefore includes :

  • International digital distribution on the main global VOD platforms
  • Tailor-made marketing strategies
  • Up to 5 subtitles financed
  • 100% of the encoding costs financed
  • Quarterly financial reports
  • Producers’ Workshop at Cannes 2021 to share results and insights on VOD business models

A few slots remain available for 2021. Therefore UMW is looking for films matching the following criteria : 

  • European films
  • Completed or almost completed
  • Worldwide rights available
  • Adapted for digital native audiences

If you are interested and think your film can represent a genuine European Digital Talent, 

please contact for more information Muriel Joly: muriel.joly@underthemilkyway.eu

www.underthemikyway.eu
==> Click here to find out more about the Digital natives Films label launched by UMW : www.umw-originals.com

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It’s a wrap for EAVE Producers Workshop Online Plenary Week – to be continued!

The second session of this year’s EAVE Producers Workshop is taking place online “in Ireland” in September-October 2020, bringing together 52 participants and their scriptwriters from 38 countries with a selection of 20 top industry experts.

It’ a wrap for the first ONLINE PLENARY WEEK, which has been a success in terms of registration numbers, view numbers and interactive participation!

The plenaries were all open to Irish professionals via an open call – we were delighted to welcome 250 Irish professionals to the sessions.

In addition, in the framework of Capitals of Culture Galway and Rijeka 2020, EAVE has selected a group of 5 Irish producers and 5 Croatian producers to join workshops 2 and 3 of EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 to develop their projects and skills further, to build professional relationships with each other and to network with the EAVE 2020 participants.

A huge thanks to everyone who made this workshop possible, especially to our partners:

The EAVE workshop “virtually in Ireland” is organized in co-operation with Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, Greasán na Meán, Screen Skills Ireland, BAI, TG4, Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office Galway, Danú Media and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

During the plenary week script consultant Anita Voorham (Bravado Film, NL) shared her insight with the producers on how to make creative collaboration work, while script consultant Martin Daniel (USA) discussed with the scriptwriters how to deal with feedback.

EAVE participant Yvonne Donahoe, Blinder Films, (IE) interviewed renowned producer Eilon Ratzkovsky (Quiddity, IL) about the topic of writing for TV series.

EAVE graduate and Eurimages project manager Sergio Garcia de Leaniz (Eurimages, FR) gave an insight into the rules and regulations of Eurimages and shared concrete tips for preparing your application.

Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) prepared the EAVE participants for individual meetings during which he will work during the third workshop week of the year with the participants on resilience, leadership and emotional intelligence.

EAVE finance consultant Linda Beath shared her vast knowledge about Revenue Streams and about Strengthening Company Sustainability.

Pierre Emmanuel Mouthuy gave an extensive lecture on Legal Aspects of Co-production.

The Irish film industry presented itself to the EAVE participants in a special panel session on Producing in and with Ireland by Cian McElhone from Screen Ireland, Prionsias Ní Ghráinne from TG4, documentary producer John Murray from Crossing the Line and drama producer, EAVE National Coordinator in Ireland Katie Holly from Blinder Films, Sarah Dillon from WRAP Fund. The panel was moderated by EAVE graduate, producer Paddy Hayes from Magamedia (Galway, Ireland).

In addition, EAVE organised various special plenary sessions designed specially for the Irish film industry professionals. EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath gave an overview of European Film Financing and EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller shared her long experience on the producer’s role from development to audience. EAVE Marketing Expert Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) shared her recent experience on trends and new models in marketing and distribution that have been evolving in the 2020 pandemic.

EAVE Producers Workshop 2 is not over yet!

The second week will take place from October 19 to 26 and it will be full of online group works, individual meetings, pitching plenaries and many fun events as well!

 

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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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