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EAVE @ the 71st Berlin International Film Festival

EAVE is proud to announce a very strong presence of EAVE projects & producers at this year's Berlinale: 2 films in COMPETITION, 4 films in the ENCOUNTERS section, 5 projects in PANORAMA, 4 at the FORUM, 5 at the GENERATION sections, 2 SHORTS, 21 at the BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET and its sidebar sections, 4 at the TALENT PROJECT MARKET and 34 films by EAVE PRODUCERS at the EUROPEAN FILM MARKET!

Competition

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sára László, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube

 

Berlinale Special

  • FRENCH EXIT by Azazel Jacobs, producer: EAVE graduate Katie Holly

 

Encounters

  • AZOR by Andreas Fonatana, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler
  • BLOODSUCKERS by Julian Radlmaier, producer: B’EST graduate Julia Mishkinene
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • TASTE by Le Bao, co-producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES group leader and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts

 

Panorama

  • BLISS by Henrika Kull, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • MIGUEL'S WAR by Eliane Raheb, co-producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro
  • THEO AND THE METAMORPHOSIS by Damien Odoul, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

 

Forum

  • ANAMNESIS by Chris Wright and Stefan Kolbe, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen
  • JUST A MOVEMENT by Vincent Meessen, producer: EAVE graduate Genevieve De Bauw
  • TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi, producer: EAVE graduate Susanne Guggenberger

 

Generation

  • ANY DAY NOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, sales: EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski
  • EAVE project THE WHITE FORTRESS (TABIJA) by Igor Drljaca, producers: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo, EAVE FFF graduate Borga Dorter
  • MISSION ULJA FUNK by Barbara Kronenberg, producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, EAVE graduate Joanna Szymanska, EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • NELLY RAPP – MONSTER AGENT by Amanda Adolfsson, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Nohrstedt
  • SUMMER BLUR by Han Shuai, producer: TTB graduate Ying Liang

 

Shorts

  • ONE HUNDRED STEPS by Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca, producer: EAVE graduate Michel Balagué
  • ZONDER MEER by Meltse Van Coillie, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Brosens

 

www.berlinale.de

 

Berlinale Co-Production Market 2021

Official Project Selection

  • EAVE project MAYSOON by Nancy Biniadaki, producer: EAVE graduate Christopher Zitterbart
  • FOUR LITTLE ADULTS by Selma Vilhunen, producers: EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt, EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivonemi
  • HOLLY by Fien Troch, producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo
  • LAND OF SAVAGES by Fernando Guzzoni, producer: PUENTES graduate Rocio Jadue
  • LEFT OVER by Yesim Ustaoglu, producer: EAVE graduate Serkan Cakarer
  • MATRIA by Álvaro Gago, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora
  • MILK TEETH by Sophia Bösch, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator, TTB group leader Jonas Weydemann
  • MY SOUL STARTLED by Syllas Tzoumerkas, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Dandraki
  • PUAN by Maria Alché, Benjamin Naishtat, producers: PUENTES graduate Barbara Francisco, EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day
  • PUENTES project WHO KILLED NARCISO? by Marcelo Martinessi, producer: PUENTES graduate Sebastian Peña Escobar
  • SEA SPARKLE by Domien Huyghe, producer: EAVE MW graduate Sanne Sandaert

 

Berlinale Directors

  • ENGLAND MADE ME by Mans Mansson, producer: EAVE graduate Costanza Julia Bani
  • THE OBLIVION THEORY byAnnemarie Jacir, producer: PUENTES graduate Fred Burie
  • THE WOMAN FROM THE SUNKEN ISLAND by Alante Kavaite, producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine

 

Rotterdam-Berlinale Express

  • KABUL JAN by Shahrbanoo Sadat, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Hammer

 

Berlinale Co-Pro Series

  • AFTERPARTY written by Dora Sustic, producer: EAVE MW graduate Maja Pek-Brünjes and EAVE graduate Danijel Pek
  • HINTERLAND by Sven Bohse, producer: EAVE graduate Gian-Piero Ringel
  • RICHTER written by Anna McPartlin & Michael Bennett, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate and Irish National Coordinator Katie Holly
  • SPEED by Martin Lund, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen
  • THIS IS MUSIC by Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver
  • UNTIL I FIND YOU written by EAVE graduate Kaleena Kiff, producer: EAVE graduate Kaleena Kiff

 

Project selected in cooperation with Series Mania

  • GOOD PEOPLE by Matthieu Donck, Stéphane Bergmans & Benjamin D'Aoust, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduates Julie Esparbes, Caroline Nataf

 

Talent Project Market

  • 6TH FINGER by Sheron Dayoc, producer: TTB participant Alemberg Ang
  • EAVE project GLORY B by Konstantinos Antonopoulos, producer: EAVE participant Fani Skartouli
  • SLEEPLESS CITY by Guillermo Garcia Lopez, producer: PUENTES graduate Lina Badenes
  • EAVE project VIVA LA VIDA by Ulla Heikkilä, producer: EAVE participant Marja Pihlaja

 

Berlinale Script Station

  • LA MATERNAL by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valerie Delpierre

 

Berlinale Talents 2021

  • PUENTES graduate Josephine Schroeder
  • TTB participant Alemberg Ang
  • PUENTES graduate Lina Badenes
  • EAVE participant Fani Skartouli
  • TTB and EAVE+ graduate Anda Ionescu
  • EAVE participant Nina Robnik
  • TTB graduate Supatcha Thipsena
  • EAVE participant Marja Pihlaja
  • PUENTES graduate Mariana Murillo
  • EAVE participant Eva Kuperman

www.berlinale-talents.de

 

European Film Market EFM

  • ANAMNESIS by Chris Wright and Stefan Kolbe, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • ANY DAY NOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, sales: EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • A TASTE OF HUNGER by Christoffer Boe, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic
  • AZOR by Andreas Fontana, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate, group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BLISS by Henrika Kull, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • DEAD & BEAUTIFUL by David Verbeek, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • DE NOS FRÈRES BLÉSSÉS by Hélier Cisterne, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • DO NOT HESITATE by Shariff Korver, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • EVA MARIA by Lukas Ladner, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, EAVE MW graduate Peter Drössler
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • FOX IN A HOLE by Arman T. Riahi, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate and PUENTES participant Britta Rindelaub
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • DER SCHÖNSTE PLATZ AUF ERDEN by Elke Groen, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sára László, co-producers: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • NELLY RAPP – MONSTER AGENT by Amanda Adolfsson, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Nohrstedt
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • MY LAKE by Gjergj Xhuvani, co-producer: EAVE graduate Darko Popov
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • EAVE project THE PENULTIMATE by Jonas Kærup Hjort, produced by EAVE graduates Rikke Tambo Andersen, Gary Cranner
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • RIDERS OF JUSTICE by Thomas Jensen, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic 
  • ROOKIE by Lieven van Baelen, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacque-Henri Bronckart, Frank Hoeve
  • SANDRA GETS A JOB by Kaupo Kruusiauk, producer: EAVE graduate Anneli Ahven
  • SKIES OF LEBANON by Chloé Mazlo, line producer: EAVE graduate Marios Piperides
  • SUNE - MISSION: MIDSUMMER by Erland Beskow, producer: EAVE graduate Malin Söderlund
  • TAILOR by Sonia Liza Kenterman, producers: EAVE graduates Ioanna Bolomyti, Tanja Georgieva, Isabelle Truc, executive producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • TASTE by Le Bao, co-producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES group leader and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts
  • THE APE STAR by Linda Hambäck, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter Possne

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Exclusive interview with EAVE graduates Valon Bajgora and Besnik Krapi

Films from Kosovo have been very successful lately with Hive by Blerta Basholli harvesting three main prizes at Sundance and Looking For Venera by Norika Sefa sharing the Special Jury Award in the Tiger Competition at Rotterdam or with Visar Morina’s Exile. What are the reasons for this success?

BK: This is something that we have been talking a lot about lately and trying to analyse it. And I think that one of the reasons is, that these new filmmakers love cinema, they love film. We are a small industry with micro-low budgets, but still we are making such successful films. It’s really about loving and being dedicated to our work, as well as having a good education and talent. Looking back 2-3 years and having 6-7 films directed by female directors from Kosovo at A-festivals, as well as some films by male directors, it is just amazing. That’s why I think that love and passion are the reasons for our success.

 

How would you describe the situation for the filmmakers in Kosovo?

BK: It has been a very important decade, this last one, because after having changed the board and the head of the film centre, we made many steps forward. (NB: EAVE graduate) Arben Zharku as Director of the Kosovo Cinematography Centre has introduced a scheme to support co-productions, which we didn’t have before. He also introduced a support scheme for education, so that our filmmakers could start attending workshops abroad, like EAVE, which I could attend in 2017 due to this support, and also MAIA Workshops, FAMU, etc. I think this was the biggest step in our education. This has helped the knowledge of filmmaking and the talent from Kosovo to rise very fast. But on the other hand we are facing a bad situation in the industry. With the success we had, we should be able to raise the number of co-productions, but we don’t have tax incentives or a cinema network, which is the biggest challenge we have. What keeps us going is the love and passion of our directors, and the support of our film centre, but eventually people would also need some stability. We need a lot of investment from the government and the attention from the parliament, so it would be important to work on the tax incentives law.

 

How do you manage to finance films in Kosovo?

BK: Our main financier is the Kosovo Cinematography Centre. We also have some smaller financing sources such as municipalities and private sources. Due to Kosovo’s political situation, not being recognised by 6 EU countries, Kosovo is not part of Eurimages and MEDIA Programme, which creates many challenges for us. But we co-produce a lot on the regional level; we have minority co-productions with Albania, North Macedonia and Montenegro. Co-productions between Kosovo and North Macedonia are very usual. When you get funding in Kosovo, it’s quite usual to get it in Albania and North Macedonia.

VB: We are very creative how we finance our films. Kosovo has only 3 co-production treaties with North Macedonia, Albania and Turkey, which was ratified only a month ago. Our project Hive is the first official co-production with Switzerland (NB: with EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub). We have managed to do this through two other partners who are part of the European Cultural Convention, and therefore we could be part of the official co-production as a third partner.

 

Do you think you will have more co-productions with Switzerland, or Germany?

VB: Actually, we did a co-production with Germany last year with Exile by Visar Morina. The film premiered at Sundance and was shown in the Panorama section of last year’s Berlinale. The co-production with Germany was difficult mostly due to the German policy of how to spend money for a co-production. It was a bit easier with Switzerland because they have a different policy. Also, there is a diaspora from Kosovo in Switzerland, so a lot of actors and crew members could be counted as Swiss expenses. On the project Hive the Swiss TV has joined as a co-producer. We are now shooting our new project with Switzerland, The Land Within Me by Fisnik Maxhuni, which will be shot in Kosovo. So now a co-production between Kosovo and Switzerland has started to be more common, because of the workflow and the diaspora. The market potential in Switzerland is also much bigger than in Kosovo.

 

HIVE © Ikone-Studio, Industria Film, Alva Film Production, photo: Alex Bloom

 

How is it to co-produce with Germany?

VB: The market is almost the same, but it’s difficult to co-produce with Germany. It’s hard because we are not part of the European Cultural Convention, so we have to find other ways. In Germany, you can apply for regional film funds and our German co-producer will apply for one of our projects, but you have to have TV involved. We have different problems from our European colleagues, but one of the sentences of my professor is that for the Balkan producers the following applies: “Give me a problem and I’ll find you a solution”.

 

Which role does EAVE play for you in Kosovo?

VB: For me EAVE has opened my eyes to be able to co-produce with Europe and helped me to understand the opportunities of working with European partners. Normally we are co-producing with our region, and at EAVE I learned the ways and the possibilities of how to co-produce with other European countries. At EAVE we have been developing our project Silence of Sirens and we have learned how important it is to focus on the development of the project. We understood how important it is to go to a workshop and to work with a scrip consultant, and within your group you can open your project to an international audience, your B2B audience. Working with my EAVE group has opened many doors and opportunities, and I have now different tools in my hands to be a better producer.   

I participated at EAVE thanks to a scholarship funded by the German regional fund MDM (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung). The generous financial contribution of MDM to my participation has provided me the occasion to be part of this program, without which I couldn’t have access to. Continuation of this fund will enable future producers like me to become part of the European film producing community.

On my new project that I’m co-producing we’ve had different difficulties in the financing and pre-production phase, but this time I could call my EAVE colleagues and my group leader and the other group leaders to ask them for advice. Their support is my new tool, especially since I’m coming from such a small market. We have now signed the contract with a sales agent – an opportunity we didn’t have before. I called my group leader Diana Elbaum and she advised me what to do and explained what I need to be careful about when signing an agreement with a sales agent. She really helped me. I think that being part of EAVE is like being a part of a big family. When you need some advice, you can call someone who will listen to you and give you a good advice, and this makes me as a producer much more confident when going to the market. Now I have EAVE tools and I’m using them, so EAVE has really helped me a lot. It also helped my project a lot because it has put my project on a map. Now I can work with different sales agents and distributors. And EAVE has put me as a producer on a map as well. It gave me the backup of having experienced producers as colleagues who are there when I need some advice. 

 

What do you say Besnik? What role has EAVE played for you?

BK: I agree with what Valon has said. Workshops like EAVE are very important for producers coming from such a small industry as Kosovo, because we can get a lot of knowledge. Besides that, you become a part of the EAVE network, and as a producer you need a network. Most beautiful thing in EAVE is, because they have a very tough selection, that you are selected among 50 producers who become a part of your network. As I was saying, the most important thing is the network - the people that EAVE chooses and their collaboration. As Valon said, you can call your EAVE colleagues anytime.

 

LOOKING FOR VENERA © Circle Production

 

Which challenges did your films have to face during the process from the idea to being shown in Rotterdam or Sundance? Which steps did you have to take with your films?

BK: I think the challenges and the struggles are the same for all filmmakers from Kosovo. The most difficult thing is to finance films. You can find yourself delivering DCP with a huge gap in financing. We would need to invest in Kosovo, so we don’t have to spend the most of our energy on financing films. Now the film industry knows that Kosovo has potential because of the success we had recently. But as I mentioned before, we don’t have treaties with many other countries, so if you want to co-produce, you are still facing troubles all the time. Of course, we are trying to make every stage of the production as everyone else does; we develop an idea into a script, hire a script consultant... but our struggle with the financing is the biggest issue in our productions.

 

Coming back to your films with women fighting for their rights in a patriarchal society, which is the topic of both of your films. Is this especially relevant in Kosovo and the Balkans? Why do you think is this topic very successful at the moment?

BK: There are a lot of productions that are dealing with the patriarchal topic. But in Looking For Venera, I don’t know if it’s exactly the patriarchal thing or it’s more life heritage, because it’s a thin line here. In some Kosovo families young people live the same way as their grandparents did who are 70 years old. Because there is some kind of moral code in a family, and you keep doing it. So sometimes it’s not a patriarchal thing, but some kind of life heritage, which we always have at the back of our head. It’s a topic in many productions, and it’s part of Balkan lifestyle and history.

VB: To be honest, in the past ten years all the good films that had success and that were recognised on the festivals and the international market, were made by women directors. And I’m very proud of that. Actually, they are better linked and they are fighting against the fact that they are not recognised by men as equals in our society. And I find that very inspiring for everyone. 

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EAVE project GHOSTDANCE supported by Film Fund Luxembourg

Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre

The Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre grants writing, development or production support to short films, feature films, creative documentaries and experimental films. Among them:

Short feature films

  • BETTY BRÛLE by Camille Vigny, producers: PUENTES graduate Geraldine Sprimont and EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan
  • BRUTALIA BY Manolis Mavris, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • LE SILENCIEUX by Blandine Jet and Basile Vuillemin, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Meyer
  • LE PART DU LION by Julien Menanteau, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • TCHIMBÉ RAID by Chloé Léonil, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner

Feature Films

  • BLOOD MAKES NOISE by Nina Vanspanghe and Marion Renard, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes, PUENTES graduate Delphine Schmit
  • DEVOLUTION by AntoineBours, Nicolas Boucart, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • EL JARDIN EL LLAMAS by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • KRIEG by Delphine Noels, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • LE TEMPS D’AIMER by Katell Quillévéré, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • LES ENFANTS ROUGES by Lofti Achour, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • LUNDI by Valéry Rosier, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • LA DANSE DES RENARDS by Valéry Carnoy, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • LA VAGUE by Matthieu Reynaert and Jean-François Ravagnan, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • L’ENFANT BÉLIER by Marta Bergman, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • L’IDYLLE by Aline Magrez, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • LE PLUS VIVANT POSSIBLE by Delphine Girard, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • LES DÉTÉCTIVES by Claude Schmitz, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • LEAH, SANS BRÛLER by Isabelle Schapira, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • MELVILLE by Romain Renard, producers: PUENTES graduate Geraldine Sprimont and EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan
  • NORMALE by Olivier Babinet, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • PETITE REINE by Jonas d'Adesky, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • PERFECT BOYFRIEND by Sam Garbarski, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • QUATRE JOURS AVEC HITLER ET MUSSOLINI by Frédéric Fonteyne, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • REINES by Yasmine Benkiran, producers: PUENTES graduate Geraldine Sprimont and EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan
  • REBEL by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, producer: EAVE graduate Diana Elbaum
  • THE CHAPEL by Dominique Deruddere, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • VANCOUVER by Vanja D'Alcantara, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc

Documentaries

  • CE QUI NOUS LIE by Sonam Larcin, producers: PUENTES graduate Geraldine Sprimont and EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan
  • L’ANNONCE by Bruno Tracq, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • LA RÊVE DES CIGOGNES by Elodie Lelu, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • LE TOMBEAU DE L’AMIANTE, CHRONIQUE D’UN DÉSASTRE ANNONCÉ, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • LES ENFANTS DU CHAOS by Julien Johan et Agnès Pizzini, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • LES FANTÔMES DES PROFONDEURS by Annick Ghijzelings, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • PREMIERS LIENS by Virginia Van Wassenhove, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • QU’ALLAH BÉNISSE MORA by Mohamed Bouhari, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • NOOR by Jérôme le Maire, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • RASHID, RETOUR ÀSINJAR by Jasna Krajinovic, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • THE WAR INSIDE by Thom Vander Beken, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • UN PUR ESPION by Rémi Lainé, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner

www.audiovisuel.cfwb.be

 

Wallimage

Wallimage, the Walloon regional investment fund, is funding eight new projects, including:

  • ANGÈLE RIVIÈRE by Blandine Lenoir, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • BLACK SWAN TALES produced by EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • DES GENS BIENS by Matthieu Donck, Benjamin d'Aoust et Stéphane Bergmans, producer: PUENTES graduate Anthony Rey  

www.wallimage.be

 

screen.brussels

Thirteen mainly Belgian projects selected for the 15th screen.brussels fund session:

  • CHIENNES DE VIE by Xavier Seron, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • DES GENS BIENS by Matthieu Donck, Benjamin d'Aoust et Stéphane Bergmans, producer: PUENTES graduate Anthony Rey 
  • FRANGINES by Laurent Dryon, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • TEMPS MORT by Ève Duchemin, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • WINTERREISE by Alex Helfrecht, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

https://screen.brussels/en/fund/news/session-15

 

RE-ACT

The transregional audiovisual cooperation and training initiative RE–ACT announced a selection of six projects, recipients of the fitfth round of RE–ACT co-development funding support. Among the selected projects:

  • EVERYTHING THAT’S WRONG WITH YOU by Ursa Menart, producer: EAVE group leaderDanijel Hocevar
  • OUR FATHER by Goran Stankovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen
  • THAT SOUND HIGH IN THE AIR by Srdan Keca, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic

www.filmreact.eu

 

Film Fund Luxembourg

Film Fund Luxembourg supports development or writing of four projects by EAVE graduates:

  • EAVE project GHOSTDANCE by Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies, producer: EAVE graduates François Le Gall, Marion Guth
  • SWEET DREAMS by Robin McNicholas, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth

www.filmfund.lu

 

  • CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS by Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney prepares a new 12-episode drama series based on another novel by Sally Rooney, following the success of NORMAL PEOPLE last year. The „complex coming-of-age drama and a very modern love story” tells the story of a 21-year-old college student who navigates a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. Frances is observant, cerebral and sharp. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi, is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually inseparable and perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin. It’s at one of their shows that they meet Melissa, an older writer, who is fascinated by the pair. Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband, Nick, a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense, secret affair that is surprising to them both. Soon, the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self and the friendship she holds so dear. Principal photography will commence later this year in Dublin, Belfast and other locations yet to be confirmed. CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS is being produced by Jeanie Igoe. Sally Rooney is the executive producer along with Ed Guiney, Emma Norton and Andrew Lowe for Ireland’s Element Pictures, Rose Garnett and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC, and Abrahamson.

www.elementpictures.ie

 

  • The German Film Funding Agency FFA supports the production of 9 films and 10 scripts, among them NACHBARS GARTEN by Johanna Bentz, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik.

www.ffa.de

 

  • DIE DORFSTRAßE by Andreas Goldstein, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert receives development support by the German-Polish Film Fund, the German Film Funding Agency FFA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MDM. Produced by German majade and Polish Harine films, the adaptation of Alfred Matusche’s play depicts how Germans, Poles and refugees form formerly German territories meet in a village by the Oder river and the horror of the war years.

www.medienboard.de

 

  • ON BARREN WEEDS by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach receives support from the German Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. The film is about a despondent schoolteacher in Anatolia who encounters a fellow teacher with a perspective that leads him out of the darkness.

www.ffhsh.de/en

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LABOUR DAY by Mladen Djordjevic is in production

  • VASIL by Avelina Prat, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova is shooting in Valencia. The main topics tackled by this feature are immigration and the welcome offered to refugees, but it will also prompt reflection on how difficult it is to connect with others and how relating to other people can be a clumsy affair – especially if they are different, but also when it’s those who are closest to us. Above all, it’s the story of a friendship, and of how an unknown and seemingly strange individual can leave an indelible mark on us. VASIL is a Distinto Films (Spain) and Activist 38 (Bulgaria) production. It secured backing from the ICAA, the Valencian Cultural Institute, the Catalan Institute of Cultural Companies and the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme. It boasts the involvement of RTVE and Televisió de Catalunya.

www.activist38.com

 

  • WAKE ME by Marko Santic, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar is shooting. The story: Rok, who suffers from a temporary loss of memory, decides to leave an idyllic tourist town and returns to his hometown. He remembers neither his girlfriend Rina nor his troubled past. While trying to protect his younger brother Jure from bad company and influences, he is forced to face his former life again. The 32-days shooting will take place in Slovenian towns of Jesenice, Bled, Kamnik and Ljubljana. WAKE ME is produced by Danijel Hocevar and Zala Opara through Vertigo in co-production with Living Pictures (Serbia), Jaka Produkcija (Croatia) and Hippocampe Productions (France). The film is supported by the Slovenian Film Centre, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), Film Center Serbia, Eurimages, MEDIA – Creative Europe and Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique – SACEM; with in-kind support from FS Viba film studio.

http://www.vertigo.si

 

  • BOWLING SATURNE by Arieh Worthalter, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman is shooting. The story focuses on Guillaume, a police chief who inherits the family bowling alley upon his father’s death. He decides to entrust its management to Armand, his spurned half-brother. But Armand’s impulsive behaviour and his improbable approach to managing the bowling alley prevent Guillaume from fully devoting himself to an investigation into a series of murders of young women which are sweeping the town… BOWLING SATURNE is produced by Patrick Sobelman on behalf of Ex Nihilo and is co-produced by Belgium’s Les Films du Fleuve. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film also benefits from an advance on receipts from the CNC, as well as enjoying the support of the Normandy region, of Wallimage and of the SOFICA companies Cinémage and Cinécap.

www.agatfilmsetcie.com

 

  • LABOUR DAY by Mladen Djordjevic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Maria Drandaki and Anamaria Antoci is shooting. The plot follows a group of ex-workers from a recently closed factory, who, in their fight for personal dignity, reach out to the supernatural. “With this film, I wish to express my personal view on the painful topic of transition from a socialist into a capitalist society, but from what I believe is a fresh angle, combining socio-political realism with the elements of a psychological thriller,” says the director. The film is being produced by Milan Stojanovic for Serbia's Sense Production, Djordjevic for Serbia's Corona Film, Martichka Bozhilova for Bulgaria's Agitprop, Maria Drandaki for Greece's Homemade Films, Ivan Marinovic for Montenegro's Adriatic Western and Anamaria Antoci for Romania's Tangaj Production. LABOUR DAY was supported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Greek Film Centre, Film Centre Montenegro and Eurimages.

www.senseproduction.rs

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SON by Ivan Kavanagh in post-production now

  • NDAJE (ENCOUNTERS) by Albertina Pisano, producer: EAVE graduate Albertina Pisano has finished post-production and is ready to be launched. The documentary / dance film follows the choreographer and director Albertina Pisano and her company Tora Dance Theatre in her artistic journey in Dakar, Senegal, through the creation of her new piece Ndaje, an encounter between Flamenco and Senegalese Dance. Since the 15th century at least 10 % of the population of Andalusia was black, of sub-Saharan descent, but the official Spanish history silenced the contribution of black artists to the birth of Flamenco, an art form born out of the musical, commercial and cultural exchange between Spain, Africa and south America. Albertina's work creates a new choreographic language, composed of several dance pieces, born out of an in-depth artistic research around the black memory as it emerges in the bodies. Each dance piece is created by a contamination of the movement vocabularies of flamenco, contemporary and traditional African dance, hip-hop, and the rhythms of Westafrican musical instruments (kora, balafon, and percussions). The dance scenes – set in Dakar National Theatre – are alternated with the musicians’ lives in the outskirts of Dakar.

https://youtu.be/ERQqG0p2NQw  

 

  • SON by Ivan Kavanagh, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Marie Naughton is ready for release. The horror film follows Laura, a mother who, after escaping from a cult as a child, must face her past when its sinister members break into her home and attempt to steal her eight-year-old son, David. Now the two are on the run, pursued by Paul, a detective determined to save them both. Since his aborted kidnapping, something has changed in David, and the boy has succumbed to a mysterious illness. Following her maternal instincts to save him, his mother commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but is losing the battle. Soon, she has to decide how far she is willing to go to save her son. SON was produced by for Ireland’s Park Films, Louis Tisné for the UK’s Elastic and René Bastian for US outfit Belladonna Productions, in association with Golden Ratio (Singapore), Blisspoint Entertainment (Singapore), Quickfire Films (UK) and Eyevox Entertainment (USA). The project was also backed by Screen Ireland.

www.ferndalefilms.com

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CORA wins Eurimages Co-production Development Award

Sundance Film Festival

Success for EAVE graduates at the Sundance Film Festival:

  • Three awards for HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora. The film scooped the World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, the Directing Award and the Audience Award
  • LUZZU by Alex Camilleri, executive producer: EAVE graduate Pierre Ellul won the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Award for Acting 
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen was awarded the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize
  • PRESIDENT by Camilla Nielsson, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen won the Special Jury Award in Verite Filmmaking
  • THE CRIMINALS by Serhat Karaaslan, producer: EAVE graduate Laure Dahout won the Short Film Special Jury Award for Screenwriting
  • MOTHERHOOD by Meryam Joobeur, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Ben Hassen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Khalid Maimouni won the Sundance Institute NHK Award

www.sundance.org

 

Göteborg Film Festival

6 awards for EAVE graduates at the 44th Göteborg Film Festival:

  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy received the Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit won the FIPRESCI Award
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen received the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel won the Audience Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu won the Dragon Award for Best International Film
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski won the Angelos Award

https://goteborgfilmfestival.se/en/

 

Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers

  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa won the Activités sociales de l’énergie Award at the Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers.

www.premiersplans.org

 

Three awards for EAVE graduates at the International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR:

  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa scooped the Special Jury Award for exceptional artistic achievement in the Tiger Competition
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu won the BankGiro Loterij Audience Award
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau received the Youth Jury Award.

 

Cinemart

Three awards for EAVE graduates at the IFFR Cinemart:

  • CORA by Evi Kalogiropoulou, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou has won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award 
  • KABUL JAN by Shahrbanoo Sadat, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Hammer won the Filmmore Post-production Award 
  • VIET AND NAM by Minh Quy Truong, producer: TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena has won the IFFR Young Film Critics Award 

www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com

 

European Film Academy

  • MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS by Steven Wouterlood, producers: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab has won the EFA Young Audience Award.

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

Danish Robert Awards

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel wins big at Denmark’s Robert Awards. The film was awarded Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Lead Actor (Mads Mikkelsen)
  • RIDERS OF JUSTICE by Thomas Jensen, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic won Best Actress (newcomer Andrea Heick Gadeberg) and Best Supporting Actor (Lars Brygmann), as well as Best Score and Best Visual Effects.
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen won Best Supporting Actress (Özlem Saglanmak)

www.filmakademiet.dk/en

 

London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

2 awards for EAVE graduates at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2021:

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel has won Foreign-Language Film Of The Year
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux was awarded Documentary Of The Year

www.screendaily.com

 

European Shooting Stars

EFP (European Film Promotion) has presented the ten best up-and-coming actresses and actors from Europe for its 2021 European Shooting Stars. Among them:

  • Seidi Haarla, in: COMPARTMENT NUMBER 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jamila Wenske, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate, group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • Albrecht Schuch, in: BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • Fionn O’Shea, in: NORMAL PEOPLE by Lenny Abrahamson, executive producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • Zygimante Elena Jakstaite, in: RUNNER by Andrius Blazevicius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • Martijn Lakemeyer, in: THE EAST by Jim Taihuttu, producers: EAVE graduates Julius Ponten and Sander Verdonk, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • Sara Klimoska, in: WILLOW by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint 
  • Alba Baptista, in: PATRICK by Gonçalo Waddington, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein
  • Gustav Lindh, in: ORCA by Josephine Bornebusch, producer: EAVE graduate Sofie Palage

The award ceremony took place digitally from 23 to 25 February.

www.efp-online.com/en

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TOVE 10 times nominated for Jussi Awards

 American Academy Awards / The Oscars

Nominated for the American Academy Awards – this year’s Oscar shortlist:

International Feature Film

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux – Romania
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno – France
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel – Denmark
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne – Norway
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE graduate Yanik Letourneau – Côte d'Ivoire
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel – Tunesia
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

Documentary

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux – Romania
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost

Short Films

  • WHITE EYE by Tomer Shushan, producer: EAVE graduate Kobi Mizrahi

https://oscar.go.com/

 

Golden Globe

Five Golden Globe 2021 nominations for EAVE graduates:

  • PIECES OF A WOMAN by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi has been nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Vanessa Kirby)
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel has been selected in the category Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donato Rotunno is also in for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
  • NORMAL PEOPLE by by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney is nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television as well as Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Daisy Edgar-Jones)

www.goldenglobes.com

 

French Academy Awards

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

  • ATLANTIQUE by Mati Diop, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin (Best Female Newcomer)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan (Best Foreign Film)
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno (Best First Feature Film)(Best Actress)(Best Original Screenplay)
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel (Best Foreign Film)
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin (Best Adapted Screenplay)

www.academie-cinema.org

 

Swiss Film Award

Four films by EAVE graduates are nominated for the Swiss Film Award:  

  • ATLAS by Niccolo Castelli, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, co-producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • RED ANTS BITE by Elene Naveriani, producer: EAVE+ graduate and PUENTES participant Britta Rindelaub
  • SPAGAT by Christian Johannes Koch, producer: EAVE graduate Dario Schoch

www.schweizerkulturpreise.ch

 

Jussi Film Awards

Nominated for the Jussi Film Awards, Finland’s premier film industry event, recognising annually the past year’s excellence in Finnish film making by directors, actors, and writers:

  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy has ten nominations, including best film, best director, best script and best female lead
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivonemi, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi and EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt follows with nine nominations including best film, best director, best script and best female lead
  • FIRST SNOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki has four nominations
  • LADIES OF STEEL by Pamela Tola, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy is nominated for best film
  • MISS TIME by Elina Talvensaari, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki is nominated for best documentary

www.jussit.fi

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APPLES selected for Glasgow

Glasgow Film Festival  (February 24 – March 7)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • RIDERS OF JUSTICE by Thomas Jensen, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic 
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

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MEET EAVE IN MARCH!

@Producers Workshop 1, March 7-12, online plenary week

EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo 

@PUENTES Workshop 2, March 8-19, online

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

@SOFIA MEETINGS, March 17-24, online

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

 

Thanks soo much for participating at the FREE WEEK at the end of February!

It has been a wonderful week with you!

Please keep an eye on the EAVE yoga corner for more FREE events in future.

I’ll continue with restorative yoga and pranayama sessions during the following times:

MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CET

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CET

THURSDAYS: 19:00 – 19:40 CET

 

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

  • 50 Euro for a 10-class card (40 min)
  • 7 Euro for 40 min class
  • 13 Euro for 90 min class

 

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com

Thanks!

 

Namaste,

Tanika

 

More info:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

https://www.facebook.com/yogatanika/

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Sofia Meetings - Call for EAVE producers

Dear EAVE producers,

 

The 18th edition of Sofia Meetings will take place ONLINE from 17th – 24th of March 2021 in the framework of the 25th Sofia International Film Festival.

Sofia Meetings is a coproduction market that consists of:

  • Pitching (presentation for first, second or third feature film projects of the director and
  • Works in Progress screenings (presentation of new international films to festival representatives, sales companies and distributors).  

TV series projects and projects from the training First Films First will be also presented.

The program consists of presentation of the projects, followed by one to one meetings, panel discussions, case studies, workshops and many other additional formal and informal events.

Sofia Meetings has given stage to many talented great projects and films in the last 17 years. Among them are THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, dir. Cristi Puiu,, BEGINNING by Déa Kulumbegashvili, FEBRUARY by Kamen Kalev, WEDNESDAY CHILD by Lili Horvath, BUTTERFLIES by Tolga Karacelik, LAND by Babak Jalali and many others.

Thanks to the partnership between Sofia Meetings and EAVE, 10 producers who are interested to attend Sofia Meetings will be granted access to the coproduction meetings.

If you are interested to take part, please contact tina@eave.org by February 28th, 2021.

For further information, please see http://sofiameetings.siff.bg/

Sofia Meetings is an event, supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, BNFC, Sofia Municipality and Ministry of Culture.

We hope to see you on board of the digital spaceship Sofia Meetings!

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Call for Applications: PUENTES 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  March 8, 2021

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:

MATERNAL by Maura Delpero & produced by Alessandro Amato (Disparte, Italy) has received 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), FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Argentine Film at International Film Festival Mar del Plata 2019, Grand Prix Fiction et Droits Humains at FIFH 2020.

OUR MOTHERS (NUESTRAS MADRES), by César Diaz & produced by Géraldine Sprimont premiered in Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2019 and 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, and was nominated to represent Belgium in the 2020 Oscar race.

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 online from June 21 – July 4, 2021 (TBC) in Merano, South-Tyrol, in partnership with IDM Süd-Tyrol, with the support of MiBACT and Fondo Audiovisivo FVG. Workshop 2 will be held in Uruguay (Nov/Dec TBC, 2021) in partnership with Mutante Cine, with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay), Egeda, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual and IBERMEDIA.

Thanks to a special partnership, all participants are able to attend VENTANA SUR (December, 2021) in Buenos Aires after workshop 2.

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

 

Click here to start your application.

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

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 – TIES THAT BIND and ToolBox kick of a new cooperation

The Open Doors ToolBox, the free learning and networking platform dedicated to directors and producers in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Mongolia, operated by Locarno Film Festival, is launching its first collaboration with the producer’s training program EAVE - Ties That Bind. Thanks to this partnership, the users of the ToolBox will be able to access exclusive content starting from today, the 11th of February.

EAVE is an established professional training, project development and networking organization for audio-visual producers. The professional resources developed for its main yearly-workshop and for its programme Ties That Bind, specifically designed to assist co-productions between Asia and Europe, will be now exceptionally available to the ToolBox members for a limited period of time.

I am delighted that EAVE is generously joining forces with us on the ToolBox initiative, stressing the collaborative approach we’re having with this professional web platform placed under the sign of sharing, inspiration and networking.

Sophie Bourdon, Head of Open Doors

"We are very happy to contribute to the Open Doors ToolBox, a partnership which is perfectly in line with EAVE’s mission to have an impact beyond our core workshop programs and to reach out to a wider group of professionals worldwide, offering access to tools and expertise. We believe that the support of independent voices, creative imagination and culturally driven companies within the global media industries is an urgent necessity in the 21st century. Through our work we aim to contribute towards the creation of strong networks of producers and to encourage the exchange of knowledge and skills which will strengthen independent production across the world."

Kristina Trapp, Chief Executive of EAVE

Since its launch in summer 2020, about 600 filmmakers and producers from Open Doors’ Asian regions in focus have become regular members of the ToolBox, benefiting of the free knowledge shared by industry members and other professionals.

As part of the new content available, the recording of the pitching training session at EAVE’s yearly professional workshop will be followed by additional material on pitching by expert Sibylle Kurz as well as ad-hoc resources by the Open Doors Team, and by more EAVE-signed releases through 2021.

Each item will be available on demand for a 30-day period, exclusively for the registered members of the ToolBox.

This collaboration brings new perspectives to our members and allows them to discover materials, learn techniques of filmmaking and production that they would not be able to access otherwise, given the current resources available in their home countries. I’m delighted that the ToolBox’s first collaboration starts with EAVE – Ties That Bind, a prestigious and well-established initiative with an incredible history of graduated producers and alumni. With this partnership, the ToolBox makes a big step toward its goal to become a unique and free platform for isolated filmmakers in our focused territories.

Zsuzsi Bánkuti, Open Doors Community Coordinator

 

We invite you to fully discover the ToolBox and all the useful resources that we are constantly publishing, and to get the chance to meet other registered professionals! 

 

Access the ToolBox

 

Open Doors is made possible by the collaboration of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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EAVE THINK TANK 2020 – MOVING AHEAD IN FILM FUNDING

An important part of EAVE's mission is thinking the future of the film industry that takes in account the current and upcoming shifts. We believe in a more integrated and fluid audio-visual ecosystem where the creativity and the audience are closer and in the power of collective thinking. Throughout the different programmes and get-togethers along the year, we are inviting professionals to design the future of their trade; a key cornerstone of this endeavour is the EAVE Impact Think Tank.

EAVE Impact Think Tank 2020: MOVING AHEAD IN FILM FINANCING

The first round involving a group of 20 professionals took place in January 2020, in Trieste, Italy in cooperation with The Film Agency and When East Meets West. The group used specially tailored design-thinking exercises which allowed the professionals to identify and spot visually the barriers and challenges of our current industry, but also the opportunities coming ahead.

In August 2020, a smaller group of 9 professionals re-evaluated the 30 solutions proposed in January and came up with a shortlist of five initiatives – also based on the direct effects of the pandemic.

These five initiatives have been then surveyed online by 150 members of the EAVE network in November 2020.

Read more on Screen Daily

 

Download here the wrap-up document by The Film Agency to discover the thinking process & methodology and the five key initiatives:

  Integrate independent cinemas
Encourage more integrated model of the arthouse sector including production, distribution and exhibition within the same company.

  Boost European talent
Suggest the creation of a pan-European talent agency that gives fundamental importance to talent management and career development; securing IP and spearheading early development and packaging of content; all working together in an integrated way.

  Empower companies
Shift the focus from project financing to company financing across Europe in local, regional, national and Pan-EU funding. Also add in new compulsory funding from the streamers.

  Harness the power of data
Strengthening and modernizing the European industry’s approach to data, via the European Audiovisual Observatory and/or other research groups, analytics companies, think tanks or universities.

  Spearhead 2025 agenda
EAVE suggests crafting an agenda of 10 points like the above-mentioned initiatives that can significantly foster innovation in the film industry by 2025; a team of 10-20 experts will manage this agenda.

 

The results were first unveiled on January 28 at the online When East Meets West 2021, to a closed audience that included invited funders and broadcasters such as HBO Europe, Eurimages, Creative Europe, BFI, RAI, Austrian Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, ZDF/Arte and more.

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Danish IB Prize for EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

We are immensly proud to announce that EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller has been awarded by the Danske Filminstruktører (Danish Film Directors) Denmark's only producer award during the Film Academy's Robert 2021!

The IB Prize is awarded to daring, innovative, risky, anarchist contractors without anxiety about becoming unpopular and above all with a big beating heart for movies and the whole deadly bunch that necessitates the film's presentation.

Thank you, Lise, for bringing that same passion, dedication, and inspiration to EAVE!

As it says in the motivation statement:

"At Danske Filminstruktører, we want to continue to state with the award that the best films are created in the sparks from an inspiring and productive producer-director collaboration.

And when you ask some of the directors who work closely with you Lise, it is especially your good cooperation with and respect for the director that they highlight, along with your insistence on sticking to the film as a work of art.

You are deeply dedicated, efficient without equal, analytically sharp and never compromise on the cinematic. It's a great reassurance for the director and team that you go all the way once you've said yes and you want the best movie.

And it is precisely because of your admirable way of working, your sharpness and your integrity that Danish Film Directors choose to award the IB Prize to you Lise Lense-Møller this year!

Congratulations from the board of Danish Film Directors!"

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EAVE IMPACT SESSION AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW: FROM DESTRUCTION TO REINVENTION

EAVE IMPACT session "From Destruction to Reinvention" presents a series of case studies highlighting inspirational and innovative success stories from the previous year, across the value chain.

The cases presents creative, pro-active ways of dealing with the fundamental changes the film industry is undergoing.

Moderated by EAVE graduate Erwin M. Schmidt, this session was presented at When East Meets West, on January 25, 2021.

The case studies presented:

  • Diversity check-list of a film fund by EAVE graduate Helge Albers

  • Virtual cinema as new release strategy by Eve Gabereau

  • Rural cinemas as connected cultural centers by Carolin Huder

  • Virtual production for location scouting and previsualization by Torbjörn Olsson

Don’t miss this crucial session to be inspired by innovative stories!

The session is available to watch for 14 days, until February 19, 2021.

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EAVE Newsflash – EAVE producers triumph at Sundance!

We are proud to announce that EAVE graduates have been extremely successful at the this year`s Sundance Film Festival, taking home 8 main awards in the World Cinema category.

HIVE by Blerta Basholli is the first film in Sundance history to win all three main awards – the Grand Jury Prize, the Audience Award and the Directing Award – in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

World Cinema Dramatic

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub, sales: LevelK wins World Cinema Audience Award, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize and Directing Award

  • LUZZU by Alex Camilleri, executive producer: EAVE graduate Pierre Ellul wins Jury Award for Acting

World Cinema Documentary

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen wins World Cinema Jury Prize

  • PRESIDENT by Camilla Nielsson, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen wins Special Jury Award in Verite Filmmaking

Short Film

  • THE CRIMINALS by Serhat Karaaslan, producer: EAVE graduate Laure Dahout wins Short Film Special Jury Award – Screenwriting

The Sundance Institute NHK Award has been given to:

  • MOTHERHOOD by Meryam Joobeur, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Ben Hassen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Khalid Maimouni

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Exclusive interview with EAVE graduate Alessandro Gropplero

Alessandro Gropplero is EAVE graduate and national coordinator for Italy, Head of the When East Meets West (WEMW) Co-production Forum, he is also Head of international relations at the FVG film fund. We have met him just before the start of WEMW which has now successfully closed. He talks about the first digital edition of the event, his new initiative Business Angels in co-operation with EAVE, and what fun has to do with it.

 

Your first digital edition of WEMW Co-production Forum has just ended. What were you looking for the most?

I was looking forward to offering to more than 600 industry professionals from all over the word the possibility to immerse in a new digital world that we have created for them. We are working in two different directions. On the one hand we have a programme that is in between an industry event and a variety show. On the other hand the participants have the possibility to be on our platform for ten days and we will try to connect them as much as possible through high-tech features that our platform can offer. We have been working hard to shape the programme and the content according to the format that we had and vice versa all the formats according to the content.

 

What did you expect for this edition of WEMW?

I really hope that people after this long Christmas and Winter break will have again the will and the need to go back and meet people, even if it’s just online. Because I had a feeling that at the end of year the people felt that it was too heavy... I felt that October and November were extremely difficult in terms of finding their way through the jungle of events that were happening online. I’m happy that we were coming now after this break, so that the people are hungry again to meet. And this is why we wanted to offer something more, this is the main thing in our concept, offering something more, and not giving the idea that it will be a downgraded edition.

 

So how different it is to organise a digital edition compared to the previous editions?

It’s completely different… it’s different in terms of how to best connect the people. It’s different in terms of scheduling, and it’s also different in terms of organisation planning and how to manage the whole team. We had to reconstruct the whole idea, because normally two thirds of our budget are mainly allocated to hospitality, travels and physical costs. So it demands to change the mindset completely and to reconsider and understand how to manage the available budget and what we can do with it. And it’s different in terms of how to reconvert the jobs of the people. For example, I didn’t want to fire my hospitality team because we won’t have any guests physically. So we had to reconvert every single job and we also had to reconsider our priorities. Of course communication was one of the priorities in our physical event, but starting from when we opened the platform, we  communicated everything day by day. We have done a communication plan that we have never done so far. For each event in our schedule, we have defined clearly who writes the text, who prepares the link, who sends out the link, and when we should do this. We have prepared a database with all this info, so that we know very clearly when to send it out, so that we avoid too much of email bombing on certain days. We have developed it together with our social media campaign, in order to know clearly what we shall communicate on different sides.

 

Photo: Daniele Braida

 

And how is the response so far?

At online events, there’s more participation of certain profiles that normally are the last to commit in physical events, because they are too busy with other festivals and travels. When we started inviting people, we immediately saw a very positive response from festivals and sales representatives, especially for our works-in-progress section. And I have to say that this is probably one of the added values of having everything online, because we know that our work in progress section can now reach all major sales agents and festivals. We always had very important presence of sales and festivals, but now it’s incredibly high.

In terms of producers, we have a bit less commitment from the international producers, but we normally have a very huge number of producers. I have a feeling that probably everybody is very busy with their own projects in development, or post-production, or for those who can, shooting. Well, I can also picture myself attending a physical event, maybe I’d be keener to take meetings; maybe I know a person or maybe I want to have a chat to discover a new project or a person, and maybe online somebody might be more reluctant to book such meetings. I think online it’s more like this: I book the meeting when I really want to meet the person and the project.

 

You have a new initiative, which is called the business angels. How does that work?

Well, for me it was very important that no one would feel that this might be a downgraded edition compared to the past editions. Somehow, I had a feeling that for the other activities that we have done, especially for training where human exchange and contact is such a priority, I could feel that somebody might be happy to be a part of it, but also feeling that they are missing something.

Of course, our projects this year won’t be able to share 3-4 days in a venue where they could meet people from all over the world, so what can we do for them? It occurred to me that we could offer some kind of help before our event starts. In total, we have 21 WEMW projects, which are at very different levels of development – early development, advanced development, or financing – and we decided to check with them what kind of needs they have for their projects, and to offer them some additional help in different areas. We have discussed this with our partners from EAVE and EURODOC, because our selection of projects includes both, fiction projects and documentaries. We have decided to create a network of business angels and organised a series of curated one-to-one meetings offering tailor-made advice according to each project’s specific needs.

After the selection we checked with each project what their specific needs were, such as co-production countries, financing, sales, marketing and distribution, and we told them that we plan to have 3 to 4 business angels for each project. They sent us back a full list of needs regarding specific areas and they mentioned the co-production countries that they want to work with and why. Afterwards, we analysed the list of needs with EAVE and EURODOC and we started discussing who might be the people that could cater to the needs of each selected project. We have handpicked each business angel to match the specific needs of our projects. In the end, we came up with 35 business angels; some have one single project consultation, and some have more projects to consult. Our business angels were all happy to support our idea of sharing their knowledge with our projects, and also giving something back to the network of EAVE and EURODOC. All our business angels are part of the EAVE and EURODC network, and we choose people who are willing to share and who are keen to help each other. We have scheduled all meetings with the business angels for the week before WEMW starts.

 

And all that happened before WEMW even starts?

We have also asked our business angels to suggest up to 3 names of potential partners such as co-producers, sales agents, funding or market representatives for our projects, and we will try to organise these meetings during the WEMW co-production market. This way we will try to maximize the effect of potential meetings, because we have selected business angels whom we think can offer access to a certain country; in terms of sharing their knowledge about specific country and their network of contacts. We didn’t select business angels thinking that they might be potential co-producers, but rather to be able to advise our projects. In case they might become future partners, even better, but this was not our initial intention. So in addition to the regular meetings within WEMW co-production market, we arranged the meetings suggested by our business angels, and this way we enhanced and maximized co-production opportunities at WEMW.

 

 

The selected projects are the 21 selected projects that take part in the WEMW co-production market?

Yes, exactly. All selected projects had a pitch and afterwards the individual meetings, so they were very busy. I think that our business angels also helped them to be more aware of what can they get out of the market experience. They warmed them up and prepared how to face the event. I believe that it was very beneficial.

 

So the participants can find advice for what their project specifically needs at present?

Yes, exactly. For us, the main goal is to offer to the 21 selected projects the chance to find co-production partners. That’s what we usually did in the physical events… . But we have never done such a detailed mapping of the projects’ needs. In the end the idea of business angels can be translated as consultancy, but it’s something that comes from the idea of involving the people that we know, who can be generous and bring something more to the table. And it’s not by chance that in the end there are so many group leaders from the EAVE network among our business angels, because they are already used to sharing and giving individual feedback in a way that is very generous. I did EAVE myself and I know what a group leader brings to the table. I really believe that this is something that I not only want to keep for the future, but it’s also something that I’d love to enhance in the future.

 

And who is taking part from EAVE?

As business angels from EAVE, we have people who have been the EAVE group leaders such as Didar Domehri, Diana Elbaum, Jean des Forêts, Titus Kreyenberg, Lise Lense-Møller, Riina Sildos, Jani Thiltges, Jonas Weydemann, as well as other EAVE experts (such as Linda Beath, Christina Pelekani) and EAVE graduates (Saar Yogev, Marica Stocchi, Vladimir Yatsenko, Alessandro Amato, etc.). It’s all people that we know very well, and we wanted to make sure that we like our business angels.

 

What do you think, will there be something you’ll miss after the festival?

Well, in November I did the presentation of WEMW when I sent out the series of pictures and most of them were the pictures of hugs with the people… So that’s what I’ll definitely miss.

And we are setting up our studio at the same venue that we have normally used for the past ten editions, so it will be strange to have this venue completely empty…

But luckily we also created alongside our industry programme a series that is kind of a variety show, and we will really try to have fun.

In the past nine months I felt that many online markets were based on business, which is of course what we do for our professionals who participate at our events, but markets in real life – when they take place as physical events, they is also a lot about networking and having fun. So we created a lot of activities where fun was the basic ingredient and where we tried to recreate the connection between the decision makers and the participants in a completely out-of-the-box way. That’s why we have decided to call this edition When East Meets West out-of-the-box. When we were thinking of renaming our edition to WEMW digital edition or WEMW online edition, then I felt that this is not what we are doing; it’s too little compared to what we are imagining. This is also one of the reasons why I have a music trio by my side playing all the time when I’ll introduce all events. This is to add some kind of flavour that it’s not only business but that it’s also entertainment.

 

Photo: Daniele Braida

 

How do these entertainment aspects look like?

Our format is a platform; when you are connected to the platform you can see who else is attending at that moment. All who are on the platform could specify their interests in their personal profiles and there is an algorithm that enables you to easily find the other people who share similar interests. For example, if my interest is international co-production, feature documentary, festival films, I might have more opportunities to find people with similar interests. On the platform there is also a place that’s called WEMW Café, where you can see all pictures of the people attending, and you can quickly read their short profile and you can chat or video chat with them directly on the platform. You don’t need to share links or arrange zoom calls, you can approach them and talk directly with them on the platform. Basically, our idea is that the more the people are connected to the platform, the more they can connect. We created a lot of events for the people to be online as much as they can, and we wanted to have them online with the industry events but also with the entertaining events, such as music classes, cooking shows, live performances, etc. We wanted to create curiosity among our guests, so they can come and check out what is going on.

 

This really sounds like fun.

We hope so! And to mention also that it was difficult for our team, because we didn’t have the chance to come together since we are not all living in the same place, but during the five WEMW days we were all together at the same venue. And I told them that during these five days we will be working hard but also having fun. So it had to be fun also for us!

 

Do you have a story to share with the EAVE community? Contact us at news@eave.org!

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THREE WEEKS UNDER THE SEA in development now

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Nordisk Film & TV Fond backed 7 new films in January. Two of them are produced by EAVE graduates.

  • COPENHAGEN DOESN’T EXIST by Martin Skovbjerg, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors and TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • WAR SAILOR by Gunnar Vikene, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter

www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com

 

Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Film Foundation supports 15 new films and two series. Among them:

  • GAME OF MINDS by Petri Luukkainen, Jesse Jokinen, producer: EAVE graduate Liisa Karpo
  • WE ARE ANIMALS by Saila Kivelä, Vesa Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt
  • DISTANT PLANET by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki

www.ses.fi

 

  • THREE WEEKS UNDER THE SEA by Martin Kuba, co-producer: EAVE graduate Violetta Kaminska is in pre-production. The film tells the story of Michal, who returns to his hometown for his father's funeral. He finds out that the coffin is empty and the funeral was a fraud. He sets out in search of the truth about his father, who was a Russian military attaché in Czechoslovakia. Michal gets involved with his father's old friends, who form the local Russian mafia. „The film takes place in a natural Czech/Slovak/Polish environment and the representation of the countries in the creative team is equally natural. For Slovakia we have the screenwriter, the art director, the composer, and one of the main characters. This is a debut that boldly - in the genre of a gangster film - tells a story set on the Czech-Slovak border, the area of Red Army units that left Czechoslovakia in the summer of 1991, leaving behind weapons and still functioning branches of the Russian mafia“, the producer says. The film is supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Fund of the Moravian-Silesian Region.

http://applefilm.pl

 

  • ALL MEN BECOME BROTHERS by Robert Kirchhoff, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny is in preparation. The Slovak director is working on the documentary about “the icon of socialism with a human face,” Alexander Dubcek. “We will try to create a formally and inventively impressive film opened to interpretations about one of the most prominent and world-famous personalities of contemporary Czechoslovak history. This story may lead us to man's eternal problem, namely the ideals he defeats with pragmatism, or to how an idealistic humanist could not step out of his era,” adds Kirchchoff, who will use archival materials along footage he shot in different countries. ALL MEN BECOME BROTHERS is produced by Slovak outfit atelier.doc, Radio and Television of Slovakia and Czech production company Endorfilm. The film is supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech Film Fund and Creative Europe Media.

www.endorfilm.cz

 

  • MARET by Laura Schroeder, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier is in pre-production. The script penned by the director herself follows the titular woman, played by German actress Susanne Wolff. A groundbreaking brain surgery to be performed in a clinic in Lanzarote may be her only hope to get her memory back. The problem is: does she really want to remember the person she once was? MARET is being produced by Jeanne Geiben and Vincent Quénault for Luxembourg's Red Lion and Dorothe Beinemeier for Germany's Red Balloon, with additional backing provided by Film Fund Luxembourg and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. Filming of the project will take place between Lanzarote, Hamburg and Luxembourg from February 2021 until the beginning of April.

www.redballoon-film.de

 

  • 8 VIEWS OF LAKE BIWA by Marko Raat, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky receives support from the Estonian Film Institute. The Estonian-Hungarian co-production is inspired by 19th-century German writer and painter Max Dauthendey's Japanese-themed book of the same name. Raat transfers the author’s dreamlike stories from Japan to the rural outskirts of Estonia as he tells the tale of a devastating accident that pushes the inhabitants of a small fishing village into a cascade of tragic consequences that unravel episodically.

www.mindwax.eu

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SPENCER is now in production

  • ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED by Zaven Najjar, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges is in production. The first film adaptation of the Ivorian novel Allah Is Not Obliged is revolving around a child soldier in Liberia in the 1990s. The plot: Birahima, a ten-year-old Guinean orphan, falls under the influence of Yacouba, a boy who is fascinated by the world of the child soldiers of the NPFL (National Patriotic Front of Liberia), linked to rebel Charles Taylor, a hero of the civil war that the region will be engrossed in for eight long years. Under the auspices of Colonel Papa Le Bon, the preteen will learn all about this life of garrisons, propaganda, religious ceremonies, drugs and weapons handling, while befriending other child soldiers. Leaping from one misadventure to the next, Birahima flits between different militias and takes part in acts of violence. The feature-length animated project, which was presented in 2018 at Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux, at CEE Animation in Trebon and at the MIA 2019 in Rome, is financed by three countries: France (Special Touch Studios), Luxembourg (Paul Thiltges Distributions) and Belgium (Lunanime and Need Production). ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED will unfurl a very graphic, colourful and striking visual universe, which, while not turning a blind eye to the full-on violence inherent in this world, will steer clear of descending into gratuitousness. On the Luxembourgish side, studio La Fabrique d’Images will handle the majority of the animation, storyboarding, decor, lay-out and compositing work, while the audio post-production will be overseen by Studio Philophon.

www.ptd.lu

 

  • SPENCER by Pablo Larrain, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach starts shooting. In this biographical drama on Princess Diana, Kristen Stewart will be Diana, Princess of Wales. The UK-German-Chilean production from Shoebox Films, Komplizen Film and Larrain’s own Fabula will start shooting early next month in Germany, doubling for Norfolk in South-East England. Further casting details will be announced shortly. Spencer being her family name, the story fittingly follows the iconic royal’s decision to divorce her husband, Prince Charles, ending her route to eventually becoming Queen. The story is set in the days around Christmas at the Sandringham estate, Queen Elizabeth’s private home, where Diana will come to terms with her failing marriage and her overall unhappiness, ultimately setting her on a path that would change perceptions of the royal family forever. The film was financed through international pre-sales at last summer’s virtual Cannes Marché du Film, where it was represented by FilmNation. Producing are Paul Webster for Shoebox Films, Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski for Komplizen Film, and Pablo and Juan de Dios Larrain for Fabula

www.komplizenfilm.de

 

  • DELTA by Michele Vannucci, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili is in production. The film depicts a clash between poachers and fishermen in the Po Delta National Park. Osso wants to protect the river from the irresponsible fishing activities engaged in by the Florian family, who have fled the Danube. Standing alongside the Florian family, we find Elia who was born on these lands. Swept away by blind violence and a thirst for revenge, the two will go head-to-head, discovering who they really are in a duel which boasts no heroes. Shooting will last around six weeks, unfolding in the Po Delta area in Emilia-Romagna and the Veneto, and in Romania’s Danube Delta region. DELTA is produced by Matteo Rovere on behalf of Groenlandia and by for Kino Produzioni in league with Rai Cinema. The film has enjoyed the support of the Emilia-Romagna region and the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission.

www.kinoproduzioni.it

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EAVE project MAMI WATA now in post-production

  • MEDITERRANEO by Marcel Barrena, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas is in post-production. The story takes us back to a voyage undertaken in 2015 by Oscar Camps and Gerard Canals, lifeguards on the Badalona coast, after seeing an image that sickened the world: the lifeless body of a young boy, washed up on a Mediterranean beach. Since that photograph was taken, hundreds of unsung heroes have saved the lives of more than 100,000 fellow humans, under the auspices of the NGO Open Arms. The film was inspired by these volunteers and their struggle to stem the tragedy unfolding at sea. In the words of Barrena, “MEDITERRANEO has been conceived as a sensitive, hopeful film that keeps you on the edge of your seat, without losing sight of what it means to tell the true story of this unthinkable reality that keeps on repeating itself, day after day, on our own beaches.” MEDITERRANEO is being produced by Lastor Media, Fasten Films, Arcadia Motion Pictures and Cados Producciones (Spain) and Heretic (Greece), in association with RTVE, Movistar+ and TVC. The project has received support from the ICAA, the ICEC and Creative Europe MEDIA Programme.

www.heretic.gr

 

  • EAVE project OTHER PEOPLE by Aleksandra Terpinska, producer: EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek is in post-production. The film is an urban drama about Kamil, a wannabe-rapper who should be getting his life and career going but instead gets high, roams around the city and starts an affair with a bored, rich housewife Iwona. It’s a polyphonic story about isolated people dreaming of love in the big city. Claudia Smieja-Rostworowska and Beata Rzezniczek from Polish outfit Mandants produced the film in co-production with France’s Alcatraz Films, and Poland’s Moderator Inwestycje, Film Produkcja, Warner Bros. Poland, Mazovia Warsaw Film Fund and Abstraction Plan. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales) handles the sales.

https://web.facebook.com/MadantsFilms

 

  • EAVE project MAMI WATA by C.J. Fiery Obasi, producer: EAVE graduate Oge Obasi has wrapped up shooting. The female-driven revenge thriller based on the Mermaid Goddess folklore of West Africa was shot on an Island in Lagos. The film received funding at the Durban International Film Fest.

www.afieryfilm.com

 

  • SONGS FOR A FOX by Kristijonas Vildziunas, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis is in post-production. The film tells the story of Dainius, a young rock singer who, after his lover’s death, locks himself away in solitude in a secluded country house surrounded by swamps. Hoping to meet his beloved in dreamland, he studies the art of lucid dreaming. The musician is eagerly assisted by a local boy exploited by moonshiners, whom he leads into this realm. A surrealist tale based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is weaved inside the mind’s eye, and intertwined with the lethargic realism of post-Soviet small-town life. SONGS FOR A FOX is being produced by Uljana Kim for Lithuania’s Studio Uljana Kim, and co-produced by Roberts Vinovskis for Latvia’s Studio Locomotive and Kalev Tamm for Estonia’s Eesti Joonisfilm, with the support of the Lithuanian Film Centre, Eurimages, the National Film Centre of Latvia, the European Union’s Creative Europe – MEDIA programme, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and pubcaster LRT.

https://locomotive.lv

 

  • YELLOW SULFUR SKY by Claes Olsson, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jukka Helle is in post-production. Based on a novel by Kjell Westö, the film promises to dig into decades-long relationships. The main character, Frej, meets Stella when he is around 17 or 18 years old. Their relationship goes up and down, like a roller-coaster. They love each other, then hate each other, and so on. But although their affection is undeniably strong, Frej and Stella encounter many difficulties along the way, and the fact that they come from two different worlds doesn't help. Stella comes from a very wealthy, upper-class family. Frej is from a lower class, and his father hasn't been very successful in his life. “I do see it as a film about class distinction and how we are all rooted in it,” says Olsson. “It's a part of your history, and it's difficult to get rid of. I come from a middle-class family, and I went to school with a lot of rich kids: I am familiar with this situation and this ‘social game’ that starts early on. Which is one of the reasons why this film may be about love and friendship, but I don't see it as your usual love story. I think it has more to do with why these bonds are so important and yet so difficult to hold on to.”

www.solarfilms.com

 

  • THE HATCHER by Grzegorz Molda, producer: EAVE graduate Izabela Igel is in post-production. Grzegorz Molda’s first feature revolves around a troubled youth and his hope for a fresh start. The story revolves around two characters. Marta is a tutor in a training flat, and Karol, her young charge, is serving his sentence in a young offenders’ institution. He wants a new beginning, and both his stay in the facility and Marta will help him to get back on his feet again. The film is being produced by Izabela Igel through Warsaw-based Harine Films, and received financial support from the Polish Film Institute as well as the Polish public broadcaster TVP.

www.facebook.com/harinefilms

 

  • GOLDEN LAND by by Inka Achté, producer: EAVE graduate Liisa Karpo is in post-production. Mustafe and his family, who, after 25 years in Finland, decide to go back to Somaliland after it's revealed that the land they own – or, rather, what it is hiding – may change their lives forever.

https://napafilms.fi

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PATRICK wins 7 Ensors at the Belgian Film Awards

When East Meets West

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST CO-PRODUCTION FORUM AWARDS

  • The EAVE 2022 Producers Workshop Scholarship Award was given to producer Marija Dimitrova, List Production, Macedonia – congratulations!
  • The Marché du Film Producers Network Prize was given to EUROPE-EAST, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • The EWA Network Membership Award was given to THE MECHANICS OF THINGS by Alessandra Celesia, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis

LAST STOP TRIESTE AWARDS

  • Flow Digital Cinema Award went to MUSEUM OF THE REVOLUTION by Srđan Keča, producer: EAVE graduate Vanja Jambrović
  • First Hand Fund Award was given to RECONCILIATION by Marija Zidar // producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hočevar
  • HBO Europe Award (cash prize of 1.000€ ) was awarded to BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producers: EAVE graduates Pavla Janoušková Kubecková, Nadia Trevisan

THIS IS IT AWARD

  • Special Mention was given to DARKLING by Dusan Milic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen

FIRST CUT + AWARDS

  • First Cut+ Award went to EAVE and TTB project HOLY EMY by Araceli Lemos, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros
  • Sub-ti Award for Subtitling Services & Sub-ti Access Services Award was given to CENSOR by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny

ITALIAN - BALTIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD

  • BIJUTERIE by Tomas Vengris, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi

www.wemw.it

 

Les Arcs Film Festival

EAVE graduates won three awards at the Industry Village of the Les Arcs Film Festival:

Co-Production Village awards

  • MOST ALIVE (LE PLUS VIVANT POSSIBLE) by Delphine Girard, produced by EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart won the ArteKino International Prize

Work In Progress Awards

  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont received the TitraFilm Award
  • REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko was awarded the Prix Alphapanda Audience Engagement

Five awards for EAVE graduates at the Les Arcs Film Festival in December:

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu won the main award, the Flèche de Cristal and the Prix du Public
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux was awarded the Prix de la Meilleure Photographie
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine received the Prix du Jury Jeune
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen got the Prix Cineuropa

http://lesarcs-filmfest.com

 

Ensor awards

  • PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Peter Bouckaert, Frans van Gestel scooped no less than 7 Ensor Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Kevin Janssens) and Best Director of Cinematography at the Belgian Film Awards.

www.ensors.be

 

Guldbaggen Awards

EAVE graduates win three awards at the Swedish Guldbaggen

  • EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Hedén, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Sweden Julia Gebauer won Best Editing and Best Visual Effects
  • NELLY RAPP – MONSTERAGENT by Amanda Adolfsson, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Nohrstedt won Best Costumes and Best Make-up
  • EAVE graduate Jon Nohrstedt won the Gullspira for achievements in children’s film

www.guldbaggen.se

 

Max Ophüls Filmfestival

  • BORGA by York-Fabian Raabe, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh won big at the Max Ophüls Filmfestival. The film was awarded Best Film, the Max Ophüls Award, the Audience Award and the Award of the Ecumenical Jury.
  • FOX IN A HOLE by Arman T. Riahi, producer: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger won Best Director, Best Screenplay and the Youth Jury Award.

www.max-ophuels-preis.de

 

ArteKino

  • MOTHERLAND by Tomas Vengris, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis won the Audience Award of the ArteKino 2020 edition
  • SON OF SOFIA by Elina Psykou, producer: EAVE + graduate Giorgos Karnavas won the Young Audience Award

www.artekinofestival.com

 

Lumières Awards

EAVE graduates win 5 prices at the French Lumières Awards:

  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno won Best Feature Debut and Best Actress (Martine Chevallier and Barbara Sukowa)
  • UN FILS by Mehdi M Barsaoui, producer: EAVE participant Myriam Sassine
won Best Actor (Sami Bouajila)
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin was awarded Best Screenplay
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel won Best International Co-Production

https://en.unifrance.org/news/15982/2021-lumiere-awards-complete-awards-list

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ROSA’S WEDDING nominated for the GOYAs in 8 categories

Goya Awards

Films by EAVE graduates nominated for the GOYAs, the Spanish Academy Awards.

  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, National Coordinator Latin America and PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido, nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress Newcomer, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre, nominated for Best Film, Best Novel Adaptation, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Song, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design
  • ONE CAREFUL OWNER (EL INCONVENIENTE) by Bernabé Rico, producer: EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo, nominated for Best Novel Adaptation, Best Supporting Actress
  • AKELARRE by Pablo Agüero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Iker Ganuza, nominated for Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairdressing, Best Special Effects
  • ONE FOR ALL by David Ilundain, producers: EAVE graduate Adrià Monés, EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre, nominated for Best Actor
  • EL VERANO QUE VIVIMOS by Carlos Sedes, producer: EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo, nominated for Best Original Music, Best Original Sound
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan, nominated for Best European Film
  • MY MEXICAN BRETZEL by Nuria Giménez, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora, nominated for Best Documentary and Best Novel Adaptation

www.academiadecine.com

 

Russian National Film Academy Awards

  • TTB project Far FRONTIERS, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Maxim Dashkin has been nominated for the RUSSIAN NATIONAL FILM ACADEMY GOLDEN EAGLE in 4 categories: BEST FILM, BEST SCRIPT (Boris Frumin), BEST ACTRESS (Victoria Tolstoganova), BEST MUSIC (Dmitriy Noskov)

http://www.tiesthatbind.eu

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EAVE project CHAIN REACTION selected for Les Arcs Co-production Village

Max Ophüls Filmfestival (January 17 – 24)

  • BORGA by York-Fabian Raabe, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh
  • FOX IN A HOLE by Arman T. Riahi, producer: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger
  • WEM GEHÖRT MEIN DORF by Christoph Eder, producers: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab

https://ffmop.de

 

 

FIPADOC Biarritz (January 18 – 24)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • BATTLEFIELD by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • JOZI GOLD by Sylvia Vollenhoven, Fredrik Gertten, producer: EAVE graduate Margarete Jangard
  • THE EUPHORIA OF BEING by Reka Szabo, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost
  • WOOD by EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, producers: EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

https://fipadoc.com

 

 

Tromso International Film Festival (January 18 – 24)

  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE graduate 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
  • GOODBYE SOVJET UNION by Lauri Randla, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

www.tiff.no

 

 

Solothurner Filmtage (January 20 – 27)

  • AMAZONEN EINER GROßSTADT by Thaïs Odermatt, producer: EAVE graduate Brigitte Hofer
  • ATLAS by Niccolò Castelli, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • BODY OF TRUTH by Evelyn Schels, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • DER AST, AUF DEM ICH SITZE by Luzia Schmid, producer: EAVE graduate Karin Koch
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, co-producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • LE QUATTRO VOLTE by Michelangelo Frammartino, producer: EAVE graduate Andres Pfaeffli
  • LEUR ALGÉRIE by Lina Soualem, producer: EAVE graduate Palmyre Badinier
  • LOIN DE VOUS J’AI GRANDI by Marie Dumora, producer: EAVE graduate Palmyre Badinier
  • MAISONNEUVE by Nicolas Wadimoff, Emmanuelle Walter, producer: EAVE+ graduate Philippe Coeytaux
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • PALAZZO DI GIUSTIZIA by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • SPAGAT by Christian Johannes Koch, producer: EAVE graduate Dario Schoch
  • THE WALL OF SHADOWS by Eliza Kubarska, producer: EAVE graduate Monika Braid
  • TREASURE CITY by Szabolcs Hajdu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • 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.solothurnerfilmtage.ch

 

 

Les Arcs Coproduction Village and Work in Progress selection (January 20 - 22)

Coproduction Village

  • EAVE project CHAIN REACTION by Attila Hartung produced by EAVE participant Petra Ivanyi
  • ENGLAND MADE ME by Måns Månsson, produced by EAVE graduate Constanza Julia Bani
  • MOST ALIVE (LE PLUS VIVANT POSSIBLE) by Delphine Girard, produced by EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • JACARE by Basil Da Cunha, produced by EAVE graduate Palmyre Badinier, EAVE+ graduate Philippe Coeytaux
  • RED DUST by Moussa Touré, produced by EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • THE LAST ONE TURNS OFF THE LIGHT by Michal Hogenauer, producer: EAVE graduate Marek Novak
  • THE REMAINS OF YOU by Gala Gracia, produced by EAVE+ graduate Carlo d’Ursi
  • TIME OF THE MONSTERS by Florian Hoffmann, produced by EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh

Work in Progress

  • APPLAUSE by Juraj Lehotsky, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, EAVE participant Anna Stylinska
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduateNima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH by Helena Wittmann, producer: TTB graduate Julia Cöllen
  • LA SALAMANDRE by Alex Carvalho, producer: EAVE participant Julie Viez, TTB graduate Maryline Maia
  • LET IT BE by Lukasz Grzegorzek, producer: EAVE graduate Natalia Grzegorzek
  • MAN AND DOG by Stefan Constantinescu, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduate Diana Paroiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • PATCHWORK by Petros Charalambous and Janine Teerling, producer: EAVE graduates Marios Piperides, Michael Rozenbaum
  • REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan, EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • SUMMERLIGHT AND THEN COMES THE NIGHT by Elfar Adalsteins, producer: EAVE graduates Bryn Birgisdóttir, Xavier Rombaut, Fredrik Lange
  • THE BIRD ATLAS by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • UNE FLEUR À LA BOUCHE by Eric Baudelaire, producer: EAVE participant Alejandro Arenas Azorin

https://lesarcs-filmfest.com

 

 

Trieste Film Festival (January 21 – 30)

Feature Film Competition

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE graduate 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
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Dan Wechsler
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

Documentary Competition

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker

OFF THE BEATEN… SCREENS

  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

WILD ROSES: WOMEN FILMMAKERS IN EUROPE. Focus on Poland

  • COMMUNION by Anna Zamecka, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Wydra

 

When East Meets West Co-Production Forum (January 24 - 28)

  • A SAFE PLACE by Sara Summa, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh 
  • LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG by Antonio Lukić, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • MISERICORDIA by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • PARADISO by Giulio Mastromauro, producer: EAVE graduate Alessandro Amato
  • PORCUPINE by Eva Randolph, producer: PUENTES graduate Tatiana Leite
  • THE MECHANICS OF THINGS by Alessandra Celesia, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • THE RETURN FROM THE OTHER PLANET by Assaf Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Saar Yogev

Last Stop Trieste

  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan
  • RECONCILIATION by Marija Zidar, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar

This is IT

  • DARKLING by Dusan Milic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen
  • DOGS AND ITALIANS NOT ALLOWDED by Alain Ughetto, producer: EAVE graduate Enrica Capra
  • ETERNITY PACKAGE by EAVE graduate Magdelena Ilieva, producer: EAVE graduate Ana Alexieva

Midpoint Cold Open

MIDPOINT Cold Open is designed to train the skills of independent producers interested in shifting from feature films to fiction series content. Including the EAVE graduates:

  • Ada Solomon, microFILM, Romania
  • Juraj Krasnohorsky, Artichoke, Slovakia
  • Patrice Nezan, Les Contes Modernes, France
  • Sarah Pennacchi, Tico Film Company, Italy

 

EAVE IMPACT Session on January 25, 11:30 CET

 

  • From Destruction to Reinvention presented a series of case studies highlighting inspirational and innovative success stories from the previous year, across the value chain. The cases present creative, pro-active ways of dealing with the fundamental changes the film industry is undergoing. Moderated by EAVE graduate Erwin M. Schmidt.

The case studies presented:

  • Diversity check-list of a film fund by EAVE graduate Helge Albers
  • Virtual cinema as new release strategy by Eve Gabereau
  • Rural cinemas as connected cultural centers by Carolin Huder
  • Virtual production for location scouting and previsualization by Torbjörn Olsson

The EAVE Impact Session will be made available for the public for a limited time in February 2021.

 

Business Angels meetings at WEMW in cooperation with EAVE and EURODOC

 

  • A selection of handpicked “business angels” selected from the EAVE and EURODOC networks have been offering tailor-made advice according to each project’s specific needs in a series of curated one-to-one meetings.

 

EAVE Think Tank 2021 on distribution&sales In cooperation with EAVE Expert Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency)

 

  • Selected distributors, sales agents and film professionals have been invited to an online session with very concrete exercises in order to come up with 4 forward-thinking concrete distribution plans for the benefit of the industry. Several teams will work on the exercises around real life film/release examples.
  • EAVE presented the results of the EAVE Think Tank 2020 to selected funders and broadcasters.

www.triestefilmfestival.it

 

 

Black Movie Festival Geneva (January 22 – 31)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (MEMORY HOUSE) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

www.blackmovie.ch

 

 

Sundance Film Festival (January 23 – February 2)

World cinema dramatic competition

  • FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS by Ajitpal Singh, producer: EAVE MW graduate Alan McAlex
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin
  • LUZZU by Alex Camilleri, executive producer: EAVE graduate Pierre Ellul
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit

World cinema documentary competition

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • PRESIDENT by Camilla Nielsson, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi, associate producer: Susanne Guggenberger

Spotlight

  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau

Indie Series Program

  • SEEDS OF DECEIT by Miriam Guttmann, executive producer: EAVE graduate Monique Busman

Short Film Program

  • FIVE TIGER by Nomawonga Khumalo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW by Annie St-Pierre, producer: EAVE graduate Fanny Drew
  • THE CRIMINALS by Serhat Karaaslan, producer: EAVE graduate Laure Dahout

www.sundance.org

 

 

International Film Festival Rotterdam  (January 24 – February 4)

TIGER COMPETITION

  • LANDSCAPES OF RESISTANCE by Marta Popivoda, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi

BIG SCREEN COMPETITION

  • AURORA by Paz Fábrega, producer: PUENTES graduate Marianella Illas
  • THE YEAR BEFORE THE WAR by Davis Simanis, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Robert Vinovskis

LIMELIGHT

  • DEAD & BEAUTIFUL by David Verbeek, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • EAVE project MITRA by Kaweh Modiri, producer: EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Group Leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • LA NUIT DES ROIS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Letourneau
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

CineMart

  • CORA by Evi Kalogiropoulou, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • DREYANA GROOMS by Gabe Klinger, producer: EAVE graduate Michel Klein
  • FUTURE ME by Vincent Boy Kars, producer: EAVE graduate Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
  • KABUL JAN by Shahrbanoo Sadat, producer: EAVE graduate Jon Hammer
  • EAVE project THE LAST TEARS OF THE DECEASED by Beza Hailu Lemma, producer: EAVE graduate Tamara Dawit
  • LEGUA by EAVE graduate Filipa Reis/João Miller Guerra, producers: EAVE graduates Filipa Reis, Rachel Daisy Ellis, Alexandre Gavras
  • NOVAK by Harry Lagoussis, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • ROMERIA by Carla Simon, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora
  • VIET AND NAM by Minh Quy Truong, producer: TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena

Rotterdam Lab

  • Aadnan Imtiaz Ahmed - EAVE graduate 2020
  • Ahmed Amer - Interchange graduate 2011
  • Andrea Berentsen Ottmar - EAVE graduate 2019
  • Andrijana Sofranić - EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate 2019
  • Elisa Fernanda Pirir - PUENTES graduate 2018, EAVE participant 2021
  • Jeanne-Marie Poulain - EAVE participant 2021
  • Khosie Dali - EAVE participant 2021
  • Luis Campos- EAVE graduate 2020
  • Tamara Dawit - EAVE graduate 2020

https://iffr.com

 

 

Premiers Plans Festival Angers (January 25 – 31)

  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • MIA MISSES HER REVENGE by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci

www.premiersplans.org

 

 

Göteborg International Film Festival (January 29 – February 8)

  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • LE SORELLE MACALUSO by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy

Selected works in progress for the Nordic Film Market

  • COP SECRET by by Hannes Thor Halldorsson, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Lilja Osk Snorradottir
  • GOLDEN LAND by by Inka Achté, producer: EAVE graduate Liisa Karpo
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • THE EMIGRANTS by Erik Poppe, producer: EAVE graduate Fredrik Wickström Nicastro
  • YELLOW SULFUR SKY by Claes Olsson, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jukka Helle

www.giff.se

 

Festivals cancelled or postponed

  • Palm Springs International Film Festival (cancelled)

www.psfilmfest.org

  • Ramdam Film Festival Tournai (January 16 – 26), cancelled

www.ramdamfestival.be

  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival (postponed to March 31 – April 10)

https://sbiff.org

  • Pune International Film Festival, India (postponed to March 4 – 11)

www.piffindia.com

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MEET EAVE IN FEBRUARY!

@Rotterdam Lab, February 4

EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo 

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

I wish to offer you one week of FREE YOGA classes in the LAST WEEK of February!

We will focus on practising gentle yoga and breathing exercises – pranayama.

It’s challenging times for all of us and I wish to share with you how to recharge your body by doing simple asanas to release the tension in your back and neck, especially after all hours on zoom.

I also wish to practice with you how to work with body awareness and how to connect to your breath. Learning how to calm down your mind by focusing on your breathing is helping me to keep up the good vibes despite all challenges in the outside world.

My yoga sessions are suitable for all, beginners or experienced yogis who wish to try another style of practising yoga.

Join me for FREE YOGA sessions on:

 

EVENING sessions – 90 min:

Monday, FEB 22: 20:30 – 22:00 CET

Wednesday, FEB 24: 20:30 – 22:00 CET

 

MORNING sessions – 40 min:

Tuesday, FEB 23: 08:15 – 08:55 CET

Thursday, FEB 25: 08:15 – 08:55 CET

Friday, FEB 26: 08:15 – 08:55 CET

 

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com

If you have any questions, just let me know!

Namaste,

Tanika

 

More info about me:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

https://www.facebook.com/yogatanika/

Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.
B.K.S. Iyengar

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Nordic Film Music Days - Call for EAVE producers

For the past years HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award & The Nordic Film Music Days have become a fixture on the event calendar during BERLINALE – Berlin International Film Festival.
It’s a unique opportunity to spotlight Nordic composers and to celebrate their music during this prestigious festival. Nordic Film Music Days create a space to communicate, start future collaborations, educate and to network during the festival.

Nordic Film Music Days is also an opportunity for producers and directors to meet selected Nordic composers and meet them one-to-one from Monday February 15nd- Wednesday February 17nd.

The open meeting rooms are offered as a collaboration between EAVE and Nordic Film Music Days.
The open meeting rooms will follow directly after our seminars and lectures Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

You are invited to take part in these meeting.
If interested, please send mail to registration@nordicfilmmusicdays.com and we will keep you informed. 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM NORDIC FILM MUSIC DAYS 2021
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE CARRIED OUT ONLINE

SATURDAY Feb 13th - & SUNDAY Feb 14th | 10 am – 7 pm
PUBLIC SCREENINGS
with all nominated films introduced with a nomination video and panel conversation with the 5 nominated composers.

MONDAY Feb 15th | 5- 7 pm | followed by 60 minutes open meeting rooms
PROFESSIONALS
Lectures: How do you use existing platforms to go out in the world?
 
TUESDAY Feb 16th | 5- 7 pm | followed by 60 minutes open meeting rooms
PROFESSIONALS  
Lecture: Focus on copyrights and buyouts

WEDNESDAY Feb 17th | 5- 7 pm | followed by 60 minutes open meeting rooms
PROFESSIONALS & PUBLIC  
Lecture & Seminar: Creativity, collaboration & working together

THURSDAY Feb 18th | 5- 7 pm
PROFESSIONALS & PUBLIC
Annual  HARPA Award Ceremony

See more at nordicfilmmusicdays.com - DETAILED PROGRAM WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY

Contact: Lone Nyhuus/Danish Film and Media Composers/Coordinator
lony@filmkomponister.dk + 45 23 84 24 56

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FIFDH IMPACT DAY WEBINAR: FILMING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS – Call for EAVE graduates

Are you involved in non-fiction filmmaking and interested in learning more about how your film can contribute to the advancement of human rights and social justice?

The FIFDH’s Industry programme, the Impact Day, is organizing an online webinar, freely accessible to a restricted number of participants, which will delve into the ethics, the practice and the financing of impact production through documentary storytelling.

On January 27, from 3pm to 6.30pm CET, leading experts and award-winning filmmakers will share their experiences and know-how on how films can change mindsets, behaviours and structures, when put in the right context and connected with strategic changemakers. Find out more about how to produce positive impact through the power of documentary storytelling by partaking in this event.

In the frame of the partnership between EAVE and FIFDH Geneva, we are happy to announce that 20 EAVE graduates will be added to the list of free observers that can access this content.

To register, please follow this link by January 22, 2021 and select 'EAVE' during the registration process.

Participation will be confirmed directly to the selected graduates by January 25.

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EAVE 2021 selection

We are delighted to close the year announcing the selection for the 2021 EAVE Producers Workshop!

52 producers from 37 countries  (see the complete list below) have been selected out of 220 applications from 52 countries.

As EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense Møller puts it: “We … look for very different profiles… (and) do not choose participants based solely on merits or quality of project. We actively look for diversity - not just in terms of the usual: gender, age, race, nationality etc. - but also in terms of points of view, experience, focus (e.g on format or genre), company set-up etc. It is our opinion, that the more diverse the group we put together is in any given year, the richer the experience for the participants."

To read the full interview about this year’s selection go to: https://eave.org/news/item/exclusive-interview-with-eave-head-of-studies-lise-lense-mller

 We are particularly grateful for the generous support of our 2021 scholarship partners:

  • The French CNC supports the participation of 3 international producers at the EAVE Producers Workshop, namely Realness alumna Mehret Mandefro (Ethiopia), DFI Producers Lab graduate Alyaa Musa (Sudan) and Ouaga Film Lab alumnus Pedro Soulé (Cape Verde).
  • Thanks to German regional fund MDM, Nevena Savić and Biljana Tutorov from Serbia will develop their skills at the EAVE 2021 course.
  • The scholarship provided by the Polish Film Institute was granted to Anna Stylińska, selected at the Polish Days in the framework of the New Horizons Film Festival.
  • PACT is offering a scholarship to one UK producer (James Heath) in the name and memory of EAVE expert Dorothy Viljoen.
  • Our partnerships with Telefilm Canada and SODEC made it possible for three producers from Canada (Andrée-Anne Frenette, Jeanne-Marie Poulain and Amber Ripley) to attend the programme.
  • The support of Projeto Paradiso makes it possible for Paulo Serpa from Brazil to participate.
  • The Italian regional fund Friuli Venezia Giulia supports two participants selected at When East Meets West: Ion Gnatiuc from Moldova and Jakub Viktorin from Slovakia.
  • IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige supports the participation of Roberto Cavallini from the region.
  • A brand new partnership with TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation has made it possible for Sezgi Ustun San to participate this year.

In addition to those, a number of scholarships have been allocated by EAVE, in priority to participants from European low production capacity countries.

 Some achievements by EAVE producers in 2020:

  • 1 Academy Award
  • 2 Golden Globes nominations
  • 27 films by EAVE producers represent their country in the race for the next Foreign Language Academy Awards, including EAVE projects 200 METERS and STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS
  • 17 films by EAVE producers were nominated for the European Film Awards
  • 9 European Film Awards, including Best European Film and Best European Documentary
  • 4 awards at Sundance
  • 12 awards at the Berlinale
  • 14 awards in Venice
  • 2 awards in Locarno, including the Pardo 2020 for the production of the best international project
  • 3 Hearts of Sarajevo, including for Best Feature Film, as well as 3 additional awards in Sarajevo

… and many more.

 

Thanks our partners, decision makers, experts, pedagogical team, and all the members of the EAVE family for their precious support.

 

Restorative Holidays!

We wish you all a peaceful and restorative holiday season and a good start into the New Year!  

The EAVE office is closed from December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Your EAVE team will be back on January 4, 2021.

 

 The selected participants for the EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 are:

 

AUSTRIA

Lucas Czjzek, Golden Girls Film

 

BELGIUM

Eva Kuperman, Stenola Productions

Hanne Phlypo, Clin d’oeil films

 

BRAZIL

Paulo Serpa, Meus Russos

 

CANADA

Andrée-Anne Frenette, Terre Innue

Amber Ripley, Goodbye Productions

 

CROATIA

Magdalena Petrović, LEWA productions

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Dagmar Sedláčková, MasterFilm

 

DENMARK

Maria Møller Christoffersen, Beofilm Pictures

Emile Hertling Péronard, Ánorâk Film / Polarama Greenland

 

EGYPT

Kesmat Elsayed, See Media Production

 

ETHIOPIA

Mehret Mandefro, A51 Pictures

 

FINLAND

Marja Pihlaja, Tekele Productions

 

FRANCE

Alejandro Arenas, Les films du Worso

Julie Viez, Cinenovo

 

FRANCE / CANADA

Jeanne-Marie Poulain, Art & essai

 

FRANCE / UK

Fabien Westerhoff, Film Constellation

 

GERMANY

Jelena Goldbach, ZAK Film Productions

Regina Jorissen, 2Pilots Filmproduction

Tobias N. Siebert, BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion

 

GREECE

Fani Skartouli, Faliro House Productions

 

HUNGARY

Petra Iványi, Filmteam

 

IRELAND

Daniel Hegarty, Marmalade Films

 

ITALY

Serena Alfieri

Roberto Cavallini, Albolina Film

Daniele Mazzocca, Notorious Pictures

 

LATVIA

Gints Grube, Mistrus Media

 

LUXEMBOURG

Vincent Quénault, Red Lion

 

MOLDOVA

Ion Gnatiuc, Niste Filme

 

MONTENEGRO

Bojana Radulovic, CODE BLUE Production

 

NETHERLANDS

Germen Boelens, Revolver Films

 

NORWAY

Ingvild Evjemo, 4 ½

Elisa Fernanda Pirir Ruiz, Mer Film

 

POLAND

Maria Gołoś, Rozbrat Films

Anna Stylińska, Harine Films

 

PORTUGAL / CAPE VERDE

Pedro Soulé, Kriolscope

 

RUSSIA

Katerina Mikhailova, Vega Film

 

SAUDI ARABIA

Abdulrahman Khawj, Cinepoetics Pictures

 

SERBIA

Nevena Savić, Cinnamon films

Biljana Tutorov, Wake Up Films

 

SLOVAKIA

Jakub Viktorin, nutprodukcia

 

SLOVENIA

Nina Robnik, Stara gara

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Nomakhosi Dali, Miss K Productions

 

SPAIN

Mar Medir, Catalan Films & TV

Carles Torras Perez, Zabriskie Films

 

SPAIN / USA

Roy Wol, Autonomous Pictures

 

SUDAN

Alyaa Musa, Black Balance Artistic Production

 

SWEDEN

Helene Adler, Gaea Produktion

Basel Mawlawi, Kinana Films

 

TURKEY

Sezgi Ustun San, Sezzfilm

 

UK

James Heath, Mallinson Television Productions

 

UKRAINE

Artem Koliubaiev, Mainstream Pictures

 

The 3 sessions of the EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop will take place in Luxembourg (online module March 5-12, on-site module April 12-19), Orléans, France (TBC) (July, dates TBC) and Catalonia, Spain (TBC) (November, dates TBC).

 

Best regards,

The EAVE team

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

2020 and its challenges have affected the industry. Has this affected the kind of applications you received?

We always have a very wide field of applications, from the very experienced to the relatively new to the business, and every year is different. So it is hard to point to a clear trend.  Perhaps, this year, we have a few more applications from the very experienced from larger companies, and perhaps we have a few less applications from far away countries – such as Asia and South America.

 

Did you notice any trends this year… in terms of countries/regions applying?  In terms of projects / topics / genres? In terms of company set-up / profiles?

Again it is hard to distinguish between more or less random variations from year to year and real trends, but there is a high number of very experienced candidates and many from the UK – I am guessing as a result of Brexit and suddenly being cut off from the Creative Europe programme and co-production opportunities.  There seems to be a trend towards more genre films and more experimental content with a goal of becoming arthouse-mainstream. 

There is also a bigger variation in types of companies, set-ups, and business models than in previous years. There is no doubt in my mind that people are exploring new models, trying out alternative set-ups –hoping that they will be able to meet the future and be sustainable in a very insecure moment. Our industry was already going through major changes before covid – with the impact of the platforms e.g.  - and I think that people in general feel insecure about how to position themselves in the future. There are many creative ideas out there, and one of the big benefits of coming to EAVE is sharing ideas and finding new inspiration.

 

The unpredictability of the next months did not translate into less applications. How would you explain that and what is your feeling about this based on the interviews?

I did have a lot of questions about virtual vs. real workshops and applicants prefer real life workshops – as do we. But it also seems clear that people will rather be part of the 2021 cycle than not – even with the risk of it being partly or fully on-line. I am guessing that the crisis and the producers’ need to reflect, rebuild and reinvent their companies fully outweigh the risk of an on-line experience.

 

 

What are the expectations/motivations of the producers applying. Why do they want to do EAVE? Did this change in the context of the current crisis?

EAVE has become so much of a brand that people just want to be part of the network.I think this is a bigger motivator than any concrete content input. They see that every major festival always features numerous EAVE projects or alumni’s in the official selection.They see how EAVE graduates have a new sense of their own professional identity and purpose.Of course they also have specific goals – such as learning more about European co-production beyond the usual suspects of whatever region they come from or finding co-producers for a concrete project. For most it is the possibility of stepping up professionally and substituting the inherent loneliness of independent producing and the fragmentation of living in a project economy with coherence and sharing in a professional ‘family’ of equals.I don’t think that has changed – only intensified in the current crisis.

 

In terms of gender equality, how is the ratio of applications from women and from men?

The last years, there have been more female applications and participants than male.We do strive to have gender balance, but this year we will end with approximately 60/40 in favor of women.I am sure that over a longer span of years, it will have evened itself out.

 

Do you receive a lot of applications from outside of Europe?

Every year we receive quite a lot of applications from outside Europe – this year ‘outside Europe’ also include UK-applications, and we also have a lot from Canada, who have become eligible for Eurimages in recent years. We can, however, only admit 20% from outside the creative Europe countries, which is often a challenge.In my opinion, it is hugely important in our global, challenged world that we find coherence, understanding and cooperation through cultural dialogue, and it is also hugely beneficial for the workshop as such.I never stop to be amazed at the fact that producers from countries with practically no industry structures and no financing opportunities and producers from countries with very elaborate structures and a (relative) abundance of funding have much more in common than not, and they always benefit mutually from each other’s input.Very often, the ingenuity, the creativity and the passion driving the producers from the countries with emerging film industries really inspire the more established ones, who can then in turn share some of their experience and insights – or ability to co-produce.

 

Have there been applications from BiPOC communities in the past and has there been an evolution over the years? What is EAVE’s position in terms of diversity?

We absolutely encourage and welcome applications from BIPOC communities and have seen an increasing number of participants over the past year, but it can still get better. It is our opinion that the composition of a society should be reflected back to the audience from screens all over and that filmmakers of all backgrounds should have the opportunity to express themselves and tell stories that combat the tendencies to portray ‘the other’ as one-dimensional characters or clichés.In an increasingly polarized world, this is vital – but there are structures in our industry that create serious obstacles for a sufficiently diverse and balanced representation.To the extent we can be part of changing that, we will.

 

What would be a ‘good’ moment to apply for EAVE in terms of career stage? What is EAVE looking for in terms of profiles?

You can come too early, but probably not too late.This is not a basic workshop and it is easier to profit fully from it if you have done some films and maybe even co-productions.But the participants who come after 15-20 years in the business also take something home with them – new inspiration and perspectives e.g.

We actually look for very different profiles.We do not choose participants based solely on merits or quality of project.We actively look for diversity - not just in terms of the usual: gender, age, race, nationality etc. - but also in terms of points of view, experience, focus (e.g on format or genre), company set-up etc.It is our opinion, that the more diverse the group we put together is in any given year, the richer the experience for the participants.

 

What are the different forms of impact that EAVE can have on a wider level than just individual producers and companies?

I think the impact is subtle, but also profound in a number of ways. We want participants to become ‘distinct voices’. We encourage them to look beyond the single project and engage in long-term strategies in their industries. We promote a certain level of ethics and unwritten terms of trade, so that co-production becomes ‘easier’ and cooperation natural. We look for participants who actively ‘give back’ and create ‘rings in the water’– whether in the shape of training others in their local industries, engaging in initiatives empowering underrepresented or marginalized communities, or creating high-quality, genuine content for specialized audiences.We encourage people to take a stand when it comes to what they want to bring to the table – or the screens - through the projects they choose.

 

Is there any positive or long term effect of switching to online workshops this year?

It is always good to be forced to do things in new ways. For sure, you see things in new perspectives and learn that some of your ‘fears’ were just that – fears and prejudice. While we have to a large extent managed to maintain the spirit of EAVE even in the on-line format, there is no doubt in my mind that the ‘real meetings over time’ (especially new meetings) cannot fully be substituted by on-line meetings and the on-line format is also much more time consuming in a workshop context – which is not an advantage to film producers who are generally overworked and underfinanced. But I do think that some of the things we have learnt in 2020 may result in some changes in the coming years in relation to EAVEs developing green policy. It is conceivable that e.g. some non-interactive plenaries could be done on-line to reduce travelling.

 

Could you describe EAVE 2020 with one word?

We always have very intensive workshops, This year has been very Screentensive! You could also say that EAVE is following the growing appetite for genre projects – this year we turned all our participants into zoombies.

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EAVE project THE HERD supported by Film Fund Luxembourg

 Eurimages

At its 161st meeting held online, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 17 feature film projects. Among them:

  • COPENHAGEN DOESN’T EXIST BY Martin Skovbjerg, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • INSIDE by Vasilis Katsoupis, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Girogos Karnavas
  • MEDITERRANEAN FEVER by Maha Haj, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel
  • STORY ABOUT FATEME by Vuk Rsumovic, producers: EAVE graduate Miroslav Mogorovic, EAVE group leader and Croatian national coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • THE MELTING by Veerle Baetens, producer: EAVE graduates Henri-Jacques Bronckart, Ellen Havenith
  • VESPER SEEDS by Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • WAKE ME by Marko Santic, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova

www.coe.int/en

 

 Berlinale World Cinema Fund

The Berlinale World Cinema Fund has selected two projects by EAVE graduates. The jury made its selection from 63 submitted projects from a total of 48 countries.

WCF Europe

  • CASA NO CAMPO by Davi Pretto, producer: PUENTES graduate Paola Wink

WCF Africa

  • AUGURE by Baloji Tshiani, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

www.berlinale.de

 

 Polish Film Institute

The Polish Film Institute supports eight feature films in its December 2020 round. Among them:

  • BIALA ODWAGA by Marcin Kosalka, producer: EAVE graduate Magdalena Kaminska
  • FIN DEL MUNDO? by Piotr Dumala, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus
  • LANY PONIEDZIALEK by Justyna Mytnik, producers: EAVE graduates Mariusz Wlodarski, Agnieszka Wasiak
  • LUBIEWO by Pawel Maslona, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski

https://pisf.pl/en

 

 APSA Film Fund

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Film Fund announced four new recipients for script development support. Among them:

  • A KID ON THE BLOCK by Kyoko Miyake, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • ALL BEFORE YOU by Annemarie Jacir, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi
  • VIET AND NAM by Minh Quy Truong, producer: TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena

www.asiapacificscreenawards.com

 

 Film Fund Luxembourg

Following projects by EAVE graduates are supported by the Film Fund Luxembourg:

  • ALLAH N’EST PAS OUBLIGÉ by Zaven Najjar, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges
  • AMA by Yuki Kawamura, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • CAPITANI 2 by Christophe Wagner, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • CONAN, LA BARBARE by Bertrand Mandico, producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial
  • CORSAGE by Marie Kreutzer, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • CYCLOPES by Sarah Hirtt, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • DRAW FOR CHANGE by Laura Nix, Nada Ryiad and Kim Longinotto, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • LAIF A SEIL by Loïc Tanson, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • LOST TRANSPORT by Saskia Diesing, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • MARIANNENGRABEN by Eileen Byrne, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • MIR GEINT D’WELT by Eric Lamhène and Rae Lyn Le, producers: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux, EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • EAVE project THE HERD by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE graduate Veselka Kiryakova
  • TOTEM by Alexander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Donnato Rotunno
  • BOUAZIZI by Nathan Lotfy, producer: EAVE graduate Donnato Rotunno

www.filmfund.lu

 

 Vienna Film Fund

The Vienna Film Fund supports new film projects. Among them:

  • DIE THEORIE VON ALLEM by Timm Kröger, producers: EAVE graduates Heino Deckert, David Bohun
  • LAST OF THE WILD by Bernadette Weigel, producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder

www.filmfonds-wien.at

 

 Screen Flanders

Screen Flanders is supporting nine new audiovisual productions, including:

  • INSIDE by Vasilis Katsoupis, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Girogos Karnavas

www.screenflanders.be

 

 FFHSH

The Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Film Fund (FFHSH) has announced the recipients of the grants decided during its November funding session.

  • WANN WIRD ES ENDLICH WIEDER SO WIE ES NIE WAR by Sonja Heiss, Lars Hubrich, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • WAR SAILOR by Gunnar Vikene, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter

www.ffhsh.de

 

 Programa Ibermedia

The following projects involving PUENTES producers have been backed by Ibermedia

Development Funding:

  • PUENTES project QUIÉN MATÓ A NARCISO, producer: PUENTES participant Sebastián Peña Escobar

Co-production Funding:

  • CHICHARRAS, co-produced by PUENTES graduate Marcela Esquivel Jiménez 
  • EAVE project VICENTA B., produced by EAVE graduate Claudia Calviño 
  • RE GRANCHIO, co-produced by EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Agustina Costa Varsi and PUENTES graduate Ezequiel Borovinsky
  • CHOCOBAR, producers: PUENTES graduates Sebastián Domenech and Santiago Gallelli
  • EL HIJO DESEADO, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Isabel García Arrabal & Pancho Magnou
  • LA TARA, producer: MW graduate Carolina Álvarez
  • DEBAJO DE LA IRA, co-producer : PUENTES participant Carolina Denegri
  • QUEEN BEE, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo D’Ursi
  • OS ENFORÇADOS, co-producer: EAVE producer Gonçalo Galvão Teles
  • LA MISTERIOSA MIRADA DEL FLAMENCO, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • LOS COLONOS, produced by EAVE graduate Giancarlo Nasi, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Sebastián Domenech and Santiago Gallelli
  • ALIS, producer: PUENTES and EAVE graduate Nicolás Van Hemelryck
  • SANDRA, co-producer: EAVE MW graduate Rebeca Gutiérrez Campos
  • LOS ÚLTIMOS written and directed by PUENTES participant Sebastián Peña Escobar, produced by PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel and PUENTES participant Sebastián Peña Escobar, co-producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leaders Agustina Chiarino and Fernando Epstein
  • REMANSO, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Renata Moura
  • AMANHÁ SERÁ OUTRO DIA, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Tatiana Leite
  • LA ÚLTIMA REINA, producers:  PUENTES grdauates Isabel García Arrabal & Pancho Magnou

https://www.programaibermedia.com/

 

  • NOBODY LIKES ME by Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda, co-producers: EAVE graduates Guillaume de Seille, Dan Wechsler is in pre-production. The film tells the story of an attractive single woman Sara, the secretary of the army headquarters in Prague. Although Sara is surrounded by many young men she enjoys solitude and has come to terms with her position as an independent observer of other people's lives until she meets the gallant, graceful and soft Martin. Gradually, the connection between them grows, but when Sara wants to move their relationship to a deeper and more physical level, Martin is ashamed and hides a deep secret. The drama’s producers are the Slovak company Arytmia Film and the Czech company Black Balance, co-produced by Arizona Productions (France) and Bord Cadre Films (Switzerland). Support comes from Creative Europe MEDIA, Czech Film Fund and Slovak Audiovisual Fund. The start of production, which was originally scheduled for December 2020, has been postponed to February 2021. The 30 shooting days will be completed in June 2021 in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and France.

www.arizonafilms.net

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EAVE project IRONSTREAM is now in production

  •  EAVE project IRONSTREAM by Kamar Ahmad Simon, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Afreen, co-producers: EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann and Yvonne Wellie has finished shooting. The plot: After the sudden death of his mother, a struggling musician crosses the border with her ashes. Against the will of his father, he returns to the country they fled 17 years ago and looks for the river of her childhood! His old school buddy, a rebellious journalist, fleeing charges of conspiring against the state joins the quest in search of a forgotten river. Support comes from World Cinema Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NR, National Film Grant Bangladesh.

www.weydemannbros.com/en/filme/iron-stream

 

  • THE PIPER by by Anthony Waller, service producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian national coordinator Aija Berzina is in production. The film is set in a small village of Hamelin in contemporary Germany. An American teacher Liz moves to Hamelin with her teenage daughter Amy and takes a job at the local school. During a pagan festivity, Amy befriends a Roma street magician, and when she learns the local legend about the Piper, she decides to explore it for her class assignment. She discovers that there is more to the legend than initially suspected. Soon Amy and Liz start to have strange dreams and hallucinations, revealing the connection between the legend and reality. The setting for Germany was filmed in Latvia over 47 filming days.

www.tasse.lv

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I’M JUST SO-O EASY GOING is now in post-production

  • TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Girogos Karnavas, executive producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler is in post-production. The film, which lampoons the worlds of fashion and the super-rich, centers on a fashion model celebrity couple who go on a cruise for the super-rich. After the yacht – whose captain is a rabid Marxist – sinks, the survivors find themselves marooned on an island. Here, the dynamics of the group changes: the cleaning lady rises to the top of the food chain as she is the only one who knows how to cook. The film is produced by Plattform and co-produced by Essential Films, Coproduction Office, SVT, and Arte France Cinéma, in association with Film I Väst, BBC, Bord Cadre Films, Sovereign Films, Heretic and Piano Films. Support comes from BBC Film, Swedish Film Institute, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Danish Film Institute and the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, with the participation of ZDF/Arte, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Canal+/Cine+ and Hamburg Film Fund. The film was also supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

http://heretic.gr

 

  • LOVABLE by Staņislavs Tokalovs, producer: EAVE graduate and Estonian national Coordinator Aija Berzina, co-producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä is in post-production. The story revolves around a young man called Matiss, who has difficulty forming relationships based on love and trust. Only when he has to take care of a little girl called Paula does he become more sensitive and responsive to the world around him. The movie was developed through the ACE Producers Workshop and the ScripTeast project development programme. It recently took part in the 2020 Baltic Event Works in Progress. Lovable is being produced by Latvia's Tasse Film and co-produced by Estonia's Stellar Films. The project received a financial contribution from the National Film Centre of Latvia, the country's film agency. Other backers include the Estonian Film Institute, the Ministry of Culture of Latvia, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Eesti Kultuurkapital) and the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme.

http://www.tasse.lv

 

  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach has finished post-production. The film is based on Hungarian writer Milan Füst’s bestseller, which was translated into more than 20 languages and submitted for the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Hungarian/Italian/French/Dutch co-production tells the story of Dutch sea captain Jacob Storr and his unhappy marriage. The 58-day shoot took place in Malta through Maximus Distribution, as well as in Budapest and Hamburg. THE STORY OF MY WIFE is a joint venture of Inforg-M&M Film, Komplizen Film, Pyramide Productions and Moliwood Films. The National Film Institute – Hungary granted support.

www.komplizen-film.de

 

  • I'M JUST SO-O EASY GOING, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström is in post-production. The plot: Joanna’s brain is like an analogue twitter, also known as ADHD. To get money she sells condoms with passed expiration date to her schoolmates. When her medicine runs out she tries to handle the stress for money, the consequences of an unexpected drug deal and her blustery feelings for Audrey. The film is co-produced by Film i Väst, SVT and Hummelfilm. Support comes from the Swedish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Cmore, Göteborgs Stad, Lindholmen Science Park

www.finalcutforreal.dk

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DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) wins big at the European Film Awards

 European Film Awards

Great success for EAVE graduates at the European Film Awards:

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel wins European Film, European Director (Thomas Vinterberg), European Screenwriter (Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm), European Actor (Mads Mikkelsen)
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak wins European Discorvery – Prix FIPRESCI
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux wins European Documentary
  • THE ENDLESS TRENCH by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga, producer: EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo won the European Make-up and Hair award 
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot won European Original Score (Dascha Dauenhauer)
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström won European Sound (Yolande Decarsin)

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

 PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli won the Young Talent Women In Motion Award handed out by the Cannes Film Festival.

www.festival-cannes.com

 

  Film Festival Cottbus

Six awards for EAVE graduates at the Cottbus International Film Festival:

  • THE CONFERENCE by Ivan Tverdovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips scooped Best Film.
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski won Best Director and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan & 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 won Best Individual Performance and the FIPRESCI Award.
  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICAN by Thor Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma won the “From Cottbus to Cinema” – Distribution Support Prize.

www.filmfestivalcottbus.de

 

 Polish Film Festival Gdynia

  • Six awards for SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski at the Polish Film Festival: the Silver Lions, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski won Best Screenplay, Best Music and Best Professional Acting Debut

https://festiwalgdynia.pl/en

 

 Gijon International Film Festival

  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin won the CIMA Jury Award for Best Female-directed Feature at the Gijon International Film Festival.

www.gijonfilmfestival.com

 

 IFFAM

  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont was awarded the Best film and Best screenplay at the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM)
  • TITANIC OCEAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki won the Creative Excellence Award of the IFFAM Project Market

www.idealworldproductions.com

 

 Cairo Film Festival

  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont won the Golden Pyramid of the Cairo Film Festival.

www.ciff.org.eg

 

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EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA selected for First Cut+

 LUX Audience Award

Three films by EAVE graduates are competing for the new LUX Audience Award:

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux  

The winner of the LUX Audience Award will be jointly selected based on the votes from the public and the MEPs (with each of them representing 50%). The award will eventually be given out at the European Parliament during the LUX Award Ceremony on 28 April 2021.

https://luxaward.eu/en

 

 Golden Globe

Nominated for the Golden Globe in the Foreign Language Film category.

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno
  • 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
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • FOREST GIANT by Ville Jankeri, producer: EAVE graduate Jukka Helle
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivoniemi, producers: EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt, EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane
  • THE CONFERENCE by Ivan Tverdovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips
  • THE ENDLESS TRENCH by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga, producer: EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • WILLOW by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint
  • WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Antonio Lombardo
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan

www.goldenglobes.com

 

 British Independent Film Awards

Nominated for Best British Independent Film Awards BIFA:

  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney (Best Actress)
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont (Best Actor, Best Casting, Best Cinematography)

www.bifa.film

 

 African Movie Academy Awards

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane has been nominated for 7 African Movie Academy Awards:

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE - Urucu (Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro)

AMAA 2020 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN - Nao Serati

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN - Leila Walter

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY - Pierre De Villiers

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Mary Twala Mhlongo

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR - Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

AMAA 2020 AWARD FOR BEST FILM - Urucu (Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro)

https://ama-awards.com/amaa-nominations-press-release-2020

 

 Goya Awards

Nominated for the Spanish Goya Awards 2020:

  • ALELI by Leticia Jorge Romero, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Agustina Chiarino
  • AYKA by Sergey Dvortsevoy, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel, co-producer: EAVE graduate Anna Wydra
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • EAVE MW project WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • ETHER by Krzysztof Zanussi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Olena Fetisova
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • MATAR UN MUERTO by Hugo Gimenez, producer: PUENTES graduate Gabriela Sabaté
  • PUENTES project OUR MOTHERS by Cesar Diaz, producers: PUENTES graduates Géraldine Sprimont, Delphine Schmit
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

www.academiadecine.com

 

 FIFDH Geneva Impact Day 2021

Selected for the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) Geneva Impact Day 2021:

  • MALA ARIA by Sandrina Koppitz, producer: EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva 
  • TESTAMENT by Meena Nanji and Zippy Kimundu, producer: EAVE graduate Eliane Ferreira

https://fifdh.org

 

 First Cut+ Winter 2021

Eight films, which have previously been part of First Cut Lab, are participating in the first session of the hybrid programme set to run during Trieste’s When East Meets West. Among them the following films are produced by EAVE graduates:

  • BALAUR by Octav Chelaru, producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu
  • FAMILY DUST by Nina Violic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold 
  • EAVE and TTB project HOLY EMY by Araceli Lemos, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros 
  • IL BOEMO  by Petr Václav, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Macola 
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi

http://firstcutlab.eu/first-cut-plus/

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LITTLE GIRL in Swiss cinemas

 In Dutch cinemas

  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost. December 10.  

www.volyafilms.com

 

 In UK cinemas

  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili. December 11.

www.kinoproduzioni.it

  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost. December 11.  

www.volyafilms.com

 

 ​​​​​​​In Swiss cinemas

  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström. December 10.

www.finalcutforreal.dk

  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin. December 10.  

http://jbaproduction.com

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. December 3. 

www.lescontesmodernes.fr

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EAVE Marketing Workshop project TRIPLE TROUBLE selected for Polish Film Festival

 Tbilisi International Film Festival (November 30 – December 20)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • MEMORY HOUSE by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • THE CONFERENCE by Ivan Tverdovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips

www.tbilisifilmfestival.ge

 

 Ventana Sur (November 30 - December 4)

Selected for PROYECTA by Ventana Sur and the San Sebastian Film Festival:

  • GARDEN ON FIRE by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • REMANSO by Pablo Lamar, producer: PUENTES graduate Gabriela Sabaté
  • PUENTES project STREETS OF GLORIA by Maria Alché, Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, PUENTES graduate Daniel van Hoogstraten

https://ventana-sur.com

 

 ArteKino Festival  (December 1 – 31)

  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • FULL CONTACT by David Verbeek, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • MOTHERLAND by Tomas Vengris, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis
  • SON OF SOFIA by Elina Psykou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • THF: CENTRAL AIRPORT by Karim Ainouz, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu

www.artekinofestival.com

 

 International Film Festival Tarragona (December 2 – 8)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE + graduate Valérie Delpierre

www.festivalrec.com

 

 Polish Film Festival Gdynia (December 8 –12)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project TRIPLE TROUBLE by Marta Karwowska, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Dziedzic 

https://festiwalgdynia.pl

 

 Film Festival Cottbus  (December 8 – 31)

  • A CERTAIN KIND OF SILENCE by Michal Hogenauer, producers: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Latvia Aija Berzina, EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper, co-producer: B’EST graduate Alise Gelze
  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICAN by Thor Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma
  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • COLD MERIDIAN by Pteter Strickland, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • DER JUNGE KARL MARX by Raoul Peck, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter
  • I AM FRANK by Metod Pevec, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • 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
  • OTTO THE BARBARIAN by Ruxandra Ghitescu, producer: EAVE graduate  Iuliana Tarnovetchi
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • SYMPHONY OF THE URSUS FACTORY by Jasmina Wojcik, producer: TTB participant Ioana Tatko
  • THE CASTLE by Lina Luzyte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • THE LIVING MAN by Oleg Novkovic, producer: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
  • THE PHILOSOPHY OF HORROR - A SYMPHONY OF FILM THEORY by Peter Lichter, Bori Mate, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • TREASURE CITY by Szabolcs Hajdu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

www.filmfestivalcottbus.de

 

 Jerusalem Film Festival (December 10 – 20)

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • GOLDA MARIA by EAVE group leader  Patrick Sobelman
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • MEMORY HOUSE by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

https://jff.org.il/en

 

 Les Arcs European Film Festival (December 12 – 19) 

Official Competition

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer

Hauteur

  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre

Short Film Competition

  • WHITE GOLDFISH by Raf Roosens, Jan Roosens, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Roosens

Premières

  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart

Playtime

  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski 

Focus Déplacer les montagnes

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou
  • WOOD by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, producer: EAVE graduate Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

Summit

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate Bernard Michaux
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel

Arc 1950 Coproduction Village (relocated to Paris in January)

  • ENGLAND MADE ME by Mans Mansson, producer: EAVE graduate Erika Wasserman
  • LA RUMEUR by Basil Da Cunha, producer: EAVE graduate Palmyre A. Badinier
  • LE PLUS VIVANT POSSIBLE by Delphine Girard, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • POUSSIÈRE ROUGE by Moussa Touré, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • TIME OF THE MONSTERS by Florian Hoffmann, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh

www.lesarcs-filmfest.com

 

 Festivals cancelled or postponed

  • Around the World in 14 Films

https://14films.de

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MEET EAVE IN JANUARY!

@WEMW Trieste, January 25 - 28

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Thank you soo much for joining EAVE online yoga this year!

We will have a Christmas break until January 4, 2021.

Wishing you happy healthy sweet peaceful 2021!

From January 4, 2021, we will continue with EAVE Online Yoga on the following days:

MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CET

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CET

THURSDAYS: 19:00 – 19:40 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

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.

I have been doing yoga with different teachers from all around the world (India, Europe, America), for many years, but yoga with Tanika is one of the best things I ever experienced. It is gentle, kind to the body, respectful towards oneself but at the same time dynamic and with all the basic yoga "ingredients".

Nataša Kočar, Slovenia

Tanika guided us with her professional and warm-hearted, attentively caring Yoga-lessons through the last 8 months during “home-office” times. What a gift! Body, mind, soul & heart were always gently “touched and moved” to stay healthy, flexible, joyful and connected! Always sensing if our group needed a relaxing or an energizing approach to the exercises, no screens or digital borders did or could have stop her reaching us.

Hvala – danke!

Sibylle Kurz, EAVE Pitching Expert, Germany

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Record participation for EAVE 2020 Producers Workshop’s virtual finale in Croatia

For this year’s third and final session (December 5–12), we were excited to welcome 105 key Decision Makers to meet the 52 producers from 38 countries and discover the 28 fiction, documentary and TV series projects developed over the year, as well as 9 Irish and Croatian producers and their projects thanks to our special cooperation with Galway and Rijeka Capitals of Culture 2020.

We are particularly grateful to our partners for this workshop:

The Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Creative Europe Desk – MEDIA Office Croatia, City of Rijeka, Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture, Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Film Fund Luxembourg.

The week featured plenary sessions – open also for Croatian professionals – on Distribution and Sales by EAVE Group Leader Didar Domehri (Maneki Films, FR), Music Rights by EAVE Expert Laurence Kaye (UK) Legal Aspects of Distribution by EAVE Legal Expert Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE), and Producing in and with Croatia by Christopher Peter Marcich and Tanja Ladović Blažević from HAVC, EAVE graduate Miljenka Čogelja (Pipser), producer Morana Ikić Komljenović (Little Red Dot) and EAVE Group Leader Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama), moderated by Martina Petrović from CED – MEDIA Office Croatia.

Anja Henningmeyer (DE)  led group work on Conflict Styles and Negotiation Power – and how to use the knowledge to succeed in negotiations. She also offered a special module for female producers on leadership & negotiation.

In addition, there was full programme of group work, mentoring and individual meetings with EAVE Experts and Decision Makers (complete list below).

 EAVE group leaders and experts:

EAVE group leaders Diana Elbaum (BE), Ankica Jurić Tilić (HR), Michael Kitzberger (AT), Riina Sildos (EE) and EAVE experts Linda Beath (IT), Michael Comyn (IE), Sibylle Kurz (DE), Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (BE), Kristina Trapp (LU) and Lise Lense-Møller (DK).

 The 105 decision makers confirmed for the workshop were:

Salma Abdalla / Autlook Filmsales (AT), Helen Ahlsson / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Lindsey Ayotte / TVF International (UK), Olivier Barbier / mk2 films (FR), Kazz Basma / Sideways Film (UK), Bero Beyer / Netherlands Film Fund (NL), Francesca Breccia / Coccinelle Film (IT), Todd Brown / XYZ Films (US), Manuela Buono / Slingshot Films (IT), Laure Caillol / Haut et Court Distribution (FR), Gabriele Capolino / Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) (US), Daniela Cölle / Pluto Film (DE), Yohann Comte / Charades (FR), Agathe Corbin / Urban Distribution International (FR), Guy Daleiden / Film Fund Luxembourg (LU), Pierre Dallois / Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire (FR), Paul de Beco / Playtime (FR), Eva Diederix / Wild Bunch International (FR), Karoliina Dwyer / The Yellow Affair (FI), Noemi Ferrer / DR Sales (DK), Leslie Finlay / Screen Scotland (UK), Marco Valerio Fusco / Intramovies (IT), Sergio García de Leániz / Eurimages (FR), Aleksandar Govedarica / Syndicado Film Sales (CA), Gabor Greiner / Films Boutique (DE), Veronika Grob / Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (DE), Alessandro Gropplero / Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund/WHEN EAST MEETS WEST (WEMW) (IT), Laufey Gudjonsdottir / Icelandic Film Centre (IS), Faruk Güven / TRT – Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TR), Harriet Harper-Jones / Endeavor Content (UK), Alexis Hofmann / BAC Films (FR), Yaba Holst / SF Studios (SE), Yuvai Horowitz / Keshet TV (IL), Hanaa Issa / Doha Film Institute (QA), Johanna Karppinen / Friday Capital (FI), Susa Katz / Zürcher Filmstiftung (CH), Ali Khechen / Doha Film Institute (QA), Tine Klint / LevelK (DK), Stefan Kloos / Rise And Shine World Sales (DE), Philippa Kowarsky / Cinephil (IL), Maren Kroymann / m-appeal (DE), Zuzana Kučerová / Czech Television (CZ), Pierre-Alexandre Labelle / Under the Milky Way (CA), Solveig Langeland / Sola Media (DE), Catherine Le Clef / CAT&Docs (FR), Christina Learmonth / FilmDoo (UK), Juan Pablo Libossart / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Marcin Łuczaj / New Europe Film Sales (PL), Noël Magis / Screen Brussels (BE), Gaetano Maiorino / True Colours Glorious Films (IT), Pauline Mazenod / Windrose (DE), Karen Michael / ARTE France – Society and Culture Department (FR), Anthony Muir / Film i Väst (SE), Birgit Oberkofler / IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige (IT), Simon Ofenloch / ZDF/ARTE (DE), Rickard Olsson / Picture Tree International (DE), Agneta Perman / Sveriges Television (SE), Philippe Pierquin / Wallimage (BE), Marielle Poupelin / Telefilm Canada (CA), Malika Rabahallah / Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (DE), Joakim Rang Strand / Film i Skåne (SE), Cécile Salin / Diaphana (FR), Annika Schmidt / ZDF (DE), Katriel Schory / Israel Film Fund (IL), Dirk Schürhoff / BETA Cinema (DE), Gerlinde Seitner / Vienna Film Fund (AT), Edith Sepp / Estonian Film Institute (EE), Anna Shalashina / Kinoprime Foundation (RU), Radosław Śmigulski / Polish Film Institute (PL), Staale Stein Berg / Norwegian Film Institute (NO), Irena Taskovski / Taskovski Films (UK), Roland Teichmann / Austrian Film Institute (AT), Jani Thiltges / Samsa Film (LU), Alex Traila / Romanian Film Centre (RO), Lisa Valencia-Svensson / Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (CA), Agathe Valentin / Totem Films (FR), Marie-Pierre Vallé / Wild Bunch (FR), Esther van Messel / First Hand Films (CH), Lena Vurma / Filmwelt Verleihagentur (DE), Monika Weibel / Frenetic Films (CH), Fabien Westerhoff / Film Constellation (UK), Sandra Whipham / DOC Society (UK).

 Special guests from Europe’s leading co-production markets EAVE has partnerships with were also available for one-to-one meetings:  

Marjorie Bendeck / connecting cottbus (DE), Martina Bleis / Berlinale Co-production Market (DE), Francesco Capurro / Series Mania (FR), Anna Ciennik / Les Arcs Industry Village (FR), Mercedes Fernandez / TorinoFilmLab (IT), Helena Mackenzie / Film London – PFM (Production Finance Market) (UK), Jovan Marjanovic / CineLink Industry Days (BA), Fabienne Moris / International Film Festival Marseille – FIDMarseille (FR), Brigid O’Shea / DOK Leipzig / DOK Industry Programme (DE), Tereza Simikova / CPH:DOX (DK),  Mira Staleva / Sofia Meetings – Sofia International Film Festival (BG), Lennart Ström / m:brane (SE), Gülin Üstün / Meetings on the Bridge (TR), Marit van den Elshout / International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR Pro (NL), Angeliki Vergou / Thessaloniki International Film Festival / Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (GR) and Aleksandra Zakharchenko / Marché du Film – Cannes Film Festival (FR).

The first two sessions of the EAVE 2020 Producers Workshop took place in Luxembourg (March 6-13) and Virtually in Galway, Ireland (online) (September 28 – October 2 & October 19-26).

For more information, please contact satu@eave.org.

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

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NEW MARKETING SALES PERSPECTIVES AHEAD 2021

This special interview has been prepared by EAVE Marketing Expert Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES).

Thank you to our two sales agent participants of EAVE Marketing Workshop 2020: Francesca Tiberi from True Colours (IT) and Mathilde Martin from Charades (FR).

Francesca and Mathilde have accepted to answer some questions of particular relevance regarding new marketing sales perspectives and they give some hands-on practical tips and fresh tools!

 

One film you have promoted successfully using digital tools this year? How was it?

FT: We’ve basically improved the use of digital tools to promote all our new slates from Cannes to AFM, and we will obviously keep doing it, as the market’s main place has now moved online.

The most fun experience we had, was the promotional campaign made for (EAVE project) 200 METERS, first feature by Ameen Nayfeh, selected at Venice Days. As the world premiere took place physically at Venice International FF this year, we combined the regular promotional activity on the spot, collaborating with WOLF Consultants for the press strategy and activities, with the digital campaigns on our social media. We worked internally, feeding our profiles with visuals from the movie including the best quotes from the reviews, creating IG and FB stories with pictures and videos from the photocall and Q&A after the world premiere or reminding day/time of the online and physical industry screenings.

The idea was to share with the buyers, who follow our profiles and were not in Venice, the feeling of being back to festivals with us after the lockdown, creating awareness around the movie at the same time. Then, when the movie got the People’ Choice Award, we literally jumped in the pictures with the director and cast. We are a young team and buyers know we have a positive and fun attitude, in fact reactions were wonderful and we made it in re-creating online what we usually do at our booth: have fun and speak about good cinemas with buyers!

MM: The Speech by Laurent Tirard, selected this year in Cannes and to be released in France this December 23rd 2020. Thanks to the film’s team and the producer Olivia Lagache (Les Films sur Mesure), we were able to launch the film with a sales bespoke teaser, shot specifically for us on the set; we also created a fake wedding invitation. 

First and foremost, we have had a lot of fun! We have been extremely happy with the positive reception and sales journey of the project. It has been a great occasion to experiment a new format and to start envisioning how to make B2B marketing with digital tools (emailing and social networks). Back in January when we launched the film, we had no idea this would become so drastically essential. 

 

Can you describe how are you using digital marketing for sales nowadays? What are the opportunities?

FT: Digital strategies are something we have always included in our marketing plans to promote films: before COVID outbreak digital tools, in particular a campaign on social medias, was considered a marketing tool not really essential during a physical market. Today, the “market shock” caused by the virus’ impact, has urged us to move quickly online in order to bridge the gap between the buyers and us. This opened to a million new creative and exciting possibilities of promotion (showcases and interviews with the talents, special promos and teasers for instance), but these activities are always tied to the project/film’s status and also domestic releases.

Furthermore, most of the platforms at our disposal do not implement a perfect performance of the videos or are thought for a B2C audience. Long story short, our job is still linked to a B2B context, where the materials we have can be shared carefully and only with trusted industry people. Also, this business is extremely influenced by the word of mouth that triggers during a festival and create the exciting atmosphere we live in during them, which is unreplaceable.

We’ve been extremely quick in adapting our promotion strategies to the new market place so far, learning that digital strategies can keep the attention on the projects high also when an online market ends, but digital marketing tools still need to be adjusted to our B2B marketing needs.

MM: We have always used digital tools for sales such as email marketing and social media. However these were complementary to our work that is very embodied. Above all, festivals, markets are meant to be physical. Films and projects are promoted by word of mouth. The effervescent experience of the industry being gathered together is like no other. COVID and online markets obviously have had an overnight impact. This urged us in building digital substitutes: organize global digital screenings, strengthen our social media presence for instance. We also had to rethink the whole meeting experience, as tools like Zoom are not fitted to show video content like promoreels.

As sales agents, we have a very in-between position. We get early access to material and create assets but these can’t be shared with B2C audiences. We also follow the project downstream but still need to ensure the exclusivity of fresh content for the release by the distributor. This is why digital can be quite tricky for sales, it all depends on the timeline of your project. 

This is nonetheless a great period to think out of the box of the usual digital B2B marketing. For starters, to put your film on the map in a context of greater and increased competition: nowadays we have all the necessary array of tools to showcase a film to the right audience. The digital landscape moves and innovates so often that your creative possibilities are endless. Beyond the films, digital can also be a way of facilitating the buyers’ market experience. For instance, since Cannes 2019, we remind all our screenings in daily stories on Instagram. 
Having fun is also something we rather appreciate at Charades so we will be happy if you can both enjoy yourself and find information when scrolling through our feed!

 

What is the most important step forward that you consider your sales companies are doing?

FT: We understood immediately that there would have been a higher request for contents, especially library titles, because in case of release the distributor do not need to invest a big amount of money in the P&A, and genre titles, because we usually provide some marketing kits, created in collaboration with the producers, that can be used by local distributors. Then, for instance, we got the chance to partner with a big Korean platform, Watcha, for the theatrical release of one of our classic gems, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso. The release took place in the middle of our lockdown and it was really exciting following Watcha’s marketing campaign and seeing the impressive B.O. results in a country that was leaving behind itself an epidemic!

Another initiative we are proud of and helped us in providing a solution to all our clients working with festivals and screening events, is our Virtual Cinema. With this service, we are able to provide our clients, that doesn’t have their platforms/screening rooms, but have been forced to switch the offline events into online ones, with the movies and the technology to show them to their audiences. This is fantastic!

MM: As sales agents, our work normally has a well-defined frame. COVID made it explode and we have been trying to find new ways to make business outside of the usual surroundings of the markets. 
With the pandemic breakout, our understanding of the market was that there was a need for fresh, topical content, to be available quickly. 

This is why, last spring, we partnered up with the distribution company Neon over three titles: The Painter and The Thief, She Dies Tomorrow and Spaceship Earth. The three films addressed current issues from diverse and fresh perspectives. They were available immediately for delivery. 
Spaceship Earth was the first to be launched in the US, with an innovative release strategy by Neon, combining a digital release on platforms and safe physical screenings (drive-ins and pop-up city-scape projections). Every theater and impacted businesses could offer to screen the film as well. 

As the distribution rules were completely reshuffled, we also worked on a marketing package with the Film Agency, to provide distributors with alternatives and trends for films releases, in times of COVID 19.

 

If you could identify a key learning of 2020 for sales agents, what would it be?

FT: Adapting quickly to changes and face everything as a new challenge, that can open to new opportunities you would have never expected, never forgetting your company identity!

MM: Things move even faster than they used to: the measurement of time is not months but weeks now. With this in mind, flexibility and quick implementation matter more than perfection. 

 

A piece of advice for producers you’re looking into promoting or launching their films in 2021?

FT: The sooner, the better always! The earliest we can be in touch with the producers, have access to the visuals, stills, artwork and do a chat with them identifying key points of their projects, the better we can work together on tailormade strategies, putting in place the best international launch for any project.

MM: It is a pretty basic yet (I hope!) efficient one: think ahead of the whole marketing strategy of your film. If you can, sit down early with the sales marketing team, your partners, discuss the project thoroughly and leverage the strengths of your film. Even if this doesn’t look like a priority in the pre-production madness, before the shooting is the best time to plan and make sure you are going to get all the needed material. The more you have, the more you can provide great content to support the sales and international releases. In the long-run, this also benefits your production and talents’ brands.

A project can work for many reasons but, in my opinion, good marketing is accountable for 50% of the success.

 

How’s 2021 looking like? What are your challenges ahead as sales agents?

FT: Virtual and hybrid, but we already know the path that awaits us is full of digital tools that can give us plenty of opportunities. The most important challenge, I’d say, is to adapt them to our B2B approach in order to get the attention we need in an increasingly wider, but also saturated, market.

MM: Blurry but interesting! With most of the festivals and markets going hybrid and virtual, we will have to keep adapting and find new ways to do our job.

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EAVE project CENTRE OF THE EARTH supported by Hubert Bals Fund

 Creative Europe

EAVE graduates supported by Creative Europe for development of audiovisual content – including 3 EAVE projects developed at EAVE Producers Workshops:

  • BLOCK 5, producer: EAVE graduate Vlado Bulajic
  • CELEBRATION, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold
  • EAVE project BIG WOODEN EYES by Ivana Mladenovic and Adrian Schiop, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon and EAVE graduate Diana Paroiu
  • EAVE project MAYSOON by Nancy Biniadaki, produced by EAVE participant Christopher Zitterbart
  • EAVE project SOUVENIRS OF WAR by Georg Zeller, produced by EAVE participant Moritz Bonatti
  • ENTRELACS, producer: PUENTES graduate Estela Valdivieso Chen
  • GOODBYE BEAUTIFUL, producer: EAVE MW graduate Jovana Karaulic
  • ORLANDO, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • LA BELLA ESTATE, producer: EAVE graduates Luca Legnani, Giovanni Pompili
  • LES IMMORTELLES, producer: EAVE graduate Laurine Pelassy
  • RASHID, JEUNESSE A SINJAR, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman
  • RAVENGIRL, producer: EAVE participant Nicholas Sando
  • RIVIERA, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros
  • SOMMER DER FREUNDSCHAFT, producer: EAVE+ graduate Johannes Rexin
  • SOUL SISTER, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • THE GRAND TOUR, producer: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis

https://europa.eu/!CP38Nr

 

 German Federal Film Board

The following films by EAVE graduates have been supported by the German-French Commission of the FFA

  • AEIOU – Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe by Nicolette Krebitz, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • OHNE RÜCKKEHR / SANS RETOUR by Davy Chou, producer: Interchange and B´EST graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • DESERTS by Faouzi Bensaïdi, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • DIE KUH, DIE EIN LIED ÜBER DIE ZUKUNFT SANG / LA VACHE QUI CHANTAIT LE FUTUR by Francisca Alegría, producers: EAVE graduates Tom Dercourt and Sophie Erbs

https://www.ffa.de/

 

 Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

  • TWO EYEDS by Ziya Demirel, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Aslanoglu receives support from the German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund.

www.medienboard.de

 

 Netherlands Film Fund

In the third round of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive of 2020 five films and one drama series by EAVE graduates receive funding.

  • CHICKEN BOY by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson
  • I AM ZLATAN by Jens Sjögren, producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink
  • PIECE OF MY HEART by Dana Nechushtan, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
  • SPLENDID ISOLATION by Urszula Antoniak, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • THE WOODCUTTER STORY by Mikko Myllylahti, producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink
  • ZENITH 2 by Joost van Hezik, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit

www.filmfonds.nl

 

 Hubert Bals Fund

Supported by the NFF + Hubert Bals Fund Co-production Scheme:

  • EAVE project CENTRE OF THE EARTH by Gabriel Mascaro, producer: EAVE graduate Rachel Daisy Ellis 
  • CHOCOBAR by Lucrecia Martel, producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

www.filmfonds.nl

 

 Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation

The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT SA) has announced that it is supporting 17 Greek and international co-productions during its latest round of financing. Among the selected projects are:

  • ANIMAL by Sofia Exarchou, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Dandraki
  • AZURE by Stratis Chatzielenoudas, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas   
  • BIVAK by George Drivas, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • DARKLING by Dusan Milic, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou 
  • DEAR FUTURE by Christiana Cheiranagnostaki, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti  
  • IRIS by Myrsini Aristidou, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou 
  • KYUKA – JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Kostis Charamountanis, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • NYTHERINOS EKFONITIS by Renos Haralambidis, producer: EAVE graduate Vicky Miha
  • RIVIERA by Orfeas Peretzis, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros 
  • THE TEAM OF PELE by Marios Karamanis, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti 

www.ert.gr

 

 Estonian Film Institute

The Estonian Film Institute supports five new productions by EAVE graduates:

  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova, Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • JUHENDAJA by Alice Troughton, producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips
  • LIFE OF IVANNA by Renato Borrayo Serrano, co-producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen
  • MELCHIOR THE APOTHECARY by Elmo Nüganen, producers: EAVE graduate Esko Rips, EAVE+ graduate Kristian Taska
  • THE INVISIBLE FIGHT by Rainer Sarnet, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa

www.filmi.ee

 

 Sundance Documentary Fund

Supported films by EAVE graduates:

  • WITNESSES FROM THE SHADOWS by Ousmane Samassekou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You
  • THE MIRACLE OF ALMERIA by Moon Blaisse, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • MUSEUM OF THE REVOLUTION by Srdan Keca, producer: EAVE graduate Vanja Jambrovic
  • A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING by Payal Kapadia, producer: EAVE CPI graduate Thomas Hakim

www.sundance.org

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SAGRES in production now

  • DALL’INTERNO by Leonardo Di Constanzo, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina is in production. The synopsis: in a prison in the process of decommission, a handful of officers and the last remaining inmates await transfer to a different jail. Over time, the written and unwritten rules in place seem to lose all meaning, and this community of men in limbo takes on a new and fragile form. DALL’INTERNO is produced by Tempesta, together with Rai Cinema, in co-production with Amka Film Productions (Switerland) and RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera / SRG SSR. The film enjoys the support of MiBact’s Film Department, the Swiss Federal Bureau for Culture (UFC), Eurimages and the Sardegna Film Commission.

www.tempestafilm.eu

 

  • THE CELLAR by Brendan Muldawney, producer: EAVE graduate Conor Barry, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, executive producer: EAVE graduate Lesley McKimm is shooting. The film tells the story of Keira Woods, whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever. THE CELLAR is being produced by Conor Barry for Savage Productions (Ireland) and Richard Bolger for Hail Mary Pictures (Ireland), and co-produced by Benoit Roland from Wrong Men (Belgium). Patrick Ewald, of Epic Pictures, Lesley McKimm, of Screen Ireland, and Patrick O’Neill, of Wildcard Distribution, will serve as the executive producers. The project was also backed by Screen Ireland, Epic Pictures, BCP Asset Management, the WRAP Fund, Wallimage, Wildcard Distribution, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, VOO & BETV. Principal photography is set to commence in Roscommon this month.

www.spfilms.ie

 

  • SAGRES by Lovisa Siren, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Swedish National Coordinator Julia Gebauer, EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi is shooting. The film follows two sisters and a teenage daughter who travel from Stockholm, Sweden, to the picturesque cliffs of Sagres, Portugal — located in the southwestern most part of Europe, known as “The End of the World.” Maya, the younger sister, is a free-spirited, half-failing musician who has left her son in Portugal with her mother, while older sibling Nilo is a control freak in a sexless marriage. When the sisters’ mother phones up to say she’s sick, the pair — joined by Nilo’s rambunctious teenage daughter Laura — embarks on a road trip through Europe to reunite in Sagres, culminating in a tragicomic reunion no one expected. Siren’s feature debut featured in this year’s Berlinale Talents program, is produced by Siri Hjorton Wagner ([sic] film) and co-produced with Julia Gebauer (Way Creative), Elli Toivoniemi (Tuffi Films) and Beata Saboova (Umedia). Lisabi Fridell (“And Then We Danced”) serves as DOP on the project.

www.waycreative.se

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ELA, HILMI & ALI is now in post-production

  •  ELA, HILMI & ALI by Ziya Demirel, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Maria Aslanoglu is in post-production. Ela and Hilmi & Ali tells the story of a constantly-form-changing-relationship of a newly-wed couple: a maths teacher HILMI (45), an earthquake survivor ELA (19), and a minor student of Hilmi, the son of the building custodian, ALI (15). Co-producers: TANAY ABBASOĞLU, ÖYKÜ CANLI.

http://istosfilm.com

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ELECTRIC SLEEP wins Eurimages Co-production Development Award in Tallinn

 Torino Film Lab

The following films were awarded at the Torino Film Lab TFL Meeting Event 2020:

  • THE MYSTERIOUS GAZE OF THE FLAMINGO by Diego Cespedes, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi won a FeatureLab TFL Production Award
  • HEARTLESS by Nara Normande & Tião, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach won the Su-Ti Access Award
  • CHOCOBAR by Lucrecia Martel, producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors won the TFL Co–Production Fund
  • CIUDAD SIN SUENO by Guillermo García López, producer: PUENTES graduate Lina Badenes received a Special Mention

www.torinofilmlab.it

 

connecting cottbus

  • VACUUM by Yelizaveta Smith, producer: EAVE MW graduate Aleksandra Kostina won the coco Best Pitch Award and the Producers Network Award, a free accreditation to the Producers Network at the Marché du Film in Cannes 2021
  • HONEY BUNNY by Igor Jelinović, producer: EAVE MW graduate Rea Rajčić won the Avanpost Pitch Packaging Award and the MIDPOINT Consulting Award
  • KIRIL’S LUCK by Milena Andonova, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova won the MIDPOINT Consulting Award of the Connecting Cottbus East-West Co-production Market.

www.connecting-cottbus.de

 

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 

  • ALIS by Nicolas van Hemelryck, Clare Weiskopf, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, co-producers: EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller, EAVE graduate Heino Deckert, Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu has won the IDFA Forum Best Project Award. 
  • THE LAST HILLBILLY by Diane-Sara Bouzgarrou, Jenkoe Thomas, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis received Special Mention

www.idfa.nl

 

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

EAVE graduates scooped numerous awards at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF):

  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa won the Special Jury Award – Silver Alexander in the International Competition, the Greek Film Centre Award for Best Greek Debut, the J F Costopoulos Foundation Award, Youth jury awards – Best Feature Film Award, and the Fischer Audience Award
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen received the Special Jury Award for Best Director – Bronze Alexander and the FIPRESCI award – Best Film in the International Competition
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine won Best Actor Award (Aris Servetalis)
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE + graduate Yanick Létourneau Best Artistic Achievement Award
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander, Special Jury Award for Best Director - Bronze Alexander in the Neighbors section
  • SI LE VENT TOMBE by Nora Matryosian, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri won the Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander in this section
  • SPIRAL by Cecília Felméri, co-producers: EAVE graduates Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu received the Special Jury Award
  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis won the Hellenic Film Commission Best Location Award

 

Agora Awards

  • Dimitri Tsakaleas received the EAVE Marketing Workshop Scholarship Award for 2021
  • TAKOTSUBO by Miki Polonski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj won the Crossroads Co-Production Forum Awards and a Sofia Meetings Project Selection

https://www.filmfestival.gr/en/film-festival

 

Viennale

  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder won the Vienna Award for Best Austrian Film at the Austrian Festival Viennale.
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun received the Special Prize of the Jury.

www.viennale.at

 

Stockholm International Film Festival

Three Awards for EAVE graduates at the Stockholm International Film Festival.

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot won Best Film and Best Actor (Welket Bungué)
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel won the Best Script award
  • MEMORY HOUSE by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri won Best Cinematography

www.stockholmfilmfestival.se

 

Lithuanian Film and TV Silver Crane Awards

  • Six awards for NOVA LITUANIA by Karolis Kaupinis, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute at the Lithuanian Film and TV Silver Crane Awards. The film won awards for the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Script, Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. 
  • OLEG by Jurig Kursietis, producer: EAVE graduate Aija Berzina, B'EST 2012 graduate Alise Gelze won Best Co-production and Best Actor (Valentinas Novopolskis)

http://www.lkc.lt

 

Seville International Film Festival

Six Awards for EAVE graduates at the Seville International Film Festival:

  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler won the Golden Giraldillo for Best Film and the Best Screenplay award
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine won Best Film in the New Waves section
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström was awarded Best Film in the New Waves Non-fiction section and the Ocaña Award for Freedom
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh won the Audience Award in the Extraordinary Histories section.
  • EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo was awarded the Premio a la Trayectoria at the festival.

http://festivalcinesevilla.eu

 

Zagreb Film Festival

  • 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, EAVE+ graduate Anoine Simkine won the Golden Pram, the main award at the Zagreb Film Festival
  • OSCAR & LILI, WHERE NOBODY KNOWS US by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi won the Audience award in the KinoKino section

http://zff.hr/en/

 

Cinemed

  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo scooped the Antigone d’Or of the Mediterranian Film Festival Montpellier
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan won the Prix Ulysse

www.cinemed.tm.fr

 

​​​​​​​ Nordic Film Days Lübeck

  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivoniemi, producers: EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt, EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi was awarded Best First Film and Best Nordic Feature at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck.
  • FOREST GIANT by Ville Jankeri, producer: EAVE graduate Jukka Helle won the Audience Award
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne received an Honorable Mention in the NDR Film Prize section

www.luebeck.de/filmtage

 

​​​​​​​ Arras Film Festival

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu was awarded the Golden Atlas, Arras Film Festival’s main award.
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski won the Silver Atlas
  • ROUNDS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova received a Special Mention
  • HELLO by Stephan Komandarew, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova triumphs at Arras Days

www.arrasfilmfestival.com

 

​​​​​​​ Latvian National Film Awards

  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by Andrej A. Tarkovskij, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin won the Audience Award at the Latvian National Film Awards.

https://rigaiff.lv/en

 

​​​​​​​ Cork International Film Festival

  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen won the Award for Cinematic Documentary at the Cork International Film Festival
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer received the Cork International Film Festival Youth Jury Award
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE  by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi won Best World Documentary Film

https://corkfilmfest.org

 

​​​​​​​ Festival of Slovenian Film

Four awards for EAVE graduates at the Festival of Slovenian Film, Ljubljana:

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine won the Kingfisher Award for Best film 
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin received the FIPRESCI Prize
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli won the Art Cinema Network of Slovenia Award
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski received a Special Mention

www.fsf.si

 

​​​​​​​ Sguardi Altrove Film Festival

  • MOTHER OF by Gan de Lange, producer: EAVE participant Kobi Mizrahi won two awards at the Sguardi Altrove Film Festival in Italy: Best film award selected by the Young Jury and a Special Mention by the Jury of Competitive Section Sguardi (S)confinati.

https://sguardialtrovefilmfestival.it

 

​​​​​​​  Festival of Romani Film 

  • LINDY THE RETURN OF LITTLE LIGHT by Ida Persson Lännerberg, producer China Åhlander wins Best Film & Audience Choice Award.

http://roma-filmfestival.com/

 

​​​​​​​ New Horizons International Film Festival

  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun received a Special Mention.

https://www.nowehoryzonty.pl/

 

​​​​​​​ Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 

  • CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo was awarded Best Actress (Marie Leuenberger)
  • ERNA AT WAR by Henrik Ruben Genz, producers: EAVE graduates Sébastian Delloye and Esko Rips was awarded Best Actor (Ulrich Thomsen)
  • WHEN I’M DONE DYING by Nisan Dag, producers: EAVE graduates Muge Ozen, Dorothe Beinemeier was awarded Best Director
  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari was awarded Best Baltic Feature Film

https://poff.ee

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Co-Production Market

  • ELECTRIC SLEEP, written and directed by Zeynep Dadak, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Titus Kreyenberg won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award for Best project
  • TASTY by Eglė Vertelytė, producer: B´EST graduate Lukas Trimonis won the Screen International Best Pitch Award
  • I AM FINE, THANKS by Ernestas Jankauskas, producer: EAVE+ graduate Gabija Siurbyte received the Baltic Event Works in Progress Award
  • THE SLEEPING BEAST by Jaak Kilmi, producers: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä, FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis won the Just Works in Progress Award

https://industry.poff.ee

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COLLECTIVE in race for the Oscars and nominated for EFA

 American Academy Awards / The Oscars

Films by EAVE graduates in the race for the International Feature Film Academy Award:

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine – Greece
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko – Ukraine
  • BULADO by Eche Janga, producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink – The Netherlands
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux – Romania
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producer: EAVE graduate Donnato Rotunno – France
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel – Denmark
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin – Kosovo 
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh – Jordan
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi – Slovenia
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne – Norway
  • LAND OF ASHES by Sofía Quirós Úbeda, producer: PUENTES graduate Mariana Murillo - Costa Rica
  • 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
  • NOVA LITUANIA by Karolis Kaupinis, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute – Lithuania
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA by Anabel Rodriguez Rios, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi – Venezuela
  • OPEN DOOR by Florenc Papas, co-producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi - Albania
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • THE ENDLESS TRENCH by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga, producer: EAVE graduate Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo - Spain
  • THE FATHER by Kistina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou – Bulgaria
  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari – Estonia
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel – Tunesia
  • THE MOLE AGENT by Maite Alberdi, producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Ingmar Trost, Denis Vaslin - Chile
  • THE REPORT by Peter Bebjak, co-producers: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz and Guido Schwab – Slovakia
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane – Lesotho
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy – Finland
  • WILLOW by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint – North Macedonia 
  • WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Antonio Lombardo – Belgium
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan – Sudan

https://oscar.go.com/nominees

 

 European Film Awards

Nominated for the European Film Award are the following feature films by EAVE graduates:

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING BY TRAIN by Aritz Moreno, producer: EAVE graduate Merry Colomer
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev 
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • FULL MOON by Nermin Hamzagic, producer: EAVE graduate Amra Baksic Camo & Adis Djapo
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • 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
  • LADIES OF STEEL by: Pamela Tola, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy 
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli

This year's European Film Awards Presentation will take place in a virtual event on December 7 in Berlin.

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

 British Independent Film Awards

Films by EAVE graduates on the Longlist for Best International Independent Film 2020 of the British Independent Film Awards BIFA.

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • PIECES OF A WOMAN by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

www.bifa.film

 

 Variety’s 10 producers to watch

Among Variety’s 10 producers to watch: EAVE graduate Nynne Selin Eidnes

While her company First Lady Film focuses on youth titles, Selin Eidnes also works with the innovative, independent production outfit Nimbus Film, the group behind Dogma hits such as “Festen” and “Mifune.” Her first feature for Nimbus, the World War I drama “Erna at War,” helmed by Henrik Ruben Genz, debuted on Oct. 29. “The biggest challenge in the making of ‘Erna’ was producing the film with regional funding from three different countries,” she says. “Not only was the financial spending locked to a country, but to a very specific region in that country, which means that we had to come up with some very creative solutions for the film.”

Given her strong background in all aspects of filmmaking, creative solutions are Selin Eidnes’ forte. “What I love about producing is mastering the puzzle. Making all the millions of little details come together as a complete work of art is immensely satisfying.” She considers American producer Gale Ann Hurd an inspiration. “I hope to be making kick-ass films like her while also helping young women forward in the industry,” she says.

www.variety.com

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PUENTES project DEATH WILL COME AND SHALL HAVE YOUR EYES selected for New Horizons

 Denver International Film Festival  (October 22 – November 8)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • BERGMAL (ECHO) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Peter Bouckaert, Frans van Gestel
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina

www.denverfilm.org

 

 Leeds International Film Festival  (November 2 – 19)

  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by Andrej A. Tarkovskij, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

www.leedsfilm.com

 

 Braunschweig International Film Festival  (November 2 – 8)

  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by Andrej A. Tarkovskij, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin
  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project GOLD by Rogier Hesp, producer: EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski 
  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon   
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova
  • WOOD by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, producer: EAVE graduate Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon

www.filmfest-braunschweig.de

 

 connecting cottbus (November 4 – 6)

coco pitch projects 2020

  • FLOOD by Martin Gonda, producer: EAVE graduate and Slovak National Coordinator Katarina Krnacova
  • HONEY BUNNY by Igor Jelinović, producer: EAVE MW graduate Rea Rajčić 
  • KIRIL’S LUCK by Milena Andonova, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • VACUUM by Yelizaveta Smith, producer: EAVE MW graduate Aleksandra Kostina

coco WIP projects 2020

  • SISTER by Dina Duma, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume De Seille
  • SUPERMARKET by Nemanja Becanovic, producer: EAVE participant Jelena Angelovski

On November 3rd EAVE graduate Larry Bass gave a keynote speech “There’s No Business like Show Business, Get your Business Straight” in cooperation with EAVE and connecting cottbus.

www.connecting-cottbus.de

 

 Nordic Film Days Lübeck (November 4 – 8)

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • FOREST GIANT by Ville Jankeri, producer: EAVE graduate Jukka Helle
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivoniemi, producers: EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt, EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi
  • LADY TIME by Elina Talvensaari, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • JOURNEY TO UTOPIA by Erlend E. Mo, producer: EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller
  • MEANWHILE ON EARTH by Carl Olsson, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhncke
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • EQUINOX by Lena Knauss, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker

www.nordische-filmtage.de

 

 New Horizons International Film Festival (November 5 – 15)

International competition

  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis 
  • RED MOON TIDE by Lois Patiño, producer: EAVE graduate Felipe Lage Coro
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane

Gala screenings

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

Masters

  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev  
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler

Discoveries

  • AIR CONDITIONER by Fradique, producer: EAVE graduate Jorge Cohen
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • PUENTES project DEATH WILL COME AND SHALL HAVE YOUR EYES by José Luis Torres Leiva, producer: PUENTES graduate Catalina Vergara  
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi

https://www.nowehoryzonty.pl/

 

 Thessaloniki International Film Festival (November 5 – 15)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • 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
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • EDEN by Agnes Kocsis, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu 
  • 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 
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Petra Oplatkova
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producer: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri & Gilles Chanial
  • KALA AZAR by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski 
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National 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
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, co-producer: EAVE graduates Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • SI LE VENT TOMBE by Nora Matryosian, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou 
  • SPIRAL by Cecília Felméri, co-producers: EAVE graduates Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu
  • THE BOOK OF VISION by Carlo S. Hintermann, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

Agora

  • HELLO by Stephan Komandarev, producers: EAVE graduates Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova
  • KYUKA – JOURNEY TO THE MOON by Kostis Charamountanis, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Girogos Karnavas
  • PATTY IS SUCH A GIRLY NAME by Giorgos Georgopoulos, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • TAKOTSUBO by Miki Polonski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj  

http://tiff.filmfestival.gr/

 

 St Louis International Film Festival  (November 5 – 22)

  • ALEKSI by Barbara Vekaric, producer: EAVE graduate Darija Kulenovic Gudan
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

www.cinemastlouis.org

 

 DOC NYC Festival New York (November 6 – 15)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT by EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Estephan Wagner, Marianne Hougen-Moraga, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

http://www.docnyc.net/

 

 Seville European Film Festival  (November 6 – 14)

  • ANNA'S WAR Aleksey Fedorchenko, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev 
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • 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 
  • 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
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler 
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • LOLA by Laurent Micheli, producer: EAVE + graduate Benoit Roland, EAVE graduate Sébastien Haguenauer 
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski 
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau 
  • 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
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina

http://festivalcinesevilla.eu

 

 Taipei Golden Horse Festival  (November 7 – 24)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev 
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel 
  • EXTRA ORDINARY by Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman, producer: EAVE graduate and Irish National Coordinator Katie Holly
  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • 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.goldenhorse.org.tw

 

 Arras International Film Festival  (November 7 – December 15)

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel 
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • ROUNDS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova
  • SI LE VENT TOMBE by Nora Matryosian, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • THE CASTLE by Lina Luzyte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

www.arrasfilmfestival.com

 

 Zagreb Film Festival (November 8 – 15)

  • BERGMAL (ECHO) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • FOCUS, GRANDMA by Pjer Žalica, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National 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, EAVE+ graduate Anoine Simkine
  • OSCAR & LILI, WHERE NOBODY KNOWS US by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi 
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Dan Wechsler
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • THE DAYS TO COME by Carlos Marques-Marcet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora
  • THE ORPHANAGE by Shahrbanoo Sadat, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges 
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

www.zff.hr

 

 Geneva International Film Festival Tous Écrans (November 9 – 13)

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE graduate Yanick Letourneau
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Frans van Gestel, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Dan Wechsler
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane
  • WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Antonio Lombardo

www.tous-ecrans.com

 

 Cork Film Festival  (November 9 – 18)

  • ALL THE DEAD ONES by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT by EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • THE CASTLE by Lina Luzyte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina 
  • 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.corkfilmfest.org

 

 Stockholm Film Festival (November 11 – 22)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • BAD HAIR by Oskar Lehemaa, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Soosaar-Penttillä
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

www.stockholmfilmfestival.se


 

 Ljubljana International Film Festival  (November 13 – 24)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • 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
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

www.liffe.si

 

 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival  (November 13 – 29)

Official Selection

  • CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo 
  • FAN GIRL by Antoinette Jadaone, producer: TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena, PUENTES graduate Dan Villegas
  • SANREMO by Miroslav Mandic, producer: EAVE MW graduate Marta Zaccaro
  • THE DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • THE SIGN PAINTER by Viestur Kairish, producer: EAVE graduate Guntis Trekteris
  • THE THREE by Anna Melikyan, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • WHEN I’M DONE DYING by Nisan Dag, producers: EAVE graduates Muge Ozen, Dorothe Beinemeier

First Feature Competition

  • EAVE project THE PENULTIMATE by Jonas Kærup Hjort, producer: EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Gary Cranner, world premiere
  • MADLY IN LIFE by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • TAILOR by Sonia Liza Kenterman, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti
  • WHY NOT YOU by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

Baltic Film Competition

  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Petra Oplatkova
  • THE FLOOD WON’T COME by Marat Sargsyan, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene
  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari

First Features – Out of competition

  • WHY NOT YOU by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

In Focus: New German Cinema

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • HOME by Franka Potente, producers: EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein, EAVE graduate Maximilian Leo
  • MADISON – A FAST FRIENSHIP by Kim Strobl, producer: EAVE President Danny Krausz
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon

Current Waves

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producer: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri & Gilles Chanial
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan & 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
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, delegate producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova 
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

Estonian Olympic Committe Sports Film Programme

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • THE RACER by Kieron J. Walsh, producer: EAVE graduate and Irish National Coordinator Katie Holly

Midnight Shivers

  • HUNTED by Vincent Paronnaud, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland 
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen

Screen International Critics' Choice

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

PÖFF Shorts

  • COSMOPOLITAN by Moran Nakar, producer: EAVE participant Kobi Mizrahi
  • WHITE EYE by Tomer Shushan, producer: EAVE participant Kobi Mizrahi

https://poff.ee

 

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Co-Production Market

  • 8 VIEWS OF LAKE BIWA, written and directed by Marko Raat, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • COLD AS MARBLE, written by Roelof-Jan Minneboo, directed by Asif Rustamov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • DOGBORN written and directed by Isabella Carbonell, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • ELECTRIC SLEEP, written and directed by Zeynep Dadak, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • MARIA’S SILENCE, written and directed by Dāvis Sīmanis, producer: EAVE graduate Gints Grūbe
  • MILK TEETH, written and directed by Mihai Mincan, producer: EAVE MW graduate Ioana Lascar, EAVE graduate Radu Stancu
  • NINJA FROM MANILA, written and directed by Miko Livelo, producer: TTB participant Alemberg Ang
  • SOLDIER, written and directed by Toni Kamula, producer: EAVE graduate Oskari Huttu
  • TASTY by Egle Vertelyte, producer:  B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis
  • THE BEILIS CASE, written by Yuri Arabov, directed by Andrey Proshkin, producers: Alexander Vaynsheyn, Archil Gelovani and Marina Naumova (EAVE On Demand in Russia project)
  • THE LAND NAMED SASHA, written and directed by Yulia Trofimova, producer: Katerina Mikhaylova (EAVE On Demand in Russia project)
  • THE SUMMER ENDS SOON, written and directed by Yana Skopina, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Katchko

https://industry.poff.ee

 

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Works in Progress

  • EAVE project A GIRL’S ROOM by Aino Suni, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Aubert
  • I AM FINE, THANKS by Ernestas Jankauskas, producer: EAVE+ graduate Gabija Siurbyte
  • LOVABLE by Staņislavs Tokalovs, producer: EAVE graduate and Estonian national Coordinator Aija Berzina, co-producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä
  • MELCHIOR THE APOTHECARY by Elmo Nüganen, producers: EAVE graduate Esko Rips, EAVE+ graduate Kristian Taska

Just Film Works in Progress  

  • A BUTTERFLY’S HEART by Inesa Kurklietytė, producer: EAVE graduate Zivile Gallego
  • THE SLEEPING BEAST by Jaak Kilmi, EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä, co-producer FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis
  • THIS IS MY MOMENT by Lieven Corthouts, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost

https://be.poff.ee/

 

 Camerimage Bydgoszcz (November 14 – 21)

  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, producer: EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, delegate producer EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova
  • SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by Guillaume De Fontenay, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

www.camerimage.pl

 

 Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival  (November 15 – 24)

  • BRAGUINO by Clément Cogitore, producer: Cédric Bonin, co-producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho 
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Petra Oplatkova
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli

www.leffest.com

 

 AFI Film Fest Santa Monica  (November 15 – 22)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux 
  • CORRESPONDENCIA by Carla Simón, Dominga Sotomayor, producer: EAVE graduates Maria Zamora, Carla Sospedra 
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producer: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri & Gilles Chanial
  • THE INTRUDER by Natalia Meta, producer: EAVE graduate Benjamín Domenech
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

www.afi.com

 

 International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (November 15 – 25)

  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane

www.iffmh.de

 

 Cinedays Macedonia (November 18 – 24)

  • 18% GREY by Viktor Chouchkov, producers: EAVE graduates Katya Trichkova, Boris Chouchkov, Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • OASIS by Ivan Ikic, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan & 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
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski

www.cinedays.com.mk

 

 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam  (November 18 – December 6)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • EVERYTHING WILL NOT BE FINE by Adrian Pîrvu, Helena Maksyom, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon 
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 
  • SILENT VOICE by Reka Valerik, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Geraldine Sprimont
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen

IDFA Forum Selection

  • 400 PAIRES DE BOTTES by Hélène Baillot & Raphaël Botiveau, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • ALIS by Nicolas van Hemelryck, Clare Weiskopf, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lise Lense-Møller, Heino Deckert, Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu
  • AMALIE’S SHADOW by Esther Niemeier, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellstrom
  • OF BOYS AND MEN by Anders S Jepsen, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Köhncke
  • EAVE project THE LABUDOVIC REELS by Mila Turajlic, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkowsky
  • THE LAST HILLBILLY by Diane-Sara Bouzgarrou, Thomas Jenkoe, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • THE FIRST 53 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producer: EAVE graduate Leila Lyytikäinen
  • THE NEW GOSPEL by director Milo Rau, producer: EAVE participant Sebastian Lemke
  • THE TRANS SYRIAN EXPRESS by Alina Rudnitskaya, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen
  • THINGS WE SAID TODAY by Andrei Ujica, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci
  • THIS IS MY MOMENT by Lieven Corthouts, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • WITNESSES FROM THE SHADOWS by Ousmane Samassekou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You

www.idfa.nl

 

 Torino Film Festival  (November 20 – 28)

  • CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (MEMORY HOUSE) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • HOCHWALD by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre
  • SEALSKIN by Ugla Hauksdóttir, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Máni Svansson
  • THE LAST HILLBILLY by Diane-Sara Bouzgarrou, Jenkoe Thomas, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina

www.torinofilmfest.org

 

 Torino Film Lab

ScriptLab projects

  • CALF’S HEAD by Rosanne Pel, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • CIUDAD SIN SUENO by Guillermo García López, producer: PUENTES graduate Lina Badenes
  • ELBOW by Asli Özarslan, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske
  • GOD WILL NOT HELP by Hana Jusic, producer: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • PAX EUROPA by Oliver Adam Kusio, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Dziedzic
  • UK KEI by Leonor Teles, Ágata de Pinho, producer: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis

FeatureLab projects

  • HEARTLESS by Nara Normande & Tião, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • PANOPTICON by George Sikharulidze, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katschavara
  • THE MYSTERIOUS GAZE OF THE FLAMINGO by Diego Cespedes, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi

SeriesLab

  • DAVOS by Adrian Illien, Julia Penner, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo
  • THE PRETENDER by Michael Kinirons, Arnaud Bénoliel, producer: EAVE graduate Jacqueline Kerrin

Red Sea Lodge

  • THE ARABIC INTERPRETER by Ali Kareem, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske

TFL CO-PRODUCTION FUND

  • CHOCOBAR by Lucrecia Martel, producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

TFL COMING SOON

  • CITY OF SMALL BLESSINGS by Chen-Hsi Wong, producer: EAVE graduate and TTB group leader Fran Borgia, TTB graduate Jeremy Chua
  • WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad, producer: TTB group leader, EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • ZORRO by Ronny Trocker, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

www.torinofilmlab.it

 

 Gijon International Film Festival  (November 20 – 28)

  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, co-producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • ONE OF THESE DAYS by Bastian Günther, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon
  • SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou
  • THE CASTLE by Lina Luzyte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

www.gijonfilmfestival.com

 

 Cinemamed Festival (November 26 – December 5)

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, PUENTES Head of Studies and National Coordinator Latin America Fernanda del Nido
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, Dan Wechsler

www.cinemamed.be

 

 Festivals postponed or cancelled

  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 54 ½

(original dates 18-21 November, cancelled)

  • Geneva International Film Festival

(original dates 6-15 November, cancelled)

  • Film Festival Cottbus

(originally in November, postponed to December 8 – 13)

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MEET EAVE IN DECEMBER!

@EAVE Producers Workshop 3, December 5 - 12, online

EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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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:

MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CET

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CET

THURSDAYS: 19:00 – 19:40 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

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EAVE on Demand in Ecuador coming up

EAVE will present in partnership with and in the framework of Eurocine Film Festival two masterclasses online:

  • December 10: Development and Financing by Fernanda del Nido
  • December 11: Promotion, Digital Transition & Online Markets by Sarah Calderon

The masterclasses will be held in Spanish.

Production Expert: Fernanda del Nido – Septembro Cine (ES), Puentes Head of Studies 

Fernanda del Nido (Buenos Aires, 1974) is an MPXA and EAVE graduate and has also participated in EAVE-Puentes, EAVE-Ties that Bind and ACE. She usually works as a tutor as well as teaching masterclasses in universities and cultural institutions around Ibero-America. In 2006 she founded TIC TAC PRODUCCIONES, an independent production company based in Spain. Noteworthy titles are Polvo (Julio Hernández Cordón, 2012. WP at Locarno IFF 2012), Tralas luces (Sandra Sánchez, 2011. Creative documentary. WP at San Sebastián IFF), 18 comidas (Jorge Coira, 2010) or Agua fría de mar (Paz Fábrega, 2010. Tiger Award at Rotterdam IFF). In 2014 Fernanda created SETEMBRO CINE, a Spanish independent production company from which she participates in such relevant international coproductions as Una mujer fantástica (Sebastián Lelio, 2017. Winner of the Oscar to the Best Foreign Language Film) or Neruda (Pablo Larraín, 2016. Nominated to the Golden Globes), both award-winning films, selected at major festivals and sold to all the world. She also coproduced Princesita (Marialy Rivas, 2017. WP at Toronto IFF and European Premiered at San Sebastián IFF). SETEMBRO CINE also carried out production services in Spain for long-feature films. Fernanda currently produces and coproduces films by directors with their own identity, stories that leave a mark. She is leading the development of La llegada del hijo by Valeria Pivato and Cecilia Aitán, and La nadadora by Sandra Sánchez. And her forthcoming titles as coproducer are La boda de Rosa (Icíar Bollain, release in 2020), Petite Fleur (Santiago Mitre, in production) and the creative documentary Suerte de Pinos (Lorena Muñoz, in production), among others.

Apply here!

 Marketing Expert: Sarah Calderon – The Film Agency (ES), EAVE Marketing Expert 

Sarah is co-founder and CEO of The Film Agency, a marketing consultancy and service specialized in the film industry handling more than 50 clients in Spain and abroad, including A Contracorriente, Autlook Film Sales, Avalon, Backup Films, Beta Cinema, Biennale di Venezia, Cannes Film Festival, EONE, Filmax, Film Constellation, Film Factory, Karma, K&S, Fox, Gaumont, Mediapro, Mod, Morena Films, Netflix, NewEurope, Playtime, Telecinco, Wim Wenders’ Neueroad Movies, The Match Factory, Wanda and Wild Bunch France. The agency also leads European innovation projects such as European Film Challenge and Le Ballon Rouge. Sarah holds a major in advertising at the PUJ of Bogotá and a Master degree in Multicultural Communication at the CELSA Sorbonne IV in Paris. She has more than fifteen years of work experience in the audiovisual sector in different positions including: Head of International Sales at Coproduction Office – Paris, and distributor coordinator at Karma Films – Madrid. In parallel to The Film Agency she currently works as EAVE Marketing Workshop co-head of studies and marketing tutor for EAVE Producers Workshop and EAVE IMPACT Think Tank.

Apply here!

 

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12th edition of TTB takes place online

TIES THAT BIND (TTB), the leading workshop programme connecting professionals from Asia and Europe, is taking place online between November 16 - 26, 2020.

For 2020 edition 25 participants were selected out of a record number of 66 applications from 30 countries. To discover the list of participants, click here for the full list.

The participants work together in a group led by EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann (Weydemann Bros., DE) and TTB graduate Bianca Balbuena (Epicmedia Productions, PH). The two group leaders guide the participants’ discussion and analysis of each others’ projects from both the Asian and European perspective.

TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher (Ici et à Productions, FR) has put together a team of top-notch industry professionals from Europe and Asia. Clare Downs (Script Consultant, UK) introduced the main script development tools to strengthen the participants’ understanding of narrative principles. Sibylle Kurz (Pitching Consultant, DE) was coaching the participants how to fine-tune their pitches and embrace pitching as a development tool. Jean-Baptiste Babin (Backup Media Group, FR) and Justin Deimen (108 Media, SG) gave detailed advice on the projects’ finance plans. Nicolas Brigaud-Robert (Playtime, FR) elaborated on the international market for independent films and Constanza Arena (CinemaChile, CL) gave insight into marketing tools. The experts’ team was joined by Ossi Nishri (Quiddity, IL) who was a script consultant for TTB’s first drama series project.

Furthermore, the participants had an opportunity to meet the representatives of international film funds, such as Vincenzo Bugno (World Cinema Fund, DE), Iole Maria Giannattasio (MIBACT, IT), Magalie Armand (CNC, FR), Per Eiriki Gilsvik (Sorfond, NO), Ping Yu Chiu (Taipei Film Commission), and the representatives of international co-production markets, such Martina Bleis (Berlinale Co-Production Market, DE), Inke Van Loocke (IFFR Pro, NL), Seri Park (Asian Project Market, KR) and Sarah Schiesser (Open Doors, CH).

Between December 1 - 4, 2020 the TTB participants will have the opportunity to meet Asian and European decision makers at the online edition of the SAFF Project Market, which will take place in conjunction with the ATF - Asia TV Forum & Market.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA) and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Aurora Media Holdings. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.

 

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EAVE IMPACT SESSION available to watch now: ALGORITHM AND DATA AS MARKETING TOOLS

EAVE Marketing Workshop experts Ali Vahdati and Elena Neira dive into the unknown and fascinating world of VOD data.

Moderated by Wendy Mitchell in this EAVE IMPACT session, they walk us through the corridors of Netflix and Amazon Prime and allow us to perceive how they think and shape content.

Seen as an opportunity for producers and the European film industry, the understanding of data can be a game-changer.

Elena depicts the world of Netflix taggers and the influence of A/B testing for Netflix images. Knowing the elements she presents, can completely change the importance we (finally!) should give to images in our industry.

Ali, on his end, has developed the platform SODA which measures the consumption of SVOD in 1000 households per EU territory. With his Dashboard, he can know which films and series are being watched by each household and extract the demographic data behind them.

Don’t miss this crucial session to think about the immediate digital future!

The session is available to watch for 15 days, until December 4, 2020.

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Video of EAVE Producers Workshop 2 – a glimpse of an online adventure!

The whole EAVE team wants to thank our amazing partners and our wonderful pedagogical team for contributing to the EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP 2 ‘virtually in Ireland’!

The online version of the second week of EAVE´s flagship programme has been summed up in the video clip here below.

“I know that many people, me included, had no confidence in this online workshop! You always kept the spirit and believed in it and made the impossible possible! Thank you for this! Was really amazing week despite it was online! The program is amazing! The best workshop I ever attended to! Experts, tutors are very professional! The pedagogical team is very good and brings a positive, caring energy to the group. Very unique program, made by unique people!”

Moritz Bonatti, Helios Sustainable Films, Italy

 

EAVE 2020 is a great gang, and literally we have crossed the borders through our screens!

A special thanks to Alessandro Gropplero & the Almost Happy band for an unforgettable final party!

 

And a huge thank you to our dear EAVE Participants of 2020!

 

“EAVE is a great place for inspiration, learning and making new acquaintances. Suddenly you have a network all over the world.”

Nicholas Sando, Filmbin AS, Norway

 

“Great opportunity to build up a network and strong bond to other producers with whom I would like to cooperate in the coming years.”

Luis Singer, StickUp Films, Germany

 

“I admire the EAVE program and have been for years now. Since I have built my career not only on producing, but also on working as an acquisition manager and sales agent, I was quite familiar with some of the topics that were tackled on the plenaries.  My biggest benefit was learning some new ways of coping with the current COVID-19 situation  and learning about the new outline of our professional landscape.  I am very well aware that the EAVE program is of great importance for our industry professionals and am a big supporter and will continue to be.“

Morana Ikic Komljenovic, Little Red Dot, Croatia

 

“EAVE really encourages you to look at your projects and company more profoundly. It's been an eye opening experience.”

Ciaran Charles, Rockal Films, Ireland

 

“Thank you EAVE for a wonderful and intense workshop and for bringing zoom servers to their limits with the funniest Karaoke party ever... Looking forward to W3 in December!”

Christopher Zitterbart, watchmen productions, Germany

 

The EAVE workshop “virtually in Ireland” has been organized in co-operation with Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland, Greasán na Meáin Skillnet, BAI is Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, TG4, Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office Galway, Danú Media and Udaras na Gaelchta.

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Have your Say: EAVE IMPACT THINK TANK 2020 SURVEY

EAVE cares about the future of our industry and believes in the power of collective thinking. We’d like to ask 10 minutes of your time to evaluate the relevance and feasibility of the five initiatives developed in our EAVE IMPACT THINK TANK. Go get a cup of tea and discover what a brighter future could look like!

EAVE organises the EAVE IMPACT THINK TANK annually in Trieste and hosts other dialogues throughout the year to discuss new ideas. In this particularly challenging year of 2020, we would like to give special focus on effective ways of moving forward towards more innovative models that will allow for the survival of the audiovisual sector in the current climate and in the future.



During 2020, we have gathered a working group of 40 professionals to strategize and brainstorm new ideas; they came up with 55 suggestions. These five listed below are the strongest and most transversal ideas amongst those 55, and we think each suggestion can have an impact across the audiovisual value chain. We now invite our EAVE community to evaluate and rank these initiatives, so we can endorse some of the ideas and present them to the wider industry to create change.

LINK TO THE EAVE IMPACT THINK TANK SURVEY

Please note that the deadline to respond is November 20!

Tina Trapp, CEO EAVE
Sarah Calderon, THE FILM AGENCY
On behalf of the EAVE IMPACT THINK TANK 2020 group

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WEMW Co-Production Forum 2021 - Extended deadline: November 6

As a result of the strong interest in the upcoming edition of the WEMW Co-Production Forum, taking place on January 24-28, 2021, the deadline for submission has been extended to November 6, 2020 to allow as many producers as possible to finalize their materials and apply with their project.

Producers from Europe*, Israel, North & South America are eligible to apply with long feature fiction films or documentaries. WEMW will select 20 projects in development with international co-production potential and preferably 10% of the total budget in place (more info on the eligible criteria on www.wemw.it).

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 November 6, 2020.   

Selected projects will be announced late December and selected producers/directors will have the chance to pitch their project to all attending decision makers and professionals. Along with the pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, 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 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. 

Selected projects will compete for the following awards:

  • Film Center Serbia Development Award - cash prize
  • EAVE scholarship - for the EAVE Producers Workshop
  • Flow Postproduction Award - 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

On occasion of this special edition, WEMW 2021 is also pleased to announce an upcoming collaboration: thanks to the brand new WEMW-FIPADOC Time Machine 3 WEMW documentary projects will get the opportunity of a short online presentation at FIPADOC Co-Production Forum in Biarritz one week earlier.

We are looking forward to receiving your wonderful projects!

More information is available at www.wemw.it 

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WEMW is organized once again by the FVG Audiovisual Fund in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival, EAVE, Creative Europe Desk Italy and thanks to the precious and constant support of Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme, MIBACT -Direzione Generale per il Cinema, CEI – Central European Initiative, Film Center Serbia and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The 2021 Focus on Israel and Italy is run in partnership with the Israel Cinema Project, Rabinovich Foundation and MIBACT – Direzione Generale per il Cinema.

 

* 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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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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EXCLUSIVE Interview with EAVE expert Michael Comyn

An interview with EAVE expert Michael Comyn, coach and management advisor specialized in resilience and emotional intelligence.

 

You are teaching film professionals and producers in resilience. Do they need that more than people from other branches?

I don’t know if they need it more than anybody else. Everybody needs an element of resilience. And if you think about what resilience actually is – for me it’s the ability to postpone a reaction. If you are triggered, if you have an emotional reaction to something and you’re able to create a pause, and if you are able to reconnect with your brain in that pause, then you are resilient. Persons who have the ability to avoid the triggering effect of emotions and who are able to stop, check and validate and then make a response are described as being resilient. The other thing they can do is to test the reality of what’s happening around them. So they have the ability to look around them and say: „Hm, tell me more, I’m curious.“

 

What is the effect of that?

If you are a film producer for example, and you have an argument with a colleague, it could be likely that you have an emotional reaction and loose temper. Whereas if you are resilient, you may be able to step back and ask yourself why that person is feeling that this isn’t the most appropriate way to communicate today. A producer as a senior leader of a film project has a special responsibility for a project, that is to create a space of psychological safety. And when your team feels safe, psychologically, they are superb. And when they feel unsafe, they tend to a destructive behaviour, what we call dissocial behaviour.

 

The COVID-pandemic is very demanding for everyone. Some people are more effected than others, whereas some feel the difficulties they have more than others. Can you help both of them?

If you think of any process, be it COVID or any other challenge to our emotional stability, resilience is the power to remain effective in the face of heightened demands, to surmount organisational difficulties in a positive manner, and to adapt in the face of change. Resilience is the ability to handle disruptive change, bounce back and even excel in times of change and uncertainty, without acting in dysfunctional ways. Dysfunctional means all the things we’ve done during the COVID lockdown: watching TV or Netflix for hours and hours, eating junk food, not getting things done, the withdrawal from friends and family, sleeping too much or too little, drinking too much alcohol. We all did that and that’s ok. But the point is, that you need to get it through your system and stop it before you cease to be functional. And some people can cope better with adversity than others.

 

Would you say that resilience is something that makes you able to put more load on your shoulders?

Yes it can, but it shouldn’t be. I was working with a group of doctors. And one of them was very angry. Their manager had sent them on this program to make them stronger, and be able to work more. I have a moral issue with that. If you are using resilience training in order for people to take more shit in their life, then that’s not good. But my argument would also be: yes, if it’s done properly. If you use this power to good effect. But that’s not always the case.

 

So the problem is not to burn the candle on both ends.

Yes, and not in the middle either. The older and wiser you get, the more you realise that you shouldn’t do more but less.

 

How can you learn resilience?

You can either be brought up as a child in a resilient household, and you were brought up with love and affection, with an approch to a good award system, an element of generosity. If you have that you tend to be more resilient. You tend to have a stronger sense of self confidence, of self esteem and self concept. That would make a resilient child. If you don’t have that you can do coaching, you can observe other people, you can attend training programs, you can have sessions with a good psychotherapist. In other words: there is plenty of support system out there. What you have to be aware of, and that is always controversial, is that you also have to begin to recognise when you are being triggered, f.e. the effects of the media, of Twitter, Fox News, CNN, the daily news. Today at lunchtime I saw the TV news. And there were pictures of hospitals and doctors, of extra deaths and lockdown. All of that is triggering and starts the process, and if you are hungry, lonely and tired you have a full reaction to that. If you are not and you are resilient, you might able to see that the headline officer in the TV station today wants to make a sensational headline and so they have only found the news that will support their belief. – I don’t know, if you do, or how many people do that, how many have that considerate thought. Of: „I’m curious, Why would they do that?“ or „Tell me more.“

 

I’m not so considerate, I’m afraid. 

So, it’s about balancing that. And with a couple of strategies you can fix that. And they include things like give a little bit of self-care, stopping, breathing, yoga, painting, art work. Whatever you want to do. But I like those to be taken on by somebody because of what they do in terms of they make us more resilient rather than as a distraction of what is upsetting you or a problem you haven’t dealt with. The things that make us wake up at three o’clock in the morning are undealt-with issues. What advice would you want to have waking up at three in the morning? Well: get up and deal with it. But you’ll discover that you can’t because the bank is closed or that person is not at work. So the best is to get some sleep so that you’re able to deal with it when you wake up again. And that sounds like: Oh, wow! Common sense is the phrase. But there is a huge shortage of something that is called common sense.

 

What sort of strategies are there?

The old paradigm when it came to stress management was time management training. And this was all about getting us to do more. There were filofaxes and things-to-do lists. But that was a little bit dysfunctional, that’s not really helping. One also had the idea to avoid stress. One tended to think life is a marathon, there was always a next thing to do. They were angry of downtime, they didn’t like to relax. A lot of people worked on the principle to work for the reward for things. And there was self discipline and the power of positive thinking. But all that does not work at all. What do we replace that with? Manage energy instead of time. Seeking stress. Life is a series of sprints. Purpose exeeds the performance. Include rituals in you life. Powerful engagement. This is a little summary of some of the strategies around resilience. So, it’s not really a trait, it occurs when there are numerous protective factors present in a person’s life. That’s where resilience comes from.

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EAVE projects GREGORIUS, THE CHOSEN ONE and ORDINARY FAILURES RECEIVE FUNDING

Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg

The German fund Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg supports 30 films and series. Among them:

  • DANIEL RICHTER – UNPLUGGED by EAVE graduate Pepe Danquart
  • DIE THEORIE VON ALLEM by Timm Kröger, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • SPENCER by Pablo Larraín, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

www.medienboard.de

 

FFA

The German FFA grants nine film projects:

  • B-GIRLS by Elke Brugger, Lisa Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Joachim Ortmanns
  • DANIEL RICHTER – UNPLUGGED by EAVE graduate Pepe Danquart
  • SPENCER by Pablo Larraín, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • ZIPPEL – DAS WIRKLICH WAHRE SCHLOSSGESPENST by Elena von Saucken, Florian Cossen, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler

www.ffa.de

 

Czech Film Fund

  • EAVE project GEORGIUS THE CHOSEN ONE by Tomasz Mielnik, producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny is supported by the Czech Film Fund. The medieval story of a sibling love offspring who experiences all sorts of inconveniences just like the sufferers (or heroes) of old myths and stories.
  • EAVE project ORDINARY FAILURES by Cristina Grosan, producers: EAVE graduates Marek Novak and Marica Stocchi receives development support. The film tells a story of three women of different generations, connected by an apocalyptic dream. This dystopian psychological drama is a co-production between Czech Republic (Xova Film), Italy (Rosamont) and Hungary (Laokoon Filmgroup).

https://www.filmcenter.cz/en/news/1720-the-czech-film-fund-granted-the-support-for-production-of-fiction-features?fbclid=IwAR0JYdHe6j6SWoBMRKjY2KwZqldDqURBmer-CO8AtzSgXyHIA08nJseGF2g

 

LES HERBES SÈCHES by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach is in development. The film, set to be shot next year in Turkey will centre on Samet, a young and single school teacher finishing his mandatory service in an isolated village in Anatolia, while hoping to be assigned in Istanbul. When he does not get the transfer he was hoping for, he loses all hope of ever escaping the grim life he seems bogged down in. But his encounter with Nuray, herself a teacher like him, might allow him to overcome his dark thoughts and worries… Production is handled by Memento Films Production (France), NBC Film (Turkey), Komplizen (Germany) and ATMO (Sweden).

www.komplizenfilm.net

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BALAUR now in production

  • WOMEN DO CRY co-directed and produced by Mina Mileva and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova is now filming until late November. The script sees the balance of a family of women, all revolving around a strict father, shaken by the announcement of Sonja’s seropositivity. Against a background of emotional pressure and hidden feelings, the female family circle joins forces to face their despair and pushes three sisters to reconnect with their father, in a Bulgarian society which does not know the word “gender” and where domestic violence is the norm.

www.activist38.com

 

  • YOU WILL NOT HAVE MY HATE by Kilian Riedhof, producers: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin is in production. The film is an adaptation written by the director together with Jan Braren and Marc Blöbaum of the novel of the same name by Antoine Leiris, whose wife was killed in the 2015 Paris attacks. After the attacks, Leiris addressed an open letter to the killers, vowing that neither he nor his infant son would ever live in fear of terrorism. The film is being produced by Germany’s Komplizen Films together with French company Haut et Court. Support comes from the German Film Boards FFA, NRW, FSFH, BKM.

www.komplizenfilm.net

 

  • BAD BLOOD by Milutin Petrovic and Goran Stankovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen is in production. The feature film and TV series based on the 1910 novel of famous classic Serbian writer Bora Stankovic are shooting at the same time. The feature film will be based on the first three episodes of the TV series. Both the feature film and the TV series derive from various literary works of the popular Serbian writer Borisav Stanković. The original script has been written by the Serbian filmmaker Vojislav Voja Nanović some 50 years ago while living in the U.S. Spanning four decades in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire, the series chronicles an era beset by major political change and turmoil, when peasants began rising up in strength to the detriment of wealthy merchant families. The story follows Trifun, the wealthy leader of the Christian minority, who, while trying to preserve his power, sets off a chain of events that causes harsh consequences for his family. Snezana van Houwelingen is producing both projects through the Belgrade-based This and That Productions. The production of both of them is supported by Film Center Serbia and MEDIA - Creative Europe. RTS – Radio Television Serbia, the Serbian national state broadcaster, is co-producing the series.

www.thisandthat.rs

 

  • THE SLEEPING BEAST by Jaak Kilmi, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä is now filming. The story follows a ten-year-old child called Kristjan, who finds himself up against his friends during one of their games, when Elmar, the tough guard of their make-believe playground, falls into a deep hole. Freeing the guard would mean abandoning his friends and being kicked out of their gang, but could a ten-year-old bring himself to do it? THE SLEEPING BEAST is produced by Evelin Penttilä for Estonia’s Stellar Film and Roberts Vinovskis and Dominiks Jarmakovics for Latvia’s Studija Locomotive. The feature is backed by the Estonian Film Institute, the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the National Film Centre of Latvia, the Tartu Film Fund and received development support from the European Union’s Creative Europe MEDIA programme.

www.stellar.ee

 

  • BALAUR by Octav Chelaru, producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu finished shooting. The Romanian/German/Serbian co-production is set in a small town in Romania. Ecaterina, a beautiful 38-year-old religion teacher and wife of the local priest, has a new pupil in her classroom. He’s 16, he’s a problem child and he looks at her in a special way. Ecaterina tries to keep him under control, but she loses her own control in the process. After she sleeps with her student, he starts blackmailing her by confessing to her husband, the priest. Romania's deFilm is producing in coproduction with Germany's 42film and Serbia's EED Productions. The producers are Radu Stancu, Livia Rădulescu, Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula, Maja Popovic and Vladimir Vasiljevic. The project is supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Film Center Serbia and the MEDIA Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

www.defilm.ro

 

  • FAMILY by Austeja Urbaite, producer: EAVE graduate Zivile Gallego has completed shooting. The film tells a story about a French couple, Jacqueline and Leon, who adopt two Lithuanian children, Paulina and Rokas. In order to help the children adapt to their new environment, a medical student named Gabrielė comes from Lithuania to join them for the summer. For her it is a chance to briefly get away from her life, where she feels imprisoned. The relationship with the children gives her an opportunity to rediscover herself in a bright light, while her resistance to the parents’ methods of upbringing – in a dark light. Instead of helping the children create a life, the two women, full of maternal feelings, start an outright war for the children’s affection. The film is shot in Lithuanian and French. The picture received production funding from the Lithuanian Film Centre.

www.fralitafilms.com

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ERNA AT WAR now in post-production

  • MADELEINE COLLINS by Antoine Barraud, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin is in post-production. Written by Antoine Barraud and Héléna Klotz, the story centres around Judith who is leading a double life divided between Switzerland and France. On the one hand, there’s Abdel, with whom she’s raising a little girl, and on the other, there’s Melvil, with whom she has two older boys. Slowly and dangerously, this fragile equilibrium, composed of lies, secrets and endless comings and goings, begins to tip. Trapped in her own web, Judith chooses to carry on regardless, forging blindly onwards up a slippery, vertiginous slope. Produced by Justin Taurand on behalf of the Parisian firm Les Films du Bélier, MADELEINE COLLINS is co-produced by Swiss group Close Up Films and Belgium’s Frakas Productions. Pre-purchased by Canal+, Ciné+ and RTS, the feature film is also supported by Eurimages, the Hauts-de-France region (Pictanovo), Cinéforom and others.

www.frakas.be

 

  • ERNA AT WAR by Henrik Ruben Genz, producers: EAVE graduates Sébastian Delloye and Esko Rips is in post-production. The film follows the story of a strong woman called Erna, who goes to war dressed as a man to protect her intellectually disabled son Kalle, called up to fight. Heading to the front disguised as private Julius Rasmussen, Erna must face not only the enemy but also the love of her life when she meets blacksmith Anton in the trenches. One of the story's antagonists is an officer called Meyer who enrols Kalle against Erna’s wishes. The script, penned by Bo Hr Hansen, is an adaptation of Erling Jepsen's novel of the same name. Erna at War is being produced by Birgitte Hald and Nynne Selin Eidnes for Nimbus Film (Denmark), Sébastian Delloye for Entre Chien & Loup (Belgium), and Esko Rips for Nafta Film (Estonia). In addition, the movie has received support from the Danish Film Institute, TV2 Denmark, FilmFyn, TV4, the Estonian Film Institute, the Tartu Film Fund, Wallimage and Creative Europe MEDIA, among other sources.

www.nafta.ee

 

  • DE NOS FRÈRES BLESSÉS by Hélier Cisterne, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin is in post-production. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Joseph Andras the screenplay dives into the heart of a couple's memories, a story of love and commitment. Fernand Iveton is arrested in his factory in 1956, in Algiers, accused of planting a bomb. Helene’s life, who is now the wife of a "traitor," is turned upside down. But she refuses to abandon Fernand to his fate. Produced Les Films du Bélier, the film was co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, the Belgian outfit Frakas Productions and the Algerian company Laïth Media. Pre-purchased by France 3, Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature film has also received an advance on earnings from the CNC, as well as support from the South (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) and Ile-de-France regions, Sofica Cinéventure, Manon and Cinémage. Nine weeks of filming will take place in Paris, Algiers and Marseille.

www.frakas.be

 

  • STILLE POST by Florian Hoffmann, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh is in post-production. Khalil, an elementary school teacher in Berlin, gets hold of images of war from his Kurdish hometown of Cizre. The footage eventually leads him to join a network of video activists fighting for more attention in the media. In helping them, he hopes to reconnect with his long-lost sister, who is working as a camera operator in the combat zone. With his actions becoming increasingly influenced by the distant conflict, Khalil is forced to question not only his values but also his entire life in Berlin.

www.chromosom-film.de

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EAVE project STAM Best South African Film in Durban

Venice International Film Festival

Success for EAVE graduates at the Venice International Film Festival:

  • PIECES OF A WOMAN by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate Viktoria Petranyi won the COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress (Vanessa Kirby) and the ARCA Cinema Giovani Award
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Annabella Nezri won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor (Yahya Mahayni) and the Edipo Re Award
  • LE SORELLE MACALUSO by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi won the Francesco Pasinetti Award, La Pellicola d'Oro Award and the Lizzani Award
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville won the FEDIC Award Premio Soundtrack Stars Award
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu won the Brian Award, the SIGNIS Award and the Premio UNIMED
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh won the BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas People's Choice Award
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Comeau won the Fanheart3 Award
  • 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 won the Europa Cinemas Label Award

www.labiennale.org/en/cinema

 

Toronto International Film Festival

  • LA NUIT DES ROIS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau Amplify Voices Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

www.tiff.net

 

San Sebastian Film Festival

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel won the Silver Shell for Best Actor(s) (Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe) at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost won the Audience Award for Best European Film.
  • POBRES PIBES by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day won the best project award of San Sabastian’s Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.

https://sansebastianfestival.com

 

Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival

  • THE EUPHORIA OF BEING by Reka Szabo, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo won the Best Debut Award at the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.

https://mdag.pl

 

Docaviv

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux Best International Film at the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival Docaviv.

www.docaviv.co.il

 

Estonian Film and Television Awards

  • TRUTH AND JUSTICE by Tanel Toom, co-producer: EAVE graduate Madis Tüür won five top awards at the Estonian Film and Television Awards (EFTA). The film won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Priit Loog) and Best Actress (Ester Kuntu).
  • BAD HAIR by Oskar Lehemaa, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Soosaar-Penttillä was awarded Best Short film.

http://eftagala.ee

 

Romanian Filmmakers Union Gala

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach received the Grand Prix at the UCIN (Romanian Filmmakers Union) Gala and the awards for Best Supporting Actress (Julieta Szönyi), Best Cinematography (Tudor Mircea), and Best Editing (Roxana Szel) as well as the (UCIN) Trophy and the award for Best Film from the Romanian Critics Association
  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers was awarded the Special Jury Prize and the Award for Original Music
  • PARKING by Tudor Giurgiu, producer: EAVE graduate Bogdan Craciun won the Best Director Award.

www.ucin.ro

 

Pula Film Festival

  • TEREZA37 by Danilo Serbedzija, producer: EAVE graduate Irena Markovic scooped six awards at Pula Film Festival: the Golden Arenas for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Acrestt, Best Editing and Best Make-Up
  • I AM FRANK by Metod Pevec, producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Hocevar won the Golden Arena for Best Director
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo won the Golden Arena for Best Actor
  • AGA’S HOUSE by Lendita Zeqiraj, producer: EAVE graduate Bujar Kabashi received the Golden Arena for Best Film

 

Documentary Association of Europe Award

THE TRANS SYRIAN EXPRESS by Alina Rudnitskaya, producer: EAVE graduate Pertti Veijalainen won the Documentary Association of Europe Award.

www.illume.fi

 

Slovak Film and Television Academy

The Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) granted the Slovak national film awards The Sun in a Net 2020 to the following films:

  • AMNESTY by Jonáš Karásek, producer: EAVE graduate Jiří Konečný won Best Fiction Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Film Sound, Best Art Direction, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
  • THE KITE by Martin Smatana, producer: EAVE MW graduate Peter Badac won Best Animation Film.

https://sfta.sk/

 

Durban Film Festival

  • TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE by Ena Sendijarevic, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo wins Best Cinematography.
  • EAVE project STAM (THE TREE) by Louw Venter, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro wins Best South African Feature Film.
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane wins Artistic Bravery Award. Best Actress and Best Direction.

https://ccadiff.ukzn.ac.za

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WILLOW nominated for European Film Awards

European Film Awards

The European Film Academy has completed the EFA Feature Film Selection for this year's European Film Awards with:

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • WILLOW by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

Nordic Council Film Prize

Nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Film Prize:

  • 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 and
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, executive producer: EAVE + graduate Bo Ehrhardt are

www.norden.org

 

Prix Europa

Nominated for Prix Europa 2020, founded by the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Cultural Foundation:

  • #387 by Madeleine Leroyer, producer: EAVE participant Valerie Montmartin, co-producers: EAVE graduates Anton Iffland Stettner, Enrica Capra

https://www.prixeuropa.eu/

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GOOD FAVOUR now in Belgian cinemas

In French cinemas

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak. September 16.

www.kinoproduzioni.it

 

In Belgian cinemas

  • GOOD FAVOUR by Rebecca Daly, producers: EAVE graduates Conor Barry, Benoît Roland, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Marleen Slot. September 4.

www.spfilms.ie

 

In UK cinemas

  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström. September 25.

www.upfrontfilms.dk

 

In Dutch cinemas

  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno. September 24.

www.tarantula.lu

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko. September 17.

limelite.co

  • UN FILS by Mehdi M Barsaoui, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine. September 10.

www.abboutproductions.com

 

In Swiss cinemas

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. September 3.

www.lescontesmodernes.fr

  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost. September 3.

www.volyafilms.com

 

In Austrian cinemas

  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. September 25.

http://jbaproduction.com

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial. September 25.

www.insolenceproductions.com

  • DER SCHÖNSTE PLATZ AUF ERDEN by Elke Groen, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber

www.goldengirls.at

 

In German cinemas

  • MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS by Steven Wouterlood, producers: EAVE graduates Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab. September 3.

www.ostlicht.de

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. September 3.

www.lescontesmodernes.fr

  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft.September 23.

 

In Polish cinemas

  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne. September 25.  

www.migmafilm.se

  • AND THEN WE DANCED by Levan Akin, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Ketie Daniela

www.totem-films.com/films/and-then-we-danced

 

In Bulgarian cinemas

  • WILLOW by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint. September 25.

www.sagafilm.be

 

In Estonian cinemas

  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa, co-producers: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, Ellen Havenith. September 25.

www.homelessbob.ee

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Three EAVE projects selected for IFP Week

Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival Docaviv (September 3 – 12)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by Andrej A. Tarkovskij, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • DAYS OF CANNIBALISM by Teboho Edkins, producers: EAVE graduates Janja Kralj, Derk-Jan Warrink
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler

www.docaviv.co.il

 

Brussels International Film Festival (September 3 –13)

  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • COMIC SANS by Nevio Marasovic, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • ELECTRIC SWAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • LE MILIEU DE L’HORIZON by Delphine Lehericey, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye
  • OLD-TIMERS by Martin Dusek, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE by Hana Jusic, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • WINTER FLIES by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny

https://briff.be

 

Toronto International Film Festival (September 5 – 15)

Contemporary World Cinema

  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • PIECES OF A WOMAN by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • THE BOY FROM MEDELLIN by Matthew Heineman, producer: PUENTES graduate Juan Diego Villega

Discovery

SUCCOR

 

  • CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (MEMORY HOUSE) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • SUCCOR by Hannah Cheesman, producer: EAVE participant Coral Aiken

www.tiff.net

 

Cinematik International Film Festival (September 10 – 15)

  • AND THEN WE DANCED by Levan Akin, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Ketie Daniela
  • EAVE MW project DISCO by Jorunn Myklebust Syversen, producer: Maria Ekerhovd (Marketing Workshop graduate developing the project: Oistein Refseth)
  • EAVE project THE MUTE by Bartosz Konopka, producer: Anna Wydra
  • ERDE by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and Austrian National Coordinator Michael Kitzberger
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • OLD-TIMERS by Martin Dusek, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • VIENDRA LE FEU by Oliver Laxe, co-produced by EAVE graduates Donato Rotunno and Elise André
  • WEREWOLF by Adrian Panek, producer: EAVE graduate Magdalena Kaminska, Agata Szymanska

www.cinematik.sk

 

Durban Film Festival (September 10-20)

  • TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE by Ena Sendijarevic, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • EAVE project STAM (THE TREE) by Louw Venter, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

https://ccadiff.ukzn.ac.za

 

Batumi International Festival Georgia  (September 13 – 20)

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak

www.biaff.org

 

IFP Week (September 15-19)

Projects by EAVE graduate selected for the No Borders International Co-Production Market IFP Week:

  • PRINCESS by Karine Teles, producers: PUENTES graduate Tatiana Leite, EAVE graduates Clément Duboin, Marleen Slot
  • THE SPIRIT GUEST by Fanyana Hlabangane, producers: EAVE participant Mmabatho Kau, EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw and Elias Ribeiro
  • EAVE project STREET FOOD by EAVE participant Victoria Thomas, EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto Dina
  • TTB project Tiger Stripes by Amanda Nell Eu, producer: TTB graduate Foo Fei Ling, EAVE graduate Fran Borgia, TTB group leader and EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann, TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara
  • EAVE ON DEMAND project EMBODIED CHORUS by Danielle Davie and Mohamed Sabbah, producer: EAVE graduate Julia Wagner, EAVE MW graduates Hélène Walland and Christian Neuman
  • OUR LITTLE PALESTINE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis  

www.ifp.org

 

Helsinki International Film Festival (September 17 – 27)

  • BERGMAL (ECHO) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev  
  • 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
  • EAVE MW project DISCO by Jorunn Myklebust Syversen, producer: Maria Ekerhovd (Marketing Workshop graduate developing the project: Oistein Refseth)
  • 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 graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • IT MUST BE HEAVEN by Elia Suleiman, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Laurine Pelassy
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa, co-producers: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, Ellen Havenith
  • 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
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobsen
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin
  • YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala, producers: EAVE graduates Ingrid Lill Högtun, Hossam Elouan

www.hiff.fi

 

New York Film Festival (September 17 – October 11)

  • LA NUIT DES ROIS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE graduate Yanik Létourneau
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler

www.filmlinc.org

 

San Sebastian Film Festival (September 18 – 26)

Official Selection

  • AKELARRE by Pablo Agüero, producer EAVE+ graduate Iker Ganuza
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduates Artemio Benki, Petra Oplatkova
  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart

New Directors

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski 
  • LAST DAY OF SPRING by Isabel Lamberti, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Mayi Gutierrez
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • MEMORY HOUSE by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza

Horizontes Latinos

  • ALL THE DEAD ONES by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • THE INTRUDER by Natalia Meta, producer: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech

Zabaltegi

  • COLD MERIDIAN by Peter Strickland, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • CORRESPONDENCE by Carla Simon, producer: EAVE + graduate Dominga Sotomayor
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun
  • YELLOW CAT by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate  Guillaume de Seille

Perlak

  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 

Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum

  • POBRES PIBES by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day
  • PUENTES project LA FIEBRE (THE FEVER) by Mateo Bendesky, producer: PUENTES graduate Augustina Costa Varsi

WIP LATAM

  • PUENTES project JESUS LOPEZ by Maximiliano Schonfeld, producer: PUENTES graduate Georgina Baisch
  • THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE by Manuel Nieto, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Bárbara Francisco, Georgina Baisch, Paola Wink and Interchange graduate Nathalie Trafford
  • DUSK STONE by Ivan Fund, producer: PUENTES graduate Catalina Vergara

www.sansebastianfestival.com

 

Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (September 19 – October 4)

  • ALPHABET by Erwin Wagenhofer, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Rommel
  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by Andrej A. Tarkovskij, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin
  • AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT by EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • SOLO by Artemio Benki, produced by EAVE graduates Artemio Benki and Petra Oplatkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • THE EUPHORIA OF BEING by Réka Szabó, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • THE PRINCE AND THE DYBBUK by Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski, producer: EAVE graduate Ann Carolin Renninger
  • WOOD by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, producer: EAVE graduate Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

https://mdag.pl

 

Athens International Film Festival (September 23 – October 4)

  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by Andrej A. Tarkovskij, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • INSTINCT by Halina Reijn, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • PUENTES project AUGUST by Armando Capó, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Esquivel Jimenez, co-producer: EAVE Interchange graduate Nathalie Trafford
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane

http://en.aiff.gr

 

Golden Rose Film Festival (September 24 – October 1)

  • 18% GREY by Viktor Chouchkov, producers: EAVE graduates Katya Trichkova, Boris Chouchkov, Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
  • 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
  • PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe, producer: EAVE graduate Vera Gräfe-Höft
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings

www.zlatnaroza.bg

 

Reykjavik International Film Festival (September 24 – October 4)

  • A WHITE, WHITE DAY by Hlynur Palmason, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Mani Svansson, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Katrin Pors and Nima Yousefi, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • DAYS OF CANNIBALISM by Teboho Edkins, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink
  • 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
  • JOZI GOLD by Sylvia Vollenhoven, Fredrik Gertten, producer: EAVE graduate Margarete Jangård
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by Gregory Monro, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik
  • LA NUIT DES ROIS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanik Letourneau
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • SPARROWS by Runar Runarsson, producer: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • RAMS by Grimur Hakonarson, producer: EAVE graduate Ditte Milsted
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Estephan Wagner, Marianne Hougen-Moraga, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

http://riff.is

 

Zurich Film Festival (September 24 – October 4)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • A COLOMBIAN FAMILY by Tanja Wol Sørensen, producer: EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno
  • EL PROFUGO by Natalia Meta, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • HOCHWALD by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • ONE OF THESE DAYS by Bastian Günther, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • PEACEMAKER by Eriikka Etholén-Paju, Johanna Enäsuo, producer: EAVE+ graduate Marko Röhr  
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • SCHLAF by Michael Venus, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe-Höft
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Estephan Wagner, Marianne Hougen-Moraga, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • WOOD by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, producer: EAVE graduate Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

https://zff.com/en

 

Netherlands Film Festival Utrecht (September 25 – October 3)

  • ALLES IS FAMILIE by Joram Lürsen, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld
  • ALLES IS LIEFDE by Joram Lürsen, producer: EAVE graduate Frans van Gestel
  • BEYOND SLEEP by Boudewijn Koole, producer: EAVE+ graduate Hanneke Niens
  • DE OOST by Jim Taihuttu, producer: EAVE graduate Sander Verdonk
  • DE TWEELING by Ben Sombogaart, producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke Niens
  • INSTINCT by Halina Reijn, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
  • MAGIC MOUNTAINS by Urszula Antoniak, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • SÜSKIND by Rudolf van den Berg, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen

Holland Film Meeting

  • APOLLO by Aaron Rookus, producer: EAVE graduate Laurette Schillings
  • MARIONETTES by Arianne Hinz, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen

www.filmfestival.nl

 

Finale Pilsen (September 25 – 30)

  • CERTAIN KIND OF SILENCE by Michal Hogenauer, co-producers: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper and EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • 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
  • OLD-TIMERS by Martin Dusek, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • SOLO by Artemio Benki, produced by EAVE graduates Artemio Benki and Petra Oplatkova, co-producer EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi

https://film.festivalfinale.cz

 

Odesa International Film Festival (September 29 - October 2)

Selected for the industry section of the Odessa International Film Festival:

Pitching

  • THE TWINS, producers: EOD Ukraine graduate Alla Belaya, EAVE graduate Wanda Adamik Hrycova and EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas

Work in Progress

  • ROMA, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström

EAVE CEO Tina Trapp has been nominated Jury member of the Pitching in the frame of the Film Industry Office of Odesa International Film Festival.

www.oiff.com.ua

 

Festivals cancelled or postponed

 

Festival of Slovenian Film Ljubljana (postponed to October 6 – 11)

www.fsf.si/2020

Miskolc International Film Festival (postponed to September 2021)

www.cinefest.hu/eng/nyito_eng.html

Gdynia Film Festival (postponed to December 8 – 12)

www.festiwalgdynia.pl

Manaki Brothers International Film Camera Festival (postponed to September 2021)

www.manaki.com.mk

Namur Film Festival (postponed to October 2 – 9)

www.fiff.be

BIAFF International Film Festival (postponed to October)

www.biaff.org

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MEET EAVE IN OCTOBER!

@Odesa International Film Festival, October 1, online

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp, pitching jury

@EAVE Producers Workshop 2, October 19-26, online

EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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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.

You can join us on THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:40 or 19:00 – 19:40 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

“It is a magic e-motional elixir in the mornings: Tanika’s energy, expertise, enthusiasm, eye-level, elegance, explanations, efficiency, effortless, empathy, emotion… all for us at EAVE - Every Asana Vibrates Enormously.”

Sibylle Kurz, Pitching & Communication Skills (DE)

"Tanika’s restorative class was a very relaxing and calming experience for me. Following the soft guidance of her voice throughout the session gave me a chance to deeply focus on the nuances that benefit each pose. I recommend her class to everyone who is looking to feel in safe hands and truly cared for by their yoga teacher. "

Isilay Yanbas, Viacom (US)

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EAVE Producers Workshop virtually in Ireland

The second session of this year’s EAVE Producers Workshop will take 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.

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 and Danú Media.

This session is the second out of the three workshops of the year-long EAVE training for independent producers. The participants of this year were selected from a total of 249 applicants, and come from all over the world. In addition to most of the European member states, many other countries are represented as well, such as Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Israel, Mauritius, Moldova, Qatar, South Africa, Tunisia and Ukraine.

 

Experts & sessions

EAVE’s 2020 pedagogical core team includes EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree , BE), Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH, AT), and Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), TV series consultant Ossi Nishri (Quiddity, IL), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Legal Issues: Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (BE). They are joined by sales expert Hédi Zardi (Luxbox, FR).

Script consultant Anita Voorham (Bravado Film, NL) will share her insight with the producers on how to make creative collaboration work, while script consultant Martin Daniel (USA) will discuss with the scriptwriters how to deal with feedback.

Renowned producer Eilon Ratzkovsky (Quiddity, IL) will give a masterclass on writing for TV series.

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

Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) will prepare the EAVE participants for individual meetings during which he will work during the third workshop week of the year with the participants on resilience.

 

Spotlight on Irish film industry

The Irish film industry presents 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. The panel is moderated by EAVE graduate, producer Paddy Hayes from Magamedia (Galway, Ireland).

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

 

Also the plenary sessions of the whole workshop are open for Irish industry professionals.

 

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

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Call for EAVE Producers - Busan International Film Festival

Dear EAVE Producers,

For the upcoming online edition of the 23rd BUSAN International Film Festival - Asian Contents & Film Market 2020, which will take place from October 26 – 28, we are offering free accreditations to 10 EAVE alumni from Asia and Europe.

If you are interested, please send us your company profile by September 30, 2020.  

The selected producers will have the opportunity to meet with the APM projects and set their other meetings at the digital market with all registered industry participants. They will also be invited to attend the EAVE TIES THAT BIND Online Pavilion featuring industry circles on recent co-productions with Asia and few other events to facilitate access to Asian content and decision makers.

If you are interested, please contact Tanika by SEP 30: tanika@eave.org
 

More information:

Asian Contents & Film Market (Oct.26-28, 2020)

BUSAN International Film Festival (Oct.21-30, 2020)
http://www.acfm.kr/eng

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How to run sustainable film companies: EAVE+ wrapped up in Luxembourg!

The 10th edition of EAVE+, took place from September 22-27, 2020 at the hotel Parc Belle-vue in Luxembourg. We were thrilled to be able to hold the event physically in Luxembourg with a slightly reduced size and with reinforced sanitary safety measures.

8 experienced producers from 6 countries and 6 seasoned industry professionals gathered for 4 days to discuss the structure of their companies, best management practices and new business models.  Find the full list of participants at the end of the press release.

«EAVE+ was a ground breaking step in the shaping of the future of our company.»

Santiago Gallelli, Rei Cine, Argentina, EAVE+ 2019

During immersive design thinking exercises, group work, plenary sessions, one-to-one meetings and through an interdisciplinary approach, the EAVE+ workshop tackles the business requirements of running an effective film company.

Top-notch business and management coaches explore topics ranging from cash management tools, leadership skills, long term company strategies, negotiations with financiers and partners, distribution models and revenue streams, to raising corporate financing from private investors.

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

EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial Manager of the French production company AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, explore the topic of how to develop an efficient slate of projects. Marc Bordure also tackles questions related to company finance, and Linda Beath addresses the topics of company formats and platforms today.

Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) works with the producers on team leadership and management skills.

Questions related to working with banks are addressed by  Christophe Vidal (Natixis Coficiné, FR).

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), leads group discussions following each plenary session.

Additionally, participants are able to go into more detail into the topics which are most urgent and most important to them and to their particular companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ pedagogical team and with each other.

Some comments from previous editions:

«EAVE+ is THE workshop for you when you feel that your production company needs an upgrade.»

Francine Lusser / Tipi’mages Productions, Switzerland

« It is a fantastic opportunity to gain some perspective on your business. I learnt to be more strategic and less reactive. »

Elias Ribeiro / Urucu Media, South Africa

 

The selected participants for the 10th edition of EAVE+ are:

Alva Film Production: Britta Rindelaub, Germany/Switzerland

Akka Films: Palmyre Badinier, France/Switzerland

Akka Films: Philippe Coeytaux, Switzerland

Fidelio Films: Mauro Mueller, Mexico

Kaléo Films: Olivier Charvet, France

Storyhouse: Maarten Schmidt, Belgium

Tangaj Production: Anamaria Antoci, Romania

Tangaj Production: Anda Ionescu, Romania

 

EAVE+ takes place once a year in Luxembourg with different experts and curates the most urgent, contemporary topics for each session according to industry needs. 

EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Luxembourg Film Fund.

More information on: http://eave.org 

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EAVE on Demand Russia 2020

EAVE in partnership with ROSKINO, launches an educational programme in co-production among Russian producers - EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA.

ROSKINO is announcing the start of the competition to participate in the workshop, EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA, which will be held in November 2020. The project has been developed specifically for Russian feature film producers wishing to work in international markets, in cooperation with a leading European organization engaged in professional education and development of production training, EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Selected participants will have the opportunity to take part in the program, which includes training masterclasses, individual sessions with international experts. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to present their projects at the Industry @ Tallinn & BalticEvent business platform.

ROSKINO considers the development of co-production to be one of the most important areas contributing to the integration of Russian projects into the international markets. The first online market for Russian content, Key Buyers Event, which took place in June 2020, showed the rapid growth in the number of producers and projects focused on international co-production. More than 90 projects were submitted to participate in the Key Buyers Event co-production section.

“One of the tasks of ROSKINO is to help raise the level of Russian projects in the international scene. Observing the growth in the number and quality of co-production projects, we considered it necessary to address this request and initiated an educational program in Russia for Russian specialists working in the co-production segment. The training was developed jointly with one of the main European associations - EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), which has been doing similar programs around the world for many years. We believe that it is extremely important not only to give theoretical and practical skills to producers but also to help films find their way. Therefore, the culmination of the program will be the presentation of the most successful projects at the BALTIC EVENT in Tallinn”, said CEO of ROSKINO Evgenia Markova. 

The curator and ideologist of the EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA project is Natalia Drozd, a successful co-production producer. The selection of projects will be carried out by an authorized commission: Chairman of the Board of the Association of Producers - Sergei Selyanov, CEO of ROSKINO - Evgenia Markova, Head of the Department of State Support for the Production of Non-Feature and Animated National Films of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation - Leonid Demchenko, General Producer of Metrafilms - Artem Vasiliev, General producer of the film company "Koktebel" - Roman Borisevich and Natalia Drozd.

“There is a great potential for international co-production in Russia at the moment. After a successful first cooperation between EAVE and ROSKINO for the KEY BUYERS EVENT, we are delighted to continue our partnership, training Russian producers and preparing their projects for the international market in a specially designed EAVE ON DEMAND session in Russia. Leading EAVE experts will work with a group of selected Russian producers to develop their feature films in development in terms of script development, production, packaging, sales and distribution", comments EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

“The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation actively supports projects related to coproduction. In 2019, we announced the first competition for the distribution of minority support for Russian film producers to participate in the creation of co-production projects. The development of the educational vector, despite all the challenges of this year, is a priority task for us and a stable foundation for the development of the industry. We are glad to start working in this direction with ROSKINO and colleagues from EAVE,” notes the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova.

After submission of projects and selection of the best by the authorized commission, participants will participate in a 2-day workshop, which includes master classes on project development, packaging, financing in Europe, legal aspects of co-production, marketing strategy and festival distribution. Participants will also be able to hold one-on-one meetings with international finance, marketing and legal advisors. In addition to the workshops, there will be one-to-one online sessions with instructors to discuss and develop scripts. At the final stage, producers will be able to present their finished projects at the Industry @ Tallinn & BalticEvent business platform and meet with potential financiers, co-producers, global sales agents and distributors.

 

Terms of participation in the project:

5 to 7 producers from Russia will participate in the training.

Participants will be chosen from the feature film producers with experience in the field and desire to work in international markets and create long-lasting business and cultural relations between Russia and Europe. Producers interested in the training should provide a project of a feature film in the development stage. 

Criteria for the project selection

A project of a full-length feature film suitable for international co-production and with a potential for release in cinemas. 

National financial support is desirable for the project.

Personal motivation of the producers to work in different countries and create projects with cultural or technical connections with other regions. 

Participation in the program is completely free

Terms of participation include the attendance of seminars and lessons and the acknowledgement of the participation in the EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA project in the film credits. 

English is the official language of the seminar

All the documents and applications should be submitted in English. 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

October 11th, 2020, 23:00. 

 

RESULTS TO BE PUBLISHED

End of October 2020

 

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT: https://roskino.org/education_eave

 

ADDITIONAL REQUESTS:

For participants – Anna Ryasik / Head of International a.ryasik@roskino.org

For media – Natalia Armaganova/ Head of PR pr@roskino.org

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EAVE SPECIAL FOR IRISH AND CROATIAN PRODUCERS

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.

Some of the Irish and Croatian join with a project, some as participants focusing on career development. During the workshops, they join the EAVE plenary sessions as well as work on their projects, company structures and careers in group work.

The selected producers for the EAVE Special for Irish and Croatian participants 2020 are:

David Burke, Dot Television, Ireland

Ciaran Charles, Rockal Films, Ireland

Ben Evans James, Ireland

Nikolina Hrga, Kome, Croatia

Morana Ikić Komljenović, Little Red Dot, Croatia

Zoran Krema, Okodoko, Croatia

Sabina Krešić, Fade In / Okodoko, Croatia

Borko Novitović, Filmaktiv, Croatia

Darach Ó Tuairisg, Fíbín Media, Ireland

Clifford Parrott, Magpie 6 Media, Ireland

The Irish and Croatian participants work together as a group led by experienced producer and EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm, DE) and under the guidance of several EAVE experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and other relevant topics.

At workshop 3, 60-70 international Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) will meet the participants in pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings, which offers unique access to Europe's key Decision Makers.

The workshops take place in September-October 2020 (online version in collaboration with Galway, Ireland) and December 2020 in Opatija/Rijeka, Croatia.

The workshop partners:

Ireland: Fís Éireann /Screen Ireland, Greasán na Meán, Screen Skills Ireland, BAI, TG4, Creative Europe Desk Ireland – MEDIA Office Galway and Danú Media.

Croatia: Croatian Audiovisual Centre, City of Rijeka, CED – MEDIA Office Croatia.

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

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Join EAVE Yoga online on THURSDAYS

© Geraldine Aresteanu

 

"During the EAVE Producers Workshop, we have been offering morning yoga sessions to our participants for many years. Thanks to Tanika, it is now also possible online. Tanika’s wonderfully calm, positive, and radiant energy and her careful and professional guidance are a wonderful way to start or end any day. Her restorative yoga classes help you to be focussed, restore body and mind in stressful times and give you an energy boost."

Kristina Trapp, EAVE CEO

"When I started with Yoga@EAVE, I never thought I’d be a yoga teacher. When I became a yoga teacher, I never thought I’d be teaching online. Now I’m very happy to connect EAVE yogis online from all over the world!"

Tanika Sajatovic, EAVE Coordinator

© Silke Albrecht

 

You are most welcome to join the EAVE Yoga on THURSDAYS:

08:15 – 08:55 Berlin time on ZOOM

19:00 – 19:40 Berlin time on ZOOM

 

SPECIAL offer in SEPTEMBER:

FREE online classes on September 17 & 24!

You just need to register to receive a zoom link.

 

From OCTOBER onwards, all EAVE graduates will have a discounted price:

SINGLE Class: 6 Euro

10X Class Card: 50 Euro

 

Restorative YOGA classes will connect you to your body and your breath in a gentle way. We will put emphasis on asanas allowing your body to recharge and reenergize, and asanas releasing the tension in the shoulders, back and neck. We will also practise simple breathing exercises to calm your mind and reduce stress. Yoga has the quality of being able to quiet your brain, soothe the nerves, and refresh and pacify your mind.

 

"Simply addictive! Soothes body and mind and gives you both calm and an energy boost."

Lise Lense-Møller, EAVE Head of Studies

"Yoga class with Tanika is a wonderful way to start a day with new energy and positive mindset. Tanika knows all the back-pains of film producers and the exercises do wonders for desk-chained professionals (like myself), so my muscles are grateful!"

Joanna Szymanska, SHIPsBOY (PL)

"I had never really taken to yoga but working with Tanika has been a revelation. I have so much more energy when I begin the day with Tanika's routines, and under the guidance of her own calm and radiant energy. Richly recommended!"

Elhum Shakerifar, Hakawati (UK)

© Silke Albrecht

 

"Calm, clear instructions on how to move, stretch and breathe. It is such a pleasure to spend time following Tanika with her great smile, her positive attitude and her profound knowledge of this type of yoga."

Linda Beath, Ideal Filmworks Italia (IT)

"Tanika's yoga classes are an excellent way to start the week! Gentle and deep, she will never let you risk any injury; on the contrary, I would say Tanika's yoga classes are one of the most healing and calming experiences, body, mind and soul. Excellent to cut with the stress and be focused on here and now, connected with your body in a very kind and caring way. Absolutely recommended!"

Constanza Arena, CinemaChile (CL)

Additionally, there are free yoga videos available to practice at home or in the office suitable for all.

 

Enjoy!

Hope to see you at the online EAVE Yoga sessions soon!

Namaste,

Tanika

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EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 - deadline extension until September 7!

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 7, 2020

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

  Who is it for?

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

  How does it work?

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

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

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

  Timeline
The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2020 and the selection will be announced in December 2020. The 3 workshops take place in March 5-12, 2021 in Luxembourg (LU), June 2021 in Orléans (FR - TBC), and October 2021 in Catalonia (ES - TBC).
EAVE is a residential workshop programme with a strong focus on network building. Should local travel restrictions occur, alternative digital solutions will be proposed.

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

 

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EAVE EXCLUSIVE Interview with EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro and Mehret Mandefro

Interview with co-founders Elias Ribeiro (Head of Studies) and Mehret Mandefro (Group Leader) of Creative Producer Indaba (CPI), a new initiative by the African Realness Institute, in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s IFFRPro and the Sundance Institute.

 

Is Creative Producer Indaba a similar programme with Africa as is PUENTES with Latin America and Ties that Bind with East Asia?

Elias Ribeiro: That’s right, that were the examples. We looked at both workshops very closely: How they were funded, how they were pedagogically delivered, their formats and I asked Tina Trapp this question: „Why not Africa?“ And she said: „Yes, let’s do it!“ We had been collaborating for three years; EAVE offered a scholarship to an African producer to the Producers Workshop out of our Screenwriters Residency selection of projects every year. It felt right to expand the partnership when we decided to launch a creative producing capacity building program to amplify the impact of the Residency, as lot of the projects developed struggled to find producers who are able to finance them. Being an alumnus of their training myself (2014), I knew there was no other knowledge partner that could do this better than EAVE and their 30 years experience. In 2018 we started developing the initiative, we added IFFRPro to the team, they hosted our first think tank with stakeholders from Africa and Europe in Rotterdam in January 2019, where we interrogated the Puentes and TTB formats to adapt it to something that is very relevant to Africa today. We joined forces with Sundance Institute and created a program that will look at new business models involving USA, Europe and Africa for co-production of audiovisual content.

 

What was the idea behind the founding of the Realness Institute and did you have a programme like Indaba in mind from the beginning?

Elias Ribeiro: We are actually a very small and passionate team that has been reacting to the environment we produce in. We identified this need in the development space and we thought, making indie African films by ourselves is not really enough to create a ripple effect. We said we’d rather start a movement. And when we launched Realness Screenwriters Residency in 2015, it was in that spirit of nurturing voices from the African continent who didn’t find support elsewhere. To tell brave stories and to trust their authorship and not indulge to funder’s needs or broadcaster’s recipes, that’s what we decided to invest on: bravery, great stories. After these five years and supporting 36 projects in 16 countries in Africa, we realised that very few had moved beyond that development space. And of the one’s we absorbed into our production company slate two have been made and another two are half financed. But there was this scarcity of producers that could lead these projects on the stage of international financing, completion and international distribution. We never intended to produce all these projects we supported. It was really about creating a more dynamic environment and ecosystem. And that was where Mehret and I met.

Mehret Mandefro: I had a production company in the U.S., but then I came into this market four years now, going on my fifth. I joined a new TV station, Kana TV, that grew quite rapidly, and in the process I saw first hand that it was a really growing industry without the trained professional needed to truly scale it up. I was running around like a madwoman trying to train everyone when I realized that to reform the industry and to try and scale up this effort I was going to have to team up with like-minded people invested in the developing the future of the local media ecosystem. I would say all of anglophone Africa is going through a revolution right now with streamers coming in and Pay TV coming in. We started with satellite TV and it’s growing. It’s really hard to believe, but for the over one hundred million people in Ethiopia private media only started four years ago. Prior to that it was dominated by state run TV. So it’s the beginning of an era and you need institutional support to work in such a tough environment and this is where Elias and I were very much aligned. We both felt the pain of working on our own in a tough landscape and saw the value of creating an institute to support this kind of work and others who were willing to do it. The vision of Realness Institute is to be a source of support that can safeguard, an independent voice in Africa and support independent filmmakers interested in staying and working in their local markets. As these markets continue to formalize it’s important to protect a space for independent voice and brave cinema. And of all the program offerings Indaba is really important, because producers are engines in their local markets and they have very important multiplier effect for formalizing the industry. When you have effective producers in any industry it’s the quickest way to bring about change. So Indaba is special for that reason.

 

How important is Europa for African cinema and how important is African cinema for Europe?

Elias Ribeiro: The biggest value that we have to offer is the wealth of untold stories. What Europe offers in counterpart is the financial structures that are not present in Africa. South Africa is very privileged, we have a national film fund, and a couple of regional agencies, a tax rebate system, broadcasters. Producers are able to make films using all of those instruments. That is not true for the majority of other 54 African countries. One of the things that I hope that Indaba can do by creating this network of producers is to catalyze the creation of more instruments, engagement, and governance. So I feel like there is a clear transaction of story versus economic and financial support.

At times this has been done in a manner that is unfavourable for the African producers. What you get for your Euro is a lot less if you had spent that Euro in Africa, because there is lower cost of services, the social taxes are lesser, weakened exchange rates favoring the Euro, you get much more value for your money locally. Because of co-production regulations, the spending obligations, there are strings attached that come with the money and European producers buy a big piece of real stage in these projects and contribute very small parts to the artistic process. It doesn’t feel like a balanced exchange. And this is one of the things we hope that this conversation will inspire shifts.

 

It sounds a bit like the practice of colonisation in a way ...

Mehret Mandefro: We are de-colonising cinema! Yes, but I think there is another angle we are exploring which is: Starting to think through alternative models of distribution that can be more favourable for artists. I think the opportunity here is to build new standards and make it easier for local producers to have the vocabulary and feel empowered enough when they are going into their financial negotiations. In other words, to have the technical knowledge they need to re-imagine what distribution looks like. I think one thing that makes Indaba really unique as training programme is also the focus on leadership. And what that means cross-sectoral. You know, people we let in to this first cohort are quite impressive in their own right: commissioning editors, artistic directors of festivals, not just producers, so it’s a very interesting mix. I do think we need that cross-sectoral collaboration to begin to formalize an industry and start to think through, how you advocate for new financial instruments and policies. What do you say to your governments? Those kinds of conversations are in the gambit that we have imagined for the pedagogical training.

 

When you look at the first participants of Indaba, you can see that there are less producers with a project than participants with a career development focus. Has this to do what you just said?

Mehret Mandefro: I think instead of focusing on projects we are focusing on people and skills and what they can do beyond just one project. There are people who are not just producers in the end but who play a very essential role in terms of the ecosystem whether at a broadcaster’s company or in a festival. All of these parts are what you need to build up a local market. Our goal is to have people who are going to stay in their local markets and also make a change.

 

There are only few films from Africa to be seen in German or European cinema. Do you think you can raise the visibility of African films and stories in Europe and the USA?

Mehret Mandefro: I think we have a global moment for black stories as a whole, certainly in the U.S., there is a big moment right now. I think it’s very different from when I made my first fiction film; I still remember those problematic distribution conversations. It really encapsulated the problems with the industry. Sometimes in life there is timing that helps you. I think timing is helping us right now. And the other thing is, there are so many talented voices: one of the first projects that came out of Realness won at Sundance this year (This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection). And I think that our chances of amplifying these voices have increased because of the moment. But that takes work at many different levels, In the U.S. it’s still incredibly hard to get a good deal for an African film. Even if you won audience awards at prestigious festival, that doesn’t matter. Some of those structural barriers are beyond us but it’s a good time. There is a crack in the ceiling right now.

 

How difficult is it for African producers to find a co-producer in Europe or America?

Elias Ribeiro: There is a considerable lack of trust in a black producer. A lot of the selected participants made similar statements during their interviews. You often have to go through a white person to get what you want. What I gained the most from my training at EAVE was first of all confidence in what I’m doing. And to get shown formats of what is expected from me. That made it relatively easy because once I had those templates I put them to good use – and access. Access to the decision makers, this priceless opportunity of sitting with somebody across the table, have energy and personal connection, emotional connection. We hope that we are going to bring people around the table and offer a platform for these connections to be built and the participant’s access to networks and resources – direct access.

 

What are your aims with the project in the long run?

Mehret Mandefro: First of all to increase the volume of projects that make it to the international stage. To increase the ratio of developed projects that actually get made. It would be great to train people interested in contributing to building up their local market. Because one of the things you hear in these markets is: „We need a South-to-South storytelling, South-to-South collaborations, and South-to-South co-productions. We would love to see that happen. But that requires financing schemes that are put in place in order for that to happen. So we really want to make that a possibility. We want to be a part of a movement that help make that happen and I think that is a critical part of the larger vision.

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PUENTES project JESUS LOPEZ in development

Creative Europe

The following EAVE graduates have received Creative Europe development funding (slate funding) for their projects and companies:

  • Miha Cernec, STARA GARA, Slovenia
  • Maria Blicharska, DONTEN & LACROIX FILMS, Poland
  • Bostjan Virc, STUDIO VIRC, Slovenia
  • Laurette Schillings, TOPKAPI RIGHTS, Netherlands
  • Esko Rips, NAFTA FILMS, Estonia
  • Peter de Maegd, Lize Lefaible, POTEMKINO, Belgium
  • Cedric Bonin, SEPPIA, France
  • Leontine Petit, LEMMING FILM, Netherlands
  • Anne Katrine Andersen, ZENTROPA ENTERTAINMENT, Denmark
  • Ed Guiney, ELEMENT PICTURES, Ireland
  • Peter Badac, BFILM, Slovakia
  • Jon Nohrstedt, SF STUDIOS, Sweden
  • Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger, GOLDEN GIRLS FILMPRODUKTION & FILMSERVICES, Austria
  • Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, OSLO PICTURES, Norway
  • Joonas Berghäll, OKTOBER, Finland
  • Viktoria Petranyi, PROTON CINEMA, Hungary
  • Laura Sinovcic, 4FILM, Croatia
  • Jonas Weydemann, WEYDEMANN BROS, Germany
  • Valerie Delpierre, INICIA FILMS, Spain
  • Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts, VOLYA FILMS, Netherlands
  • Ana Alexieva, AGITPROP, Bulgaria
  • Lilian Klages, PARKA PICTURES, Denmark
  • Jozsef Berger, MYTHBERG FILMS, Hungary
  • Amanda Livanou, NEDA FILM, Greece
  • Ruben Thorkildsen, APE&BJORN, Norway
  • Julie Esparbes, HELICOTRONC, Belgium
  • Alba Sotorra Clua, ALBA SOTORRA SL, Spain
  • Jon Hammer, ADOMEIT FILM, Denmark
  • Enrica Capra, GRAFFITIDOC, Italy
  • Kristin Ulseth, MAIPO FILM, Norway
  • Danijel Hocevar, VERTIGO, Slovenia
  • Claire McClaughey, TREASURE ENTERTAINMENT, Ireland

https://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/number-9-films-secure-2020-slate-funding?fbclid=IwAR2YF0zX-kp8Y1Zx7mXwyclwsLuq02iv1Hw8htBvauxJ55Yobb_bQAeE0KA

 

Baltic Sea Docs

Selected for by Baltic Sea Docs, the Latvian co-financing forum of international documentary projects:

  • LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA by Virginija Vareikyte, Maximilien Dejoie, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • NORD EXPRESS by Karlis Lesins, producer: EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • THE LAND by Ivars Seleckis, producer: EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • WE ARE ANIMALS by Saila Kivelä, Vesa Kuosmanen, producers: EAVE graduates Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt

http://balticseadocs.lv

 

RED DUST by Moussa Touré, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth is in preparation. The story, written in collaboration with EAVE graduate Stéphan Roelants: In the community of Saint Louis in Senegal, the installation of a Chinese merchant is causing a stir. Souleymane, a young Senegalese employed in the store, tries to quiet the situation, which is becoming increasingly explosive as red dust invades the neighbourhood, exacerbating resentments and unspoken accusations. RED DUST is being produced by Luxembourgish outfit a_BAHN and Dakar-based Les Films du Crocodile (Senegal). The project is backed by Film Fund Luxembourg and will be released in 2022.

www.a-bahn.com/projects/poussiere-rouge

 

PUENTES project JESUS LOPEZ by Maximiliano Schonfeld, producer: PUENTES graduate Georgina Baisch resumes shooting. Shooting had to be cancelled after three weeks due to Covid. A CNC funding provided the needed extra support to finish the film. The plot: Abel is a purposeless teenager who lives in inner Argentina. Jesus López was his cousin and he died in a motorcycle accident. Abel takes his place and the environment of Jesus López, at first, is seduced by the idea of double. But soon enough, they begin to be uncomfortable. However, Abel is not willing to abandon that borrowed life without giving a fight. Supported by: Mecenazgo Cultural (Argentina), National Fund for the Arts (Argentina), INCAA (Argentina). Winner of BAL, BAFICI 2019 – Puentes/EAVE – Tres Puertos Cine, selected for San Sebastian Film Festival’s WIP LATAM section.

http://murillocine.com/project/jesus-lopez

 

PUENTES project SHOCK LABOR by Marcos Diaz Sosa, producer: PUENTES graduate Maria Carla del Rio, EAVE graduates Gema Juarez Allen and Sandino Saravia Vinay is shooting. Teh film is a darkly comic portrait of Cuban society: A disenchanted young pregnant woman is afraid of getting stuck in the small Cuban town where she lives. But when a tornado whisks her away to a luxury resort – where her competitive shooting skills turn her into a celebrity amongst the island’s Communist elite – she comes to realize, like a Hollywood heroine of a bygone era, that there’s no place like home. Using absurdist humor and a surrealist pastiche of styles – drawing on everything from The Wizard of Oz to Soviet-era propaganda films – the film looks at how younger Cubans are reexamining the assumptions of the past in order to “question the romantic patriotism” of their parents’ generation.

The project will be presented in Ventana Sur this week during Proyecta, a new collaboration with the San Sebastian Film Festival to foster co-productions with and within Latin America.

The hotly anticipated title was developed at the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Lab and has been invited to participate at the Berlinale Co-Production Market, Cannes’ La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, the Guadalajara Co-Production Meetings and the Sørfond Pitching Forum.

SHOCK LABOR has received support from the likes of Programa Ibermedia, the Tribeca Film Institute’s Latin American Fund, as well as World Cinema Amsterdam’s Go Cuba! Initiative, and was awarded by Switzerland’s Visions Sud Est fund.

www.gemafilms.com

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TTB project MEMORY OF WATER now in production

  • À L’OMBRE DES FILLES by Etienne Comar, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri is shooting. 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 co-produced by Belgian company Versus Productions (Jacques-Henri Bronckart and Gwenaëlle Libert), and counts among its partners the Soficas Manon and SG Image, Canal+, Ciné+, the RTBF, Proximus and Be TV. It also benefits from the support of Wallimage and Inver Tax Shelter. For the record, the project was developed with the support of the CNC’s development grant, of the ANGOA and of Indéfilms Initiative.

www.manekifilms.com

 

  • MONTE VERITÀ by Stefan Jäger, co-producer: EAVE graduates Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Babara Pichler is shooting. MONTE VERITÀ is a story of emancipation set in 1906, at the titular artists’ health spa in Ascona, Ticino, which channeled much of the groundswell of forces challenging the then Belle Époque bourgeois conservatism: Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis, the fight for women’s rights, free dance love and even vegan food. The script, penned by Cornelia Naraks, focuses on a young woman called Hanna Leitner, who feels suffocated by the rigid routine imposed by her husband Anton and their two daughters. She then begins to suffer chronic asthma attacks and rejects Anton’s sexual advances, which causes him to dispatch her to a neurologist, Otto Gross, a disciple of Freud. When Hanna is raped by her husband, she follows Gross in an act of desperation and finally experiences a freedom she has never known. The film is being produced by Zurich-Berlin based outfit Tellfilm and co-produced by Austria’s KGP Filmproduction and Germany’s Cologne Coin Film.

www.kgp.co.at

 

  • ENTRE LA VIE ET LA MORT by Giordano, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean Yves Roubin is shooting. The film follows the journey of Leo Castaneda. Leo is a Spanish man living in Brussels, where he drives the subway trains of line 6. One evening, he locks eyes with a young man standing on the platform. His eyes are feverish with despair, his face familiar… Leo recognises his son Hugo, just as the latter tragically disappears under the rails. Leo, who hadn’t seen his son for more than two years, will discover that Hugo was involved in a bloody robbery. He will have to face violent criminals in order to try and understand the reasons behind his son’s death. The film is produced by Frakas Production and co-produced by Noodle Productions (France), Fasten Films (Spain) and Eyeworks (Belgium). Filming will take place mostly in Brussels, this summer.

www.frakas.be

 

  • NON MI UCCIDERE by Andrea de Sica, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli is shooting. Written by Gianni Romoli, the collective GRAMS and De Sica himself, and freely inspired by Chiara Palazzolo’s novel of the same name, Non mi uccidere is an intense love story with touches of horror: Mirta loves Robin like crazy, and he promises to love her forever. One full moon night, their desire for transgressions costs them both their lives. But the girl wakes up and can only hope that Robin will do the same, just as he promised her. But nothing is as it was. Mirta realises that she has been transformed into a creature which, in order to survive, must feed on human flesh. She is scared. Hunted by mysterious men, she fights in her desperate search for Robin. Supported by IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige and MIBACT – Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo.

https://vivofilm.it

 

  • MAN-DOG by Stefan Constantinescu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, co-producers: EAVE graduates Nina Frese and Peter Possne is shooting. The film is a story about love and exile happening during the COVID-19 pandemic, where the paranoia, the alienation, the absurd humour and the fear of an imminent disaster melt in a film noir structure. MAN-DOG is produced by microFILM (Romania), KLAS Film (Bulgaria), Doppelganger (Sweden) and Pandora Film (Germany), in association with nomada.solo (Romania) and Visual Walkabout (Romania), and in coproduction with HiFilm Productions (Romania), Film i Väst (Sweden), Shoot&Post (Sweden), Auditory (Sweden). The project is supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), MEDIA-Creative Europe, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, and it is financed by Cinema City Romania, Dr. Oetker, Garanti BBVA, MediaCom. Man-Dog was developed during the First Films First and Les Arcs Coproduction Village programmes.

www.hifilm.ro

 

  • LOVABLE by Stanislavs Tokalovs, producers: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Latvia Aija Berzina and EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä is shooting. The film’s main character is a young man Matiss, who has difficulties forming relationship based on love and trust. Only when he has to take care of a little girl Paula, he becomes more sensitive and responsive to the surrounding world. The project is supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia. LOVABLE was developed at ACE Producers Workshop and in ScriptEast project development programme, and it was also presented at Baltic Event within the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn.

www.tasse.lv

 

  • TTB project MEMORY OF WATER by Saara Saarela, producers: EAVE and TTB graduate Mark Lwoff, EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese is shooting in Estonia. The shooting of the Finnish/Estonian/German/Norwegian co-production was supposed to start in spring 2020 but was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Finland’s Bufo is producing in coproduction with Estonia’s Allfilm, Germany’s Pandora Film and Norway’s Mer Film.

www.bufo.fi

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PETIT FLEUR by Santiago Mitre now in post-production

  • PETITE FLEUR by Santiago Mitre, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, co-producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido is in post-production. Written by Santiago Mitre and Mariano Llinas, the script is an adaptation of the novel Petite Fleur by the Argentine writer Iosi Havilio. The story centres around José, an Argentine national who has recently moved to France with his partner and daughter, and who makes the acquaintance of his neighbour. On an impulse, whilst listening to the jazz piece Petite Fleur, he kills his new friend. However, the next day, to José’s astonishment, his neighbour is the picture of health. He decides to kill him again. It’s at this point that José finds himself caught up in a strange new daily routine: looking after the baby and the house, trying to save his relationship… and killing his unwitting neighbour... Produced by Didar Domehri on behalf of Paris-based firm Maneki Films and co-produced by the Argentine firm La Unión de Los Ríos, by the Belgian outfits Panache Productions and La Compagnie Cinématographique, by the Spanish group Setembro Cine, but also by the French firm Logical Pictures and the regional outfit Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma. Supported by Eurimages, Argentina’s National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts INCAA and the Île de France region (in partnership with the CNC), the feature film has been pre-purchased by Ciné+ and is shored up by Movie Tax Invest. Developed with the backing of the CNC and its Aide au développement (Development Grant), and supported by Creative Europe Media, Indéfilms Initiative, B Media Développement, Procirep, and the Provence-Alpes-Côté d'Azur region.

www.manekifilms.com

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EAVE project 200 METERS picked up by True Colours

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, produced by EAVE graduate May Odeh, co-producer EAVE graduate Julia Gebauer has been picked up by True Colours which has secured international sales rights.

www.waycreative.se

 

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski has been acquired by the streaming platform MUBI for USA, Latin America, India and Turkey. This Polish/Swedish co-production was selected in Cannes 2020 Official Selection. The Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales is handling the sales.

www.lavafilms.pl

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21 films by EAVE graduates nominated for European Film Awards

American Academy Awards / The Oscars

The first film by an EAVE graduate has been nominated to represent its country in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars:

  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producers: EAVE graduates Mariusz Wlodarski, Aga Wasiak – Poland

www.oscars.go.com

 

European Film Awards

Due to Covid-19 and the related restrictions, the EFA Feature Film Selection 2020 is announced in two steps. The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the titles of the 32 films in the first part, the second part will be announced in September. The 33rd European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners will take place on 12 December in Reykjavik.

The selected feature and documentary films:

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gavras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH by Najwa Najjar, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef
  • CAT IN THE WALL by Mina Mileva, TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev  
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE EUPHORIA OF BEING by Réka Szabó, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu
  • THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobsen

www.europeanfilmawards.eu

 

Nominated for this year’s Nordic Council Film Prize:

  • 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
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

www.norden.org

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Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film for EXILE

Locarno Film Festival

  • CHOCOBAR by Lucrecia Martel, producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors has won the Pardo 2020 for the production of the best international project.
  • EUREKA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach has won Cinema&Gioventù – “Environment is quality of life” Prize.

www.pardo.ch

 

Transilvania International Film Festival

  • PATRICK by Tim Mielants, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Peter Bouckaert, Frans van Gestel has won Best Director
  • FIDELITY by Nigina Sayfullaeva, co-producers: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille, B’EST graduate Pavel Odynin has won Best Performance.

Romanian Days

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan has won Best Feature
  • IVANA THE TERRIBLE by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon has received a Special Mention
  • EVERYTHING WILL NOT BE FINE by Adrian Pîrvu, Helena Maksyom, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon has won the FIPRESCI Award.

www.tiff.ro

 

Eurimages

  • KRETSUL by Alexandra Likhacheva and produced by B’EST graduate Anna Shalashina of WISH Media (Russia) has won the Eurimages co-production development award. The jury composed of Marianne Dumoulin and Miroslav Mogorovich, together with Eduart Makri for Eurimages, chose to support this project which tells us the story of a human victory, based on the friendship between two sportsmen who manage to overcome their drama thanks to their tenacity and an exceptional friendship. Based on contemporary true events, it tells a winner’s story in a different way, where success is based on human values.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/eurimages/-/2020-eurimages-co-production-development-awards?fbclid=IwAR2Vk43jNmvIkhtnUl9YfP2zy_H0lW_yWkYFh1j4bthDcL5Pg52IidkCYDU

 

Sarajevo Film Festival

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin has won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film
  • THE ISLAND WITHIN directed and produced by B’EST graduate Ru Hasanov has won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Director
  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa has won the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor
  • HOLY FATHER by Andrei Dascalescu, producer: EAVE & TTB graduate Anda Iulia Ionescu ahs won the Special Jury Award in the Competition Programme - Documentary Film
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan has received the Human Rights Award
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker has scooped the Audientia Award 2020.

Cinelink Awards

  • EAVE graduate Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos has been selected to participate in the 2021 edition of EAVE+. (EAVE+ Award)
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille has received the Turkish National Radio and Television Award
  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi has won the Post Republic Award
  • MOON 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate: Fenia Cossovitsa has received the Cinelink Iridium Award
  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin has won the Cineuropa Award.

www.sff.ba

 

Haugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival - New Nordic Films

  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne wins Best Actress (Andrea Bræin Hovig) and Best Production Design (Jørgen Stangebye Larsen) at the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund.
  • DOGBORN by Isabella Carbonell, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies has won the Best Project Award at the Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market.
  • EXCESS WILL SAVE US – THE MOVIE by Morgane Dziurla-Petit, producer: EAVE participant Fredrik Lange has received a Special Mention from the Eurimages Lab Project Award jury.

www.filmfestivalen.no

 

Swedish Kristallen Award

  • LOVE ME by Josefine Bornebusch, producer: EAVE graduate Sofie Palage wins the Swedish Kristallen Award for Best TV Drama of the Year.

https://www.nordiskfilmogtvfond.com/news/stories/love-me-voted-best-tv-drama-at-swedens-kristallen-awards

 

Hong Kong International Film Festival

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane has won 3 awards, namely the Firebird Award, Best Actress and the FIPRESCI prize at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, Young Cinema Competition (World).

https://www.hkiff.org.hk/news/detail?id=623

 

Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum

  • STRANGER EYES by Yeo Siew Hua, producer: EAVE & TTB graduate Fran Borgia won the HAF Fiction Award (non Hong Kong project)

http://hkiff.mtel.ws/HKIFFedm466/index.html

 

Amman International Film Festival

  • INSHALLA A BOY by Amjad Al-Rasheed, produced by EAVE Rula Nasser has received US $7,500 from Société Générale de Banque – Jordanie as Amman Film Industry Days (AFID) prize in Development category for Jordanian projects.

https://aiff.jo/amman-industry-days/

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EAVE project SOLE in French cinemas

In French cinemas

  • THE PERFECT CANDIDATE directed and produced by Interchange graduate Haifaa Al-Mansour. August 12.

https://iffr.com/en/2020/films/the-perfect-candidate

  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder. August 19.

www.kgp.co.at

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak. September 3.

https://www.kinoproduzioni.com/sole

 

In Belgian cinemas

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. August 5.

www.lemmingfilm.com

 

In Dutch cinemas

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. August 6.

www.lemmingfilm.com

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE (BLANCO EN BLANCO) by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi. August 6. 

www.donquijotefilms.com

 

In Austrian cinemas

  • WAREN EINMAL REVOLUZZER by Johanna Moder, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann. August 28.

 www.freibeuterfilm.at

  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan. August 21.

www.lescontesmodernes.fr

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. August 6.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. August 6.

www.lemmingfilm.com

 

In German cinemas

  • GIRAFFE by Anna Sofie Hartmann, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. August 6.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno. August 6.

www.tarantula.lu

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. August 19.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. August 19.

http://jbaproduction.com

 

In Danish cinemas

  • SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt, producer: TTB group leader, EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann. August 27.

http://www.weydemannbros.com

 

In Norwegian cinemas

  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese. August 28.

www.fluxfilm.net

  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno. August 28.

www.tarantula.lu

 

In Romanian cinemas

  • THE EXIT OF THE TRAINS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon. August 28.

www.hifilm.ro

 

In Spanish cinemas

  • A LAND IMAGINED by Siew Hua Yeo, producer: EAVE graduate Fran Borgia, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jean-Laurent Csinidis and Denis Vaslin. August 26.

www.akangafilm.com

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EAVE project 200 METERS selected for Venice Days

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (August 6 – 23)

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • 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
  • THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin, producer: PUENTES graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers

http://miff.com.au/

 

Dokufest Prizren (August 7 – 25)

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • DOGS BARKING AT BIRDS by Leonor Teles, producer: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis
  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • JOURNEY TO UTOPIA by Erlend Eirik Mo, producer: EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller
  • JOZI GOLD by Sylvia Vollenhoven, Fredrik Gertten, producer: EAVE graduate Margarete Jangård
  • OROSLAN by Matjaz Ivanisin, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec
  • PHASES OF MATTER by Deniz Tortum, producers: EAVE graduates Anna Maria Aslanoglu, Asli Erdem
  • TALES FROM THE PRISON CELL by Abel Visky, producers: EAVE graduate Eszter Gyarfas, EAVE graguate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petrányi
  • THE EXIT OF THE TRAINS by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler

https://dokufest.com

 

Locarno Film Festival (August 7 – 17)

The films after tomorrow

  • CHOCOBAR by Lucrecia Martel, producers: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • EUREKA by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH by Helena Wittmann, producer: TTB participant Julia Cöllen
  • I COME FROM IKOTUN by Wang Bing, producer: TTB participant Julia Cöllen
  • LITTLE SOLANGE by Axelle Ropert, producer: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • WHEN THE WAVES ARE GONE by Lav Diaz, producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena, TTB graduates Bradley Liew, Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

Pardi di Domani

  • BREAK by Levente Kölcsey, producer: EAVE graduate Balazs Zachar
  • THE END OF SUFFERING by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • THE PARALLEL STATE by Octav Chelaru, producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu

Through the Open Doors

  • NECKTIE YOUTH by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro
  • ON THE EDGE (SUR LA PLANCHE) by Leila Kilani, producer: EAVE graduate Hanneke Van der Tas

www.pardolive.ch

 

Sarajevo Film Festival (August 16 – 23)

Feature Film Competition

  • OTTO THE BARBARIANby Ruxandra Ghitescu, producer: EAVE graduate Iuliana Tarnovetchi
  • THE ISLAND WITHIN directed and produced by B’EST graduate Ru Hasanov
  • 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

Documentary Competition

  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • HOLY FATHER by Andrei Dascalescu, producer: EAVE & TTB graduate Anda Iulia Ionescu
  • IN PRAISE OF LOVE by Tamara Drakuli, producer: EAVE participant Jelena Angelovski
  • NENAD by Mladen Bundalo, producer: EAVE graduate Zoran Galic
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • HOUSE OF DOLLS by Tudor Platon, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • HER MOTHERS by Asia Der, Sari Haragonics, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • RETURN TO EPIPO by Judit Olah, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • THE PAGEANT by Eytan Ipeker, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Chichkowsky
  • WOOD by EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, producers: EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

CineLink Co-production Market

  • FLAME by György Mor Karpati, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Hungary Viktoria Petranyi
  • LUNA PARK by Florenc Papas, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti
  • ONE MONTH, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Maya Vitkova-Kosev
  • OUR FATHER by Goran Stankovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen
  • THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KIMON by Neritan Zinxhiria, producer: EAVE graduate Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos

CineLink Work In Progress

  • ELA ILE HILMI & ALI by Ziya Demirel, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Maria Aslanoglu
  • THE LAST PROJECTIONIST by Alex Bakri, co-producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • MOON 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate: Fenia Cossovitsa
  • STREAMS by Mehdi Hmili, co-producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi

www.sff.ba/en

 

Haugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival - New Nordic Films (August 14 – 21)

  • EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Hedén, opening film, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Sweden Julia Gebauer
  • ECHO (BERGMAL) by Runar Runarsson, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BINTI by Frederike Migom, producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • CALL MOM! by Lisa Aschan, producer: EAVE graduate Anna-Maria Kantarius
  • DEUX by Filippo Meneghetti, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elise André and Donnato Rotunno
  • EXCESS WILL SAVE US – THE MOVIE by Morgane Dziurla-Petit, producer: EAVE participant Fredrik Lange
  • FOREST GIANT by Ville Jankeri, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jukka Helle
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivoneimi, producer: EAVE graduate Elli Toivoneimi
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • MY GRANDPA IS AN ALIEN by Marina Andree Skop, Drazen Zarkovic, producer: EAVE graduate Darija Kulenovic Gudan
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG) by Sarah Winkenstette, producer: TTB group leader, EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • WILDLAND by Jeanette Nordahl, producers: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

Among the 16 projects in development presented at the Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market, are the following projects by EAVE graduates:

  • DOGBORN by Isabella Carbonell, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • FRIDAY by Alli Haapasalo, producer: EAVE graduate Leila Lyytikäinen
  • KALAK by Isabella Eklöf, co-producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • MISTER by Emily Atef, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • SHIJA by Marja Pyykkö, producers: EAVE graduates Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Kristine Knudsen, Annemiek van der Hell
  • THE SQUIRREL by Markus Lehmusruusu, producer: EAVE graduate Leila Lyytikäinen, co-producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis
  • TUESDAY CLUB by Annika Appelin, co-producer: EAVE graduate Peter Possne

https://filmfestivalen.no

 

SANFIC Chile (August 16 – 23)

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE (BLANCO EN BLANCO) by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • SIBERIA by Aberl Ferrara, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli

https://sanfic.com

 

Filmfestival Kitzbühel (August 24 – 30)

  • MATRIOCHKAS by Bérangère Mc Neese, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi

http://ffkb.at/en/

 

Film Francophone d’Angoulême  (August 28 – September 2)

  • CAPERNAUM by Nadine Labaki, co-produced by EAVE graduate Pierre Sarraf
  • SI LE VENT TOMBE by Nora Matryosian, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri

www.filmfrancophone.fr

 

Hong Kong International Film Festival (cancelled)

Gala Presentation

  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • PROXIMA by Alice Winocour, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese

Firebird Award

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE participant Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, Bongiwe Selane
  • THIS IS NOT A MOVIE by Yung Chang, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan

Masters and Auteurs

  • THE WHISTLERS by Corneliu Porumboiu, producers: EAVE graduates Jonas Dornbach and Marcela Ursu
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, Dan Wechsler, Peter Possne, Labina Mitevska

World Cinema

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • THE FEVER by Myay Da Rin, producer: EAVE graduate PUENTES graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • GHOST TROPIC by Bas Devos, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • MARTIN EDEN by , producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli
  • NASIR by Arun Karthick, producers: EAVE participant Mathivanan Rajendran and EAVE graduate Reiner Selen 
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak
  • THE UNKNOWN SAINT by Alaa Eddine Aljem, producer: PUENTES graduate Alexa Rivero

Documentaries 

  • ANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYER by EAVE graduate Peter Kropenin
  • KUBRICK BY KUBRICK by TTB graduate Jeremy Zelnik

Kaleidoscope

  • MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Anca Damian, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers

www.hkiff.org.hk

 

Pula Film Festival (August 29 – September 4)

  • DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE by Martin Turk, producer: EAVE graduate Ida Weiss
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo 
  • I AM FRANK by Metod Pevec, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, co-producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings
  • EAVE project THE SON by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold

www.pulafilmfestival.hr

 

Venice International Film Festival  (August 29 – September 8)

Main Competition

  • LE SORELLE MACALUSO by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producers: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, producers: EAVE graduates Mariusz Wlodarski, Aga Wasiak
  • PIECES OF A WOMAN by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE participant Cristian Nicolescu

Orizzonti

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • LA NUIT DES ROIS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Letourneau
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Hampel, Annabella Nezri

Venice Gap-Financing Market

  • EAVE project A GIRL’S ROOM by Aino Suni, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Aubert
  • EL PROFUGO by Natalia Meta, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech
  • LES CAHIERS by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • MISTER by by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, co-producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • OCCUPIED CITY by Steve McQueen, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust
  • PICCOLO CORPO by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan
  • SWEET DREAMS by Ena Sendijarevic, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • THE FAUN by Augusto Zanovello, producer: EAVE graduate Anca Damian
  • TRANSAMAZONIA by Pia Marais, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • A PICTURE BOOK by Kana Tomoko, producer: TTB graduate Mari Mukai

www.labiennale.org/en/cinema

 

Venice International Critics Week

  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen
  • THE BOOK OF VISION by Carlo S. Hintermann, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye
  • THE FLOOD WON’T COME by Marat Sargsyan, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene

www.sicvenezia.it

 

Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days)

  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • 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
  • MY TENDER MATADOR by Rodrigo Sepulveda, producers: PUENTES graduates Florencia Larrea, Alejandro Israel, Ezequiel Borovinsky
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE+ graduate Nicolas Comeau
  • THE NEW GOSPEL by Milo Rau, world premiere, producer: EAVE participant Sebastian Lemke

http://www.giornatedegliautori.com/

 

Festivals cancelled and postponed

 

  • Festival de Cinéma Douarnenez (August 14 – 28)

www.festival-douarnenez.com

  • European Film Festival Palic (August 8 –14)

www.palicfilmfestival.com

  • Vukovar Film Festival, Croatia  (August 23 – 26)

www.vukovarfilmfestival.com

  • Festival of Slovenian Film postponed to October 6 – 11

www.fsf.si

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MEET EAVE IN SEPTEMBER!

@Durban Film Mart, September 4, online

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

@EAVE+, September 22-27, Luxembourg

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR CREATIVE PRODUCER INDABA FIRST WORKSHOP

Creative Producer Indaba was created to provide professional training and hone the leadership skills of tenacious producers interested in building the African film industry. In this spirit, Indaba’s Opening Assembly on 28th of August will take place as a Conversation on Leadership, moderated by African Group Leader and Realness Institute Co-Founder, Mehret Mandefro (A51 Pictures, Ethiopia and Truth Aid, USA). Our guests in conversation will be Tabitha Jackson - Director of Sundance Film Festival, Cara Mertes - Project Director of Moving Image Strategies at the Ford Foundation, and Makhosazana Khanyile - CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF). Furthermore there will be sessions with international producers and experts, including IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund Manager Fay Breeman who will host a session on the process of funding applications.

The opening conversation is a highlight of our program as our leadership luminaries discuss what it means to: 1) to be a leader, 2) to build media infrastructure and support‘, and 3) to support artists. Each of our guests has an impressive track record of leading, building, and funding creative work globally. Tabitha Jackson’s belief in the arts as a public good has filtered into her work over an expansive career of 25 years in film and public broadcasting, where she has uplifted independent and diverse voices in cinema and other art forms. Throughout her career as a nonprofit executive, award-winning executive producer and producer/director, broadcast programmer, curator, teacher, and writer, Cara Mertes has championed the leadership role of artists in society, and worked to harness the power of cultural expression to amplify awareness and accelerate progressive change. Makhosazana Khanyile has worked in media and broadcasting, with a focus on strategies and programming for the African continent for MNet and Fox Network Group. At the NFVF, she provides leadership to the most robust funding agency in Africa, bringing her expertise in forming long-term strategies in building the country’s filmmaking infrastructure.

“The new world order gave us the opportunity to tap into the most incredible professionals all over the globe to contribute to our program.” Says Creative Director of the Realness Institute and Indaba Head of Studies, Elias Ribeiro. “We are thrilled for Indaba participants and hope they will pay it forward in being active builders of the African Film Industry. We can achieve so much together by sharing information, good will and stablishing a network of producers all over the continent that is engaging their governments and policy makers to catalyze the establishment of new financial instruments and more public efforts in utilizing the powerful nation building tool that Cinema is.”

The first of two workshops then proceeds over two weeks with plenary sessions run by producers and experts who embody the spirit of the program itself. They are all leaders and are active professionals in their own countries. The participants will be mentored by Group Leaders Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree, Belgium) and Mehret Mandefro. The plenary workshops will be led by: Ama Ampadu (Saturday Films, UK); Cait Pansegrouw (Urucu, South Africa); Dayo Ogunyemi (Zuri 24 Media, Nigeria); Effie Brown (Gamechanger, USA); Femi Odugbemi (234 Media, Nigeria); Katy Lena (IndigoMood Films, Senegal); Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, Italy); Rosa Attab (France) and Steven Markowitz (Big World Cinema, South Africa). With a pulse on current industry trends, Indaba has invited Christopher Mack (Director of Creative Talent Investment and Development, Netflix) to host a masterclass on how packaging content for streaming platforms.

Fay Breeman, the manager of International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund will be hosting an interactive session with both the Realness Screenwriters’ Residency and the Indaba participants. As the only international public fund that supports the development of African projects, this will be a fruitful exchange that will allow the producers to meet with Fay Breeman to discuss the application process and ask questions.

The producers will also have the opportunity to engage with the Realness screenwriting residents in an informal networking mixer. We see a clear overlap in the Screenwriters' Residency and Indaba as an opportunity to bring these projects into contact with the Indaba producers, with the possibility of them collaborating. Creative Producer Indaba, which will start its program on the 31st of August, was conceptualized as a vehicle to hone the creative and entrepreneurial skills of producers working in Africa. The program design and financing was helmed by URUCU producer and leader in his own right, Elias Ribeiro, co-founder of the Realness Institute. He led CTIFMF Industry Program in 2018 and serves as an advisory board member to Ladima Foundation and Screen Worlds.

The schedule for the online plenaries can be found on the Realness Institute website at https://www.realness.institute/creative-producer-indaba. To request access to the online Plenaries and Talks as an observer please contact: submissions@realness.institute. Space will be made available on a first come first serve basis until we reach capacity.

Realness Institute presents Creative Producer Indaba in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s IFFR Pro, Sundance Institute; with the support of DOC A, National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, French Institute of South Africa and IEFTA.

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EAVE EXCLUSIVE interview with EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis

                                 

©Jurgen Van Tiggelen

An interview with EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis on the shooting of one of the first European co-production to be shot after the lockdown due to the COVID crisis.  

- I’m talking to you via Skype while you are on the small Greek Island Amorgros where you have been shooting the Greek-German-Italian co-production TÖCHTER (DAUGTHERS) since mid-June. How does it feel to shoot a film again?

Well, I would say, for sure it’s a relief that we are doing it, and there are points when it feels like a victory. It’s somewhere in between these two feelings. There was a point when it was a mere “if“ and “when“ and “how“ would we be able to go back to shooting – not this film, but in general – and then I kind of took it personally. I said, no, we cannot allow this situation to make our work obsolete – it’s either this or nothing. So we have to win this battle. On the other hand are we shooting a film here in conditions that are very friendly to the COVID safety protocol: We are outdoors, we’re all staying in this hotel here, we don’t have any difficult scenes with a lot of extras, we have no sex-scenes ... . So it’s a good project to get your feet wet and experience how to shoot under these conditions. But nevertheless we are doing it and that’s the most important thing. 

- You are shooting one of the first European co-productions after the lockdown of Europe’s film industry. How is it that you are so quick?

Well, two things: one is objective and has nothing to do with us, and that’s the fact that Greece was one of the countries that managed to handle the pandemic quite quickly and efficiently and therefore we were able to get out of the lockdown sooner than other countries and it’s a safe destination in that sense. The other thing is Bettina Brokemper’s, who is the main producer, determination in making it happen and not let go. The moment it became clear that Greece will open ist borders and that it will be possible to travel safe onto this island we are now and shoot, the moment we had a protocol published by the authorities and all that, we had less than a month to do all the preparation and be here and shoot. The borders opened for countries like Germany on the 15th of June. On the 16th Bettina and the whole cast and crew boarded a private plane and came to Greece.  

- What is the story of DAUGHTERS or TÖCHTER, as the film is called in German?

The film is a road movie set in Switzerland, Italy and Greece following two friends, Betty and Martha, who have the typical problems of emancipated forty-year-old single women in Berlin. They set out on a trip with Marthas dying father on their backseat to Switzerland where he has made an appointment for assisted suicide in a special institute. As it shows, things are not going exactly according to his plans. The story evolves to a big adventure that takes them to Italy and eventually to Greece in search of another father, Bettys father. The final part of the film is set in Greece. The film is a road trip and a bittersweet comedy with lots of dry humour.

- What do you think, how much longer will the shooting have taken in the end compared to non-COVID-times?

We do not need any more time for the shoot. I mean, normally we would not have stopped, but in terms of shooting days there was no days added to the shooting schedule because of the measures. We had to hire more people instead – it would either have been more time or more people. Because we have to disinfect everything at the end of the shooting day: the camera equipment, the light equipment, the wardrobe, the make-up rooms, the production base, all of these places have to be decontaminated by people. We decided to go for a slightly bigger crew so that we can save time and stay within the schedule that was initially planned. Another reason is that we think the less time we need for shooting, the less chances are there for a possible infection. So on the one hand there are financial and practical reasons and on the other hand there are safety reasons. 

- What else do you have to do to stick to the protocol?

The Greek protocol is slightly stricter than the German. Everybody had to get tested before we started shooting. The cast was getting tested twice – the second time was here on the island. As I said, all the equipment has to be decontaminated at the end of the shooting day before the crew puts them in the trucks to store them until the next day. The same applies for the wardrobe and make-up equipment as well as for all the rooms that are used for the production. There is medical staff with us at all times. They are also taking the temperature and monitor the safety regulations. And then there is the usual stuff: indoors we need to wear masks, fortunately the majority of the scenes are outdoors. We need to keep safety distances with eachother. The medical staff inspecting the shoot, reports daily at a health inspection company, which is going to certify at the end of the shoot that the protocol was followed. But that’s pretty much it.

- So it’s strange, but it’s manageable?

It’s strange, but sometimes it’s also irritating. You know, we’re here to work. And sometimes people forget something and you don’t want to be the policeman to tell other people what they have to do. But we are all getting used to it and we are respectful to each other and that’s the main thing.

- With all these precautions and safety measures the production will cost more money?

For sure all things bring extra costs to the production, completely unforeseen costs. Now we have to start to talk budget and take all these things into consideration. But for me the most important thing is that we are making it. I’m talking to colleagues while I’m here and I’m telling that we are shooting. And the reaction I received from all of them was that they are feeling optimistic and encouraged that we, that someone is doing it. It’s important to show people that can you continue to do your job under these conditions. We’ll have to find solutions all the time and we’re doing that here, too. Most of the European independent producers are tough cookies. We are learned to work with difficulties and under harsh conditions, so we’ll battle that, too. 

- Besides TÖCHTER, you have more international co-productions scheduled for shooting this year?

Yes, we have. The funny thing is, this whole thing is happening in a year where we are only shooting international co-productions. After this one here we have MEDITERRANEO by Marcel Barrena, a Spanish-Greek production which we were supposed to shoot now and which is postponed to September. And then we have TRIANGLE OF SADNESS by Ruben Östlund, which we are also going to shoot in the fall. All these projects were initially planned for now, but we had to change our plans because of the COVID chaos. But we have resumed to work on these two projects, too. And hopefully in September and October we are going to shoot them. So for us, as I said in the beginning, it has been a matter of doing it. Otherwise – what? We close business? We can’t let this happen. 

- So this will be a memorable year, I suppose.

Yes, let’s hope for good reasons, also. Who would have thought we would experience a pandemic in our lifetime. But we are. We should be thankful that science and medicine is progressed enough to be able to battle this thing.

Still from Töchter, ©Wolfgang Ennenbach Heimatfilm

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