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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!

 

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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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Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

Find out more...

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