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Exclusive EAVE Interview

Ankica Juric Tilic and Ada Solomon in an interview about winning the Golden Bear with their film Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, an all-EAVE-co-production and about passion, masks and Linda Beath’s SWOT analysis.

The film Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn you both produced won the Golden Bear for Best Film at this year’s Berlinale. How did you feel winning the Golden Bear at the online festival, without the audience and the red carpet?

Ada Solomon: It was amazing. Before the Golden Bear I thought that Berlinale won’t be so exciting as an online festival, but during these 5 days it turned out that my mind was completely in Berlin even if I was physically in Bucharest.

 

That’s good, but it must have been strange as well.

AS: Of course, it was strange. But there was also some kind of connection that was even more extended, because I have the impression that for instance the press was much more present. We have just made the wrap-up of the press that we received, and we had over 130 main articles about the film during the Berlinale. The press articles are from all over the world: China, India, South America, the US, Germany, France, Iceland… you name it.

 

How did you experience it, Ankica?

Ankica Juric Tilic: We are so much looking forward to seeing the film together with the audience and with all co-producers in the same theatre in June. I still have this feeling that we will only have the full impression of the film when we’ve seen it together with the audience. Normally, I’m having such a terrible “stage fear” before the very first screening of the film with the audience as if I’m maybe the only person who likes this film. And then as soon as you meet the audience in the theatre, all the butterflies in the stomach make such a special sensation that I really cannot wait to feel. So, I agree with Ada that it is a sort of extended impression, which is good in a way. And what is even better: we still have some great things to look forward to. With less stress than we had before, of course.

AS: I think this will be a fantastic reward for all the hard work. I hope, that in June we will be able to travel to Berlin and that it will be a celebration without any kind of pressure, because the film has already been seen and there will be the interaction with the audience. We will be celebrating it together with the audience and exchanging the experiences and the thoughts with them.

A festival without pressure, that’s something we haven’t experienced before.

 

You have known each other since 2007 when you both graduated at EAVE. Have you been collaborating or co-producing together since then?

AS: Yes, we started with my project at EAVE.

 

So, you’ve been working together right from the start?

AS: Yes, it took a little bit of time, but Ankica fell in love with my project First of All, Felicia, a debut film by Razvan Radulescu and Melissa de Raaf. Afterwards we had a lot of co-productions that were less formal. We also have many Berlinale and Cannes experiences together because we are always sharing an apartment together with another EAVE fellow, (Finnish producer) Leila Lyytikainen, so this is much more than just working together as partners on some films. 

 

Sounds like friendship.

AJT: Yes, it is a friendship.

 

How did it happen that you have co-produced this film together, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn?

AJT: I’m a huge fan of the director of the film, Radu Jude. I was always eager to be a part of his crew. This time it was convenient to step in time wise and I’m happy that Ada decided to pick up Croatia and us to step in as co-producers, because I admire the director and his work. Also, there is no doubt that I can easily work with Ada because we know each other very well. We have a similar taste, similar ethics and similar working habits, so we are matching perfectly. For me to work together with such a director as Radu felt like a privilege and I was really motivated to make this film happen.

 

There are 2 more EAVE graduates involved…

AS: We have even more EAVE graduates involved: Paul Thiltges and Adrien Chef from Luxemburg (Paul Thiltges Distributions), and Jiri Konecny from Czech Republic (endorfilm). Ankica was Adrian’s group leader at the EAVE Producers Workshop, and we have the associate producer Dan Wechsler from Switzerland (Bord Cadre Films) who is also EAVE graduate. Our sales agent is Heretic Outreach, and they are EAVE graduates (Konstantinos Kontovrakis) as well. So, it is an exclusive EAVE construction.

 

Was it difficult or easy to capture your EAVE colleagues’ interest in this project?

AS: No, it wasn’t difficult. We worked together with Paul Thiltges Distributions many years ago and we were looking for the right project to work together again. This film is an interesting construction, because on one side I was closer to Paul Thiltges while my colleague Diana Paroiu, who is a producer in our company, was together with Adrien Chef at EAVE in 2019, and she suggested working with Luxembourg. This is the beauty of such a network, because there are always more links coming together, so it wasn’t difficult at all to involve the EAVE graduates in this project. It all came together in a natural way. We have worked with Dan Wechsler on Radu’s films before, and we have already co-produced with Jiri Konecny. The difficulty was more connected to how to split the process among all co-producers and how we can fit together all these countries and their requirements in a film that is profoundly Romanian. I’m very proud how we managed to put together our minds, knowledge and craft to work it out smoothly – in a period when it is not easy to travel and co-produce at all. For the Croatian part, Ankica brought in excellent composers because we needed some music. Next time that I’m going to work with Croatia I’m not necessarily going to work together with Ankica because of our friendship, but because I wish to work with these specific composers again. They were amazing and also Radu wants to continue working with them. He now wants to put more focus on music because he has found partners who understand him perfectly and who can deliver what he is expecting.

AJT: There is one more thing that I’d like to say about co-producing, which also comes from my experience as a lead producer. It’s a great privilege when all co-producers are in love with the project, because then everybody is aiming to provide elements for the film and the director will have to do the smallest amount of compromises. This is the beauty of it. It is not about spending money or raising money or money issues at all; it is about how to help the director to pursue his/her vision and how to help the film becoming even better. This was great with this project, because this supporting energy from all partners involved was at all time present. It was so lovely listening to Ada and Radu later on when they credited all of us. They used every single opportunity to say how much they appreciated the help from the partners, which often doesn’t happen. I think it was the result of our energy and deep understanding not only of the film but also of the whole co-production process. This respect among all of us was really a beautiful part besides the Golden Bear.

AS: This film wouldn’t be possible without you. First of all, without you, personally, since you were the first one on board, and also not without the others. We are all from small countries, some are richer than others in terms of resources, but it’s a small film, not with a huge budget or a huge financial construction. It is interesting to see that it is possible to co-produce between such small entities and such different cultures.       

 

You are both experienced producers with a large network; you are both EAVE national coordinators and Ankica is EAVE group leader. Are you trying to teach the EAVE participants to work together like you do, thinking what kind of quality each one can introduce to a project?

AS: Yes, definitely. There is something absolutely unique about EAVE and the way this network has been sticking together over generations. It is not only a label; it’s a real link between people. The emotional connection that develops during the workshops, at least in my opinion, is something that stays over the years. If you know it’s someone who was also a part of this process, you already have confidence in this person. If you look at the EAVE get-togethers in Cannes or Berlin, or at other festivals, EAVE graduates love to spend some time together, even if it is not part of their obligation. They care about each other. So it’s not business, it’s passion.

AJT: I think that the EAVE team does a great job at selecting people. I usually compare it with a summer camp or a military camp, because you spend hours and hours working together, and you get to know the people from your group very well. Once you get to know them, there is a trust built within, and then it is a very natural step to start co-producing together. I think it is a great programme and I think the span of one year is a good choice because there are these moments in between when you can reflect on everything, and then come back stronger and wiser. There is this circle of trust, which is the greatest advantage of the programme. Not only my generation but also other generations have proven the EAVE model as very successful by collaborating together professionally.

 

Coming back to the film Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn. COVID-19 was a challenge for the shooting of this film, so you have integrated the wearing of masks into the film. Was this decision difficult or easy? Was it unanimous did you have to discuss?

AS: The discussions were revolving around the following issues: how can we protect our crew and our cast better in order to be safe, feel more confident and carry on with the shooting, and prove that we are responsible and that we don’t need to stop shooting. Because of the requirements that we received from the local and European authorities and also by using common sense we had to keep the wheel rolling. At that point we started making different plans and prepared the SWOT analysis as Linda Beath has taught us at EAVE, so we could analyse how to face the challenges and come up with alternatives. We are also very lucky to have a director who is very responsible and very practical in his artistic decisions, and he is able to adapt very easily. When we realised that we will be 30 – 35 people in a classroom for 10 days of shooting, it was his idea to do it outside, so we could keep the distance and be safer. It’s realistic that reunions take place outside in these times, so we agreed to it. Later on, he came up with the idea of wearing masks and we had someone among production partners who was reluctant to it. I wasn’t, because I saw it from the very beginning the way it is perceived; it’s a sign of the time and it will stay as a stamp of the film. The masks aren’t just masks, but they are integrated in each character, and they define as a costume the personality of each character; one more banal, one more sophisticated, one with something written on it, one really crazy, etc. It’s very interesting though, that we had only one actress that in the first days of shooting refused to wear the mask on the set. Not because she didn’t want to be protected, but because she felt that with a mask she didn’t have a full presence as an actress. When this came into a discussion, I understood very well that for an actor this might create a problem. At the end of the day the solution that we have found was to have a transparent shield instead of a mask, which is still protective. 

 

So one could see her face and she was still protected. What did you think about it, Ankica?

AJT: I liked the idea. Later on, when the film was already out, I was listening to some concerns regarding distribution and sales. But at the moment when Ada told me about the idea, I was all for it and I wasn’t thinking of some potential problems with distribution or sales. It felt like the right thing to do. Also, the topic that Radu wanted to treat in this film could be easily said with or without masks. What I like about his work and his films is this contemporary moment, even if the story happens 100 years ago, it’s always very much about society nowadays. He is very strong with his stories, so for me this decision felt like the right one. Yes, this is where we are and let us tell the story at the very precise moment in history, September 2020. That’s why I felt it was the right decision.

 

One will always link this film with exactly that time.

AS: Absolutely. I think it is important to have this kind of testimony.

 

Do you think you are going to collaborate again in future?

AS & AJT: Yes, absolutely.

AJT: We have started a new journey a month ago, so yes, it will never stop.

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EAVE project DEFENDING ONGWEN receives funding

Eurimages

Europe's Eurimages Fund will support 24 feature film projects, including 3 documentaries and 3 animation films. Among them 16 projects produced & co-produced by EAVE graduates:

  • BEANIE by Slobodan Maksimovic, producer: EAVE graduate Ida Weiss, co-producers: EAVE MW graduate Adolf El Assal, EAVE graduate Darija Kulenovic Gudan
  • DESERTS by Faouzi Bensaïdi, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • EAVE project DEFENDING ONGWEN by Lukasz Konopa, Emil Langballe, producer: EAVE graduate Heidi Kim Andersen
  • EAVE project ORDINARY FAILURES by Cristina Grosan, producer: EAVE graduate Marek Novak
  • FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE by Ivan Marinovi, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic
  • FORTRESS by Jessica Woodworth, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Brosens, co-producers: EAVE participant Maarten D’Hollander, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin & Fleur Knopperts
  • KAYMAK by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: B‘EST graduate Ion Prior
  • PIGGY by Carlota Pereda, producer: EAVE graduate Merry Colomer
  • QUEENS by Yasmine Benkiran, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts, EAVE+ graduate Hanneke Niens
  • REBEL by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • SICK OF MYSELF by Kristoffer Borgli, producers: EAVE graduates Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
  • SISTERS by Linda Olte, producer: EAVE participant and MW graduate Roberto Cavallini
  • STICKING POINTS by Flo Flamme, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers, Géraldine Sprimont, Anne-Laure Guégan
  • THE WATER by Elena Lopez Riera, producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler, co-producer: EAVE participant Alejandro Arenas
  • TEMPS MORT (TIME OUT) by Eve Duchemin, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • WAYS TO RUN by Aboozar Amini, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau

www.coe.int/en/web/eurimages/

 

CNC

The French CNC label Aide aux Cinémas du Monde has published its first funding decisions for 2021. Among them:

  • ADEMOKA by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • LES LARMES DU CROCODILE by Tumpal Tampubolon, producer: EAVE graduate Claire Lajoumard 
  • ON BARREN WEEDS by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • STRANGER EYES by Yeo Siew Hua, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • TTB project TITANIC OCEAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Dandraki
  • YARMOUK, JOURNAL D’UN ASSIÉGÉ by Abdallah Al-Khatib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • ZÈ by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent

www.cnc.fr

 

Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Film Foundation supports 12 new projects, among them 7 fiction features, 3 documentaries and 2 short films. Among them:

  • THE GRUMP 3 by Mika Kaurismäki, producer: EAVE graduate Jukka Helle
  • HAMSTERS by Markku Pölönen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Marko Röhr
  • SOMETHING BLUE by EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy
  • THE TWIN by Taneli Mustonen, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Hyvärinen
  • RESISTANT by Ville Suhonen, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • SPIRAL by Salla Sorri and Eva-Maria Koskinen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki

http://ses.fi/en

 

Netherlands Film Fund

In the first round of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive of 2021 contributions were made to 21 productions including 12 feature films, 5 documentaries, 2 drama series and 2 documentary series. Among them:

  • CROSSING by Jacqueline van Vugt, producer: EAVE, PUENTES and  TTB graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • NATASHA’S DANCE by Jos Stelling, co-producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert 
  • QUEENS by Yasmine Benkiran, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts, EAVE+ graduate Hanneke Niens
  • SEA SPARKLE by Domien Huyghe, producer: EAVE MW graduate Sanne Sandaert
  • THE LIFE by Giancarlo Sanchez, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • WHITE BERRY by Sia Hermanides, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust

www.filmfonds.nl

 

EAVE project SOUVENIRS OF WAR by Georg Zeller, producer: EAVE graduate Moritz Bonatti has been selected for production funding by the IDM Film Fund Südtirol-Alto Adige. About the film: When Hasan, a survivor of the genocide, recounts how his brother was killed in front of him, there is always a visitor who suffers more from the heat, than from the stories told. Adis instead, may seem somewhat cynical, transforming real battlefields to playgrounds for war gamers. But most of the time, in the film, we feel that creating a life after the destruction of a war, is not easy for anyone. Set in the booming tourist destination Bosnia, 25 years after a war that violently split a multi-ethnic society and left 100.000 dead and 2 million displaced, the field of tension between the moral duty to remember and the convenience of oblivion, characterizes a society whose traumas won’t heal by time alone. Tourists can learn lessons of grief and forgiveness and with their presence, may disrupt some of the obstacles to the catharsis urgently needed.

www.heliosfilms.bz/portfolio/souvenirs-of-war

 

First IDFA Bertha Fund selection of 2021 supports ten documentary projects through IBF Classic, the Fund’s flagship grant program that supports independent, critical, and artistic voices from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, including

  • THE NIGHTS STILL SMELL OF GUNPOWDER by Inadelso Cossa, producer: INDABA graduate Thomas Kaske

www.kaskefilm.de

 

  • EVA’S CALL by Jenni Toivoniemi, producers: EAVE graduates Alise Gelze and Venla Hellstedt received a Latvian Co-financing Programme Grant. The project is co-produced by Latvia’s White Picture and Finnish outfit Tuffi Films.

https://white-picture.lv

 

  • LIFE INTERRUPTED by Ilze Kunga-Melgaile, producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina received a Production Grant from the National Film Centre of Latvia.

http://www.tasse.lv

 

  • EAVE project STREETFOOD by EAVE graduate Victoria Thomas receives support from MIBACT Minority co-pro fund. The film explores the human condition of the refugee crisis in Italy, a country notorious for its love for food almost as it is for its current concerns about refugees.

www.polkadotfactory.studio

 

  • MEN OF DEEDS by Paul Negoescu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci starts shooting in May. The screenplay, written by Radu and Oana Romaniuc, focuses on Ilie, the forty-something chief of police in a village in Northern Romania, close to the Ukrainian border. Surrounded by illegalities (for example, both the mayor and the village priest smuggle cigarettes on the side) and dreaming of settling down, Ilie will soon feel the pressure to finally do what he has been supposed to do for years: protect the villagers and fight the abuse of power. The 25-day shoot will start on 10 May. Support comes from the Romanian National Film Center, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme and Eurimages.

www.tangajproduction.com

 

  • EAVE project TO THE NORTH by Mihai Mincan, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Radu Stancu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Konstantinos Vassilaros and Mikulas Novotny is in pre-production. The screenplay, written by Mincan, centres on a religious Filipino sailor working on a transatlantic ship, who happens upon Dumitru, a young Romanian stowaway. Moved by the fact that the frightened Dumitru is clutching a Bible, the sailor starts playing a dangerous game in order to save the boy’s life. The project is supported by the Romanian National Film Center, the Czech Film Fund, the Bulgarian National Film Center and the Greek Film Centre. TO THE NORTH will be shot over 29 days in April and May, in ports in Romania and Greece.

http://www.defilm.ro

 

  • TRANSAMAZONIA by Pia Marais, producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs has been selected for Cinema For Change, the industry initiative of the Le Temps Presse Festival. Written by Pia Marais, Martin Rosefeldt, Willem Droste, the film tells the story of a missionary pastor and his daughter, a miracle healer, who are tangled up in a violent conflict between an Amazonian indigenous tribe and marauding loggers. Developed with the support of the Collectivité territoriale de Guyane, Angoa, Aide au développement franco-allemand, Film-and Medienstiftung NRW, MEDIA Creative Europe, Supported by CNC – Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, CNC – Aide à la coproduction franco-allemande, collectivité territoriale de Guyane.

https://letempspresse.org/

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RITUEL by Hans Herbots is shooting

  • THE LAND WITHIN ME by Fisnik Maxhuni and Mathilde Henzelin, producers: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub, Veselka Kiryakova is shooting. After living ten years in exile, Val (26) receives a phone call from his dying uncle, Skender, begging him to return to Kosovo. Having arrived in Switzerland when he was still a minor, Val jumps at the chance to reconnect with his family. However, his return in the remote industrial town of Trimat is treated with resentment rather than with joy. Even his first love, Una — Skender’s adopted daughter —, treats him with distrust. However, the exhumation of a mass grave forces Val to stay in Trimat as he waits for the identification of the bodies, so he can give his missing relatives the Muslim burials they deserve. Time is suspended. Val and Una are drawn together by their shared memories. When they finally consummate their reborn love, the exhumation of the mass grave is completed. A body is missing among those they were expecting to find: it is Fatime, Skender’s sister and Val’s mother. Meanwhile, Skender dies, leaving a letter for Val in which he confesses to the murder of his sister Fatime and her husband Ljubomir, an Orthodox Serb. They were Val and Una’s true parents. The discovery of this terrible secret forces Val and Una to face their past and an impossible future

www.ikone-studio.tv

 

  • COPENHAGEN DOES NOT EXIST by Martin Skovbjerg, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors and TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin is in production. The story follows a young couple, Ida and Sander. When Ida disappears suddenly, Sander agrees to be interrogated by her father and brother in an abandoned flat in Copenhagen. It turns out that Ida had left her family to live a secluded life with Sander in total isolation from society – in the middle of the city. However, Sander might not be telling the whole truth. COPENHAGEN DOES NOT EXIST is being produced by Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors and Mikkel Jersin for Denmark’s Snowglobe. The film also received support from the Danish Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Eurimages

http://www.snowglobefilm.com

 

  • RITUEL by Hans Herbots, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert is shooting. The film introduces us to Kiki, an underwater investigator for the criminal police. From the very outset of her career, she has had to contend with the sexist comments and attitudes of her male colleagues. When she discovers a severed hand in a canal in Brussels, she is obliged to collaborate with Inspector Nick Cafmeyer. The hand appears to have been sawn off while the victim was still alive: Nick is convinced that they have a settling of scores in the drugs world on their hands, whereas Kiki, who trusts her experience in the area, has a whole other theory on the matter. She finds herself caught up in a series of events, which she won’t come out of unscathed… RITUEL is produced by Peter Bouckaert on behalf of Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, in co-production with Phanta Film (The Netherlands), Atlas Film (Germany) and Belgian TV network VTM.

www.eyeworks.be

 

  • LABOUR DAY by Mladen Dordevic, producers: EAVE graduates Milan Stojanovic, Maria Drandaki and Anamaria Antoci is in production. The plot follows a group of ex-workers of a recently-closed factory, who, in their fight for personal dignity, reach out to the supernatural. The director describes his sophomore fiction feature as „a film about the potential for rebellion and the limitless power and strength we all carry hidden deep within us“. The film is produced by Milan Stojanović (Sense Production), Mladen Dordevic, (Corona Film), Martichka Bozhilova (Agitprop), Maria Drandaki (Homemade Films), Ivan Marinovic (Adriatic Western) and Anamaria Antoci (Tangaj Production). The project was supported by Film Center Serbia, the Bulgarian National Film Centre, Greek Film Center, Film Centre Montenegro, and Eurimages. The production is planned to wrap within 40 shooting days on locations in and in the vicinity of Belgrade and on Fruska Gora.

www.senseproduction.rs

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IL PARADISO DEL PAVONE by Laura Bispuri is in post-production

  • IL PARADISO DEL PAVONE by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli is in post-production. The plot: One winter day, Nena gathers her family in their seaside house to celebrate her birthday. Everyone is here: her husband Umberto, her children Vito and Caterina together with cousin Isabella, her daughter-in-law Adelina and former son-in-law Manfredi with his new fiancée Joana, her niece Alma, and the housekeeper Lucia with her daughter Grazia. And then there’s Paco, Alma’s peacock, who surprisingly falls in love with the dove featured in a painting that hangs in the living room. The film is produced by Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa for Vivo Film with Rai Cinema, in association with Colorado Film, in co-production with German company Match Factory Productions, with the support of the Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo MiC and of the Film und Medienstiftung NRW.

https://vivofilm.it

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SCHOOLGIRLS triumphs at the GOYAs

Berlinale Awards

Golden Bear for Best Film

  • 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

Silver Bear for Best Director

  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube

Special Jury Award in the Encounters Competition:

  • TASTE by Le Bao, co-producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts

Grand Prix for Best Film Generation Kplus

  • SUMMER BLUR by Han Shuai, producer: TTB graduate Ying Liang

Eurimages Co-Production Development Award

  • THE OBLIVION THEORY, Annemarie Jacir, produced by: PUENTES graduate Fred Burle at the Berlinale Co-production Market

ArteKino International Award

  • PUENTES project WHO KILLED NARCISO by Marcelo Martinessi, producer: PUENTES graduate Sebastian Peña Escobar

www.berlinale.de

 

Goya Awards

11 awards for EAVE graduates at the Premios Goya, the Spanish National film awards:

  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre scooped Best Film, Best New Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography 
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, National Coordinator Latin America and PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido was awarded Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song
  • AKELARRE by Pablo Agüero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Iker Ganuza won Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairdressing, Best Special Effects, Best Original Music

https://www.academiadecine.com

 

 

César Awards

  • A SON by Sami Bouajila, producer: EAVE graduate Habib Attia wins Best Actor
  • TWO OF US by Filippo Meneghetti, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno wins Best First Film
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forets wins Best Adaptation
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Geste wins Best Foreign Film

https://www.academie-cinema.org/

 

 

Feroz Awards

  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre has scooped the three most important trophies at the Feroz Awards handed out by the Association of Spanish Film Journalists. The film won Best Drama Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay
  • ROSA’S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain, producer: EAVE graduate, National Coordinator Latin America and PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido was awarded Best Comedy

www.informadoresdecine.es

 

Luxembourg City Film Festival

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu triumphs at the Luxembourg City Film Festival. The film won the Grand Prix and the Critics’ Award.

www.luxfilmfest.lu

 

Sofia International Film Festival

Awards and Special Mentions for EAVE graduates at the Sofia International Film Festival:

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu won Best Balkan Film
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon won the Award of the Bulgarian Film Critics' Guild
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan won Best Documentary
  • SPAGAT by Christian Johannes Koch, producer: EAVE graduate Dario Schoch received a Special Mention
  • 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 received a Special Mention

https://siff.bg/en

 

Sofia Meetings

Three awards for EAVE graduates at the co-production forum of Sofia International Film Festival:

  • EAVE project GREGORIUS THE CHOSEN ONE by Tomasz Mielnik, producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny has won the Cinelab Romania Award.
  • MAYA by Tonia Mishiali, producer: EAVE graduate Stelana Kliris won the Focusfox Award.
  • THE BLOC by Viktor Chouchkov, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova won the Villa Kult Berlinale Residency Award

https://sofiameetings.siff.bg

 

FIFDH

  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström won the Prix du Jury des HUG – Artopie at the International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights (FIFDH), Geneva.
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA by Anabel Rodriguez Rios, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi received a Special Mention in the Creative Documentary section.
  • SI LE VENT TOMBE by Nora Matryosian, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri received a Special Mention

www.fifdh.org

 

Dublin International Film Festival

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine was awarded Best Film at the Dublin International Film Festival
  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo won Best Actor (Goran Bogdan)
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan was awarded Best Documentary
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski received the Michael Dwyer Discovery Award
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial won the Jury Prize

www.diff.ie

 

Association of French Film Critics

The Association of French Film Critics has announced its champions for 2020.

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel won Best Foreign Film
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström was awarded Best French Documentary

www.syndicatdelacritique.com

 

M:brane

  • EAVE project SERAPHINE by Sarah Van Den Boom, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Montmartin wins best pitch at the M:brane financing forum for youth media in Malmö, Sweden.

https://mbrane.se

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QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? nominated for the Oscars

 American Academy Awards / The Oscars

Ten Oscar nominations for EAVE producers:

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel is nominated for Best Director and Best International Feature Film
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux is in for Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu competes for Best International Feature Film
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel is nominated for Best International Feature Film
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost is in for Best Documentary Feature
  • PIECES OF A WOMAN by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi competes for Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • WHITE EYE by Tomer Shushan, producer: EAVE graduate Kobi Mizrahi is in for Best Live Action Short
  • THE PRESENT by Farah Nabulsi, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi is nominated for Best Live Action Short

The award ceremony will take place on April 25, 2021.

www.oscars.org

 

 

BAFTA

British Academy Film Awards – nominated EAVE graduates:

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel is nominated for Best Director, Best Leading Actor (Mads Mikkelsen), Best Film Not In The English Language
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont is nominated for Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescuis nominated for Best Director, Best Film Not In The English Language
  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux is nominated for Best Documentary

www.bafta.org

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SWEAT in Swedish cinemas

In Swedish cinemas

 

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski. March 12.

www.lavafilms.pl

 

  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivonemi, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi and EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt. March 18.

tuffifilms.com

 

In Spanish cinemas

 

  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost. March 19.

www.volyafilms.com

 

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EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA selected for Vilnius IFF

Dublin International Film Festival (March 3 – 14)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • 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
  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • 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
  • LIMBO by Alexander L. Fattal, producer: EAVE and PUENTES graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck
  • SHORTA by Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen

www.diff.ie

 

 

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (March 4-14)

  • HER MOTHERS by Asia Der &Sari Haragonics, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost
  • THF: CENTRAL AIRPORT by Karim Ainouz, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu

www.filmfestival.gr

 

 

Sofia International Film Festival (March 11 – 31)

  • 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
  • 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
  • FOCUS, GRANDMA by Pjer Zalica, producer: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SILENT LEGACY by Petya Nakova, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • SPAGAT by Christian Johannes Koch, producer: EAVE graduate Dario Schoch
  • TAILOR by Sonia Liza Kenterman, producers: EAVE graduates Ioanna Bolomyti, Tanja Georgieva, Isabelle Truc
  • THE DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic
  • THE LIVING MAN by Oleg Novkovic, producer: EAVE graduate Borislav Chouchkov
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • THE SHIFT by Reinis Kalvins, producer: EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy
  • THE THREE by Anna Melikyan, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

https://siff.bg

 

Selected projects for Sofia Meetings

FEATURE FILMS

  • BONGOLAND by Adrian Silvestre, producer: EAVE graduate Alba Sotorra
  • COLD AS MARBLE by Asif Rustamov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillame de Seille
  • EAVE project DIRTY LAND directed and produced by EAVE graduate Luis Campos
  • EAVE project GLORY B. by Konstantinos Antonopoulos, producer: EAVE participant Fani Skartouli
  • EAVE project GREGORIUS THE CHOSEN ONE by Tomasz Mielnik, producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny
  • EAVE project THE GREAT MATCH by Filip Syczynski, producer: EAVE graduate Anna Rozalska
  • FELINE by Memi Koupa, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • FIGURING LOVE by Avner Matsliah, producer: EAVE graduate Saar Yogev
  • LUXEMBOURG by Antonio Lukich, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • MAYA by Tonia Mishiali, producer: EAVE graduate Stelana Kliris
  • MY FATHER’S SHOES by Hristo Simeonov, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • NIGHT WAVES by Filip Heraković, producer: EAVE graduate Tamara Babun
  • PLATEAU by Ilian Metev, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • THE EAGLE OF BARWAQ by Kiarash Anvari, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 
  • THE BLOC by Viktor Chouchkov, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • THE ELEVATOR by Yassen Grigorov, producer: EAVE+ graduate Borislav Chouchkov
  • USUD by Stefan Malešević, producer: EAVE MW graduate Andrijana Sofranic Sucur
  • YUGO FLORIDA by Vladimir Tagić, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Stojanovic 

TV SERIES

  • TURBO, producer: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic

WORKS IN PROGRESS

  • GO BACK! by EAVE graduate Boris Despodov, produced by EAVE gradudates Nina Frese, Boris Despodov
  • HOW I LEARNED TO FLY by Radivoje Andric, produced by EAVE gradiûates Maja Popovic, Milan Stojanovic
  • I AM FINE, THANKS by Ernestas Jankauskas, producers: EAVE+ graduate Gabija Siurbyte, EAVE MW graduate Greta Akcijonaite
  • RHINO by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Heino Deckert
  • ROCK.SCISSORS.GRENADE by Iryna Tsily, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • SNOW WHITE DIES AT THE END by Kristijan Risteski, producer: EAVE graduate Darko Popov
  • SPRING EQUINOX by Ivan Pavlov, producer: EAVE graduate Veselka Kiryakova
  • THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho
  • THE LAST OF THE SEAGULLS by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho 
  • VEGGIE GARDEN IN THE CONFLICT ZONE by Besik Solomonashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katcharava 

https://sofiameetings.siff.bg/en/18th-sofia-meetings-pitching-sessions-and-professional-events-online-programme

 

 

FICUNAM Festival Internacional de Cine (March 18 – 28)

  • EPICENTRO by Hubert Sauper, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • ORPHEA by Alexander Kluge, Khavn de la Cruz, producer: TTB graduate Stephan Holl
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Comeau

www.ficunam.unam.mx/en

 

 

Luxemburg City Film Festival  (March 4 –14)

  • 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
  • DE NOS FRÈRES BLESSÉS by Hélier Cisterne, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • THE FLYING CIRCUS by Fatos Berisha, producer: EAVE graduate Vjosa Berisha
  • HYTTE by Jean-Louis Schuller, producer: EAVE graduate Marion Guth
  • JULIA by Vincent Smitz, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA by Anabel Rodriguez Rios, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Estephan Wagner, Marianne Hougen-Moraga, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE LIVING WITNESSES by Karolina Markiewicz, Pascal Piron, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost 
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy
  • WE ARE THE THOUSAND by Anita Rivaroli, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Uzu
  • WOLFWALKERS by Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants

www.luxfilmfest.lu/en/films

 

 

International Film Festival On Human Rights Geneva  (March 6 – 15)

  • BINTI by Frederike Migom, producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • HER MOTHERS by Asia Der & Sari Haragonics, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA by Anabel Rodriguez Rios, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • SILENCE RADIO by Juliana Fanjul, producer: EAVE+ graduate Philippe Coeytaux
  • SI LE VENT TOMBE by Nora Matryosian, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri

www.fifdh.org

 

 

Cinéma du Reel (March 12 – 21)

  • GOLDA MARIA by EAVE graduate Patrick Sobelman
  • KINDERTOTENLIEDER by Virgil Vernier, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts

www.cinemadureel.org

 

 

Vilnius International Film Festival (March 18 – April 5)

  • ALL THE DEAD ONES by Caetano Gotardo, Marco Dutra, producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • 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, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, associate producer: Dan Wechsler
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi
  • HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT by Thomas Heise, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • HOCHWALD by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • INTERROGATION by Urte Sabutyte, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • IN THE MIRROR by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • 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
  • 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
  • PEOPLE WE KNOW ARE CONFUSED by Tomas Smulkis, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SAINT-NARCISSE by Bruce LaBruce, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Comeau
  • SONG WITHOUT A NAME by Melina León, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE LAST ONES by Veiko Õunpuu, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Kissa, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer
  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon

www.kinopavasaris.lt/en/films

 

 

Isola del Cinema Festival, Rome (March 18 – 28)

  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili & Agnieszka Wasiak
  • SOW THE WIND by Danilo Caputo, producers: EAVE graduates Marianne Dumoulin, Konstantina Stavrianou

www.isoladelcinema.com

 

 

Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse (March 19 – 28)

  • CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (MEMORY HOUSE) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • EAVE project ROJO by Benjamin Naishtat, producer: EAVE graduate Barbara Sarasola-Day, co-producers: EAVE graduates Ingmar Trost, Marleen Slot, Rachel Daisy Ellis
  • PUENTES project OUR MOTHERS by Cesar Diaz, producers: PUENTES graduates Géraldine Sprimont, Delphine Schmit

http://cinelatino.fr/

 

 

Festivals cancelled or postponed

  • Mons International Film Festival postponed to May 21 – 28

http://www.festivaldemons.be

  • One World Film Festival Prague  postponed to May 10 – 28

www.oneworld.cz

  • Bergamo Film Meeting  postponed to April 24 – May 2  

www.bergamofilmmeeting.it

  • Belgrade International Film Festival postponed to May 7 – 16

www.fest.rs/en

  • Málaga Film Festival postponed to June 4 – 13

https://festivaldemalaga.com

  • ZagrebDox postponed to June 13 – 20

http://zagrebdox.net

  • Malaga International Film Festival postponed to June 4 – 13

https://festivaldemalaga.com

  • Febiofest – Prague International Film Festival  postponed to September 17 – 24

www.febiofest.cz

  • CPH:DOX Copenhagen postponed to April 21 – May 2

https://cphdox.dk

  • Diagonale Graz  postponed to June 8 – 13

www.diagonale.at

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MEET EAVE IN APRIL!

@Producers Workshop 1, April 12-19, online group work week

EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo 

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

It’s finally springtime, so we will fill our lungs with fresh energy with pranayama in April!

We will continue with our mindful approach towards yoga and keep practising gentle asanas to restore our energy. We will occasionally add some more energetic sessions to feel the springtime burst of energy!

You are most welcome to join on:

MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CEST

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CEST

THURSDAYS: 19:00 – 19:40 CEST

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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EAVE’s Guiding Principles and Core Values

Since its creation, EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs – has trained over 2,600 producers in Europe and worldwide to cope with the challenges of an ever-changing industry and become part of a unique and thriving professional network.

Have you ever wondered about what makes EAVE so unique? What does being a member of EAVE mean? What defines EAVE?

We are proud to share with you our guiding principles and core values to express the essence of EAVE in terms of Identity, vision and methodology.

In just three words:

Exchange – Evolve – Empower.

Read here and share your thoughts on social media!

Let’s shape the future of the audiovisual industry together!

 

IDENTITY

EAVE is one of the longest running and most successful training workshops under the Creative Europe umbrella. We empower producers and professionals in the audio-visual field, help their projects, companies, and the industry itself evolve, and facilitate the creation of networks of experience, opportunity, and partnership. Continuous innovation and renewal of the programme content and methodology is part of EAVE’s DNA and EAVE has been a benchmark for audio-visual training from its inception.

EAVE focuses on people over projects, mind over matter. We train producers of the future, committed to shaping and influencing the business. Roughly half of the participants attend the workshop with projects, while the rest focus on careers or companies. The mix of project and career participants and the inclusion of other industry professionals in key roles enhances the workshop experience and the overall impact of EAVE on the industry.  We base the selection of participants every year not primarily on individual merits, but on an overall dedication to achieving a collective pool of people and projects, ideas and experiences, which will in itself enrich the entire workshop experience through added peer to peer learning.

EAVE embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion in all aspects, not just in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, but also with regards to creative approach, projects, formats, genres, as well as production processes, distribution methods, and business models. We encourage social responsibility, anti-racism, and green agendas in the workflow and on screen in recognition of the power of mass media.  More than half of EAVE’s participants are women, and we encourage BIPOC-candidates as well as citizens from countries outside the Creative Europe area as participants, experts, and team members. We believe that social and ethnic coherence in a global context requires equal representation, access, and funding and we encourage professionals to cooperate across borders and become active members of the EAVE ‘family’ for long-term inspiration and support. 

We use the participants’ projects that are developed during a workshop cycle as real-life ‘case studies’, but our success criteria are not linked to any single project. Instead we focus on participants becoming and remaining distinct voices with sustainable businesses who actively engage in strengthening and innovating audiovisual storytelling. We measure our success on the extent to which our core values and visions are represented and disseminated by present and former EAVE participants and experts, and on their contribution to the industry, whether in the shape of outstanding content, leading companies, or through taking on other key roles.

 

VISION 

THE EAVE FAMILY consists of forward-thinking professionals who turn threats into opportunities and embrace the future of the business. They adapt to the ever-changing media landscape, and are themselves agents of change. They are not dependent on the concept of a “comfort zone”, but constantly ask themselves the necessary questions to sustain today’s industry and help build tomorrow’s. With social responsibility as the foundation, questions include:

  • how to embrace and develop new content formats that will capture and build audiences how to find, develop and manage high-quality projects
  • how to embrace new models of distribution that are financially viable and
  • how to strategize and build sustainable companies in an ever-changing marketplace with a volatile economy.

EAVE GRADUATES have significant visibility and their projects are often selected and awarded at prominent events and festivals.  EAVE graduates are key figures in their local and/or the global industry in a variety of different key roles, from high profile producers to initiators or leaders of regional, national and pan-national film funds, festivals, co-production markets, platforms, and more.  EAVE graduates are active in shaping the industry and participate in policy building - regionally, nationally and across borders.

EAVE producers are highly creative and talented professionals who conceive projects with an international outlook and choose subjects with purpose, while also developing tomorrow’s business models. They implement development policies and plan strategically to reduce risk and enhance company sustainability. They actively accompany their directors and writers on their creative journey and engage in high-level conversations about content, based on mutual respect. They take an active role in designing the production process and help shape the packaging of a film vis-à-vis the audience and act as connecting bridges between content and audiences. EAVE producers understand that content, finance, and marketing are indivisible and require producer-driven coherence, as well as a collaborative producer-director effort, with an aim to achieve excellent and relevant stories, making for healthy cultural industries. 

The vast EAVE Network unites producers globally and serves as a ’credibility trademark’.  Through a very active exchange of information the network helps define more effectively different kind of resources and opportunities around the globe.

 

METHODOLOGY

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY EXCHANGE of knowledge and ideas is a core principle which participants are encouraged to continue in their professional lives.  We apply new tools, technologies, and methodologies to the workshops.  EAVE workshops are designed to deliver an inspirational energy boost, while at the same time offering a reality check, where hard questions are asked. The quest for answers is supported by the totality of experience represented by participants and experts alike, and never dictated.

EAVEs hands-on, inclusive and horizontal approach offers participants a host of skills, tools, and insights, and may at the same time be seen as a form of ‘professional therapy’, where producers boost their awareness of who they are or want to become as producers, and how to achieve that. In order to facilitate this, EAVE offers a ‘safe’ and non-competitive environment, based on discretion, honesty, and solidarity, while simultaneously providing participants with a wide network of friends and potential partners.

THE PEDAGOGICAL TEAM and guest experts are all active industry professionals who on a daily basis share the same reality as the participants or bring insights from other industries. They are generous and curious people prepared to reflect on and share their own experience while also listening to, and learning from, each other and the participants. We welcome examples of success and failure alike. Invited case studies are asked to present both the good and the bad. We are not interested in glossed-over fairytales, but want real life, hands-on experience, dos and donts, inspiration, methods, and advice.  We build on the present in order to prepare for - and be part of shaping - the future.  

EAVE seeks to be an incubator of growth and creativity by bringing together producers from many backgrounds and nationalities with a multitude of professionals from the industry and beyond, resulting in a rare richness of feedback, perspectives, and advice available to each participant and each project from peers and experts alike. All meetings take place in an atmosphere of openness to ‘the other’, based on empathy and respect, inviting an honest exchange of experiences and perspectives in order to create a climate of inspiration and thinking out of the box.    The method consolidates the creation of a network of friends, colleagues, and future partners for long-term working relationships.

KNOWLEDGE SHARING leads to progress and EAVE is a community committed to sharing experience and expertise in order to sustain and transform the business - or even society itself – in a collaborative effort. EAVE actively partners or collaborates with a large number of other training programmes, institutions, festivals, and co-production markets for knowledge exchange and additional networking opportunities. Several EAVE PRODUCERS and EAVE ON DEMAND workshops, as well as other training events and learning platforms are created or hosted by EAVE alumni. New tutors and experts constantly emerge from the pool of past participants and knowledge spreads globally through the members of the community, via both  ’original’, tailor-made, and ‘inspired by’ workshops.

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A SUCCESSFUL WRAP FOR THE SECOND WORKSHOP OF PUENTES 2020

This week was the final week of the online experience of the EAVE PUENTES workshop, but it will be for sure not the last time the participants will be seeing each other.

Due to the pandemic, EAVE PUENTES was adapted to a virtual environment (read more here), and participants from Europe and Latin America met online, where they were bound to discuss their projects and professional careers, and share their experiences as film professionals. Starting their EAVE journey in November last year as complete strangers that would log on zoom every day for several hours, the group challenged the physical limitations of the online world by bonding all together as a group.

Today will be the last session of EAVE PUENTES 2020 during which the participants were also given the opportunity to network with the professionals attending EAVE’s PRODUCERS WORKSHOP and PUENTES ITALIA.

The graduates of this unique PUENTES 2020 edition are Berlinale Co-Production Market 2021 winners FRED BURLE (One Two Films, DE) who scooped the Eurimages Co-Development Award for THE OBLIVION THEORY and Paraguayan producer SEBASTIÁN PEÑA ESCOBAR whose PUENTES project WHO KILLED NARCISO (by THE HEIRESSES director Marcelo Martinessi) won the Artekino award.

Another award-winning PUENTES participant this year is BRITTA RINDELAUB (Alva Film Production, CH), co-producer of HIVE by Blerta Basholli, the first film in history to scoop all three main awards in Sundance – the Grand Jury Prize, the Audience Award and the Directing Award – in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Britta’s PUENTES PROJECT is REINAS, directed by Klaudia Reynicke.

Another exciting piece of news brings career participant and film programmer ANA DAVID (Berlinale, Indie Lisboa), who was recently appointed curator for a new public institution in Porto, Batalha Film Centre, to open in 2022.

Among the producing talents this year is Norwegian producer NINA BARBOSA BLAD (BARBOSA FILM) whose previous productions have been shown at several prestigious festivals like Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. Nina also produced the drama series NUDES premiered September 2019 that was screened on BBC3 as their first non-English speaking series and won two Gullruten Awards (Norwegian TV-prize).

 Among the participating sales agents of this edition were CHRISTINA LIAPI from HERETIC OUTREACH (GR), whose latest acquisition BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2021, and French sales outfit Co-Production Office’s Head of Sales NADINE ROTHSCHILD.

The selected projects offered a great variety of genres, topics and geographical spread:

Peruvian producer CAROLINA DENEGRI developed animation project THE SAINTS by Omar Rojas.

Benjamin Naishtat’s latest feature project is a film noir called POBRES PIBES, produced by Argentinean producer FEDERICO EISBUSZYC.

Producer MAURICIO ESCOBAR from Guatemala brought to PUENTES period drama BEATRIZ, LA SIN VENTURA directed by Fernando Martínez.

Mexican coming-of-age drama THE DEVIL SMOKES (AND KEEPS THE BURNT MATCHES IN THE SAME BOX) directed by Ernesto Martínez Bucio and produced by CARLOS HERNÁNDEZ VÁZQUEZ.

Producer JOY JORGENSEN (Killjoy Films, DE) attended with the comedy CALMA CHICA by Inés Gowland, exploring the family dynamics of an Argentinean conservative family.

Comical drama SIGMUND’S CONTAINER (directed by Juan Caunedo) will be produced by German producer JUDITH WEILER (Butterfilm, DE).

Spanish producer IGNACIO VUELTA’s project THE ANATOMY OF THE HORSE (directed by Daniel Vidal) will feature an odyssey through time, colony and revolution in the remote heights of Peru.

 

The PUENTES ITALIA participants of 2020 are:

  • Laura Biagini (Mommotty Film)
  • Roberta Canepa (Fedora Film)
  • Constanza Coldagelli (Matrioska)
  • Roberto Maria Cuello (Joker Image)
  • Gaia Gunetti (La Sarraz Pictures)
  • Alessandra Limentani (Rosamont)
  • Andrea Magnani (Pilgrim)
  • Federico Minetti (Effendemfilm)
  • Anna Recalde Miranda (Mammut Film)
  • Paolo Pani (ICE)
  • Raffaella Pontarelli (Amarena Film)
  • Gigi Roccati (Ardita Film)
  • Cristina Veliscig

 

All the participants’ projects, profiles and company development issues were discussed and developed in group work, plenary sessions and individual mentoring meetings. In addition, each participant was offered tailor-made curated meetings with hand-picked experts according to their needs and focus of interest.

 

 The experts of this second workshop included:

PUENTES Head of Studies FERNANDA DEL NIDO (Setembro Cine, ES), the two group leaders DIDAR DOMEHRI (MANEKI Films, FR) and FERNANDO EPSTEIN (MUTANTE CINE, UY), script consultant JACQUES AKCHOTI (FR), PUENTES ITALIA group leader AGUSTINA CHIARINO (MUTANTE CINE, UY), ALBERTO BURGUEÑO (Elipsis Capital, ES), ARANKA MATITS (Featurette, NL), CHRISTOPH FRIEDEL (Pandora Film, DE), FRAN ARAÚJO (Movistar +, ES), GEMA JUÁREZ (Gema Films, AR), JANI THILTGES (Samsa Film, LU), JUAN MANUEL TORRES (Latido, ES), MICHEL RUBEN (Dynamo Films, CO/ES), RAFAEL SAMPAIO (BrLab / Klaxon, BR), SANDRA TAPIA (Arcadia Motion Pictures, ES), TATIANA LEITE (Bubbles Project, BR), VANJA KALUDJERCIC (IFFR, NL) and NIKO REMUS (APostLab, DE/NL).

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EAVE ON DEMAND for francophone producers in minority communities across Canada

EAVE is proud to announce an EAVE ON DEMAND workshop in co-operation with Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada – APFC. The tailor-made programme will consist of three modules in March, June and October 2021 for selected members of AFPC.

The first workshop will take place online March 22-28, 2021 and combine masterclasses and group work sessions, as well as individual meetings for 4 selected producers and their writers/directors with their fiction and documentary series in development. The same participants will continue to work together with EAVE experts also in the June and October workshops.

The selected producers and series projects for the first year for the 2021 cycle are:

  • David Baeta, Médium Béluga
  • Tracy Legault, Meshiikenh minis
  • Nancy Ripeau, L'Île-aux-Puces
  • Anne-Marie Rocher, Les villes forêts de demain

“We are proud and excited about the first cohort of producers taking part at EAVE on Demand for APFC, a component of APFC’s Élan program. Series created by Canadian Francophonie producers are rich, captivating and unique. With the support of EAVE and their team of experts, this great content will no doubt reach audiences far and wide”, says Carol Ann Pilon, Executive Director of Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada.

As EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp states: “The programme will combine EAVE’s experience in international training with a tailor-made approach for francophone producers in minority communities across Canada, in order to prepare them and their series in development for the international market.”

The objective is to improve the participants’ skills in international coproduction, film finance and management, legal issues, marketing, packaging, festival and sales strategies as well as script development, allowing them to expand their careers and businesses internationally.

The EAVE experts involved in the March workshop include the following: group leader Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree, BE), finance expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), script consultant Nadja Dumouchel (FR/DE), pitching expert Sibylle Kurz (DE), legal expert Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE) as well as marketing consultant Mathias Noschis (Alphapanda, DE/CH).

The working languages are French and English.

EAVE ON DEMAND for members of APFC is organized by EAVE and APFC in partnership with Netflix, lead partner, Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund.

 

EAVE

EAVE is Europe’s leading training, development and networking organization for producers. In addition to our flagship programme, the renowned European Producers Workshop, we are involved in a variety of programmes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 1988, EAVE’s objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships. EAVE’s unique international network comprises over 2,300 producers and key decision makers (funders, sales agents, distributors, commissioning editors etc.).

 

Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada

The Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada – APFC is dedicated to the development of the French-language film, television, and digital media industry across Canada. The Alliance is the voice of the audiovisual and independent production sector in francophone Canada.

 

Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

 

Telefilm Canada – See bigger.

Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual coproduction treaties to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations which principally support emerging talent.

 

Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships.

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Ten Oscar nominations for EAVE producers!

We are extremely proud to announce that eight films produced by EAVE graduates have been nominated 10 times for the 93rd Academy Awards, the Oscars 2021!

COLLECTIVE scooped an exceptional double nomination for both Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature!

Congratulations!

DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel nominated for Best Director and Best International Feature Film

COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux nominated for Best International Feature Film AND Best Documentary Feature

QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu nominated for Best International Feature Film

THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel nominated for Best International Feature Film

THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin, Ingmar Trost nominated for Best Documentary Feature

PIECES OF A WOMAN by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role

WHITE EYE by Tomer Shushan, producer: EAVE graduate Kobi Mizrahi nominated for Best Live Action Short

THE PRESENT by Farah Nabulsi, producer: EAVE graduate Ossama Bawardi nominated for Best Live Action Short

The award ceremony will take place on April 25, 2021.

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EAVE Newsflash – EAVE Producers scoop the Golden Bear and a Silver Bear in Berlin!

We are proud to announce that EAVE graduates have been very successful at the Berlinale - Berlin Iternational Film Festival and at the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2021!

Two European co-productions produced by members of the EAVE family scooped the Golden Bear and a Silver Bear for Best Director!

Congratulations!

GOLDEN BEAR FOR BEST FILM

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

A video goes viral. It shows a man and a woman having sex while wearing masks. The woman is, nevertheless, identified. Too bad she is a teacher and supposed to be a role model. And this, moreover, in a (post-socialist but ultimately any) society that is about to get lost in a social network discourse of would-be healing squeaky-clean attitudes, pseudo-political knowing-it-all, sanctimonious chauvinism and grotesque conspiracy theories. Everyone has an opinion. The debate turns into a tribunal – about consensual sex, pornography and more.
Always up for innovative cinematic experiments, Radu Jude has crafted from this constellation an intelligent, satirical triptych: with its nonchalantly precise camerawork and manic humour found in the stress of everyday life on Bucharest’s streets, the first part shows us what contemporary cinema at the documentary-fiction interface can look like. The second part is an offbeat series of laconic, static images intended as an encyclopaedia of the symbols of our time. The film’s grand – albeit open-ended – finale is a discussion held at the school in which judgement is passed on our heroine’s right to exist.

Jury statement:
“The Golden Bear goes to a film which has that rare and essential quality of a lasting art work. It captures on screen the very content and essence, the mind and body, the values and the raw flesh of our present moment in time. Of this very moment of human existence.
It does so by provoking the spirit of our time (i.e., zeitgeist), by slapping it, by challenging it to a duel. And while doing that, it also challenges this present moment in cinema, shaking, with the same camera movement, our social and our cinematic conventions.
It is an elaborated film as well as a wild one, clever and childish, geometrical and vibrant, imprecise in the best way. It attacks the spectator, evokes disagreement, but leaves no one with a safety distance.”

SILVER BEAR FOR BEST DIRECTOR

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

1943, World War II. A long winter is about to begin in the endless territories of the occupied Soviet Union. István Semetka is part of a special Hungarian unit tasked with travelling from village to village looking for partisan groups. While heading towards a remote village one day, the company falls under enemy fire and their commander is killed. As the highest ranking officer, Semetka must take over. Wading through a vast swamp, he guides the survivors back to an occupied village where they reconvene with their division.
Dénes Nagy’s powerful feature debut Natural Light is not just a war movie. Drenched in livid, humid light that makes faces look like they were painted in mud, it tells of a descent into the unknown by men who face constant moral dilemmas. What should one do to survive? To what extent should they put themselves first? How guilty are you if you witness horrible events you didn’t cause? As all their convictions about right and wrong are weakened, the men must decide whether to adapt or do the right thing.

Jury statement:
“Appalling and beautifully shot, mesmerising images, remarkable direction and a masterful control of every aspect of the craft of filmmaking, a narration that transcends its historical context. A portrait of war in which the observant gaze of the director reminds us again of the need to choose between passivity and taking individual responsibility.”

GENERATION AWARDS

Generation Kplus

The Grand Prix for Best Film has been awarded to
SUMMER BLUR by Han Shuai, producer: TTB graduate Ying Liang

BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET AWARDS

Berlinale Co-Production Market 2021 Awards Ceremony © Lydia Hesse

Berlinale Co-Production Market 2021 Awards Ceremony © Lydia Hesse

 

The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of 20.000 € has been given to:

THE OBLIVION THEORY by Annemarie Jacir, produced by: PUENTES graduate Fred Burle

The ArteKino International Award goes to:

PUENTES project WHO KILLED NARCISO by Marcelo Martinessi, producer: PUENTES graduate Sebastian Peña Escobar

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EAVE INAGURATES ITS BRAND NEW PLATFORM, MAKING PUENTES WORKSHOP 2 A MORE IMMERSIVE AND INTERACTIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP

PUENTES 2020 Workshop 2 is kicking off next Monday, March 8 at 14.00 CET!

Participants from Latin America and Europe will gather all together online, and will be part of the EAVE COMMUNITY, the brand new digital platform that connects its users in a virtual physical space and that EAVE will also use for its other programmes, such as the EAVE Producers Workshop which kicks off on March 7.

The EAVE COMMUNITY digital world was developed with Swiss company WYTH. The EAVE team, along with Elena Bertoni (Puentes local coordinator at FVG) worked closely with the developers in order to create an experience for its participants as close as the one they would get from an EAVE physical workshop.

As Kristina Trapp, EAVE CEO states: “For us it was crucial to transport the “EAVE spirit” and human factor to the online environment. The tight-knit professional network our participants get once they participate is one of the key assets for their future careers and the fuel for us to start developing EAVE COMMUNITY.”

As we have all been adapting to the online shift caused by the pandemic, EAVE has redesigned its workshop formats to offer the workshop participants a physical space in the virtual realm, where producers can connect and network in a more spontaneous manner.  Thus EAVE COMMUNITY offers a unique user experience where people can naturally meet and interact, adding the missing factor of the human connection.

The PUENTES workshop is designed in the platform as a hotel map, with different rooms that lead its users to the plenary sessions, individual meetings with the experts and to a library room. Participants can easily navigate the map, and have at their disposal a helpdesk in case they have any questions.

All of the pedagogical resources can be found in the library: from participants’ profiles and project presentations, to pedagogical tools and recorded plenary sessions - everything is just one click away.

In addition to the PUENTES hotel map, PUENTES participants will have access to the Producer’s Lounge, a space for networking with each other as well as meeting the participants of Producers Workshop taking place in parallel to PUENTES.

Following the first online workshop that took place in November/December, the second leg of PUENTES will welcome prestigious experts of the film industry such as Sébastien Beffa (Playtime, FR), Fran Araújo (Movistar +, ES) and Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), who will share their experiences and insights about the film industry. The plenary sessions will be moderated by the PUENTES group Leaders, Didar Domehri (MANEKI FILMS, FR) and Fernando Epstein (MUTANTE CINE, UY).

In parallel to the plenary week, EAVE is organising a local workshop – PUENTES ITALIA - in cooperation with their local Italian partners, MiBACT and the regional fund of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. PUENTES ITALIA is dedicated to Italian producers interested in co-producing with Latin America.

For the third consecutive year we are very happy to co-organize PUENTES ITALIA, a real bridge aimed to directly connect our producers and other Italian film professionals to the Latin American industry. It is a unique chance, especially now that Italy is part of the IBERMEDIA Programme, to explore the funding and co-production opportunities offered by this film landscape but also to better understand the market potential” added Alessandro Gropplero, FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND.

In addition to the partnership with FVG and thanks to the strategic long-term cooperation with MiBACT, PUENTES is hosted every second year by a different Italian region, such as Roma Lazio in 2019 in cooperation with the Roma Lazio Film Commission and South Tyrol in cooperation with IDM Alto Adige in June/July 2021.

The group of selected 15 Italian producers and professionals from PUENTES ITALIA will be guided by Uruguayan producer Agustina Chiarino (MUTANTE CINE) and have a dedicated programme and meetings, with renowned experts like Aranka Matitis (Featurette, NL), Tatiana Leite (Bubbles Project, BR) or Juan Manuel Torres (Latido Films, ES).

All of the 29 PUENTES participants will have joint networking sessions where they will get a chance to meet each other and exchange their experiences and queries about co-producing with Latin America and/or Europe.

In addition to the networking session, the participants of PUENTES ITALIA and PUENTES will have as a special bonus the possibility to attend some of the plenary sessions of the other PUENTES programme.

The participants of both workshops will also benefit from a special mentoring offer with curated individual meetings according to their needs, profiles and projects.

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The EAVE 2021 PRODUCERS WORKSHOP cycle kicks off: adaptability, flexibility & creativity

Bringing together 52 selected producers from 37 countries, the new EAVE Producers Workshop year starts with a new format and a two-fold first workshop, starting with a concentrated week of plenary sessions and various networking activities, and continuing with a week of group work and individual mentoring, during which the participants will develop the 32 selected projects (feature films, feature documentaries and doc and fiction series) and their entrepreneurial and creative skills.

Both the plenary week (March 7-12, online) and the group work week (April 12-19) are organized in partnership with Film Fund Luxembourg.

The EAVE 2021 participants were selected from 220 high profile applicants from 52 countries. The high number of applications not only shows the unwavering relevance of the programme, but also the need for producers in times like these to re-invent their role in the industry, rethink their slate and business model and diversify their companies.

EAVE embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion on all levels. One of the guiding principles of the selection for the Producers Workshop is to achieve a collective pool of people and projects, ideas and experiences, which will in itself enrich the entire workshop experience through added peer to peer learning. The diversity of company types and set-ups, creative approaches, projects, formats, genres, as well as production processes, distribution methods, and business models is crucial so that the producers at EAVE can share ideas and find new inspiration.

EAVE is continuously adapting the content and format of the workshops to the changing reality, with new online and hybrid modules, including new guest experts and topics, tackling the new realities for the producers of tomorrow.

EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller states: “We are really excited to kick off the workshop with a super motivated, talented and diverse group of participants.  It is such a long process from application, through selection, to actual workshop, and it is always so gratifying to finally get together and start working.  Every year we watch the miracle of going from a group of strangers from all over the world, each fighting for excellence and survival in a challenged industry, to a tight-knit network of professionals building relationships for the future.”

The participants will start their EAVE journey under the guidance of EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders, Didar Domehri (Maneki Films, FR), Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH, AT) and Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU); the script consultants Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), Clare Downs (UK) and Ossi Nishri (IL), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

They are joined by the EAVE specialized experts - for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance and Company Planning: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Constanza Arena (CinemaChile, CL) & Raquel Cabrera (The Film Agency, ES) and Legal Issues: Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (The Law Factory, DK), who share their expertise in plenary and group work sessions as well as individual meetings.

 The plenary sessions are open for interested local professionals. For the detailed programme, please contact EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo satu@eave.org.

EAVE expresses special gratitude for the support of Workshop 1 to:
Film Fund Luxembourg; CREATIVE EUROPE Desk Luxembourg - MEDIA sub-programme; Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

 

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, SODEC, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Projeto Paradiso, TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

 

Selected participants of EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 are:

AUSTRIA

Lucas Czjzek, Golden Girls Film

 

BELGIUM

Maarten D’Hollander, Krater Films

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

 

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

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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 Burle
  • 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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