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Working in a circle - an exclusive Interview with EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki

Jussi Rantamäki about winning the Grand Prix in Cannes, shooting Compartment No 6 in moving trains and smuggling film material over the Russian border.

photo: © Arsen Sarkisiants

EAVE: Congratulations for the Grand Prix in Cannes! Winning in Cannes is nothing new for you, you won already the Un Certain Regard award with The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, but the Grand Prix is certainly something different. How do you feel?

Jussi Rantamäki: Well, it has now been one and a half weeks since we won, and I think I am starting to settle from the clouds back to the earth. Even though we won with the same director Un Certain Regard 5 years ago, and the Cinéfondation section 11 years ago, but it’s still always surprising. I think for us the first win was that we actually got into the Competition, because we realized that we might have a chance after winning Un Certain Regard. After being there in Competition and having the standing ovation for 10 minutes and the great reviews, we had the feeling to have it all, and this prize was just the cherry on the top.

What do you think, does the Grand Prix make your future work easier or is it getting more complicated?

I think in a way easier…. Juho Kuosmanen, the director, has had the biggest pressure when he had won the Cinéfondation section and he knew that his debut feature would be in the official selection somewhere. Then he had about a year when he couldn’t write and when he was thinking that nothing is good enough for Cannes and that whatever he now does will be a disappointment. But after he lived through that and actually made a film about it, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, which was about these expectations and pressure, after that everything became easier.

In a way it’s never easy because making films is not like building houses, once you’ve made a house, you can just build the same one again, or maybe change it a little bit or make it a little better. Of course we all know in the film industry that even though how great a film you’ve made, you’ll always start again from the beginning and in the beginning there is nothing. And you just have to come up with a gut feeling or an idea. In any case the artistic process is always the same: even though you won the prizes, in the beginning there is nothing. You learn that there will be those difficult moments when you doubt the film, but you will get over it. Something like that you can learn, but otherwise not much.

And how is it from the producer’s point of view?

I think, we will now have so many good and solid distribution partners after these two films all over the world, which will make distributing the next film easier. Financing might also be easier, but we have already good long-term partnerships in a couple of countries, collaborations like with ARTE Germany. ARTE has been part in both feature films that we’ve made with this director. It’s more about continuing that collaboration.

You have co-produced the film with EAVE graduates Riina Sildos, Natalia Drozd and Jamila Wenske. Was that a natural choice for you to work with these three?

Yes, Jamila was an old partner. We did The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki also with her, so it was a good match and we wanted to continue. That was kind of reward of the history. The other partners came because the film takes place in Russia and I didn’t know anything about co-producing with Russia or shooting in Russia. But I knew that Riina knows quite a lot about it, so we started with Riina and the screenwriters also came from Estonia. And then through Riina, because I knew that she had lots of organized meetings at Baltic Event with Russian producers and with producers from other parts of Europe, so she was the match for us to hook up with Natalia Drozd. Riina felt she was the only option for this kind of film. So with Jamila we have a history and the other 2 co-producers came because they were right for this project.

… because the film takes place in Russia?

Yes, the film takes place in a Russian train and we wanted to shoot the film in Russia, so we needed the right people to help us do that.

And your co-producers were in the project from very early on?

Riina was there really early. Riina actually called me because a friend of her from Finland read the novel by Rosa Liksom – the film is the adaptation of her novel – and he had called Riina so that Riina should option this book, that she should make a movie about it. Riina had asked for tips for good Finnish books. So Riina tried to option it, but she heard that we have already optioned it. And then she called me – we knew each other actually from EAVE. She was not yet a group leader back then, in 2013, but she was one of the professionals there, she took part in one or two workshops.

She thought that Natalia Drozd would be the best option as a producer from Russia, because she knew her?

Yes, she knows many Russian producers and for this kind of film and for European arthouse she felt that Natalia is the first option. They have co-produced together – they have a history together (Riina and Natalia have been working on EAVE’s programme B’EST together). We met Natalia at the Berlin Co-production Market and she was the last producer to come on board.

Unfortunately, I haven’t seen the film, so I don’t know too much about it… but the film is shot on a train. How did you manage that? I learned that you rented trains?

When you read the script or the novel, you see that it takes place in a train all the time. But in our film the train actually stops quite many times and a part of the action also takes place outside the train. The third act is set in Murmansk, where they have already left the train. So less than half of the film is actually in the train, in the cabin. But this is still quite much. We had 3 train wagons: one with the compartments, one open compartment with beds, and then the restaurant car. We shot a lot in the moving train, mostly in St. Petersburg, in this train yard where we could drive around. Up north we also had a train (in the story they go up north from Moscow to Murmansk) so that we could shoot also those snowy sceneries. And sometimes the train had stopped, so that in some scenes it isn’t moving, because it is quite difficult to shoot in a moving train. But when you do the basis right in the first couple of scenes and you see that the train is actually really moving, after that when you set it up, it’s easy to do night shots without the train even moving. Just move the lamps outside and have some snow in the windows, etc. But in the first scene in the train, it is actually moving!

So the viewer doesn’t realise that it doesn’t move?

Many people said: I thought you were crazy when you said that you were shooting in a moving train. But I realized that it was the only option. And actually it was not being shot completely on a moving train… – it’s just set up in the beginning.

I read somewhere that it is the third biggest amount of employees in the Russian railroad, I mean it’s a huge company! To get the right person on the phone or in the email…. And when you drive from St Petersburg to Moscow, they are different regions, with different people to give permission to the trucks, different people who give permissions to the train wagons… our Russian line producer had to work for hours and hours on it or even days. And when we started shooting, we had no price of how much it’s going to cost. The gap was from something decent into something astronomic… at a time we were prepared to pay more than we had thought. In the end it was expensive, but it wasn’t as expensive as we have feared.

You said you had some difficulties with shooting in Russia, with the production in Russia – was it mainly because of the train or were there other problems?

The crew was super professional; they do Hollywood films and all that stuff. Of course there is a bit of a language barrier, so we had to have some people who speak English. In the end it went well, there was nothing difficult with that, but of course when you are constantly moving and changing the city, always going to a new location, to a new hotel, that’s not easy in any production.

Have you been to Russia before?

Yes, it is our neighbouring country. Not in Murmansk, but in Moscow or in St Petersburg.

So Russia was not so new for you?

No. But they have this strange old legislation from the KGB era, accordingly you cannot take film material across the border, from Russia to another country. We did the whole film development in Russia’s MosFilm, but in the end we needed some special development for the film, we had to smuggle the film material with us to Finland. And it was also the time when COVID had just hit the fans. Borders were already closed, and we had a trunk full of illegal film material… I don’t know if people actually care about it, but it is illegal.

You shot on 35 mm material?

Yes, it was really material that had to be sent.

Sounds like the former iron curtain times with spies and agents… How important were your co-producers from EAVE for the project?

From these co-producers, Riina is the only one that I met actually at EAVE. All of them have done EAVE, but we’ve met through other routes. But of course, Riina was crucial because she provided the screenwriter and she provided immediate contacts to Russia. The previous film, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki was co-produced by Nicklas Wikström Nicastro from Sweden who was with me in my EAVE group.

But knowing that they are all from EAVE, was that something that has brought a basic understanding?

Yes, I think it’s always like a stamp of approval of this certain community. Of course, it’s useful. In the end it’s about personal contact, what kind of people they are, what are their strengths and weaknesses, what they can bring to the table for the project. It’s not only money, it’s more the network and expertise and what are they good at, to make a good combination.

… or just knowing a country very well because they come from there.

Definitely. This film could not have been made without a Russian producer. Of course, there are production service companies in Russia, but it was clear that with Natalia we managed to get the best one. There was also this back up from a Russian producer who knew the service providers. And there is also this personal connection to them which is I think crucial.

Do you have a new project in mind? Are you working on a new project?

I work with 4 fiction directors, actually we know each other from teen age, and we are from the same town. With Juho Kuosmanen we have something in development, nothing yet to be announced, but surely it could be shot in two years. Then I am in post-production with Mikko Myllylahti. He participated at EAVE with me because he was the screenwriter of The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki – which was my EAVE project. We are now in post-production with his debut as a director: The Woodcutter Story. Jamila Wenske is also a co-producer in that one. It will be ready perhaps by the end of the year or early next year.

The other 2 directors are now developing. Hamy Ramezan premiered at Berlinale this year, after his fresh film he is now developing a new one. Hannaleena Hauru‘s film premiered last year in Venice. With these 4 we are heavily on premiering and in post-production and then starting again development.

So you are working in a circle?

Yes. But it means that we won’t shoot anything in a half a year or in a year.

When did you shoot Compartment no. 6? During COVID time?

Just before covid, we started in February. When we ended the shooting, the Finnish-Russian border had already been closed for maybe 8 days. It was the first heavy hitting of COVID when no one knew how long it would last, when there was this shock of closing the borders. So, we just managed to shoot the film.

You were lucky, so to say.

We were lucky and we were also patient. The crew was patient and not panicking. The situation in Murmansk and in North Russia wasn’t there yet. It was more in the big cities in the south, in Central Europe… Later on, with the statistics we knew that we were quite safe but it’s difficult to feel calm when borders are closing and people start locking themselves in their homes everywhere in Europe. But we still managed to shoot the film and come back home. Then everything went really quiet.

How was it in Finland? Were you working in home office for a long time?

We’ve had a lockdown from March until summer, summer was open and autumn went quite well, then we’ve had half a lockdown this winter and spring, but cinemas hadn’t opened completely yet even though the infection numbers have been good all the time. A couple of times numbers have gone up but then down straightaway. We haven’t had many deaths on this disease. Of course, everyone is really anxious on getting the cinemas open and lots of films are waiting to get released.

In Germany the cinemas have opened and I have been to cinema lately twice… that was nice.

It was also crazy with Compartment No. 6… For the last 15 months I have been to cinemas maybe five times and there were about 8 people or less because of restrictions. And then the first time you go to cinema with your own film, Cannes premiere, and there are 2300 bookings, people sitting side by side, and the reactions and the standing ovations, it was a lot of emotion… already being in a real full house cinema after 15 months was overwhelming.

 

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TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE receives funding

World Cinema Fund

The World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury has made their selection out of 201 submissions and awarded production funds. Two of the selected films are produced by EAVE graduates.

WCF Production Funding

  • REAS by Lola Arias, producers: EAVE graduates Gema Juárez Allen, Ingmar Trost

WCF Europe

  • OLFA’S DAUGHTERS by Kaouther Ben Hania, producer: EAVE PCP DUBAI graduate Habib Attia

www.berlinale.de

 

Netherlands Film Fund

The Netherlands Film Production Incentive supports 35 productions including 22 feature films, 5 documentaries, 1 animated feature film, 6 drama series and 1 documentary series, as well as 22 international co-productions. Among them:

  • APOLLO by Aaron Rookus, producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel
  • BIGMAN by Ineke Houtman, producers: EAVE graduates Reinier Selen, Marcel Lenz, Guido Schwab
  • CLOSE by Lukas Dhont, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel
  • DROPPING by Diederik van Rooijen, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • FORTRESS by Jessica Woodworth, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Brosens, co-producers: EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin
  • HET HERRIEHOFJE by Meikeminne Clinckspoor, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • SWEET DREAMS by Ena Sendijarivic, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • TOTEM by Sander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts
  • UNDER THE NAKED SKY by Lilian Sijbesma, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen de Waele

www.filmfonds.nl

 

Hubert Bals Fund

The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announced the recipients of the HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support scheme for 2021:

  • HORIZONTE by César Acevedo, producer: EAVE graduate Diana Bustamante
  • PIERCE by Nelicia Low, producer: EAVE participant Anna Stylinska
  • THANK YOU FOR BANKING WITH US by Laila Abbas, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • ZE by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent

https://iffr.com

 

Moin Film Fund

The Moin Film Fund (formerly Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein) supports two films made by EAVE graduates:

  • BORA BORA by Albert Serra, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Deckert
  • FRISCH by Damian John Harper, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator, TTB group leader and EAVE National Coordinator for Germany Jonas Weydemann 

www.ffhsh.de

 

Wallimages

Wallimages supports THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND by Sam Gabarski, producers: EAVE graduate Sebastien Delloye, EAVE+ Head of Studies and group leader Jani Thiltges

www.wallimage.be

 

Lithuanian Film Centre

The- Lithuanian Film Centre has announced production and development grants for its first Session in 2021. Among them:

  • MÜZA by Agne Marcinkeviciute, producer: EAVE graduate Zivile Gallego 
  • NUTIRPUSIO LEDO LYGA by Emilija Petkunaite, producer: EAVE graduate and Lithuanian National Coordinator Dagne Vildziunaite

www.lkc.lt/en

 

Wallonia-Brussels Federation Commission

The first 2021 session of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Commission gave its support to 56 film projects, including 21 features.

  • LARGO WINCH: LE PRIX DE’ARGENT by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jaques Bronckart
  • INTEGRATION INCH’ALLAH by Pablo Munoz Gomez, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jaques Bronckart
  • JARDIN EN LLAMAS by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • CLOSE by Lukas Dhont, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel
  • MALDOROR by Fabrice du Welz, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • PARRICIDE by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • GARIBOU by Cissé Seydou, producer: EAVE graduate Aurelien Bodinaux
  • SLIP by Elodie Beaumont, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • A LA RECHERCHE DE LA BITE MAGIQUE by Nina Vanspranghe, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • KIKA by Alexandrine Jan, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • LA VERRIERE by Sung-A Yoon-Borgeaud, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • LE CHAMP DE BATAILLE by Olivier Masset-Depasse, producer: EAVE graduate Henri-Jaques Bronckart
  • MARGUERITE by Sophie Muselle, Guérin van de Vorst, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • UN CONTE MERVEILLEUSE by Ann Sirot, Antoine Cuypers, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • SUNSHINE by Chloé Léonil, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman
  • ALLAH N’EST PAS OBLIGÉ by Najjar Zaven, producers: EAVE graduates Anne-Laure Guegan, Geraldine Sprimont
  • LES DAMNÉS NE PLEURENT PAS by Fyzal Boulifa, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • DUST by Anke Blondé, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • FROM SCREEN TO CANVAS by Nina Degraeve, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • L'AMAZONE by Emilie Marechal, producer: EAVE graduates Anne-Laure Guegan, Geraldine Sprimont
  • LE PARADOXE DU STRESS by Marie Mandy, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • RASHID, JEUNESS À SINJAR by Jasna Krajinovic , producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes

https://audiovisuel.cfwb.be

 

TorinoFilmLab

The TorinoFilmLab has announced its 4 winners of the 2021 TFL Funds, among them:

TFL Co-production Fund

  • PUAN by Maria Alché and Benjamin Naishtat, producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Sarasola Day, Giovanni Pompili

TFL Audience Design Fund

  • BASTARD. THE LEGACY OF A CRIMINAL by Pepe Rovano, producer: EAVE graduate Stefano Tealdi
  • DAUGHTER OF RAGE by Laura Baumeister, co-producer EAVE graduate Dag Hoel
  • TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad, producer: TTB group leader, EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann

www.torinofilmlab.it

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EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot is in production

  • LAST DANCE by Delphine Lehericey, co-producers: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan started shooting. The feature is produced by Box Productions and co-produced by Need Productions. Germain, a 75 year old man living a contemplative retirement, enjoying an indecent idleness fed by a slight misanthropy. Lise, his wife of 50 years, takes care of everything at home, and happily fills her diary with artistic and charitable activities. The day Lise suddenly dies, Germain’s life is invaded by his family, who imposes on him a surveillance that he would gladly do without. 

www.needproductions.com

 

  • CLOSE by Lukas Dhont, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel is in production. CLOSE follows the disruption of two 13-year-old boys’ friendship, which makes one seek comfort with the other’s mother. Dhont’s brother Michiel Dhont is producing for Belgium’s Menuet in co-production with France’s Diaphana Films, the Netherlands Topkapi Films and Belgium’s Versus Production, with support from The Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter Programme, Eurimages, the Netherlands Film Fund (NL) Le Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE) VTM and RTBF.

www.versusproduction.be

 

  • EAVE project DALVA by Emmanuelle Nicot, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes, PUENTES graduate Delphine Schmit is shooting. The film follows the twelve-year-old Dalva. One evening, the police burst into her home which she shares with her father and take him away. Dazed and confused, Dalva defends the man tooth and nail, but to no avail. Abruptly deposited in a home for teenagers, Dalva forges a friendship with her roommate Samia and slowly places her trust in youth worker Jayden. Thanks to them, she will learn why she was torn away from the father she loves so much… DALVA is produced by Hélicotronc in co-production with Tripode Productions (France), ARTE, Canal+, RTBF, Proximus and Shelter Prod, with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Brussels-Capital region, Europe Creative Media, Eurimages and the Gan Foundation. Having kicked off on Monday 19 July, shooting will proceed until 24 September in Brussels, the Braine-L’Alleud municipality and in France’s Grand Est region.

www.helicotronc.com

 

  • EAVE project ORDINARY FAILURES by Cristina Grosan, producers: EAVE graduates Marek Novak, Marica Stocchi is in production. The film tells a story of three women of different generations, connected by an apocalyptic dream. Production started on June 28th, will last until August 17th and it's eventually a Czech-Hungarian-Italian-Slovak co-production, with national minority funding support from these territories. Support comes from Eurimages in collaboration with ARTE G.E.I.E. Co-producers are Judit Stalter from Laokoon Filmgroup (Hungary), Marica Stocchi from Rosamont, and Monika Lostakova, Zuzana Jankovicova from Super Film (Slovakia).

www.xovafilm.cz

 

  • KAYMAK by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic started shooting in Skopje. KAYMAK (meaning buttercream) is a taboo-busting black comedy of haves and have-nots: when a rich couple and a poor couple who live too close to each other get involved in separate threesomes, the consequences are tragic. Personal desires, family secrets and class relations are all exposed on the journey into the unconventional. The film is produced by Jane Kortoshev through Banana Film. Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen and Mette Børch are co-producing through Danish Meta Films, Dutch co-producers are Isabella Depeweg and Els Vandevorst of N279 Entertainment. Sinisa Juricic is co-producing through Croatian Jaako dobra produkcija, and Ivan Doykov through Bulgarian Dare Films. The team also includes filmmakers from England, Italy and Serbia. The co-production between North Macedonia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Croatia and Bulgaria is supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, as well as by the Danish Film Institute, the Netherlands Film Fund, Bulgarian National Film Center and Croatian Audiovisual Centre. Macedonian Radio Television is also co-producing. The film received support from Eurimages.  

www.nukleus-film.hr

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EL HOUB by Shariff Nasr is now in post-production

  • DAUGHTER OF RAGE by Laura Baumeister, producer: EAVE graduate Dag Hoel is in post-production. A mother/daughter story set in a garbage dump in Managua, Guatemala, the film follows eleven-year-old Maria, full of rage because her mother has abandoned her. Strong of will, the girl learns to care for herself and joins a gang of other abandoned children. Already backed by a four-way production partnership spanning Nicaragua, Mexico, the Netherlands and Germany, Baumeister’s debut feature project swept three of the four prizes on offer at San Sebastian’s 8th Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum. The film is produced by Nicaragua (Felipa Films), Mexico (Martfilms), the Netherlands (Halal), France (Promenades Films), Germany (Heimatfilm – EAVE+ graduate Bettina Brokemper) and Norway (Dag Hoel). Baumeister is the first Nicaraguan woman to have shot a feature film in her country.

www.cineuropa.org

 

  • EL HOUB by Shariff Nasr, producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink is in post-production. The Amsterdam-based company is producing this social drama about a Moroccan-Dutch family dealing with the taboo of a same-sex love affair. The main protagonist, Karim, is brave enough to tell his parents about his homosexuality, and is then confronted with his own feelings and insecurities. EL HOUB is a BIND production, in co-production with VPRO. It is being supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, the Netherlands Film Production Incentive, CoBO and NPO-fonds. Among the other projects being handled by the production company are the brand-new THE JUDGEMENT by Sander Burger and MASCOT by Remy van Heughten. In Cannes Docs, Willink’s BIND also presented the feature-length documentary and EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouky, producers: EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, May Odeh and Palmyre Badinier about a family in Myanmar who try to build a better future for themselves by working in oil extraction. Moreover, the company is presently working on the debut by Eelko Ferwerda, JACOB’S WAY, as a co-producer. The firm’s line-up thus reveals a particular area of interest for the producer: social topics and stories that inspire social change. Furthermore, the titles in the company’s repertoire have been screened at international film festivals and won a string of awards.

www.bindfilm.com

 

  • SMILING GEORGIA by Luka Berdadze, co-producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau is in post-production. The elderly population of a village of “No Name” was left toothless as a result of a failed 2012 pre-election campaign “Smiling Georgia”. The documentary looks at whether the villagers' lives change as the cycle repeats and new promises and guarantees are made to them in sight of the approaching elections of 2020. The film is produced by Nino Chichua and Anna Khazaradze (1991 Productions) in co-production with Sophio Bendiashvili and Bacho Meburishvili’s Enkeny Films and Eva Blondiau’s (Color of May). The project was supported by the Georgian National Film Center and received support from Cut Thru Noise Award at East Doc Platform.

www.colorofmay.com

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TITANE wins Palme d’Or in Cannes

Cannes Film Festival

EAVE graduates scoop 19 awards the at the Cannes Film Festival:

Palme d’Or

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

Grand Prix

  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki  - Read the EAVE Interview here! (link)

Best Director

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

Best Actress

  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producers: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduates Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar

Jury Prize (ex aequo)

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine 

Camera d’or

  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold

CST Artist-Technician Prize

  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler

 

Un Certain Regard 

Jury Prize

  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann

Courage Prize

  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea 

Prize for Originality

  • EAVE MW project LAMB by Valdimar Johansson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdottir

Special Mention

  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler 

 

Directors' Fortnight

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin won the Europa Cinemas Label award for best European Film.
  • MAGNETIC BEATS by Vincent Maël Cardona, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer wins the SACD Prize for best French-language feature.

 

Critics' Week

Nespresso Grand Prize

  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award

  • AMPARO by Simon Mesa Soto, co-producers: EAVE graduates David Herdies, Martin Heisler

Gan Foundation Award for Distribution

  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt

SACD Award

  • ZERO FUCKS GIVEN by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

 

FIPRESCI Award 

  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas

www.festival-cannes.com

 

Mons International Film Festival

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski won the Grand Prix and the Cineuropa Prize at the Mons International Film Festival.

www.festivaldemons.be

 

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

  • BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL by Chris Baugh, producer: EAVE graduate Yvonne Donohoe, executive producers: EAVE graduates Katie Holly, Leslie McKimm won the Silver Méliès for Best European Fantastic Feature Film at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival.

www.niff.ch

 

Pula Film Festival

Six awards for EAVE group leader Ankica Juric Tilic at the Pula Film Festival

  • THE DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic won the Golden Arenas for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Sound Design
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold won the Golden Arena for Best Actress in a Supporting Role as well as the Danica Curcic Breza Award for Best Debutant, and the Golden Gate of Pula (Audience Award)
  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny won the Golden Arena for Best Croatian Minority Co-Production and the Golden Arena for Best Croatian Contribution to a Minority Co-Production
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont FIPRESCI Award
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivonemi, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi and EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt won a Special Mention for Directing.

https://pulafilmfestival.hr

 

Palic Film Festival

  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar won the Golden Tower for Best Film and the FIPRESCI Award at the Palic Film Festival.
  • BAD BLOOD by Milutin Petrovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen won the Audience Award.

www.palicfilmfestival.com

 

Gopo Awards

Eight prices for EAVE graduates at the Romanian Gopo Awards:

  • COLLECTIVE by Alexander Nanau, producer: EAVE graduate and Luxembourgish National Coordinator Bernard Michaux won Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing
  • ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan was awarded Best First Feature, Best Documentary, Best Sound
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon won Best Art Direction, Best Make-up and Hairstyling

https://premiilegopo.ro

 

Cinedays Festival of European Film

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub won the Golden Star, the main prize in the Official Competition of the Cinedays Festival of European Film.

http://cinedays.mk

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Jussi Rantamäki among Variety’s Producers to Watch

Variety Producers to Watch

Among Variety’s 10 producers to watch are the following EAVE graduates:

  • Hans Everaert 
  • Hrönn Kristinsdottir
  • Jussi Rantamäki

https://variety.com/lists/10-producers-to-watch-2021

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BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN in Dutch and German cinemas

 In French cinemas

 

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland. July 7.

www.entrechienetloup.be

 

  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier. July 7. 

www.maxfilmsmedia.ca

 

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. July 14.

www.frakas.be

 

  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. July 21.

www.frakas.be

 

  • DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa. July 21.

www.blonde.gr

 

  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro. July 28.

www.urucumedia.com

 

 

In Belgian cinemas

 

  • KUESSIPAN by Myriam Verreault, producer: EAVE graduate Félize Frappier. July 7.  

www.maxfilmsmedia.ca

 

  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski. July 28.

www.lavafilms.pl

 

  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi. July 28.

www.rosamont.com

 

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. July 28.

www.frakas.be

 

  • MONOS by Alejandro Landes, producer: EAVE graduate Fernando Epstein. July 1.

www.mutantecine.com

 

 

 In UK cinemas

 

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. July 2.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producers: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Pascaline Saillant, Annabella Nezri, Gilles Chanial. July 9.

www.insolenceproductions.com

 

  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli. July 9.

www.itc2000.it

 

  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy. July 9. 

www.helsinkifilmi.fi

 

  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE + graduate Yanick Létourneau. July 18.

www.peripheria.ca

 

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski. July 23.  

www.aksonstudio.pl

 

  • SCHOOLGIRLS by Pilar Palomero, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre. July 24.

www.iniciafilms.com

 

  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont. July 30.

www.idealworldproductions.com

 

 

 In Dutch cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. July 1.

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi. July 15.

www.rosamont.com

 

  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE + graduate Yanick Létourneau. July 8.

www.peripheria.ca

 

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny. July 1.

www.hifilm.ro

 

 

 In Luxemburgish cinemas

 

  • MICHEL MAJERUS - NEXT STEP by Anne Schiltz, producer: EAVE graduate and EAVE + Head of Studies Jani Thiltges. July 9.

www.samsa.lu

 

 

 In Austrian cinemas

 

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. July 16.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

 

 In German cinemas

 

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny. July 7.

www.hifilm.ro

 

  • LOS REYES by Bettina Perut, Ivan Osnovikoff, producer: EAVE graduate Maite Alberdi. July 7.

www.micromundo.cl

 

  • IM FEUER by Daphne Charizani, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Hampel. July 14.

www.twentytwentyvision.eu

 

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. July 21.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

  • ANAMNESIS by Chris Wright, Stefan Kolbe, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert. July 22.

www.majade.de

 

  • HOME by Franka Potente, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Katzenstein. July 29.

www.augenschein-filmproduktion.de

 

 

 In Irish cinemas

 

  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont. July 30.

www.idealworldproductions.com

 

 

 

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EAVE project THE WHITE FORTRESS selected for Palic IFF

Revelations Perth Film Festival  (July 7 – 17)

  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producer: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri & Gilles Chanial
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville

www.revelationfilmfest.org

 

Galway Film Fleadh (July 20 – 25)

  • BOYS FROM COUNTRY HELL by Chris Baugh, producer: EAVE graduate Yvonne Donohoe
  • DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN by Matt Bissonnette, producer: EAVE graduate Martina Niland
  • FAITH AND BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen
  • FOSCADH (SHELTER) by Seán Breathnach, producer: EAVE graduate Paddy Hayes
  • LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW by Annie St-Pierre, producer: EAVE graduate Fanny Drew
  • NOTHING TO DECLARE directed and produced by EAVE graduate Garret Daly
  • THE CLUB OF ANGELS, producer: PUENTES graduate Barbara Defanti, EAVE+ graduate Pandora da Cunha Telles
  • THE CRIMINALS by Serhat Karaaslan, producer: EAVE graduate Laure Dahout
  • UNE VIE DEMENTE by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • WHO WE LOVE by Graham Cantwell, producer: EAVE graduate Edwina Forkin

www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

 

Festival International du Film de Mons (July 9 – 16)

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski
  • IO STO BENE by EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville 
  • JUMBO by Zoé Wittock, producer: EAVE graduates Anaïs Bertrand, Annabella Nezri & Gilles Chanial
  • UNE VIE DEMENTE by Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes
  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi

www.festivaldemons.be

 

Pula International Film Festival (July 17 – 24)

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny
  • EDEN by Agnes Kocsis, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • FOX IN A HOLE by Arman T. Riahi, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger
  • GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Jenni Toivonemi, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi and EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic
  • WHY NOT YOU (HOCHWALD) by Evi Romen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

www.pulafilmfestival.hr

 

FID International Film Festival of Marseille (July 19 – 25)

  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine

www.fidmarseille.org

 

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (July 2 – 10)

  • BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL by Chris Baugh, producer: EAVE graduate Yvonne Donohoe
  • SON by Ivan Kavanagh, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Marie Naughton

www.nifff.ch

 

Fribourg International Film Festival (July 16 – 25)

  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • YELLOW CAT by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

https://www.fiff.ch/fr

 

International Film Festival Palic (July 17 – 23)

  • AFERIM! by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • AFTER THE HUNT by Urska Djukic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • BAD BLOOD by Milutin Petrovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot
  • CHILD’S POSE by Calin Peter Netzer, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • CORPORATION by Matej Nahtigal, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE by Martin Turk, producer: EAVE graduate Ida Weiss
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • EAVE project THE WHITE FORTRESS by Igor Drljaca, producers: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic-Camo
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski
  • IN THE MIRROR by Laila Pakalnina, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • MY LAST YEAR AS A LOSER by Ursa Menart, producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Hocevar
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • ONLY HUMAN by Igor Ivanov, producer: EAVE graduate Miroslav Mogorovic
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE SHIFT by Reinis Kalvins, producer: EAVE participant Gints Grube
  • THE ISLAND WITHIN by Ru Hasanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
  • TONY ERDMANN by Maren Ade, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

www.palicfilmfestival.com

 

Durban International Film Festival (July 22 – August 1)

  • DOWNSTREAM TO KINSHASA by Dieudo Hamadi, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • THE LAST SHELTER by Ousmane Samassekou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You

http://ccadiff.ukzn.ac.za

 

Transilvania International Film Festival Cluj-Napoca (July 23 – August 1)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine 
  • ASYMMETRY by Masa Neskovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Penev
  • 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: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producers: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • 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
  • THE FLOOD WON’T COME by Marat Sargsyan, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norvieliene

https://tiff.ro/en/

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

Finally, we could meet in person in Orleans in France!

It was such a pleasure to practice each morning with you during the EAVE Producers Workshop!

Here comes my NEW schedule for ONLINE yoga from August 9:

THURSDAYS: 08:15 – 08:55 CEST

THURSDAYS: 19:30 – 21:00 CEST

 

My schedule for IN PERSON yoga in BERLIN Neukölln from August 9:

MONDAYS: 18:30 – 20:00 CEST

MONDAYS: 20:30 – 22:00 CEST

 

Discounted price for the EAVE graduates:

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

 

Please register by email: yogatanika@gmail.com Thanks!

 

Hope to see you on the yoga mat soon!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Namaste,

Tanika

 

More info:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

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

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Polish Film Institute and EAVE continue with a successful partnership - LAST DAY TO APPLY!

Polish Film Institute and EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), one of the leading professional training, project development and networking organizations for audiovisual producers, are happy to announce the continuation of their successful partnership that will again and for the fourth time offer a scholarship for one Polish producer for the EAVE 2022 Producers Workshop.

>>> DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 23, 2021


The award of 7.800 EUR, sponsored by the Polish Film Institute towards the costs of the participation with a project in the EAVE 2022 workshop, will be granted to one Polish producer during the Polish Days (August 15 - 17, 2021), the most important industry event in Poland, held in the framework of the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw.

The award will be presented during the Polish Days awards ceremony by EAVE’s Head of Studies Lise Lense-Moller.

Last year`s beneficiary of the PISF/EAVE award has been Anna Stylinska (Harine Films), who is now participating to EAVE Producers Workshop 2021.

To name just some Polish projects and producers developed at EAVE: The Mute by Bartosz Konopka – producer: Anna Wydra (Best Cinematography Award at Gdynia FF 2018), United States of Love by Tomasz Wasilewski – producer: Piotr Kobus (Silver Bear at Berlinale 2016), The Here After by Magnus von Horn – producer: Mariusz Włodarski (Directors Fortnight in Cannes FF 2015), Other People by Aleksandra Terpińska – producer: Beata Rzeźniczek; I Fear Fine by Julia Marcell – producer: Natalia Grzegorzek, The Great Match by Filip Syczynski – producer: Anna Różalska, TAM by Sonja Orlewicz – producer: Anna Stylinska.

EAVE could not imagine a better platform for this cooperation than the New Horizons International Film Festival, renowned for presenting uncompromising, innovative and original cinema from all over the world.

Please click here for more information about EAVE, PISF and New Horizons IFF.

To submit your project, please visit PISF webpage for the call for applications.

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A hybrid EAVE Producers Workshop happening in Orléans!

After a year of online sessions, Orléans (France) will host the second session of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 from July 19-26, bringing together onsite and online thanks to the hybrid format 51 participants from 37 countries and 19 scriptwriters with a selection of 21 top industry experts.

This session is the second out of the three workshops of the year-long EAVE training for independent producers. The participants of this year were selected from a total of 220 applicants from all over the world.

Workshop 2 is organized right after Cannes where EAVE has a strong presence with 50 films produced and co-produced by EAVE alumni.

The partners of the workshop week in Orléans reunite the 3 French region of Centre-Val de Loire, Bretagne and Pays de la Loire and include: Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire, Regional Agency for Books, Image and Digital Culture; Région Centre-Val de Loire; Région Bretagne; Région Pays de la Loire; Institut Français; Orléans Métropole; Orléans Convention; Comité Régional du Tourisme Centre-Val de Loire and Alter Ego Production.

 

Workshop sessions & experts

The special sessions of the workshop include plenaries on Asymmetrical  / “fair trade” co-production by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and EAVE Group Leader Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), as well as Lobbying Strategies for Producers by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and EAVE Group Leader Didar Domehri (Maneki Films - Full House, FR).

The EAVE participants will be joined for two days by 34 producers from the 3 partner regions. The special session designed for both groups together addresses different aspects of the relationship between Producers and Streamers, starting with an overview of the key players by EAVE finance consultant Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and the different types of deals by EAVE legal expert Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (The Law Factory, DK). These are complemented by mini-case studies by producers Jani Thiltges (EAVE group leader, Samsa Film, LU) and Mike Connolly (State of Grace Films, UK) as well as rounded up by an update of the ongoing policy conversations regarding the streamers and public funding by Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studio, FI).

In addition, the local producers will join the EAVE sessions on Building Digital Awareness Strategies during Launch Stage by Raquel Cabrera (The Film Agency, ES) and International film sales or the importance of human dialogue by Hédi Zardi (Luxbox, FR), as well as tailor-made sessions on topics such as Company Development & Company Sustainability, the Producer’s Role and Co-production Strategies.

The local film industry presents itself to the EAVE participants in a special session on Producing in and with the regions of Centre Val de Loire, Bretagne and Pays de la Loire by Pierre Dallois (Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire, Regional Agency for Books, Image and Digital Culture); Guylaine Hass (Région Pays de la Loire) and Anne-Cécile Rolland (Région Bretagne).

EAVE’s 2021 pedagogical core team includes EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders Didar Domehri (Maneki Films - Full House, FR), Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (NGF Geyrhalterfilm, AT) and Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), TV series consultant Ossi Nishri (IL), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marketing: Raquel Cabrera (The Film Agency, ES). They are joined by Sales expert Hédi Zardi (Luxbox, FR).

Because of the hybrid format of the July workshop, some sessions were offered already in advance in May-June, such as Legal Issues of Co-Production by Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE), Creative Collaboration by script consultant Anita Voorham (Bravado Film, NL), Key Tools – the Synopsis by Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants, DE) and Tips for Eurimages Applications by Sergio Garcia de Leaniz (Eurimages, FR).

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, French Institute of South Africa, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

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EAVE joins Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film

“The system of white supremacy was not created by anyone who is alive today. But it is maintained and upheld by everyone who holds white privilege.”

Layla F.Saad, Me and White Supremacy: How to recognise your privilege, combat racism and change the world (2020).

 

In the Summer of 2020, a group of European film industry professionals gathered to form ARTEF = Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film.

EAVE is proud to be part of ARTEF, whose main aim is to dismantle racist structures and combat all forms of racism in the European film industry.

Our goal is to become a task force for change: by raising awareness, by offering education and insights, by suggesting revisions to regulations and practices, as well as to weather opposition from the industry — especially from those who habitually benefit from institutionalised racism.

To help dismantle the structural racism that has been existing in our industry since its very start ARTEF requires the active participation of our community. 

Everyone in the European Film Industry who wants to be part of the change they want to see is welcome to join ARTEF to participate and support its work. Its members are film institutes, networks, companies and organisations. 

​ ARTEF welcomes interest of new members who strongly believe in doing the work to actively create a strictly anti-racist, more gender equal, diverse, and inclusive European Film Industry. We are committed to a culture that is accountable with intersectionality at the basis of the work we do. 

 

Read more about ARTEF here and on Screen Daily.

Get involved: https://www.artef.org/join-artef

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EAVE in Cannes 2021

EAVE is happy to announce a record selection of 50 films produced and co-produced by EAVE graduates in the OFFICIAL & SIDEBAR SECTIONS OF THE FESTIVAL, 10 projects at CINÉFONDATION ATELIER, 3 at ACID, 3 at LA FABRIQUE CINÉMA, 2 at the FRONTIÈRES PLATFORM, 13 out of 20 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE and 41 EAVE PRODUCERS at the PRODUCERS NETWORK!

Competition

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy, sales: Kinology
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax (opening film), co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, sales: Kinology  
  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, sales: Pathé
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jamila Wenske, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos, sales: Totem Films
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier, sales: Indie Sales
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum, sales: Films Boutique
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine, line producer: Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto, sales: The Match Factory 
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Yohann Comte, sales: Charades
  • THE RESTLESS by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras and Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo, sales: Luxbox
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: TTB graduate Flaminio Zadra, sales: Films Boutique
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE+ graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, sales: MK 2 Films
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: Wild Bunch International

 

Out of competition

  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, sales: Wild Bunch International    

 

Cannes Premiere

  • BELLE by Mamoru Hosoda, associated producer: EAVE graduate Yohann Comte, sales: Charades
  • EVOLUTION by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Julia Berkes, sales: The Match Factory

 

Special screenings

  • MARINER OF THE MOUNTAINS by Karim Aïnouz, producer: EAVE graduate Jennifer Sabbah, associate producer: EAVE graduate Christopher Zitterbart, sales: The Match Factory

 

Cinema for the Climate

  • INVISIBLE DEMONS by Rahul Jain, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert

 

 

EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB © Go to Sheep 2021

Un Certain Regard

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johansson, producer: EAVE graduates Hrönn Kristinsdottir, participant developing the project at Marketing Workshop: EAVE MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska, sales: New Europe Film Sales
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • HOUSE ARREST by Alexey German Jr., line producer: EAVE graduate Artem Vasilyev, sales: MK 2 Films
  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduate Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler
  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari (opening film), co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, producer in development stage: PUENTES graduate Irina Malcea-Candea, sales: UDI
  • REHANA MARYAM NOOR by Abdullah Mohammad Saad, producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Chua
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, producers: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: Protagonist Pictures 
  • TTB project MONEYBOYS by C.B.Yi, producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, TTB graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye, sales: Totem Films
  • WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher, sales: MK 2 Films 

PUENTES project LA CIVIL © Menuetto, photo: Agustin Paredes

 

Directors‘ Fortnight

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: MK 2 Films
  • A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING by Payal Kapadia, producer: EAVE INDABA graduate Thomas Hakim
  • EAVE project OUR MEN (MON LÉGIONNAIRE) by Rachel Lang (closing film), producers: EAVE graduates Jeremy Forni and Benoit Roland, sales: Bac Films
  • INTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, sales: Voodoo Films
  • MAGNETIC BEATS by Vincent Maël Cardona, co-producer: EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer, sales : Indiesales
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic produced by EAVE graduates Danijel Pek and Katarina Prpic, co-produced by EAVE graduates Jozko Rutar, Miha Cernec and Zdenka Gold, sales: The Match Factory
  • RE GRANCHIO by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis, producers: PUENTES graduates Agustina Costa Varsi, Ezequiel Borovinsky, sales: Shellac
  • THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE by Manuel Nieto, producer: PUENTES graduates Barbara Francisco, Georgina Baisch, Paola Wink, Interchange graduate Nathalie Trafford, sales: BAC Films
  • THE BRAVES (ENTRE LES VAGUES) by Anaïs Volpé, producer: EAVE graduate Caroline Nataf, sales: MK2 Films
  • THE SEA AHEAD by Ely Dagher, producers: EAVE graduates Myriam Sassine, Benoit Roland, sales: The Party
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney, sales: A24
  • TSUGUA DIARIES by Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes, producer: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis, sales: The Match Factory

PUENTES project CLARA SOLA © Hobab, Resolve Media, Need Productions, Pacifica Grey, Laidka Films, Esteban Alvarado

 

Critics' Week

EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri is member of the international jury.

  • AMPARO by Simon Mesa Soto, co-producers: EAVE graduates David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski, Martin Heisler, sales: The Match Factory
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, sales: Heretic
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora and EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens, sales: Playtime
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt, sales: Pulsar Content
  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar, sales: Alpha Violet
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel, sales: Orange Studio
  • ZERO FUCKS GIVEN by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, sales: Charades

 

Short Films in Critics' Week

  • BRUTALIA, DAYS OF LABOUR by Manolis Mavris, co-producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville, sales: Radiator IP Sales
  • INHERENT by Nicolai G.H. Johansen, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: MANIFEST
  • INTERCOM 15 by Andrei Epure, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandru Teodorescu, sales: SAGA FILM

 

ACID 

  • GHOST SONG by Nicolas Peduzzi, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Ruszniewski
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis, sales: Lightdox
  • SOY LIBRE by Laure Portier, co-producers: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guegan

 

Cinéfondation Atelier 

  • CARAVAN by Zuzana Kirchnerova, producer: EAVE participants Jakub Viktorin, Dagmar Sedlackova, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto Dina
  • CORA by Evi Kalogiropoulou, producer EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • EAVE project NOT A WORD by Hanna Slak, producer: EAVE graduate Michel Balagué, co-producer: EAVE TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • FIDELIDAD by César Diaz, producer: PUENTES graduate Mauricio Escobar
  • JILAH AND THE MAN WITH TWO NAMES by Yosep Anggi Noen, producer: TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara
  • LANDSCAPES OF FEAR by Lukas von Rinner, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • THE OTTER by Srdan Vuletic, producer: EAVE + graduate Ivan Djurovic
  • TTB project MANDAI RIVER by Michael I. Serwandono, producer: EAVE, PUENTES and TTB graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • VIET AND NAM by Minh Quy Truong, producers: TTB graduate Bradley Liew, TTB group leader and National Coordinator Asia Bianca Balbuena
  • WHITE ROAD by Ella Manzheeva, producer: EAVE graduate Victoria Lupik

 

Cinéfondation Selection

  • FONICA M-120 by Olivér Rudolf, co-producer: EAVE participant Petra Ivanyi

 

Les cinémas du monde | La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français

  • ALIS by Clare Weiskopf and EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, co-producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu
  • EAVE project LES FRESQUES DES OUBLIÉS (FRESCOS OF THE FORGOTTEN) by Amédée Pâcome Nkoulou, producer: EAVE graduate Samantha Biffot 
  • TTB project DANCING THE TIDES by Xeph Suarez, producer: TTB graduate Alemberg Ang

 

Frontières Platform

  • FINGERNAIL by Boaz Armoni, producer: EAVE + graduate Yoav Roeh
  • THE OCCUPANT by Hugo Keijzer, producer: EAVE, PUENTES and TTB graduate Raymond van der Kaaij

 

Producers on the Move  

EFP (European Film Promotion), the network of 37 European film promotion institutions, has selected 20 European producers for its networking and promotion platform, among them the EAVE and PUENTES graduates:

  • EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri, Kwassa Films (Belgium)
  • EAVE graduate Bojan Kanjera, Peglanje snova (Croatia), 
  • EAVE graduate Marek Novak, Xova Film (Czech Republic)
  • EAVE graduate Maite Woköck, Telescope Animation (Germany)
  • EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo, Campfilm (Hungary)
  • EAVE graduate Ruth Treacy, Tailored Films (Ireland)
  • EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi, Rosamont (Italy)
  • EAVE graduate Gary Cranner, Chezville (Norway)
  • EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek, Madants (Poland)
  • PUENTES graduate Tathiani Sacilotto, Persona Non Grata Pictures (Portugal)
  • EAVE graduate Katarína Tomkova, Kaleidoscope (Slovak Republic)
  • PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, HOBAB (Sweden)
  • EAVE graduate Sarah Born, Catpics (Switzerland)

 

EAVE @ Producers Network

Network EAVE is proud to be partner of the Cannes Producers Network! In the framework of this partnership 8 EAVE 2020 graduates have been selected.

  • Tamara Dawit, Gobez Media, Ethiopia/Canada
  • Christopher Zitterbart, Watchmen productions, Germany
  • Natalia Grzegorzek, Koskino, Poland
  • Fredrik Lange, Vilda Bomben, Sweden
  • Felicitas Raffo, Cepa Audiovisual, Argentina/Spain
  • Sergiu Cumatrencu, YOUBESC, Moldova
  • Kobi Mizrahi, KM Productions, Israel
  • Dmitry Sukhanov, TOY Cinema, Ukraine

Also participating in the Cannes Producers Network:

Ahmed Amer A. A. FILMS * Alemberg Ang DALUYONG STUDIOS * Constanza Arena CINEMACHILE * Bianca Balbuena EPICMEDIA PRODUCTIONS * Yulia Evina Bhara KAWANKAWAN MEDIA * Samantha Biffot PRINCESSE M PRODUCTIONS * Agustina Costa Varsi VOLPE FILMS * Jean-Laurent Csinidis FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE * Valérie Delpierre INICIA FILMS * Mauricio Escobar LA DANTA FILMS * Barbara Francisco PASTO * Zoran Galic VIZART FILM * Katleen Goossens BULLETPROOF CUPID * Michael Kitzberger NGF – NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION * Marta Lewandowska FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS STUDIO * Ingrid Lill Hogtun BARENTSFILM * Amanda Livanou NEDA FILM * Viktoria Lupik ANNIKO FILMS * Eiko Mizuno-Gray LOADED FILMS * Nikos Moustakas BAD CROWD * Marja Pihlaja TEKELE PRODUCTIONS * Elisa Fernanda Pirir MER FILM * Barbara Sarasola Day PUCARA CINE * Anna Shalashina WISH MEDIA * Fani Skartouli FANI SKARTOULI * Adrijana Sofranic Sucur SET SAIL FILMS * Marteinn Thorsson TENDERLEE MOTION PICTURES COMPANY * Ryohei Tsutsui TRIXTA * Raymond Van der Kaaij REVOLVER AMSTERDAM * Nicolas van Hemelryck CASATARANTULA * Dagne Vildziunaite JUST A MOMENT * Joram Willink BIND * Vladimir Yatsenko FOREFILMS

 

EAVE session @ Cannes Producers Club*

Situated in the heart of the Palais des Festivals, The Producers Club is the perfect meeting place to connect with other producers, benefit from insightful workshops and attend industry networking events.

Add-on Producers Network to your accreditation today!** https://marchedufilm.com/accreditation

*The Producers Club is open to Producers Network badge holders and partnering organizations.

**The Producers Network is intended for active producers with at least one feature film with a commercial release within the past three years.

One Masterclass will be held during the virtual Marche du Film’s Producers Club (closed session, on invitation only):

  • Sunday 11th, 11:00-12:30 - BRANDING YOURSELF by EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad

 

Rencontres Professionelles

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp will be one of the panelists of the Rencontres Professionelles organised by Région Sud:

  • Sunday 11th, 11:00-13:00 - Roundtable on international co-production, at the stand n° 106 of Village International Riviera

 

Marché du Film

  • 8 VIEWS OF LAKE BIWA by Marko Raat, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy, sales: Kinology
  • ALIS by Clare Weiskopf and EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, co-producer: EAVE graduate Radu Stancu
  • AMERICAN NIGHT by Nele Wohlatz, producer: PUENTES graduate Georgina Baisch
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, sales: Kinology
  • BETWEEN THE WAVES by Anaïs Volpé, producer: EAVE graduate Caroline Nataf
  • CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo, sales: The Playmaker
  • CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (MEMORY HOUSE) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, sales: Celluloid Dreams
  • CITIZEN SAINT by Tinatin Kajrishvili, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin & Boris Chouchkov
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jamila Wenske, Natalia Drozd, EAVE graduate and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos, sales: Totem Films
  • DEATH OF A LADIES MAN by Matthew Bissonnette, producer: EAVE graduate Martina Niland, sales: Celluloid Dreams
  • DOGWATCH by Gregoris Rentis, producers: EAVE graduate Vicky Miha, Clément Duboin
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johansson, producer: EAVE graduates Hrönn Kristinsdottir, participant developing the project at Marketing Workshop: EAVE MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska, sales: New Europe Film Sales
  • EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouky,  producers: EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, Palmyre Badinier, Joram Willink, May Odeh
  • EAVE project BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS by Asimina Proedrou, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti
  • EAVE project MARIA'S SILENCE by Davis Simanis, producer: EAVE participant and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • EAVE project OUR MEN (MON LÉGIONNAIRE) by Rachel Lang, producers: EAVE graduates Jeremy Forni and Benoit Roland, sales: Bac Films
  • ETERNAL ADOLESCENT by Eduardo Esquivel, producer: PUENTES graduate Julia Cherrier
  • FEARS by Łukasz Ronduda & Łukasz Gutt, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier, sales: Indie Sales
  • FUCKING BORNHOLM by Anna Kazejak, producer: PUENTES and EAVE PW graduate Marta Lewandowska
  • HOUSE ARREST by Alexey German Jr., line producer: EAVE graduate Artem Vasilyev, sales: MK 2 Films
  • I AM ZLATAN by Jens Sjögren, producer: EAVE graduate Mattias Nohrborg, sales: TrustNordisk
  • IMAGO by Olga Chajdas, producers: EAVE graduate Izabela Wójcik & EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kamińska
  • INTO THE LAND OF ICE AND FIRE by Dimitra Zirou, producer: EAVE graduate Nikos Moustakas
  • JACOB’S WAY by Eelko Ferwerd,  producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink
  • LIPSTICK ON THE GLASS by Kuba Czekaj, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis, sales: Lightdox
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Sebian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler, sales: Shellac
  • MARIONETTES by Arianne Hinz, producer: EAVE graduate Reinier Selen
  • MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville, sales: Celluloid Dreams
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt, sales: Pulsar Content
  • OMERTA 6/12 by Aku Louhimies, producer: EAVE graduate Mikko Tenhunen
  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: Le Pacte
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, co-producer: EAVE graduate Yohann Comte, sales: Charades
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Géraldine Sprimont, Anne-Laure Guegan,  sales: Luxbox
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, producer in development stage: PUENTES graduate Irina Malcea-Candea
  • SAVE SANDRA by Jan Verheyen, Lien Willaert, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • TASTY by Egle Vertelyte, producer: B'EST graduate Lucas Trimonis
  • THAT WEEKEND by Mara Pescio, producer: PUENTES graduates Gergina Baisch, Tathiani Sacilotto
  • THE BLACK HOLE by Moonika Siimets, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Riina Sildos
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: Protagonist Pictures 
  • THE JUDGEMENT by Sander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Joram Willink, sales: Picture Tree International
  • THE LAST TEMPTATION OF THE BELGIANS by Jan Bucquoy, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland-Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman
  • THE RESTLESS by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras, Anton Iffland Stettner, EAVE participant Eva Kuperman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonio Lombardo, sales: Luxbox
  • THE SALT IN OUR WATERS by Rezwan Shahriar SUMIT, producer: EAVE+ graduate Ilann Girard
  • THE SEA AHEAD by Ely Dagher, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, sales: The Party
  • THE STRONG ONES by Omar Zuniga, producer: EAVE on Demand graduate Dominga Sotomayor, sales: Meinkincine Entertainment
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, EAVE + graduate Mattias Nohrborg, executive producers: EAVE graduate Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, sales: MK 2 Films
  • TTB project MONEYBOYS by C.B.Yi, producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, TTB graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye, sales: Totem Films
  • TTB project MOTEL ACACIA by TTB graduate Bradley Liew, producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena and TTB graduate Jeremy Chua, co-producers: by EAVE graduates Bostjan Virc and Sinisa Juricic, sales: Picture Tree International 
  • UNE VIE DÉMENTE by Ann Sirot and Raphael Balboni, producer: EAVE graduate Julie Esparbes, sales: Be for Films
  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer, sales: Kinology
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, sales: Wild Bunch International   
  • WHISPERS OF WAR by Florian Hoffmann, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh
  • WOMEN DO CRY by Mina Mileva, EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Vesela Kazakova, TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher, sales: MK 2 Films

TIES THAT BIND project MONEYBOYS © KGP 2021

Marché du Film Online

  • EAVE project BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS by Asimina Proedrou, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti
  • BOSCO by Alicia Cano, producer: PUENTES graduate and group leader Agustina Chiarino
  • WHISPERS OF WAR by Florian Hoffmann, producer: EAVE graduate Alexander Wadouh
  • CAGED BIRDS by Oliver Rihs, producer: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo, sales: The Playmaker
  • CITIZEN SAINT by Tinatin Kajrishvili, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin & Boris Chouchkov
  • DOGWATCH by Gregoris Rentis, producers: EAVE graduates Vicky Miha & Clément Duboin
  • FEARS by Lukasz Ronduda & Lukasz Gutt, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma
  • FINGERNAIL by Boaz Armoni, producer: EAVE + graduate Yoav Roeh
  • GHOST SONG by Nicolas Peduzzi, producer: EAVE graduate Carine Ruszniewski
  • IMAGO by Olga Chajdas, producer: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik & EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kaminska
  • THE LAST HILLBILLY by: Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • THE OCCUPANT by Hugo Keijzer, producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • UP THERE by Bartolomeo Pampaloni, producer: EAVE graduate Enrica Capra
  • WIKA! by Agnieszka Zwiefka, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert

 

EAVE TEAM IN CANNES

At the European Pavillon No. 118, International Village

At the Producers Club, Riviera, J.

during July 9-13

  • EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp
  • EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

Contact: satu@eave.org

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TIES THAT BIND goes hybrid in Udine

The hybrid edition of TIES THAT BIND’s second workshop is in full swing in Udine (IT), in parallel to FOCUS ASIA from June 30 to July 2.

TTB participants, Focus Asia industry guests & Far East Film Festival guests either have the opportunity to gather on-site in Udine, or to connect online via the specially designed Focus Asia platform, featuring all panel sessions and individual meetings between project representatives and decision makers, as well as informal chats in the virtual Café. All the guests of Focus Asia also have access to the films selected for FEFF on the platform.

The rich programme of the plenary sessions for the TTB workshop is prepared in collaboration with FOCUS ASIA. It features a co-production case study of TTB project MONEYBOYS by C.B. Yi, which will premiere in Un Certain Regard in Cannes. The film is produced by EAVE graduate Barbara Pichler (KPG Filmproduktion, AT), in co-production with the TTB graduate Guillaume de la Boulaye (Zorba Production, FR) and TTB expert Patrick Mao Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment, TW), and Panache Productions (BE). World sales are handled by TTB graduate Bérénice Vincent (Totem Films, FR).

International co-production TASTE by Lê Bảo, which was awarded at Berlinale Encounters this year, is the focus of the second case study held by producers Weijie Lai (E&W Films, SG) and EAVE graduate Marie Dubas (Deuxième Ligne Films, FR), who share their co-producing experiences between Europe and Asia.

Patrick Mao Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment, TW) and Vincent Wang (House on Fire, FR) elaborate on the opportunities for co-production funding in Greater China. Patrick Mao Huang shares his expertise on how to deal with equity investors together with TTB group leader Bianca Balbuena (Epicmedia Productions, PH).

Furthermore, the TTB participants have the opportunity to receive feedback on the marketing and distribution potential of their projects in both territories from Asian distributors such as Vincent Quek (Anticipate Pictures, SG), Kana Koido (The Klockworks, JP), Pamela Lingyan Bai (Beijing Hugoeast Media, CN), Shaoyi Chen (Screenworks Asia, TW), and European distributors such as TTB graduates Stephan Holl (Rapid Eye Movies, DE) and Fernanda Renno (Fidalgo Film Distribution, NO), and Claire Marty (Terracotta Distribution, UK). The Asian distributors also highlight the opportunities for distribution in their respective countries – Singapore, Japan, China, Taiwan - in Focus Asia panel dedicated to the latest trends of distribution in Asia.

This year we have organised for the first time a series of curated meetings with industry professionals giving advice on specific project needs and advising the participants regarding their next career steps. These meetings involved top-notch experts such as Todd Brown (XYZ Films, US), Gabor Greiner (Films Boutique, DE), Quentin Bosschaert (m-appeal, DE), Claire Lajoumard (Acrobates Films, FR), Sergina Stavroulaki (Heretic, GR), Pamela Bai (Beijing Hugoeast Media, CN), Wonsun Shin (Hanmac Culture Group, KR), Frédéric Pittoors d'Haveskercke (Series Mania, FR), Lucas Schmidt (Studio Zentral, DE), Annick Mahnert (Screen Division, ES), EAVE graduate Mathivanan Rajendran (Stray Factory, IN), Deepti DCunha (Film Programmer, IN), Phang Dang Di (DNY Productions, VN), Joyce Tang (TAICCA, TW), Toshifumi Makita (VIPO, JP), among others.

In the new ASIAN GATES section of Focus Asia which is aimed at European film professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of the opportunities offered by the Asian market, TTB & EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij (Revolver Amsterdam) targets his session to producers, while Matteo Lovadina (Reel Suspects, FR) dedicates his session to sales agents, in collaboration with the EFP.

In addition to the plenary sessions which are moderated by Christophe Bruncher (TTB Head of Studies), the TTB participants have individual meetings with key industry professionals of Focus Asia, to foster new collaborations between European and Asian professionals.

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

 

For more information please contact:

EAVE Coordinator - Tanika Sajatovic: tanika@eave.org

www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu

 

 

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