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Pan-African passion project - an exclusive Interview with EAVE participant Mehret Mandefro

Mehret Mandefro, participant of EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 and group leader of Creative Producer Indaba (CPI), the initiative by the South African Realness Institute, in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s IFFRPro and the Sundance Institute, about her Emmy nominated doc HOW IT FEELS TO BE FREE and her training initiatives for African film business.

EAVE: You were shooting in San Francisco until last week. For which film was that?  

Mehret Mandefro: I have a new feature documentary that I’m co-directing that hasn’t been announced yet. It will be announced next month, so I cannot tell you exactly what it is. Well, it’s a new documentary that is really timely about race in America that I’m very excited to be making. There will be an official announcement coming out in September.

 

That’s all you can tell me about it?

That’s all I can tell you. It’s a feature documentary that follows an amazing scientist who does incredibly cutting-edge work on racial bias in America. It’s in many ways a story about science. Can science solve racism? This is the central question in terms of the film. I consider myself a scientist in recovery. I don’t know if you know this about me, but I used to be a scientist. It’s a film that is bringing me back to my roots.

 

You have a doctor degree, don’t you?

I’m a Medical Doctor and I have a PhD – not only one doctorate, I have two. I used to be on an academic medicine pathway earlier in my life. I was a physician scientist. My PhD is in anthropology and through anthropology research I first started making documentaries. I came very much from observational cinema and anthropology, that’s how I started making films. And then my films became much more commercial, and I started also making fiction films. But my first fiction film was actually based on a true story, and very informed by real life in many ways, and I feel like truth is somewhere in the middle. I love doing both actually; I love doing docs and I love doing fiction. I think both strengthen me as a storyteller .

 

Both forms have their advantages.

Absolutely.

 

Recently you were nominated for an Emmy with HOW IT FEELS TO BE FREE, a film about black American artists.

Yes, it’s based on an amazing book written by Ruth Feldstein and the film is directed by Yoruba Richen. It’s an amazing story that talks about trailblazing black female artists and the way they use art as a political force to change culture in America. It’s about Nina Simone, Lena Horne, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Abbey Lincoln, and Pam Grier. We know these artists and we obviously know their work, which I think shifted our culture. But I don’t think that people realise, when you see the film, how trailblazing they were in their own careers in terms of really taking on Hollywood. Lena Horne in the 1940s and 50s was the first black actress to have a studio contract and at that time she told the studio: “I will not play a maid.” And she put it in her contract and refused to play a maid. If you think about it, considering the conversation of representation we’re having today, she was so ahead of her time. So, in many ways I look at this film as pre-history to all the issues that we are wrestling with right now. I find it so fascinating and that’s what I learned on this film; how in control these women were and how fearless they were. And sadly, they really had careers at the time they weren’t supposed to have any career. That’s what the film is about.

 

And these artists are all from different times: 50s, 60s, 70s, …

Yes, that’s what’s also really interesting about the film as it’s told thematically, and it crosses a huge time spectrum. The archive is very rich, and you really learn about these women from their own words. It takes us basically from the 40s to right now. Because the film ends with a kind of the revolution that is happening with women behind the camera, actually, in addition to women, people of all walks of lives. It covers a huge historical period, and it covers different mediums. They were performers: music, film, television, and so the film tells a story about all of entertainment writ large.

 

It’s an episode of the American Masters series?

We were the opening episode; the first episode of the American Masters season. And American Masters was the first funder of this film. They gave us the biggest development grant that they had ever given. The film was almost 6 years in making. It was a very hard film to get funded for a lot of different reasons. The film was very ambitious and many people were like: “Oh my God, they are covering so many time periods, so many women, so many genres, how are you gonna do this?” It took us a while to put the team together and the financing. But American Masters believed in it from the very beginning and we are proud to be representing the other filmmakers from this season as part of the nomination. I am very grateful American Masters submitted the film as the representative episode for the Emmy nomination. It’s a true honor.

 

Great! So, the American Masters has been a series for several years now?

Decades. It’s really a premiere non-fiction strand in America.

 

Are there many black artists that are being presented by the American Masters series?

They definitely covered other black artists. There are films on Lorraine Hansberry, Maya Angelou, Marian Anderson, the opera singer. American Masters are about the masters who have really lifted culture in America. So, they have definitely covered other black artists before. What’s really interesting in this regard is, for example, when you look at our category: We are the only black producers in our category. What’s interesting is that the entire team on this, for the most part, are black women, including the director. So that you don’t see every day. And in our category we are going up against Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Gordon Quinn – the gods of film! I think it’s uncommon for  a team of black women to go toe to toe with giants of film. That, I think, is new.

 

Being so successful in America, is it possible to focus on development in Ethiopia also?

Of course, I live in Ethiopia. I have a film production company in America called Truth Aid as well with my producing partner. I live in both places, so I bounce back and forth as needed. I’m very much focused on a global part of our business. My business partner Lacey Schwartz Delgado focuses a lot on the American side and we kind of tag team. That’s why it’s possible to be in both places. I also think it’s important because media and emerging markets are exploding. It’s growing at an exponential rate. So, there are really huge opportunities in these markets.

What’s interesting in Ethiopia and in many parts of Africa is that these markets are very unstructured. It’s not like there are media schools or guilds and unions. I think especially when it comes to young people entering the profession, there’s a huge opportunity to position themselves in creative industries and certainly media, which seems to be ideally positioned to create jobs and meet the demands of young people. I’m very committed to that ide as a whole, partly because I used to be a teacher and a professor, and I think teaching is kind of what I am at my best, anyway. I think a lot about training the next generation of storytellers and really thinking trough how to structure an industry, so that it can also serve national interests around job creation which is very interesting to me. I’ve done a lot of work in Ethiopia in that regard.

 

You are doing it with the Realness Institute not only in Ethiopia.

I have a company in Ethiopia called A51 Pictures that is a part of Truth Aid, and all the training capacity work building I do in Ethiopia I do through that company. But for Africa wide the work is housed at Realness Institute, which is another passion project. I have co-founders in that, Elias Ribeiro and Cait Pansegrouw who are also EAVE alumni. We came together to found an institute that can really think through this idea of how you offer training to the continent at large and build local media ecosystems. We have 5 training programmers now, all pan-African. Everything I’m saying about the needs in Ethiopian market, you can multiply that by 54 countries: it’s the same problem all over Africa.

 

And what is the problem?

I don’t think there are enough training facilities and I think the market is completely unstructured. So if you are a creator, someone who has content, this idea of development, finding the producers... producers are a scarcity. Usually, Africans have to go to Europe to find a European co-producer, there are not enough local producers. There’s a huge scarcity of producers on the African continent, especially producers that can really handle international financing, the agreements, understand chain of titles, understand the profession, at least if you want the content to travel beyond your own market. I also think if you went just for local content, there’s a real scarcity of producers who know what they are doing regarding distribution.

 

You are also training producers?

Realness Institute has the Creative Producer Indaba programme, in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR Pro and the Sundance Institute. It was really focused on this idea that there are not enough producers. Trying to train the next generation of producers  very much based on EAVE’s model, but also adapting it to our local needs, because the markets and industries are at such different places. So, we had 17 participants and some participants had projects and some didn’t, just like at EAVE. We also brought producers into it from the North, which were interested in finding African projects to work with. So that African producers can also grow their network, in terms of needing people who do have access to international financing.

I think, if you are a content creator in Africa, the most important thing is to have options and to be able to expand your basic production support. Sometimes that means working with private equity, and then also the amazing European soft money system, which is incredible if you can access it. In order to access it, you need to know what it is about and how that system works. What the Realness Institute is trying to do, especially with the Creative Producer Indaba, is help creators expand their support of production like expanding their base, so that they have as many options available to them as possible.

 

And you have a development lab also in partnership with Netflix, also?  

Yes, that was the third programme. So, the first Realness programme is the Realness African Screenwriters Residency. The Institute was formed to expand the programmatic offerings beyond just a single screenwriters programme, so the second programme was the Creative Producer Indaba programme, and the third was an Episodic Lab in partnership with Netflix. And that one, unlike other programmes, is focused on three countries, because Netflix is financing the Lab, and they have a saying in terms of strategic interest in three markets: Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. It’s been our longest one, in a sense that it runs for 12 weeks. We took on 6 projects in development and all of them will have a chance to pitch and Netflix will have its first right of refusal; they will either say yes or no, it’s a commission. It’s 2 story editors, 2 producers and 6 writers.

We also run a Development Executive Traineeship, which is our fourth programme, because the other hole in the eco-system in all of these local markets is really executives and the training of them, including the commissioning editors. We don’t have enough of those kinds of people, so alongside our 6 writers, we also have 6 development executives that are shepherding each other’s projects.  

 

So, you have the whole range of work in film together.

Yes, we are trying. And in September, we will run our fifth programme, which is the Southern African Locarno Industry Academy, and it is clearly looking at the sales, distribution, audience side, which in many ways is the most fragmented in Africa. That will be running in September for the first time. 

 

Locarno sounds like arthouse films?

They run an Industry Academy at Locarno. So, this is going to be the Southern African Locarno Industry Academy. The idea is to run their programme similar expect with the needs of Africa. So, it’s really focused on sales agents, curators, distributors, anyone doing audience engagement, because that’s the other side of making the content, and it obviously needs the distribution of it. It’s very much focused on the business side. It doesn’t matter if it’s arthouse or not, because this programme isn’t going to be for the makers, it’s going to be for the people who are actually involved in getting those amazing stories out there.

The Academy was launched by the Locarno Film Festival and they have already taken it around the world, too. They always wanted to come to the continent, so they are partnering with us to do the first one in Africa.

 

What about Indaba? You’re in the second edition of it?

The second workshop finished a month ago, but we have the market; we are supposed to go to Marrakech as the final workshop. And then we will open it up for the second year. We haven’t set the date yet because we want to do a bit of an evaluation. Covid really messed up everyone’s timeline obviously and our first cohort didn’t finish until much later, so we haven’t been able to do the evaluation and assess it. We want to make sure to complete that process before we put the second call out.

 

With doing all this you are trying to establish a structure, which doesn’t exist, except only in fragments, in the film business in Africa.

That’s right. Capacity building, helping structure the market, etc. In many ways the Realness Institute hopes to hold the same space as the Sundance Institute holds in America, which is really a place for artists and independent creators to get support to create. That’s exact the same thing we are trying to do in Africa. I think it’s interesting for Africa because the media landscape is changing rapidly and drastically. Unfortunately, because there are no unions or guilds or regulations in the same way they are in other markets, creators can really get taken advantage of. So, we are trying to hold space in a way, so that we can make sure people get good deals and that they get the support they need.  

 

So, it’s a bit like Wild West, so to say.

Absolutely. In many places the media landscape is obviously changing but in many other places there are actually experience, precedents, structures that can at least give you a bit of protection, when it comes to these things, and that doesn’t exist in Africa.

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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN by Adina Pintilie receives funding

Georgian National Film Center

  • ASCENSION by Giorgi Tavartkiladze, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimer Katchavara receives a Short Fiction Film Production Grant from the Georgian National Film Center.

http://www.gnfc.ge

 

Romanian Film Centre

The following grants for EAVE graduates have been announced by the Romanian Film Centre:

  • SORELLA DI CLAUSURA by Ivana Mladenovic, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • UN CAZ DI PRACTICA by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci
  • DEATH AND THE MAIDEN by Adina Pintilie, co-producers: EAVE graduates Sophie Erbs, Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • TITANIC OCEAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE, TTB and MW graduate Radu Stancu
  • NASTY by Tudor Giurgiu, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu
  • BEING ALICE by Clare Weiskopf, EAVE graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck, producer: EAVE, TTB and MW graduate Radu Stancu
  • KARMA IS A B..OY by Dan Panaitescu, producer: EAVE graduate Anca Damian

http://cnc.gov.ro

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ZONE LIBRE by Lisa Diaz is in production

  • ZONE LIBRE by Lisa Diaz, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine is in production. Written by the director in collaboration with Clara Bourreau, Anne-Louise Trividic and Chile’s René Ballesteros, the story plunges us into the summer of 1982. Garance is 11 years old and lives in a remote village in the Cévennes where her parents are attempting to lead an alternative existence. She roams her vast territory in the company of a gang of dishevelled children and, armed with her vivid imagination, arranges all kinds of political games for them, nationalising toys and setting up a pirate radio station, etc. It’s at this point in time that two Italian activists rob a bank in the area. It goes wrong but one of them manages to escape, with the full contingent of the police force on his heels. This stirs up political squabbles between Garance’s parents, Simon and Marie. Indeed, the latter seems to despair that their hopes for radical change in the world are slowly ebbing away. Garance learns that the Italian fugitive is hiding in a barn not far from their home. Surely coming to his aid would help to continue the revolutionary fight, and would allow her to become an apprentice activist herself? Produced by Colette Quesson on behalf of À Perte de Vue Film and co-produced by Antoine Simkine for Les Films d'Antoine, ZONE LIBRE benefits from a CNC advance on receipts and from production support courtesy of the Brittany and Occitanie regions.

www.lesfilmsdantoine.com

 

  • THE MELTING by Veerle Baetens, co-producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Ellen Havenith is shooting. THE MELTING tells the story of Eva, who, several years after a scorching summer that had become completely uncontrollable, returns to her native village to face her past and leave there a message that will remain forever. The book The Melting (Het Smelt) has been translated into more than nine languages, including English, French, German, Spanish and Danish. This first novel, harsh and upsetting, had the effect of an explosion and has imposed its young writer, Lize Spit, as one of the rising stars of Belgian literature. Bart Van Langendonck from production company Savage Film handles the production of the film. French-speaking Belgian company Versus Productions and Dutch company PRPL are co-producing.

www.versusproduction.be

 

  • SEA SPARKLE by Domien Huyghe, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot is in production. Flemish debut director Domien Huyghe has just kicked off filming on his feature film, which he developed with his sister Wendy Hughe. The two of them lost their father at a very early age and drew inspiration from their personal experience for this movie, which was shot in Ostend, where they grew up. It’s a live-action, fiction film which is geared towards young (and not-so-young) audiences, and which explores environmental themes, as well as the subject of grief. The film follows Lena, a young adolescent and talented sailor whose father died at sea. She is determined to prove that her father wasn’t responsible for the boat accident which caused his death, alongside that of two other fishermen. She is convinced that a mysterious underwater creature, driven out of the abyssal depths by global warming, is haunting the waters of the North Sea. Lena will do everything she can to prove the existence of this beast and the innocence of her father. SEA SPARKLE is produced by Dries Phlypo on behalf of A Private View in co-production with Viking Film.

www.vikingfilm.nl

 

  • TIGER by Andrei Tanase, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci is in production. The story, written by Tanase, follows veterinarian Vera working at a local zoo, who, after a personal tragedy, has distanced herself from her husband Toma, a children’s theatre director. When she finds out that Toma is cheating on her, Vera has a nervous breakdown and causes the new tigress Rihanna to escape. Looking for the tigress in the woods Vera starts to doubt her perspective on her marriage and the world in general. EAVE graduate Alexa Rivero is co-producing through Altamar Films (France) together with EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou from Graal (Greece). Producer Anamaria Antoci said that the most challenging aspect of her project was working with a real tiger.The project is supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde CNC - Institut français, the Greek Film Centre, ERT, Eurimages, the Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme and TorinoFilmLab.

www.domesticfilm.ro

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THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov is in post-production

  • THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho is in post-production. The plot freely develops characters and situations already known from Hristov’s feature-length documentary success The Good Postman (2016). In the script, written by Kaarle Aho, Tonislav Hristov and Konstantin Bojanov, the lead character Ivan is a Bulgarian taxi driver, who tries to repair his damaged reputation in front of his Finnish family, but constantly finds himself in difficult situations. Two friends from his childhood, a bodyguard and a single mother working as a waitress, also show up. “Kaarle Aho is not only my long-time Finnish coproducer, with whose support I made my most successful documentaries, but also a great writer. On the other hand, the Bulgarian director Konstantin Bojanov also proved himself in creative writing. The idea was to show the life difficulties of a middle-aged little man, born and grown up in a remote Bulgarian village during communism, and the risks he undertakes while trying to survive among the new challenges of democracy”, Hristov told FNE. The feature is being staged by Finnish production company Making Movies Oy represented by Kaarle Aho and by Hristov’s Soul Food (Bulgaria). The project is supported by the Finnish Film Foundation, the Bulgarian National Film Center and Eurimages.

www.mamo.fi

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Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film for GREAT FREEDOM

Locarno Film Festival

Among the award-winners we count the following films by EAVE graduates:

  • BROTHERHOOD produced by EAVE graduates Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan receives the Pardo d'Oro for best film in Concorso Cineasti del presente
  • NO ONE'S WITH THE CALVES by Sabrina Sarabi produced by EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann received Best Actress award (Saskia Rosendahl)
  • EAVE and TTB project HOLY EMY produced by EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros and EAVE+ graduate Mathieu Bompoint received a special mention in the Swatch First Feature Award
  • HOW TO KILL A CLOUD, co-produced by EAVE graduate Ulrik Gutkin received Premio Zonta Club Locarno - for a film with the best expression of social commitment
  • EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES produced by EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, Palmyre Badinier, Joram Willink and May Odeh received the Marco Zucchi Award
  • JUJU STORIES produced by EAVE graduate Oge Obasi received the Boccalino d'oro Award for Best Film presented by the Independent Critics
  • HINTERLAND produced by EAVE graduate Olivier Neumann won the Locarno Piazza Grande Prix du public

www.pardo.ch

 

Eurimages

  • FORGET THE OCEAN, WHY NOT TRY SURFING THESE INSANE RIVER WAVES by Marko Grba Singh, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic of Non-Aligned Films, won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award presented at the CineLink Co-Production Market. The Jury consisting of Ada Solomon (Microfilm, RO), Yorgos Tsourgiannis (Horsefly Productions, GR) and Els Hendrix (DE) for Eurimages chose to reward “both the original take on the themes of enduring racism and xenophobia and the bold narrative approach – combining and challenging the format aspects of both documentary and fiction – to tell the timeless love story between Gordana and Mahinder”.  

https://www.coe.int/en/web/eurimages/-/eurimages-co-production-development-awards-in-2021

 

New Horizons International Film Festival

The Grand Prix of the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw was awarded to:

  • THEO AND THE METAMORPHOSIS by Damien Odoul, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas received a Honorable Mention.

Polish Days

  • WOMAN ON THE ROOF by Anna Jadowska, producers: EAVE graduates Maria Blicharska, Anna-Maria Kantarius received the Screen International Award and the No Problemo Music award
  • ROVING WOMAN by Michal Chmielewski, producer: PUENTES graduate Marta Lewandowska received the No Problemo Music award
  • Marta Szarzynska of Kinhouse Studio won the Polish Film Institute scholarship for the EAVE 2022 Producers Workshop as part of the New Horizons Studio+ program at the Polish New Horizons Festival.

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

 

Transilvania International Film Festival

  • OTTO THE BARBARIAN by Ruxandra Ghitescu, producer: EAVE graduate Iuliana Tarnovetchi won the Romanian Days Award for Best Feature Film at the Transilvania International Film Festival.

www.tiff.ro

 

Sarajevo Film Festival

  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann wins the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film and the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic wins the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Director
  • LANDSCAPES OF RESISTANCE by Marta Popivoda, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic wins the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi wins the Special Award for the Promotion of Gender Equality
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann wins the CICAE Award
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa wins the Cineuropa Award

CineLink Co-Production Market awards

  • HESITATION WOUND by Selman Nacar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille wins the Film Center Montenegro CineLink Award
  • A BALLAD by Aida Begic, producer: EAVE graduate Adis Djapo wins the TRT Award
  • EAVE project CITIZEN SAINT by Tinatin Kajrishvili, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin & Boris Chouchkov wins the CineLink Iridium Award
  • HOOKED by Adrian Sitaru, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci wins the Croatian Audiovisual Center Drama Award
  • JINX created by Kristian Novak, Producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Pek wins the TV Drama Vision Pitch Award

www.sff.ba

 

Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund

  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel won the Andreas Award, the Ecumenical film prize at the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund.

www.filmfestivalen.no

 

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

  • AS FAR AS I CAN WALK by Stefan Arsenijevic, producers: EAVE graduate Miroslav Mogorović, EAVE and TTB graduate  Gilles Chanial, EAVE+ graduates Borislav Chouchkov and Kestutis Drazdauskas wins the Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Actor and Special Jury Mention for Cinematography, the Ecumenical jury award and the Europa Cinemas label award
  • EVERY SINGLE MINUTE by Erika Hnikova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny wins Special Jury Prize
  • NÖ by Dietrich Brüggemann, producer: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon wins Best Director
  • THE STAFFROOM by Sonja Tarokiv, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic wins Special Jury Mention and Ecumenical jury commendation
  • WARS by Nicolas Roy, producer: EAVE+ graduate Nicolas Comeau wins Best Actress
  • INTENSIVE LIFE UNIT by Adéla Komrzý, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Kubečková wins Special Jury Mention and FEDEORA jury special mention
  • B’EST Project OTAR’S DEATH by Ioseb 'Soso' Bliadze, producer: B’EST and EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau wins the FEDEORA award

Eastern Promises

  • VICTIM by Michal Blasko, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Januskova Kubeckova wins the Works in Progress TRT Award
  • A PIECE OF SKY by Michael Koch, produced by EAVE + graduate Christof Neracher wins the First Cut+ TRT Award
  • TINA & MEGI by Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau wins the Works in Progress Karlovy Vary IFF Award
  • THE BOMBER by by Pauls Kesteris, producer: EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grūbe wins the Works in Development - Connecting Cottbus Award
  • THE HATCHER by Grzegorz Molda, producer: EAVE graduate Izabela Igel wins the Sub-Ti Award

www.kviff.com

 

PriFest

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub wins Best Balkan Feature Film and Annual Achievement Award
  • FULL MOON by Nermin Hamzagic, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo & EAVE graduate Adis Djapo wins Best Balkan Actor (Alban Ukaj) and it is the FIPRESCI Winner of Balkan Competition

https://prifest.org

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EFA Feature Film Selection 2021 announced!

European Film Awards 2021

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions have announced the EFA Feature Film Selection 2021. Due to Covid-19 and the related restrictions the announcement comes in two steps: 40 films, together with 15 documentary films in the first part have been announced now, the second part will be in September.

The selected Feature Films:

  • 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: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • EAVE project 200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh, producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh
  • HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ and PUENTES graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • 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
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu  
  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy

Documentary Films

  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen

www.europeanfilmawards.eu

 

German Film Prize 2021

  • WALCHENSEE FOREVER by Janna Ji Wonders, producers: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon is nominated for Best Documentary
  • VEINS OF THE WORLD by Byambasuren Davaa, producer: EAVE participant Tobias N. Siebert is nominated for Best Children’s Movie

 

Nordic Council Film Prize 2021

  • ANY DAY NOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker

www.norden.org

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QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? in Swiss, German and Danish cinemas

In French cinemas

 

  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. August 11.

www.versusproduction.com

 

  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot. August 11.

www.lemmingfilm.com

 

  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier. August 25.

www.redballoon-film.de

 

 

In Belgian cinemas

 

  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel. August 4.

www.kwassa.be

 

  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart. August 11.

www.versusproduction.com

 

  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. August 11.

www.frakas.be

 

 

In UK cinemas

 

  • THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin, producer: EAVE graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach

www.komplizenfilm.de

 

 

In Dutch cinemas

 

  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel. August 19. 

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

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

www.frakas.be

 

 

In Swiss cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. August 5. 

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine. August 18.

www.lavafilms.pl

 

 

In Austrian cinemas

 

  • VOR MIR DER SÜDEN by EAVE graduate Pepe Danquart. August 28.

 www.freibeuterfilm.at

 

  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli. August 20.

www.itc2000.it

 

 

In German cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. August 5. 

www.digitalcube.ro

 

  • DIE ROTE KAPELLE by Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, producer: EAVE graduates Joachim Ortmanns, Isabelle Truc. August 6.

www.iotaproduction.com

 

  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli. August 20.

www.itc2000.it

 

  • SOUS LES ÉTOILES DE PARIS by Claus Drexel, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri. August 19.

www.manekifilms.com

 

 

In Danish cinemas

 

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu. August 25. 

www.digitalcube.ro

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EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES opens Locarno Critics’ Week

Frontières International Co-Production Market (August 3 – 6)

  • EVE'S CALL by Jenni Toivoniemi, producers: EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt, EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi
  • SNOWFLAKES by Faye Jackson, producer: EAVE graduate Brendan McCarthy
  • THIRST by Meloni Poole, producer: EAVE graduate Alex Thiele
  • HOT SPOT by Agnieszka Smoczynska, producer: EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek
  • UNTITLED MONSTER MOVIE by Bill Watterson, producer: EAVE graduate Mathis Stale Mathisen

https://frontieresmarket.com/en/coproduction-market/2021

 

Locarno Film Festival (August 4 – 14)

Piazza Grande

  • HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • MONTE VERITÁ by Stefan Jäger, co-producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder

Concorso internazionale

  • THE RIVER by Ghassan Salhab, co-producer: EAVE group leader and EAVE+ graduate Titus Kreyenberg
  • HEAVENS ABOVE by Srdjan Dragojevic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • PETITE SOLANGE by Axelle Ropert, producer: B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent

Concorso Cineasti del Presente

  • EAVE and TTB project HOLY EMY by Araceli Lemos, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros and EAVE+ graduate Mathieu Bompoint
  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan
  • NO ONE'S WITH THE CALVES by Sabrina Sarabi, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • STREAMS by Mehdi Hmili, producer: EAVE graduate Donato Rotunno
  • TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad, co-producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • ZAHORI by Mari Alessandrini, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dominga Sotomayor

Pardi di Domani

  • CARICATURANA by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan, producer: EAVE graduate Dora Nedeczky
  • STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE by Siyou Tan, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Fran Borgia

Fuori concorso

  • FROM THE PLANET OF THE HUMANS by Giovanni Cioni, producers: EAVE graduates Enrica Capra, Isabelle Truc

Open Doors

  • TTB project MANTA RAY Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, producer: EAVE graduate Philippe Avril

Panorama Suisse

  • ATLAS by Niccolo Castelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dino

Critics' Week

  • EAVE project A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouky, opening film, producers: EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, Palmyre Badinier, Joram Willink, May Odeh
  • HOW TO KILL A CLOUD by Tuija Halttunen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ulrik Gutkin

www.pardolive.ch

 

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (August 5 – 22)

  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau
  • THE MACALUSO SISTERS by Emma Dante, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi

http://miff.com.au/

 

Dokufest Prizren (August 6 – 14)

  • BELLUM – THE DEMON OF WAR by David Herdies & Georg Götmark, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • FAITH AND BRANKO by Catherine Harte, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana Van Houwelingen
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • RECONCILIATION by Marija Zidar, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • THE FIRST 54 YEARS by Avi Mograbi, producers: EAVE graduates Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen

https://dokufest.com

 

New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw (August 12 – 22)

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy 
  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax (opening film), co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland  
  • 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
  • BLISS by Henrika Kull, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • FUCKING WITH NOBODY by Hannaleena Hauru, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producers: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • 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
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • TASTE by Le Bao, co-producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean des Forêts
  • THEO AND THE METAMORPHOSIS by Damien Odoul, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach 
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

Polish Days

  • FEARS by Lukasz Ronduda, Lukasz Gutt, producer: EAVE graduate Kuba Kosma
  • LIPSTICK ON THE GLASS by Kuba Czekaj, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • STILLBORN by Olga Chajdas, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska
  • WOMAN ON THE ROOF by Anna Jadowska, producers: EAVE graduates Maria Blicharska, Anna-Maria Kantarius
  • SHE by Agnieszka Zwiefka, producer: EAVE graduate Izabela Igel
  • EAVE project OTHER PEOPLE by Aleksandra Terpińska, producer: EAVE graduate Beata Rzezniczek
  • MY WONDERFUL LIFE by Łukasz Grzegorzek, producer: EAVE graduate Natalia Grzegorzek
  • ROVING WOMAN by Michal Chmielewski, producer: PUENTES graduate Marta Lewandowska
  • IMAGO by Olga Chajdas, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska
  • WHACK A MOLE by Pat Howl, producer: TTB graduate Joanna Tatko

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

 

Sarajevo Film Festival (August 13 – 20)

Feature Film Competition

  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • 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
  • 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

Documentary Competition

  • LANDSCAPES OF RESISTANCE by Marta Popivoda, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic
  • RECONCILIATION by Marija Zidar, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • SOLDAT AHMET by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

CineLink Co-production Market

  • EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH YOU by Ursa Menart, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • GAMBIT by Konstantin Bojanov, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • HESITATION WOUND by Selman Nacar, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille 
  • MAN IN A BLUE SWEATER by Teymur Hajiyev, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau 
  • WAVES by Marko Grba Singh, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovović 

Cinelink Drama

  • HOOKED by Adrian Sitaru, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci 
  • TRIXY by EAVE graduate Tudor Giurgiu, producer: Matei Truta
  • JINX created by Kristian Novak, producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Pek 
  • DOUBLE'S DILEMMA created by Esra Saydam, Mauricio Leiva-Cock, producer: PUENTES graduate Juan Diego Villegas

Cinelink Work-in-Progress

  • A CUP OF COFFEE AND NEW SHOES ON by Gentian Koci, co-producer: EAVE graduate Konstantina Stavrianou
  • EAVE project CITIZEN SAINT by by Tinatin Kajrishvili, producer: EAVE graduate Lasha Khalvashi
  • MEN OF DEEDS by Paul Negoescu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci
  • WAKE ME by Marko Šantić, producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar

www.sff.ba/en

 

Odesa International Film Festival (August 14 – 21)

Selected for the Industry section of the festival:

Pitching

  • THE TWINS: EAVE graduate Wanda Adamik Hrycova and EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas

Work in Progress

  • ROMA: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström

https://oiff.com.ua/en

 

SANFIC Chile (August 15 – 22)

  • EXILE by Visar Morina, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producers: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

https://sanfic.com

 

Hong Kong International Film Festival (August 17 – 30)

Gala Presentation

  • DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello, producer: EAVE graduate Anastasia Michelagnoli

Firebird Award

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi

Masters and Auteurs

  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • MALMKROG by Cristi Puiu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduates Anamaria Antoci, Labina Mitevska, Dan Wechsler
  • YELLOW CAT by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • ULBOLSYN by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

World Cinema

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa, co-producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • THE FEVER by Myay Da Rin, producer: EAVE graduate PUENTES graduate Leonardo Mecchi, co-producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • GHOST TROPIC by Bas Devos, producer: EAVE graduate Tomas Leyers, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • EAVE project SOLE by Carlo Sironi, producers: EAVE graduates Giovanni Pompili, Agnieszka Wasiak

Documentaries 

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

Kaleidoscope

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen

www.hkiff.org.hk

 

Edinburgh Film Festival (August 18-29)

Special Preview Screening

  • EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE by Jonathan Butterrell, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Carlton

UK Premiere - Feautures

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • EUROPA by Haider Rashid, producer: Interchange graduate Abdullah Boushahri, EAVE MW graduate Stefano Mutolo
  • EVEN MICE BELONG IN HEAVEN by Jan Bubeníček, producers: EAVE graduates Alexandre Charlet and Vladimir Lhotak
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producer: EAVE and MW graduate Annabella Nezri
  • MARTYR’S LANE by Ruth Platt, producer: EAVE graduate Christine Alderson
  • SKIES OF LEBANON by Chloé Mazlo, line producer: EAVE graduate Marios Piperides

UK Premiere – Documentaries

  • WALK WITH ANGELS by Tomasz Wysokiński, producer: EAVE graduate Piotr Kobus

https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/

 

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (August 20 – 28)

Crystal Globe Competition

  • AS FAR AS I CAN WALK by Stefan Arsenijevic, producers: EAVE graduate Miroslav Mogorović, EAVE and TTB graduate  Gilles Chanial, EAVE+ graduates Borislav Chouchkov and Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • BIRD ATLAS by Olmo Omerzu, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • EVERY SINGLE MINUTE by Erika Hnikova, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • LE PRINCE by Lisa Bierwirth, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • NÖ by Dietrich Brüggemann, producer: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler and Gabriele Simon
  • SAVING ONE WHO WAS DEAD by Václav Kadrnka, co-producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovakia Katarína Krnáčová
  • THE STAFFROOM by Sonja Tarokiv, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic
  • WARS by Nicolas Roy, producer: EAVE+ graduate Nicolas Comeau

East of the West Competition

  • AFTER THE WINTER by Ivan Bakrač, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • B’EST Project OTAR’S DEATH by Ioseb 'Soso' Bliadze, producer: B’EST and EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • DEAR ONES by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Kurzydlo
  • INTENSIVE LIFE UNIT by Adéla Komrzý, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Kubečková
  • PATCHWORK by Petros Charalambous, producer: EAVE graduate Marios Piperides
  • ROOTS by Tea Lukač, producer: EAVE MW graduate Andrijana Sofranić Šućur
  • RUNNER by Andrius Blaževičius, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • TWO SHIPS by Jan Foukal, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Ondrej Zima
  • WILD ROOTS by Hajni Kis, producer: EAVE graduates Júlia Berkes and Balázs Zachar, executive producer: EAVE, EAVE+ graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktória Petrányi

Special Screenings

  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • MY SUNNY MAAD by Michaela Pavlátová, co-producer: MW graduate Peter Badac
  • RECONSTRUCTION OF OCCUPATION by Jan Šikl, producer: EAVE graduate Alice Tabery
  • SUSPICION by Michal Blasko, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Januskova Kubeckova

Horizons

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • AMPARO by Simon Mesa Soto, co-producers: EAVE graduates David Herdies, Martin Heisler
  • 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: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • DAWN by Dalibor Matanic, producer: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop Project LAMB by Valdimar Jóhannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska
  • EVEN MICE BELONG IN HEAVEN by Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček, producer: Vladimír Lhoták
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ and PUENTES graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • HOUSE ARREST by Alexey German Jr., producer: EAVE+ graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine, line producer: Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto
  • 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
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN by Tatiana Huezo, producers: PUENTES graduate Nicolás Celís López
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Włodarski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic,  associate producers: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt and PUENTES and EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
  • THE INTRUDER by Natalia Meta, producer: EAVE graduate Benjamin Domenech
  • THE NEST by Sean Durkin, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • THE SEA AHEAD by Ely Dagher, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland, associate producer: Interchange and EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • THE TALE OF KING CRAB by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis, producer: PUENTES graduates Agustina Costa Varsi, Ezequiel Borovinsky
  • TSUGUA DIARIES by Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes, producer: TTB and EAVE graduate Filipa Reis
  • WOMAN DO CRY by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, producer: TTB & EAVE graduate Vesela Kazakova, co-producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

Imagina

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

www.kviff.com

 

Haugesund - The Norwegian International Film Festival  (August 21 – 27)

  • 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
  • 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
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • HERSELF by Phyllida Lloyd, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • LITTLE GIRL by Sébastien Lifshitz, co-producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, EAVE graduate Inese Boka-Grube, EAVE participant and EAVE+ gtraduate Gints Grube
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff
  • THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN by Kaouther Ben Hania, producers: EAVE graduates Annabella Nezri, Martin Hampel
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

Nordic Co-production Market

  • FOUR LITTLE ADULTS by Selma Vilhunen, producers: EAVE graduates Venla Hellstedt, Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi
  • JE’ VIDA by Katja Gauriloff, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll
  • STORMSKERRY MAJA by Tiina Lymi, producer: EAVE graduate Jukka Helle, Markus Selin

Works in Progress

  • THE EMIGRANTS by Erik Poppe, producer: EAVE graduate Fredrik Wikström Nicastro
  • THE GOOD DRIVER by Tonislav Hristov, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg
  • OMERTA 6/12 by Aku Louhimies, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä
  • SAGRES by Lovisa Sirén, producer: EAVE graduate and Swedish National Coordinator Julia Gebauer
  • SO DAMN EASY GOING by Christoffer Sandler, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström

https://filmfestivalen.no

 

Filmfestival Kitzbühel (August 23 – 29)

  • EVA-MARIA by Lukas Ladner, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • FIRES IN THE DARK by Dominique Lienhard, producer: PUENTES graduate Anthony Rey
  • MADISON by Kim Strobl, producer: EAVE President Danny Krausz
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • SOLDAT AHMET by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

http://ffkb.at/en/

 

Film Francophone d’Angoulême (August 24 – 29)

  • EAVE project MON LÉGIONNAIRE by Rachel Lang, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland and Jérémy Forni
  • LA VRAIE FAMILLE by Fabien Gorgeart, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Jean de Forêts
  • LES INTRANQUILLES 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
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacôte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Létourneau

www.filmfrancophone.fr

 

PriFest (August 24 – 29)

Balkans Film Competition

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • FULL MOON by Nermin Hamzagic, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo & EAVE graduate Adis Djapo

Global International Film Competition

  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICAN by Thor Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma, Joanna Szymanska
  • THE CLUB OF ANGELS by Angelo Defanti, producer: PUENTES graduate Barbara Defanti, EAVE+ graduate Pandora da Cunha Telles

Special Screenings

  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi

https://prifest.org

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MEET EAVE IN SEPTEMBER!

@EAVE+, September 21 - 26, Luxembourg (LU)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp, EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis!

EAVE Yoga continues to be your peaceful oasis where you can stretch your body in a gentle way in a small group of yogis.

You are most welcome to discover it on:

THURSDAYS: Online classes

08:15 – 08:55 CEST

19:30 – 21:00 CEST

MONDAYS: In-Person classes at Tagtigall in Berlin

18:30 – 20:00 CEST

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!

Namaste,

Tanika

More info: https://www.yogatanika.de/

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

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Extended deadline for applications for TIES THAT BIND 2021!

Extended deadline for applications for TIES THAT BIND 2021!

The call for applications for the next edition of TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2021 is extended until 3 September 2021.

What is TTB?

TIES THAT BIND is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. The participants will work with top-notch industry professionals from both continents. The sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, public and private financing in the two regions, pitching, marketing and distribution. They will meet leading Asian and European sales agents, funders and potential co-producers during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in Singapore and the FOCUS ASIA in Udine.

Target Group

TTB is targeted at European & Asian producers focusing on project development. We will select 5 European and 5 Asian producers. In addition to feature fiction films, we are open to TV series or animation fiction films in development. We encourage you to bring your directors to the workshop.

We also welcome applications of European professionals interested in working with Asia such as sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives, or European producers who wish to focus on their career development. We will select 5 career participants to be an active part of the group. In order to benefit from all aspects of the programme, they will be able to partner with project participants and attend the meetings with the experts and decision makers together.

2 Workshops

Workshop 1 will take place at the end of November/ beginning of December 2021 in Singapore (TBC) during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum & Asia TV Forum & Market.

Workshop 2 will take place at the end of April/ beginning of May 2022 in Udine, Italy, within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival & FOCUS ASIA.

“TIES THAT BIND offers a terrific way of learning and seeing things from another perspective in collaboration with skilled and experienced professionals from different territories with a relevant experience in their own industry.”

Geremia Biagiotti, Intramovies (IT), Ties That Bind 2020

“TIES THAT BIND is a great way for Asian and European producers to meet and learn from each other. It's also a huge help in shaping and forming my project to meet the needs of the international market.”

Alemberg Ang, Daluyong Studios (PH), Ties That Bind 2020

Find out all about the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website: https://eave.org/programmes/ties-that-bind-2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 3 September 2021

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by the middle of October 2021.

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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Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

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

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