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Eurimages supports 22 projects by EAVE graduates

Eurimages

At its 164th meeting held online, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund supports 37 feature film projects, including 5 documentaries and 5 animation films. Among them a total of 22 projects produced by EAVE producers:

  • ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED by Zaven Najjar, producer: EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Anne-Laure Guégan, Géraldine Sprimont
  • ALL FOR ONE by Houda Benyamina, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • ARCADIA by Yorgos Zois, producer: EAVE graduates Maria Drandaki, Veselka Kiryakova
  • CARAVAN by Zuzana Kirchnerová, producers: EAVE graduates Jakub Viktorín, Dagmar Sedláčková, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • CHIARA by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • DAY BEGINS IN A BLUE ROOM by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • EAVE project FIUME O MORTE! by Igor Bezinovic, producer: EAVE graduate Tibor Keser, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • EAVE project THE HERD by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE graduate Veselka Kiryakova
  • EAVE project THE OPEN BODY by Angeles Huerta, producers: EAVE graduates Gaspar Broullon, Adria Mones
  • EMMA AND THE DEATH’S HEAD by Iveta Grofova, producer: EAVE graduate Sara Laszlo
  • FIVE AND A HALF LOVE STORIES IN AN APARTMENT IN VILNIUS, LITHUANIA by Tomas Vengris, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis
  • HOTEL SINESTRA by Michiel ten Horn, producer: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen
  • KRETSUL by Alexandra Likhacheva, producer: B’EST graduate Anna Shalashina
  • LEGUA by João Miller Guerra, EAVE graduate Filipa Reis, producer: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Rachel Daisy Ellis
  • MOST ALIVE by Delphine Girard, producer: EAVE graduates Henri-Jacques Bronckart, Fanny Drew
  • MOTHER MARA by Mirjana Karanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen, co-producer: EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Vlado Bulajic
  • OF UNWANTED THINGS AND PEOPLE by Patrik Pašš Jr., Leon Vidmar, David Súkup, Jean-Claude Rozec, producer: EAVE graduate Juraj Krasnohorsky
  • PIRATES by Myriam Gharbi, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • THE FOURTH WALL by David Oelhoffen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • THE PERFUMED HILL by Abderrahmane Sissako, producer: EAVE graduate Vincent Quénault
  • TOTEM by Sander Burger, producer: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts
  • WHEN WE LOST TO THE GERMANS by Guido van Driel, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust

www.coe.int/en

 

Visions Sud Est

The Swiss fund Visions Sud Est have decided to support five projects. Among them EAVE project MAMI WATA by C.J. Obasi, produced by EAVE graduate Oge Obasi. In Iyi village, villagers worship the mermaid deity MAMI WATA and turn to their healer MAMA EFE, the intermediary between them and Mami Wata, as well as Mama Efe's daughter, ZINWE, and her protégé, PRISCA. When their children begin to die and disappear, JABI, a local resident, casts doubt on the population, while Zinwe flees, driven by her own anguish. Soon, the arrival of a rebellious warlord, JASPER, tips the scales in Jabi's favor. Mama Efe is murdered and with the village under new control, Prisca and Zinwe must plot to save their people and restore Mami Wata's glory to Iyi. The film is currently in post-production.

http://www.visionssudest.ch/en/project_5275

 

  • EAVE project NORD EXPRESS directed by Karlis Lesins has received co-production support from the Estonian Film Institute and from the Polish Film Institute. The film is being produced by EAVE graduates Elina Gedina-Ducena, Gints Grube, Inese Boka-Grube in co-production with EAVE + graduate Pille Rünk and EAVE graduate Małgorzata Staron.

https://www.mistrusmedia.lv/

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PUENTES project LA PECERA is shooting

  • OBJETOS by Jorge Dorado, producer: EAVE+ graduate Johannes Rexin is shooting. The film introduces us to Mario, who works in a huge lost-property warehouse, where he is entrusted with watching over all kinds of belongings – a collection that has built up over decades. This man, who some time ago decided to keep his distance from people, spends his free time investigating the origins of these items in order to provide their owners with lost fragments of their lives. Only the young policewoman Helena, who visits the warehouse on a regular basis, has been able to even slightly break through his defences. One day, a suitcase salvaged from the bottom of the river turns up at the warehouse: inside, he finds baby clothes together with human remains. Mario decides to lead his own investigation, and after following the trail revealed by the suitcase, he meets Sara, a young woman who has been trapped since childhood in the clutches of a human-trafficking ring. OBJETOS is a Tandem Films production that is being co-produced by Setembro Cine (PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido) and La Maleta Perdida AIE on the Spanish side, together with Argentinian outfits Pampa Films and In Post We Trust, plus Germany’s Rexin Film. The co-production boasts the involvement of RTVE, Amazon Studios and ZDF, and funding from the ICAA, the INCAA, the Community of Madrid, ICO and CREA SGR.

www.rexinfilm.de

 

  • LOTUS by Signe Birkova, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Roberts Vinovskis is shooting. The comical phantasmagory about a young woman in 1919 Latvia, who desires new challenges and expression of inner freedom tells the story of the German-Baltic Countess Alice Von Trot, an outsider who by overcoming physical and mental obstacles and prejudices, becomes an avant-garde filmmaker in Latvian silent cinema. Elements of various film genres and quotes from world cinema classics (Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Andrei Tarkovsky, etc.) will be included, as well as a special dedication to silent cinema. For greater authenticity, the silent film fragments will be shot with a 1921 film camera specifically acquired for this production. Instead of using digital cameras, LOTUS is filmed by an analogue 16 mm camera using Kodak film stock. The indoor scenes are being filmed at the filming pavilion of BBstudios, opened in the autumn of 2021 in Riga. The initial shooting period in December lasted four days. The remainder of the 30-day shooting schedule will recommence in the spring of 2022. The film is supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia.

https://locomotive.lv

 

  • PUENTES project LA PECERA by Glorimar Marrero Sanchez, producer: PUENTES graduate Camille Vandenbunder is shooting. The plot: After Noelia discovers her cancer has metastasized she reluctantly returns to her hometown, the island of Vieques that has been contaminated through 60 years of military practices.  While staying at her mother’s house and spending time with new and old friends, she gets to live in the self-determined way she needs.

https://www.programaibermedia.com/etiqueta/la-pecera

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BORDERS OF LOVE by Tomasz Winski in post-production

  •  SUMMER TO COME by György Mor Karpati, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi is in post-production. The film homes in on a relatively taboo subject, which also seems to be a rising phenomenon in recent years: teenage suicide. Written by the director, the story revolves around a class of high schoolers who are attending a summer camp. Restless 18-year-old Milan is preparing his very own showdown. A love triangle is forming between himself, Anna and Dani. The tension mounts during a hike, at the end of which the three of them are sent home. The question of their feelings remains unresolved, and the showdown never happens. One year later, following graduation, the camp takes place once again. But Milan is no longer with them: he took his own life during the previous semester. His classmates remember him and struggle to process their loss… Now in the final stages of post-production, SUMMER TO COME is produced by Viktoria Petranyi on behalf of Proton Cinema and is co-produced by Tamas Hutlassa for Café Film.

www.protoncinema.hu

 

  • BORDERS OF LOVE by Tomasz Winski, producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny is in post-production. Winski’s previous short film examined the power dynamics when two girls find a man willing to pretend to be a dog in their presence. However, the BDSM-inspired story explored the boundaries of freedom and the fine line between that and destructive behaviour. Now, Winski’s first feature expands on this topic while adhering to an equally provocative premise. After Hana and Petr start facing a crisis in their marriage, they decide to remedy the situation by opening up their relationship. The only stipulation is that they must both remain entirely honest, including telling the other person all of the details of their new sexual escapades. The couple’s social experiment soon turns into a power struggle. However, the drama focuses on the psychology of sex, rather than on the sex itself. BORDERS OF LOVE is being produced by endorfilm and Winski’s own outfit, One Way Ticket Films, and co-produced by Pink Production and Czech Television. The Czech Film Fund has supported the project.

www.endorfilm.cz

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MURINA wins Grand Jury Prize at Cinémamed

European Film Awards

Great success for EAVE graduates at the European Film Awards:

  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu scooped European Film, European Director (Jasmila Zbanic), European Actress (Jasna Duricic)
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen won European Documentary, European Animated Feature Film and the European University Film Award
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann was awarded European Cinematography (Crystel Fournier) and European Original Score (Nils Petter Molvaer, Peter Brötzmann)
  • NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Viktoria Petranyi and Gints Grube won European Production Design (Marton Ágh)
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin won European Make-up & Hair
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin won European Sound (Gisle Tveito, Gustaf Berger)
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska  won European Visual Effects (Peter Hjorth, Fredrik Nord)

www.europeanfilmacademy.org

 

 

Les Arcs Industry Village

  • SOLITUDE by Ninna Palmadottir, producer: EAVE graduate Bryn Birgisdottir wins Coproduction Village best project award 
  • OPPONENT by Milad Alami, producer: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen wins Post-production services award
  • SILVER HAZE by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot receives a Special Mention

https://lesarcs-filmfest.com/en/industry/industry-village

 

 

Torino Film Lab

Awards of the 14th TFL Meeting Event:

TFL Production Awards

  • FAMILY TIME by Tia Kouvo, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki
  • THINGS THAT YOU KILL by Alireza Khatami, producer: EAVE graduate Agnieszka Wasiak

Eurimages Co-production Development Award

  • THE WOLF WILL TEAR YOUR IMMACUALTE HANDS by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, producer: PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi

TFL White Mirror

  • THE FUTURE IS AN ELDER COW by Janis Rafa, producer: EAVE + graduate Giorgos Karnavas, EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis

FeatureLab Project Partners Awards

Sub-ti Access Award

  • FAMILY TIME by Tia Kouvo, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki

http://www.torinofilmlab.it

 

 

African Movie Academy Awards

Five awards for THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel at the African Movie Academy Awards: The film was awarded Best Film, Best Film in an African Language, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Omar Abdi), Achievement in Production Design and Achievement in Make-up.

https://ama-awards.com

 

Cinémamed

Seven awards for EAVE graduates at the Cinémamed – Brussels’ Mediterranean Film Festival:

Grand Jury Prize

  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar

Special Jury Prize

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

Special Mention from the Jury

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin

Cineuropa Award (ex-aequo)

  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar

Critics’ Award

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

Critics’ Award – Special Mention

  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar

www.cinemamed.be

 

 

Author's Film Festival

  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas won the Grand Prize at the Author's Film Festival, Belgrade.
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann received a Special award

www.faf.rs

 

 

FANCINE

  • HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu won Best Original Screenplay at the FANCINE (Fantastic Film Festival of Malaga). 

www.amourfoufilm.com

 

 

Arab Critics' Awards

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny has won this year's Arab Critics' Awards for European Films, which is being presented for the third time by EFP (European Film Promotion) and Arab Cinema Center (ACC) at the Cairo International Film Festival.

www.efp-online.com

 

 

Cairo Interational Film Festival

  • PICCOLO CORPO by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan won the Silver Pyramid - Special Jury Award For Best Director of the Cairo Film Festival.
  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay
  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin won the Best Actress Award (Swamy Rotolo)
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea received the Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition Award.

www.ciff.org.eg

 

 

BIFA

Winners of the Best British Independent Film Awards BIFA:

  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina (Best Debut Screenwriter)
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen (Best International Independent Film)
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney (Best Costume Design for Grace Snell, Best Editing for Helle Le Fevre and Best Production Design for Stéphane Collonge)

www.bifa.film

 

 

Mar del Plata Film Festival

  • PUENTES project JESUS LOPEZ by Maximiliano Schonfeld, producer: PUENTES graduate Georgina Baisch named Best Latin American Film at the Mar del Plata Film Festival.

http://mardelplatafilmfest.com

 

 

Ventana Sur

  • BERG’S BOOKS by Rubens Belli, produced by EAVE graduate Claudio Cao Quintas dos Santos won the MIFA/Annecy main award (one accreditation and official selection to be part of Animation! Special Program @ MIFA 2022) and the Señal Colombia Award.

https://ventana-sur.com

 

 

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22 films by EAVE graduates shortlisted for the Golden Globes

LUX Audience Award

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

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu

The winner of the LUX Audience Award will be jointly selected based on the votes from the public and the MEPs (with each of them representing 50%). The award will eventually be announced in a ceremony in the European Parliament on 8 June 2022.

https://luxaward.eu/en

 

 

Golden Globes

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

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • 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
  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova   
  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske, EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd, EAVE group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann  
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub  
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska  
  • ME, WE by David Clay Diaz, producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Svoboda
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduate Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler  
  • 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
  • SHOULD THE WIND DROP by Nora Martirosyan, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri  
  • TEREZA37 by Danilo Serbedzija, producer: EAVE graduate Irena Markovic  
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors  
  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin  
  • YELLOW CAT by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille

www.goldenglobes.com

 

BAFTA

EAVE graduate Rajita Shah has been selected as BAFTA breakthrough producer. She is one of 36 'must-watch' creatives from film, games and television to receive professional development and global networking opportunities from BAFTA.

www.bafta.org

 

 

Goya Awards

Nominated for the Spanish Goya Awards 2022:

  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora and EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • MEDITERRANEO by Marcel Barrena, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas, EAVE graduate Adria Mones
  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel

www.academiadecine.com

 

 

Guldbagge Awards

Nominated for the Swedish Guldbagge Awards:

  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont is nominated for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit is nominated for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

https://guldbaggen.se/english/

 

 

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA):

  • TASTE by Le Bao, co-producer: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

www.asiapacificscreenawards.com

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WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? in French and Belgian cinemas

In French cinemas

  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler. December 1.

www.bordcadrefilms.com

  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICAN by Thor Klein, producers: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma, Joanna Szymanska. December 1.  

www.dragonflyfilms.de

  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges. December 8.

www.samsa.lu

  • ANY DAY NOW by Hamy Ramezan, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki. December 8.   

www.aamufilmcompany.fi

  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum. December 8.

www.madeingermany-film.de

  • 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, Jiri Konecny. December 15.

www.hifilm.ro

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska . December 29.

http://neweuropefilmsales.com

 

 

In Belgian cinemas

  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt. November 17.

http://www.cinemadefacto.com

  • BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude, producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE group leader and Croation National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE graduates Paul Thiltges, Jiri Konecny. December 15.

www.hifilm.ro

  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE + Head of Studies Jani Thiltges. December 15.  

www.samsa.lu

 

 

In UK cinemas

  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora and EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens . December 4.

www.avalonproductions.es

  • HOPE by Maria Sødahl, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Peter Possne. December 7.

www.migmafilm.se

 

 

In Swiss cinemas

  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum. December 10.

www.madeingermany-film.de

  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel. December 2.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

 

In Austrian cinemas

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland. December 16. 

www.entrechienetloup.be

  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel. December 17.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • MONTE VERITÀ by Stefan Jäger, co-producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder. December 23.

www.kgp.co.at

 

 

In German cinemas

  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel. December 1.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • FATHER by Srdan Golubovic, producers: EAVE graduates Danijel Hocevar, Adis Djapo, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia-Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo. December 1.

 

  • MONTE VERITÀ by Stefan Jäger, co-producers: EAVE graduates Barbara Pichler, Gabriele Kranzelbinder. December 15.

www.kgp.co.at

 

 

In Danish cinemas

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland. December 16. 

www.entrechienetloup.be

 

 

In Finnish cinemas

  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel. December 17.

www.topkapifilms.nl

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland. December 29. 

www.entrechienetloup.be

 

 

In Irish cinemas

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. December 31.

www.frakas.be

 

 

In Norwegian cinemas

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland. December 25. 

www.entrechienetloup.be

  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske, EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd, EAVE group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos. December 25.

www.aamufilmcompany.fi

 

 

In Spanish cinemas

  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach. December 17. 

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • I NEVER CRY by Piotr Domalewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jan Kwiecinski. December 17.   

www.aksonstudio.pl

 

 

In Swedish cinemas

  • ANNETTE by Leos Carax, co-producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland. December 29. 

www.entrechienetloup.be

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PUENTES project LORETTA YOUNG AND THE MONSTERS selected for Proyecta @Ventana Sur

Ventana Sur (November 29 – December 3)

Copia Final

  • HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY by Bernardo Quesney, produced by PUENTES graduate Pablo Calisto

Blood Window Lab

  • FANGO by Diego Araujo, produced by PUENTES graduate Hanne-Lovise Skartveit
  • THE CATS by Juan Pablo Richter, produced by EAVE graduate Paola Gosalvez

Animation!

  • BERG’S BOOKS by Rubens Belli, produced by EAVE graduate Claudio Cao Quintas dos Santos

SoloSerieS -Espotlight

  • THIRD RIVER by Nicolás Schujman, produced by PUENTES graduate Alejandro Israel

DocSur

  • THE INVISIBLE FRONTIER by Mariana Flores Villalba, produced by PUENTES graduate Carlos Hernández Vázquez

Proyecta

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

  • CELESTIAL TWINS by Niles Atallah, producer: PUENTES, EAVE+ and MW graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • PUENTES project LORETTA YOUNG AND THE MONSTERS by Javier Andrade, producer: PUENTES graduate Maria Angeles Palacios

https://ventana-sur.com

 

International Film Festival Tarragona (December 1 – 8)

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Jamila Wenske, EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd, EAVE group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora and EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • PICCOLO CORPO by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan
  • THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, Zabou Breitman, producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Roelants
  • TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad, co-producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann

www.festivalrec.com

 

Cairo International Film Festival (December 1 – 10)

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • DAUGHTERS by Nana Neul, producers: EAVE graduate and Greek National Coordinator Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • EAVE project MON LÉGIONNAIRE by Rachel Lang, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland and Jeremy Forni
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • MIRACLE by Bogdan George Apetri, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler 
  • EAVE project OUR RIVER ... OUR SKY by Maysoon Pachachi, producers: EAVE graduates Talal Al-Muhanna, Patrice Nezan
  • PUENTES project LA CIVIL by Teodora Ana Mihai, producer: EAVE graduate Hans Everaert, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Irina Andreea Malcea
  • SISTERHOOD by Dina Duma, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producers: EAVE graduates Nadia Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • THE STRANGER by Ameer Fakher Eldin, producers: EAVE graduates Tony Copti, Dorothe Beinemeier
  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi

https://www.ciff.org.eg

 

ArteKino Festival  (December 1 – 31)

  • LOMO: THE LANGUAGE OF MANY OTHERS by Julia Langhof, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • NOCTURNAL by Nathalie Biancheri, producer: EAVE graduate Samm Haillay
  • 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 
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • WHEN THE TREES FALL by Marysia Nikitiuk, co-producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcik

www.artekinofestival.com

 

Around the World in 14 Films Festival (December 2 – 11)

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • COMPARTMENT NO. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Jamila Wenske, EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd, EAVE gropu leaderand Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: 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
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar
  • NIEMAND IST BEI DEN KÄLBERN by Sabrina Sarabi, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan
  • THE SOUVENIR PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, co-producers: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin and EAVE graduate Katrin Pors
  • ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel, producer: PUENTES graduate Benjamin Domenech, EAVE graduate Léontine Petit

https://14films.de

 

Cinemamed Festival (December 2 –12)

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE graduate Antoine Simkine
  • CINEMA SABAYA by Orit Fouks Rotem, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora and EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens 
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa 
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar
  • QUO VADIS‚ AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic, producer: EAVE graduate Cristian Nicolescu
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges

www.cinemamed.be

 

Tbilisi International Film Festival (December 5 – 12)

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • FATHER by Lina Vdovii, Radu Ciorniciuc, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
  • WET SAND by Elene Naveriani, producer: EAVE graduate Brigitte Hofer
  • GLORY TO THE QUEEN by Tatia Skhirtladze, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

www.tbilisifilmfestival.ge

 

Les Arcs European Film Festival (December 11 – 18) 

Official Competition

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub

Premieres

  • À L’OMBRE DES FILLES by Etienne Comar, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • LA VRAIE FAMILLE by Fabien Gorgeart, producer: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean de Forêts
  • MADELEINE COLLINS by Antoine Barraud, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

Short Film Competition

  • SPRÖTCH by Xavier Seron, producer: PUENTES graduate Anthony Rey

Hauteur

  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan
  • DARK RIDER by Eva Küpper, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen de Waele, co-producers: EAVE graduates Hanne Phlypo, Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann
  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora and EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont

Playtime

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska  
  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny
  • NOBODY HAS TO KNOW (WT) by Bouli Lanners, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • RHINO by Oleg Sentsov, producer: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcik, Heino Deckert

Focus 

  • EAVE project MENOCCHIO by Alberto Fasulo, producer: EAVE graduates Nadia Trevisan and Bogdan Craciun
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • ORDINARY JUSTICE by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • PICCOLO CORPO by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan

Special Screenings

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

 

Industry Village

Co-Production Village

  • MADE IN EU by by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producer: EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • SOLITUDE by Ninna Palmadottir, producer: EAVE graduate Bryn Birgisdottir
  • THE FEAR’S ARTIST by Cristian Iftime, producer: EAVE graduate Marcela Ursu
  • THE ROPE by Alberto Fasulo, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan

The Work in Progress

  • DOGBORN by Isabella Carbonell, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • EISMAYER by David Wagner, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber
  • EMBRYO LARVA BUTTERFLY by Kyros Papavassiliou, producers: EAVE graduates Marios Piperides, Konstantina Stravrianou
  • JANUARY by Viestur Kairish, producer: EAVE and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube
  • OPPONENT by Milad Alami, producer: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen
    PREPARATIONS FOR A MIRACLE by Tobias Nölle, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • SILVER HAZE by Sacha Polak, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • SUMMER TO COME by György Mor Karpati, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi
  • THE MECANICS OF THINGS by Alessandra Celesia, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project THE ORDINARIES by Sophie Linnenbaum, producer: EAVE MW graduate Britta Strampe
  • WHEN IT MELTS by Veerle Baetens, producer: EAVE graduates Ellen Havenith, Henri-Jacques Bronckart

www.lesarcs-filmfest.com

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MEET EAVE IN JANUARY!

@CHANGE EoD Workshop 2, January 17-21, Tbilisi (GE) online

EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo

 

@WEMW, January 22 - 26, Trieste (IT)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

 

@IFFR,  January 28 - 31, Rotterdam (NL) online

EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis,

EAVE Online Yoga sessions will continue next year starting on January 6, 2022.

EAVE Online Yoga is your peaceful place where you can stretch your body in a gentle way and practice pranayama in a small group of yogis.

You are welcome to join on:

THURSDAYS: Online classes

08:15 – 08:55 CET

19:30 – 21:00 CET

MONDAYS: In-Person classes at Tagtigall in Berlin

18:30 – 20:00 CET

20:30 – 22:00 CET

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

Wishing you a Happy Holidays Season!

Namaste, Tanika

 

More info:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

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

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EAVE 2022 selection

We are delighted to close the year announcing the selection for the 2022 EAVE Producers Workshop!

56 producers and professionals from 36 countries (see the complete list below) have been selected out of 186 applications from 51 countries.

We are particularly grateful for the generous support of our 2022 scholarship partners:

  • The French CNC supports the participation of 3 international producers at the EAVE Producers Workshop, namely DFI Producers Lab graduate Rashid Abdelhamid (Palestine), Tapiwa Chipfupa (Zimbabwe) and Mais Salman (Jordan).
  • Thanks to German regional fund MDM, Darya Bassel from Ukraine and Ivan Perić from Croatia will develop their skills at the EAVE 2022 course.
  • The scholarship provided by the Polish Film Institute was granted to Marta Szarzynska, selected at the Polish Days in the framework of the New Horizons Film Festival.
  • PACT is offering a scholarship to one UK producer (Reece Cargan) in the name and memory of EAVE expert Dorothy Viljoen.
  • Our partnerships with Telefilm Canada and SODEC made it possible for two producers from Canada (Elodie Pollet and Frances-Anne Solomon) to attend the programme.
  • The support of Projeto Paradiso was granted to Ticiana Augusto Lima from Brazil.
  • The Italian regional fund Friuli Venezia Giulia supports a participant selected at When East Meets West: Marija Dimitrova from North Macedonia.
  • Our partnership with TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation has made it possible for Halil Kardaş to participate this year.

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

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

Happy Holidays!

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

The EAVE office is closed from December 20 - 31, 2021

Your EAVE team will be back on January 3, 2022.

 

The selected participants for the EAVE Producers Workshop 2022 are:

 

AUSTRIA

Johannes Schubert, Schubert Film

 

BELGIUM

Maarten D’Hollander, Krater Films

Magalie Dierick, Cassette for timescapes

Elisa Heene, Mirage

 

BRAZIL

Ticiana Augusto Lima, Tardo

Simone Oliveira, Globo Filmes

 

CANADA

Elodie Pollet, Films Exterieur Jour

Frances-Anne Solomon, CaribbeanTales Media Group

 

CROATIA

Ivan Perić, Focus Media

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

Julie Zackova, Unit and Sofa

 

DENMARK

Signe Skov Thomsen, Hansen & Pedersen

 

ESTONIA

Filipp Kruusvall, Estonian Film Institute

Elina Litvinova, Three Brothers

 

FINLAND

Jenni Jauri, Tuffi Films

Mikko Peltonen, AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture

 

FRANCE

Lamia Chraibi, Moon a Deal Films

Nicola Ofoego, France TV Distribution / Maremako / Mondex et Cie.

Clara Vuillermoz, Point du Jour-Les films du balibari

 

GERMANY

Julia Cöllen, Fünferfilm

Maximilian Haslberger, Amerikafilm

Roxana Richters, Chromosom Film

 

GREECE

Effie Skrobola, View Master Films

Danae Spathara, Heretic

 

HUNGARY

Claudia Sümeghy, JUNO11 Pictures

 

INDONESIA

Yulia Evina Bhara, KawanKawan Media

 

IRELAND

Tamryn Reinecke, Pale Rebel Productions

 

ITALY

Luigi Giuseppe Chimienti, Disparte

Daniele Segre, Redibis Film

 

JAPAN

Eiko Mizuno-Gray, Loaded Films

 

JORDAN

Mais Salman, Nomadic Film House

 

LUXEMBOURG

Sarah Bamberg, Film Fund Luxembourg

 

NETHERLANDS

Ilja Roomans, Docmakers

Noortje Wilschut, Family Affair Films

 

NORTH MACEDONIA

Marija Dimitrova, List Production

 

NORWAY

Renée Mlodyszewski, Oslo Pictures / True Content Entertainment

 

PALESTINE

Rashid Abdelhamid, Made in Palestine Project

 

PHILIPPINES

Alemberg Ang, Daluyong Studios

 

POLAND

Marta Szarzynska, KINHOUSE STUDIO

Joanna Zielinska, dFlights

 

ROMANIA

Carla Fotea, microFILM

Anda Iulia Ionescu, Tangaj Production

 

SLOVENIA

Katja Lenarčič, Vertigo

Igor Masera, Slovenian Film Centre

 

SOUTH AFRICA

Tshego Molete Khanyile, Zinc Pictures

Tamsin Ranger, Big World Cinema

 

SPAIN

Sergio Grobas, Mayo films

 

SWEDEN

Siri Hjorton Wagner, [sic] film

Niklas Larsson, SF Studios Production

Linda Mutawi, Atmo

Theo Tsappos, Swedish Film Institute

 

SWITZERLAND

Nadine Lüchinger, Filmgerberei

 

TURKEY

Halil Kardaş, Filmcode Production

 

UK

Reece Cargan, Bombito Productions

 

UKRAINE

Darya Bassel, Moon Man

 

USA

Keith McQuirter, Decoder Media

 

ZIMBABWE

Tapiwa Chipfupa, Ambidextrous Pictures

 

The 3 sessions of the EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop will take place in Luxembourg (March 4-11), Pärnu, Estonia (June 10-17) and Barcelona, Spain (October 17-24, TBC).

 

Best regards,

The EAVE team

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EAVE Team Assistant Vacancy

EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) is a professional training, project development and networking organization funded by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Film Fund Luxembourg. We run training programmes for audiovisual producers mainly in Europe, but also in other parts of the world.

EAVE is looking for a Team Assistant for our team in Luxembourg.

The primary tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Daily office administration
  • Travel & hotel organisation
  • Assisting the EAVE team in the organization mainly of the EAVE Producers Workshop, PUENTES, EAVE Plus and EAVE Marketing Workshop, as well as other EAVE events and workshops. This includes:
    • Travel & hotel organization for team, experts and decision makers
    • General workshop logistics
    • Workshop catalogues & infobooks
    • Follow-up of participants, experts and decision makers
  • Organisation of EAVE pedagogical and team meetings, festival accreditations and smaller EAVE workshops (EAVE ON DEMAND)
  • Administration of the EAVE database (Filemaker)
  • Assisting the EAVE Financial Manager with the accountancy, funding applications, reports and other tasks
  • Assisting with EAVE’s PR and social media appearance

The Team Assistant will work closely with the EAVE Chief Executive and all the EAVE team members as required.

The Team Assistant will be present at some EAVE workshops in Luxembourg, and possibly at abroad.

Preferable skills required:

  • Motivation to work in the European film and television industry and with partners and participants from all over Europe
  • Very good communication, social and organisational skills
  • Flexibility, dynamism, motivation
  • Capacity to work in a team
  • Ability to take responsibility and to carry out tasks independently
  • Fluent English and French and preferably one or more other European languages
  • Computer skills (MS-Office, Filemaker)

Working conditions:

The Job is based in Luxembourg in full-time (40 working hours / week), ideally starting from March 1, 2022.

Fixed term contract (1 year with the possibility of extension) according to Luxembourg work law (trial period: 3 months).

Working language: English

Timeline

Please send your application (CV, motivation letter) by email only to satu@eave.org  

Deadline for application: January 12, 2022.

The selection interviews will be conducted in Luxembourg during the month of February.

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Exclusive interview with EAVE graduate Carla Sospedra Salvadó

Catalan independent producer Carla Sospedra Salvadó, graduate of the 2018 EAVE Producers Workshop and one of the founders of the association DONES VISUALS in Barcelona, talks about empowerment of women in the Catalan film industry and about her EAVE project WHAT WENT WRONG? by Liliana Torres which had its international premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in November.

© Géraldine Aresteanu

 

Finding her vocation as a producer

Carla graduated in psychology and worked as an actress for some time before starting her career as a producer. That she ended up on the other side of the camera is thanks to a woman who gave her credit and believed in her.

“Life takes you places you never expected to go. I always knew I wanted to be in the film industry, as a kid I loved cinema. I thought I would end up in another role, but it was something life brought me, not something I chose or planned.”

She left acting and became the personal assistant to the well-known, internationally acclaimed director, Isabel Coixet. Carla began producing small projects such as short films, documentaries, low-budget projects.

“I started producing because she encouraged me, she asked me to do it… And I loved it.”

Carla’s strength and calling is to support creative processes, teams and relationships. This is something she can offer directors because she knows very well when they are struggling, when they have a creative block, when situations on set need her mediation skills.

“What I really enjoy about producing is being there for the filmmakers, helping them build their project, making it happen.”

 

Fostering talent and empowering women

For Carla, nurturing talented people, and especially women, has always been an important part of her role as a producer. About 8-10 years ago she started producing female filmmakers’ short films to give them the opportunity to understand the industry, take their first steps and get in front of the audience to test themselves. As a result, for example, Belén Funes has shot her first feature, „A thief’s daughter“ which has won the Goya award for best new director. Ingride Santos was nominated with the short film “Beef”.

“My second role is that I am on the board of a Catalan feminist filmmakers’ association – DONES VISUALS - in Barcelona. Together with another fellow producer, I created a programme to support emerging filmmakers called Acció Curts. Now I am coordinating the program for women producers. I am also one of the founders of this association which has been around since 2017.”

The programme at Dones Visuals is really intense. They have a mentor who mainly encourages the filmmakers to pitch the project better so that they can connect with the industry and producers can get to know them.

“For the last couple of years, we have been working a lot also on diversity, so we try to make sure at least one of the participants has a different background.”

The programme is now very well known, but Carla explains that they have to actively scout for filmmakers from diverse backgrounds because there are no references in Spain, so a lot of professionals from underrepresented communities do not think or do not believe that they could apply.

 

Passion leads to change

Carla has worked with Spanish directors like Liliana Torres, Carla Simón, Belén Funes, Elena Trape, Isabel Coixet, to name a few.

“I noticed that it was really tough for women to enter this industry. I think I was lucky because I worked for Isabel, who made it easier for me, in fact she kept encouraging me all the time. After that I understood that doing the same for others, not just directors, but other women in the industry, can be very powerful: creating a community, trying to help each other, supporting their projects.”

Carla intentionally chooses projects that are made by women, and she also tends to choose female department heads for a production. Then she tries to get them to select women for the production crew as well.

“I am also very open to having coffee with women who have projects that I might not be able to pick because I have a small slate in development. I can always listen to the projects and match them up with a producer who might be a good fit. Here it’s easy because we are a small region, we all know each other.”

Aside from the programmes they offer for filmmakers, scriptwriters, department heads and producers, the main work they do in the Dones Visuals association is political.

“Thanks to discussions with the ICEC (Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies), our cultural institution here in Barcelona, we have managed to get a change in the funding system. Now, if you apply with a project, you can get some points if you have a female director or head of department, if the script is written by a woman, if the producer or executive producer is a woman. This has made things change incredibly quickly, in a couple of years. Now the projects that get funded are much more equal!”

“It’s working really well. I think that it will ultimately take us further to festivals because we are changing the narrative, speaking a different language, bringing new stories to the table. There are some Catalan projects directed by women that have been really successful on the international market, and this is just the beginning.”

 

Strengthening the role of women at European level

The idea of changing the funding system was inspired by the Swedish Film Institute: Dones Visuals had some fruitful discussions with them. Dones Visuals also follows the activities of the British Film Institute, which is exemplary in the field of diversity.

Carla is a member of EWA, the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, a strong and supportive community for women audiovisual professionals across Europe. In addition to EWA, she is also a member of CIMA (the Spanish association for women filmmakers).

“I think there are many things we can share and collaborate on. For example, at Dones Visuals we are starting to work in a commission to be able to accompany cases of sexual harassment in the industry. We’d like to hear about other similar experiences from other countries’ institutions.”

EAVE project WHAT WENT WRONG? © Matriuska, Avalon, Miss Wasabi

 

WHAT WENT WRONG? – the EAVE journey

Carla’s project selected for the 2018 EAVE Producers Workshop was “What Went Wrong?” (¿Qué hicimos mal?) by Liliana Torres. The project was fully developed by the end of the training programme.

Carla took a big career leap in the middle of her EAVE year: she left the production company Miss Wasabi and started her own company EDNA Cinema.

One of the immediate effects of the EAVE workshop was that she found an associate producer, a colleague from EAVE, Luca Legnani. The project is co-produced with Maria Zamora from Avalon, also an EAVE graduate and National Coordinator for Spain.

“The EAVE year has changed the project in many ways. It made me realise that I have to think about the audience first and foremost. The project has evolved in many aspects at EAVE, but I think that above all I have grown as a producer.”

Carla explains that filming was complicated, not only because of Covid, but because they were shooting in 3 countries, waiting for funds from other countries. They made it and the film was recently released: it was presented in the official competition of the Seville Film Festival. After the international premiere in the official selection of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the film is now starting its festival career.

The main character (Liliana Torres, who is both director and leading actress) is a woman trying to answer her inner questions. She requests for interviews with former boyfriends to explore the mistakes they have made in their relationships.

“On this journey, she grows emotionally, and becomes more independent as a result, emotionally speaking.”

EAVE project WHAT WENT WRONG? © Matriuska, Avalon, Miss Wasabi

 

EAVE Producers Workshop in Barcelona

Thanks to partnerships and collaborations with Barcelona City Hall, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, the Government of Catalonia through the Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC), Catalan Films, the Catalunya Film Commission and the Barcelona Film Commission, EAVE has held its third workshop week in Barcelona in 2021.

“I think it’s very important that EAVE is here. EAVE has encouraged Catalan alumni of the past years to co-produce much more, to think about international markets and to open our vision to the world.”

That’s not often the case yet, so Carla believes that EAVE’s presence has been powerful, it will bring changes and more connections to this region.

“I think it will encourage some people to apply to the Producers Workshop. I think it also gives us prestige in a way and maybe the participants will think about producing with us or shooting here in Catalonia…”

“It’s also the best way to promote our minority co-production fund because we are talking to the right people in such a nice environment. It’s a good way to show ourselves to the world.”

Carla says that the national and regional film academies organise many events for the local industry, but filmmakers mostly meet at labs and festivals, where there is an opportunity for discussion and collaboration. “Actually, there should be more activities to encourage these connections and networking.”

EAVE had the pleasure of inviting Carla to lead the local team for the workshop in Barcelona.

“For me it was an honour to be part of the local team. It’s very interesting to work with all of you and see how it works from the inside, how much work it means and how well and precisely it is executed. It gave me the opportunity to be back in the EAVE environment and wonderful vibe because I always say that I’d do the workshop many more times.”

And what about Carla’s Group C from 2018? Is it still active?

“We keep our Whatsapp group and we do Zooms every 3-4 months, also with our group leader Diana Elbaum! During Covid times we had shared our struggles, fears and doubts. And that was great and very comforting.”

 

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