EAVE January News 2022


EAVE is happy to announce a vast presence of EAVE graduates at the hybrid edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST 2022! The co-production forum is set to take place from January 24 - 28 online as well as onsite in Trieste.

The projects and companies by EAVE graduates are listed here below.

WEMW Co-production Forum

  • A SONG THAT SLAYS by Mo Scarpelli, producer: EAVE graduate Alessandro Amato, EAVE participant Luigi Chimienti
  • DEVOLUTION by Nicolas Boucart, producer: TTB graduate Valérie Bournonville
  • MY 9-TH LIFE by Iryna Tsilyk, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • EAVE project PETTY THIEVES by Mate Ugrin, producer: EAVE participant Julia Cöllen
  • SAVING A LANGUAGE by Francesca Pirani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan
  • SHORT SUMMER by Nastia Korkia, producer: EAVE graduate Natalia Drozd
  • STILL NIA by Paula Onet, EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • THE EXCURSION by Miroslav Terzic, producer: EAVE graduate Snezana van Houwelingen
  • UNTIL THE DAY ENDS by Jelena Maksimovic, producer: EAVE graduate Jelena Angelovski


  • THE BODY by Petra Seliškar, producer: EAVE graduate Tamara Babun
  • TOO CLOSE by Botond Pusok, producer: EAVE and PUENTES graduate Irina Malcea


  • FALLING by Samuel Perriard, producer: EAVE graduate Sarah Born
  • MARGINI by Niccolò Falsetti, producers:  EAVE graduate Alessandro Amato, EAVE participant Luigi Chimienti
  • THE MAN WITHOUT GUILT by Ivan Gergolet, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Černec
  • WHITE ROAD by Ella Menzheeva, producer: EAVE graduate Victoria Lupik


  • FUCKING BORNHOLM by Anna Kazejak, producer: PUENTES graduate Marta Lewandowska
  • TTB project MAMMALIA by Sebastian Mihăilescu, producers: EAVE graduate Diana Păroiu & EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese
  • MEN OF DEEDS by Paul Negoescu, producer: EAVE graduate Anamaria Antoci
  • SUMMER TO COME by György Mór Kárpáti, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktória Petrányi
  • WHITE PLASTIC SKY by Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó, producer: EAVE graduate Juraj Krasnohorsky, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi


  • WHITE ROAD by Ella Menzheeva, producer: EAVE graduate Victoria Lupik


This brand-new innovative programme, run in close partnership with EAVE, has selected 5 companies that are developing a slate of A/V works and will offer them consultancies on how to build a successful company slate and strategic company planning, together with business-to-business exchanges with key players from different industry sectors.

The programme combines the EAVE group work method with a series of plenary sessions and individual consultancies focusing on strategic company planning, potential risk evaluation and company diversification. The main goal is to define realistic short-, mid- and long-term strategies for their companies and to outline the next steps for each project included in their company slates. The selected teams will have tailor-made curated meetings with a series of WEMW Business Angels, and will receive advice on co-production, financing, marketing and distribution, according to the primary needs of their projects and slates.

The selected companies for the brand new SLATE MARKET are:

  • Achtung Panda! | producer: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske | country: Germany
  • Éclipse Film | producer: EAVE graduate Julianna Ugrin | country: Hungary
  • Just a moment | producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite | country: Lithuania
  • Kinocompany | producer: EAVE graduate Ari Matikainen | country: Finland
  • Tico Film Company | producer: EAVE graduate Sarah Pennacchi | country: Italy


The WEMW Inspirational Labs, run in collaboration with leading training programmes and international partners such as EAVE, will offer a deeper insight on TV series content, animation production, impact & outreach strategy, independent online distribution, and on the 2022 East & West spotlight markets.

Selected EAVE graduate participants are the following:

ANIMA SPIRIT | Animation Inspirational Lab

  • EAVE graduate Michele Fornasero | Indyca | Italy
  • EAVE MW graduate Selin Karli | Turkey
  • EAVE graduate Boštjan Virc | Studio Virc & Levante Produzioni | Slovenia

COLD OPEN | Drama Series Inspirational Lab

  • EAVE graduate Serena Alfieri | VIVO FILM | Italy
  • EAVE graduate Kalin  Kalinov | Invictus | Bulgaria


On the 25th of January at 11:00 CET, EAVE will host a panel about the Future thinking of data analysis in the audiovisual industry and a glimpse of an innovation project Think Data by The Film Agency (EAVE Marketing Expert Sarah Calderon) will be presented. The event will be accessible by the WEMW accredited guests. TFA will also run the EAVE Impact Think Tank during the same days and share the outcome in the near future! Stay tuned!


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Green Film Lab is a new training programme driven by a strong engagement for a more sustainable approach in the audiovisual industry. It is directed towards strengthening environmental awareness to foster a change of mindset and habits regarding environmental issues in the field.

These are the foundations of Green Film Lab - the latest initiative of TorinoFilmLab, laboratory of the National Museum of Cinema, and of GREEN FILM, a Trentino Film Commission’s project - which wishes to invest in training European cinema professionals on green practices.

Along the year, Green Film Lab will propose a number of 3-day workshops addressed to film industry professionals as well as to green managers, that will be held in different European regions thanks to the collaboration of various film institutions and film funds.

Through a practical, project-based and hands-on approach, participants will learn how to apply the current best practices in terms of energy saving, transport, accommodation, catering, set decoration, waste management, recycling and communication.

The training is based on the Green Film Rating System and its two main features: the sustainability plan and the certification process for audiovisual projects. A certification represents the possibility for producers to see their efforts recognized in a tangible way and Green Film allows the certification of sustainable audiovisual projects in all European countries, including co-productions involving filming in different countries.

Green Film Lab is addressed to European teams, currently working on a fiction or documentary feature film at an advanced stage of development, who are willing to know how to deepen their knowledge on how to manage their sets to combine sustainability with financial and organizational efficiency, and also how to apply a common protocol and certification system shared through European borders that will facilitate their co-productions, easy to use and already tested by various film and TV productions.

It also targets film production professionals who want to gain skills on how to apply the current best practices by working on concrete projects and sustainability plans, and boost their professional profiles, as sustainable productions are becoming more and more required by public institutions and funds; as well as green managers (professionals working in the field of environmental management, even if not linked to audiovisual context) interested in getting an intensive training on the film industry mechanisms and on how to apply their expertise to film sets, working in close collaboration with film producers.

Each workshop is open to 24 participants selected to work in groups under the guidance of green manager tutors with wide experience in film industry, on feature film projects almost ready to begin filming. Every project’s team will be matched with a green manager and a producer without project.

The first workshop will be held in Trento (Italy) from 29th April until 1st May 2022.

Applications to participate can be submitted until 25th March 2022.

Participation fees, materials required to present a proposal and selection criteria are available here.

Green Film Lab will propose 2 more workshops during 2022, with specific call for applications that will open in the next months: the second workshop will be held on 29th-31st July 2022 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) thanks to the collaboration of Mallorca Film Commission, Fundació Mallorca Turisme and Consell Insular de Mallorca; while the third one on 14th-16th October 2022 in Sitges (Spain), in collaboration with Government of Catalonia, Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies, Catalunya Film Commission and Servei de Desenvolupament Empresarial.

Green Film Lab Head of Studies is the Italian producer, EAVE and TFL alumnus Giovanni Pompili that will work side by side with Sophie Cornet (Belgium), who has been leading sustainability transformation projects for the cultural sector as an independent consultant since 2010, with Louise Marie Smith (UK), founder and managing director of Neptune Environmental Solutions and with Morgane Baudin (France), producer, consultant and trainer on sustainability for film & TV.

For more information,


Green Film Lab is a programme of TorinoFilmLab and Green Film, promoted by the National Museum of Cinema and Trentino Film Commission, in collaboration with EAVE.


  • TorinoFilmLab is an audiovisual laboratory that supports international talents by combining training, development and funding activities for production and distribution. Since 2008, more than 1.000 film professionals have been trained within the TFL initiatives and almost 150 films have been presented at international festivals. Promoted by the National Museum of Cinema and is realised thanks to the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme of the European Union, Ministero della Cultura, Regione Piemonte and Città di Torino.


  • Green Film is a tool to reduce the environmental impact of film productions, launched by Trentino Film Commission in 2017. Green Film is a Rating System, developed to provide audiovisual producers with a set of criteria for working in a more environmentally sustainable way, and a Certification, awarded to projects that are compliant with those criteria. Thanks also to Cineregio and Italian Film Commissions acknowledgment, Green Film is currently used in several European countries.


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


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Running sustainable film companies in challenging times – Apply now for the April edition of EAVE+!

EAVE+ offers 15 producers the opportunity to discuss their company structures and management practices together with high-profile industry experts during 4,5 days to tackle the business side of running a film company.

The upcoming edition will focus on company sustainability and how to reinvent yourself in times of crisis. Under the title ‘transforming companies’ we will feature a series of company case studies and inspiring new business models and tackle the role of the producer as a leader.

Together with top-notch experts, we will also explore topics such as cashflow management, company strategies, negotiation with financiers and partners, and raising finance from investors and how to create viable business models for the future.

The workshop is led by EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU). Other experts include Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marc Bordure (AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, FR), Michael Comyn (The Time Signal Limited, IE), Jonas Katzenstein (augenschein Filmproduktion, DE), Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studios, FI) and Carole Scotta (Haut et Court, FR).

EAVE+ will take place from April 9-14, 2022 in Luxembourg.

« The EAVE+ workshop was a game changer for me and my team. I've acquired lots of new ideas and ways to develop my company. There is a "before" and "after". »

Eric Ruel, La Ruelle Films, Canada, EAVE+ 2021

Applications are open for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience from Europe and the rest of the world until January 31, 2022. 

The programme is designed for producers who have been running their own company for five years + and/or who have worked five years + at senior management level in another company. We strongly recommend that two individuals at senior management level attend from each company

The workshop will tackle topics such as: How to structure my company more efficiently? How to grow as a company? How to reinvent yourself in times of crisis? How to sustain a viable business? How to diversify your company slate? What kind of leader am I? How to improve my team management? How to achieve a better life work balance? 

EAVE consultant Linda Beath will take the EAVE+ participants to the next level of company management: how to hire and fire, cashflow management, how to structure your business, and other burning management issues.

EAVE management coach Michael Comyn (The Time Signal Limited, IE) will work on the individual leadership qualities and resilience in private coaching sessions.

Transforming Companies, new business models and company constellations will be one of the main topics throughout the workshop, that we will explore via a number of inspiring company case studies by Marc Bordure (AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, FR), Jonas Katzenstein (augenschein Filmproduktion, DE), Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studios, FI), and Carole Scotta (Haut et Court, FR).

EAVE+ is organised once a year in Luxembourg with support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Film Fund Luxembourg.

For more information, please visit here or contact

Apply here:




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EAVE on Demand CANADA kicking off today!

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Awards for EAVE producers in 2021:

  • 10 nominations and 1 American Academy Award for Best International Film (ANOTHER ROUND) in 2021
  • 34 films by EAVE producers represent their country in the race for the next 2022 Foreign Language Academy Awards
  • 5 Golden Globes nominations
  • 29 nominations for 15 films for the European Film Awards
  • 10 European Film Awards
  • 20 awards in Cannes including the Palme d’Or for TITANE
  • 6 awards at the Berlinale including the Golden Bear for BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN
  • 8 awards at Sundance, 3 main prizes for HIVE
  • 5 awards in Venice
  • 4 Hearts of Sarajevo including Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Documentary and 3 additional awards
  • 12 awards in Karlovy Vary including the Crystal Globe
  • 7 awards in Locarno

… and many more!

EAVE workshops delivered in 2021:

  • 3 Producers Workshop weeks online / in France / in Spain
  • 2 PUENTES workshop weeks online / in Uruguay
  • 2 TIES THAT BIND workshop weeks online
  • 1 Marketing Workshop in Luxembourg
  • 1 EAVE+ workshop in Luxembourg
  • 8 EAVE on Demand workshops all over the globe online and onsite: EoD APFC Canada 3 online workshop weeks // CHANGE Co-production workshop in Kyiv // EoD Seville // EoD Ecuador // EoD Chile // EoD Brussels
  • 1 EAVE Think Tank in Trieste
  • numerous EAVE sessions at festivals, markets and online

And a thriving EAVE network of over 2.300 professionals!


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

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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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