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MOTHER by Teona Strugar Mitevska is in development

Flemish Audiovisual Fund

In the first round of 2022, the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has selected 6 co-productions for support. Among them:

  • SOUNDTRACK TO A COUP D’ETAT by Johan Grimonprez, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve
  • MNK BOY by Mete Gümürhan, producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • YOURI by Sander Burger, producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin

www.filmfonds.nl

 

Netherlands Film Fund

Three new Minority co-productions are supported by the Dutch Film Fund. Among them:

  • THE OMEN by Baloji, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ellen de Waele

www.filmfonds.nl

 

FFA

Four films by EAVE graduates receive production or development support by the German-French Funding Commission.

  • DAS MASSAKER by Milo Rau, producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DER VORFÜHRER by Orkhan Aghazadeh, producer: EAVE graduate Joachim Ortmanns
  • ELLBOGEN by Asli Özarslan, producer: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • THE OBLIVION THEORY by Annemarie Jacir, producer: PUENTES graduate Fred Burle

German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund

  • CRYSTAL OF HAPPINESS by Emre Yeksan, producers: EAVE graduate Anna Maria Aslanoglu, PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • YELLOW LETTERS by Ilker Catak, co-producer: EAVE graduate Enis Köstepen

The German FFA supports the following feature films:

  • AKIKO, DER FLIEGENDE AFFE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Veit Helmer
  • IRGENDWANN WERDEN WIR UNS ALLES ERZÄHLEN by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter

www.ffa.de

 

Wallimage

Wallimage supports 8 projects, among them 4 films and series by EAVE graduates:

  • BARAKI by Fred De Loof, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • ESTONIA by Juuso Syrjä and Måns Månsson, co-producer: EAVE group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • LEO ET MOI by Victoria Bedos, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • TOUTES POUR UNE by Houda Benyamina, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart

www.wallimage.be

 

Wallonia-Brussels Federation Cinema and Audiovisual Centre

With its third and last session of 2021, the Film Commission of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre supports 6 feature films in production, among them:

  • FUCK THE LAW by Philippe de Pierpont, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • MEXICO 1986 by Cesar Diaz, producer: EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guegan, PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont.

https://audiovisuel.cfwb.be/en

 

Netherlands Film Fund NFF and Hubert Bals Fund HBF Co-production support for:

  • VIET AND NAM by Truong Minh Quy, producers: TTB graduate Bradley Liew and TTB group leader Bianca Balbuena, TTB graduate Stefano Renting, EAVE graduate Marie Dubas, EAVE+ graduate Joost de Vries, co-producer: TTB participant Mai Scarlet.
  • ALL WE IMAGINE AS LIGHT by Payal Kapadia, producers: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve, Indaba graduate Thomas Hakim

https://iffr.com/en

 

  • GURIA by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova is in pre-production. Guria, a poor region in western Georgia, in the 1990s: The Gurians, for whom progress has not yet arrived after the collapse of the Soviet Union, struggle for their daily survival with great passion and inexhaustible resourcefulness. Zuriko, a 45-year-old hazelnut farmer, has debts but no wife. His best friend Gela keeps trying to set him up, but so far no woman has satisfied his mother-in-law's demands. So Zuriko decides to take matters into his own hands. His son Achi also has a woman problem. The teenager is hopelessly in love with Eka, but she also has his eye on Beso. While father and son are busy with their women's affairs, life in Guria goes on as usual and the inhabitants try to get by with little clever tricks, humour and singing. The film is produced by Olena Yershova through Georgia’s Kino Iberica in co-production with Pascal Traechslin through Cineworx Filmproduktion (Switzerland). The project was supported by the Georgian National Film Center and the Georgian Chanting Foundation, the Hubert Bals Fund, the Zurich Film Fund and the Swiss National Film Fund. Filming is scheduled to start in the spring of 2023.

https://cineworx.ch

 

  • MOTHER (A POSSIBLE STORY OF MOTHER TERESA) by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producers: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye is in development with a film about Mother Teresa before she becomes Mother Teresa. Labina Mitevska is producing through North Macedonia's Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production in co-production with Sébastien Delloye through Entre Chien et Loup from Belgium. One or more European countries are expected to join the project. The film follows seven days in the life of the 40 year-old ambitious woman, just as she leaves the St. Mary’s convent in order to create her own religious order. The fictional feature is based on Mitevska’s four-part TV series Teresa and I, produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski production and co-produced by the public service TV broadcaster Macedonian Radio Television. The project was presented along 34 feature-film projects from 32 countries at the 19th edition of the Berlinale Co-production Market 2022. Principal photography is due to start in October 2023.

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BIRTHDAY GIRL by Michael Noer is shooting

  • THE GOVERNESS by Joe Talbot, producers: EAVE graduates Ed Guiney and Angus Lamont is shooting. The US firm A24 is joining forces with the UK’s BBC Film for an adaptation of French author Anne Serre’s novel The Governess. The New York Times described the novella as “prim and racy, seriously weird and seriously excellent; a John Waters sex farce told with the tact and formality of a classic French fairy tale”. It tells the story of three governesses employed to look after four sons on an estate. It soon becomes apparent that the ladies have not been employed for their ability to sing lullabies. The governesses spark the imaginations of the boys in their care (and many others) and excite the bohemian couple who employ them, and then the ladies try their best to forget about domestic chores by having erotic adventures. The film will star two-time César-nominated actress Lily-Rose Depp, alongside two actresses who have shot to international fame in the past year: the SAG-awarded South Korean star HoYeon Jung and Norway’s Renate Reinsve. The film was developed with the support of BBC Film, which is co-financing the movie adaptation, penned by director Talbot alongside novelist Olivia Gatwood, together with A24. It will be Talbot’s second movie. Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe will produce for Ireland’s Element Pictures, with Rob Richert, of Talbot’s Longshot Features, and Angus Lamont. 

http://www.elementpictures.ie

 

  • GEFILTE FISH by Andrei Cohn, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler is shooting. The film, loosely based on the novella An Easter Torch by one of the most important Romanian writers I.L. Caragiale (1852-1912), is set at the beginning of the 20th century and questions the inverted mechanism of anti-Semitism. Leiba Zibal runs an isolated inn together with his wife and son, living alongside the peasants from the neighbouring village in an atmosphere of “hostile tolerance,” as the politicians of the time described the relationship between the Romanian population and the Jewish community. After Leiba throws out his lazy employee Gheorghe, during the Passion Week, thereby leaving him “without food to put on the table for Easter,” Gheorghe is menacing to come back on the night of the Resurrection. The film will be produced by Anca Puiu through Romania’s Mandragora in co-production with French Shellac films and Swiss Bord Cadre. GEFILTE FISH will be shot entirely on location at the Oltina lake, in the Constanta county (southeast from Bucharest) in April-May 2022.

https://bordcadrefilms.com

 

  • BIRTHDAY GIRL by Michael Noer, co-producer: EAVE graduate Esko Rips is shooting. The film is being shot at Tallinn harbour, on Tallink ferries on the shore and at sea, in Tallink Spa & Conference hotel, as well as in Black Box Studio in Viimsi, over the course of 24 shooting days. The reasons why the film will be fully shot in Estonia are: “The main events of the story unfurl on a cruise ferry. We were looking for a location that would allow us to shoot the whole film in one place, and where we could find a trustworthy local partner. In Tallinn, we can use the ferries that are docked in harbour due to the pandemic, still waiting to return to their duty”, says the producer. Producers of BIRTHDAY GIRL are Rene Ezra and Matilda Appelin from Denmark’s Nordisk Film Production in co-production with Andreas Kask and EAVE graduate Esko Rips through Nafta Films.  

www.nafta.ee

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THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD is in post-production

  • THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producers: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, EAVE+ graduate Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduates Benoît Roland, National Coordinator Bosnia Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo, EAVE graduates Maria Møller Christoffersen, Sébastien Delloye is in post-production. The film tells the story of Asja, a 40-year-old single woman living in Sarajevo, who meets Zoran, a 43-year-old banker, at a dating event. Zoran is not there looking for love though, but for forgiveness. During the war in 1993 he was shooting at the city from the opposite side, and he wants to meet his first victim. Now, they both have to relive the pain in their search for forgiveness. The film poses many existential questions: How to live with war? Is there life after war? Is there love after war? And when does war stop? Labina Mitevska of Sisters and Brother Mitevski (North Macedonia) is producing in co-production with Vertigo (Slovenia), Terminal 3 (Croatia), Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium), SCCA/Pro.ba (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Beofilm (Denmark). The development and production have been supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Danish Film Institute, the Belgium Tax Shelter, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Film Fund Sarajevo.

www.sistersandbrothermitevski.com

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A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS wins at CPH:DOX, at ZagrebDOX and at One World

CPH:DOX

Two awards for EAVE graduates at CPH:DOX:

  • A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström won the Politiken:DOX Award.
  • EAVE project THE LAST NOMADS by Biljana Tutorov and Peter Glomazic, producer: EAVE graduate Biljana Tutorov won the Eurimages Co-production Development Award.

https://cphdox.dk

 

Visions du Réel

Two awards for EAVE graduates at the Visions du Réel festival:

  • LIKE AN ISLAND by Tizian Büchi, producer: PUENTES and EAVE + graduate Britta Rindelaub won the main award, La Mobilière Golden Sesterce  
  •  MY PAPER LIFE by Vida Dena, producer: EAVE graduate Hanne Phlypo won the Interreligious Award

Winners of the industry awards of Visions du Réel:

RTS Award (ex-aequo)

  • NOOR by Jérôme le Maire, producers: EAVE graduates Isabelle Truc, Enrica Capra

Unifrance Doc Award

  • A DOG’S LIFE by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou, Thomas Jenkoe, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis

www.visionsdureel.ch

 

goEast Film Festival Wiesbaden

  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi scooped the Golden Lily for Best Film at the goEast Film Festival Wiesbaden.
  • AS FAR AS I CAN WALK by Stefan Arsenijevic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Borislav Chouchkov receives a Special Mention of the International Jury.

www.filmfestival-goeast.de/en

 

Cyprus Film Days

  • SISTERHOOD by Dina Duma, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille won the Special Jury Award at the Cyprus Film Days
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic won the Best Director award.
  • YUNI by Kamila Andini, producer: EAVE graduate and TTB group leader Fran Borgia received a Honorary Distinction
  • PATCHWORK by Petros Charalambous and Janine Teerling, producer: EAVE graduate Marios Piperides won the Best Actress Award in a Cypriot Film (Angeliki Papoulia)

www.cyprusfilmdays.com

 

Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris

Three awards for EAVE graduates at the Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris:

  • THE STAFFROOM by Sonja Tarokic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic won Best Actress (Marina Redzepovic)
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producers: EAVE graduate Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin won the Audience Award
  • EVOLUTION by Kornel Mundruczo, producer: producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Julia Berkes was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize

www.kinopavasaris.lt/en

 

Austrian Diagonale

Six awards for GREAT FREEDOM at the Austrian Diagonale:

  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann wins the Grand Prix, the Thomas Pluch Screenplay Award, Best Actor (Georg Friedrich), Best Artistic Editing Feature Film (Joana Scrinzi), Best Cinematography Feature Film (Crystel Fournier)
  • HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu wins Best Production Design (Oleg Prodeus, Andreas Sobotka, and Martin Reiter)
  • HINTERLAND, GREAT FREEDOM and WOOD by EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, producers: EAVE graduates Ebba Sinzinger, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan ex aequo receive the VAM Prize for Outstanding Production Services

www.diagonale.at/en

 

Slovak Film Sun in a Net awards

8 awards for EAVE graduates at the Slovak Film and Television Academy’s Sun in a Net awards ceremony.

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny won Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Actress (Irina Kirjazeva)
  • SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovsky, co-producer: EAVE graduate Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu was awarded Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Costumes

http://www.slnkovsieti.sk

 

ZagrebDOX 

  • DIDA by Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić, producer: EAVE graduate Karin Koch won the Big Stamp award at the International Documentary Film Festival ZagrebDOX  
  • A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström won the Movies That Matter Award for Best Human Rights Achievement

http://zagrebdox.net/en

 

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

  • A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström won Best Film in the International Competition of the 24th edition of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

www.oneworld.cz

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EAVE graduate Mathivanan Rajendran selected for BAFTA Breakthrough India

Nominated for the Italian Premi David di Donatello:

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Danijel Hocevar
  • RE GRANCHIO by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis, producers: PUENTES graduate and group leader Agustina Costa Varsi, PUENTES graduate Ezequiel Borovinsky

https://www.daviddidonatello.it

 

BAFTA Breakthrough India

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has unveiled ten emerging talents from across the Indian film, games and television industries that will participate in the ‘BAFTA Breakthrough India’ initiative supported by Netflix. Among them EAVE graduate Mathivanan Rajendran (Nirvana Inn).

www.bafta.org

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MURINA in French and UK cinemas

In French cinemas

 

  • LIBERTAD by Clara Roquet, producer: EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora, co-producer: EAVE graduate Katleen Goossens. April 6.

www.avalonproductions.es

  • A L’OMBRE DES FILLES by Etienne Comar, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri. April 13.

www.manekifilms.com

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. April 13.

www.snowglobefilm.com

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine. April 13.

www.lavafilms.pl

  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic,  co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar. April 13.

www.spiritus-movens.hr

 

 

In Belgian cinemas

 

  • DE NOS FRÈRES BLESSÉS by Hélier Cisterne, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin. April 6.

www.frakas.be

  • APPLES by Christos Nikou, producer: B’EST graduate Ales Pavlis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, associate producer: EAVE+ graduate Antoine Simkine. April 13.

www.lavafilms.pl

  • A L’OMBRE DES FILLES by Etienne Comar, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri. April 13.

www.manekifilms.com

  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko. April 13.

limelite.co

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. April 20.

www.snowglobefilm.com

 

 

In UK cinemas

 

  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduate Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler. April 8.

www.pimientafilms.com

  •  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. April 8.

www.aamufilmcompany.fi

  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar. April 8.

www.spiritus-movens.hr

  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producers: EAVE graduates Nadia Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Danijel Hocevar. April 8.

www.nefertitifilm.it

  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska. April 13.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamb_(2021)

  • BENEDETTA by Paul Verhoeven, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel. April 15.

www.topkapifilms.nl

 

 

In Dutch cinemas

 

  • A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano, co-producers; EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. April 7.

www.snowglobefilm.com

 

 

In Swiss cinemas

 

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny. April 21.

www.endorfilm.cz

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producers: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach and Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy. April 14.

www.komplizenfilm.de

  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. April 14.

www.migmafilm.se

  • TOVE by Zaida Bergroth, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy. April 8.

www.helsinkifilmi.fi

  • 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. April 1.

www.aamufilmcompany.fi

 

 

In German cinemas

 

  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin. April 13.

www.migmafilm.se

  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum. April 13.

www.madeingermany-film.de

  • RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH by Andreas Dresen, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt. April 27.

http://helicotronc.com

 

 

In Polish cinemas

 

  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, Myriam SassineApril 22.  

www.burningblue.com.co

  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges. April 22.  

www.samsa.lu

  • 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 and EAVE+ graduate Gints Grube. April 22.   

www.protoncinema.hu

 

 

In Spanish cinemas

 

  • ALCARRAS by Carla Simon, producers: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili, EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora

www.avalonproductions.es

 

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PUENTES project CLARA SOLA in festivals around the world

Cleveland International Film Festival (March 30 – April 9)

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producers: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach and Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producers: EAVE graduates Nadia Trevisan, Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic  
  • EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producer: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • THE INNOCENTS by Eskil Vogt, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • MIRACLE by Bogdan George Apetri, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina 
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and Slovenian National Coordinator Jozko Rutar
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: PUENTES graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan
  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi
  • YOUNG PLATO by Neasa Ni Chianain, Declan McGrath, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanne Phlypo

www.clevelandfilm.org

 

 

Istanbul Film Festival (April 8 – 19)

  • ALL-IN! by Volkan Üce, producer: EAVE graduate Emmy Oost
  • ALCARRAS by Carla Simon, producers: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili, EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora
  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • CONVENIENCE STORE by Michael Borodin, producer: EAVE graduate Artem Vasilyev
  • EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • FEATHERS by Omar El Zohairy, co-producers: EAVE graduates Derk-Jan Warrink, Verona Meier, EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • ÎNTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny
  • MARINER OF THE MOUNTAINS by Karim Aïnouz, producer: EAVE graduate Jennifer Sabbah, associate producer: EAVE graduate Christopher Zitterbart
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt
  • PLASTIC SEMIOTIC by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan
  • REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • RHINO by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Heino Deckert
  • ROBE OF GEMS by Natalia López Gallardo, producers: PUENTES and EAVE+ graduates Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • THE MIDDLE MAN by Bent Hamer, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Frese

 

Series on The Brigde

  • EASTERN NIGHTMARES by Orcun Behram, producer: EAVE graduate Müge Özen
  • KRETA, THE TIME TRAVLLER by Özge Tigli Tasli, producer: EAVE graduate Nesra Gürbüz

http://film.iksv.org

 

 

ZagrebDox (April 3 - 10)

Selected for the ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival:

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • A THOUSAND FIRES by Saeed Taji Farouky, producers: EAVE graduates Estelle Robin You, Palmyre Badinier, Joram Willink, May Odeh
  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producers: EAVE graduates Nadia Trevisan, Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova
  • DIDA by Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić, producer: EAVE graduate Karin Koch
  • FOUR SEASONS IN A DAY by Annabel Verbeke, producer: EAVE graduate Lukas Trimonis
  • RECONCILIATION by Marija Zidar, producer: EAVE+ graduate Danijel Hocevar
  • SOLDAT AHMET by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

http://zagrebdox.net

 

 

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (April 3 – 17)

  • A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producers: EAVE graduates Nadia Trevisan, Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen 
  • THE LAST SHELTER by Ousmane Samassekou, producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You
  • YOUNG PLATO by Neasa Ni Chianain, Declan McGrath, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanne Phlypo

http://www.oneworld.cz/2022

 

 

Bolzano Filmfestival, Bozen (April 5 – 10)

  • ANGELO by Markus Schleinzer, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • HINTERLAND by Stefan Ruzowitzky, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann, EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • HIVE by Blerta Basholli, producer: EAVE graduate Valon Bajgora, co-producer: PUENTES and EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • HUMAN FACTORS by Ronny Trocker, producers: EAVE graduates Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin
  • IO STO BENE by Donato Rotunno, producers: EAVE graduate Donnato Rotunno, Interchange graduate Martha Donzelli
  • SOLDAT AHMET by Jannis Lenz, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun

http://filmfestival.bz.it

 

 

Visions du Réel, Nyon (April 7 – 17)

EAVE graduate Gema Juárez Allen is part of the Visions du Réel Burning Lights Competition jury.

  • 5 DREAMERS AND A HORSE by Aren Malakyan & Vahagn Khachatryan, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • A HOLY FAMILY by by Elvis A-Liang Lu, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • DOGWATCH by Gregoris Rentis, producers: EAVE graduates Vicky Miha & Clément Duboin
  • DON’T WORRY ABOUT INDIA by Nama Filmcollective, producers: EAVE graduates Dario Schoch, Dirk Decker
  • EAMI by Paz Encina, producer: EAVE, PUENTES, TTB and EAVE+ graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • LIKE AN ISLAND by Tizian Büchi, producer: EAVE+ graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • MY PAPER LIFE by Vida Dena, producer: EAVE graduate Hanne Phlypo

Selected for the next edition of the VdR-Industry section of the Visions du Réel festival:

  • A DOG’S LIFE by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • FUTURE TENSES by Christos Karakepelis, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • NOOR by Jérôme le Maire, producers: EAVE graduates Isabelle Truc, Enrica Capra 

www.visionsdureel.ch

 

 

Cyprus Film Days (April 8 – 16)

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • BRIGHTON 4TH by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • 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 Marketing Workshop project LAMB by Valdimar Johannsson, producer: EAVE graduate Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, developed at EAVE by MW graduate Ewa Bojanowska.
  • PATCHWORK by Petros Charalambous and Janine Teerling, producer: EAVE graduate Marios Piperides
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • SISTERHOOD by Dina Duma, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim Trier, producers: EAVE graduate Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin YUNI by Kamila Andini, producer: EAVE graduate and TTB group leader Fran Borgia

 

Dot on the Map Meeting Point

  • MARICEL by Elias Demetriou, co-producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki

www.cyprusfilmdays.com

 

 

Mooov Brugge  (April 21 – 29)

  • ALONG THE WAY by Mijke De Jong, producer: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel
  • LINGUI by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO by Kiro Russo, producers: EAVE graduates Alexa Rivero, Dan Wechsler
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • WHERE IS ANNE FRANK? by Ari Folmann, producer: EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw, National Coordinator Africa Bongiwe Selane
  • LITTLE PALESTINE: DIARY OF A SIEGE by Abdallah Al-Kathib, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • YUNI by Kamila Andini, producer: EAVE graduate and TTB group leader Fran Borgia
  • NOCHE DE FUEGO by Tatiana Huezo, producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis Lopez, co-producers: EAVE graduates Rachel Daisy Ellis, Dan Wechsler
  • REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producers: EAVE graduates Monica Hellstrøm, Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producer: MW and EAVE graduate Fleur Knopperts, EAVE+, TTB and EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin, and EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, Anne-Laure Guégan
  • B’EST project OTAR’S DEATH by Ioseb Bliadze, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe Lacote, producer: EAVE+ graduate Yanick Letourneau

www.mooov.be

 

San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 – May 1)

  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine, co-producers: EAVE graduates Sophie Erbs, Katrin Pors, Sergi Moreno, Ingrid Lill Høgtun 
  • ÎNTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S WIFE by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Martin Hampel

https://sffilm.org

 

goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden (April 20 – 26)

  • 5 DREAMERS AND A HORSE by Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • AS FAR AS I CAN WALK by Stefan Arsenijevic, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Borislav Chouchkov
  • ÎNTREGALDE by Radu Muntean, executive producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu
  • EAVE project JANUARY by Andrey Paounov, producer: EAVE graduate Vanya Rainova, coproducer: TTB graduate Valerie Bournonville, EAVE graduates Elise André, Donato Rotunno
  • NOT SO FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD AFFAIR Danis Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Bosnia Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo
  • EAVE project SILENT LAND by Cicha Ziemia, producers: EAVE graduates Agnieszka Wasiak, Giovanni Pompili
  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi
  • WET SAND by Elene Naveriani, producer: EAVE graduate Brigitte Hofer
  • 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

www.filmfestival-goeast.de

 

 

Crossing Europe, Linz (April 27 – May 2)

  • AEIOU – A QUICK ALPHABET OF LOVE by Nicolette Krebitz, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, producers: EAVE graduates Nadia Trevisan, Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova 
  • CALCINCULO by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE+ graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • DIDA by Nikola Ilić, Corina Schwingruber Ilić, producer: EAVE graduate Karin Koch
  • EARWIG by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • EAVE project LOOKING FOR VENERA by Norika Sefa, producer: EAVE graduate Besnik Krapi
  • INTENSIVE LIFE UNIT by Adela Komrzy, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova
  • LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszynski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny
  • MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE+ graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • NIEMAND IST BEI DEN KÄLBERN by Sabrina Sarabi, producer: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann 
  • EAVE project SILENT LAND by Cicha Ziemia, producers: EAVE graduates Agnieszka Wasiak, Giovanni Pompili
  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producers: EAVE graduates Nadia Trevisan, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Danijel Hocevar
  • YOUNG PLATO by Neasa Ni Chianain, Declan McGrath, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hanne Phlypo
  • THE STAFFROOM by Sonja Tarokic, producer: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic

www.crossingeurope.at

 

 

Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest (April 28 – May 4)

  • 107 MOTHERS by Peter Kerekes, producer: EAVE graduate Katarina Tomkova, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jiri Konecny
  • ATLANTIS by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • CELTS by Milica Tomovic, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Vasiljevic
  • COP SECRET by Hannes Thor Halldorsson, producer: EAVE graduate Lilja Snorradottir
  • GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise, producer: EAVE graduate Oliver Neumann 
  • MIRACLE by Bogdan George Apetri, producer: EAVE graduate Oana Iancu, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina
  • MON LÉGIONAIRE by Rachel Lang, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland
  • MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Zdenka Gold, Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and National Coordinator Slovenia Jozko Rutar
  • RHINO by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Heino Deckert
  • EAVE project SILENT LAND by Cicha Ziemia, producers: EAVE graduates Agnieszka Wasiak, Giovanni Pompili
  • VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA by Kaltrina Krasniqi, producer: EAVE graduate Shkumbin Istrefi

www.febiofest.cz/en

 

 

D’A Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival (April 28 – May 8)

  • AHED’S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producers: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach and Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy
  • ALCARRAS by Carla Simon, producers: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili, EAVE graduate and Spanish National Coordinator Maria Zamora 
  • PUENTES project CLARA SOLA by Nathalie Alvarez Mesén, producer: EAVE graduates Nima Yousefi, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • EAVE project COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine, co-producers: EAVE graduates Sophie Erbs, Katrin Pors, Sergi Moreno, Ingrid Lill Høgtun
  • EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO by Kiro Russo, producers: EAVE graduates Alexa Rivero, Dan Wechsler
  • FRANCE by Bruno Dumont, producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier
  • CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED by Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Kissa
  • MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante, co-producers: EAVE graduates Dan Wechsler, Myriam Sassine
  • PETROV’S FLU by Kyril Serebrennikov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • RHINO by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Izabela Wojcik, Violetta Kaminska, Heino Deckert
  • THE SOUVENIR, PART II by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • WHITE BUILDING by Kavich Neang, producer: TTB graduate Davy Chou

https://dafilmfestival.com

 

 

Hot Docs Festival (April 29 – May 9)

  • 5 DREAMERS AND A HORSE by Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan, producer: EAVE graduate Eva Blondiau
  • A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS by Simon Lereng Wilmont, producer: EAVE graduate Monica Hellström
  • NOTHING COMPARES by Kathryn Ferguson, executive producer: EAVE graduate Lesley McKimm
  • THE MOLE AGENT by PUENTES graduate Maite Alberdi, co-producer: MW and EAVE graduate Fleur Knopperts, EAVE+, TTB and EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin, and EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • ALIS by Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas van Hemelryck, producer: EAVE and PUENTES graduate Nicolas van Hemelryck

www.hotdocs.ca

 

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MEET EAVE IN MAY!

@ Green Film Lab, April 29 - May 1, Trento (IT)

EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo

@ Cannes Film Festival, May 19 - 25, Cannes (FR)

EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp, EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (May 20 - 23), EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo

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EAVE Yoga Corner

Dear EAVE Yogis,

You are welcome to join the EAVE Online Yoga, your peaceful place where you can stretch your body in a gentle way and practice pranayama (breathing) in a small group of yogis.

In YOGA, the physical body, the sense organs, the emotions, mind and consciousness are trained slowly and gradually. Restorative yoga practice brings you an opportunity to build flexibility and strength in a gentle way and helps you to reduce stress and to quiet down your mind.

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

Hope to see you soon on the yoga mat.

Namaste, Tanika

More info:

https://www.yogatanika.de/

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

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Special offer for EAVE graduates: Galway Film Fair 2022

Dear EAVE producers,

We are happy to announce that Galway Film Fair 2022 will take place from July 7th – 9th this year and it is now open for applications!

“A unique opportunity to meet with the world’s leading financiers in an intimate and informal atmosphere, fostering the discovery of new talent and building long-term partnerships.”

The Marketplace (8th & 9th July) at the Galway Film Fair takes place during the Galway Film Fleadh (festival) 5th - 10th July 2022 and co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers with projects in development (and/or completed films) and invited Film Financiers, Distributors, Sales Agents, Broadcasters, Film Funds and Major Producers. A pre-selected group of producers with feature films/documentary projects will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of these companies.

The Marketplace’s unique selling points:

• Transatlantic Bridge

• Intimate and informal atmosphere

• Privileged access to the world’s leading financiers

• Showcasing new European and International cinema to leading Film Buyers, Distributors and Festival Programmers

Alongside the Marketplace many other industry events take place at the Galway Film Fair including conferences, seminars, masterclasses, debates, workshops and much more.

For further information visit  fair.galwayfilmfleadh.com or contact us via email: annette@filmfleadh.ie.

Thanks to the successful partnership between EAVE and Galway Film Fair, up to 6 EAVE producers from outside of Ireland and UK will be selected to attend the Galway Film Fair 2022, in-person.

Our partner will cover the cost of accommodation for 3 nights and waive the entry fee for the Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair for the six selected producers.

Projects can either be in development and/or completed films or documentaries.

If you are interested, please send an email with a CV and motivation letter to Satu Elo satu@eave.org by May 12!

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TIES THAT BIND starts today in Udine!

TIES THAT BIND’s second workshop takes place between April 25 – 29 in Udine (IT), in parallel to FOCUS ASIA, the Industry section of the Udine Far East Film Festival.

The rich programme of the plenary sessions for the TTB workshop is prepared in collaboration with FOCUS ASIA. It features a co-production case study of PLAN 75, which will premiere in Un Certain Regard in Cannes this year. The film is produced by TTB graduates Eiko-Mizuno Gray and Jason Gray (Loaded Films, JP), in co-production with TTB graduate Alemberg Ang (Daluyong Studios, PH) and Urban Factory (FR). Urban Distribution International handles sales. The case study will be moderated by Christophe Bruncher (TTB Head of Studies).

Another session will focus on Asian film distribution: post-pandemic, pre-what?, featuring speakers such as Todd Brown (XYZ Film, US), Silvia Simonutti (Wild Bunch, FR), Michael Werner (HK), and CAO LiuYing (Paralax Film, CN), moderated by Patrick Frater. The TTB participants and Focus Asia industry guests will also get an overview of the current European distribution landscape in a panel with Svend Jensen (Arthouse, DK), Christine Eloy (Europa Distribution), Eve Gabereau (Modern Films, UK) and Sabine Hofmann (Polyfilm Verleih, AT), moderated by Patrick Breski.

Furthermore, the TTB participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on the marketing and distribution potential of their projects from top-notch Asian and European distributors such as Vincent Quek (Anticipate Pictures, SG), Kana Koido (The Klockworks, JP), Pamela Lingyan Bai (Beijing Hugoeast Media, CN), Alba Fouché (Eurozoom, FR) and TTB graduates Stephan Holl (Rapid Eye Movies, DE), Samantha Faccio (Tucker Film, IT) and Fernanda Renno (Fidalgo Film Distribution, NO).

The workshop will also provide further insight into private equity. TTB group leader Bianca Balbuena (Epicmedia Productions, PH) will share her expertise on how to work with equity investors. Individual meetings with TTB experts will be organised on topics such as Asian films and festivals with Roger Garcia (HK) and sales opportunities with Agathe Valentin (FR). TTB’s script consultants Clare Downs (UK) and Nayeem Mahbub (SE) will focus on developing their scripts.

All participants will have individual meetings with key industry professionals of Focus Asia, to foster new collaborations between European and Asian professionals. These meetings will take place onsite and online on the specifically designed platform of Focus Asia. Additionally, they will have pre-arranged business angels meetings with industry professionals giving advice on their projects and next career steps. The business angels meetings will involve key industry experts such as Todd Brown (XYZ Films, US), Lucie Desquiens (Charades, FR), Paolo Bertolin (Venice Film Festival, IT), Jean-Baptiste Babin (Backup Media, FR), Barbie Heusinger (Sola Media, DE), Guillaume de Seille (Arizona Productions, FR), Lorna Tee (Macao IFF, CN), and TTB graduates Stephan Holl (Rapid Eye Movies, DE), Eiko Mizuno-Gray (Loaded Films (JP), Nadia Trevisan (Nefertiti Film, IT) and Geremia Biagiotti (Intramovies, IT), and TTB pitching consultant Sibylle Kurz (DE).

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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EAVE Interview: BLACK MIC MAC - expanding African storytellers’ audiences

Nicola Ofoego, British-Irish-Nigerian participant of EAVE Producers Workshop 2022, studied economics at university and began trading bonds in investment banking. While navigating the world of finance and sales, she studied at NYU Tisch Film School in her spare time, continued her education at evening classes in London, then self-trained in Paris by immersing herself in French cinema culture, and finally left banking to find her way into the audiovisual industry, her true passion.

A week at the American Film Market with the Kinology team as an intern was a major breakthrough: she met many buyers and, with her proactive approach, made acquaintances that later led to job opportunities and to a broad industry experience in France.

At Mondex et Cie., she worked as a production assistant then associate producer on art documentaries, while also working as an acquisition agent for TMG Concorde where she identified and negotiated acquisitions of primarily French feature films. She also worked for Pathé International in their sales group.

After Concorde was bought out, she started working for MAREMAKO, identifying potential remake sources both in and outside of France, as well as for the acquisitions team at France TV Distribution, who have distributed films such as BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Emmanuel Carrère (Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2021), A RADIANT GIRL (Cannes Critics’ Week, 2021) and the TV show CALL MY AGENT.

Nicola recently launched her own production company OKU-TINE and is working with Pape Boye (former head of French sales company Versatile), on a new Paris based venture called Black Mic Mac, which finances and packages African film and TV content. Black Mic Mac is part of the Logical Pictures Group.

“We want to work with producers working in this region, to help them bring their projects to light, and we want to expand their audience, especially the European audience.”

The first film they have taken on board is HALO DAZE, a film by South African filmmaker Sibs Shongwe La Mer. His feature debut NECKTIE YOUTH (producer: EAVE graduate Elias Ribeiro) premiered at the Berlinale Panorama and won "Best South African Feature Film" and "Best Director" at the Durban International Film Festival in 2015.

The original focus was on “entertaining” African stories from Africa, but it will likely expand to include the African diaspora, including the Caribbean and filmmakers of African descent in Europe.

What does entertaining mean in this context? “We are not here to reinforce stories about war and sad African people, and we do not want to engage in stereotypes that have been consumed by Europe or the West in the past to reinforce a certain image of Africa. Of course, we all like movies and arthouse films, there’s going to be despair and horror and terror and drama… but we just want the films to be empowering whether it is for the filmmaker or for the people in the story.”

“I’d love to have a conversation with any producer or filmmaker who has some form of track record or interest in the region, who understands what we are trying to do, who thinks we have something in common that we can talk about.”

Nicola has been selected to EAVE Producers Workshop 2022 as a participant focusing on career development.

“I spend my time on a lot of different things, and I wanted the opportunity to better understand the production process, how to take the lead on projects, and really start working on projects that I am most personally interested in. On a personal level, I was struggling to manage my time, and I also wanted to have a larger network of like-minded film professionals in Europe."

Her production company named OKU-TINE, actually means “fire fire”: “oku” in Igbo (her father’s language), and “tine” in Irish Gaelic (her mother’s language) are both words for fire.

One of the most advanced projects in the slate is an eco-thriller from Trinidad by filmmaker Lauren Marsden, to be shot early next year with Mental Telepathy Pictures. An art documentary called WHY MUSIC by Mexican filmmakers Aarón Fernández and Jesús Muñoz is in development. Their previous film A PHILOSOPHER IN THE ARENA was very successful a couple of years ago: it was nominated Best Documentary at five film festivals including Buenos Aires, Monterrey, Guadalajara and Montréal.

“I think I’ll always have the acquisition angle because that’s what I have been involved with and what I enjoy. But for production, it's also important that I recognise early on the projects that I think have potential, and I want to be the one to take them forward. Rather than coming in at the end and saying «here is some money, go and do your thing».”

 

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Sustainable film companies and new business models: EAVE+ kicks off in Luxembourg!

The 12th edition of EAVE+ takes place from April 9-14, 2022 at Hotel Mama Shelter in Luxembourg. The workshop will gather 14 experienced producers from 11 countries and 7 seasoned industry professionals to discuss the structure of their companies, best management practices and new business models

Thanks to our partnership with CineLink, Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos (plays2place productions, Greece) and Danijel Pek (Antitalent, Croatia) have been selected from two previous editions of CineLink to participate with a special scholarship.

EAVE+ will tackle the most pressing issues for producers who want to run a sustainable company:

Transforming Companies, new business models and company constellations, which we will explore via a series of inspiring company case studies by Jonas Katzenstein (augenschein Filmproduktion, DE), Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studios, FI) and Carole Scotta (Haut et Court, FR).

“I ran my company on a small scale, but participation on EAVE+ workshop offered me some new ideas and tools how to empower and structure my future business model and network.”

Jozko Rutar, Spok Films, Slovenia, EAVE+ 2021

Top-notch business and management coaches and industry professionals will tackle the business requirements of running a sustainable film company.

EAVE Finance Consultant Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial CFO of the French production company AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, will explore the topic of how to develop an efficient slate of projects. Marc Bordure will also tackle questions related to company finance, and Linda Beath will dig deeper into the topics of company formats, platforms today and company development policies.

Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) will work with the producers in individual meetings on team leadership and management skills.

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), will lead group discussions following each plenary session and analyse the individual company cases of the selected participants.

Additionally, participants will be able to go into more detail into the topics which are most urgent and most important to them and to their particular companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ pedagogical team and with each other.

EAVE+ takes place once a year in Luxembourg with different experts and curates the most urgent, contemporary topics for each session according to industry needs.

EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Luxembourg Film Fund.

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GREEN FILM LAB - call for the second workshop in Palma de Mallorca

Green Film Lab, the programme wishing to invest in training European cinema professionals on green practices promoted by TorinoFilmLab - laboratory of the National Museum of Cinema - and its partner GREEN FILM - a Trentino Film Commission’s project, in collaboration with EAVE, is ready to receive applications for the second workshop of 2022, that will take place in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) between 29th and 31st July, thanks to the collaboration of Mallorca Film Commission, Fundació Mallorca Turisme and Consell Insular de Mallorca.

Green Film Lab targets

  • European production teams developing a fiction or documentary feature film - at an advanced stage of development - who are willing to make their shooting more sustainable
  • film production professionals eager to hone their skills on how to work on environmentally friendly audiovisual productions
  • green managers (professionals working in the field of environmental management, even if not linked to audiovisual context) interested in learning how to apply their expertise to film sets.

The applications to participate can be submitted until 3rd June, here.

GREEN FILM LAB aims at a more sustainable audiovisual industry and it is truly committed to changing mindset and habits regarding environmental issues in the field.

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.

Through a practical, project-based and hands-on approach, the 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.

Overall, the programme includes a number of intensive 3-day workshops that will be held along the year in different European countries and regions, in collaboration with various film institutions and funds, proposing the same contents and structure. Green Film Lab will propose one last workshop on 14th-16th October in Sitges (Spain), in collaboration with Government of Catalonia, Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies, Catalunya Film Commission and Servei de Desenvolupament Empresarial. Applications open on 15th June.

Green Film Lab Head of Studies is the Italian producer and TFL alumnus Giovanni Pompili that will work 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.

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. Supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme.

For more information www.torinofilmlab.it, severine.petit@torinofilmlab.it

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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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