EAVE June News 2022

Call for applications: EAVE Producers Workshop 2023 - deadline August 29, 2022

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its EAVE Producers Workshop.

  Who is it for?

EAVE is aimed at producers (fiction, documentary and TV series), who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to expand their operation internationally by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry – e.g. commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.

  How does it work?

Half the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts throughout the year. The other half come to EAVE in order to focus on developing their companies or careers. Most participants attending with a project also bring their writer for the first two weeks which enables producer and writer to benefit together from one-to-one sessions with script experts.

During the first two workshops, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third workshop 60-70 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe's Decision Makers. 

EAVE graduates join a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry. Furthermore, EAVE participants and members benefit from our partnerships with the leading European film festivals and markets where EAVE facilitates graduate participation. 


The interviews with a pre-selection of candidates will take place in autumn 2022 and the selection will be announced in December 2022. The 3 workshops take place in March 3-10, 2023 in Luxembourg (LU), June 11-18, 2023 in Alpbach (AT), and October 2023 in the Netherlands.


The EAVE Marketing Workshop participants are joined every year by selected graduates of the renowned EAVE Producers Workshop, who have trained over one year as specialized marketing professionals.

EAVE is a residential workshop programme with a strong focus on network building. Should local travel restrictions occur, alternative digital solutions will be proposed.


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Obituary Vjosa Berisha

The EAVE family mourns the recent passing of Kosovar director/producer and EAVE graduate Vjosa Berisha, an extraordinary and inspiring woman who was well known in the European film industry.

Vjosa Berisha was co-owner and chief executive of B2 – PR & Media Solutions, a film and television production and public relations company established in Kosovo in 2003, with offices in Kosovo and Albania.

Vjosa Berisha was the founder of PriFilmFest festival, whose 14th edition is set to take place on July 26-30. Thanks to her initiative, and keeping its main motto, “Friendship. Forever.”, and as a gesture of support and solidarity, the Prishtina International Film Festival (PriFest) will host the Odesa International Film Festival (OIFF) in Kosovo this year. 

Vjosa Berisha has worked on numerous PR and media projects and has led many successful commercial and political communication and awareness campaigns for various clients, including banks, airlines, hydropower and energy, IT, cultural institutions, embassies, government, media, political parties and other institutions in Kosovo and Albania.

One of the notable projects she led was the management and implementation of the campaigns during the process leading to Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence in 2008 which included a series of awareness campaigns. The campaigns were supported by USAID through its implementing partners, and by the Government of Kosovo.

In 2011 she participated in the Hope Fellowship programme for Democracy and Diplomacy, sponsored by USAID which included a six-week study tour to Washington DC in April and May 2011. During this trip she gave a public lecture on public diplomacy – with the theme “Nation Branding and Image of Kosovo”, at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies and in the Public Diplomacy Council in Washington DC.

Vjosa Berisha was also a member of the European Film Academy.
Her filmography as a producer and executive producer includes: a series of 10 television programmes for young people entitled "Respect", a series of 6 documentaries produced for UNICEF Kosovo, the organisation of the International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) on behalf of UNICEF, a television debate on the drafting of the Kosovar Constitution for Kosovar television.

With her incredible energy, she has inspired many, especially young women.

Our sincere condolences go out to Vjosa's family and friends.

Vjosa, we will miss you!

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EAVE, CPH:DOX, and IMS are calling for eight teams with documentary projects in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

We offer a tailor-made programme taking place over three residential workshops with the aim to stimulate and qualify inter-regional co-production and to connect documentary projects to regional and international markets. Participants are tutored by regional and international experts.

The first two workshops will consist of five full days of group work, plenaries, and individual meetings; the third workshop will take place in the framework of CPH:DOX and consists of workshop days, pitching of the projects at CPH:FORUM as well as debrief of the pitching and development of strategies for the teams and projects after the workshop.

Between the workshops, participants will be working on project development with specific tasks and assignments.



DEVELOPMENT  -  October 31 - November 4, 2022 in Tbilisi

We dig deep into the core of what the teams want to tell, enforce the storytelling, and focus on the ambition for each film in terms of impact, awareness, change.

CO-PRODUCTION  -  January 16-20, 2023 in one of the participating countries

We expand the participants knowledge of each other’s reality, production environment, financing structures. The pros and cons of co-production are used to strengthen each project, preparing them to meet the international market.

ENCOUNTER – March 18-22, 2023 in Copenhagen

The projects will pitch at CPH:FORUM and encounter the international market leading to the formulation of tailored strategies for each project.



Upcoming teams – director and producer – with a documentary project in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine can apply and we are committed to equal opportunity to all. We focus on projects set in these countries, projects that are open for co-production, and we welcome projects in the crossing field between documentary and journalism.

The working language is English, and participants should be comfortable with reading, writing, and speaking English.

The film project shall:

  • Demonstrate to cover topics of public interest in a professional and ethical way.
  • Have an idea of how to reach intended audiences and be a call for action.
  • Seek to have an impact on the public debate leading to potential social, political, or cultural change.
  • Priority is given to productions focusing on issues of gender equality, marginalised groups and minorities, diversity, social change, current affairs, and human rights.

There is no participation fee as CHANGE provides tutoring, travel, lodging, and living. Participants will cover local transportation themselves.


Application deadline: Monday 8th August 2022

The application form can be downloaded here.

For further information, please contact Satu Elo,


This call is organised in collaboration with the film festivals:

  • Docudays UA – Ukraine
  • MOLDOX – Moldova
  • CinéDOC-Tbilisi – Georgia
  • Golden Apricot – Armenia
  • WATCH DOCS – Belarus
  • DokuBaku – Azerbaijan
  • Georgian National Film Center

Some of the applicants might be invited for an online interview in August, to further clarify the application. Final selection will be announced in early September 2022.


EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is Europe’s leading training, development, and networking organisation 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 2,400 producers and key decision-makers.

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world. A festival that continues to develop and expand, presenting a program that ranges from the works of major international directors to new talents, from large-scale theatrical releases to film/video works in the field between cinema and visual art.

IMS, International Media Support, is promoting journalism and documentary film to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue. Our work is geared towards helping locally-based public interest media operating in armed conflicts, humanitarian crises and rapid political change, both positive and negative, to provide the public and “civic organizations” with public interest content they can trust and use. We work in more than 40 countries across four continents with a staff of about 150 people.

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A five-days immersive Audience-focused workshop exploring 360º film marketing by gaining insight about the classic tools and the latest trends in Digital PR, social media management, digital marketing and Audience building.


Inspired by the EAVE methodology, Design Thinking techniques and visual, tangible and playful exercises, this tailor-made workshop embraces the importance of traditional and innovative marketing techniques and Audience-centred strategies. Co-Heads of Studies Alya Belgaroui-Degalet and Sarah Calderón have designed a unique programme where participants are collectively working on the group’s projects more than half of the time. The result is a hands-on approach with concrete tools that anyone can apply immediately within their own team in today’s and tomorrow’s industry. This casual way of learning facilitates network and community building across countries from all over the world.

"Connection is the key word. EAVE is the perfect workshop to connect with other's point of view, sharing and enriching your perspectives as well as creating new friendship and possible collaborations to improve the industry."

- Maria Lanfranchi, Intramovies, Italy



Digital strategies are becoming more important than ever in the audiovisual market. The programme of this on site workshop will feature digitally focused sessions, online and hybrid case studies and social media examples related to the new digital age.

The 30 carefully selected participants will have a full overview of the actual marketing trades in terms of targeting and positioning from international sales strategies to national release and creating awareness throughout the release process, including festivals. Participants and experts alike will bring their own perspectives and encourage knowledge sharing throughout the workshop.


"Great insights, particularly into online tools and into using these tools collectively to create good outreach - very energising sessions and inspiration!"

-Martina Bleis, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Germany


"This was quite a challenge and had a lot of moments that took me out of my comfort zone, either professionally or socially, but you all managed to create an environment that was supportive and relaxed enough so as to make me feel comfortable and more than willing to participate fully. On top of this, the sessions were very well thought out and I'm glad to have had the insights and professional tips from all our experts, all of them ready to share and engage with us."

-Christina Liapi, Heretic Outreach, Greece



The workshop is targeted at producers as well as professionals working in sales, distribution and marketing departments. We also welcome applications from related areas of the industry (e.g. regional and national funding institutions, film festivals and markets etc.) and from relevant trainers and consultants who want to innovate in their marketing techniques.

EAVE is committed to equal opportunities for all and strongly encourages applications from qualified European and international candidates from diverse backgrounds and across all abilities. A specific scholarship for European residents and citizens who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour will be available. Application for those should be mentioned in the scholarship motivation letter.


Applications are now open until July 12!

Participants can apply without a project, or with a project in advanced development, pre-production and post-production to work with cutting-edge marketing specialists, such as Alya Belgaroui-Degalet (Wild Bunch – international sales marketing) and Sarah Calderón (The Film Agency – marketing consultant) and contributors like Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants – PR), Boris Pugnet (former Head of Marketing at Le Pacte / Editor at Turn Right), Wendy Mitchell (Screen International, UK), Elena Neira (La Otra Pantalla) and Guillaume Boscher (Facebook, FR).


The final selection will be announced mid-September. The workshop will take place in Luxembourg from November 8 - 13, 2022, in partnership with Film Fund Luxembourg.

"The EAVE Marketing Workshop brings insight into the marketing process and the realities of the business and it also gives hands-on training in applying that knowledge in work sessions throughout the workshop. It is thorough and efficient and by the end you have actual ideas and tools that you can use for your project."

-Fleur Knopperts, Volya Films, The Netherlands



EAVE is proud to announce ongoing steady partnerships. We will select participants from, M:brane, Thessaloniki Crossroads, LA INCUBADORA. Members of CICAE, Europa International, Europa Distribution, ERICH POMMER INSTITUTE and EuroVOD as well as EAVE graduates will benefit of special discounts.



The EAVE Marketing Workshop participants are joined every year by selected graduates of the renowned EAVE Producers Workshop, who have trained over one year as specialized marketing professionals.

For further information, please contact your EAVE team: 




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Estonia hosts the second week of EAVE’s Producers Workshop

Pärnu (Estonia) is the location of the second session of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2022 from June 10-17, bringing together 55 participants from 35 countries and 21 scriptwriters with a selection of 24 top industry experts.

The partners of this workshop are Estonian Film Institute and Estonian Ministry of Culture, and the week is organized in collaboration with Creative Europe MEDIA Desks Estonia and Latvia.

Workshop sessions & experts

Some highlights of the week: Shifting from Ego-Centric to Eco-Centric with Elli Toivoniemi (Tuffi Films, FI) and – contributing with special pre-recorded key notes – acclaimed Danish film director Phie Ambo and author, film-maker and academic Raj Patel (US).

Film funds and their role in the changing industry, on and off screen representation, healthy workplaces and the future of distribution are among the topics tackled in interactive Round tables by EAVE participants and experts, including guest expert Delyth Thomas (Call it! App, UK).

Participants focusing on career development will discuss their companies and careers in dedicated group sessions guided by Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studios, FI). The participating writers will benefit from the insight of Estonian scriptwriters Andris Feldmanis and Livia Ulman in a plenary called How Many Writers Fit in a Room?

Other sessions include (A)symmetrical co-productions by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and EAVE Group Leader Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Lobbying Strategies for Producers by Lise Lense-Møller, Digital Marketing by EAVE Marketing Expert Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES), Revenue Streams by EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath and Legal Aspects of Co-production by EAVE Legal Expert Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE).

During 2 days, 30 producers from Estonia and Latvia will join the EAVE group for several sessions and networking. In addition, the local producers will benefit from tailor-made sessions on Company Development Policies and the Producer’s Role from Development to Audience.

Piret Tibbo-Hudgins (Estonian Film Institute), EAVE graduates Evelin Penttilä (Stellar, EE) and Guntis Trekteris (Ego Media, LV) will highlight the opportunities of Producing in and with the Baltics. The panel will be moderated by EAVE graduate Marge Liiske (Baltic Event, EE).

EAVE’s 2022 pedagogical core team includes EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (NGF Geyrhalterfilm, AT), Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE) and Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU); the script consultants Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), Clare Downs (UK), Nayeem Mahbub (SE), TV series consultant Ossi Nishri (IL), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) and Legal Issues: Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE).

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Fonds Jeune Création Francophone, Projeto Paradiso, TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, VIPO | Visual Industry Promotion Organization, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

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On behalf of this year’s edition of New Horizons International Film Festival (, held in Wrocław between 21st and 31st of July, we invite producers interested in coproducing with Poland to attend the POLISH DAYS (24th – 926h of July) – the biggest industry event in Poland, organized jointly with the Polish Film Institute.

POLISH DAYS offers members of the international film industry opportunities to view the latest Polish projects in all stages of production, including completed films and works in progress as well as taking part in presentations of projects in development. It is also a networking place for international producers aiming to work with Polish partners or eager to explore financing and coproduction possibilities in Poland. 

Thanks to EAVE and Polish Days partnership we offer you a free industry accreditation and for the first six EAVE producers who will answer the call the Festival will also cover three nights of accommodation between 24thand 27th of July.  

The Festival also offers the possibility to meet industry professionals from all over the world, attend the festival and enjoy the beautiful sights of Wrocław.

In order to take place in the event please contact Head of Industry– Weronika Czołnowska at  before Friday, June 17th.



We are happy to let you know that thanks our partnership with CineLink Industry Days, 6 EAVE producers will be offered privileged access to the CineLink Co-production Market & CineLink Drama in order to meet regional filmmakers and discover their projects.

Producers interested in co-producing with Southeastern Europe can now apply via EAVE for participation at CineLink Industry Days from August 15-18, 2022!

Please let us know by June 26 if you are interested by sending a short motivation statement to and

The selected EAVE producers will be invited to CineLink Industry Days and to the Sarajevo Film Festival and will be provided by free accreditation and accommodation during the market (August 15-18).

EAVE and CineLink Industry Days will partially reimburse the travel cost up to 150 EUR.

The CineLink Co-Production Market presents the most promising Southeast European feature projects in a development and financing stage. The focus of the of selection is on projects from first and second time directors from Southeast Europe. The selection will also include guest project presented in partnership with Doha Film Institute.

Devised as a co-financing forum, CineLink Drama present brand-new drama series projects developed by producers from Southeast Europe to assembled regional and key European broadcasters, VoD and SVoD operators, and distributors in open pitch presentations followed by a Q&As and one-to-one meetings on request.

Organised by the Sarajevo Film Festival and the Balkan Documentary Centre, Docu Rough Cut Boutique is a platform dedicated to creative documentary projects from Southeast Europe that are in the advanced phase of the editing process. The programme is organised in three modules, with one module taking place in each of Budapest, Sofia and Sarajevo. In addition to the flagship selection of quality projects in development, screenings of fiction and doc works–in-progress and extracts from finished films going into distribution, CineLink Industry Days will welcome the Ji.hlava’s Docu Talents from the East.

CineLink Works in Progress is a showcase of feature-length fiction and documentary films in the production or post-production stages from Southeast Europe, the Middle East and North Africa with the aim of assisting their completion and enhancing their distribution possibilities. The submissions are opened on the 3rd of June, and they are closing on 6th of July!

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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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