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EAVE August News 2022


Deadline extension: CHANGE Co-production training course 2022-2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 2ND SEPTEMBER 2022

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.

 

THE WORKSHOPS

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.

 

THE PARTICIPANTS

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: 2nd September 2022

The application form can be downloaded here.

For further information, please contact Satu Elo, satu@eave.org.

 

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 September, to further clarify the application. Final selection will be announced after mid-September 2022.

THE PARTNERSHIP BEHIND CHANGE

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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SPECIAL OFFERS FOR EAVE GRADUATES - Gotham Week and CinePitching

CINEPITCHING

Are you interested in CO-PRODUCING WITH BRASIL?

The 6th edition of CinePitching will take place online from August 30 - 31, 2022 and they are looking for international co-producers who would like to have individual meetings with Brasilian producers on the 30th of August.

Cinepitching is an event that aims to bring together, through business rounds and pitchings, authors and directors with film distributors, representatives of TV and VOD channels and producers around projects in the initial phase of development.

*** Special for EAVE graduates: apply by August 12th by sending a CV / company profile and a short motivation statement to eric@bocaboca.com.br.

 

More information: www.bocaboca.com.br/cine-pitching/

 

 

 

GOTHAM WEEK PROJECT MARKET

We are happy to continue the special partnership with the 2022 Gotham Week Project Market (formerly IFP Week Project Forum).

The Gotham Week’s Project Market is a large-scale, curated marketplace for fiction & documentary films, series, and audio projects ranging from early stages of development to near-completion. It’s a must-attend event for financiers, producers and production companies, distributors, broadcasters, sales & talent execs, and festival programmers seeking access to bold, original projects and talent early. With their registration, Industry professionals are given access to learn more and request meetings with Project Market-selected projects from around the world and are granted complimentary access to the Gotham Week Conference

Notable Project Market-supported projects include American FactoryCrip CampEmbrace of the SerpentThe Hottest August; I’m No Longer HereKnock Down the HouseThe Last Black Man in San FranciscoLingua FrancaMaking a MurdererThe Man Who Sold His SkinMiss JuneteenthMonosSelah and the SpadesStray, and The Truffle Hunters.


Gotham Week will take place onsite in NYC during September 17 - 23, 2022.


***Special for EAVE producers: EAVE and The Gotham offer the opportunity for 3 EAVE producers WITHOUT PROJECT to be registered for free at the Gotham Week.


Please let us know if you are interested, by e-mail: lilla@eave.org, no later than August 26, 2022.


For more information please visit: thegotham.org

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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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