EAVE November News 2022

PUENTES Workshop 2 happening in Uruguay!

The second and final session of this year’s EAVE’s Europe-Latin-America co-production workshop starts today, November 21 until November 27!

This year, our 14 participants and experts will be reunited in Montevideo (Uruguay) for the second session of PUENTES that is organised in partnership with Bocacha Films and with support of the Creative Europe MEDIA Subprogramme of the European Union and IBERMEDIA.

Among the core tutors are Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido (Setembro Cine, AR/ES), Group Leader Didar Domehri (Maneki Films, FR), and Script Consultant Jacques Akchoti (FR).

Joining us for the second workshop are Latin American top producers Agustina Chiarino (Bocacha Films, UY), Agustina Llambi Campbell (La Unión de Los Ríos, AR) and Benjamín Domenech (REI Cine, AR).

Thanks to EAVE’s partnership with the Marché du Film, PUENTES participants are accredited to participate in the upcoming edition of Ventana Sur taking place in Buenos Aires from November 28 to December 2.

EAVE is proud to announce the selection of two PUENTES projects at PROYECTA, the joint initiative of Ventana Sur, Marché du Film and Sebastián Film Festival:

  • MANEKI NEKO by Sarahí Echeverría, producer : PUENTES participant Verónica Haro Abril
  • SOY MARIO by Sharon Keinberg, producer at development stage: PUENTES participant Mariana Monroy

PUENTES 2022 is the 12th edition of the successful programme and third one under the guidance of PUENTES Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido.

The PUENTES programme is made possible with the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and IBERMEDIA.

“Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or [name of the granting authority]. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.”

EAVE would like to express its gratitude to its workshop 2 partners: Bocacha Films, Egeda Uruguay, MEC-DNC-INCAU, and Montevideo Audiovisual, and its workshop 1 partners Fondo Audiovisivo FVG and MiC.

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Obituary Anita Voorham

The EAVE family mourns the loss of creative producer, writer and script consultant Anita Voorham.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we received the sad news that Anita passed away recently. She was a beloved member of the EAVE community, EAVE 2018 graduate and EAVE expert, and highly respected professional in the European film industry.

Anita began her career in the writer’s room; story-lining and writing for a number of successful Dutch series, among them “Gooische vrouwen”. She attended the Binger Filmlab as a creative producer, worked as a development executive for Dutch public broadcaster NTR and was invited by Torino FilmLab at its infancy as one of their core tutors. Furthermore, she joined Berlinale Script Station, Venice Biennale Cinema-College, Midpoint and the selection committee for IFFR’s CineMart. She was also a lecturer at EAVE and Midpoint and was a graduate of the EAVE 2018 Producers workshop.

Anita has collaborated on films such as: “Home” by Fien Troch, “Las Herederas” by Marcelo Martinessi, “a Febre” by Maya Darin, “L’Ospite” by Duccio Chiarini, and many others among them “The Fits” by Anna Rose Holmer, “Inexba” by John Trengove, “Touch Me Not” by Adina Pintillie and “A Ciambra” by Jonas Carpignano. She always felt that working on these diverse projects by extraordinary storytellers has been an immensely rewarding expansion of her own life and experiences. Anita is also the coproducer of Fien Trochs latest film “Holly”.

Her rich and varied career was dedicated to supporting singular, original storytellers, exert and refine their voices, develop remarkable projects and attach the right collaborators to successfully finance, produce and bring these projects to their audiences.

Anita was not only a unique professional, but also a wonderful human being full of warmth and light, whose kindness, sensitivity and humour will be fondly remembered.

Our sincere condolences go out to Anita’s wife, family and friends and those many who were so lucky to meet her in their careers.

Anita, we will miss you immensely!

© Géraldine Aresteanu

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EAVE Marketing Workshop kicks off today!

The 2022 edition of EAVE Marketing Workshop takes place from November 8-13 at Hotel Légère in Luxembourg. The event will be held on site, gathering 34 film professionals from 20 countries to discuss marketing strategies in the film industry.

Inspired by the EAVE sharing pedagogy, Design Thinking techniques and visual, tangible and playful exercises, the sessions are equally creative, innovative and strategic. The result is a hands-on approach with concrete tools that anyone can apply immediately within their own teams and for their own projects. This casual way of learning facilitates network and community building across countries from all over the world.

Participants will be working alongside cutting-edge marketing specialists, such as Alya Belgaroui-Degalet (Wild Bunch, FR – international sales marketing) and Sarah Calderón (The Film Agency, ES – marketing consultant) as Co-Heads of Studies and others such as Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants – PR, DE), Wendy Mitchell (UK) and Boris Pugnet (The Jokers Films, FR).

Other contributors include: Guillaume Boscher (Kelawin, FR) whose plenary will focus on social media content strategies, and Elena Neira (La Otra Pantalla - Professor, lecturer and researcher, ES), who will dedicate her session to marketing in VOD platforms.

The 32 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 also generating awareness all across the release process including festivals. Two of these participants have been granted the newly created EAVE Diversity scholarships. We are also delighted to welcome 2 guests from the Creative Europe MEDIA Desks.

The selected participants are:

  • Ajandok Gyenis, Cinego, Hungary
  • Ana Belén Asfura, Suimanga Films, Chile/Canada
  • Angélique Saad, Germany - Project: Runner, directed by Štepán Altrichter
  • Dimitris Tsakaleas, Argonauts Productions S.A. Greece
  • Eleni Oulani, Heretic, Greece - Project: Novak, directed by Harry Laggousis
  • Fanny Prum, Film Fund Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Flavien Eripret, Wild Bunch, France
  • Florian Krügel, DOR FILM Productions GmbH, Austria
  • Gabriel Milagres, STUDIOCANAL, France/Brazil
  • Harry Flöter, 2Pilots Filmproduction GmbH, Germany
  • Isabell Langvatn, The Norwegian Film Institute, Norway
  • Jelle Beuger, Keplerfilm, The Netherlands
  • Júnia Matsuura, Pluto Film, Germany/Brazil
  • Jutta Feitt, jip film und verleih, Germany
  • Kamila Dohnalová, Last Films Production Company, Czech Republic
  • Kata Orsolya Molnár, Hungary
  • Luis Aceituno, The Film Agency, Spain
  • Magdalena Drgas, New Europe Film Sales, Poland - Project: Housekeeping for Beginners, directed by Goran Stolevski
  • Mar Medir Benito, Diagonal TV, Spain - Project: The Silence of the Earth, directed by Eulogio Romero
  • Maria Stevnbak Westergren, Toolbox Films, Denmark
  • Marie Carmen Rami Sánchez, TF1 Studio, France/Spain
  • Marija Stojanovic, SENSE Production, Serbia
  • Matīss Kaža, Dream Well Studio, Latvia - Project: Flow, directed by Gints ZILBALODIS
  • Monika Łuczyk, Shipsboy, Poland - Project: Sara’s Bungalow, directed by Julia Rogowska
  • Nora Bremer Øvrebø, Mer Filmdistribusjon, Norway - Project: Let the River Flow, directed by Ole Giæver
  • Silvia Lobo, Elameda Estudios, Spain
  • Szabolcs Baranyai, National Film Institute Hungary, Hungary
  • Talita Arruda, Fistaile, Brazil
  • Tess Massé, Les Films du Losage, France - Project: Nina and the Tales of the Hedgehog, directed by Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli
  • Tetiana Mala, The Netherlands/Ukraine
  • Veerle Bovens, Netherlands Film Fund, The Netherlands
  • Xavier Henry-Rashid, Film Republic, Estonia/France

Additionally to the 32 participants, EAVE is welcoming 2 MEDIA desk guests that will play an active role in the sessions:

  • Ann-Sophie W. Birkenes, Creative Europe Media Desk Norway
  • Lone Garde, Creative Europe Media Desk Denmark

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

EAVE thanks our partners for this edition: Thessaloniki Crossroads, LA INCUBADORA, CICAE, M:BRANE, Europa International, Erich Pommer Institute, Europa Distribution and EuroVOD.

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TIES THAT BIND unveils the 2022 selection and kicks off in Taipei today!

For its 14th edition, TIES THAT BIND (TTB), the leading workshop programme connecting professionals from Asia and Europe, announces the selection of 26 participants including directors coming from 14 countries.

TTB takes place over a year through 2 workshops offering comprehensive knowledge of the European and Asian film industries and markets. The participants benefit from high-level development under the guidance of top-notch experts from both continents and have the opportunity to meet with key decision makers during the edition of TCCF – Taiwan Creative Content Fest (Taipei), and FOCUS ASIA, the Industry Section of the Udine Far East Film Festival (Italy).

The first workshop kicks off today, November 7 – 11, 2022 and the participants will work together in a group led by Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LUX) and TTB graduate Bianca Balbuena (Kroma Entertainment, PH). The two group leaders will guide the participants’ discussion and analysis of each other’s projects from both an Asian and European perspective.

TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher (Ici et Là Productions, FR) has put together a team of leading industry professionals. Script consultant Clare Downs (UK) will introduce the main script development tools to strengthen the participants’ understanding of narrative principles, in order to enable them to navigate their writers through the script development process. Financing and legal expert Jean-Baptiste Babin (Backup Media Group, FR) will elaborate on Legal Aspect of Co-Productions and, in a joint session with Patrick Mao Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment, TW), will give detailed advice on the projects’ financing plans. Guillaume De la Boulaye (Zorba, FR) and Eiko Mizuno (Loaded Films, JP) will share their experience on co-productions in a case study.

The following 20 participants focusing on project development with feature films in development and 6 participants focusing on career development wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia have been selected to participate in TTB 2022:

Kristina Aschenbrennerova, Pop Up Film Residency, Slovakia

Ivry Braun, Yilisoo Films, France/China

Project: ALMOST THERE by Baer Xiao

Ieva Cern, Film Jam, Lithuania

Project: CHINA SEA by Jurgis Matulevicius

Antonio Ferreira, Persona Non Grata Pictures, Portugal

Project: LAND OF HURRICANES by Antonio Ferreira

Josune Hahnheiser, Black Forest Films, Germany

Pedro Hernández, Aquí Y Allí Films, Spain

Project: KONBINI by Pedro Collantes

Chris Huang, Roji Film, Japan

Project: OMIONNA by Koji Shiraishi

Celine Kao, Ksana Films, Taiwan

Charlotte Lelong, Trance Films, France

Project: SHE MAKES AND UNMAKES by Jonas Bak

Wilfredo Manalang, Fusee, Philippines

Project: VIOLET FLOWER by Jerome Zamora

Tommaso Muffato, BBC Studios, Italy/UK

Giancarlo Nasi, Quijote Films, Italy/Chile

Project: CELESTIAL TWINS by Niles Athala

Xuan Trang Nguyen Thi, Lagi Limited Co, Vietnam

Project: CHA CHA CHA by Do Quoc Trung

Ivy Shen, Betula Films, Taiwan


Jeske Van der Slikke, International Film Festival Rotterdam/Hubert Bals Fund, Netherland

Aleksandra Zakharchenko, Marché du Film –Festival de Cannes, France/Ukraine


Furthermore, thanks to the partnership with TAICCA, we are delighted to announce the second TIES THAT BIND ON DEMAND workshop. Between November 6 - 8, 2022 and following the successful EAVE methodology, 7 selected Taiwanese producers will work on the development of their feature and documentary projects under the guidance of EAVE core experts such as the group leader Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE), script consultant Nayeem Mahbub (SE / BD), documentary consultant Estelle Robin You (Point du Jour, FR), pitching expert Stefano Tealdi (Stefilm, IT), financing expert Jean-Baptiste Babin (Backup Media Group, FR), production expert Bradley Liew (Epicmedia Production, PH) and sales consultant Keiko Funato (Alphaviolet., FR).

The following participants were selected for the TTB ON DEMAND workshop:

  • Patrick Huang (producer) and Dawei Dai (director) with project: MOTHERS IN TRANSIT
  • Patrick Huang (producer) and I-Han Teng  (director) with project: TIME LOOP WITH THE MOON
  • Sean Hsieh (producer/director) with the project: WIND AND VIEW
  • Yin-Yu Huang (producer) and Meng-hsueh Ho (director) with the project FLOATING FLOWERS
  • Yi-Hua Wang (producer) and Ping Chu (director) with the project ON THE FRINGE
  • Holly Chan (producer) and Wei-Heng Chung (director) with the project TELL ME HOW YOU DIED
  • Jasmine Lee (producer/director) with the project COME HOME, MY CHILD

TIES THAT BIND and TTB ON DEMAND will take place in the framework of Taiwan Creative Content Fest (TCCF), the key content marketplace in Asia, gathering selected entertainment content from Taiwan, and bringing buyers and professionals from all over the world to Taipei.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Taiwan Creative Content Festival - TCCF.

For more information please contact:

TTB Coordinator, Alessandra Pastore: [email protected]

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Special Offer for EAVE Graduates: EAVE Slate and Inspirational Labs at WEMW

Dear EAVE producers,


WEMW 2023 has recently launched the EAVE Slate, an innovative programme that will offer consultancies on how to build a successful company slate and strategic company planning to companies that are developing a slate of A/V works, and a series of Inspirational Labs, mini-workshops run in collaboration with leading training programmes and international partners, meant to stimulate selected participants to develop new content and explore new business models, such as drama series content, animation production, online distribution and co-financing


The final selection will be primarily based on the applicant’s profile and motivation, and up to 5 EAVE graduates from Europe, Canada and Latin America will be granted priority selection and will have the opportunity to physically join the labs and the full programme of WEMW 2023!


The EAVE Slate and all Inspirational Labs will take place on site, in Trieste (Italy), during WEMW between Jan 21 and Jan 25, 2023.



- for each producer it is possible to apply to the EAVE Slate and max. 2 different labs, but if selected, it will be possible to attend only one activity;

- in case you already applied to other WEMW activities you can still apply to the EAVE Slate or any Inspirational Labs.

In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link  

Please mention you are an EAVE graduate in your profile or motivation letter!

There is no submission fee and the deadline is November 25, 2022, 23.59 CET.

The selection will be announced by mid-December.



In case of selection, the participation fee for the EAVE Slate is 400 EUR and for any Inspirational Lab is 200 EUR, including accreditation, tuition fee, lunches and access to the on-site and online WEMW programme.


* The participation fee for the EAVE Slate and all Inspirational Labs will be waived for all possible Ukrainian selected participants


Have a look at the EAVE Slate & all the Inspirational Labs at a glance!


EAVE Slate

EAVE Slate will select up to 8 companies that are developing a slate of A/V works and will combine 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 the selected companies and to outline how to pick the right projects to include in the company slates.


ANIMA SPIRIT | Animation Inspirational Lab

in partnership with CEE Animation Workshop

ANIMA SPIRIT is designed as an entrance door for experienced producers and film companies coming from live action or documentary, wanting to discover the exciting and complex world of animated film production. The lab will combine group work, individual consultancies, and lectures on financial and creative aspects of animation production.
Anima Spirit Lab is hosted by the CEE Animation Workshop team and led by experts Jelena Popović (NFB, Canada) and Martin Vandas (MAUR Film, Czech Republic). The experts team will be accompanied with additional experts from Latin America and announced soon.

Find out more HERE


COLD OPEN | Drama Series Inspirational Lab

in partnership with MIDPOINT Institute

COLD OPEN will once again select international producers with a background in feature films who aspire to shift to drama series content. The programme will be led by MIDPOINT Institute's tutors and experts, and will include lectures, group sessions, and individual consultations, aiming to supply hands-on skills in the development, production planning, and financing of serialized drama content.

Find out more HERE.


THE IMPACT ZONE | Outreach & Impact Inspirational Lab

in partnership with ESoDoc

ESoDoc's lab at WEMW will focus on the design of impact campaign strategies. The team from Think-Film Impact Production - the impact media organisation with specialist expertise at the cutting-edge intersection of film and social change - will lead a guided co-creation workshop, in which selected fiction and documentary projects develop impact loglines, goals and key action steps. The main objective is to enhance participants’ understanding of the value of impact and what it can achieve for their productions and society, introduce them to a range of tools they can use to design and deliver policy impact, and give participants specific project advice and guidance.

Find out more HERE



curated by Silvia Cibien & Agustina Lumi

The VoD Inspirational Lab is a unique opportunity to better understand the diversity of the VOD landscape and the dynamics behind the on-demand ecosystem. Through a series of lectures, case studies and masterclasses, sharing data and know-how on the current VoD market and players, with a focus on Europe and LATAM, the Lab will help the participants to plan ahead the online distribution strategy and co-financing of their content, answering to the audience demand.


WEMW FOCUS | East & West Inspirational Lab

in partnership with the 2023 East & West countries in focus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine & Spain, Portugal, Latin America)

An all-encompassing journey through the main funding, distribution and market opportunities offered by the 2023 WEMW spotlight territories. All lectures, individual consultancies and exchange sessions will feature leading key players from these industries and will tackle a wide range of topics.


GENRE RULES | Fantastic Film Inspirational Lab

in partnership with the Fantastic Film Forum of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

Genre Rules is meant as a hands-on guide to the inner workings of genre cinema. Even though genre movies today are more popular and marketable than ever, producing them may not prove so easy. The genre film industry is highly specialised, with key players, industry events and subgenres of its own, and constantly changing trends. This lab is designed to provide an in-depth overview of this sector and will focus in particular on the best strategies to develop your project and effectively place it in the market. The workshop targets independent producers and new talents with an international attitude, who wish to improve their skills and become acquainted with the genre film landscape.



All EAVE graduates keen to apply will have the opportunity to virtually meet with the WEMW team on November 15 from 10.00am to 11.00am to get more info about the EAVE Slate and Inspirational Labs and the submission process. To confirm your attendance and get the direct link to the INFO DAY, you need to register by writing to [email protected] no later than November 12.


Please note that due to the restricted capacity of our venue, there will be a very limited number of on-site WEMW accreditations and therefore we encourage all professionals keen to join us on-site in Trieste next January to apply to one of our activities.


We look forward to being once again inspired all together next January!

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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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