EAVE November News 2023

WEMW extends the deadline to apply to EAVE Slate and IBERMEDIA scholarships announced!

The deadline for submission to the open calls for the Last Stop Trieste, This is IT, EAVE Slate and Inspirational Labs has been extended to November 24, 2023 at 23.59 CET, to allow as many producers as possible to finalise their applications.

Companies from Europe and Latin America keen on focusing on how to build a successful slate and strategic planning can register to the EAVE Slate.

EAVE Slate will select up to 12 European and Latin American 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.

We are delighted to announce that all participation costs (including tuition fee, accommodation and partial airfare reimbursement) of up to 10 selected Latin American producers will be covered thanks to the collaboration with IBERMEDIA.

Find out more

Producers with a creative documentary in the final stage of editing - developed in one of the WEMW partner platforms* - and looking for festivals, sales, broadcasters and a final round of feedback session can apply to Last Stop Trieste.

Works in progress produced/co-produced with Italy, or produced by one of the WEMW 2024 Countries in Focus**, can be submitted to This is IT to find festival premiere and international distribution.

Professionals from Europe, Canada and Latin America willing to develop new business models, explore new formats and connect with new markets can apply to one of the Inspirational Labs, run in collaboration with leading training providers and international partners.

For more information on each programme, and to submit your application, please visit

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PUENTES 2023 – the final workshop kicks off in Uruguay!

The second and final session of PUENTES, EAVE’s European-Latin American co-production workshop, starts today, November 20th in Montevideo (Uruguay) and will run until November 26th!

The carefully selected group of Latin American and European participants will reunite again to develop their projects, work on their careers and company structures, think internationally and build strong professional links between Europe and Latin America under the guidance of experienced PUENTES experts.

Experts and programme

The core tutors include Head of Studies Fernanda del Nido (Setembro Cine, AR/ES), Script Consultant Jacques Akchoti (FR), LATAM Consultant, Workshop partner and expert Agustina Chiarino (Bocacha Films, AR) and Didar Domehri (Maneki Films, FR).

The second workshop will feature top Latin American professionals Álvaro Arroba (Directors Fortnight – Cannes, FR), Ester Bernal (Piano, MX), Pablo Carrizosa (Totem Films, FR), Alessandro Gropplero (FVG Audiovisual Fund, IT) and Gema Juárez Allen (GEMA Films, AR). In speed meetings with the guest experts, participants can expand their networks and receive valuable feedback.

The schedule consists of group work and individual meetings, including special working sessions on “Building a Sustainable Business” with EAVE expert Juliane Schulze.

To spice up the programme, we are organising a special screening of the film POWER ALLEY (LEVANTE) by Lillah Halla produced by PUENTES participant Clarissa Guarilha. This year, the film won the FIPRESCI award in Cannes and was honoured at Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival for Best Director and Best Editing.

PUENTES URUGUAY for local professionals

As every year, a special PUENTES URUGUAY workshop for Uruguayan producers will take place alongside the international PUENTES programme from November 21-24. The local participants and the international group will have the opportunity to mingle during a special networking evening.

VENTANA SUR – PUENTES at the most important film market in Latin America

Thanks to the partnership between EAVE and the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, all PUENTES participants will be accredited to participate in the upcoming VENTANA SUR taking place from November 27 to December 1 in Buenos Aires.

As part of this partnership, EAVE will also organise a PUENTES networking cocktail during the market days.

MEET EAVE at VENTANA SUR: Ana Ruiz Miralles, Project Manager

Many thanks to our partners!

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

EAVE would like to express its gratitude to the partners of PUENTES 2023 second workshop: Bocacha Films, Egeda Uruguay, Agencia del Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay – ACAU, Montevideo Audiovisual, Universidad Católica del Uruguay and Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, and to the partners of the first workshop in Udine: Fondo Audiovisivo FVG and MiC Ministero della Cultura.

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Apply now: EFM Market Badge Inclusion Initiative

Dear EAVE Producers,

As part of the European Film Market’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative towards a more inclusive market and film industry, the EFM we will be granting a total of 315 physical EFM Market Badges and Festival Accreditations, along with 70 online EFM Market Badges, to organisations, collectives, and institutions that champion and represent marginalised and Global South film professionals.

*** EAVE has been selected as one of those organisations and we are happy to launch a special call for applications for EAVE graduates who identify as part of marginalised and/or Global South communities in order to receive one free EFM Market Badge & Festival Accreditation.

* NB: Badges are intended for in-person attendance, and they are non-transferable and not convertible!

If you wish to apply, please send your CV, company profile and short motivation statement to by November 27th.

The EFM Market Badge and Berlinale Film Festival Accreditation mainly provides access to festival screenings and the European Film Market venues in Berlin. Further details of the benefits provided by EFM physical Market Badges and festival accreditation can be found on EFM’s accreditation page

The EFM Market Badge Inclusion Initiative  is supported by Creative Europe Media, HessenFilm, the European Film Market (EFM) and the Berlinale, and aims at creating outreach and greater pathways into a more inclusive market and film industry at large for marginalised film professionals from across the globe.

The Market Badge + Festival Accreditation is recommended to filmmakers, producers, sales agents, buyers, for employees of production and distribution companies, persons working as a curator / manager for a film or cultural institution, a museum, cinema or film festival, commissioning editors, cinema programmers/ curators, teachers and/or researchers on a course whose central focus is on film, lawyers and employees in legal departments working in the film industry. Those profiles would highly benefit from attending the European Film Market.

*After selection, EFM will provide specific accreditation instructions to the selected participant who will need to formally apply until 20 December. After that date, EFM can no longer guarantee the participation in the programme.

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In collaboration with EAVE, Green Film Lab promotes environmentally sustainable practices in audiovisual production and gives film professionals a new prespective on how to apply a green protocol and achieve certification.

The next round of the workshop will be held in Athens (Greece), thanks to the collaboration with the Greek Film Centre / Hellenic Film Commission. It will take place between 6th and 8th March, 2024.

GREEN FILM LAB looks for:

  • FILM AND SERIES INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS involved in the pre-production and production stages, interested in getting and improving their skills in sustainable practices on set and applying WITH or WITHOUT a project.
  • PROFESSIONALS with at least 2 years of experience in the field of environmental management interested in learning how an audiovisual production is carried out, how to apply their skills to the audiovisual context and who want to build a professional network in the film and series industry.
  • DELEGATES from Funds, Film Commissions, Film Institutions interested in knowing more about sustainability on set.
  • Green Film Lab especially welcomes applications from professionals who live in Greece and the nearby region, professionals who got support from Greek Film Centre/Hellenic Film Commission and/or who will shoot in Greece.

Click HERE to visit the detailed call for applications.

For more information,

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

Supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union.


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21 nominations at the European Film Awards 2023 for EAVE graduates

We are thrilled to announce that the following films by EAVE graduates were nominated for the European Film Awards 2023!

The European Film Awards, presented jointly by the European Film Academy and European Film Academy Productions, honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. The European Film Awards ceremony will take place on December 9th, in Berlin.

We will keep our list of nominations updated with further news.

European Film

  • FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki, producers: EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, EAVE and TTB graduate Mark Lwoff
  • GREEN BORDER by Agnieszka Holland, producers: EAVE graduate Maria Blicharska, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum

European Documentary

  • APOLONIA, APOLONIA by Lea Glob, co-producer: EAVE graduate Malgorzata Staron
  • MOTHERLAND by Alexander Mihalkovich, Hanna Badziaka, producer: EAVE participant Mario Adamson
  • SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Anna Hints, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Ostrat

European Animated Feature Film

  • A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL by Enzo d’Alò, producers: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, EAVE graduate, group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • ROBOT DREAMS by Pablo Berger, producer: EAVE graduate Alejandro Arenas
  • WHITE PLASTIC SKY by Tibor Banoczki and Sarolta Szabo, co-producers: EAVE graduate Juraj Krasnohorsky, EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi

European Director

  • Aki Kaurismäki for FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki, producers: EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, EAVE and TTB graduate Mark Lwoff
  • Agnieszka Holland for GREEN BORDER by Agnieszka Holland, producers: EAVE graduate Maria Blicharska, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum

European Actress

  • Eka Chavleishvili in BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBERRY by Elene Naveriani, produced by EAVE+and PUENTES graduate Britta Rindelaub and Film Finance Forum graduate Ketie Danelia
  • Alma Pöysti in FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki, producers: EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, EAVE and TTB graduate Mark Lwoff
  • Mia McKenna-Bruce in HOW TO HAVE SEX by Molla Manning Walker, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontrovrakis, executive producer: EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas

European Actor

  • Jussi Vatanen in FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki, producers: EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, EAVE and TTB graduate Mark Lwoff
  • Josh O’Connor in LA CHIMERA by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE + graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina
  • Mads Mikkelsen in THE PROMISED LAND by Nikolaj Arcel, producer: EAVE graduate Lizette Jonjic

European Screenwriter

  • Aki Kaurismäki for FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki, producers: EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, EAVE and TTB graduate Mark Lwoff
  • Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Łazarkiewicz-Sieczko & Agnieszka Holland for GREEN BORDER by Agnieszka Holland, producers: EAVE graduate Maria Blicharska, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum

European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI

  • 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre
  • HOW TO HAVE SEX by Molla Manning Walker, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontrovrakis, executive producer: EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • SAFE PLACE by Juraj Lerotic, producers: EAVE graduates Miljenka Cogelja, Vlado Bulajic, EAVE participant Lija Pogacnik 

Special Awards

Lux Audience Award 2024

  • 20,000 SPECIES OF BEES by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, producer: EAVE+ graduate Valérie Delpierre
  • FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki, producers: EAVE graduate Misha Jaari, EAVE and TTB graduate Mark Lwoff
  • SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Anna Hints, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Ostrat

European University Film Award 2023

  • GREEN BORDER by Agnieszka Holland, producers: EAVE graduate Maria Blicharska, EAVE graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum
  • HOW TO HAVE SEX by Molla Manning Walker, producer: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontrovrakis, executive producer: EAVE+ graduate Giorgos Karnavas
  • HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS by Goran Stolevski, producers: EAVE graduates Marija Dimitrova, National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic, National Coordinator Serbia Milan Stojanovic, Beata Rzezniczek, Jan Naszewski, PUENTES graduate Marcin Luczaj

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The new edition of EAVE Marketing Workshop is kicking off today!

At EAVE, November is the time when creative ideas are born and innovative marketing strategies are developed!

The 2023 edition of the EAVE Marketing Workshop will take place in Luxembourg from 7 to 12 November. The event will bring together 36 filmmakers to get a 360˚ overview of the latest trends and tools in film marketing, including AI and social media marketing.

After a deep dive into the plenary sessions in the morning, participants will work on design thinking techniques in the afternoon with visual, tangible and playful exercises that are equally creative, innovative and strategic. Inspired by the EAVE sharing pedagogy, the result is a hands-on workshop with concrete tools that everyone can immediately apply in their own team. This informal 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 Heads of Studies Alya Belgaroui-Degalet (MK2 Films, FR – international sales & marketing) and Sarah Calderón (The Film Agency, ES – marketing consultant) and core contributors like PR Expert Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants – PR, DE), and Distribution Expert Boris Pugnet (The Jokers Films, FR).

Other contributors and sessions include:

  • Lola Rodriguez (The Film Agency, Spain) and Kristoffer Barslund (Will and Agency /, DK) will give a session on Artificial Intelligence Opportunities in Marketing.
  • Social Media Expert Guillaume Boscher’s (Kelawin, FR) plenary and group sessions will focus on social media content tips and tools for Facebook and for Instagram.
  • Elena Neira (La Otra Pantalla - Professor, lecturer and researcher, ES) will dedicate her session to marketing and audiovisual consumption models in VOD platforms.
  • Manori Ravindran (Freelance journalist, Variety’s former executive editor) will give a lecture on International PR and Press and will work on Strategic Pitches for Press.

By the end of the week, the 36 carefully selected participants will have a complete overview of the actual marketing trades in terms of targeting and positioning, from international sales strategies to national publishing and creating awareness throughout the publishing process, including festivals.

"I expanded my knowledge in so many different layers. I am encouraged to brainstorm more, trust my instinct, take more initiatives and communicate my marketing plan more effectively. I have a different perspective of my role in the company, which gave me confidence and a boost of creativity."

Eleni Oulani, Heretic, Greece - Marketing Workshop Participant 2022

In 2023, one of the Marketing Workshop participants has been granted the EAVE Diversity scholarship (a special scholarship designated to European residents and citizens who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour).

We warmly welcome the Marketing Buddies of previous EAVE Producers Workshops who have trained over one year as specialized marketing professionals: Nicola Ofoego, Simone Oliveira and Joanna Zielinska.

David Aymerich Herreria is benefitting from the LA INCUBADORA scholarship while Andraž Jerič received a scholarship thanks to EAVE’s partnership with Thessaloniki Crossroads.

Members of EAVE partners such as Europa International, Europa Distribution, CICAE and EUROVOD are benefitting from a reduced participation fee.

The selected participants and the eight projects that will serve as a tool for the group sessions are:

  • China Åhlander, Chinema Film Sweden, Sweden
  • David Aymerich Herreria, Ayhe Productions, Spain
  • Julien Beauvois, Wallonie Bruxelles Images, Belgium
  • Brigita Beniušytė, M-Films, Lithuania | Project: HUNGER STRIKE BREAKFAST
  • Sigrid Bersmann, Film i Väst, Sweden
  • Melanie Dastmalchi. Nexiko DK, Denmark
  • Eleanor Debreu, MIRAGE Film Festival, Norway
  • Stephanie Demers, h264, Canada
  • Jesús Fragoso, Movistar Plus+, Spain
  • Samuel Frazher, Fremantle Media International, United Kingdom
  • Nolwenn Gaudin, Goodfellas, France
  • Siri Hjorton Wagner, [sic] film, Sweden | Project: THE HOME
  • Sini Hormio, Mouka Filmi, DocPoint, Finland
  • Thierry Hugot, Eurimages - Council of Europe, France
  • Agata Jelenekova, NOVINSKI, Slovakia | Project: LIVING LARGE
  • Andraž Jerič, Temporama, Slovenia
  • Marina Lazarevska, Uzengija DOOEL, North Macedonia
  • Lucky Mwachi, LBx Africa, Kenya
  • Michal Myslinski, Aurora Films, Poland
  • Marija Nikčević, Film Centre of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • Nicola Ofoego, Black Mic Mac, France | Project: MAMA D'LO
  • Simone Oliveira, Globo Filmes, Brazil
  • Paulina Portela, Compañía de Cine, Argentina
  • Jeanne Marie Poulain, Art et essai, Canada
  • Nicolas Pubellier, StudioCanal, France
  • Maria Rabbe, Autlook Filmsales, Austria | Project: MOTHERBOARD
  • Eleonoora Rinnekangas, B-Plan Distribution, Finland
  • Karlee Rodrigues, Kino Lorber, USA
  • Joan Ruiz, Catalan Films, Spain
  • Sigrid Saag, Estonian Film Institute, Estonia
  • Nancy Schoesetters, Menuetto, Belgium
  • Bongiwe Selane, Blingola Media, South Africa | Project: COCONUT
  • Maria Luiza Troina Teixeira Gomes, Maria Farinha Films, Brazil | Project: DAIANE: THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY
  • Chiara Winkler, Rushlake Media, Germany
  • Joanna Zielinska, BIG WAVE FILMS, Poland

In addition to the 36 participants, EAVE is welcoming one special guest that will actively participate in the sessions:

  • Susana Costa Pereira, Creative Europe, Executive Coordinator

EAVE Marketing Workshop is funded by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and supported by 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 2023 selection and kicks off on Sunday in Taipei!

For its 15th edition, EAVE TIES THAT BIND (TTB), the leading workshop programme connecting professionals from Asia and Europe, announces the selection of 25 participants including directors coming from 13 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 on Sunday, November 5, 2023 and the participants will work together in a group led by EAVE graduate Jonas Weydemann (Weydemann Bros., DE) 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. Nicolas Brigaud Robert (Playtime, FR) will present the sales agents' current perspective while Olivier Père (Arte France Cinéma, FR) will share all about ARTE. Foo Fei Ling (Ghost Grrrl Pictures, MY), Ellen Havenith (PRPL, NL), Jonas Weydemann (Weydemann Bros., DE), Patrick Mao Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment, TW) and Yulia Evina Bhara (KawanKawan Media, ID) will join the co-production case study of the film TIGER STRIPES. In addition to these sessions, all selected participants will have individual meetings with Gabor Greiner (Film Boutique, DE), Keiko Funato (Alpha Violet, FR), Ming-Jung Kuo (Quinzaine des Cinéastes, FR) and Tanja Meissner (DE).

The following 10 participants focusing on project development with feature films in development and 5 participants focusing on career development wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia have been selected to participate in TTB 2023:

  • Alessia Acone, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Haziqah Azemi, Kapsul Studio, Malaysia
    Project: GAREK by Cech Ardea
  • Florence Giovani Chandra, Studio Antelope, Indonesia
    Project: FIRST BREATH AFTER COMA by Jason Iskandar
  • Svetlana Cherrier, Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire, France
  • Stefano Chiavarini, Piroetta Srl, Italy
  • Marta Cruanas Compes, Canada, Spain
  • Guillaume Dreyfus, Tripode Productions, France
    Project: THREE TIMES JENNY by Milena Beurer Doenst
  • Martin Horyna, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic
  • Frauke Kolbmüller, Oma Inge Film GmbH, Germany
    Project: IF I STAY by Su Jin Song
  • Maya Korn, MHK Productions, UK/Germany
    Project: ICON by Christina YR Lim
  • Mina Moteki, Kowatanda Films, Japan
    Project: TIDES by Anshul Chauhan
  • Alexandra Maria Poblete, Los Otros, Philippines
    Project: THE BOY AND THE FIGHT OF SPIDERS by Jarell Mahinay Serencio
  • Yu-Hao Su, InLight Film Studio, Taiwan
    Project: WILL YOU STILL BE MY FRIEND by Po Shun Lu
  • Katalina Tobón, BAM - Bogotá Audiovisual Market, Spain
  • Čarna Vučinić, Čarna Vučinić ENTP, Serbia
    Project: HOLY DAD by Dušan Zorić and Matija Gluščević

TIES THAT BIND will take place in the framework of Taiwan Creative Content Fest (TCCF), the key content marketplace in Asia, gathering selected entertainment content from Taiwan, Asia and beyond, 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 Union. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Taiwan Creative Content Festival - TCCF.

For more information please contact:

TTB Coordinator, Alessandra Pastore:

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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 in 2016. 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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