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EAVE 2019 selection & Season’s greetings

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We are delighted to close the year announcing the 52 producers from 30 countries that will be part of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2019 (see the complete list below) - selected out of 180 applications from 46 countries. We are particularly grateful for the generous support of our 2019 scholarship partners:

  • The French CNC supports the participation of 5 international producers at the EAVE Producers Workshop, namely Realness alumni Jorge Cohen (Angola) , Claudia Calvino (Cuba), Ayman El Amir (Egypt), Jessica Khoury (Lebanon) and Myriam Sassine (Lebanon).
  • Thanks to German regional fund MDM, two producers from the Balkan region will develop their projects and skills at the EAVE 2019 course: Diana Paroiu from Romania and Tibor Keser from Croatia (selected at CineLink).
  • The scholarship provided by the Polish Film Institute was granted to Agniezska Dziedzic, selected at the Polish Days in Wroclaw in the framework of the New Horizons Film Festival.
  • PACT and EAVE are jointly offering a scholarship to one UK producer (Geoff Arbourne) in the name and memory of EAVE expert Dorothy Viljoen.
  • Thanks to our collaboration with Doha Film Institute, Aisha Al-Jaidah (Qatar) was selected at the DFI Producers Lab and received a joint scholarship of the Doha Film Institute and EAVE.
  • The scholarship provided by the Friuli Venezia Giulia was granted to Dragana Jovovic (Serbia), selected at When East Meets West.
  • Thanks to a new partnership, Telefilm Canada has made it possible for one Canadian producer (Kaleena Kiff) to attend the programme.
  • Film Fund Luxembourg is offering a scholarship for Ogechukwu Obasi from Nigeria to join the programme, selected from Ouaga Lab.


In addition to those, a number of scholarships have been allocated by EAVE, in priority to participants from European low production capacity countries.

EAVE in 2018: A year filled with…

CELEBRATIONS
We celebrate our network’s 30th anniversary and our producers’ achievements in 2018:

  • 4 Academy Awards and 2 Golden Globes awards
  • 25 films by EAVE producers represent their country in the race for the next Foreign Language Academy Awards, including EAVE projects BIRDS OF PASSAGE, SUNSET, GHOST HUNTING, SECRET INGREDIENT, IVAN, and PUENTES project THE HEIRESSES
  • 4 European Film Awards
  • 2 main awards at Sundance
  • Golden Bear, 5 Silver Bears, 1 Crystal Bear and 13 other main awards at the Berlinale
  • 10 main awards in Cannes
  • Golden Leopard and 13 other major awards in Locarno
  • 4 Hearts of Sarajevo including Best Film, as well as 5 additional awards in Sarajevo

… and many more.

GOOD WISHES
We wish everyone a happy and peaceful New Year.

GRATITUDE
We thank our partners, decision makers, experts and pedagogical team.

INSPIRATION
We look forward to another inspiring year together.

The EAVE office is closed from December 21, 2018 - January 4, 2019! Your EAVE team will be back on January 7, 2019.

 
The selected participants for the EAVE Producers Workshop 2019 are:

 ANGOLA
Jorge Cohen, Geração 80 Produções

AUSTRIA
David Bohun, PANAMA Film

BELGIUM
Julie Esparbes, Hélicotronc

CANADA
Kaleena Kiff, Curiosity Pictures

CROATIA
Tamara Babun, Wolfgang&Dolly
 Bojan Kanjera, Sekvenca
 Tibor Keser, Restart

CUBA
 Claudia Calvino, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida

CZECH REPUBLIC
Marek Novák, Xova Film,

DENMARK
Jón Hammer, Adomeit Film
Marie Schmidt Olesen, Northern Souls/ Autonomi

EGYPT
Ayman El Amir, Felucca Films

FINLAND
Oskari Huttu, Lucy Loves Drama
Tiina-Mari Pitkänen, Bufo

FRANCE
Yohann Comte, CHARADES
Edyta Janczak-Hiriart, Kometa Films
Cécile Lestrade, Alter Ego Production
Caroline Nataf, UNITE DE PRODUCTION

GERMANY
Michel Balagué, Volte Slagen
Daniel Ehrenberg
Julia Wagner, HEARTWAKE films

INDIA
Mathivanan Rajendran, Stray Factory

IRELAND
 Lindsay Campbell, Underground Films
Garret Daly, Mixed Bag Media
Deirdre Levins, Fantastic Films

ITALY
Birgit Oberkofler, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige
Sarah Pennacchi, Tico Fim Company
Marica Stocchi, Rosamont

LEBANON
Jessica Khoury, JD Kooks
Myriam Sassine, Abbout Productions

LUXEMBOURG
Adrien Chef, Paul Thiltges Distributions
André Fetzer, AMOUR FOU LUXEMBOURG

NETHERLANDS
Olivia Sophie Van Leeuwen, HALAL docs

NIGERIA
Ogechukwu Obasi, Fiery Film Company

NORWAY
Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Oslo Pictures

POLAND
Agnieszka Dziedzic, Koi Studio
Beata Rzezniczek, Madants

QATAR
Aisha Al-Jaidah, Blue Penguin Animation

ROMANIA
Aurelian Nica, KINETOSCOP
Diana Paroiu, Hi Film Productions & Micro Film

SERBIA
Dragana Jovovic, Theory at Work / Non-Aligned Films
Marija Stojanovic, SENSE Production
Tijana Visnjic, SOUL FOOD FILMS

SLOVAKIA
Wanda Adamik Hrycova, Wandal Production

SLOVENIA
Bojan Mastilovic, Iridium Film

SPAIN
Gaspar Broullón, Ollo Vivo

SWEDEN
Michael Krotkiewski, Momento Film
Jon Nohrstedt, SF Studios Production
Sofie Palage, Warner Bros. ITVP Sverige

SWITZERLAND
Yves Bouzaglo, Lunica Productions

UK
Geoff Arbourne, Inside Out Films
Elhum Shakerifar, Hakawati

The 3 sessions of the EAVE 2019 Producers Workshop will take place in Luxembourg (March 8-15), Novi Sad/Serbia (June 20-27) and Leipzig/Germany (October 28 – November 4).


Best regards,  The EAVE team

Page published 20 December 2018. Updated 28 February 2019.


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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