EAVE in Cannes 2018

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  • LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresta-Dino
  • LES FILLES DU SOLEIL by Eva Husson, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: Elle Driver
  • THE WILD PEAR TREE by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, sales: Memento Films
  • MY LITTLE ONE by Sergey Dvortsevoy, co-producer: EAVE graduate Anna Wydra

Out of Competition

  • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE by Terry Gilliam, producer: EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye, sales: Kinology

Un Certain Regard

  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard, special effects: EAVE graduate Mikael Windelin, sales: Films Boutique
  • DONBASS by Sergej Loznitsa, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert, sales: Pyramide
  • GIRL by Lukas Dhont, producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler, producer: co-producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, sales: The Match Factory
  • RAFIKI (FRIEND) by Wanuri Kahiu, co-producers: EAVE graduates Verona Meier, Ruben Thorkildsen and Reinier Selen, sales: MPM Premium
  • THE GENTLE INDIFFERENCE OF THE WORLD by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille, EAVE MW graduate Olga Khlasheva, sales: Beta Cinema
  • THE HARVESTERS by Etienne Kallos, producer: EAVE graduates Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Mariusz Wlodarski, EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, sales: Pyramide

Special Screenings

  • POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD by Wim Wenders, producer: EAVE graduate Gian Piero Ringel, sales: Focus Features 

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

  • EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE by Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, co-producers: EAVE graduates Dan Wechsler, Sandino Saravia Vinay, Puentes graduate Nicolas Célis, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: Films Boutique
  • PETRA by Jaime Rosales, producer: EAVE graduate Katrin Pors, co-producer: TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: Film Factory Entertainment 
  • THE LOAD by Ognjen Glavonic, producer: EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic, EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt, sales: New Europe Film Sales

  Short Films in Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

  • THE SONG by Tiphaine Raffier, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume Dreyfus

 Semaine de la Critique

  • CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel, producers: Interchange graduate Samir and EAVE graduates Sinisa Juricic and Heino Deckert, sales: UDI
  • HECTOR MALOT: THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR by Jacqueline Lentzou, producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • OUR STRUGGLES by Guillaume Senez, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc, sales: Be for Film

Short Films in Semaine de la Critique

  • PAULINE ASSERVIE by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, co-producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume Dreyfus
  • RAPTOR by Felipe Galvez, producer: PUENTES graduate Giancarlo Nasi
  • THE TIGER by Mikko Myllylathi, producer: EAVE graduate Jussi Rantamäki

Short Films Special Screening in Semaine de la Critique

  • THIRD KID by Yorgos Zois, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic


  • L’AMOUR DEBOUT by Michaël Dacheux, producer: PUENTES graduate Delphine Schmidt, co-producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • SEULE A MON MARIAGE by Marta Bergman, producer: EAVE + graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, associate producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon

 Cinéfondation Atelier 

  • THE RETURN by Meyar Al-Roumi, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost
  • Ties That Bind project DOI BOY by Nontawat Numbenchapol, producer: Ties That Bind graduate Steve Chen
  • ACROSS THE RAINBOW BRIDGE Directed by Niranjan Raj Bhetwal , producer: EAVE graduate Ram Krishna Pokharel

Cinéfondation Residence

  • ASCENSION by César Augusto Acevedo, producer: PUENTES graduate Diana Bustamante
  • NENE by Mariam Bakacho Khatchvani, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Katcharava

 La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français

  • EAVE project MILES from NOWHERE by Samantha Nell, producer: EAVE graduate Bongiwe Selane, co-producer EAVE graduate Cait Pansegrouw 
  • SHE WOLF by Kiro Russo, producer: PUENTES graduate: Alexa Riveira
  • ZINDER by Aïcha Macky, co-producer: EAVE graduate Estelle Robin You

Frontières Platform in Cannes

  • THE WINTER LAKE by Phil Sheerin, producer: EAVE graduate Ruth Treacy
  • TIN & TINA by Rubin Stein, producer: Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo 

Producers on the Move

9 EAVE graduates have been selected to participate in the European Film Promotion EFP networking platform PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE at the Cannes International Film Festival.

  • EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve, BALDR Film, Netherlands
  • EAVE graduate Aija Berzina, Tasse Film, Latvia
  • EAVE graduate Per Damgard Hansen, Masterplan Pictures, Denmark
  • EAVE graduate Esko Rips, Nafta Films, Estonia
  • EAVE graduate Luisa Romeo, Frida Films, Spain
  • EAVE MW graduate Peter Badac, BFILM, Slovak Republic
  • EAVE graduate David Herdies, Momento Film, Sweden
  • B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis, iN SCRiPT, Lithuania
  • EAVE graduate Rok Secen, Monoo, Slovenia 

Marché du Film

  • 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter, co-producers: EAVE graduates Undine Filter and EAVE group leader Danny Krausz, world sales: Beta Cinema 
  • ÁGA by Milko Lazarov, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille, world sales: Beta Cinema
  • ALLONS ENFANTS by Stefane Démoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume Dreyfus
  • AN IMPOSSIBLY SMALL OBJECT by David Verbeek, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic, sales: Flash Forward Entertainment
  • BLACK HOLE by Diego Araujo, producer: EAVE graduate  Hanna-Lovise Skartveit, sales: M-Appeal
  • BORDER by Ali Abbasi, producer: EAVE graduate Nina Bisgaard, sales: Films Boutique
  • COBAIN by Nanouk Leopold, producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper, sales: Beta Cinema
  • EAVE project BIRDS OF PASSAGE by Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego, producer: PUENTES graduate Katrin Pors, co-producers: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, TTB graduate Mikkel Jersin, sales: Films Boutique
  • FIGLIA MIA (DAUGHTER OF MINE) by Laura Bispuri, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler, world sales: The Match Factory
  • FORTUNA by Germinal Roaux, producer: EAVE participant Anne-Laure Guegan, world sales: Loco Films
  • HEAVY TRIP by Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren, producer: EAVE graduate Kaarle Aho, sales: Level K
  • HOLY TOUR by Valérie Rosier, Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, sales: Be for Films
  • IN DEN GÄNGEN by Thomas Stuber, co-producer: EAVE graduate Undine Filter, world sales: Beta Cinema
  • L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein, producer: EAVE graduate Michael Kitzberger, world sales: Films Boutique
  • LES FILLES DU SOLEIL by Eva Husson, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: Elle Driver
  • MEIN BRUDER HEIßT ROBERT UND IST EIN IDIOT by Philip Gröning, co-producer: EAVE graduate Andres Pfaeffli, production consultant: EAVE graduate Martin Blankemeyer, world sales: The Match Factory
  • STYX by Wolfgang Fischer, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, world sales: Beta Cinema
  • THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT by Samuel Tilman, co-producer: EAVE graduate Clément Duboin, world sales: Be For Films  
  • THE ETERNAL ROAD by Aj Annila, producer: EAVE + graduate Ilkka Matial, sales: Eyewell
  • THE HAPPY PRINCE by Rupert Everett, producer EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye, world sales: Beta Cinema
  • THE HARVESTERS by Etienne Kallos, producer: EAVE graduates Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Mariusz Wlodarski, EAVE graduate Sophie Erbs
  • THE RAFT by Marcus Lindeen, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmar Trost, sales: Wide House
  • TRANSIT by Christian Petzold, co-producer: EAVE graduate Antonin Dedet, world sales: The Match Factory  
  • VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL by Pol Cruchten, producer: EAVE graduate Gabriele Kranzelbinder, sales: Andana Films
  • WHEN THE TREES FALL by Marysia Nikitiuk, co-producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcik, world sales: Latido Films
  • COPS by Istvan aka Stefan Lukacs, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi and Karin C. Berge, sales agent: East West
  • NEVER GROW OLD by Ivan Kavanagh, producer: EAVE graduate Jacqueline Kerrin, sales: Metro International Entertainment
  • ZOO by Colin McIvor, producer: EAVE graduate Jacqueline Kerrin, sales: Metro International Entertainment
  • SMUGGLING HENDRIX witten, directed and produced by EAVE graduate Marios Piperides


EAVE Programme Manager Europe Satu Elo will host a breakfast table at the Producers Network on May 11, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 to present EAVE’s European and international workshop programmes.

EAVE graduates participating in the Cannes Producers Network EAVE is proud to be partner of the Cannes Producers Network! In the framework of this partnership, 9 EAVE graduates have been selected for the Cannes Producers Network 2018:

  • Adria Mones, Sound and Fury, Spain
  • Karen Harnisch, Film Forge Productions, Canada
  • Sabine Gruber, Flairfilm, Austria
  • Monique Busman, De Familie Film & TV, The Netherlands
  • Deborah Osborne, Bigbonsai, Brazil
  • Maya Vitkova, Viktoria Films, Bulgaria
  • Elias Ribeiro, Urucu Media, South Africa
  • Bostjan Virc, Studio Virc, Slovenia
  • Nicolas George, Les Films Du Carré, Belgium

Also participating in the Cannes Producers Network: 

Taro Imai HARAKIRI FILMS * Tanja Georgieva ELEMAG PICTURES * Snezana Penev THIS&THAT PRODUCTIONS * Slawomir Ciok ICEBREAKER FILMS * Sebastien Aubert ADASTRA FILMS * Sabine Gruber FLAIRFILM * Ram Krishna Pokharel ICEFALL PRODUCTIONS * Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo LA CLAQUETA * Nicolas Lesoult LES FILMS DE LA BUTTE * Nicolas George LES FILMS DU CARRE * Nicolas Comeau 1976 PRODUCTIONS * Myriam Sassine ABBOUT PRODUCTIONS * Monique Busman DE FAMILIE FILM & TV * Michael Geidel MIRIQUIDIFILM - STUDIOS * Maya Vitkova VIKTORIA FILMS * Martina Bleis BERLINALE - BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL * Marko Röhr MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS OY * Marit Van Den Elshout INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM * Lucas Rosant MELIA FILMS * Laurette Schillings TOPKAPI FILMS * Kestutis Drazdauskas ARTBOX * Karen Harnisch FILM FORGE PRODUCTIONS * Julia Mishkinene VITA AKTIVA * Jovan Marjanovic SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL * Jessica Landt BELEZA FILM * Janneke Doolaard DOXY * Inke Van Loocke INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM * Ingrid Lill Hogtun BARENTSFILM AS * Ilkka Matila MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS OY * Gülin Üstün ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL * Guillaume De La Boulaye ZORBA * Gita Fara SET FILM PRODUCTION * Giancarlo Nasi DON QUIJOTE FILMS * Frans Van Gestel TOPKAPI FILMS * Francine Lusser TIPI'MAGES * Florencia Larrea FORASTERO * Ferenc Pusztai KMH FILM * Evelin Soosaar-Penttilä STELLAR FILM * Esko Rips NAFTA * Enrica Capra GRAFFITI DOC SRL * Elina Pohjola POHJOLA-FILMI * Elias Ribeiro URUCU MEDIA * Egil Ødegård FILMHUSET STUDIOS & EUROPAFILM * Deborah Osborn BIG BONSAI * Bostjan Virc STUDIO VIRC * Bongiwe Selane BLINGOLA MEDIA * Bianca Balbuena EPICMEDIA, INC. * Ari Matikainen KINOCOMPANY * Anton Iffland Stettner STENOLA PRODUCTIONS * Annemiek Van Der Hell WINDMILL FILM * Anna Von Dziembowska VICTORIA FILMS * Amra Bakšic-Čamo SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL * Alexandre Charlet SWAN FRANCE / LES FILMS DU CYGNE * Alexandra Hoesdorff DEAL PRODUCTIONS * Adria Mones SOUND AND FURY * Suzan Guverte GUVERTE FILM * Steve Chen ANTI-ARCHIVE.



(No 119 International Village) during May 10-15:



CANNES SHOWCASE@Creative Europe Pavillon on May 11 from 9:30-10:00

EAVE INTERNATIONAL: Puentes & Ties That Bind


A practical list of things you will never forget if you want to co-produce and distribute your films all over the world.



  • Jean des Forêts (Head of Studies PUENTES, producer France)
  • Giancarlo Nasi (PUENTES alumni, producer Chile)


  • Christophe Bruncher (Head of Studies TIES THAT BIND, producer France)
  • LIANG Ying (Ties That Bind alumna, producer China)



An EAVE masterclass will be held at the Shoot the book! Day, organized by the Institut français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), on Monday, May 14th, from 14:30 to 16:30. The masterclass will be held by EAVE legal expert Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy together with French publisher Frédérique Massart (Gallimard).  



Friday May 11 at 15:00 @ the Luxembourg pavilion

The Film Fund Luxembourg and EAVE will present the CINEWORLD funding scheme and the EAVE training programmes during an event organized in the framework of EAVE`s partnership with LA FABRIQUE CINEMA. In addition, EAVE producers will be meeting the project delegation in pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings. Please note that this is a closed event.

Page published 4 May 2018. Updated 6 December 2018.

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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