EAVE projects BREAKING SURFACE and SNOW AND THE BEAR receive funding

In development / pre-production November 2018

The MEDIA single project development funding was allocated to:


  • THE LAST WHALE SINGER by Reza Memari, producer: EAVE graduate Maite Woköck
  • PETERCHENS MONDFAHRT by Ali Samadi Ahadi , producer: EAVE graduate Frank Geiger
  • RICHARD THE STORK 2, producer: EAVE graduate and Norwegian national coordinator Kristine Knudsen


  • MY FRIEND RAMONA (Ramona`s Choice), by Minka Jakerson, Producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström
  • HERE WE MOVE, HERE WE GROOVE by Sergej Kreso, producer: EAVE graduate Janneke Doolaard


  • AL-AZHAR, producer: EAVE graduate Kristina Aberg
  • DESIRE OF THE PREY by Carly Borgstrom, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe-Höft
  • EAVE project BREAKING SURFACE by Joachim Hedén, producer: EAVE graduate Julia Gebauer
  • FUNNY AND SAD LIFE OF GEORGE by Egle Vertelyte, producer B`EST graduate Lucas Trimonis
  • NO FILTER, producer: EAVE graduate Nuno Bernardo
  • SIMIN DONA by Igor Cobileanski, producer: EAVE graduate IULIANA TARNOVETCHI
  • SMALL BODY by Laura Samani, producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan
  • SUMMER OF 81 by Cosimo Alema , produced by EAVE graduate Luca Legnani
  • SURO by Mikel Gurrea, producer: EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno
  • THE BEANIE by Slobodan Maksimovic, producer: EAVE graduate Ida Weiss
  • THE MYTH OF A REAL MAN by Milica Lee Filipovski, producer: EAVE graduate Natasa Damnjanovic
  • THE POSTMAN by Siddiq Barmak, producer Karsten Stöter
  • THE BULLETT AND THE BELL by Jan Cvitkovic, producer: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec
  • TIGER MARTINDALE`S SURVIVAL EXPERTS by Pavel Gumennikov, producer: EAVE graduate Sergej Serpuhov

The Berlinale World Cinema Fund supported the following projects produced by EAVE graduates:

Production Funding WCF

  • ACCORDION PLAYWE by Özcan Alper, producer: EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • THE RIVER by Ghassan Salhab, producer: EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg

WCF Europe

  • EL RETORNO DEL SENOR ROQUE THIELEN A LA ISLA AKARE-MERU by Jorge Thielen Armand, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • WHEN THE WAVES ARE GONE by Lav Diaz, producers: TTB group leader Bianca Balbuena, TTB graduates Bradley Liew, Mikkel Jersin, EAVE graduate Katrin Pors

Distribution Funding WCF Europe

  • RAFIKI (FRIEND) by Wanuri Kahiu, producer: EAVE graduate Verona Meier, co-producers: EAVE graduates Ruben Thorkildsen and Reinier Selen
  • THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM by Muayad Alayan, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Hanneke Niens

Distribution Funding WCF Europe

  • PUENTES project THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi, producer at development stage: PUENTES graduate Karen Fraenkel, co-producer: PUENTES group leader Fernando Epstein has announced the results of its 8th support session with 11 projects in line to receive funding. Two projects are made by EAVE graduates:

  • LE CALENDRIER by Patrick Ridremont, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • SPRITE SISTERS by Sven Unterwaldt, producer: EAVE graduate Peter de Maegd

Medienboard Berlin/Brandenburg has published its October decisions. Among the supported projects are:

  • NÖ by Dietrich Brüggemann, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • EAVE project SNOW AND THE BEAR received German-Turkish development funding, producer: EAVE graduate Zeki Peynirci

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has granted production support to new films by EAVE graduates:

  • THE PERFECT PATIENT (QUICK) by Mikael Hafström, producer: EAVE graduate Helena Danielsson
  • PARADISE (8x50’) by Marja Pyykkö, producer: EAVE + graduate Marko Röhr

Screen Ireland has announced the recipients of the latest funding awards for the development and production of film, documentary and television projects. Among them:

  • PURE GRIT by Kim Bartley, producer: EAVE graduate Rachel Lysaght
  • THE WONDER by Emma Donaghue, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • WILDFIRE by Cathy Brady, producer: EAVE graduate Martina Niland
  • HERE COMES THE NIGHT by Darren Thornton, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney

The Netherlands Film Fund invests in 13 new film and series productions. Among them:

  • THE CONSEQUENCES by Claudia Pinto, producer: EAVE graduate Peter de Maegd
  • FLYING DURCHMAN by Joram Lürsen, producer: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel
  • KILLING EVE II by Lisa Brühlmann, producer: EAVE graduate EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel

CHRISTMAS IN THE JUNGLE by Jaak Kilmi, producer: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttila receives funding by the National Film Centre of Latvia. Kilmi's film revolves around a family that relocates to Indonesia for the father's work and is verging on collapse, with both daughters experiencing their own problems in the foreign land. One day, they decide to head into the jungle and look for Santa Claus, who, according to local legend, has been living there for many years.

LA VIE DANS LES BOIS by François Pirot, producer: EAVE graduate Valérie Bournonville is funded by Wallimage.

Funded by the German-Polish Funding Commission are two films by EAVE graduates:

  • 18 + by Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, producer: EAVE group leader Titus Kreyenberg
  • LIPSTICK ON THE GLASS by Kuba Czekaj, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik

Page published 30 November 2018. Updated 6 December 2018.

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