3 awards for EAVE producers at Hot Docs Forum

Awards May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

15 awards for EAVE graduates at the Cannes Film Festival: the Grand Prix, Jury Prize and 13 more awards!

Competition awards

  • ALL WE IMAGINE AS LIGHT by Payal Kapadia, producers: EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve, INDABA graduate Thomas Hakim, co-producer: EAVE graduate Gilles Chanial received the Grand Prix
  • EMILIA PEREZ by Jacques Audiard, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis won the Jury Prize
  • GRAND TOUR by Miguel Gomes, producers: EAVE graduate Filipa Reis, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli, co-producer: EAVE + graduate Tom Dercourt won Best Director
  • EMILIA PEREZ by Jacques Audiard, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Nicolas Celis won Best Actress
  • KINDS OF KINDNESS by Yorgos Lanthimos, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney won Best Actor
  • ARMAND by Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel, producer: EAVE graduate Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fred Burle, Derk-Jan Warrink won the Camera d’Or
  • MONGREL by Chiang Wei Liang & You Qiao Yin, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marie Dubas received the Camera d'Or Special Mention
  • THE MAN WHO COULD NOT REMAIN SILENT by Nebojsa Slijepcevic, producer: EAVE graduate Danijel Pek, Katarina Prpic, co-producers: EAVE graduates Katya Trichkova, Bostjan Virc won the Short Film Palme d'Or


Un Certain Regard

  • ON BECOMING A GUINEA FOWL by Rungano Nyoni, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney won the Directing Prize
  • THE SHAMELESS by Konstantin Bojanov, executive producers: EAVE graduate Palmye Badinier, EAVE + graduate Philippe Coeytaux won Best Actress


Cannes Critics’ Week

  • BABY by Marcelo Caetano, co-producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper won the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award
  • JULIE KEEPS QUIET by Leonardo van Dijl, producers: PUENTES graduate Nima Yousefi, EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski won the Gan Foundation Award for Distribution and the SACD Award


Director’s Fortnight

  • THE OTHER WAY AROUND by Jonas Trueba, producer: EAVE graduate Alejandro Arenas won the Europa Cinemas Label for best European film


Golden Eye Documentary Prize

  • EAVE project THE BRINK OF DREAMS by Nada Riyadh, producer: EAVE graduate Ayman El Amir won the Golden Eye Documentary Prize



Hot Docs Forum

  • AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH by Anna Bogoliubova, co-producers: EAVE graduates Valéria Montmartin, Sinisa Juricic won the first look second Pitch Prize (CAD 10.000)
  • UNDER THE FLAGS, THE SUN by Juanjo Pereira, producers: PUENTES graduates Paula Zyngierman, Gabriela Sabaté, Leandro Listorti won the first look third Pitch Prize (CAD 5.000)
  • THIS LAND OF OURS directed and produced by ACCESS graduate Ngardy Conteh George won the CMF-Hot Docs Forum Canadian Pitch Prize (CAD 10,000)



German Lola Awards

  • THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING by Timm Kröger, producers: EAVE graduates David Bohun, Sarah Born, Heino Deckert, Dario Schoch won Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects at the German Lola Awards
  • 15 YEARS by Chris Kraus, producers: EAVE President Danny Krausz, EAVE graduate Andi G. Hess, co-producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges won Best Supporting Actress (Adele Neuheuser)
  • SEVEN WINTERS IN TEHRAN by Steffi Niederzoll, producer: EAVE graduate Melanie Andernach won Best Editing and Best Documentary
  • THE DIVE by Maximilian Erlewein, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jonas Katzenstein won Best Sound



David di Donatello Awards

  • THERE'S STILL TOMORROW by Paola Cortellesi, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Lorenzo Gangarossa won the David of the Spectator, the David for Best Actress, Best New Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and David of the Youth at the David di Donatello Awards 2024.



goEast Film Festival

  • STEPNE by Maryna Vroda, co-producers: EAVE graduates Anna Katchko, Agnieszka Dziedzic won the Award of the City of Wiesbaden for Best Director at goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film in Wiesbaden
  • BAURYINA SALO by Askhat Kuchinchirekov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Anna Kachko won the 3sat Prize (television broadcast package)
  • A PICTURE TO REMEMBER by Olga Chernykh, co-producer: TTB graduate Flavia Oertwig won the CEEOL Award for Best Documentary
  • KIX by David Mikulan, Balint Revesz, co-producer: EAVE MW graduate Rea Rajcic received a Special Mention and the FIPRESCI award in the documentary film category
  • CHANGE project SACRED SONGS by Nona Giunashvili, producer: CHANGE graduate Mariam Bitsadze received a Special Mention in the East-West Talent Lab’s Project Market Pitch
  • CHANGE project ECHOES OF AVEY by Atanur Nabiyeva, producer: CHANGE graduate Durna Safarova won the Pitch-the-Doc Award
  • THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER’S FAMILY PORTRAIT by Nurlan Hasanli, producer: CHANGE graduate Irina Gelashvili won a Renovabis Research Grant



Crossing Europe

Main awards for EAVE graduates at Austria’s Crossing Europe:

  • MILK by Stefanie Kolk, producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit won Best Fiction Film
  • THE HYPNOSIS by Ernst De Geer, producer: EAVE graduate Elisa Fernanda Pirir won the Audience Award (Best Fiction Film)
  • LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT by Inari Niemi, producer: EAVE graduate Oskari Huttu won the YAAAS! Youth Jury Prize
  • SLOW by Marija Kavtaradze, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute, co-producers: EAVE graduates Luisa Romeo, Anna-Maria Kantarius won the MIOB New Vision Award



Critics Awards for Arab Films

4 main awards for EAVE graduates at the Critics Awards for Arab Films:

  • GOODBYE JULIA by Mohamed Kordofani, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ingrid Lill Hogtun won Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay 
  • INSHALLAH A BOY by Amjad Al Rasheed, producer: EAVE graduate Rula Nasser won Best Actress (Mouna Hawa) and Best Cinematography.



Dok.fest München

  • KAMAY by Ilyas Yourish, Shahrokh Bikaran, producer: EAVE graduate Hanne Phlypo won the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition at the International Documentary Film Festival Munich.
  • KIX by David Mikulan, Balint Revesz, co-producer: EAVE MW graduate Rea Rajcic won the Dok.edit Award presented by Adobe




  • TONY, SHELLY AND THE MAGIC LIGHT by Filip Posivac, producer: EAVE graduate Pavla Janouskova Kubeckova was awarded Best Czech Creation at the Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films which took place in Liberec, Czech Republic.
  • ELECTRA by Daria Kashcheeva, co-producer: EAVE graduate Juraj Krasnohorsky won Best Czech Student Film



Mastercard OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema

  • POWER ALLEY by Lillah Halla, producer: PUENTES graduate Clarissa Guarilho won the main award, the Andrzej Wajda Krakow Film Award.
  • IMAGO by Olga Chajdas, producers: EAVE graduate Izabela Wojcik, EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kaminska, co-producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel, Antoine Simkine  won the main award in the Polish Film Competition.
  • ANXIETY by Slawomir Fabicki, producers: EAVE graduate Izabela Wojcik, EAVE+ graduate Violetta Kaminska, co-producers: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert, EAVE+ graduate Michela Pini was awarded with the Female Voice Award for its screenwriter, Monika Sobien-Gorska, while Magdalena Cielecka and Marta Nieradkiewicz shared the Best Actress Award. The film also received the Audience Award
  • IN THE REARVIEW by Maciek Hamela, co-producer: CHANGE graduate Anna Palenchuk won the Polish Producers Alliance Award.



National Film Festival Vasil Gendov

EAVE graduates win 6 awards at the National Film Festival Vasil Gendov – Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers Awards.

  • EAVE project CITIZEN SAINT by Tinatin Kajrishvili, producer: EAVE graduate Lasha Khalvashi, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Denis Vaslin was awarded Best Feature Film and Best Cinematography
  • EAVE project THE REEDS by Cemil Agacikoglu, producer: EAVE graduate Sezgi Üstün San, co-producer: EAVE graduate Veselka Kiryakova wins Best Sound
  • A PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL by Ilian Metev, Ivan Chertov, Zlatina Teneva, producer: EAVE graduate Ingmat Trost won Best Screenplay and Best Documentary
  • BLAGA’S LESSONS by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev, producers: EAVE graduates Stephan Komandarev, Katya Trichkova won Best Leading Actress (Eli Skorcheva) and Best Supporting Actress (Rozalia Abgarian) 
  • ARCADIA by Yorgos Zois, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Maria Drandaki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Veselka Kiryakova won Best Original Music


Page published 31 May 2024. Updated 20 June 2024.

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