A hybrid EAVE Producers Workshop happening in Orléans!

press release

After a year of online sessions, Orléans (France) will host the second session of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 from July 19-26, bringing together onsite and online thanks to the hybrid format 51 participants from 37 countries and 19 scriptwriters with a selection of 21 top industry experts.

This session is the second out of the three workshops of the year-long EAVE training for independent producers. The participants of this year were selected from a total of 220 applicants from all over the world.

Workshop 2 is organized right after Cannes where EAVE has a strong presence with 50 films produced and co-produced by EAVE alumni.

The partners of the workshop week in Orléans reunite the 3 French region of Centre-Val de Loire, Bretagne and Pays de la Loire and include: Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire, Regional Agency for Books, Image and Digital Culture; Région Centre-Val de Loire; Région Bretagne; Région Pays de la Loire; Institut Français; Orléans Métropole; Orléans Convention; Comité Régional du Tourisme Centre-Val de Loire and Alter Ego Production.


Workshop sessions & experts

The special sessions of the workshop include plenaries on Asymmetrical  / “fair trade” co-production by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and EAVE Group Leader Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), as well as Lobbying Strategies for Producers by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) and EAVE Group Leader Didar Domehri (Maneki Films - Full House, FR).

The EAVE participants will be joined for two days by 34 producers from the 3 partner regions. The special session designed for both groups together addresses different aspects of the relationship between Producers and Streamers, starting with an overview of the key players by EAVE finance consultant Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and the different types of deals by EAVE legal expert Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (The Law Factory, DK). These are complemented by mini-case studies by producers Jani Thiltges (EAVE group leader, Samsa Film, LU) and Mike Connolly (State of Grace Films, UK) as well as rounded up by an update of the ongoing policy conversations regarding the streamers and public funding by Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studio, FI).

In addition, the local producers will join the EAVE sessions on Building Digital Awareness Strategies during Launch Stage by Raquel Cabrera (The Film Agency, ES) and International film sales or the importance of human dialogue by Hédi Zardi (Luxbox, FR), as well as tailor-made sessions on topics such as Company Development & Company Sustainability, the Producer’s Role and Co-production Strategies.

The local film industry presents itself to the EAVE participants in a special session on Producing in and with the regions of Centre Val de Loire, Bretagne and Pays de la Loire by Pierre Dallois (Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire, Regional Agency for Books, Image and Digital Culture); Guylaine Hass (Région Pays de la Loire) and Anne-Cécile Rolland (Région Bretagne).

EAVE’s 2021 pedagogical core team includes EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders Didar Domehri (Maneki Films - Full House, FR), Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (NGF Geyrhalterfilm, AT) and Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), TV series consultant Ossi Nishri (IL), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marketing: Raquel Cabrera (The Film Agency, ES). They are joined by Sales expert Hédi Zardi (Luxbox, FR).

Because of the hybrid format of the July workshop, some sessions were offered already in advance in May-June, such as Legal Issues of Co-Production by Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE), Creative Collaboration by script consultant Anita Voorham (Bravado Film, NL), Key Tools – the Synopsis by Michael Arnon (Wolf Consultants, DE) and Tips for Eurimages Applications by Sergio Garcia de Leaniz (Eurimages, FR).

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Projeto Paradiso, TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, French Institute of South Africa, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

Page published 16 July 2021.

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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