Best Practices for Equitable Co-Productions ⁠- EAVE Think Tank report and panel discussion

press release

Dear EAVE Producers,

We are thrilled to share our recently released report, "Inclusive Co-Productions" unveiled at the Cannes' Marché du Film, as part of its impACT and Co-Production Day programs. Based on recommendations from the January 2024 EAVE Impact Think Tank at When East Meets West, this report equips industry professionals with valuable insights for fostering inclusive collaborations in the screen sector. 

Our report is divided into two main sections:

  • Actionable Strategies for Producers: This section offers practical recommendations tailored to producers, providing strategies for navigating collaborations with integrity and innovation.
  • Recommendations for Decision Makers: Here, you will find recommendations for funding agencies and film institutions to promote inclusivity in co-productions. From evaluating current policies to applying critical thinking to decision-making, these strategies aim to future-proof our industries and foster more collaborative frameworks.

In a rapidly evolving industry, understanding and implementing inclusive co-production practices are more relevant than ever to offer stability and growth in our sector. We believe this report will provide you with the necessary tools and knowledge to apply to your own practices.

"Right now, we’re seeing a global demand for more diverse stories on film. When we work to bring these stories to the screen, it’s crucial that we don’t end up colonizing the stories, or the talents and cultures they belong to. With the report on inclusive co-production, we have looked for ways to empower rather than exploit new voices. If we can make diverse storytelling sustainable, we will all benefit from it not only now, but also in the long run."

Emile Hertling Péronard, Ánorâk Film Denmark

You can watch the panel discussion about the report here, which was recorded during the Marché du Film, impACT x Co-Production Day:

We look forward to hearing your feedback and learning how this report influences your approach to co-productions.

Thanks to the support of the Marché du Film and When East Meets West:

Page published 5 June 2024.

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A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away in 2016. 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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