Call for Applications: EAVE PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop 2020

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Apply now and until February 24, 2020 for the EAVE PUENTES 2020 edition!

EAVE PUENTES is the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Latin American co-production as the track record of the most recent successful productions shows:

OUR MOTHERS (NUESTRAS MADRES), by César Diaz & produced by Géraldine Sprimont won among many others the prix SACD de la Semaine de la Critique, Caméra d'Or, Grand Golden Railprix in Cannes, Spanish Cooperation Award at San Sebastian 2019, was nominated to represent Belgium in the Oscar race 2020.

THE SHARKS (LOS TIBURONES), by Lucia Garibaldi & produced by Pancho Magnou won Best Director at Sundance 2019 - World Cinema Dramatic Competition, Grand Prix Coup de Cœur at Cinélatino – Rencontres de Toulouse.

MATERNAL by Maura Delpero & produced by Alessandro Amato (Disparte, Italy) has received the among other awards a Special Mention of the Concorso Internazionale Jury, Europa Cinemas Label for Best European Film and Ecumenic Jury Award and Second Prize of the Youth Jury at Locarno FF 2019, Special Mention for Best Feature Film (Section Competencia Argentina) and FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Argentine Film at International Film Festival Mar del Plata 2019.

The above mentioned projects had been selected for the EAVE PUENTES – Europe / Latin America Co-Production Workshop, where the projects were developed over one year by the attending producers under the guidance of top notch consultants, working on the script development, the financial, co-production, marketing and distribution strategies and where the producers extended their professional network meeting key players of the industry in Europe and Latin America.

EAVE PUENTES is targeted at Latin American & European producers focusing on project development, 10 of which will be selected for the workshop. We are also open to receive the applications of other European professionals interested in working with Latin America (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers focusing on career development (not bringing a specific project). 4-5 of them will be selected to be an active part of the group.

The selected participants attend 2 workshops. The first one will be held in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Italy (June 28 – July 4, 2020) in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, with the support of MIBACT. Workshop 2 will be held in Uruguay (December 2 – 8) 2020, just before Ventana Sur (December 8 – 12) in partnership with Mutante Cine, with the support of ICAU (Instituto de Cine y Audiovisual del Uruguay), Egeda, Montevideo Socio Audiovisual and Centro Cultural España and IBERMEDIA PROGRAMME that allow us to provide scholarships to participants from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Italy.  

Thanks to a special partnership, all participants are able to attend VENTANA SUR (December 8-12) in Buenos Aires after workshop 2.

Find out all about the target group, the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website:

Download the application form here!

The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is February 24, 2020.

The selection will be made by a selection committee and published on April 14, 2020.

Selection interviews might be held via SKYPE.

If you wish to have further information, please contact:

The PUENTES workshop is made possible with the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and IBERMEDIA, and with the recognition of the Directorate-General for Cinema of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

Page published 20 January 2020. Updated 30 January 2020.

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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 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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