CHANGE - Co-production training course: Selection announced

EAVE, IMS and CPH:DOX start the third round of CHANGE programme supporting European Eastern Partnership countries.

CHANGE is a collaboration between EAVE, CPH:DOX, the world leading documentary film festival supporting independent and innovative filmmaking, and IMS, International Media Support, promoting journalism and documentary film to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue.

The partners’ goal being to increase equality and access to the international film market, the programme wants to stimulate inter-regional co-production and to connect projects, filmmakers and producers from the European Eastern Partnership countries with international film professionals gathered annually at CPH:DOX. 

We are proud to announce the third round of CHANGE and reveal the 2023/2024 line-up. The selected projects show new perspectives ranging from the bigger political picture to seemingly hyper-local dramas dealing with nuanced points of view on pollution, corruption, radicalization, patriarchy and war in a post-colonial context meeting resistance and bravery are portrayed by a talented cohort of courageous local filmmakers.

The first workshop of CHANGE - Co-production training course in Tbilisi, Georgia in November 2023 will combine masterclasses and group work sessions, as well as individual meetings for the 8 selected producer-director teams. The same participants will continue to work together in the second workshop in January 2024 in Chisinau, Moldova. The programme will culminate with a third module and presentation of the projects to the international industry at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen in March 2024.

The selected projects are:

  • Lessons of “Chemistry”, prod. Olga Karpovich, dir. Marta Veras, Belarus
  • Echoes of Avey, prod. Durna Safarova, dir. Atanur Nabiyeva, Azerbaijan
  • The Ferryman, prod. Olha Symonenko, dir. Pavlo Dorohoi, Ukraine
  • Land of Fairy Tales and Dreams, prod. Calin Laur, dir. Denis Pavlovic, Moldova
  • Language X, prod. Katerina Barushka, dir. Tanya Haurylchyk, Belarus/Germany
  • Milena: Between Strange Borders, prod. Mira Oyetoro, dir. Sabina Asadova & Mira Oyetoro, Ukraine
  • Nana’s Wind, prod. Mariam Chachia, dir. Maradia Tsaava, Georgia
  • Sacred Songs, prod. Mariam Bitsadze, dir. Nona Giunashvili, Georgia

The objective of the programme is to improve the participants’ skills in defining the content, core and goals of the film projects; in regional and international collaboration and co-production, financing structures and production environment; and in preparing for the encounter with the international market.


  EAVE is a professional training, project development and networking organization for audiovisual producers. Founded in 1988, our objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships. We believe that the support of independent voices, creative imagination and culturally driven companies within the global media industries is an urgent necessity in the 21st century. Through our work we aim to contribute towards the creation of strong networks of producers and to encourage the exchange of knowledge and skills which will strengthen independent production across the world.

 CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is a world leading documentary film festival supporting independent and innovative filmmaking and presenting the best and brightest in contemporary non-fiction film. The festival is known and widely respected for radically changing the documentary landscape with a focus on challenging the genre with cross over to other art forms, and for advancing art as an active voice in civil society. Annually presenting approx. 200 films, the annual festival’s audience has grown to more than 125,000, and our industry platform, championing high-end cinematic and hybrid filmmaking welcomes annually nearly 2,000 industry professionals from a wide variety of sectors across creative documentary, hybrid non-fiction, visual arts, journalism and science. CPH:INDUSTRY includes a pitch platform CPH:FORUM, CPH:MARKET services for finished films and a talent development programme CPH:LAB.

  IMS, International Media Support, is promoting journalism and documentary film to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue. Our work is geared towards helping locally-based public interest media operating in armed conflicts, humanitarian crises and rapid political change, both positive and negative, to provide the public and “civic organizations” with public interest content they can trust and use. We work in more than 40 countries across four continents with a staff of about 170 people.


Page published 13 October 2023. Updated 30 October 2023.

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