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EAVE+ 14th Edition: Strategies for Sustainable Film Production Companies

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The 14th edition of EAVE+ takes place from April 19-24, 2024 at Hotel Légère Premium in Luxembourg. The workshop will gather 14 experienced producers from 10 countries to discuss the structure of their companies, best management practices and new business models, guided by a hand-picked selection of seasoned industry professionals

We are grateful to our scholarship partners and their support to the selected workshop participants:

  • Canada Media Fund with a special scholarship for companies owned by persons from Racialized or Indigenous communities: Éric Idriss-Kanago (Yzanakio, Canada) 
  •  SODEC: Daniela Mujica (Productions Ocho, Canada)
  • CineLink: Tamara Babun (Wolfgang&Dolly, Croatia)

See the complete list of participants below.

In tailor-made sessions according to the participants’ needs and company profiles, EAVE+ will tackle the most pressing issues for producers who want to run a sustainable company: Transformational processes in film companies, diversification, new business models and company constellations, which we will explore via a series of inspiring company case studies by Frédéric Fioré (Logical Pictures, FR) and Line Winther Skyum Funch & Helen Ahlsson (Nordic Drama Queens, SE).

The workshop will tackle the business requirements of running a sustainable film company and address the challenges related to working with streamers and private equity.

Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial CFO of the French production company AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, will explore questions related to company finance. Sophie Erbs (Gaïjin, FR) will analyse together with the participants their company business plans and strategies.

Program Director of Leadership Academy of Poland Olga Brzezińska and Polish producer Anna Różalska (Match&Spark) will offer a half-day module on Leadership & Entrepreneurship.

Management coach Michael Comyn (The Time Signal Limited, IE) will work with the participants in individual meetings on their personal leadership and management skills.

Alexander Glehr from FILM AG (AT), Bernard Michaux from Samsa Film (LU) & Noémie Sornet from FUSE Film (FR) and Jožko Rutar from SPOK Films (SI) will share their insights into some recent innovative initiatives and survival strategies for small and medium-sized companies.

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), will lead group discussions analysing in depth the individual company cases of the selected participants.

Additionally, participants will be able to go into more detail into the topics which are most urgent and most important to them and to their particular companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ pedagogical team and with each other.

“If the EAVE Producers workshop was a turning point for my career as a producer, the EAVE+ is a similarly important step for me as an entrepreneur.”

Boštjan Virc, Studio Virc D.O.O., Slovenia

“A workshop that all producers should attend to learn more about their company and their production ecosystem, but also themselves.”

Jeanne-Marie Poulain, Art et Essai, Canada

EAVE+ takes place once a year in Luxembourg with different experts and curates the most urgent, contemporary topics for each session according to industry needs.

EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Film Fund Luxembourg.

EAVE+ 2024 PARTICIPANTS

  • Amka Films Productions: Michela Pini & Amel Soudani (IT/CH)
  • Biônica Filmes: Karen Castanho (BR)
  • Fiction Park: Maria Tsigka (DE)
  • Fralita Films : Zivile Gallego (LT)
  • Harmonica Films: Per Janérus (SE)
  • Kinocompany: Katja Koivisto & Ari Matikainen (FI)
  • Nafta Films: Diana Mikita (EE)
  • Productions Ocho: Daniela Mujica (CA)
  • Samsara Filmproduktion: Loredana Rehekampff & Andreas Schmied (AT)
  • Yzanakio: Éric Idriss-Kanago (CA)
  • Wolfgang&Dolly: Tamara Babun (HR)

More information onhttps://eave.org/programmes/eave-14th-edition

Page published 18 April 2024.


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 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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