EAVE in Cannes 2020

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Tiger Stripes © Ghost Grrrl Pictures selected for Cinéfondation Atelier

Tiger Stripes © Ghost Grrrl Pictures selected for Cinéfondation Atelier


EAVE is happy to announce the selection of 10 of 56 films in the OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE FESTIVAL, 6 projects at CINÉFONDATION ATELIER, 4 at ACID, 1 at LA FABRIQUE CINÉMA, 2 at the FRONTIÈRES PLATFORM, 13 out of 20 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE, numerous EAVE PRODUCERS at the PRODUCERS NETWORK and 3 EAVE masterclasses during the Marché du Film!


  • DRUK (ANOTHER ROUND) by Thomas Vinterberg, co-producers: EAVE graduates Lizette Jonjic, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings & Frans van Gestel, sales: Trustnordisk
  • IN THE DUSK by Sharunas Bartas, producer: EAVE graduate Janja Kralj, co-producer: EAVE graduates Artemio Benki, Petra Oplatkova, sales: Luxbox


  • HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman, producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi, sales: MK2 Films
  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock, producer: EAVE graduate Angus Lamont, sales: Caravan Cinema
  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart, sales: Pyramide International
  • SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn, producer: EAVE graduate Mariusz Wlodarski, sales by EAVE graduate Jan Naszewszki


  • CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (MEMORY HOUSE) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, producers: EAVE graduate Paula Cosenza, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri, sales: Celluloid Dreams
  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit, sales: Versatile
  • RASCAL (VAURIEN) by Peter Dourountzis, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien Haguenauer, sales: Kinology


  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, producer: EAVE graduates Signe Byrge Sørensen, Monica Hellström



  • SHILUUS (MOUNTAIN CAT) by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir, producer: TTB graduate Christopher Granier Deferre


  • LAST DAYS OF SPRING by Isabel Lamberti, producer: PUENTES graduate Mayi Gutierrez Cobo
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili, sales: Sweet Spot Docs
  • SHOULD THE WIND FALL by Nora Martirosyan, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri
  • THE LAST HILLBILLY by Diane Sara Bouzgarrou and Thomas Jenkoe, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis

Cinéfondation Atelier

  • ANIMAL by Sofia Exarchou, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Maria Drandaki
  • CARNAVAL by Mohamed Siam, producer: EAVE graduate Guillaume de Seille
  • DAYAO SWIMS AGAINST THE FLOW by Zhang Tao, producer: Estela Valdivieso Chen
  • THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producer: EAVE graduate Labina Mitevska
  • THE STATION by Sara Ishaq, producer: Interchange graduate Nadia Eliewat
  • TTB project TIGER STRIPES by Amanda Nell, produced by TTB graduate Foo Fei Ling, co-producers: EAVE and TTB graduate Fran Borgia, TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara and EAVE graduate and TTB group leader Jonas Weydemann.


La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français


  • SKIN OF YOUTH by Ash Mayfair, producer: TTB graduate Tran Thi Bich Ngoc

Frontières Platform in Cannes

  • FINGERNAIL by Boaz Armoni, producer: EAVE + graduate Yoav Roeh
  • THE OCCUPANT by Hugo Keijzer, producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij

Producers on the Move 

EFP (European Film Promotion), the network of 37 European film promotion institutions, has selected 20 producers from 20 different European countries for its networking and promotion platform, among them 13 EAVE graduates:

  • Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo, La Claqueta (Spain)
  • Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer, Elemag Pictures (Germany)
  • Marina Gumzi, Nosorogi (Slovenia)
  • Marta Habior, No Sugar Films (Poland)
  • Monica Hellström, Final Cut for Real (Denmark)
  • Aleksi Hyvärinen, Don Films Oy (Finland)
  • Vesela Kazakova, Activist38 (Bulgaria)
  • Marie Kjellson, Kjellson & Wik (Sweden)
  • Mikulas Novotny, Background Films (Czech Republic)
  • Danijel Pek, Antitalent (Croatia)
  • Giovanni Pompili, Kino Produzioni (Italy)
  • Marija Razgute, M-Films (Lithuania)
  • John Wallace, Cowtown Pictures (Ireland)

EAVE @ Producers Network

EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo is Producers Network Guest of Honour on Wednesday, June 24, 10:00 (Cannes time).


Network EAVE is proud to be partner of the Cannes Producers Network! In the framework of this partnership 10 EAVE 2019 graduates have been selected for the Cannes Producers Network:

  • Sarah Pennacchi, Tico Film, Italy
  • Tamara Babun, Wolfgang & Dolly, Croatia
  • Marek Novak, Xova Film, Czech Republic
  • Elhum Shakerifar, Hakawati, United Kingdom
  • Yohann Comte, Charades, France
  • Diana Parouiu, Hi Film, Romania
  • Garret Daly, Mixed Bag Media, Ireland
  • Michel Balagué, Volte, Germany
  • Edyta Janczak-Hiriart, Kometa Films, France
  • Wanda Adamik Frycova, Wandal Productions, Poland.

In addition, many more EAVE producers are part of the Producers Network!

EAVE @ La Fabrique

La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français is a programme helping talented young filmmakers from emerging countries succeed in the international film market. For La Fabrique 2020, ten talented filmmakers from emerging countries and their projects in development have been selected.
In the frame of the partnership with La Fabrique, EAVE producers have be invited to meet the international delegation of project representatives from emerging countries outside Europe in pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings during the virtual Marche du Film.
Closed event on registration only.

EAVE partnership with SHOOT THE BOOK

Masterclasses, pitching sessions and individual meetings between publishers and  registered EAVE producers will be organized at the Shoot the book! event, organized by the Institut Français and the SCELF (Civil Society of French Language Publishers), with the support the Marché du Film and EAVE on Wednesday June 24th and on Thursday June 25th.

EAVE Masterclass with EAVE graduate Ed Guiney about the adaptation of NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Ronney, moderated by Ben Croll

The virtual masterclass will be held on Friday, June 26th at 14:00 (Cannes time) on the pavillon Cinéma du monde / Institut Français.
Closed event on registration only.

EAVE partnership with Cinephilia Bound 2020

Cinephilia is a New York based film incubator with a mission of championing the next generation of storytellers and filmmakers from Middle East and African background. In the frame of the partnership with Cinephilia Bound 2020, EAVE producers have be invited to meet the selected eight projects representatives during June 5-11.

Marché du Film

Two EAVE Masterclasses will be held during the virtual Marche du Film’s Producers Workshop:

"ROADMAP TO CO-PRODUCTION" by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller - Tuesday 23rd of June at 12:00 (Cannes time)

"BRANDING WORKSHOP" by EAVE graduate and group leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad - Wednesday 24th of June at 12:00 (Cannes time)

The following projects by EAVE graduates will be presented during the Marche du Film:

  • 1982 by Oualid Mouaness, producer: EAVE participant Myriam Sassine, sales: Wazabi Films
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM by Costa-Gravras, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras, sales: Elle Driver
  • ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Thorsten Klein, producer: EAVE graduate Lena Vurma, sales: Indie Sales
  • AHED'S KNEE by Nadav Lapid, producer: Interchange graduate Judith Lou Levy, sales: Kinology
  • AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT by EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, producer: EAVE graduate Jens Meurer, sales: Autlook Filmsales
  • ASHES OVER SUN by Bo Kalinov, producer: EAVE graduate Kalin Kalinov
  • BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani, producers: EAVE graduates Léontine Petit, Derk-Jan Warrink, Marleen Slot, sales: Beta Cinema
  • CAVEMAN by Tommaso Landucci, producers: EAVE graduate Ivan Madeo, EAVE Marketing Workshop graduate Alessandra Principini
  • DARK RIDER by Eva Küpper, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen de Waele, co-producers: EAVE graduates Hanne Phlypo, Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts
  • DELPHINE ET CAROLE INSOUMUSES by Callisto Mc Nulty, producer: EAVE graduate Nicolas Lesoult
  • EAVE project STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS by Gregor Bozic, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi, sales: Cercamon
  • EAVE project THE SON by Ines Tanovic, producer: EAVE graduate Alem Babic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Zdenka Gold, Irina Andreea Malcea, sales: Summerside International
  • GARAGE PEOPLE by Natalija Yefimkina, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker, sales: Rise and Shine
  • GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak, producer: EAVE graduate Danny Krausz, sales: ARRI MEDIA International
  • HELENE by Antti Jokinen, producers: EAVE graduate Evelin Penttilä, Mikko Tenhunen, sales: Picture Tree International
  • HOME by Franka Potente, producer: EAVE + graduate Henning Kamm, co-producer: Léontine Petit, sales: Bac Films
  • IF IT WERE LOVE by Patric Chiha, producer: Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili, sales: Sweet Spot Docs
  • IRENE'S WORLD by by Mery Aghakahnyan, producers: EAVE graduate Armine Anda
  • KIDS RUN by Barbara Ott, producer: EAVE graduates Martin Heisler, Gabriele Simon, sales: The Yellow Affair  
  • LADIES OF STEEL by Pamela Tola, producer: EAVE graduate Aleksi Bardy, sales: The Yellow Affair
  • LITTLE TROUBLE GIRL by Urška Djukić, producer: EAVE graduate Marina Gumzi
  • LOLA VERS LA MER by Laurent Micheli, producers: EAVE graduates Benoit Roland, Sebastien Haguenauer, sales: Les Films du Losange
  • LOS CONDUCTOS by Camilo Restrepo, co-producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • MAGIC MOUNTAINS by Urszula Antoniak, producer: EAVE graduate Floor Onrust, sales: Wide
  • MONSTERS by Marius Olteanu, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National coordinator Ada Solomon, sales: Alpha Violet
  • NUMBERS by Oleg Sentsov, producers: EAVE graduates Violetta Kaminska, Isabela Wojcik, sales: Latido Films
  • ORDINARY JUSTICE by Chiara Bellosi, producer: EAVE graduate Carlo Cresto-Dina, sales: Vision Distribution
  • OSKAR & LILLI by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi, sales: Les Films du Losange  
  • PARI by Siamak Etemadi, producers: EAVE graduate Konstantinos Kontovrakis, EAVE + graduate Giorgos Karnavas, co-producers: EAVE graduates Borislav Chouchkov, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, Dan Wechsler, sales: Heretic Outreach
  • PEOPLE WE KNOW ARE CONFUSED by Tomas Smulkis, producer: EAVE graduate Dagne Vildziunaite
  • PUENTES project AGOSTO by Armando Capo, producer: PUENTES graduate Marcela Esquivel Jimenez, sales: M-Appeal
  • PUENTES project MATERNAL by Maura Delpero, producers: PUENTES graduate Alessandro Amato, Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • RASCAL (VAURIEN) by Peter DOUROUNTZIS, producer: EAVE graduate Sebastien HAGUENAUER, sales: Kinology
  • SAVE SANDRA by Jan Verheyen, Lien Willaert, producer: EAVE graduate Peter Bouckaert
  • SERVANTS (DIE DIENER) by Ivan Ostrochovsky, co-producers: EAVE graduates Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu, sales: Loco Films
  • SONGS OF REPRESSION by Marianne Hougen-Moraga, Estephan Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge SørensenSales: Autlook Filmsales
  • STAMBUL GARDEN by Ilker Çatak, producers: EAVE graduates Gabriele Simon, Martin Heisler, sales: Totem Films
  • TAILGATE by Lodewijk Crijns, producers: EAVE graduates Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel & Arnold Heslenfeld, sales: Attraction Distribution
  • THE GIRL WITH A BRACELET by Stéphane Demoustier, producer: EAVE graduate Jean des Forêts, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin, sales: Charades
  • THE JUMP, directed and produced by by EAVE graduate Giedre Zickyte, sales: Metfilm Sales
  • THE RESTLESS by Joachim Lafosse, producer: EAVE graduate Anton Iffland Stettner, co-producers: EAVE graduate and EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges, EAVE graduates Alexandre Gavras, Antonio Lombardo
  • THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner, producer: EAVE graduate David Bohun, sales: Cercamon
  • THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION by Jeremiah Lemonhang Mosese, producers: EAVE graduates Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro and Bongiwe Selane
  • TTB project MOTEL ACACIA by TTB graduate Bradley Liew, producers: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena and TTB graduate Jeremy Chua, co-producers: by EAVE graduates Bostjan Virc and Sinisa Juricic, sales: Picture Tree International  
  • UPPERCASE PRINT by Radu Jude, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, sales: Best Friend Forever
  • WHEN I'M DONE DYING by Nisan Dag, producer: EAVE graduate Muge Ozen, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dorothe Beinemeier, sales: Magnolia Pictures
  • WILLOW (VRBA) by Milcho Manchevski, co-producer: EAVE graduate Hubert Toint, sales: Reel Suspects
  • WORKING GIRLS by Frédéric Fonteyne and Anne Paulicevich, producers: EAVE graduates Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Antonio Lombardo, sales: Be for Films
  • YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Dumoulin, co-producers: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards, EAVE + graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, sales: Pyramide International

Page published 17 June 2020. Updated 1 February 2022.

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