EAVE ON DEMAND for francophone producers in minority communities across Canada

press release

EAVE is proud to announce an EAVE ON DEMAND workshop in co-operation with Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada – APFC. The tailor-made programme will consist of three modules in March, June and October 2021 for selected members of AFPC.

The first workshop will take place online March 22-28, 2021 and combine masterclasses and group work sessions, as well as individual meetings for 4 selected producers and their writers/directors with their fiction and documentary series in development. The same participants will continue to work together with EAVE experts also in the June and October workshops.

The selected producers and series projects for the first year for the 2021 cycle are:

  • David Baeta, Médium Béluga
  • Tracy Legault, Meshiikenh minis
  • Nancy Ripeau, L'Île-aux-Puces
  • Anne-Marie Rocher, Les villes forêts de demain

“We are proud and excited about the first cohort of producers taking part at EAVE on Demand for APFC, a component of APFC’s Élan program. Series created by Canadian Francophonie producers are rich, captivating and unique. With the support of EAVE and their team of experts, this great content will no doubt reach audiences far and wide”, says Carol Ann Pilon, Executive Director of Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada.

As EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp states: “The programme will combine EAVE’s experience in international training with a tailor-made approach for francophone producers in minority communities across Canada, in order to prepare them and their series in development for the international market.”

The objective is to improve the participants’ skills in international coproduction, film finance and management, legal issues, marketing, packaging, festival and sales strategies as well as script development, allowing them to expand their careers and businesses internationally.

The EAVE experts involved in the March workshop include the following: group leader Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree, BE), finance expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), script consultant Nadja Dumouchel (FR/DE), pitching expert Sibylle Kurz (DE), legal expert Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE) as well as marketing consultant Mathias Noschis (Alphapanda, DE/CH).

The working languages are French and English.

EAVE ON DEMAND for members of APFC is organized by EAVE and APFC in partnership with Netflix, lead partner, Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund.



EAVE is Europe’s leading training, development and networking organization for producers. In addition to our flagship programme, the renowned European Producers Workshop, we are involved in a variety of programmes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 1988, EAVE’s 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. EAVE’s unique international network comprises over 2,300 producers and key decision makers (funders, sales agents, distributors, commissioning editors etc.).


Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada

The Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada – APFC is dedicated to the development of the French-language film, television, and digital media industry across Canada. The Alliance is the voice of the audiovisual and independent production sector in francophone Canada.



Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.


Telefilm Canada – See bigger.

Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual coproduction treaties to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations which principally support emerging talent.


Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment through fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through industry and private sector partnerships.

Page published 17 March 2021. Updated 29 March 2021.

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 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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