EAVE on Demand Russia 2020

EAVE ON DEMAND tailor-made workshop for Russian producers - call for applications launched

EAVE in partnership with ROSKINO, launches an educational programme in co-production among Russian producers - EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA.

ROSKINO is announcing the start of the competition to participate in the workshop, EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA, which will be held in November 2020. The project has been developed specifically for Russian feature film producers wishing to work in international markets, in cooperation with a leading European organization engaged in professional education and development of production training, EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Selected participants will have the opportunity to take part in the program, which includes training masterclasses, individual sessions with international experts. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to present their projects at the Industry @ Tallinn & BalticEvent business platform.

ROSKINO considers the development of co-production to be one of the most important areas contributing to the integration of Russian projects into the international markets. The first online market for Russian content, Key Buyers Event, which took place in June 2020, showed the rapid growth in the number of producers and projects focused on international co-production. More than 90 projects were submitted to participate in the Key Buyers Event co-production section.

“One of the tasks of ROSKINO is to help raise the level of Russian projects in the international scene. Observing the growth in the number and quality of co-production projects, we considered it necessary to address this request and initiated an educational program in Russia for Russian specialists working in the co-production segment. The training was developed jointly with one of the main European associations - EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), which has been doing similar programs around the world for many years. We believe that it is extremely important not only to give theoretical and practical skills to producers but also to help films find their way. Therefore, the culmination of the program will be the presentation of the most successful projects at the BALTIC EVENT in Tallinn”, said CEO of ROSKINO Evgenia Markova. 

The curator and ideologist of the EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA project is Natalia Drozd, a successful co-production producer. The selection of projects will be carried out by an authorized commission: Chairman of the Board of the Association of Producers - Sergei Selyanov, CEO of ROSKINO - Evgenia Markova, Head of the Department of State Support for the Production of Non-Feature and Animated National Films of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation - Leonid Demchenko, General Producer of Metrafilms - Artem Vasiliev, General producer of the film company "Koktebel" - Roman Borisevich and Natalia Drozd.

“There is a great potential for international co-production in Russia at the moment. After a successful first cooperation between EAVE and ROSKINO for the KEY BUYERS EVENT, we are delighted to continue our partnership, training Russian producers and preparing their projects for the international market in a specially designed EAVE ON DEMAND session in Russia. Leading EAVE experts will work with a group of selected Russian producers to develop their feature films in development in terms of script development, production, packaging, sales and distribution", comments EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp

“The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation actively supports projects related to coproduction. In 2019, we announced the first competition for the distribution of minority support for Russian film producers to participate in the creation of co-production projects. The development of the educational vector, despite all the challenges of this year, is a priority task for us and a stable foundation for the development of the industry. We are glad to start working in this direction with ROSKINO and colleagues from EAVE,” notes the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova.

After submission of projects and selection of the best by the authorized commission, participants will participate in a 2-day workshop, which includes master classes on project development, packaging, financing in Europe, legal aspects of co-production, marketing strategy and festival distribution. Participants will also be able to hold one-on-one meetings with international finance, marketing and legal advisors. In addition to the workshops, there will be one-to-one online sessions with instructors to discuss and develop scripts. At the final stage, producers will be able to present their finished projects at the Industry @ Tallinn & BalticEvent business platform and meet with potential financiers, co-producers, global sales agents and distributors.


Terms of participation in the project:

5 to 7 producers from Russia will participate in the training.

Participants will be chosen from the feature film producers with experience in the field and desire to work in international markets and create long-lasting business and cultural relations between Russia and Europe. Producers interested in the training should provide a project of a feature film in the development stage. 

Criteria for the project selection

A project of a full-length feature film suitable for international co-production and with a potential for release in cinemas. 

National financial support is desirable for the project.

Personal motivation of the producers to work in different countries and create projects with cultural or technical connections with other regions. 

Participation in the program is completely free

Terms of participation include the attendance of seminars and lessons and the acknowledgement of the participation in the EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA project in the film credits. 

English is the official language of the seminar

All the documents and applications should be submitted in English. 



October 11th, 2020, 23:00. 



End of October 2020





For participants – Anna Ryasik / Head of International

For media – Natalia Armaganova/ Head of PR

Page published 15 September 2020. Updated 30 September 2020.

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