EAVE Producers Workshop 2021 culminates in Barcelona with a bang

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The EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop’s third and final session in Barcelona, Spain (November 8-15) will welcome a record number of 102 leading international decision makers (complete list below) to discover in physical or online meetings the 51 top producing talents from 37 countries and discuss the 31 fiction, documentary and serial projects developed during this year’s EAVE Producers’ Workshop.

On the menu is a rich programme of plenary sessions, group work and individual meetings with EAVE experts and exquisite guests. Some highlights include a session of Public Film Finance at a Crossroads by Tomas Eskilsson  (Film i Väst, SE), an interview with Beta Film’s Chief Content Officer Koby Gal Raday (Beta Film, DE) on series production, negotiation group sessions under the title About Conflict Styles & Negotiation Power. Knowledge to suceed in negotiations by Anja Henningsmeyer (DE) as well as a dedicated session on Producing in and with Catalonia with EAVE PUENTES graduate Andrea H. Català (Amor y Lujo), Carlota Guerrero (Catalan Film Commission), EAVE participant Mar Medir Benito (Catalan Films) and EAVE graduate Adrià Mones (Fasten Films).

Catalan industry professionals are joining the plenary sessions, in addition to which a group of 8 selected Catalan producers will work on their projects in group work sessions lead by EAVE Group Leader Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE).


The 102 decision makers joining physically or online are:

Salma Abdalla / Autlook Filmsales (AT), Helen Ahlsson / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Scilla Andreen / Indieflix (US), Olivier Barbier / mk2 films (FR), Kazz Basma / Sideways Film (UK), Mariela Besuievsky / Tornasol Films (ES), Karin Beyens / Orange Entertainment (FR), Francesca Breccia / Coccinelle Film (IT), Kristian Brodie / Curzon CM Development Fund (UK), Todd Brown / XYZ Films (US), Manuela Buono / Slingshot Films (IT), Laure Caillol / Haut et Court (FR), Daniela Cölle / Pluto Film (DE), Jack M. Dalgleish / JD Entertainment (US), Claas Danielsen / Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (DE), Esra Demirkiran / TRT Cinema (TR), Lucie Desquiens / Charades (FR), Elaine Dumont / SODEC (CA), Karoliina Dwyer / The Yellow Affair (FI), Noemi Ferrer Schwenck / DR Sales (DK), Leslie Finlay / Creative Scotland (UK), Adrienne Frejacques / ARTE France (FR), Marco Valerio Fusco / Intramovies (IT), Simon Gabriele / Indie Sales (FR), Koby Gal-Raday / Beta Cinema (DE), Iole Maria Giannattasio / Ministry of Culture (MiC) (IT), Aleksandar Govedarica / Syndicado Film Sales (CA), Gabor Greiner / Films Boutique (DE), Alessandro Gropplero Italy / Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund (IT), Laufey Guðjónsdóttir / Icelandic Film Centre (IS), Faruk Güven / TRT Cinema (TR), Harriet Harper-Jones / Endeavor Content (UK), Barbie Heusinger / Sola Media (DE), Alexis Hofmann / BAC Films (FR), Yaba Holst / SF Studios (SE), Yuval Horowitz / Keshet Media Group (IL), Hanaa Issa / Doha Film Institute (QA), Marcella Jelic / Taskovski Films (UK), Thierry Jobin / Visions Sud Est & Fribourg Int. Film Festival (CH), Susa Katz / Zürcher Filmstiftung (CH), Ali Kechen / Doha Film Institute (QA), Susan King / Telefilm Canada (CA), Tine Klint / LevelK (DK), Danny Krausz / DOR FILM (AT), Zuzana Kucerova / Czech Television (CZ), Pierre-Alexandre Labelle / Under The Milky Way (FR), Louise Lantagne / SODEC (CA), Ioana Lazareanu / Romanian Film Centre (RO), Juan Pablo Libossart / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Marcin Łuczaj / New Europe Film Sales (PL), Katrien Maes / Screen Flanders (BE), Noël Magis / Screen Brussels (BE), Gaetano Maiorino / True Colours Glorious Films (IT), Fiorella Moretti / Luxbox (FR), Anthony Muir / Film i Väst (SE), Birgit Oberkofler / IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige (IT), Simon Ofenloch / ZDF/ARTE (DE), Christina Pelekani / Endorphin Film Sales (GR), Agneta Perman / Sveriges Television (SE), Michel Plazanet / CNC - Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (FR), Malika Rabahallah / MOIN – Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (DE), Maryanne Redpath / Berlin International Filmfestival – Generation (DE), Ilse Ronteltap / Netherlands Film Fund (NL), Andreas Rothbauer / Picture Tree International (DE), Gabriele Röthemeyer / Consultant (DE), Cécile Salin / Diaphana Distribution (FR), Lucas Schmidt / Studio Zentral (DE), Katriel Schory /Senor Consultant International Co-productions (IL), Edith Sepp / Estonian Film Institute (EE), Anna Shalashina / Kinoprime Foundation (RU), Riina Sildos / Amrion Production (EE), Patrick Sobelman / Agat Films – Ex Nihilo (FR), Joakim Rang Strand / Film i Skåne (SE), Nathalie Streiff / Institut Français / Cinémas du Monde (FR), Weerada Sucharitkul / FilmDoo (UK), Irena Taskovski / Taskovski Films (UK), Roland Teichmann / Austrian Film Institute (AT), Marie-Pierre Vallé / Wild Bunch (FR), Esther van Messel / First Hand Films (CH), Lena Vurma / Filmwelt Verleihagentur (DE), Kimberely Warner / Ffilm Cymru Wales (UK), James Webber / Dogwoof (UK), Michael Werner / Eyewell (SE) and Oliver Zeller / Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (DE)


Various special guests from Europe’s leading co-production markets EAVE has partnerships with will be available for one-to-one meetings: 

Marjorie Bendeck / Connecting Cottbus (DE), Martina Bleis / Berlinale Co-Production Market (DE), Gabriele Capolino / The Gotham (US), Francesco Capurro / Series Mania (FR), Camille Cohen / Series Mania (FR), Alexia de Vito / MIA Market (IT), Mercedes Fernandez / TorinoFilmLab (IT), Alessandro Gropplero Italy / When East Meets West (IT), Armin Hadzic / CineLink (BiH), Marge Liiske / Baltic Event (EE), Helena Mackenzie / London Production Finance Market (UK), Tereza Simikova / CPH:DOX (DK), Mira Staleva / Sofia Meetings (BG), Lennart Ström / m:brane (SE), Nadja Tennstedt / DOK Leipzig (DE), Gülin Üstün / Meetings on the Bridge (TR), Marit van den Elshout / IFFR Pro (NL), Aleksandra Zakharchenko / Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes (FR) and Jeremy Zelnik / Les Arcs Coproduction Village (FR)


The EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop’s third and final session in Barcelona, Spain (November 8-15), is organized in partnership with the City Hall of Barcelona, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, the Government of Catalonia through the Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC) and in collaboration with Catalan Films, Catalunya Film Commission and Barcelona Film Comission

The first two sessions of the EAVE 2021 Producers Workshop took place from March 7-12 & April 12-19 (online) and from July 19-26 (onsite in Orléans, France).

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EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Projeto Paradiso, TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, French Institute of South Africa, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

Page published 8 November 2021. Updated 30 November 2021.

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