EAVE Producers Workshop 2024:  the second week kicks off in Trondheim, Norway

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Trondheim, Norway is the unique location of the second session of the EAVE Producers Workshop 2024 from June 7-14, bringing together 56 participants from 36 countries and 12 scriptwriters with a selection of 30 top industry experts.

The second workshop will take place in Scandic Lerkendal, a Nordic Swan Ecolabel certified hotel, which is listed among the world’s most environmentally friendly buildings, with one of Norway’s largest congress facilities. EAVE is strongly committed to host workshops in partnership with ecologically responsible companies.

Workshop Highlights

  • Balancing Co-productions: with EAVE Group Leaders Ankica Juric Tilic (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (NGF Geyrhalterfilm, AT), EAVE graduates Tamara Dawit (Gobez Media, ET/CA), Emile Hertling Péronard (Ánorâk Film / Polarama Greenland, GL) and Heejung Oh (Seesaw Pictures, NL).
  • Series Case Study: Estonia: by EAVE graduate Matti Halonen (Wolfberry Film, FI)
  • Case Study: About a Hero: by EAVE graduate Rikke Tambo Andersen (Tambo Film, DK)
  • Working with Investors and Strategic Recoupment: by EAVE Finance Expert Jean des Forêts (Petit Film, FR) and Peter Bille Krogh (European Collection Agency, DK)
  •  Challenges of Working with Talent (& how to solve them): by EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi (Golden Girls Filmproduktion, AT)
  • session for scriptwriters: Kill Your Babies – The art of getting feedback & staying sane by EAVE graduate Victoria Gilbert (UK)

Participants will also gain fresh perspectives on financing their projects in Finance Brainstorms, featuring industry leaders such as Jean des Forêts (Petit Film, FR), Peter Jäger (Jaeger Creative, AT), Petri Kemppinen (P1 Kemppinen, FI), Nicola Ofoego (Oku-Tiné, UK), and Luis Singer (StickUp Filmproduktion, DE).

Special for Career Participants: Participants focusing on career development will discuss their companies and career trajectories in group sessions led by Petri Kemppinen (P1 Kemppinen, FI).

Round Tables Session: An opportunity to share and discuss topics like impact producing, innovative distribution initiatives, company models and alternative content such as podcasts and VR.

Special Feature Debut Case Study for writers: Norwegian writer-director Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel presents his feature debut ARMAND, winner of the Caméra d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2024, in a parallel session for scriptwriters.

Spotlight on Co-production with Norway

The possibilities of Producing with Norway will be presented in a special session by Stig Bech (FilmInvest, NO), EAVE participant Benedikte Danielsen (Norwegian Film Institute, NO), Elin Kristensen (Midtborsk Filmsenter, NO), Kjetil Omberg (Norwegian Film Institute, NO) and Solveig Ræstad (Midtgard Film Commission, NO).

11 producers from all over Norway will join the EAVE group for two intensive days of group work and script consultancies on their own projects, as well as plenary sessions and networking with the EAVE participants. In addition, further local producers are invited to join the open plenary sessions of the week.

Other regular sessions include Digital Marketing by EAVE Marketing Expert Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES), Legal Aspects of Co-production by EAVE Legal Expert Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE), Lobbying Strategies by EAVE Group Leader Didar Domehri (Maneki Films, FR) and EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), as well as The Stress Challenge by EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), pitching training by Sibylle Kurz (DE).

The EAVE 2024 core pedagogical team consists of EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders Didar Domehri (Maneki Films, FR), Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (NGF Geyrhalterfilm, AT) and Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE); the script consultants Martin Daniel (US), Clare Downs (UK), Nayeem Mahbub (SE/BD), TV series consultant Esther Springer (UK), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

This workshop promises to be an inspiring and transformative experience for all participants, fostering new collaborations and connections.

Special Thanks and Recognition

We are grateful to our partners that made this workshop possible: FilmInvest, Norwegian Film Institute, Midtnorsk Filmsenter, Filmfond Nord, Sørnorsk Filmsenter, Midtgard Film Commission, Norwegian Film Commission, MEDIA Desk Norway and Virke Produsentforeningen.

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, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Fonds Jeune Création Francophone, Projeto Paradiso, Romanian Cultural Institute, Institut Français Nigeria, French Embassy in Nigeria and Berlinale Co-Production Market, as well as the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

Page published 6 June 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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