EAVE project FC FREEDOM receives funding

In development / pre-production November 2019

Creative Europe – MEDIA

MEDIA Development support for single projects has been distributed among 70 projects. The following projects by EAVE producers received funding:

  • TUFO, producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • Al ANDALUS, producer: TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher
  • THE NEW IMPERIUM, producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • WITHOUT, producer: EAVE graduate Dragana Jovovic
  • MUSEUM OF THE REVOLUTION, producer: EAVE graduate Vanja Jambrovic
  • QUEEN OF THE DEUCE, producer: EAVE MW graduate Theodora Valentis
  • CICCIOLINA, THE WITCH WHO WOULDN'T BURN, producer: EAVE graduate and Hungarian National Coordinator Viktoria Petranyi
  • THE OTHER HALF, producer: EAVE+ graduate Herbert Schwering
  • DOROTKA, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Ondrej Zima
  • HELLO, producer: EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev
  • I'M JUST SO-O EASY GOING, producer: EAVE graduate Annika Hellström
  • PIGGY, producer: EAVE graduate Merry Colomer
  • QUEENS, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES Head of Studies Jean des Forets
  • HORIA, producer: EAVE graduate Diana Paroiu
  • EAVE project FC FREEDOM, producer: EAVE graduate Bojan Mastilovic
  • LE SUCCESSEUR, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandre Gavras
  • WISTING 2, producer: EAVE graduate Silje Hopland Eik
  • SUBMERGEE, producer: EAVE+ and EAVE MW graduate Antoine Simkine
  • LOVABLE, producer: EAVE graduate and Latvian National Coordinator Aija Berzina, B’EST graduate Alise Gelze
  • MEDITERRANEO, producer: EAVE graduate Sergi Moreno
  • THE GRANDSON, producer: EAVE graguate Adria Mones


Berlinale World Cinema Fund

 The Berlinale World Cinema Fund is funding the following projects by EAVE producers:

Production Funding WCF

  • DAUGHTER OF RAGE by Lisandro Alonso, producer: EAVE+ graduate Bettina Brokemper
  • TTB project AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Makbul Mubarak, producer: TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara, co-producer: TTB graduate Jeremy Chua
  • TTB project WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Matanad, producer in development stage: TTB graduate Aiess Alonso

WCF Europe

  • PUENTES project SHOCK LABOR by Marcos Antonio Diaz Sosa, producers: PUENTES graduate María Carla del Rio Bentancurt, EAVE graduate and PUENTES Head of Studies Jean des Forêts
  • CU LI NEVER CRIES by Lan Pham Ngoc, producer: TTB graduate and group leader Bianca Balbuena-Liew, TTB graduate Bradley Liew and EAVE graduate Claire Lajoumard

Distribution Funding WCF

  • A TALE OF THREE SISTERS by Emin Alper, co-producers: EAVE graduates Enis Köstepen, Stienette Bosklopper, Jonas Dornbach

Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg

 Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg has published its October decisions. Among the supported projects are:

  • FOOLS by Tomasz Wasilewski, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske
  • GLÜCK by Henrika Kull, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • LIPSTICK ON THE GLASS by Kuba Czekaj, producer: EAVE graduate Arek Gielnik
  • EAVE project MITRA by Kaweh Modiri, producer: EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Group Leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • OSTENDE 1936 by Uli Edel, producer: EAVE + graduate Johannes Rexin
  • THE STORY OF MY WIFE by Ildiko Enyedi, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach
  • THE WAY WE WERE by Marten Persiel, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • WACHS & GOLD by Heidi Specogna, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert


Funded by the German-Polish Funding Commission are two films by EAVE graduates:

  • ANXIETY by Slawomir Fabicki, producers: EAVE graduates Karsten Stöter, Violetta Kaminska
  • DAS HAMLET-SYNDROM by Elwira Niewira and Piotr Rosolowski, producer: EAVE graduate Magdalena Kaminska

Norwegian Film Institute

  • EBBA by Johanna Pyykkö, producer: EAVE graduate Ruben Thorkildsen gets support from the Norwegian Film Institute. The feature follows a girl who falls in love with a man with memory loss and who tries to convince him that they are lovers.

Netherlands Film Fund

 The Netherlands Film Fund is supporting five minority Dutch co-productions through its selective funding scheme. Among the backed projects are:

  • A HOUSE IN JERUSALEM by Muayad Alayan, producer: EAVE graduates Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Dorothe Beinemeier and Hanneke Niens
  • POISON by Désirée Nosbusch, producer: EAVE graduate Alexandra Hoesdorff, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Group Leader Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
  • TANJA by Marcel Mettelsiefen, producer: EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve
  • THE ART OF REPRESSION by Estephan Wagner, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Byrge Sørensen, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot

In the third round of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive of 2019 contributions were made to 17 productions. Among them:

  • CLUB HEAVEN by Jona Honer, producer: EAVE graduate Frank Hoeve
  • COOL ABDOUL by Jonas Baeckeland, producer: EAVE graduate Peter de Maegd
  • DEALER by Jeroen Perceval, producer: EAVE graduate Valerie Bournonville
  • HEAD TOGETHER by Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw, Job Roggeveen, producer: EAVE graduate Marleen Slot
  • MY BEST FRIEND ANNE FRANK by Ben Sombogaart, producer: EAVE + graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • MY FATHER IS AN AIRPLANE by Antoinette Beumer, producers: EAVE graduates Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
  • RASPBERRIES WITH MUSTARD by Ruth Olshan, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

Supported by NFF + Hubert Bals Fund Co-production Scheme are:

  • LA MEMORIA DEL MONTE by Paz Encina, co-producer: EAVE graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • LA HIJA DE TODAS LAS RABIAS by Laura Baumeister, producer: PUENTES graduate Eva Chillon

Gan Foundation for Cinema

  • TITANE by Julia Ducournau, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin receives funding by the Gan Foundation for Cinema. Produced by Kazak Productions, TITANE will be co-produced by Arte France Cinéma and by Belgian company Frakas Productions (EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubain). Pre-bought by Arte, Canal+, Ciné+, the feature also benefits from the support of the advance on receipts from the CNC, of the Ile-de-France and Sud regions, and of Eurimages.

Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation

The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT SA) has announced that it is supporting 33 Greek and international co-productions during its latest round of financing. Among the selected projects are:

  • GODARD KNOWS THE TRUTH by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • BROADWAY by Christos Massalas, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou
  • FRUGAL ABUNDANCE by Giorgos Savoglou and Frantzeska Romanou, producer: EAVE graduate Amanda Livanou  
  • THE JOURNEY by Fiona Shaw, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti  
  • GRAFFITI STORIES by Antonis Kokkinos, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti  
  • ROOTS by Eliza Soroga, producer: EAVE graduate Fenia Cossovitsa
  • 2052 by Hristos Karakepelis, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Dandraki

Page published 29 November 2019. Updated 5 December 2019.

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