EAVE project SKIFF and TTB project TITANIC OCEAN receive funding

In Development July 2023


In its second Project Evaluation Session of 2023 the Executive Committee of the Eurimages Fund has decided to support 33 feature films, including 3 documentaries and 2 animations. Of the 33 projects supported during the session, 18 are to be directed or co-directed by women. 26 projects were produced by EAVE graduates:

  • ALL THAT'S LEFT OF YOU by Cherien Dabis, co-producer: EAVE graduate Mario Piperides
  • BLOCK 5 by Klemen Dvornik, co-producers: EAVE graduate Vlado Bulajic, EAVE participant Lija Pogacnik
  • BROTHERS by Türker Süer, co-producer: EAVE graduate Enis Köstepen
  • CINDARELLA'S STEPSISTER by Emilie Blichfeldt, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduates Carla Fotea, Diana Paroiu
  • EAVE project SKIFF by Cecilia Verheyden, co-producers: EAVE graduates Elisa Heene, Léontine Petit
  • FATHER by Lina Vdovîi and Radu Ciorniciuc, co-producers: EAVE graduates Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
  • FIRST COMES LIFE, THEN THE MOVIES by Francesca Comencini, co-producer: EAVE graduate Alejandro Arenas
  • GOAT GIRL by Ana Asensio, co-producer: TTB graduate Pedro Hernandez
  • HANAMI by Denise Fernandes, co-producers: EAVE graduates Eugenia Mumenthaler, Andres Pfaeffli
  • KEVLAR SOUL by Maria Eriksson-Hecht, co-producers: EAVE graduates Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, EAVE participant Pilvi Waltzer
  • L'ENFANT BELIER by Marta Bergman, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • LITTLE TROUBLE GIRLS by Urška Djukic, producer: EAVE graduate and Slovenian National Coordinator Jozko Rutar, co-producers: EAVE graduates Miha Černec, Katarina Prpić
  • MAN VS FLOCK by Tamara Kotevska, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • MUM by Nikola Lezaic, co-producer: EAVE graduate Sinisa Juricic
  • NO MERCY - THE UNSPARING GAZE by Isa Willinger, co-producers: EAVE graduate Sabine Gruber, EAVE+ graduate Peter Drössler
  • PARADISE by Jérémy Comte, co-producers: EAVE graduates Fabien Westerhoff, Julie Viez
  • SEA OF GLASS by Alexis Alexiou, co-producer: EAVE graduate Vanya Rainova
  • SORELLA DI CLAUSURA by Ivana Mladenovic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, EAVE graduates Carla Fotea, Diana Paroiu
  • THE GIRL FROM KÖLN by Ido Fluk, co-producers: PUENTES graduate Fred Burle
  • THE LITTLE SEAMSTRESS by Magnus von Horn, co-producers: EAVE graduates Mariusz Wlodarski, Agnieszka Wasiak
  • TRANSIT TIMES by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, co-producers: EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann, EAVE graduate Yvonne Wellie
  • VERMIGLIO, OR THE MOUNTAIN BRIDE by Maura Delpero, co-producers: EAVE graduates Yohann Comte, Jacques-Henri Bronckart
  • WAIT TILL YOU HEAR MINE by Pelin Esmer, co-producers: EAVE graduates Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, Bogdan Craciun
  • WHEN THE LIGHT BREAKS by Rúnar Rúnarsson, co-producer: EAVE, TTB and PUENTES graduate Raymond van der Kaaij
  • YUGO FLORIDA by Vladimir Tagic, co-producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduate Katya Trichkova
  • YUNAN by Ameer Fakher Eldin, co-producers: EAVE graduates Dorothe Beinemeier, Marco Valerio Fusco


Netherlands Film Fund

Netherlands Film Fund announced the recipients of funding in the second round of its 2023 Film Production Incentive. 12 fiction features, nine documentaries, three drama series and one documentary series, including 13 international co-productions are supported.

  • ARMAND by Halfdan Tøndel, producer: EAVE graduate Derk-Jan Warrink 
  • MORESNET by Frank van Passel and Jonas van Geel, producer: EAVE graduate Martin Heisler
  • PARADISE by Bobbie Koek, producer: EAVE graduate Janneke Doolaard
  • EAVE project SKIFF by Cecilia Verheyden, co-producer: EAVE graduate Leontine Petit
  • THE FAVOURITE by Karin Junger, co-producers: EAVE graduates Xavier Rombaut, Marten D’Hollander
  • THE IDYLL by Aaron Rookus, co-producers: EAVE graduate Xavier Rombaut  
  • THREE DAYS OF FISH by Peter Hoogendoorn, producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • VÄRN by John Skoog, co-producers: EAVE graduates Leontine Petit, Kaarle Aho, Beata Rzezniczek

In the second round of 2023 two international co-productions are selected within the Minority co-production feature film and documentary and Minority co-production short animation and research & experiment scheme:

  • VÄRN by John Skoog, co-producers: EAVE graduates Leontine Petit, Kaarle Aho, Beata Rzezniczek
  • THE WALLED OFF HOTEL by Amer Shomali, Clarens Grollman, co-producer: EAVE graduate May Odeh

Six Projects were selected in the second round of New Dawn:

  • BXL by Ish Aït Hamou & Mouhir Aït Hamou, producer: EAVE graduate Peter De Maegd
  • MARCHING IN THE DARK by Kinshuk Surjan, producer: EAVE graduate Hanne Phlypo
  • MEXICO 1986 by Cesar Diaz, producer: EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guegan, PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont.



Rotterdam’s HBF+Europe programme announces 2023 recipients, new post-production support scheme. Four minority co-productions were selected:

  • ALL WE IMAGINE AS LIGHT by Payal Kapadia, producer: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve
  • COTTON QUEEN by Suzannah Mirghani, producers: EAVE graduate Caroline Daube, EAVE graduate and group leader Didar Domehri
  • QUATRO MENINAS by Karen Suzane, producer: EAVE graduate Ellen Havenith
  • TEAR GAS by Uta Beria, producer: EAVE graduate Delphine Schmit
  • A USEFUL GHOST by Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, producer: PUENTES graduate Thomas Miculet
  • A WINNER IS SEEN AT THE START by Zhannat Alshanova, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts

Two co-productions selected in collaboration with Flemish Audiovisual Fund:

  • HEIZEL by Hans Herbots, co-producers: EAVE graduates Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel
  • LAST LETTERS FROM MY GRANDMA by Olga Lucovnicova, producers: EAVE graduates Denis Vaslin, Fleur Knopperts


Lithuanian Film Centre

The Lithuanian Film Centre has announced the second grants for 2023:

  • GRUODIS by Grzegorz Paprzycki, producer: EAVE graduate Zivile Gallego
  • NR.24 by John Andreas Andersen, producer: EAVE+ graduate Kestutis Drazdauskas
  • SMELIO UZTVANKA by Cejen Cernic Canak, producer: EAVE graduate Ieva Norviliene



  • LES PETITS VOLEURS by Joachim Lafosse, producers: EAVE graduates Anton Iffland Stettner, Eva Kuperman, EAVE+ Head of Studies and group leader Jani Thiltges has been selected in the CNC’s third advance on receipts session of 2023.

Seven Belgian feature films win backing from Following its 22nd session, will be supporting 14 new projects: 7 feature films, 6 documentaries and 1 animated series.

  • BXL by Ish Aït Hamou & Mouhir Aït Hamou, producer: EAVE graduate Peter de Maegd
  • LA VOCATION by Guérin Van de Vorst and Sophie Muselle, producers: EAVE graduates Benoît Roland, Ellen De Waele
  • L’ENFANT BÉLIER by Marta Bergman, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • MEXICO 1986 by César Diaz, producers: EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guegan, PUENTES graduate Geraldine Sprimont  
  • TÊTES BRÛLÉES by Maja Ajmia Yde Zellama, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • TWA TIMOUN by Jonas D’Adesky, producers: EAVE graduates Aurelien Bodinaux, Nezha Cohen


Moin Film Fund

The Moin Film Fund (formerly Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein) supports 2 projects made by EAVE graduates:

Script funding:

  • WELTENEXPRESS by Malte Thomsen, producer: EAVE graduate Verena Gräfe-Höft

Development support:

  • LOVE ESCAPE by Anja Gurres, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker



The German-French film funding commission and the German FFA commission put their weight behind 3 film projects by EAVE graduates:

  • PASTORAL PATHWAYS by Ahmet Necdet Cupur, producer: EAVE graduate Nicole Gerhards
  • TTB project TITANIC OCEAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: TTB and EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki, co-producers: EAVE graduates Luisa Romeo, Radu Stancu, Nina Frese
  • DAS ANGSTTIER by Lola Randl, producer: EAVE graduate Jamila Wenske

Page published 31 July 2023. Updated 3 August 2023.

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