Grand finale: EAVE 2023 Producers Workshop in Rotterdam

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The EAVE 2023 Producers Workshop culminates in a grand finale during its third and final session in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from October 23-30!

The newest members of the EAVE network, after a year of training to develop their producer skills, are now ready to present themselves and their projects to a wider professional audience in meetings specially curated by EAVE.

We will welcome 85 “future partners” – leading international industry professionals - to meet the 55 rising producing talents from 34 countries at physical or online meetings.  EAVE provides a safe space to discuss participants’ careers, company slates and the 28 fiction, documentary and series projects developed during this year’s EAVE Producers’ Workshop under the guidance of EAVE’s top experts.

Successful projects developed at the EAVE Producers Workshop include recent festival hits such as CITIZEN SAINT, BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS, MAMI WATA, LOVE ACCORDING TO DALVA, DRAW FOR CHANGE! and many more.

What’s new in the workshop programme?

On the menu is a rich offer of plenary sessions, group work and individual meetings with EAVE experts and exquisite guests.

Highlights include anticipated sessions on the following topics:

  • Virtual Production by Sten-Kristian Saluveer (Cannes Next, EE) & Maciej Zemojcin (Pixelrace, PL)
  • Technology as a Cinematic Tool by EAVE graduate Radoslawa Bardes (ATM Virtual, PL) & Maciej Zemojcin (Pixelrace, PL)
  • How to Think about Distribution, Sales and Festivals after the Pandemic by Zsuzsi Bankuti (Open Doors, Locarno Film Festival, CH)
  • Insights into Eurimages and the Future by Katre Kajamäe-Gupta (Eurimages, FR)
  • Sustainability in film and work-life balance (EAVE graduate Merry Colomer, Morena Films, ES)
  • Innovative funding models, transmedia storytelling and disruptive distribution (EAVE graduate Mathivanan Rajendran, Stray Factory, IN)
  • ShareDoc (Anne Marie Borsboom, ShareDoc, NL)
  • Everything Changing All at Once: Author and media analyst Johanna Koljonen presents a comprehensive analysis of the industry's future based on the 2023 Nostradamus report
  • and a dedicated session on Producing with the Netherlands with Dennis Kleyn (ReadySetStudios, NL) and Bas van der Ree (Netherlands Film Commission, NL)

EAVE builds bridges to the Dutch industry

Parallel to the main workshop schedule, EAVE offers group work sessions for 6 selected projects from the Netherlands, as well as open plenary sessions for a wider Dutch audience of film industry professionals.

Many thanks to our valuable partners who make the workshop possible!

The EAVE 2023 Producers Workshop’s third and final session in Rotterdam is organized in partnership with the Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Commission and the Rotterdam Film Media Office, and in collaboration with Volya Films, New Producers Academy, CineSud, Playgrounds, Creative Europe Desk Netherlands, NAPA and SEE NL.

The first two sessions of the EAVE 2023 Producers Workshop took place from March 3-10 in Luxembourg and from June 11-18 in Alpbach, Austria.

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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, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Fonds Jeune Création Francophone, Projeto Paradiso, TRT - Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

Page published 16 October 2023. Updated 26 October 2023.

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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