INSPIRATIONAL LABS at WEMW 2022 - Special offer for EAVE graduates

press release

Dear EAVE Producers,

After closing the call for the Co-Production Forum with a successful record number of over 430 submissions, WEMW launches a complete programme of Inspirational Labs, a series of mini-workshops meant to stimulate producers to develop new content, explore new business models and discover new markets.

The WEMW Inspirational Labs, run in collaboration with leading training programmes and international partners such as EAVE, will offer a deeper insight on TV series content, animation production, impact & outreach strategy, independent online distribution, and on the 2022 East & West spotlight markets. These new activities will be based on active participation and will have the main goal to offer to all participating professionals an impact on their future company business model. The final selection will be primarily based on the applicant’s profile and motivation, and up to 5 EAVE graduates from Europe and Canada will have the extraordinary opportunity to join physically the labs and the full programme of WEMW!

All Inspirational Labs will take place on site, in Trieste (Italy), during WEMW on January 24 - 26, 2022.



- all applications must include: complete online form, producer/company profile, motivation letter;

- it is possible to apply to max. 2 different labs, but it will be possible to attend only one Inspirational Lab;

- in case you already applied to other WEMW activities you can still apply to the Inspirational Labs.


In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link

Please mention you are an EAVE graduate in your profile or motivation letter!

There is no submission fee and the deadline is December 15, 2021, 23.59 CET.

The selection will be announced late December.



In case of selection in one of the labs, the participation fee is 200 EUR, including accreditation, tuition fee, lunches and access to the on-site and online WEMW programme.


Have a look at the WEMW Inspirational Labs and find the one that suits you best!


ANIMA SPIRIT| Animation Inspirational Lab

in partnership with CEE Animation Workshop

ANIMA SPIRIT is designed as an entrance door for experienced producers and film companies coming from live action or documentary, wanting to discover the exciting and complex world of animated film production. The Lab is hosted by the CEE Animation Workshop team and led by experts Jelena Popović (NFB, Canada) and Jean Francois Le Corre (Vivement Lundi!, France). It will combine group work, individual consultancies, and lectures on financial and creative aspects of animation production. More info HERE


COLD OPEN | Drama Series Inspirational Lab

in partnership with MIDPOINT Institute

COLD OPEN will once again select international producers, with a background in feature films, who aspire to shift to drama series content. The programme will be led by MIDPOINT Institute's tutors and experts, and will include lectures, group sessions and individual consultations, aiming to supply hands-on skills of development, production planning and financing of serialized drama content. More detailed info HERE


IMPACT PYRAMID | Outreach & Impact Inspirational Lab

in partnership with ESoDoc

Danielle Turkov & Amy Shepherd from Think-Film will lead a guided co-creation workshop, in which selected fiction and documentary projects develop impact loglines, goals and key action steps. The main objective is to enhance participants’ understanding of the value of impact and what it can achieve for their productions and society, introduce them to a range of tools they can use to design and deliver policy impact, give participants specific project advice and guidance. More detailed info HERE


VOD FOR PRODUCERS | Online Distribution Inspirational Lab

in partnership with EUROVOD

The lab is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the diversified VOD landscape and discover new distribution models within the European digital market. The series of lectures will be led by EUROVOD experts and representatives of some of the most active and successful European VOD platforms, and will help to inspire attending film companies to plan ahead the digital distribution of their films.


WEMW FOCUS | East & West Inspirational Lab

in partnership with the 2022 East & West countries in focus (Russia & UK, Ireland, Canada, USA)

A complete journey through the main funding, distribution and market opportunities offered by the 2022 WEMW spotlight territories. All lectures, individual consultancies and exchange sessions will feature leading key players from these industries and will tackle a wide range of topics, from working with equity investors to the independent documentary scene in the US.



All applicants will have the opportunity to virtually meet with the WEMW team on November 29 from 10.00am to 11.00am to get more info about the Inspirational Labs and the submission process. To ensure your attendance and get the direct link to the INFO DAY, you need to register by writing to no later than November 26.

We remind that WEMW 2022 will grant physical access to the market venue only to the participants selected to one of the Inspirational Labs or to any other section in the programme. All other film professionals will be offered the possibility to enjoy the rich programme of WEMW and access the new WEMW Digital Universe by requesting an online accreditation from early December.


More information are available at 


Page published 25 November 2021. Updated 29 November 2021.

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