MOTHER by Teona Strugar Mitevska is in development

In Development April 2022

Flemish Audiovisual Fund

In the first round of 2022, the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has selected 6 co-productions for support. Among them:

  • SOUNDTRACK TO A COUP D’ETAT by Johan Grimonprez, co-producer: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve
  • MNK BOY by Mete Gümürhan, producer: EAVE graduate Stienette Bosklopper
  • YOURI by Sander Burger, producers: EAVE graduates Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin


Netherlands Film Fund

Three new Minority co-productions are supported by the Dutch Film Fund. Among them:

  • THE OMEN by Baloji, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland, co-producer: EAVE graduate Ellen de Waele



Four films by EAVE graduates receive production or development support by the German-French Funding Commission.

  • DAS MASSAKER by Milo Rau, producer: EAVE graduate Patrice Nezan
  • DER VORFÜHRER by Orkhan Aghazadeh, producer: EAVE graduate Joachim Ortmanns
  • ELLBOGEN by Asli Özarslan, producer: PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • THE OBLIVION THEORY by Annemarie Jacir, producer: PUENTES graduate Fred Burle

German-Turkish Co-Production Development Fund

  • CRYSTAL OF HAPPINESS by Emre Yeksan, producers: EAVE graduate Anna Maria Aslanoglu, PUENTES graduate Jamila Wenske
  • YELLOW LETTERS by Ilker Catak, co-producer: EAVE graduate Enis Köstepen

The German FFA supports the following feature films:

  • AKIKO, DER FLIEGENDE AFFE, produced and directed by EAVE graduate Veit Helmer
  • IRGENDWANN WERDEN WIR UNS ALLES ERZÄHLEN by Emily Atef, producer: EAVE graduate Karsten Stöter



Wallimage supports 8 projects, among them 4 films and series by EAVE graduates:

  • BARAKI by Fred De Loof, producer: EAVE graduate Benoît Roland
  • ESTONIA by Juuso Syrjä and Måns Månsson, co-producer: EAVE group leader and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos
  • LEO ET MOI by Victoria Bedos, producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin
  • TOUTES POUR UNE by Houda Benyamina, co-producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart


Wallonia-Brussels Federation Cinema and Audiovisual Centre

With its third and last session of 2021, the Film Commission of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film and Audiovisual Centre supports 6 feature films in production, among them:

  • FUCK THE LAW by Philippe de Pierpont, producer: EAVE graduate Aurélien Bodinaux
  • MEXICO 1986 by Cesar Diaz, producer: EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guegan, PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont.


Netherlands Film Fund NFF and Hubert Bals Fund HBF Co-production support for:

  • VIET AND NAM by Truong Minh Quy, producers: TTB graduate Bradley Liew and TTB group leader Bianca Balbuena, TTB graduate Stefano Renting, EAVE graduate Marie Dubas, EAVE+ graduate Joost de Vries, co-producer: TTB participant Mai Scarlet.
  • ALL WE IMAGINE AS LIGHT by Payal Kapadia, producers: EAVE graduate and Dutch National Coordinator Frank Hoeve, Indaba graduate Thomas Hakim


  • GURIA by Levan Koguashvili, producer: EAVE graduate Olena Yershova is in pre-production. Guria, a poor region in western Georgia, in the 1990s: The Gurians, for whom progress has not yet arrived after the collapse of the Soviet Union, struggle for their daily survival with great passion and inexhaustible resourcefulness. Zuriko, a 45-year-old hazelnut farmer, has debts but no wife. His best friend Gela keeps trying to set him up, but so far no woman has satisfied his mother-in-law's demands. So Zuriko decides to take matters into his own hands. His son Achi also has a woman problem. The teenager is hopelessly in love with Eka, but she also has his eye on Beso. While father and son are busy with their women's affairs, life in Guria goes on as usual and the inhabitants try to get by with little clever tricks, humour and singing. The film is produced by Olena Yershova through Georgia’s Kino Iberica in co-production with Pascal Traechslin through Cineworx Filmproduktion (Switzerland). The project was supported by the Georgian National Film Center and the Georgian Chanting Foundation, the Hubert Bals Fund, the Zurich Film Fund and the Swiss National Film Fund. Filming is scheduled to start in the spring of 2023.


  • MOTHER (A POSSIBLE STORY OF MOTHER TERESA) by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producers: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, EAVE graduate Sébastien Delloye is in development with a film about Mother Teresa before she becomes Mother Teresa. Labina Mitevska is producing through North Macedonia's Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production in co-production with Sébastien Delloye through Entre Chien et Loup from Belgium. One or more European countries are expected to join the project. The film follows seven days in the life of the 40 year-old ambitious woman, just as she leaves the St. Mary’s convent in order to create her own religious order. The fictional feature is based on Mitevska’s four-part TV series Teresa and I, produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski production and co-produced by the public service TV broadcaster Macedonian Radio Television. The project was presented along 34 feature-film projects from 32 countries at the 19th edition of the Berlinale Co-production Market 2022. Principal photography is due to start in October 2023.

Page published 29 April 2022.

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