Running sustainable film companies in challenging times: EAVE+ in Luxembourg!

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The 13th edition of EAVE+ takes place from March 31 – April 5, 2023 at Hotel Mama Shelter in Luxembourg. The workshop will gather 14 experienced producers from 7 countries and 7 seasoned industry professionals to discuss the structure of their companies, best management practices and new business models

Thanks to a new partnership with Canada Media Fund, Tanya Brunel and Jeremy Torrie (White Bear Films, Canada) have been selected to participate with a special scholarship for companies owned by persons from Racialized or Indigenous communities.

In the framework of our ongoing partnership with CineLink, Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos (plays2place productions, Greece) and Oana Maria Giurgiu (Libra Film Productions, Romania) have been selected from two previous editions of CineLink to participate with a dedicated scholarship.

The scholarship provided by our partner organisation SODEC has made it possible for Jeanne-Marie Poulain (art et essai, Canada) to join the workshop.

See complete list of participants below.

In tailor-made session according to the participants’ needs and profiles, EAVE+ will tackle the most pressing issues for producers who want to run a sustainable company: Transformational processes in film companies, diversification, new business models and company constellations, which we will explore via a series of inspiring company case studies by Frederic Fiore (Logical Pictures, FR), Petri Kemppinen (Aurora Studios, FI) and Miira Paasilinna (Anagram Sweden, SE).

The workshop will tackle the business requirements of running a sustainable film company and also address the challenges related to working with streamers, mergers and acquisitions, dealing with banks and working with equity.

Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial CFO of the French production company AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, will explore questions related to company finance. Sophie Erbs (Gaïjin, FR) will analyse together with the participants their company business plans and strategies.

Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) will work with the producers in individual meetings on leadership and management skills.

EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), will lead group discussions analysing in depth the individual company cases of the selected participants.

Additionally, participants will be able to go into more detail into the topics which are most urgent and most important to them and to their particular companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ pedagogical team and with each other.

“EAVE + was a very interesting and fun experience to have. We could brainstorm and think "out of the box" with a great team of producers and experts and come back to the office with very specific plans to "rebuild" Fasten Films. Do not miss it.”

Adria Mones, Fasten Films, Spain, EAVE+ 2022

EAVE+ takes place once a year in Luxembourg with different experts and curates the most urgent, contemporary topics for each session according to industry needs.

EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and Film Fund Luxembourg.

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  • art et essai: Jeanne-Marie Poulain (CA)
  • Filmiki Athens: Nicolas Alavanos & Pathy Katsoufi (GR)
  • Libra Film Productions: Oana Maria Giurgiu (RO)
  • Maria Farinha Filmes: Luana Lobo & Mariana Oliva (BR)
  • Pecado Films: Jose Alba & Odile Antonio-Baez (ES)
  • plays2place productions: Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos (GR)
  • Red Balloon Film: Dorothe Beinemeyer & Steffen Gerdes (DE)
  • Studio Virc: Bostjan Virc (SI)
  • White Bear Films: Tanya Brunel & Jeremy Torrie (CA)

Page published 31 March 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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